This property has been built on the site of an existing property that was only approx 25 year old.
However it was to building regs of that age.
The client gave us a brief of the required renovation program. It involved new windows, rewire, replumb, extend and knock a few rooms into one.
We sat with the client and explained that despite the revamp it would still be in-efficient energy wise. Why not demolish and rebuild exactly how they wanted it in new energy efficient StyroStone. That way they would have a brand new build with all of their wish list and it would be a quicker time scale. Also by building new they could reclaim all the VAT.
That coupled with the fact that they would be forever making savings on their energy bills swung the decision to go for it. Six months later they have their dream home.
This is one of four similar demolish and rebuilds of perfectly habitable properties that we have carried out for clients in the last 18 months. All have been within a 4 mile radius! We must be doing something right.