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A beginner's guide to planning permission

Many people about to embark on an extension, renovation or home improvement project are left wondering whether or not they will need to apply for planning permission. If that’s you then please read on as we answer the main questions on this tricky subject.

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A homeowner’s guide to creating an energy efficient home

With the increase in awareness about the impacts of climate change, more homeowners are exploring ways to improve the energy efficiency of their home, but where do you start?

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Building during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

You may be considering whether to start or continue with building works at this time. Read our guide for homeowners on the key points to consider.

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Building regulations: What you need to know

Whether you are having a new extension built, self-building a house, or renovating a property, you need to ensure building work meets current building regulations.

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Garage conversions: The ultimate guide

Converting your garage into a habitable room or rooms may be one of the simplest ways to extend your home and increase the value of your property without increasing its footprint.

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House extensions: The ultimate guide

House extensions can really help to enhance your existing home, adding extra space to expand and improve your home.

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How to choose a builder

Whether you are building a new home from scratch, carrying out renovation work or having a new extension built, you are going to need to find a builder to carry out the work. But just where do you find the best builders for your project?

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Loft conversions: The ultimate guide

Loft conversions can be the ideal way to add space to a house without extending its footprint.

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Party wall agreements: What you need to know

The Party Wall Act 1996 applies to houses in England and Wales and was devised to prevent building work that could compromise the structural integrity of any shared wall (party wall) or adjoining properties.

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Planning a bathroom: The ultimate guide to renovation and installation

Whether you are thinking about planning a bathroom, or are just kicking off a bathroom renovation and want to make sure your project fulfils your vision – our complete guide is full of useful tips and advice that will help you on your way. 

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Planning a kitchen: The ultimate guide to renovation and installation

The recipe for success in any kitchen renovation then must be careful and meticulous planning to ensure you serve up a stylish, comfortable and functional environment that delivers everything you need in the modern home.

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Why choose a Master Builder?

Our strict membership criteria, unique vetting and inspection process gives homeowners confidence when looking for a quality, professional builder.

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Working with your builder

A successful building project relies on a good working partnership and open communication between you and your builder.

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Seek inspiration from our member case studies and find more great advice in the articles below.

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6 common mistakes to avoid when planning an extension


6 home extension ideas you won’t want to overlook

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