In this 9th edition of Sketchpad, we dive into the world of HERITAGE, taking a look at listed buildings, long-lasting design, and how to ensure your home will continue to look after you as you and your family ages.
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Rocio Lereah joined Goodbody & Co. in 2011 and has worked with many of our clients to transform their visions into reality. We chat to her about what you should be thinking of when starting your own refurbishment project. Don’t know where to start? Whether you have just bought a place or you have been […]
What one particular thing do Stonehenge, 17th century town houses, the Forth Bridge and the Beatles’ pedestrian crossing at Abbey Road have all in common?… …they are all on The List. The first ‘List’, dating back to 1882, tentatively recorded structures of national architectural or historic interest that protected them from excessive redevelopment. However it […]
The challenge in renovation projects is to work not only within the boundaries set by the property itself and the client’s current situation, but also by their needs and plans for the next 10, 20 and 30 years. We recently undertook the renovation of a beautiful Grade I listed Tudor mansion, and the brief included […]
While many of the standard supports for the elderly and infirm can be clinical and unattractive, there are a number of other ways that their requirements can be incorporated into the fabric and design of the house itself. We have compiled a few ideas for you: FLOOR: Rugs should be secured with a non-slip underlay […]