I planned a complete renovation of the core of a house in Red Hill, an old ‘govie’ already subject to an earlier and now very tired renovation. The project involved a new entry, replacing the kitchen and a bathroom, creating a library/study and installing nearly 100 square metres of oak parquet floor. I had never done anything like this before and went through the selection of a builder very carefully. Drewaire stood out. The quote was reasonable. Andrew impressed as thoughtful and hands on and a person with high standards. A visit to one of his projects showed me the good relationships he had with his team and his care for detail. The renovation was done to a very high standard. Andrew was always there for the tricky parts such as laying the parquet floor. His team was great. They had a fantastic work ethic and a real commitment to high standards of workmanship. The project management was seamless with the right people turning up at the right time to ensure there were no delays. I stayed in the house throughout and it was a pleasure to watch the efficient and skilful way the demolition and construction were undertaken. Important too was the emphasis the workers gave to tidying the site at the end of each day. The project was completed on time and on budget. Drewaire had implemented the designs and specifications perfectly and I am delighted with the result. So many people had given me warnings about the traps and pitfalls of undertaking a renovation that I realize how important the right choice of builder is.