simply extensions, simply extend, london kitchen extensions, battersea builders... bamboozled!

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Postby NP1981 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:16 pm

Nappy valleyers...
I'm looking to do a wrap around kitchen extension and have some time pressure. lots of these names have had good reviews though all seem to be 5 years ago or so. Has anyone used any of these recently and care to share their experiences? I would be so grateful as it's all a bit overwhelming.
thank you in advance!
all the best
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Postby linda73 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:12 pm

Hi there,

I would recommend that you speak to GreenLife Contractors. They have great reviews and helped many in the SW areas.
Have a look at their projects http://www.greenlifecontractors.co.uk/.

Office: 0207 736 2006 Mobile: 07403455558

Good Luck :)
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Postby tooposhtopush » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:44 pm

Hi
All of the companies mentioned have been around a long time and have good reviews. I think the main issues with choosing a builder are that it's a naturally stressful process and that at some stage many people have fallen out with their contractors. This could be because the clients have changed the spec, they've been unclear in what they want or their builders have played a bit fast and loose.

The best advice I was given was to be really really really clear about what you want and get it in writing. Ask what happens when things go wrong and check if there are any sub-contractors involved. For example, if there is a problem, who do you sue or shout out? Some contractors do little more than pull together the various tradespeople so that when something does go wrong you don't have anyone to speak to.

Then I'd ask to see recent examples of their work. Go and see two or three and ask the homeowners what is was like. Also be really really clear about what the payment schedule and the completion schedule are like.

In my experience if both parties are reasonable (and the names you've mentioned seem to be the usual firms) and very clear about what they want then it'll be fine if quite stressy and messy.

Lastly, don't fall for the "new company so no bad feedback" trap - a lot of firms don't have bad reviews purely because they haven't been around long enough.

Hope that helps.

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Postby Timeout » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:28 pm

I can recommend Firfield. Contact was Mark - 07813 818 452. I have 3 kids and work full time so needed a company who would do everything from start to finish. We has no issues at all. PM me for more info.
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Postby NP1981 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:58 am

TPTP you sound like someone who has been through this all. Out of interest who did you use if so?
Thanks so much! NP X
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Postby NT1 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:56 am

Hi,

I would ceratinly recommend Hurlingham Developments who do full complete house refurbishments in SW London. If you speak to Andy on 07739 174360 and he will will be able to help out. He has some good recent projects that you can look at as well.

Hope that helps.

Nigel
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Postby FredM » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:59 pm

If anyone has any experience with Simply Extend, I would be interested. Thank you
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Postby pippa.joe » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:28 am

Hiya,

I really recommend Design & Build London (DBL). We had our double storey extension and full house renovation done by them in 2017 - Renis is great and provides you with a spreadsheet of costs - we stayed within the budget and they finished on time. All of their work has stood up and it cost less than we've heard others spend - It was an amazing experience, to be honest. PM me if you need more info, but here's the website

www.designandbuildlondon.com )

0203 3725 366
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Postby Rosie1ee » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:01 pm

Hey There,

We used Lenny @ Hamilton Walters for ours last year and I cant fault them. You deal direct with the owners which just felt better for us. We had a few larger companies come and quote but they just wasnt personal enough for us. Price and time scales where comptitive and their references all passed the test as they were able to invite me to one of thier on-going projects not far from our house, where I was able to speak to their client and get their view and experience working with them too.

02034883269
Info@hamiltonwalters.com

Hope this helps!
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Postby Mum2Monkey » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 am

We used Simply. Mostly good and would recommend. Couple of things I would have done differently. PM me if you would like.
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Postby CallyAnna » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:09 pm

Hi there- my husband runs a surveying practice and regularly recommends Hugh from SW Design and Build. He has been recommended on some of the SW Facebook groups too. If you are thinking about a wrap around extension, please do check out these blogs which you might find helpful:

https://www.calsurv.co.uk/surveyorsnote ... r-addition
https://www.calsurv.co.uk/surveyorsnote ... and-pounds
https://www.calsurv.co.uk/surveyorsnote ... -a-deposit
https://www.calsurv.co.uk/surveyorsnote ... all-awards
https://www.calsurv.co.uk/surveyorsnote ... e-addition

My husband wrote them in response to lots of clients asking him for top tips when it comes to builds. He would be happy to chat you through the whole process if it helps and of course, planning and party walls are his specialities. Paul 07920 804520 www.calsurv.co.uk - lots of 5* reviews on Google :-) 

Either way, good luck with it all.... x  :D
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Postby LauraSW » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:57 am

Hey there, we've used Plaster Fever for our kitchen extension and loft conversion and we cannot praise them enough. The director to look after our project personally from start to finish, and we are so happy with the finish, attention to details and it finished on time and budget. lu@plasterfever.com  -  www.plasterfever.com
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