Transfer your home without moving

We often come across people who love where they live but have still considered moving to get more room or to get a different layout in their home. They’re just torn by the fact that their home is close to a great school, close to work or maybe even just surrounded by friends and family. […]

Extension Cost Guide

Extension Cost Guide How much will your home extension cost? Price up your project and get your budget on track with these benchmark extension cost breakdowns by Chris Bates 3rd July 2020   There are 3 steps in this guide Home Extension Step-by-Step Guide Do I Need Planning Permission for my Home Extension? Extension Cost Guide […]

Green Home Grant Scheme

What is the Green Homes Grant Scheme? Under the Green Homes Grant Scheme, the government will fund up to two-thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes in England. Homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords, will be able to claim the new vouchers, which are worth up to £5,000. Households on […]

Permitted Development: All You Need to Know

Not all changes or improvements to your home need permission from the planning department. There are many that you can carry out with implied consent, known as Permitted Development. It is well worth being aware of these rights, and recent changes to the rules, if you want to make any significant home improvements. It could […]

What is a U-value? Heat loss, thermal mass and online calculators explained

Although the main focus of environmental performance of buildings is now on carbon usage, there is still a need to consider thermal performance of the building fabric as a contributing factor. Thermal performance is measured in terms of heat loss, and is commonly expressed in the construction industry as a U-value or R-value. U-value calculations […]

Guide to Building Regulations

Guide to Building Regulations The Building Regulations are a set of minimum standards to which your project must adhere. Find out what’s involved in meeting the requirements However beautifully designed your home, and however easily it got planning permission, you still have to ensure it’s built to the correct standards, laid out in the Building […]

How to Convert a Loft

Before you begin on your loft conversion plans, it’s worth finding out exactly what it will involve and how it will affect the design of your home. This step-by-step attic conversion guide reveals the 10 key things you need to consider when weighing up whether a loft conversion is the right way to add more […]

Bluebeam Revu

Chances are if you work in construction, you have probably heard of Bluebeam® Revu®. Although it is now a construction industry standard, there are plenty of people who just don’t know what it is or what it does. Bluebeam Revu is a software application that allows users to markup, takeoff, organize, and collaborate with PDF files […]

Quality Control

Here at City Development London, We understand quality construction. We understand the pressures that can be involved in the development and contracting which means that there are times when controlling quality can be a challenging process amidst the pressure to complete your project. We provide an independent Construction Quality Control Inspection service, for the benefit […]

Green Technology

Here at City Development London, we care about the planet. We are committed to helping drive the construction industry towards a more sustainable form of construction. We care for the environment and that’s why we are promoting the use of ‘green’ building products, materials, and construction techniques. By doing this, we aim to help reduce […]