Archive for December 2011

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Completion in Notting Hill

16 December 2011

Our apartment refurbishment on Holland Park in London completed this week.

This Grade II listed apartment was in very poor condition prior to our refurbishment.  Having been neglected for years, there was a significant amount of repair as well as alterations to provide an additional bathroom and relocated kitchen.  Using a mixture of standard and bespoke fittings our contractor created high quality fitted furniture throughout.  The oak flooring unifies the reception rooms and new bespoke oversized doors create an impressive feature between the rooms.

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Completion in Chelsea

13 December 2011

Shown here, bathed in sunshine  from the south facing windows, is our flat refurbishment in Chelsea overlooking the Thames and Battersea Park.

In terms of complications this property had them all.  As well as being a Listed Building there were complicated ownership issues to deal with as we extended a bedroom into a redundant lift shaft.  This required consent for structural alterations and dealing sensitively with immediate neighbours.

As part of the refurbishment and alterations, we swapped a kitchen and second bedroom around.  As well as creating a stunning wide reception room overlooking the Thames the works were now for alterations to a Listed Building rather than a refurbishment.  Since alterations  to a Listed Building are zero rated for VAT this saved our client over £20,000.  Other work included relocating the bathroom to a storage area and making a much larger master bedroom.