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Alternatives to Architects
Alternatives to Architects
An architect can bring a great deal to a house extension project, but they do cost money and if your needs are straightforward, there may be other alternatives that…...
An Overview of Insulation Standards and Options
An Overview of Insulation Standards and Options
Insulating an extension isn’t just a case of saving on energy bills; now that HIPs have come along it could have an effect on the saleability of your property....
Choosing an Architect for Your Home Extension
Choosing an Architect for Your Home Extension
You may thing that you can cut costs by not hiring an architect but you could be missing out on a great deal and it’s a decision worth careful consideration....
Choosing an Exterior Finish for Your Extension
Choosing an Exterior Finish for Your Extension
Many people will be able to copy the exterior finish of their property for their extension but those who can’t, or don’t want to, should look for something complementary....
Choosing Extension Size and Storey Options
Choosing Extension Size and Storey Options
When designing a house extension it pays to consider the size and number of storeys not just from the point of view of costs but also the way the new build will fit…...
Deciding What You Need When Building a Extension
Deciding What You Need When Building a Extension
Deciding what to build, how and where to build it, and what you can afford can take a very long time but the key is to focus first on what you need and then let the…...
Designing to Match the Home
Designing to Match the Home
If you're looking to increase the value of a property by extending it, then it's critical that the extension blends in with the original house as much as possible, or…...
Designing Your Extension To Suit Your Needs
Designing Your Extension To Suit Your Needs
Design should follow function, so once you've sat down and analysed what you need from your house extension, it's time to see how it can all fit together....
Roof Lights for Conservatories or Garden Rooms
Roof Lights for Conservatories or Garden Rooms
Skylights, rooflights and roof lanterns can all be used to allow light into garden rooms and conservatories where a fully glazed roof might be just too hot in the summer....
Top Five Materials for Home Extensions
Top Five Materials for Home Extensions
Which are the top five main building materials used for extensions? Here's our verdict, with links to the relevant articles on our site about each one....
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