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A vision in white

Build It’s former diary contributors George and Rosie Woods reveal how their substantial home renovation project has totally transformed three dilapidated one-bedroom flats into a family-friendly forever home

THE WOODS FILE

NAMES George & Rosie Woods

OCCUPATIONS Communications consultant & trainer

LOCATION North London

TYPE OF BUILD Renovation & extension

STYLE Victorian house with contemporary interiors

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Brick & block

PROPERTY COST £1.2m

BOUGHT February 2013

HOUSE SIZE 232m²

PROJECT COST £310,000

PROJECT COST PERM2 £1,336

TOTAL COST £1.5m

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED October 2013

BUILDING WORK TOOK 48 weeks

George and Rosie specified a crisp white render to give the house’s facade a new lease of life
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