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How To Arrange Furniture To Keep Draughts At Bay

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 27, 2020 9:23:53 AM

With winter firmly established and temperatures plunging to sub-zero, you may have noticed cold draughts tickling your ankles at home; if so, be reassured that you’re not alone, as Britain’s homes are amongst the least well-insulated in Europe. However, reassurance won’t warm you up and turning up the heating is only a temporary solution that will cost you.

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Topics: heating your home, warm feet, snuggly warm

How Much Value Does An Extension Add To Your House?

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 11, 2020 12:55:56 PM

An extension can provide numerous benefits for you as a homeowner, such as creating a more spacious and intuitive living environment for your everyday life. One of the most important questions that many people wonder, however, is 'does adding an extension add value?' It's true that building projects can very often serve as a creative way to raise your property price, but the degree to which this is true will depend on a number of factors regarding the home itself and your exact extension plans.

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Topics: Extensions, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

Guide To Building An Extension Over A Drain

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 11, 2020 11:32:17 AM

Drains often cause concerns for people considering building an extension.

There are a lot of things to consider when planning to build near or over drainage.
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Topics: Extensions

Can You Build On Top Of A Single Storey Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 16, 2020 10:38:00 AM

If you’ve already added a single-storey extension to your home, you might be wondering whether it’s legally or logistically possible to convert it to a double-storey extension. In many cases, it’s perfectly fine, but before you start budgeting or discussing plans with a builder or architect, there are several things you’ll need to consider.

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Topics: Extensions, Two Storey Extension

Can I Convert My Single Storey Extension To A Double Storey Extension?

Posted by Tim Foster on Jan 6, 2020 3:43:35 PM



When you think about renovating your home, you might not immediately consider extending a previous building project. However, this option is a flexible and creative one that can help to provide you with the extra space that you desire and bring your design vision to life. In addition, when you convert a single-storey extension to a double storey, it can add significant value to your property and increase interest from future buyers.

Before you begin planning this addition, it's crucial that you ascertain whether your single-storey extension is fit for converting into a two-storey one. There are a few key steps that can help you acquire the necessary information quickly and easily.

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Topics: Extensions, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

5 Tips On Choosing The Right Extension Drawing Services For You

Posted by Tim Foster on Dec 20, 2019 12:04:54 PM

Choosing the right extension drawing services is essential for any project. The drawings are the basis on which the whole project is formed, so it's of the utmost importance that they're accurate and professionally created. When asking "who offers the best extension drawing services near me?" - how can you be sure you're working with the best?

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions

Outline Vs Detailed Planning Permission - Which Is Better For Self-Builders?

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 17, 2019 11:27:00 AM

Planning permission is an essential consideration in a large percentage of self-builds. Generally speaking, there are two types of planning permission you'll encounter as a self-builder: outline and detailed. But what is the difference between outline and detailed planning permission? And which is best for you?

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Topics: planning permission, new house design, self-build

Building Your Own Home: 3 Questions To Ask Yourself In The Planning Stage

Posted by Tim Foster on Sep 19, 2019 1:48:00 PM



The planning stage is vital to any build project, and self-build home plans deserve serious consideration. By using self-build home plans UK property owners can solve potential issues before they even arise. Knowing the right questions to ask is essential to making sure your project runs smoothly. So, what do you need to know?

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Topics: planning permission, Residential Architecture, new house design

4 Reasons To Go Ahead & Get That Extension

Posted by Tim Foster on Aug 14, 2019 3:22:59 PM



Are you considering extending your property? Are you feeling hesitant about taking the plunge and getting in contact with an architectural designer? While investing in a house extension can seem like a big commitment, there are plenty of ways in which going ahead with your plans will enhance your home and, indeed, your life. We’ve listed a few to encourage you to make your extension dreams come true:

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Topics: Extensions

Designing A House Extension Near Trees: What You Need To Know

Posted by Tim Foster on Aug 2, 2019 2:26:00 PM

Planning house extensions and proximity to trees are two things that property owners rarely consider as being co-dependent, but the truth is that they are. If you're building an extension on a house, the proximity to trees, bushes, and shrubbery matters. Here's what you need to know.

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Topics: Extensions

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