Think Tank

The idea behind our Think Tank is to share interesting snippets of information, ideas, thoughts or simply things we find interesting. Hopefully these short articles will provide you with inspiration for your own project, or perhaps you will learn something new. Our Think Tank is updated on a regular basis, so make sure you re-visit to view our latest articles.

 

Our articles are ordered with the most recent publications at the top of the page. To help you find articles you may be interested in we have organised the articles into several categories, simply select a category you are interested in from the Topic List Filter.

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Listed Buildings: What you need to know
Those who own or carry out work on a listed building must be especially careful not to adversely impact the integrity of the building. This means there are strict controls on both internal and external alterations to the building.
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Development Options: Planning Appraisal Report
Knowing how to develop your parcel of land can be a daunting and complicated process to understand. It’s important to understand the constraints and opportunities evolving from the location of the site as well as the legal and planning aspects that could affect any future development.
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Working from Home? You're not alone!
With the entire country now on Lockdown, the majority of the UK’s workers have now implemented some sort of ‘working from home’ strategy. Here’s our experience so far...
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Property in Alderley Edge
Dominated by sparsely located, large country estate houses mainly owned by the De Traffords, the development of Alderley Edge didn’t accelerate notably until the construction of the railway in 1842.
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Planning Gain: Self-builder's and Small Developer's Guide
Planning conditions vs planning obligations. What's the difference, and what should you be watching out for.
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Planning: The Planning Application Process Explained
The Planning process can be a daunting and problematic task if you aren’t aware of the main steps in the sequence. Use this short guide to help navigate your Planning Application journey.
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Planning: A basic introduction to development and planning consent
The planning system can be difficult and a stressful part of your dream project. We’ve put together some helpful guides to aid the process and explain in depth some of the ins and outs of the system.
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Wellness at work - Office Dog Exploits
At Arkhi we are really proud to be a dog friendly environment. When you pop in for a coffee or meeting with us, you might be greeted by Star the spaniel who thinks you exist to fuss her and will usually present you with her latest toy, or Klari the Vizla who hurts her tail from wagging it so much! Be careful with your chair – if you vacate it, it might get stolen…
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Bringing the Outside in: 10 Design Ideas
Being closer to nature can provide numerous health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and improving mental health. So how about introducing some of these relatively small changes into your home?
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Uncovering your Permitted Development Rights
Not all changes to your home need permission from the Local Planning Authority. Permitted development rights allow development to take place without the requirement for Planning Permission.
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