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Home renovation advice

When it comes to home renovations, the Refresh team has done (and seen) it all! We’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise – and you’ll find loads of helpful articles, photos, videos and more on our website.

If you’re interested in a specific renovation topic, select from the categories below. You’re also welcome to ask in person about your potential renovation. If you’d like to talk with one of our friendly team members, please get in touch.

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Adding value to your property – what to consider?

Adding value to your property – what to consider?

If you want to get the best return possible on your property, there are a few straightforward ways to add value - without breaking the bank. In this article, we show you a few budget-friendly ways to get started.  

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Adding value to your property – what to consider?
What you need to know when planning a renovation in a conservation area

What you need to know when planning a renovation in a conservation area

When embarking on a renovation project in a conservation area, there will come with it a plethora of things to consider and hurdles to jump over in order to make certain changes to your property.

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What you need to know when planning a renovation in a conservation area
He said, what? Decoding building lingo

He said, what? Decoding building lingo

The following line-up clarifies a few of the physical descriptors that renovators will likely hear in relation to their property.

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He said, what? Decoding building lingo
Building a greener future

Building a greener future

Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations, offer sustainable design and build services for homeowners looking for new-builds, home renovations and extensions in Cambridge

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Building a greener future
How the Refresh Cambridge team covers all the bases

How the Refresh Cambridge team covers all the bases

Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations, offer design and build services for homeowners looking for new-builds, home renovations, extensions, loft conversions and kitchen redesigns

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How the Refresh Cambridge team covers all the bases
Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019

Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019

Incorporate the latest smart home tech into your new-build, home renovation or extension with Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations

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Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019
What classes as permitted development?

What classes as permitted development?

If you’re hoping to add an extension to your home in order to create more space for your family or to accommodate an elderly relative, it’s important to understand when planning permission is required and when the work will be classed as ‘permitted development’. In this article, we'll outline the types of development projects that nest safely under the umbrella of Permitted development, as well as the ones that you will need approval for.

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What classes as permitted development?
The Insider's Guide to Home Heating Solutions in the UK

The Insider's Guide to Home Heating Solutions in the UK

When it comes to home renovation and extension projects, the heating is a key issue for consideration, not only in the quest to keep your family warm during the winter months, but also to maintain your utility bills at a manageable level in the future. In this article, we will look at the top Home Heating Solutions available in the UK, so you can make an educated decision on how to best heat your home. 

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The Insider's Guide to Home Heating Solutions in the UK
How to brighten up your basement conversion

How to brighten up your basement conversion

Making use of your basement is an excellent way to create more liveable space in your home and simultaneously increasing it’s value. The obious downside of basement living areas is the lack of natural light. In this article we look at how to manipulate aspects of your basement renovation, like the lighting, flooring and layout to create a basement that fells fresh, spacious and liveable.

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How to brighten up your basement conversion
Is open-plan right for you?

Is open-plan right for you?

Refresh Renovations are builders in Bristol offering design and build services for homeowners seeking to create open-plan living spaces

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Is open-plan right for you?
When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect

When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect

Builders in Surrey Refresh Renovations offer design and build services for homeowners looking to extend or renovate their property

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When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect
Why Build a Garden Room?

Why Build a Garden Room?

A Garden room, also known by other names such as summer house or log cabin, is an increasingly popular way to increase the living space of your home. Requiring only a little lawn space and usually no planning permits, Garden rooms are a great way to add a seperate space to your home that can be built to accommodate a variety of purposes.

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Why Build a Garden Room?
Renovating in South West London

Renovating in South West London

Everything you need to know before beginning a home renovation in South West London

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Renovating in South West London
New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

What’s your biggest renovation fear? We show you what aspects of a renovation people find most daunting and how Refresh Renovations provides a solution,

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New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered
Perfect pitch: the best roofing materials

Perfect pitch: the best roofing materials

Builders in Surrey, Refresh Renovations offer design and build services for new builds, house renovations and home extensions in Surrey and Hampshire

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Perfect pitch: the best roofing materials
How to Create a Home Cinema

How to Create a Home Cinema

Surrey builders, Refresh Renovations, offer design and build services for home cinemas, home renovations and extensions in Surrey and Hampshire

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How to Create a Home Cinema