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Utilise Wasted Space

Unused areas can add space and value to your home Many houses have outside areas such as side returns and passages that can be glazed and incorporated...Read More
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Basement Conversions

Converting a basement is a great way to gain extra space Using the space beneath your home is a great way to gain extra room as you’re effectively...Read More
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Plan a Double-Height Extension

Building a double-height extension costs less per metre squared than a single storey addition If you need extra space on the first floor as well as...Read More
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Build An Extension

Extra living space is the holy grail for all homeowners, and the good news is that you don’t always need to move to find it. If your plot is big...Read More
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Installing Underfloor Heating

Stephen Rooney, Retail Distribution Manager of DEVI explains... 1 What are the benefits? As well as being a comfortable, economical and...Read More
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How Can I Save Money on My...

Saving money is very important when taking on a home project - follow these steps to avoid throwing cash down the drain Be clear from the start about...Read More
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How can I speed up the planning...

There is no getting around the planning process, but there are things you can do to avoid any hold-ups Allow sufficient time and resources to...Read More
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What can I do if my application is...

A refusal doesn't necessarily mean the end of your project Study the reasons for refusal that are set out on the decision notice. If you need...Read More
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Submitting an Application –...

Making sure your application has all the information your planning office requires is vital to avoiding costly delays What you'll need Up to five...Read More
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How to Get Self-build Planning...

Top tips for planning success Plots without permission There’s no use buying a plot of land that’s never going to be given residential use, or one...Read More
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Planning Process Explained

The planning process can seem complicated and daunting – but this easy to follow guide will take you through the process step-by-step, explaining...Read More

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A show-stopping self-build

Graham Phillips spent 33 years working with architect Norman Foster, but it was...
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A modern house on the Dorset...

Mike and Diane Smith thought their home of 40 years was forever, until the idea of a...
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A Radical Remodel

Cat Knightley and Mav Gibbins worked hard to lovingly convert a...
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A Pre-manufactured Cotswold Build...

Located in the village of Little Oddington, Oxfordshire, this contemporary house...
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An eco-friendly countryside...

Jane and Ian McClintock’s sustainable build project has created a home that suits...
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British Gypsum – Couple flexible...

After moving house in September 2015, Thomas Oliver and Erika Harris purchased a...
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A Modern Home Set in Idyllic...

Having waited 14 years to gain permission to build their own home on a plot on the...
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A modern French home

Vicky Thornton's decidedly modern home was designed to blend perfectly with its...
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Trespa Pura NFC specified for new...

Discovering Trespa’s high pressure laminate cladding provided the answer to a...
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An architecturally inspiring...

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