Bryan & Tim – Norton Lees, S8
After looking around various kitchen design webpages and talking to people, the website for Steven – James Interior Design caught our attention because of the bespoke design aspects and the quality of the workmanship. At our initial meeting with James, we were able to explain what it was we were seeking and he was able to advise and make suggestions. This collaborative approach was also taken when we met Steve the kitchen designer.
From our first meeting to the completion of the project, continued close communication meant the project ran smoothly and we were aware of what was happening at each stage. James was an excellent project manager, liaising with various trades, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, kitchen fitters, flooring, to ensure the work was done to the agreed timescale and to a high standard and finish.
The final result is exactly what we wanted with a few additional ideas from the design team. All of our friends who have visited echo our appreciation of the quality design and workmanship of our new kitchen which we are delighted with. We would highly recommend the work of Steven – James Interior Design.
TONY DOUBLEDAY – s6
I needed a brand new kitchen fitted as part of an extensive refurbishment job in one of my student properties. The prospect of choosing and fitting a whole new suite, not to mention appliances too, could have been a major headache – especially in the middle of other building work and with a quick turnaround needed to have the property ready in time for the new academic year.
Steven James took all of the stress out of the process. They came out to the property and designed a bespoke kitchen made to measure. They then not only fitted the new worktops, cupboards, and appliances, but also took care of the electrics, the lights, sockets, and plumbing. A difficult job made easy! The team was efficient and helpful at every turn. A thoroughly professional company who I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
MARY LOUISE MORRIS – S7
James and the team were a pleasure to deal with. He did some work for my elderly mother. James paid attention to each detail of what she wanted in her bathroom, and his team came in and carried out the work very quickly and efficiently.
I would definitely recommend him as a safe and reliable and efficient builder.
ANGIE CLEMSON – S8
We have recently moved house and decided to knock through a couple of walls to make a larger kitchen diner. Initially we contacted about 5 other companies but for one reason or another they were not interested or didn’t turn up. I felt like I was coming to the end of my tether with it all, then I saw one of the company vans; I made a note of the name and sent James a text. He arrived when he said he would, he helped us plan the space and dealt with the building inspector. What a refreshing change! The work started when he said it would ( almost to the minute ) and the guys who turned up worked in a very professional manner, they did not stop, not even for a break! They really did put in a sterling effort!
Am I happy with the work? Yes, I am delighted. Thank you !
JOHN FIDLER – MILLHOUSES, S7
“Thank you for all of the work you have just completed on our property. You and your team have been very helpful throughout the whole process. We have been left with a fantastic kitchen and living area which has made such a difference to our house.
We are both really happy with the end result and the way you managed the work from the initial quote, to following your schedule through the building process. The few changes of plan along the way were resolved very quickly and always to a high standard.
Your team who came around were all hardworking, friendly and above all did an excellent job.
I would recommend you for any building project as it is refreshing to deal with someone who knows the industry and can put the right men in place to complete the job on time and on budget.”
MRS NUNN – MALIN BRIDGE, S6
“I would like to say that I only have praise for the team that completed my insulation work in my roof/attic.
All work was completed within the specified time and on budget with a friendly manner,
James was on site to check all work was on schedule every day. Cleaned up after themselves everyday & was polite punctual. I would recommend them to anyone.”
ANDY TIMMONS – SOUTHALL, S20
“When we first thought about having the house extension built, I expected to be fulfilling the role of project manager, organising the trades and resources etc. But when the quote came in, which included James performing that task, it seemed a much more sensible idea to leave it to him given the differences in our relative experiences of the building trade (I had none).
James did as he’d promised and turned up almost every day he had workmen here, making sure they were doing what they were expected to and that they had the resources they needed. He also kept us well informed about what to expect next. He’d provided a complete plan and timescale (which was perhaps a bit ambitious) at the start, and as is the case with many builds, things sometimes happened beyond our control that impacted the completion date. But James was always happy, willing and able to work around the delays, revising and rescheduling as required.
Throughout the whole build James and his team have always been friendly, honest and polite, and have often contributed ideas and suggestions for making the build better, more professional and more effective.
Now the build is finished, we’re delighted, as we have a new kitchen, garage and workshop that gets a ‘Wow!’ from everyone who sees them.
We are happy to recommend them and would have no hesitation in using them again.”
SUE & PAUL STANDLEY – MILLHOUSES
“Our long awaited extension is so impressive and looks amazing. Everyone who comes to the house and sees it, always gives the same reaction – Wow!
James and his team were incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. At one point we
wanted to amend a section of the build, James worked with us to make sure we got the result we wanted and the finished result was definitely worth it. The extended area has given us much more space and light and creates a wonderful relaxing environment which is perfect for a family with teenagers.
We would highly recommend James for any building project , his approach is professional and he looks after his customers well, we will always return to his company for anything we may need in the future.”
JOHN DANIELS – S7
“I needed some basement work completed as it was determined that after a surveyor had looked at it, there would need to be a full rebuild of the wall.
The guys who came round were friendly, hard working and did an excellent job. They tidied the place up nicely after the work had been completed.
Extremely happy with the cost for doing it and would not hesitate to ask for future work to be completed by them.”
HILARY – WOODSEATS
“The small bedroom in our house required a complete refurbishment, including re-plastering, new electrics, re-siting of the boiler and the installation of wardrobe/cupboard space.
We approached James & the team as, when looking for potential builders, we came across their website, which seemed very professional.
James responded promptly and came to meet with us to discuss our requirements. He was receptive to our thinking, listened carefully and offered good advice. We received the estimate within two days of meeting James.
James arranged for the various workmen to visit prior to commencing their part of the work, where this was necessary and scope what needed to be done.
When the work commenced James project-managed each aspect and visited each day while the work was ongoing. He also responded promptly to any telephone or text messages from us.
We are very happy with the end result and the way this was achieved. Any unforeseen difficulties were resolved quickly by James in a professional and reassuring manner.”
JIM & ADRIENNE HUNT – S11
Let us take this opportunity to thank you and your team. We are absolutely delighted with what you and your guys have done. You have helped us realise our vision for our dream house.
From the outset we were confident that you would be able to deliver what we wanted, on schedule and within budget. The format of payments was excellent. We really appreciated your “can do” attitude and the way we were able to add items into the schedule as we realised that we needed to do more to our house to make it into our home.
The finished quality of what you have done is wonderful.
Your guys have been a pleasure to work with and we thank you for the care that they took working in our home. Also, watching your guys tackling some of the more ‘difficult’ tasks was truly exciting.
Working through the development of the project, day by day with you on site, has been a pleasure , your attention and sense of humour have ensured that it has been a really great build.
We have really enjoyed our time with you and your guys and want to thank you all so much for building our dream. We are so pleased and delighted that everyone who walks in goes WOW!
Jim & Adrienne
TASHIYA – S3
James did a great job project-managing the refurbishment to our apartment, especially considering I was based out of London and unable to regularly check on progress in-person. His past experience was evident in all the design tips he shared (and implemented) to prep the flat for a quick sale. Finally, and most importantly, the realistic timelines which were very much appreciated in order to keep the project on track. Thanks, James!
JOHANNA & PAUL BREWER – BEAUCHIEF, S8
We met James when we viewed a house he and his team had renovated in Norton and loved the style, design and finish so we were quick to purchase another property of his that he turned from a 1930’s dated and run down property into a lovely modern family home and we are very happy here.
RICHARD & LOUISE BOLTON – MILLHOUSES, S7
Having decided to finally go ahead with an extension and major redevelopment to our property, we engaged the team to undertake the work on the basis of recommendation from other people and we are totally happy with the finished product.
The work, a full-width single storey extension with, the existing floor-plan being changed from a separate kitchen/dining room into one large open-plan living space, was managed by James brilliantly, with every detail of the plans/schedule being made available to us before the work started. James attended almost every day, keeping us informed of expected progress.
The team(s) James employs are professional and helpful.
A pleasure having them do the work and would happily recommend.