Building an Extension – What you need to know

  Building an extension is often the best way to add some extra space without moving house. It’s cost effective and makes sense if you have the space on your site, but there are several factors you need to consider before you start. Follow our easy guide to...

Developing your design brief

You’ve decided to build. Now what? Although it’s exciting to imagine what your new house or extension will look like, it’s also a bit scary. Given the number of factors you have to consider before a block is laid, quite a lot can go wrong with your new build. That’s...
A Beginner’s Guide to Planning Permission…

A Beginner’s Guide to Planning Permission…

We’ve had numerous questions around the details of planning permission, from when it might be required to actual specifics around the process. So to help those who might have questions, we’ve put together this short beginners guide. Is planning permission...
Working from the kitchen table is not ideal!

Working from the kitchen table is not ideal!

We’re now in an age where many of us are now bringing work home or even working remotely from home full time. We might even have children that need a little quiet space to do their homework or study for those important exams. But let’s face it, working or...
‘Garden Rooms’ Versus ‘Conservatories’

‘Garden Rooms’ Versus ‘Conservatories’

A ‘Garden Room’ versus ‘Conservatory’, let’s break it down! A garden room is not unlike a conservatory but there are subtle differences and also benefits to having a ‘garden room’ as opposed to ‘conservatory’. A garden room, can be used all year round and are...
Make your Kitchen the heart of your home…

Make your Kitchen the heart of your home…

The ‘Kitchen’ is often considered the heart of any home. It’s where families spend most of their time, children finish their homework at the kitchen table, we prepare evening meals, guests gather around drinks and finger foods. Adequate space is a must...
Creating a Contemporary Extension

Creating a Contemporary Extension

Introduction When considering an extension to your home, it is perhaps easier to play it safe and go with a design that is very much in keeping with the existing house. However, if you have an adventurous streak and want the extension to reflect your personality or...