We engaged Rapid Bee to build a large rear extension and patio area. We were initially impressed with Adam and Saulius' comprehensive quoting process which far exceeded other builders. They were not the cheapest but their professionalism displayed during this process and the feedback from other clients impressed us sufficiently to give them the go-ahead.
The work started shortly thereafter on 3 January 2018 - right in the middle of winter! There was a team of people on-site 6 days a week (and sometimes 7) throughout the build (even when we had snow on the ground for 5 days)! Rapid Bee did not take their foot off the accelerator - they had a job to do and planned, managed and focused on getting the job done! Much to our surprise, we made last minute changes and requests that were always accommodated which was very much part of the Rapid Bee overall "can do" attitude. The response from foreman, Ramonos, or tiler, Virgis, was always "no problem"!
We believe they went "above and beyond" what we had expected of them. For example, when needing to move furniture into storage at one point, RB assisted us in moving the furniture to the storage location and back again! We were also very thankful for the suggestions they made - for example, increasing the height of the ceiling in the porch (which was not part of the initial project) - which really added value to the end result.
The saying "the proof in the pudding is in the eating" absolutely applies with RB. Any issue we had (and you will have issues with any project of this nature), we could rely on them responding promptly and resolving.
This was a major project for us to live through but was made manageable by the support we had from Rapid Bee.
In summary - we would recommend Rapid Bee and would use them again!
We hired Adam after interviewing several builders for our project. He impressed us not only with professionalism but also his trade knowledge, and most importantly swift communication (which after months of delayed responses from our architects was so refreshing!).
We visited 2 of Adam’s (completed and work-in-progress) sites and were very pleased with the results and how organized the sites were which just reaffirmed our choice. The quote provided by Adam was also very competitive and what we would expect for a quality build.
Our project included:
- kitchen extension with sliding patio doors/roof lantern
- installation of kitchen units/appliances, underfloor heating, parquet flooring, downlights throughout
- removal of chimney breast and installation of RSJ beams
- formation of utility and shower room
- plastering and painting
- external silicone rendering
The whole project took 13 weeks. Having completed the final snagging, we can say that:
- His team is always timely, polite, professional and considerate of neighbors
- Adam is always on hand to discuss with us different options regarding structural works and available to address any issues identified during the process; He is always focused on achieving the best design finish and we took on board a few of his recommendations such as swapping around the positions of the shower room/utility room which will work much better for us
- I have recommended him to work colleagues for their future builds and plan to use him again in the future.
Homeowner of Hedingham Road
We had a loft and ground floor extension. Adam and Saulius and the team were the most professional and hardworking builders. Our architect was useless and went into liquidation early in the project but Rapid Bee stepped in and made sure all the work was done according to the plans and even helped us with issues that our architect should have done. The work is of such a high standard - even the builder next door came over to tell us what a good job they had done. Nothing was too much trouble and they never said no to anything (even when we changed our minds sometimes!). Any small problems that arose were sorted out quickly and with no complaint. I have heard horror stories about builders and am very glad we chose Rapid Bee. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
'We needed to get our kitchen extension done in time - Rapid Bee came to the rescue!' We had a kitchen extension build by Rapid Bee; the results of which we were absolutely happy with. The team were always responsive to our needs, considerate to keep costings as agreed in their initial quote, and went out of their way to produce the quality finishing we were hoping for. And they worked to schedule, finished on time and presented themselves as a good, reliable service, with helpful customer service and after-service care. Excellent! Don & Jan
Garage and Loft Conversions. Rapid Bee was very professional and worked very closely with us on our project. They were a refreshing breath of fresh air in the building trade. An excellent and trustworthy team led by Saulius & Adam. I highly recommend them.
We can't recommend Adam, Saul and his team highly enough. They carried out a first floor extension and installed a new bathroom and kitchen, which has been finished on schedule and to a very high standard. We continued to live in the house for almost the whole time but the team was very considerate, leaving it tidy when we returned each evening and ensuring the disruption was minimized. From the start of the process they have been very happy to talk about any ideas, offered valuable advice, proposed solutions to any issues and have been flexible and accommodating with any changes to our plans. Communication has been excellent throughout as Adam and Saul kept us updated about their plans and have always been accessible and receptive to any queries. They really work hard to make the whole process as stress-free as they can.
11th Jul, 2018 Positive feedback
Although Rapid Bee didn’t come in as the cheapest quote, we found that actually they are extremely great value for money. If you want a high standard of workmanship Rapid Bee is 100% the right choice to make. We've been working with them for the past 4 months on our project now & through all the complications with the site (poor subsoil no side/rear access, difficult neighbors & a rubbish Architect), Adam and his team have made every part of the process easy and painless. Construction is stressful but each step of the way Adam and Saulius gave us solutions and not problems. My walls are straight, they've gone above and beyond in fixing old problem's & accommodating our needs. The team are extremely polite, they arrive on time, they don't cut corners and they don't do a poor job. They use high quality materials only so you know that your build will last a lifetime. Right now we are 3/4 of the project done. Adam, Saulius are working ahead of schedule without compromising on quality. Very knowledgeable highly skilled team. Family and friends initially felt the quote from Rapid Bee was high and you can get cheaper quotes.However now they are so impressed with the work. You can get a cheaper quote BUT you really do get what you pay for. The project isn't even finished yet but our house is easily the best constructed house inside and out on our street. We will definitely be hiring Rapid Bee again for our loft conversion. Highly recommend!! 5 stars.
14th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
Worked to our plans and helped us iron out any problems, great and efficient team run brilliantly by Adam. The finishes on our kitchen/diner and bathroom are perfect. Exceptional tiling and details. Great price, workmanship and we will be using them again.
We hired services of rapid Bee , for a en-suite extension . However ended up adding a few other jobs due to there quality of work , professional attitude and timely completion of jobs on budget . Adam is extremely helpful in offering advice and helping source materials . This is a professional company and we highly recommend their services .
7th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Adam and his team completed this job ahead of schedule and within the quote given. All of the workers had a positive and friendly approach to the work, and they were clearly motivated to do a good job. We are very happy with the finish of the work, with the completion of the entire project, and would recommend Rapid Bee without hesitation.
15th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Adam and his team are highly professional individuals who were involved from the initial design phase to the final implementation of our project. We had a garage conversion carried out and an en-suite added to our property. Their guidance and advice throughout the work has been very valuable to us and they always came up with clever solutions to meet all our needs. We were so impressed with their brilliant workmanship that we had them take on additional tasks for us as well. Virgis, one of the workers, in particular is extremely hard working and pays great attention to every little detail. Even after our project was complete Adam came by again and asked us if anything needed touching up which was really appreciated. Overall this has been a highly positive experience and we would easily recommend the Rapid Bee team to anyone.
The Rapid Bee team have been excellent from start to finish building our extension. From our initial meeting with Adam and Saul we found them to be professional and accommodating. They’ve worked alongside us step by step to complete the project to a very high quality, meeting any challenges with creative solutions. The guidance throughout the project, workmanship, attention to detail and even when it came to appeasing the neighbors, has been impressive. Ramoonas, the foreman, did a particularly brilliant job, leading the team on site day to day. We are delighted with the result and our new space! We would highly recommend Rapid Bee and will hopefully work with them again on other projects in the future.
Rapid Bee have just completed a double extension and full renovation of our 3 storey Victorian house in East London. Works included: new electrics and plumbing, installation of two bathrooms, a cloakroom and a kitchen, plastering, tiling, floorboard renovation, and painting throughout. They also completely overhauled our garden. This was a big project for us and Adam's team was a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. They were punctual, helpful polite and knowledgeable - fully recommended!
I have just had my bathroom and front room refurbished by Rapid Bee. Adam and his team of specialists completed the works in 2 weeks to an amazing standard.
The tiling on the bathroom was completed to perfection, the corners were at perfect 45 degree angles and set beautifully by a wonderfully talented and skilled expert, who worked tirelessly from 7.30am to 6.30pm.
The coving and skirting in our front room was applied without a seam line in sight. The plastering and painting was flawless and expertly applied.
Adam is extremely knowledgeable and was on hand to answer all my questions throughout and offered some really useful advice.
I’m looking forward to getting Adam and his highly skilled team back in next year to refurbish more of my house.
We consider ourselves very lucky to have found Adam and the Rapid Bee team. They have almost finished our garden room (well ahead of schedule) and we are very pleased with the result. Their team of workmen are fantastic! They are punctual, extremely polite and pleasant, and unbelievably hard working. Adam has been very helpful with advice and accommodating when we asked for other work to be done. We would have no hesitation in recommending them and look forward to working with them again.
14th Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
I am very happy with the work build they did for me. They build a 2 story side extensions with a pitched roof with storage in it. They were finished ahead of time and pro active during the build. Quality workmanship and good communication through out the whole process. Highly recommended!
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