I am using fantastic builders at the moment (in the middle of a flat renovation) and was going to post a full recommendation here once they've finished. It's very difficult finding a builder whom you can trust and I had been looking for a few years before I found these guys AND they have great attention to detail (I am fussy!)...
And I have recommended them before and will again. Artur 07743 380574 and Marious 07919 037194 from FM Refurbishment. They have done work for us over a number of years now including some major structural work. I tend to do my own painting and decorating but they have done this for a friend of mine in her Georgian property to a very high standard. I found them by recommendation on here and can only say they were a fabulous find.
Mariusz and Artur are my bequest to the SE1 forum. As you see from Jac (and there are many others,) they are super and I even took them with me to Tel Aviv to do my kitchen there!! They worked for me for years before I retired and I've trained them well, you can trust them absolutely.
Another thumbs up for Mariusz. Jackie recommended him to me last year and Im very happy with the work they did in my flat and trying to save up to get my bathroom redone more to my taste. They gave me a good price, turned up when they said they would just like Jackie said they would and left no mess.
And another for Artur and Mariusz - i think Jackie recommended them to my other half a couple of years ago, and we've used them on two occasions since, including completely re-fitting our bathroom last year. As well as lots of other odd jobs. Friendly guys to boot. If they say they'll turn up at 8, that's what they do. Also - if you've any concern (i don't know, but some people have an issue) about the fact they're polish and the standard of their english and whether they'll communicate with you well etc etc - have absolutely no concern. They were exemplary in the way they always discussed any issues, giving their opinion where useful etc.
I can highly recommend a brilliant carpenter/builder/decorator.
He just knocked down an internal wall in my flat, built a cupboard/wardrobe and decorated my lounge and bedroom.
I was introduced to him through a mate of a mate He lives in Battersea but more than happy to come up to Se1.
His name is Stuart. Check out
Anyway was so pleased with his work so thought the least I could do was recommend him on here.