We are Martin and Sarah Rapley from Refurbishment Masterclass, offering expert-led one-day events and further support to give you confidence and reassurance when carrying out your refurbishment and development projects.

Using our 30+ years of experience in the property and construction industry we provide a full range of services including:

  • Training (online and one day events)
  • Mentoring
  • Developer Support
  • Project Management & Construction Consultancy

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Our Courses

Online Refurbishment Masterclass

Get lifetime access for just £197

  • How to make money from defects
  • Templates to help sequence your works
  • How to cost the works and manage your budget
  • Specifications made Easy
  • The Secret to working with Builders
  • Top Tips to getting the most out of your property

Introduction to Refurbishments

Dates for 2019 TBA

  • Sourcing the correct property to refurbish
  • Understanding defects and how to repair them
  • How to put together an accurate budget
  • Writing specifications
  • Working with Builders
  • Find out how to save money on your next refurbishment
  • Learn about the experts you need to work with

HMO Conversions

  • Sourcing the correct property to convert to an HMO
  • Our top tips for getting the most out of your property
  • Templates to help sequence your works
  • How to cost the works and manage your budget
  • Putting together a specification
  • How to work with your builder
  • Getting your HMO ready for tenants
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Flat Conversions

  • Exploring the potential of your property to maximise profit
  • Planning Permission & Building Control
  • Employing the correct specialists
  • Writing bullet proof specifications
  • Advice for working with larger builders
  • Our 30 point checklist to help you with your project
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Meet the Speakers

Hosted by Kent pin hosts Sarah and Martin Rapley

Husband and Wife team, Martin & Sarah Rapley, are the hosts of Kent pin meeting. They have more than 12 years’ experience as landlords and following attending Simon Zutshi’s Property Mastermind Programme they have expanded their portfolio using various strategies including Development, lease options and buying below market value.

Martin first became interested in property whilst working for a building contractor during the school summer holiday, two years later he took a job with a London based contractor and trained to become a Quantity Surveyor. In 2000 he started managing the whole construction process and now provides a full Project Manager service to clients all over the country.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry Martin likes to pass on his knowledge and experience to others explaining things in down to earth English with no jargon.

Paul Merrison

Paul Merrison sadly passed away in June 2016 shortly after we ran the first Refurbishment Masterclass course together. He was a great family man and he left behind him a wife and two children.

Paul was well known for always helping people on their journey. He approached us towards the end of 2015 because he believed we should be sharing our knowledge and experience through a training course. He wanted to help but didn’t know what he could bring to the partnership – it was typical of Paul to not understand the value of his input and experience. We had previously tried to create a training course on our own and without success, what we needed was Paul’s enthusiasm, creativity, knowledge, fun and encouragement to make it work. So that’s what we did, with Paul’s help we made it work and produced a training course to help property investors manage their refurbishments.

We (Martin and Sarah) considered it a privilege to call Paul our friend, mentor and business partner. Paul was always great fun to be around with his huge smile and often loud shirts and jackets. We had so much fun on our first course and had big plans for the future. Everything Refurbishment Masterclass does from today, everyone we help, will be as a result of Paul and we dedicate this business to his memory.

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