My wife and I were looking to do an attic conversion on our two bedroom bungalow. We wanted additional space for a bed and office in an open plan setup so we could use the space flexibly.
As we had an old central heating system with header tanks in the attic we also wanted the central heating system replaced so the work not only involved the new staircase but also replacing the living room fireplace, removing the chimney and taking the hot water tank out of the airing cupboard. We did some internet research and contacted Bubble construction as the address was very close to our property.
The intention was to get several quotes from different local builders. We were initially very impressed by our discussions with Steve as he was prepared to talk through our ideas, offer different perspectives and suggest better solutions. After talking to the references Steve gave us and cross checking his prices on the internet we decided to give the job to Steve. We were not disappointed.
Steve and the team he brought in have produced the attic conversion exactly as we envisaged giving us the flexible additional space we sought. It was not 100% easy living in a two bed bungalow with builders around and all the equipment and materials but the team were amiable enough so long as they were provided with large volumes of tea with enough sugar so that you could stand a spoon up in the mug! Various trades were supplied by Steve with some additional contractors, all worked to Steve high standards. We had nothing to do in addition as Steve organised all activities. Interesting to note the positive comments from the neighbours on how clean and tidy the Bubble team worked without causing any significant disturbance to them and the tidiest builders van they have ever seen, everything in its place.
My wife and I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and his team to others.
Eddie, St Johns Drive, Porthcawl
We were pleased with the conservatory constructed to the rear of our home in Porthcawl.
We were particularly impressed with the standard of workmanship and the professional manner in which the project was handled. Weather conditions were difficult but all the work was carried out with care and enthusiasm.
We have no hesitation in recommending this company.
Keith & Mary Palmer, Danygraig Ave, Newton
We have engaged Bubble Construction to do several jobs since we bought our house 2 years ago. The first was the removal of 2 redundant chimneys that were apparently defective, allowing rainwater ingress. That was completed to our complete satisfaction. Next was the replacement the rendering on the sea-facing wall - another very good job.
The most recent task that Steve did for us was the installation of an internal staircase to the loft-room, to replace a potentially dangerous loft ladder. That was a much more difficult and complicated exercise. It involved careful following of architectural drawings, the issue of detailed instructions and measurements for the making-up of the the parts of the new staircase and skilful carpentry work in assembling and installing the completed product. Some electrical work was required, and that proved to be more complicated than at first appeared. Other unforeseen difficulties arose during the job. Steve dealt with them all in a most professional way. The completed staircase fits in very well indeed.
If we ever consider another building job on our house (and we have one in mind) our first thought will be to approach Steve, for we have the utmost confidence in him and his team.
Walter and Susan Coughlin, Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl
Susan and Walter
Steve has done several jobs for me, recently he designed and built a conservatory. I have found him to be honest, reliable and able to give good advice on building matters. His work is of a high standard. I am pleased to recommend him knowing he will do a good job.
David Stephens, Philadelphia Rd, Porthcawl
Thanks for the fantastic job you did with our loft conversion. Your advice, assistance and considerable patience with the design and cost implications of the different options really helped us focus on what we really wanted. Your professionalism, craftsmanship and true pride in your work ensured you delivered what we agreed. We really love it!
In many ways, you exceeded our already high expectations and we are truly grateful that you did not compromise on quality and managed to deliver on budget, under time and with minimal fuss and disruption to our lives.
Steve & Kay, Vernon Rd, Porthcawl
Having seen Steve and his team working on a neighbours loft conversion I asked for a quote on changing my polycarbonate conservatory roof to a tiled finish roof to allow the use of the room all year round (cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter). Unlike some builders Steve came to view the job admitting that he had never fitted this type of roof before (prefabricated form) but had done a little research on it. He asked for a little more time to research the construction before giving me a price.
Having received a price, that I was more than happy with, he got the go ahead and proceeded to take firmer measurements to order the roof. The roof arrived and work commenced. His two man team arrived to remove the old roof and commence erecting the new roof. I was impressed with the quality of the roof and the way that all of the components were cut and shaped ready to fit.
Within the first 3 days the old roof had been removed and the shell of the new roof was fitted mostly by one of his team on his own. Each component was identified and had its rightful place and order of construction (even down to the insulation slabs being cut to size and shape). By the end of the first week the roof was completed and the inside work commenced. There was much more work than just changing the roof and the total project was completed in just over 2 weeks. I was impressed with the standard of workmanship and the plastering was finished to a very high standard.
I can highly recommend Steve’s work ethic and complement his team for their professional approach. Steve kept me advised on progress and scheduling throughout the project and kept to his original price with no hidden extras. Once we have decorated the inside I have agreed for Steve to return and photograph the inside (already photographed the outside) to allow for prospective customers to view the roof and Steve’s quality of work.
Roy, Longacre Drive