Extensions mean expansion for firm
Leeds-based architects practice Studio J is bucking the trend in the property downturn, taking on new staff. This company is still in its first year of trading and was founded during the recession, and 75 per cent of its workload is coming from domestic extensions for young families.
Founder James Butterworth, says: “A typical job at the moment is for increased living space on the ground floor with a new bedroom or two above.
“Due to the difficulties home owners are currently facing, many have found extending or renovating to be the most economic solution. “