The number of people interested in building their own homes in the UK increased by 80% in 2017 compared to 2016. The new figures reveal that the British want to build their own home, with over 11,000 self-build homes per year, and over one million people in the UK indicating an interest in building their own home in the next year.
Christmas is one of the best times of the year, with all the family gathering in celebrations for the festive period. It’s all good if your family lives locally, however, if you have parents, aunties and uncles scattered across the country or even farther afield, accommodating a big inter-generational family can become an issue. It may be a bit late for this Christmas, but if you think ahead, you could have the perfect space for next year.
There is a growing demand for a more eco-friendly approach to construction and home improvement coming from the industry and clients. Arc Design Services has already won several awards for a sustainable approach to energy efficiency and by using techniques, such as Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), recognises the significance of adopting this approach whenever possible. We have put together a few suggestions, which will help when considering any improvements, extensions or new builds for your home:
We have recently been approached by a client with a new and exciting challenge for ARC Design Services. A tired 1960’s house needs to be renovated with a fresh design and be spacious enough to accommodate a growing family. It is all about finding the right balance between a modern design and creating additional and useable space with our architectural design services.
The way families live in their homes has changed considerably over recent years. Modern day trends indicate that younger families prefer open plan space rather than closed off living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, creating a family room environment. Here are some tips on how to transform your home by removing some internal walls, and creating more light and space.