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Protect your home with Fire Curtain

Are you looking for that exta layer of protection in the event of a fire in your home or property? Then look no further thanthe Fire Curtain. Watch our video for a demonstration, and see for yourself how it could save lives.

19 Parliament Hill, London NW3

I write with reference to my recent visit to the above property on Thursday 15th September 2016 where i met your site manager, Dimi to inspect upon the recently applied wall and floor membranes to the front section of the basement. I am pleased to say that i was extremely impressed with regards to the....

Avalon in Construction top 50 - Build Magazine 2016

Avalon in Construction top 50 - Build Magazine 2016 https://issuu.com/aiglobalmedia/docs/build_june_2016/1

Avalon in Top 50 Construction Companies

In these uncertain times I thought it would be reassuring to let you know that we work even harder to provide you with an always improving and better service for your valuable homes and projects. It is very exciting that we have been listed in the top 50 construction list of companies in the SW....

See past the empty shell - planning your new room as a whole

The new bedroom is finally finished. Whether it is an attic conversion or is located over the garage, the new room is currently plaster, walls and a window. It can be hard to visualize the empty space as a room and there are CAD software and Apps available for just this purpose – and some....

Heady Cocktail of Luxury

"Heady coctail of luxury" - this is how Evening Standard described our recently completed project in Chelsea, SW10.

268 Fulham Rd Project - Nominated in 3 Categories by London Evening Standard New Homes Award 2014

268 Fulham Rd Project - Nominated in 3 Categories by London Evening Standard New Homes Award 2014

How Much Will Your Project Cost?

How Much Will Your Project Cost? A detailed budget plan will help you to assess the overall financial feasibility of your project, comparing total costs with your home’s end value — something many lenders, especially the banks, will want to see before they will release any funds. There are many factors that determine the cost....

Things You Need to Know when Extending Your House

Extending your house is not only popular lately but it`s also necessary for most people. An extension can radically improve your property. Bigger, better space and extra rooms can add value, and make a house more attractive to buyers. The decision to do extension is difficult and you have to know enough about design, the....

May '13 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report   • New national average asking price record of £249,841, as new sellers raise prices by 2.1% (+£5,135) this month • Fifth consecutive monthly rise leaves prices 9.1% (+£20,852) higher year-to-date, the strongest price start to a year since 2004 • South-led price surge as London, South East and....

Amendments to householder permitted development legislation 2013

This article below provides background information for the 2013 amendments to householder permitted development legislation SUMMARY:  The amendments to householder permitted development legislation will come into force on 30/05/2013. The amendments are being introduced by Statutory Instrument 2013 No. 1101 which is titled “The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013″....

The 10 Worst Permitted Development Loopholes

This document highlights some of the loopholes within Part 1 of the GPDO. 10. The unlimited front extension Notes: Why is this possible … ? • It’s simply a mistake in the drafting of the legislation. The legislation specifies limits for side extensions (which are ruled out on Article 1(5) land) and specifies limits for....

Make the Switch to LED Lights & Save £100s on your Electricity Bills

UK households could be saving a huge 90% on their lighting bills, the 2nd biggest contributor to your electrical power consumption, simply by replacing their traditional light bulbs with eco-friendly LED alternatives. By making the switch, people will not only make staggering savings, they will also cut their energy use and carbon emissions - all....

Market thaws as new seller numbers jump 22% and Rightmove traffic swells

Rightmove’s January House Price Index reports that sellers coming to market this month increased their average asking prices by 0.2% (+£440) to now stand at £229,429. With new seller prices up by 2.4% (+£5,369) year-on-year, more sellers coming to market, and a new year jump in Rightmove traffic, early indicators offer reasons to be confident....

Sound Reduction Explained

Sound is measured in decibels (Db) ... the scale of audible sound from one extreme to the next might be pictorially represented below Sound Reduction Explained It should be made clear that the scale that is used is not linear it is logarithmic. In simplified terms this means that one sound that is 10db louder....

Re-opening of West One Bathrooms' Showroom in Mayfair

Resulting in probably the best equipped luxury bathroom showroom in Europe, the Mayfair showroom now displays a mixture of classic and contemporary collections in luxurious settings. Principle features in the new area include: •    Lalique Architecture and Home Decoration -  West One Bathrooms Ltd are now an authorised dealer for the complete range of Lalique....

Mosaic Free Standing Baths

The Mosaic Bath concept was created and developed by a team of leading experts and accredited in-house artists within a workshop in rural Wales. They combined their fine application of handmade products with their artistic flair to create these stunning and unique masterpieces. Every mosaic bath is a product of weeks of handcrafted precision work,....

September '12 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report   New sellers drop average asking prices for the third consecutive month, down by 0.6% (-£1,402) on the month and 4.6% (-£11,377) on the quarter  The fifth anniversary of the run on Northern Rock provides an opportunity to reflect on the pre and post credit-crunch property market landscape:           ....

Prevent Accidents by Purchasing High Quality Scaffolding

For the builder or general contractor, scaffolding is a tool of the trade that makes the work easier by allowing builders access to areas where there are no stairs or entrances on the ground floor. This is the only way to access some higher level building windows and roofing frames. The scaffolding you choose should....

Types of Windows

Below you will find a comprehensive list of the different types, which details the windows various benefits and flaws. Awning Windows Awning windows open only slightly from below and are designed to provide light and breeze. They're great for bedrooms and other areas that need to maintain privacy but still let some light in. The....

May '12 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report   New seller asking prices fail to rise in May for the first time since the inception of Rightmove’s House Price Index as spring price bounce hits the buffers with prices at a standstill (+0%) Market takes a ‘breather’ as both demand and new supply reduce: 1. Demand lessens....

Wood Flooring Options During Home Renovation

A well-fitted floor of any kind provides not only a basic function, but can help increase the value of your property. During home remodeling or renovation work it is common for property owners to consider new flooring. A popular option and the subject of this blog post is wood flooring, which is also one of....

Switchable Glass

Smart glass, or switchable glass in its application to windows or skylights, refers to electrically switchable glass or glazing which changes light transmission properties when voltage is applied. Certain types of smart glass can allow users to control the amount of light and heat passing through: with the press of a button, it changes from....

Glass Radiators

Heated glass radiators are used as a supplementary heat source for rooms where the glass area is not large enough to heat the room. As well as an excellent source of heat, they are slick and aesthetically pleasing. These products are designed to transform the classic radiator to a picture on the wall with the....

September '11 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key points from this month's report   -  New sellers’ average asking prices up by 0.7% on the month, but 3.0% down over the summer period - Two deadlines should focus the minds of frustrated sellers: - Christmas is 98 days away but average time on the market is 94 days, so buyers and sellers....

'Cowboy' boiler fitters are putting thousands at risk

Thousands of Londoners' lives are being put at risk by rogue boiler fitters, the gas safety watchdog warned today. Seventy-nine per cent of boilers installed by 'cowboy' firms in the capital were deemed a risk or "immediately dangerous". Gas Safe Registre urged homeowners to use qualified fitters and report those trading illegally. The warning comes....

Upcoming Event - Home Improvement Show

In early October Avalon will be attending The National Home Improvement Show. The UK’s leading event for home improvers brings together high quality suppliers, designers and experts in one place, making it the perfect opportunity for anyone planning a project to find out all they need to know. It’s a great opportunity to progress your....

Loft Converting

Converting your loft is certainly a job for the professionals, but if you get it right you not only gain a fabulous light-filled space, you could also get a handsome return on your investment when you sell. A loft extension can add up to 15% to the value of your property. Having a loft conversion....

Maintaining a healthy home

A neglected house will soon show signs of wear and tear, but if you can recognise and address any problems quickly, you will save yourself a lot of time and money in the long run. Some homes are easier to look after than others but a tatty house stands out a mile in a row....

July '11 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key points from this month's report   July sees the first fall recorded in 2011 as new sellers drop asking prices by 1.6% (£3,797) 7 out of 10 properties marketed so far in 2011 are still on the market, indicating that many equitypoor sellers are unwilling or unable to reduce their prices further—an opportunity for....

How to add value to your home

The main function of our house of course is to be a home not an investment, but with one eye on making our homes as comfortable as possible, the other eye remains focussed on the fluctuating property market and how to get the best price when we eventually do decide to move. Here we offer....

Underfloor heating - pros and cons

If you are replacing your heating system, undertaking renovation work on your house, or building from scratch, then underfloor heating is definitely something to consider. There are several advantages: Underfloor heating: the pros Underfloor heating is a modern and high-spec feature - allowing you to enjoy the luxury of warm floors during cold winter mornings....

June '11 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key points from this month's report   New sellers’ asking prices increase for the sixth consecutive month, up by 0.6% (£1,520). First half gains of 8.1% (£17,984) expected to ebb away, with asking prices likely to fall by up to 7% in second half of 2011, strengthening buyers’ bargaining power. Highest ever June prices and....

A Choice of Blinds

Venetian Blind These are popular because of their ability to allow different amounts of light into a room. Venetian blindsare made of usually wooden or metal slats which can be tilted to various degrees according to the amount of light desired. A popular option for any room in the home, these shades are simple and....

The Pros and Cons of Flooring Materials

Wood Pros Beautiful, warm, soft on the feet, many wood types and hues to choose from, can be painted or stained for more color options, helps tie kitchen to other rooms in an open floor plan. Hardwood floors are durable and have stood the test of time. Homes that are more than 100 years old....

...to a row over wallpaper

DECORATING is among the biggest causes of domestic strife, with six in 10 newlyweds arguing over the colour of wallpaper or paint, according to a survey. One in five co-habiting couples claim to be at odds over their home decor, with only two in five women willing to compromise to keep their partner happy, compared....

April'11 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report   · Increased seller numbers not matched by increase in purchasers’ ability to buy, resulting in biggest monthly jump in agents’ unsold stock since May 2007 – up from 70 to 74 properties per branch; · As property supply is increasingly outstripping demand, this month’s jump in new sellers’....

Decorating a long narrow hallway

Long hallways are always challenging. Dark colours are fine, as long as there is a good light source (and the ceiling is kept a light colour), otherwise it will feel very low and tight. Large pieces of art work well too. Too many small frames will overpower such a narrow space. Hanging art higher on....

March '11 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report   New sellers nudge up average asking prices by 0.8% in the continuing absence of mainstream or forced sellers – new listings up 5% year-on-year but still down 26% on pre-crunch levels Housing market now driven by need for larger deposits, leading to greater liquidity for more expensive property....

Mirror tricks

Most of the people don't really understand how to make the most of mirrors as a part of home design. Mirrors can be used in every single room. They could reflect light and create new dimensions in a space and also could be works of art. Or they can be subtly incorporated into the design....

February '11 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report   This month’s new sellers mimic last year’s February hike by increasing their asking prices by 3.1% to an average of £230,030, leaving year-on-year prices virtually the same too (+0.3%) In a three-tier market, lenders court ‘bargain-hunting bottom-feeders’ and the ‘low-loan to value elite’ but shun the ‘average buyer’....

Merry Christmas from Avalon

Dear Friends, Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Please allow us to briefly introduce our services to you. We guarantee that you would be more than satisfied with our workmanship, quality and prices. Our portfolio includes: External decorations and repairs, including scaffolding and security alarms. Internal painting and decorating. Certified Electrical, Plumbing....

November '10 House Price Index from Rightmove

Key Points from this month's report November sellers cut their asking prices by 3.2%, the biggest monthly drop since December 2007 Falls now recorded in 4 out of the last 5 months, as year-on-year price growth heads for zero 24,028 new sellers coming to market per week, down 9.1% on previous month yet still outstripping....

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We are happy to announce our brand new page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AvalonBuild Join us now to keep up to date with our services and cutting edge industry news!

Sponsoring the Arts - Heartbeat: The Rhythm of Paola Minekov's Art

At Avalon we rub shoulders with architects, interior designers and artists on a daily basis. As a company we have always valued the arts and promoted the artists we've worked with through the years. We feel that at a time when arts funding sees cost cuts it is more important than ever for businesses to....

Avalon - New Office in London

We are happy to announce that we have moved into our new London Office. You can now find us in Britannia House, Hammersmith. Suite 605, Britannia House 1-11 Glenthorne Road

October '10 House Price Index from Rightmove

See below part of the overvew for the latest House Prices from Rightmove. The full Report and Prices Index can be checked  here: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/files/2010/10/october-2010.pdf Key Points... Market fundamentals remain poor as property per branch rises from 69 in October last year to 78 now and mortgage availability continues to deteriorate However, 105,769 new October sellers....

May '10 House Price Index from Rightmove

See below part of the overvew for the latest House Prices from Rightmove. The full Report and Prices Index can be checked  here: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/news/files/2010/05/may-2010.pdf  Overview The week before the election saw the highest number of new sellers coming to market since week commencing 28th June 2008, seemingly undeterred by the impending election. However, the lack....

What are your worst fears about your next project?

Is it that the project will be late, run over budget, workmen won’t turn up for days, lack of communication, not be up to your required standard, lack of attention to detail? Whatever delay or difficulty you may have experienced can now stay in the past. Next time, Avalon will ensure you have no cause....