Lisa Raynes, Author at Pride Road Architects

Case Studies

Lisa Raynes Appears At The Manchester School Of Architecture’s (MSA) ‘Meet The Practice’ Event

13/06/2022, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


What Is The MSA? Manchester School of Architecture is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of…

The Architects Journal Features Our Very Own Shuahra Rahman

25/03/2022, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


The AJ’s Sketchbook series is a showcase of architects’ sketches and concept drawings. Today’s sketches are by Shuahra Rahman, Director…

Ideal Home Show

21/03/2022, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


I took my kids to the Ideal Home Show at the weekend to Olympia in London. It’s the first time…

How to avoid cowboy builders

08/02/2022, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


For many people thinking of renovating their homes or property, one of the most important questions is where and how…

Why we keep energy-efficiency in mind on Pride Road projects

09/11/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


With COP26 (Nov 2021) taking place in Glasgow, our Pride Road Lionesses have been considering how UK housing contributes to…

Our mistakes and what we’ve learned from them

08/06/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


At Pride Road, we are always learning from our mistakes and from the trials and triumphs of our clients. Here…

Should I Buy An Ugly House?

25/05/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Do you dream of a symmetrical, imposing Geogian manor house? But is your budget more suited to a 1960’s chalet…

We were in the Telegraph Magazine Again!

29/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


On top of our personal appearance in the Telegraph, we appeared there again in a professional capacity, agreeing with the fact that there’s been a rise in demand for architectural services over lockdown.

Our Personal Appearance in the Telegraph Magazine!

28/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


I’m Alex, Lisa’s transgender son. My Mum and I were in the press talking about “The hidden heartbreak of parenting a transitioning teen.” In the article, I express my opposition to the High Court ruling that blocks access to ‘puberty blockers’ for transgender children under 16, unless specifically authorised by the court.

Can I Extend My Extension?

24/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Lisa conducts an online workshop in which she explains, using Lego, her client’s options for extending her extension. The client, Elizabeth, found the workshop “very informative and eye opening for all the different options that we could consider.”

House Extension Or Loft Conversion?

21/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


With so many factors to consider, making this decision can be agonising, but here’s our analysis of four key factors. Remember, we are always happy to help you decide through our free consultations.

How Much Does A House Extension Cost?

20/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


At Pride Road, are as transparent about costs and fees as possible, as from the get go, we talk about your budget and expected costs. Here are our fees and our ballpark figures for the costs of projects.

Is An Extension Worth It?

20/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Lisa, architect and founder of Pride Road, talks through three cases where she decided not to extend, and three successful extensions that she’s proud of designing.

Initial Stages Of A House Extension

18/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


With so much to consider, navigating a house extension without an architect can be very difficult. Here’s an outline of the initial stages of our unique, hassle free process, with plenty of links to more info.

How to deal with neighbours

18/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


When thinking about any project, you need to consider how it will impact your neighbours. Here’s how your neighbours can interrupt your project, and what you can do about it.

6 Top Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen

15/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Here are our secret tricks to maximise the aesthetics and functionality of your kitchen.

Working From Home? Make Your Home Work For You!

10/03/2021, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Architects Laura and Magda discuss how they help their clients to create offices that are perfect for them.

Planning Applications in the New Forest

29/09/2020, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


It’s very tricky to know what you can and can’t do when it comes to planning an extension in the New Forest. Here’s Laura’s tips for navigating this difficult process.

6 Ways to Maximise Space

13/09/2020, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Lisa, architect and founder of Pride Road, reveals her secret top tips to maximise space.

5 Outdoor Dining Ideas

13/09/2020, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments


Here’s our top tips to make your outdoor dining space beautiful.

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