New Build Home Kent
An old bungalow was replaced with a brand new detached home complete with, four bedrooms, three en-suites, family bathroom, vaulted hall/landing, two main receptions, an additional large 12m long kitchen/dining/family room, downstairs showeroom, utility room, garage, underfloor heating, rainwater harvesting and solar panel systems. All finished with anthracite coloured windows, slate roof, a suds compliant driveway and pre-coloured webber rendering.
In January 2016 we set out to convert a small bungalow in to a large four bed house. It was initially intended to be an extension but due to insufficient footings the old building had to be removed and we were forced to reapply for new build permission. Building continued while awaiting permission, Mark and Dave from Applefields helped make this stressful time a whole lot easier, providing help and advice whenever asked and made alterations to ensure we could reach efficiency levels. Our local Parish Council who had originally agreed to the extension now objected to a new build and took us to a regulatory board. Applefields rearranged their schedule to allow us time to wait for this decision and they also assisted us with a letter confirming the state of the footings and our need to rebuild.
We were granted permission and Applefields were straight back to work. With Applefields guidance and help we integrated solar panels, a water recovery system, a vaulted landing with ridge windows, underfloor heating and a new driveway throughout making this our perfect family home. All the way through we felt they were approachable and professional. Communication was always open, honest and frequent. Pricing was clear from the outset and changes and alterations discussed and agreed. Truly Master Builders!
The first day coming out of the ground, which was already exciting for us, saw Applefields go above and beyond and invite our 9 year old daughter to assist them in laying the first brick. This will always be ingrained in hers and our memories. It is a story we have told oer and over again.The delays we faced due to the planning issues which lead to changes of materials were handled with complete professionalism. My father was supposed to help with the electrics but when he became ill with cancer this again caused delays and Applefields compassionately stood by us offering help and rescheduled plans.
During the build we also suffered storm damage and the concrete star manufactures altered the stair dimensions without informing us Applefields took both these in their stride cleaning up, making good and working out solutions.
Late in the build I broke my arm at work, which caused another delay and without hesitation Mark, Dave and the team even offered to help us move and generously celebrated the completion with a bottle of bubbly. ABOVE AND BEYOND! We are so very glad we found Applefields and have already been recommending them to all our friends.
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