Your local planning authority is responsible for granting local planning permission. It is normally helpful to informally discuss your development plans with a local planning officer, before moving to the formal application process.

House extensions are extremely effective way of giving your existing property a new lease of life and adding significant value. With our experience and with a team of expert tradesman, we can make your dreams a reality and guide you through each stage of your house extension.

We have public liability insurance and guarantee all our works is completed to high standards, using quality products to ensure a seamless finished result.


Use quality materials.

Quality drawer slides and hinges mean cabinet doors will stay closed and drawers won't stick. Stay away from drawers that are stapled together or made of particleboard. For cabinet interiors, wood veneer is more durable than melamine, laminate, MDF or particleboard

Select an elegant countertop.

White Carrara marble (honed or acid washed and sealed) and stained wood add elegance and warmth. We also like honed Kirkstone slate, soapstone and Wiarton limestone, and plastic laminate with a wood edge for a sophisticated look.

Don't overdo the details.

Design accents such as pediments over stoves and plaster mouldings on cabinet fronts can represent decorative excess. Remember that the style of your kitchen should be compatible with the rest of your home.

A simple style to refurbish a modern bathroom is to use a single colour or shades of a single colour. Think about using specialty tiles, basins, and baths to create a monochromatic scheme that will look stunning.


If your budget allows, you can order bespoke basins and baths made of gorgeous natural stone to match or complement existing stone tiling. But, be careful not to overdue the amount of stone during your modern bathroom refurbishment.


A total contrast of the “monochrome” modern bathroom, shimmering tiles can add some sparkle and colour to your modern bathroom refurbishment. Use shimmering mosaic tiles as backdrops or feature walls for an eye-popping effect.


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