Project Description

Basement extension and full internal upgrade and redecoration.


Project Date

December 2014


£ 300,000 




Client Review

5* work ethic, 5* building knowledge

"I was fortunate enough to have the sense to ask Louisa to take charge of renovating our house in west London. We knew we wanted to add an extra bedroom for the second baby but weren’t sure exactly how, and we were hoping to extend and alter the basement. Louisa came to the table with architect, planning advice and the full suite of skills and knowledge for the project. She took charge of the whole process, procuring design ideas and listening to our requirements. Once planning was underway she arranged the costing process with a number of builders, and explained and challenged the quotes when they arrived, helping us to choose a fantastic building company. We decided to extend the project to include a total renovation of the rest of the house, which Louisa took in her stride and brought so many wonderful ideas and suppliers with her.

Although prepared to move out for the build, Louisa saved us a fortune in designing the build process so that we didn’t need to. Once planning was in the builders started that week, building our temporary kitchen and living area. Louisa was there every step of the way, running the weekly project meeting and keeping us up to date. Any hiccup or slight change of plan was dealt with with no hassle. Upstairs was completed (including a phenomenal bathroom, made larger by removal of chimney breast), and the back of the house was removed in time for deepest winter.

Louisa managed the builders and a small issue after boiler relocation effortlessly.

She was so helpful as we got to the fitting out stage, finding us a marvellous kitchen designer and managing the whole project to be ready for my sister’s wedding. Aristeia were there for us, resolving issues, making huge cost savings, and ensuring the whole project ran on time.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her, and indeed have to many friends and colleagues. 5* work ethic, 5* building knowledge and top person to have around!"