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Global Development & Building Services London Ltd

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4.7

14 Reviews

About

Global Development and Building Services London are located in South East London and provide solutions for every area of the building trade. We also provide a handyman service for those enrolled in our Landlords Key Club.

All tradesmen at Global are experienced home builders and we take on all areas of work within the industry, including Loft Conversions, Roofing, Extensions and Damp Proofing and Timber Treatment (which happens to be our specialist area).

Whether you are looking to build a new property, refurbish an existing one or convert a garage or loft, we will be able to provide the tradesmen needed and manage your project in a timely manner through to its succesful conclusion

Here at Global we try to cater to every one of our clients needs from original design to the build. Once you have booked an appointment for one of our team to view your property and go through the work required, a survey would then be carried out.

What we do

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Condensation and humidification control

Customer reviews

Reviews summary

4.7
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They were very reliable and easy to contact. They catered to all my needs and were considerate and flexible. Friendly staff were always happy to accommodate an inexperienced home owner.
Alice, London29/09/2017
Classy and professional
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Very supportive and kept me informed throughout the job. Always cleaned up after and adjusted to any changes in my request. Finished bathroom was elegant and classy.
Bertrawd, London07/08/2017
Fantastic Work By Top Class Professionals
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I've used Global for upwards of ten years and their work has always been of the highest quality. Recently, they installed a new bathroom in my flat and the result was/is beautiful - done exactly to specifications, within the budget quoted. All rubble/detritus was cleared from the site daily until the installation was complete, and Mr Somerville and Alexia did not sign off on the project until my daughter and I were 100% satisfied. This company will do the work you request efficiently and to the highest standards; I recommend them without reservation.
Dan and Clarissa, Plumstead.06/04/2017
Very Quick
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Made a good, fast job of installing three new windows and front door. Also, tidied up daily!
David, London15/10/2016
High quality work & service
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Roofing repairs, re wiring, building work, installation of fans/humidity control devices, general maintenance, plumbing, great job well done
Happy Customer26/07/2016
Very pleased
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Global are extremely thorough, professional and courteous. Mr Somerville, Shaun and Graham have completed a range of work - from large building work to general maintenance - to a very high standard and have explained what they are doing clearly. I have been very pleased with customer service & work across the board.
Adam, London26/07/2016
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I contacted Global in April to get a quote for a complete refurbishment on a one bed flat which included new double glazing windows, new front door (fire rated), new radiators, new boiler, new fitted kitchen and bathroom, re-plastering, new flooring, tiling to kitchen and bath and new lighting throughout. The quote came in higher than other quotes but as mentioned in previous reviews, the service was professional, attentive, punctual and the premium was justified. Funds were transferred via Transpact in line with the works so both parties are safeguarded. Global liaised with the freeholders and block managers to get the relevant permissions. The works were completed in the estimated time-frame and they made good use of the space in the bathroom and store by maneuvering some pipes and fittings. As this was a buy to let, Global also introduced a good local agent to me. All in all very happy with the results and I will definitely be using Global again.
lowsab19/07/2016
Easy to communicate with
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Had them in to repair and damp proof my kitchen wall and was very happy with the work. They were very easy to communicate with and always kept me in the loop with what they were doing and when. Very good work.
Bertrand, London16/05/2016
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I asked Global to repair a leaking gutter at the back of the house and to re-point brickwork that had been damaged. Sensibly, they undertook a (free) survey beforehand, identifying that long ladders would have be brought to the back other than through the house. They also noticed a problem next door affecting my property that I had not been aware of. They turned up to start the work (as well as the survey) when they said they would and kept to their estimate, finishing earlier than expected. I will have no hesitation in using them again.
Bradley of Blackheath22/10/2015
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We chose Global to help us with a myriad of damp problems we discovered shortly after buying our new home in South London. We chose Global due to the good reviews we had read on Which, and I???m now very happy to add my own as they were terrific from start to finish. This review ended up being quite long as I had a lot to say, so if you want the TLDR version: Global are excellent! The survey they initially performed was extremely thorough, and Mr Somerville was very knowledgeable and helpful in his assessment of the issues. The person above (im123) who says that ??75 is expensive for the survey is ill-informed. We had several surveys done prior to choosing Global, and the free ones weren???t worth the paper they were written on. My advice (and also the advice in the Which? article about damp problems) is to pay for a proper survey, and Global deduct the cost of the survey if you go ahead with the work. A very sensible approach for all involved. Global treated penetrating damp on our exterior walls, removing the 50+ year old render and re-rendering the whole wall. They treated rising damp in the property through the installation of telescopic under-floor vents and injecting damp-proof course into the brick work. The walls were all treated with special chemicals to ensure they stay water tight. We replaced all our windows and doors with triple-glazed options and installed a daisy-combi unit to regular the airflow within the property. There were also problems in our gutters which were all resolved. It was a huge job. We were so happy with all the work they did that we even got them to replace some internal door frames, our back entrance gate, and all our radiators as well. All the work was carried out in a timely manner, and good advice and information was given at each stage. The property was left clear and tidy (as much as possible) at the end of each day. I tend to get stressed when work is being done in my place, but Sean and his guys were very friendly and professional which put me at ease. On the Admin side Global were great as well. As other reviewers have mentioned, they use Transpact for the escrow on the payments, which is very sensible and gives you peace of mind that they are acting responsibly. As various milestones were reached I was able to log into the website and authorise the next amount of the money to be paid, until making the final authorisation upon completion. Alexia and Anisa were both great at answering my questions on the phone, and paid us a visit at the end of the project to make sure we were happy. Honestly I can???t rate Global highly enough, and I would whole-heartedly recommend them for a Which? Trusted Trader status. While they are not the cheapest company we found, the value for money was very high. I???m glad we didn???t take the cheaper option!
Archon22/10/2015