We are now the proud owners of a beautiful bespoke kitchen, thanks to Mark and his marvellous team of extremely professional carpenters/plasterers/electricians/cabinet makers/decorators etc.
We wanted a company that could not only fit a beautiful kitchen but one that would ensure that the room was updated, prepared and modified to a very high standard prior to the kitchen fitting. We also deliberately chose Modern Living in order to have the knowledge and support that comes with a Project Manager.
Mark was able to help us right from the start with suggestions and ideas to ensure that our completed kitchen was exactly what we wanted. And he didn't even flinch when we suggested a slightly different door style! Or when they discovered that part of the floor needed repairing! Mark was always there making suggestions, keeping an eye and ensuring that things went smoothly.
All the tradesmen involved were brilliant. Hardworking, careful and diligent throughout their time on site with us.
A very big thank you to them all.
We were also very impressed that they kept to the initial budget, charging only when extras were requested by ourselves.
We can't fully express how really pleased we are and would highly recommend them.
Kate and Keith.
Thank you for the work carried out on the loft conversion. It was important to me when looking for a contractor I found one that I could trust in my home whilst I was at work and would keep me up to date with any decisions needed. The Modern Living team did this, with the well-planned schedule and regular updates I felt comfortable and involved with the process. The guys on site were great, hardworking with great attention to detail.
Thanks again and best wishes,
Dear Nick & Ted
I just wanted to send over a quick note to say a huge thank you to yourself and Ted, for producing such a lovely bar unit. The quality of it was perfect and the service received from enquiry through to completion/delivery has been brilliant.
The bar had its first outing a couple of weekends ago, and looked great within the setting of the Reading Room and worked really well. We look forward to many more uses out of it.
Weddings & Events Manager
John & I would like to express our sincere gratitude to you and all of your marvellous team for transforming our 1980’s bungalow into a truly amazing contemporary home.
What started out as a simple extension soon blossomed into a complete house renovation, when you opened our eyes to the wonders of remodelling and the endless possibilities to improve our home.
You have supported us on our personal journey and never faltered with your energy, enthusiasm and passion and together we have achieved a truly stunning result.
Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to all of the team involved for their professionalism and for looking after our home so well throughout the entire process.
John & I would not hesitate to recommend Modern Living to anyone looking to renovate their home and would encourage them to work together with you, Nick & the team to unlock their homes true potential.
No words can truly express what a difference the end result has made our lives but quite simply our stunning home is now a very special place where we truly feel at peace.
With very best wishes
Caroline & John
“Ten years on, we are as pleased today as we then with the restructuring transformation to our home designed and carried out by Mark and his team. From his initial vision through to the final details of our kitchen installation and conversion of original kitchen and utility rooms to our new lounge we were delighted with the quality of their workmanship. They were very accurate with the timescales required for such an extensive project, meticulous in meeting all the building regulations requirements and help every step of the way and included advice on our selection of the various materials and finishes required. Our kitchen has been much admired and the quality of the workmanship in both unit construction and its fitting is superb – it looks exactly as perfect today as it did when it was installed. Mark has also provided excellent after sales’ service and was ready to help with installation of replacement units to ensure the quality of finish was not impaired. We would have no hesitation in recommending Mark and Modern Living to anyone considering a similar large transformation project and we still consider his kitchens to be the benchmark for quality.”
Once again, many thanks for the help with the new dishwasher install – just so pleased that it is impossible to tell there was a replacement with the new unit installed
Bob and Carol.
I contacted Modern Living in the hope that they could realise my dream kitchen/diner. It would necessitate knocking together an extension, the old kitchen and the dining room plus remodelling the main entrance to my home. I’m very pleased and delighted to say they achieved this with only a few minor set backs adding a couple of extra weeks on the agreed timescale.
“The journey” taken was less stressful than I imagined mostly due to Mark (managing the project) and Kevin (works supervisor). Such nice, polite, tidy and extremely professional people. Although we had to live in the house whilst it was “a building site” on a daily basis it was left extremely clean and safe for me to walk through.
I would highly recommend this company for any remodel that you are contemplating. Any and all issues were professionally sorted out in a friendly and very helpful manner. I was treated very well and any ideas or changes I felt were relevant were discussed and implemented. I never felt pressured into any suggestions that were made by them. In fact most of their suggestions were implemented and they improved the whole project. I’m very pleased with the end result and enjoy using my new beautifully built kitchen space everyday. The finish is second to none.
Thank you Modern Living.
" Modern Living worked extensively for us, creating a new kitchen, utility and garage. We were delighted with the finished results which look fantastic and are so glad that we went ahead with the work.
Mark and Nick were lovely and very easy to work with; polite and helpful they just wanted us to be happy with everything - and always went the extra mile to make sure they achieved that. They allowed us the flexibility to develop the project as it went along; incorporating extra features as they occurred to us as much as was possible.
Their workforce were friendly and respectful - every single trade that was involved was represented by a thoughtful person who explained their objectives for the day, worked tidily and cleared up to the best of their ability before leaving. They were all lovely, happy people.
Mark has been so good at dealing with the very few snagging items that cropped up post completion; our job was by no means on Modern Living's doorstep but for Mark and his team this has been no obstacle to providing an exceptional service throughout.
Our thanks go out to them all."
Deb and Maurice.
We recently employed Modern Living as the main contractor on what started out to be a restaurant refurbishment
Nick and the team were quick to turn around quotes and adapted quickly as the project turned into the whole hotel.
After 3 weeks of commencing the scope of the works had trebled however this was no issue. The guys at Modern Living thought of every detail working closely with our design team.
The finished look is absolutely fantastic !
I would not hesitate to recommend Modern Living as a professional contractor who genuinely cares about the product they are delivering.
We are already planning the next projects with Modern Living as our construction partner in 2019
Neil - Estate Director
Good Morning Mark
Just wanted to say, our kitchen is beautiful so thank you. Practising Yoga with the doors open listening to the birds singing this morning...so peaceful its..wonderful and worth all the effort.
It is impossible to understate how pleased we are with our new kitchen. Mark and his team have delivered beyond our expectation, not only in the finished product, but in their professionalism and insistence on causing as little disruption to us as possible despite moving walls, heating, water and electrics.
The quality of the workmanship, attention to detail and final finish is outstanding.
Particular thanks go to Gary and John for laying out the options clearly throughout the build and ensuring that we ended up with the right solutions, even when it digressed from the agreed plan.
We now have a kitchen which we will spend much more time in as it has become the hub of our house, suited perfectly for our lifestyle.
Thank you to you all.
Chris & Andrea
Mark's innovative design and quality craftsmanship was an unbeatable combination in creating our fantastic kitchen.
Tony & Lynn
As you approach Babdown Airfield, you would be forgiven to think that there was not much up there,
but you would be wrong !!
Inside the hanger is a showroom crammed full of ideas and wonderful bespoke kitchens.
Mark visited our home several times " he was very straight forward " We agreed on a design and cost for our new kitchen, timings and a date for work to start
This was followed up with a detailed itenarry for all the works as agreed, the itinerary proved very accurate, except the kitchen was finished ahead of time, to our delight
All the workmen were very pleasant and hard working, Mark's many visits kept everything on track, informed and up date.
We would certainly recommend Mark and his team
Mr & Mrs Coleman
We wish to express our gratitude for the excellent renovation of our downstairs cloakroom and toilet, which you and your team have recently completed. The standard of workmanship is of high quality, your team were skilled, polite, punctual and friendly. All this was overseen by you, which enabled us to achieve the finished product which we had planned, with the minimum of stress and inconvenience. When we had concerns you always responded promptly, and visited regularly to check on progress and our satisfaction. We would not hesitate in using you and your team for future projects.
David & Norma
Mark and the Modern Living team were a pleasure to have work in our home. From developing ideas to make the most of our space and rooms through to the highest standard of built bespoke pieces to the professional finish in fitting and painting.
I can't recommend the team highly enough. Thank you for the end result - absolutely delighted.
Richard and Jane
We were new to the area and contacted Modern Living simply because we saw their advertisement. The good news was that Mark Hamilton got in touch with us promptly and came to discuss our ideas. We warned him that we had the potential to be difficult clients - in the past we have completed our own building work personally and have high standards. Our project involved building as self-contained annex using part of the existing ground floor and then extending the remaining area to replace and improve lost accommodation. This needed to be completed while we lived on site.
Mark worked closely with us from the earliest discussions, to the planning process and through to the final day. He never seemed phased by us, or our requests, and the team which arrived at the start of the build became like family over the next year. There were inevitable hic-cups, but the standard of work was great, Mark was always available if we wanted to talk and the home we have now is unrecognisable. One of our particular pleasures is that people come and say ‘it doesn’t feel like an extension.’ That means a job well done.
Helene and Jonathan
After looking at a tired and old kitchen that had eventually died on us, along with most of the appliances in it. We asked Modern Living to bring us back to life. Everything was project managed by Mark who offered us his knowledge and design expertise, keeping us informed of progress all along the way with regular meetings on site and phone calls all along the journey. A truly professional approach by a company who are backed by a great team of skilled tradesmen and women or should I say "woman" (thanks for all the painting Helen!) The actual build of the units and the quality of workmanship involved is second to none.
What a transformation!. The end result was truly amazing. Something so lifeless has now turned into the kitchen of our dreams. We are delighted and extremely grateful for everything Modern Living has done for us and have no hesitation in recommending Mark and his team to anyone thinking of any renovations in the home.
Ray & Shane
We currently live in the US and needed someone that we could rely upon to refurbish our holiday let home in England. Mark is a terrific project manager, very customer focused, a gentleman, and a joy to work with.
He is extremely knowledgeable and came up with practical and attractive design solutions. Nothing was too much trouble, and he kept us involved in all the details throughout the whole project to make sure that we were happy with the end result.The bespoke woodwork is particularly impressive.
His team were very polite and helpful. We would definitely work with Mark/Modern Living again.”
John and Christine
As we embarked on the extension to our home, it was imperative that we chose a company that empathised with the character of the existing building, and we wanted the Kitchen to look as though it had been there forever.
You never ceased to amaze us with your attention to detail, support, patience and creative advice along the way. You fulfilled all of our expectations and we believe the result is truly spectacular'
Mr & Mrs Dennis OBE
We would like to place on record our thanks to you and your team for the wonderful work they did on the remodelling of our home, which although only 10 years old needed a complete makeover.
As we were not yet living there, we were searching for an organisation to oversee the project for us. You fitted the bill exactly. We had looked around at other
companies offering refurbishment but we were not very impressed, that is until we met you and we knew we were in the hands of a true professional.
We would recommend you without hesitation. All your staff were brilliant - it would not be fair to single out any one of them - they were all very skilled, friendly and nothing was too much trouble.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone, we are thrilled with the result.
Mr & Mrs Freeman
We have had a stunning transformation of our kitchen. Magically more space has been created with bespoke storage and a real appreciation of how the kitchen is used as the heart of the house. All the tradesmen involved were as un-intrusive as possible and did a fine job.
Thank you !!!!!
Jenny and Paul
“Yet again, you have effected a real transformation, this time of my sitting room and it looks great! The project was completed to time and cost with real craftsmen carrying out the work. Thanks”
Very exciting. Many thanks to all of you for what you have done so far. You are all a pleasure to work with.
We have had a number of bitter experiences relating to Trades people in the past, but last year we moved and decided to undertake some significant improvements to our new house including a new kitchen. Although the work was not without challenge, they were head and shoulders above our previous experiences in terms of project management, great ideas and quality.
We would have no hesitation in using them again.
Mr & Mrs Couzens
Could you pass on a big thank you to everyone involved with our project so far.
We were both surprised at how smoothly and quickly the operation was carried out despite the obvious restrictions and constraints. Least of all me pointing a camera at them! They are a credit to your company. Pat yourselves on the back.
Terry and Zoe
Embarking on a new kitchen was a major financial commitment, so it was important to choose a company which delivers and we could trust.
You proved to be truly refreshing in their approach to our extension and new kitchen.
Communication was always excellent. The whole team were professional, reliable and went the extra mile in helping us achieve a stunning result which was truly bespoke.
We are delighted with our new kitchen and would not hesitate to recommend you
Mr & Mrs White
As with our first kitchen from you, the care and attention to detail in the design and fitting of our kitchen has been perfect.
Everything went smoothly despite changes along the way and nothing seemed too much trouble to change.
Your advice has proved to be correct on more than one occasion and the final product looks stunning, is extremely well built and works brilliantly. Thank you again for a job well done.
Mr & Mrs Patrick
After visiting several kitchen shops and other outlets, we made an appointment for you to come and give us a quote.
We were expecting yet another salesman offering to replace our boxes with newer boxes and maybe the odd up to date gizmo.
How wrong can you be. Your vision bowled us over and your enthusiasm was a breath of fresh air!
All thoughts of moving house were quickly dispelled, instead the ground floor was to be completely changed and used to its full potential, all this for the fraction of the cost of moving.The whole project, completed by your company has given our house the WOW factor that we wouldn't have thought possible.
Thank you for the skill and professionalism
Mr & Mrs Holder
For me the outstanding feature of your service is the 'one stop shop' element.
What I wanted for my new kitchen was someone to whom I could give the keys, they do the whole job and give me the keys back when all was finished.
That's what you did for me and I am so pleased with the end result.
With any job like the one I have had done, there are 3 important words - Design, Quality and Workmanship.
I had various ideas for improving my home, but in terms of Design, no-one thought laterally until you came along. Thinking outside of the box you came up with the idea of moving the kitchen into the dining room and vice-versa and this has resulted in much better use of space and a better balance to the house as a whole.
The Workmanship on the whole project has been second to none. The attention to detail was superb.
Of those 3 words 'Quality' is the most important and that's the word I would say best describes you
We would like to thank all of the team following the completion of work at our home. From the initial concept meeting through to completion.
We can't fault the professionalism and commitment shown by all to meet both our exacting requirements and time lines. The kitchen and bathrooms are beautifully finished and a testament to the standards set by all the team in producing a quality design and finished product. Thank you
You were with us for just over a year, having redecorated our bathrooms and remodelled our old garage into a new kitchen. The pre existing kitchen was converted into a new dining room and they also built a new double garage on our lawn. The interior work including our new oak kitchen was to the highest standard.
Mark was very enthusiastic about his work and his passion for perfection was evident from the time we first met. The workman began on time and worked diligently and consistently with no significant absence throughout their time with us, weather permitting.
I was impressed by the quality of their work and in particular the regular visits by Mark to ensure we were happy with progress.
I would have no hesitation in using the Cotswold Collection again (and have done so recently!) and would highly recommend Mark and his team for their quality of work. The small premium that we paid in comparison to other quotes was definitely worth it for the peace of mind in such a large project.
Mr & Mrs Ranger