Advice articles about "General"
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Here you'll find advice on a range of subjects, from pre-planning to important events. At Resi we take advantage of innovative technology in order to complete our architectural projects, which means we like to stay up to date on the latest technology impacting the architectural field. Not only this, but we aim to spread our Resi knowledge throughout the UK, which is best done at Home Shows. Our blog details how homeowners can get the best out of these events, and use them to their advantage. Alongside these blogs is information on general matters that relate to the home, which demystify various aspects of architecture... because, who really knows what a party wall is?
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
New year resolutions for your home in 2020
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 2020 as a year to unlo...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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