A SAWBRIDGEWORTH building firm has joined forces with an Essex rival to try to beat the recession.
Regency Property Maintenance, based in Fairway, is working on a project in Stansted together with Braintree based Ashleaf Construction.
With the latest news from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors that the UK housing market remained flat in June, Regency director Simon Lee said: “It remains a tough time economically for many people. Therefore they’re quite rightly looking for business to adapt to the circumstances and offer new ways to get better deals.
“We know that because of the downturn many families across Bishop’s Stortford and Essex are considering not moving but instead ‘upgrading’ their home, which in turn will increase the value of their house.
“They’re looking for the best price, and business needs to continue to work hard to find ways to meet that demand.”
In Stansted, Regency and Ashleaf are bringing together more than 25 years’ of experience and know-how to turn a two-bedroom house with two bathrooms into a three-bed with three bathrooms. The conversion includes a new staircase, a large dormer window and the rebuilding of an outside wall in three months.
“By coming together and using our experience, not only do local people get the best services, they get the best price as we join together and cut overheads,” said Mr Lee.
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