Entries by kirsty

Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient – Combating Mould

Mould – many home-owner’s worst nightmare. We hope that this article will provide you with some tips and tricks to avoid mould forming in historic buildings. When a wall warms up after a cool night, air contained within its pores expands as it warms and a small proportion moves out of the wall via the […]

Don’t be scared to mix styles

Our recent interiors projects has challenged us to delve into different interior styles and bring them together in harmony – which is also known as ‘eclectic’ style. Our client was intrigued by a few different interior design trends. Some say this is shouldn’t be done, but whether we know it or not, we are constantly […]

Hooray for Southernhay!

We love being involved in local projects – especially when they’re on our doorstep. Over the past month the LSA team have been working hard on a new development here at Southernhay West. One of the wonderful Georgian style Grade II* Listed townhouse is having a revamp and we couldn’t be more excited to get […]

Transforming a building which transforms lives…

Since our last post on the Salvation Army, the project has made great progress and exciting things have been happening. We are eager to share the next stage of our work, as the team here at LSA have been working hard with their design caps on. From exterior to interior, the design process is now […]

Restoring Historic Buildings – Conservation Philosophy

We believe that when restoring historic buildings, it is extremely important to maintain the original character of the building. We want to keep the history of the building at the forefront of our minds and respect it. We recently read “New Design for Old Buildings” by Roger Hunt and Iain Boyd and found their Conservation […]

Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient – Roofs

The roof of a historic building is one of it’s most striking features and may have survived in a remarkably unchanged for condition for many centuries. Roof Structure Unless there has been substantial water leakage, the roof structure will usually be in good condition. This is often due to the generous amount of ventilation in […]

Living in living space

We are excited to announce that we have a new development at Living Space Architects. Our talented work force has increased by another member who will bring something extra to the team…you guessed it – interiors! After 15 successful years of running LSA, our directors have decided to include interior design within the package we […]

How to upgrade windows in historic buildings

Windows are often considered to be “The eyes of the building” and this phrase is even more true in the case of historical buildings. They create the character of the building and changing these when attempting to modernise historical buildings should be approached with care. Historic windows Throughout the early medieval period, the great majority […]

Designing your house to keep cool this summer

Summer is just around the corner! If this summer is anything like last year, we’re guaranteed some hot weather and sunshine. There’s nothing worse than sitting in a boiling hot house when the weather is so great outside. Therefore, here are some design tips to consider when looking at designs for your new build to […]