Things to consider when thinking about taking on a renovation project

There are a number of reasons why people take on a house renovation. It may be that they have identified an older property in a good location with a sizeable garden that needs renewing. Perhaps they have lived in a house for a while and they want to make some changes. Another common reason is

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Five stunning extensions to inspire you

An extension creates more living space, can transform your house and adds value to your home. Transforming living spaces Here at Parker Home we have a wealth of experience of working with homeowners to renovate and extend properties and have seen first-hand how they transform livings spaces. We offer a complete service, from initial survey

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Building control

Why seeking compliance with Building Regulations is important

Not seeking Building Control approval for building work you have carried out could come back to haunt you. We have talked in previous blogs about building regulations and how they underpin most building work we carry out for clients. Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. They are developed

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Convenience and luxury – a guide to things to consider when installing an en-suite bathroom

There are few things nicer in life than living with an en-suite bathroom – there’s a wonderful sense of luxury and convenience of being able to step through to washing and toilet facilities straight from the bedroom. What’s more, if you’ve got a big master bedroom that could potentially be partitioned or an adjacent room that can

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Case study: A garage conversion into wet room and utility room

We feel the best way for us to demonstrate the range and quality of work that the Parker team is capable of is to present you with case studies of projects we have worked on. Clever use of space One such project is a job we recently completed for a client living in a property

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Removing an internal wall

How to tell if an internal wall is safe to remove?

For some time now there has been a trend towards open plan living, inspiring homeowners to remove internal walls to create bigger living spaces. Removing internal walls- proceed with caution This can bring a number of benefits including making your home feel light and airy, and allowing all the family to come together to enjoy

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Loft conversion

Top tips for ensuring your garage or loft conversion adds value to your house

Here at Parker Home we have years of experience of converting garages and lofts into living spaces be it a home office, an extra bedroom or a children’s playroom. Key to the success of any conversion is making it look like an original part of your home, and less like a converted garage or loft.

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window regulations

Building Regulations you need to know when replacing windows in your home

If you are looking to replace windows and doors in your home it is important that you are familiar with the Building Regulations that apply to all replacement glazing. The regulations exist to ensure that new windows offer an acceptable level of thermal performance and also satisfy standards in other areas such as safety, means

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home improvement trap

How to avoid the over-improvement trap

It’s only natural as a homeowner that you should want to improve your property – maybe you have recently moved in and want to put your own touch to your home, or perhaps you feel the house has grown a bit tired and could do with a refresh? Whatever the reason, the good news is

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Difference between a carpenter and a joiner

What is the difference between a Carpenter and Joiner?

When you need something made out of wood, do you call a carpenter or a Joiner? Carpenter Carpenters are skilled tradesmen who use wood to construct or repair structures and furniture, by cutting, fitting and joining them together with a variety of materials. Carpenters usually focuses on the larger elements of construction, such as roofs,

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