home structural problems

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How structural movement can affect old homes If you’re buying an older house to renovate, subsidence can be an issue that puts you off the purchase completely. However, the good news is that subsidence and house foundation problems can be fixed. Why does subsidence happen? All buildings are moving all the time, but usually these… Read more »

self build advice

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Self build advice From bats to bricks, budgets to building regulations, make sure you’ve thought about the following before you start work on your new home. Follow orders When your district or borough council gives you planning permission, there are likely to be conditions attached. You absolutely need to read and comply with these. As… Read more »

updating your kitchen

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Planning your Kitchen Renovation Project Before you start drawing up plans for a kitchen renovation, it’s important to be clear on what you really want – and can realistically achieve. Here are so key questions you need to ask before embarking on the project. What do you really want? Maybe you want to create your… Read more »

sustainable homes

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Sustainable Eco Houses If you want to build a low-energy or zero-carbon home – and why wouldn’t you, it’ll save you heaps on your bills as well as helping the environment – you need to incorporate energy saving into your design from the start. Although good technology, like energy-efficient boilers or solar panels, is really… Read more »

extension foundations

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Foundations For Extensions When you’re adding an extension to a house, it’s essential to get the foundations right. You need to make sure you choose the right foundations for the soil type and get the measurements correct – or the whole project could come crashing down (literally). Here’s our guide to some of the different… Read more »

croydon architect

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Choosing a local Croydon architect for your home renovation   Making changes to your Croydon or South East London property can be daunting. But to ensure the whole process is hassle-free, it’s important to seek out experienced, highly-knowledgeable and reputable architects in South East London. Planners and designers will walk you through each stage of… Read more »