Hawk Family House Renovation.



That’s when we come in! Fortunately the family had somewhere else to stay and it’s lucky they did because this particular house was very tired indeed. After meetings and conversations with the client we discovered what they really needed. So we made a plan which suited their needs fully. They needed the work be undertaken in a staged approach so they could manage their finances appropriately, we promised to keep the costs as close to the estimate as much as was humanly possible and they had a high level of input at every opportunity.


The customer decided on a full refurbishment of the property which included:


  • A new socket and lighting circuit.

  • A modern efficient central heating suitable to meet the needs of a growing family.

  • A large extension to combine a new kitchen and bathroom as well as a utility area.

  • A new master bedroom loft conversion complete with on suite bathroom.

  • Several walls and ceilings knocked down.

  • Hack off the rear wall and landscape the garden with decking.

  • Plastering on every wall and ceiling.

  • Decorating to a first mist coat finish. 


“A genuine refurbishment shown in real life captured on a mobile phone”


It could be any house but this one has stood proudly for more than 100 years. The house has seen owners come and go but it holds the memories of a family who lived in it for more than 70 years until there passing in 2011.


Bring in a new family, young, energetic and hard working who are determined to make this house a home for their family’s future. Inspired by dreams and ambition to remake this tired run down house into a modern three bed terrace house, that will provide them with shelter and comfort for many of year to come.

Working closely with Plymouth City Councils planning and building control departments, plans were drawn up and approved and work commenced in the wettest and most grizzly summer months of 2012.


The house was basically stripped down to its skeleton so much so that at one point you could stand at the foot of the stairs and look straight up to the apex of the roof.


With lots of hard work, careful planning and the help of the customer, the day of completion arrived, as planned, just 16 weeks from when we started. This was a big job but the partnership was a huge success and one that has left this house proud to stand as a family home, making new memories for another 100 years!

Customer’s feedback taken from the buy with confidence website:


“Brilliant team who did a great job of decorating our hallway. Friendly and helpful. put in extra effort to ensure the result was professional”


“Outstanding workmanship. Conscientious to safety for children, honest, reliable & excellent communication throughout. Would highly recommend”


“The team were professional, polite and helpful. Excellent workers whose standard of workmanship was high. They went over and above expectations. Reliable, trustworthy and hardworking.”