Northern Exposure

Able Projects began the week in the pretty market town of Masham in North Yorkshire, where we are refurbing a holiday cottage.

This has been a long project working around lockdowns, reconfiguring the footprint of an old converted stable, installing en suite bathrooms, exposing original stone walls and installing insulated panelling. Work continues on the final phase kitchen refurb this week, and we look forward to sharing the finished project.


On Tuesday we commenced work on a full exterior restoration and refresh of this stunning detached property on the Wirral. The maritime location means our work needs to stand up to the dramatic weather that rushes in off the sea. Thankfully we had our thermals as this week’s bracing conditions added a certain frisson to the project. Our client has chosen some really vibrant colours so we can’t wait to get our brushes wet.

We’re also meeting lettings agents and management companies in Wirral and Cheshire over the coming weeks, building on our experience working with landlords in London on quick turnaround end of tenancy refreshes and general portfolio maintenance.

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The team in London are keeping busy too. Now that the weather is brightening up we are booking in lots of exterior work; restoring sash windows and freshening up rendering. We love a bit of joinery at Able too, so we are pleased to see that clients are looking to the summer and making the most of their outside spaces with bespoke pergolas and ‘outdoor rooms’ to enjoy the long summer evenings. This outdoor kitchen and entertaining space *might* just make up for travel restrictions. But don’t hold us to that.  

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Photo credit: Jose House