A practical and determined Michael Shanly embarked on his housebuilding career in 1969 aged just 24. He bought a semi-detached house in Pinner to refurbish for approximately £3,000. He installed a heating system and then sold it for more money. With the money from the resale, Michael purchased some land on Love Lane, Pinner which he built his first property on.
"My passion for property began in the 1960s working in central heating and welding. For some reason I have always had great attention to detail and have always wanted to find solutions to problems. I guess this led me to go out on my own and work in the complicated but gratifying world of property."
Right: Our very first home in Pinner, Middlesex.