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,

Where do I start with my extension?

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: All, Extensions, Planning|

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,

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

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

Your guide to planning a conservatory

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: All, Extensions, Planning|

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

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 home extensions

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: All, Extensions, Planning|

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

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