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Shipping Containers As a Low-Cost Housing Solution?

Everyone knows what those big rectangular shipping containers are for: shipping! The giant boxes transport electronics, food, clothing and a million other types of goods around the world; from one port to another. As the billion dollar industry of imports and exports grows, the fees associated with returning the containers to their countries of origin is far less cost-effective than buying new containers. As a result, millions of them are abandoned yearly. Fortunately, construction savvy upcycling citizens are submitting applications and ideas aimed at repurposing the shore side scraps. Shipping container architecture is gaining traction as a trendy green alternative to traditional building methods. From East London to Amsterdam and New York City, imaginative locals are proving that shipping containers can make terrific places to live, work and be merry. Read more

Landmark Architecture love this stunning kitchen that has come into being thanks to a home extension

5 reasons why the number of home extensions is… extending

Lately, we’ve witnessed a significant increase in the number of people booking consultations with our design consultants and getting the ball rolling on their home extension plans. We thought that it would be useful to look at why it’s becoming such a popular option for homeowners all over London and the surrounding areas.

We’ve narrowed it down to five key factors:

  1. House prices. It’s hard to pick up a paper or turn on the telly without being bombarded with reports about rising house prices all over the UK and especially in London. The fact is that a lot of homeowners that are in the market for bigger homes are not able to meet the asking prices and are being forced to consider alternatives such as staying put and increasing the size and liveability of their existing homes. Read more