Advice articles about "Cost and Planning"
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Here you'll find our blogs regarding costs involved with home improvement projects, relocating or anything property related. Obviously, designing and building an extension is no small feat, so we're here to guide you through the financial aspects of your project. At Resi, we can help you save those pennies without the need for cutting corners. There's nothing more important when considering and extension than to go into it with a definite budget, whether this be strict or flexible you must be aware of how much you're looking to spend. Resi's guidance on the costs of various extension options is a useful tool for getting a rough idea for this budget. Resi provides an architectural service that is low-cost and high quality, which means you won't be soaring over this limit any time soon. Our various planning packages are broken down for you in this section.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Everything you need to know about downstairs toilet building regulations
There are many reasons to build a downstairs toilet. You might host regular parties and want a way to keep nosy guests from upstairs, or perhaps yo...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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 a kitchen extension cost?
Often referred to as the heart of the home, it’s no wonder [kitchen extensions](https://resi.co.uk/advice/design-and-inspiration/kitchen-renovatio...Read More
How much does it cost to build an annex?
If you’ve decided that erecting an annex is the right option for your home, make sure you’ve got your budget nailed down before you do so. It’s alw...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
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
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