Laura Simpkins, Author at Pride Road Architects

Case Studies

5 Reasons Why You Should Move To New Milton

21/06/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


New Milton is a small market town in southwest Hampshire with just over 25,000 people. The location isn’t as well…

Life in Christchurch, Dorset – A Short Moving Guide

21/06/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Christchurch is undoubtedly a spectacle of the southern coast. It has gorgeous views, perfect pubs, and adorable shops. But if…

Hybrid Working, Multipurpose Rooms and Decluttering in Your Home

16/05/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Hybrid working presents lots of challenges, distractions and duties in our homes, watch Residential Architect Laura Simpkins discuss some of…

5 Things Your Architect Will Do That You Might Not Have Thought Of

23/02/2022, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


5 things your architect will do that you might not have thought of 1 – Design with one eye on…

All I want is a Utility Room!

21/07/2020, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


After the kitchen island, this is the main thing I hear from clients that would make their life, or at…

20 Top Tips for using your home efficiently during Lockdown

07/04/2020, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Adapting to life under lockdown has been a learning curve for everyone. Here’s Laura’s tips for maximising your space for both work and play.

Outstanding Ofsted school catchment areas in New Forest and Bournemouth

30/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


If you’re living in Mudeford and Christchurch – then you’re living in the catchment of an Outstanding School. With three…

Should I get an architect to help with my house extension in the New Forest & Bournemouth area?

30/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


You may not have considered that you would contact an architect for a small project such as a house extension….

Downsizing in Dorset

27/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


Given that the average age for downsizing is 64, it was no surprise that our clients chose to move to…

An innovative New Forest house extension

18/12/2019, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments


This substantial extension with double height living space and large family kitchen illustrates the value in having a qualified architect…