Charles Grosvenor Blog

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 16th, 2011

What would happen if planning is refused?

Charles Grosvenor Ltd always ascertian if a property is in a conservation area or is a listed building as the proposed loft conversion will have to be designed with these constraints in mind, this procedure will reduce the chance of the loft conversion being refused planning permission. Should a design be refused planning permission, within…

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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

How much does a loft conversion cost?

The cost of a loft conversion varies greatly from project to project depending on size, design and specification. We offer a free feesability survey and fixed price quotation to avoid any unforeseen additional expenses that could be incured. Please see the ‘Contact’ page on this website if you require a free survey.

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July 28th, 2011

Mr & Mrs Koch, Upper Tadmarton, Oxfordshire

“The whole team on our loft conversion worked so hard and efficiently, well done and thank you all! We would not hesitate to recommend you all to anyone wishing to have similar work done”.

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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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