In The Finals!

Great news today, with Adapt named as finalists for not one, but three categories in this years awards event. This is well known as THE event of the year, held at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in Chelsea. Attended by hundreds of the industry greats, the event is held during the day and is usually blessed with good weather. Later than … Read More

I Needed That!

Well, I said I felt guilty having a mini break after such a long ‘lay off’ during the Coronavirus pandemic, but once there I have to say it was just what the doctor ordered. Oddly, after over a year of being away from people, I chose to visit a pretty remote part of The Lake District. Staying a mile or … Read More

Month End Meeting

Every month, as close to the end as possible, all the Adapt team try to get together, which has been a challenge during lockdown, but today (30th April), we were able to meet outside, so chose Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. I arrived first at 11:51am and the photo shown depicts the scene from what is normally one of the … Read More

Getaway Booked!

We’ve all been locked down for over a year now (yes I know there have been odd spells of normality) and one thing I have missed are holidays. Now, the ‘rules’ are still not clear on overseas travel and whatever the UK government guidelines reveal, other countries may not agree, so for me it remains up in the air. What … Read More

No Stopping Us Now!

What has to be one of the most important aspects of any development project is the site ablutions! Today the toilet was installed into the mains and we now have happy workmen. Simple pleasures…

Barn Restoration Update

Quick update after a visit to the barn project today and a nice day it was too! The scaffolding really makes it look like a project now and the contractors have started putting the roof together. There is a mix of timbers to be restored and ones to be renewed. The stone external walls have had a clean and already … Read More

Hobby Addition

Most people know I’m a bit of a watch nerd and although I don’t really buy too many these days, I was pleased to pick this up recently. I used to have quite a few in my military collection, but interest changes and watch collectors tend to through all sorts of different phases. The strap bars on this type of … Read More

Two Completions To Finish The Month

Month end became a bit of a scramble, with us rushing to get a couple of completions over the line prior to the Easter break. The first across the line was a lovely detached bungalow in an enviable position within the Lake District National Park. Our client will renovate and retain as a holiday let. The lender provided 100% of … Read More

Progress

Our barn restoration started in earnest a week ago and popped up today to ensure the team were happy – well, keeping my eye on them really 😂 All the scaffolding is down, the rear pointing raked out, inside virtually stripped out and the site cabin has been established in an outbuilding. Tomorrow is a scheduled visit by the project … Read More