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Do I need permission to change the layout in my house?

12:29 12 July in Expert Advice by Lavinia Engleman

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alan Crawford, architect and director of Crawford Partnership, tells us about building regulations in the event of major internal changes to a house. "Building regulation approval will normally be required for any major internal changes to a house, such as removing...

SBID Appointed Interior Design representative: The Wool Project

13:34 07 May in Industry News by Lavinia Engleman

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Society of British & International Design (SBID) has been appointed as the industry representative for interior design of The Campaign for Wool spearheaded by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles. Funding for the campaign is being provided by the major wool marketing...

Design industry needs to put sustainability at its core

15:52 04 February in Industry News by Lavinia Engleman

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Society of British Interior Design and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) announced the launch of the first stage of its Environmental Strategy that puts the green agenda at the heart of architecture and interior design at the recent Sustainability Conference...

Climate Control – How Green are we really?

16:35 16 December in Industry News, Sustainability by Lavinia Engleman

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]World Leaders on policy change and decision making for climate control have gathered at Copenhagen for the beginning of climate change discussion and negotiation. Is this a serious intention to change omissions or is it a political step for a networking...

Britain’s ecomony & what that means for the interior design industry

14:23 16 December in Expert Advice, Industry News by Lavinia Engleman

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr Vanessa Brady, OBE reviews Britain's ecomony and what that means for the interior design industry. In 2008, SMEs (small to medium enterprises) had an annual turnover of £1,500 billion. £6.1 billion of this is an increase on figures for 2007. So what...

Government, the economy and how this effects interior design

14:09 11 December in Industry News by Lavinia Engleman

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dr Vanessa Brady, OBE comments on Government's approach to kick-starting the economy and how this effects interior design. An initiative supported by several trade associations to kick-start the economy again by cutting the VAT rate for construction and second-fix fittings was...

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