Category Archives: Property

England v Germany – The Property Game

In Germany the local authority buys the land, builds the road and infrastructure and waits for people and families wanting a new house to buy individual plots from them Continue reading

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Are you building a house or a home?

The planning system, like housing development is a numbers game. Policies talk about units, houses and infrastructure, not homes and families. Continue reading

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A coordinated approach to design

A more coordinated approach to updating an older home would be to plan and decide how best to use the available space in the 21st century. Continue reading

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Is now a good time to extend?

The good news for home owners seeking building work is that the reduction in work for builders has resulted in labour prices being adjusted down and more builders chasing fewer jobs. Continue reading

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Are we a nation of bodgers?

With the housing market in the doldrums and homeowners staying put for longer, should we not take a more long term view on improvements and forget the cheap fix? Continue reading

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Extra space without extra rooms

How many times have you switched on the television to catch an estate agent in one of the home shows proclaiming the golden estate agents rule of “more rooms equals more money”? Continue reading

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