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Building work - the role of the client

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Matthew Charlton | 18/10/19

Exciting times are ahead.  You’ve taken the first steps to get your building work underway, plans if applicable are in place and the builders are appointed.  So you may be feeling relief that once the builders start the project manager will...

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Upright Electrical take on the sponsorship of South Park FC Men’s A-Team

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Matthew Charlton | 10/09/19

Our electrical division is proud to announce sponsorship of the South Park FC Men's A-Team.  Upright are no strangers to doing some great things in the community and becoming team sponsors highlights our dedication to making our local environment a great place to...

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George Clarke’s Old House New Home - Lingfield Home Renovation

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Matthew Charlton | 30/07/19

We undertake home extensions, renovations and build projects every day and always feel really privileged to work on transforming homes.  Our home renovation project in Lingfield started as all other projects.  A site visit, discussion with the homeowner, review of plans and completion...

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How to get a self build project underway

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Matthew Charlton | 2/05/19

Self-build projects account for 7-10% of new housing in England each year (around 12,000 homes) and research shows that more than half of the population would like to build their own home at some stage in their lives. (* quoted from http://www.planningportal.co.uk).  ...

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Adding a two storey extension

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Matthew Charlton | 11/03/19

A two storey extension is a great way to add more space to your home.  Not only does it provide the opportunity to add a considerable amount of space both upstairs and downstairs it also has the potential to add value to your property. ...

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10 Reasons to Extend your Home

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Matthew Charlton | 13/02/19

With the expense of moving house and the uncertainty of the market putting many people off putting their property up for sale, it is no wonder many homeowners are looking to add an extension to their home to create the space required.  Whether you...

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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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