What to Consider When Having a Home Extension

With the cost of properties continuing to hit new records, you may be thinking that now is not the best time to move. More and more people are now opting to stay put and improve/extend their home because they simply cannot afford to move. If you are considering a house extension, here are a few… Read more »

Garden Buildings and Their Benefits

Garden buildings are a great way to create additional living and leisure areas when any kind of expansion to the main residence is not practical. They offer year-round, fully insulated comfort and will add value to your home. If you’re looking to boost your home, read on as we bring you some great ideas for… Read more »

Convert Your Basement for the Summer of Sport

The summer of sport is well and truly underway, kicked off by the likes of The World Cup, Commonwealth Games and Wimbledon and the Tour de France. While there’s been mixed success for the British teams and athletes, the events have had the nation fixated with a peak of 21 million viewers tuning in to… Read more »

Get in Shape for Summer with a Home Gym

The arrival of the summer means that many of us will be flocking to our local gyms in a last minute bid to get in shape for the holiday season, however for many people with busy modern lifestyles this is simply not practical. With that in mind, many people are turning to home gyms as… Read more »

Loft Conversions – Ideas to Maximise Your space

As property prices continue to rise around the country, many people are looking to make the most of the space they already have by extending and expanding in their existing property. Conversions are often a profitable idea when you are looking to add value and space to your home, and it has been estimated that… Read more »

Planning A Garage Conversion

Increasingly, many homeowners are coming to see their garage in a new light and as a potential source of extra living space within a property. If a garage conversion project is performed correctly, then it can be seamlessly blended with the existing interior of a property. Another reason why garage conversion projects are becoming so… Read more »

Permitted Development Rules For Home Extensions

On May 9th 2013 legislation was presented to Parliament which increased the size of single storey extensions that could be built under permitted development rules. The result of this legislation is that for a three year window, between May 2013 and May 2016, home owners are able to build larger, single-storey, rear home extensions within… Read more »

Is Your Property Winter Proof?

We explore the areas of a property which are most susceptible to damage throughout winter and the associated restorative action which should be taken… Roof: During the winter season damage to the roof can occur. This damage can be attributed to a number of factors including freeze-thaw damage caused by temperature fluctuations and lost roofing tiles… Read more »

Building Regulations and Planning Permission: What You Need To Know

As a home owner, regardless of the nature of the proposed building work, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the proposed project conforms to the relevant planning rules and building regulations. This is regardless of whether your particular building project requires planning permission or building regulations approval or not. Due to this, failure on… Read more »