Updates from HOWIE ARCHITECTS

Increase in build-to-rent homes

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Increase in build-to-rent homes

The number of newly completed build-to-rent homes across UK regions increased by 51 per cent in 2019, according to research commissioned by the British Property Federation. There are now 152,071 build-to-rent...

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Keep warm this winter

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Keep warm this winter

Chilly January is well and truly underway, but could we be keeping ourselves warmer and therefore happier in our homes – and also saving energy at the same time? Many homeowners could make their...

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!

It has been a busy year for Howie Architects, with the business expanding, moving premises and taking on new staff. We have also been involved in some very exciting projects, from extensions on period...

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Faster planning is needed

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Faster planning is needed

The British Property Federation (BPF) has launched its Accelerated Planning Manifesto. The manifesto contains industry perspectives on the practical ways in which the existing planning system can be made...

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Start thinking ahead

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Start thinking ahead

The year is drawing to a close and now is the time to start considering any plans for next year. We all know December is a time that can be phenomenally busy both at home and at work as everyone rushes...

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A manifesto for architects

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A manifesto for architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published its own manifesto demanding urgent investment, leadership and new regulation from the next government. People, Places and the Planet: RIBA’s...

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Why choose underfloor heating?

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Why choose underfloor heating?

As the cold weather arrives so we all start to switch on, light up and buy fuel in a bid to keep ourselves warm. Many new homes these days now come with underfloor heating and homeowners are increasingly...

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Annual house price growth slows

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Annual house price growth slows

The average price of a UK home is currently £232,249, according to the Halifax House Price Index. House prices in October 2019 were 0.9 per cent higher than in the same month in 2018 but on a monthly...

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Improving not moving

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Improving not moving

More people are choosing to stay in their homes longer, extending and enhancing them to enable them to meet a variety of needs. With the uncertain economic climate, slow housing market and low property...

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A double win for Norwich

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A double win for Norwich

Goldsmith Street in Norwich has won the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize and the inaugural Neave Brown Award for Housing. Awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) the annual Stirling Prize is...

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