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  • Neasden's forgotten history?

    Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Vickie ClarkNo comments

    Bit of a trip down memory lane for this month’s blog. My grandad lived all his life in one of the little railway cottages (as they were known) in Quainton Street, Neasden. Poetic license to call them cottages, I remembered a freezing cold, cramped, terraced house with an outside loo! I guess with nostalgic rose-tinted specs on, they did have a certain charm. As kids my brother and I spent every ...

  • English Heritage blue plaques, links people of the past to buildings of the present

    Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Vickie ClarkNo comments

    English Heritage blue plaques – links people from the past with the buildings of the present Yup, I’ve glanced up at those little blue plaques on buildings in London dedicated to someone or another, think I might have even read a few…….…but it’s never actually occurred to me that there must be a story behind each and everyone of them, plus a history to the scheme itself. Turns out in London these ...

  • One surprising upshot from lockdown.....

    Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 by Vickie ClarkNo comments

    During lockdown, if I'm totally honest, out of a desperate need to tweet something vaguely relevant (plus to shake-up ground hog day boredom!) I decided to turn to Google for inspiration. London was top of my surfing list, having lived and worked in this amazing City for a good number of years, I thought I knew her well enough to knock up a couple of architectural points of interest. Turns out I ...

  • Architects online is 20 years old!

    Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 by Tim LoftusNo comments

    Architects online is twenty years old in 2020 When Architects online opened its ‘virtual’ doors in April 2000, the internet was still a relatively new idea. Email had become mainstream, but the idea of promoting products and services on a website and linking to that website from marketing material was almost unheard of. Broadband, social media and smart phones were still all in the future. It was ...

  • IR35 Changes are starting to become a reality

    Posted on Friday, November 1, 2019 by Tim LoftusNo comments

    News that many large employers are now refusing to engage limited company contractors in future is the inevitable consequence of the legislation scheduled to take effect in April 2020. See https://bit.ly/2oINdrY At a treasury roundtable meeting earlier this year, I put it to HMRC that the proposed legislation would effectively end limited company contracting and had that been HMRC’s intention, ...