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Mr & Mrs Truong – Structural Alterations & New Kitchen
Mr & Mrs Truong got in touch early 2012 and we started the work in the September of 2012. The job brief was to extend their existing kitchen into the utility area that was seperated from the kitchen via a supporting wall. Within the utility are were 3 seperate rooms all with diving walls seperating them. There was a boiler room, a toilet in the middle and a small utility room on the other end, all joine by a small corridor behind what was the kitchen back door. The idea was to remove these walls to create one big space which would become the dining area. We would then partition across the boiler room and create a new toilet within this area also. All walls were remove and steels put in where the walls were supporting. As soon as these walls came out we could see immediately we had a much bigger space to work with and it really did make a world of difference. New soil had to be installed for the new toilet position and plumbing re-routed. What was the back door was bricked up and small window installed in the new toilet. The old kitchen window was removed and brickwork removed below to create a new aperture for french doors. These were supplied by us and installed along with 2 new windows either side.
Kitchen chosen was the modern high gloss cream 22mm sprayed and laquered handless door, grey mirror chip quartz worktop and appliances chosen by the Truongs. The floor on the old utility side needed a lot of work and was then levelled using latex self levelling compound to create a smooth even finish ready for laying the floor tiling. Black gloss brick effect tiles were chosen for the walls and we think the finished article was very pleasing indeed. A photo capturing Mrs Truongs reaction to seeing the finished kitchen sums up her feelings perfectly! An altogether fantastic transformation from an old tired kitchen into a sleek modern contemporary kitchen diner that will bring pleasure to the Truongs for many years to come.
Mr & Mrs Truong were a pleasure to work for (i worked onsite on this particular job to give Ben a hand) and Mrs Truongs home made vietnamese soup/broth was the best i have ever tasted. I did manage to get the recipe out of Yvi her daughter!
Worktop chosen was a grey mirror chip quartz worktop.
NMB undertook all work from start to finish as listed below:
Rip out and removal of all old kitchen, internal walls and all utility items
New wastes to new toilet – new plumbing – all plumbing to kitchen area
New gas feeds to new hob position
Full new electrics to kitchen including consumer unit upgrade
Stuctural alterations – new steels – brickout on back wall for new french doors
All new plasterboarding to utility and plastering – Full skim to kitchen area including complete new ceiling
Floor levelling – floor tiling – wall tiling
Kitchen fitting – quartz worktop fitting
Review written by Yvi Truong (daughter)
North Manchester Builders did a kitchen extension and structural alterations at my parents place in September including planning and designing the kitchen. I am writing the review on their behalf because their English is limited. They did all work from start to finish including all plumbing, electrical, tiling, kitchen fitting and everything which my parents were very happy with because they didn’t have to use multiple contractors. Nevin and his team were very pleasant to deal with and we found them very professional in their approach to their work. Aside from their professional attitude, they’re more than just builders, they become friends due to their friendly nature and made everything extremely easy. Communication was always great as Nevin and his team were always easy to get in contact with. My parents are extremely happy with all the work especially the kitchen and the granite worktops. A fantastic transformation. We would also be more than happy to provide any references for anyone looking to use North Manchester Builders. Would happily work with them again.
14th December 2012