London’s top 10 most expensive boroughs

Houses in London’s top 10 most expensive boroughs are worth as much as the entire property markets in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland combined, research has revealed.

The total value of the UK’s housing stock has risen slightly to £5trillion over the past year, but housing wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated in London and the South East, according to international real estate adviser Savills.

In their annual Valuing Britain analysis, Savills found the capital’s homes are now worth an aggregate £1.12trillion, accounting for 22.5 per cent of the UK’s housing value.

The ten London boroughs highlighted in the report are Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth, Barnet, Camden, Richmond, Ealing, Bromley, Hammersmith & Fulham and Lambeth.


Together, they have an aggregate value equivalent to the total value of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined at just over £550billion.

Even within London, wealth is increasingly focused in core central and high value boroughs.
Northern ireland has been the worst affected part of the UK since the crisis with the value of stock falling 50 per cent. Pictured here is terraced house in Bushmills, County Antrim

Northern ireland has been the worst affected part of the UK since the crisis with the value of stock falling 50 per cent. Pictured here is terraced house in Bushmills, County Antrim

The richest borough – the City of Westminster – has just 121,600 units, with a total value of £95billion, more than twice the value of Edinburgh and almost three times that of Bristol

Blocked manhole and drains

The property owners are responsible for drains up to the point where pipework meets public sewers.
blocked manhole

Signs of drain blockages include:

Difficulties when flushing the loo.
Water draining away slowly from sinks.
Unpleasant smells and water collecting on surfaces such as a patio from overflowing drains, gulleys and manholes.
In serious cases of leaking drains, you might see evidence of subsidence including cracks in brickwork, windowsills, driveways, or sunken steps.

What’s Causing The Problem?

A straightforward blockage is likely but underlying causes could be general deterioration of pipes and joints due to age.

In Victorian houses, the salt-glazed clayware drains are over 100 years old and cracks or porous joints can occur, while cast iron pipes can corrode.

In 1960s properties, pitch fibre pipes were used, and these can gradually deteriorate, deflating from their original circular shape, blistering or collapsing.

Then there are badly built drains with poorly designed manholes or a poor fall from the pipes.
Broken, collapsed, deformed or cracked pipes can be due to movement in the ground, or pipes can fracture due to a heavy vehicle driving over the ground above.
And tree roots can grow into the drains through pipe joints, cracked pipes or manhole walls.


Tradesman in London

London Tradesman

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Experimental concrete that patches up cracks by itself

The concrete contains limestone-producing bacteria, which are activated by corrosive rainwater working its way into the structure.

The new material could potentially increase the service life of the concrete – with considerable cost savings as a result.

The work is taking place at Delft Technical University, the Netherlands.

Drylining walls systems

Drylining provides a practical solution to plastering for a professional wall finish. Mounting plasterboard on a suitable timber or metal frame can be a method used for uneven walls too. London Plasterers can offer you the best solution for your property.
drylining walls
Plasterboard is then used/attached to these support systems, by screws in case of a metal or timber frame or by dabs of adhesives or plaster in case of pads.

Drywall masonry lining system.

DriLyner lining systems provide simple and effective techniques for drylining brick, block, and concrete walls in both new-build and refurbishment work. The DriLyner MF system facilitates the fixing of Gyproc plasterboards or ThermaLine laminates to Gypframe channels, which are adhesive bonded to the wall. Gyproc ThermaLine laminates are fixed to the channels using a combination of Gyproc Sealant and Gyproc Drywall Screws to minimise any risk of thermal bridging.
Key facts

Choice of fixing systems
Achieve U-values down to 0.22
Gyproc TriLine is used to upgrade sound insulation
Linings provide early room comfort conditions
Services incorporated with minimum chasing

Airbourne sound insulation 60 Rw dB
Thermal performance 0.35-0.22 W/m2K

House Extensions ideas

House Extensions Ideas

House Extensions examples

1. Kitchen Extensions

kitchen extension london basic
A basic kitchen extension with pitched tiled roof and a roof window

kitchen extension london
Again, a kitchen extension in London,better materials, design, quality.

2. L shaped house extensions

L shaped home extension london
A well designed L shaped House Extension

L spahed house extension & kitchen extension
The view from the garden of an L shaped House Extension combined with a Kitchen Extension

3. Conservation Area – Listed Buildings House Extensions

Conservation area Listed building House Extensions
A typical House Extension for a Listed property – Conservation Area