How much does it cost to have house plans drawn up?
We’re back, answering some of the most common questions we’ve seen floating around on the internet. Today’s is one that frequently pops up… “How m...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
10 multifunctional kitchen diner ideas
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
Choosing the right kitchen worktop
There’s nothing more thrilling than walking into a beautiful new kitchen, so it’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular house extensions...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
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
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
Rear Extension Ideas
Forget planning permission, forget building regulations, forget paperwork… for now, let’s have some fun and get stuck into brainstorming what your ...Read More
The best trends to makeover your bathroom
No matter your style or preference, we’re absolutely sure there’s a design trend out there that will WOW you. Kitting out your bathroom can be one ...Read More
Loft conversion ideas for 2019
If there’s one resolution all homeowners can make this year, it’s that no space should be left going to waste. This is especially true for lofts. I...Read More
Top 5 interior design trends for 2019
*No one knows interior design like [MyBespokeRoom.com](https://www.mybespokeroom.com/), so we asked them to tell us what trends homeowners can expe...Read More
How to achieve a 'broken plan' home
It feels like for years the trend of open plan living has reigned supreme, yet a new contender is entering the ring. Broken plan living. A twist o...Read More
The best modern conservatory trends
Conservatories have long been a part of British homes. Thanks to their ability to be crafted mainly off-site, they’re a cost effective way for many...Read More
5 feature wall ideas for 2019
When it comes to your home, who doesn’t want a little WOW factor? And if you’re looking for a bold way to transform either your living room, bedroo...Read More
Kitchen renovation ideas
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
Creating your own industrial kitchen design
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Best ways to add value to a maisonette
Improving the home is no longer limited to those wanting to climb their way up the property ladder. These days it’s the norm to add value not just ...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
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
What exactly is a maisonette?
Sure, everyone’s heard of a flat, but what about its lesser known cousin, the maisonette? Well, as the linguists among us could probably guess, a m...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
Ultimate guide to the UK's homebuilding and renovating shows 2019
Rather than spend hours trawling through Google, or pestering friends for recommendations, trade shows offer a fantastic alternative to sourcing gr...Read More
Resi 2.0: Introducing the new customer dashboard
This week we’re incredibly excited to announce the release of version 2 of the Resi Dashboard! This Dashboard is a unique online platform that we...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
Brexit: Should I still extend my house?
Every week, we provide free consultations to hundreds of homeowners across the UK. And in recent months, we’ve noticed one question is coming up mo...Read More
How to get freeholder consent for an 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
10 things you need to know before extending your home
Not to put you off, but taking on a big home project - such as an extension, or conversion - is… well, big. Next to buying your home, it’s going to...Read More
How to build an energy efficient 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
5 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, they can transform your ...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
What's the best order to build? 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
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
A guide to wraparound extensions
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
How much does an extension cost?
With interest rates increasing, more and more homeowners are turning to extensions, not upsizing, to give them some much needed space. In fact, [ne...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
5 pitfalls to avoid when extending your home
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
How much does a side return extension cost?
A side return extension is a great way to increase the size of your kitchen without losing garden space. If you live in London you can expect to pa...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 pay attention. Here are 7 things you ca...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
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
Could you project manage your own home
## 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
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 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
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
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
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 'fast-tracking' your project
When it comes to improving your home, many homeowners are a little shocked by the timings involved. Planning alone can take over 10 weeks, to say n...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
Explained: building regulations and staircases
You might look at stairs and not think much of them, but this home essential comes with a lot of rules and regulations - namely, [building regulati...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
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
Do you need planning permission for an extension?
Are you looking at extending your ground-floor? If so, planning permission has no doubt crossed your mind. Do you need it? What rules will you hav...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. From draf...Read More
How long do you have to implement planning permission
Generally speaking, most planning permission __runs out after three years.__ Meaning, if you haven’t started work by this point, you’ll need to rea...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
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
Make the most of the Larger Home Extension Scheme
If you’re planning on building a single storey rear extension under your permitted development rights, you can now take advantage of a doubled size...Read More
What happens during the planning process?
Before you start worrying about the colour of your walls or what pictures to hang, you need to make sure that you have permission to go ahead with ...Read More
How to improve your chances of a successful planning application
Make sure your project gets the best start in life with our expert tips of achieving planning success… ## Pre-Application Don’t be afraid to sta...Read More
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
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
The benefits of a free Resi consultation
Before you dive into your project, you’ll likely want to know what options are available to your home. This is where an architectural consultation...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
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
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
How much does a garage conversion cost?
On average, when it comes to converting your garage, you can expect to pay between £6500 - £13,500 for your everyday home. Compare that to your [a...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
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 does it cost to build a rear extension?
We know that building an extension can seem daunting at first, not knowing where to start or who to talk to. But once you get the costings of your ...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
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
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 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 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
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 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
How much do architects charge?
Second to actually buying your home, an extension will be one of the biggest financial investments you under take. But don’t let that put you off! ...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
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
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