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RitaW Fri 13-Jan-12 15:01:45

Does anyone know a reliable trustworthy builder in who would quote for some work I need doing in Croydon? Thanks.

Anasha Fri 24-Feb-12 17:30:23

I have used A & P Ward Builders on a few occasions I have found them really useful 020 8289 8673

cabbageandbeans Thu 01-Mar-12 18:39:02

I know a variety of good workmen. A mullti talented carpenter. Superb plasterer. An AMAZING PLUMBER( tidy, honest!, thorough)

And a Man who just does lofts

Let me know and I will get you the numbers.

AngelEyes46 Fri 02-Mar-12 20:38:02

Cabbage - have you used the guy that does the loft conversions?

cabbageandbeans Sat 03-Mar-12 18:33:53

Angel, funny enough, LMB is the only one which I haven't used! And I did hesitate recommending someone I haven't used - but I have heard very good things about him from others who have used him and I have seen his work, because we did get a quote from him, but have decided not to go ahead with our loft at present because of £££££.

mariewoods Mon 06-Aug-12 20:51:25

Mark Cox Developments Ltd

We are a reliable and trustworthy building company who carry out all building works, loft conversions, extensions, painting and decorating, reference upon request but do view photos of our recent projects at the above website or email or telephone 020 8 878 0579 to discuss your requirements.

JohnBradley Tue 02-Jul-13 20:06:35

Just for the options' sake
You can get a free quote on their site or ask about it on the live chat.
Another way of doing it is to give the a call - 020 3404 0872
They are open 24/7 so it is not a problem to call whenever you feel like doing so.

NatashaMynhardt Fri 19-May-17 08:30:17

LMB should be avoided at all costs! Ignore the fake reviews you see on curated websites - we and other current customers will testify to what it is like to work with this company.

It is not clear what service LMB are offering. Project management was non-existent, and communication appalling. If we were to do this again, we'd manage it ourself - LMB only added stress, cost and considerable time to the process.

They refused to refund an accidental overpayment until work was completed - 6 months later! They are greedy and/or have serious cashflow issues. Corroborating other reviews, every single tradesman that visited complained about late and underpayment from LMB.

We had a severe leak when the roof wasn't secured, and two subsequent leaks at the hands of incompetent plumbers. Once we had paid 90% of the contract, work stopped entirely for a month and only resumed again when we threatened court action.

Behind these headlines lie a multitude of minor annoyances. While some tradesmen were friendly and competent, others were rude and left our property dirty and in some cases damaged.

Lee Murphy represents the worst of the problems that the company have, although when Joanna became involved we did see an immediate improvement.

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MzKMat Mon 17-Jun-19 10:28:02

@NatashaMynhardt - we are planning to use LMB for our loft conversion project. We met Lee Murphy and he seems like a genuine and a nice person. Compared to other companies we invited to provide quote, Lee was precise about the work to be done and the response from them has been good so far (quote, visit etc). Reading your comments made me really nervous. Not sure about the comments from tradesmen as quote from LMB stated that we are paying the tradesmen directly for the completion of each work. Are they really that bad overall? ... they stated that work can be completed within 12 weeks..I'm worried when you mentioned leaking. How's the quality of workmanship? it's difficult to find a reliable and good builder so we are hoping that ours go smoothly as planned...

Purdy12345 Thu 19-Sep-19 22:25:42

Can you please tell me if you went ahead with LMB? We are looking into getting our loft converted too and have had them round for a quote. I thought Lee seemed really nice and he knew his stuff. I am a bit confused as there are a lot of good reviews on line and the odd really bad one. I have also had several people tell me not to use them but at the same time they seem to have a lot of work going on in our area. So if they are bad why are so many people still using them??? Obviously this is quite a stressful decision to make as its our home and like most people we can’t afford to be ripped off. I’d be very interested to find out if you still used them and if so how did the job go???
Many thanks for your time and help.

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