Creating more 'room' in your home

With the consequences of the ‘new normal’ looking to continue for a little while longer, and maybe even change where we work from going forward, perhaps it is time to consider looking at what additional areas we have in our homes to convert?


Underused space in the loft

Commonly our loft spaces are underused or not used at all, especially in older houses, yet they can provide a great space to convert into another room. Many loft conversions are covered by permitted development rights and won't need planning permission. However, if you live on designated land or have a certain style of property that's tricky to convert, you may not be covered. Your builder will be able to advise you on this, along with checking other things such as head height, the type of roof you have and the flooring, to be able to advise you on the best type of loft conversion to have.


Converting your loft is easier than you think

There are a few different types of loft conversions. A roof light conversion is the cheapest and least disruptive option and you won't have to make any changes to the shape or pitch of the roof. It’s simply a case of adding in skylight window, laying down a proper floor, constructing the walls and adding a staircase.


Plasterboard Offer

A necessary material needed for any conversion is plasterboard. Our Builder’s Merchants in New Milton now stock a range of products with our best seller:

12.5mm square edge plasterboard at only £5.70 plus VAT

And we also have an introductory offer on multi finish plaster:

A bag for £5.80 plus VAT

To talk to us about our range of plasterboard and accessories or any other products you need to help you convert your loft, please contact our team on 01425 610566.


How to build an outdoor kitchen

The pandemic has had a massive impact on how we socialise. If the past year has taught us anything, it’s the value of having attractive, comfortable outdoor spaces. This, plus a huge shift towards outdoor socialising, means that many of us have made the decision to invest in our gardens.

Outdoor kitchens are fast becoming very popular in stylish modern homes, as people look to bring the indoors outside and create a beautiful space for al fresco cooking and entertaining. We’ve put together a guide, along with the materials required, to help you build your own garden kitchen.  

The importance of proper fence maintenance - plus special offer on Ronseal products

We break down the reasons it’s important to carry out proper maintenance on your garden fencing to keep it looking great for longer.

Are you garden ready?

With the colder, darker and shorter days behind us and the chance to see friends and family at home is in sight – are you garden ready?

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