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'Commutism'

Gadgets

Amidst the opening of the Elizabeth Line, and the chaos of train and tube strikes across the country, these items may be essential to get you through your journey...

We are now a Carbon Neutral Company!

Other

We are proud to have offset 40 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions this year, from our little plot at Bank Woods, Summerbridge in North Yorkshire!

Home Cinemas versus Home Gyms

Interior

When it comes to choosing a luxury room to add to our homes, it seems we dream the most about owning either a home cinema or a fully equipped gym. If you had to choose, which would it be?

Landlord's Guide | Spring 2022

For Landlords

Being a landlord has become increasingly more complicated and less profitable over the years, this has only led to less rental properties on the market.

Inspiration Transmission

A look into Sloane Street Deli, Belgravia. Designed and renovated into a unique vintage style eatery, by Rawan Muqaddas Studios.

Market Comment | Spring 2022

Property Market

Spring brings new opportunities. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, you need to furnish yourself with the information that will help you make the right decision at the right time to meet your property goals. To help you do this, we have looked at the market in the first quarter of 2022 to understand what to expect from the rest of the year.

Brik Magazine Q2/22

Fewer properties on the market, rising prices, rising inflation, plus an increase in interest rates has led to many would-be sellers staying put...

Home Tech

Gadgets

The latest gadgets to turn your current house into a future home. From stunning televisions to cocktail makers...

Finance

Property Market

The Bitter Pill - Nobody could argue how resilient the Property Market has remained despite challenges it has faced over the period of the Global Pandemic.

Who's the fairest of them all?

Lifestyle

Tate Modern presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. With the exhibition extended to June 2023, these inspired immersive household mirrors are an interior designer's secret weapon.

Q1/22 Buyers Guide

For Buyers

We’re all about the tortoises, not the hares. When the lockdown started to ease, there’s a good chance that if it wasn’t you rushing to pick up your perfect home with increased acreage inside and outside, and a healthy saving on stamp duty, then you knew someone who was.

Power of the Curve

Interior

Horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines are most commonly used in construction and interior design. Interestingly, by default, we tend to gravitate towards straight lines and shy away from more curvy elements.

Maximising your Taxes

For Landlords

A reality check: The Landlord Dream of a property that requires minimal upkeep and slowly appreciates in value while you pay off the mortgage and earn a little sweetener every month takes work. And while we can’t help you with your tenants, we can offer a whistle-stop guide to managing your money (and specifically your taxes) as a landlord.

Network of Architecture Soprabolzano, Italy

Architecture

NOA* Network of Architecture has completed the AEON wellness hotel. The new 3,157 square metre resort is set on a large meadow in Soprabolzano, surrounded by trees and rolling mountain views.

Finding Balance

Property Market

It’s been a rollercoaster, and it’s not quite done yet. The pandemic (and subsequent stamp duty holiday) combined over the last two years to create a totally unique property market both in London and the rest of the UK.

Brik Magazine Q1/22

Books

The distorting lens of the pandemic has led to a more interesting property market. How will it stack up this year?

0% Lettings Offer (Expires April 2022)

For Landlords

Take advantage of our limited lettings offer. Instruct us to let your property before the end of March 2022 and we'll waive the first 6 months of fees. Simple T&C's apply.

The calm after the storm

Property Market

Following the recent general election, the only certainty at this moment is that everything is uncertain, with plenty of new housing policies potentially set to be introduced, leaving buyers and sellers across the country with lots of important questions to ask about the state of the UK property market, amid a cloud of Brexit uncertainty.

Casa Pillagua Barranco

Architecture

Pillagua Barranco is a project of three detached houses located in the warm valley of Cumbaya, near Quito. The long terrain where the houses are located is characterized by a steep slope. The greatest potential of the land is precisely the view it has towards the small and intimate valley of Pillagua, as well as towards its green surroundings.

Biophilic Design

Interior

Biophilic Design - Never hear of it? Well you aren’t the only one. Without many of us realising it a slow revolution has been taking place at home and at work. Centring on the ideal that our spaces inside should reflect the great outdoors to improve people’s lives.

ON THE RISE

For Landlords

New year, new challenges, new opportunities. In London’s rental market, those challenges and opportunities revolve around a combination of Government legislation, which may have led to a lack of supply in the market, and ultimately, the price increases that comes with it. Some of the legislation which we think could be contributing to an unsettled market include the following:

Best Buy

For Buyers

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled, was convincing buyers to go for a property based on the finish of a newly installed kitchen. Okay: we may have paraphrased that a bit, but the sentiment’s true.

The Selling Equation

For Owners

Introducing the The Parento Principal, also known as the 80/20 rule, or the law of the vital few. The law states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. It’s used in sports (20% of the exercises and habits have 80% of the impact and the trainee), health and safety (20% of the hazards account for 80% of the injuries), and business (0% of sales come from 20% of clients). And now we’re applying it to selling your property. Let us explain.

Which Way Is Up?

Books

Back in 2012-14 the London property market went interstellar with massive price rises. However with the uncertainty of Brexit that has loomed omnipresent, many people are wondering which way is up?