LUXURY OUTSIDE SPACE
Whilst this project initially looked relatively simple, despite the awkward layout and poor accessibility, being able to completely transform a 20 year old, uneven and poorly constructed patio into a beautiful outside, contemporary living space, was extremely satisfying.
Once the original concrete slabs were removed and we began removing the top 8″ of the ground to allow for the new base, the instability in the ground became obvious. To counter this we laid reinforced concrete throughout and created a solid foundation that will last for many years to come.
We installed edge drainage channels to carry water away from the new flat, sealed surface, and incprporated underground laid irrigation pipes around the entire perimeter.
The patio and steps were finished in 600mm square, porcelain tiles, sealed with dark grey grout and matt black metal edging. A second, slightly raised area, was finished with ceramic tiles that look like floorboards to create a stunning contrasting, textured surface.
We booked GI Thompson Builders eight months in advance to ensure they would definitely be able to install our new kitchen.
Gerry and his guys arrived exactly as planned and, from stripping-out the old kitchen and fitting the new carcasses, cupboard fronts and appliances in an entirely new layout, they worked incredibly hard, kept to a deadline and left the space clean and tidy every single day.
Three years on, our kitchen looks as good now as it did when it was fitted.
My wife and I decided to build a studio to accommodate her activity as an amateur artist. We contacted Gerry Thompson and discussed the requirements and he introduced an architect to assist in the design. Gerry also dealt with all requirements involving the local authority.
The construction work began in July 2013 and was completed two months later. The work was conducted efficiently and to the highest possible standard and, as promised, continuously from start to finish. All problems were resolved as work progressed and the result was exactly as we desired. The whole exercise was as stress free as could possibly have been achieved.
The cost and payment arrangements were established clearly at the outset and any subsequent modifications were discussed and agreed at the time.
We are absolutely delighted with the work and we have a superb studio which has enhanced the whole house.
We struggled to get planning permission because of some unforeseen complications but Gerry was always on-hand to provide advice and guidance until we got the plans passed.
The loft conversion has made a massive difference to the way we live and has genuinely changed our lives for the better.
I have recommended Gerry to many of my friends and neighbours.