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Top Design Trends for 2020 

January 3, 2020

What’s hot in 2020 in home renovation and design? To be a part of the “trendy” brigade, have a look at this article in Houzz. Are you ready for bright colours, sustainability and funky lighting?      If you’d...

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Smart Ways to Keep Renovation and Build Costs under Control

December 27, 2019

Whether you are undertaking a house extension in Chelsea, or a basement conversion in Kensington or a general home modernisation project in London, budget is likely to play a crucial part in your decision making...

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Home renovation do’s and don’ts for 2020

December 20, 2019

With 2019 coming to an end and the start of a new decade, it only seems right to reflect back and see what’s worked and what’s not in the world of home renovation and refurbishment. We’ve...

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Recognise these? 5 Common Side Effects of Doing a Renovation

December 13, 2019

We love some of the articles in Houzz…they’re interesting, practical and relatable, like this one on the ‘side effects’ of a home renovation project.    “Living through major building works isn’t easy. Even if you’ve planned...

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Will a rear extension add value to my home?

November 22, 2019

Building a rear extension to a property in London will not only create a space you’ve always dreamed of, perhaps a kitchen/diner, a living room, a home office or even a games room, but will...

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How to avoid dead front room syndrome when extending?

November 15, 2019

This useful article in Houzz shares some creative suggestions on how to make best use of that front room when you build an extension at the back of the house.   You don’t want it to become a dumpyard do you?  ...

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What is a side return extension?

November 8, 2019

If you are thinking of building a house extension in London, and don’t want to compromise your rear garden space, why not consider an extension to the side of your house? This is known as a side return...

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Something Funky… A London home extension with a difference 

November 1, 2019

In our line of work, it’s all about creativity. Creativity in design and creativity in solutions.   We recently came across this article in Dezeen on an incredible and funky extension in a Grade II listed property in...

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How much will a home extension in London cost?

October 18, 2019

That’s like asking how long is a piece of string? Still, we understand that it’s important to know even an approximate cost before deciding whether you are financially able to undertake a home extension project.  ...

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Does my extension fall under Permitted Development?

October 11, 2019

  Does my extension fall under Permitted Development?    We’ve talked about Permitted Development in our previous article on Planning Permission, but there have been some recent developments we thought we’d update you and explore Permitted...

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