Two story side extension and First Floor extension on top of an existing ground floor extension:
“When we were looking for builders we had 8 different firms come out. Andy from Slimm Construction was the only one who gave us confidence that he understood the Job.
The building work itself was carried out at a high standard and quickly! This was achieved by the number of people Andy employs, at some points we have 10 people on site which meant each day you saw phenomenal progress. It was all very exciting.
Most importantly we needed to live in the property whilst the work was being completed. We are a large family and we were able to go about our lives with only minimal impact when the team broke through into the new extension.
Andy and his team are great, family friendly and I look forward to inviting the team back for future building projects.
Colin and Gillian, Charing, Ashford, Kent
Loft Conversion and Double Rear Extension (grade 2 listed and in a conservation area)
“Loft conversion and double rear. The company was very accommodating and helpful despite the changes I made from the original specification. There was continuous labour from start to finish, which is a rarity these days. The company was very mindful that our property is listed and in a conservation area and that there was restricted access. I am very pleased with the finish and would recommend them to friends and family”
Jim, Upnor, Kent
“Mr Slimm is an excellent builder and project manager. I would recommend him to anyone. I have dealt with many builders who have worked on my 20 plus properties – now only use Mr Slimm.”
“Overall I am extremely happy with Andy and his team’s work and he really has gone above and beyond what I expected of him. He even collected carpet and tiles on my behalf, helping source cheaper materials was able to provide additional workers at very short notice e.g. tiler, carpenter, carpet fitter.
From the start he has come across as extremely knowledgeable and is definitely a problem solver in that he only comes to me with solutions rather than issues.
Furthermore, the team that he has put on site have also been very good and I feel that I have built such a rapport with them and trust that they have a key to my place to come and go as they like.
One more point, they are definitely not against putting in the hours to get the work done whether it is in the evenings or on the weekend.
Andy originally suggested the work would take from 6-8 weeks and all the work apart from the snagging list was completed in exactly 8 weeks. The only reason it has taken the maximum of his estimate is due to changes as requested by us.
I would happily recommend Slimm Construction to any friends or family and I will definitely be using them when we have work done in the future.”
Luke, Bromley, Kent / London
Two Story Extension
“It can be very daunting picking a builder to take on a big job like this, but we were delighted in our choice of Andy Slimm and his team, they took all of the stress of the build and made it feel much more manageable. Friendly, professional and cost effective, going that extra mile to turn around our project quickly as we were living in during the build. Our extension was up and liveable in 12 weeks, just in time for Christmas – and I cannot thank Andy enough for turning this around in a tight time-frame. He also recommended his suppliers to us, making us a substantial saving on our kitchen worktops and on carpets. His team were very mindful of the fact that we have two young children at home, so went that extra mile to ensure different elements of the build were done in a way that took into account their safety. We have never undergone such a big project before, not least one where we are living in, so thank-you to Andy and the team for making this feel possible, for problem solving quickly, for making us feel like we were your priority – when you had a number of jobs running concurrently, and for being such a friendly team who went above and beyond from start to finish. We have recommended Andy to friends and would certainly consider him for any other big jobs.”
Beverley, Ainsford, Kent
Conversion of 3 bed house to 5 bed HMO
“In total I obtained 5 quotes – the price quotes were in a fairly broad range – Slimm construction were not the cheapest or the most expensive. I was impressed when I met Andy – he made careful notes for each room (some of the other builders were in and out very quickly) and made many suggestions concerning the small details – that was important to me – its clear he has done many HMOs before and really knows what is involved – some of the other quotes, for example, asked me to source my own fire alarm etc – I didn’t like that. Communication was clear and the team started exactly as planned – the estimated timing was 4 weeks and the work was complete in 3 weeks. The finished house is excellent I am thrilled with it – everything is high quality. In addition, during this work I had a problem with drains at a different house I own – Andy sent his team over and fixed that for me as well at a lower cost than I had been quoted and for a more extensive piece of work.
One final point – I ordered furniture that hadn’t arrived on time and Andy kept the keys and offered to be at the house to receive it for me as I would not have been available – it really is the complete service. We all choose suppliers based on different criteria – if you are looking for clear communication, sticking to what is promised to the letter and a high quality job at a reasonable cost then I highly recommend Slimm Construction.”
Colin, Abbey Wood