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In January we reported Lambeth Council’s previously strict planning regulations may be relaxed to allow more external renovations and extensions, provided they still compliment the pre-existing style of your home.

The regulation proposal is still at the public consultation stage and will remain so until March 30th, so what can Lambeth residents expect if the proposal is passed? For the average homeowner who needs more space but is not able or not willing to relocate, it grants greater freedom to extend their property to match their needs. So how will these changes affect your loft or extension? This depends on the type of conversion you are hoping for; below we list the most common types we build every day.

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As part of Ecobuild 2015, Paul Dolan delivered a lecture based on research created for his new book, Happiness by Design. As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducted original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment.

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