How to find the right architect

Top five tips on how to find and work with the right architect

Your renovation may be a simple knock through or a bog-standard extension at the back. Whatever the project you are about to embark on, you will need to consider whether or not you need an architect and if you do, how you find the best one for the job.

Custom build finance blog

Custom Build Finance

If you’re looking to build your own custom home, you will find that your financing options are different from buying a finished property. Traditional high-street lenders will only lend on properties that are completed and habitable, so you will have to look elsewhere for funding if you don’t have cash assets to fund your build.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the various custom build options, and how they impact funding.

Blenheim Grove custom build

Blenheim Grove

In this post we’re featuring an exciting custom build development in Peckham, developed by our sister company Unboxed Homes.

The Houseboat house tour

The Houseboat

In today’s blog, we’re down in Poole, specifically Hamworthy, a little place just outside Poole, at the Houseboat. You may have seen this in magazines, it’s been captured by the press. It’s an amazing house, was built by my father Roger Zogolovitch and designed by Mole Architects and Rebecca Granger.

I’m getting my dad Roger to walk us around, so hopefully that will give you kind of an interesting idea.

How to develop small sites

Leverage your design skills and learn how to be a property developer

If you are an architect or someone who is interested in becoming a property developer, it’s difficult to know where to start and who to talk to.

There are plenty of opportunities out there – as Colm Lacey, of Brick by Brick, the Croydon private developer said, “architects are pretty much the only people who can develop these sites. Berkeley Homes aren’t going to do it. Barratt’s aren’t going to do it, so don’t stop and don’t be afraid of going at it. There will be challenges along the way but it’s not necessarily a challenge you won’t be able to solve.”