Space-saving and peacemaking!

cluttered home

  You might know a bit about what an architect does, but what many people don’t know is that architects solve relationship disputes! The situation is all too familiar:  People are fed up with too little space, they are fed up with a dark room, they are fed up with tripping over umpteen things on […]

5 Designs that Challenge our British Perceptions of “Home”

Contemporary Vernacular Design - How British Housing can Rediscover its Soul

While researching abroad, Clare discovered that no matter what culture you live in, our needs from a home are quite similar. However British perceptions of home are known to be fairly conservative, especially in comparison with more contemporary living styles seen in Europe. Clare speaking about how the front garden can be the garden and […]

Barn use classes & ‘agricultural unit’ clarification

Stone barn outbuilding conversion

Barn use classes [2023 updated] What use class is a barn? What do all the different letters mean? Class Q is conversion of an agricultural barn to a dwelling house. Formerly known as Class MB and confusingly often also known as a Class C conversion (because it will become class C (domestic use) upon conversion […]