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Cowboy builders

by Jonathan Reed • 16/03/2017

We’ve all seen the TV show Cowboy Builders so we’re all fully aware of what a minefield it can be when you’re choosing a builder. Here are a few issues that crop up on a regular basis with Cowboy Builders: Timing. Most commonly, the builder will turn up late and leave early, or perhaps just […]

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Small loft conversions ideas

by Jonathan Reed • 09/03/2017

Small Loft? No problem! Loft conversions are a fantastic way of gaining more space in your home, regardless of whether it is a large or small loft. If your small loft restricts your options, or you have a limited budget, there are still conversion options that will benefit your home. Here at RSJ, we carry […]

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Staircase options for Lofts

by Jonathan Reed • 06/03/2017

Staircases are invariably tricky to design for any project. Normally space is the main factor to keep in mind when you are considering the design or style of your new staircase. A headroom of 2m (78.7 in) is considered adequate; however, special considerations can be made for loft conversions. Winding staircase. Staircases with narrow winding […]

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Planning Points – Roof structure.

by Jonathan Reed • 24/02/2017

A loft conversion can be a solution to your storage problems; however, the first thing you need to do is find out if it’s feasible. This depends largely on the roof structure, and how it was constructed. Determine your roof structure. Pre 1960 build: Roof structure and it’s construction is one of the most important […]

Garage Conversion Inspiration

by Jonathan Reed • 16/02/2017

When you’re struggling for space, you could consider various options. You could opt for an extension to your house, a loft conversion, or a garage conversion. We can provide you with the garage conversion inspiration you need! RSJ are the conversion specialists. We can open up the living space in your existing home in the […]

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Stress – Moving House vs Loft Conversion

by Jonathan Reed • 10/02/2017

Loft Conversion vs Moving House. If there’s one thing everyone knows about moving house, it’s that it’s one of the most stressful things that you will ever do! With this in mind, it’s surprising that the average Brit moves 8 times in their life! Yes, it’s really exciting when you have an offer put in […]

Planning your loft conversion.

by Jonathan Reed • 03/02/2017

Step by step – Planning your loft conversion. These days, many people find themselves struggling for space but unable to afford to move home. This has led many to consider a loft conversion. By planning carefully, you’ll create more space in the home you know and love, whilst adding value to your property. Expecting a […]

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Loft Conversions & Building Regulations

by Jonathan Reed • 27/01/2017

Building Regulations – Where you stand. Loft conversions always need approval under Building Regulations (Building Regulations approval is a totally separate thing to planning permission). We would strongly recommend that you go for a full plan application and get a detailed scheme approved prior to you finding a builder. You can find some useful tips […]

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Why choose a garage conversion?

by Jonathan Reed • 20/01/2017

WHY AND WHAT A GARAGE CONVERSION CAN MEAN TO YOU. WHY? Why choose a garage conversion? Garages are generally intended to be used for storing cars, however, most people don’t use them for that. Generally, they keep their cars in the drive, on the street or in a car park. The garage then becomes the best […]

Costs – Loft Conversion vs moving house

by Jonathan Reed • 06/01/2017

Costs – Loft Conversion vs Moving House. Increasing property prices and the large costs involved with relocating are stopping many people climbing the housing ladder. This is more than likely why more and more of us are opting to extend our homes. It is becoming increasingly hard to upgrade to a larger property for many […]

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