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5 Ways To Reduce Your Bills This Winter
With the cost of living going up, many of us are feeling the financial squeeze, particularly when it comes to electricity and heating costs. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy bills when winter draws in, read on.  From simple switches to investing in passive house insulation, here are 5 effective ways to
renovation
Homeowners throughout the UK had to put their renovation plans on hold due to Covid. Now that lockdown is fast becoming a distant memory, 2022 is the year to get creative — by getting inspiration from the best house extensions, perhaps, or remodelling your kitchen. Where should you start? Why not pick up from where

Should You Renovate or Relocate

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There are many reasons why your current house might not be a good fit. Maybe there isn’t enough room for a growing family, the kitchen needs an overhaul, or you’re wondering about the best house extensions. If that’s the case, you have two solutions: renovate or relocate.  Each solution comes with its own pros and

The Advantages Of A Passive House

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As the UK races towards Net Zero, energy efficiency is top of the agenda. Now imagine a home that’s so energy efficient you have virtually no heating bills. With passive house technology, that dream home is no longer a fantasy. And with so many benefits on offer, passive house construction is set to be the

How to Budget for Your Building Project

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Planning a new kitchen, extension – or building a brand-new home from scratch – is both exciting and stressful. On the one hand, you can’t wait to start. But you also need to budget for your project, which means calling and vetting home builders, then comparing quotes. It’s not just the cost of hiring home
How to Choose The Right Builder For Your Next Project
It’s easy to find a builder. But knowing whether a builder is reliable or is the right fit for your project can be tricky. We’ve all heard horror stories about cowboys, so how can you find the right home builders for your needs? We’ve put together the following hints and recommendations to help you choose
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For many people, planning rules are seen as little but an unwelcome headache. However, they can also serve as a vital protection against unsuitable or overbearing development. There’s one thing we can all agree on, though — they’re not going anywhere any time soon! If you’re looking to carry out building works, you’re going to
loft conversion
If you’d love to add value and extra space to your property without the expense that comes from moving, a loft conversion could be the ideal solution for you. When designed by a professional commercial contractor, they can be extremely functional, spacious and full of natural light. Here are just some of the benefits a
4 Ways To Keep Your Building Project Within Budget
Building projects are always exciting, but making sure they stay within budget can be a tricky task. Luckily, we have a few tips that will help you stay on budget so keep reading… Firstly, it’s vital that you get a fixed quote and not an estimate for any work that you’re having done. This is
How to Know When Your Home Needs a Renovation
Using commercial contractors for private home projects can take the extra cost, time and energy out of your home renovation project. If you’re a property developer, homeowner or architect, how do you know whether or not a renovation is needed? Your Home Looks Old Simply put, if you feel that your property really needs modernising,
An eco-friendly house is a home that has been designed and built in an environmentally conscious way and saves energy (and money!) as it is lived in. Eco-homes are becoming more and more popular in current times, and it’s clear to see why. But what are the costs associated with building your own eco-friendly house,
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Do you want one of the Best house extensions around without the stress of managing the whole project yourself? Using Commercial Contractors could be a low-cost, high-quality answer to your problem. What are commercial contractors? Commercial contractors typically construct buildings for public use such as schools, offices, and restaurants, etc. Some such as ourselves put
builders
Ever wondered exactly what a building contractor does? Are you considering using a building contractor for your project? Here’s everything you need to know… Work with the client The client might be a housing authority, or a development company or an individual or business. Whoever it is, the building contractor will liaise with them to
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1. Feature Lighting:Lighting can make all of the difference. Would you prefer strips of LED, natural lighting from a large window or perhaps a statement chandelier? 2. Floating Extensions: Floating in thin air? Not quite. But, it sure will seem amazing. These extensions work best as first floor balconies and patios. 3. Turn Your Extenstion
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Builders are an essential component to your property development project, and hiring an experienced one may be just as vital. Today, we are going to share with you why. Licensing & Insurance The number one reason on our list is licensing and insurance. While you may not consider these things until after an incident, they

Cambridge House Renovation

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This recent renovation consisted of taking two rooms and knocking them into one. The kitchen was a dark place, dark units, dark worktops and only had a fluorescent strip light in the middle.  The dinning room was a room hardly used and was poorly finished. These two rooms had engineered flooring throughout.  When the client had decided

Sevenoaks, Kent

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Recently we have had the pleasure of being part of a passion project in Sevenoaks Kent.  As you can see from the pictures, looking at a rotten, derelict garage it was quite the task to see a finished article.  We made the decision to use a local groundwork’s company to take down the garage and

Why You Should Be Using A Contractor

How many times have you heard “I’m going to project manage this myself”… Here’s 5 tips why you should be using a contractor like DJ Reynolds ltd. 1. You will get a professional service   One of the biggest benefits in hiring a building contractor is that you obtain a professional service. They will have

Save a penny, spend a pound

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In such uncertain times at the minute and high costs of house moving, you might find yourself wanting to make home improvements whilst adding value to your current property.  It may be your top priority to try and make these renovations as cheap as possible whilst trying to save more money for any future projects
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If you are tempted to complete that new build or kitchen remodel yourself, then think again. You really should consider using home remodelling companies and a team of eco friendly builders to do these tasks for you. Below we share 7 benefits of hiring a building contractor. 1. You will get a professional service One
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