Archive for November 2015

Barnes House Collapse And How to Protect Your Property

No doubt many of you have been shocked by the recent incident in Barnes where part of a Georgian townhouse on The Terrace collapsed during works to excavate a new basement. Obviously this is tragic for the owners but such a collapse also endangers adjoining properties. Though the details on the cause of this collapse…

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Don’t Spend Your Project into the Ground

Empty space is full of possibility. You can’t help your imagination from going wild when you’re presented with bare walls and floors. Sofas, tables, art, rugs, fittings, lighting, fridges, tiles, worktops, sinks, baths… Your mind fills and fills the space with all your favourite things – each one with a price tag. I’m as guilty…

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How Our New Feasibility Study Saves You from Heartbreak

The hardest part of my job is telling someone their dream home isn’t possible. It’s a conversation that happens far more than you may think. After all, we only show our portfolio of successful projects, you don’t hear about the people we have to turn away, either because they’ve underestimated the build costs or they…

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Planners Panic While Construction Costs Continue to Soar

I hate it when my clients are worried. Of course, some worry is normal – be it a renovation or a new build, these projects are amongst biggest investments they will ever make and reassuring them is half my job. But this past year I’ve noticed they’re especially anxious, and they have every reason to…

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