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.

Planning Applications Explained: Listed Building Consent
Listed Building Consent (LBC) is required for all works of demolition, alteration or extension to a listed building that affects its character as a building of special architectural or historical interest. This includes buildings covered by the listing protection possibly including structures attached to the main building or within the curtilage.
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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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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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