Renovate or demolish, 5 key points to consider

You are planning on buying an old house and are still undecided on whether you want to renovate it or completely knock it down and rebuild a new one. Here are some tips to keep in mind before you make your final decision. Cost First of all, consider the price for both options. To do [...]

Why renovating is more expensive than building?

Many people think that renovating is cheaper than building. Surprisingly here, we think that building from scratch is actually more affordable, faster and a smoother process than renovating. Find out below some things you should know about the renovation. Demolition The demolition has a significant impact on the cost as it involves a lot of [...]

Renovations: what to do and not do to add value

If you have an upcoming renovation project and want to increase the value of your property, read below the 5 best things to do and what to avoid. Doing an extension is definitely a good way to add value, although, it can be turned into a nightmare if it’s not handled well. Before you delve [...]

The 5 best tips to maximise your renovation

To help make sure you have everything you need to know before you delve into the renovation of your house, our building designers from Green Start Design have selected 5 keys points you will need to consider first: Budget Ask yourself the type of renovation/addition you would like; consider its size, the materials and what [...]

Do you have drawings?

This question is more likely the first thing your building designer will ask when you are considering a new project. Our team of building designers from Green Start Design emphasise precise and thorough as-built drawings as they strongly believe it is the result to a successful project. As-built drawings is a set of drawings which [...]

5 tips to consider before buying an old house

Renovating an old house can come with its own sets of problems and concerns. Consider these recommendations for the building designers at Green Start Design to not make this purchase a painful experience for both you and your wallet: Structurally sound While older houses can be excellently built despite its seniority, some others warrant a [...]

Have you considered skylights?

Nowadays, you have the possibility to bring daylight into your home without changing or compromising the building envelope. Our building designers have selected the best skylight products you can use to bring daylight into your house in a thermal efficient way. Roof windows Roof windows are a good option if you’re surrounded by nature and [...]

Renovations: 5 steps to not skip

Our building designers from Green Start Design have comprised a list of recommendations of what “not to do” when designing your new build: Make it clear It is important not to rush a renovation project. Allow some time to collect ideas in terms of design, decoration, and inspiration. Having a clear idea of what you [...]

5 things to know when choosing a paint colour

You are delving into the finishes of your new house and are overwhelmed by the unlimited range of colours available! The building designers at Green Start Design have provided 5 tips to avoid mistakes and get the right colour choice for you: Firstly, get a clear idea on how the room will look; including furniture [...]

What to consider when renovating your bathroom

Get yourself ready and read the best tips our building designers selected for you to prevent headaches during your bathroom renovation. The cost The size of the bathroom, the materials you want to use and whether you are planning to do the labour yourself will have a significant impact on the cost. Ensure you know [...]