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Case studies and examples from our recent portfolio:

190k, 15weeks / Ifeld Rd., Fulham, SW3
Another project with Phillip Bury.
This started out as a 12 week 120 k project converting 2one bedroom flats into a two bedroom flat ground and first floor. Unfortunately as we started thenstrip out it became apparent thar the initial conversion was a typical late 90's developers development. This being a cosmetic conversion hiding poor quality workmanship therefore we had to carry out major Structual works to rectify these issues. The clients were very practical and understanding and took the correct attitude by not compromising on the initial project consequently it became a 16 week 190 K project. I got a lot of satisfaction and feel this is one of the best projects I have carried out as the team worked well together and I feel we read the clients needs well. I do not feel I need to say much more as the photos will do the talking .

32k, 11days / Hache, Fulham, SW3
Another project with Berry and Susie Casey. We were asked if we could move the bar from the rear to the front of the Fulham road site. Also could we install a Cosy corner and new custom built storage units. We started on a Monday morning with the finish date the following Friday at lunchtime. Work involved stripping out existing bar, banquette seating partition wall. We constructed the bar of site in a joinery shop to save time. Once we had bar area ready we installed new bar new electrics new plumbing and decorations. We then on site built and fitted new banquette seating recycling leather seats. We then fitted new custom made storage units and completed decorations on time on budget including design changes all in all another satisfying project . A foot note the bar move has improved the takings of the restaurant !!

Basement kitchen, diner extension, new en-suite bathroom / 100k, 13weeks / Ifeld Rd., Fulham, SW3
We were contracted by Architect Phillip Bury re. this project via the Considerate Constructors Scheme part of planning requirement to use a registered Building Company. The works comprised of the following:
  • excavating and lowering rear garden by 2m,
  • underpin east party wall and rear garden wall,
  • extension was built then waterproofed using a tanking system,
  • formed a new opening through rear wall to form kitchen,
  • once all 1st fix plumbing electrics were in place specialist glazing,
  • contractor fitted a glaze roof and bi-fold doors,
  • laid underfloor heating and new store floor,
  • new kitchen fitted, new boiler,
  • new lights + switches.
Finally, a new bathroom was fitted to what was the old kitchen making this an en-suite.

Design + Build / 160k, 9 weeks / Hache, Calpham, SW4
Having worked with Berry and Suzy on Hache, Fulham Rd. SW4, we worked on a cost plus basis as there was no architect/surveyor. With Berry's design background and Suzie's flare and stylish eye we designed the job as we went along. This was a total refurbishment of an old and tired restaurant. The work comprised of the following:
  • stripped out all fixture+fittings back to large walls and floor,
  • reconfigured the bar from the rear to the front of the restaurant,
  • built a bespoke bar on site,
  • re-wired and re-plumbed,
  • 1st fix kitchen for a commercial kitchen was installed,
  • formed a new concrete base + metal cage to accommodate new fridge freezer,
  • laid new oak floor to restaurant and bespoke banquette seating using natural leather on the seats,
  • redecorated the entire restaurant and completely refurbished the toilets.

Work in progress / 300k, 28 weeks / Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews
Warehouse refurbishment, office space / 1,1m, 9 months / Adams Aviation Supply Co. Ltd., New Addington, Surrey
This was a negotiated contract on cost plus basis. We were invited to tender at a late stage on a recommendation from a local surveyor as a good value contractor. The initial budget was £650 k however once the work started it was apparent that this was not a realistic budget figure. It was decided that a cost plus basis would suit client and contractor. We gave a discount on works carried out over and above contract sum. The works comprised of refurbishing a 20,000 square feet warehouse:
  • design and build an extra 10,000 square feet 1st floor office space making the total area 30,000 square feet,
  • demolition of half the existing roof,
  • a new steel structure,
  • new floors, walls and roof,
  • installed new power, data to include Cat 5 cabling for 60 person call centre,
  • designed and installed a new air-conditioning hot and cold air system.
We then refurbished the existing warehouse and then clad the whole building with new kingspan cladding system.

Supply and fix of 45 new Howden’s kitchens / 101k, 10 weeks / Avon Close, Canterbury Kent
Avon Close Canterbury Kent This was our first project for CDS Co-operatives which involved the rip out and supply and fix 45 new Howden’s kitchens. It was a 10 week project that was completed on time on budget contract sum £101 k as a note CDS received the high amount of satisfaction forms returned with a high satisfaction standard.
Fullwell Cross Library / 504k, 20 weeks / Redbridge, Essex
This was the refurbishment of a listed building that was unusual in design as the building was circular and solid concrete. The refurbishment involved stripping out and saving existing book shelves. Forming a new aluminium front entrance with lobby, rear ramp in garden with new handrail.
  • Inside we refurbished both public and staff toilets,
  • refurbished the children’s library,
  • the main library including new power and data 2nd fix for specialist contractors to 1st fix.
  • New carpet tiles to all areas.
This was a 15 week project that ran to 20 as we had 2 severe weather fronts that set us back 3 -5 weeks.

Property Developer refurbishment / 420k / South Norwood, London
Conversion and extension of a 7 bedroom house, with a basement and loft conversion into 6 flats, 2 three bedrooms, 3 two bedroom and 1 bedroom flat, with multiple bathrooms and off street parking with a value of £420K.
  • The basement floor, along with the complete side from basement to 1st floor was removed with steelwork inserted supporting the upper floors.
  • The whole building was sound and fire proofed by way of insulated stud partitioning and false ceilings where required.
  • The bathrooms are of superior quality being fully tiled with separate showers.
  • The kitchens are fully fitted with full integrated units.
  • Carpeted throughout.
It was basically a turn key design and build.

Residentail property refurbishment / 350k, 16 weeks / Blackheath, London
We undertook the refurbishment and renovation of a 7 bedroom house into 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with 2 being en-suite in 16 weeks with a value of £350K. The work comprised of the following:
  • complete strip out,
  • removal of a structural wall and installation of new supporting steelwork allowing the kitchen to be trebled in size,
  • the walls were stripped through out with new mf false ceilings, plasterboard work and completely replastered,
  • we worked in conjunction with the kitchen installers completing the necessary builders work required,
  • the floor boards were lifted insulation installed, with the floor boards being relaid with tight joints ready for sanding and staining to our clients requirements,
  • the internal doors and timber works were completely overhauled and new ironmongery being installed,
  • various units were made out of timber inclding vanity units and wardrobes,
  • new wooden windows including casement and sash,
  • the roof was stripped and relaid after insulation was installed with hand made machine cut tiles.

20 kitchen refurbishment / 200k, 14 weeks / Allnutt Mill, Maidstone, Kent

As a result of our good work carried out at Avon Close we were asked to Tender on a 20 kitchen refurb at Allnutt Mill Maidstone. If the first 20 went well there was another 25 to follow. The contract involved the stripping out of existing kitchen removing, flooring, wall tiling. We then laid new vinyl floors fitted new Howden’s kitchens and supplied and fitted new Johnson’s prismatic tiles. We upgraded all electrics in kitchens with new Crabtree fittings and new extract fans. We then redecorated each kitchen. Contract period 14 weeks contract sum £200 k. As a note the client administrator made a comment on practical completion “ I wish every contract went as smoothly as this one”.

The Cock and Hen Public House, Fulham Broadway

We recently undertook a full refurbishment of the bar and kitchen on a design and build basis over a 5 week contract period with a value of £140K. The work included, stripping out the old fixtures and fittings, demolition of walls, installation of bi-folding doors, new toilets, cubicles, flooring, studwork, opening of the skylights, new drinks cabinets to the bar area, a new pewter bar, new electrics, glass partitioning, decoration throughout, decking to the smoking patio. We worked in conjunction with the kitchen and micro-brewery installers carrying out their required builders work. Call in have a bite to eat and a pint and see our workmanship.

Residential single storey extension, Orpington, Kent

We carried out a single storey extension, with a value of £38.5K providing a large spacious kitchen / diner, with arches formed into the previous dining room. A new kitchen was installed along with a separate shower room and downstairs toilet. The electrics and plumbing were renewed where required with downlighter spots.

We have listed a selection of our previous projects to try and provide an insight into what we can do for you. Should you have any queries or would like a quotation please phone us on 0208 856 6182, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or use the contact form.

Clients' feedback:

"I have known Brian Power of Brian Power Building for a number of years and have always found his workmanship, construction knowledge and building qualities to be excellent.

They consistently score very high on Considerate Contractors Schemes and have excellent Health & Safety knowledge and back up and operate well run, safe and client friendly sites.

We would have no problems recommending them to others (which we do)."
Paul Cavalli
"I wish every contract went as smoothly as this one."
Howard Gross
Allnutt Mill, Maidstone, Kent
“Thank you so much for the difficult bathroom instalation work. I am so glad that I chose to employ your team: excellent work, on time, on schedule and under budget. I will recommend you for any domestic building job.”
Blackheath, London
"Brian Power Building helped make the daunting task of building new business premises much more enjoyable than it might have been otherwise. Their can-do approach kept the programme rolling and they kept us informed of progress. They regularly discussed options with us to ensure that the finished product met our expectations, and they gave helpful advice based on their experience. We’d use them again, which is probably the best recommendation I can give!"
Steve Langston, Managing Director
Adams Aviation Supply Co. Ltd., New Addington, Surrey
"Well organised, well resourced and a joy to work with"
Phillip Bury
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Well done and many thanks. Not an easy lot to please!
Dinah Welsh
Dear Dinah It's so nice to be writing a positive email about building works, after all the trouble with buliders of the houses on the Mall. I really appreciate the trouble Brian and Phillip have gone to over informing neighbours and being thoughtful, and other people have said the same. So thank you very much for your excellent choice! All the best
Therese Tobin

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