High End Residential Trends - MBL - Main Contractor London



The high end residential refurbishment and construction sector in the UK continues to grow and so too do the trends within it. Building design, construction methods, materials and consumer preferences are all evolving at a rapid pace, making it an exciting time to be involved in the sector.

The high end residential refurbishment and construction sector in the UK continues to grow and so too do the trends within it. Building design, construction methods, materials and consumer preferences are all evolving at a rapid pace, making it an exciting time to be involved in the sector. As one of London’s leading Main Contractors, Michael Brady is at the forefront of developments in the high end residential construction sector.

Sustainable Construction
One of the latest trends in high end residential construction is the move towards more sustainable and eco-friendly construction. More and more high end residential construction projects are looking to use eco-friendly materials, as well as energy efficient construction methods in order to minimise the impact the project has on the environment. This is being driven by both government regulations and consumer demands, as well as the growing awareness of the impact our built environment has on the planet. As a result, we are seeing an increase in the use of sustainable materials such as cross-laminated timber, cork and recycled plastics. These materials are not only environmentally friendly, but also have unique aesthetic qualities that set them apart from traditional construction materials.

Modular Construction
Another significant trend is the increasing use of prefabrication and modular construction methods. This is particularly beneficial for high end residential projects where time is of the essence. Prefabrication is the process of manufacturing components of a structure in a factory setting and then assembling those components on-site. Modular construction is similar to prefabrication, but the components are assembled in a factory before being transported to the site. Both types of construction have long been popular in Europe and Japan, but are now starting to gain serious traction in the UK. There are a number of advantages to prefabrication and modular construction, including the fact that they can greatly reduce construction time. Keep up to date with our new modular construction build which we are starting in Gloucester Road in June 2022, which features two new high end residential apartments to be built on top of an existing 4 storey building.

Luxury Finishes
As the high end residential sector continues to grow, so too does the need to tailor projects to the specific needs and preferences of clients. We are therefore seeing an increase in the use of bespoke design and build services that aim to create unique living spaces that perfectly meet the needs of the client. There is also a growing trend for more high-end finishes and fittings in high end residential properties. This includes things like marble worktops, bespoke home offices, luxury built-in wardrobes and high-tech appliances. Homeowners are increasingly willing to invest in these types of items to create that luxurious feel in their home. 

Basement Construction
In London, space comes at a premium and many high-end residential construction projects will now involve basement construction or expansion as well as vertical and horizontal extensions to increase the footprint of buildings. The function of basements is varied and can be bespokely designed to meet the desires of the client. Some of the most spectacular basement designs include gym and spa facilities, swimming pools, private home cinemas and even underground clubs. Check out our stunning refurbishment of a Grade II listed building in Holland Park, which included the refurbishment of a basement with new gym facilities and a bespoke swimming pool. However, some clients prefer their high-end basement to feel like a natural extension of the rest of their home, which can be achieved through keeping design choices consistent with the rest of the property. These types of clients often want to utilise the added space for guest bedrooms or additional reception rooms for hosting. MBL have recently secured a new project in Belgrave Square for a high end residential refurbishment project, please keep an eye out for the updates.

Final Thoughts
The high end residential construction sector is an exciting and ever-changing sector. It is one that is constantly evolving to meet shifting regulations and the needs and preferences of discerning homeowners. With so many new and innovative trends emerging, it is an exciting time to be involved in the sector. Keep an eye on these developments by following us on LinkedIn and Instagram to ensure you are always up-to-date with the latest innovations.


MBL Appointed as Main Contractor for QPR Training Facility


As one of London’s leading Main Contractors and with many of our staff passionate supporters of Queens Park Rangers and the English Football League, Michael Brady Ltd are incredibly proud to announce we have been appointed as the Main Contractor for QPR’s new training ground facility in the London Borough of Hounslow.

High End Residential Trends - London Contractors - MBL


As a high end residential contractor in London, we’ve worked on many luxury refurbishment and construction projects over the last 30+ years. The sector is rapidly changing, with the recent pandemic having greatly influenced what clients prioritise and desire.
Below we’ve looked at five recent trends that we expect to continue throughout the rest of 2021 and beyond.  

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