Back to work on Monday, hope you all had a great half term!   

  This beautifully composed facade, with three matching gables, is near the railway tracks on the end of a row of terraces. The workshops stretch all the way to the back of the plot and there is access to a good sized yard. I love the way the ground floor windows match so well with […]

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  The bifold doors will go here. The external ground will be lowered by about 600mm and the new insulated floor slab will be about a foot higher than the sand. A nice project.  On another matter, I was able to help the builder (we help each other really) to resolve issues for the drainage, […]

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Between Easter and Christmas there is a time known as the building season. It’s not that builders don’t work outside this time, but they generally tick over. Once the Easter bank holiday hits, things go a bit crazy and they stay that way until Christmas Eve, when we finish at lunchtime and go to the […]

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A basement project is a little bit different than a normal up in the air scheme and it starts with the foundations. For a regular house extension we dig a trench where we want the new walls to go and fill it with concrete. For a basement the foundations have to go under the existing […]

Like this! Not everyone can be this special

You have your scheme, you get your planning permission. You specify your structure, stairs, means of escape, spread of flame, conservation of heat and power. You get your building regulations plans approval. Are you ready to go? Not quite… If you have neighbours adjoining your proposal there’s a pretty good chance that you are going […]

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