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Mount House, 16 Northmore Road, Oxford

Case Study Update: High Value Conversion

MPM Partnership (Ox) Ltd is pleased to confirm the completion of this uniquely individual conversion at Mount House, Northmoor Road, Oxford.  The development is located in the heart of the North Oxford Conservation Area. 10 minutes’ walk from Oxford City Centre and 55 minutes by train to London Paddington.

The development comprises of six 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments. All with high quality finishes and modern appliances, but retaining a wealth of period features throughout. For further information, contact the agents Breckon & Breckon or Carter Jonas, or view the Mount House trailer.

Green Farm Lane, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds

Case Study Update: 2 New Houses

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Good progress is being made at Plots 1 and 2, Green Farm, Barrow. The roof tiles are being fitted, windows installed, internal walls constructed and first fix electrics and plumbing are complete.

Maple Building Services are on programme and are due to complete the houses in November 2021, ready for occupation.

ICW Structural Warranties, arranged by Granite Building Warranties, are working with Gateway Building Control who are inspecting on a regular basis and are very satisfied with the work undertaken to date.

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Green Farm Lane, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds

Case Study: Green Farm Lane, Barrow

Green Farm, Barrow, Latent Defects Insurance

Granite Building Warranties Ltd has recently arranged the latent defects insurance for two new high-quality, 2500 sq ft houses near Bury St Edmunds.  Construction commenced in mid March 2021. We are now pleased to be at DPC on Plot One, with foundations being poured on Plot Two.

The images above and below (1 & 2) provide a very good example of block and beam flooring; demonstrating how it fits structurally on the foundations to create the solid ground floor, enabling a minimum 150mm gap below to ensure ventilation to the sub floor.  This is a recognised building method, quick to install and used extensively in construction. Image 3 shows an example of shuttering, where deeper foundations have been used. Image 4 shows completed strip foundations poured and ready for brickwork.

The houses are being built by regionally renowned Maple Building Services Ltd. Construction is due for completion in November 2021, and will be retained by the owner as long term rental investments.


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Hempstead Road, Holt, Norfolk

Case Study: Olby Close, Holt

Olby Close is an exclusive development of 9 bungalows situated in Holt, North Norfolk and has recently been completed by renowned local developer AKB Residential.  The development comprises 9 bungalows, each with their own garden and driveway, and have been competed to a very high standard.

This is the second project GBW have worked with the developers on. We were pleased to arrange the 10 year structural warranties via ICW.  The development was completed in September 2020 and is now over 60% sold.

We look forward to working with AKB on their next project.



Case Study: North End, Thorpeness



Granite are pleased to be involved with arranging the 10 year structural warranty, on behalf of a private client, for this unique development deigned by London based IF_DO Architects and constructed by HG Frost Construction Ltd.

This is fantastic example of modern architecture, pushing the boundaries of design, combining open plan contemporary living with seamless lines and glazed elevations flooding the house with natural light and wonderful views of the sea.  This is a ‘One Off’ and will set a precedent for the next generation of new homes built in this area of the sought after Heritage Coast.


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Handpost Farm, Warfield, Berkshire

Case Study: Handpost Farm, Berkshire


Four New Contemporary Barn Styled Homes

Granite Building Warranties are delighted to have been involved in arranging the building warranties for Handpost Farm, Warfield, Berkshire.

A collection of four brand new contemporary barn style homes in a secure gated community, enjoying a rural location within the highly regarded Berkshire village of Warfield.  Each house is individually designed and meets all of the aspirations and requirements of 21st century living.  Modern-day luxuries blend with state-of-the-art technology to create family homes of quality and distinction, each enjoying a sense of light and space, enhanced by a clever use of windows and bi-folding doors that exploit the countryside view to the rear.  High quality materials and attention to detail feature throughout, including extensive herringbone oak flooring, double-sided contemporary fireplaces, bespoke modern ‘crittle’ doors and under-floor heating throughout.

This is a unique development of four very individual barn style houses developed by Alistair Walker of Blue Sky Properties Ltd and construction was undertaken by Serpentine Developments Ltd.  The houses will soon be launched by Strutt & Parker for sale.


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Case Study: Mount House, Oxford



Granite Building Warranties sourced a selection of warranty policies for MPM Partnership (Ox) Ltd who were undertaking a high value  conversion in the heart of Oxford.  MPM acquired this substantial Victorian building in the affluent Summertown area of Oxford and are converting the building into six high quality apartments.

As with all conversions and refurbishments, there are daily challenges and therefore it is vital the right warranty provider is selected from the start, who has experience of dealing with this type of development. International Construction Warranties (ICW) are working with MPM as the new home warranty provider and to date all is going well.  The project is due for practical completion in the summer of 2020 and we will provide an update and more photos in due course.


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Case Study: Thingoe Mews, Bury St Edmunds


High Quality Mews development in Historic town of Bury St Edmunds.  A collection of beautifully designed 3-bedroom contemporary townhouses due for completion Winter 2019.

Thingoe Mews is a high profile development undertaken by regionally renowned HG Frost for Thingoe Developments, designed by London architect IFDO.

Granite sourced competitive rates from our panel of insurers, working with the developer to ensure suitable cover to meet their demands and needs was in force prior to the start of works.


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Case Study: 140 High Street, Colchester


Very High quality permitted development scheme comprising of 35 units, ideal for first time buyers and investors, now completed and selling fast!

Granite worked with the client on this very high profile permitted development in the centre of Colchester.

Cases such as this development can prove difficult to place, due to the fact that this is a conversion of an existing building into 35 high specification apartments.

Granite were able to source three competitive quotations and secure suitable cover, ensuring the demands and needs of the client were met prior to the start of works.


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Case Study: Manor Place, Leiston

High quality residential development of  8 dwellings, predominantly holiday homes on the sought-after Suffolk Heritage Coast.

Granite worked with regionally renown MD Developments sourcing four different options to provide the most suitable cover for this development.

Working with the developer and client to ensure cover was implemented to meet their demands and needs prior to commencement of construction.




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