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Is it better to move house or extend?

15th April 2021

Have you outgrown your property? Perhaps your family is growing and you need more space or you’ve found yourself working from home need another room for an office? Whatever the case, chances are you’re either thinking of moving house or extending. So at this point, you may find yourself asking the question ” Is it better to move house or extend?”. Although you might think buying a new property is the easiest solution, adding an extension could be the better option. At High & Dry Renovations, we’ve carried out hundreds of home extensions in Scunthorpe, Brigg, and Grimsby over the years….

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Should I have a home office and what are my options?

15th March 2021

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forcing many people to work remotely, more of us are investing in home offices. If you’ve been tasked with working from your home, you might be wondering if having your own dedicated office space is worthwhile. Read on to find out should I have a home office and what are my options if you do decide to make the investment. What is a home office? The term ‘home office’ became much more common in 2020, as millions of us were asked to work from home rather than in our usual workplaces. A home office is exactly…

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Should I have a home office and what are my options?

What are the benefits of having a home outdoor office? [Infographic]

14th February 2021

So, what are the benefits of having a home outdoor office, we take a look. Are you currently working from home? If so, you’re not alone. More and more people are embracing homeworking during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the world of work has changed significantly in 2020, with nearly half of all people in employment doing some level of work from home. If you’re struggling to create the perfect workspace, it’s time to get in touch.    Why should I have an outdoor office? At High and Dry Renovations, we’ve been inundated with requests for office conversions in Scunthorpe, Brigg,…

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What is rendering and what is it good for?

14th January 2021

Cladding protects your house from the elements, provides valuable insulation, and can be very aesthetically pleasing too. There are several types of cladding available to you, with rendering one of the most popular amongst UK homeowners. At High & Dry, we can help with rendering in Brigg, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Gainsborough. What is Rendering? Render offers a smooth finish and defends your brickwork from everything the climate can throw at it. It is made of plaster and added to external walls. Render is normally applied in at least two coats to prevent surface cracking. A wide range of options Render has…

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What are the benefits of a house extension

19th November 2020

Many homeowners have benefitted from house extensions in Brigg, Scunthorpe, Grimsby, and Gainsborough. Investing in a house extension is a decision few people go on to regret. Do you want to create more space for work and play, add value to your home, or make it more appealing to potential buyers? A home extension from the right builders can help you achieve the right results. Create more space within your home with an extension Cramped homes can cause a great deal of stress, with people feeling as if they’re living on top of each other. Your extension can be a wonderful…

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What are the different types of loft conversions I can have? [Infographic]

21st October 2020

Are you wondering what your options are and what are the different types of loft conversions I can have when it comes to loft conversions in Scunthorpe, Brigg, or Grimsby? Then read on. There are many different types of loft conversion available, including dormer, mansard, hip to gable, and roof light. At High and Dry Renovations, we provide a professional and efficient service, catering to customers with a wide range of budgets.  Why invest in a loft conversion in Scunthorpe & Grimsby? As well as giving you extra space for storage, leisure activities, or for an extra bedroom, a loft conversion…

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Builders Project Old Courts Veterinary Centre Brigg

8th October 2020

High and Dry enhance community vet practice At High and Dry Renovations, we are proud to have helped Old Courts Veterinary Centre renovate their premises. Although owners Mark and Katherine were happy that the centre was fit for purpose, they wished to enhance it even further to give their clients the best local vet centre possible. Our builders in Brigg, Scunthorpe, and Grimsby have vast experience in modernising commercial premises such as Old Courts. A more colourful, less clinical space The restoration consisted of three months’ work. As part of the process, we were asked to rethink the old reception and…

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Are You Eligible for the new Green Homes Grant?

22nd September 2020

Eligible for the new Green Homes Grant? Contact High & Dry The Green Homes Grant Scheme has been launched by the UK government, with £2 billion set aside to help people to improve and upgrade their properties with various energy-saving features. At High & Dry, we’re proud to be part of this scheme, helping homeowners throughout the region to benefit from insulation, double glazing, and renewable energy generation such as solar panels. Read on to find out more about this new government-backed grant and find out if you’re eligible.     What does the Green Home Grant scheme provide? The new Green…

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A guide to planning permission

22nd July 2020

Planning permission is all about getting the approval of local authorities so building work can be carried out at your home or business premises. It’s important to refrain from building until the permission has been granted. You don’t need to get planning permission for all projects. Read on to find out whether you need planning permission for loft conversions, barn conversions, extensions, garage conversions and new builds. To improve your chances of planning permission being granted at the first time of asking, it’s important to find out what the local building authority is likely to approve and reject. The purpose of…

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Things to Consider When Planning a Loft Conversion

23rd June 2020

A loft conversion is a perfect way to create extra space in your home without moving. You can add another bedroom, a study, or even a living room with some simple work. Of course, the question is whether or not your home qualifies for a loft conversion and the type that you should go with. Below, all of your most pressing questions are answered on things to consider when planning a loft conversion.  Types of Loft Conversion  Which type of loft conversion should you go for? While there are four main types you can choose from, the one you go with…

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How easy is it to have a home office installed?

20th May 2020

Many of us are working from home at the moment, and whether you are looking at keeping it that way or eager to get back to work, we all need a space where we can complete our tasks. That’s where the home office comes in, and it’s the perfect place to get all your work done. But the question remains, how easy is it to carry out, where do you put it, and why bother in the first place? All valid questions and each of them will be answered in this handy guide.  Why Create a Home Office?  What’s more tempting…

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What Do I Need to Know About Having a Barn Conversion? 

22nd April 2020

The barn conversion is the very definition of the countryside idyll. There are so many dream homes that have a barn conversion at the very center of them and making them a reality can seem like an unreachable goal. However, if you are thinking of tackling this project and transforming an unwanted barn into a home, there are a few things you need to do first.  What is a Barn Conversion?  Usually, the barn is old and no longer in use. Sometimes, it is in good condition and other times it needs a lot of love and repair. Either way, you…

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The Benefits of Having a Garage Conversion

13th March 2020

The Benefits of Having a Garage Conversion The housing market is draped in uncertainty at the moment. The economy is fragile, we’re still uncertain about what Brexit will truly mean for the UK, and people are more reluctant to buy as a result. At the same time, many people are short on the funds needed for an extension to their home – which means they are left with less space than they need. However, converting your garage could be the perfect way to get extra space without the expense.     It Boosts the Value of Your Home  Interestingly, a garage conversion…

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Adding Value to Your Home on a Budget: House Extensions

18th November 2019

Building an extension to your home needn’t cost an arm and a leg. Property extensions can be achieved on a low budget, provided sufficient planning is done beforehand. Remember, the value added to your home as a result of the extension should, ideally, exceed the cost of the extension itself. The trick is to manage the delicate balance between building an extension that adds the maximum value to your home but doesn’t go over budget. This article will provide some inspiration for inexpensive property extensions, while also offering tips for managing your money during the process.   What can I get…

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4 Ways to Style Your Loft Conversion

25th September 2019

When you are looking at converting your attic space into a livable room you need to think about the style you will be having. Styling your loft conversion and decorating your loft is the final stage of its transformation. How you style your loft may depend on various factors, including how you intend to use the room. Luckily, the experienced team at High & Dry Renovations are fully versed in loft conversion design. Here are our five ways to style your new attic room.  Children’s room  If your new loft conversion is limited on space, it can be the perfect opportunity…

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

31st July 2019

The cost of a new build will vary significantly from project to project. If you’re considering building a new home, it’s important to recognise the factors that will influence its cost. We’ve narrowed down these factors to what we believe to be most significant: build route, design and quality of materials, location and extra fees. Build route Your chosen build route will determine who is involved in your project. Some people prefer a hands-on approach, whereas others prefer an expert to oversee the entire project. Here are the options to consider:   DIY – This approach will see you taking on…

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning Permission In the UK

30th May 2019

Before breaking ground on any new building project, it’s important that the appropriate planning permission is secured, if it’s needed. But for first-timers, this can be quite a daunting task. High & Dry Renovations are on hand to impart informative advice to help you better understand the ins and outs of securing planning permission.   What is Planning Permission? Constructing a new dwelling or making significant changes to existing buildings will require planning permission. Decisions to grant planning permission are made by following the National Planning Policy Framework and planning policies that are set out by your local authority.   What…

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Welcome

3rd May 2019

The team here at High & Dry Renovations would like to welcome you to our brand new blog page. This will feature regular posts updating readers on the latest news and advice from our company, as well as the wider industry. Check back here regularly to have a read through the latest posts we’ve been sharing – in the meantime, have a browse through our website to find out more about our services!   Internet marketing & Website Design by jask Media.

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