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Sustainable & Renewable

Sustainable and renewable homes are quickly becoming a necessity, more than they are a luxury. With increasing pressure from Government and non-government bodies to increase our use of renewable energy sources, while also making our homes more efficient, it is useful to consider this while developing your extension or conversion projects. From initial installation, through to sale-value, sustainable and renewable homes have increasing value, beyond the obvious monetary.

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Plans for a Garden Room?

Whether you need a work from home space away from all distractions, a games room or even extra storage, a garden room may be a wise idea!   Garden Room Designs When an extension isn’t an option and moving altogether is completely out of the question, a garden room can be an affordable and effective way of creating more space in a part of your property that is probably under utilised. The possibilities are endless when it comes to garden room plans and depending on budget and space for the project, one could create an office, a games room, a…
Gemma Leon
26th April 2022
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Eco Friendly Plans in the UK

As the UK moves closer to becoming a Balkanized nation, it's more important to focus on eco-friendly project builds. These homes and buildings are more environmentally friendly and surprisingly, they can also be cost-effective. In this post, we'll look at some of the best eco-friendly build options available in the UK today. We'll have something for everyone, from timber frame homes to passive solar homes. Let's get started!   Green Building Plans and Eco-Design in the UK - A Brief History One of the biggest reasons to focus on eco-friendly architectural plans is to reduce our individual carbon footprint in…
Gemma Leon
19th April 2022
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These 3 Types of Plants Will Transform Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary, your refuge and it’s meant to bring you both comfort and delight. How you design and style your home is really important and this includes the greenery! The addition of houseplants can transform your home entirely and are not only strikingly beautiful, but they’re also good for your health! They have the ability to change our mood, making us feel more relaxed and calm to build a home into a  sanctuary. When plants breathe they release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, cleaning and purifying the air.   Here are three types of houseplants that can…
5th November 2020
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Boosting Sustainability in Your Projects

Environmental decline is a huge issue which is capturing the attention of people worldwide. As such, people are increasingly looking for ways to be kinder to the planet in all areas of their lives and looking into boosting sustainability in projects. We find that more people are looking to add some sustainable elements to their home extensions or build, as this is the perfect time to incorporate them. Here we have a few tips for those looking to be more sustainable in their own home improvement projects.   Upcycling Upcycling is the art of taking old pieces of furniture and…
26th May 2020