I have recently had the great good fortune to locate the K&M Group, who provide a “soup to nuts” service encompassing all conceivable building and decorating work. The numerous jobs completed at my home on Lancaster Drive have been executed to a high standard by professional, efficient and pleasant workers. Never have I been so delighted with price, process and result.
As Director of Letwood Flat Management Co. Ltd., I recently appointed Martin Kingsley of K &M Group to take on the management of a property.
Martin inherited a block with a complicated history of mismanagement & since his appointment in October 2007 has made great strides in resolving many issues from financial anomalies, general running & future planned maintenance.
I have found Martin to be honest, straight forward & always available to discuss issues whether by email, on the phone or in person. I would recommend Martin Kingsley & the K &M Group very highly.
During the time Martin worked for me I found him to be a highly effective and efficient property manager who was able to get on well with our clients whether of highly prestigious managements or more ordinary properties. His paperwork in particular was always very clear and precise. I would also like to praise his handling of the property staff which was always fair yet firm. He was also able to get on well with his colleagues and the other directors of Gross Fine.
Just [wanted] say how much we’ve appreciated the service from you, Kris and your team for the recent building repairs you’ve done for us. You’ve kept appointments and start dates exactly as arranged, your estimates have been easy to follow and sensible, and discussion of what would be done has been straightforward.
You have carried out the work with care and attention to detail and I’m very happy with the results. I’m particularly impressed by the skills of your team, and their willingness to repair basically sound old materials rather than just giving up and suggesting replacements. I have been fully involved in the discussions over work to be carried out, and have watched work in progress.
I wish you continuing success and look forward to our next series of repairs, which will surely be ongoing in a house of this age
I write as Chairman of Mount Vernon Freehold Limited which is a prestigious building in Hampstead containing 62 apartments with leisure facilities and 24 hour security.
Martin managed our property for a number of years as a Senior Property Manager of Gross Fine.
We enjoyed a close working relationship with Martin and were happy with the professional level of service he provided us.
We are pleased to continue our relationship with K&M Group Limited for repairs and maintenance and property management assistance when required.
We hired K & M to undertake some major structural work on our house following a bad outbreak of dry rot – a totally unexpected problem that could have caused immense stress.
From the moment we met with Kris and Martin we felt totally at ease. They understood the situation, were at pains to give us peace of mind and helped us liaise with insurance claims officers, kitchen fitters and other third parties/suppliers. We felt they were far more than just builders, but project managers who were going to support us every step of the way.
I would wholeheartedly recommend K & M Group Limited – and have personally recommended it to friends twice in the last month. Both Kris and Martin have reshaped our view of building firms and renewed our faith in builders, something shattered by a succession of shoddy workmen over the last five years.
K&M Group Ltd have completed work for us in the past including prestigious properties, complete flat refurbishments and internal refurbishment projects and completed them with the correct working procedures and Health & Safety practices and to a very good standard.
K & M Group undertook the work to refurbish [John Coombes House, a] listed property in central Oxford with completion in 2008.
The contract utilised was the JCT minor works. The CDM regulations applied and K&M acted as principal contractor.
I can confirm that as contract administrator and CDM planning supervisor I was satisfied with the work undertaken by K & M Group and your adherence to the requirements of the CDM regulations. I can also confirm that the client was very happy with the standard of work, cost and timescale.