Did you know that up to 30% of a home’s potential space is located in the loft or attic. So, a loft conversion is a great way to extend your home and can be used as an extra bedroom suite, a playroom, office or extra living and leisure space, adding both space and value to your property. A professional loft conversion can add significant value to your property – in fact it can add more than 20% to the value of your home. Many people choose to convert their loft instead of the
You can extend your home in several different directions. This could be building up into the loft, excavating down to create a basement, or extensions to the front, side or rear. A lot of home owners choose the latter because it can transform the entire property. There are lots of potential design ideas for rear extensions. A sensitive extension If you plan to use your permitted development rights to create the extension, you need to ensure it is sensitive to the main buildin
Planning permission can be a thorn in the side of home owners, developers and even architects. If you fail to get approval for a project it can increase the timeframe and cost. Fortunately, Thames Design and Build can help as our main area of expertise is extensions. A good extension can add a lot of value to a home but you must ensure you get planning permission if it is necessary. Not every project will require planning in some cases the project will fall under permitted de
As you look out your window on these cold, snowy winter days, it probably doesn’t feel like you should be thinking about extending your home. However, now is exactly the right time to start the process to be finished during the summer. Unfortunately, the weather here in the UK is not the most conducive for external works from late October through until about February or March – as there are more rainy days and less daylight hours. At Thames Design & Build we usually advise cl
The Halifax have just released their June 2017 house price index and the results show house prices are falling slightly - but they are still higher than this time last year. In a time of political uncertainty it certainly makes sense to make the most of the value and living experience of the home you are currently in rather than moving. Moving house is an expensive business, especially in London and the home counties with huge stamp duty to pay as well as the associated fees.
The Pamborises loved the idea of a new family home and moved to Ewell to achieve this. What they missed was a real family hub to share and so they engaged Thames Design and Build to realise their vision The Pamborises live in their 1920s house in Thorndon Gardens, Ewell, with their 20- month-
old toddler. They moved from Earls eld, where they had a two-bedroomed at, to enjoy more of the family lifestyle they wanted with their young daughter. The house that they fell in love