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Managing Your Budget – Cost vs Time vs Quality

Mike Beacham

Founder and Director Architect

How you manage your project budget is usually similar to how you manage money in other parts of your life – it comes down to what you value most. In the case of your building project it is important to understand that budget is not necessarily the limitation of your dream home. It is what you choose to spend it on that has the greatest impact on the home you create. 

Many make the mistake of thinking of their budget as a shopping list of what it can buy. Without fail, their journey is full of frustration at what gets chopped off the list. Instead, view your budget as an investment you are making in the future you are building. Look for how you can invest to add value to your home and your life. 

If your budget is tight we recommend investing in the aspects of your design that will not likely change – such as quality of space and light, fenestration or maybe hard floor finishes. Don’t rule out the option of refurbishing your home in phases to work within your budget.

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Eco Retrofit – Approach to Existing Buildings

Eco Retrofit – Approach to Existing Buildings

Mike Beacham Founder and Director ArchitectWhen improving your existing house, decisions need to be made regarding what level of eco-retrofit to proceed with. These are decisions strike a balance between aspirations, budget and potential energy savings in the future....

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Your Home Project – 3 Steps to Getting Started

Your Home Project – 3 Steps to Getting Started

Mike Beacham Founder and Director ArchitectYour home is likely to be your most valuable asset and therefore, the process of designing and building or extending it is likely to be a daunting experience. How do you start, who do you employ and how much will it cost? ...

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