||Building On Contaminated Land|
In most urban areas there are properties that have fallen into disuse. Some have been left as unsightly waste land or derelict structures. These pose ..
||Risk of developing on Common Land|
Before proceeding with your development, an area of contention that should be addressed is whether your development might encroach on common land or a..
Commonhold is a type of property ownership introduced recently in England and Wales through the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, which consis..
||Local Authority Building Completion Certificate|
The Local Authority Building Control Completion Certificate is the guarantee of thorough, independent inspections and service and is normally required..
||Right to light neighbour disputes|
Right to light amongst neighbours has recently become a highly contentious issue of note that has become increasingly important amongst self builders ..
||Self Build Project Management|
Undoubtedly, the successful outcome of your self build project will rest upon the project management approach that you employ. The decision typically ..
||Expiring Planning Permission|
Development sites that have expiring planning permission whereby development has not yet begun, may be required to re-apply for planning consent in th..
||Structural Building Warranty and Architect Certificate|
A structural or building warranty is essentially designed to provide some form of liability insurance which pertains to any structural defects that ma..
||Restrictive Covenants and Planning Permission|
A restrictive covenant is a binding agreement preventing the property owner from certain actions in relation to the property. It can also be used by a..
||Solving the Finlock Concrete Guttering Problem|
It is a first principle of house maintenance that you ensure that your property is wind and water tight, i.e. weather proof, which poses an imposition..
It is normally time to replace your boiler if:
1. Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old
2. Your furnace or boiler is more th..
||Creating your super model home|
If you intend to build a super model home that is captivating, fresh, alluring and representative of success, you may wish to consider some of the att..
||Realising profits and savings during your renovation project|
In challenging economic times, eliminating waste during the build process would seem an obvious practice to remain profitable, however, quite often th..
||What you should look for in a renovation experience|
Regardless of the specifications detailed in the interior redesign or renovation of a property, it is recognised that all customers have similar emoti..
||Top Tips for Managing A Successful Building Project|
Get estimates from two or three different builders. Be clear about what you want done and ask for a written specification and quotation.
||Having the builders in|
Having builders in ranks as one of the most stressful times of your life – almost half the population say it’s as stressful as arranging a wedding, bu..
||How to reduce energy wastage|
The average household in the UK wastes an incredible £250 per year by not being energy efficient.
Insulation and glazing are two key areas wher..
||Lets talk Bathrooms|
A new bathroom can add about 10% to the value of your house. Map out your desired layout on paper so that you can see how it will work in practice.
||Updating your Kitchen|
The kitchen is increasingly becoming the cooking, dining and living space with many people restructuring the huddle of rooms which were once kitchen, ..
||What a little landscaping can do to your outdoor space|
Some people move in with set ideas for their garden. They build a pool or dig up the lawn before they’ve even unpacked their bags.
But most gar..
Building firms suggest that basements are becoming increasing popular as an extension option.
“We are called in at two distinct points in peopl..
||Considering a loft conversion|
With the cost of moving home running into tens of thousands of pounds, it's not surprising that many are opting to move up instead of moving on.
||Building Your Own Home|
Many builders find it easier to build a new home, than renovate an older property, as there are fewer unknowns, more definite costs and fewer distract..