It’s the age of the ‘scrimp and save’, and we’re all looking for those extra ways to add value to our property. People extend their houses left, right and centre, but have you ever thought of extending upwards? A roof … Read more
Rooftop gardens are the new big thing in urban areas. Just two minutes away from Kings Cross Station in London sits the roof garden belonging to horticulturists David Ferris and Paddy McCawley. Banana trees and clumps of greenery are present … Read more
Do I Require Planning Permission? John Wier, a landscape architect from the Bowles and Wier organisation, suggested that if the structure can be seen from the street it’s worth enquiring into planning permission.
Homeowners are making the most of their properties by not only expanding in to the roof spaces but building on to them as well. However, rather than using mortar and bricks, they are using a green fingered approach with the … Read more
Flat roof designs are more suited to the creative use of outdoor areas. Many designs feature gardens, outdoor spaces and terraces. If this type of installation is incorporated, construction must be upgraded to account for the additional weight requirements of … Read more
What is there not to love about a balcony roof? A lot of interior designs these days have revolved around the concept of bringing the outside indoors, incorporating pots and plants normally found outside in the garden and placing them … Read more
Single ply flat roofing systems have become very popular in the UK owing to their light weight that suit buildings which take load and bearing into consideration. Just because it’s single ply, doesn’t mean it’s weak. It is actually the … Read more
Your home or office may have more living space than you ever imagined. You can add to the value of your home, and improve your quality of life through utilising more outdoor space, and even reduce the environmental impact of … Read more