A Norwich social housing project wins accolades

As an architectural planning company firmly rooted in Norfolk, with headquarters in Norwich, Envision CAD were seriously delighted when the city made national headlines for its new social housing estate. We will post a link to the articles later, but if you're uncertain what the hullabaloo is all about let us summarise: Social housing provision [...]

By |2019-10-11T09:41:05+00:00October 11th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Greta Thunberg and house building

It comes to something when a remarkable 16 year old Swedish girl with Asperger's Syndrome rises to such media prominence. One for her climate action and two for her fearless challenges of those in power. Did you see that withering stare to the President of the USA which made headlines globally? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmXOPrCr_F4 Whether you [...]

By |2019-09-25T08:16:24+00:00September 25th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Is a garden room a worthwhile investment?

Depending on your linguistic preferences, you may call a garden room a conservatory, an orangery or a garden room. Whatever you name it, however, you will find that you're spoilt for choice with companies who offer that service. So is there a difference between the three names and which one would best suit your circumstances, [...]

By |2019-09-13T10:44:19+00:00September 13th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Do you really use that garage for its intended purpose?

Time changes things. Obvious opening statement perhaps but it's true. If you look back at residential architecture, it's not just window designs that give away age - like the square paned sash windows of many Georgian properties in Norwich or the single paned sash windows of the Edwardian era common in Lowestoft and Gorleston. Victorian [...]

By |2019-08-22T10:30:26+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Lofty ambitions for our latest blog post!

When was the last time you went in your loft? If you're in an older property, you may raise your hand and say last January? You know the annual ritual of returning the Christmas decorations to storage? You may be unable to store stuff in there as it won't support weight, like many new house [...]

By |2019-07-30T11:33:06+00:00July 30th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Would shifting stamp duty to sellers help or hinder?

One of the biggest hurdles people face financially when moving is Stamp Duty. It's had several tweaks in recent years but the principles remain the same. On completion, the buyer is billed via a conveyancing solicitor for Stamp Duty, a tax paid to central government. You can actually work out what you'd pay with this [...]

By |2019-07-17T08:46:14+00:00July 17th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Where should you settle to be healthy?

A story broke this week that wasn't Brexit-related as a headline but one about quality of life. The news, published widely, advised anyone to avoid Soho in London, with Immingham, near Grimsby, up the east coast from us, not far behind. Shotley Gate in Ipswich garnered a place in the negative list, but 6 of [...]

By |2019-07-02T07:55:15+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Residential|0 Comments

Are you looking for ways to extend a bungalow?

Bungalows are often the quickest type of property to sell, as estate agents we know say that some buyers (and not all are old) specify they want a single storey dwelling. Wise too, as they tend to be snapped up when sold on. There's other advantages too in that older bungalows from the 1920s to [...]

By |2019-06-24T21:13:24+00:00June 24th, 2019|Residential|0 Comments