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.
Comparing Window Products
In this article, writer Karen Lawrence looks at the pros and cons of the latest products in window design.
Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home
How well do you know your roof? If words like jerkinhead, saltbox, cross-hipped and sawtooth are new to you…then you’re about to discover a whole new world. Those are just some of the names you might come across when planning your roof renovation project. In this article, we give an overview of some different design options, along with their pros and cons.
Sprucing up your ex-council flat
With the stigma that comes with buying an ex-council flat, demand for them can be a little lower than their non-council counterparts. This makes them a great investment for anyone trying to get an in on a first home; with a solid foundation and room to make your unique mark on the property.
Housing Trend Prediction For the UK
With 2018 at its end, it seems only right to look both back and forward to see the trends that have shaped the year and the ones that will inform the next.
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?
What should be considered, both pre-renovation and post-renovation, when it comes to styling?
Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition
Demolition disaster stories are common, but is there a way of avoiding disaster before embarking on the demolition phase of your home?
Planning your shower – what to consider
These days, selecting your shower isn’t a black and white decision. There’s level-entry showers, showers over bathtubs, enclosed corner showers...and then there’s choosing materials that work within your budget! We know what it’s like, so we’ve put together a guide to simplify the shower-selecting process!
The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager
If the hero of a classic Western is the good-looking cowboy who rides in on horseback, the hero of any building site is the project manager. Convinced you’d do a better job than a project manager? Here are a few reasons why you’re wrong.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.