Refined Renovations

  • Full back to brick 3 bed Refurb. Everything needs doing

    Rob at Refined Renovations was very professional and reliable. It was a large detached house full refurbishment and the job has been completed to an excellent standard, on time and on budget. Rob kept me informed of progress every step of the way and sent regular updates including pictures so I didn't have to visit site too often. Rob's quote was very accurate and the only variations to it were spec choice changes by me. The finishing is top drawer with multiple custom pieces throughout the house. The biggest testament to Rob's work was that the house sold within a couple of weeks at full asking price. 10/10 would recommend and use again.

  • Renovation work

    Rob was excellent, very friendly, trustworthy and hardworking. He took great care in all the work he did and we were very pleased with the job. He went up and above as we continued to add to the list of things we wanted done and he always obliged. We have already had rob back to give us quotes for yet more work we want to do and would definitely recommend him.

  • Whole property renovation

    Outstanding service from start to finish. Would highly recommend.

  • Kitchen Refurbishment and General Building Work

  • Fit a Howdens kitchen including plumbing & electrics.

    Can’t fault Rob at all. Gave us a fair quote, started when he said he would and kept me informed every step of the way. Absolute perfectionist - which satisfied my eye for detail. Did a lot of extras for us along the way as well, Including fitting a new shower enclosure for us when we had a leak. Gave me a lot of sound advice and got on with him very well. A friend of his (Nick) did the flooring for us and he was also great. Will definitely be using Rob again for future work. Thanks Rob 👍

  • Kitchen diner conversion

    We have hired Rob to take on our kitchen diner knock through and under the stairs toilet job. It was very easy to contact Rob and he met up with us numerous times prior to the work going ahead to discuss the quote and all specific details of the job in hand. Rob was always very patient and professional, and on time! We have decided to go on a holiday while the main structural work was taking place and I would advice anyone to do the same if they have an opportunity to do so, as the job is a big one to live through in the house, Again Rob was great in keeping us informed about the progress of the knock through with daily messages and photos shared through the social media. He made sure to run anything unexpected that came up past us first, nothing was done without our knowledge first. All the other tradesmen that worked alongside of Rob were also very polite, efficient and skilled. The actual job was completed to a very high standard with an option for our own input as the build was progressing, nothing was too much trouble. Rob is just about to finish our conversion and we are more than happy with how the whole thing looks and worked out, including budget and time keeping. I am sure that we will ask Rob to come back for any other jobs in the future. Five stars to this builder from us!

  • Knock through and skim ceilings

    Asked Rob if he would come and give me a quote for a knock through in my back bedroom and re-plaster 2 ceilings. After arranging a date and time for him to come around and quote which i have to say was very good compared to 2 other quotes i had he arrived on time as arranged. This man is a star i have to say. I have had other plasterers and trades to do work in my house but Rob's work is second to none. He is so precise and neat. He cleans up as he goes along and is neat and tidy.He is so polite, actually answers his phone and messages when you contact him (not like other trades people who just ignore you ) He also did a plumbing job for me in my bathroom as i asked him last minute but nothing is too much trouble for him. Don't hesitate to contact Rob. I have found a good hardworking tradesman who i will contact in future for any jobs that i need doing. Thank you Rob.

  • Quote for works at house we are looking to buy

    We asked Rob to quote for some potential work we might need doing at a house we were interested in buying - mainly to understand the detail of what would need doing and what the cost would be. Rob came round and gave us very valuable advice on what would be possible, and a detailed, thorough estimate which was really useful for helping us decide how to proceed. We ended up not buying the house so the work did not proceed, but I wouldn't hesitate to hire Rob in future.

  • Full refurb 3 bed terraced property L13

    Rob has met the brief and exceeded my expectations significantly. Rob has expertly project managed the refurb project end to end but also advised and guided me through as a remote investor. The quality of finish is exceptional and I couldn’t be happier.
    The refurb includes full clear out and stripping of the house, full rewire and plumbing, installation of gas central heating (gas connection managed by cadent), full replaster, structural adjustments to create open plan living downstairs (2 walls removed), wc/bathroom knocked through to create new bathroom, new bathroom fitted, new kitchen fitted with bespoke solid oak worktops, new windows throughout installed by rob, patio doors at the back, original floor boards sanded and oiled throughout, full property decorated with new skirting boards installed. All in all a full refurb.
    Great job Rob - looking forward to the next project 👍

  • Home refurbishment

    Complete renovation of a 4 bedroom detached house.

    Words fail to express how delighted I am with the work undertaken by Rob Clarke (Refined Renovation). His trade skills and workmanship are of the highest standards, and emulated by the specialist tradesmen he professionally managed on-site. He had great vision and was able to offer sound advice to enhance my plans and the practical use of living and storage areas. He was always punctual, provided regular updates on progress, and all work was inspected and certified in accordance with building regulations.

    For this project the property was stripped back to the bare brickwork to accommodate a new layout, upstairs and down. Structurally this included removing walls to create a kitchen-diner, create a new stairwell and installing new stairs, new external door openings (including bi-folds), new electrics and plumbing throughout, bathroom, ensuite, fitted kitchen, ceilings, plastering, installation and the list goes on. This was a complete renovation, and then some, in every sense.

    I consider myself lucky to have had Rob renovate my family home. Rob was the ultimate professional; diligent, industrious and a great eye for detail. You will be hard pushed to find a more competent builder.

    Rob – many thanks.

  • Refurb

  • Bathroom restore

    Rob renovated two bathrooms for us and has done various smaller jobs since. He has excellent attention to detail and takes his time to make sure a job is perfect. We're very happy with the finished result and would recommend him to others.

  • bathroom fitting

    Robert has been a great help with our bathroom refurbishment. He dedicated much time to ensure we had the right items for the job along with advising us on decorations and finishing touches.

    Robert worked very hard on our bathroom in challenging conditions, always on time and promptly responded to all my emails and texts.

    Overall we are very satisfied with Robert's work and will happily re-employ him for bathrooms or kitchens jobs in the future.

  • wetroom

    Reliable, hard worker and very competitive pricing. Will definitely be using Robert for all our future building work if he is available.
    Robert will talk you through what he will do and offer suggestions on how to keep the price down. Very trustworthy and easy going with a good eye for detail. job was done to very high standard 10/10
    Maddy and Max

  • Bathroom install

    Robert completed gutted our bathroom and installed a new one with floor to ceiling tiles. He has done a wonderful job, and he does not cut any corners. There were a few issues with some dodgy DIY by previous owners, but Robert managed to resolve them. We will be getting him back soon to do some more work.

  • Replacement Shower Evaluation and Installation

    The job we hired Robert for was a routine replacement shower for a faulty unit, however this turned out to be a more involved job than first intended due to a missing RCD safety switch. Robert was very helpful in advising a set of potential options for carrying out the work needed to fit the RCD switch and replace the shower unit, providing very clear and competitive quotes up front for all work and parts required. We felt very secure in the information that he provided us throughout the job, his work was thorough and very clean and tidy, he even moved a redundant outdoor switch to make way for a cable splitter at no extra cost.

    We were very pleased with Robert’s professional and knowledgeable approach to his work. He was very accommodating in working around our demanding work schedules, giving up his Sunday to carry out the work for us, and provided very helpful communication through the MyBuilder site in setting up the job.

    Will definitely keep Robert’s details on record for future work we have in mind and would recommend him to anyone in need of an experienced and reliable local bathroom fitter & electrician.

  • Total new bathroom fitting

    Rob was very personable and listened to what we wanted from the first meeting. He worked hard to ensure we got what we wanted, overcoming a few obstacles along the way. We felt the rate was fair, and trusted Rob to be genuine and honest with us. Our bathroom looks great and Rob will be our first call when we have more work to do in the future!

  • Full Rewire

  • Shower and electrical extractor fans replacement

    Robert worked really hard, taking time to get to the route of the problem. He also communicated his ideas and solutions very clearly. The rate was fair and I felt in very good hands. The shower and extractor fans he installed work very well. I would have liked better fitting fans, though the ones he had to take away were pretty antiquated, so I'm not surprised that he didn't find a like for like swap. Also, the shower needed extra water-proof sealing around where the unit attaches to the wall, though I put that down to the unit selected rather than the workmanship. I would hire him again.

  • put up a light fitting

    Very professional, reasonably priced will be hiring again

  • New bathroom to be fitted

  • Worktop Fitting

    Robert was Amazing!! did exactly what was needed and finishing was perfect!! I will be employing his services again as tradesman like him are hard to find, it is always worth spending more to get a true tradesman in to do the job right first time!!! WELL DONE ROBERT, WELL DONE...

  • plaster,install elec shower,tile,install shower.

    Robert did everything and more that was asked of him. He plastered, tiled (and these weren't the easiest), did carpentry, installed electric shower, consumer unit, changed doors, changed lights, installed complete bathroom and shower cubicle. What was best he solved any problems that arose, unlike others who presented problems when pricing the job. He was meticulous with his estimates so we knew every step of the way how much extra work was costing. Would thoroughly recommend him.

  • plug socket gets very hot to touch

    Very professionally, I explained the problem and immediately knew what the problem was. When work was carried out, the work was explained with what the right wire should have been and in my case, my plug socket was installed with a different cable. Plugs sockets changed and information on what I could do for the future was given to me.

    Very good and professional, and a electrician I will go to again and refer to all my friends.

  • New work top, floor and splashback tiling

    I was very impressed with Robs work and his attitude from the very beginning of the job-no matter what issue came up Rob made suggestions and sorted out any problems without trouble.

    I am very pleased with the standard of work in the kitchen and feel that Rob went above and beyond to complete- including working until 9pm on a Friday night.

    I highly recommend and would hire Rob again for any other jobs in the future.

  • Replacement of double plug socket

    Robert quoted on my job hours after it was posted and was the most competitive quote. He contacted me as soon as I shortlisted him and managed to come and do the job on the same day working around my late working hours. The job was done fast and finished very well and what stood out more is how much of a nice guy he is. He would never rip you off which I felt other quoters were trying too and I'd have him round for any job from now on. Brilliant.

  • 3 bed empty house internal painting

    Robert provided a very competitive quote and started the job promptly, unfortunately some of his team let him down when he had to leave them to get on with the work. The gloss work was unsatisfactory and parts had to be redone, areas were missed, walls scuffed after painting. The whole job took 3 times longer than predicted due to various issues. We asked Robert to do some extra jobs of which only some were completed, however he did rectify most of the problems with the painting. The finished result is satisfactory, but not as professional as we had hoped.

    Refined Renovations's reply:

    Unfortunately I had to attend to a family emergency and as such had to leave my colleagues to carry on without me. Returning after a few days I found they had not been carrying out the work as diligently as I had expected and also had not made the progress they should have done. Not having a valid reason for their failure to carry out the work set out, both tradesmen were dismissed from my service. Having apologised profusely to the client I then set about rectifying the problems and completing the work myself. I do not usually leave workers unsupervised as I am very particular about how my work is carried out and preserving my reputation as a tradesman. It is regrettable that this happened and I will be ensuring that it is not repeated.

  • 2 light fittings

    Excellent job! Fast, effecient and very professional work. Quick response to our 'job' and came round promptly (24hrs). Brilliant quote too...most competitive price we had. Very competent electrician. Would definately recommend to all.

  • Replace worktop put up wall unit and tile small area

    Robert did a good job on my kitchen. He is a neat and tidy worker and I would recommend him.

  • Replace a pendant light and replaster

    I had some electrics and plastering work that needed doing. Rob gave a really competitive quote and made himself available to come round immediately which I really appreciated as I was having a social function and the electrics presented a possible safety issue. Rob arrived on time and did a great job on the work, I added some extra jobs with only a small addition to the original quote. Rob was quick, reliable and a pleasure to have around, finding problems to any solutions. I wouldn't hesitate in using him again and would def recomend him.

  • a quote on restoration and refurbishment

    Rob did a really good job on my flat. It has been a relatively small job so far- repairs and making do to my bedroom, and repairs to the downstairs flat ceiling after a bathroom leak. He was thorough, professional and meticulous. I especially appreciated his friendliness, his readiness to communicate all details of the job, and his ability to fit in the extra job [downstairs ceiling] at short notice. I am looking forward to hiring him again for a more definitive fit out of my flat next year. I would definitely recommend him for any building work.

  • Refurbish 1 Bed Flat

    I live in Singapore and own a flat in Crystal Palace. The flat was vacated by my tenant of 4 years. I sent an estate agent in to review the place and get it back on the market. I was told the place was in a state of disrepair and it needed an overhaul before it could go back on the market. I found this site and advertised the job with a full desciption of what needed to be done. Rob responded and unlike many of the responses, Rob was one of the few that actually read the job spec. He quickly realised that I need the job done very quickly and agreed to give me a quote the next day. Rob, again, was one of the few builders who actually met his promises. I had a choice of two builders and I chose Rob because I felt he was very transparent, honest and candid. There was no cheap sales talk whereas there was with the other guy. Rob didn't bring the price down but did agree to professionally clean the carpets at no extra cost. He started immediately and kept me in the loop all the way through with pictures and emails. British Gas and Estate Agents were coming and going from the flat and that needed to be managed. Rob project managed that for me at no extra cost. He finished the job 2 days ahead of schedule. The pictures suggest the job was done to a very high standard and feedback from my former tenant and estate agent have been very positive. A job that I thought would be a nightmare to sort out from Asia was actually quite a pleasant experience. I highly recommend Rob and his team.

  • Fit a kitchen into a small L-shaped space

    Robert (and Pete) did a brilliant job fitting my lovely IKEA kitchen, boxing in the ugly pipework beneath the boiler and sorting all the gas and electrics. They worked hard and finished the job in 5 days.

    Robert went out of his way to get some replacement parts for me and quoted a good, fair price, which he stuck to.

    They came up with solutions for the few issues we encountered (e.g. I bought the wrong size panels, but they were soon sawn down to fit) and gave me some great advice and contacts.

    I have already asked him to give me a quote on my next project!

    Would definitely recommend Robert if you are looking for a kitchen fitter.

  • Clear and insulate small loft

    We ended up reducing the scope of work (clear out the loft of all of the old rockwool, etc), and we hired Robert. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. He showed up on time, and though he had a very unenviable task, he did so with incredible efficiency and good humour. (I'm not sure he even stopped for a break...7 straight hours of cramped, very dirty quarters.) He was also very tidy, after clearing out 20+ bags of rockwool, there was not a speck of stray dirt. We would certainly hire Robert again, his work ethic is unmatched, and he did an excellent job.

  • Plaster ceiling

    I was thrilled with the work Rob did on my ceiling. He was tidy, professional, to time and on budget. I would recommend him very highly indeed.

  • Installation of electric cooker

    A very professional, helpful and well-organized electrician. Price was amazing as well as his work. He installed my electric cooker in a short period of time and also cleaned after. I would definitely recommend Rob to others.