A builder you can trust

A builder you can trust

Abbey Building features in a new Travis Perkins advert which has the title ‘Doing what matters for the trade’. The storyline shows how Travis Perkins prides itself on getting what is needed, when it is needed to builders around the country. This makes a good link with...

Becoming a Builder in St Albans, a great job in Hertfordshire

Becoming a Builder in St Albans, a great job in Hertfordshire

Abbey Building are expanding, and we’re looking for skilled tradespeople to help us continue our mission to create dream homes across Hertfordshire. What trades do we need? We have an urgent need for motivated and experienced self-starters for the following trades:...

Building a wine pod installation in St Albans

Building a wine pod installation in St Albans

Our client in Sandpit Lane, St Albans has remodelled their home to suit their lifestyle with a below-floor wine pod as a centrepiece. Home transformations come in many shapes and sizes but when there is a wine pod involved, you know the overall specification will be...

Give yourself room to think with a new home office

Give yourself room to think with a new home office

With so many people now working from home, having a purpose-built home office is essential. Working on the kitchen table or putting a desk in the bedroom can be ok for a short while, but it’s hard to work in comfort and even harder to work undisturbed. Creating a new...

Abbey builders unearth bomb in St Albans home

Abbey builders unearth bomb in St Albans home

A suspected World War II bomb has been found by builders in a house in Central Drive, St Albans. The property is home to Mr & Mrs Secker. The device was spotted by eagle-eyed builder Piers Bamforth, son of the owner of Abbey Building Services & Maintenance,...

Turn your garden into your pension

Turn your garden into your pension

If you’re planning how to finance your retirement make sure you review one of your biggest assets – your home. In some cases, it can be possible to release the equity in your home with a new-build on your garden plot. That means that you don’t have to sign away rights...

Training takes the risk out of asbestos

Training takes the risk out of asbestos

Its estimated that up to half of private UK homes are likely to include building materials with asbestos in some form. So how can you complete an extension, garage conversion or refurbishment safely if you don’t know if your home is one of the 50%? Most likely, you...

Can I convert the loft in my house?

Can I convert the loft in my house?

Most lofts can be converted into extra living space. It all depends on the height of your loft space, the pitch (angle) of your roof and the type of roof structure, such as whether its is a traditional frame or trussed roof. Loft conversions also depend on whether...

Refurbishments: 5-year property price predictions

Refurbishments: 5-year property price predictions

The decision to renovate and refurbish is never one that householders take lightly. Before embarking on home improvements, property homeowners in Hertfordshire want to feel confident that this will be money well spent. Given the uncertain political situation in the...

Which home improvements add most value?

Which home improvements add most value?

The UK is a nation of home improvers. There’s always been a good rationale for this since renovating and adding space can increase a property’s market value. By completing home improvements, not only do you get to enjoy your new purpose-designed living space, your...

Retire to a plot in the garden

Retire to a plot in the garden

When the children have flown the nest and your house has begun to feel far too big, many Hertfordshire residents dream of downsizing to a house that better suits their need. What many people may not have considered is the option of creating a purpose-built home on the...