Category Archives: Helpful guides

The most popular house styles in the UK: Your essential guide.

For anyone building their own property, or even purchasing a new build home from a developer – you’ve got your pick of architectural styles. What styles do you like? Do you love Victorian decorative detailing, the bold geometry of Art Deco, smooth contemporary lines or the refined elegance of the Georgian period? Finding it hard […]

20 amazing ways to create an eco-friendly home.

Living in an eco-friendly manner involves minimising damaging effects on the environment as far as possible. Domestic homes contribute a massive amount to our carbon footprint, whether that’s through construction, energy usage or design choices. It’s for this reason that many homeowners are asking – what can be done? The good news is that with […]

A beginner’s guide to planning permission.

A beginners guide to planning permission.

Planning permission can be very confusing, especially if you’ve never needed to apply for planning consent before.  In addition, not everyone is aware of the many different types of planning permission that exist and why you need to apply for planning permission. While not to be taken as a comprehensive guide, the below information should […]

A list of 30 questions to ask your architect before starting your next project.

Hackney Architects

Introduction. Whether you are renovating your existing home or embarking on a complete newbuild, your architect will play an integral role throughout the project. Architects are more than just a technical service-provider; they will be your advocate in the construction process and help bring your dreams into reality. Asking the right questions at your initial […]

10 reasons why you should hire an Interior Designer for your next project.

Your home is likely to be the largest investment you’ll ever make in your lifetime. Creating a beautiful space in which to live, work and grow is an investment not just in money, but also in time and energy. If you are currently looking to renovate your existing home, embark on a new-build or even […]

10 things to consider when choosing an architect.

Why invest in a house extension

Introduction. Whether you are thinking of a complete bespoke build, that perfect kitchen extension or just a simple loft conversion – choosing an architect to design your home can be a daunting experience. An architect’s skills, tact and knowledge can make or break any project, so choosing the right person is one of the most […]