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All of our help and advice articles from the Pride Road Architects blog – covering home renovations, extensions and much more

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

24/05/2024, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

“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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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

5 Top Design Tips for Dining Rooms

30/03/2023, by Shuahra Rahman, 0 comments

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

Bio-based materials

16/03/2023, by Lisa Raynes, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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, 0 comments

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

#FeatureFocus IKEA faves from the Pride Road team

05/01/2023, by Laura Simpkins, 0 comments

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

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