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Should I Use an Architect?

Posted: 03/04/2018 by Andrew Weaver in Self Build

As a rule of thumb, if your project needs planning permission, you’ll probably require the services of an architect. The extent of the work you commissio...
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What is EcoDesign? What does LOT 20 mean?

Posted: by Andrew Weaver in Renewables

From 1st January 2018 all local space electric heaters manufactured and sold in the EU must meet a set of minimum efficiency standards, this essentially me...
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How to Find a Building Plot

Posted: by Andrew Weaver in Construction, Self Build

There’s no shortage of building plots in this country, but finding the right one for you is arguably the toughest part of any self-build project. It take...
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Discreet Heating – a picture on the wall which is an electric heater too!

Posted: 05/02/2018 by Andrew Weaver in Renewables

Many homes in our rural villages are limited to electric heating with no mains gas or space for an oil tank, in the past electric heating was seen to be ve...
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Why we are in the Granite-age

Posted: by Andrew Weaver in Uncategorized

In this ever-changing world in which we live in; a time of political upheaval, technological breakthroughs and increasing social unrest, life can seem extr...
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Why do a Self Build?

Posted: by Andrew Weaver in Self Build

For most of us, our homes are our single largest lifetime expense, so why not aspire to have exactly what you want? Here’s our top five reasons why you s...
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What does Boiler Plus mean for you?

Posted: by Andrew Weaver in Renewables

It may sound like an insurance package for your boiler, however, the introduction of Boiler Plus aims to raise the bar with energy efficiency. The new l...
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Do you Make the Most of your Garden?

Posted: 12/07/2017 by Andrew Weaver in Design Ideas, Gardens

Space! We all wish we had more of it and often we have – right under our noses! We just don’t make use of it. Think about your garden.  Whether you...
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Make Your Garden Glow, using Automated Watering Systems and Outdoor Lighting Control

Posted: by Andrew Weaver in Gardens

Increasingly we see the garden as an extension to our home, to admire, provide relaxation and to produce flowers, fruit & vegetables.  The recent warm...
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Buying a Holiday Home as an Investment

Posted: 29/06/2017 by Andrew Weaver in Holiday Homes

Like buy-to-let properties, holiday homes work as investments and part of a general investment portfolio. They make a very different investment type, howev...
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