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For this week’s blog, we thought we talk you through some of the latest home trends for 2018.   Extensions: Homeowners will continue to want to maximise their available space whilst maintaining their ever increasing desire for natural light through large glazed openings. Orangeries styles will continue to attract strong investment from homeowners and perhaps […]


How long does an extension take? We estimate on average most builders will take between 10 and 12 weeks to build a home extension, although depending on the size and specification of the project these timings can sometimes take slightly longer. Depending on the size and complexity of your project, the length of time can […]


Extension Cost Projects can be designed and built to meet a specific financial budget. For instance, a domestic project from experience would cost in the region of £1,200 – £1,500 per m2. This reflects recent price increases over the last few years. If you’re developing an extension within London and some parts of the South […]


What is planning permission and will I need it? Generally, most projects require Planning Permission and also Building Regulations approval before works can commence on site. Each project differs in requirements i.e, is your property in a conservation area or is your property Listed? If so Listed Building Consent will be required and in some […]


Architectural Designer Fees Architectural designer fees are calculated in three ways: a percentage basis; a lump-sum basis; or time charged by agreement. Expenses may be included in the agreed fee or charged separately. Percentage basis In this method, fees are conveyed as a percentage of the total construction cost. Both client and architectural designer need to […]


A Client-Focused Service: At LiteBox Architecture we focus on providing a service that extends well beyond producing a set of drawings. We aim to listen and identifying the needs and aspirations of our clients, we bring our specialist skills, knowledge and experience to your project. Value for Money: Not only can we provide value for […]


Project: Loft Conversion to Existing Mid Terrace 3 Bedroom House This is the second instalment of our loft conversion case study and is the exciting part that follows the work undertaken by Oakland Mills week by week. Week 1 Work starts on site and the scaffold is erected outside to allow a suitable working platform for this loft conversion. […]

20% Increase in Planning Fees

The long-anticipated 20% increase in planning fees on applications submitted in England has now come in to effect from 17thJanuary 2018. The increase is the first since 2012 and will affect all applications where a fee is currently required to be paid to Local Planning Authorities (LPAs). In addition, the regulations introduce a fee of […]


So, you’re thinking that you need more space for the family and you’re in two minds to either extend your existing home or move. This is a common dilemma for most families as space becomes a competition between moody teenagers, kid’s toys, quiet areas and a daily argument over who uses the bathroom first. Well […]


What exactly can you expect from our initial free meeting, how can you use the time wisely and what questions should you ask? Let’s get started and find out more about what to expect and how to prepare for a free home consultation with LiteBox Architecture.   1: What will you achieve from a 30-minute […]

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