Category Archives: Construction Knowledge

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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