World Bee Day 20th May – CLPM Project features Bee Bricks

World Bee Day 20th May 2022   World Bee Day is celebrated globally on May 20th. The purpose of this day is to recognise and acknowledge the positive impact that bees and other pollinators have on our ecosystem. In addition to being one of the major pollinators, ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture and…

What is happening to construction costs?

What is happening to construction costs? We have been working with Davide di Martino from Unagru Architects https://www.unagru.com recently on a project in Richmond. The project is to demolish a bungalow and replace it with a two-storey house. During this time construction costs have seen a big change. We first met our clients in October…

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Independent Domestic and Commercial Heating Advice

Independent Heating and Energy Efficiency advice CLPM provide independent domestic heating advice for both residential and commercial clients and their architects across the UK. CLPM offer site surveys where one of the team can visit a property and assess the site, understand our clients requirements and make recommendations for improvements. We can also undertake this…

Prices keep rising…! Are you renovating or making changes to your home on a budget?

Are you renovating a house on a budget? Home improvements are a wise financial investment, but with fast rising prices and current market conditions, it is now even more crucial for you to stay in control of your home renovation costs. The team at CLPM help architects, homeowners and property developer keep a tight control…

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Estimating Construction Costs: Why Use a Quantity Surveyor?

Estimating construction costs early – while you’re still developing and making amends to your designs – is crucial. Afterall, if you are organising a building project, it’s important that you make sure that you and your architect design something you can actually afford to build! In this blog, we explain why getting a professional RICS…

How to Renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building

How to Renovate a Grade 2 Listed Building

Planning a Victorian or Edwardian house renovation? Renovating listed buildings is a fascinating process and highly rewarding – but can also be stressful and complex. In this blog, one of our architectural practice clients, Allister Godfrey from the award-winning Chartered Architects based in Wantage, Oxfordshire shares his expertise and outlines some of the pitfalls to…

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Permitted Development Changes September 2020 – Good or Bad News?

Permitted Development Changes in England The Prime Minister has both announced – and hinted at – some major changes to Permitted Development rights for England as part of his Build, Build, Build campaign. From September this year we are to understand that homeowners living in the majority of post-war homes (whether they are detached, semi-detached…

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Estimating Build Costs: How to Make Sure Your Designs are Affordable

Planning a major building project? Estimating build costs early – while you’re still in the design stage – is critical to make sure your plans remain affordable. In this blog we explain how getting a professional to estimate your construction costs at this early stage will help you to keep your project on track. The…