Category Archives: Main

August 16th, 2011

Anything for a day off work!!

A number of Charles Grosvenor’s employees and sub-contractors have decided to raise a couple of quid for charity. So after a discussion held in our work shop it was voted that the event will be the ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ and the chosen charity will be Cancer Research UK. The date for the challenge will be friday…

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August 11th, 2011

We are exhibiting at Grand Design Live Birmingham – Free Tickets Available on request!

Charles Grosvenor Ltd will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham on 7th -9th October 2011. Our representatives will be on stand B11 and will be available to answer any questions relating to loft conversions or purpose made staircases, please feel free to bring any plans or designs with you to talk through…

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August 10th, 2011

Build it safe or risk your own safety?

Police are warning home owners about the dangers of carrying out a DIY loft conversion on their homes following an incident where fire crews struggled to access a loft room when a fire broke out. Safety crews were reported to have had difficulty accessing the loft area due to the fact that the loft hatch…

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August 4th, 2011

Is it the end of the builders bum!

The high rise in skin cancer patients in the UK has called for a crackdown on the ‘builders bum”. The number of skin cancer patients in the UK has risen to over 2.4 million and construction workers are now on a level with asbestos related diseases. The sun newspaper reported that the researchers at the…

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August 2nd, 2011

Charles Grosvenor hopes to welcome a simpler planning system!

A new government policy document has been proposed saying that councils should approve all building projects unless there is a strong reason to refuse them. This will spark the biggest change in planning law for more than 50 years and will dramatically simplify the planning system by cutting 1000 pages of policy to just 52.…

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July 28th, 2011

Charles Grosvenor Ltd Joins The World of Social Networking!

With over 500 million active users on facebook and twitter alone and with over 250,000 new users everyday social networking has become a virtual world unto itself. Therefore we have decided to take the leap and you can now follow us on facebook and twitter and find information about all our latest offers and discounts, please follow…

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July 28th, 2011

The Future’s Bright…….Well A Bit Brighter Anyway!

As we have just finished our financial year end 2010-2011 we can see our sales have increased by just over £400,000, hopefully this may indicate the end to the recession. Our sales figures have remained consistent during 07-08, 08-09 and 09-10 within £50,000, this can be the cost of just 1 loft conversion. Although this increase…

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July 26th, 2011

Closed Shop!

Last week we were given the sad news that The Loft Shop has ceased trading. This news came as a shock and a financial kick up the backside as Charles Grosvenor has supplied The Loft Shop with made to measure staircases on and off for over the past 20 years. However ‘no point crying over…

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July 25th, 2011

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words!

We would like to express our thanks to Tony Charnock, the photographer that has taken all of the photographs  contained within this website. In fact he has captured such a good portfolio of images of our loft conversions and staircases, that other rival companies have uploaded and copied them directly onto their own websites to pass off…

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July 20th, 2011

The Federation of Small Businesses push for 5% VAT in construction!

It is very encouraging to that The Federation of Small Businesses is pushing George Osbourne to reduce VAT for building firms and companies. It was reported in the sun that: ” The Federation of Small Businesses made the call last night warning the Chancellor his current growth drive “is just not working”. The FSB wants…

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