I am improving
The one-stop-shop for trustworthy, up-to-date guides for those improving their home
Where do I start? guides
- The Essential Guide to Home Improvement
(featured in Home Building & Renovating magazine)
- Loft conversion: where do I start?
- Bathroom refurbishment: Where do I start ?
- How to finance my home improvement project?
- Top tips: How to carry out home repairs and improvements
- Building contracts: protect your money
Finding a Tradesman
- How to find the best tradesman for your job: top tips
- Find a local trusted tradesman with TrustMark now
- Got a tradesman already? Check they are legitimate here
- What’s the best way to find a tradesman online?
Working with an architect
- Do I need an architect?
- How do I find an architect?
- Top tips: clever questions to ask your architect
- How do I work with an architect?
Planning permission and Government schemes
- What is the Green Deal and is it right for my home?
- Do I need planning permission?
- Planning permission: our virtual house shows you if your project needs permission
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