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Your best laid plans for a new-build

What do Building Regulations mean you can and can’t do when you are building a house? Building Regulations in the United Kingdom are an essential part of any construction development. What is deemed permissible and what is not has a huge impact on the extent to which properties can be altered. It also covers new-build … Continue reading “Your best laid plans for a new-build”

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Starting from the ground up

When you’re choosing the location to build your ideal home, there are a variety of factors to consider.

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What makes the perfect plot for self-build?

If you have ambitions to develop land by building a property on it, when it comes to finding the perfect plot, it’s important that you bear some simple rules in mind. Sometimes the plot can already have development approval and planning permission in place. While others will simply be a plot of land, a blank slate … Continue reading “What makes the perfect plot for self-build?”

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Architecturally, how much have things changed?

Cheshire is a county known for its rolling plain, natural hedgerows and woodlands. Its picturesque towns and villages are a fundamental part of its charm. The countryside is steeped in history. Architecturally it has a vivid and distinctive atmosphere. It’s not a place you can erect blocks of concrete and glass. However, modern innovations can … Continue reading “Architecturally, how much have things changed?”

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Luxury lakeside development achieves regional industry award

We’re pleased to have won the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) award for ‘Best Small Development in the Northwest’. Our Mill Pool residential development in Rushton, Cheshire, has scooped the award. Consequently, it will now be pitted against winners from around the UK at the Grand Final in London in November. Exclusive self-build projects Based … Continue reading “Luxury lakeside development achieves regional industry award”

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VAT Exemptions for Self-Building vs. Converting

In our last blog post about financing a self-build project (click here to read if you missed it!), we touched upon exemptions from paying tax. Today, we’d like to go into that in a bit more detail! Keep reading to get clued up on VAT exemptions when self-building, compared with converting an existing building. Claiming … Continue reading “VAT Exemptions for Self-Building vs. Converting”

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Introducing Sawyers Meadow: Our New Bunbury Development

We’re really pleased to announce our latest project: Sawyers Meadow. This is a quality development situated within the beautiful village of Bunbury, nestled away in the heart of the Cheshire countryside. Sawyers Meadow consists of 15 homes – varying between 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms. We can’t wait to tell you all about the homes … Continue reading “Introducing Sawyers Meadow: Our New Bunbury Development”

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Northern Property Prices Soar: Goodbye North/South Divide

Could it be true? Are we really saying goodbye to the famous North/South divide of the UK? Maybe not culturally or socially but according to this Guardian article, we could soon see the property gap growing smaller. It’s a well-known fact that property down South is simply more expensive. However, recent growth rates are starting … Continue reading “Northern Property Prices Soar: Goodbye North/South Divide”

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The CB Homes Christmas Gift Guide for Homeware & Interiors

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Until you realise you’ve got to fork out for friends and family so they’ve got something to open. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you have a homeware and interior lover in your life (and let’s be real, everyone needs home stuff) then this list might … Continue reading “The CB Homes Christmas Gift Guide for Homeware & Interiors”

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4 Reasons That a Quality Kitchen is Important for Your Home

Here at CB Homes, quality is the core value in everything we do. Our builds, our drawings, our architects, our customer service – every little part of our business places massive importance on quality. But let’s not forget about the part after the build, the rooms in your house! Of course, it’s entirely up to … Continue reading “4 Reasons That a Quality Kitchen is Important for Your Home”

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