Your guide to planning permission

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

If you have never carried out a renovation project, planning permission can fill you with apprehension. Here is our simple guide to planning permission which will help guide you through the process. What is planning permission? Planning permission is granted permission to carry out work to your property. It is your local planning authority who will grant you

Financing your renovation or extension project

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

The ideal way to finance your extension, conversion or renovation is to have the savings without having to borrow. But with renovation projects costing a significant amount, it's not always realistic to save up and have all of the funds available before starting the project. We always advise that which every borrowing option you take out, you

Our top renovation product swaps to make big savings!

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

Home renovations can be so costly when you want everything to be perfect. Ultimately you might need to make some compromises along the way to make sure you don't blow your budget! We have rounded up our favourite product swaps which will save you significant amounts on your budget without compromising on finish or quality! 1.

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,

Right to light – 5 things you need to know

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

If you live in England or Wales and are extending your home, you must be aware of the right to light and how it will impact your neighbours property. Here are the key things you need to know about the right to light. 1. The right to light act is separate to planning permission There is

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

Expert advice – understanding the right to light

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

If you are a home owner developing your property or your neighbour is carrying out some work to their property, it's important you both understand where you stand with regards to the right to light. We caught up with the Right of Light Consulting who are a team of Chartered Surveyors specialising in all aspects

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

A beginners guide to building regulations

By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

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

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

Renovating and updating your home for children

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

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

What is the difference between an Architect and an Architectural Technologist?

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: All, Planning|

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

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