What to do with a Listed Building

Listed buildings come with their own set of rules and regulations. This might make them sound difficult to work with and to some extent, this is true – you have less creative freedom with a listed building. However, you generally also have something much more interesting and beautiful to work with in the first place so it is in your interests to keep it that way. A listed building needs to be treated with great care. If you are getting work done to it, hire…

Solar Heating Tubes: The Other Green Energy

In today’s economic and political climate, intelligent landlords are looking for new ways to comply with government regulations and tenant demands. Getting hold of more environment-friendly ways to heat your buildings presents is not easy. Wind power has been getting a lot of press of late and is becoming the green technology of choice in many countries, but you may not have heard about solar suntubes: the alternative green energy source. There is no better, or more untapped, the source of green energy than the…

Fitting in with Surrounding Architecture

Architects will often strive to ensure their designs will complement existing buildings and will blend in with the landscape. This is important for an aesthetically-pleasing design that everyone will be happy with and that will look good within the surrounding area. It’s something that should be seriously considered with any architectural or construction project. Sometimes, there may even be building regulations dictating the way properties should look. This is often the case in places like historic villages, where buildings have all been constructed in a…

Putting your Own Mark on a Property

When you buy a building to live or work in, chances are you’re going to want to put your own mark on it. You will have your own preferences in terms of layout, decor, colour schemes and decoration, which you will want to be reflected in your property. If you are in the process of buying a property, or you already own one that you’d like to improve, here are some of the most important things to think about: Is your property listed? If it…

A Guide to Building your Own Home

Many people choose to buy a new home that is ready to simply move into. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be designed to your tastes, though. New builds have lots of variation that won’t appeal to everyone – anything from the roof to the carpets could have already been put in, and might not match your expectations. If you have strong preferences and really want to give your home your own mark, why not build your own? Here are some of the main questions…

Redesigning a Building to Give it a New Purpose

New builds can be lovely. Neat, clean and tidy with few problems for owners – it’s easy to see the benefits. However, many people investing in a building for any purpose would prefer to have something with character. One of the most effective ways to do this is to repurpose an old building, giving it a new function and giving you a usable building filled with character. There are many advantages to adapting an old building rather than choosing a new build. Whether it’s for…

Building and Remodeling Projects

Your building or remodelling project must be done with thorough planning and accurate estimating. You need complete confidence in the work and the result. Either your project is kitchen and bath remodelling, 1st and 2nd-floor additions, deck and porch construction and light commercial construction you need to prepare using resources online and offline. No matter what type of project you may be planning, there are several companies and resources around the UK to make your dream project come true.