Ricky Gervais Doubles the Price of His Home with Basement Conversion!

It was recently reported that comedian Ricky Gervais has doubled the price of his London home with a little help from a luxurious basement conversion! The creator of hit TV show The Office reportedly spent £1 million converting the basement, adding a home gym, swimming pool, sauna and golf simulator to his Hampstead home. Bought… Read more »

Update Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

Britain is a nation obsessed with buying, selling and renovating houses. If you’re looking for a bigger family home, or thinking about downsizing your current property, there are plenty of ways you can make your property more appealing to buyers. Although after working through our to-do list you may decide you don’t have to move at… Read more »

Ideas for Your Basement Conversion

Basements are often dark and gloomy rooms used by many homeowners to store junk – or to be avoided at all costs! If your basement has been left to go mouldy or damp you may not have ever considered it’s potential  – however, more and more savvy homeowners are converting this dark and gloomy part… Read more »

Top Renovations to Deliver The Best Return

If you’ve been dreaming of a stylish loft conversion, open kitchen extension or new bedroom, you could stand to gain a lot more than extra space in your home. Investing in home improvements not only makes your home more comfortable, spacious and better suited to your needs, done right it can actually add value to… Read more »

Damp & Timber Surveys for Homebuyers

When purchasing or re-mortgaging a property, your bank’s surveyor will usually undertake a homebuyer’s survey on the property. A damp & timber report is included in the survey and is often required as part of the mortgage process. A homebuyer’s survey will highlight obvious problems with a property such as penetrating or rising damp, and… Read more »

Home Improvements – Guide to Getting it Right

Loft conversion Permissions: There are various types of loft conversion that we can complete at Broadoak. In most cases, planning permission is not required for most popular styles of loft conversion, including those with an ‘up and over’ roof (pitch roof). Having said that, there are still some restrictions, so it’s worth contacting us for… Read more »

Increase Rental Potential with a Basement Conversion

It’s not just expanding families who are converting their basements to add value to a property. Landlords and letting agents are now increasingly looking to cellar conversions as a way to get a greater return on investment. If you own a property with a basement, a conversion could massively increase your rental potential. Want to… Read more »

New Year, New Home

As the buzz of Christmas and New Year dies down and we enter into the first weeks of January, millions of people across the country will have committed to their New Year’s resolutions and set best intentions for the coming year. Did you entertain family and friends over the festive period? Did you manage to… Read more »

Finding the Best Builder for Your Home Improvements

More and more people are opting out of DIY, and with good reason – building work is essential, has strict safety and legal regulations, and can be time-consuming and costly if mistakes are made. With this in mind it’s advisable to work with an experienced, professional builder who will complete your project to the highest specification…. Read more »