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House extension types

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Matthew Charlton | 17/09/20

Any construction work on your home takes careful consideration and extensive planning to ensure that the added space provides the layout and required end result. Particularly when building a home extension, factors such as the desired use of the room, flow from and to the...

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How to build a property in your garden

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Matthew Charlton | 20/07/20

With suitable building land a premium and a lack of available property in many UK regions some homeowners are looking to their own houses and plots as development opportunities. Properties that possess large gardens or adjacent land with road accessibility and/or expansive driveways can...

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Update following the outbreak of COVID-19

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Matthew Charlton | 19/07/20

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been reviewing our business and following government and industry advice.   With the safety of our staff, their families, our customers, and suppliers at the forefront we have put in place a number of measures to ensure our...

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Renovating an old property

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Matthew Charlton | 4/03/20

Older properties have character, often boasting architectural features not found in newer buildings. When it’s time to renovate, though, older properties can present challenges.  Here are our top tips on how to successfully navigate a renovation project. Pick the right property: Whether...

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Celebrating 10 Years of business!

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Matthew Charlton | 7/02/20

Upright Construction is celebrating its 10th birthday! It’s with a lot of satisfaction that we can say a decade on we’re very much still here, our business is well established in the Surrey area and we’re continuing to build...

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Remodelling your kitchen

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Matthew Charlton | 9/01/20

A large majority of building projects will incorporate some elements of a kitchen.  Whether this is replacing an old kitchen, resiting it within an existing part of the property or adding a new kitchen extension, here we explore the different options. Replacing the old...

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Why it pays to use a project manager

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Matthew Charlton | 6/12/19

A rise in home TV programmes showcasing the homeowner getting fully involved in their home extension, renovation or new build project could lead individuals to think that there is no need for a professional project manager and that this role can be undertaken by themselves?...

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Incorporating a vaulted ceiling to your house design

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Matthew Charlton | 15/11/19

Vaulted ceilings can be a great feature to an extension or sometimes incorporated into an existing property.   Some older properties possess fantastic original trusses and rafters that are often hidden over years by flat ceilings and roof structures.  As seen in series 5...

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