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What do I do before I start building work?

Still at the planning stage? Here are a few things to think about before building work actually begins.

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  • General

What are the key issues in design and construction?

What are the most important things to think about in terms of the design construction?

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  • General

Building regulations applications FAQs

Everything you need to know about making building regulations applications.

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  • General

What are the 17 common mistakes found on building plans?

When building control surveyors check building plans they tend to see the same errors crop up again and again. What are they?

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  • General

Which flooring structure should I choose for my extension?

We set out the pros and cons of each type of flooring structure for your new extension.

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  • Extension

What issues should I consider for the walls of my new house extension?

We advise on the types of wall and other things to consider for your new house extension.

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  • Extension
  • Walls

What type of roof will I need for my house extension?

You have choices for the roof of your new house extension - find out what the pros and cons are of each.

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  • Extension
  • Roof

What about building regulations and the roof of my new extension?

What will building control look for in the roof of my new house extension? Find out about the building regulations that apply.

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  • Roof
  • Extension

Guide to thatched roofs for house extensions - the Dorset Model

Everything you need to know about thatching your new house extension. Find out about the Dorset Model.

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  • Roof
  • Extension

How will I heat my new house extension?

Find out what options there are for heating your new house extension.

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  • Extension