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…

Architecture in Greenwich

Think about Greenwich and the first thing that will pop into your mind will most likely be the National Maritime Museum building. It is a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, and while it seems to dominate the architecture around Greenwich there is far more to the borough’s architectural history than just its famous museums and…

Architecture in Bromley

When you hear about Charles Darwin the first place that comes to mind is probably the Galapagos Islands. This is where he worked on his theory of natural selection while observing what are now the famous Darwin finches. But what does Darwin have to do with architecture in Bromley? Down House, on the edge of…

Architecture in Bexley

Look around you in Bexley Village and the first thing you will spot will likely be St Mary’s Church. Similarly, wander up towards Bexleyheath and you can’t miss Danson House and Stables – a Grade I listed Georgian mansion. Around it, a variety of architectural styles runs the gamut of design. Across the borough, the…

WHAT IS PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT?

If you are considering starting a construction project on your home and you’ve started carrying out some research, you might well have come across the term permitted development. To put it simply, permitted development is the building work that you are allowed to carry out on your premises without the need for prior planning consent.…