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houseUP

Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden, London

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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houseUP ltd is a construction company based in London. We specialise on high end projects in Central London, both residential and commercial

Reviews (17)

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6 November 2019

Vincenzo and the team were enthusiastic, creative and engaged. They brought the project in on budget and I'm happy to recommend them. Their approach of having in-house structural engineering really helped make savings by integrating the disciplines involved with design and construction. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

21 June 2019

HouseUp are really good communicators. As with any project, there were snags and delays but Vincenzo was brilliant at responding to queries day or night, and our project manager Luca is always very helpful.

25 April 2019

Team, that is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Professional, helpful and responsive, with a direct approach to projects. Look forward to continue working together in the future. More...

Reviewed on Houzz

12 December 2018

We highly recommend HouseUp. As architects, it is always difficult to find good contractors and HouseUp are very professional and have great communication skills. Looking forward to working with them in the future. More...

Reviewed on Houzz

7 September 2018

I hired HouseUP after meeting with Mike and Vinz - I found them down to Earth, easy to deal with and very flexible and fair with me, unlike many other companies we asked to quote our project. They completed a double storey side extension and rear extension for me, plus complete renovation of my house. We have recently moved back into our house after completion of the project, and could not be more happy. Even if there are any issues at this stage, they are always on hand to help and put things right.
It was daunting having to think about a company to do such major works for us, however Mike and Vinz were great all throughout the project and helped us achieve what we wanted. They are always available to speak to, and are knowledgable and friendly. The transparency is something I do not think we could have got with most other companies, and for this I am grateful. Thank you guys!
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Reviewed on Houzz

23 July 2018

Gusto italiano top! Rifiniture ottime. Simpatici e professionali i soci e i collaboratori dell'azienda :-) consigliatissimo.

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

My beautiful kitchen, just finish plenty of space. The picture tell the story just perfect. Thank you.

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

A talented well organised team will always get a thumbs up from me xxx

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

HouseUp managed works in our new flat, new kitchen, new bathroom, new tiles, walls paint, sliding doors, installation of wood floors, you name it! all finished in time, always available to give ideas and suggestions and most importantly, very reliable! Thank you!! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

27 May 2018

houseUP carried out the fit out of our new flagship restaurant in Waterloo. Vincenzo and Mike were always on top of everything, taking care of all the last minute changes and unexpected events that occurred on site. From the very start of the project to the completion, houseUP was a true partner. We never felt they were contractors delivering a service to us. We were able to openly discuss the budget and the specs, finding the best solution to achieve the best possible results. We were always on the same side, equally motivated to push forward and successfully get to the grand opening.We finally found construction partners we can trust and rely on. A refreshing experience in such a difficult industry. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

27 May 2018

Mike and Vincenzo came to the rescue after our first builders did a runner. They are great guys and trustworthy, and manage their subcontractors well to ensure a good quality of finish.

Reviewed on Google Maps

31 January 2018

Vincenzo, Mike & the HouseUP team of builders were hired to build a two storey side extension and a single storey rear extension, in addition to completely refurbishing the house. The HouseUP team were extremely efficient and completed the project ahead of schedule. During the work they were incredibly supportive. They also helped us choose finishes, colours and materials. The porcelain tiles, wooden flooring and quartz worktop installed really make our home special. They got a beautiful Italian kitchen imported to my specification, and through their direct channels I got top quality at a very competitive price. The snagging issues were addressed promptly and efficiently. They are truly a team you can fully trust and are highly recommended. More...

Reviewed on Houzz

19 May 2017

HouseUP are a pleasure to work with, and i ahem done a few photoshoots for them now, and i am always impressed by the level of quality in there work. Very well organised, great attention to detail, and most of all a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them, and can't wait till our next shoot. More...

Reviewed on Houzz

1 February 2017

I employed HouseUp to renovate my bathroom and i am so pleased with the results. The tiling was especially good quality. The workmanship was excellent and HouseUp responded quickly to problems as and when they occured along the way. They responded quickly and efficiently to emails and their aftercare has been superb. We had an issue of water temperature coming through a thermostatic mixer after the job was completed and someone came out to fix it straight away. The contractor they used on our job took pictures of his work along the way which to me indicated he had pride in his work. More...

Reviewed on Houzz

15 November 2016

Thanks to Vincenzo and the team for helping us with our bathroom emergency. Even though we were on holiday for most of the build they kept us informed about progress. The new wet room is a big hit. They even came promptly after the main build was finished to install late arriving pieces. More...

Reviewed on Houzz

30 October 2016

When HouseUP started on my old kitchen its was small. Now I have a new extension and brand new kitchen its more than a dream come true. They worked very hard to make it happen all the finally details. I just love my new kitchen now. I happy with everything. I would recommend them to others. Dreams do come reality. Thank you More...

Reviewed on Houzz

15 August 2016

Vincenzo, Mike and their teams of builders are a breath of fresh air to the building trade. They are extremely well organised and professional, providing a high end service, with clear and constant communication to clients throughout their projects, not matter how big or small. Alison's rear extension was the first the we completed with the HouseUp team and we are already on site with two more projects with them. We enjoy working with HouseUp as the projects are realised with ease, on time and on budget. We highly recommend these guys to all of our clients! More...

Reviewed on Houzz

Q&As

Converting a garage can be one of the most cost effective way to add space and value to your property. This is considered as change of use of part of the building.

Things to consider for garage conversion are :
1) restrictive clauses : you need to check if your lease has any restrictive covenants
2) planning permission is required to convert and extend a garage into a habitable space. Each council has it's own rules.
3) Building regulations : The new habitable space need to be in compliance with the latest building regulations. For example, the new space has to be well insulated and should have specific properties. Also, the foundations of the garage need to be checked; When a new inner skin to the external walls is built or filling a garage door with brickwork foundation need to be sufficient to carry the additional load

Other factors that can influence your garage conversion are :

1) Conservation Area: your house is listed building and you are in a conservation neighbourhood. At this case you are not allowed to change the external appearance of your house

2) parking restrictions: there is a shortage of parking spaces in the area and the council refuses to planning permission to convert your garage.

These are the following stages of the garage conversion:

1) check that the garage conversion is viable and a planning permission can be obtained.

2) planning permission: prepare the proposed drawings with an architect and make a planning application to the council for a garage conversion

3) prepare the building regulations drawings with all the technical information such us materials specifications, electrical & plumbing installation and structural design.

4) Construction stage includes the following main phases : 1) internal stripping out and rubbish removal 2) strengthen existing foundation if needed 3) drainage for ensuite shower room 4) structural works if required 5) insulation for floor, walls and roof 6) fix fix electric and plumbing 7) plastering and decoration 8) internal fitting out 9) second fix electric and plumbing

Practically, your loft can be converted! All the existing timber trusses in your loft can be replaced with steel members to create an open space.

There are few things to consider when converting your loft :

1)Foundations : the existing foundations need to be checked if they can take the additional load of a loft conversion. Also, beams and lintels that may carry more weight need to be checked.

2) Headheight: the architect should check what will be the final headroom in the loft once converted. A new timber suspended floor with deeper joists and a ridge steel beam at the roof are factors to be taken into account when calculating the clear headroom.

3) planning: the loft conversion needs to comply with the local authority guidelines and a planning permission needs to be obtained.

The loft conversion may not require a planning permission and can be classified as permitted development if it complies with the national planning guidelines legislation set in 2008.

1) check that the loft conversion is viable and a planning permission can be obtained.

2) planning permission: prepare the proposed drawings with an architect and make a planning application to the council for a loft conversion

3) prepare the building regulations drawings with all the technical information such us materials specifications, electrical & plumbing installation and structural design.

4) Construction stage includes the following main phases : 1) internal stripping out and rubbish removal 2) installation of steel beams and columns 3) new suspended timber floor 4) flat roof for dormer 6) Fix electric and plumbing 7) plastering and decoration 8) internal fitting out 9) second fix electric and plumbing

Since 2016 with an experimented team of builders, site managers, architects and engineers (More than 10 years in the construction industry).

We are proud to guarantee that all our works are of a high-quality finish and we can assure you that all the small details considered during the construction phase.

houseUP has public and employers liability insurance for the construction works.

We also have professional indemnity insurance for any professional advise we give you.

For all the works we include 3 months retention period.

The daily interaction with the client and the fact that we have positive feedback after the projects are completed.

houseUP was created out of Vinz’ frustration meeting Mike’s professional excellence.
After one year of stalling, money and time waste and a lot of stress, Mike took charge of the refurbishment project of Vinz’ London flat, and delivered a superior quality job in nine weeks.
During the time spent together on the site, they kept sharing ideas on what a really successful innovative construction business should be.
They soon realised they could make it happen, and leverage their experience to change the construction industry and introduce an entirely new approach.
And they founded houseUP, the digital construction company.

Choose High quality professionals and enjoy peace of mind

houseUP takes on your project and delivers on time, with competence, attention, experience and care
For you, the most stressful phase of your construction project is during the actual works.
Our builders, site managers, architects and engineers deliver professional excellence to your home. We know and respect the materials, fittings, decorations you choose, and operate to achieve the best quality of construction, together with high quality finishes.
With us you can focus on what you imagine for your home and see your dream come true in front of your eyes.

Services

We use flexible structural design to save you money and time and optimise your space.

We know and respect the materials, fittings, decorations you choose, and operate to achieve the best quality of construction, together with high quality finishes.

We manage your construction project from start to finish, and with our unique online platform we introduce real-time progress monitoring into the building sites. You can follow all the phases of the project, check the progress, review the schedule.

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