Here’s a few things people have asked us
Are you insured?
Yes, C&N Property Refurbishment is currently insured with Direct Line. Our public liability insurance ensures that in a worst-case scenario, should something go wrong, you and your property are covered against financial loss. Only employ insured tradesmen, failure to do so leaves you and your property exposed to a wide variety of negative consequences.
Do you do insurance work?
From time to time we undertake insurance work. Whether you are an estate agent managing the property for a client or a homeowner who needs to find a contractor for your refurbishment project, by all means, get in touch on 0121 663 1202 for a friendly chat about your requirements.
Who are you you?
C&N is family run business servicing Birmingham West Midlands. We’re a team of local, skilled and VERY experienced tradesmen who have worked in thousands of houses all over the West Midlands.
If you get a quote from C&N and then compare our approach to your project with other people’s, you’ll very quickly see that we really do not just only know what we’re doing, but also have a keen interest in making sure that you get what you want and need. That can only come from having over 30+ years of experience.
Is your work done to building regulations?
Do you guarantee your workmanship?
We always guarantee our work.
Once we have left you in peace, if you notice anything wrong (which is incredibly rare) or find a fault on something that has been installed, we’re only a phone call away and will be with you the very next day, or at your earliest convenience, to put it right.
Workmanship is guaranteed for 10 years and any products that we supply and install for you are also covered by lengthy guarantees alongside a free kitchen appliance repair service.
We always do a full and proper job, at an affordable price.
Kitchen fitting FAQ’s
How soon can you 'fit' me in?
Our main kitchen suppliers, in Birmingham, offer a fast and efficient service. This means as soon as you commit to your project going ahead, we can get you booked in. The sooner you give us the ‘go-ahead’ the better. As we only undertake one large project at a time, it doesn’t take long until we are booked up with projects for quite some time, and we hate disappointing people.
What are Rigid kitchens?
Rigid kitchens are ‘pre-assembled’ by professional carpenters and delivered straight to your home, ready to be installed. Coming with a 25yr guarantee, quality is assured. There really is no comparison when compared to the cheap and flimsy flat-pack alternatives on the market today.
Will you install a kitchen i have bought?
Currently, C&N Property Refurbishment only fit kitchens that we have supplied.
Why? Having a new kitchen installed is one of the more extensive projects that you will undertake as a property owner. In order for the kitchen to end up looking immaculate it is important that our kitchen fitter in Birmingham oversees every step of the process, right down to selecting the types of kitchen cabinetry that best suit the dimensions of your kitchen space (types not the styles), as well as having the chance to make alterations to the kitchen space prior to finalising the types of carcasses, ensuring the kitchen REALLY DOES look its best.
That’s why we fully refurbish kitchens, to make sure the room is fully prepped, ready for the new kitchen to arrive and be installed with no hiccups. Everything will be straight, symmetrical, have crisp lines. The tiling will be perfect, the sockets and spurs, switches and lighting, will be exactly where they should be.
If somethings missing or damaged, we can get it replaced and delivered the very next day. Try getting that same level of service from a kitchen company like B&Q, it won’t happen. Unless it’s a stocked item, it will be weeks, and even then you will have to fetch it yourself.
The downside of arranging a kitchen yourself and then seeking an installer is that for every delay, damaged item, wrong part, missing item, you’ll be paying for extra labor costs. If a part is missing, you will still have to pay the kitchen fitter once they have finished fitting everything, and then pay extra for them to come back and install the missing part of parts.
Now, imagine if one of the employees (usually on minimum wage or a little over) for one of these larger kitchen companies happens to get some of the dimensions wrong on the kitchen plan, you’ll now have yet more costs that have been unbudgeted for.
The alternative to rigid kitchens is spending thousands on a flimsy flat pack kitchen and getting the flat pack to best suit the existing shape of your kitchen. Nine times out of ten, it’s the wrong approach.
There really is no point going out and buying your own kitchen and then seeking someone to install it for you when they have to fit it to your dimensions and specs which, in our experience, are seldom well thought out, limiting the chance of the end result looking like it should do, greatly.
There are a ton of considerations that need to be taken into account when having a new kitchen fitted, your typical kitchen planner in B&Q or IKEA and similar flat pack kitchen providers do not put in the desired thought required due to the lack of time that they can give you alongside their lack of knowledge and competence. If you were an expert in kitchens, would you work in B&Q? We’ve had the first-hand experience of kitchen plans from places like IKEA being wrong, and it’s not cheap to put right.
If you don’t quite have the budget to have your old kitchen fully refurbished by experts, and want a kitchen that looks nice, the best advice that we can give to you is to wait for a little and save up some more money so that you can get a quality kitchen that isn’t fitted into a room that has walls shaped like bananas with dodgy electrics and uneven wall tiling.
Get a rigid, pre-assembled kitchen installed into a perfect room, fully prepped, and enjoy the pleasures of a proper kitchen that is joyful to inhabit.
House Rewiring FAQ’s
Will you install electrical products that i supply?
We’re happy to install electrical products that you purchase yourself but bear in mind that some electrical fittings are quite complex/fiddly and take a longer time to install, so it won’t necessarily mean that you save much money.
We’re happy to advise you during your house rewire installation about what is appropriate and for where, such as bathroom rated lighting, for example.
Can you redecorate for me?
As a property refurbishment company based in Birmingham, we offer a plethora of complimentary services, including plastering and decoration.
We will, as part of your house rewire, patch up chases Free of charge with bonding coat. That is merely a backing plaster that can then be skimmed over or floated in with the rest of the wall.
Please don’t hesitate to enquire about the other home services that we offer. If you happen to need multiple works on your property we can compile it all together and give you one Fixed Price to get it all taken care of.
Bathroom Fitting FAQ’s
How soon can you start my bathroom?
Do you do everything in the bathroom?
Yes. Whether you need a new bathroom, a wet room, an en-suite or a cloakroom modernising, we can help. We take care of the whole bathroom renovation, from the electrical alterations, plumbing, plastering, tiling and more. You’ll get a Fixed Price for the whole project to be completed.
How much does a new bathroom cost?
Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to give anywhere near an accurate price for the cost of a new bathroom without having looked at it, even ballpark figures can be miles out depending on various circumstances. It’s incredibly unusual for a bathroom renovation to be as simple as stripping out the old bathroom and re-installing a new one. Plumbing often needs to be altered, or if it’s very old, completely changed so that it doesn’t cause leaks five minutes after your new bathroom is in. There are many facets to a bathroom fit.
Will my new bathroom be guaranteed?
We offer a full and proper service here at C&N. Your bathroom will have multiple guarantees. Our workmanship will be guaranteed for a pretty lengthy 10 years. Your bathroom products themselves will be guaranteed to the manufacturer’s stipulations. Any adjustments required to the inner fabrics of your property, electric, gas, water, will be carried out to building regulation standards and, where applicable, regulation certification issued. If you ever have any issues once we’ve left you in peace, we’re only a phone call away and will be with you at your earliest convenience.
We, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee goods that we do not supply and install, naturally.