Top 5 interior design trends for 2018
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Choosing the right kitchen worktop
There’s nothing more thrilling than walking into a beautiful new kitchen, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular house extensions...Read More
Designing the ultimate personal haven for Mother's Day
Here are Resi, we’re always challenging ourselves to look at things differently. So on Mother’s Day we asked ourselves: what could architects do to...Read More
Infographic: 5 Ways To Let Light In
Don't let your home get left in the dark. Our experts have put together these tricks and tips for letting more light into your rooms. Whether you'r...Read More
What types of construction drawings do I need for my building project?
Whether you’re planning a house extension, loft conversion or new build, you always need to begin with a set of architectural floor plans. A good...Read More
Where are all the residential architects?
Every architect wants to build a skyscraper. They’re towering, iconic and - if designed badly - can destroy a car (remember this...?). In fact, ov...Read More
How well do you understand architectural jargon?
Here at [Resi](https://resi.co.uk/) our mission is to provide you with no-nonsense design and planning advice. Think of us as your personal guide t...Read More
What is a party wall agreement?
If you’re looking to build and share a wall with your neighbour, this shared boundary is known as the party wall. In order for your project to go a...Read More
Five ways to get the most out of a home show
Home and Interior Design shows are fantastic events for anyone looking into home improvement. However, if you’ve never been to one before, they can...Read More
How VR can help bring your project to life
Did you know that VR (Virtual Reality) has been around since the 1960s? Back in the day, it consisted of a giant machine called The Sensorama, whic...Read More
How to improve your chances of a successful planning application
Make sure your project gets the best start in life with our expert tips of achieving planning success… ## Pre-Application Don’t be afraid to sta...Read More
What are permitted development rights?
Permitted development rights are a type of general planning permission granted by Parliament. If your plans fall within certain restrictions, this ...Read More
How long do you have to implement planning permission
Generally speaking, most planning permission __runs out after three years.__ Meaning, if you haven’t started work by this point, you’ll need to rea...Read More
What happens after you've obtained planning permission?
Getting planning permission or a lawful development certificate can take between 8-10 weeks, so it’s good to apply early. However, once you know th...Read More
Make the most of the Larger Home Extension Scheme
If you’re planning on building a single storey rear extension under your permitted development rights, you have until 30 May 2019 to take advantage...Read More
Do I need planning permission?
Extending your home is an exciting and potentially value-adding project, but it can also be full of practical and administrative hurdles. From draf...Read More
Do I need planning permission for my flat or maisonette?
Flats and maisonettes do not fall within your permitted development rights, meaning you will have to seek planning permission for changes you want ...Read More
What happens during the planning process?
Before you start worrying about the colour of your walls or what pictures to hang, you need to make sure that you have permission to go ahead with ...Read More
What’s the difference between a first and second fix?
If you’re planning any kind of house extension or loft conversion, you’ve probably heard someone using the terms "first fix" and "second fix", but ...Read More
How to get freeholder consent for an extension
If you own the freehold of your building, you have the right to carry out any building work that you like on your property (as long as it adheres t...Read More
How much does a side return extension cost?
A side return extension is a great way to increase the size of your kitchen without losing garden space. If you live in London you can expect to pa...Read More
Start to finish: the timeline for your extension
Full disclosure: there’s no guaranteed timeline for any build project. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was? Building an extension involves a lot of ...Read More
What's the best order to build? Top down or ground up?
## Question: We’ve recently purchased a semi-detached terrace house. We know that we’d like to add both a loft conversion and a ground floor exten...Read More
5 questions to ask your architect
If you’re thinking of converting or extending your home, you’ll need to start by getting some plans drawn up. From submitting your planning applica...Read More
What are the rules on house extensions?
We won’t lie to you, there are quite a few rules when it comes to building an extension. But this doesn’t have to put you off. Like any game, onc...Read More
Can I add an extension to a listed building?
Living in a listed building is a great privilege, but it can be limiting if you decide you’d like to add more space through a house extension or lo...Read More
Five pitfalls to avoid when extending your home
From whoopie cushions to elaborate stunts from brands, April Fool’s is a day where nothing should be taken at face value. But what about the rest o...Read More
The pros and cons of hardwood floors
If you’re thinking of installing hardwood floors in your new conversion or extension, there are a few elements you need to consider. Hardwood floor...Read More
Types of loft conversions
There are four main types of loft conversion found in UK homes. A loft conversion can be used as as a guest bedroom, study or playroom, adding both...Read More
Case study: A modern ground floor kitchen extension for a growing family
Resi was recently approached to design a ground floor wraparound extension for a detached home in Dartford. Lee wanted to maximise the value of his...Read More
How much do architects charge?
Second to actually buying your home, an extension will be one of the biggest financial investments you under take. But don’t let that put you off! ...Read More
What percentage of construction cost do architects charge
Clients could expect to pay architects around 7-10% of the construction cost from their project. Architects' fees can be calculated in three ways:...Read More
How much does it cost to move house?
Moving house can be expensive. The average house price in the UK is just over £300,000 (rising to £1 million in London), so expect to pay around £2...Read More
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