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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Planning Applications Explained: The Decision Notice
There are three possible outcomes to a planning application: permission may be granted in full, granted with planning conditions, or refused. Read this guide to find out what this means for you.
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Planning Applications Explained: Do You Need Planning Permission?
It is not necessary to seek planning permission or building regulations approval for all improvements you plan to make to your home. Before starting to build on your property it is wise to ask your council’s planning service whether your project will need planning permission.
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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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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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