Cheryl and Peter run K.C.J. Builders from Inkerman Road in Kentish Town.
Cheryl looks after the office functions whilst Peter is on the 'on site' manager. I chose them to do the refurbishment of my flat because of a recommendation from a friend and the fact that they were local.
The project had already started and I had employed a previous builder who frankly - had made a mess of the job. Peter came round to view the task and I admit that I was worried K.C.J. would even take it on given the number of problems that there were. I was immediately impressed by the can do attitude that Peter exemplified and his intelligent solutions to existing problems.
I had made a list of outstanding jobs and Peter took these on board but also simply explained how these might be achieved at the best cost. After a really effective consultation we agreed that the job would be priced for me to decide if I wished to proceed.
Cheryl produced a simple but very effective spreadsheet that laid out what was to done and the cost taking into account where new ones were required. And the cost of each part of the job offering alternatives if applicable. It is this kind of clarity that many builders do not specify offering a cost for the job but not exactly what you will get or how much it will be. Very reassuring.
Budget agreed we set a date for the works to begin and that was just when they started. Again it was simple to make a date to make preparations and then the building work began - it is this kind of no joke - an agreement is a commitment arrangement that makes K.C.J. Builders very easy to work with.
K.C.J.'s team turned up on time and as predicted and began the work. Due to my work I was unable to give them much time but they just got on with working their regular hours and each day I would come home to find plenty of work done and the flat let in clean and tidy state. This was important to me as I meant that I could stay in the flat whilst the work was done negating the need to stay somewhere else.
As the project progressed there were, of course, some things to sort out and it was great to be able to just simply contact Peter who would readily understand my concerns and put solutions in place.
The standard of the work that has been done is excellent and has been performed on time and on budget which - lets face it - is what you want from anyone doing a job for you.
The best thing about K.C.J. is the excellent communication that they provide almost any time and that fact that their pricing is transparent and fair. Having said that many of things that you would need to tell an 'ordinary' builder about you just don't need to do because K.C.J. just look after these as part of their professionalism and a clear commitment to just getting it right.