Articles and Advice on Home Improvement
We have put together a collection of articles about topics of interest to many of our users.
Building, Extensions & Conversions
- Garage Conversion - Garage conversion options, finding builders, planning considerations, building regulations, etc.
- Building an Extension - Building an extension, finding builders, planning permission, building regulations, etc.
- Building a Conservatory - Specifics of conservatories, need for planning permission, exemption from building regs, etc.
- Kitchen Extension - Why consider a kitchen extension
- Loft Conversion - Benefits of loft conversions, planning permission and building controls.
- Roof Extension - Benefits, planning permission & design guidelines.
- Chimney Breast Removal - why remove them, common problems & regulations
- Barn Conversion - What it involves, types of barns & typical restrictions
- Part P Electricians - Part p info, part p plumbers, checking certificates, certification of completion, etc
- Rewiring Cost - How to find out the the cost of your rewiring job
- PAT Testing - PAT testing info, when to do PAT testing & safety certificates, etc.
- Rewire - Finding an electrician, when to rewire, part p certification, etc.
- Bathroom Electrics - Wiring rules & zones
- Replacing Boiler - Replacing boilers, corgi registration, condensing boilers, combi boilers, high efficiency boilers, etc.
- Corgi Plumbers - Finding Corgi plumbers, checking registration, etc.
- Fitting a Shower - Finding bathroom fitters, shower requirements, electric showers, etc.
- Covering Artex - Finding plasters, covering or removing artex, artex and asbestos.
- Plasterboard & Skimming - Finding plasters, fixing plasterboard, skimming.
- Skimming Ceilings - Finding plasterers, skimming & the cost for skimming your ceiling