04/10/17
A room in your garden is a great way to create additional space for activities that you may not be able to accommodate in the home.

Many people find that for practical and monetary reasons they cannot extend their home, but have plenty of room in the garden.

These are some of the most popular purposes for an outbuilding:
Office, Sauna cabin, Pool house, Storage, Plant room, Kennel, Games room, Studio.

25/04/17
Cladding changes may fall under Permitted Development, which allows householders to improve and extend their properties without seeking specific planning approval.

Fibre cement cladding boards - huge selection of colours / low maintenance
25/04/17
Depending on the roof structure and planning constraints, a loft conversion is one of the most straightforward ways of getting extra space.

Almost all houses can benefit from this extension with a bit of basic planning.
14/01/16
Heat pumps qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which provides regular quarterly income payments direct to your bank account. These are tax-free, index-linked and designed to recoup your installation costs over the seven-year duration of the RHI.

The amount you receive varies depending on the amount of renewable heat your system generates and the type of heat pump installed. Ground-source heat pumps receive larger payments than air source (19.1p per kWh of renewable energy compared to 7.42p per kWh) which reflects the difference in installation costs.
09/05/15
There are two market-leading websites that currently offer a searchable database of builders that come complete with the number-one most important part of the builder-search criteria of all — the recommendation. The concept relies on homeowners giving feedback about their builder once the work has been completed and, the better the feedback, the higher up the local rankings they go. 

Mybuilder.com

RatedPeople.com 

02/12/14

Did you know....It is now possible to convert an existing agricultural building – barns – into homes without needing to expressly apply for planning permission.

This new class authorises change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as an agricultural building to a use falling within Class C3 – dwellings. It also authorises building operations 'reasonably' necessary to convert the building to residential use. 

28/07/14
Converting the loft is one of the most cost-effective ways to add extra living space to a home. New rooms within the roof can benefit from sunlight for much of the day, make the most of any views, and can have tremendous character due to the interesting roof shape. 
A loft conversion typically takes four to six weeks to complete and it is usually possible to continue living in your home whilst the loft is being converted.