Internal house refurbishment (+ plumbing/electrics) - Restoration & Refurbishment job in Clapham Junction, South London

  • Location
    Clapham Junction
  • Trade
    Restoration & Refurbishment
  • Posted
    208 days ago by andrei_11
  • Hired

Job description

  • Property owner
  • Full refurb including new kitchen, bathroom and/or structural work

Customer description

I am the property owner, it needs no structural work which requires building permissions, but otherwise it is full refurbishment inside (I have detailed drawings from the architect and from the engineer). A complete list of works is below:

  • Building a porch
  • Removal of chimney at all levels (making good to all floor joists, ceiling joists, roof rafters, roof tiles)
  • Removal of a wall between living room and kitchen and between bath and toilet on the first floor
  • New shower room (shower and toilet on the ground floor)
  • New plumbing (fitting a new boiler, gas pipe and cylinder and main pipe; plumbing for a new shower room on a ground floor and a bathroom on the first floor; plumbing for kitchen; fitting 7 new radiators with thermostat; gas safety certificate)
  • New electrical wiring throughout the house including 25 white plastic double sockets, power supply for 7 kitchen appliances, 20 lights (white pendant or spotlight), 14 switches, new consumer unit, running new cables for heating, running new cables for fire and heat alarm, running new cables for future loft (for sockets, lights and fire alarm), running new cables for future kitchen extension (for sockets, lights) and supplying an electric certificate
  • Removing lining paper from walls and ceilings, skim palstering them, painting walls, ceilings and woodwork
  • Fitting parquet floorboards throughout the house, including staircase, fitting new skirting boards, tiling in bathroom/ kitchen


Feedback for Ion Soceanu

I was looking for a crew to refurbish a house in the SW11 area, which needed remake top to bottom, building a porch, full electrical rewiring and building a second bathroom. I had fixed budget and tight timelines, as we were hoping to move in time for the start of the school year. I was recommended a couple of builders, however all of them quoted above my budget and were not sure, whether they will be able to complete the work on time.

I then went to post a job at the MyBuilder website and John was one of the first respondents, who called me to discuss the project. We agreed to meet at the property soon after and having discussed my requirements he was able to offer me the price within my budget and commit to the timelines I indicated.

I am pleased to confirm that John has fulfilled our contract in full, delivering top quality work within the budget we agreed and within our timelines, i.e. we were able to move in just in time for the start of the school year. The work delivered by John was top quality, he was very attentive to our needs, flexible to accommodate any changes in specifications throughout the project and, most importantly, very transparent about the work he did, advising us on how to meet our requirements in the most optimal way and never cutting corners. His crew are very friendly and professional. During this project we developed a very good working relationship and we will certainly look to engage John in any future projects. Highly recommend!