Category Archives for Extensions and Conversions

Managing the project yourself

Managing the project yourself There is, of course, one person who could potentially manage the project: you. It seems temptingly easy at first. Materials will arrive, contractors will turn up, and the work will proceed until it is done, which is … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Planning a Loft Conversion

Loft conversions Although an empty loft can seem like an open invitation to extend your living area, loft conversions can be quite tricky. They usually involve dealing with an older, established structure and reorganising the loads it has to cope … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Is a Conservatory an Extension?

Conservatories A conservatory is defined as having a transparent or translucent roof. It is a relatively painless structural addition in that as most of the work takes place outside the house, conservatories are mostly exempt from Building Regulations (see below), … Continue reading

26. June 2011 by admin
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Arranging Service Amenities Before Making Home Alterations

Getting the Services in Order Any alterations or improvements to services or utilities like electricity, gas, plumbing, heating, television, cable, telephone and air conditioning should definitely be done before any decoration is started. Having to add pipes and wires after … Continue reading

30. May 2011 by admin
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Applying for Planning Permission and Exemptions

Applying for Planning Permission

Builders and the law When undergoing building work, it is best to understand the legal basics. As well as protecting you from the worst excesses of bad builders, the law also imposes certain responsibilities on the homeowner, including following the … Continue reading

30. March 2011 by admin
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Planning Stages for Room Conversions and Extensions

planning stage for room conversions and extensions

The planning stage Most DIY and building work in the home is carried out to improve the living conditions in the house rather than increase its value, though if the work is properly planned and executed it should do both. … Continue reading

30. March 2011 by admin
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Planning Home Conversions and Home Extensions

Planning Home Conversions and Home Extensions

4. Adapting existing unused space Most houses have one major area of unused space within their existing outer shell: the loft. Others may have a basement or cellar, and some an integral or attached garage, which could all be converted … Continue reading

30. March 2011 by admin
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