HERITAGE BUILD - GROVE LANE, CHEADLE.
MDA Design and Build Ltd
The company was employed to carry out an extensive renovation and extension of a semi-detached cottage built c1750.
After meeting with all the potential contractors MDA were chosen because of the enthusiasm for the project, sympathetic approach to retain the character of the property and cost. MDA were not the cheapest or the most expensive.
The property was brought up-to-date being completely stripped inside and out, re-wired, re-plumbed, re-plastered, new double glazing, new render and the existing rooves re-furbished using the original slates on the front of the cottage and garage thus retaining its character particularly from the front aspect. Solid floors were re-laid complete with new insulation and damp proof membrane. New, double damp proof membranes were installed to the exterior walls.
The company used quality, up-to-date products and were knowledgeable and capable of installing all aspects of the build. When problems appeared, which was inevitable based on its age, solutions and costs were discussed and agreed prior to any rectification.
It was particularly satisfying that the company were dedicated to the job and were on site every day, except where extreme weather conditions prevented work. Mark and his team were always approachable, polite and sympathetic to the build. There was always a swift and reasonable solution to unexpected problems.
The experience, as a whole, whilst inevitably stressful, was not unpleasant! There were, as mentioned, extra costs involved which, due to their nature, varied in price. However, these extras would have occurred with whoever took on the task.
There would be no hesitation in recommending MDA as a contractor. The finished project speaks for itself and has been admired by family, friends, neighbours and passers-by.
Ian and Sue McEwen
10th November 2018