There are many reasons why people would be considering adding an extension to their home, from making room for a growing family, to improving your living space to include working from home during the lockdown. We have a quick guide on how to get your head around planning your dream refurbishment. A home extension can be an ideal way to make your home a better… Read More »Where To Start With House Extensions
The coronavirus crisis has certainly made many of appreciating our outdoor spaces more than ever before, and despite the British summer being typically British, we do still love to get outside and make the best of the warm weather. Whether you want to simply chill in your garden or backyard, or create a socially distanced space to entertain guests, there are options available no matter… Read More »Making The Best Of Your Outdoor Space
When carrying out certain work at home, you should always make sure you check to see if planning permission is necessary for the job in question or you could find that you have to undo all your hard work at great financial cost. As a cautionary tale, read this article on the Daily Record site, revealing how one couple were ordered by their local council… Read More »Always Get Planning Permission Before You Start Work!
After weeks of being stuck in lockdown limbo, people have been finally allowed to see their friends and family again – but only if they keep all gatherings to the outdoors. While this is good news for those who have beautiful gardens or lots of parks nearby where they can easily sit or go for a walk with their loved ones two metres apart, it… Read More »Enjoy Social Distance Gatherings With New Patio
It can be useful to familiarise yourselves with some of the more commonly used building and construction terms if you’re planning on having work done at home, so you can ask any and all questions you might have and gain a greater depth of understanding of what is being done to your house. If you’re having masonry and brickwork carried out, you’re sure to hear… Read More »What Is Pointing In Brickwork & Masonry?
Many of us will have been appreciating any outdoor space we have at our homes in recent months and, if you only have a small garden, it can be difficult to know how to make the most of it. An article for Real Homes recently shared some top tips from gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh about some techniques you can use to make a small garden… Read More »How To Make A Small Garden Feel Larger
If you’ve found more time to carry out DIY tasks during lockdown then you’re certainly not alone. Property Reporter recently shared the findings of a survey by Aviva, which revealed that some 85 per cent of Brits carried out some kind of home improvements during lockdown. While decluttering was the most popular activity to get stuck into around the house, other tasks that people have… Read More »How Much DIY Have You Done In Lockdown?
If you’re not planning to move home in the immediate future, but know that this is on the cards further down the line, it could be worth exploring the home improvement projects that can add long-term value to your property. Speaking to Property Reporter recently, Stormclad managing director John Evans offered some advice about which projects it’s best to invest in if you want to… Read More »Top Ways To Add Value To Your Home
In a special televised address to the nation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said lockdown could not yet end but noted the impact of measures to limit the virus on the economy. He has encouraged construction firms, many of which have been closed since the beginning of the lockdown, to return to work, reports Housing Today. “We now need to stress that anyone who can’t… Read More »PM Urges Construction To Return To Work
Before you call out Milton Keynes paving company HBB Building Services to come and revamp your outdoor spaces, you first need to know what kind of paving stones and slabs you want to have laid out. This might sound like a simple decision but there is a lot of choice out there and you’re sure to have more than one favourite, so you could find… Read More »The Different Types Of Paving Slabs Available