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I've already done the work. Can I still get building regs approval?

Posted on: 09 September 2021

Category: News



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Does your project need approval?

Posted on: 21 July 2021

Category: News

If you are planning a home improvement project there are several steps you need to consider before you start work. First decide on your budget and have a ‘wish list’ of what you want to achieve with your new/adapted space. As a homeowner, the next thing to do is check whether you need planning permission and/or building regulations approval as these are two separate processes. (In some cases, such as taking down a loadbearing wall in your home, you may not need planning...

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How to bring light into your home

Posted on: 19 May 2021

Category: News

The trend for adding expanses of glazing to our homes seems set to stay. Replacing internal walls with glazed partitions or adding features such as oriel windows and glass balustrading can all make your home feel lighter and more spacious. If you are considering a fully glazed extension, not only will you give your home the ‘wow’ factor, but you will gain a wonderful sense of your outside space merging with the inside. Here we look at some glazing projects that you could...

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Simple home energy improvement ideas

Posted on: 02 March 2021

Category: News

Spending more time at home over the last year will have seen the cost of energy bills creeping up for many of us.  Here we look at some simple home energy improvements which should have a positive impact on your bills as well as the environment. Building regulations do sometimes apply, so read our blog to find out when. Data from the Department for business, energy and industrial strategy shows our homes are responsible for about 15% of UK greenhouse gases. The main source is use of...

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