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

Kitchen Extension
Why consider a kitchen extension
Chimney Breast Removal
Why remove them, common problems & regulations
Building a Conservatory
Specifics of conservatories, need for planning permission, exemption from building regs, etc.
Building an Extension
Building an extension, finding builders, planning permission, building regulations, etc.
Barn Conversion
What it involves, types of barns & typical restrictions
Garage Conversion
Garage conversion options, finding builders, planning considerations, building regulations, etc.
Loft Conversion
Benefits of loft conversions, planning permission and building controls.
Roof Extension
Benefits, planning permission & design guidelines.


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.
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.