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.
We are often asked about whether you need a contract with your builder before you start your home renovation project. Often a good working relationship feels like it should be enough, however with so much time and money invested in the project, we recommend that you do enter into a contract. Not only does it
One of the first steps in kicking off your renovation project is finding and a good Architect. The right Architect can help you throughout your project and be key in creating the home of your dreams. We catch up with TW10 Architects who share their tips to finding the best Architect and also chat about what a
A significant proportion of the budget for your renovation project will be on professional fees and application costs. The great news is some of the fees may not apply to you depending on the work you are carrying out. We have covered the most common fees that you are likely to pay, however remember that the
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
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
Nearly all home renovation projects require building regulations approval, even if the work doesn't require planning permission. Here is some more information to help understand the approval process. Why do I need to adhere to building regulations? Building regulations do not supervise the builders work but ensure it meets a minimum standard. They cover everything from
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
Whether you are planning to start a family or already have young children, here are our tips to create a practical home which works well with young children. Some of the ideas are best incorporated during a renovation and others are simple updates you can make today! 1. Choose the flooring carefully If you have
Starting to plan your extension or conversion is exciting but it can also be confusing to know who you need to work with and where to start. We cover the difference between an architect and an architectural technologist, and also look at the other professional bodies that can help during your project. Architect An Architect
Re-roofing your home can be a costly project but vital if you have an old roof which has required constant maintenance and repair over the years. It can also make a huge difference to the appearance and the energy efficiency of your home. We caught up with Clarke Roofing Southern Limited to ask their advice on replacing
A home renovation is the perfect time to install smart technology in your home, making your living environment more efficient, comfortable and entertaining. We caught up with Noah Derrington, Director at Halo Haus to find out some more about what makes a smart home and the range of products and opportunities in your home. Your Home
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
We are big fans of open plan living and love how it brings the whole family together by creating a sociable space. Open plan living is also great for maximising the space in your home and making it feel so much bigger. There are however some pitfalls which include toys sprawling on the kitchen floor, the smell
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
The whole process of renovating your home can feel daunting and it's often hard to know where to begin, particularly if you have never carried out a renovation project before. Our handy guide below sets out the initial steps which should get you well on the way to creating the home of your dreams! 1.
An extension is a great way to add a significant amount of space to your home without having the upheaval of moving to a larger home. It might surprise you the amount of work that can be carried out to your home without planning permission. With the cost of applying for full planning permission alone
If you are planning a full scale renovation or if you simply want to re-decorate your home, we have picked out this year's inspirational trends when renovating your home. You don't need to invest a fortune either, sometimes re-painting the kitchen cupboards or replacing the flooring is all that is needed to bring your home up
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 modern conservatory. Their rise in popularity is not only for modern homes but also traditional Victorian homes too, where a contrasting modern extension can look really striking. We caught up
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.