We have recently passed the four-year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, and yet the cladding crisis that was born from its aftermath rages on. It’s for this reason that End Our Cladding Scandal (EOCS) staged their Leaseholders Together Rally on September 16th, 2021, to bring awareness of this ongoing issue to the Government.
Exhibitions are back with a bang and we are more than happy about it! Despite Britain’s construction sector having its sharpest pick-up in activity since 2014, lockdown restrictions have prevented us from attending any in-person events over the latest 18 months. But...
New builds bring many advantages, with today’s way-of-life at the centre of their design. Due to Covid our priorities have shifted dramatically, making it more important than ever to purchase a house that reflects a modern style of living. So how are future...
With a dip in the level of construction projects being carried out in early 2021, building contractors and other professionals in the construction industry have admittedly faced some new challenges. But there’s still reason to be positive – here’s why.
The UK government recently amended the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) to confirm the requirement for first homes to be included in new development proposals. So, what could this mean for architects and building experts working on housing developments in the future?
Executing a build with sustainability in mind will not only help support your Corporate Social Responsibility strategies, but also save you money in the long term. We’ve put together a list of the elements you might want to consider.
It’s important that team members and clients are all on the same page when it comes to managing a construction project. Our app ensures everyone stays in the loop.
We aim to stand out from other building contractors and have built our reputation on keeping our projects on time and on budget.
Want your office construction project to run smoothly? Then make sure you ask the right questions before work even begins.
As long as you stay organised, designing a project that suits your budget with proper management is well within your grasp. Read on to learn the mysteries behind the money and successful building for your home improvement.
We love our lofts, but what about digging down? Find out how a basement conversion could fit into your home improvement project…
A MANN BUILDING CONTRACTORS With warmer seasons on the horizon and more time spent enjoying the great outdoors, it can leave building interiors feeling like they need a natural boost. Read on for our 3 top tips for bringing the outside in to your home development. Use...
A MANN BUILDING CONTRACTORS Grand designs for garden renovation? Find out the best things to consider when planning your ‘outside room’. They say that an Englishman’s home is their castle, but what about their grounds? The garden has quickly become one of our nation’s...
Several factors have collided and caused the sweeping reforms to our planning system. Will the changes affect your self build or home extension?
Would having a parent live next door give you peace of mind? Here’s how we can help you create a multigenerational family home.
Thinking of retrofitting underfloor heating? Read on to discover if freezing cold tiles could become your distant memory.
The way we work has catapulted many of us into a green revolution. With more time at home, is now the time for a country move?
KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL LOFT CONVERSION PART 3: GETTING THE LIGHTING PERFECT – USING THE POWER OF LIGHT TO TAKE YOUR LOFT CONVERSION FROM GOOD TO GREAT
Lighting your loft space can be incredibly tricky. So where do you even begin? Follow our steps for glorious loft conversion lighting.
Keeping our clients and our staff safe is our number one priority as we carry out construction work during the current restrictions. Here’s how we’re managing our building projects to keep them secure and on track.
5 EXPENSES COMMONLY OVERLOOKED BY HOMEOWNERS WHEN BUDGETING FOR EXTENSIONS, NEW BUILDS AND RENOVATIONS
Getting a quote as accurate as possible for your building project and being aware of other costs is really important for budgeting purposes.
If you’re considering building a kitchen extension this year, here are our top tips to ensure that your home renovation works for you.
Home extensions can give you extra living space and add value to your property – all without the hassle and costs of moving. Our top tips will help you design and build an extension that works for you and your family, and maximises your return on investment.
Even restricted to a Christmas bubble of three households, the festive season is still a period when we ask more of our house than at any other time of the year. Christmas and house frustrations go hand in hand like crackers and bad jokes. We’ve got solutions to fix them.
Let’s be honest, when it comes to tales of extensions and loft conversions, home renovation horror stories abound! Destabilised, frustrated and stressed are words well used when describing building and renovation projects.
Would you like to raise your loft conversion to a whole new level? If so, read on – and we’ll help you raise your roof! Loft conversions: a game changer for your home Tapping into unused loft space can be a game changer. Whether you create a…
This is a really great question and a common dilemma when choosing the right building contractor for your home renovation project. Comparing building contractors’ quotes can be an art in itself, but our pointers will shed more light on…
So, we have now become very familiar with our homes and gardens and are noticing things that we would never have invaded our head space pre Covid. Like many other homeowners you may be racking up a mental list of snags and wants in indelible…
As part of the plan to both kick start our economy and catapult us towards our upgraded carbon neutral world, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined plans for his Green Homes Grant scheme. As we understand £2 Billion has been allocated for eco…
Here at A Mann we are delighted to hear the news that The Government are looking to overhaul the often laborious planning process. Hip hip hooray and about time too! We are all waiting with anticipation for the exact details but as we…
The ultimate 3D puzzle! Possibly the most challenging interior design puzzle, ever invented. We have to blend a floor layout, with sections (probably angled) and then get services in and out (often more of a challenge out than in) and ventilate the space. Once you have done this you need to do the final check, which is the door openings (shower door too). Just because it fits, don’t presume you can open doors. Check, check and check again.
What strange times we are now living in. A year ago the idea of queuing outside grocery shops and getting excited about finding flour would have seemed rather Russian Revolution but here we are and boy is it a different world. One significant change that we have noticed is the change in working habits. Goodbye 7 am commute (so 2019) from Tunbridge Wells and hello home office.