Residential Development in Brotherton Set for Completion


We are thrilled that our large residential project on School Croft in Brotherton is nearing completion. The mews style development, which began in 2013, is planned to finish at the end of January 2016. The project, consisting of 10 new-build houses, utilises the shape and orientation of the existing school site that it sits on.

The 3 bed houses have a traditional design using vernacular materials. Each home varies in style and layout with every house having generous sized bathrooms and bedrooms. The new dwellings have been designed with energy saving qualities in line with the current building regulations.

All houses on site have sold before completion which is a great achievement. This highlights that we were able to develop a successful site layout and house type. The project was a huge success due to a great developer with brilliant vision, a hard working contractor and of course, our team (we don’t want to blow out trumpet too much!).

We are all extremely happy with the end result.

England in Housing Crisis: 1.5 Million New Homes Needed


England’s need for new homes is becoming more apparent, with 312,000 new homes needed to be built each year for the next five years in order to match the forecast growth in numbers of households.

Research shows that housing shortages and the subsequent high prices mean that young people are struggling to live independently, with a high number living at home or in a house share for much longer. This position can become even more difficult with student debt levels and high rents.

The government has said to build 500,000 homes by the year 2020, but there are doubts that they will only build a third of the required number. They are already falling short of this target, with only 54% of the homes required being built since 2011. In order to hit targets, an extra 310,000 homes are needed to be built each year over the next 5 years.

The research also shows that the government is already falling short of its targets to build new homes. Only 54% of the homes required have been built since 2011. To catch up by 2020, with the number of homes suggested by the projections, 310,000 extra homes a year are needed over the next five years.



5 Reasons You Should Hire a Quality Architect for Your Home Build


You’ve finally decided to build your dream home and now it’s time to make your dreams a reality. Whether it’s your first or fifth home, it’s a big deal and you want to hire the right person to make the process as smooth as possible. So, is it worth hiring a high quality architect? You will have the answer by the end of this article.

Better Design

Hiring an experienced architect means a more interesting and creative design with a superior functional floor plan. Meet with your architect and let them know your unique ideas and they will convert your dreams, adding aesthetic charms to your design.

Save Time & Money

Preparing detailed and accurate drawings significantly reduces mistakes and saves time. Having to change plans whilst construction is taking place causes confusion to all. Architects ensure that all decisions, from critical to minor, are made and approved way before construction starts. Changes to drawings are a lot less expensive that field ones such as materials. This makes it easier for the contractor to make estimations for your project build.

Less Errors

Using an inexperienced architect usually means errors occur. Additionally, going directly to a contractor means that you’re dealing with someone with limited architectural knowledge. Errors are commonplace when not hiring an architect.

Make Life Easier

Building your dream home is a long process that can sometimes seem impossible with life commitments getting in the way. Improper planning can invite all sorts of legal and financial troubles. Architects can assure peace of mind by making sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Profitable Investment

Investing in a high quality architect will become a profitable investment for the future. Well-designed projects add value to your building, meaning a greater resale value.


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