Yearly Archives: 2013

February 12th, 2013

Loft Conversion, Beginners Guide Part 2

New joists The existing ceiling joists are unlikely to be adequate to take a conversion floor, so additional new joists will be required to comply with the Building Regulations. The size and grade would have been specified by the structural engineer, who will have taken into account the span and the separation distance for a…

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February 8th, 2013

FREE Tickets for Build-It Live!

I have FREE tickets for Build-It Live on the 23rd and the 24th of February, for anyone who enquires for Loft Conversions, Stairs or Windows. Every ticket grants TWO free entries to the show. For more information please visit or call us on 01527 543 668 *Tickets subject to availability*

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February 7th, 2013

Mr & Mrs Walters, Abingdon

We are very happy with the final result and the price was reasonable.  

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February 6th, 2013

Build – It Live! 23rd/24th February

We have another show on the 23rd and the 24th February in Kent at the Bluewater! We will be there to give you all the information you need about Lofts, Stairs and Windows. We will be at Glow, Bluewater, Kent at Stand D27 and D29. So come along and pay us a visit! All information will…

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February 6th, 2013

Our New Windows Website!

Our windows website is now Live! Please visit Any Questions about our windows please call 01527 543 668

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February 5th, 2013

Loft Conversion Beginner’s Guide Part 1

Depending on the roof structure and planning constraints, a loft conversion is one of the most straightforward and effective ways of getting the space you need from your existing house. Almost all houses can benefit from this extension with a bit of basic planning. Is my loft suitable for conversion? Conversion Assessment: The features that…

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January 31st, 2013

More Measures to Streamline Planning Applications Proposed

Further measures designed to streamline the planning application process have been put out for consultation by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Planning Minister Nick Boles said the changes would cut out unnecessary paperwork, bureaucracy and duplication. Proposed measures include reinstating an applicant’s ability to challenge councils about the information necessary for an…

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January 25th, 2013

Bespoke Staircases

One reason that we do stand out from other loft conversion companies is that at Charles Grosvenor Loft Conversions, we produce our own beautiful bespoke stairs to complement each individual loft conversion. Manufactured in our own joinery stairshop to exacting standards, by highly skilled joiners, using the finest raw materials and traditional joinery techniques. They not only look…

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January 22nd, 2013

Government to ease rules on Office-to-Home conversions

Developers will be able to convert office buildings to homes without planning permission, under changes to planning rules being examined by government. According to press reports this morning, planning minister Nick Boles will announce a new “permitted development right” for office-to-residential conversions within days. The Financial Times reports the City of London will be promised…

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January 15th, 2013

Home Building and Renovating Show at the NEC Birmingham

The Home Building and Renovating show is back in Birmingham at the NEC on the 21st – 24th March 2013! We have two stands this year. Our Loft Conversion is stand A182 and our Windows Stand is B172. Charles Grosvenor are offering FREE tickets for all dates. Just call us on 01527 543 668. Tickets…

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