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Build an Extension or Move House?
Build an Extension or Move House?
The various costs involved in extending your home or moving house, to help you decide which is the best option....
Connecting an Extension to the House
Connecting an Extension to the House
If you're investing in an extension then it's crucial get the best resale value out of it when the time to sell comes round, and one of the things that will determine…...
Eco-Friendly Building Options for an Extension
Eco-Friendly Building Options for an Extension
The use of ecologically sound building materials and techniques is definitely on the increase and it's now much easier to make use of them when extending a house....
Fitting Plate Glass Doors to an Extension
Fitting Plate Glass Doors to an Extension
Full-height plate glass doors leading from the extension to the garden look fabulous but chose the type, product and size carefully well before the start of the build…...
Installing Doors and Windows to Your Extension
Installing Doors and Windows to Your Extension
With any extension getting the right doors and windows and, in particular, making them match the rest of the property, can make the difference between an extension…...
Insulation Options for an Extension
Insulation Options for an Extension
Insulation is an important part of any build and an extension and these days, when people are getting more ecological minded and more likely to want to save energy, it…...
Internal Wall Finishes
Internal Wall Finishes
Before you put plaster and paint, or wallpaper, on the walls of your extension, think about other finishes that blur the line between the garden and the house....
Keeping Things Clean and Straight While Building
Keeping Things Clean and Straight While Building
You might think that keeping an extension building site clean and straight is too much trouble but investing in a tidy site will save time and money....
Laying the Groundworks & Foundations For an Extension
Laying the Groundworks & Foundations For an Extension
An explanation of the groundworks and the digging of foundations which will be involved in a house extension....
Modifying the Drainage System for an Extension
Modifying the Drainage System for an Extension
Modifying the drainage system when you’re building an extension might be as simple as adding on some gutters or it could mean major changes to the foul water system....
Self Building Your Extension
Self Building Your Extension
Home extensions are an excellent choice for self build projects, from kit conservatories to rooms built from scratch....
Sourcing Materials For Your Extension Build
Sourcing Materials For Your Extension Build
There are plenty of places to look for building materials that are cheaper than the builders' merchants and the DIY stores, although you might have to wait around for…...
Sustainable Materials for Extension Walls
Sustainable Materials for Extension Walls
Straw bales and earth rammed into piles of tyres are just two sustainable materials used for building ecologically sound and cheap extensions today....
The Importance of Damp Proofing When Extending
The Importance of Damp Proofing When Extending
Preventing damp from damaging properties gets a lot of attention in the United Kingdom, unsurprisingly, so we take you through the problems that can occur and what you…...
The Walls of Your Home Extension
The Walls of Your Home Extension
Walls are literally the very fabric of an extension and care should be taken to make sure that they are strong enough and look good too, playing a part in making the…...
What Sort of Extension Should I Build?
What Sort of Extension Should I Build?
There are so many possibilities when extending a house so we take you through some of the questions you need to ask yourself to arrive at a clear picture of what you…...
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