Steadfast Builders Go The Extra Mile With Home Refurbishments!

The Planning

Refurbishments And Its Advantages When It Comes To Home Improvement

Refurbishments have been on the increase in recent years. People have found a preference for local refurbishments of old and vacant properties as opposed to new builds. With advances in modern-day lifestyle, in terms of work and leisure, this has led to larger numbers of buildings becoming outdated and redundant. This increase has opened the door for domestic refurbishments projects. One of the main advantages of home refurbishments is that a property refurbishments company will be able to complete your property refurbishments in less time than demolishing and new build construction. A big positive aspect of domestic refurbishment is that in some situations planning permission is not needed. This drastically reduces the paperwork and time frame. It’s important though to always check if planning permission is required before starting any home refurbishments. Section 4 (h) of the Act states that “the carrying out of works for the maintenance, improvement or other alteration of any building which affect only the interior of the building or do not materially affect the external appearance of the building’ does not constitute development. Therefore, if a house or building is being refurbished internally and nothing is being carried out on the exterior of the house then there may be no need to get planning permission for the works.


The challenge

Steadfast Builders Are Experts When It Comes To Property Refurbishments

Refurbishments are a great way to change the look and feel of any property. Home refurbishments involve improving building décor, cleaning, re-equipping and retrofitting. Its purpose is to improve a buildings sustainability and energy efficiency.  Loft refurbishments have become very popular in recent years. Loft refurbishments are an ideal way to create more space in a home by adding another bedroom, creating home office space or perhaps you need a playroom for kids. Steadfast Builders is a property refurbishments company with extensive knowledge and expertise for your local refurbishments in Essex, Purfleet and Southend. Our in-house engineers can provide structural calculations making the whole process stress free and ensuring the project is carried out efficiently and smoothly. Our residential refurbishments contractors will oversee the whole project from start to finish, all work is carried out by ourselves and approved subcontractors where required. This is what Steadfast Builders is proud of from structural work that is not seen right through to kitchens and bathrooms; it’s all in the details. So, if you’re in search of refurbishments near me or build house refurbishments then look no further. Our residential refurbishments company can help you turn your dream home into a reality.

The solution

Domestic Refurbishments And Trends

Refurbishments have increased by as much as 38% post-pandemic. We spent a lot of time at home in 2020 – so it’s no surprise many homeowners have grown tired of eyesores. Now more than ever, people want comfort, a refreshed aesthetic and spaces that fit the demands of their new lifestyle. At the beginning of the pandemic everybody was cooking, and we still are! Less eating out means more people around the oven. And you know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen. Make more room with build house refurbishments! Nobody expected work from home to stretch from one spring to the next. However, here we are, and homeowners are trying to make the most of it. What was once unused space has become the most productive corner of the home. Nooks, basements, lofts and guest bedrooms have become home offices as more businesses decide to shift to a work-from-home hybrid model, even after the pandemic ends. Steadfast Builders, a residential refurbishments company knows how to turn your home into something new with experienced residential refurbishments contractors on board. So, if you’re in search of refurbishments near me in Essex, Purfleet or Southend, then we are the residential refurbishments company to partner with. 


Why Choose Steadfast Builders

Not only does our building company offer high-quality building services for every construction work you might need, but we also abide by all health, safety and building regulations. That means that Steadfast builders’ clients can expect all of the construction work to be done with highly safe materials which won’t endanger your or the health of your family members. Safety regulations have a great value for us at Steadfast builders because we appreciate all of our builders and we give our best to protect them from dangers when working. Abiding by building regulations means in practice that every aspect of our work is done according to law, as it should be in a reputable construction company such as Steadfast builders in Essex.


Steadfast Structural Engineering is the ideal company for anyone who values quality and craftmanship. The company has undertaken extensive work on our house over the years including replacement of a flat roof with new balcony railings, ceiling replacement, wall repair (the repair was invisible), woodworm treatment.

~ Louise

Martin completed some structural repairs that I was very pleased with. They were done to a very good standard and have corrected the problems we had. He also identified that the metal fire escape had been badly installed and was causing damage to both my property and my neighbours. This he corrected, also to a high standard of workmanship.

~ Nick

We have no hesitation in recommending Martin Hillstead. His work is of the highest standard. He came to completely refurbish our kitchen – putting in a new window, new floor, ceiling, worktops, wiring and new kitchen units. We were very impressed by the professionalism and care that he took. Indeed, he said that he aims to take as much care on a client's room as he would on his own house – and so he does. We were very pleased with our kitchen when it was all finished – it went from a dark and dingy room to one that was full of light and texture and was much admired by our friends.

~ Ian & Julie

When it comes to structural work, and where attention to detail is required, Martin is your man. You cannot fault his knowledge or the passion for his trade. Very reliable and very informative. Great job.

~ Mr M

We used Steadfast Structural Engineering Services Ltd in February 2017 to carry out external repair work to my property and garage. Martin, (Managing Director) spent some considerable time with us explaining the work that was needed and had some suggestions as to what we should do. He followed this up with an itemized quotation and began work. He worked within the agreed time frame and kept up good communication with us as to the progress of the jobs. Martin turned up early, worked efficiently, and always cleaned up afterward. The work he did was to a very high standard and were very happy with what he did. We would have no hesitation in recommending this company and will use them again in the future.

~ Mr & Mrs C. G

Martin, Thank you for the report. I am happy with the content. I shall forward this to my Insurers and await their reply. I shall let you know the outcome. Many thanks to you for such a prompt, helpful, and courteous service. Kind regards

~ David H

I'm really impressed by the new fence and the standard of workmanship. Excellent job! Pity you don't live closer to Harrogate. We'd recommend you for some work in Yorkshire. I am away in Manchester today so will pay the balance tomorrow when back in Harrogate. Best regards

~ Suzie

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