Top 10 Tips for self-builders on a tight budget!14/04/2021

When looking for a site make sure it’s fairly level. Sloping sites give rise to increased cost of foundations, may have a negative impact on the appearance of your home and make the whole build more challenging. When considering the design form of your new home ‘Keep It Simple’. Complex layouts, curves, angles and unconventional […]


Beware the Architect!14/04/2021

Watching George Clark’s television programme Ugly House To Lovely House, he intimated it was the architect’s job to design the best house they could, in line with the client’s brief, irrespective of cost. What nonsense! I can almost guarantee that the client’s brief will have indicated a maximum budget. And, if it didn’t, that should […]


Bi-Fold Doors – Fit For Purpose?14/04/2021

Bi-fold doors are very fashionable but it is only a matter of time before architects and their clients realise they are not very practical. I saw this with conservatories and polycarbonate or glazed roofs which people are now changing to solid roofs – just not practical, too cold in the winter and too hot in […]