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How do I set a budget and organise finance for my home improvements?

Some tips on planning a budget and getting the finance for your project.

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  • General

When do I need to speak to a professional?

You may need to consult with an architectural consultant, designer, structural engineer or project manager. Find out who, when and why!

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  • General

What's the difference between a quote and an estimate?

You should always ask for three quotes for building work, but what's the difference between a quote and an estimate?

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Tell me about the building regulations

Find out what the building regulations, building control and the Approved Documents are and how they help protect you and your family.

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What is plan checking?

What is a plan check? Why do I need one? What do surveyors look for and what are the common mistakes found in plan checks?

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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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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

How will my soil type affect my home renovation project?

Soil type and ground conditions will have a bearing on how you plan out your home renovation project.

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  • Extension
  • Conservatory

How deep should the foundation be for my new domestic extension?

You need to take a number of variables into account when calculating the depth of a foundation for a new extension.

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  • Conservatory
  • Extension
  • General