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Young Architect of the Year – Shortlisted

Young Architect of the Year – Shortlisted

We are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for 'Young Architect of the Year' at the Building Design Architect of...
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RICS Awards 2022 Winner – Residential Project

RICS Awards 2022 Winner – Residential Project

We were delighted and honoured to win best 'Residential Project' in the East Midlands at the RICS Awards 2022 this...
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The Feel Good Project, Nottingham

The Feel Good Project, Nottingham

The Feel Good project is a modern extension of a house located on the edge of a nature reserve, which...
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Priory Road, Nottinghamshire

Priory Road, Nottinghamshire

Priory House is a conversion of a bungalow into a two-storey stunning spacious family home in West Bridgford, a residential...
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Residential Property of the Year East Midlands – Shortlisted

Residential Property of the Year East Midlands – Shortlisted

We are thrilled that our ‘Feel Good’ project has been shortlisted for the ‘Residential Property of the Year’ in the...
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RICS Awards 2022 – Residential Project, Shortlisted

RICS Awards 2022 – Residential Project, Shortlisted

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for Residential Project in the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered...
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Newton House, Derbyshire

Newton House, Derbyshire

Newton House is a contemporary new dwelling with carefully designed outdoor living and entertaining spaces set in a stunning rural...
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Designer of the Year at The Architecture Community Awards

Designer of the Year at The Architecture Community Awards

We are delighted to have won ‘Designer of the Year’ with the Architecture Community for our Newton House project. These...
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Best Residential & Small Commercial Designer – East Midlands

Best Residential & Small Commercial Designer – East Midlands

We are thrilled to have been selected as a regional winner in the LABC Building Excellence Awards in the category...
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We’re featured in Grand Designs Magazine this month!

We’re featured in Grand Designs Magazine this month!

We are delighted that one of our architectural projects is featured in the award-winning publication ‘Grand Designs’ this month. Grand...
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A guide to Class Q barn conversions

A guide to Class Q barn conversions

The permitted development right known as Class Q was introduced to England’s planning policy in 2014. It allows for ‘prior...
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What’s involved in working with listed buildings?

What’s involved in working with listed buildings?

Working with a listed building can be a real challenge, and not all architects are up to the job. If...
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What are the architectural restrictions of a conservation area?

What are the architectural restrictions of a conservation area?

If you’re planning a new-build architectural project or extension to an existing building within a conservation area, you will find...
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What can we expect from the post-COVID high street?

What can we expect from the post-COVID high street?

COVID has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives, and while some of these changes may be temporary, it...
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Collaborating with an architect to design your dream home

Collaborating with an architect to design your dream home

If you’ve ever considered building your own house, you might wonder whether you can save some money by skipping the...
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How do you build a Paragraph 79 house?

How do you build a Paragraph 79 house?

If you’ve considered self building a house in the countryside, you might be put off by the strict planning permission...
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Minimalist architecture: When less is more

Minimalist architecture: When less is more

Minimalism is much more than just an art movement; it’s an entire design philosophy, and one that works perfectly when...
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How much does an architect cost?

How much does an architect cost?

If you’re looking to extend or renovate an existing building, or you’re planning a complete new-build project, you’ll know how...
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What’s the difference between an architect and an architectural designer?

What’s the difference between an architect and an architectural designer?

When you’re looking to hire professionals to support a building or extension, you might be unsure of what exactly each...
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Architectural accreditations explained: RIBA, ARB and BIID

Architectural accreditations explained: RIBA, ARB and BIID

No matter how big or small your project, it’s important to ensure that you hire an architect that is fully...
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Essential questions to ask your architect before starting a project

Essential questions to ask your architect before starting a project

When you’re bringing an architect on board for a building project, no matter how big or small, there are a...
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Do I need an architect?

Do I need an architect?

If you’re looking to make changes to your existing home, you may be wondering whether you need an architect. While...
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How to appoint an architect

How to appoint an architect

Building design and construction projects can be expensive and complicated. Unless your project is very simple, you will benefit from...
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Design Haus named ‘Architects of the Year’

Design Haus named ‘Architects of the Year’

Design Haus was named ‘Architects of the Year’ at East Midlands Business Link’s 2020 Bricks Awards. This annual awards ceremony...
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Why value engineering is an important part of architectural design

Why value engineering is an important part of architectural design

Architectural projects of all sizes can be complex and costly endeavours, and finding an architect that is able to minimise...
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Building the connection between your home and garden

Building the connection between your home and garden

Traditionally, the home and garden are seen as two separate spaces, each serving a distinct purpose. However, creating a connection...
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The benefits of appointing a sole practitioner over a large architectural agency

The benefits of appointing a sole practitioner over a large architectural agency

When it comes to a large, complex job like architectural design, it’s important to make sure that the person or...
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Working with an architect to build a swimming pool

Working with an architect to build a swimming pool

A swimming pool is one of the most popular items on the dream home checklist, with indoor pools being particularly...
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4 quick ways to improve your home without needing an architect

4 quick ways to improve your home without needing an architect

My clients are often keen to increase their usable space and bring more natural light into their homes. One of...
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How the lockdown can help you to optimise your office space

How the lockdown can help you to optimise your office space

During the current COVID-19 lockdown, many workplaces have become completely abandoned as employees have been working from home to stay...
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Virtual reality really can help you to make your home perfect

Virtual reality really can help you to make your home perfect

If you’ve caught the recent BBC Two series Your Home Made Perfect, you’ll have seen architects using virtual reality and...
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Where to Start with an Extension: 5 Initial Steps

Where to Start with an Extension: 5 Initial Steps

The prospect of adding a single or double storey, side, or rear extension may seem daunting at first, but Design Haus is here to guide you through the process with our step-by-step guide.

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Working with Small vs. Large Architecture Companies

Working with Small vs. Large Architecture Companies

Having an idea of what you’re looking for is a great place to start, but who do you ask to design it? Who can you trust to best interpret your vision and turn it into bricks and mortar, glass and stone? The big, well-established firm, or the one-man band who’ll be just as emotionally invested as you?

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Permitted Development: An Update to the Rules

Permitted Development: An Update to the Rules

As of May 29 2019, a temporary change to the law that increased the size of certain home improvements has...
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