FAQs


Our series of answers to your most important questions

planning permission

When does Planning Permission apply?

You always need a planning permission for new buildings, or buildings with...
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extension planning permission

Do I need planning permission permission for my extension?

One of the first and most frequently asked questions our architects will be asked is ‘do I need planning permission for my extension?’ Very often the answer will be yes...
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building works

How long will my extension take?

One thing you’ll be desperate to know is how quickly your property project will be completed so you can start enjoying all the benefits of the extra space you’ve paid for...
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What does an architect do?

In this video, RIBA chartered architect and Pride Rd founder Lisa Raynes explains exactly what an architect will bring to your project
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How much will designing my home extension cost?

Booking a workshop with a Pride Rd architect is a great way to have someone by your side throughout the whole process.

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10 reasons to extend your home

10 things to consider before extending your home

Extension planning is vital. There are different reasons why we would like to extend our home.

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investing in your home

How can I invest in my home?

The pressure to invest in our homes is everywhere, but how can you make the right decisions?
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quantity surveyor

How a Quantity Surveyor can really help your plans

Learn how a quantity Surveyor adds value to our client projects once the building plans are given the green light
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home extension

How can I make my house extension cheaper?

After our concept workshop has given you ideas, the next step is to build your extension cost effectively
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choosing a good builder

How to choose a good builder

Choosing a builder is vital - here's our top tips on what to ask and look for
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planning stages

Should I renovate one room at a time or all at once?

Many people's budget mean they consider phasing their renovations - read our advice
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new build house designs

How to check if a plot is suitable for a Self Build

You’ve found a piece of land for your dream self-build project and can envisage the end result. But even before submitting an offer, there’s a whole layer of research that needs doing to gauge whether the site is suitable for development.
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