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4 Questions to Ask Before You Convert Your Garage Into a Living Space

It’s surprising the number of people who own a garage but don’t use it for their car. For most of us, it quickly fills up with all kinds of junk and debris and tends to be the most cluttered place in the home. If you’ve been thinking about creating more space, however, converting your garage …

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What is an Orangery?

At Total Extensions in Chislehurst we are frequently asked what an orangery is and asked why we recommend adding an orangery to your home rather than adding a conservatory Essentially an orangery is a kind of home extension that combines the main benefits of a conventional home extension and those of a conservatory, while avoiding …

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House Extensions are a Great Way to Add New Space to your Home

Although any kind of extension provides a versatile space that can be used in many different ways, certain kinds of extensions lend themselves to different uses. Below we look at the most usual types of extensions, their benefits and some of the uses that you can put them to. The extensions include side extensions, rear …

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What is Planning Permission?

Once you receive planning permission, it is important to look at the attached conditions. Should you overlook them, then there could be problems ahead. Planning conditions are essentially the small print that comes with the document confirming that permission has been granted. In fact there are always some conditions with every successful planning application. They …

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Why Do We Renovate?

When I began this post on reasons for renovating, I had in mind an in-depth piece on the human psyche. I mean, why is it that we as a species find it so enjoyable, impressive and pleasing to make big changes to the place in which we abode? But really, in today’s day and age, …

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How To Add Value To My Home

In today’s property market owners not only need to focus on how to increase the chances of selling their home when they’re ready, but also how to capitalise on individualistic features and add value to the property.

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Finding Trusted Builders in Kent

It has been said that once you discover a good builder you can have a lifelong relationship, but should you encounter a bad one then you will be recounting how traumatic the experience was every time anyone mentions a building project well into the future.