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New Year, New House Project

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Matthew Charlton | 9/01/19

Happy new year to you all!  With a new year comes new goals, which for many will be in the shape of a new home project.  This can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Whether it be a home extension, loft conversion,...

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Why you should have a contract with your builder

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Matthew Charlton | 20/11/18

Although not a legal requirement, here at Upright we believe that it is imperative to have a contract for any building project . There are 3 main areas the contract should cover: Price – It should state if the price is fixed, an estimate or budget.  ...

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Loft Conversion Staircase Options

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Ben Wilson | 5/11/18

The staircase, sometimes an overlooked feature that has the ability to radically change your loft conversion.  With the involvement of an experience loft conversion company and/or a good architect there are often simple yet clever alternatives layout options that can positively affect both...

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Planning for a house renovation

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Matthew Charlton | 9/10/18

Finding that hidden gem of a property that has been untouched for years and breathing new life into can be a very rewarding experience. However, be sure to plan your home renovation and be prepared for the upheaval in advance. Current condition - asses the...

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How to live on a building site

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Matthew Charlton | 4/09/18

Your home renovation or house extension project is about to begin, so how are you going to survive living on a building site?  We have a few tips to help: Designated builders’ area An area set aside for the building team to take...

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4 Ways to Introduce Natural Light Into Your House Extension

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Matthew Charlton | 17/08/18

Extending your property could reduce the amount of natural light into your rooms, especially if these are now situated in the middle of your house. Therefore, it’s essential to think about how you’re going to allow natural light into your house....

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A review of roof options

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Matthew Charlton | 17/07/18

Let's take a look at your two main choices when it comes to roof type, flat and pitched.  Your decision will play a major part in the the overall look of your extension. Flat Roof - Pros Flat roofs are generally less expensive...

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Building within a conservation area

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Matthew Charlton | 13/06/18

With over eight thousand conservation areas in the United Kingdom, most of them in urban areas, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find out that you live in one.  So for anyone undertaking a home building, renovation or extension project, one of...

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