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With a team consisting of hands-on, experienced surveyors, IGL is better able to advise on the ability of a building to accept the desired alterations or modifications.

Our experience allows us to make better informed judgments on issues relating to the building condition and ways in which it can be altered. 

Where necessary, specialists are consulted and IGL take their opinions into account as part of the design solution. 

We are unashamedly pragmatic and our experience of previous projects together with our knowledge allows us to provide good cost estimates which help Client's to consider the financial feaisbility of each scheme. In this way, the client’s business needs are applied to the building in question.

IGL’s solutions have been shown to work over time and we pride ourselves on developing detailed specifications of work which repeatedly to add value for the client.

From the experience of individuals and repeated involvement in the refurbishment field, IGL has built up a reliable cost library and knowledge. IGL produce highly detailed drawings, specifications and other contract documents which help to give Clients good cost accuracy while ensuring works are completed to high specifications.

As IGL monitor the progress of each project closely, Clients receive reliable cost reports throughout all the stages of a project.

We also understand that the choice of an informed refurbishment contractor to the project team is vital to the successful outcome of such a project.

We are pleased to be able to support Client's through the tendering process to advise on Contractor selection for each project.


Client: Private

Value: £560k

Programme: 56 Weeks

IGL were able to assist this client in the conversion and refurbishment of an obsolete church building. The client wanted to be able to utilise the building to provide charitable accommodation.

IGL were able to agree a design to meet their desired needs, obtain the necessary statutory consents for the preferred solution. 


We then developed a tender package and obtained costs in a difficult market which unfortunately exceeded the Client budget. 

Aware of this, we were able to introduce some value engineering to the design and a Contractor was appointed in May 2022. 

Despite uncovering some additional works throughout the strip-out phase, we helped to make savings in other aspects to minimise the impact of additional costs for the project.

The end result is a re-used building which has been extensively repaired to provide, warm, dry, safe spaces for the occupants with good quality facilities for them to utilise. 


Client: Muir Group Housing Association

Value: £900k

Programme: 32 Weeks

IGL assisted Muir Group Housing Association in the refurbishment of their existing stock of timber framed bungalows at Montrose Close.

Understanding the clients requirements to bring these buildings up to a min' EPC rating of C while aiming to consider future decarbonisation schemes, we developed a solution to replace the external envelope with a new insulated cavity construction together with modern fenestration to help make an immediate improvement to the yearly running costs of these properties. 

The success of the project, positive feedback from tenants and smooth running of the site by the contractor (Frank Rogers), meant the project has been extended across the site.

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Client: The Salvation Army

Value: £1.6m

Programme: 26 Weeks

A complex scheme requiring the retained 32 residents bedrooms and accommodation to be maintained during the contract period.

The building is a mature stone and rendered structure under a well-built Westmorland green slate roof, with several very large rooms, which we designed around.  Excavations proved to be more complex even after trial holes, a layer of soft peat was found at 1200mm depth requiring additional excavation and concrete backfill.

The central narrow link corridor was constructed of steel and framed internally/externally, whilst the two-storey dining/lounge extensions were traditionally constructed.  Large folding doors to each storey and additional electric roof lights have added to the light and airy feel of the new lounges and dining rooms.  24 en-suite shower rooms were added along with an emergency sleep-over room over two floors. Lowered ceilings were introduced to improve sound insulation between bedrooms


A new entrance canopy, laundry, visitor car parking, and extensive external hard and soft landscaping were introduced with an internal courtyard including artificial grass and raised planters, giving a secure and safe environment for the residents.

Covid measures and restrictions, both within the home and the various main and sub-contractor organisations slowed down and extended the contract period, however, the home is now in full use and many of the residents are changing their room into the refurbished altered site. The link corridor now provides the residents and staff with a safe and secure route of travel to 2/3rd of the original home, cutting down on waiting times.

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Client: Reside with Progress Housing Group

Value: £103k

Programme: 16 Weeks

We have assisted Progress in their purchase and adaptation of numerous residential properties across the country. 

Initially, we inspect the property and advise the client on remedial repairs required as well as give indicative costs for adaptation works. This helps them in understanding the overall financial feasibility of the project prior to purchase. 

If they choose to go ahead with the purchase, IGL then develop a complete tender package and assist the client through to the completion of the works, ensuring that costs are controlled as closely as possible while aligning to the strict requirements of each end user. 

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In this particular property, external grounds were greatly improved so that they can be utilised by the end-user, while boundaries were replaced for added security.

Internally, a complete strip out was undertaken, with suspended timber floors levelled throughout before the property was fitted with a new kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms and living space. 

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