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12
Oct

Conservatory, orangery or extension?

Posted on: 12 October 2020

Category: News

The majority of us have been staying in more and working from home over the last six months, which has led to many homeowners reconsidering how they use their downstairs living space. If you’ve realised you need more room, here we look at three popular options to extend and what might be right for you. Conservatories  A conservatory has traditionally been a quicker and less expensive way of adding more living space to a home. However, its popularity has waned in the...

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Image of a loft bathroom with wooden panelling on one wall, shower, bath and double vanity unit

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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Image of loft conversion with desk and sofa

29
Apr

Eco-friendly loft conversions

Posted on: 29 April 2020

Category: News

If you are thinking of a loft conversion then why not consider making it eco-friendly?  By using organic, sustainable or recycled materials you will reduce the carbon footprint, minimise waste and potentially save money on your utility bills in the long run. Read our useful tips on creating a ‘greener’ loft from how to source and choose materials to what planning and building regulations you will need to consider before you start your build. Use sustainably sourced...

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22
Jul

Extending your home - what to consider

Posted on: 22 July 2019

Category: News

Extending your home can be a huge time and cost outlay so you should make sure you fully understand the legal, planning and build issues you might come across on the way. Planning the way your new home will look is the easy part, but the more complicated areas are often left to the builder. To help you feel more confident about the process we have put together a top 5 list of things you should be aware of before you start your project. Building regulations – you’ll need...

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