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A Guide To Asbestos Removal

If you are taking on a home refurbishment project and suspect that there might be asbestos present then you need to deal with it carefully. Asbestos poses a serious health risk and shouldn’t be touched with specialist equipment. Asbestos came into use in the 1930s and was still used in homes up until the 1990s. [...]

By |2019-10-20T06:48:11+00:00October 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on A Guide To Asbestos Removal

Finding The Perfect Plot For Your Self-Build House

Finding a plot of land on which to build is a lot harder than buying a prebuilt home. It takes a lot of research to find an ideal plot of land. It needs to be not only in the right place but of the right size, type of land and have suitable planning permission. If [...]

By |2019-10-14T11:04:52+00:00October 14th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Finding The Perfect Plot For Your Self-Build House

Structural Calculations Explained

Since 2013, the number of people making home improvements rather than move home has gone from 3% to 15%. It’s easy to see why. Despite a sluggish housing market, house prices in most parts of the country have remained high. This means that more and more buyers are finding themselves hit by stamp duty. Add [...]

By |2019-09-25T07:18:30+00:00September 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Structural Calculations Explained

Converting a House Into Flats: All You Need to Know

When it comes to property refurbishment, one of the best ways to add value to a property is to turn it from one home into many. Splitting a house into flats allows you to sell each of the flats individually or to have a group of rental properties all under one roof. Doing to conversion [...]

By |2019-09-12T04:17:13+00:00September 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Converting a House Into Flats: All You Need to Know

Can a Neighbour Stop Your Plans for an Extension?

Sometimes neighbours just don’t get on. With lots of people living in such close proximity, it’s not surprising that people get on each other's nerves from time to time. However, there is a vast difference between having a tiff and someone stopping you from being able to transform your home into the way you’d like. [...]

By |2019-09-02T10:35:58+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Can a Neighbour Stop Your Plans for an Extension?

Flat Renovation Guide

Any property refurbishment is an exciting and rewarding project, but a flat renovation is very different from a house renovation. Flats come with their own unique challenges that you just don’t get with a house. Unless you are lucky enough to be renovating a ground floor flat, you will have the added struggle of completing [...]

By |2019-08-15T10:41:51+00:00August 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Flat Renovation Guide

What is a Party Wall Agreement and Do You Need One?

Planning a home extension or other construction project on your property is no easy task. In addition to planning and completing the project itself, there are also various legalities that may need to be completed before the construction company you appointed can get to work. It is not just planning permission that you need to [...]

By |2019-08-08T10:44:58+00:00August 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on What is a Party Wall Agreement and Do You Need One?

How to Get Started With a Home Extension

Deciding to extend your home is a big decision, and whether you want to add more space or increase the value of your property, a home extension is a great option. There are several ways to increase the size of your home via an extension, including reducing your outdoor space and increasing your indoor space [...]

By |2019-08-14T09:59:36+00:00July 29th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Get Started With a Home Extension

Cracks in Walls: How to Figure Out if They Are Serious

No matter how much you love the home you’re in, being a homeowner can sometimes seem like a thankless task, especially when it comes to property maintenance. Even for those who buy new build homes, there’s probably always seems to be something that needs fixing. Working out whether this ‘something’ is serious or not, and [...]

By |2019-08-14T09:59:57+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Cracks in Walls: How to Figure Out if They Are Serious

How Do Residential Construction Loans Work?

For people looking to self build their next home, residential construction loans are one way to fund the cost of the work. Also known as a self-build loan, they are short-term loans that cover the cost of building new, private, homes before a mortgage can be taken out. Who Can Apply for A Construction Loan? [...]

By |2019-08-14T09:59:57+00:00July 5th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How Do Residential Construction Loans Work?