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I don't trust stairs. They're always up to something. #dadjokes


Looking to build into your loft to accommodate your family's growing needs? We can help ease the stress and worry with our experienced team to guide you from concept to completion.

Staircase design should be based on a number of factors: practicality, style and safety.


Whether you are renovating an existing staircase or building a new one as part of a new build, you will need to carefully consider the size, configuration and material of your staircase design, as well as ensuring that it meets the current requirements of the Building Regulations.


We have listed some of the building regulations below to get your started but we will take care of all of this when we are designing your staircase layout. Staircases have the potential to be safety hazards if not designed properly. Make sure you are aware of Building Regulations requirements for staircases when thinking about your design.

  • Staircases should have a maximum rise of 220mm and a minimum going of 220mm

  • They should have a maximum pitch of 42°

  • Flights should have a handrail on at least one side if they are less than one metre wide and on both sides if they are wider than this

  • Handrails on stairs and landings should have a minimum height of 900mm

  • No openings of any balustrading should allow the passage of a 100mm sphere

  • A minimum of 2,000mm of clear headroom is required above the pitch line

  • For further Regulations see Approved Document K (available to buy from planningportal.co.uk)

If you are adding a new staircase, why not consider incorporating a couple of design features that could not only enhance the look of the staircase, but also provide a practical purpose.

Integrated storage or glass balustrades to increase the flow of natural light around the house, along with integrated stair lights, extra width or even a 'staircase pod' are all options.


We love the look of the black staircase we installed and decorated for our client in Acton.


Get in touch with us today to discuss your plans and ideas. DM now or email welcome@hoambuild.com


Article information from www.homebuilding.co.uk






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How do builders party? They raise the Roof!

With a little creativity and clever design, your loft could be transformed from a dark, empty void into a light, airy living space that will enhance your home.


Many homeowners choose to add a loft conversion to their home to increase the number of bedrooms or maximise their existing living space. A loft conversion creates extra space for a bedroom, office or playroom without the bother of moving house.

There are four main types of loft conversion:

  • Rooflight - A popular option that doesn’t involve structural alterations, providing there is sufficient height in the original loft space.

  • Dormer - There are a few different types of dormer which suit specific properties. A dormer is a popular choice as it easily creates extra height and floor space.

  • Mansard - A choice for bigger loft adjustments which due to the nature of the conversion shape requires structural changes to the property.

  • Hip to gable - An extension from the sloped roof out to the external wall.


Many homeowners choose to add a loft conversion to their home to increase the number of bedrooms or maximise their existing living space. A loft conversion creates extra space for a bedroom, office or playroom without the bother of moving house.

There are four main types of loft conversion:

  • Rooflight - A popular option that doesn’t involve structural alterations, providing there is sufficient height in the original loft space.

  • Dormer - There are a few different types of dormer which suit specific properties. A dormer is a popular choice as it easily creates extra height and floor space.

  • Mansard - A choice for bigger loft adjustments which due to the nature of the conversion shape requires structural changes to the property.

  • Hip to gable - An extension from the sloped roof out to the external wall.

Which conversion type you choose will depend largely on your existing loft dimensions and structure. Loft conversations require a minimum height of 2.2 metres and building regulations must also be adhered to.

Homes built after the 1960s are more likely to have a roof truss rather than timber framed roof and in this instance may require structural support.


Your chosen style of loft conversion will also depend on obtaining planning consent if necessary and of course, your budget.


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Welcome to the new normal & Join the Working from Home Revolution.


When lockdown happened our clients and their businesses needed to adapt to the change.

Sound familiar to you? The HOAM POD was our solution to our clients professional office space in the home and it could be yours too….


Now that remote working has never been more relevant than it is today. With the increased demand from our customers for garden rooms and offices, we have launched:

The HOAM POD - a bespoke multi-purpose room built in your own backyard. We want to help make it possible for you to have that extra space you need at a price that fits your budget and adds value to your property.


Visit the HOAM BUILD website for more info www.hoambuild.com 10 Benefits of having a Garden Office: 

  1. Commute time - When you have your office in your garden your commute time will reduce drastically & no rush hour traffic

  2. Cost savings on office & rent

  3. Away from the city - noise, pollution and crowds

  4. No more 9-5 routine

  5. Balance home and work life

  6. Increase property value 

  7. Work with your pets

  8. Weather proof and warm

  9. Isolated private space which can be universal for other use

  10. Cleaner

We can build to suit any requirement

Office space | Gym | Extra living area | Garden Bar | Art or Music Studio | Yoga Studio | Gaming room | Cinema room | Storage | Indoor spa

Half Office and Half Living Space. Who else needs a multipurpose space like these ones? 


(Images from Pinterest & bottom right picture/last photo is a finished HOAM POD built by HOAM BUILD LTD)










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