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  • Master Builder completes post-lockdown project for little learners

    Exeter-based Master Builder Dale Chadwick Carpentry & Construction Ltd are a growing firm who tender for a range of differing project types in the South West. At the start of 2020 they were awarded a contract by Westlands Nursery and Pre-School in Kilkhampton to convert an old office block and bowling alley into a functional, safe and exciting nursery environment for a new generation of little learners.
  • Make your post-lockdown home-renovation project a success story with our ultimate guides

    Over recent months in lockdown, most of us have had plenty of time to reflect on our home-environment and which aspects we would like to improve. With a renewed appreciation for the importance of a pleasant living-space, it’s no small wonder that according to research by Future Fusion, 55% of homeowners are planning home-improvements, with kitchen and bathroom renovations at the top of the list.
  • The rising trend of lifts in homes

    We are moving less often. In the last two decades, people on average moved every 20 years. In the 90s, it was every nine years. This change now means people are buying and building homes to live in for many years to come, with many introducing lifts to cater for their future.
  • Master Builders offer support to our NHS in troubled times

    One of the many challenges facing our NHS workers right now in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic is a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). At the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) we are extremely that our members can be counted on to step up to the plate in troubled times, and this story demonstrates this is fine fashion....
  • A fabulous finish to top off an exquisite extension

    Legendary Builders Ltd we were tasked with creating a rear extension into the back garden of this Essex property with full-height glass fitted at the rear, utilising sliding stacking doors to give an "inside-outside" feel. Their client was looking for an open-plan kitchen, as are most homeowners these days. This was to include a day-room at the back of the kitchen making the most of the beautiful garden behind with a cathedral roof fully insulated with Velux windows.
  • Kicking it to the kerb

    Did you know that a house hunter will make up their mind about a property within the first five minutes of arriving? Research found that it’s the little things that count in securing that all-important good first impression.