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Space-saving and peacemaking!

  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...

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Should we Move or Extend?

To Move, Extend, Build, or Fix-up?   Sometimes, things just get a bit cramped at home. Mum, dad, two kids, one on the way, and a dog. Not to mention Barbie, Ken and all their mates. We have all been there, more people, animals and toys and less space to move around....

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Should we buy a barn to convert into a dwelling?

Here is a real story that might help you decide if you should buy a barn to convert.... Jake and Amy* had been dreaming of building their own home for a long time. One day, while walking their favourite route through a nearby village, they saw a for sale sign on a...

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Pastiche Free Zone

Contemporary Vernacular Architecture should never be about ‘Pastiche’, here’s why… Above: Broadland Housing by Mole Architects What is Pastiche? There is much stigma around the term, but what exactly does ‘Pastiche’ mean? To put it simply, pastiche in Architecture...

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Co-housing series 3: Working Together

Co-housing doesn't have to mean living in each other's pockets - it's about the spirit of co-operation This is the third part of the Co-housing blog series, based on Clare's book.  Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. A Whole More than the Sum of its Parts 1-6 Copper...

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