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What is CIOB?

MB Design & Surveyors Limited is CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) Regulated. So what is CIOB? The Chartered Institute of Building is a worldwide professional body that represents construction and property professionals who work within the building environment. Chartered members

Posted in Blog, Commercial

Is it possible to add additional storey’s or loft convert existing commercial property?

We are asked often whether it is possible to for example add an additional storey to a flat roofed commercial building or to loft convert an existing commercial property. The answer is normally yes, depending on planning considerations with the

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How do I know if a loft conversion is practically possible, where do I start?

Many people ask themselves the question, do I move and pay out stamp duty and moving expenses or do I stay put and extend or convert the loft of my existing property in order to add the extra space needed?

Posted in Blog, Residential

HMO Development

The Term HMO stands for Houses in Multiple Occupation , this essentially means residential accommodation with shared facilities such as kitchens , drying facilities etc. They are important, as they provide an affordable option for student accommodation, or short term

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Mikes New Architectural ART DECO style

We’ve enclosed a link of an architectural style we are developing here at MBrebner Architectural Design and Building Surveyors just really to show our 3D presentation capability which could be of interest to people requiring planning drawings and those who

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Permitted Development Rights

From May 2013, the Permitted Development Rights will change, householders will be able to build larger single storey extensions. The size limits will increase from 4 metres to 8 metres for detached properties and 3 metres to 6 metres for any other

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Building Services

Are You Looking to Create More Space? Here at MBrebner we offer a large range of building services such as Loft conversions, extensions and even full house designs. Why not look into tranforming your loft? This is a unique way of creating

Posted in Blog, Residential