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The Party Wall Act: What you Need to Know When Planning a Home Extension

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.

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Planning a Home Extension

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.

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Framing a Fireplace

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.

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The Costs of Extending Your Home

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.

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Funding a Home Extension

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.

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Will an Extension add Value to my Home?

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.

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Five Reasons Home Extensions are a Great Investment

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.

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How to Extend Your Home Without Losing your Garden

One of the biggest worries for anyone extending their home is the idea that their outside space might be gobbled up by an extension. For a growing family, outside space is just as important as the interior living space, so it’s a shame to lose any of it. Of course, home extensions can be done in a sympathetic fashion, but wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to lose any garden? That’s where loft conversions come into their own!

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Open up Your Home’s Potential With an House Extension

The idea of improving rather than moving has been around for a while. Most homeowners will, at some point and if space allows, think about adding an extension to their home. But have you thought about just how much potential home extensions can unlock?

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How to Create the Perfect Home Office or Study

If you have been dreaming of the perfect home office or study, we can tell you that success is all in the design, but before that a full understanding of the uses of the room must be discovered. To get this information the designers at Aspire Building spend a great deal of time getting to know their clients.

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