News & Press 2017-05-27T02:34:58+00:00

Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms Turn to Our Experts

Broken plan living is quite the buzz word for 2017. As Qualitas's extensive portfolio is full of examples of how families can make these modern layouts work for them, we've fast become the go-to basement company in London for publications wanting to know more about the trend. The latest magazine to quiz us about what broken plan living is and the things you need to be considering if you're planning to extend or reconfigure your house was Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms. You can read Jonathan's revelations about how to make broken plan living work for you here:  Ask The Expert About Broken [...]

Why Do People Extend Their Homes? – Hiscox

Home extensions are no longer simply about increasing the size of your property. The modern extension is all about creating more wow factor in a way that perfectly caters for your family's changing needs. High-end business insurers Hiscox looked into the key reasons people extend and what they want from their refurbished homes. They found that 'generous glazing that floods the interior with light' is one of the attributes home owners love. According to Hiscox the Stucco Villa in Spencer Park that we recently enhanced with a basement extension, internal reconfiguration and finished with eye-catching floor to ceiling glass doors and skylights is a perfect [...]

Broken Plan Living Spaces Explained

Open plan living space has been the go-to model for home designs over the last couple of decades, but in recent times there has been a transition towards broken plan living spaces. In a recent feature by Grand Designs Magazine, our director and head of architect and design team Jonathan Woodcock was quizzed about this design shift. "For years, our clients have wanted to achieve light, open spaces but now we are seeing an evolution into broken-plan living," said Jonathan Woodcock. "This concept is about achieving distinct zones that are linked, but that suit different purposes." You can read the full [...]

Daily Express Reveal How Qualitas Can Help Feng Shui Your Home

As celebrations for the year of the Rooster began, the Daily Express looked for ways to transform your home into something to crow about. Naturally they sought Qualitas's wisdom. Qualitas director Jonathan Woodcock, who leads the architect and design team, shared some of his key advice for making a single space multi-dimensional and multi-functional. "By using different floor finishes, changes in level and semi-permanent partitions such as book cases, distinct areas or zones for cooking, studying and relaxing are created," said Jonathan. Read the whole inspiring feature about how to Feng Shui your home here:    Free Avada WordPress Theme [...]

How Basements are Transforming Family Living

Did you know that applications to build or extend basements have increased by 9 per cent across the UK, between 2013 and 2015, according to research by Direct Line, the insurance company? Qualitas MD Nick Woodworth was quizzed by The Times Bricks and Mortar about why basement conversions are so popular across London and the southeast. "Stamp duty is a prime driver, but clients are also thinking holistically about their families — they have the kids settled in the local school and their friends and family near by. A basement allows them to stay put for an extra five to ten [...]

Qualitas Renovation Showcased in Interiors Mag

In 2016, we worked tirelessly to transform a 'Between The Commons' terrace home that had been rather neglected in 25 years of tenancy, into a perfect family home for Ella and Valli Ardalan. The focal point and hub of the house was a beautiful, airy Scandi kitchen, which was recently featured in Essential Kitchen and Bathroom Bedroom. See the stunning family home here: http://www.ekbbmagazine.co.uk/article/508/kitchen/real-life-spaces/urban-retreat