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Featured company – Westcott Construction Ltd

Fair Rising, Steep

“It’s been said that I never take the easy option. I like to think that I thrive on a challenge!” Meet Jeremy Westcott of Westcott Construction Ltd, a title which he’s the first to admit is a bit of a misnomer these days. The company has been gradually transitioning from construction to supplying and fitting […]

Thinking about renovating your home? Me too!

Anyone else finding it overwhelming? I hear you! Embarking on a home renovation is exciting and daunting in equal measure. I speak from personal experience. My own plans, brewing since before lockdown, have still not come to fruition, thanks to a combination of rising costs, external influences beyond my control and – I admit – […]

Builder of the month – April – Huxley Developments

A kitchen extension by Huxley Developments

The best bit about what I do? When our clients say to us, we love this! Meet Rafe Philpot, owner of Huxley Developments Ltd. What started as a child’s passion for Lego is now a successful construction company operating across Portsmouth, Hampshire and the South Coast. When I spoke to Rafe this week, what came […]

Rethinking Architectural Values: Beyond Design to Assurance

After sharing a version of this discussion on LinkedIn, I’m posting it here to give you insight into the architectural profession’s evolving role in today’s risk-conscious world. Is architecture merely about aesthetics, or does it have a more substantial role? Introduction In the April 2024 issue of the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal (RIBAJ), […]

Southsea property drop-in event 16 April 2024

Southsea property drop-in event 16 April 204

Thinking of renovating your home or starting a project?  Drop-in for a chat with a professional between 5- 9pm on 16th April 2024. BOOK YOUR PLACE: propertydropin.eventbrite.com Location: Tiled, 45 Marmion Road Southsea PO52AT. Pop in for 20 minutes or stay the whole evening but you must book your spot: 

Small Changes, big impact: budget-friendly ideas for home renovations

Today’s hectic world involves juggling busy lives, kids, families and work. Our homes are our sanctuaries — a place to unwind, recharge and relax, and spend family time. But let’s face it, keeping our homes fresh and inviting can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, especially when what you really want is a full-blown renovation. […]

Building Green: eco-friendly extensions and sustainable solutions for your home remodel

In today’s world, where climate change is at the forefront of our collective consciousness, the desire to live more sustainably has never been stronger. As homeowners, when we make changes to improve our houses — like extending or remodelling — we have a responsibility to do it sustainably. Enhancing our quality of life by improving […]

Unlocking the hidden potential of your family home

Carl discussing the finished results with the owners

Why redesigning with an architect might be your best move Have you ever found yourself wondering why that perfectly adequate home you’ve lived in for several years now feels too small? Do you gaze around your family home, wondering why it isn’t working? There’s quite a bit of space but somehow… never enough. It feels […]

Builder of the month – March – Turnquay Construction Ltd

Cottage interior by Turnquay

Meet Andy and Mark – the yin and yang of Portsmouth-based building company, Turnquay Construction Ltd. Why yin and yang? “We complement each other really well,” Andy says. “It wasn’t always the case; we annoyed the hell out of each other in the first six months working together until we realised, we were both checking […]

Designing your home for better well-being

The role of the interior designer You might think the role of an interior designer is to ‘dress’ a room and make it look pretty. Or that their job is knowing how to arrange a room beautifully. Of course, we do these things, but they are a minor part of the role. Interior design is […]

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