Advice

Our tips on finding the right architect for you and getting the most out of them by Taylan Tahir

Our tips on finding the right architect for you and getting the most out of them

No one sets out to make a film without a script, a budget and a program. This might sound obvious but building is no different, though we so often see people making it up as they go.

This article outlines our tips for finding the right architect for you, avoiding disaster and helping things turn out the way you imagine on your building project.

Read More

Redevelopment of Flats in Existing Central London Mansion Blocks - Three Key Areas to Consider by Taylan Tahir

Redevelopment of Flats in Existing Central London Mansion Blocks - Three Key Areas to Consider

This post addresses key areas for consideration when redeveloping flats in typical central London mansion blocks. By ‘mansion block’ we are referring to purpose built (often at the turn of the 20th century) blocks of flats. However, many of these considerations would also apply to conversions of period houses to flats.

The post covers the following key areas:

  1. Services (plumbing, electricals, ventilation etc)

  2. Structure

  3. Landlord’s / Freeholder’s Consent (License to alter)

Read More

3 Tips to Help Determine the Maximum Permissible Area of an Extension in Central London by Taylan Tahir

3 tips to help determine the maximum permissible area of an extension in central London

This post is concerned with defining the maximum area of an extension so that it is likely that the resulting mass will fall under the latter category, requiring planning permission.

Read More