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M Collins Builders Ltd

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4.6

20 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:00–18:00
  • Monday 08:00–18:00
  • Tuesday 08:00–18:00
  • Wednesday 08:00–18:00
  • Thursday 08:00–18:00
  • Friday 08:00–18:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Michael Collins Builders are experts in domestic conversions and extensions - drawing on over 25 years experience in the trade. We have built up a wide range of clients across North London and beyond.

Whilst specialising in loft conversions, extensions and refurbishment work, we also offer a full range of building services.

We work alongside our clients at every step of the way, ensuring their every need is fulfilled, on every job we take. The proof is in the company we keep.

No matter the size of your job we will happily provide a FREE no obligation quote. Call me today on 07903 970 616

What we do

  • Builders

    • Loft conversions
    • Extensions
    • Building services
    • Plastering
    • Guttering repair services
  • Kitchen fitters

    • Kitchen installation
    • Kitchen refurbishment
    • Kitchen design
  • Bathroom fitters

    • Bathroom refurbishment
    • Accessible bathrooms and showers
    • Bathroom design services
    • Wet rooms
  • More Services

    • chimneys
    • electrical
    • flooring renovations

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4.6
20 reviews
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4.6
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4.7
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Excellent Service
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Michael is very personable and turned up on time. We had the entrance of out building upgraded and he was able to provide a number of suggestions that we eventually took up. The work was delivered to a high standard. When we had issues with the lock a couple of months after installation - he was there to fix it within 2 hours of me email him. Would highly recommend
Customer in Greater London Posted on 18/08/2022 , work completed 27/05/2022
Radiator removal, refitting and skirting
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Michael and Niall were extremely friendly and communicated clearly with me. They removed the radiators very quickly and efficiently, and they also ordered and fitted the skirting boards carefully and filled them. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking to have building work done. They are reliable, hard-working and very skilled.
Edward in Greater London Posted on 29/04/2022 , work completed 08/04/2022
House extension
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Michael’s firm did a great job on our house extension and the follow up care for minor adjustments was always prompt and well done. We have enjoyed our lovely new space
Candy in Greater London Posted on 13/04/2022 , work completed 13/06/2015
Excellent job, everything as promised
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I asked for an old garden shed to be demolished and taken away. Quite a nasty messy job, especially because it has been wet recently. Also it all had to be taken away through the house. Michael Collins came the morning after I contacted him to assess the job, sent the estimate within the time he had promised, and the shed has been removed on the agreed day. They did it very quickly, and carried all the debris through the house without making any mess, and cleared up afterwards. Very nice guys, too. Would certainly use again.
Jessica in Greater London Posted on 12/01/2022 , work completed 12/01/2022
Do not go near
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We hired M Collins builders for what was meant to be a 4-5 month extension and interior refurb on our 2 bedroom Victorian flat. Now 12 months down the line it is still not finished. Their work has turned our lives upside down and caused inordinate and unnecessary stress. In summary, they took on more than they were capable of. Despite having a minor works JCT contract and clear lines of communication open at all times during the project, M Collins surprised us twice at critical stages of the build by abandoning the site in order to get more money out of us. After this happened for the second time (despite us paying 95% of amount due upon completion with approx 20% to be completed), we discovered that he had not built our retaining garden wall according to the engineering specification (with no foundations) and that the steel beams had not been signed off by the council's building control. With the flat in a precarious situation we decided enough was enough in Dec last year and are still going through a process of formal complaint and resolution using the Ombudsman service because M Collins was not prepared to fix what he had done wrong without us paying more. He appears to be a nice local builder but we experienced no professionalism, no respect for our project management and bullying tactics to extort more money. The project fell behind his schedule of projects so he outsourced work to incompetent traders and moved his foreman to other projects. Please do not use.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 19/04/2020 , work completed 19/04/2020
The trader replied (on 04/09/2020)
I am sorry you felt the need to post a most inaccurate and untruthful review for the building services we supplied. As you well know, you did not employ the architectural services as you promised you would and instead appointed yourself to perform the role which you were in no way qualified to do so, and as a consequence, the job inevitably went severely over budget. You also attempted to instruct my foreman to carry out major additional works which were not in the contract. As you well know that when this was flagged up, you became abusive and very aggressive which necessitated a withdrawal from site. I offered, on many occasions, to seek a mutually beneficial remedy by approaching a mediation service including WTT's Ombudsman service which you failed to do, thereby proving that you were in the wrong and in serious breach of contract.
Bathroom refurb
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Mike’s team refurbished our bathroom and they did a fantastic job. They were very clean, tidy and considerate and we enjoyed having them around. The bathroom looks fantastic and it’s exactly what we wanted! Would highly recommend.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/02/2020 , work completed 07/05/2018
4 story house external repair and painting. Front and back
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Having completed shared freehold between the 4 flats we employed Michael Collins for our first major work. Complete overall of all exterior front and back. Brick, render and woodwork. The work was carried out with complete professionalism even to the point of discovering and repairing a pillar the damage to which had not been apparent at time of tender. All work completed to top standard and on time So impressed were we with them, we in the ground floor flat engaged them to remove our bath, install new walk in shower and decorate. They designed the best option and carried out the work with friendly and impeccable service They will be our go-to company for any further work, either privately or through the shared freehold company.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 10/09/2019 , work completed 26/11/2018
Avoid, avoid, avoid
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Where to start? I hired Michael Collins Builders to install a kitchen and my entire interaction has been stressful, slow, expensive and aggressive. They will promise things verbally and go back on their word, provide budgets and timelines to win business that they have no intent on keeping. My job took more than twice as long, cost 50% more than quoted and was left unfinished and in a dangerous state (which I was only informed of many months after it was supposedly finished). Michael presents himself as a reliable, genial local builder, but after he is engaged quickly deteriorated into being stubborn, unhelpful, defensive and at times outright threatening. He presented invoices for thousands of pounds without informing us of the cost of extra work beforehand and then demanded to be paid within 2 days, leaving aggressive messages on phone, text and email. It is a shame because he has some nice, capable people working for him, but his leadership and approach to customer interactions is abysmal. Do not be fooled into hiring this outfit. It will cost way more than you will expect in time, money and hassle. Avoid. p.s. I write this in the full knowledge that I will receive more hostile messages from Michael over the coming days. However, on reflection this site was how I discovered and hired this outfit and only works if people leave honest reviews of their experiences.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 08/06/2019 , work completed 07/06/2019
The trader replied (on 04/09/2020)
Emergency guttering repair
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We found water on our kitchen worktop and realised that water was coming through the wall as the downpipe from the guttering had become disconnected. Luckily for us Michael was working nearby and responded to our call for help with amazing speed and reconnected the pipe. He was so helpful and I have never had such wonderful service.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 11/03/2019 , work completed 11/03/2019
An excellent Job
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We had an extension done on the back of our house. This was a large job done in winter. Despite the weather we found the whole project far less stressful than I anticipated. The workforce were always cheery to have around. They were prompt, hard working and competent. The work has been done to high standard and there have only been minor tweaks that were always promptly attended to. The after service was so good we used them to refurbish our bathroom last year. We are also very pleased with that too. We were slightly over time and budget, but nothing that I didnt expect.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 04/03/2019 , work completed 30/05/2015