After buying an Edwardian flat, I asked Adriano to come and have a look at the windows and doors in my bedroom. It was cold and damp with lots of condensation and, given that it is a period property, I thought that there might be a problem with rot and the original sash windows and French patio doors might need replacing. However, Adriano was able to re-make the original structures so that he not only solved the problem but was also able to maintain the period features. I’m not sure how he managed to make them look both brand new and original but he did! His original quotation was accurate and he finished the work quicker than he said he would. Since then we have had no problems with damp and the room is much warmer.
I would recommend Adriano to anyone!
This summer I engaged Adriano on a major refurbishment of an 1870s house I had acquired a year before. The project was to install a shower and bathroom downstairs, replace the ceilings throughout the ground floor, install new lighting, open a new entrance into the living area, level the floor and then lay oak boards over the existing ceramics. Finally to paint the downstairs and landing. This was essentially a two month project. Adriano came recommended to me by a friend and I was not disappointed. Adriano worked to architectural drawings and he and his team worked solidly to completion. Very much a perfectionist Adriano came up with good solutions to the unthought of issues that came along. Very useful for someone as untechnical as me! The house now looks fantastic and is a pleasure to come home to. Since the project has finished Adriano has promptly attended to small snagging issues that have arisen. I have not had to chase!
Mark, Camden Town
Adriano Chavez worked for us for approximately 2 months last summer. His task was to paint the exterior of our home but this also involved much repair work to rotten woodwork. Thanks to his skills as a carpenter, our Edwardian window frames have been restored to their former glory and we have been spared the expense and upheaval of new windows. He also built units and bookshelves in our living room and we are delighted with the results.
Adriano woks to the very highest standards and is professional and reliable at all times. He is very experienced and we found his advice as to design and colour choices enormously helpful.
I was sorry when the work was completed as Adriano was a delightful presence and I hope to be able to employ him again in the future. I cannot recommend him highly enough.