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Architecture to see in Royal Tunbridge Wells while visiting

Visiting Royal Tunbridge Wells is a feast for the eyes and a walk back through history – particularly if you like architecture. Originally established in the early 17th century, it grew around the iron-rich chalybeate mineral waters spring, touted for its healing properties. What began as a spa town, took on Royal status and is…

The architecture in Tonbridge seen on a walk around the town

Often mistaken for its more famous neighbour, Royal Tunbridge Wells, the market town of Tonbridge has its own important part to play in history. The older of the two settlements, it has its own architectural style. While it may not be as glamorous as its southern neighbour, it is well worth exploring. Start at today’s…

How the architecture in Sevenoaks has changed over the last few hundred years

The first record of a town at Sevenoaks dates to the 13th century when it attained its charter as a market town. Since then, the architecture in Sevenoaks illustrates the town’s history through various building styles and materials. Over the last few hundred years, Sevenoaks shows off its history from the medieval Knole House to…

How the number of new homes built has changed the architecture in Maidstone

Maidstone is one of Kent’s growing towns, one with the highest number of new houses built over the last few years. For a town with a rich history, such growth and change will inevitably be visible through its architecture. In this article we explore the architecture in Maidstone and consider how it has changed over…

The architecture in Dartford

For many Dartford is synonymous with the Dartford Crossing, a marvel of design and engineering spanning the River Thames. For others it is a commuter town, its proximity to central London making it an ideal location in which to live. However, what many do not know is that Dartford’s history is as rich as that…

8 things to look out for to weed out the cowboy builders

There are thousands of building contractors out there. While most of them will be do a fine job, how can you tell the good from the bad? How do you spot a cowboy builder and avoid hiring them so that you don’t end up with a half-finished home and a second mortgage to put it…

8 things to look for in a good builder

Embarking on a new home build project or extension to your home? Congratulations! We know what an exciting time this can be and would hazard a guess that it’s been something you’ve been thinking about and planning for a while now. These things can take time to happen – between imaging how it could look…

What to consider when planning an annex

Everyone wants to have their independence, no matter how young or old they may be. Teenagers can’t wait to get their first taste of it and older parents stubbornly refuse to give theirs up. Sound familiar? The number of annexes for elderly parents is increasing, particularly in boroughs such as Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich where…

How to design the ideal open plan extension for your home

Open-plan living is increasingly popular as homeowners look to maximise their living space in the most cost-effective way they can. Moving home to get more space or a more modern home isn’t as easy as it used to be. Costs can quickly escalate, stress levels rise, and you may not want to leave a neighbourhood…

What is the best place for a roof lantern?

Letting in more light is something that many of us think about, particularly during the dreary, darker months. Some homes don’t get much to start with while others may have had a new extension added which resulted in some darker internal areas. Whatever the reasons for a darker home, roof lanterns are an excellent way…

Architecture to see in Royal Tunbridge Wells while visiting

Visiting Royal Tunbridge Wells is a feast for the eyes and a walk back through history – particularly if you like architecture. Originally established in the early 17th century, it grew around the iron-rich chalybeate mineral waters spring, touted for its healing properties. What began as a spa town, took on Royal status and is…

The architecture in Tonbridge seen on a walk around the town

Often mistaken for its more famous neighbour, Royal Tunbridge Wells, the market town of Tonbridge has its own important part to play in history. The older of the two settlements, it has its own architectural style. While it may not be as glamorous as its southern neighbour, it is well worth exploring. Start at today’s…

How the architecture in Sevenoaks has changed over the last few hundred years

The first record of a town at Sevenoaks dates to the 13th century when it attained its charter as a market town. Since then, the architecture in Sevenoaks illustrates the town’s history through various building styles and materials. Over the last few hundred years, Sevenoaks shows off its history from the medieval Knole House to…

How the number of new homes built has changed the architecture in Maidstone

Maidstone is one of Kent’s growing towns, one with the highest number of new houses built over the last few years. For a town with a rich history, such growth and change will inevitably be visible through its architecture. In this article we explore the architecture in Maidstone and consider how it has changed over…

The architecture in Dartford

For many Dartford is synonymous with the Dartford Crossing, a marvel of design and engineering spanning the River Thames. For others it is a commuter town, its proximity to central London making it an ideal location in which to live. However, what many do not know is that Dartford’s history is as rich as that…

8 things to look out for to weed out the cowboy builders

There are thousands of building contractors out there. While most of them will be do a fine job, how can you tell the good from the bad? How do you spot a cowboy builder and avoid hiring them so that you don’t end up with a half-finished home and a second mortgage to put it…

8 things to look for in a good builder

Embarking on a new home build project or extension to your home? Congratulations! We know what an exciting time this can be and would hazard a guess that it’s been something you’ve been thinking about and planning for a while now. These things can take time to happen – between imaging how it could look…

What to consider when planning an annex

Everyone wants to have their independence, no matter how young or old they may be. Teenagers can’t wait to get their first taste of it and older parents stubbornly refuse to give theirs up. Sound familiar? The number of annexes for elderly parents is increasing, particularly in boroughs such as Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich where…

How to design the ideal open plan extension for your home

Open-plan living is increasingly popular as homeowners look to maximise their living space in the most cost-effective way they can. Moving home to get more space or a more modern home isn’t as easy as it used to be. Costs can quickly escalate, stress levels rise, and you may not want to leave a neighbourhood…

What is the best place for a roof lantern?

Letting in more light is something that many of us think about, particularly during the dreary, darker months. Some homes don’t get much to start with while others may have had a new extension added which resulted in some darker internal areas. Whatever the reasons for a darker home, roof lanterns are an excellent way…