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Building Regulations for Outbuildings (Simplified with Illustrations)

Are you planning to add a detached structure beside your home? Often called outbuildings, These are garages, sunroom, garden shed or an outdoor sauna. Outbuildings with less than 15 square metre area fall under permitted developments which do not need planning permission. Additionally, 15-30 square metre outbuildings are still a permitted development as long as …

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10 Common Errors in Home Plan Design

Ten tips to consider before you start your home design plan So you’re ready to plan your home. Please consider these tips before you start to do your first sketches: 1. Distinguish between “Living areas” and “Service areas”. Use with criteria the area that you have available. Unnecessarily large “Service areas” will take away precious …

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Pros and Cons of Carpet Floors: To Carpet or Not?

Carpeting is not new to the home interior. However, carpet floors lost its popularity as new materials come into the market. Hardwood, tiles and vinyl are now the popular options other than carpets. Because of its wide variety of design, colour options and affordability. On the other hand, many homeowners are still into the idea …

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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Flooring: Are they worth it?

When out looking at flooring options for your home, you might have come across vinyl flooring. This is very different from both laminate flooring and solid wood flooring as it comes with different layers and material. In vinyl flooring, you will usually find a durable layer and a decorative layer. Many flooring companies also add …

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Pros and Cons of Wallpaper: Is it the right choice?

Wallpapers are a common choice in transforming walls and the room as a whole. But the big question is – Is it the right choice? It’s not a simple decision as wallpapers have their advantages and disadvantages. It is important because walls can transform the mood of your home. Continue reading as we list down …

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