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Flushing finished & a few other jobs too!

Posted by Iona Manley & Steve Slade on June 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Well, we finished Flushing a few months ago - it was quite a push with pretty much just the two of us, and the job grew to include a new kitchen refit (originally only going to be prepared & painted.) We started at the top and came right down through the house, stripping paper, re-rending & plastering, part re-wire, removal & refitting of all the doors (lots & lots of doors!) with new hinges & handles, new radiators, new skirting boards, new bannisters, thorough sand down of all woodwork, and of course, painted throughout!

I was soo excited for the clients to see the final results and am pleased to say they were thrilled – there was proper welling-up on both sides!! (From us ladies at least!) As required, we transformed a tired, old and smoky house into a peaceful, clean and airy home! It looks absolutely amazing now with new carpets throughout, and the windows & walls all dressed, where the Hamptons meets a little bit of shabby chic.

With the clients en-route, we did consider changing all the locks & denying all knowledge of who they were - haha!

But alas, (back home to typical builders house - not finished!!) - and on to the next job! We worked on the exterior of a commercial property in Truro. Made some repairs to the window frames, painted them, the gutters & the walls. What a lovely group of office workers who kept the coffee flowing. Big thumbs up there!

We are now working on a holiday flat in a complex on the outskirts of Newquay. We’ve stripped out old T&G wall panelling, and replaced with plasterboard which we’ve drylined. Skirting boards are off, painted & ready to be replaced. New laminate flooring laid. Bannisters & walls to paint.

Missed out on decorating a few rooms for TV show, The Hotel Inspector, filming down here in Cornwall, that would have been fun but we were not dealing direct.

Have some other short-ish jobs lined up and a tonne of admin work to do!! SOOOO behind in that department that we seriously need to be office bound for a week or two very soon. Hoping to get another whole-house project management based job – but need to advertise!!!!!! Leaflets & sign writing the van is the current plan.

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Reply Christine Wright
4:37 PM on September 10, 2012 
Ours was the holiday let that is looking fantastic. No more T&G and property looks very clean and modern. Thank you Steve and Iona for doing a great job. As you know we lived away from the property and it was great to have people who we could trust to carry out the work. They even got our carpet fitters organised.
Great job. Thanks again
Reply Iona Manley & Steve Slade
4:47 AM on October 18, 2012 
Hi Christine, sorry I've only just seen this!
Thanks so much for your comments, I've transfered them onto the testimonials page if thats okay!
Steve will be at Chris & Lucy's in the next few days to build their wardrobe, so if you are down we might see you then!xx