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To Move or Extend?

To Move or Extend?

To Move or Extend? Making the Right Choice for Your Home! When your current living space no longer fits your needs, you're faced with a big decision - to move or extend? Should you move to a new house, or extend the one you have? Both options offer potential benefits...

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Top Trends in Basement Design for 2024

Top Trends in Basement Design for 2024

As we step into 2024, the realm of basement design is witnessing a remarkable transformation. No longer are basements merely storage spaces or afterthoughts. Instead, they have become integral parts of our homes, ripe with potential for personalisation, functional use, and even luxury.

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Exploring the Advantages of New Build Basements

Exploring the Advantages of New Build Basements

Exploring the Advantages of New Build Basements In the world of real estate and construction, new build basements have gained increasing popularity as homeowners and property developers recognise their numerous benefits. These subterranean spaces aren’t just dark and...

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10 Brilliant Basement Conversion Ideas

10 Brilliant Basement Conversion Ideas

10 Brilliant Basement Conversion Ideas A basement conversion can be an excellent way of adding value to your home while also increasing your living space. There are a whole range of ideas that can be put into action to transform your basement into a wonderful and...

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15 amazing kitchen trends for 2023

15 amazing kitchen trends for 2023

15 amazing kitchen trends for 2023 The styles of kitchens are ever-changing, especially as the public, in general, becomes a lot more expressive with the layout and features of their kitchens. As we all spend so much time and money in this particular room, it’s good...

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Should I extend my home?

Should I extend my home?

The decision to move house or extend your home is a tough decision to make. You’ve grown out of the space you have, and you need some extra room, but you're not sure whether to extend or move house. While moving may seem like the obvious choice in this situation, it...

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Why Foundation Underpinning Is So Important

Why Foundation Underpinning Is So Important

Underpinning is a method of strengthening the foundation of an existing structure or building and may be required for a variety of reasons, which include: Original foundations not being strong enough Use of the property has changed, and stronger foundations are now...

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The Effects of Rising Costs of Building Materials

The Effects of Rising Costs of Building Materials

The effects of rising costs of building materials has had a knock on effect to home owners and businesses alike.  We look at the reasons why costs have risen and what we can do about it to manage the cost of our improvement projects.  Prices of building materials are...

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The Benefits of Garage Conversions

The Benefits of Garage Conversions

The benefits of garage conversions far outweigh the costs.  In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of garage conversions and show how versatile they can be. There are many reasons why people convert their garages.  We all have different needs and lifestyles -...

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House extensions – are they worth it?

House extensions – are they worth it?

The big question!  House extensions - are they worth it?  According to the TSB in 2019, two out of five home owners would rather extend their property than move house.  With the stamp duty holiday now at an end, moving house is again subject to stamp duty calculations...

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How to Add Lighting to your Basement

How to Add Lighting to your Basement

Lighting plays a big part in making a space feel more comfortable and pleasant. A common misconception is that all basements are dark and dingy! This certainly is not the case and there are many ways in which you can ensure that your basement is lovely and light. We...

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Mental Health Awareness Week – #ManDown

Mental Health Awareness Week – #ManDown

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, I have had the pleasure of meeting a large number of construction professionals. From project managers and structural engineers to electricians and plumbers, it’s safe to say I have worked with my fair share of trades....

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What is Permitted Development?

What is Permitted Development?

Permitted development rights allow you to save time and money. They do this by giving you automatic permission to extend or renovate your home. This removes the need to apply for planning permission. But, what exactly does it cover and will your project qualify for...

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Home Extensions: 5 Things You Need to Know

Home Extensions: 5 Things You Need to Know

Creating new space for your home sounds like a very exciting and appealing idea. But we think there are a few things you should know about home extensions before you go ahead. The past year has seen us all stuck in our home a lot more than we used to be. This extra...

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What are the UK Enterprise Awards?

What are the UK Enterprise Awards?

Now in its fourth year, the UK Enterprise Awards is open to any business that trades within the UK that is considered a small to medium-sized enterprise. They aim to highlight small to medium-sized businesses across the country that endeavour to better business within...

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3 Basement Conversion Ideas

3 Basement Conversion Ideas

Basements and cellars are what we do best, but have you ever wondered what you could turn your basement into? Check out our list of our favourite top three basement conversion ideas! Home Cinema If you are wanting that celebrity feeling or simply love snuggling up...

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What is Underpinning?

What is Underpinning?

Put simply, underpinning is a method of stabilising a property that has suffered either currently or previously from subsidence. In other words, the structure of the property has moved as a result of subsidence and the foundations need to be strengthened. The soil...

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An Overview of Basement Waterproofing

An Overview of Basement Waterproofing

Converting an existing basement or excavating a completely new basement is an excellent way of increasing your home’s living space while adding to its value. I always use John Newton waterproofing systems and materials. All their products follow the recommendations of...

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Thinking of Selling? Renovate These Rooms…

Thinking of Selling? Renovate These Rooms…

Checkatrade recently conducted nationwide research to see what UK homeowners are thinking about the current housing market, what with the election and Brexit looming. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the majority (68%) of homeowners are expecting to be staying put for the next...

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Would You Like Your Foundations Laid by a Robot?

Would You Like Your Foundations Laid by a Robot?

Generally speaking, I am in favour of technology and the way it can make our lives easier. Drone technology, for example, has plenty of uses in the construction industry from security aspects to site surveying.I read recently about the rise of robot bricklayers,...

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