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Akivaprojects Ltd

Covent Garden , London

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Akivaprojects Ltd logo

Akivaprojects Ltd

Covent Garden , London

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019


Turnkey company Akiva Projects are a passionate design & build company, dedicated to helping you complete your renovation project on time and budget. Our team comprises experienced builders, interior designers, architects, and project managers to deliver luxury solutions to our customers.


Reviews (46)

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Vincent Zhao

3 September 2019

I used Akiva’s design and coordination service during the renovation of my apartment and had a great experience. The team had been very professional in engagement and I had particularly enjoyed working with my designer Gabriela. She understood the mandate and my utility / taste almost instinctively and came up with fantastic solutions to the space planning challenges (such as fitting two pianos in the living room with relevant lighting solution). I would definitely recommend Akiva for home renovation projects. More...



17 April 2019

I’ve hired this company several times and always been very pleased with the results. The last job they did was repaint our walls. They were extremely professional, did a quick and good job. I’d recommend this company any day! More...



19 February 2019

I worked with Akiva Prohects to transform our office. From a dull and old fashioned working environment it was transformed to a bright , modern open plan office where staff interact easily with each other and feel motivated and upbeat because of the ambience. Our staff and customers loved our new tr... More...


Tom Williams

14 January 2019

I used Akiva for the design and installation of a new wet room. They were first-rate from start to finish and met my every expectation. The design of the wet room was exactly what I was looking for and installation was carried out speedily and with minimum fuss. I have no hesitation in recommending ... More...


Sayantani Kumar

17 October 2018

I found Avika Projects through Houzz (google search). Initially James contacted me. I told him my requirements. I employed them to design the hallway, sitting room and bedroom of a 2 bedroom flat. The main requirement was the make the flat look pretty, bright and colourful and incorporate / build st... More...


Deborah Choi

24 August 2018

Excellent communication, friendly service, perfect end result!


Ffion Williams

4 August 2018

I contracted Akiva Projects to completely re-design and re-fit my bathroom. It's a very small bathroom but I had ambitious design ideas all the same (including replacing the bath). The team absolutely met the high standards I'd hoped for. They were very good at keeping me fully posted about the time... More...


Susa Si

25 July 2018

Super nice contact! Definitely would work with them again. Experts!


Artjom Aleksandridis

25 July 2018

Exceptional service at a great price. Definitely worth trying for your next project.


Shameer Shah

25 July 2018

We hired Akivaprojects to design our new home, the customer service was exceptional and very good value for money. Would recommend!


Deborah Rodgers

25 July 2018

We chose James and his team based on the time and advice he gave us in the initial conversation. The companies vision, understanding and commitment to our project made our dream space a reality. Some of their ideas exceeded our expectations and combined with excellent customer service made the whole experience seamless. An absolute pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these guys to anyone. More...


Sara Young

25 July 2018

I used James and his team for an extension on our home, with so many companies to choose from it can be quite a daunting task deciding on which one to go with. I chose Akiva because from the initial conversation I had with James I felt he understood what I was looking for, there was no "pushy sales pitch" he was extremely passionate about what he does and it came through from the word go! from beginning to end communication was first class and I could not have been happier with the end result. I would definitely use James and team again for any future projects and would not hesitate in recommending them. Top, professional service. More...


Sophie Shepherd

2 July 2018

Having little experience in the renovation world - I thought it best to employ a professional with the design formy bathroom project.

We purchased a vicotorian terrace which only had a single bathroom at the G level and decided to put an additional ensuite bathroom for the master bedroom upstair...


Gallia Costa

13 June 2018

I hired Akiva Projects to renovate my new property in Walthamstow. I found them to be unlike most other building companies I have deblt with. I felt safe knowing they had several years of experience. and excellent reviews. The podcast was also a nice touch. I have had a very positive experience with Akiva and I thoroughly recommend. More...

Thank you very much for your feedback I’m happy with the results too!


A Jensen

6 June 2018

I hired akivaprojects because for me they stood out from the crowd and had experience in dealing with my requirements. I required the refurbishment of my central London to be carried out whilst I was out of the country and needed to be constantly updated with progress.
James and his time take their time to make sure all the boxes are ticked before starting the project. They were meticulous in their professionalism to get the job done as smoothly as possible. It was a stress free experience for me and I got a got return on investment when I sold



3 June 2018

I hired Akiva Projects to Design and Renovation my home back in February 2018, I found the whole experience very reassuring, they are a very professional team. The project finished earlier than expected, I was kept up to date throughout the project and the quality finish is very high.

Thanks again Guys!


Nadhem D.

26 April 2018

We worked with Gabriela on a floor and lighting design for a full remodelling of our 2-bed flat. She arrived promptly for a first site visit, listened to our ideas, measured up the place, and made some initial suggestions. Over the following days, Gabriela guided us to establish mood boards for each... More...



8 November 2017

I hired James and his team for a renovation job on my kitchen. They were extremely professional, and stuck to budget and schedule. I will definitely hire them again when I need more work done. More...


Nicole Brauner

17 October 2017

Aktiva projects hat uns bei der Renovierung unseres Hauses sehr geholfen. Die Kommunikation,die Design Vorschläge so wie die Durchführung waren super. Wir haben, inklusive Keller, 4 Etagen die wir besonders kinderfreundlich und dennoch stylish haben wollten - das ist mit James und Team perfekt gelun... More...


Orly Raibstein

9 October 2017

I hired Akiva Projects for their consultancy services when I purchased a property in Berlin. I had to make sure that I was getting maximum value for money and that the space would work for me, Akiva's design team worked amazingly with me. I was assigned a designer who provided me with complete desig... More...


Drexler Hooke

24 August 2017

We have worked with Akiva on a number of projects but the most recent was a Kensington Town House. They were very clear and concise with instructions and knew exactly what they wanted to achieve.


Asad Dhunna

24 June 2017

I enlisted Akiva Projects to completely renovate a first floor Victorian flat. It was no easy feat - completely repositioning a new kitchen and bathroom, replastering the whole property, new electrics and plumbing throughout. As I sit in my new kitchen months later it was all worth it.

James pou...


Freddie Scott

16 March 2017

James and his team worked methodically and in harmony with our company and we completed a beautiful project together, coming in on time and on budget.

Our client has subsequently offered us collectively more work, and referred us to their friends and family.


John Parkinson

16 January 2017

We hired James and his team to completely refurbish two of our bedrooms. They were extremely helpful from day one and quick to provide a quote. Ele was a great help during the design phase, ensuring we maximised our space and had a consistent design throughout that matched our tastes. The build itse... More...


Fleur Ward Interior Design

7 October 2016

I met James at Grand Designs and thought he was very professional. We collaborated earlier this year on a project in central London. He and his colleagues were very professional and helpful on site and then very efficient when communicating with quotations and emails. His Interior Designer Ellie was... More...



25 September 2016

We worked with St James Design to fit and refurbish the bathroom and kitchen in our two bed flat in East London. They were friendly, efficient and easy to work with. They worked within our tight budget and made great suggestions about which products to use and how to make the most out of our space. ... More...



21 September 2016

St James Design Interiors designed and fitted a room in our warehouse to look like a mock up of our clients modern style cafe's. They where very professional and organised in their design approach. Found them very thorough in assisting us in coming up with ideas for displaying our product and servic... More...



5 August 2016

“As a longtime homeowner I have dealt with all many of designers and builders in my time in London. St. James are undoubtedly the best I have worked with. I had the pleasure of working with Alex – and he is a real craftsman who takes his work seriously, seeks to do the best job possible, and has an ... More...



26 July 2016

Hired James and team to completely refurb 2 bathrooms + other works around the house.. As this was our first home refurb, it was a bit daunting but am extremely pleased with the experience provided by their team. As another reviewer noted, it did cost more than the estimates we obtained elsewhere ... More...



29 June 2016

James is an industry expert. He has tremendous experience and that shows through his work.
It was an absolute pleasure working with James and we will be definitely working with James in the future.



29 June 2016

James has the ability to effectively communicate, always provide clear direction and all the objectives were well defined upfront – a great pleasure to work with. Looking forward to work with him again. More...



20 June 2016

James was very helpful - his expert team quickly sorted our leaking shower and offered advice on future maintenance & care. I would definitely recommend and use again. More...



6 May 2016

I would not hesitate in recommending St. James Design.
I hired them to convert my bathroom into a wetroom and have subsequently hired them to refit my kitchen too (commencing next week).
Their client servicing was exceptional - from simple things like returning calls and answering e-mail queries...



12 April 2016

We were very pleased with the team at St James Design Interiors, a dedicated and professional company, yet friendly and a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to working the company again, More...



24 March 2016

James requested me to act as his health and safety advisor.
James is great to deal with and successfully attained his CHAS certification.
All projects are managed absolutely professionally with all the correct paperwork, fully trained and competent staff who receive full advise and on-going traini...



27 October 2015

Scape Design's "Above and Beyond" roof top bar constructed by St James Design Interiors at Sleep was constructed within London’s premier Hotel Design Conference in 48 hours.
The Space provided a unique and immersive visitor experience within the conference that offered flexibility and ultimately, ...



6 October 2015

James project managed an installation for us at our design trade exhibition. the installation was one of the show highlights and St James were working with one of the leading UK landscape designers, alongside Europe's leading exterior furniture manufacturer. With a tight build time of just 2 days an... More...



1 October 2015

Used St James Design Interiors for tiling and fitting one of our shower rooms. We were happy with the quality and everyone who worked on it were friendly and professional.
Will be using them again for other jobs in the house! THANKS!


Chris Symeon

25 July 2015

Hired to complete work on my kitchen (following a previous company had left it incomplete). This involved installing a new worktop, plumbing and tiling.
The work was carried out to a high standard, and stuck to agreed cost. James is a nice guy who was very easy to communicate with by phone/email/t...



2 July 2015

StJames Design Interiors was recommended to me by a friend.
I’m satisfied and absolutely happy with the service they have provided me from the beginning till the end. James was helpful and constantly kept me updated about my project that was finished by the time we both agreed.
I’m thankful for t...



2 July 2015

Plumbing and tiling of shower room and toilet. Fast, polite, reliable and creative. Got the job done on time and the only hiccup was immediately and successfully remedied with a smile.



15 June 2015

I first hired St James Design to carry out a vast array of works in the installation of a new kitchen at my home. This included gutting the kitchen, re-flooring, moving pipes and electrical fittings all over the place, re-plastering, painting, and assisting in the fitting and installation of the new...



29 May 2015

James did and efficient and professional job of tiling a kitchen splashback yesterday. He was reliable organised and pleasant and left the flat v clean and tidy. I was pleased to have emails and telephone conversations confirming details agreed and also to hear that he can organise boiler services... More...



5 October 2014

St James Design Interiors Ltd has done an excellent job in fully refurbishing our bathroom.
Not only they used good quality materials, the bathroom looks stylish and it's very functional.
I'm giving 4/5 stars because there have been some minor timeline related issues and some other hiccups; these ...



9 April 2014

St. James Design provided our company with very professional advice and direction on our project. James clearly demonstrated that he understood the project well and was is able to work well with others. He was open to using our own staff and workmen already on site to get our project completed quick... More...


Dee Ashurst

26 June 2013

StJamesDesign Interiors is a great company to work with. James is so straightforward and honest. He loves what he does and is passionate about getting the best results. He is meticulous, hard-working and a real pleasure to work with. He makes you want to raise the bar... I would absolutely recomm... More...

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We first show you our portfolio of work and invite you to understand the high level we offer, we then work with you to arrange for a designer to visit you and ask that you make a small commitment fee to confirm the appointment which is fully refundable if after the meeting you decide our services are not for you.
During the meeting, if you opt for our designer to carry out a measured survey of the property, this confirms you are happy to proceed further and commits you to a design package .
We then get to work developing a moodboard first to understand colours, furniture choices and then implement them into the design, we then show you the 2D layout first which may have some revisions to get right, and then once your happy we complete by developing the 3D visualisation images.


We have been in business since March 2013 over our services across London

Our Guarantee is between one and two years depending on the kind of work you undertake with us

I love watching the transformation of someone home and known that we did it. I love knowning that our customers make a life living in the very thing that we create.

My dad inspired me, I remember him building our house when I was very young and my mother being pleased with the result. My dad put his hands to anything nd gave it a go, he had so much patience and believed in achieving great results.

Unlike most building companies we believe in achieving customer satisfaction over profit. We have won 4 awards in a row with Houzz.com and this year was awarded best commercial design by BUILD. We run our projects via our innovate and efficient communcation system which our customers love, and is a major contribution to ensuring our projects finish on time and on budget.