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Please find below a selection of news articles.

 

Soil types and how they impact your build

Soil type is undoubtedly one of the most underestimated features in a self build project, and can have a dramatic impact if unacknowledged. The purpose of foundations is to carry a weight over a surface. Weak types of soil or rock means low…

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How can BelowGround help your next building project?

Beginning a building project can be a challenging experience, especially without the right support and expertise. Fortunately, we at BelowGround are experts in construction, specialising in piling and underpinning, and are committed to helping our loyal customers every step of the way.…

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Getting the most value for your money

If you want to stay in control of your spending, an integral part of planning a new project is budgeting. Everyone wants to get value for their money. Here are a few factors that can affect the cost of your project:

Build costs, Design…

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Seeking Planning Permission

Generally, if you're taking on any build project you will need to obtain some sort of planning permission. This is so that local authorities can approve your designs and control inappropriate developments for the benefit of the local community. This includes anything from outbuildings and extensions right through…

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Plots of land for building

Self-build projects are not losing their cool anytime soon, with around 13,000 people completing a self-build project every year according to Self Build.

Choosing a plot of land on which to build is not an easy process. In some cases it can take years to find…

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What to consider when extending a property

If you're wondering how you can add value to your property, you've probably considered an extension. Is it just an expensive luxury or can they actually add significant value to your home should you choose to move on?

Here are some things to consider…

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Making the most of your plot of land

Choosing and securing a plot on which to build is one of the most crucial stages in a project. Every plot differs depending on a number of factors and it's important to identify the benefits and drawbacks from an early stage in order…

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Self build house kits

If you're dreaming of a new house but are skeptical of the potential stress and costs- self-build house kits might be the solution.

Self build house kits are prefabricated homes with bespoke designs. With clear pricing, environmental benefits and efficient and timely building, house kits provide an…

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Costs involved in a house extension project

Extensions are a great way to add value to your property, create additional living space and transform your home to be more suitable to you.

How much do extensions cost and how can you plan for spending?

Single storey extensions vary depending on the…

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Grand designs for beginners

Although inevitably a lengthy process, building your own home is certainly worth the wait. Creating a dream home with the space, views and location wrapped into one is something that can't be rushed. Grand Designs demonstrates that it certainly is doable for the house-building novice.

Here are…

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