Updates from HOWIE ARCHITECTS

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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From oil to air

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From oil to air

While living in rural areas appeals to homeowners for obvious reasons, relying on heating oil for warmth can be problematic. Oil theft can be an issue, prices can fluctuate and amid concerns about climate...

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Acclaimed Norwich Passivhaus scheme

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Acclaimed Norwich Passivhaus scheme

Norwich City Council has made the shortlist for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Client of the Year 2019 with its development of Goldsmith Street. The scheme, which is the largest Passivhaus...

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Howie Architects becomes Chartered

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Howie Architects becomes Chartered

This summer Howie Architects achieved the status of becoming a RIBA Chartered Practice. Only architectural practices that are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects can use this professional...

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Some resilience in housing market 

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Some resilience in housing market 

House prices inched ahead in August, with average UK home now reaching £233,541, according to the latest research from the Halifax. According to the company’s house price index, average prices...

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Finishing touches

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Finishing touches

As autumn sets in and glossy greens turn to matt browns, homeowners will find interiors are becoming all about textures. This season has seen the launch of new ranges aiming to bring a hint of opulence...

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Possible rise in home improvements

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Possible rise in home improvements

With more people struggling to get on the property ladder and the housing market still uncertain could more owners be considering home improvements in the coming months? Those with properties may look...

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Inside great British buildings

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Inside great British buildings

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the programme for Great British Buildings 2019. This gives members of the public a rare chance to look around some of this year’s RIBA...

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