Apartment refurbishment in Westminster, London

Our client had lived in their apartment in Westminster for several years and decided that they now needed to renovate their lighting and plumbing and give everything a refresh.

A fairly simple refurbishment project only took a few days to complete. With new lights fitted to include dimmable options and connectivity to app-controlled functionality the lights are now easy to manage and offer improved efficiency as they can be isolated to certain parts of each room (instead of all lights being on at full power) (more…)

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Refurbishment of retail unit in Streatham

Our team of expert tradesmen was ever-growing and we needed new space to handle customer requests more efficiently so we decided to setup premises in Streatham.  After spending months looking for the perfect space, we finally found it and as expected, it needed a complete refurb.

We set out our plans and treated it like any other project, with clear deadlines, budget-planning and a complete overhaul of all electrical wiring along with our constant attention to detail with the finishing. (more…)

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Rear extension in Streatham

MD Bespoke were asked to work on a rear extension project for a family home in Streatham.  The homeowners had recently moved in and wanted to increase their floorspace as they were expecting their first child.

The project had a very short deadline due to the due date of the baby so we had to work quiclky to bring in a number of different trades to help complete the build on time. (more…)

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Kitchen demolition in Streatham

Our client had recently taken possession of an established family home and needed to clear out some of the original fixures and fittings to bring it up to modern standards.

The first thing they desperately wanted to do was to rip out and replace the existing kitchen, which was in need of modernisation. The existing cooker was not fitted to modern building regulations and was tripping the wiring throughout the rest of the house. (more…)

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What is the difference between the ‘first fix’ and the ‘second fix’ in a house rewire?

What does a first fix & a second fix mean?

What does a first fix & a second fix mean?

We live in an age where the demand for power is ever increasing. Our electronic devices have become essential to our day-to-day living, and generally require plugging in – even if only for short periods of time.

To meet that demand for electricity, we need to ensure the wiring that provides our home with energy is in good condition. At best, poor wiring will cause you to lose power – at worst, faulty wires can be a potential fire hazard and could even lead to serious injury.

If you’ve just bought a property or you’re looking to refurbish your current one, it may be time to think about rewiring and ensuring the system you have in place is safe for you and your family. Rewiring a home typically involves a ‘first fix’ and a ‘second fix’. To help you understand the difference between the two, we’ve broken them down for you here. (more…)

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Are underfloor heating systems more efficient than radiators?

Choosing underfloor heating from your electrician

Choosing underfloor heating from your electrician

It’s 7am. Your alarm has gone off twice already and the temptation to press snooze just one more time is huge. The sun might be shining but there’s a chill in the air and the day is yet to heat up – the thought of leaving your cosy duvet cocoon and stepping onto the cold floor is not one that’s filling you with joy.

We feel certain that the above is a scenario you’re more than familiar with – fortunately, we’re here to tell you that it needn’t be the norm! Underfloor heating sounds like a luxury feature that few can afford; however, over time it can actually save you money! Here’s how. (more…)

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Five questions to ask when hiring a contractor for electrical work

Five questions to ask when hiring a contractor for electrical workWe think it’s safe to say that when you’re dealing with something as essential to your everyday life (and as potentially dangerous if you aren’t qualified) as the electrics in your home, you want to know that the person undertaking the work can be trusted.

However, we also think it’s fair to say that the world of electrics is not a particularly familiar one to all of us – it can be easy to shy away from it and let a contractor take the reins without asserting ourselves and asking questions. To help you navigate these uncharted waters, we’ve put together five questions that we think are ‘musts’ for anybody to ask (no matter what their experience level) when considering a contractor for electrical work. (more…)

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