What to think about before a home extension…
So you’ve decided that adding a home extension to yor property as a way of adding both extra living space and increasing value. There are a few things to consider before calling in a builder, many of which will save… Continue reading
Self-building your home: why do it?
Each year, an average of 13,000 people in the UK elect to build their own house and take on the challenge of creating the perfect home. But what are the benefits of taking this approach instead of choosing a ready-built,… Continue reading
New housing crucial to making Harborough a ‘forward-looking’ district
The new chairman of Harborough District Council, Cllr Mike Rook, noted that new housing and new businesses were essential in creating a ‘forward-looking’ district.
He spoke as he took up his new role. “We don’t live in a museum, we… Continue reading
Harborough makes top 10 ‘supertowns’ list in The Telegraph
Quarter of Brits dream about building their own home
New research has found that around 1 in every 4 Brits wish to build their own home – a fraction which accounts for 13 million people across Great Britain.
The research looked into the motivations behind this dream, and found… Continue reading
Housebuilding on the up across the UK
The latest government figures have shown that completions of new homes across the UK have reached their highest level since 2008.
The figures, from the Department for Communities and Local Government, show that 40,300 homes were begun between January and… Continue reading
What are the benefits of investing in a conservatory?
The days are starting to get longer, and with this many people will be thinking about how they can spend more time in the sun. A conservatory is a significant investment, but you can reap the benefits for years to… Continue reading
Europe’s biggest eco-housing project to be created in Leicester
Around 13 acres of currently derelict land in Leicester will be developed in ‘Europe’s biggest eco-housing project’, says local charity, the Saffron Lane Neighbourhood Council.
A former allotment site worth £1.5m was sold for £1 to the charity, who hope… Continue reading
How to add value to your home
Staff at WW Brown & Sons often get enquiries about the best ways to add value to a home – so we’ve put together our top 3 tips for how best to get that extra value.
Convert your loft –… Continue reading
Leicestershire leads 7 year peak in new-build homes
Government figures have shown that more new-build homes were started across England in 2014 than in any other year since 2007.
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire were noted as areas that had experienced high levels of starts.
137,010 new homes were… Continue reading