Refurbished kitchen with stainless steel fridge and marble wrapped kitchen island

Kitchen & House Refurbishment – Kingston-Upon-Thames

This project in Kingston-Upon-Thames in South West London included the refurbishment of several areas of a house, including re-fitting the Kitchen. As you can see from the images this is a modern house and the owners are going for a very modern, high end open plan look for their home.

The refurbishment work that we did on this house was focused on the main ‘public’ areas of the home, including the hallway and the large open-plan kitchen. As you can see from the pictures the home owners were going for a lot of gloss and polished finishes and using very neutral colours throughout.  This kind of finish is always a challenge on home refurbishment projects as it shows up any imperfections very easily, so great care had to be taken at each step of the refurbishment process.

Kitchen Refurbishment

The kitchen refurbishment represented the largest area of work on this refurbishment project. The new kitchen included several large focus pieces including the marble wrapped kitchen island, the stainless steel fridge and the wine fridge. As you can see from the images our work included installing a new extractor system, putting in new kitchen storage, lighting and other fittings. You can also see in some of the images how we laid down protective materials on the tiled floor to avoid marking it while working so we could maintain the highest standard finish.

House refurbishment SW15 - kitchen extension
The kitchen being refurbished is part of a larger open plan kitchen and dining area
House refurbishment sw15 - kitchen fitting
Installing new kitchen cabinets with slide out and rotating storage











Entrance Area and Hallways

Another part of this house refurbishment project was to update the entrance and hallway. This included hanging new interior and exterior doors, installing new lighting. Making these changes helped to unify the look of the house so that the spaces flow together better from the front door, right through to the kitchen.

House refurbishment sw15 - floors and light fitting.
Redecorating the hallway including the installation of new lighting.
House refurbishment sw15 - new doors
New doors being hung with a high quality gloss finish
House refurbishment sw15 - hallway improvements
Newly installed front door, and new lighting being installed to improve the entrance way to the house


NW3 Office renovation - feature wall mural

Office Renovation & Refit- Finchley, NW3

we did this office renovation project for Edvice Ltd. They are an education company offering consultancy services for students looking to enter the UK higher education system. The office they took over was a large open plan space that had seen better days. Because of the type of consultancy work that Edvice do they wanted to break up the open plan space into smaller meetings rooms and offices so that they could provide consultancy services to individual clients in a more private and relaxed environment. Once we had cleared out the office the next step that was therefore to install the office partitioning system which would allow us to create the individual offices.

NW3 Office Refit - Partition walls
Installing the framework for the office partitions
NW3 Finchley Office Renovation
How the office looked before we started work on the renovation project











Improving the office layout

The office partition system that we used is quick to setup and requires minimal construction work. We were able to build out the new office plan very quickly, creating a series of corridors, meeting rooms and office spaces to allow Edvice Ltd to hold consultations with their clients in private.

NW3 office renovation - completed partitions
We used office partitioning systems to divide up the space
NW3 office renovation - glass partitions
Glass elements in the partitions divide up the space while allowing plenty of natural light in.












Finishing touches

Because Edvice Ltd mainly deal with young people it was important for them to have an informal atmosphere in the office. A lot of the rooms were furnished with sofas and arm chairs to create informal meeting spaces while pictures and wall murals were used to add extra interest.

NW3 office renovation - informal meeting area
One of the informal meeting areas created for consultations with students
NW3 office renovation - furniture
Bright pictures and furniture were used to create points of interest around the office.
NW3 Office renovation - feature wall mural
One of the bigger features of the design was this wall mural


E15 loft conversion - structural work

Loft Conversion – E15, East London

This loft conversion project in the E15 area of London was slightly more complex than normal as the the house we were working on had already been extended at the back. As you can see from the pictures the existing extension has a sloping roof and the loft conversion was extended out over the top of this. To complicate matters further the neighbors had also previously had a loft conversion and extension done so we had to make sure that our work matched up with theirs. In order to complete this loft conversion it was necessary to strip the existing roof off both the main house and the extension. We then had to install steel beams to provide extra structural support for the loft conversion before re-roofing the newly extended area.

loft conversion E15, London - structural work
Removing the existing roof and putting in structural supports for the loft conversion
loft Conversion E15, London- - extension roof
The roof on the existing extension also had to be removed to allow room for the loft conversion to sit over it.












Building the extended loft conversion

Once the old roof had been stripped back and the structural supports had been put into place we had to build out the loft conversion space. We used a timber frame for most of the structure to keep the weight down and this was then weatherproofed and sealed to provide the finished exterior.


loft conversion, E15, London- - timber structure
Building out the timber structure for the newly extended loft conversion
Loft Conversion E15, London - new roof
Finished fiberglass roof for the main loft conversion area joined up to the neighbour’s existing extension











Loft Conversion Stairs and Skylights

Once the main exterior structure was complete we made the loft conversion fully weather tight by installing the windows, including skylights at the front of the building. We also built a new staircase to provide access up to the loft conversion, As this loft conversion was being done in a Victorian period home the staircase we built was done in a style to fit the rest of the house.

Loft Conversion E15, London - Skylights
Skylights installed at the front of the house to allow in plenty of natural light
Loft Conversion E15, London - staircase
We built a new staircase to access the loft conversion in a style to suit the rest of the house.


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Decorating & House Renovation NW4, London

We undertook this project to renovate and redecorate this house in the Hendon (NW4) area of London. Although no structural changes were required for this renovation project there was still a substantial amount of work to do as we completed jobs in all major areas of the house. One of the largest jobs was creating new built in wardrobes and storage for the bedrooms. As these were going to be such a large feature of the rooms the new wardrobes and storage units had to be carefully finished to ensure the detailing was just right.

House Renovation NW4, London - fitted wardrobes
Building out the new fitted storage and wardrobe units for one of the bedrooms
House renovation NW4, London - fitted bedroom storage
The finished storage and wardrobes in one the bedrooms.










Bathroom Tiling and Renovation 

One of the other areas that required renovation were the bathrooms. We were able to modernise them by updating the tiling and by updating the fixtures and fittings. This included installing new bathroom units and using modern stainless steel taps, radiators and other fittings to give the bathrooms a cleaner look.

House renovation, NW4, London - new bathroom units
Newly installed bathroom storage and sink units
House renovation NW4, London - bathroom renovation
Newly installed storage and sink units along with new radiator/towel rails











New flooring and kitchen units

We also did work on the downstairs of the house. This included laying new wooden flooring throughout as well as updating the kitchen. The new wooden flooring created a unified look throughout the downstairs of the house, helping the different rooms to flow together more sensibly.

House renovation NW4, London - kitchen fitting
The last part of the fitted kitchen waiting to be installed.
House Renovation NW4, London  - new wooden floors
The same type of wooden flooring was used throughout most of the downstairs rooms