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6 Great Ways To De-clutter Your Home

Posted by on June 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

6 Great Ways To De-clutter Your Home

Hurrah, Summer is (finally) here! We’ve gathered 6 great ways to de-clutter your home so all you have to worry about is the development of your tan, take a look… 1. The best thing to start with is, make yourself a list to make sure you cover all areas you need to. Start with the least complex task and work your way up. Perhaps write down each room in your house or areas in the house you would like to tackle and work your way through. Nothing more satisfying than ticking things off a list. 2. Kitchens can always get quite bogged down with...

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Kitchen strategies to help you eat more healthily

Posted by on March 23, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Kitchen strategies to help you eat more healthily

We all love to indulge over the Christmas period, so many temptations, how can we not! But soon after the festivities are over comes the dreaded January, the party season is over, all the mince pies have been eaten and reality kicks in. Whether you’re a naturally healthy eater or you struggle to keep to a well balanced diet, there are ways you can arrange your kitchen and the way you place food in your kitchen to motivate you to eat better. Here we’ve shared 5 tips on how to do so, making January a more positive beginning and a...

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Prepare your house for a cosy Autumn…..

Posted by on November 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Prepare your house for a cosy Autumn…..

It’s that time of year again, the orange season is upon us where you dig out your woolly jumpers, take a stroll through a gorgeous leafy park and order yourself a ginger spiced latte – delightful. But of course as much as it’s important to get yourselves ready for the winter months and give your coats a purpose again, it’s crucial to get your home all prepped and ready so you can get the best out of those wonderfully cosy months ahead. Here we’ve put together 5 tips on how to prepare your home …. Enjoy the...

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Rules relaxed in favour of residential conversions

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Rules relaxed in favour of residential conversions

Rules relaxed in favour of residential conversions – Permitted Development rights The latest changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995 in England, became law on 6th April 2014 introducing further relaxation of planning rules in favour of residential conversions. Key Points New amendments introduce 4 new classes of permitted development which allow the change of use of existing retail/office and agricultural buildings into dwellings.  In addition agricultural buildings can be converted into state...

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Considering a loft conversion?

Posted by on November 8, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Considering a loft conversion?

As a general guide,  if you can measure 2.3 metres from the floor to the roof at the highest part, you have sufficient headroom for a loft conversion. To create a comfortable living room or bedroom, at least fifty percent of the loft area should be this high. Houses built pre-war with steeply pitched roofs tend to be the easiest to convert, but there will always be structural considerations when converting this space and most lofts need additional support from steel beams to strengthen the roof and floor. Stairs Building regulations stipulate...

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Planning applications to be streamlined

Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Planning applications to be streamlined

From 25 June new rules will mean only major developments, applications in designated areas and listed building consents will require Design and Access Statements. Proposals to reduce the content of Design and Access Statements, including explanations of certain specific design principles and details of access maintenance, will also be implemented. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published its consultation response on a raft of measures to simplify the process stating:- “Reducing the number of applications that...

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Latest extensions – Neighbour Consultation Scheme

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Latest extensions – Neighbour Consultation Scheme

LARGER HOUSE EXTENSIONS: NEIGHBOUR CONSULTATION SCHEME On 9 May 2013, secondary legislation was put before Parliament which will increase the size of single-storey rear extensions which can be built under permitted development. It will also bring into force the neighbour consultation scheme. This draft guidance is issued to provide initial information on how the scheme will work. The Householder Permitted Development: Technical Guidance will be fully updated once the secondary legislation has been approved by Parliament and has come into...

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Generate Your Own Energy

Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Generate Your Own Energy

Generating your own energy is not an unapproachable dream anymore. Today, generating alternative energy is synonymous with the increasing environmental concerns and concerns pretty much everyone who wants to cut on spending on energy bills, but also those who want to go green. The standard for the home of the future, according to the renowned engineer Hannes Guddat, is a “passive house” as it is called, whose needs for heating, cooling and electricity are covered by renewable energy. Thanks to the sun, a house can be completely...

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