A skillful tradesmen 4 "YOU"

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  • 60 sqm engineered flooring to be laid before Christmas

    I am over the moon with Sean Lewis and his team, who provided a top quality wood flooring installation and total repainting of walls, ceilings, doors and sash windows ON TIME and for a FAIR PRICE!

    I recently purchased a 2 bedroom flat in a Victorian mansion block which had partial wood flooring, carpets, sash windows and painted walls. I wanted to replace the floors throughout with dark engineered wood and repaint everything in a neutral colour. I obtained several quotes through mybuilder.com and Sean's was slightly higher than most but I decided to meet him on the basis of his excellent profile, communication and feedback. When I met Sean I was immediately convinced that his professionalism justified his higher costs. Sean took me through all the options for the work I wanted doing (including showing me samples of materials), explaining in detail how the work would take place. I explained that I was on a tight schedule and the work had to be completed within 4 weeks, including the Christmas period! Sean gave me a target date of 4 weeks but in the end finished almost a week early. When I popped in to inspect the work halfway through Sean had a team of 3 others helping him and everything was tidy and professional.

    Sean and his team provided a completely stress-free service, handling all delivery of material and removal of waste and final clean up. The quality of the work is top notch and I will certainly recommend him to all my friends and friends! Thanks again.

  • Office refurb job for charity in Stratford

    Reasons to recommend AST4U -
    Contacted me within 4 hours, attended site to quote 24 hours later.
    Provided very detailed quote, it was clear to see where money was going.
    Introduced me to staff on site, site operations run by Courtney.
    All site staff professional, friendly and swift at the job.
    Great communications from Courtney and Sean, I always knew how the job was progressing.
    Quality workmanship, positive attitude, easy to deal with.
    Great outcome, good price.

  • Whole House Refurbishment

    I contacted My Builder and decided to go with Sean from AST4U to refurbish a whole house. I made the most excellent choice in choosing AST4U. Sean is very organised and passionate about the work he does. He leaves no stone unturned in the planning and execution of his work. On a daily/weekly/monthly basis, he plans every minute detail as to ensure excellent outcomes in quality of work and time management. I was so impressed with his management of my project; I went on holiday for two weeks. On point, five stars all the way. Brilliant company with excellent workers and personnel. I can’t recommend Sean and AST4U enough as they did such a brilliant job.

  • Office refurbishment

    Sean and his team have restored my faith in builders!
    We are a small charity who moved office premises and AST4U undertook the refurbishment of the new office working to a very tight completion deadline. This including putting up stud walls, laying floors, building cupboards, changing the electrics, building a disabled toilet.
    Despite encountering many unforeseen challenges along the way, Sean delivered on time to a very high level managing to overcome problems and changes with a real "can do" attitude and working out of office hours and all over Easter to deliver.
    Sean is through, well organised and is totally committed to delivering a first class job with a great attention to detail. He impressed me at the start in the way he prepared the quote and this impression carried on throughout the project.
    I have no hesitation in recommending that AST4U be your first port of call if you are looking for a great builder company who offer professionalism, quality and excellent value for money.

  • General residential refurbishment

  • Retail Fit Out. Shelving Unit Required with Rails.

    Sean was very helpful and understanding with the dynamics of the job. His team were very professional and I would definitely recommend Sean to family and friends.

  • Re-floor four rooms (68sq metres) + new skirting board

    Sean and his team did a great job - they were punctual, they kept to their timescales and I was really impressed by the work they did.

    Sean knows his stuff, and went the extra mile to make sure I was getting in all the right stuff & we both knew how the flooring project was going to go before work started.

    Would wholeheartedly recommend.

  • Sanding and staining wood floor

    Did a good job, consulted us on potential issues and helped work through them.
    We were happy with the end result.

  • Laying down laminate flooring

    Sean and his team did a fantastic job fitting laminate flooring in our office. He came to the office beforehand to check exactly what it is we wanted and provided a very thorough and reasonable quote. He was very flexible on timings and fitted the floor over a number of evenings, out of office hours so as to reduce disruption to the office. Sean also kindly purchased the quadrant beading, threshold bars and underlay on our behalf. The floor was fitted efficiently and to a very high standard and I'm really pleased with the job. I would highly recommend AST4U.

  • New floor and kitchen - renovation of a 1 bed flat

  • Engineered wooden flooring for 3 bed house

    Sean and his team delivered a great finished engineered floor at a competitive price throughout our new house. Quick and professional the whole time, would absolutely recommend them to anyone. The one draw back was a bit of miscommunication at the start causing slight delay as part of the already laid floor had to be redone: this was definitely down to the more than busy Christmas period into which Sean and his team accommodated us at short notice. The response to the mistake once spotted was top notch (no arguments, no fuss, simply rectified the cock up and still finished the job in the originally specified time).
    Overall we are more than happy with the end result and would recommend him to anyone that asks.

  • Real Wood Floor Fitting Needed

    I hired Sean to lay a new engineered wood floor on my newly purchased flat. From the get go, Sean was incredibly communicative, knowledgeable, thorough, and personable. His provision of an extremely detailed quote with various pricing options was both reassuring and useful when it came time to make my final decisions on my flooring. The flooring was laid when great skill, care and attention to detail, and I couldn’t be happier with it! Sean and his team were reliable, timely, skilful and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I will be using Sean's services again in the future.

  • Wooden floor and floor tiling job

  • Cosmetic Refurb of Victorian House (prospective purchaser)

  • conversion to flats build carpentry

  • Install wooden flooring

    I hired Sean to install engineered wood flooring upstairs bedrooms and landing area (48 sq. m). He was very knowledgeable and helpful providing advice on the best materials and installation method, and at the same time he was flexible to work with the materials I decided to procure myself.

    Sean has great attention to detail, he is professional and considerate. Sean kept me informed of the progress throughout the job and would always consult with me, asking my opinion before proceeding with tricky areas. I'm thrilled with my new wooden floors :)

  • Build a feature wall in our office

    Excellent work for a fair cost. Not only has Sean completed the work to a high standard, but he went out of his way to make sure that even before he started that everything was protected first so no damage could be done to anything nearby or any of the materials. Sean basically helped me create my vision for my modern creative meeting room into real life. He took great care and attention through the project even for the small details, asking me at every stage if I was happy how it was progressing which each step. Sean is very dedicated and was VERY particular to perfect finishing to the mm of every little corner, some may think abnormally so (at least in this day and age its very hard to find people who want to perfect everything for you so you are not just 99% happy but 101% happy). While he was here building the feature wall, he also fixed my other blank wall and its cracks perfectly and painted and sanded everything else in the room to perfection so that everything looked perfect and not just the feature he was working on. I can confirm he is excellent at carpentry, designing and also finishing. Very highly recommended, especially if you need high-end finishing, a guy who won’t cut corners, and if you need a proper well educated English gentleman who will listen to you and understand intelligently what you need to achieve. Highly recommended. Thank you, from Don, Finchley.

  • Tintico

    Sean transformed our dilapidated space into an amazing one. We employed him to refurbish and fit-out a new cafe in Finchley and he exceeded our expectations. He is refreshingly diligent, meticulous and very thorough. But most of all has shown a real love for his craft and the project, which is rare these days. Everything he has done for us was carried out to the highest standard, and it seems that nothing less than perfect is good enough for Sean and his team.
    He was employed on a labour only basis, but to ensure that the project was delivered on time and to his exacting standards he took over the role of ordering all the materials for us at no extra charge, and when the project was close to the agreed deadline, he stayed on site to work until 11:00 pm some nights to ensure that the work is delivered on the agreed date (which it was).
    We are very happy with what he has done and will work with him again in the future.
    Highly recommended.

  • Replace carpet by wood floor

    Sean did a fantastic work installing laminated wood floor on our 3 bedroom apartment. The communication was always excellent, the quality of the work brilliant and I would defiantly hire him again.

  • To make two dining benches

    I have been trying to get these benches made for quite some time so was pleased to meet Sean. He was completely open about the fact that this was not his usual type of work but at the same time said he was confident that he could do it and I believed him. We spent a long time discussing my options regarding materials and measurements and he made sure I was happy with everything. He has just delivered the benches to me, well within the time frame promised. I am very happy with them and the whole service I have received. I will be asking Sean to quote for some shelving I plan to have built in the new year. I am happy to recommend him.

  • Refurbishing an existing kitchen.

    We hired Sean and his team to fit our small kitchen. When he came to quote Sean assured us his team had fitted several kitchens and when we asked if we should provide a plumber and electrician we were told there were qualified members of his team.
    Unfortunately there were a number of issues with the workmanship (basic errors like using screws that were too big and therefore rupturing the units and leaving it like that until we pointed it out) and there were issues with both the electrical and plumbing work. We had to get an electrician and a plumber out to fix problems and leaks.
    Communication wasn't great - we had to ask our kitchen supplier to get the units in early as Sean wanted to start the job earlier than agreed, and then the other team member stopped working on the job which slowed everything down. We were also unhappy that they started working late into the evening - 9pm - without asking us if that was OK. Clearly because they had other stuff on.
    We realise none of this was intended, however the fact remains that we've had to fix many of the problems ourselves or bring in other tradesmen to fix them.
    Although Sean offered to try to resolve these problems, after a fortnight of having to bring his attention to these errors and finding ourselves in a position where he clearly didn't know how to fit the dishwasher correctly, we lost faith.

  • Lay laminate floor

    Sean and Victor were excellent, arrived promptly, really tidy and polite.Sean has done an excellent job and is a perfectionist. I have had many tradesmen before but none as professional and conciencious as Sean and co. I have no hesitation in highly recommending them and would definately use A SKillful Tradesmen 4U again.
    Thank you Sean you should be proud of the service you provide.

  • Wood floor fitting

    Sean has done an excellent job fitting wood flooring for us. The work was finished on time and for less than the original quote. I can't imagine that there is anyone out there that could have done a better job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to others and having seen the extremely high quality of his work we are already planning to use him again.

  • 2 bespoke victorian style bookshelves

  • Solid floorboards installation 25sqm

    The team did a great job with our flooring. Sean informed me about all possibilities at first, then completed the job according to our requests with a great deal of care and quality. Very happy about the finish. The team was very nice and tidy. Good job.

  • Wood floor installation and skirting board replacement

    Sean and the team did a great job with my wood floor and it wasn't the easiest of jobs because the sub-floor was very uneven due to historic movement and previous poor workmanship when the house was originally partitioned into flats. I found Sean to be extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of his trade and he always had a range of options to hand to deal with any problem that we came across. Communication and pricing were clear and the team also worked very long hours and weekends to get the job done on time.

  • Making 2 fitted cupboards/shelf units for dining room

    Sean is very methodical and kept me informed of progress at all times. He and his team built me 2 cupboard/shelf units and I'm very happy with the finish. I appreciated his care for the quality of work and leaving the room clean at the end of the job. Would be happy to hire him for further work and recommend him to others.

  • Shelving for office area

    Sean was extremely knowledgable and thorough in his work. He came round twice to look at the site and properly discuss our options before issuing us with a detailed quote. The work was carried out efficiently and extremely professionally and he kept us updated every step of the way. The shelves were completed on time and with virtually no disruption to us. And most importantly, they look fantastic!

  • Builder

    I have nothing but praise for Sean. He went out of his way to make sure I was happy with my kitchen refit. He was punctual, kept me informed all the time, always checked on how I wanted things ( when necessary), gave me practical advice and did not consider the job finished until I was completely satisfied that it was. I would recommend him 100%

  • Made to measure bookcase

    Sean built a made to measure mdf bookcase that incorporated boxing of gas pipes and an access panel. I was impressed with how Sean fitted the job into his existing schedule, the speed at which he visited to be able to quote, and his clear business-like manner. He was the only tradesman to suggest the use of pine to cover the front facade to ensure the final paint finish is perfect. His suggestion to run skirting board around the base instead of a plinth further integrated the bookcase into the room. Sean and his colleague Victor arrived on time and worked hard all day whilst paying attention to the details. They then left the room tidier than how they'd found it which doesn't go unnoticed. To summarise, the bookcase exceeds expectation, the price was reasonable, and the team were pleasant and trustworthy. Sean clearly takes great pride in his work, no matter how small the job, and I'd have no hesitation recommending A Skilled Tradesman 4 You to others.

  • Floors need replacing

    I cannot recommend the services of A Skillful Tradesmen 4 You highly enough.

    Sean and his team recently installed a new floor in our living area and hallway (44m2 in total). The job was complicated by water damage to the old floor, a requirement to retain the existing skirting boards, and an 8 month old baby. We are thrilled with the result and with the level of professionalism received.

    They completed the job to an extremely high standard, kept to the budget quoted, were available for consultation at all times, left our flat extremely clean at all times, negotiated with suppliers on our behalf and performed the work on the exact dates they said they would. This is exceptional in the London building trade in my experience.

    Unlike other tradesmen we have used, our family was able to clear out of London while the work was being done and feel entirely confident that an excellent job was being performed in our absence.

    I also recommend www.mybuilder.com as a means for finding tradesmen.

  • Installation of wood flooring for 2 bedrm apartment

    I hired Sean to install 63sq metres of engineered wood flooring to my flat.

    I was impressed by Sean's knowledge and he even explained the pros and cons for each option so that I can make an informed decision in order to achieve the best possible outcome and within my price range. Sean was also very kind by taking some effort and time to source wooden floor samples after I showed him a few pictures of a flooring that was installed in another property. He came back with quite a few samples and I managed to select a floor from those samples. Sean fully understood the look and finish that I was after.

    After the initial meeting with Sean, he produced a detailed quotation of the cost for each job (for e.g. removal of carpet, replacing skirting boards, laying the flooring boards and etc), the cost for the materials, and estimate on the number of days for the installation.

    The work was completed to a high standard and within the agreed timeframe even though my building had restrictions on the time that building works can be carried out.

    Throughout the entire process, Sean would provide me with updates on the flooring installation. The tools/equipment that Sean and his team use are high quality, quieter than other tools and have efficient dust extraction.

    I highly recommend Sean and his team, and will not hesitate to contact him again for any future renovations. They were polite and very helpful. I'm very happy with the overall result and outcome of my new floors.

  • Solid Wooden Floor Install for total 30sqm

    I had several people come and view the Job however the moment I met Sean I was very impressed with his professional attitude and his knowledge of the work involved which was backed up with his extensive experience. Upon hiring him, I was sent a professional breakdown of work involved along with material, costing, and days involved.

    My flooring was extremely uneven, even more than what was visible as Sean showed me and the work involved to fix it was planned carefully and executed with a real professional touch. Sean created several frames and managed to flatten and flooring ready for the solid wooden flooring to be laid. He did not charge me extra for this work and was very self-critical to ensure the finished product was laid to perfection.

    The tools and equipment used were absolutely the best in the business which not only kept the dust and dirt low but also meant that every cut, and join was perfect. I can’t fault a single part of the work and am extremely pleased with the final product. It’s all flat, solid and worth every penny.

    The attitude of the team whilst working was excellent, they had to deal with a baby and my dog which they worked around and enjoyed. They were sensitive to our needs and planned this work around our routine.

    There are many people out there which will provide all sorts of cheap quotes and promises, however if you want your job to be completed by true skillsman than Sean is your man.

  • Building shelves in an alcove

    I was very impressed with Sean; both the quality of his work and the service he provided. He was very professional and reliable.

    The shelves look great; excellent work.

    The best thing was that the house was completely clean and tidy every evening i got ho,e whilst he was doing the work - I have never known a workman clear up so thoroughly after themselves.

    I would definitely use Sean again.

  • Renewal of floor due to flood

    I was very impressed with Sean and his team. Sean was extremely helpful and ensured the job was done to a high standard and very importantly, on time. The lines of communication were always open and I was given regular progress reports throughout the work. Additionally, Sean took photos of the work in progress. When I require further works to be carried out, I will not hesitate to contact Sean again.

  • Replace hard flooring

  • Reclaimed timber floorboard laying throughout flat

    Sean and his team have been helpful, professional and keen to give me full details about every process, right from the beginning. Sean came to my flat to make a quote and really impressed me with his knowledge and realistic communication of fine details about the work that needed to be done.

    His team worked really hard and were always helpful and friendly - I've had a lot of other workmen at my flat recently, and in terms of standards, reliability and consistency, they were the best by a mile. They often arrived on site first thing in the morning before I did, which was unheard of to me, and really reassuring for knowing that the work was progressing as it should be.

    I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sean and all of his team, they've done a great job with my floor, everything was finished ahead of schedule and set backs were dealt with well - they've also been happy to help with my questions and small extra jobs (like plumbing in my washing machine), which has been a nice bonus.

  • Redecorating 100 sqft office ASAP

  • Fitted Wardrobe

    I hired Sean to build a bespoke floor to ceiling built in wardrobe with sliding doors. I also had some cupboard doors made to match the sliding wardrobe doors.

    I was extremely pleased with both the level of service and standard of workmanship that I received. The build quaility of the finnished wardrobe is outstanding.

    Sean and his team put a lot of hard working hours into my job and always kept me imformed, checking with me first when key decisions about the wardrobes design and installation needed to be made.

    They were reliable and turned up on time, when they finished in the evenings, they left the room nice and clean. I would not hesitate to hire Sean and his team again, infact I have asked them to build a frame for a pair of windows shutters that i'd like to have fitted. I will certainly be recommending them to friends and family.

    Quite simply, if you decide to hire A skillful tradesmen 4 "You" you will get exactly what the name suggest, skillful tradesmen who will do exactly what they say they are going to do...... and you'll also get a great job too.

  • Hardwood flooring with acoustic underlay and carpeting

    Upon hiring Sean to complete the flooring component of a 3 bed flat refurbishment project, Sean proved himself to be as professional on the actual work as he was throughout the quotation process where he spent time with me to fully appreciate what my requirements were.
    1) The site was cleaned and left tidy daily 2) consideration to effects on neighbours was proactively given 3) progress reports were regular and clearly communicated 4) most importantly work was done to a very high standard.

    It became clear that Sean was providing a service far superior to the other tradesmen I’d hired and I promptly handed the ENTIRE project over to Sean who ended up project managing and implementing:
    1) Replacement of all hardwood floors, including the installation of new joists and sound insulation throughout. 2) installation of two bathrooms, including under floor heating
3) the installation of a new gas connection, new boiler install, new fireplace install, and new central heating install. 4) a full electrical rewire 5) a range of carpentry jobs, including new built-in wardrobes and custom made doors throughout. 6) painting and decorating the entire flat.

    I would stress the fact that Sean saved this project. He walked into a site that was quite literally falling apart, he was able to take control of the significant project management required to keep things moving, and ultimately delivered a finished flat to a very high standard in a very open and transparent manner.

  • Floor boards to be fitted in two room and hallway

    Sean was very professional and conscientious, he kept us well informed at all times and worked to a high standard. He took care to prepare the sub-flooring thoroughly and fixed the joists that needed work.The solid oak floor he laid for us looks great and feels very solid to walk on. We are delighted with the results and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sean to others or to hire him again for a similar job.

  • muswell hill- full house decoation

    I employed Sean to decorate a 4 bed Edwardian house, with many period details, that had been refurbished throughout. Sean did a great job overall and I would not hesitate to use him again or to recommend him to anyone in my area. The quality of the finished work was good. The quality of the attention paid by Sean to my needs as a client however was exceptional. He makes evey effort possible to work with his client to overcome the many problems that finishing an older house produce - he is detailed, knowledgeable, helpful, fastidious and overall worked with me on the job in a way that went beyond the brief of simply decorating the house.

  • Shelving. 2x floor-ceiling 3ft & 6ft wide. Solid wood

  • Painter required to paint newly plastered walls

    Sean painted some newly plastered walls for me. He carried out a good job at a sensible price and was 100% reliable. I'd be happy to recommend Sean for any future works.

  • basic painting

    We are a company that needs to move offices every year as our team expand due to the nature of the business. When we eventually found a suitable space we posted an Ad on mybuilder.com which Sean Lewis promptly responded to. Within a matter of a few days a site visit had been done and he quotated instantly.

    We run on quite a strict timeframe and Sean was more than happy to help out with this and work within the frame.

    The finished product was extremely professional and even now if there was a problem would be no hesitation in calling him back.

    We would definitely recommend his services.

  • Wooden floorbards

    I hired Sean to install solid oak floorboards in my hallway. This was a difficult and cumbersome job as the hallway has 8 doors and a double L-shape. Moreover the existing floorboards were not level.

    However, thanks to Sean’s amazing attention to detail, I now have a beautifully finished oak floor!

    To level out the floor he first installed plywood with underlay. While laying the floorboards, he took great care to align the boards so that they create a straight line throughout the hallway, which was not an easy task given the double L-shape on one side of the room.

    I was very impressed with Sean’s polite and professional approach, the clarity of the detailed written quote he provided and his outstanding communication skills. Throughout the project he provided me with detailed progress updates and ensured that his work was meeting my expectations and he was achieving the look I had envisaged for my hallway.

    He also went out of his way to help me source exactly the type of floorboards I was looking for. Sean was always punctual and extremely tidy. The tool range he uses has dust extractors so despite a lot of woodcutting, there was hardly any dust to deal with.

    I am over the moon with the new look of my hallway and would have no hesitation to recommend Sean or hire him for future jobs.

    A really big Thank you to Sean for such a brilliant job!

  • Bedroom refurb

    If you are looking for someone who is good, honest, tidy, considerate and hard working, look no further. The work he did was highly commendable but my only wish was that the costs of materials were keener.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Sean refurbished our 1 bedroom rental property. This involved decorating and fitting laminate flooring in the bedroom , living room and hallway. It was a lot of work and we had quite a tight deadline as we had a new tenant waiting to move in. Sean just got on with the job, he put in long hours, kept me up to speed on progress and charged me exactly what he had originally quoted. I found to be very proactive and communication skills were first rate. The quality of his work is excellent, he has a keen eye for detail. He even delivered on his promise to leave the flat spotless for our new tenant when he was finished. He’s a real gem and we would have no hesitation in hiring him again.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    I hired Sean to do some painting and decorating in my new home. He has decorated 4 bedrooms (one of which was a new loft conversation), two bathrooms, a stairway and a hallway. The work involved totally stripping all the old paint off the woodwork, putting in cornices, building my son a desk, replacing all electric sockets and light fittings, relocating radiators, planning and organising a plasterer and helping with the colour scheme. The finished job is amazing and of outstanding quality and my kids love their new bedrooms. Deadlines were met and no charge for extra little bits and pieces. The best thing about Sean's work is that he uses tools that suck away the dust so not only was the work brilliant but I had a dust free house. A first in all my past experiences of house renovations. I can highly recommend Sean and would be happy for anyone to come and see the work he has done for me.