We have noticed that some homeowners are not aware of the Party Wall Act, and we would not blame them as it can be a tedious part of the renovation process. In today’s post, we cover what exactly this Act is, how the act affects homeowners, and who is involved in the Party Wall surveying process.
Victorian terraces can be seen in most London boroughs, with their ornate detailing and vibrant exteriors making them stand out. Many of our clients come to us wanting to modernise their beautiful new terrace house, whether by opening the ground floor plan or extending the structure. In this post, we explore the conundrum of the middle room in a Victorian terrace house. This is the normal ground floor layout for this type of property, but nowadays we have seen the issues it can cause and have worked to remove them.
There are plenty of home improvement projects that can be done in a London property without having to seek planning approval. These projects would fall under Permitted Development Rights, which are a set of pre-approved changes you can make to a property. Oftentimes we recommend our clients to notify the local planning authority of their intended works so that there are no problems down the road. However, if your property is a flat, maisonette, or located within a Conservation Area, permitted development rights will not apply, and you will need to seek planning permission.
There’s no question that a home extension is a fantastic addition to any home. However, there IS a question of when the best time to build an extension is. In today’s post, we cover why a lot of people choose to undertake their home renovation project during the summer months. For some, summertime is the absolute best time to carry out any building works to their property.