Hip to gable loft conversions help properties with space-inhibiting hipped roofs add extra room for new loft accommodation. Here’s what you need to know.
Loft conversion costs can vary quite drastically thanks to numerous key factors. Make sure you keep them in mind when planning your project
A building survey offers a professional assessment of a property’s condition, ensuring you make an informed decision when buying a renovation project. Here’s what you need to know
Bungalow loft conversions are a brilliant way to add lots of space at an affordable price. Here’s what you need to know
Building Regulations are often needed whether you have applied for planning permission or not. Our guide explains what to do
Get your Party Wall Agreement in place, and your project underway with our complete guide to everything you need to do
The Party Wall Act is crucial if you’re planning work that will affect a shared wall between you and your neighbours. Here’s what you need to know
Knocking down internal walls is one of the most popular jobs for those renovating and remodelling — we show you how to do it safely
When it comes to floor screed, liquid options are shaking up the normally sedate screed world. Ian Rock explains why
Paying close attention to the structure, insulation and coverings of flat roof extensions is key to building a low-maintenance, leak-free and durable roof, says chartered surveyor Ian Rock
Renovating an old property can be a great way to get your dream home and climb the housing ladder, but it can also be a minefield for the unwary
A guide to converting a loft with a difficult roof construction. Includes advice on headroom, trussed rafters, telescopic joists, building regulations and more
Unstable ground? Clay soil? Trees? Sloping land? ‘Difficult’ sites can quickly become expensive to build on. Surveyor Ian Rock provides solutions for even the most problematic of plots
Not only can injected damp treatments be a waste of money, they can also do untold damage when applied to homes that don’t need them
We often adopt an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach when it comes to our chimneys, but restoring neglected stacks is money well spent, says chartered surveyor Ian Rock
Whether concrete or stone and wood laid over earth, old solid floors can be subject to a number of ailments
From cracks in the plaster to soundproofing (or lack of it), internal walls can throw up all sorts of problems in old homes. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock with the solutions
Ailing roofs need not spell disaster for a renovation project. From slipped slates to sagging roof slopes, chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains what to look out for and what’s involved in fixing common roofing problems
Repairing windows will help retain the character and charm of older buildings and can often be the cheaper choice in the long run. From rotten frames to panes that mist up, find out how to fix common problems
From cracks and bulging to dreaded artex, ceilings can be subject to a whole host of problems. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock to provide the answers
The methods used to construct new floors have come on in leaps and bounds in the last decade. Here, we explain the options for ground and first floor structures for new homes and extensions
Whilst discovering that your home is suffering from subsidence can be unsettling, there is usually a simple cause and solution. If you are wondering what underpinning costs, we have the answers — plus a guide to all the possible causes of structural movement.
Render repair is one maintenance job that you really cannot skip if you want your house to be protected from the elements — damage should be put right as soon as it happens
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