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Building an Extension: A Complete Overview

Whether you want to add a conservatory, extend your garage, or convert your loft into an additional bedroom, building an extension is an economical way to add more space to your home and drive up the value of your property. Before laying the foundation, it's important to know the ins-and-outs of an extension. This way you'll ensure a smooth (and cost-effective) construction project.

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November 28th 2018

Building Your Own Home: A Complete Overview

As daunting as it may seem, building your own home is well within the realm of possibility. In order for your DIY home to become a reality, you'll need to research every aspect of the building process. Thankfully, we've distilled the most important information, so you'll be adequately prepared for the challenge.

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November 12th 2018

How a Shortage of Bricks Could Impact the Construction Industry

Can a brick shortage cause long-lasting effects to the construction industry? The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) released a report in 2016 highlighting the dire position of the UK construction industry. The report claimed Britain is facing an acute brick shortage and an additional 1.4 billion bricks are needed to meet the growing demand of the UK housing market. While the Brick Development Association slammed the report as 'out of date and unhelpful', it did highlight the increasing demand for bricks.

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May 4th 2018

How to Match Your Bricks Successfully

Are you undertaking an extension or renovation? Whether you're repairing existing masonry or adding to an original structure, you'll want to match your bricks successfully. Mismatched bricks can stand out like a sore thumb and make your new development lack visual appeal, and even compromise the structural integrity.

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April 5th 2018

How to Lay Bricks in Winter

When it comes to laying bricks, a slight chill in the air and the need for a light jacket is nothing to worry about. But, when the temperature starts to drop, and frost or snow is on the horizon, your brick laying process needs a little tweaking.

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March 6th 2018