Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations, offer design and build services for homeowners looking for new-builds, home renovations, extensions, loft conversions and kitchen redesigns
Tackling a new-build, renovation project or home extension can be daunting, especially if it’s your first foray into property and construction. High-profile cases of cowboy builders, project overruns and out-of-control budgets dominate the media, while anecdotal stories of nightmare projects abound in pubs, restaurants, golf clubs and family living rooms across the UK. So much so that it’s highly unusual not to know – or be related to – someone who has fallen foul of less than scrupulous contractors, often not even realising until it was too late and then being left to pick up the pieces. Aside from choosing the best project partners, there’s also the design and planning aspect to consider, as well as building regulations, materials, scheduling and budget control. It can be overwhelming for even a seasoned property developer.
That’s why, when contemplating a project that would transform your living space, enhance your lifestyle and add considerable value, it’s worth selecting your contractor team with great care. At Refresh there’s a project leader who oversees a team of experienced and highly competent professionals who make their own specialised contribution to any project.
As Simon Kelliher, who heads up the Refresh Renovations team of Cambridge builders emphasises, there’s no substitute for clear communication and a hand-picked team of skilled tradespeople. "At Refresh in Cambridge I have a project manager named Ian Dodsworth who is involved with the projects we take on,’ says Simon. ‘Ian has years of experience in the building trade and has undertaken a host of projects to transform basements, create extensions and convert loft spaces. Ian is also experienced in renovating bathrooms and improving kitchens.
"Our wider team includes architects, plumbers, electricians, bricklayers, ground workers, roofers, carpenters, tilers and decorators so we can carry out all aspects of any building project or renovation. In addition, within the team, we are well versed in creating designs which will not only satisfy the needs of our clients but also meet with approval from the local planning department. Crucially, we’ve also developed excellent relationships with the area’s building inspectors to ensure that projects not only pass through planning but progress very smoothly too.
"To complement our Cambridge team’s skills and experience, the industry-leading five-step Refresh process provides a unique framework within which to manage the complexity of any building project and guarantee the optimum outcome. The process begins with an initial consultation in Phase 1 where we take time to understand the client’s requirements and motivations for undertaking the project. Once this is clear we move on to the concept and feasibility in Phase 2. In this phase, we develop concept drawings and outline costings to enable the client to crystallise their vision and avoid costly overspends further down the line. Phase 3 is all about working drawings and accurate budgets. On the basis of these, we then look at securing planning and building consents if they’re required. Phase 4 is the build itself, and this can all be managed and monitored at the click of a mouse using the Refresh customer portal. Phase 5 – the final stage, and probably the most enjoyable of all – is the completed project where we hand over to the client for them to sit back, relax and enjoy the finished project."
Refresh Renovations UK are Cambridge builders offering design and build services. To discuss how Refresh can bring your new-build, renovation project or home extension to fruition, please get in touch today using the enquiry form listed alongside, or if you would like to submit a more comprehensive enquiry, you can do so on the Get In Touch page.
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If you would like to find out how Refresh Renovations can support you with a high quality, efficient home renovation, get in touch today. Your local Refresh consultant will be happy to meet with you for a free, no obligations consultation.