Demolish a derelict double garage and clear a wilderness garden. Replaced with a cedar clad garden room (including kitchen area and shower room), a large decked area, a new garden and double driveway.
Convert an outbuilding (formally outside toilet and wash house) into a home office.
Develop a tired looking back yard area into a clean, modern and practical outside space
We are delighted with our Portfolio experience and would highly recommend Keith and his team, it was based on a recommendation given to us that we originally approached Keith.
Keith brought his own great design vision to our project along with a patient and practical approach that helped make our own design ideas feasible. The whole Portfolio team are friendly, extremely competent, tidy workers and have a passion for making sure the finish is spot on – all of which has given us a really high quality end result.
Keith provided clear and detailed information on the scope of work and associated cost. He gave us sound advice on options and had a fair and transparent approach when dealing with changes/additions. He also kept us well informed on progress made and the upcoming schedule.
Our development involved 3 parts:
Demolishing a derelict double garage and clearing a wilderness Garden, which was replaced with a cedar clad Garden Room (including kitchen area and shower room), a large decked area, a new garden and double driveway.
Conversion of an outbuilding (formally outside toilet and wash house) to a home office.
Developing a tired looking back yard area into a clean, modern and practical outside space – the same treatment was also given to the front garden.
Although these were effectively separate projects they all needed to hang together for us in terms of the overall cost, planning overlapping works efficiently and each part complementing the other visually - Portfolio were perfect for our scenario.
Elements of our project evolved as we progressed, this was inevitable for what we were undertaking. The changes we made along the way were all discussed openly and were well considered, we are delighted with the additional item; for example the garden lighting – this wasn’t something we originally thought of but it has made huge difference to the evening view from our Garden room/decking.
Even with elements that Portfolio don’t undertake themselves (like plant selecting and planting), Keith was able to recommend great people to us who we used and are also really pleased with.