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Knocking through internal walls can be a great way of making the most of your existing space, but there’s a lot to consider first, as chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains
How to maximise your chances of success if the house you plan to buy goes to sealed bids
Tim Pullen evaluates how water recycling systems can help minimise water use and waste
How to save £1,000s on your labour and material costs with our guide to what HMRC won't tell you
How to spot the signs, how to treat it and what the long term implications may be
Unused attic space can become valuable living accommodation quite easily — and at surprisingly low cost. James Hatter explains all you need to know.
My husband and I are planning substantial extension work to our home which would require to move out for the best part of 8-10 months. (We'd...
A friend of mine has just had a quote through for a small extension that comes in at around £3,000/m2 - it's a for a small utility room...
I have just recieved a quotation for an electricity connection to my new self build, the price seems a little high for what they actually have to...