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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 […]


Up where we belong – Balustrades are a perfect match

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There is no doubt that, one of the major challenges facing developers today is the increasing number of projects falling under restrictive planning regulations. An example of this is an assignment we recently carried out for Kent based, Parrypage Projects. This was to replicate a high-level frieze detail on a residential property they were renovating, […]


It’s awards time – again

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Another development Build Lite UK has been involved with has won an international Green Apple Award for Built Environment & Architectural Heritage and been nominated for a building excellence award Last year, Queen’s Court, a social housing development, in the centre of Widnes, won an environmental and architectural heritage award for its innovative approach to […]


Build lite involved in £500m regeneration scheme

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We’re pleased to have been involved in another regeneration project that has helped revitalise a run-down part of a major UK town. The City Vizion project in Newport, South Wales is a multi-million pound landmark development that has transformed the former docks on the east bank of the river Usk into a highly desirable and […]


What did the Romans ever do for us?

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Once the preserve of the film and TV industry, for creating authentic looking backdrops especially for period pieces such as in Ben Hur or Cleopatra, artificial stone has now become recognised as a major contributor to modern day construction. Architectural mouldings were initially developed by the Greeks as a way of enhancing the looks of […]


Coloured Glazing Bricks turning old buildings into new

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Coloured glazed bricks have been transforming ‘boring’ buildings for many years. In fact, the Chinese were building pagodas and temples in the 13th Century BC, using glazed bricks. One of the most famous, the Iron Pagoda in Kaifeng, built in 1049, featured over 50 different varieties of glazed brick. Since then, ceramic glazed bricks have […]


Build-Lite on track with 21st century ghost train

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Derren Brown’s Ghost Train is one of the most eagerly awaited new attractions in any UK theme park. The multi-million pound ghost train resides at Merlin Entertainment’s thrill park, Thorpe Park Resort, and Build Lite is delighted to have been involved in its creation. The world’s first fully immersive psychological attraction took three years to […]


Lower energy bills for older houses

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In recent years we have come to realise the consequences of poor insulation in older housing stock. An increase in condensation and dampness coupled with excessive heat loss especially through external walls, all leading to higher fuel bills. One method for alleviating this is the application of external wall insulation and many local authorities and […]


Fast Track construction thanks to Future Found

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North Wales based construction company, G M Jones Ltd, is building a new £1.3m head office in Llanrwst on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park in record time thanks to adopting a range of innovative building methods. One of these is our Future Found foundation system. Future Found is a passive foundation system that […]


Stone-Coat for Priory Gate

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Recently named as the new super town for people moving out of London and with trains from the nearby station whisking passengers to the city in under an hour, this new homes venture in Hertford is a hit with commuters. Hertford city centre is well known for its numerous modern attractions, including great high street […]