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  2. Sky-lo, Stocksbridge
From the team who created the popular Sky-Houses comes a new development of eight architect designed two bed homes near Fox Valley. Featuring Sky House’s signature roof garden, large windows and open plan layout, the innovative design of these houses will appeal to those wanting something a little bit different. With prices starting at £180,000 and with a perfect location for amenities at Fox Valley and for commuters to the motorways, it’s a no-brainer.
See for details or call our New Homes Team on 0114 299 4144.
    3. Far Wood View, Ashover
These two recently released luxury homes are designed by architects Taylor Holmwood. Located in a prime spot, they feature open plan living spaces, large entrance halls and soaring ceilings upstairs. With integral garages, utility rooms, four light-filled bedrooms and landscaped gardens, we really like how these have been designed with easy family living in mind.
See for details or call our New Homes Team on 0114 299 4144.
 Top tips for choosing an architect
1. Be Open to Suggestions
Even though you probably have strong ideas about how you want your home to look, bear in mind that you are hiring a professional whose work you (hopefully) admire. Try to open your mind to new ideas and respect their knowledge in aspects such as building regulation and structural integrity.
2. Set a Budget
It is vital to outline your budget and any contingency from the
beginning. Make limits about the extent of the work clear and be sure you clarify when and how payment will be made.
3. Get Recommendations
Talk to friends, contacts or local estate agents about architects working in your area. If you see
a residential development that you like the style of then find out who designed it. Check reviews if possible and meet the architect in person before you decide.
They should be able to show you detailed examples of their work.
4. Plan Ahead
Many architects won’t be able
to start work on your project immediately so engage your architect way ahead of when you need work to start. Things such as planning permission, site surveys and building regulations can take months to get in place. Be clear on your timescales with your architect and build in contingency plans if possible.

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