Damp Proofing and Rising Damp

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Rising damp is one of the least common types of damp; as its name suggests it rises from the ground and can be found in buildings which do not have a damp proof course present. However, rising damp can occur in buildings which have a damp proof course present but it may have become damaged and failed due to a … Read More

How to plan an extension

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Here’s a list of things to consider regarding adding an extra room in your house: Checking your deeds First check the deeds to your house. It is crucial that you pay special attention to the deeds as they may contains information on the work you can and cannot do to the house. Consult a solicitor for any extra help and … Read More

Major new research project solid wall homes

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BRE has been appointed to carry out a major new research project to understand heat losses in the seven million solid wall homes in Great Britain. The project, funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, will consider how these walls are performing before and after insulation. The energy use behaviour of occupants and the accuracy of techniques for measuring heat … Read More

Planning your Home Extension

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Find out whether the Extension will be Permitted Development or if it will require Planning Permission. Your local council will tell you. Check if you live within a Conservation Area. Find out if theHouse has already been Extended Decide on how much you would be willing to Spend on the Construction Cost Find out how yourHouse Extension Plans will affect … Read More

Major new research project solid wall homes.

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BRE has been appointed to carry out a major new research project to understand heat losses in the seven million solid wall homes in Great Britain. The project, funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change, will consider how these walls are performing before and after insulation. The energy use behaviour of occupants and the accuracy of techniques for … Read More

Preparing – Drawing – Plans and Submitting

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What We Do When helping you to create your desired home, we offer practical advice and guidance to ensure that the end result is best suited to your requirements. We understand that our clients are individuals and therefore our service is flexible, adaptable and tailored to your needs. There are several options and we can help you to choose what … Read More

Preparing – Drawing – Plans and Submitting

KeithExtensions

What We Do When helping you to create your desired home, we offer practical advice and guidance to ensure that the end result is best suited to your requirements. We understand that our clients are individuals and therefore our service is flexible, adaptable and tailored to your needs. There are several options and we can help you to choose what … Read More

It was a risky business using the site toilet

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A contractor has been fined after workers on faced being hit by falling debris every time they wanted to use the toilet. HSE inspectors made an unannounced visit to the site following an anonymous tip-off. When the inspectors opened a door at the rear of the building, they found debris was being dropped through the internal structure from the third … Read More

Do you need Planning Permission?

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An extension or addition to your house is considered to be permitted development, UNDER PLANNING LAW subject to the following limits and conditions NB – You will still probably need extension plans drawn / extension plans prepared to comply with Building Control regulations IF it is:- No more than half the area of land around the “original house” would be covered by … Read More

ARE WIND TURBINES SAFE?

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After a 111 ft wind turbine collapsed in Devon, the manufacturer have issued a warnings that the structural grout holding the tower to its foundations had failed. They also issued a warning that other turbines could have similar failings. However, as there were bolts missing at the base of the collapsed tower, sabotage is also suspected because there is a lot … Read More