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Progressive Design

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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020

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We translate architectural plans into dream homes with effective communication between all parties involved.

Over the years we have developed and mastered how we deliver quality through the project as well as the building work itself. Tailored project management is at the heart of what we do, delivering high end build results as well as bespoke aftercare alongside our team of experienced craftsmen, to ensure the entire experience is productive, creative and enjoyable.

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12 January 2021

Marius and team were amazing. We completely refurbished our new flat, which required extensive works and had a few challenges.
Marius was always proactive and responsive. The team has great attention to quality and details, something that, in our experience, is very hard to find.
Marius and the team were always available and they provided continuous support thorough the project. I can say that they are highly experienced, of excellent craftmanship and easy to work with.
It goes without saying that we highly recommend them!
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20 November 2020

The Progressive Team are indeed progressive in design, work ethic and service delivery. Despite the challenges and delays of the lock down, the Team delivered exceptional work. The project was a massive refurbishment from roof work, redesign and decorating. The quality of work and attention to detail is best in class. No regrets and will highly recommend them. More...

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18 November 2020

Marius and his team were outstanding in all aspects of our 9 month total renovation and extension project.
We appointed PD because of the excellent feedback from their other clients in the village. The general theme was high quality work, excellent communication, a great after-care package and above all on time and on budget.
We have found all of these to be absolute true. The finish of the work, the meticulous high standards and the great relationship they built with my family enabled a smooth, stress free experience for us.
Our project spanned the Covid-19 national lockdown. The team handled it very well, planning and anticipating for it - stocking up on materials, encouraging us to put in our orders on items like tiles, bathrooms etc early to avoid any delays. Whilst no doubt there were some behind the scenes stresses during this time for Marius and the team, this was all managed so calmly and effectively we were not exposed to any of these concerns.
We really have been pleased with the work and how they have gone the extra mile on several occasions for us - replacing a broken window in a rental property for us, repainting areas where someone had made a mess of putting up our curtains. All done as goodwill gestures.
I would absolutely recommend PD and have done to many. We found George our on-site manager to be a great communicator, calm and very efficient as well.
The feedback from our neighbours was all incredibly positive too.
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8 April 2020

The project was to build a 580 sq ft room above my garage with a staircase leading into the existing entrance hall which was to be extended to accommodate it. The room was to be a playroom for me and our grandchildren when they visit! I already knew Marius, the owner of Progressive Design, as I had met him a few years earlier when he had completed a fantastic two storey extension to my son’s house and after that he had installed a lovely new bathroom in the flat of one of my other sons. Marius was therefore an obvious choice to ask to quote for my work. I obtained a couple of other quotes as well from established, well regarded local builders. Marius was meticulous in preparing the quotation, every detail being discussed with me so he fully understood what was required e.g. matching the brickwork to the existing bricks and re-using the existing roof tiles so that the new room blended in well and didn’t look like an extension at all. His was not the cheapest quotation, nor was it the dearest but I knew that once it was accepted there would be no hidden extras, as there are with so many builders. This proved to be exactly the case with the only extras being for changes I made during the course of the project and even then Marius only charged for these if they actually involved him in additional expense. His attention to the detail of the project from start to finish was such that I was relaxed throughout rather than being continually tense!

Having agreed the deal with Marius he gave me a starting date and stuck to it. The team of workmen that Marius allocated to my job were excellent. They would work a long hard day and still be so friendly and obliging at the end of it, cleaning up as much as possible before leaving for the evening. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them. They would arrive promptly every day, with a few short exceptions which we were informed about. Unlike many builders they did not juggle several jobs at the same time or disappear for days on end without notice. Marius or his brother Ovidiu would turn up several times a week to monitor progress and discuss with me any issues that may have arisen or any changes I wanted to make as the job progressed. One aspect of extending the entrance hall was to bring forward the existing timber and glass outer wall. The other builders I spoke to wanted to replace it but Marius’s men were skilful enough to completely move the existing wall forwards thus totally preserving the appearance of the front of the house. Having done this the whole extended floor of the hall was to be retiled and Marius recommended a tile supplier where my wife and I went and chose the most amazing tiles. We liked them so much that we bought enough to also retile the floor and walls of the downstairs cloakroom which leads off the hall. In fact with Marius’s help we refurbished the whole cloakroom with all new units. This was the only major addition to the project but we agreed the cost in advance with Marius and we were delighted with the finished result which complemented the other works so well.

The project drew to an end just before Christmas and we ordered a large L-shaped sofa for the new room. We had measured it in the shop to ensure it would go up the new staircase but failed to adequately take into account the sharp turn at the top of the stairs into the new room! Within hours a couple of Marius’s men, who were still on site, had partially dismantled the sofa, got it up the stairs and put it together again so professionally that no-one would ever know. All as a goodwill gesture at no extra charge – that’s service. This is a good example of the work ethic of Marius and his whole team. The job was finished in time for Christmas and the children loved it!

In summary, an amazing job completed very professionally and with great skill by a friendly and efficient team. I have no reservations in highly recommending Progressive Design; they really did exceed my expectations.
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24 November 2019

I hired progressive design to renovate my entire house and also for a separate project finishing off a garden office. They carried out extensive works on our house including: loft conversion, ground floor extension, new heating and hot water system (including underfloor heating), new electrics, plastering, installation of a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new doors, new floors etc. I had never undertaken any project of this scale before and I found Progressive Design go the extra mile to make sure everything runs smoothly. They delivered the project both on time and on budget, they have an open and honest approach when it comes building projects and at times when things weren't going smoothly (building control issues) they just got on with it and sorted out the issue without any fuss. We had regular meetings with the team and so were completely in charge of any decisions that had to be made with regards to the project.

The garden office was a much smaller job, given my previous experiences with Progressive Design I was keen to get them back in to finish the build. They came in and plastered the office, fitted underfloor heating, tiled the floor, rendered the outside (to match the house) and fitted the electrics. Again I could not fault Progressive Design on their work, they just come in and get the job done, they turn up every day and even Saturdays and will be there all day.

Safe to say I couldn't recommend Progressive Design enough.
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21 November 2019

Having completed an office extension Progressive Design then moved the team to our house renovation, part demolition, extension and complete remodel, doubling the floorplan in the process. We set a fairly high expectation for the finished product and the end result is a few steps beyond what we had hoped for. The main reason we bought into Marius from the outset was because of his attitude, nothing is too difficult which is in contrast to some other contractors that we had spoken to. Because we wanted to implement our own personality to the project and package out certain elements we wanted somebody that would enable this and Marius was keen to embrace it, going an extra step by liaising directly with each contractor that we had on the project to help with a smooth process. The team were fantastic, they have a brilliant attitude, always eager to help and to go the extra mile. George was the site manager on the house having moved over from the office project so the relationship was forged even further, he was excellent, always had the answers to queries very quickly, always aware of what was happening on site and always putting enormous pressure on himself to get the job done properly. As with the office, the list of items for snagging was surprisingly small as the teams worked on a lot of this before the end of the project and all seem to have a brilliant eye for detail. Any minor snags that we have found have been dealt with almost immediately. After spending 10 years building this team it seems that they all work cohesively and have all inherited Marius’ pride in his job and motivation for customer satisfaction. Overall we couldn’t have asked for anything more from these guys and we are absolutely delighted with our new house! More...

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9 September 2019

6 stars!

Progressive Design completed an office extension and refurbishment for our offices in Rickmansworth. The team were amazing from start to finish. This was a live site as business still had to operate and 18 staff were going about their daily life, however at no point was work disrupted. The guys were respectful, diligent, helpful, and generally great to work with. Marius was excellent throughout and had the perfect balance of providing advice whilst listening to ideas and ambition for the project. The team as a whole couldn't have done any more and were always more than keen to get the job done in the right way with the right end result. We are delighted with the project as a whole and the employees here have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of the workmanship and spec of the building. Snagging was at a minimum as most of this was dealt with on the job, before completion.

Overall I couldn't fault Progressive Design and only have positive things to say, they made it seem easy and we are delighted with our new offices.
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18 August 2019

Marius and his brother Ovidiu are the nicest, polite and professional builders one could choose to work with. They had great advice before the project started and we’re flexible and reactive during the project. Their team was also very professional and disciplined. It was really easy to discuss issues with them and find a win win solution to fix any problems. Their level of service and quality is outstanding and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to do any size project. More...

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9 August 2019

Excellent workmanship, attention to detail and service. Able to react quickly to site changes.
Nothing is too much trouble for them.

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9 August 2019

When we decided to ask a designer to look at re-making our garden she came up with a fabulous multi-level patio idea. It proved to be quite a complex build, and our landscaper decided it was too much for him.

Enter Marius and Progerssive Design. Marius was recommeded to us by friends who had a major house rebuild and extension done by Progressive. They did a fabulous job for them, so we didn't hestitate to have them build our patio. Marius inspired confidence from the start with his very carefully thought out quote, and he proved to be very detail oriented. His workers on our project were excellent. Very careful, tidy and above all skillfull. We are thrilled with the end results, and would recommend them unreservedly.
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7 April 2019

I've known Marius and his team at Progressive Design for years now. Always polite, always on time, with an exceptional eye for detail we've completed some great projects together. I would highly recommend Progressive Design!! More...

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25 November 2018

We first used Progressive Design to build a garage and summer room 4 years ago and were pleased with the results, so we contacted PD again when we finally got planning permission for a large extension to our house. We also invited 3 other companies to bid on our project, but ultimately chose PD. T... More...

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15 November 2018

We have worked with Progressive Design on two projects and our experience has been wholly positive. The Quotations are clear and detailed, the workforce is enthusiastic and co-operative under 'hands on' management.

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7 June 2018

Marius and his team were a pleasure to have around for no less than 9 months. They worked extra hard to accommodate us still living in our home as they created one room from three downstairs, converted our garage into an annexe, fitted a new kitchen and created a new loft conversion with bedroom, dressing area and bathroom. There was always a big team onsite getting the work done. Marius was great at communicating and keeping on top of the project and budget. Their costings were broken down very clearly so there were no hidden shocks along the way. The guys onsite were always friendly and respectful and just great to have around. I would highly recommend them for their professionalism and personable nature but also of course for the great workmanship and finish that they provided. Highly recommend and have already done so to two friends who have also been pleased with their work. More...

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12 December 2017

Marius and his team have done a fantastic job on our new bathroom. Accommodating, additional works to our central heating system and completing the entire job within the project timescale.
His team were a pleasure to have working on my home. I am already planning my next job for early 2018 and look...
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27 October 2017

Marius and the team at Progressive Design have exceeded our expectations. The quality of work has been excellent, the team's work ethic has been second to none and they are the first builders I have ever worked with who truly understand the meaning of excellent customer service. Nothing was ever t...

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25 October 2017

Marius & his team (George, Jack, Gabriel etc) recently completed a 7 month full refurbishment of my flat in North West London. I picked Progressive Design (PD) in large part based on the reviews here on Houzz, so it’s only fair I leave my own! It was a total gut of a somewhat tired 3-bed converted V... More...

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22 October 2017

Marius and his team were a pleasure to have around for no less than 9 months. They worked extra hard to accommodate us still living in our home as they created one room from three downstairs, converted our garage into an annexe, fitted a new kitchen and created a new loft conversion with bedroom, dr...

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2 May 2017

Progressive Design completed a full renovation of our newly purchased 3 bed flat in NW London. The job included extensive layout changes which involved removing and adding walls (and steel beams), fully new electricals and plumbing and all brand new second fixes (2 baths, kitchen, etc).

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6 March 2017

Install bath and move shower, underfloor heating and replace tile flooring in bathroom.
Blocking up doors and knocking walls down to combine rooms into one (4 doors in total).
Inbuilt storage cupboards
Painting and decorating
Lots of other 'mini' jobs!

Marius and Ovidiu were extremely helpful...
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30 December 2016

I have nothing but good things to say about this company, and of its owner Marius. We had our entire house gutted and refibished and the process was quite stressful but the one aspect of it that we never had to worry about was our builders. They were knowledgeable, thorough, dependable and honest.... More...

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21 December 2016

This is the second time we have used progressive design. The very first time was for small job in the flat and we were so impressed by their work and professional attitude that we decided to use them again when we embarked on the whole flat refurbishment, including changing layout of the flat.

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21 December 2016

Marius and his team was very easy to work with, very accommodating, and they did their utmost to satisfy the clients.

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19 December 2016

We bought a four-bedroom property and wanted a massive work done - changing the layout, building an extension, and garden works. We went for the usual route of getting quotes from 3 companies which included Progressive Design. Out of the 3, Progressive Design gave us the most impressive and detailed... More...

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12 September 2016

We are a property development company and have used Progressive as the main contractor on our last 3 projects. They are supremely professional, take immense pride in their work and deliver fantastic results on time and on budget. They are very quick to escalate any issues on site but don't require c... More...

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5 September 2016

This is the 2nd time I have used Progressive Design. It was for an extensive refurbishment of a 2 Bedroom flat. They project managed and carried out all works for me. Progressive Design have a number of jobs they do at the same time, however they make the client feel as if they are the only job they... More...

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2 September 2016

I hired progressive design for a complete house renovation including; ground floor extension, loft conversion, complete re-plaster, new electrics, fitting a kitchen, fitting two bathrooms, installing a new roof, new floors etc etc. I cannot find fault in the services provided, Marius and his team w... More...

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1 April 2016

It has been and absolute pleasure working with Progressive Design. Very consultative in their approach, true solution providers and certainly not time wasters. They work with any budget that suits you while ensuring you select the best product and get value for your money. Five stars all the way. More...

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10 January 2016

Marius and his team are excellent. We got them to complete a major project for us putting in a kitchen extension and garden landscaping. Marius helped us work through our design, supported us in the purchase of the kitchen units and then managed the build responding to our changing requirements - at... More...

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29 December 2015

Progressive Design have remodelled the ground floor of our house putting in a new fireplace, shelving, windows, toilet, flooring, radiators, tiling, lighting and decorating. Marius helped us find some high quality products which enables us to get the design we wanted at a price we could afford. The ... More...

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29 September 2015

Marius and his team have been outstanding, from the very first moment they stepped in my property until completion day. From a professional perspective, the moment you meet Marius you realise you have in front of you somebody who's incredibly well prepared, he has an understanding of the buildng dis...

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25 August 2015

We are the third people in our family to use Marius and his amazing team.
As soon as we saw a leak coming through our ceiling we knew we wanted him to carry out our much needed repairs . Progressive design are completely professional, it is so reassuring that when a time is given they turn up and d... More...

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25 August 2015

We needed urgent repairs to a house we owned where we needed to strip out and refurbish the downstairs toilet and shower room. Progressive Design sorted out not only the space design but through a schedule of works and discussion they provided a perfect solution. The quality of workmanship is excell... More...

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25 August 2015

We engaged Progressive Design to build a two storey side extension. They were involved from an early stage giving very useful advice based on their experience. They were extremely helpful and accommodating. The workmen were very tidy and there was as little disturbance to the rest of the house and t... More...

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24 August 2015

Recommendations are the best way to assess builders. Progressive Design was used by three people in our family and all gave glowing accounts of their experience (two reports are on this site).

We got them in originally to look at a botched job carried out by another company on a shower leak which...
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19 July 2015

Ok….where do I start. Well that’s easy; in summary these guys are the real deal – simple as that! Below will hopefully explain why. We’ve had some smaller jobs completed by the guys at Progressive Design (new bathroom and new porch) - but this was our first big project – a 6m single story rear extension.Quotation Process:-Marius isn’t your typical builder who turns up at your door on a Monday evening to discuss an extension with you that you have literally no idea what the process is to complete such a project. By the end of it you have a far better understanding of how you are able to complete an extension of your dreams. Marius doesn’t simply turn up, look around and go away and quote. He goes through everything with you in minute detail (too much sometimes but you shouldn’t complain!!) - and really turns into your project manager. We were really impressed with his professionalism and the ideas he came up for us which made us really think about how we would proceed. Never was it a problem him to return to discuss the quotation, new ideas, meetings with the architect etc etc – his primary concern is us the customer and ensuring we get the extension we dreamed of. Aside from later which I will go into more detail one of the main reasons we returned to Marius and his team were budget; in those not once did Marius ask for any additional money or have any hidden costs; what he quoted was the final price which was testament to Marius as a project of this size was impressive to ensure this was met. The only additional funds ever were requested were when we asked for additional work etc. But the entire project was priced incredibly competitively compared to the other quotes we had so the decision was easy based on our past projects and recommendations from friends who used them in the past.The Team:-These guys are impressive. They work their socks off!! When you have English workers doing other things in the house it is embarassing to have them in the same building as Marius’s guys who includes his brother Ovidiu – the guys turn up bang on time and stay until they finish the task(s) they came for that day (usually past 18.30). Their work ethic was incredible and only took breaks when they really needed to compared to other tradesmen who had a part to play we often thought they could complete the job days earlier due to the number of coffee and cigarette breaks. An equally important factor were their professionalism – with a job of our size we had to ensure neighbour relations were kept good and they continually made sure that (us as well) was the case; they continually cleaned and kept everywhere as clean as possible. They are ALL the most skilled people I have seen before; the kinds of things they could do baffled us at times and with Marius being over more often that not to check on proceedings, we were 100% confident the whole time with the Progressive Design team. Things of course did not always go to plan (weather, findings within the house beyond our control that nobody would have known about) - but Marius was always accomodating and ensured he found the most cost effective solution for us; as with everyone a budget is there for a reason and he more often came up with the best solution.The project was completed pretty much on time (sooner than I thought which was an added bonus) and my wife and I now can’t believe the space that has been created along with the project being, to our eyes, completed to the highest standards!! In the days (and weeks) of us moving back Marius was always able to drop in to check on any concerns of ours and anything that needed a site visit by his team would (usually) be within the day or certainly 2 days. The team were able to complete about 95% of the works – the only thing were brand new windows/doors which requ More...

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19 July 2015

Ok….where do I start. Well that’s easy; in summary these guys are the real deal – simple as that! Below will hopefully explain why. We’ve had some smaller jobs completed by the guys at Progressive Design (new bathroom and new porch) - but this was our first big project – a 6m single story rear exten... More...

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18 May 2015

Progressive Design's snap line is "exceeding expectations" and they certainly live up to that!

We recently had an extension built as my wife wanted a bigger kitchen than the one we had. They visited us at home and went through everything that would be needed and listened to what we wanted. The qu... More...

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14 May 2015

Brilliant work carried out by a knowledgeable and friendly business. Mario heads up a fantastic team of amazing people, all of whom were supportive and knew what they were talking about. Everything went smoothly and we will deffo use again! More...

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8 May 2015

I decided to start my own business and wanted to work from home but just didn't have the space. Progressive Design helped me turn my dank, cluttered basement into a beautiful space that now houses not only my office but also a lovely play area for my children, enabling me to be with them in the same space whilst I grow my business. Everything was handled by Progressive Design, it was painless and felt easy. Thank you so much :) More...

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6 May 2015

We had been looking at having an extension built to create a larger lounge & kitchen for a while and for someone to design & build it. We chose Progressive Design because we liked not only their ethos but because Marius made us feel really confident that they would do the best job and understood exa... More...

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4 May 2015

We were extremely pleased and satisfied with the work undertaken by Progressive Design on the loft extension to our bungalow. They came highly recommended and exceeded all of our expectations.

Progressive Design’s work is of a very high standard and we found Marius and his team willing, respectf...
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27 April 2015

Recommended. PD undertook a new build project for us and overall they have gone a very good job - they built a large garage with sun room that exactly matched the original house to the extent you cannot tell them apart. Polite and considerate I would recommend this company highly. More...

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30 September 2014

Could not recommend Marius and his amazing team highly enough. They have done a fantastic job modernising and extending what was a small 3 bed house into a substantial 4 bed with kitchen/diner, ensuite and downstairs cloakroom. Along the way Marius has guided us through the building process- one whi... More...

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25 September 2014

Looking for a team of hardworking, reliable, and talented builders? My wife and I highly recommend Marius and the team at Progressive Design.

With Progressive Design's help, we renovated an 1890s Victorian semi-detached house in St. Albans. The property was in need of total refurbishment, with n...
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