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How to Get onto the Property Ladder

September 13, 2017 9:46 am

As UK house prices soar and average wages fail to keep pace, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for young people to get onto the property ladder and they must resort to renting. However, for investment purposes, it is certainly worth scrimping and saving to buy a house. It may sound daunting, but there are several…

Architecture That Meets Environmental Standards

August 15, 2017 9:08 am

Keeping up with the latest regulations is essential for both businesses and residents, which can have an impact on building design and architecture. For example, providing electrical charge points in new buildings isn’t on many architects’ radars yet, but given that new petrol or diesel cars will not be allowed in the UK from 2040…

The Use of Colour in Architecture

July 24, 2017 3:31 pm

There are many stages involved in an architectural design process and colour choice is becoming an increasingly more important aspect. It is no longer just an afterthought or finishing touch. Colour is a sensory perception that has the ability to make a person feel or think a certain way, depending on the ways in which…

Landlord Obligations for Rented Properties

June 19, 2017 1:13 pm

Many of our clients rent out properties to provide a steady income while maintaining an appreciating asset – it’s an excellent way to cover the basic costs of maintaining your property while keeping it to sell at a later date. However, rentals come with a number of responsibilities for both the safety and general wellbeing…

How to Gain Planning Permission on Greenbelt Land

May 19, 2017 1:13 pm

Thousands of people throughout the UK would like to build their own homes or invest in a building project – for most self-builders, the idea of being away from towns and cities on their own plot is part of the appeal. Unfortunately, building on greenbelt land is fraught with challenges, not least of which is…

Architectural Design – Something Out of the Ordinary

April 24, 2017 10:31 am

Here at Adam Roberts it’s not just major residential projects that we get involved with. Recently we achieved planning permission for one of our clients, an educational charity Trust, based up in Durham. The Shaw Trust wanted to extend their horticulture offering to their client base, which includes severely disabled unemployed adults. The great work…

How Councils are Thinking Outside the Box to Beat the Housing Crisis

March 28, 2017 9:19 am

It has been accepted for some time that the UK is not currently building enough homes to meet demand. With cuts after cuts to local authority budgets, grants drying up for housing associations, and the cost of building and land getting more and more expensive for the private sector, it can at times seem like…

Bristol Property Growth Overtakes London

March 22, 2017 9:09 am

Despite fears of a housing collapse and buyer caution before Brexit, London property prices have reached record highs in 2017. The average asking price for a home in the capital is now £650,000, incurring £22,500 in stamp duty costs. While this positive movement has not been echoed across the entire country, the UK has seen…

Investment Opportunities in London’s Office Space

November 4, 2016 3:31 pm

The demand for office space in London is rising further, creating a range of excellent opportunities in commercial property investment. Office tenants are increasingly seeking imposing, flexible serviced offices in and around London. While Brexit has had an impact on this market, the demand is largely fueled by the technology boom, rise of co-working spaces,…

2017 Forecasted as an Excellent Year for London Property Investments

October 25, 2016 3:30 pm

Despite Brexit fears, London property prices have remained strong and are forecasted to increase towards the end of the year. However, most commentators now believe that prices will dip in 2017, by as much as 5.6%, before returning to growth in 2018 and beyond. The top end of the London market has worried investors even…