Apple Solutions - Residential Builders in Birmingham, UK



Kitchen Extension Refurbishment for Mr & Mrs Craig

Project: Kitchen Refurbishment

Mr and Mrs Craig contacted us after seeing our details in the local publication as they were looking for a building contractor to build them a kitchen extension. After our first initial meeting with Mr Craig to understand his requirements we then produced a full written schedule of works for him.

A few weeks later a secondary meeting was arranged with Mr. Craig so we could go through the quote, schedule, and everything it entailed thus helping him make a firm decision.

Mr Craig called us a few days later to explain he had made a decision and it was to give the other company the project as they had (in his words) “sold him a dream” I explained to Mr Craig that obviously we were disappointed and that if he had any problems or needed some advice to give me a call.

6 months after the build had started I received a call from Mr. Craig explaining that he had made a mistake and that although he had been sold a dream it had turned out to be a nightmare and that he needed our help.

Mr & Mrs Craig said:

Apple Solutions originally bid for the project but the COWBOY Builder was more persuasive. The cowboy builder sold me a dream but delivered a nightmare, like the cavalry Apple Solutions rode to the rescue and put everything right the quality of their workmanship and the service John-Paul gave us was first class.

I must say John-Paul has restored our faith in builders I would recommend him to anyone…

Thanks John-Paul we are so happy with the finish.

Wet Room-Kitchen Refurbishment for Mr & Mrs Sherwood

Project: Wet Room & Kitchen Refurbishment

After being contacted by the customer we organised a survey, the customer advised us that they had got our details off a friend of theirs who we had recently completed a bathroom refurbishment for and that they were looking at refurbishing their wet room and kitchen.

Once we had visited Mr & Mrs Sherwood and discussed their requirements we then compiled a full schedule/specification and cost for the refurbishment of their bathroom and kitchen. After Mr & Mrs
Sherwood had discussed and agreed our quote, we commenced the work as soon as possible as they were eager to get started.

After our electrician and heating engineer disconnect all services we then could safely strip the bathroom and kitchen, once the strip out was done all first fix electrics and first fix plumbing works was complete.

We insulated the dividing wall between the wet room and kitchen so as to help with heat and nose reduction, and also cut and fixed ply board pattresses within the wall so as to later support the fixing of the kitchen wall units, chrome radiator, handrail and shower.

Once the kitchen rooms were completely re-plastered, we fitted the new kitchen, the none slip floor tiles, ceramic wall tiles, led spotlights, and a new electrical RCD board, including all paint work.

In the wet room we fitted all wall tiles, a none slip polysafe hydro vinyl floor covering including a cap cove skirting for easy clean, a new combi mixer shower, chrome towel radiator, wall and base vanity units including wash hand basin, concealed toilet system and mirror, along with a new central heating system.

Mr & Mrs Sherwood told us:

We had been speaking to a friend of ours who you had completed a bathroom refurbishment for and that you were recommended by them.

The team gave us a few days notice and got started everything went really well John and his team were very thoughtful he kept us informed through every stage of the project. Now the wet room and kitchen are finished it looks amazing, we are glad we chose John and his team to do this work for us, and we would be more than happy to recommend him to anyone that’s looking for a great service and a quality finish.

Kitchen Extension, Kitchen Refurbishment for Mr & Mrs Bayliss

Project: Extension & Kitchen Refurbishment

Mr Bayliss contacted us to organise an initial survey to discuss their requirements. Once we had discussed with Mr Bayliss the project and confirmed what we would be able to do for him and his wife.

We arranged for our architect to visit and complete a survey and produce all plans. Once the plans had been submitted and passed by the local authority we arrange another meeting so as go through the plans with Mr.Bayliss and make sure we had understood he’s requirement correctly.

Firstly we excavated for the new foundations, altered and adjusted the underground pipework, then we backfilled and concreted ready to take the brick damp course, once that was built we could then erect the scaffolding build the first lift, and from the timber roof structure including all breathable felt and tiles. Now having the roof water tight we could move onto the next step which was to remove the existing kitchen back wall. After removing the wall and all debris, the existing electrical and water services was removed and temporary supplies were fitted so as the client and ourselves had power and water whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

We then fitted the new uPVC windows with composite doors to the front and rear of the property, once all the first fix electrical and plumbing work was finished the whole kitchen was patched and re-plastered, we then fitted a new kitchen including all appliances, the wall in between the kitchen units was tiled with natural stone tiles along with the floor area.

Once all building work was completed we applied two coats of emulsion chosen by the client to all new plaster work, then all new timber work was glossed.

Finally, we completed a full ‘builders clean’ and presented the client with all relevant paperwork.

Mr. & Mrs. Bayliss told us:

We had been looking for a building & refurbishment company to extend our kitchen and lounge but also we would need a full kitchen refurbishment.

Once the weather picked up John and his team got started everything went smoothly, most importantly John and his team were very thoughtful and considerate, John kept us up to date throughout every stage of the project, we would be more than happy to recommend Apple Solutions to anyone that is thinking of extending or refurbishing their kitchen, fantastic service.

Property Refurbishment – Gordon Rd Harborne Birmingham


Mr P.Bhogal contacted us after looking through our web site as he was looking for a building contractor to refurbish a property he had purchased and that needed a full service from design to completion as he’s time was limited due to other commitments.

After our first initial meeting with Mr Bhogal we produced a full schedule of works. Once Mr Bhogal and ourselves had discussed the schedule and what exactly we would be doing for him he then confirmed he would like us to complete the project for him.

Mr Bhogal said

When I first spoke to John-Paul on the phone I knew I could trust him. He came and viewed my property and went through it with great detail and a very caring attitude, I accepted his quote and handed him the keys to the property I never went back unless he wanted me there! I just left him to do the project because to me he is a trust worthy person!

John-Paul, Thank you so much for everything you have done for me!