Side return and basement conversion

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ChloeValley
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Side return and basement conversion

Postby ChloeValley » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:07 pm

Hi everyone,
I really need tips and help in choosing the company that will take on our project. If anyone could give me reviews on companies they worked with I would really appreciate it! Anyone worked with "APT Renovation", the architect "Davide Di Martino ", "Estbury", "Nightingale Design and built", "Battersea Builders", "Lifestyle design and built", "Simbiosi Architects", "studio rose", "Clara Bee", "Boyarsky Murphy Architects"?
Should i get the architect and builders separately? Do I need an interior designer?
The project consist in doing a side return extension and a basement conversion in Clapham junction area.
Thank you for reading!

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby andy@runprojects » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:35 am

Hi Chloe,

That sounds like an exciting project!

We are independent project managers for residential building projects and can help you through every stage of your project.

We'd be more then happy to meet you for a coffee and talk you through all your options (including designers, processes, builders etc).

Thanks,
Andy

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby Seb » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:50 pm

Hi
My take is this:

APT Renovation no idea
Davide Di Martino no idea
Estbury excellent but tend to do bigger projects, this sounds too small
Nightingale Design and build: heard good things
Battersea Builders: no idea
Lifestyle design and built: no idea
Simbiosi Architects", "studio rose': no idea
Clara Bee: heard good things
Boyarsky Murphy Architects": no idea

Should i get the architect and builders separately? Do I need an interior designer?


It depends on budget. I would get a designer to quote and show you what they can do and do the same for the builder and see if you think the margin is worth it

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby brigittehalliday » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:27 am

Hi there

I have just recommended Jon Cash a local building and construction firm for another smaller project but yours is completely up his street. Based in Sutton Jon and his team work in SW London. Importantly they Design and Build. They specialise in residential properties. Jon is straight forward, he will give you good advice about the project and he is of course reliable. Please contact him on 07590 260 051 020 3627 0051. Good luck and best wishes
Brigitte

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby ChloeValley » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:09 am

Hi Seb,
Thanks a lot for your advices.
I was wandering regarding Estbury, they are two separate companies; one for basement and the other one called Estbury designs which does side return extensions. Any comments on them? Just in case I end up doing the side return only...

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby Seb » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:22 am

Have only heard good things about Estbury - my understanding was they were more about larger projects like basements but I could be wrong.

They've been around a very long time which, in itself, is a pretty good recommendation.

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby this_is_cat » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:01 pm

"I was wandering regarding Estbury, they are two separate companies; one for basement and the other one called Estbury designs which does side return extensions. Any comments on them? Just in case I end up doing the side return only..."

I don't think this is quite right - Estbury does basements and the actual building work leaving you a concrete shell, and Estbury Designs does the fit out of shell to make it livable

I too have only heard excellent things about them, and the owner/manager is a very nice and straight-talking man

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby ChloeValley » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:21 pm

Thank you both for your explanations. I really appreciate it!

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby Ensoul.co.uk » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:15 pm

Hi Chloe, have a look at our blog posts on basements here https://www.ensoul.co.uk/blog/ I hope they are useful. If you would like a further discussion, please do not hesitate to call me on 020 3637 0700.

Best regards, Mike Lander, Director, Ensoul

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby millymoo » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:24 am

PASK London. I don't have any affiliation with them but we did a full renovation and basement excavation and remain very happy with the work.

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby BethellProjects » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:45 am

Hi Chloe,

This is exactly what we do at Bethell Projects!

We are a project management company who have contracted builders and architects who we work with.

We are therefore able to help you with the whole process from, planning applications and design, to making sure we are on schedule and finally dressing and purchasing soft furnishings etc.

We have carried out many projects locally and have lots of clients who are always happy speak to people regarding prospective projects.

Take a look at our website to check out some of our projects and feel free to email Rebecca on info@bethellprojects.co.uk if you would like to arrange for a free consultation.



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Best Wishes

Michelle

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby ChloeValley » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:50 pm

Hi!
There is also "The Painthouse" interiors (they have a shop on northcote Road. Anyone heard of them?

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby Emma Green Design » Tue May 02, 2017 3:10 pm

HI Chloe,

I am a local interior designer specialising in residential projects of any size. I am currently working with some local clients who are extending their side return and am able to recommend good builders and also basement specialists.

I'm based in SW11 and I have many local references. I'm also a Registered Interior Designer, being a Full Member of the professional governing body for interior designers in the UK (the British Institute of Interior Design).

I would very much welcome the chance to discuss your project with you, so please don't hesitate to give me a call (020 7738 0637), email (emma@emmagreendesign.com) or message back.

For further information please do visit:
- my website - at http://www.emmagreendesign.com
- my Houzz profile - http://www.houzz.co.uk/pro/emmagreendes ... een-design
- my BIID profile - http://biid.org.uk/member/emma-green

Regards,
Emma

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby catfish72 » Tue May 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Hi Chloe, i would highly recommend APT Renovation Ltd.

They did my project. I was very happy with their work.

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Re: Side return and basement conversion

Postby IrenaP » Wed May 03, 2017 8:13 pm

Boyarsky Murphy has a really good reputation in the architectural world.

When choosing an architect always check to make sure they are on the Architects Registration Board register - which means they are qualified to practice.


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