Design and Permits

Design and Permits

Sep 21, 2014

When buying a home, the ownership of the property is transferred to the new owner. Of course this is very much common sense, right? One thing to remember though is that even though new ownership is granted, that does not provide complete control over the actual building structure. For example, some homeowners may decide that they would like to build an extension...

Worth the Work?

Worth the Work?

Jul 25, 2014

Ever since the housing market crash of 2008, many homeowners decided to instead concentrate on adding value to their own homes. This, of course, was opposed to moving house, which is always a favourable option when looking to upgrade. What this meant was that more and more extensions were being built and constructed; with the bathroom being very much a popular...

Paperwork Requirements

Paperwork Requirements

Apr 22, 2014

A recent post on the site sparked a few questions from readers in relation to work permits and paperwork requirements for bathroom extensions. The reality is that each property has its own set of regulations; both with the local council and the actual property developers. For example if you bought a house 20+ years ago from on a private housing estate (from a...

Prepare for the Inconvenience

Prepare for the Inconvenience

Mar 30, 2014

When it comes to adding any kind of extension to the home, there is of course going to be some sort of down time. What this means is that there is naturally going to be a period of time where the regular, day to day functionality of the home will ultimately be unavailable. And it is only when this takes place that homeowners are made fully aware of the extent...

A Messy Affair

A Messy Affair

Jan 7, 2014

When it comes to building a bathroom extension, many do not always fully grasp the number of difficulties that can arise. One of the most common miscalculations is the down time and the alternative arrangements that are required for everyday bathroom activities. As water is at the forefront of all these activities, the likelihood of it being available during the...

The Benefits of an En-Suite

The Benefits of an En-Suite

Dec 24, 2013

Adding an en-suite bathroom to a bedroom is one of the most popular and desirable home improvements for many homeowners in the UK. Perhaps the biggest and most beneficial advantage of having an en-suite is the increased convenience that it provides. Also, given that the bathroom is such a personal part of the home, an en-suite also provides an added sense of...