Home Builders

Plasterer in Cambridge

Plastering… it’s not for amateurs I so admire skilled tradespeople and becoming an accomplished plasterer takes years of practice and dedication. One of the things I particularly love about my job is staying in contact with our tradespeople and watching the progress of their jobs.  This connection means that I  am also continually learning and […]

Project manage or not

Should you project manage your own home building project? Whether you project manage your own home building project will depend on several things.  The size and scale of the project – particularly the level of major structural work or additions  – and your budget. Building an extension or a major renovation requires a lot of […]

How to plan for the storage of kitchen essentials

Plan to make your kitchen space work If you’ve spent any time looking into kitchen design you’ll know about triangulation – the movement between fridge, sink and cooker, your three main work stations. The bin (or the recycling centre as it has now become) may add a fourth. But give some thought early on to […]

How to create the illusion of space in a small room

How to create the illusion of space in a small room Space is a luxury that creates an environment of peace and relaxation. If you want to make the most of a small room, then creating the illusion of space is the answer.  In Cambridge there are  many properties with limited space.  For example, student flats, pint sized […]

10 ways to manage a stress-free home improvement project

Enjoy a stress-free home improvement project Embarking on any home improvement project can be very stressful, involving family and household disruption and major spend.  But there are a number of things you can do to make your life easier.  Choosing the right contractor and establishing a good business relationship is key.  In Cambridge, with the […]

May Bank Holiday – are you ready to tackle your DIY projects? Do you want to?

May sees Cambridge at it’s best, with the start of so many exciting and tempting events and activities, such as Eat Cambridge, and the Cambridge Beer Festival.  Although bank holidays are traditionally used for tackling DIY projects,  DIY is not for everyone.  If you don’t want to get the toolbox out and head up a ladder this bank holiday or if you […]

Budgeting for an extension in Cambridge – watch your wallet

The extension budget is one area where most people fall, often underestimating the time and money that is required to complete the project.  And if you live in Cambridge you need to know that the best builders get booked up early; so, plan ahead, conduct thorough research, identify at least three builders, choose carefully and then […]