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london mansion block specialistsYDC has a wealth of experience in dealing with the refurbishment of London's historic mansion block apartments.

To our dismay, we often see the original character of individual flats butchered in the pursuit of modernity. For some reason, designers and developers understand the desirability of retaining original features in Victorian and Edwardian houses but are frequently more cavalier in their approach to the inherent style of London apartment blocks of similar vintage.

At YDC we always try to blend modernity with original features to sustain the quiet grandeur of elegant apartments designed as pieds-Ă -terre for the genteel and the wealthy.

london mansion block specialistsNot only do we have a feel for sympathetic refurbishment, we also understand the constraints of working in London's mansion blocks. We know that all blocks have set rules as to the hours within which construction work can be carried out... so we stick to those rules.

During refurbishments we access flats via fire escapes or the old 'tradesmen's entrance' wherever possible, so as to cause minimum disruption to other tenants in the block. If, from time to time, it becomes necessary to use the main entrance, then we create as little mess/disruption as possible and clear up behind us immediately.

london mansion block specialistsMany blocks have communal plumbing and heating. Where this is the case we understand that alterations to one apartment might require the heating and water supplies to the whole block to be shut down for a period. If such a shut-down is necessary, we always plan ahead so that we can do all the work we need to do at one time, thereby ensuring that disruption to other tenants’ supply is as short as possible.

If you are lucky enough to own a mansion block apartment, put its refurbishment in the hands of experts who know how to enhance its value.

Call us now for a chat on 020 7724 6518.

sound ideas ...

Sound insulation is a major problem in mansion blocks, particularly in recent years with the shift away from fitted carpets and towards solid wood flooring - a shift which often reflects the style of the apartment when it was first built.

Whilst wood floors undoubtedly look better and are in many ways more practical, if they are not laid with proper sound insulation they are unlikely to win favour with the people downstairs.

There are a number of ways of mitigating the effects of airborne and impact-transmitted noise. We are familiar with all of them and their relative strengths and weaknesses. We are also familiar with their 'cost to value' ratios, and often combine methods to get the highest decibel resistance for the budget available.

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