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5 things you should consider when planning an extension in 2015

5 things you should consider when planning an extension in 2015 It’s that time of the year again when people are thinking about changes they want to make and deciding plans for the year ahead. Because house prices are rapidly increasing, people are choosing to stick with their current property and extend their home inContinue Reading

Permitted Development Rights Extended!

Permitted Development Rights Extended!

The rules relating to the permitted development rights of extensions have recently been extended to May 2016, meaning certain domestic extensions can be constructed without the need for planning permission. This is great news as it can speed up project programmes, allowing homeowners to extend and add additional space to existing properties, without the needContinue Reading

How long does it take to build an extension?

How long does it take to build an extension?

Why you need to start the design stage now for a Summer 2015 project completion. Are you planning an extension or conversion for 2015? If so, you’d be surprised to know that’s it time to make your first move! On average, it takes 16-20 weeks from appointing a designer to getting a builder on site, thenContinue Reading

When is the Right Time to Use GW Architectural?

When is the Right Time to Use GW Architectural?

Planning a new build, a remodel or an extension is exciting and the majority of us choose to do this with only the help of a trusted builder, rather than opting to use an Architectural Design Practice or Architect. The truth is, you’re not obliged by law to use either, but they can save aContinue Reading

4 ways GW Architectural can Add Value to your Property

4 ways GW Architectural can Add Value to your Property

GW Architectural Home Designs is a friendly and innovative architectural practice in Newcastle upon Tyne and as a team, we pride ourselves on designing attractive and practical living spaces that add true value to our clients’ homes and properties. In this blog, we wanted to outline specifically what we can do for you: Ensuring yourContinue Reading

Is it possible to build without an Architect?

Is it possible to build without an Architect?

By Guy Whitehead As the owner of GW Architectural, I attend regular networking meetings with a well known, North East networking group. Quite often, when we’re asked to do our ’60 second pitch’, I either follow, or precede a builder or tradesperson and there is always a touch of lighthearted competition between us. Why? Well,Continue Reading

Having a Remodel – Checklist

Having a Remodel – Checklist

Remodelling your home is always an exciting prospect, it allows you to start fresh with your current home and create something truly unique and bespoke to yourself and your family. Before you start your remodeling its essential you plan, plan, plan. This will help you to budget time and money but also to foresee anyContinue Reading

Advice on What to Consider When planning a Garage Conversion

Advice on What to Consider When planning a Garage Conversion

Garage conversions are an excellent way to benefit from all that unused extra space. The added bonus of getting a garage conversion is that you are usually fortunate to have a large floor area, which can be great for a large bedroom, bathroom or study. An added benefit of a garage conversion is that theyContinue Reading