Planning Permission – The Process

Planning permission is a licence to build your project subject to adhering to other Statutory requirements. It’s the first step, and most important, to building any type of building. We have outlined below the key points to understanding the planning permission process. Read more →

How Much Will It Cost To Build A House

PS9 Architects Manchester are currently working throughout the UK on new home designs. One of the most common questions we are asked is – how much will it cost to build a house? There are more FAQ here. There are a number of factors that will influence how much will it cost to build a house. In brief these are: Read more →

Architect Builders Manchester

If you are looking for a firm of builders Manchester, PS9 Architects Manchester, are the only firm of Architects in the Manchester Area that offer an Architect led Design and Build service for new home design projects. Read more →

PS9 Architects Manchester – The Value Of Good Design

PS9 Architects Manchester believe in the importance of good design and the value it brings to those who occupy the buildings we design.  Using an architect might seem like a luxury, but if you’re renovating or building from scratch an Architect could actually add value to Read more →

How To Avoid A Cowboy Builder – Part 2

Our previous blog, Part 1 on selecting a builder and avoiding the cowboy builder trap looked at:

  • Understanding why we obtain quotes from builders
  • Selecting a contract
  • Preparing tender information
  • Creating a short list and issuing tenders
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How to Avoid Cowboy Builders – Part 1

Selecting a Builder and Avoiding Cowboy Builders

Our T.V screens are full of horror stories about what goes wrong when building a custom build home. The BBC has a show called `The Cowboy Trap`.  Channel 5 has a show called `Cowboy Builders`.  I suppose the perfect outcome would not make good TV. Read more →