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Lofts and loft bathrooms

27
Aug

Lofts and loft bathrooms

Posted on: 27 August 2020

Category: News

With many of us having decent sized lofts in our homes, converting them is one of the most popular home improvement projects we oversee.  Often the loft will be turned into extra bedroom space, incorporating a bathroom or ensuite. Loft size The simplest type of loft conversion, if headroom allows, is to leave the existing roof intact and add rooflights. Many properties built before 1960 have steep pitched roofs which allow for this simpler type of conversion.  However, if you...

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Green Homes Grant - replacing windows and doors

27
Jul

Green Homes Grant - replacing windows and doors

Posted on: 27 July 2020

Category: News

With the Government’s recent announcement about the Green Homes Grant, from September homeowners should be able to apply online for up to £5,000 of vouchers for energy-efficient home improvements. (At the time of writing it is unclear whether there will be an assessment needed to get the vouchers so look out for further announcements.) The vouchers should cover 2/3 of the cost of any eligible energy-saving improvement and it is expected these will include double glazing as...

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Garden building home offices

2
Jun

Garden building home offices

Posted on: 02 June 2020

Category: News

Following on from our previous two blogs on creating home office spaces, when we discussed converting your garage or cellar, in this blog we look at the rules around garden home offices and how they can be a practical and cost-effective solution. A garden home office has the added advantage over converting part of your existing home as they generally don’t need planning permission, building work should have minimal impact on yours (and your neighbours’) lifestyle and the...

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Turn your cellar into a home office

2
Jun

Turn your cellar into a home office

Posted on: 02 June 2020

Category: News

Following on from our first blog on home office spaces, when we discussed converting your garage, in this blog we look at creating a home office space in your cellar. A home-based office may now seem like a necessity for many of us, but they can also be a way of attempting to restore the precious work/home life balance.  If you are fortunate enough to have a cellar, you could turn it into your home office with the added advantage that you won’t lose any garden space unlike...

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