07.03.2018

Grand Designs: Mid-Century Renovation

Home renovation is big business, with the average family spending at least £1,700 a year on improvements.  The main criteria; modernise and improve living space. Grand Designs‘ April …

Grand Designs: Mid-Century Renovation
28.02.2018

Real Homes: Adding An Extension

In 2017 over 200,000 homeowners received planning consent to extend their homes, a rise of 20% in the past 4 years. Rising house prices and the cost of stamp duty has led more people to stay put and expand their homes to gain extra space. But if you’…

Real Homes: Adding An Extension
13.02.2018

Real Homes: Bungalows – Kill or Cure?

Bungalows can be a great investment, but if you're planning to make alterations, make sure you do your research. In this article, Melanie Clear looks at the advantages and …

Real Homes: Bungalows – Kill or Cure?
27.11.2017

Clear Architects Chosen for ‘Ugly House to Lovely House’ on Channel 4

Channel 4 programme Ugly House to Lovely House, staring TV architect George Clarke, has chosen our project Forest View to feature in their current series. The show follows the journey required to transform your home from ugly and dysfunctional, to a lovely space with natural flow. Each episode sees a …

Clear Architects Chosen for ‘Ugly House to Lovely House’ on Channel 4
22.11.2017

Clear Architect’s Design Chosen By Channel 4 Show

A new Channel 4 homes show – Best Laid Plans – is due to feature our prestigious new build home 40 Hill Road, in Theydon Bois, on  9 December. The programme is …

Clear Architect’s Design Chosen By Channel 4 Show
11.10.2017

Design Buy Build Magazine

The publishers of Design Buy Build magazine have included our project 40 Hill Road in their latest edition. The article focuses on the main design features of this residential erase and replace project, which emerged from a plot housing a 1950s bungalow. The feature examines the flexible living space that …

Design Buy Build Magazine
17.07.2017

Property Price Advice: Adding Value to a Period Property

Melanie Clear adds her expert knowledge to this article for leading advice website Property Price Advice, which considers ways to add value to period homes, in particular Victorian terraces. The …

Property Price Advice: Adding Value to a Period Property
17.07.2017

Real Homes Q&A: Maximising Value in Your Home

In this latest article for Real Homes magazine, Melanie Clear once again offers her advice to homeowners. The 3 page feature explores different improvements to the home, from upgrading your central heating through to adding an ensuite bathroom or converting your loft. But which updates will give you the best …

Real Homes Q&A: Maximising Value in Your Home
01.04.2017

Real Homes Expert Q&A: knocking down rebuilding again

Melanie Clear provides her regular expert advice to residential clients in April’s edition of Real Homes. Tackling how to go about knocking down your house and rebuilding again, …

Real Homes Expert Q&A: knocking down rebuilding again
01.03.2017

Grand Designs Self-Build Guide: Forest View

Featuring a garden room with a wraparound glass, Forest View has large roof lights connecting this home with the garden.…

Grand Designs Self-Build Guide: Forest View
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