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Is my property suitable for a Basement Extension?

Is my home suitable for a basement extension?

Not every property is suitable for a basement extension. Vital factors to consider before building a basement are the location, value, and the type of your property.

Do I need planning permission to build a Loft Conversion?

Do I need planning permission for a loft conversion?

Permitted development rights scheme allows some loft conversions to go ahead without the need for planning permission. Read on to find out if you qualify.

House extension in London built under the Permitted development rights scheme

Do I need planning permission for a house extension?

Permitted development rights scheme allows some home extensions to go ahead without the need for planning permission. Read on to find out if you qualify.

Large Modern New Build House in Hertfordshire

Rebuild or Extend

Construction companies in London and Hertfordshire are often faced with an age-old question: should we extend and renovate or demolish and rebuild? The truth is – there is no definitive answer.

Bespoke Open-Plan Kitchen Diner with Kitchen Island

Open-Plan Kitchen Diners

Relaxed, open-plan kitchen diners and sitting areas have been incredibly popular for a few years now – and the desire by just about every homeowner we know to have one doesn’t look likely to abate anytime soon.

Build an Insulated Garden Office in London

Builiding a Garden Office

If you have just started your own business, having a home office instead of renting a space in a business centre or on the high street will free you from rental costs and give you a more flexible alternative.

Types of Loft Conversions

Types of Loft Conversions

Is your neighbour’s recent renovation project giving you loft envy? Then maybe it’s time to consider getting a loft conversion of your own. Which type to get though, might take a little time to work out. That’s because although your neighbour’s loft conversion may look fabulous, it may not be suitable for your property or for your family. 

Types of House Extensions London Wrap Around House Extension

Types of House Extensions

Arey you thinking of expanding your home, but feel a bit overwhelmed at all the options out there? You’re not an architect, after all. So how will you know which type of extension will suit your family best. In this article we’ll outline the various types of house extensions available to give you an idea of what’s involved and how they’ll add value to your home:

House Extensions Ideas Jakuzzi Hot Tub Room

House Extensions Ideas

Are you thinking about building a house extension but haven't yet quite decided what you would use your newly gained space for? We have put together a list of contemporary ideas on how to turn an ordinary room into an extraordinary living space where the whole family will love spending their free time and which all your friends will want to visit regularly.

Planning Permissions

The building of a new dwelling and extensive changes to existing buildings usually requires consent from the local planning authority in the form of planning permission. In this section, you will learn everything you need to know before making a planning application.

Secure Home

There is a range of ways to make your home safer regardless of your budget. Whether you are ready to install a security system or not, by following these simple steps, you can reduce the risk of being one of the 650,000+ homes broken into each year in the UK.

Smart Home

This simple guide to modern Smart Home system will show you how you could benefit from having your home fitted with the latest smart technology, which allows you to control your home appliances remotely with just a few taps on your mobile phone or tablet. 

Pet-friendly Home

If you have a dog or a cat, you know that they are naturally curious and playful, which could present a danger when you are not around. There are plenty of safety tips you can follow to protect your pets, as well as ways to help you keep your house clean and tidy.

Sliding Glass Door on a New Build House in Bushey Hertfordshire

Sliding Glass Doors

We’ve all got a sunny spot in the house where we like to sit and soak up a little light. If you live in Britain, you’ll know that such situations are only short-lived. If you'd like to maximise on those rare sunny afternoons, sliding glass door could be just the right solution.

3D Kitchen Design

When it comes to designing the perfect kitchen, 3D design software can be very useful. It lets you see how your kitchen layout would look in reality and how your chosen units would fit. You can play with different colour schemes and add decorations to see what works best.

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