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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 […]

Top Tip #1 – 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 […]

Party Wall Awards

Our clients often ask us what the requirements are for their project in respect to Party Wall Awards and what the processes involved are. We therefore put some common questions to Stanley & Strong who are Chartered Surveyors specialising in Party Wall matters. Here’s what they had to say: When do I need to consider […]

Introducing Run Interiors.. a great new Run Projects service!

We take great pride and satisfaction in all of the projects that we manage at Run Projects.  We want our clients to feel entirely satisfied with their completed project and ensure that it meets their lifestyle needs.  We strive to continually develop the business in line with our client’s wishes, which is why we have […]

Insuring Your Building Project

When talking to clients we will always advise them to make sure that they have the appropriate insurance in place before the building works start. This is often a contractual or lender requirement but it also gives peace of mind. Our clients often ask us about what insurance cover they need so we thought we’d […]

Design and build companies vs independent consultants

There are many ways to procure your building project, many consultants that can contribute towards planning, designing and managing it, and a huge range of contractors with varying levels of skill and expertise. So where do you start? Essentially there are two common approaches; appoint a building company that can act as a ‘one stop […]

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