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Smart Home Developments

Smart home developments are big news for new builds, home extensions or offices. news commentary ► home automation systems Smart home technology is offering functionality that is increasingly multi – can be controlled via Android or Apple – as remotely as anywhere on the planet with a Wi-Fi or 3 or 4G connection. Your investment can become cash flow positive because your heating and cooling systems will not be in conflict, with finely-tuned timing and remote control. You also have similar bespoke control ove ...

10 Tips…
How to Define and Plan your new Home Extension

How to Define and Plan your new Home Extension From Our Series: 10 Blogs on how to Love Your Architect A SERIES OF GUIDES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT ARCHITECT Article # 3: How to Define and Plan your new Home Extension: 10 Tips   House Extension Planning: when you have decided you would like to extend your home, here are some tips to make sure the design & planning and pre-build phases go as smoothly as possible. To find out how to define and plan your new home extension, read on.     Tip 1: E ...

Permitted Development Updates

How far can I extend? Am I eligible for PD Rights? Use this guide to check if your project can be done within Permitted Development (PD) Rights – or if it will require a full Planning Application. Permitted Development rights are classified by 8 groups (Classes A – H), of which classes A-B cover residential applications. Under certain conditions, Class A allows a 3m rear extension on your property if it is a terraced house, or 4m if it is detached. Class B allows for a terraced house to have a loft conversion w ...

10 Tips…
How to prepare for your first meeting
with your architect

From Our Series: 10 Blogs on how to Love Your Architect A SERIES OF GUIDES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR PERFECT ARCHITECT   Article # 2: How to Prepare for your first meeting with your architect: 10 Tips   You have decided to hire an architect, and you are almost there with the process of choosing an architect. You are now ready to meet your Architect… so here are some tips on how to prepare for your first meeting with your architect     Tip 1: Butterflies Don’t be nervous, architects ...

Convert Conservatory into Extension

Convert Conservatory into Extension projects need good site insurance. Wish List #1 Extra Space!   This has been an increasingly refreshing wish, but do consider planning law and design. It is easier if you hire professionals to guide you regarding kitchen extensions or changing a conservatory into an orangery, instead of navigating the process alone.   What to do Whether you wish to add a conservatory, a flat roof extension or turn a conservatory into a side extension or orangery, you can apply under permitte ...

Different Types of Loft Conversion

There are several different types of loft conversion. Loft Conversion Styles: Your Guide   Basic Types Dormer loft conversion Mansard loft conversion Hip to gable loft conversion Velux loft conversion Other Types L shaped loft conversion L shaped dormer loft conversion L shaped mansard loft conversion L-shaped hip to gable loft conversion Gambrel roof loft conversion Bungalow loft conversion- Full back addition loft conversion Pod room loft conversion Loft conversion with ro ...

Double Storey Extension Ideas for your London Home

One of our new German kitchen styles may help you get some Double Storey Extension Ideas.   Trending: 2 Storey Extension Ideas These days is more cost-effective to extend via kitchen extensions, a single storey extension, a loft conversion or a double storey extension than it would be to move to a larger house. If you have been thinking of house extension ideas, but are not sure regarding house extension cost indicators, you could get a free professional consultation to guide you. (See below for details.) One of ...
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