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Monday 28th May 2018

5 TOP TIPS FOR A SMOOTH RUNNING BUILDING PROJECT

1. COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION! We would say that communication is the most important thing when doing any project. Communication with Tradespeople, especially at the early stages of your project (even before anything has been agreed), right through to finish. Be clear and concise with what you want and expect. Do have regular planned meetings to discuss how things are progressing so any issues can be ‘nipped in the Bud’. Don’t forget to communicate with your neighbors too, let them know what you are proposing and any disruptions that might occur. ...read more

Monday 21st May 2018

LETS TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH IN CONSTRUCTION!

Did you know? Work-related stress, anxiety, and depression are thought to cost the UK construction industry some 400 000 workdays every year. From 2011 to 2015, 1419 individuals working in skilled construction and building trades in England took their own lives. Over the same period, rates of suicide among low-skilled workers in the construction industry were 3·7 times higher than the national average. (The Lancet April 2018) ...read more

Tuesday 27th March 2018

SHOULD YOU PROJECT MANAGE YOUR BUILD PROJECT?

Project Management of any build is key for the smooth running of any Project, but what makes a good project manager? iManageMyBuild suggests the following guidelines to ensure your project runs smoothly. ...read more

Wednesday 14th March 2018

HOW TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

ARE YOU THINKING OF PUTTING YOUR HOME ON THE HOUSING MARKET, AND WANT TO INCREASE ITS VALUE? MAYBE YOU JUST WANT TO RE-VAMP YOUR HOME WE ADVISE ANY OR ALL OF THE SUGGESTIONS HERE COULD INCREASE YOUR HOMES VALUE....read more

Friday 2nd March 2018

WORKING IN COLD WEATHER AND ITS POTENTIAL DANGERS TO TRADESPEOPLE

During the winter, construction workers face a certain dangers with cold weather. The colder the weather gets, the more energy you need to use to keep warm. ...read more

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Loft Conversion

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Friday 23rd February 2018

How to win more work and make a good impression

Have you ever wondered how other Tradespeople are winning work and clients over you?...read more

Friday 23rd February 2018

WHAT BATHROOM WOULD YOU CHOOSE (and what does it say about you?)

We all love a white bathroom, being surrounded by white surfaces can give an aura of clean, calm and freshness in our home. ...read more

Friday 9th February 2018

TRADES COULD FACE BANKRUPTCY DUE TO CUSTOMERS LATE PAYMENTS

We as a country are aware of Rogue Traders and have heard the stories in the media and watched the TV shows about the ‘Cowboy Builder’, they give the whole domestic building industry a bad name and build a mistrust within the industry....read more

Friday 2nd February 2018

Trade recommendation/directory sites review

Are Trade directories helping to dispel the domestic building industry of rogue traders? Should homeowners depend totally on the recommendations of these sites? Whether you are a Tradesperson or a Homeowner here are some points to consider. ...read more

Monday 22nd January 2018

How much will my loft conversion cost?

A loft conversion can increase the size and value of your home, but how much will it cost? Get the average costs and prices in the UK and London with our loft conversion cost and price guide....read more

Friday 5th January 2018

Renovating your Kitchen

A kitchen renovation is a popular home improvement for homeowners. It can also be one of the most complex, mainly because there are multiple stages and possible tradespeople involved. ...read more

Friday 22nd December 2017

Clean up that Bathroom – Reno Checklist

Renovating a bathroom can be overwhelming. You have to decide how much you can spend, select the right products, and determine if you’re going to change the layout. And that’s often before you call a contractor. To ensure that your bathroom renovation runs smoothly, here’s a checklist to keep your project on track. Remember: A successful renovation is all about smart timing....read more

Friday 15th December 2017

Are you planning a renovation project? – Here’s what you need to do first

When planning a renovation or self-build project for the first time, it may seem daunting to know where to start and who to speak to when. We have collated the top 5 people you will need to be in touch with. ...read more


Friday 8th December 2017

WHEN BUILDING YOUR EXTENSION GOES WRONG & HOW TO AVOID IT

Building a home extension is a brilliant way to increase the value of your property but planning building decorating is a stressful situation and there are many pitfalls to this traditional route....read more


Friday 1st December 2017

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING YOUR EXTENSION

When planning an Extension it is important to know why you want to do it. There could be many reasons why you want to extend your home. Your family is increasing, you don’t want to move but need more space, your neighbours built an extension and you can see the benefits. What should you be considering before you bring in the ground workers to dig out the garden. ...read more


Friday 24th November 2017

GUIDE TO INSURANCE WHEN BUILDING YOUR EXTENSION

HOME INSURANCE Check your Home insurance it is very likely that it will not cover any alterations to the structure of your home. You will also need insurance for the site and your existing home whilst the works take place. ...read more

Friday 17th November 2017

IS IT WORTH SHOPPING AROUND FOR MATERIALS WHEN BUILDING AN EXTENSION?

Sourcing my own materials. It's certainly possible to go it alone, but think carefully before taking this route - you'll need to devote a significant amount of time to tasks such as researching and scheduling orders. It's a full-time job, but get it right and you could save a considerable sum by cutting out the middleman. ...read more

Monday 13th November 2017

WILL I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR MY EXTENSION?

Whether you are thinking of a loft conversion, an extension or a new kitchen, making significant improvements to your home will require detailed planning and research....read more

Friday 10th November 2017

HELP AND ADVICE ON CHOOSING YOUR TRADESPEOPLE

You have decided to improve or extend your home and you need to employ Tradespeople to carry out any works that are beyond your capabilities, confidence or time. How can you find reliable or reputable Tradespeople? Should you trust the many websites that exist and vet their trade members, these sites, however can only advise to the quality and service of their members from feedback and credentials provided. Ultimately the choice and decision is yours so proceed with caution when choosing your Tradespeople. ...read more

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