INTRODUCTION I have always had interest in Gothic architecture and have always been very impressed by the stone masonry work in churches and cathedrals. My family are well aware that every time we drive walk past a Gothic cathedral I’m going to have to stop and going to have a look at how it’s been built and in particular admire the stone tracery to the Windows The Quatrefoils shape is the four leafed clover window and can often be seen at the top of a Gothic arch filled with stained glass. It’s a Christian and Islamic symbol the word deriving from the Latin and comes from “quattour” or four and “folium” or leaves. My uncle also lives in a road called Trefoil Drive and which is the three leafed clover window so I suppose it been around me in some form for most of my life. It is often quite interesting trying to spell the company name down the telephone to someone and it is at times like this that one tends to think that maybe I should’ve called the company ABC Surveyors but I’m sure it’s been done before. I often have a number of discussions with people as to exactly how to pronounce the name of the company and its one of those terms like scones or tomatoes where everybody has a slightly different view.   WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SERVICE OF NOTICE ? A party Wall award can often be required when you undertake construction works either on […]

Looking for a perfect home

One of my friends just bought a new property and he wanted to turn it into his new home. He had no knowledge with interior or exterior design, so he decided to arrange a consultation with modern residential architects; he explained what he expected from them and, as he was convinced by the free architect advice he received, he decided to choose one of them. Usually speaking, it is not easy to meet the very best of roofers in Chelsea. And my friend wanted to work only with the finest experts. For him, like for most of us, buying new house is a very important decision, and he wanted to make it his real home, for the rest of his life. It was a place where he planned to grow old and create unforgettable memories. The first meeting went really well and the free architect advice, which included general design ideas and basic advice, came out to be very useful. My friend had some ideas and expectations but a number of elements connected with interior and exterior design he had to consider really surprised him. He expected perfect solutions for he worked with carefully chosen, top London architects, and at the end he eventually obtained what he wanted. Those modern residential architects, most of them recommended by friends and associates, had shown a great sense of initiative and professionalism. He had chosen three of them and asked for projects. While talking to them he felt that they were on the same wave length, so he […]