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Why use an architect to make your dream home a reality?

Posted by Sarah Croft on 24-Jun-2016 19:00:00

Designing and building our own homes is an aspiration for many and usually begins in childhood, scribbling away and creating the stereotypical pitched roof, symmetrical square home with a chimney and a path in the middle.

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Topics: Design, Residential Development, Residential, Architecture

The importance of using an architect

Posted by Sarah Croft on 15-Jan-2016 20:00:00

Don’t go it alone

Your home, it’s probably the biggest purchases & assets you’ll own in your life. It’s your little piece of the country and most of us want to transform our living space into the ideal; our dream home.  

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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential, CDM, Architecture, Interior Architecture

How architectural services add value to your home project

Posted by Sarah Croft on 13-Jan-2016 14:46:01

Are you thinking of embarking on a home building project?

Whether you’re planning a loft conversion, simple extension or maybe even starting from scratch to build a brand new home. The professional services of an architect are crucial to ensure that your project is achievable and realistic.

Try not to get carried away with the excitement of the prospect of starting a new project and think that you could take on the role of client, designer and project manager all yourself.
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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development

10 things you need to know before building a house extension

Posted by Sarah Croft on 26-Jun-2015 13:48:00

So, you’re considering extending your home?

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Topics: Design, Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential

Industry Insights with Julie Mirowski

Posted by Sarah Croft on 16-Jun-2015 07:00:00

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Topics: Design, Commercial, Residential Development, Industry Insights, Suppliers

Brighter thinking: 5 ways to improve natural light in your home

Posted by Sarah Croft on 01-Nov-2014 15:03:00


It’s that time of year again, the clocks have gone back and our lives feel as though they are now shrouded in darkness, until we see glimmers of light appear in the New Year.

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Topics: Design, Residential Development, Residential, Light, Technology

Be different with 5 innovative home finishes

Posted by Sarah Croft on 12-Oct-2014 10:32:00

Are you currently thinking of ways to make your home project stand out from the crowd?

You can spend hours visiting home showrooms, looking through magazines and different websites for design ideas, but more often than not someone will have the same use of materials and products.

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Topics: Design, Residential Development, Residential, Sustainability

What is a zero carbon home?

Posted by Sarah Croft on 07-Oct-2014 12:28:00

How many of us wake up on a winter’s morning and crank the thermostat up because we feel a little chilly?

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Topics: Residential Development, Residential, Sustainability

How interpretation of planning policy affects planning applications

Posted by Sarah Croft on 24-Sep-2014 20:07:00

Mr and Mrs White live in rural Staffordshire, in a modest countryside cottage dating back to a period in the 1800s. The property had some previous additions to it, noticeably a kitchen extension, and a porch added within the last 20 years.

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Topics: Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential

Planning permission for grade 2 listed barns and farmhouse

Posted by Sarah Croft on 18-Jul-2014 07:30:00

Croft Architecture have again been successful in obtaining planning permission and listed building consent for a Grade II listed site in Upper Leigh, Staffordshire. 

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Topics: Planning approval, Residential Development, Residential, Listed Building, Conservation

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