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.

Where should I store my surfboard or paddle board in my Bournemouth home?

24/05/2024, by Laura Simpkins

Here at Pride Road New Forest & Bournemouth I am lucky to live next to the sea. Watersports are a…

What’s New in Kitchen Design

29/04/2024, by Laura Simpkins

What’s New in Kitchen Design With thanks to Herbert Williams Kitchens, Romsey, Hampshire, https://herbertwilliam.co.uk/ I had a great trip to…

How do you know if you have enough loft insulation?

27/02/2024, by Sandy Hickey

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

Is Moving My Family to Coulsdon a Good Idea?

27/02/2024, by Shuahra Rahman

Shortlists for moves are becoming a more popular activity for families looking to escape the pressures of urban life. Plenty…

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 Magda 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 Magda 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 Magda 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…

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