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What is happening with new builds?

You'd have to walk around in most areas, blindfolded, to not spot the plethora, the abundance, the sprouting of new builds locally and nationally. Okay, we'll stop waxing lyrical and talk instead about why they are cropping up and how we can help you as developers. Firstly, new builds appeal to so many people because [...]

By |2020-02-07T09:51:39+00:00February 7th, 2020|Concepts, Planning|0 Comments

Should you buy a new home or old one?

If you're just getting on the property ladder, congratulations. If you're already on it and weighing up a move ... read on. In our counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, we are spoiled for choice with property ages and types. From a period property to a new home, you can find many. In Holt, a bijou [...]

By |2020-01-31T09:10:09+00:00January 31st, 2020|Norwich, Planning|0 Comments

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

Any room at the Inn?

With pumpkins being a forlorn orange memory, now, retailers and yourselves may be turning your mind (reluctantly?) to Christmas. It's hard to avoid in Norwich itself with the light tunnel attracting its annual crowds to walk its length to the Forum. Supermarkets seem to be stacked with plastic tubs of chocolates at their entrances and [...]

By |2019-11-20T15:18:51+00:00November 20th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

The rise of WFH – Working From Home

One trend has become very obvious in recent years - Working From Home. You may notice it where you live? 30 years ago, most people left their homes to work. 20 years ago, the pattern was changing but now, did you know, a third of the UK population work regularly from home? Even more impressive [...]

By |2019-11-12T09:06:34+00:00November 12th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments
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