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The Regs on replacing stairs

Posted on: 16 November 2021

Category: News

Are you thinking of replacing your staircase or just wanting to bring it up to date with new balustrading? Whatever you choose to do, the right staircase can make a great first impression and a welcoming entrance to your home. Our blog explains: What you can and cannot do When and what building regulations apply. Safety first With more than 54,000 visits to A& E and more than 80 deaths a year relating to falls on steps and stairs, they are a leading cause of accidents in...

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I've already done the work. Can I still get building regs approval?

Posted on: 09 September 2021

Category: News



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Does your project need approval?

Posted on: 21 July 2021

Category: News

If you are planning a home improvement project there are several steps you need to consider before you start work. First decide on your budget and have a ‘wish list’ of what you want to achieve with your new/adapted space. As a homeowner, the next thing to do is check whether you need planning permission and/or building regulations approval as these are two separate processes. (In some cases, such as taking down a loadbearing wall in your home, you may not need planning...

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How to bring light into your home

Posted on: 19 May 2021

Category: News

The trend for adding expanses of glazing to our homes seems set to stay. Replacing internal walls with glazed partitions or adding features such as oriel windows and glass balustrading can all make your home feel lighter and more spacious. If you are considering a fully glazed extension, not only will you give your home the ‘wow’ factor, but you will gain a wonderful sense of your outside space merging with the inside. Here we look at some glazing projects that you could...

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