What to consider when planning an en-suite in a loft

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: All, Bathrooms, Conversions, Extensions|

Incorporating an en-suite in a loft conversion is a great way to add value to your home in addition to the obvious practical benefits. Here are some of the things to think about before starting your loft conversion - from practical plumbing to maximising the layout! Embrace sloping ceilings Instead of going against the nooks and slopes,

What you need to know about planning permission for extensions

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Extensions, Planning|

Applying for planning permission can be one of the most painful parts of starting your extension, especially if you have never been through the process before. But fear not, we have answered the most common questions around planning permission for extensions to help you get off to a smooth start! How much does it cost to

Your renovation stories – an open plan home conversion

By | June 30th, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

We love following renovators on Instagram and watching their project progress - from the excitement before the work begins, the decisions and work throughout and eventually sharing their dream home! We catch up with Panayoita who we have been following on Instagram (check out Door No. 10 for Panayoita's Insta account!), who shares with us where she

9 tips to renovate your home on a budget

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

With the cost of many home renovation projects over running, there are some easy ways to renovate your home on a budget without compromising on quality and finish. By taking on some of the work yourself and shopping around, you can save a significant amount whilst adding value to your property. Here are our tips

7 things to do without planning permission

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Extensions, Exteriors, Interiors, Planning|

The thought of planning permission can often delay a project - the paper work seems daunting and the cost also adds to the overall project expense. Thankfully over the past few years, the government relaxed the rules around planning permission and there is now a surprising amount of changes you can make to your home that

Expert advice – planning a modern glass extension

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Extensions, Planning|

Modern glass extensions are a great way to bring light into your home and work well with an open plan living space or as a separate room. Their rise in popularity is not only in contemporary homes but also traditional Victorian homes too, where a contrasting modern glass extension can look really striking. We caught up

When is a loft conversion within permitted development?

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

A loft conversion is a great way to add extra space to your home and can add significant value as well. Loft conversions are normally within permitted development, which means you won't need to apply for planning permission - great news as it can cost up to £1,000 to go through the process plus extra hassle and time added.

Expert advice on planning permission

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: All, Conversions, Extensions, Planning|

Planning permission is one of the most daunting parts of any major project in the home, particularly if you haven't been through the process before. We caught up with The Extension Experts, a London based company who specialise in planning permission and building regulations, who filled us in on everything you need to know. Your

Your guide to garage conversion building regulations

By | December 9th, 2016|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

Thankfully, most garage conversions do not require planning permission which makes it one of the most straightforward and cost efficient ways to add more living space to your home. However, it is likely that you will need approval under the building regulations, so here is our simple guide to garage conversion building regs. Remember, before carrying

Your guide to a garage conversion

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

Converting your garage is a great way to add more living space to your home without having to carry out major building work. It is often the space where you store items that could be moved either to a shed or the loft, and converted to a room which is far more useful for your

Stages of a loft conversion

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

It's such an exciting feeling when you decide to go ahead with a loft conversion. You dream of the end product and the extra space it will add to your home. But when you start to plan it out, it can often feel overwhelming and many homeowners actually delay the conversion as there just seems

Your guide to a loft conversion

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: All, Conversions, Planning|

A loft conversion can be one of the simplest ways to add extra space to your home whilst adding value. It is also one of the least disruptive ways to extend, with people typically living in the property whilst the work is being carried out. Here is a simple guide before starting out. What kind of

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