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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If you have Bats in your building, please read on…

All bats found in England are small, eat insects and fly at night. Bats are most likely to be summer visitors to your property and are very unlikely to pose a health risk. Don’t Stress Except in very rare circumstances, they are unlikely to cause damage to the building in which they choose to live. They

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What do you use your Garage for?

Motor vehicles are well protected against rust, modern engines start even when it’s cold. So why not convert your Garage into a living space? Did you know that Apple inc, Google, Disney & Hewlett Packard all started life in a Garage? Thinking of converting your Garage into a living space? Parker Home will do this

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Why move, when you can improve! (Case study)

Are you weighing up the option of moving house or improving what you already have? If you are already living in your ideal location, why would you want to move? Sometimes is just about re-vamping what you already have. Take this 1960’s Bungalow in Felixstowe. It had a separate kitchen and dining room, both of which

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How to improve Energy Efficiency in your Home by SEA (Suffolk Energy Assessment)

An energy audit can help you to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your home, lower utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, improve the indoor climate, and extend your property’s durability. Energy Efficiency Clients commission energy audits for a variety of reasons. In one case, an area of a large, traditional property had been proving

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