House Extension

Home Improvements – Buy Cheap / Buy Twice – Avoiding the cowboys

Home improvements. These are two words that strike fear into the hearts of mere mortals. DIY is not for the faint of heart, and those looking to tackle the renovations needed in the home must tread carefully. Many of us can do basic DIY, and might even be able to push ourselves to do a …

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Refurbishment Focus: Kitchen Flooring

So the new year is upon us which means that it’s time to get that 2019 refurbishment project underway. We’ve looked at kitchen refurbishment a few times already as part of our Refurbishment Focus series, focussing on a number of different aspects in the kitchen. Last month’s post explored ideas and themes for the kitchen …

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Refurbishment Focus: Kitchen Theme

The festive season is now here. How can such a short sentence evoke so many mixed emotions and have very different connotations for different people..? Christmas dinner, serving drinks, smiling, providing snacks, setting the table, preventing squabbles, smiling, cleaning up, staying organised, popping champagne, playing fridge Tetris, still smiling. Christmas is a tour de force …

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Refurbishment Focus: Kitchen Worktop

When considering your options for a full kitchen refurbishment, the right worktop surface is perhaps the most crucial aspect to ‘getting it right’. The third instalment of our Refurbishment Focus series explores the various kitchen worktop options available on the market. We look at the design considerations and questions you should ask yourself while looking …

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Loft Conversion Nightmares & Horror Stories

It’s not our intention to keep you awake at night worrying about the terrors that follow, but while new houses and extensions can bring many joys, they can also bring many woes! We can’t stress enough how important it is to do your due diligence on prospective new properties. One way to ensure that you’re …

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Refurbishment Focus: Natural Light

As part of our new Refurbishment Focus series, we’re exploring the many different aspects of home improvement. This series is designed to inspire you to consider the many facets and features of your own home which you might not have thought about previously. If you’re considering changes, looking at maximizing or even making more space, …

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What You Need To Know: Planning Permission & Buidling Regs

  One of our most frequently asked questions is around planning permission and building regulations. It is considered one of the biggest reasons that people choose not to improve their homes; cancelling it out because of the assumed hassle of dealing with local authorities and solicitors. Our latest blog aims to dispel some of the …

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Do I Need to Tell My Home Insurer About My Renovations?

If you’ve made the decision to renovate your home, it is strongly advised that you tell your home insurer. It’s important that you inform them in order to ensure your new, improved property is completely covered in case of accidents. Lots of major insurance companies may limit or withdraw your cover entirely if you’re planning …

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