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loft conversion myth buster - planning permission

Loft Conversion Myth Buster – Planning Permission

by Jonathan Reed • 23/02/2018

Loft Conversion Myth Buster – Planning Permission. This is the first of our Myth Buster series, “Loft Conversion Myth Buster – planning permission”.  If you have any “myths” for us to bust, drop us a line! MYTH: All loft conversions need planning permission. TRUTH: A loft conversion is a permitted development, thus not requiring planning […]


planning for buildings with bats

Planning for buildings with bats.

by Jonathan Reed • 08/02/2018

When you’re thinking about having a loft conversion (or any other building work), bats must be taken into account as they often roost in the eaves of a house amongst other places. Bats and their roosts are legally protected by law, so it’s really important to follow procedures and guidelines in this respect. We’ve put […]


love it or list it

Love it or List it.

by Jonathan Reed • 02/02/2018

Love it or list it? Did you watch Channel 4’s “Kirstie and Phil’s Love it or List it” the other night? They were in Preston with a couple who were torn between moving or extending. One wanted to move, the other one didn’t. A bit of a dilemma! You can watch the episode here thanks […]


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Meet the RSJ office team.

by Jonathan Reed • 26/01/2018

You’ve met the team that work on the projects, now meet the RSJ office team! These are the people that work behind the scenes, in a nice warm office, making sure everything that needs to be in place, is. An introduction to the RSJ office team:           Name: Simon. Or “Ginge.” […]


RSJ team

Meet The RSJ Team.

by Jonathan Reed • 19/01/2018

Here at RSJ, we want you to get to know us, as much as we want to get to know you. This is a little insight into part of the RSJ team – the lads that make RSJ what it is. They’re the ones you’ll see working on your project on a daily basis, so […]


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Convert your garage into a kitchen!

by Jonathan Reed • 20/12/2017

Are you looking to convert your garage into a kitchen? Read on for some inspiration! Everybody knows that the kitchen is the heart of the home these days. As Jona Lewie’s famous song says “You’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties!” If you want to convert your garage into a kitchen, we have […]


divine dining

Divine Dining

by Jonathan Reed • 11/12/2017

If you want to create an amazing space in your garage, you could do worse than to convert it into a divine dining area! Your whole family will enjoy sitting down to a meal together in your amazing new room. Much better than all having to squash round a little table in a kitchen/diner! Create […]


differences in roof styles

Differences in roof styles.

by Jonathan Reed • 01/12/2017

There are many different types and styles of roof, many of which you won’t have heard of. For instance, a Jerkinhead Roof? A Mansard Roof? Saltbox? Gambrel? The list goes on! The differences in roof styles will give you a different type of space in your loft. Depending on what style you have, it may […]


Glossary of building terms

Glossary of building terms

by Jonathan Reed • 28/11/2017

Received a quote or estimate for some building work to be done? Struggling with the meanings of things? Check out our glossary of building terms below to help you out! 1st fix electrics – First fix electrics is simply putting the necessary cables in place. 1st fix joinery – First fix joinery is carrying out […]


loft conversion process

Loft Conversion Process.

by Jonathan Reed • 16/11/2017

Most people are genuinely concerned about the disruption that will be caused to their home life whilst having any type of building works carried out. Concerns about dust, smells, leaks, and strangers in their house are normally top of the list. All of these can occur at some point in the loft conversion process. Loft […]



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