Home Improvements: A guide to underfloor heating

I’m sure at some point or another you have considered installing underfloor heating (UFH). Especially with this cold weather we have been having. What would be better than toasty warm feet without digging out the slippers?! More and more homes these days are fitting underfloor heating. It is a really effective and efficient way [...]

The benefits of using glass in your building project

Glass has been around since about 500BC. But it’s come a long way since then. It’s a key material in modern architecture, engineering and construction. As well as conventional windows, it can be used for insulation, structural components, external glazing, cladding, not to mention its decorative function. Along with builders across the world, we’re [...]

How much does it cost to build a garage?

Whether you see it as quite a luxury, a functional storage area or the ultimate man-cave, adding a garage to your property can have many benefits. Not least the fact that it can add value when you come to sell. However, if you’re thinking about building a garage, don’t underestimate the cost. Building a garage [...]

Architects, structural engineers and building surveyors – who does what?

When you decide to get some building work done, whether it’s a renovation to your existing house, or building a brand new home, there are various professionals that you might need to call on for help. You’ve probably heard of architects, structural engineers and building surveyors, but who does what exactly? And do you need [...]

A quick guide to planning permission

What is planning permission? Planning permission is the formal permission from your local authority for you to carry out building or renovation work on your land or property. Planning permissions will be granted, subject to certain conditions, or refused. When do I need planning permission? You’ll probably need planning permission if you want to: Build [...]

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