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    From Victorian town houses to 1930s semis, competent restoration and renovation services that don’t cost the earth….
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    The quality restoration and modernisation of existing features adds real value...
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    We make homes comfortable, sustainable and safe without destroying period charm…
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Property Restoration Consultancy

Practical Advice

Vintage Property Restoration Ltd specialise in the restoration and conversion of period properties. Company Director, Dr Justin Vogler, offers consultancy to home buyers and investors wishing to buy and/or transform run-down houses.

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Property restoration and development can be a minefield. Getting sound practical advice before you start can save you money and anguish later. Learn from VPR’s extensive experience.



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Restoration Consultancy

Restoration Consultancy

Practical consultancy tailored to your needs. From one-off pre-purchase inspections to full project management, you decide how VPR can help you.

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Recent Renovation Projects

Case Studies

Case Studies

Combine period style and elegance with contemporary comfort and you get homes that are better than new. Gentrified town houses to 1930s semis see some of our work…

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Period Renovation Advice

Property Advice

Property Advice and Comment

We’ve overcome many of the issues relating to restoration projects and our blog covers every aspect of VPR’s work from the politics of housing to restoration techniques.

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Property Restoration and Wall Insulation

Building Regulations

New build housing is subject to part L building regulations. This makes life easy as house builders know what level of insulation is expected and building control are there to make sure they comply.

Extensions and conversions are also subject to modified building regulations but building control cannot ask that thermal insulation in the pre-existing part of a house be improved. This can lead to one part of a house (sometimes even one part of a room) being well insulated while other parts are not. Yet, having invested money to insulate the new part you’d be well advised to try and improve the energy efficiency of the remainder.

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Best and Final Offers: A Flawed and Immoral Practice

Estate agents increasingly call for best and final offers particularly on run down properties. The practice lacks transparency and is so open to manipulation that it should be illegal.

It’s a seller’s dream, several offers on the table and a perfect opportunity to play one off against the others. To fuel nervousness the agent is not revealing what offers they’ve received. Enquiries are met with a polite: “I’m sorry I can’t release that information”. Can’t release that information? Is there now a law in the UK against transparency in market transactions?

There is a law against giving information to one party and not to all and EAs are obliged to take instruction from the seller. However, the logical, transparent and morally coherent procedure is to publish offers openly on-line and ask for higher bids. The Property Ombudsman’s 2014 code of practice authorises this practice.

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