What exactly is the Party Wall etc. Act 1996?

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.

The Middle Room Conundrum in a Victorian Terrace

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.

The right glass roof for your kitchen extension in London

At Home Tales, we offer home improvement services covering renovations and house extensions in London. We understand such projects are…

What works can be done without planning approval?

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.

Undertaking a Home Renovation Project In the Summer

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.

When is the best time to build my extension?

Are you thinking of extending your home but keep postponing it for the “best time”? Well you aren’t alone, as…

Should I install underfloor heating?

As we have worked extensively on home extensions in London, we are often privy to the next new and exciting…

Am I Allowed to Extend My Extension?

As home renovation specialists our work not only revolves around the design, but the planning aspect of a proposed build.…

Residential Architecture: Low vs High Ceilings

There is no denying that home extensions in London require a lot of preparation. At Home Tales, we offer an…