Daisy Terrace | Edinburgh

Deal Figures


Purchase Price:
£200,000

Renovation Costs:
£45,000

RICS Valuation Post Refurb:
£325,000

Estimated Profit*:
£70,000

*Cost of finance not factored into profits at this stage, however legal fees and stamp duty deducted before profits estimated.

Daisy Terrace - Coming Soon

We’re delighted to show you our latest project at Daisy Terrace, in the conservation area of Shandon in Edinburgh. The property its-self is a one bedroom ground floor colony flat located in the Flower Colonies at Shandon, and it’s bursting with character. For anyone who doesn’t know about Colony properties, these rows of beautiful lower and upper apartments were built in the late 1800s for skilled workers. The Colonies were known to be bustling areas with a real sense of community, and this is still the case to this day.

Stage 1

The property had been owned and lived in by the same individual for many decades, and therefore required full renovation. While the exterior of the property had been maintained, the inside of the property hadn’t been touched in some time. The renovation will include a new heating system, a new kitchen, new shower room and cloakroom toilet.

Check back for updates, as we’re excited to get going with the renovations!


Lanark Road | Edinburgh

Deal Figures


Purchase Price:
£200,000

Renovation Costs:
£45,000

RICS Valuation Post Refurb:
£325,000

Estimated Profit*:
£70,000

*Cost of finance not factored into profits at this stage, however legal fees and stamp duty deducted before profits estimated.

Lanark Road - Under Offer

Our property at Lanark Road is located in the historic conservation village of Juniper Green, just on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The property is an old farmhouse style property, with the ground floor converted into a commercial property and the two upper floors as a maisonette. The property we purchased covers the first and second floor and is a large three-bedroom, three public room maisonette. 

Stage 1

While at first glance the property appeared relatively well maintained internally, unfortunately the previous owner had neglected many of the larger repairs required to the property. Firstly the property’s roof had been leaking for many years, causing damp and ultimately multiple areas of dry rot. The first job was to overhaul the roof to ensure the property was water tight. Following this we used a reputable rot specialist company to treat the dry rot throughout the property. 

Once these essential repairs were completed, it was time to start on the inside of the property.

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Stage 2

We involved our architect following the initial external works to see how we could maximise the usability of the space within the property. The property only had one bathroom located in the vestibule area, therefore we converted a dressing room off the master bedroom to a main bathroom. All bathrooms required replacement, as did the dated heating system. The electrics had been updated in places but to ensure the property met our standards for sale (and as a backup plan, for rent), we fully rewired the property. 

Once the bigger jobs of the property were completed, we were on to the more cosmetic renovations we all love to see the before and after pictures of! We replaced the kitchen with a modern shaker kitchen, and fully redecorated throughout in neutral tones. We also pulled out the slightly retro fireplace and replaced it with something more in line with current trends.

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Stage 3

We’re firm believers in staging properties for sale. Staging a property can turn it from a relatively blank canvas into something eye catching. We fancied trying something different for this project: virtual staging. You may, or may not, be able to tell but the property was staged virtually! We think the computer generated images of the furnishings in the property made an incredible difference to the feel of the property, and really opened our eyes to what the property could look like with the right finishing touches. The property was put on the open market but luckily didn’t stay for sale for long… we accepted a fantastic offer after one week on the market!

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Coillesdene Drive | Edinburgh

Deal Figures


Purchase Price:
£305,000

Renovation Costs:
£130,000

Estimated End Market Value:
£550,000

Profit:
£115,000

Coillesdene Drive

Our Coillesdene Drive project was a derelict bungalow located in the popular area of Joppa, in east Edinburgh. With views over the Firth of Forth and a stone’s throw from the beach, this property was a rough diamond. The property had been empty for five or more years, and it was evident that even when it was occupied, the owner had neglected many maintenance issues in their property. We could see the potential to turn this property into a show home, with endless possibilities for extensions and internally reconfigurations.

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After

Stage 1

Many works were required to bring this property back to liveable condition, but a high level of exterior works was required before we could make a start on the interiors. Firstly the removal of the crumbling garage and boundary wall was essential for safety purposes, followed by weeks of excavation of the back garden. A boundary wall had collapsed into the back garden, leaving mounds of rubble, concrete and a huge amount of overgrown vegetation to be removed. 20 skips or so later, we managed to see the full size of the back garden and get a list of exterior works required together. Some windows were replaced due to a previous break-in, and the roof and gutters required overhauling.

Previous neighbours kindly gave us background information into the property, highlighting drainage or plumbing issues. Due to the nature of the issues, we replaced all plumbing inside the property. After using the facilities for a few weeks, we realised the drainage outside also required investigating. Replacement pipes for all drainage were installed, which required deep excavations at the front of the property.

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After

Stage 2

We got to work on a plan for the inside of the property. The property had two bedrooms and three public rooms, therefore we discussed usage of these rooms with our architect and made plans to convert the bungalow to a three-bedroom two public room home. We opened up the living room with the kitchen, providing a large and bright west facing open plan living space. The existing lounge was changed into the master bedroom with built-in storage. The property required rewiring, which took place at the same time as the heating (and plumbing) overhaul. As the property had been empty for many years, the property felt damp and had many areas of mould. We investigated these potentially worrying damp areas and sorted any ongoing issues, which included historic burst pipes due to the cold. We installed a new kitchen, new bathroom and fully redecorated the bungalow (inside and out). 

The landscaping of the garden made an incredible difference to the feel of the property, turning it from a rather dated property into a modern space. The before and after pictures really show the huge transformation of this property, enjoy! 


Bonnington Grove | Edinburgh

Projected Figures


Purchase Price:
£180,000

Renovation Costs:
£39,000

RICS Valuation Post Refurb:

£275,000

Potential profit*

£43,407

Bonnington Grove

Bonnington Grove is a beautiful quiet street located next to Victoria Path, in North Edinburgh. The property has some wonderful original features, including high ceilings and intricate cornice. The property was a large one bedroom property, containing a lounge with a box room off it and a large dining kitchen. We felt the property could be rearranged to form a good-sized two-bedroom property. With a south-facing living room and small garden to the front, the property had a lot of potential for a range of buyers.

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After

Stage 1

The property had been neglected for many years, with the previous owner not carrying out any maintenance work for some time. When we purchased the property it had been partially rewired and had a very dated (and dangerous-looking) heating system. A full rewire and heating system upgrade was first on the list of renovation works. 

The box room off the lounge was not quite large enough to have a new kitchen fitted. Therefore we required architects and engineers input to move one of the walls (load-bearing) in the box room to create more space, by taking some space out of the previous large dining kitchen. This created a small but practical kitchen off the living room.

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Stage 2

By creating a new kitchen, we had two bedrooms to decorate. We relocated the boiler in the property from the existing kitchen into the new walk-in wardrobe in the newly formed bedroom. The property required a new bathroom, new kitchen and full redecoration throughout. We were very pleased with the end result, and hope you enjoy the before and after pictures.

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Western Terrace | Edinburgh

Deal Figures


Purchase Price:
£370,000

Renovation Costs:
£100,000

Sold Price:
£639,500

Profit:
£169,500

Western Terrace

Western Terrace was a large three bedroom terraced house. The property had some incredible original features, and this was one of the major factors that swayed us during our search for a property to renovate. Bringing this unloved property back to its former glory was our main objective our the renovation works.

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After

Stage 1

This property required some major works. The property had some of the worst dry rot seen by the rot specialists, which spanned the four terraced houses on the property. Unfortunately, the previous owner of this property had let the roof fall into disrepair over many years, and as a result, allowed water to ingress and cause extensive rot work. Treating the rot and replacing the roof was first on the list of must-do jobs. Many of the original sash and cash windows were cracked, and sills rotten. These were also replaced urgently once works got underway. Unsurprisingly, the property had extremely dated electrics and heating system, so both of these were replaced before moving on to the more cosmetic side of the renovation.

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After

Stage 2

Once the essential works were completed to make this property wind and watertight, we got to work making internal alterations to maximise the space. We opened up the dining room and kitchen to give a wonderful large open plan living space. Off of this room, we turned a dark unused pantry into a light and airy laundry room. A large hall cupboard was converted into a downstairs W/C, always a great addition for when you have guests round. Upstairs remained a similar floor plan, however, we used a large pantry cupboard in the hallway upstairs to convert a Ramsay ladder into the loft into a property staircase. Part of the loft was sectioned off and made into a home office. 

From here, we redecorated the full property including plastering every wall. A new kitchen and new bathroom were installed to add the finishing touches to the property.