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

The Optimum Home Design For Keeping Out The Cold & Keeping Your Home Warm In Winter

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Feb 3, 2020 12:07:00 PM

It's late-January and winter shows no signs of ending. Most of us are feeling the cold, and with fuel costs rising every year, it's no surprise everyone's feeling the pinch. If you want to make your pennies go further, it's worth optimising your home to ensure you're not paying for heat which goes right out the windows. Follow these top tips to ensure your home is designed to keep the heat in this winter.

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Topics: heating your home, snuggly warm

Why Hire An Architectural Designer - What’s Involved?

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 21, 2020 11:36:00 AM

If you’re considering building your own home or adding an extension to your existing property, you need to hire architectural designers.

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Topics: Architectural Designer

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

Calculating Foundation Depth For Two Storey Extensions

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jan 13, 2020 10:19:00 AM

Foundations are undoubtedly the most important part of a building, and there are strict regulations in place to ensure foundations are adequate for the type of building or extension being proposed. If you are having a two-storey extension added to your home, it is absolutely critical that the foundations are done correctly. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for this, so let's look at the factors that need to be considered.

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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

Single Storey Vs Two Storey Extensions - Which Is Best For My Home?

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 30, 2019 2:56:00 PM



If you're considering extending your living space, there are a number of different options, from cost-effective loft extensions to conservatories and orangeries. Two of the most popular kinds of extensions are single storey and two storey extensions; which of these is best for you will depend on your budget, your home, and your long-term plans.

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Topics: Extensions, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

How Do I Know If My Loft Can Be Converted?

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 28, 2019 9:58:00 AM

A growing family can mean that your home is becoming cramped without a sufficient number of bedrooms and limited family space. If your property has a loft, you may be able to utilise that redundant space to solve your problem by having a loft conversion.

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Topics: Loft Conversion

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

3 Major Mistakes To Avoid When Designing Your House Extension

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Dec 10, 2019 11:27:00 AM



Building an extension is expensive. Even the design stage can cost you hundreds, or even thousands, of pounds. If your budget is tight and you're desperate to save cash, you may think: 'I'll just do it myself - how hard can it be to design an extension to my house?' Sadly, many people who've gone down this route quickly learn that, without having the knowledge and experience of a professional architectural company, it's very easy to get things wrong. Even seemingly minor mistakes can have a major impact on the entire building project.

If you do want to design your own house extension, be aware of these common pitfalls:

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Topics: Extensions

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