There can only be a handful of things more personal and stressful than building a home. Each homeowner has very specific requirements, for example, accessibility for elderly family members, or including luxury features such as gyms, spas and pools. Arc Design Services balances beautiful designs with purposeful spaces, whilst also keeping stress and disruption to the client's daily lives to a minimum. With our relationships with local authorities and trusted construction teams, we strive to keep the process as quick and seamless as possible.
It's not just large houses that can look good. You only have to look at other parts of the world that are tight on space to see how innovation and a good creative eye can create amazing homes in smaller spaces. Just look at New York's best emerging architectural design studios. By following some simple guidelines, you can transform a smaller space that is considered to be outdated, into a new space, with a bigger look and feel to cater to modern-day family lives.
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: