New Architectural Design Studio on Hythe Marina

Simon & Debbie Ashworth are proud to announce the opening of their new architectural design studio on Hythe Marina. If you are considering an extension or conversion to your home and need plans for planning permission or building regulation approval please give us a call or pop into the studio at 23 Shamrock Way for a coffee and a chat,
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The Party Wall Act

The Party Wall Act 1996 came into force on the 1st July 1997 and applies throughout England and Wales. It provides a framework for preventing and resolving disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. If you are intending to carry out any excavation work within three to six metres of an adjoining property (dependent on
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IHD are now members of Check a Professional

        IHD are proud to announce that they are now members of Check a Professional. Check a Professional members must pass a stringent vetting process to be able to join.  All members are rated by their clients and their scores and feedback are listed on this website. Visit http://www.checkaprofessional.com/IhdArchitecturalServices/ to view our up to date feedback. June 2013
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Minister unveils permitted development package

Permitted development is yet again back in the news as Nick Boles the current planning minister has announced a new package designed to bring empty and underused buildings in High Streets and rural areas back to life. The package currently under consultation reflects some of the advice sited in the Portas Review and allows shops and existing agricultural buildings up
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Open-Plan Living

  Open-plan living is becoming increasingly popular and gives home owners the opportunity to change the way in which they use their homes. As your family grows, changing the layout of your home can be as beneficial as an extension or even moving altogether. This can also be more cost effective and less of an upheaval. You might want to
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Welcome to our new Website

Hello and welcome to our new website and the first entry on our journal. Our website is full of new links and useful information to help you get a better understanding of what is involved when embarking on your building project.  If, after having viewed the links, you are still unsure about any of the information please feel free to
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