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Please find below a selection of news articles.

 

What's in the news : Could the future be self-built housing?

Could the future for council housing be self-built?

Council houses have often been criticized in the past for their uniformity. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, local authorities built more than 40% of homes. Rows and blocks of houses were…

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Insulating Foundations

As the days get colder and the nights draw in, we start to think about how we can make our homes warmer through the chilly months.

Aside from the obvious installation of fireplaces, heaters and thick blankets, flooring foundations are a surprisingly prominent way of keeping your home warm.…

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Foundations for conservatory projects

Conservatories can be a great addition to any home. They are generally recognised as builds that have use translucent material to cover around 50% of the walls and 75% of the roof. Not only are they spaces in which you can relax as you enjoy looking out…

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Avoid these mistakes with your extension project

An extension project is one that many will undertake in order to gain much needed space, or to add value to a property.

There are many mistakes you can make during any project, but we're here to discuss ones specific to an extension project…

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Sustainable Building

Sustainability and what we can do to protect our planet are topics discussed globally in 2018.

'Sustainability' is the term used to describe the act of carrying out activities without having a harmful impact on the environment, and without exploiting resources.

Currently, the construction industry accounts for 45% of…

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Soil types and how they impact your build

Soil type is undoubtedly one of the most underestimated features in a self build project, and can have a dramatic impact if unacknowledged. The purpose of foundations is to carry a weight over a surface. Weak types of soil or rock means low…

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How can BelowGround help your next building project?

Beginning a building project can be a challenging experience, especially without the right support and expertise. Fortunately, we at BelowGround are experts in construction, specialising in piling and underpinning, and are committed to helping our loyal customers every step of the way.…

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Seeking Planning Permission

Generally, if you're taking on any build project you will need to obtain some sort of planning permission. This is so that local authorities can approve your designs and control inappropriate developments for the benefit of the local community. This includes anything from outbuildings and extensions right through…

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Getting the most value for your money

If you want to stay in control of your spending, an integral part of planning a new project is budgeting. Everyone wants to get value for their money. Here are a few factors that can affect the cost of your project:

Build costs, Design…

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Plots of land for building

Self-build projects are not losing their cool anytime soon, with around 13,000 people completing a self-build project every year according to Self Build.

Choosing a plot of land on which to build is not an easy process. In some cases it can take years to find…

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