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Lots of people embarking on a home extension project are well aware of the need to gain planning permission and to comply with Building Regulations. However, it’s not so common to find people familiar with the Party Wall Act.
You’ve decided to extend your home. Now you need to prepare yourself so you’re ready to give a decent brief so they can give you an accurate quote. So what exactly do you need to think about? Here’s a starter for 6.
If you are refurbishing your home then it’s worth taking some time to think about your interior doors because they will have a major effect on the overall appearance. There is a great deal of choice available when it comes to interior doors and lots to think about. Here’s some advice to help you make your selection.
A smart fireplace makes a natural focal point of any living space. Whether it’s a restored or refurbished period fireplace, or a brand new contemporary one, there are some clever ways to really get the most out of this feature.
It’s a really common question: do I need planning permission for my home extension? If the thought of applying for planning permission fills you with concern you are not alone. You only have to watch TV programmes like Homes Under the Hammer to learn that planning permission can cause major delays in projects, not to mention adding great costs.
When we speak to homeowners about extending their properties the main question they ask – and rightly so – is how much is all this going to cost? Of course we can provide a quote for labour, materials and fixtures and fittings. But there are other costs you need to consider too so make sure you factor these into your budget.
If you’re thinking about extending your home then unless you’ve got plenty of savings, you’ll need to consider a few financing options. When it comes down to it there are three main ways of funding a home extension, or any other major home improvement for that matter.
The question of whether you’re going to add value to your home by extending is a good one. Of course it all comes down to how much it’s going to cost. So once you’ve got your quote and plan of works then you can start to work out whether it’s going to net you some extra value on your property.
Loft conversions aren’t a light undertaking. They can cost a lot of hard-earned money, and are a huge extension on your precious home. If you’re thinking about a loft conversion, you therefore need to make sure that you plan it correctly. We have over 15 years’ worth of experience planning loft conversions, and we like to think that we’ve learnt a trick or two along the way! With this in mind, here are our top tips for planning a loft conversion:
For those considering home extensions, you may be interested to hear that you’ll gain more than just a bit of square footage of living space. There are many reasons why you may wish to extend your home, but if you’re still trying to decide if it’s for you, here are our top five reasons to take the plunge and extend.