Rental Property, Kensington

 

Case Study: Upmarket West London rental property modernised and marketed beautifully to new tenants.

Introduction

Mrs H, a professional working in financial services, came to Red Box with the remit to take a tired looking two bedroom flat in a smart residential part of London and transform to a contemporary high spec rental property. With little time available for her to manage the project, Red Box took full control of the work, undertaking it and sourcing all products with minimal effort and input from the client.

The client had found Red Box on the internet and read some customer reviews before approaching us, and setting up a meeting and calling some previous clients for references.

The client wanted a company that would fully project manage the work, and help source products and make recommendations. She had defined ideas on the look and feel of what she wanted. She also wanted a company that would support and maintain the property in the future. This was a service that Red Box could offer.

Customer requirements

To modernise a two bedroom, two bathroom flat in West London that had not had any work done on it for twenty years.

The Red Box Solution

We offered to fully project manage, and source all materials, arrange third parties to attend, provide regular updates and finish within the originally proposed budget and timeframe.

Of course there were some unforeseen issues during the project but we found solutions to them and gave precise and accurate descriptions and costs to resolve them.

Project location:
Kensington West, Blythe Rd, London W14 0JG

Duration:
3 Months

Project type:
✓ Complete Property Renovation
✓ New Bathrooms
✓ New Doors
✓ New Flooring
✓ New Plumbing
✓ New Electrics
✓ New Kitchen
✓ New Skirting & Decorating throughout

What we delivered for our client

The work took three months and involved the installation of two new fully tiled bathrooms and a cloakroom / washroom. A Howdens kitchen with Miele appliances. Wooden flooring by The Natural Wood Floor Company and sound insulation as requested by the building management. New lighting and electrical fittings were installed as well as interlinked fire and CO detection system.

The Red Box Difference

Red Box communicate better than most mid-sized building companies. The client was a busy professional and unable to attend the property throughout most of the project. We updated her with regular email communications and photographs. Issues and the need for decisions were addressed in a timely fashion and this led to the project being delivered speedily.

Challenges

Pain points

The existing structure of the flat was good but the fittings and decorations were very dated.

Problems

The hot water and central heating system were old and inefficient. We upgraded to a modern green boiler and high-efficiency cylinder. A water pump made sure that shower pressure was excellent. The pump was sound insulated and decoupled to minimise noise.

Products Used

Complete property renovation

Tiles

Brand: Minoli
Description: The particular tile is Bravestone series grey matt, rectified porcelain, shading V2 moderate

Kitchen

Brand: Clerkenwell by Howdens

AEG White Integrated Dishwasher
AEG White Integrated Washer Dryer
Miele Touch Ctrl 4 Zone Induction Hob
Miele Chimney Extractor
Miele Single Multi-F Oven
Miele Touch Ctrl Combi Microwave

Ironmongery

Brand: Olivari

Radiators

Brand: Milano Aruba
Description: Anthracite Horizontal Designer Radiator

Flooring

Brand: Natural Wood Floor
Description: Engineered Birch Worktop Premium 2490 x 1067 x 38 mm

Paint

Brand: Dulux
Colour: Rock Salt

Customer reaction

When the client did finally visit toward the end of the project, although she had seen some images and been given regular updates, her initial comment was “this is exactly what I had envisioned and hoped would happen”.

She was very pleased. She allowed us to follow our proven processes and manage the project, overcome any obstacles and delivered a product based on the design and finishes that the client had originally specified.

The result

A superb, high quality, high spec rental property that is maintainable and providing a family home and increased income to the client.

Why Choose Red Box

 

We specialise in home improvements, extensions, kitchen fitting and bathrooms as well as the associated services of plumbing, electrical and full decoration work.

Our team work closely with architects and designers, either engaged by us or which you may have already engaged. We are happy to follow your design or work with you on a design to fit your budget and taste.

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Very Professional and Great Quality "Red Box carried out a complete renovation and internal restructuring of my home, were hyper efficient, sympathetic to plan alterations, on time and on budget! I have nothing but praise for their work and would thoroughly recommend their work on others." MORE PROJECTS HOUZZ REVIEWS