Case Studies 

Renovation of a sun room and garden - Carlisle 



We are incredibly pleased with the work Cumbria Home Renovations have just done for us, transforming our back yard and outbuilding completely. We contacted Cumbria Home Renovations during the winter about converting our small outbuilding into a sun room and renovating our back yard, including a new shed, render of all walls, lighting and a new artificial turf area.


Simon came to see us within a day or two of contacting him - he turned up on time which was a good sign, and all the different contractors on the job continued to turn up on time every single day throughout the project. Simon understood exactly what was needed, and today as we look at the finished project it is if anything even better than I had hoped. Communication was handled by Clare and was absolutley brilliant - we had a quote which detailed exactly which work was covered at what cost. During the project a few items occurred - either suggested by us or by Simon - and we had quotes for exact products like external and internal lighting, render type and colour etc.


Everyone who worked on the project worked really hard - Grant put in some 10 hour days on the walls - really friendly and always explaining what they were doing. The whole job has gone very smoothly from the beginning, and if it has taken a few more weeks more than we thought, it's well worth it - and in comparison to the last firm we talked to, who took four moths just to give us a pencil sketch of the plan, Cumbria Home Renovations have been miraculous!


Nicola Brooks



Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation - Carlisle 


Full House Renovation, Baggrow, Cumbria




From the moment Simon came to give us a quote we knew we were in safe hands. We wanted a full house renovation and on a very limited timescale.


We had a full electric re-wire, a new centeral heating system, plastering, new bathroom, new kitchen, flooring, carpentry and decorating. Simon arranged it all from start to finsih taking all the headache away from us.


He has contacts all over the building trade so if he doesn't do it (there's not much him and his team can't do) he arranges for someone else to do it.


The work was completed on time, as he promised, on budget AND the standards of every single tradesman was A1.


Something else worth mentioning too is that Simon was always availiable to field any queries we had, either on the phone or by email. We found this to be incredibly reassuring!

We know that if we have any problems in future Simon or one of his team will be able to fix them and we wouldn't use anyone else.



Full Home Renovation included the following on this project:


Electric Condition Report

Full electric re-wire

New staircase

New skirting throughout the property

Supply and fit new kitchen

Move loft hatch

Supply and fit new bathroom

Full damp proof course downstairs

Supply and fit full combi boiler heating system

Supply and fit 3 PVC sash windows and french doors

Supply and fit loft installation

Woodworm treatment on property

Interior decoration throughout 



Simon's View 


I was contacted by Mr and Mrs Haynes via my web page. I intially went through to meet them to talk through their needs and requirements for the refurbishment. I always go around to the customer, write down what they require, throw some ideas around and put it all down on paper so there's no hidden extras etc. Working with both of them over the 7 week period I truly found it to be a pleasure and very satisfying seeing their home come together. I would like to personally thank the two of them for choosing us to carry out the work.




Crown & Mitre Hotel - Carlisle




16 single rooms to be made into 8 King size Room with en-suites 





The Crown and Mitre Hotel offers the perfect mix of Edwardian grandeur, beautiful original features including a real log fire and elegant sweeping stair case plus all the modern comforts of home to home create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.


The hotel boasts 94 bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, LCD televisions with freeview, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers.


Cumbria Home Renovations were brought into the hotel to fully refurbish the front of the property, second floor which consisted of 16 single rooms knocked into 8 King rooms with built in en-suites king sized beds and modern furnishings.




Last year I asked Simon to quote the Crown & Mitre Hotel to convert some bedrooms and make them into Club Rooms. Simon came back with a good price and took the job on. Over the last year SJD have converted 10 bedrooms and store cupboards into 7 fantastic Club rooms, although its not been an easy task Simon has always stayed calm and kept going even when the going got tough, SJD just got tougher.


I would recommend SJD for an electrical or conversion works need doing.


Many thanks to SJD Electrical


David Crossley - General Manager 



Simon's View


This has been an on-going project for the last 13 months, there are still rooms to be renovated but I am very proud to be working at the Crown and Mitre, renovating the top floor and find it very satisfying seeing the end result. It is a beautiful hotel which I would highly recommend anyone who is visiting Carlisle to stay there.




Home Extension - Carlisle



Cumbria Home Renovations managed our recent house extension. Simon was an excellent project manager and always on hand when we needed him or had any questions. Any problems we encountered along the way Simon dealt with in an efficent and professional manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Cumbria Home Renovations to undertake works, we are delighted with the final result!

New Kitchen and Porch Area 



Thanks to Simon and his team for delivering such a quality service and finish.


After the fantastic job of our bathroom we had no hesitation in calling Simon for our new kitchen. We were supported by Simon during the design stage his knowledge and experience helped to develop the kitchen we were looking for.


As the project Manager, Simon allowed for a turn-key solution without any stress, and managed any issues before they became problems.


We are very happy with the end result and would highly recommend this 5 star professional service.

Complete House Renovation including Outside Works  

House Renovation Penrith 



Thank you so much to Simon and his team for the recent 6 month project you have just completed on our home. A six bedroom 17th century farmhouse was no easy task but it has been injected with love and care as well as professional and slick finishes to the whole house. From new bathrooms being built from scratch to create beautiful en-suites, to tidy and efficient electrical works to our new "old" house, it is a dream come through for us to be moving into our newly renovated old property. The list we gave to Simon and his efficient, polite team was extremely challenging but has been completed without any hassle or stress to ourselves to a 5 star standard.  Even the newly renovated out house looks like it could be lived in! New walls being built to create new spaces, it looks like a different house. We didnt think we would be in for Christmas, but you have worked so hard to help us achieve this. Thank you so much for helping make our house into a truly spectacular home. Please pop by for a dip in the hot tub and a prosecco!


With all our thanks to all involved.

Complete House Renovation Carlisle

New Bathroom and New Created Hallway 

Grade II listed town house 

Carlisle, Cumbria


I am happy to provide this testimonial for Simon and his team who installed a family bathroom in my grade II listed town house in the City of Carlisle


Simon committed to bringing the work in on time and everyone including plasterers, carpenter, electrician, tiler and decorators worked relentlessly to complete the work before Christmas.


It was a big job converting the former Women's Institute ladies w/c's with separate stalls to a contemporary fully tiled family bathroom with adjoining corridor.


The team were reliable, professional, respectful and cleaned up after themselves, leaving the working area tidy.


I would not instruct any other builder for future work as we are always satisfied with Simon's quotes and reliability of his professional team. The work is also backed with guarantees, professional certification for electrics and professionally produced VAT invoices.


I know if there are any issues / snagging, it will be addressed promptly, therefore I have no hesitation in recommending Simon and his team

House Renovation - Cockermouth 

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