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Re: Full House refurb

Hi, I would start to think about the costs in four buckets: Professional Services (Architects, Party Wall Surveyors, Structural Engineer, etc), Prime Building Contractor, Kitchen/Cabinetry and then Fixtures and Fittings. As a very broad rule of thumb: Professional Services: 15%-20% of total project ...
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:14 am

Re: Basement recommendations

Hi CNmum, you are very welcome to come over to our home and look at our basement (albeit an under-garden basement) and we can talk you through how to maximise light for an under-house basement. You can also review our basement guide here https://ensoul.co.uk/london-guide-basement-extension/ All the ...
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Re: STRUCTURAL ENGINEER FOR SIDE RETURN EXTENSION

Hi, we work with Stuart Masterson from http://www.elitedesigners.co.uk/ a lot, they are excellent. Give them a call on 020 8785 4499.

If you need a good builder, i can make some recommendations as well.

All the best, Mike
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:13 am

Re: Basement extension

Hi, very good advice from Seb, we also have a useful Insurance check-list I can send if helpful, just email me mike@ensoul.co.uk and i will forward. All the best, Mike
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:10 am

Re: Recommendation great Bifoldable door supplier

Hi, we have used https://www.fgc.co.uk/ on several projects, they look stunning and work perfectly. Feel free to mention that we recommended them to you. All the best, Mike Lander, Ensoul
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am

Re: Kitchen planner and room layout design

Hi Menaminx and Urbanblossom, we are a local Architectural/Interior Design firm specialising in space planning and house renovation, happy to have a chat if helpful, all the best, Mike Lander, Director, Ensoul; 020 3637 0700 mike@ensoul.co.uk
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:44 am

Re: Basement companies

Hi, we are an independent Architectural Design practice specialising in basements in SW London and we know a lot of the local basement contractors, let me know if you'd like a chat about my views. Thanks, Mike
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:08 pm

Re: Kitchen companies - views on Blakes, Eclectic, Sola and others?

Hi, we have dealt with a number of the kitchen companies you mention and others, happy to have a conversation if it helps, mike@ensoul.co.uk Director, Ensoul
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Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 am

Re: Home renovation insurance

Hi Emily, email me if you want more information mike@ensoul.co.uk , I have written a guide to renovation's insurance and have some brokers you could talk to, all the best, Mike Lander, Director, Ensoul
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Mon May 21, 2018 10:01 am

Re: Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

This is a shocking situation and extremely distressing for the owners of all the properties concerned. I am not commenting on the cause of the fault, however, I will re-iterate the importance of engaging professional Architectural Designers/Project Managers from the outset on basement projects who c...
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am

Re: Typical cost of side/rear extension?

Hi Rachel, happy to have a chat if this is still relevant; i can give you some estimates over the phone based on the anonymised tenders we have run previously, all the best, Mike Lander, Director, Ensoul 020 3637 0700
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Tue May 08, 2018 11:34 am

Re: Recommendations for a good Structural Engineer Please :-)

Hi Souxie, as it is 3 boilers that need replacing, i would suggest you need a good heating engineer rather than Structural Engineer, is that correct? If so, i can recommend calling https://www.wpjheating.co.uk/ Hope this helps, Mike
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:35 pm

Re: Looking for reliable builder recommendation

Hi Boune, my recommendation based on many years of experience is "Get the whole design right first, work out the construction phases and then tender for builders last". It's very hard when there is a pressing (and wonderful) time pressure, but it is really important to take a methodical approach to ...
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Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:50 am

Re: Interior Designer

Hi Allierah, we did something very similar for a client in Putney recently. My advice is that you will need someone with the vision to create a one-of-a-kind design theme for the whole house including Mood Boards for each room. Then, they can specify in collaboration with you a schedule detailing al...
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:12 am

Re: Monitored alarm + keyholding: recommendations?

Hi, we work with a fantastic company who install home security alarms, fully monitored plus a key holding service, all our clients love the product (App enabled) and the quality of service. They also do IP cameras if required. Email me mike@ensoul.co.uk or call me 020 3637 0700 if you'd like their d...
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Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:41 am