• Winter home improve projects

    For so many of us the the summer months are the best time for undertaking those  home improvements you have been putting off for so long. The warm days and the fact that it is light late into the evening means that the summer months are ideal for ‘getting things done’. The problem is that […]

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    A Guide to Completing Planning Applications

    If you have your heart set on a home improvement that requires Planning Permission you must submit a planning application to your Local Authority. However, in order to ensure your Planning Application has the best chance of success you will need to roll your sleeves up and do some research. Prior to starting it is […]

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    Should I stay or go? The improve or move conundrum!

    What do you do if your home no longer meets your needs? You may have come to this decision because your family has outgrown your current home. Perhaps family members have left and your home is now too large for your requirements. The problem is that this is a particularly difficult question. It is also […]

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    Renovation – step-by-step

    Proper renovation cannot be undertaken in a ‘throw it at the wall and see what sticks’ manner. There’s a ‘critical path’ that needs to be followed, precisely and without wavering. If you stray from this path, you could end up taking several steps back before you can move forwards again – something that is likely […]

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    10 tips for finding the right builder for you …

    Finding the right building is something akin to stepping into a minefield. Domestic customers are unlikely to use builders on a regular basis, so finding a reliable builder who’s going to provide the exact standard of work that you require can become a bit of a nightmare. So, where do you start? Well, one great […]

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    How to choose the correct architect for your project

    How to choose the correct architect for your project Finding the correct architect is a crucial aspect of any building project that’s going to be successful. You need someone who is going to design your extension or loft conversion successfully, and who understands all local planning rules and building regulations. If you make the wrong […]

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    10 ways to up your home’s value

    Property prices are as predictable as UK temperatures – sometimes they are higher than expected, and frequently they are much lower! If you are thinking of selling your home, then you’ll want to get as much ‘bang for your buck’ as possible. Here are ten ways in which you can maximise your home’s value: Convert […]

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    Summer new builds – a good idea or not?

    Most people would prefer to begin their new builds in the summer. The weather is warmer (or at least it is supposed to be), potentially-damaging elements such as wind, rain, snow and frost are less likely to occur, and all-in-all it’s a much more pleasant time to be working out of doors. But is waiting […]

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    8 steps to home heaven

    More and more people are abandoning their search for their dream home and instead are switching to self-building. If this interests you, then here is a quick 8-step guide to custom building your own perfect home. Find somewhere to build it! Online services such as Plotsearch will help to locate the perfect plot for your […]

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    Planning Permission not required – what you can do

    You probably understand that if you are planning on renovation work to a building such as your own house, then you need to go through what often can be a lengthy and laborious process to get planning permission. However, there are many things you can do where you do not need to get planning permission, and here we list a few of them …

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    Need extra space? Consider a New Year extension

    We Brits love to talk about house prices – especially Daily Mail readers. In a recent report issued by the National Association of Estate Agents and the Association of Residential Letting Agents, it was estimated that over the next decade or so, the average price of a home in the UK will rise by fifty […]