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by LWade
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Typical cost of side/rear extension?
Replies: 20
Views: 3748

Re: Typical cost of side/rear extension?

Hi, I do this for a living and have completed about 15 similar projects. I would say about £65k as a guide price based on my Victorian terrace houses all in the Wandsworth and Tooting area. Why don’t you call the guys who work on all my projects, Clive is the main contact on 07966 476862. They can t...
by LWade
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Recommendations for In-expensive Architect or Alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 1279

Re: Recommendations for In-expensive Architect or Alternative?

Hi Emily My houses in Tooting have all had refurbishments, side returns and loft extensions as I buy them to then subsequently rent them out. I have completed over 15 projects like this and have used Aarx design who are the company that my builders use. I have to be quite budget conscious and they h...
by LWade
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Mid range kitchen company recommendation requested
Replies: 8
Views: 1697

Re: Mid range kitchen company recommendation requested

I’ve used Howden s and Magnet trade are also really good value for money. They have to be durable for rental properties as well as looking nice. Do you have a good kitchen fitter who can make sure that the kitchen is properly fitted - it’s pretty key,
by LWade
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Extending existing loft conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Extending existing loft conversion

I have Some knowledge on your question about lofts not being fully converted as I have completed several loft extension on my buy to let properties. Try my builder Clive on 07966 476862 as I know he’s been doing loft conversions in the area for many years and he’s problem seen many problems like thi...
by LWade
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Loft Conversion Advice Request
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Re: Loft Conversion Advice Request

Hi, I've posted a message I think after Xmas about a company that I have used many times before on my buy to let loft onversions and also side returns. They have always given me very competitive prices/quotes in the past and I've always been pleased with their standard of work. Not sure how far down...
by LWade
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Kitchen side return
Replies: 6
Views: 1346

Re: Kitchen side return

Hi.Sorry I've been offline over Xmas and only back onto Nappyvalley this week! I have a lot of experience in side returns and also loft conversions as I own a buy to let portfolio in Wandsworth and Tooting. I've completed ten conversions, most with side returns to date. It's pretty straight forward ...
by LWade
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Holiday inspiration
Replies: 10
Views: 2652

Re: Holiday inspiration

Pine Cliffs in Portugal is always recommended to me. Martinal is okay but very windy beach and freezing sea and our children didn't like it at all. Sami covers off everything which is why it's so popular. The Sami beach club and Sami hotel are the best priced and also close to all the amenities or l...
by LWade
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Recommendations for building work!
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Recommendations for building work!

Hi. I refurb houses is Tooting for a living so have lots of experience on this one! I always use the same company - have used Clive on 07966476862 and his team of builders for all my projects. I have to be very tight on my build budget and I haven't found builders that beat their prices as yet. This...
by LWade
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Any tips ahead of a basement conversion next door?
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Re: Any tips ahead of a basement conversion next door?

You must use a party wall agreement company.
I've used Jason Hughes at www.thepartywallcompany.co.uk. Do not let them start without one!!
by LWade
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Kitchen fitter and builder recommendation
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Re: Kitchen fitter and builder recommendation

It might be worth giving my builders a call as they are in charge of all of my kitchen refurbishments with my houses in SW London. Clive is in charge of the builders and they are all polite and lovely people to work with. Try 07966476862 and mention that they came recommended - it might help you get...
by LWade
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Looking for a trusted design & build team in Wimbledon!
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Looking for a trusted design & build team in Wimbledon!

Hi Linda. Sorry for late reply and I'm sure you have found someone by now but we always use the same company as they handle all plans, party wall agreements,, building regs etc as we do not have the time to coordinate this ourselves and we trust them 100%. Clive is in charge of the building work and...
by LWade
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Loft extension - Shaftesbury Estate
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: Loft extension - Shaftesbury Estate

I've just completed a project like this on a standard mid terrace house. The loft conversion that you're describing cost me approx 35k all in and to lower the ceilings you might need to factor 8-10k. If you want to get a detailed price it might be better to call a builder out to get a quote. Our bui...
by LWade
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: House and Garden
Topic: Builder Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Re: Builder Recommendations

Hi, it sounds like you have all the plans and structural calculations and are ready to go which is a great starting point for getting an accurate detailed quote. I have used the same company for all of the refurbished, loft extensions, kitchen side returns and bathroom/kitchen installations on my po...
by LWade
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Books for the beach?
Replies: 15
Views: 2926

Re: Books for the beach?

I have just read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - it's definitely a holiday read and a really good good page turner. My fave all time holiday read has to be Cloud Atlas just an amazingly well written book.
by LWade
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Got a Question?
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good photographer?
Replies: 23
Views: 5078

Re: Can anyone recommend a good photographer?

We have just used Millie Pilkington and we're thrilled with the results. Worth having a look at her website. She photographed the royal wedding but her pricing was competitive and very pleased with the results indeed.