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Piling foundations - 10 documents you need to submit

There are many things that are important to remember when building with piling foundations including getting the design and installation of the pile f…

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Top tips to consider when buying land for your home

Are you an aspiring self-builder looking to build your dream home, but struggling to find land? Before you buy there are some factors may want to cons…

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Getting stairs and staircases right in single homes

One of the key areas to the internal superstructure of any home of more than one floor is the staircase. In this article we are going to look at stair…

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Generating power at home – what you need for structural warranty approval

In this blog you will learn more about what our warranty requirements are for the installation of microgeneration power systems for your home.

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Where should you position electrical sockets and switches?

Approved Document P of the Building Regulations (England and Wales) ensures that domestic electrical installations are installed in a safe manner and…

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Patience and flexibility key for a successful Site Manager

A Site Manager responsible for one of the biggest new developments at the heart of a Victorian South Coast seaside resort is celebrating after being s…

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Designing and building your homes to be more accessible – Part Two

Making your homes more accessible – what are the requirements?

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Changes help strengthen the Consumer Code for Home Builders

Created to help ensure new home buyers are treated fairly, the Consumer Code for Home Builders has undergone several changes recently, designed to imp…

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Considerations when insulating pitched roofs at rafter level

Where more than 50% of the surface of an existing roof is re-covered, a Building Regulations application must be made - and the Regs require the roof…

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Oh! We do like to build beside the seaside

Developments in coastal regions, particularly in the South West, West and North Western areas of the UK, are at a much greater risk of exposure to agg…

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Understanding the requirements for hot water supply

Have you ever stepped in the bath and jumped back out because it was too hot? Hot water safety is a serious issue. Don’t believe us? Check out the sta…

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Supporting your non-load bearing internal walls

Internal walls can be constructed of timber, metal frame or masonry. Whether these ‘partitions’ are load-bearing or non-load bearing, they need to be…

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