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.


Local Primary School pupil creates eye-catching new design for our Road Sweeper

Earlier this month, we revealed the new, colourful design of our road sweeper, following a competition with the students at Milford on Sea C of E Primary School. (link to Home | Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School ( This week, we went to the school to reveal the vehicle to the students, and the winner, Tyler Pallant, age 9, along with runners up, Elouise Pallant, Mia Roberts and India Dowse, all received mini models of their designs.

Local School Helps Plant New Orchard

Pupils of Milford on Sea Primary School have helped us plant a new orchard, located at Downton Manor Farm Quarry in Milford on Sea. Working in partnership with The Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the new orchard has been created to benefit local wildlife and will become an important new space for the community.

GCSE Students visit our Hurn Site

Last week we welcomed over 50 students from Parkfield School to our Hurn production and extraction site.

Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

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