A collection of resources to aid your project
A collection of resources to aid your project
Garage extension: the how-to guide for UK homeowners
There are many reasons why a homeowner might consider a garage extension. The number one benefit being is they’re highly versatile. You might choos...Read More
Do you need planning permission for your garage extension?
Whether you’re extending your garage on the ground floor or adding a new storey on top, there will be one thing on your mind: will I be able to get...Read More
What is the cost of an extension over a garage?
You’ve been looking at your garage and you’ve noticed there’s room for improvement. Specifically, you think a new extension on top of the garage wo...Read More
5 steps to build a beautiful side garage extension
If you’re looking to take your garage to the next level, then a side extension might be just the ticket. For certain properties, a side extension c...Read More
How to build an extension over your garage
Adding a new extension above your garage isn’t the most common project in the UK, so if you’re tackling this project yourself, it can feel a little...Read More
How to remortgage for home improvements and extensions in the UK
Are you feeling like renovating your home this year? Possibly a new kitchen or a loft conversion? Or even just a new bathroom? Your remortgage can ...Read More
How much does a remortgage cost? The fees you should be aware of
There are lots of potential benefits to remortgaging, like saving money on your mortgage payments, but how much does a remortgage cost? Remortgage ...Read More
Remortgage advice: what you should know and the questions to ask when mortgaging
Remortgaging is where you switch the mortgage on your current home to another lender or to a different mortgage rate. It basically means replacing ...Read More
Can you remortgage to buy another property?
Of course! Are you thinking of a buy-to-let investment? Or possibly a holiday home in your favourite town? Remortgaging to buy another home is a co...Read More
House valuation for a remortgage: what to expect in the UK
If you are thinking about remortgaging, it is always a good idea to get your house valued first. A remortgage valuation gives you an indication of ...Read More
Buy-to-let remortgaging explained
If you’re currently on a traditional mortgage and you want to remortgage over to a buy-to-let mortgage, then it helps to know the ins and outs of t...Read More
What are the benefits of remortgaging?
Remortgaging your home involves moving your current mortgage from one lender to another, or from one product to another with the same lender. Switc...Read More
How to remortgage in the UK: a step by step process
You might know about the benefits of remortgaging, like potentially saving money on your monthly mortgage payments and releasing equity to fund hom...Read More
A guide to building an underground basement extension beneath your garden
One of the most underutilised spaces, often overlooked by homeowners, is the space underneath your garden or driveway. And this can be a mistake be...Read More
How to convert a garage into a garden room
One of the most cost-effective ways to add a garden room extension is to work with a pre-existing structure. A detached garage makes a perfect cand...Read More
Garden room extension cost: breakdown and ideas to keep it under control
A garden room is more than an extension of your home, the multitude of design options and features available can make it an extension of you and yo...Read More
Garden room extension ideas to get you thinking
You might find yourself wondering: what is a garden room? Garden rooms are a cost-effective and simple option for adding value, style, and space t...Read More
Garden room extensions: your guide to interior design
Decorating the interior of your garden room is the cherry-on-top step of creating the room of your dreams, and it is the perfect opportunity to fle...Read More
How much does a side return extension cost?
If you have alleyway space to the side of your property and are looking to create some extra room, a side return extension might just be what you’r...Read More
Everything you need to know about basement conversions
So you’re considering a basement conversion, but not 100% sure whether your home is suitable, or if the end results are going to be right for your ...Read More
Do conservatories add value to your house?
The conservatory - it’s a British classic. Despite being a rain drenched, cloudy isle, our eternal optimism for sunshine has made conservatories on...Read More
Barn conversions guide: planning permission and costs
Is there any project more quiescently British than a barn conversion? With their high ceilings, rustic beams, and general *country-ness*, who would...Read More
What's the best way of financing a house extension?
When it comes to financing your project, whether it’s an extension, conversion, or renovation, it can be difficult to know which route will be best...Read More
How to build a glass extension on a listed building
Whether you’ve bought, inherited, or are considering a listed building, many assume these protected buildings can’t enjoy modern extensions other h...Read More
Big interior design mistakes to avoid when planning a house extension
Deciding to extend your home is never a decision to be taken lightly. The process can be stressful thanks to the immense number of decisions involv...Read More
Could you build your own roof terrace?
After the events of 2020, there’s one thing everyone wants - gardens! In fact, the more green space, the better. And there’s a good reason for this...Read More
What kind of survey do I need for my house extension?
Surveys don’t get talked about nearly enough. As one of the first steps on your renovation journey, they provide the foundation for all the work th...Read More
House extension guide: how to extend your home
When it comes to making space at home, you can’t beat an extension. The space they create is regularly used for additional bedrooms, ensuite bathro...Read More
A guide to extending your maisonette
Just because you live in a maisonette, doesn’t mean you don’t have options. In fact, extending this house type has never been more popular. With ...Read More
The benefits (and pitfalls) of undertaking a house extension with a neighbour
Neighbours can get a bad reputation in the home extension game. You hear classic horror stories about the nightmare family next door, of vicious pa...Read More
5 things you need to know about house extension and timings
We’ve worked with a lot of homeowners - over 2000, in fact - and if there’s one thing that shocks people the most about remodelling it’s the time i...Read More
How much money can DIY save you on your house extension?
If you’re looking to save money on extended your home, look no further - DIY is the answer! By taking on a few of the basic handy jobs, you could ...Read More
How much does it cost to build a granny flat
Homes are changing and one big change is the rise of multi-generational homes. Either through adult children living at home, or older relatives nee...Read More
Do you need an architect for a house extension?
Is it illegal to build an extension without an architect involved? No. However, just because architects aren’t a legal requirement, it doesn’t me...Read More
A guide to flat-pack extensions
With the price of stamp duty hammering homeowners, not enough homes on the market, and unstable house prices, more and more people are choosing imp...Read More
How to build an energy efficient house extension
Once the domain of hippies and guys named Dreadlock Dan, becoming energy efficient is now mainstream - especially for homeowners. Not only does it ...Read More
How much does an extra bathroom add to the value of a house?
__Typically, bathrooms have the potential to add between 4-5% onto your home’s value.__ But this can go up or down, depending on how you execute yo...Read More
How long does a house extension take?
Full disclosure: there’s no guaranteed timeline for any residential extension project. Depending on the size and scope of your extension, the lengt...Read More
5 pitfalls to avoid when extending your house
Extending your home is a big project. Second to actually buying your home, it’s going to be one of the biggest financial commitments you’re likely ...Read More
What’s the difference between a first and second fix?
If you’re planning any kind of house extension or loft conversion, you’ve probably heard someone using the terms "first fix" and "second fix", but ...Read More
Can I add an extension to a listed building?
Living in a listed building is a great privilege, but it can be limiting if you decide you’d like to add more space through a house extension or lo...Read More
What's the best order to build your house extension: top down or ground up?
## Question: We’ve recently purchased a semi-detached terrace house. We know that we’d like to add both a loft conversion and a ground floor exten...Read More
7 tips to keep house extension costs down
There are two simple tips that will always save you money during a building project: don’t cut corners and do your homework. Here are 7 things yo...Read More
5 key questions to ask your house extension architect
Figuring out how to choose an architect for your home building can be tough. However, getting the *right* architect is even tougher, which is why i...Read More
How to get freeholder consent for a house extension
If you own the freehold of your building, you have the right to carry out any building work that you like on your property (as long as it adheres t...Read More
Semi-detached house extensions: design, cost, regulations, and ideas
Semi-detached house extensions allow you to add that much-needed space to your home. However, they can be pretty tricky due to the adjoining wall y...Read More
House front extensions: costs, planning and tips
If you need more living quarters and have some extra space at the front of your house, why not consider installing a house front extension? House ...Read More
Converting your garage into a home gym
Are you a gym bunny, or someone looking for a serious kick in the fitness bum? If so, you might be considering installing your very own home gym. ...Read More
Garden Rooms: the essential guide to creating your own
A garden room is a great way to get more usable space at home. Whether you need a home office, a place for the kids to hang out or a base for your ...Read More
House extension drawings: what types of designs and plans do you need?
While the idea of decorating your new extension might be exciting, there are a couple of vital steps you must take before arriving at that point. O...Read More
House side extensions: design ideas, planning, and costs
Homeowners with extra space at the side of their homes looking to expand their living quarters will benefit from installing house side extensions. ...Read More
House extension costs: how to budget for your project
Those looking to improve where they live have many options, but none have proven to be as popular as extending. With the increased desire for spaci...Read More
Terraced house extension: design, cost, regulations and ideas
Although terraced houses are common in the UK, they tend to get a bad reputation, with many assuming they offer little in the way of space and styl...Read More
How to get the drainage right for your house extension
Drains aren’t the most glamorous side of extending your home, yet that doesn’t make them any less important. From the logistics of a larger roof co...Read More
House extensions: 15 things everyone needs to know
Before you embark on extending your home, there are a few things every homeowner should sit down and consider. After all, even modest additions are...Read More
10 things you need to know about glass roofs
If there’s one thing that can truly give your home the WOW factor, it’s a glass roof. Not only are they visually stunning, but they can also transf...Read More
The ultimate guide to garage conversions
Is your garage going to waste? Perhaps over the years, it’s become less a place to park your car, more a place to park all that junk you don’t wa...Read More
What are the rules on house extensions?
We won’t lie to you, there are quite a few rules when it comes to building an extension, but this doesn’t have to put you off. Like any game, once ...Read More
5 more questions to ask your architect
Not too long ago, we shared with you the [top five questions you should be asking your architect](https://resi.co.uk/advice/home-extensions/ask-you...Read More
House extension without planning permission: what are the rules?
In case you've been wondering, yes, it's possible to build a house extension without planning permission — and it’s all thanks to permitted develop...Read More
Two-storey extensions: costs and planning
If you’re someone who doesn’t like to do things by half measures, you might be considering a two-storey extension. While they seem dramatic, there...Read More
The types of house extensions: design and ideas
If you need bigger living quarters but would rather not move out of your present home, you should consider adding an extension instead. Adding an ...Read More
Single storey extension ideas under £30,000
When it comes to extending your home, you don’t have to break the bank to get amazing results. While some single-storey extensions can cost upwards...Read More
Single storey side extensions: everything you need to know
If you’re thinking of increasing the living space in your home and you’ve some extra land on the side, it’s worth considering a single storey side ...Read More
What is the ideal depth of foundations for my single storey extension?
Although unseen by the naked eye, foundations are one of the most vital components of any building. They are the base carrying the weight of the st...Read More
Pitched roof single storey extension: is it right for your home?
A single storey extension is an excellent way to bring to life your desire for more home space without moving house. As much as you would love to ...Read More
Single storey extension costs: what you need to know
It helps to have a comprehensive idea of how much extensions cost before embarking on any extension project - and single storey ones are no differe...Read More
Single storey rear extension: the ultimate guide for UK homeowners
Adding a single storey rear extension presents a great alternative to moving house while adding value and personal style to your home. They’re per...Read More
Single storey bungalow extensions: a UK homeowner guide
A single storey bungalow extension offers a lot of potentials to fit different lifestyles. With a bungalow, you can increase floor space or room si...Read More
How to build a single storey wraparound extension?
When it comes to extending the rear of your property, you have two classic options: rear and side. But what if you could combine the two? This is...Read More
Flat roof single storey extension: everything you need to know
As time flies, your family’s needs change, and you might find that you need more space in your home. Instead of moving to satisfy that need, you sh...Read More
Do you need planning permission for a single storey extension?
When embarking on any building project, the question of planning permission is bound to come up at some point. While the entire concept of planning...Read More
5 single storey extension ideas for your home (on a budget)
When it comes to expanding your home, a single storey extension is one of the most popular ways of achieving this. Most commonly, they’re used to e...Read More
Small kitchen extension ideas for 2022
Are you looking for small kitchen extension ideas for 2022? Then you’ve come to the right place. Make no mistake, you can get a lot of value out o...Read More
How much does a kitchen extension cost?
Often referred to as the heart of the home, it’s no wonder kitchen extensions are one of our most commonly received requests. Not only do they open...Read More
Pitched roof kitchen extensions
If you need a bigger kitchen to entertain more guests or are just a lover of large spaces and, in particular, large kitchens, then pitched roof kit...Read More
Flat roof kitchen extensions
When planning your kitchen extension, it’s essential you consider the roof type that best suits your budget and aesthetic goals. Flat roof kitchen ...Read More
Kitchen garden room extensions: how to create your own
Typically built with a solid roof, garden rooms differ in style from an orangery or conservatory kitchen extension. However, they still possess the...Read More
10 pitfalls to avoid when designing a new kitchen
If you’re looking for a way to breathe new life into your home, nothing is more invigorating than a brand new kitchen. When your kitchen is at it’...Read More
5 industrial kitchen design ideas to give your home a modern look
When it comes to kitchen trends, no style is having more of a moment than the industrial model. Whether you want sleek modern finishes, or rustic t...Read More
6 country style kitchen ideas for UK homeowners
Old country kitchens were once the driving force of day-to-day working lives. Hungry and industrious land workers would stop to socialise and refue...Read More
Kitchen renovations to get you hungry for more!
Is the kitchen the heart of your home? A communal hub of romantic dinners, Sunday lunches, and feasts with friends? If so, make this the year you g...Read More
5 kitchen renovation ideas to make your home look (even) better
If you’re looking for kitchen renovation ideas, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve created plans for hundreds of [kitchens](https://resi.co.uk/...Read More
10 kitchen diner design ideas and inspirations
Let’s start with a quick history lesson. Following the end of WWII, the kitchen underwent a major renovation. Before it was a space to be hidden a...Read More
The best flooring options for your kitchen: a guide for UK homeowners
Whether you’re looking to fully refurbish your kitchen, or just to give your floor a makeover, what material you choose can have a big impact on th...Read More
5 design tips for creating a modern wooden kitchen
What comes to mind when you think ‘modern kitchen’? No doubt you’re picturing sleek countertops and shiny metallic appliances. However, modern does...Read More
Tips on designing a family-friendly kitchen
We’re often told the heart of the home is the kitchen, but for many families, this doesn’t always turn out to be true. Kitchens can either be a sou...Read More
Choosing the right kitchen countertops
When it comes to choosing the right kitchen countertops, it can be difficult to sort through all the options on offer. Kitchen countertops can var...Read More
Designing the home cook's dream kitchen
Flick through the television schedule and it’s impossible to ignore the fact we’re a nation of foodies. Whether you like to keep things traditional...Read More
How to build the perfect skylight kitchen extension
Thinking of adding a skylight kitchen extension to your home? Great idea! Installing a rooflight extension allows you to expand your kitchen so tha...Read More
How to build an orangery kitchen extension: rules, planning and design
Orangery kitchen extensions are a fantastic way to increase your living space while incorporating floods of natural light into your home, and make ...Read More
7 things to consider when building a kitchen conservatory extension
Building a conservatory is a popular way to expand your kitchen while flooding it with natural light. The ample natural light and ability to seamle...Read More
Everything you need to know about porcelain patios
They’re strong, look great, and can be easily maintained, so it’s easy to see why porcelain patios have been surging in popularity. However, is thi...Read More
A guide to arboricultural services and why you need them
There are a lot of difficult terms to get your head around as a homeowner and ‘arboricultural’ is a pretty good example of this. Yes, the housing i...Read More
Introducing our new partnership with the Mortgage Advice Bureau
When you have good news that you want to share, it can be hard to keep it to yourself. That’s why it’s been so tough these last few months for our ...Read More
The difference having a specialist lender can make
Let’s talk finance. When it comes to making significant changes to your home, either through an extension or renovation, it’s likely you’re going...Read More
How you can use the equity in your home to fund your project
When it comes to extending or renovating your home, many believe the only way to achieve their project is through the long slog of saving. However,...Read More
5 reasons why homeowners experience budget disaster
If you’ve ever watched a show about home extension/renovation, you’ll no doubt of seen an episode where the family experience a budget meltdown. Co...Read More
What is a 95% mortgage?
They disappeared during the pandemic but they're now back on the market - it’s the 95% mortgage. Whether you’re looking for a way of purchasing you...Read More
Stamp Duty Holiday: what does the extension mean?
The Stamp Duty Land Tax Holiday has been extended to 30th June 2021. This is an extension from the previous deadline of 31st March 2021. From 30th ...Read More
What is shared ownership?
Are you thinking about owning your own home, but only have a small deposit? Then shared ownership could be the answer... ## What is shared ownersh...Read More
What are Help to Buy Equity Loans?
Launched by the government in 2013, Help to Buy Equity Loans are aimed at helping those who are struggling to get on the property ladder. There ar...Read More
What is mortgage payment protection insurance?
The last year has been difficult for all of us but has also showed us how important it is to be protected, just in case. One way to feel more prote...Read More
Mortgage bankers vs mortgage brokers: why use a mortgage broker?
Most people assume that getting a mortgage means heading straight to your bank or building society, but unfortunately this can mean missing out on ...Read More
Can I remortgage my house to buy another property?
Does the prospect of owning a second house appeal to you? Daydreams of holiday homes, or perhaps a nice buy-to-let investment? Well, now could be t...Read More
Buying a house with cash
You can buy a house with cash, providing you have the funds upfront to hand over to the seller. But like anything, it comes with its own advantages...Read More
Different types of mortgages explained
If choosing the right mortgage type is making your head hurt, then don’t worry, you’re not the only one. With so many different types of mortgages...Read More
Getting a mortgage with a low credit score
Banks and building societies are careful who they lend money to (understandably!) and so you should be prepared to have your financial history care...Read More
How to get a mortgage on your own
If you’re buying a home on one salary, either as a one-income family or as a single applicant, you might be thinking that your options are limited,...Read More
First-time buyer stamp duty rules
__The below article was written to reflect the Stamp Duty policy from 1st July 2021.__ As a first-time buyer, there are plenty of costs you need t...Read More
Do you need life insurance to get a mortgage?
You’ve had your offer accepted on the house you want to buy, and you’ve just had confirmation of your mortgage approval (great news!), so now all t...Read More
How to become mortgage-free
To live the rest of your life without having to worry about mortgage repayments – it’s the dream every homeowner works towards. So, how does someo...Read More
Busting the myth of the big deposit
There is a bit of a secret when it comes to getting on the property ladder that many people don’t know about. And it’s all to do with what many see...Read More
How to save money to buy a house
The upside to saving is not only will you have a sizeable deposit when you come to buying your house, but you will also be able to demonstrate to l...Read More
Top 5 ways to avoid landlord fines
As national lettings legislation has tightened up and local authorities have been given greater powers to regulate the private rented sector in the...Read More
Taking care of your money and your mental health
According to a recent survey of 10,000 employees by Salaryfinance.com, 40% of UK employees have money worries. This results in them being over eigh...Read More
What is financial protection?
“Protection” refers to types of life and protection insurance which are put in place to help “protect” you, your income, your home or your family f...Read More
5 finance rules to follow when buying a home to renovate
When buying a new home, it’s common for renovations to be at the back of your mind. Perhaps you’re looking for a challenge and want to transform a ...Read More
A guide to homebuyer surveys
Often, major structural issues aren’t easy to spot unless you’re a trained professional, so having a survey carried out on a property you’re buying...Read More
Buying, selling and moving house during lockdown
In lockdown, our homes have become more important than ever, often feeling like our whole world. But what happens when your home isn’t up to scratc...Read More
How much does it cost to build a conservatory
They’re one of the most popular additions for British homes but how much will a conservatory set you back? __On average, a conservatory can cost a...Read More
What is let-to-buy?
Do you want to buy a new home without selling your current home first? Then let-to-buy might be the answer for you. Here’s everything you need to k...Read More
Buying a house with cash: pros and cons
When buying a house, there are two different ways you can go about paying for it. You can either take out a mortgage where you pay a deposit and th...Read More
A guide to home improvement grants in 2021
Wouldn’t it be great if someone stepped in to cover the cost of those most vital home improvements? Whether this is making your home more energy-ef...Read More
A guide to working out the total cost of your project
How much is your project going to cost? It’s likely going to be the big question hanging in the air and one a lot of homeowners struggle to answer....Read More
What is a green mortgage?
You’ve heard of fixed rate mortgages, tracker mortgages, and discount mortgages. But what is a green mortgage? In this article, we explain everythi...Read More
When not to remortgage
Knowing when the right time to remortgage can sometimes be tricky. You might have heard your friends talking about how they remortgaged the house a...Read More
Our top home finance tips to consider before summer
The days are getting longer again and summer is finally on the way! Before the summer festivities begin, it might be a good idea to get your financ...Read More
Buying a new build? Here’s everything you need to know
Are you considering buying a new build home? Then you’ll want to do your research: from finding out about the schemes that could help you buy a new...Read More
How does maternity leave affect remortgaging?
Remortgaging whilst on maternity leave can cause confusion and worry if you’re not sure how to approach this, so we’re going to run through why thi...Read More
What is a gifted deposit?
It’s been reported that a huge 80% of first time buyers get financial help from their parents when it comes to buying their first house. This is of...Read More
Should you invest in a buy-to-let property?
When looking for a smart investment, many turn to the buy-to-let market. However, just because this can be lucrative for some, doesn’t mean you sho...Read More
Is buy-to-let still a good investment in 2022?
Whilst today’s low-interest rates might not be good news for any savers out there, on the flip side, this is great news for those looking to invest...Read More
What is buildings and contents insurance?
If you own your own home, whether it’s a two-bedroom flat or a four-bed detached property, you’ll need to have buildings insurance in place to ensu...Read More
When is the best time to pay off a Help to Buy loan?
Help to Buy loans are a great way for people to get on to the property ladder who would otherwise struggle to afford a house. While many people ha...Read More
7 things to know when buying your first home
When it comes to the house-buying process, we think every first time buyer would agree that it’s one big learning curve, from beginning to end. Th...Read More
What is income protection insurance?
The question to ask yourself is, could you cope? If you lost your wage, would you still be able to pay the mortgage repayments, the household bills...Read More
When is the best time to pay off a Help to Buy loan?
Help to Buy loans are a great way for people to get on to the property ladder who would otherwise struggle to afford a house deposit, but it can be...Read More
Can a student get a mortgage?
Are you feeling bogged down by paying a landlord for the bare minimum? Why not consider becoming your own landlord by taking out a student mortgage...Read More
A guide to buying land in the UK
There are few things as rewarding as building your own home from scratch - or more daunting. One of the first challenges to your journey will be f...Read More
How to finance building your own home
Many of us dream of building our own home but often this can feel like a distant fantasy. However, you don’t need to be a millionaire to get your h...Read More
Can you build a house in London?
Short answer: yes! Even though London has a reputation for being tight on space, there’s no reason why you can’t still build the home of your drea...Read More
Money saving tips for building a house
If you’re braving the exciting world of house building, the prospect of the money involved might feel a little daunting. After all, it seems like e...Read More
How much does it cost to build a house?
While they’re by no means a small undertaking, building a home from scratch can be one of the most rewarding things you do. You’ll have complete co...Read More
5 pitfalls to avoid when building your own home
Building a house is a great way to ensure you get everything you want and need from your home. However, as any Grand Designs fan will know, house b...Read More
Meet the teams: New Builds
At Resi, we have a wide variety of specialist teams here to guide you through each stage of your architectural project that includes… - [Measured ...Read More
Do loft conversions add value to your house?
You're ready to make the commitment into expanding your home, and have a lot of space to play with, but which project is right for your home? Like ...Read More
5 loft conversion ideas for your home
Who doesn’t love a loft conversion? Not only do they add bags of value-boosting space, but they also do so without you needing to sacrifice any val...Read More
Everything you need to know about dormer loft conversions
It’s no secret that UK homes are facing a space shortage, especially in the high demand city areas. But with not enough new homes being built, and ...Read More
Types of loft conversions
There are four main types of [loft conversion](https://resi.co.uk/case_studies/inchmery_road) found in UK homes. A loft conversion can be used as a...Read More
How much does it cost to convert a loft?
Loft conversions are a great way to add space and value to your home, but at what cost? This price will depend on the structure of your roof, the a...Read More
Is my house suitable for a loft conversion?
Working from the top down, loft conversions are one of the UK’s favourite ways to add new space. Could your home be the next one to join the trend?...Read More
How to do a loft conversion
A loft conversion is a great way to add space and value to your home. Whether you’re angling for an ensuite master bedroom, a kid’s playroom, a sty...Read More
9 ideas for converting your loft into a bathroom
Getting your loft bathroom right can feel like a challenge. These rooms are often smaller than others in the house, as well as sometimes suffer awk...Read More
What are the building regulations for loft conversions in the UK?
No matter what loft conversion you undertake or what kind of space you want to create, there is one unavoidable step for every homeowner - building...Read More
How not to mess up the stairs for your loft conversion
When it comes to converting your loft, you’ve no doubt got a lot of exciting things on your shopping list. The windows! A balcony! Maybe even an en...Read More
How to nail your loft conversion in a terraced house
Living in a terraced house can get a little cramp, which is why so many people turn to their lofts as a source of new space. But what does converti...Read More
5 things to know before doing a hip to gable loft conversion
For those residing in a hip-roofed house, you might find yourself lacking the necessary head height to get the loft room of your dreams. In this sc...Read More
How much does a loft conversion cost in the UK: breakdown and tips
No matter what project you undertake, working out the costs involved are always going to be high on the agenda - and loft conversions are no except...Read More
Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion?
Short answer: maybe. Loft conversions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and whether or not you need planning permission will depend on these ...Read More
A guide to loft conversions and planning
Whether you plan on converting your loft into a bedroom, study, or new bathroom, you’ll need to consider which area of planning your project falls ...Read More
A guide to insulating your loft
It’s easy to forget about your loft, especially if it’s inaccessible or only used as a place to shove the Christmas decorations. However, with ener...Read More
Happy Homes: making your home 'connected'
As part of our Happy Homes Survey, we’re taking the results our pioneering research uncovered and showing you how to apply it to your own household...Read More
Happy Homes: making your home 'relaxed'
As part of our Happy Homes Survey, we’re taking the results our pioneering research uncovered and showing you how to apply it to your own household...Read More
Happy Homes: making your home a 'mirror'
As part of our Happy Homes Survey, we’re taking the results our pioneering research uncovered and showing you how to apply it to your own household...Read More
Happy Homes: making your home 'adaptable'
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What happens after you've obtained planning permission?
Getting planning permission or a lawful development certificate can take between 8-10 weeks, so it’s good to apply early. However, once you know th...Read More
A guide to home improvement in conservation areas
Conservation areas were introduced to help manage and protect Britain’s most prized areas. Whether they stand out due to their historic significanc...Read More
What is a pre-application and do you need it for planning?
When it comes to those big projects, you want to leave nothing to chance, especially when it comes to planning. This is where a pre-application (or...Read More
Planning application facing rejection? Here's why you SHOULDN'T withdraw
Awaiting a planning decision can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you get the call saying your application will likely face rejectio...Read More
Why planning applications are facing significant delays
At Resi, we submit hundreds of planning applications each month to councils across the country. Recently, our planning team have noticed some worry...Read More
How much value does planning approval add to your house?
When it comes to selling your home, everyone is after two things: a good price, and a quick turnaround. While there are many tips for getting the ...Read More
Our guide to serving a party wall notice
Whether you’re building an extension or converting your loft, if you’re undergoing a substantial renovation and have neighbours, then you might be ...Read More
What are permitted development rights?
Permitted development rights are a type of general planning permission granted by Parliament. If your plans fall within certain restrictions, this ...Read More
Explained: full planning, lawful development, and prior approval
Whether you’re extending or converting, there’s one word that hangs heavy over any residential project: planning. If you’ve never navigated UK pla...Read More
Why your local authority matters when extending
If you’ve decided to take the plunge into extending your home, there’s someone (or some people) you’re going to have to become very acquainted with...Read More
A guide to permitted development rights in 2022
In August of 2020, you may have heard about some changes that were made to your permitted development rights. These changes meant you could do more...Read More
A guide to the 'Larger Home Extension Scheme' in 2022
Back in the days before 2020, there was a planning route known as the ‘Larger Home Extension Scheme’, which allowed homeowners to build single-stor...Read More
Converting commercial buildings to residential
You see them in films, perhaps in home magazines or as part of grand TV projects - the converted building. Once a church, now a home for four. Once...Read More
Explained: change of use and use classes
When facing the nitty gritty world of planning legislation, many homeowners can find themselves becoming lost in the jargon. No more so than with U...Read More
Do I need planning permission for a garage conversion?
Whether you’re going for a new study, gym, bedroom, or playroom, you’re probably wondering whether or not your garage conversion needs planning per...Read More
Do you need planning permission to convert your home into flats?
Whether you’re looking to downsize your existing property or you have your eye on a ‘fixer-upper’, it’s important to know what planning requirement...Read More
Do I need planning permission for a conservatory?
If you’re looking to add more space to your home, a conservatory is not only an effective option, but a budget friendly one too. Typically cheaper...Read More
Do I need planning permission?
Extending your home is an exciting and potentially value-adding project, but it can also be full of practical and administrative hurdles. One of th...Read More
Do I need planning permission for my flat or maisonette?
Flats and maisonettes do not fall within your permitted development rights, meaning you will have to seek planning permission for changes you want ...Read More
10 home improvements you can do without planning permission
Planning permission got you putting off that big project? Perhaps you’ve seen one too many planning nightmares in Grand Designs and have decided to...Read More
Do I need planning permission for an orangery?
If you’re looking to get a little more sun into your home, an orangery might be the perfect choice. However, like many construction projects, you m...Read More
Do you need planning permission for an extension?
If you are looking to extend your home, you’ve no doubt been thinking about planning permission. Namely whether or not you will need it, the rules ...Read More
How to build an annex without planning permission
Very few people get excited about planning, and if you did most of your friends would become very concerned. But [here at Resi](https://resi.co.uk)...Read More
How long does planning permission last?
Whether it’s because the timing isn’t right or due to external factors if you’ve obtained planning permission, you might not be ready to jump into ...Read More
Amending planning permission: Changes you CAN and CAN'T make after approval
Before your home improvement hopes and dreams become a reality, you need to secure the green light, thumbs up, and go ahead at various stages. Whet...Read More
Permitted development rights and the green belt
Permitted development rights and the green belt are two terms you may have heard in passing; however, until you start a big home project, it’s unli...Read More
Top 10 reasons planning permission is refused
Applying for planning permission is one of the less exciting tasks involved in a home improvement project. However, homeowners need to dot the i’s ...Read More
The pros and cons of hardwood floors
If you’re thinking of installing hardwood floors in your new conversion or extension, there are a few elements you need to consider. Hardwood floor...Read More
How to pick the right materials for your conservatory
So you’re [considering a conservatory](https://resi.co.uk/advice/home-extensions/do-conservatories-add-value-to-your-house), but which one is going...Read More
How to choose internal flooring for your extension
Internal flooring might feel like a finishing touch for your house extension or loft conversion, but it’s worth starting to think about it early in...Read More
Laminate or real wood flooring? Which is best for your house
When it comes floors, people tend to fall into two categories. Those who adore carpets, and those who can’t imagine life [without a hardwood floor]...Read More
Is stone flooring right for your home?
Full of character, highly durable, and with plenty of options available - is it any wonder so many homeowners dream of stone flooring? However, sto...Read More
A guide to structural glass and your extension
You might have spotted structural glass on either Grand Designs or in the pages of architectural magazines. It’s a popular material for making stun...Read More
Do you know the cost of glazing?
Put simply, double glazing involves two panes of glass separated by a vacuum or inert gas (What’s that, you ask? Check our handy glossary for compl...Read More
Myths about timber framed extensions
Unlike our Scottish counterparts, timber has never quite taken off in the rest of UK homes. Until now, that is. With more homeowners than ever tur...Read More
Sustainable construction: alternative building materials
Sustainability is something we are encouraged to think about in every aspect of our lives. As [the UK’s leading residential architectural practice]...Read More
How to choose your bi-fold doors
In the last 10 years, bi-fold doors have become one of the must have features of home renovation projects. Perhaps you’ve been tempted to invest in...Read More
Oak framed vs brick extension - which is best?
When it comes to building your home, making sure it stands up is a big priority. But what frame you buy is a question very much in the air. Do you...Read More
Designing the ultimate personal haven for Mother's Day
Here are Resi, we’re always challenging ourselves to look at things differently. So on Mother’s Day we asked ourselves: what could architects do to...Read More
French, sliding, bi-fold - which doors are right for your extension?
Think doors are boring? Think again! If you’re undertaking a rear, side, or [wraparound extension](https://resi.co.uk/advice/home-extensions/guide-...Read More
5 home improvements you can do in a month
If you’re a busy person who has unexpectedly found themselves with a quiet month on their hands, you might be considering taking on a little home p...Read More
5 things to know about adding a mezzanine
First things first, what is a mezzanine? The easiest way of thinking about a mezzanine is to see them as a floating extra floor. Not big enough t...Read More
How to create a garden that's wildlife-friendly all year round
Think a garden is nothing more than a place to lounge in during summer? Think again! UK gardens have the potential to be wildlife saviours, yet so...Read More
How to create a garden on either a balcony or roof
Not everyone is blessed with green space, especially those living in flats or maisonettes. However, just because you’re lacking a traditional lawn,...Read More
Adding the "WOW" factor to your dining room
If there’s one area you don’t want to fall flat it’s your dining room. After all, if you’re going through all that effort of putting together a thr...Read More
Creating a home that's ready for playtime
The home plays an important role in every child’s development. It’s where they take their first steps, say their first words, and learn the joys of...Read More
15 projects to inspire your home extension
The more time we spend at home, the more space we wish we had at our disposal. That's the trend we seem to be seeing at Resi. More and more of our ...Read More
The best bathroom features to lure in future buyers
So you’re looking to do up your bathroom, or maybe you’re adding in a new one, question is: what’s going to land you the most added value? After al...Read More
How to create an eco-friendly home
With the climate emergency looming over us, and many people out on the streets calling for change, you might be wondering how you can do your part ...Read More
Bi-fold door inspiration for your home
Bi-fold doors have been skyrocketing in popularity these last few years, with many of our own customers seeking out these folding wonders, and it’s...Read More
10 tips for adding industrial style to your home
If you’ve spent a lot of time on Netflix you may have noticed a pattern in the interior design. Often, when a show is about the rich and famous, yo...Read More
More is More: Tips for designing a maximalist home
Has the minimalism craze of the 2010s got you feeling… very little? Are you dying to add some colour to your home? A little bit of fun? Then welcom...Read More
How to design a safe (fun) home for children
When it comes to preparing for your home for kids, there’s plenty to consider. Not only do you want to make sure your home is safe for even the sm...Read More
How to keep your bathroom clutter-free
As you scroll through Pinterest, staring in envy at beautiful, spa-like bathrooms, you might find yourself wondering: *why can’t my bathroom look l...Read More
How to create a pet friendly home
Just like people, pets need the right conditions to be happy at home. But unlike us, our furry friends have little power or control over their envi...Read More
Infographic: 5 Ways To Let Light In
Don't let your home get left in the dark. Our experts have put together these tricks and tips for letting more light into your rooms. Whether you'r...Read More
10 ways to reduce the cleaning in your home
Housework, does anyone really enjoy it? Sure, there are those rumoured tidy freaks, those who can’t wait to strap on a pair of yellow gloves, but t...Read More
Home improvement ideas that add value to your home
With the prices of UK homes ever increasing, it’s never been more important to get in on the action. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best ways...Read More
5 design ideas that'll transform your bedroom
No other room better embodies the word ‘haven’ quite like the bedroom. From cosy Sunday mornings spent with tea in hand, to those lazy afternoons w...Read More
Best home improvement projects for your bedroom
If you’ve found yourself with some time on your hands and a little cash tucked away, why not tackle a couple home improvement projects? Not only ar...Read More
10 tips for creating your own home office
Whether you’re working remotely out of choice or due to government intervention, getting your home office in order is a must to ensure you keep pro...Read More
How to avoid your dormer becoming an eyesore
When it comes to adding both new space and value to your home, no project does it better than the loft conversion. However, finding the headroom an...Read More
How to maximise the space in your home
When it comes to your home, no doubt you (and future buyers) want to have as much space as possible. However, in the last decade, homes have been g...Read More
House extension ideas: before and after photos
Are you in the mood for some home inspiration? If the answer is yes, then brace yourself for some before and after delights. While we all love to ...Read More
Contemporary home design inspiration for 2022
Heading into 2022 with a desire to transform your home? Perhaps you’re finding your current space a little dated. Maybe too cramped? Not enough lig...Read More
10 garage conversion ideas
If your garage is going spare, acting like a glorified storage unit, then it could be time to get this space working harder. Garage conversions are...Read More
How to create a home gym or workout space
Whether keeping fit with Joe Wicks or moving to Mr Motivator, more and more of our exercise routines are taking place inside the home. But most liv...Read More
How to save and create space with your walls
When we are looking to create space at home, we might try shifting furniture around or stuffing things in the loft, but a great space-saving strate...Read More
Living roofs: 5 things you need to know
Living roofs are going to be big in the next few years. How do we know? Every year we provide over 10,000 consultations to UK homeowners, and more ...Read More
How to add a wet room to your home
Forget the wet rooms you might have known as a kid, nowadays they’re taking over modern bathroom design, providing a space-saving and stylish featu...Read More
10 design tricks to create a light and bright bathroom
When designing our dream homes, the desire to create breathtaking living spaces can sometimes leave bathrooms ignored, cramped, dimly lit and wholl...Read More
How to create study hubs that make homework irresistible
Whether you and your kids love homework or loathe it, having a dedicated study hub can make all the difference when it comes to home education (som...Read More
5 ways to make your home more eco-friendly on a budget
Want to make your home more eco-friendly? Good news, there are now plenty of options out there to help make your home a little greener. What’s more...Read More
Maximising space for a growing family
One of the most common reasons homeowners take on a new project is to prepare for a growing family. Whether this is by increasing their living spac...Read More
7 rules for designing an amazing small bathroom
Struggling to find ideas that suit your small bathroom? While we would all love to be blessed with multiple big bathrooms, it’s not always the best...Read More
How to achieve a 'broken plan' home
For years the trend of open plan living has reigned supreme, yet a new contender is entering the ring - broken plan living. A twist on open plan, ...Read More
10 fireplace designs to keep you warm this winter
Sitting around a cosy fire is built into our ancestral code. Back in the time of cave paintings and spear fighting, fires were used for warmth and ...Read More
How to use colour theory to decorate your home
How is it that some people just seem to have a knack for interior design? What separates the professional interior designers from us mere mortals? ...Read More
Which home improvements add value to your house?
Before you invest in improving your home wouldn’t it be nice to know that the money you spend will be worth it, not just in terms of the enjoyment ...Read More
15 more projects to inspire your home extension
If you have looked through our pick of 15 inspirational projects but still want more, you're in the right place. We've got another 15 projects to i...Read More
What are the top interior design trends of 2022?
It feels like 2022 will continue to be a home-focused year for millions nationwide. Throughout 2020, our homes became our offices, our classrooms, ...Read More
Do I need an architect to build a house?
In short: it’s very, very likely. Building a home is one of the biggest construction projects you can take on, requiring expert design skills and ...Read More
How well do you understand architectural jargon?
Here at [Resi](https://resi.co.uk/) our mission is to provide you with no-nonsense design and planning advice. Think of us as your personal guide t...Read More
Is a local architect always best?
Five years ago, if you were looking for an architect, you had two options: local or fancy. You could take your home project to an architect in your...Read More
How much does it cost to move house?
Moving house can be expensive. The average house price in the UK is just over £300,000 (rising to £1 million in London), so expect to pay around £2...Read More
Cost cutting tips for your rear extension
Who hasn’t switched on Grand Designs and thought: *I would love to do something like that, if I had the money.* Well, we’re here to tell you that...Read More
What to do in the event of a party wall dispute
So you’re getting ready to transform your home. You’ve done everything right so far. You’ve obtained planning permission. You’ve been given approva...Read More
How much does it cost to build a wraparound extension?
A wraparound extension, unlike a standard rear addition, utilises space to the back and side of your property. Essentially, they combine both a sid...Read More
Five ways to save money when building a 'granny flat'
Did you know that nearly a third of UK homes are now multi-generational? It’s no surprise then that with this new housing trend, many homeowners ar...Read More
Everything you need to know about your local authority
When it comes to extending, you’ve probably run your project past everyone you can think of. Your partner, your parents, your kids, friends, co-wor...Read More
A guide to lawful development certificates
A lawful development certificate isn’t a legal requirement, but they are incredibly worthwhile to obtain. The certificate essentially proves to bo...Read More
The best time for sorting out your finance when remodelling
It goes without saying that transforming your home becomes a lot harder when you don’t have the proper finance in place. That being said, few peop...Read More
How much does it cost to build an annexe?
If you’ve decided that erecting an annexe is the right option for your home, then it's time to start mapping out that all important budget. However...Read More
What type of finance do you need for home improvements?
When it comes to those big home improvements, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to financing the project. Often, as a resu...Read More
Can my architect help me if my planning permission is refused?
While having your planning application refused may feel like the end of the world at the time, hang tight! It’s not the end of your home improvemen...Read More
How much does an orangery cost to build?
Orangeries are having a bit of a moment, after living in the shadows of conservatories for so long. Once built in the 17th and 18th century to hous...Read More
The dangers of a cheap architectural quote
If in your hunt for the perfect architect you’ve found one who’s offering an incredibly cheap service, you might be thinking: *is this too good to ...Read More
How much does it cost to build a rear extension?
We know that building a rear extension can seem daunting at first, not knowing where to start or who to talk to. This is especially true for financ...Read More
What percentage of construction cost do architects charge?
Clients could expect to pay architects around 7-10% of the construction cost from their project. Architects' fees can be calculated in three ways:...Read More
How much does it cost to get planning permission for an extension
If you’re about to apply for planning permission, or are wondering how fees have changed over the years, worry not! Our in-house planning team are...Read More
How much does a garage conversion cost?
If you are looking to create some space at home and are happy to part with your garage, then a garage conversion might be the ideal project for you...Read More
How much does it cost to build an extension / conversion?
When it comes to construction, no doubt you’ve got one question in mind: how much is this going to cost? And why wouldn’t you be concerned? Whethe...Read More
5 unexpected costs of extending your home
When taking on a big project like a rear extension, the last thing you want is to have your budget surprised by an unexpected cost. Yet with so muc...Read More
Why are some architects cheaper than others?
Whether you’re extending, converting, or renovating your home, [an architect is one of the best assets you can have](https://resi.co.uk/advice/cost...Read More
5 benefits of using an architect
You’re looking at expanding or converting your home, and you find yourself thinking: do I even need an architect? Afterall, aren’t they just for fa...Read More
How much do architects charge?
Whether you’re undertaking a loft conversion, rear extension or just a renovation, having an architect by your side can help maximise the potential...Read More
How home design can lower the cost of bills
When you think of good home design, you probably think about the look and feel of a space. But clever home design can also save you money. Consid...Read More
Do I need an architect?
Whether you need an architect or not will depend on the type of project you want to undertake, plus your own experience level. However, you might b...Read More
Do I need an architect for planning permission?
Planning permission, if you’ve never taken on a home project before, it’s likely you’ve heard the horror stories. Tales about unruly planning offic...Read More
We're calling on the government to cut VAT on home improvements
A recent national survey by Resi, the Homeowner’s Alliance and YouGov found that a third (31%) – approximately 5.3 million – of UK homeowners pay c...Read More
Home remodelling vs buying a new home - which is better?
When you’ve become tired of staring at the same four walls, you might find yourself thinking: something needs to change. This leaves many homeowne...Read More
Resi becomes one of the first 'Good Work Standard' employers in London
This week, Resi is very excited to announce that we’ve been recognised by the Mayor of London as one of the city’s first Mayor’s Good Work Standard...Read More
Knocking down walls! Resi sponsors Dulwich Hamlet's F.C.
Football season is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Why? Because this year, we’ve become one of Dulwich Hamlet F.C’s official sponsors. The t...Read More
10 things to consider before buying a renovation property in the UK
When it comes to buying a new house, if you’re not afraid to roll up your sleeves, you might have been tempted by a ‘fixer-upper’. These renovation...Read More
How Resi can cut your extension times in half
Cut times in half, you say, how is that possible? Well you’d be surprised. Not only has Resi transformed the way homeowners can complete their pro...Read More
10 home remodelling mistakes people make early on
The home horror stories, we’ve all heard at least one. The couple who picked a dodgy builder, the family who ended up in a war with their neighbour...Read More
Introducing... Resi's new build service!
This week we have some very exciting news… the launch of our new build service - our *new new builds*, you could say. In taking on new builds, we...Read More
Resi 3.0: Introducing our upgraded customer Dashboard
The Resi Dashboard is a crucial tool for our customers when taking on a home project, and we’re incredibly excited to announce it’s upgrading! Us...Read More
What is a party wall agreement?
A party wall agreement is, as it says on the tin, a legal agreement made between you and your neighbours regarding any building work occuring that ...Read More
A guide to planning out the lights in your home
Because of the disruption involved, if you’re looking to spruce up the lighting in your home, an extension, conversion, or renovation offers the be...Read More
How to make your garden or balcony more private
When those first few rays of spring sunshine start to appear, naturally our thoughts turn to our gardens and spending more time outside. However, n...Read More
A guide to caring for happy house plants
Whether you’ve been getting your inspiration from home magazines, Pinterest, or even Resi's [own Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/resi_uk/), yo...Read More
Beware the party wall ambulance chaser!
Unless you’ve encountered them yourself, it’s unlikely you’ll know anything about these dodgy practitioners. However, party wall ambulance chasers ...Read More
Frequently asked questions: building and party walls
Party walls can be tricky things, tricky in the sense that they’re either a breeze for the homeowner, or a legal nightmare. If you’re worried your ...Read More
5 top maintenance tips for the summer
The summer is a great time to get on with some of the bigger maintenance jobs as the days are long and there’s far less chance of rain and wind get...Read More
What is an electrical report and do you need one?
You rarely hear people talking about electrical reports, but they are a vital part of owning a home and you might be surprised by how often you nee...Read More
Easy ways to save money on your household bills
With the nights drawing in and temperatures dropping, it’s that time of year where all you want to do is stay in curled up on the sofa with the hea...Read More
What is a structural engineer and why do you need one?
Architect. Surveyor. Structural engineers. When it comes to big home projects, you often find yourself confronted with a list of professionals tha...Read More
Splitting your house into two maisonettes
There are numerous reasons to consider splitting up your home. It could be you’re looking to downsize after the kids have moved out. Or that you’re...Read More
A guide to window frames for your home
If you’re in the process of an extension or perhaps a renovation, you might be considering what to do with your windows. While many mull over the...Read More
What's the difference between freehold and leasehold?
## Freehold As freeholder of a property, you own it outright and that includes the land it’s built on. Generally speaking, most houses are freehol...Read More
5 ways to get the most out of a home show
Home and Interior Design shows are fantastic events for anyone looking into home improvement. However, if you’ve never been to one before, they can...Read More
Pitched vs flat roofs - which should you build?
Whether you’re extending, converting your garage, or building your dream home, you’re going to need a roof. This is Britain, after all. For many, ...Read More
A guide to heat pumps and the new £5000 grant
For many people in the UK, making their home as energy efficient as possible is high on the agenda, especially in light of the climate crisis. Not ...Read More
Log burning stoves: are they right for your home?
Whether you’re reading this in December or July, no one can deny the pleasure of curling up by a real fire when the weather turns icy. Because of t...Read More
10 home improvement tips every homeowner should know
When it comes to home improvements, everyone wants to know the best tricks and tips. Should you go DIY? Which rooms should you focus on first? How ...Read More
20 big renovation mistakes first-time homeowners make
Buying your first home is always exciting but for those looking for a fixer-upper, it can feel like you’ve got a whole new adventure to look forwar...Read More
Recreating the cinema experience at home
Film buffs everywhere agree there is no better way to watch a movie than in the cinema. But cinema goers live in fear of dodgy seats, bank-breaking...Read More
Do I need an architect or structural engineer?
Unless you’ve done a big home project before, you might find yourself bamboozled by the list of professionals your extension or conversion might ne...Read More
Who is involved in a home project? Every professional and what they do
There are three characteristics you will always find in any successful home project: - __Legal:__ the project has been completed within the rules ...Read More
New year resolutions for your home in 2022
Whether you’re reading this at the start of the year or towards the end, no doubt you’ve landed here because you want to use 2022 as a year to unlo...Read More
Who are Resi?
We’re the UK's leading architecture practice for everyday homeowners. Since opening our doors in 2017, we’ve helped transform over 1500 properties ...Read More
5 crucial tips for renovating an old home
Renovating an old home can be equal parts exciting and daunting. It’s a big project to undertake with lots that can go wrong, but get it right and ...Read More
How to make your garden more appealing to children
There is no denying the advantages of the outdoors, especially for children. An outdoor space for a child offers fresh air, exercise, independence,...Read More
Meet the teams: architectural designers
At Resi, we have a variety of specialist teams here to guide you through each stage of your architectural project. They include… - [Measured surve...Read More
Maisonette: how to add more value to yours
Maisonettes are becoming more and more common, especially in built-up city spaces. Perhaps you’ve nabbed one for yourself, and if so, you might be ...Read More
5 things to check before autumn and winter hit
As the weather worsens after the summer (or a bit before!), the risk of damage to property increases. Wind can blow trees and debris onto the build...Read More
Benefits of starting a renovation/extension before January
Our data shows that January is one of the most popular times of the year for new projects. In fact, we see a whopping __87% increase__ in demand co...Read More
What is an ecological survey?
Most of us enjoy the wildlife in our local area. However, when it comes to extending your home, you probably won’t have these little critters on yo...Read More
Importance of ‘connecting’ with the right professionals
At Resi, we believe connections matter, that’s why we created Resi Connect. This complimentary service introduces our customers to all the key prof...Read More
5 ways to add that ‘feel good’ factor into your home
Homes provide more than just shelter. Our 2020 Happy Homes research found that where will live has a huge impact on our well-being, however, how ma...Read More
5 ways to get your garden ready for summer
Whether you’re the type to cook up a storm on the barbecue, smash a window playing football or fall asleep with an icy beverage, the garden is wher...Read More
What types of floor plans should I commission?
If you’re thinking about extending or converting your home, the best place to start is with a set of floor plans. In fact, you can’t build without ...Read More
UK Policy: statement on potential digital tax
*After being quoted in The Times on potentially taxing tech giants, such as Google and Facebook, Resi CEO Alex Depledge shares this statement:* Qu...Read More
Do you need a party wall surveyor?
If your project is affected by a party wall matter, you might have heard the term ‘party wall surveyor’ batted about. But how can this professional...Read More
What are building regulations and do you need them?
You’ve got your plans approved, so what happens next? More paperwork - hurray! However much you may want to zoom past the ‘boring bits’, and get s...Read More
Approved inspectors vs Local authority building control
When it comes to complying with building regulations, you have two options on who can approved your technical drawings - your local building contro...Read More
What are the rules around building regulations and electrical work?
When you hear building regulations, you might suspect that such a thing couldn’t possibly apply to either your professional rewiring or DIY job. Su...Read More
What's the deal with building regulations and outbuildings?
It’s unlikely that in day to day conversation you’ll hear the phrase ‘building regulations’ or ‘outbuildings’ come up, not unless you hang around w...Read More
How building regulations affect removing your chimney
If your living room is feeling cramped, or you just want to free up some space in your bedroom, removing a chimney might be the right move for you....Read More
Why you need an architect during building regulations
Building regulations, they’re confusing. Unless you’ve completed a project before, it’s likely these technical requirements are new ground for you,...Read More
A guide to 'proceeding at risk'
When it comes to your home, you probably want to keep risk out of the equation. However, in the planning and building regulations stage, a little r...Read More
Structural engineer drawings vs building regulations packages
Once your project has been given the green-light from planning, your next step will be to ensure that, when it is constructed, it will meet UK buil...Read More
Building regulations: what happens next?
By the time you get to building regulations, it can feel like the end is in sight and construction is just around the corner. However, before you s...Read More
Drains, CCTV surveys, and build over agreements
Drains: they’re not the most glamorous part of a household, but when it comes to extending you might be surprised by how big their role is. Every ...Read More
Case study: Nick's rear extension
When Nick bought his home, he bought it knowing it would turn into a big project. Dilapidated and cramped, it was a building that was in some serio...Read More
Case study: Alex's side return
"As with hassle.com, Resi began in response to a real world frustration. In 2016, I embarked on a 2.5m x 9m side extension on my maisonette in So...Read More
Case Study: I chose the cheapest contractor quotes and paid for it!
Before becoming a Resi founder, Alex Depledge took on what she thought was going to be a simple side extension for her London home. What followed w...Read More
The pitfalls of 'design and build' companies
If you’re pursuing an extension or conversion, you’re probably considering a range of companies for your project. Perhaps some of them are architec...Read More
Should I get bi-fold doors?
Bi-fold doors are a popular choice, both for patio or garden access, or to separate a living room or kitchen from a conservatory. Wherever you pu...Read More
What is tendering? Everything you need to know.
Putting your project out for tender is when a homeowner looks to secure the services of a contractor. It’s an important part of any project, wheth...Read More
A guide to groundworks, foundations, and your extension
With all your permissions in place, and your professionals hired, it’s time to dive into construction, right? Well, almost. Before any tangible bu...Read More
Do you stay or rent when you renovate with children?
It’s no surprise that one of the most common reasons homeowners extend is to accommodate a growing family. But what happens to your family when you...Read More
What is a project manager and do you need one?
When it comes to getting the best possible result from construction, having a project manager on board can be just the ticket. Not only can they h...Read More
How many quotes should you get for construction?
Home design? Sorted. Planning permission? Nailed it. Building regulations? Don’t even worry about it. It looks like you’re all ready to go into c...Read More
What is a scope of works and how can it help me budget?
Pretty much every homeowner, when they’re extending or renovating their property, wants to make sure they’re getting the most out of their budget. ...Read More
How long does it take to find a builder?
After securing planning permission and (hopefully) putting together a comprehensive building regulations package, no doubt you’ll be raring to go o...Read More
How we pick our Connect professionals
It’s no secret, to unlock the most potential in your home, you need the best professionals by your side. Whether you’re renovating, converting, or...Read More
Dangers of a cheap contractor quote
While finding the best man for the job should be your number one priority, it’s only natural that price is going to play a big factor in who you pi...Read More
Can you start construction during a lockdown?
You’ve worked with an architect, secured planning permission, and even ironed out those building regulation details. Then, just as you’re looking t...Read More
What Resi's new TrustMark partnership means for our customers
This week we’re very excited to announce our official partnership with [TrustMark!](https://www.trustmark.org.uk/) [TrustMark is the Government E...Read More
A guide to roofs: costs, maintenance, and specialists
Having a roof overhead symbolises two cherished aspects of any home: safety and comfort. Our [Happy Homes Survey](https://resi.co.uk/happy_homes "R...Read More
Construction timelines for converting or extending your home
You’ve got creative in design, been given the thumbs up in planning, found the perfect contractor and even got approval from building control. All ...Read More
Material and labour shortages push up the cost of construction
Having been confined to our homes for the better part of a year, it’s understandable why many of us are now keen to make the most of our spaces. Fr...Read More
Do you need an asbestos survey?
Asbestos might feel like a thing of the past, but for homeowners of properties built before 2000, it can still rear its ugly head. That’s because a...Read More
5 common construction contract mistakes
It’s not something most homeowners think about when they decide on [an extension](https://resi.co.uk/advice/cost-and-planning/how-much-does-it-cost...Read More
How to avoid cowboy builders and construction disaster
The UK has long been plagued by cowboy builders, why? Because anyone who wants to be a builder, can be. No qualifications. No licensing. If you cal...Read More
A guide to choosing a good builder for your home
If you’re worried about your home becoming a cowboy horror story, or struggling to make sense of the options near you, listen to the expert advice ...Read More
Could you project manage your own home extension?
## What do project managers do? A project manager is there to organise the creation of your build, making sure your project is completed on time, ...Read More
A guide to insurance, construction, and protecting your home
After planning and building regulations, we can understand why a lot of homeowners feel overwhelmed with the admin. Perhaps not too enthused when i...Read More
How to insulate your new garage conversion
Thinking about extending your garage? If you have, you may have thought about decor, what kind of room you’ll create, maybe even how you’ll remove ...Read More
DIY why? 10 projects you should not attempt to do yourself!
We all love some DIY and in the right circumstances, doing it yourself can help you achieve a brand new look for your home without breaking the ban...Read More
What is ICF (Insulated Concrete Formwork) construction?
Though it’s been around since the 1970s, only now is ‘Insulated Concrete Framework’ building starting to gain some mainstream appeal - and it’s not...Read More
A guide to types of contractors and builders
Contractors come in all shapes and sizes, each with its own positives and negatives. Choosing the right one for your project will ensure you not on...Read More
10 mistakes too many people make during construction
If you’ve made it through the trials of planning and building regulations unscathed, it means you’re ready for the most hazardous leg of your journ...Read More
The ultimate guide to getting ready for construction
Let’s face it, when it comes to construction, the industry can feel a little like the wild west. Even though this stage of a project commands the ...Read More