DOUBLE LOFT EXTENSION – MAIDENHEAD
Asset Lofts remained consummate professionals and we always felt they were giving us 100% of their attention...
Asset Lofts’ work was on time, on budget and done immaculately. Not only will we recommend Asset Lofts, we have put our money where our mouths are and have just contracted them for further major alterations to our home!
After investigating a number of options, we decided on Asset as our contractor for our double loft conversion. We liked their one stop-design / architect and build approach, their professionalism during the initial assessment and quote process and their payment structure. However, looking back now that it is all done, what really stand out is their ability to be flexible, being considerate contractors, and delivering quality work on budget and on time.
We were hesitant to embark on a large building project in our new neighbourhood where we did not have many friends who we could ask for good referrals. Getting the right contractor for our project was key. Our design (ultimately drawn by Assets’ in-house architect) was part standard loft conversion and part unusual mezzanine development. We had the Grand Designs plan but did not have the Grand Designs budget, but certainly did not want to compromise on scope or quality.
Assets’ quote compared well and was really easy to understand and left no uncertainty on the scope, work or material that is included. Asset only require payment on completed work, so no advance payments for material or work. This provided us with a huge amount of certainty, trust and peace of mind.
Asset helped us through the planning phase, and filed our application well in time to start on the agreed date. Once on site we hardly noticed them! They were extremely considerate builders, not only to us but to our neighbours too. In fact, some neighbours were complimentary of the minimal impact the construction had on our street. The building works progressed at an astonishingly swift pace, with the project manager taking time daily to explain progress and discuss any decisions we had to make.
As with all projects of this size, we continuously tweaked the design to fit the newly uncovered building and the Asset team accommodated us at every juncture (and a few whims!), usually without adding to the overall cost. Where we radically changed the design or opted for more expensive material or equipment, the additional cost was discussed and pre-agreed, avoiding any surprises.
Our design called for tricky and specialised construction, and Asset handled this with ease and clearly have very skilled project managers and builders in their employ. They came up with clever ideas and designs where needed and clearly put thought into what they were doing and what we were trying to accomplish.
Our project slightly overran. This was not due to Asset, but because we made changes to the design. With a professional and smooth operation, delays (caused by the client) no doubt causes difficulties for a contractor, but Asset remained consummate professionals and we always felt they were giving us 100% of their attention.
Even before completion we started recommending Asset to numerous friends (we have a few more in the area now!) who were thinking of loft conversions or alterations. We are extremely pleased with the result and are unbelievably proud of our home and eager to show off our loft conversion. And if this is not recommendation enough, we have just contracted Asset again to remodel our kitchen and convert our garage to living space. What better recommendation in the construction business, than a repeat customer?