The Best Resources to Help You Plan Your Project During Lockdown

Taking on a homebuilding project is hard enough at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. But Covid-19 lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t make progress in planning your dream home.

If anything, spending more time at home during lockdown means you have more time to prepare to build, renovate or improve your own home. You can use this time to really consider what you want from your dream home and even book in construction works for later in the year to avoid the rush when things get back to normal.

Whether you’ve started planning your project already, or you’re still debating whether to commit, these resources are essential to help you throughout your journey. 

Live Updates on Lockdown

In the current climate, understanding how the lockdown (and its aftermath) will affect your building or home improvement project.

Follow our live updates on everything from government announcements, merchant closures (and reopenings), and information on the suppliers offering specialist services at this time.

Home School

Home School by Homebuilding & Renovating is a collection of seminars, guides and ideas designed to help you plan and detail your dream home while on lockdown.

Whether you’re looking to renovate, extend or

Renovating a Bathroom: How to Design the Perfect Space

When it comes to renovating a bathroom it can be tempting to let your enthusiasm run away with you and walk straight into your nearest bathroom retailer or go online and start ordering your new sanitaryware, tiles, flooring and lighting.

But, before you do that it’s worth giving some thought to some details.

Choosing a New Layout When Renovating a Bathroom

Firstly, it’s wise to pinpoint the layout. Plot the position of the essentials and mark down plumbing, windows, doors and the sanitaryware.

You’ll see snaggy spots that don’t work that you can lose and the bits that you want or have to keep.

Once you’ve got your existing bathroom design plotted out you can start to play around with the layout.

At this stage ask yourself some questions like: who uses the bathroom the most; do you have room for a separate shower; would twin sinks be a godsend?

A Space Fit For the Whole Family

If you want to renovate to create a better functioning family space then adding a bigger bath or more storage could be a practical move.

Similarly, ask yourself if you can move sanitaryware around to create a better layout that works for all

Companies Offering Special Services During Lockdown

Spending more time at home during lockdown can be the perfect opportunity to plan, detail and specify your dream home, whether that’s through a home improvement project, a renovation or building your dream home from scratch. 

As part of our new Home School initiative, we’re compiling a list of all of the companies offering special services to customers during lockdown so you can continue to plan your project from the comfort of your own home.

We’ll be updating this list regularly, so do bookmark this page in your browser.

(MORE: LIVE UPDATES on what the lockdown means for you, your home and your project)

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Type of service during lockdownOnline and WhatsApp consultations

What are we doing? Offering detailed advice and/or design assistance on any queries relating to all aspects of converting roof space into habitable accommodation – from initial planning rules and requirements, what to look out for, how to survey a property and then design/layout options, through to structural design and Building Regulations requirements.


Type of service during lockdownVirtual design consultation

What are we doing? We offer a flexible architects service which has been designed specifically for customers looking

Home Products

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£82bn Worth of House Sales Suspended Due to Lockdown, Zoopla Reports

Around £82bn worth of property sales have been put on hold due to coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown measures, according to new research.

This equates to almost 373,000 home sales which have stalled since the end of March, when the government urged the public to delay moving into new homes if possible.

Due to social distancing rules, home viewings and valuations have been made challenging, leading to a freeze in the housing market.

The lockdown measures have also affected self builders and renovators in the midst of projects, with some deciding to step back from their projects and prepare for work to resume later in the year.

The research from property consultants Zoopla, reveals that the majority of the 373,000 sales were agreed between November 2019 and February 2020, and were expected to have been completed between April and June.

Richard Donnell, director of research and insight at Zoopla, said: “Parts of the market are at a virtual standstill as a result of the physical restrictions that have stopped new supply coming to the market and the viewing of homes for sale.”

The government has said that people can continue to move houses in limited circumstances, such as when a property

Detectives Investigating Alleged Violent Home Invasion

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The adjustments to the assessment formula come in the wake of The Tax Divide,” a Chicago Tribune collection that found the assessor’s house values in …