Self Build and Custom House – Building Act

The Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act came into force in England on 1 April 2016. All councils are obliged to provide a register to assess local demand for self-build, and as a minimum requirement, are recommended to have a web page dedicated to self and custom...

Building the new kitchen extension

We made a start during mid March – involved the demolition of the UPVC conservatory and single storey-kitchen building; this didn’t take long at all….The brickwork went up quickly and the roof was put on in good weather. ¬†We have a large light well...

Celebrating the launch of our new website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website to clients, future clients and friends! Designed to show how Strata Associates can help take away the pressure and headaches of planning and project managing a build, strataassociates.co.uk is a fully...

Excavate The Footings

A JCB and dumper truck was used to excavate the footings for the new garage, badly needed as we have very little outside storage at present. We will need to build a retaining wall to the rear bank and then construct a timber frame with timber boarding and reclaimed...

Wood-work, Barge Boards and Joinery

The scaffolding has gone up, all 5 lifts to take it right up to the tall chimney stacks. The preparation and painting starts on all the wood-work, barge boards and joinery. We have made two more high level windows for the second floor bedrooms and we have decided to...
The New Clivedon Kitchen

The New Clivedon Kitchen

We have thought long and hard about the kitchen/utility extension, currently comprising a single storey single brick extension with tiled roof and no insulation; it has been very chilly this winter!! We need to capitalise on the sunny aspect of the house and provide a...
Moving to Clivedon

Moving to Clivedon

The big move into Clivedon happened over one manic day last autumn. We were about to embark on a renovation and restoration project for a new home and office for Strata Associates. Clivedon is a large Edwardian house in Church Stretton built in 1908 as a preparatory...

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