Things to do before starting your building project

Things to do before starting your building project

Are you planning to extend, renovate or improve your home in the near future? There are plenty of things to do before starting your building project. The social distancing requirements of the current coronavirus situation probably mean that you have a bit more free time at home than you’re used to. Time is very precious.…

period property renovation energy efficiency improvements

Period Property Renovation: How to Improve Home Energy Efficiency

Planning a period property renovation? If you are restoring a Victorian house, or indeed refurbishing any older property, then you probably began the process by checking the condition of the existing building. You may have had a surveyor look at the state of the roof and the windows, as well as checking the safety of…

How to build a sustainable home

How to Build a Sustainable Home Part 1: Fabric

How to Build a Sustainable Home Part 1: Fabric Planning to create a sustainable house for your family to live in? Whether you’re building an energy efficient home from scratch, or carrying our eco-friendly renovations on an existing property, you need to begin by considering the fabric of your building. The way your new or…

heating and insulation advice

Heating and Insulation Advice for Mosque

CLPM don’t just provide heating and insulation advice for homeowners. We also give heating and insulation advice to small businesses, charities and community groups. We are currently working with an architectural designer who is preparing plans to refurbish and extend a building which has recently been converted into a mosque. The project, which is sited…

Sustainable Construction Consultancy for Home Renovation

Sustainable Construction Consultancy for Home Renovation near Wokingham

CLPM provide sustainable construction consultancy for architects and homeowners across the UK. We have recently worked with a couple to help them determine the best approach for improving the insulation levels, and heating and ventilation systems for their home near Wokingham, in Berkshire. The project is a major one as they are re-configuring and updating…

5 Signs Your Building Project is Heading for Trouble

5 Signs Your Building Project is Heading for Trouble

We often get asked what are the most common issues that can de-rail a major residential building project. We recently came across an article in an industry publication written by Bob Maynard, who is head of construction and engineering disputes at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Bob listed 5 things in his article, in Construction Manager Magazine in…

planning for building projects

Planning for Building Projects – Part 1: Do I need planning permission or approval?

Planning for building projects can all be a bit daunting. There are a lot of different things to think about, and many mistakes that you’ll want to avoid. In this series of 10 blogs, we’ll outline the basic points anyone planning a building project should be aware of. We’ll also point out some of the…