Planning

Why use the services of an RIBA accredited Architect?

It is a general belief that Architects are unaffordable; this is not true. If we take into consideration that property is one of the most expensive acquisitions that one obtains or indeed purchases. It is therefore important to use the services of an Architect as they will save you time and money. An Architect’s Practice, will give you guidance on all the aspects of your project from design and a building budget cost through to planning and construction. In a short space of time you can gain an enormous amount of valuable information, which will help you realise your project..

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Choosing Professionals For Your Self-Build

When taking on a self-build one of the most important decisions you will have to make is choosing the right contractors and professionals to work on your project. You may want to hire a single contractor to manage and implement the entire build or alternatively you can hire subcontractors for each stage of the project such as bricklayers, plumbers, electricians etc. No matter which of these approaches you go for, choosing professionals you can trust with your self-build is essential. So what can you do to ensure that you find the right professionals to work with? Builder’s You Can Trust.

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Planning to renovate or build a house this year?

If your new year’s resolution is to build that long over due extension, converting your garage to a habitable room or planning a new build property, some of the things you may wish to consider are listed below: – Try to right down the brief so that you are clear what you want to achieve. If you are not able to put the brief into words, try to find building magazines and cut out the items or images of the things you like, have a scrapbook and right notes. We know that design is personal and it is what you.

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Things to think about when renovating a property

A guest blog from the Right Surveyors Renovating a property, be it your home or an investment, will require lots of upheaval and not an insignificant cost. Going into such a project unprepared is ill-advised, so we’ve put together a few pointers to look out for. Full Building Survey If you’re buying a building to renovate and aren’t already familiar with its particular characteristics, it is always sensible to get the advice of a chartered surveyor in the form of a Full Building Survey. Problems such as subsidence, rot and damp can be devastating to a property and very expensive.

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