New Permitted Development Rights

New permitted development rights for larger extensions

New Permitted Development Rights Back in 2013, the Government introduced changes to permitted development rights to homeowners, which included the larger home extension scheme. These new rules were brought in to help the recovery process from the recession for the construction industry. The relaxed rules allowed permitted development rights for single-storey rear extensions of up […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know Needed Planning Permission

Garden decking

1. Raised Timber Decking If you are planning some ‘Ground Force’ style garden renovations you might be tempted to include some raised timber decking. If you do, you’ll need planning permission if you intend going higher than 30cm above ground level. This is to help prevent any over-looking between properties. You will also need planning […]

9 Expert Tips for Renovating an Old House

David Granger Expert Tips for Renovating an Old House

With the current housing shortage and the rising cost of land, the chance to renovate an old, disused or abandoned home or outbuilding can appear tempting. It could be a way for you to climb the housing ladder or extend without the disruption of building from scratch. Whatever your reasons, if you find yourself renovating […]

Top 10 Home Trends for 2018

David Granger Top 10 home trends for 2018 cedar cladding and aluminium windows

Our clients are a discerning bunch, and part of our job is to make sure we keep them entirely up to speed with the latest developments in home design and technology. We’ve polled the office for the most popular design trends we’re seeing and the results are in. Here are our predictions for the Top […]