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An easy way to match old and new building materials.

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Harrogate in North Yorkshire has constantly been voted one of the best places to live in the UK in the annual Sunday Times survey. Located in the heart of ‘God’s own country’, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales offers easy access to stunning countryside and yet, is within commuting distance of Leeds and York. It […]


Overcoming planning challenges in north London.

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One of our most recent projects has enabled a Hertfordshire based private property developer to secure planning permission for one of their properties in north London. Gisburn Mansions, in the borough of Haringey, originally a three-storey Victorian terrace property, comprising eighteen privately rented, 2/3 bedroom apartments, has been substantially re-modelled to create a further twelve […]


RETAINING ORIGINAL FEATURES IN PERIOD PROPERTY

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Retaining the original features of period properties is increasingly becoming a major consideration, for planning officers, when it comes to the refurbishment of older housing stock. This is especially relevant with regard to environmental issues such as home insulation and the maintenance of the building’s external fabric. We recently completed a further project with Energy […]


Refurbishing properties – how to overcome restrictive planning permission.

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Our Stone-Coat architectural mouldings are increasingly popular for satisfying a number of challenges laid down by local planning regulations. For example, over the years, there has been an upsurge in conservation areas and restrictive planning permission. This has resulted in our manufactured product being commissioned to enable refurbished properties to haromonise with the surrounding buildings […]


Build Lite Gets Its Marching Orders

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Build Lite has recently been involved in a unique development in Walmer, on the Kent coast. The construction of 30 luxury homes on the historic North Barracks site, the former home of the Royal Marines. Originally built in 1795 as a military hospital, the site has always been used as a barracks right up to […]


A match made in Bristol.

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We have recently completed a housing project in Bristol that required us producing architectural mouldings that matched both the specific colour and texture of the traditional product, the supplied cast stone as well as the surrounding architecture.Created on behalf of an Independently owned developer, Autograph Homes, the builder has transformed the site of a former […]


How to turn a really nice house into a really really nice house

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One of our clients, Render Solutions Ltd, has just done that with a little help from ourselves.This imposing mansion in the leafy suburbs of Weybridge, home to such celebrities as Peter Crouch, Eamonn Holmes and Michael Aspel, was recently purchased for £11m. However, the new owner had even more grandiose ideas for their Country pile.


Pre-Fabs for the 21st Century

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We are delighted to have been recently involved in a unique housing development project that could be the future model for providing low cost social housing in the UK. St Hilda’s is a social housing scheme in Cross Green, Leeds, comprising of seven new build 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Nothing unusual in that you […]


Build-Lite helps speed up traffic flow in Lincoln

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Over the years, we have been privileged to work on many major restoration projects. From social housing to landmark buildings – all with one aim in mind, to replicate existing features of the original building. One recent project featured several of our uniquely moulded profiles and lightweight GRP products. The rebuilding of an historic iconic […]


St George’s Mansions

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Slide to see before and after A former derelict Georgian Grade ll listed asylum hospital in Stafford, that once housed over 1000 patients and stood in 27 acres of parkland, has received a new lease of life thanks to a major residential regeneration scheme. Built in 1818, in the style of a Georgian mansion, the […]