We’re proud of our first garage conversion

As builders, we always enjoy the challenge of a new project and, even if we do lots of kitchen or bathroom refits which might sound similar, no two jobs are ever the same. To turn that on its head, we recently carried out our first garage conversion, to make it a fully habitable and integral part of a house rather than an outside space. On the face of it, that might sound a challenge, but in fact...

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Sleepers prop up fence for Southern Housing

It’s great to be outdoors in summer and for some jobs – like exterior painting – you have to do it when you can guarantee the weather is going to remain over a certain temperature 24 hours a day, because the paint won’t settle properly otherwise. Many instructions on the product tins tell you this, but you would be amazed how many DIY enthusiasts ignore those instructions, think they can do it in...

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Manville draws on White Collar Boxing debut

Right Build’s Gez Manville is considering a second bout in the White Collar Boxing ring, after drawing his fight at the Millennium, Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Gatwick. Gez, who fought inter-battalion bouts with little training in the Army, was keen to test himself in the discipline. The event, one of many by WCB across the country, raised thousands of pounds for charity including from 40...

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Keep out of the kitchen – but only until we’ve finished it!

Quite a number of our jobs recently have been refitting kitchens and bathrooms, some for housing associations but many of them for private residential customers. It was said during the recession that many people were saving their money and not moving house, but doing DIY renovations themselves. Refitting a kitchen or a bathroom, however, is beyond what many people would consider their own skills...

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Gez takes to the White Collar boxing ring

Right Build’s Gez Manville will take part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing contest on Saturday night at the Millennium, Copthorne Hotel, Effingham Gatwick. The concept of white collar boxing is to give people in ordinary jobs the chance to experience proper boxing bouts. Tickets for the event, which is in aid of Cancer Research, are on sale until tonight and Gez’s supports have contributed £...

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