Prior to working with MDA Design and Build we had a 1930’s, 3 bed semi detached house in Altrincham that had been neglected for 15 years. It was tired, the electrics weren’t up to standards and not really suitable for everyday life with a young family.
The plan was to add a hip to gable dormer conversion and a single story extension to the rear of the property.
We invited several builders to look at the project and MDA Design and Build were one as they were referred to us by a friend. Mark and Shaun came around to scope out the project. On meeting them they were friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about doing a great job.
When the quotes came back MDA weren’t the cheapest and after some deliberation we decided that they were the best team for the job and go and we gave them the green light to start.
16 weeks later we had a completely remodelled 5 bed semi detached house, with 2 bathrooms and extended downstairs living space, rewired throughout, with a contemporary kitchen which my wife and I are incredibly happy with.
6 months after the completion of the work I called Mark to say there was a problem. He apologiesed profusely and came around to sort it out. What more can I say!?
The guys got the job done on time and on budget. I have already recommended them to friends and they will be the first number I call when we need work completing or move to another house.
Building Contractor: MDA Design and Build Ltd Mark Anderson 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 was chosen because of the enthusiasm for the project, a sympathetic approach to retain the character of the property and cost. MDA was 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.