Building Regulations are changing…

Building Regulations are changing… what you need to know! Why are the changes happening? The (DLUHC) Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities are bringing in the changes as part of a longer-term plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions. These are being brought in now to help with the transition to start reducing our [...]

Double Storey Extension

Double Storey Extensions: The Cost-Effective Option Adding a second storey to your home is a great way to add more space and increase its value. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning such a project. While a double-storey extension may seem like a bigger undertaking than a single storey one, it [...]

By |2022-06-14T11:46:56+01:00May 10th, 2022|5 Minute Read, Blog, Home Extensions, Projects, Remodelling, Two Storey Extension|Comments Off on Double Storey Extension

Why does VR change lives… virtually?

2D and 3D images are here to stay and will always have a place in architecture and the planning process but… technology is moving fast and if designers and architects do not adopt and invest in virtual reality then they may get left behind!First up, what is VR?VR, or virtual reality, is defined as a [...]

Do you need Building Regulation plans?

A number our customers ask us: “why do we need building regulations?” Building regulations were created to make sure that projects are designed and built following government regulations and legislation. These are approved by Parliament.    Whether you’re building a small extension, performing alterations to your home, or applying for a large development project, regulations [...]

By |2021-10-07T11:15:58+01:00October 7th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How much will a loft conversion cost?

The cost of converting your loft will differ depending on the size of the existing property and complicity of the build. The typical costs will be between £35,000 – £55,000. A typical loft conversion with a rear facing dormer, Velux windows to the front roof slope, on a mid-terrace three-bedroom property, you should expect [...]

By |2021-09-30T15:17:48+01:00September 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Do you need planning permission for a dormer loft conversion?

Another common question we are asked is‚ do I need planning permission? The answer is normally‚ no‚ but it is always worth speaking to your local planning department. Often any type of loft conversion would be classed as permitted development providing it meets the criteria set out in the permitted development technical guidance. Please note [...]

By |2021-09-30T16:20:02+01:00September 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What are the different types of Loft Transformations?

Our experts guide you through the most commonly asked questions. Whether you’re looking for a Master Bedroom with en-suite as your sanctuary to escape from the kids, an extra bedroom for guests or your own home cinema, a loft conversion is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of adding a room, extra [...]

By |2021-09-30T14:51:26+01:00September 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Home Extension: where do I start?

Home Extension: where do I start? In the current 'race for space', extending your home is a popular way to increase space and add value to your property. With uncertainty on costs a lack of availability, moving house in 2021 comes at a cost - from legal fees to stamp duty – creating your [...]

By |2021-08-09T14:25:52+01:00June 2nd, 2021|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Permitted Development – All you need to know

Permitted Development - All you need to know The planning team at Fluent are here to answer your questions and help explain what Permitted Development is and what it covers for your development requirements. So what is Permitted Development? Permitted Development (PD) grants homeowners the right to undertake certain types of building that negates [...]

By |2021-08-09T14:26:32+01:00May 12th, 2021|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments
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