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All You Need to Know About Garden Offices

There is a growing trend towards remote working. It is often a better option for freelancers, employees and companies alike. If you are embarking on remote working or are a freelancer, then you might be discovering some of the drawbacks of working from home. When at home, there are always distractions from getting your work [...]

By |2019-12-19T05:40:30+00:00December 27th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on All You Need to Know About Garden Offices

Dealing With Damp: A Mini-Guide

Damp that is left to run its course can cause significant damage to the structure of a building. It can also lead to poor health for the occupants. Being able to identify the cause of the problem and dealing with it promptly can save you a lot of money in the long run. Treating and [...]

By |2019-12-16T07:22:11+00:00December 16th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Dealing With Damp: A Mini-Guide

Is Planning Permission Required for a Conservatory?

When it comes to providing more space in your home as well as adding value to the property, then conservatories are one of the first things that people turn to. This is generally because the process can be quicker and less costly than creating a permanent extension. Part of the ease of this comes down [...]

By |2019-11-28T05:15:03+00:00November 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Is Planning Permission Required for a Conservatory?

The Seven Bridges of Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside

As a North East based construction company, we are obviously great admirers of impressive examples of construction and engineering, especially those found in the local area. When you think of the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, it’s hard to do so without also thinking of bridges. The bridges spanning the Tyne each have their own personality. [...]

By |2019-11-19T05:34:24+00:00November 19th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The Seven Bridges of Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside

How to Appeal if Your Planning Permission Request is Denied

Many different building projects require planning permission from the local authority before they can proceed. While a loft or basement conversion might be considered under permitted development, projects like a home extension generally require at least some agreement from the local authority. In many cases, an application for planning permission will go through reasonably routinely [...]

By |2019-11-18T07:02:27+00:00November 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Appeal if Your Planning Permission Request is Denied

Garage Conversions: A Mini Guide

If you have a garage that is used for everything but storing your car then you might want to consider converting it for another use. If your garage is attached to your house then, with a little work, it can become an extra, more functional room or an expansion for the adjoining room. Conversion Ideas [...]

By |2019-10-30T07:17:34+00:00October 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Garage Conversions: A Mini Guide

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