If you are running out of space in your workplace or in your home you might have reached the conclusion that you need an expensive new building or extension. By employing us as architects we have the knowledge, training and experience to take a look...

Like most market towns Kettering has grown rather randomly and sometimes quite badly. For example Kettering's new 'urban extension' is as far away from the town centre to the East as the next towns and villages (Rothwell and Broughton) are to the West. But along...

When the 'Crash' descended on the UK in 2008 I reverted to my plan 'B' and, out of necessity, set up KR.eativ: Architects Ltd as a small BIM capable studio specialising in sustainable architecture in historic contexts after a career working on a broad range...

Are you a business owner, home-owner or land-owner whose property no longer 'works' for you but conspires against you.Did the estate agent / house developer sell you a list of rooms you thought you needed but ended up with a house that is not a...

There are a few ways of bypassing the big house-builders to get a new home that is designed for you for your needs:'Custom-Build' - describes a way to choose a standard design by a house-builder on a plot on their development. 'Self-Build' by yourself...

As a new year begins this is the first Newsletter of the year, Newsletter2018M01, emphasising the housing work I have done over the years and that it can and should be done differently now. The housing I had to design / make work in the 1980s for...

This is an idea from the USA that would work well in the UK and Northamptonshire especially. An ADU can be used to house a parent, a child, be used as a home office, holiday cottage etc. The important aspect is they remain on the...

When considering alterations to buildings (extensions and alterations) or any other building design project who do you use for the following stages of a project:0 - Strategic definition. (business case).1 - Preparation and brief.2 - Concept design.3 - Developed design. (planning permission).4 - Technical design....

Many years ago at University we learnt that old buildings 'breathe' and that old buildings  perform thermally much better than the silly calculations the Government requires us to use to meet the building regs. Recent research by SPAB and STBA has shown that to be true.If impervious insulation is...