West Didsbury – the best place to live in Manchester?

According to a recent article in The Times by Anne Ashworth in the ‘Bricks & Mortar’ property section in which she profiles the 30 best places to live in the UK,  West Didsbury is listed as No 10 – she says its a great place to live ‘A leavy city “burb” with a bohemian bent just south of Manchester and connected to the city centre by a new Metrolink. Burton Road is all indie restaurants, bars and shops...

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Plans 4 Spring

Do you have plans for your Spring?   We have, as Plans 4 Your Home has been busy this Spring producing Plans for the many house extension & refurbishment contacts we currently have in hand in both the Planning & Building Regulations stages. Each project is very interesting and as different as the differing house style, site and client’s brief we have been given, each one in its own unique way allowing full reign to our design...

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Installing Solar Panels on your roof

This useful article about Solar Panels appeared in the Times Home & Property Section recently:- ‘Roof-mounted solar panels are still popular despite the recent reduction in feed-in tariffs. Many specialist firms will install panels for nothing and lease the airspace above a roof for a period of (say) 25 years. If this is your intention, the arrangement would be a lease of more than seven years — so it would have to be formally made by deed...

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Woodford Garden Suburb

Bat Whardell, principal of Plans4 Your Home, remembers going to Woodford Areodrome as an excited child with his father to look at the prototypes of the Vulcan bomber – how things have changed! As reported on the Planning Portal ‘Developers Harrow Estates, Redrow Homes and Avro Heritage have submitted a planning application to Stockport Council for a 950-home redevelopment “garden suburb“ scheme on the site of the Woodford Aerodrome. As well as...

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Manchester Metro Inner Tram Route

There is good News for Manchester on the Planning portal:-  ‘Powers to install a second Metrolink tram route through the heart of Manchester city centre have been approved by the Government. The route – through St Peter’s Square, along Princess Street, Cross Street and Corporation Street and re-joining the existing Metrolink line just outside Victoria station – was the subject of a major consultation in 2011 and a public inquiry earlier this...

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