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Office to residential conversions soar

As city and town centres change in character and work, retail and leisure patterns change, is it little wonder that residential conversions are soaring? 30 years ago, perhaps even 10 years ago, most people commuted to a workplace. Weekends were time for leisure, whether that was a trip to the countryside or a town or [...]

By |2020-01-25T12:18:40+00:00January 25th, 2020|Commercial|0 Comments

Love it or list it, move or improve?

2020 has begun as 2019 ended - at least here in East Anglia, with cold, wet and windy weather though daytime hours slowly increasing as spring approaches. What caught our eye over Christmas and New Year were some figures about the cost of moving and the cost of improving. Obviously these are national figures and [...]

By |2020-01-14T15:35:24+00:00January 14th, 2020|Planning, Residential|0 Comments

What does a single storey extension cost?

The short answer is: anything you want to pay! The longer, more nuanced, answer is: it all depends. Depends on your location, the availability of architects, builders and craftsmen (and women), as well as size of extension, the materials being used and the amount of glazing. There are though some guideline figures: We asked David [...]

By |2020-01-09T08:49:19+00:00January 9th, 2020|Residential|0 Comments

The social media posts showing 10 years of change

Unless you've been on Planet Zog for the past few days, you've probably noticed the 10 year ago posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You've seen them - a photo from a decade ago and a new one, as Auld Lang Syne and fireworks belted out in the night skies. Now we're not here to [...]

By |2020-01-01T21:12:00+00:00January 1st, 2020|Planning|0 Comments

Co-living – a vision of the future or a passing fad?

Co-living is a relatively new term. We've all experienced it in childhood and family life - the concept that we all have our bedrooms but share kitchen, dining and living spaces. It usually continues until we flee the nest for work or university where shared living often continues as a student. The bedsit, shared kitchen [...]

By |2019-12-20T11:17:02+00:00December 20th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Do I Need Planning Permission When Building an Extension?

Do I Need Planning Permission When Building an Extension? is a question we sometimes get asked at Envision CAD and there is no simple Yes or No. Unless you live in a conservation area or one of the UK's 15 National Parks, you may be able to extend under Permitted Development. What is PD? Under [...]

By |2019-12-06T16:28:08+00:00December 6th, 2019|Planning, Residential|0 Comments

Norwich is named a “sharing city”

As a company based in Norwich city centre, we read with interest today, that it has been named as Britain's first sharing city. You can read more here. It's a vision for the city that embraces collaboration and it's one we fully endorse. Norwich has a proud history as a place of partnerships: Norwich Union, [...]

By |2019-01-29T20:49:43+00:00January 29th, 2019|Commercial|0 Comments