About Renovations

How we work

We start with a no-obligation chat, in which we discuss what you're looking for, when you want the project completed, and what your budget is. We're happy to have this initial chat at any stage. Some of our clients talk to us when a renovation is still just a pipe dream, while others have already obtained planning permission and got finances in place. Our aim is simply to find out how we can help.

When you're ready, we'll arrange a site visit, during which we take measurements and photographs. With this information we put together approximate figures for budgeting purposes. If you are happy to proceed based on the outline figures then the next step is for us to provide a detailed estimate,with confirmed figures, plans and a full specification of materials. For this stage, we charge from £250 + VAT depending on the size and the complexity of the project. This fee is waived if works proceed following the estimate creation.

For most projects we take a 30% deposit and the balance is paid on completion. Larger projects stretching over several months will have interim invoices issued. On the first day of the project we bring everyone together so that everyone on site fully understands the specifics of the project and while work continues we regularly carry out site visits and report back to you.

At the end of the project the snagging is carried out by us to ensure all of the finishing touches are just right before handing it over to you or our letting team. If your property is to be let following the project we liaise closely with the letting teams and in many cases secure a tenancy before completion of the works.

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Why Choose Renovations

We know about property

With over 40 years' experience in lettings and property management, Finders Keepers really knows about property. Thousands of tenants over the years have told us about the extra touches that just make life that little bit better and the problems that can grind you down. So we design renovations to avoid common problems and to incorporate features that we know you or your tenants will love.

A reputation you can trust

Renovations is part of the Finders Keepers group, which has been operating in Oxford since 1972. Finders Keepers has built a reputation based on extensive knowledge and expertise, and caring about its clients, both landlords and tenants. We further that reputation through the high quality of our work and the service that we deliver to property-owners. We apply a year's warranty on anything we have fitted.

Specialists in project management

Charles Saunders heads up the Renovations team, with Project Managers Richard Piercy, James Amison-Smith and Coordinator Darcie Hambidge working in a support capacity. We have long standing relationships with our suppliers and contractors, who work to our high standards, meaning we always achieve the desired results.

Expert advice

Whether you're a landlord or renovating your own home, we listen to what you need to achieve and advise you on the best choice of layout and facilities. For landlords, it's all about capturing the interest of your target market; for owner-occupiers it might be about building in flexibility to cope with a growing family. Whatever the project, we tailor our recommendations to fit your lifestyle, needs and budget.

Value for money

Because we have built up close relationships with our suppliers over many years, we are able to negotiate significant trade discounts. If you bought fittings with the same specifications from the high street they would cost considerably more. We choose high quality products, with tried and tested standards, which not only look good but last for years.

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