We have just completed a new build project in Sheffield S17 within which Nicholas Martin played a critical role. I am an Architect by profession and hence attention to detail is something that I had been looking for from the outset.
During the heavy construction stage carpentry was the main concentration with the team putting in entire new floors, roofs, stud partitions and framework. They worked along side the main builders co-coordinating all the work where there was an interface with their own to ensure progress was as planned.
Towards the later stages the quality of the workmanship that Nicholas Martin put in really started to show. It was clear at this point that they had really carefully planned and prepared early works to ensure that the finish at the end was what we were looking for...if not even better.
Nick and Frank a father and son team clearly have a wealth of experience and a great blend of innovation and traditional values. They work extremely hard taking great care in what they do to explain matters along the way. i was really impressed by they way that over the course of the project they effectively became our eyes and ears and very quickly got on our wavelength such that when questions arose they came forward with suggestions that were what my wife and i would have suggested as well. They were always keen to ensure we were 100% happy before proceeding.
Once inside the finished house now the workmanship is something that we are very proud of but also that visitors always comment on...the doors (complete with all the ironmongery) skirtings and architraves whilst some may consider small items in a build make a huge impact and because they have all been installed so superbly well it brings that extra feeling of quality to the property.
Nick and Frank have also fitted sliding wardrobes in 2 of the bedrooms and again to a very high standard.
Not in any way to decry the above though it has to be said that the absolute show stopper is the kitchen. Nick has fitted a Rot Punkt German kitchen that is of a quality that i have not seen before. It has exceptional design touches as well - these 2 things combined provide a wow factor and that is without fail the reaction of friends, relatives and visitors alike. It is of a contemporary look with a full height bank of units at one end, housing built in ovens, microwaves, coffee machine and wine chiller...a large granite top central island inclusive of induction hob and concealed ceiling mounted extraction within purpose built ceiling downstand. The island features handle - less drawers and doors under and a part full height bank at the other end housing integral fridge and freezer, further granite work top with built in sink etc.
Nick spent so much of his own time going the extra mile to ensure that we were aware of all the available products and how it would all work. He made design suggestions along the way but without any pressure if they weren't quite what we wanted. He kept us fully informed of the delivery schedule of the units from Germany and of course being German they were on time as expected. The kitchen was installed expertly with total coordination to plastering, plumbing and electric trades. What seems to be the point of detail that impresses most on lookers is that the finished kitchen has a seamless look. That in the main is because Nick and Frank spent time thinking about this in the early stages and framing/lining out in timber/plasterboard such that when the units were installed they achieved a flush look. It really is a dream kitchen designed and built in full by Nicholas Martin.
We like everyone else were working to a budget so compliance with that was critical and we achieved the look we were after withing our financial goal. Nick was very helpful in making sure what we did spend went in the correct areas where quality really matters.
One final point I would like to make about all the aspects of work undertaken by Nick and Frank is that whatever they did, whatever stage of the build project it was at, they always did so in a clean and tidy manner and took extra effort to ensure that the project was left at the end of every day in a professional manner the like you would expect if you did the work yourself in your own house.
They are totally trustworthy very honest individuals who in my professional capacity but also in a personal sense i would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.