Practical information

ALTERATIONS TO YOUR APARTMENT  

As per the lease any physical changes to the structure of your apartment require prior approval and permission from CREM (the landlord).  

Some alterations which may seem minor might in fact seriously affect the structural performance of the building including fire safety and the spread of fire

Please email David Broome at HML:

for information on how to apply for permission to proceed.

You will need to ensure that your project programme provides time to allow for your plans to be reviewed and approved prior to the works commencing. 

Physical changes include altering the layout, removal of any internal walls, replacement of water pipes, heating systems and electrical circuits as well as the re-laying of flooring.  New flooring requires approved sound deadening underlay in order to insulate against the transmission of noise - a particularly important requirement for residential buildings.  This does not apply to merely renewing carpeting.  

Remember to make arrangements with your Concierge for contractor access and parking, and to advise your contractor that they must use the goods lift.  Loan of a lift hold key is available from your Concierge.

Noisy works

Noise from apartment alterations is only permitted between the hours of 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday and between 9am and 12 pm on Saturdays.  Please be a considerate neighbour.  Notify your neighbours of your plans and please keep excessive noise to a few scheduled hours.  Please also ensure that your contractors clean up after themselves in the lobby, lift and car park areas.