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  • Specialist Contractor Building

    How to set a realistic budget for your construction project

    As 2018 draws to a close we’ve been analysing our project proposals and reviewing the many exciting construction schemes we’ve been involved in this year. We’re thankful to say that we’ve had a year of growth with a 50% increase in the number of enquiries received with an almost 40% increase in the average value…
  • How to add luxury finishes that pay off without breaking the bank

    Whether you’re planning a new build, a renovation, a lavish extension or a conversion there are simply hundreds of ways we can help you add finishing touches to your residential construction project. In this article we explore some of the luxury finishes that will create lasting value without breaking the bank. Luxury finishes that add…
  • The importance of vibrant, communal day spaces in care home settings

    There becomes a time when a family may decide to move their elderly loved one into a residential or nursing home so that they can receive the care they need. Yet, it’s not just about care, of course. We also want them to be provided with as much comfort as possible and the best quality…
  • The core qualities of a high-end residential building contractor

    What core qualities should a high-end residential building contractor bring to your home? There’s a lot more to a great building contractor than professionalism, project management and trade experience. Whilst these hard skills are certainly important, there’s an entire set of soft skills that are needed in order to exceed expectations, both with the finished…
  • How to maximise your returns when converting offices to residential apartments

    More and more landlords are considering converting offices into residential apartments. Yet, achieving a return on these projects is by no means guaranteed if the development is not carefully planned, thoroughly researched, executed to a quality finish and within a set budget. So, how can you maximise your returns when converting offices to residential apartments?…
  • The four qualities to look for when choosing a main contractor for your care home development

    Undertaking work in care homes calls for understanding, empathy, experience and knowledge. At Cortec we specialise in care home projects. We understand what you need – and exactly how you need it delivered. If you are looking for a main contractor for your care home development these are the four key qualities that will ensure…
  • A sure-fire way to get the right architect for your luxury home project

    Choosing the right architect is essential to any successful luxury home development. Yet, where do you start in your search for the perfect partner? To help you out we are going to outline three things you should always consider when choosing an architect – and then we’ll offer you a sure-fire way to select the…