I appointed Black Oak Builders (BoB) in July-2018 for a full refurbishment project of a 100sqm first floor Victorian conversion apartment in south west London. This followed many quotes from other builders.
The work included everything from new kitchen installation; 2 large structural openings to lounge/kitchen and to rear balcony; 2 new bathrooms as wet rooms; new windows and sliding doors; soundproofing; full replastering; new flooring, rewiring and plumbing throughout; new doors, frames and architraves, balcony re-fit and full redecoration (and much more!)
Dominik provided a detailed response to my schedule of works, costing per item in a clear and transparent way, further supported by a clear payment schedule specific to my project and milestones. This included a final retainer was agreed for post completion snagging.
Overall project was big and very demanding but BoB did a fantastic job, the space is amazing, unrecognisable and finished to the such a high standard.
So to summarise - why choose Black Oak Builders:
- Quality of work is very high/exceptional
- Service throughout and end-to-end experience
- They care about the result, the home you are creating
- Extremely reliable
- Clear communication
I would absolutely recommend Black Oak Builders - 5 stars
Project date: October 2018
Black Oak renovated our 1-bedroom flat in Little Venice W2, including fitting a new kitchen and bathroom, laying new wood floors, re-wiring, plastering and decorating throughout. They are a good quality company, with a lot of personal support from Dominik, the director.
Having been relocated to Amsterdam at short notice Dominik and The Black Oak team undertook a full bathroom renovation for us in order to prepare the house to be rented.
From the initial communication, through to design and planning, quotation, ordering of materials and fixtures and then completing the agreed works, the Black Oak team were truly exceptional.
Our house only took one weekend to rent at it's full asking price with everyone who came to view commenting on the exceptional bathroom and under floor heating. No doubt that room was the star of the show.
Due to the quality and professionalism of the work the team then took on a number of other jobs and repairs in the house such as changing a Saniflo toilet in a wet room to a fully plumbed in toilet (a job three other tradesman had not found a solution for!), pipe insulation when our boiler shutdown during the cold weather and even removing and disposing of old white goods as a favour when I asked!
Dominik went above and beyond across the entire project and we could not be happier with the results. We have recommended Black Oak to a number of friends and also used his team again for a rented flat we own and different area of expertise (see separate review).
We would not hesitate to recommend Black Oak and in fact would not use anyone else's services again now that we have found them!
Project date: February 2018