Builders for a loft conversion

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Builders for a loft conversion

Postby drigolina » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:26 pm

Hi, I am looking to do a loft conversion and a full house remodelling.
Who can recommend a good company? (London SW)
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

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

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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby Mum2Monkey » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:53 pm

We used simply lofts and they were pretty good. All depends on which builders they bring in. PM me if you want more details
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Postby JayneS » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:43 pm

Do not use Beaumont Builders. Once job has finished didnt want to know about a leaking roof. Washed hands of it and comments were "could be a million reasons why there is a stain on the ceiling" this after I told the owner it was pouring with rain and the water was dripping through. Obviously accusing me of lying!! I guess they got their money and that's it!!
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby joshuaquinn » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:30 am

Hi

Give APT Renovation a call on 0207 223 6417.
They have completely renovated our house - highly recommended.

Check their website or just call them to get a free site visit.
http://www.aptrenovation.co.uk/

Good luck!
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Postby LWade » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:14 pm

Deutsche lofts and extensions have always done our renovation and loft conversions. They are always the best price by a mile and very decent people to work with. Happy for them to show you some of the many properties of mine that they've worked on over the last couple of years. I've recommended to friends who have been equally impressed. Call the main chap Clive on 07966 476862 - they are very good on general advice such as party walks too (which can be confusing if you're new to it). Best of luck with it all, choosing builders is tricky and you are right to ask for advice.
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Postby Sally Pettitt » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:15 pm

Jayne Sheek wrote:Do not use Beaumont Builders. Once job has finished didnt want to know about a leaking roof. Washed hands of it and comments were "could be a million reasons why there is a stain on the ceiling" this after I told the owner it was pouring with rain and the water was dripping through. Obviously accusing me of lying!! I guess they got their money and that's it!!
Beaumont Building Ltd have done 2 complete house renovations for me and they did a fantastic job. Great team, great finish. Completed on time and on budget.

I was so surprised to see your comments that I contacted the owner to let him know and he informed me that he did not do the work for you. The works were carried out for the previous owners over four years ago.

So to post comments like you have are a little bit underhand.

I would recommend Beaumont Building very highly as I have done over he last five years since using them.
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Postby HR2611 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:36 pm

Hi, I used Doran Bros last year for a loft conversion and internal reconfiguration and was really happy with their work. I was also really happy with them as I was expecting my son and they worked really hard to get as much as possible finished before he arrived, were very helpful throughout the process and have returned fairly promptly to deal with a couple of snagging issues that arose. Good luck with your works!
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby SomethingForKate » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Please, please, please do not use Simply Loft/ Build London / South London Lofts - it's the same company and they are simply awful!

We went with them as they do run many projects and gave a competitive price. But from the second we'd signed on the dotted line, they were a complete nightmare. People came and went as and when, communication was poor, they don't cover over the roof properly so we had leaks, they built our space too small and we had to fight for them to correct it, they left the project for weeks on end with no one turning up, they used poor quality materials and tradesmen and continually made errors that needed patching up.

I could go on and on and on about the nightmare that was our summer last year but it pains me to see another Build London project already underway on our street and the same things happening.

Choose anyone else. Anyone!

SFK
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby NT1 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:04 pm

Hi,

I would recommend Hurlingham Developments based in Fulham. They have their own in house teams so they can compete on price. They have some good examples of work to show you and cover SW London. Contact Andy On 07739 174360. www.hurlinghamdevelopments.co.uk. Theyve been established about 20 years.

Hope that helps.

Nigel T
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby Molly_D » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:05 am

Hi.
We recently just had a loft conversion and a full refurb completed in June this year by Unique Design & Build Ltd. Couldn't be more happier. Emmet and his team were so helpful and made us feel at ease through the whole process. Have a look at their website:
http://uniquedesignandbuild.co.uk/.

Best of luck.
Molly :)
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby Mum_in_London » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Sally Pettitt wrote:
Jayne Sheek wrote:Do not use Beaumont Builders. Once job has finished didnt want to know about a leaking roof. Washed hands of it and comments were "could be a million reasons why there is a stain on the ceiling" this after I told the owner it was pouring with rain and the water was dripping through. Obviously accusing me of lying!! I guess they got their money and that's it!!
Beaumont Building Ltd have done 2 complete house renovations for me and they did a fantastic job. Great team, great finish. Completed on time and on budget.

I was so surprised to see your comments that I contacted the owner to let him know and he informed me that he did not do the work for you. The works were carried out for the previous owners over four years ago.

So to post comments like you have are a little bit underhand.

I would recommend Beaumont Building very highly as I have done over he last five years since using them.
We are currently using Beaumont Building for our top to bottom renovation and extension. We went through an extensive tender selection, went to see his recent finished work and chose them based on their track record of high finish and being on time and on budget. He was also recommended by our Architect. So far we have received excellent communication, quality of work and politeness from everyone who works on site. I'll post another update once the work is complete but thought I would respond to this thread because the comment seems very unfair considering they didn't actually do the initial work.
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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby KarolinaHernandez » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:34 am

Hi there fellow mummies!
Just thought it may be useful to write about things to consider when choosing a builder. I am project manager in a design and build company in SW London and thought I’d share a few pointers, the list is by no means exhaustive!!

1) Past projects
Have they completed work that is similar to what you’re looking for? Have they got photographs they could share with you or even better references from their past clients? Can you speak to the clients?

2) Current Projects
How many projects are they currently running? Also vs. their scale. Is it a one-man band operation? Normally builders would have more than one project on the go for cash flow purposes, are there perhaps sites you could visit?

3) Health & Safety
Not an obvious one but this really separates the wheat from the chaff. What’s their attitude towards health & safety of their team? It speaks volumes when a company makes it a priority to look after the safety of their team, as it shows their professionalism and respect towards their employees. Especially important if you’re planning to live in the house during the works taking place and have little ones to worry about!

4) Contracts
Very often builders don’t want to sign one and I really think you should to protect yourself! They don’t have to be JCT, if you find those confusing. FMB has a really easy to understand yet effective one you could sign.

5) Who will be overseeing the project?
Will it be ‘The Builder’ himself? Does the company employ project/site managers? How easy is it to get in touch with them? Will there be weekly meetings?

6) Extra work
9 times out of 10 there are extra things to do on site! It’s probably a good idea to ask the builder exactly how those are billed and have a record of all extra work in an email (on that, how good is your builder on email? You want to deal with somebody that can be reached not just on the phone so you have a record of what was discussed).

7) Cost
I put it at the end as in my job I’ve heard some real horror stories! My advice to you would be to go for the best builder you can afford, not the cheapest! I often hear that we’ve missed out on a project to someone cheaper only to be asked to quote for rectifying their shoddy work
months later!

That’s all that springs to mind off the top of
my head but if you have any specific questions you can just get in touch with me, hope this helps! Good luck with your projects! :)
Kind regards,
Karolina


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Postby Vanda123 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:17 pm

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Re: Builders for a loft conversion

Postby MichaelS » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:31 pm

Hi all,

I am a local developer and carry out a lot of client work as well as my own projects in the SW areas. I'm more than happy to show recent works and can provide references from clients and estate agents. We provide the whole package, architect, builder, party wall surveyor and interior design and full project management. If anyone would like further details or advice. Please drop me a line.

Michael