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Don't Move - Improve

Property prices are rising fast. The average cost of moving up from a three bedroom house  to a four bedroom home can cost between £50,000 and £150,000. TV's Sarah Beeny returns with a new show about people making their homes bigger and better for a fraction of the cost of moving.

"Double your house fro half the money" looks at ways you can increase the value and the available living space in your home by carefully investing in extensions, loft conversions and conservatories.

These tried and trusted methods have proven over the years that there is no better way to add value and save you money. The equivalent financial outlay is a fraction of the cost of moving home to try and get that extra bit of living space.

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Providers of Steel Cladding in Gloucester

Regency Contracting based in Gloucester are one of leading providers of profile steel cladding in the county. They offer you a complete cladding system and can provide all the necessary products and parts for your build.

They have a wide choice of modern, durable and hard wearing materials that you can choose from and can provide all the necessary knowledge and skills to help plan your project.

Steel cladding is perfect for:

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Is your building contractor correctly insured?

Build Assure is the trading name of FMB Insurance Services Ltd a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Ltd. FMB is the largest trade association in the UK building industry.

They offer practical, flexible and cost-effective insurance for all building work and other construction-related activities. Build Assure’s specialist insurance is perfect for:

  • Home Improvements
  • House extensions
  • Home alterations 

Build Assure provides a convenient, proven and trustworthy insurance service.

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6 Signs of a Dodgy Builder

To avoid these hazards, it is important to employ a regulated and professional building contractor like Regency Contracting in Gloucester

Have you chosen the right builder for your project?

Herea are 6 "tell Tale" signs that will alert you to an irresponsible builder because they will do one or more of the folllowing:

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Cowboy Builder Jailed

If you think you can cut corners by not employing a regulated and professional building company - think again.

A cowboy builder conned local residents out of hundreds of thousands of pounds and has been ordered to compensate his victims.

The Evesham con-man, was told by a crown court judge at a hearing in Leamington that if he also did not hand over £275,000 worth of assets within six months, he would face another three years in prison.

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African Building Regulations - No Issue for Gloucester Company

The Nigerian government has said it will soon commence demolition of buildings without approvals across the country.

According to the state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Toyin Ayinde, the state government would not spare any illegal structure in its environment.

Ayinde warned prospective building owners, developers and site engineers to ensure they obtain planning approval before commencing any construction work in the state.

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5 Reasons to Choose Regency

5 Reasons For Choosing Regency Contracting As Your Accredited Building Contractor

Whatever your building project, be it domestic, commercial or industrial, you need to be certain you're employing a competent and experienced builder. The consequences of not taking the time in your selection process are not worth thinking about as we've seen all too often in the media.

You can relax in the knowledge that in choosing Regency Contracting as your building contractor, you'll:

  1. Be reassured that we're regularly inspected to ensure we comply with all regulations
  2. Be comforted to know that all work comes complete with a cast-iron guarantee
  3. Be given Building regulations certification as necessary upon completion of the work
  4. Be looked after by an approved contractor (we're fully accredited by government bodies and private construction auditors)
  5. Get the job done exactly how you want it, when you want it, at the agreed price

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toiletfacility

We won the contract to install a new Toilet Block Facility at the Unilever factory in Gloucester. The solution was to install a clean-looking, modern style that was easy to maintain whilst looking very different to your average toilet facility.

In late 2013, we embarked on the project which took 1 month from start to finish. We installed new plumbing and electrics, new partitions and doorways, then installed new toilets, urinals and fittings, flooring and wall coverings.

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Insulation - know your stuff

Whatever your building project, be it domestic, commercial or industrial, you need to be certain you're employing a competent builder. The consequences of not taking the time in your selection process are not worth thinking about as we've seen all too often in the media.

A custom home built about 10 years ago was discovered to have a major construction defect. The architecture was unusual, with the second story being cantilevered past the outer walls of the first story. In the second-floor rooms where the floors extend beyond the lower story, the floors were not insulated, and these rooms became very cold during winter. The lack of insulation was discovered when the occupants noticed leaks from frozen pipes in the floor. When they told the builder about the missing insulation, he said: “Just turn your heat up and wear socks.” How could the builder have gotten away without installing the correct floor insulation? Had the insulation been missed in a few places, this might be regarded as a mistake. That it was omitted at the entire perimeter of the building indicates questionable intent or incompetence. As for liability, 10 years is usually the cutoff point for statutes of limitations, but this can vary.

No such issues would exist if you employed the skills and resources of Regency Contracting who pride themselves on complying with the very latest bulding regulations.

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laithwaitesshoprefurb 1Laithwaites Wines wanted to create a new Wine Shop within it's warehouse facilities in Gloucester.

Regency Contractors was chosen to provide the complete build, converting warehouse and office space into a Wine Shop that's open to the Public.

We created public access doorway where there was previously an exterior wall, created a large interior space, laid new wood flooring and built shelving to displays the huge range of wines.

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tewkesbury AbbeyThe Toilet refurbishment of Tewkesbury Abbey was a great project to work on, and what better surrounding that this 12th Century Abbey, built to house Benedictine Monks it was consecrated in 1121 when it was nearly completed.
 
The project to renew the toilet facilities was undertaken with a keen focus on top quality finish and as little dispruption and minimal impact on surrounding areas.

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Tuesday 20th August 2013

Moves to cut red-tape by streamlining housing standards would be a major boost to Britain’s small and medium-sized house builders, and will help to increase the supply and choice of new homes needed to address the growing housing crisis, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

As the Government launched its Housing Standards Review consultation process, Beatrice Orchard, Head of Communications at the FMB, responded: “Small and medium-sized house-builders are committed to providing high-quality housing tailored to meet local need, but the proliferation of an array of local, national and voluntary standards has added unnecessary complexity and cost to the house building industry in recent decades. These costs have a disproportionate impact on smaller firms and smaller developments.”

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