Across Britain, over 600,000 buildings lie unused and unloved, and nearly a third of them are commercial.
With the high street changing, shops, post offices, pubs and banks are closing daily.
But all’s not lost. An alternative way to breathe life back into these local landmarks is to turn them into homes for the future, reducing the risk of them being demolished or snapped up by big developers.
Relaxations in planning laws have made it easier to repurpose commercial and agricultural buildings for domestic use.
Cornwall couple Richard and Sarah used their local Lloyds Bank – a Victorian Grade II listed building –
for twenty years before its doors closed and it was put up for auction.
Seeing the potential to turn it into a unique family home, the couple offered a sealed bid of £50,000 – and were truly astonished when they won.
And, excitingly, the duo chose our Antique Brass hardware, switches and sockets to bring the finishing touches to the renovation.
We’ll leave it to George to tell the full story…
Watch the episode online here to see our products in situ.