What is the Value of Architecture to the UK Economy?

The UK economy is a diverse one. All kinds of industries contribute to the economic well-being of the nation, including the architecture sector.

Here we explain just how big a contribution those who work in this industry make to the health of the UK economy. We guarantee that you will be surprised by just how much income this relatively small group of people generates for the nation.

Where the figures come from

The majority of the statistics we are using in this article are from the Creative Industries Economic Estimates report from January 2015. This report, produced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is used to help decision makers to make funding and development decisions.

Some surprising facts

The contribution the creative industries make to the economy is rarely discussed in the press. This means that the report makes for interesting reading and uncovers some surprising facts about the creative industries as a whole, as well as about architecture.

The number of people employed in the creative industries

The first surprise is the number of people who are (more…)

Why Extend Your Home?

There are many reasons to consider extending your home. For a growing family, it is an easy way to get valuable extra space without all the stress and hassle of moving. It is also a way to add value to a property. Potentially, you can also earn money by renting out the spare space or using it for business.

Here we are going to look at the benefits of extending your home as well as the potential pitfalls of doing so. Read the entire article and you will have the information you need to determine whether a home extension is the best option for you.


Add value to your property

As mentioned, extending a house can be an easy way to add value to your home. Unsurprisingly, this is one of the top reasons people give when asked why they want to build an extension.

Provided you do it right, adding an extension to your home can increase its value by (more…)