Do you want to use 2022 as a year to unlock your home’s potential. If so, you’ve come to the right place!
It’s easy to get into a rut with your home. To accept it’s flaws, the inconveniences, and to shrug them away as something you’re stuck with.
In 2022, we want to challenge this way of thinking and get more homeowners geared up to take control.
If you’re looking to breath new life into your home, consider these option
- Extend your home
- Build an Outbuilding
- Remodel your layout to create an open plan space
- Build you dream home from scratch
- Move - You can add value to your current property by obtaining Planning permision for an Extension before you move.
Want to know what’s possible with your home in 2022? Book a consultation now and we will provide a step-by-step plan to make your house a home - what better way to kick start a new decade?
New homes will have to produce around 30% less carbon emissions from 2022, as part of a major update to the Building Regulations
The significant update provides an uplift to existing energy efficiency standards for homes, and marks a stepping stone towards the introduction of the Future Homes Standard in 2025.
The new Building Regulations comprise five new Approved Documents, including uplifts to Part L (fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation), which will come into effect from 15 June 2022, and will have a marked impact on new homes and existing homes.
We won’t lie to you, there are quite a few rules when it comes to building an extension, but this doesn’t have to put you off. Like any game, once you know the rules, you’re more likely to win yourself that extension you’ve been dreaming of.
Extending your home is a great way to add value and improve the flow of your home, but it’s important that this new space doesn’t leave your existing home in the dark
Whether you’re extending or converting, there’s one word that hangs heavy over any residential project: planning.
If you’ve never navigated UK planning policies before, the prospect can be daunting. What approval do you need? What can you accomplish without it? If these questions have you scratching your head (especially in light of the 2020 planning changes), don’t worry, we can help!
If you’re about to apply for planning permission, or are wondering how fees have changed over the years, worry not!
We are here to give you the lowdown on all the costs associated with the planning stage of your project.
Permitted Development rights will be extended to enable homeowners to add up to two additional storeys to their home through a fast-track approval process, the government has confirmed.
The new rules will come into effect by September 2020 to help homeowners gain more living space - with a requirement to carefully consider the appearance of the extension and how this could impact neighbours.
GRAPHISOFT ships award-winning ARCHICAD 23
GRAPHISOFT announced today that ARCHICAD 23’s global rollout process has begun. The latest version of award-winning ARCHICAD vastly improves perceived performance of essential processes such as software startup, file opening, working in multi-project environments and switching between different views of the BIM project. The brand-new Opening, Column and Beam tools increase modeling accuracy and interoperability with engineering disciplines.
If you’re planning on extending your home (especially as a first-timer), then make sure you avoid these common mistakes for your best chance at project success.
When taking on a home improvement project like adding an extension, mistakes cost money, cause hassle and can leave you feeling dissatisfied with the end result.
Making sure you are aware of the common errors that can derail your project will help you give them a wide berth so you can get the best result possible.
If you’re planning on building an extension read our beginner’s guide on costs, planning permission and more before you start your build
When it comes to extending or renovating your home, many believe the only way to achieve their project is through the long slog of saving. However, while saving money can never be a bad thing, there are other ways to get your money working harder without the need to wait years and years for results.
As financial services change, there are now a number of options available to homeowners looking to improve their property. To find out what avenues are open to your home, we caught up with Andy Smith of Next Step Mortgages (07958 643792) to get the lowdown...
One of the key changes in the May 2019 regulations is that the new order makes it clear that the regulations make permanent the right to build larger rear single-storey extensions under Class A.