Pride Road Architects - Blog

A collection of our architect franchisees stories, opinions, ideas and journeys with clients. You'll find tips and advice for your house, features on the locations we cover, and various project insights.

5 Top Tips for Avoiding Cold Weather Damage to your Home this Autumn

19/09/2023, by Laura Simpkins

As we receive news of the first frost of the year, it’s time to think about our homes and what…

Sandy explains a bit about Permitted Development Rights

12/09/2023, by Sandy Hickey

As part of my quest to make my new house warm and cosy, I had my chimney stacks taken down….

Build a beautiful family life in Purley, the Hidden Gem of South London

28/06/2023, by Shuahra Rahman

Purley is located in South London and is a part of the Croydon borough. As you would expect from a…

#FeatureFocus – High-tech external shading

26/06/2023, by Sandy Hickey

“What I like about external louvres is the fact that they deflect or absorb over 90% of the sun’s energy…

Keeping cool in hot weather – 5 options for your home

21/06/2023, by Magdalena Haener

Even in Manchester, 28 C is just too much sun. Home to Pride Road Architect Magda who she says she struggles to…

Sale – Would A Garage Conversion or Extension Improve Your House?

16/06/2023, by Magdalena Haener

Sale, Greater Manchester is a hidden jewel. It’s less well-known than famous fashionable Chorlton or aspirational Didsbury, but it retains the…

Do you want to be an Architect: here are some top tips for getting started

29/05/2023, by Lisa Raynes

Welcome, aspiring architects! Are you a creative problem solver who loves to build and create? If you enjoy activities like…

Designing with Pride: why we think of ourselves as lionesses

02/05/2023, by Lisa Raynes

As  Pride Road’s Founder Lisa sees it “We are lionesses because we are fierce, we are protective, we work together,…

An architect’s guide to Didsbury

27/04/2023, by Magdalena Haener

Having completed over 30 Concept Design Workshops in Didsbury, local architect Magda has worked on pretty much every type of…

#FeatureFocus Picasso in the airing cupboard

26/04/2023, by Sandy Hickey

“I like this photograph partly because it looks like a cubist piece of artwork,” says Sandy Can you see the…

Internal Door Options

13/04/2023, by Lisa Raynes

There are several types of internal doors. if you live in period properties, either Victorian or 1930s. Then you are…

5 Top Design Tips for Dining Rooms

30/03/2023, by Shuahra Rahman

As an architect, designing a dining room can be both exciting and challenging. A dining room is not just a…

Should you choose Underfloor Heating or Radiators for your Extension?

25/03/2023, by Lisa Raynes

Underfloor heating works by circulating warm water or electricity through pipes or wires that are installed beneath the floor surface….

Bio-based materials

16/03/2023, by Lisa Raynes

The Pride Road Architects (aka the Lionesses) meet regularly to undertake CPD, share knowledge and to learn about new materials….

Products and Finishes for Your Project

16/03/2023, by Lisa Raynes

Shows Whether you are thinking about your dream extension, or you are in the middle of a project, or you…

London Housing Outlook 2023: challenges and opportunities

20/02/2023, by Shuahra Rahman

The housing market is a crucial aspect of modern society, affecting individuals and families on a personal level and driving…

Rooftop Design and Loft Conversions in Poole

01/02/2023, by Laura Simpkins

Poole is a stunning coastal town in the south of England, known for its beautiful houses, serene harbour, and maritime…

How do you know if you have enough loft insulation?

13/01/2023, by Sandy Hickey

For many people their loft is a mystery, a dark place that is difficult to access, so they never go…

#FeatureFocus IKEA faves from the Pride Road team

05/01/2023, by Laura Simpkins

The Pride Road Team’s top 6 items from IKEA The Pride Road team loves a trip to Ikea. We are…

#FeatureFocus – BGV Thermo Blocks

14/11/2022, by Sandy Hickey

Spotted by Sandy at Batimat Paris (the construction trade show) she says that they remind her of childhood Lego bricks….

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