We hired Placebell Ltd to carry out a full house refurbishment for us, in Beckenham after tendering a number of companies. Whilst respectful to our budget, Martin, Seb and his team of contractors had the innovative ideas we were looking for, and most importantly they adapted to our (often) changing requirements / specifications.Work carried out was a full electrical re-wiring, and consumer unit, new plumbing and updating gas boiler with a combi boiler.. relocating it from the kitchen to the garage. New plastering, and decorating throughout. Repair of front porch and garage roof, including timber , cement repairs and replacing felt roof to new rubberised material.Most importantly , and the main reason for us hiring them, was the kitchen/ diner and living room refurbishment. Wall knocked down, steel beam total layout change of kitchen / diner.. and full kit out and refurb. Including microment floor in kitchen/ diner and downstairs wc.. and restoring Parquet flooring in the hallway and living room. Also new Windows , bi-fold doors, and bespoke front door, as well as redecorating , plastering and refurbishment of upstairs bedrooms. All this they managed to complete on schedule, with us (and the dog) living in the house at the same time. A highly professional company, all the contractors have a loyal long standing relationship with Placebell , and their attention to detail was superb.We have no hesitation in recommending Martin, Seb and their team to anyone needing building work carried out.. structural or decorative.They turned a daunting prospect for us into a highly enjoyable experience, and visitors to our home are blown away by the standard of the work carried out.

Brian McgowanBeckenham
“Martin and Seb have recently converted a garage for me into another bedroom/bathroom and I am absolutely delighted with it. Right from the start I felt confident that they would do a good job and I was right. They have a delightful and hard working team who were always careful and considerate. Either Martin or Seb were on site almost every day and they responded to any email, text or phone query immediately which makes such a difference. The job wasn’t always straightforward and I was impressed by their thoughtful and imaginative approach to solving each problem carefully and well.
I recommend them most highly.”
Lady Judy Penry-DaveyWest Dulwich

“Our house required complete refurbishment which involved painting and decorating inside and out, carpentry, electrics etc. Placebell not only had a superior team working on our house, but also coordinated the work and managed the project  to perfection – on budget and on time. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Julia VockrodtRichmond

“Martin, Seb and the Placebell team were recommended to us by a friend. They carried out a wide range of work both outside and inside our house – large and small projects –  all to a high standard. They were tidy, polite and professional and I have recommended them on to other friends as a result.”

Kim ShortNunhead

“We are really happy we chose Placebell for our kitchen and bathroom renovations.  We thought Martin and Seb were highly professional throughout the project, as indeed were all of their really impressive team.  We were very well advised at the planning stage, consulted fully throughout and helped to make some very good decisions.  We only ever had to say things once for them to be noted and acted on (absolutely not our experience on other building projects).  And people who arrive exactly on time every day and who are scrupulous about protecting the rest of your home are always more fun to work with.  We’d cheerfully recommend Placebell as well as go to them first next time.”

Melissa and JamesWest Norwood

“Truly excellent service and workmanship, always prompt and efficient, whether it’s a large  or small job. You don’t have to find or organise lots of different trades people as Martin and Seb deal with all of that. Thoroughly recommended.”

Lisa McGownWest Dulwich

“We have used Placebell for a wide range of building and restoration jobs over the last twenty years, from sourcing and totally renovating flats to sensitive restoration of historic detail for a Victorian house and bespoke furniture. Our loyalty to the company is not just because the standard of work (including clearing up) is very high,  but because timings and budgets are well communicated and, as everyone on site is so considerate, the stress of having work done is minimised.”

Celia RandellDulwich

“Martin and his team literally transformed my home- I absolutely love it and it is better than I had ever imagined. Martin inspired confidence from the outset and had some great ideas- he completely understood what I wanted to achieve and gave me plenty of thinking time leading up to the start of work so that I could change my mind if I wanted to. During the project, he met with me weekly and any problems, changes or additions to the wish list were discussed so I felt very involved and listened to all the way through. There were no nasty surprises- only good ones!

The bonus for me was that the whole project was managed from beginning to end, came in on time and was beautifully finished. I work from home so timeframe and managing disruption was important. I really cannot fault the experience- everyone in the team was friendly, considerate and professional and an expert in their own field.

Martin was recommended to me by a friend and I would have no hesitation in doing the same. You absolutely get what you pay for with Placebell- great service, expert workmanship and attention to detail. It’s a complete package.”

Lisa BurnappDulwich

“We were lucky enough to have been introduced to Placebell Ltd., specifically its Managing Director, Martin Burton, when we were part way through a major property refurbishment which had stalled because of an incompetent project manager and flaky contractors.

Placebell Ltd. took over, built a beautiful garden room from scratch, converted the loft space effectively, finished the internal building work to a high standard and re-roofed the house.

Apart from the calming and charming manner of Martin Burton, he knows that life must go on around the building work and he managed it most sympathetically, ensuring we were never without the use of the washing machine for instance!

Martin has a host of longstanding and efficient sub-contractors he can call upon as well as his own workforce. All are easy to work with and trust; his planning of the work, involving regular site meetings with project plans and costings, was faultless.

The aftercare and ongoing maintenance work provided by Placebell Ltd. is most welcome and Martin’s response is always quick and helpful. We thoroughly recommend Placebell Ltd. for building and maintenance work.”

Richard & Martine BernhardForest Hill

“We really can’t say enough how grateful we are to Martin, Seb and the team for turning our house around so quickly and how thrilled we were with the result. Thanks to everyone involved – they were all so professional, skilled and considerate.”

Laura & Tom HiscoxHerne Hill

“Always prompt, courteous and very competent service.  Clean, tidy and helpful.”

Claire BattenSydenham

“Martin Burton and the team from Placebell have been looking after our house in London for several years and provide a first class service in every respect. Martin is always available and on hand to supervise, and the quality of the work from the whole team has been uniformly excellent.”

Mark FriendDulwich

“A friend recommended Placebell.  First of all they built a ground floor loo/shower room and did a good job.  So I had them back again to update my bathroom.  Martin is great at co-ordinating  projects and has an excellent team to call on – all in all a pleasure to work with them.”

Alex TroutonNunhead