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Home Ownership Boosts Happiness

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : RIBA Architect in The House 2012 

The UK’s first well being survey has revealed that owning your own home makes you more happy when compared with living in other tenures.

The survey, carried out by the Office for National statistics, found that 80% of people that owned their home outright or had a mortgage were of medium to high levels of satisfaction. This compared with only 68% of people that found satisfaction living in other types of tenure.

The research even found that ‘An individual’s housing tenure and the leve...

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Sunday Times Smart Home Competition Shortlist

Posted by Jonathan Braddick on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, In : RIBA Planning 

The short list for the Sunday Times British Home Awards 'Smart Homes' competition have been released.

The competition is seeking integrated, interoperable solutions that demonstrate the application of digital monitoring and control systems in the home.

The panel of judges have selected a shortlist of 6 designs which are now open for your vote until midnight on August 13 2012 through


    • Street Smart: White arkitekter
    • S,M,L home: Pentan...

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Jonathan Braddick - RIBA Architects Devon

Jonathan Braddick Jonathan Braddick is a RIBA Chartered Architect based in Devon, in Exmouth near Exeter. Jonathan is Chairman of the South West Region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Jonathan is also founder and chairman of the Design Review Panel ( which provides impartially, independent, multidiciplinary design review / place review services to local authorities. In private practice, Jonathan offers a comprehensive Architects service: from conceptual design through to completion on site, and beyond. Jonathan practices throughout the South West and South East of England. Jonathan provides full Architect services across all project sectors and types, but his particular passion is for bespoke, ecologically sustainable, residential developments including: housing developments, individual house builds, conversions and high-end extensions for both developer and private clients. Jonathan Braddick is not just a designer, but has a strong focus on carrying projects through from inception to completion on site. Jonathan provides a high level of legislative and technical knowledge as well as specialist expertise in construction procurement and on site contract administration. Jonathan ensures that his designs respond to all relevant planning legislation, will comply with the building regulations, are constructionally cost effective and buildable on site. In house sustainability/energy efficient design is provided as a matter of course.

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