Are you planning a loft conversion, extension project or large renovation project? If you live in England and Wales and are planning building works, it is imperative that you are aware of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 and how it may apply to your development. We caught up with James McAllister, Chartered Surveyor and Director
You've made the exciting decision to extend your home and can't wait to add more space and value! But where do you actually begin? Our handy step by step guide fills you in...breaking it down into simple steps! Image source Express Bi-Folding Doors Step 1 - Get planning!!! Before you speak to any professional,
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
Planning an extension to your home? Here are our great tips which could save you thousands on your home extension! 1. Keep the design and materials simple A modern design with lots of glass will look amazing, however it will cost you more for the design, materials, labour and will also likely require planning permission.
An extension or renovation project can be an extremely emotional time, particularly in the midst of all of the dust and mess when you can't quite see the end of the project! A lot of planning and preparation will help to make the process go as smoothly as possible, and part of the planning is
With the rising cost of moving home, many people are now looking to either extend into the loft, to the rear or add a basement conversion. A basement conversion is a great way to add an extra room and can be used for anything from a kitchen/lounge to a study or playroom. We caught up with
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
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
Conservatories were popping up everywhere in the 90s and you can see why they were such a popular choice, as they allow so much light to flood into the property. We are fortunate there is so much choice now, from classic Victorian to modern frameless glass styles to choose from, there really is a style to suit all homes
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
If you love where you live but are lacking in space, extending your home is a fantastic way to add much needed space without having the hassle of moving. Before you start speaking with designers, architects or builders, here are some things to consider that might save you time and money when planning an extension.
With the cost of moving being so expensive, extensions are a great alternative if you are seeking extra space. Not only are they likely to add value to your home, you will create a much larger space and change the way you live. What kind of extensions are there? There are three common types of extension: 1. Side return