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

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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The importance of using an architect

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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How architectural services add value to your home project

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 ...
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10 things you need to know before building a house extension

So, you’re considering extending your home?
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Industry Insights with Julie Mirowski

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

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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Be different with 5 innovative home finishes

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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What is a zero carbon home?

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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How interpretation of planning policy affects planning applications

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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Planning permission for grade 2 listed barns and farmhouse

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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