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A Guide to Floors and Foundations

Posted 11th December, 2020

A GUIDE TO FLOORS AND FOUNDATIONS   The correct foundation is essential to a building’s structure and it is either piled or standard trench fill foundations.  With a trench fill

Problems Beyond the Planning Process – Rights to Light

Posted 11th December, 2020

PROBLEMS BEYOND THE PLANNING PROCESS – RIGHTS to LIGHT Once you have your planning permission, there are several points to consider which are outside the remit of planning; Rights of

Case Study: Olby Close, Holt

Posted 23rd November, 2020

Hempstead Road, Holt, Norfolk Case Study: Olby Close, Holt Olby Close is an exclusive development of 9 bungalows situated in Holt, North Norfolk and has recently been completed by renowned

What is a DPC?

Posted 20th November, 2020

What is a Damp Proof Course? Damp Proof Course (DPC) Water can rise up through most materials used for building houses, such as brick, concrete and stone. In scientific terms,

House Prices Hit Five Year High

Posted 11th November, 2020

HOUSE PRICES HIT Five YEAR HIGH According to the Nationwide building society, house prices rose by 0.8% in the month since September. The average house now costs £227,826; an increase

Failure to build enough houses remains greatest obstacle to overcoming housing crisis

Posted 30th October, 2020

Failure to build enough houses remains greatest obstacle to overcoming housing crisis In the last six months of the pandemic, our homes have become a main focus. Their function as

Threshold for shared ownership reduced from April 2021 to 10%

Posted 26th October, 2020

Threshold for shared ownership reduced from April 2021 to 10% The first time buyer market could see a boost following the Government’s latest announcement. It’s plan is to reduce the

Has the Pandemic Had a Positive Impact on Residential Development Design?

Posted 13th October, 2020

Has the Pandemic Had a Positive Impact on Residential Development Design? With the enormous increase in people having to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, it would seem that

What are Building Regulations?

Posted 12th October, 2020

WHAT ARE BUILDING REGULATIONS? Building regulations are a set of minimum standards developed by the UK government and approved by Parliament that apply to design, construction and alterations to almost

Stamp Duty Holiday 2020

Posted 9th September, 2020

Stamp Duty Holiday 2020   On the 8th July 2020 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced an increase for the zero threshold on the payment of stamp duty in England and

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