Multi generational living

Rewind to days past and it was not uncommon for multiple generations to be living under one roof. Fast forward to today and multi generational living is back and on the rise.  More and more adult children live at home to save for their first home– the average first time buyer is 32. Elderly parents are moving in, due to the often-prohibitive cost of care homes. The average cost of care home…

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Don’t leave your much loved family home

They say that home is where the heart is and we couldn’t agree more. Buying a house is not only an investment in property, but it is an investment of the heart, an investment in your family life. However, the truth is that families change over time. You may have another child, or an older relative may move in. You may want to run a home-business. As much as you…

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Considering the finished build

When it comes to extending your home, be it outwards, upwards or downwards, the finished look will depend greatly on several items. Thought not only needs to go into choosing the right builder and design of the extension but also on the building materials and fixtures. As an aside, there is no set rule on what is classed as a fixture but a good rule of thumb is that a…

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Top 10 building mistakes – part one

In our many years undertaking building projects we have seen a wide variety of different building mistakes made by homeowners. To help you avoid them, we have compiled our top ten list of building mistakes to avoid. Here’s the first five: Not thinking the design through A well-designed extension will add value to your home and make it more saleable. However, without a thorough thought-process you may end up with a design…

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Transform your house with a small extension

   House extensions come in all shapes and sizes and there is a misconception that it’s not worth extending unless you have a lot of space to do so. A small extension can make a big difference, and help find the extra space needed.  Read on for details of two of our projects that show how. Creating a kitchen-diner The first two photos are of a small side extension that…

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Create more space without moving

        If you feel that you are lacking the space you need in your current home chances are you’ve probably looked at various options such as extending your home, converting your loft or moving… but have you considered an internal re-model of your property? Sometimes, it’s not a space issue at all but an issue of how the space is laid out. Perhaps you have a number of…

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