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Most of us face this decision sometime in our lives whether it is the need for further bedrooms with a growing family or an extra living room or office space. It becomes necessary to weigh up the pros and cons of moving or extending our current home and finding the solution that will suit our [...]

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Glass Extensions

The existing house is an end of terrace and the existing space had to be rearranged to fit snugly onto the small plot. A sunny garden with wall space for tennis practice was also part of the brief and creating privacy from the side road was also critical. The house is in a conservation area [...]

Latest changes for thermal performance in building regulations

Part L changes applies to new dwellings, change of use, extensions, and loft conversions. They apply to full submissions received by Building Control from 1 October 2010 onwards. To summarise : New Part L – Extensions (inc loft conversions) The main difference is that elemental U-values are being made a bit stricter, and boilers must…