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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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How not to break the bank. Top tips on budgeting.

Many different concerns need to be considered when you begin to look at self-build projects. Setting your budget early on and sticking to it is easier said than done. If you have a self-build project in mind, we can help you manage the turnkey project, from land acquisition and planning permission, through to design and … Continue reading “How not to break the bank. Top tips on budgeting.”

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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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Expert Boiler Care Tips for New Homeowners from AllEnglandGas

Buying your own home is an exciting time for anyone, but when something breaks, it’s up to you to fix it, so you’ll want to take good care of things to stop that happening. We spoke to Paul Ritchie, Managing Director at All England Gas, to find out his top tips for looking after your … Continue reading “Expert Boiler Care Tips for New Homeowners from AllEnglandGas”

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How to Finance a Self-Build Project: Different Methods Available

As with any project you’ll take on in your life, a self-build property can be funded in a few different ways. However, it’s important that you do the research and weigh up the pros and cons of different methods before settling with one. Deciding to undertake a self-build project is a huge commitment, although it … Continue reading “How to Finance a Self-Build Project: Different Methods Available”

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The Interior Design Trends of Spring/Summer 2019

As a company that builds homes, it’s a no-brainer that we’re interested in what goes on inside them, too. Although we’re not interior designers, we always like to see the choices our clients make when it comes to kitting out their home. It probably comes as no surprise, then, that we’re back with another interior … Continue reading “The Interior Design Trends of Spring/Summer 2019”

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