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Think green when extending or building

Think green when extending or building

We have had many enquiries over the last few months for home extensions in particular! It has been really interesting to hear the thought processes that have led our clients to the decision to extend. The most common, and relatable, is that when clients were used to...

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The best of both worlds

The best of both worlds

Modern extensions to enhance old houses What do you love most about your period property? The original features - the high ceilings, the stained-glass windows, the large open fireplaces? It has charm and it has soul, which is why many older homes command higher prices...

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Use your stamp duty savings to develop and extend!

Use your stamp duty savings to develop and extend!

We have taken many calls in the last month from people who are planning to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday that was introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 July 2020. The stamp duty announcement (which was from immediate effect) states that anyone who...

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Our new and improved website has launched!

Our new and improved website has launched!

We love giving homes and buildings a fresh makeover, so we thought we would take some of that design inspiration and apply it to our website to showcase our projects and services much better! They say first impressions count, so we want ours to be a good one! Our new...

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The home office is here to stay!

The home office is here to stay!

As the Government prepares its plans for sending staff back to offices from next month, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) has found that home working is set to double compared to pre-pandemic numbers.

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Build your own home!

Build your own home!

Have you ever thought whether you should build your own home, or perhaps you are you part of a community group thinking about building? For years, large home building companies held the monopoly in the UK housing market, repeating the same style of house over and...

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The smart move is to stay and improve

The smart move is to stay and improve

Last week, The Bank of England reported that the number of mortgage approvals for house purchases fell to its lowest level in May since comparable records began, and this level is a huge 90% below the pre-lockdown levels in February.

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Are you procrastinating over your home extension?

Are you procrastinating over your home extension?

The decision to extend your home is a big one. You may have thought about it for a long time, years even! Perhaps you’ve often considered what your kitchen would look like if you just took that wall down? Or since spending a lot of time at home recently, you’ve...

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‘Gran’ Designs

‘Gran’ Designs

Bringing your family together This week, the introduction of the ‘support bubble’ for adults living alone, means that a lot of families can now see their elderly relatives who have had to endure lockdown, completely on their own. This unusual situation, where families...

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The home of your dreams – A bungalow!

The home of your dreams – A bungalow!

Really? ‘Yes, hear us out!’ The desirability of the humble bungalow is on the rise and it’s not just the older generations that want one! The benefits of having everything you need on one floor continues to be appealing across all age groups. As well as the obvious...

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5 ways to add value to your home

5 ways to add value to your home

Being in lockdown has given us all time to think about our homes and how we live in them. One question you may have asked yourself is ‘What could I do to add value?’. The pandemic put a ban on viewing properties and moving home which brought the housing market to a...

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Keeping your projects moving, from a distance

Keeping your projects moving, from a distance

Guidance from the Government to date, is that workers should continue to work from home if they can. However, according to figures reported in PBC Today magazine last week, trade body Build UK, announced that 86% of its members infrastructure and construction sites in...

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8 Two Storey Extension Ideas

8 Two Storey Extension Ideas

Not wanting to move but need more space at home? For a cost-effective way to gain extra living accommodation, you could add a two story extension, planning permitted. Here’s 8 great examples that could give you that inspiration you need. Building a two storey...

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Turning a wreck into a beautiful home

Turning a wreck into a beautiful home

This house was unloved for 40 years! The outbuildings had been badly converted and smelt very damp, and the garden was completely overgrown. With Kingswood Design Residential's help, this wreck was turned into a wonderful home. The kitchen and...

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