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A Guide To Asbestos Removal

By |2019-10-20T06:48:11+00:00October 20th, 2019|Blog|

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. [...]

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Finding The Perfect Plot For Your Self-Build House

By |2019-10-14T11:04:52+00:00October 14th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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Structural Calculations Explained

By |2019-09-25T07:18:30+00:00September 25th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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Converting a House Into Flats: All You Need to Know

By |2019-09-12T04:17:13+00:00September 12th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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Can a Neighbour Stop Your Plans for an Extension?

By |2019-09-02T10:35:58+00:00September 2nd, 2019|Blog|

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. [...]

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Flat Renovation Guide

By |2019-08-15T10:41:51+00:00August 19th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-08-08T10:44:58+00:00August 8th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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How to Get Started With a Home Extension

By |2019-08-14T09:59:36+00:00July 29th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-08-14T09:59:57+00:00July 15th, 2019|Blog|

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 [...]

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How Do Residential Construction Loans Work?

By |2019-08-14T09:59:57+00:00July 5th, 2019|Blog|

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? [...]

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