October 15th, 2015
Building Your Own Home – The Ups And Downs
Building your own home can be a pipe dream for many people.
However, if the time finally came that you had the financial capability to build your own home, would building your own home be all that it’s cracked up to be?
Here are a few of the ups and down of building your own home to help you decide.
Building Your Own Home – The Ups
One of the best things about building your own home is that you get to build a house from scratch and based on your own requirements.
You will get to choose the layout, the materials that will be used and even the smaller details … Continue Reading
September 29th, 2015
Loft Conversion – How To Keep Within The Law
A loft conversion can act as a useful way to add extra living space to your house.
Not only can it provide much extra living space such as an additional bedroom, work office or bathroom, but when done right, a loft conversion can also add value to your property too. This is good news if you go on to sell your property in the future.
Question is, how do you keep within the law when it comes to converting a loft.
Here are a few tips on how to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to your loft conversion.
Loft Conversion- Do You Need Planning Permission?… Continue Reading
September 22nd, 2015
Barn Conversions – The Ups And Downs
Many people dream of owning a property in the heart of the countryside, but are barn conversions all that they’re cracked up to be?
During the 1800’s barns were traditionally built for the storage of farm tools, crops and to house livestock. However by the later part of the 20th century, barns were starting to be used more and more for barn conversions to create the ideal spacious home in the country.
And recent development in housing reveals that barn conversions are now very much on the increase.
Little wonder then that so many people want to get their hands on these former hay lofts and agricultural garages.
So is a barn conversion … Continue Reading
February 20th, 2015
Barn Conversions- How To Get Your Hands On One
What do you see when you pass an old barn…Do you see a worn out, derelict farm building, or does your imagination take over and conjure up images of luxurious barn conversions ?
Barn conversions became popular back in the 60’s and 70’s when people suddenly wanted to find a different style of home from the usual block styled houses of the post war years.
Nowadays, barn conversions are on the up again as people look for ways to re use resources and recycle.
Question is…How do you go about finding a barn that you can use for a barn conversion to create your dream home?
Here are 5 easy ways … Continue Reading
February 13th, 2015
Looking To Convert A Barn Into Your Dream Home?
Over the last few years we have been privileged to help many clients convert a barn into their new dream home.
Barns always seem to have a prestige character appeal to them that draws people towards the idea of converting a tired, worn or even derelict old farm building into a lucrative new home. I have to admit that the same applies to me…
Although Barn Conversions can be challenging projects but they do offer the opportunity to be creative by utilising the heritage and countryside feel that barn conversion projects have to offer and being able to create something quite personal and unique .
Saving and preserving the features and … Continue Reading
January 31st, 2015
If You’re Looking To Build Your Own Home Then Think Carefully…
As one of South Wales most reputable builders not only do we love helping people build their dream home, we also ensure that they can afford it in the first place.
Far to often people jump in the deep end without seriously thinking about what it will really cost to build their dream home. It’s all to easy to forget about the structural costs, techniques, skills and all of the other hidden infrastructure and internal costs needed to complete the project.
How many times have you driven past and seen a ‘self build’ project unfinished? You can bet it’s because the owner didn’t plan the project carefully enough at … Continue Reading
September 9th, 2014
Thinking of A Self Build Project?
Not So Long Ago The Self Build Market Was All The Craze – So What Happened!
Well, the recession hit everyone hard.. Peoples dream of building their own home became a fantasy unless you were fortunate enough to have a lot of cash in the bank or lucky enough to find a self build mortgage lender. Prior to the recession there were over 40 such lenders offering self build mortgages and then over night just two or three were left. As a result the idea of starting a self build project became a dream for many…
Regardless of the hard times Derwood Homes has continued to build homes of all shapes and sizes for … Continue Reading
April 8th, 2014
Are You Looking For Ideas To Build A New House Extension ?
Well how about building a new house extension over your garage?
So far we have never failed to come up with an idea for our customers to add a new extension to their home regardless of the size or shape…
We always find some unique way to add that much sort after living space to a home to suit all sorts of budgets.
Take for example this project whereby we built a new house extension over a garage.
It does seem a fairly obvious solution towards adding an extra bedroom and increasing the size of an existing room as part of building a new extension without taking away … Continue Reading
March 18th, 2014
Derwood Homes South Wales Reputable Builder Suffers a Huge Loss
It is with deep regret and sadness that I write this blog post to announce the passing of one of our exceptional employees Vaughan Harding.
Vaughan was suddenly diagnosed with having an aggressive form of cancer on New Years Eve 2013 and then sadly past away on March the 16th 2014.
The making and success of any business is always dependent on team work, quality of work and the service employees offer not only to customers but also the company they work for. Vaughan was a perfect example of someone who loved his job, his family and friends and who helped us create our reputation.
The commitment and hard work … Continue Reading
February 12th, 2014
Building A House Extension Won Us This Award
We were so proud when it was announced that we had won the Rhondda Cynon Taff Building Excellence Awards 2014 for building a house extension in Porth.
We were up against some stiff competition so we were overjoyed when we won.
I was particularly pleased as it is testimony to the high quality workmanship that we provide here at Derwood Homes.
You see, that’s something that we will never compromise on…Providing the best quality workmanship and customer service possible.
That is why we take care to only employ the highest skilled tradesmen to build house extensions on behalf of Derwood homes.
Nothing less will do!
Building A House Extension With Less Stress… Continue Reading