One Client – Three Projects

Mr & Mrs Q, Solihull

Three projects in one year for this client means fitting: 3 kitchens, 5 toilets, 2 baths, 2 fuseboards, 2 boilers, 3 doors, 8 windows, 1 roof and whole lot of cable, pipe, brick and plaster!

Having decided to invest some capital into property for the buy-to-let market and for development to onward sell Mr & Mrs Q also wanted to carry out some work in their own home. In March of 2015 How Are You Ltd began work on a 2-bedroom semi-detached house in Selly Oak. The rear reception room was converted into a dining kitchen alongside some other minor modifications to bring this house up to modern rental standards.


Further to this the client acquired a 3-bed semi in Tyseley, Birmingham with the intention of modernisation, extension and onward sale. The house was in a poor state of repair with a barely functioning kitchen or bathroom. The lack of heating and single-glazed windows were all contributing to high levels of condensation. To make the house more appealing to possible buyers a small extension was added to create a modern bathroom and allow for a kitchen/diner. The house was re-wired, re-plumbed (incl central heating), largely re-plastered and re-glazed. It is now in the hands of a new owner.

new bathroom extension

Just at the end of 2015 and into January of 2016 How Are You then also took on adding an ensuite to the client’s home, refurbishing the bathroom & ground floor WC and renewing the kitchen. This work also included replacing the boiler and consumer unit.

“Working with a single contractor over several projects means that we have built up a great understanding and productive communication. We know that How Are You will always do their level-best to provide us with a high quality piece of finished work. With this amount of work there are always little things that don’t quite go to plan, but it is how these challenges are responded to that gives us great confidence in their team.”

Mrs Jane Q, multiple-HRU client

front room