Loft Conversion Construction Terminology

loft conversion exampleYou might have come jargon surrounding loft conversions and extensions, which can seem confusing at first. It’s not as complicated as it first appears though, so here are some of the more commonly used technical terms and industry jargon you’re likely to come across when doing a loft conversion, to help you understand and communicate with builders and architects more easily. (more…)

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Meeting the demand for quality new houses in the UK

new housingThe Local Government Association (LGA) recently published a report on the quality of house building, prompting a response from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) on how the number of new homes being built can be increased to meet demand. The FMB believes that the only way to do this is to implement measures in the Government’s Housing White Paper which proposes to get rid of the obstacles placed in the way of small house builders. (more…)

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Don’t be Tempted by Cowboy Prices

cheap doesn't mean goodBuilding materials costs have been soaring recently and as a result price increases are beginning to be passed on to homeowners. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is worried that this is going to lead to more people hiring so-called ‘cowboy’ builders in an effort to save themselves money on building work. (more…)

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