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I took on the challenge of a full renovation project in early 2016 on a small two up two down period property from 1880 in an up and coming area. I decided to add a 4m pitched slate roof kitchen & bathroom extension, knock right through the whole of downstairs, re-wire, re-plumb and fully plaster. During the gutting process I approached three building companies for quotes on the extensive work required, I was happy to be left with works in a fairly raw state ready for carpentry, timber floor restoration & decoration by myself.
From the moment I met with project manager Paul I felt reassured SJ South East Construction Ltd were going to be the right team to work with. For extra reassurance I met with Steven, the MD on one of the sites they were currently working on and it was clear they were very professional and easily able to deliver my vision for the house. I was supplied with a detailed quotation then began the lengthy process of planning permissions, party walls & structural engineering. Due to poorly constructed extensions on either side bespoke foundations had to be designed and calculated using extensive steel beams. SJ South East Construction Ltd re-quoted a fair price and weren’t fazed by this new challenge and worked happily with my structural engineer and his plans.
Generally, I was very impressed by the whole team working in challenging conditions through winter on a very restricted site. Any snagging work I thought could be changed or improved was done when appropriate and communication throughout the whole process was excellent especially considering how busy this company is. I had a clear vision of how I wanted the renovation to look, bringing back the charm of a Victorian property that had been completely lost, and was so pleased the team made it happen. The brickwork and tiling were of an exceptional standard and they were able to install all my challenging non standard period style fixture and fittings.
I have already recommended them to friends and hope to have a loft renovation sometime in the future.
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