Our Home Stories

Lammas Park, Ealing

After four years (and two children) in their home Fiona & Daniel reached the decision to increase their downstairs living space in their Northfields Edwardian house with a new kitchen extension. They wished to create a larger more functional space downstairs for their young family for day to day living, for entertaining and also for working from home.  

”We had a good idea of what we wanted and the Lindum team organised an architect who duly drew up the plans” says Daniel. ” They incorporated all of our ideas for the kitchen and living space. They also included French doors to the garden and a roof lantern which has made a huge difference to the light in the kitchen and which illuminates meal times!” 

Fiona adds “Once the decision was made to go ahead, we obtained 3 quotes from a selection of well-known builders. We also spoke with a former neighbour who had employed Lindum and had been delighted with their attention to detail and quality of work. The final price and the recommendation meant we had no hesitation in choosing Lindum to take care of our home. And it proved a great decision!”    

”Lee from Lindum has loads of experience. He put forward a number of really helpful ideas when we were at the planning stage and we moved the utility room and downstairs toilet to different places as he suggested – this has worked very well. It’s made the whole extension very workable for all of us – whatever we are using it for.  

Just as importantly the price quoted was the price we paid. Any problems were quickly and fairly dealt with. Having friends who have builders in at the moment, and hearing of their experience, we are happy to have enjoyed such a smooth project without any creep in our planned investment level – they did a great job!” 

Ealing, London

Marina has lived in Ealing for all of her life and had been in her Edwardian 3-bedroom house for a number of years before deciding that it was time to extend.  A single bathroom simply was not enough and she wanted to both improve her house for living in now – and to grow its future value by differentiating it from similar homes in in West Ealing. 

She is now the proud owner of a transformed 5-bedroom threebathroom house in the heart of the Northfields community! 

Marina had seen the Lindum team working at neighbours properties in and around Ealing and was familiar with the quality of their work. 
 

“I did my homework” she explains. ”I obtained 5 quotations from various builders – immediately Lindum walked in the door it was clear they were on the same wavelength and understood what I wanted to achieve. It was perfect to have a truly local builder who knew the area and exactly what was likely to be permitted under Ealing Council planning rules. Their workmanship on the loft conversion, side extension and full house refurbishment (including the garden!) was perfect; particularly the ‘snagging’ which was willingly dealt with within a matter of days. The work was of a very high standard and the communication with the owners Roy and Lee ensured everything ran smoothly. I am absolutely delighted with my newly refurbished house and garden – and of course that the budget and timings were both as quoted!”  

Northfields, Ealing, London W13

Jodie & Claire have used Lindum Lofts for two major projects on their Northfields home since they bought the property in 2015.  

Having heard about Lindum through local word-of-mouth, they appointed them to build a spacious dormer loft extension and additional bathroom in 2017. Immediately impressed with how the project was progressing, Jodie & Claire asked Lindum to expand the scope of the work – adding on a main bathroom refit, a second bedroom and hallway/landing update (re-plastering and decorating) plus also fitting new banisters to breathe new life into their tired stairway.  

Having seen the results delivered by Lindum on this project – not to mention having established a great working relationship – Jodie & Claire didn’t hesitate to line Lindum up for their next project in 2019; a double width extension to the rear of the property, adding a spacious living space, utility room and downstairs WC to the ground floor. 

Jodie commented “What started as a loft conversion ultimately expanded into a whole house refurbishment! The team at Lindum have been great – always approaching their work in a professional and conscientious way, and happily working around us and our busy lives. Lindum’s work has transformed our home – and they kept everything within budget and delivered on time – which is all important! The team have been a pleasure to work with, and we’re delighted with the results.” 

A double aspect loft bedroom, a new kitchen dining area, two new bathrooms and downstairs WC, utility with convenient storage – add in some beautiful Farrow & Ball neutral shades and Jodie & Claire’s home looks absolutely beautiful. Job done! 

Hanwell, Ealing, London W7

Lindum Lofts had been recommended to Cristi in early 2014 by a friend who had an extension done and having seen their craftsmanship and the quality of their work, she had no hesitation in approaching them to quote for her own project. Cristi wanted to add a loft conversion to her Ealing home and to replace the conservatory roof. When the project was finished, it added a brand-new loft master bedroom with full en-suite bathroom, a separate family bathroom, together with the new conservatory roof.

“I sat down with the Lindum team and outlined what I wanted to achieve, having seen their work and heard about the experience of working with them. Once we’d agreed the scope of the work they then organised for the architectural drawings to be completed and got the project underway’.

When Cristi subsequently downsized to a one bedroom first floor flat in Hanwell she had no hesitation in calling Lee Lilley at Lindum again to discuss her vision for the loft space in her new property. This project delivered a whole new floor with a grand master bedroom with double aspect outlook and an en-suite with additional plentiful storage space. Lindum also created a stunning family ’spa’ bathroom, a new kitchen, utility room with a separate WC.

“Lindum carried out all of the planning, construction, plumbing, painting and finishing and helped with ideas of what not to do as well as what we could achieve with the project. I am delighted with the result as what was a one-bedroom flat is now a spacious 2 bedrooms with a large living room and 3 bathrooms – having worked with the Lindum team twice – it is safe to say I recommend them!”

West Ealing, London W13

Rowan and David and their three children had lived in their 5-bedroom home in West Ealing for three years and they were eager to expand their living space and to include a large open plan family area in their ground floor accommodation. They had previously carried out some small changes to their home and now wanted to develop an extension to the rear of the house to deliver the major change they wanted. 

They spent over a year looking for suitable builders – listening to recommendations and doing their own research. The brief was to completely understand their vision to incorporate a spacious and comfortable family living area together with a fully functioning kitchen and utility area into their Edwardian home. 

Once they decided on Lindum, they instructed the team to start work on plans to combine a small kitchen, a dark dining room and an old lean and to create the modern, sharp, inclusive living area they wanted. 

The Lindum team set about extending the kitchen and including a gigantic 2m x 3m roof light to allow light to flood into their newly created ground floor space while at the same time showcasing the open views of the south west facing garden. 

They also redesigned and extended the utility room to include space for a washer and tumble dryer and refurbished a ground floor toilet. The project was completed beautifully in less than 4 months. 

Rowan commented: “I had spent a long time researching and planning what I wanted and saw four companies before deciding to go with Lindum.  From the formal drawing and planning stage Lindum were very helpful in my decision making, particularly around what was feasible and how to change the plans to include the things that I had imagined in the space.    When the actual build began Roy and Steve were always on hand to keep our project moving and to provide valuable advice.  Lindum were great at liasing with other suppliers and fitters for example the glass company and the kitchen supplier which saved time and ensured that any measurements for bespoke items were correct.  Given its scale, the whole job was completed relatively rapidly and the pricing was competitive and fair for the high quality which they delivered. There was no unnecessary creep in costs or corner cutting.

We are happy to recommend Lindum as their skill and experience definitely reduced the stress of having building works done whilst living in the home with a young family and having to go to work! They genuinely cared about every aspect of the build. If you’re considering a kitchen extension I would 100% advise that you consider Lindum and contact them to discuss your project! 

Kensal Rise London W10

Jo and her husband Mark had been living in their house for just over a year and had previously carried out some refurbishments and now wanted to add a full height extension to the rear of their property in west London. Jo had previous experience and had refurbished many properties as part of her property development business.  

Lindum came highly recommended by a friend of Jo’s who also works in the property development area.  After the planning meetings the brief was agreed, with the height and scale of the extension proving to be the key area of discussion. The Lindum team then reviewed the architects and designers plans and after more discussion were confident in their ability to realise the vision the owners had and with the outcome they wished to achieve.  

At the rear of the property an internal wall was removed between two original rooms to create an expansive space. The height change proved as complex as expected and Lindum provided the necessary expertise and advice on securing the perfect outcome. 

“We met with several builders prior to commissioning the project and were most impressed by Lindum’s reputation and their attention to detail” states Jo. ”I know from experience that outlining and defining and then agreeing the brief is absolutely key. Lindum gave us time to get this right up front – meaning that when we started work, we were all clear on exactly what was required. They saw and understood what we wanted for our home and over our 4-month project stood by their timings, even when we changed a few things around! They honestly treated our project as if it were their own.”   

“Of course, there were unseen issues which we had to resolve but at all times we found them reasonable, fair and most importantly we were speaking everyday as the project progressed – in my previous experience doing other house refurbishments it’s been a case of double the time, double the money – there was no unreasonable cost creep with the Lindum team”   

” Other details impressed us – the carpentry for our wood panelling in both the lounge and kitchen were superb. The finishing was excellently executed. We had complete trust in their work, benefitted from their knowledge and were pleased with the quality of the job” notes Mark ”The ‘snagging’ stage was also pleasantly straight forward and there was no hesitation in getting the details exactly as we wanted them. Of course, a project like this is an upheaval – but choosing a reliable and reputable builder like Lindum reduces the stress, uncertainty and hassle – they did a great job and we’re delighted in our ‘new’ home.” 

Ealing

Richard and his wife Diana bought their semi-detached property from an elderly owner. It had been untouched for almost 60 years and the plumbing and electrics were well past their sell by date. As previous Lindum customers, Richard and Diana had no hesitation in approaching us for advice. After a full and honest appraisal, we were entrusted with this total refurbishment project – including a loft extension, kitchen, and bathroom replacement together with flooring throughout. We are pleased to say they were delighted with the total transformation:

‘We used Lindum before on our previous house, they’re well known in the area with a great reputation and they did a great job for us. Their team have been together for some time and it was the same lead builders who worked on the project of our new house. They’re flexible too and quickly managed any issues that cropped up’.

Richard and Diana W5

Northfields, Ealing, London W7

 

Mrs & Mrs Proudmore – a need for Space Creation – cue Lindum! 

The Proudmore’s wanted to create more space to accommodate their two growing children in their three-bedroom home in Northfields, west London. After understanding and discussing precisely what was required Lindum prepared the final build brief for agreement. They then constructed the loft and in so doing Lindum created two bedrooms and an integrated bathroom – increasing their Ealing home to a fabulous 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms. And at the same time as adding space the work has of course added value to the West London property. 

‘Both of our loft rooms are good doubles with plenty of storage and great views, we’re delighted with the outcome’ notes Mrs Proudmore. ‘We decided on Lindum based on local reputation – their price was comparable and competitive. We also found them to be approachable and professional. 

‘The project took 10 weeks as predicted and the price quoted was the price we paid. There was no creep in the price and the Lindum team were generous with extra touches. The whole process ran very smoothly and the end result is perfect. We would certainly highly recommend them!’

Project Three

Claire & Tim had two children with one on the way when they decided a loft conversion was the ideal way to add an extra bedroom and en-suite bathroom to their dated Edwardian house.

A mansard loft conversion did exactly that, providing large windows for their master bedroom and ample space for a luxury bathroom.

Project Three

Claire & Tim had two children with one on the way when they decided a loft conversion was the ideal way to add an extra bedroom and en-suite bathroom to their dated Edwardian house.

A mansard loft conversion did exactly that, providing large windows for their master bedroom and ample space for a luxury bathroom.

Project Four

Claire & Tim had two children with one on the way when they decided a loft conversion was the ideal way to add an extra bedroom and en-suite bathroom to their dated Edwardian house.

A mansard loft conversion did exactly that, providing large windows for their master bedroom and ample space for a luxury bathroom.

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