As a nation, we are obsessed with the outdoors. And who can blame us? The English countryside is one of the most beautiful in the world. From our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) through to our conservation areas , it seems only fair that we strive to bring this beauty into our home. Many opt for artwork or patterned wallpaper to achieve this. However one of the most popular ways of both increasing house value and bringing the outdoors in are conservatories.
Now comes the fun part – choosing the right skylight blinds for your brand new room. Once the builders have left and you’ve hoovered up that last bit of dust, you’re left with a clean slate to add your personal touches. As any interior stylist (pro or amateur) will know, this is the part you’ve been waiting for. And, when it comes to your brand new skylight windows, you’ll want to make sure they’re decorated to the nines.
Now comes one of our favourite things to discuss, skylight windows. As specialists in this form of window blind, it is our job to help educate you on the different options out there. Before we can get to the dressing stage of your renovation, you need to choose the right windows for your new room. Today, we’re going to talking you through the different kinds of skylight windows available on the market. Using this, and the expertise of your architect/builder, you’ll be better placed to make an informed decision. So, read on to discover everything you need to know about skylight windows.
Loft conversions are tricky work. There is so much that goes into their planning, building and finishing. It’s understandable that, as normal people, we will have next to no idea what most of the jargon and technical language means. Any loft conversion should be agreed in an informed manner. This means you should understand as much of what you’re signing up to as possible – including all those technical terms. So, today we bring you our jargon buster. We’ve picked up a list of the most popular (and sometimes confusing terms) used during a loft conversion and broken them down. So, browse through and learn everything you need to know before proceeding with your renovation.
Once you’ve sorted out your loft conversion insurance, its now time to consider the layout. Don’t worry – your architect and/or builder will be able to take a directing role in this if you’re unsure of where to start. However, it does help to have a clear idea of the sort of style, look and interior you’re hoping to achieve. In this edition of our loft conversion guide, we’re going to be discussing different aspects and considerations you may want to think about with your new conversion layout.
So by now, you should be comfortably moving through the planning process needed to complete your loft conversion. Now, let’s talk about the different insurance policies you need to consider. Both you and your building contractor are obligated to ensure you are appropriately covered for all work before it commences. Have a clear and detailed dialogue with your main builder. You will be better equipped to ensure both parties are covered in the event of an accident or injury.
As we move through our Beginners Guide, it is time to take a look at one of the most defining factors on hand – the cost. Although it would be near impossible to give an accurate quote for your specific renovation, we can begin to form a rough estimate. It is important to consider every potential cost you could encounter, even those more obscure charges, that you could find yourselves faced with. This helps to ensure you have budgeted for everything and reduces the risk of unexpected costs.
Embarking on any construction or home renovation project is a big job. No matter how big the change is, there are a lot of things to consider when you structural alter the inside or outside of your home. Loft conversions are no exception. This is why most people turn to architects and builders when they decide to proceed with this work. It is entirely normal to hire both an experienced architect and a builder. Each one has a wealth of knowledge – hopefully within your chosen project – and can support you throughout the entire build.
In this article, we’re going to discuss the different legal requirements you may need to consider when planning a loft conversion. It is important to double check everything with your local authority as requirements can change. However, today we’ll talk through the basic permissions loft conversions usually require and how you can ensure you stay compliant with them.
Moving through our Beginners Guide to Loft Conversions, let’s take a moment to talk about the different types. It may seem a simple process – simply clear out the space in your loft, insulate and decorate, right? But, in actual fact, there are a number of different loft types to choose from. Understanding each of these different variations will allow you to start building a realistic budget, designing the final layout and obtaining a factual image of what your room will look like.