Renovation gone wrong: what caused London’s Holborn building collapse?

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We’re sure you were just as surprised as us to hear news this week of a six-storey building that collapsed in central London’s Holborn area. We’re also certain you were as curious as we were about finding out exactly what had caused this unfortunate event. Continue reading…


How to plan your spring property renovation project

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It’s often the season we start to think about getting our houses in shape. But, what if your plans for your property extend beyond simply giving it a good spring clean? Take a look at our checklist to help you on your way to renovation success. Continue reading…


From warehouse to ‘wowhouse’

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The dictionary definition of a warehouse is as follows: “A commercial building for use of storage.” However, in the field of renovation, this definition no longer applies. We have seen the transformation of Liverpool’s Albert Docks from the first non-combustible docking building which stored valuable cargo, into Grade I and II listed buildings, drawing millions of visitors a year to its hotel, museum and many restaurants. Continue reading…


Things to consider when converting a loft

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Like cellar conversions, loft conversions are a popular way to add value to a property. While it is possible to build a new cellar or basement, this can often be prohibitively expensive. If there is no underground space to convert, nor is it possible to increase the living space of a property with an extension (such as a conservatory), loft conversions represent an ideal option. Continue reading…