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Can you reduce the VAT on your build?

Could you reduce the amount of VAT you pay on your building project? With some property sales or building projects delayed due to the Coronavirus, there will be several properties that have remained empty for longer than originally planned. If this creeps up to properties being empty for 2 years, this may mean you are […]

The Great Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower Building Challenge

#SpagTowerChallenge It’s Competition Time again! It’s time to test your planning, skill, creativity and patience… The Great Spaghetti & Marshmallow Tower Building Challenge is brought to you by Run Projects and our structural engineering friends, Blue Engineering. Various discussions were had about what building materials should be used for this competition and then, all of […]

Virtual Project Consultation

Apart from working from home we continue to go about business as ‘usual’! Our existing projects continue with the brilliant build teams soldiering on (adhering to Government guidelines) and we continue to help current clients prepare their projects. Social distancing doesn’t mean anti-social. In fact, we’re all communicating more than ever and that goes for […]

Now Complete: A Beautiful Victorian Cottage in Wandsworth

Background Run Projects were appointed by the homeowner to help bring their renovation and extension project back on track. The client had been struggling with the incumbent architect for 6 months and so the project had fallen behind, whilst also proving to be too costly. All ties were ended with the architect and Run Projects […]

DEN PROJECTS – Den Building Competition

IT’S COMPETITION TIME! Create the most interesting indoor or outdoor Den you can, using whatever materials you have available! THE RULES: Send us a photo of your Den creation to hello@runprojects.co.uk, along with the following information to be entered into our competition to win a prize: Name of entrant (s) Entrant (s) ages Email address […]

Coronavirus announcement

We are still very much open for business, however we are working from home. If you would like to contact us please call Andy on 07980 544 809 or Kenelm on 07811 945 726. Alternatively please email us at hello@runprojects.co.uk. Now could be the perfect time to prepare your project. We’re here to help. Stay […]

Building & Renovation Feasibility Reports

In the face of the severity of the current Coronavirus situation, there is light at the end of the tunnel and we are feeling positive about the future. We are pleased to hear that many others are also feeling positive, with an expectation that life will return to normal when the virus is under control. […]

Tips for managing your building project during the Coronavirus uncertainty

For anybody in the midst of, or about to embark on, a building project, our Co-Founder Kenelm Cornwall-Legh provides some top tips on maintaining momentum as the UK endures the coronavirus (Covid-19). It is essential for building projects to continue as long as they can for the sake of all involved… ENSURE STRICT HYGIENE PROCEDURES […]

Complete: A Fantastic light and stylish ground floor extension and reconfiguration (SW18)

PROJECT BACKGROUND This property is a mid-terraced 1930’s house on Tilehurst road in Earlsfield. It had an existing ground floor rear extension that was not maximising the full width of the house, and the view into the garden was obstructed by an internal structural wall. The previous extension also contained very little insulation and therefore […]

International Women’s Day: Women in Business

Today, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day – an ‘awareness day’ that celebrates the achievements and successes of women around the globe in a bid to help forge a gender equal world. So before we zipped home from the office on Friday (on our brand new electric scooters we might add!), we sat down with our […]

Who should manage your building project?

The boom in renovations and refurbishments is showing no sign of slowing as more and more homeowners are choosing to stay put and invest in their properties for the long-term. A building project is often a big investment, both financially and emotionally, and getting it wrong can be costly on both counts. Likewise, get it […]

How to keep your neighbours on side during your building project

There are many essential things to consider when planning your building project, both from a statutory and practical perspective. There is one element that is often overlooked in the planning of development works, and that is your neighbours. While neighbours have limited power to stop your project going ahead, they do have the ability to […]

Don’t Rush In

Allow enough time for the design and planning stage. This will allow you to minimise the risks involved and maximise productivity and results. The design and planning stage of your project is crucial. This is where you can explore the different layout and design options available to you, assessing their suitability and cost. Below are […]

How much will your building project cost?

Building Works Estimate Many people embark on a building project with little knowledge of what it is likely to cost them. The usual starting point is often to ask a builder to quote for the works, but this usually only paints part of the picture as they will exclude many items. We believe that it is important […]

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