Steps Involved in Getting Planning Permission

Steps Involved in Getting Planning Permission

Planning Permission Getting planning permission for a building project can seem like an enormous task, especially for first-time builders. Here, we breakdown the planning process to make it as easy as possible. The planning application   Firstly, you will need to give...

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House Designs – Different Building Styles

House Designs – Different Building Styles

House Designs Part of what makes a house a home is the detail that makes it specific to you. It is important to choose a house design that reflects you and suits your needs. The Thermohouse system is incredibly flexible to design and can cater to a wide variety of...

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Self Build Advice

Self Build Advice

Self Building Deciding to self-build can be an overwhelming process. Once you have gotten planning permission on a site, it can be difficult to know how to proceed. Mortgage Advice   At times, lenders can be reluctant to give mortgages to self-builders. This is due to...

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Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Energy

Renewable vs. Non-Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources   1.    Ground Source Heat pumps   Ground source heat pumps are buried underground and use a combination of water and antifreeze to absorb heat from the ground and circulate it through a heat exchanger and into the heat pump. Benefits: Lowers...

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Top 8 Interior Design Trends 2019

Top 8 Interior Design Trends 2019

Sustainability And we’re not just saying that! According to Elle Decor, sustainability is the number 1 trend of 2019, with the values of the seller and the materials used to make the items being key factors in the buying process. When decorating your home, keep...

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Episode Recap: Grand Designs: The Street – Episode 1

Episode Recap: Grand Designs: The Street – Episode 1

Thermohouse Project Featured on Grand Designs: The Street   The premiere of Grand Designs: The Street detailed the self-building process of Terry & Olwen in Graven Hill. Their house featured creative designs and their ambitions to physically build it themselves meant...

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Differences between nZEB and Passive House

Differences between nZEB and Passive House

Differences between nZEB and Passive House     Confusion and ambiguity surround the terms “nZEB” and “Passive House”, and they are often used interchangeably. It is important to know the difference between the two when building to...

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nZEB Important Dates

nZEB Important Dates

  Important Dates – nZEB   As nZEB regulations come into force, it is important to be aware of the key dates that could affect your building. We have laid out the important dates for both residential and non-residential buildings below.   Residential: 1st April 2019:...

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The History of ICF

The History of ICF

History of ICF   What is ICF?   Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) is an innovative construction method that combines EPS (expanded polystyrene) insulation and concrete, to form an airtight, efficient and comfortable building. ICF blocks are made up of EPS with the...

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Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF): Design Flexibility

Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF): Design Flexibility

Design in Insulated Concrere Fromwork (ICF) Buildings The lengthy benefits associated with ICF have made it an extremely popular construction choice for modern builders. However, this increased popularity has led ICF to mainstream construction and for many people,...

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What is NZEB?

What is NZEB?

What is NZEB? – Nearly Zero Energy Building   With strict EU regulations coming into effect this year, there is a lot of confusion surrounding nearly zero energy building (NZEB).  Many people wonder how, and if, these regulations will affect their building – new and...

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