Red Star completed the total renovation of our Georgian New Town home in September 2018.
This was an extensive project of our ground and lower ground apartment which hadn’t been modified in any way since the late 1950’s and had stood empty for a couple of years! Not only was this an exciting and full on renovation it was an interior designer’s dream, which we embraced fully … from 6000 miles away in Hong Kong where we had been living for the last twenty years. Dan and his team quickly earned our total trust with their ability to turn our personal ideas and designs into reality for our retirement forever home.
We simply cannot speak highly enough of Dan and his tradesmen whom we found to be conscientious, cheerful, highly professional and with an attention to detail and flexible ‘can do’ attitude rarely found in the building trade these days!
A project of this size and nature cannot be without surprises. However, when they did arise, they were dealt with speedily by an immediate phone call, What’s App message and a photo from Dan which enabled us all to discuss, decide and then carry on!
We would not hesitate to recommend or use Red Star for any future projects.
Roy & Vivienne Bouch
Clients - New Town, Edinburgh
Red Star did a great job on the refurbishment of my property in the West End. Dan and his team are very diligent and worked hard to deliver a project with a fantastic high quality finish. The attention to detail was great and we were also able to bring in some much needed insulation and damp proofing which Dan suggested. I was really pleased with how the project progressed, and the communication was clear and reliable. I would recommend Red Star to anyone looking for a trustworthy contractor you can rely on to get a great job done.
Client - West End, Edinburgh
Red Star completed a full overhaul of my entire flat in November & December 2016. The flat was completely gutted from traditional format and rebuilt with a completely different floor plan. I found Daniel and his team incredibly professional, trustworthy, reliable, and personable. The workmanship was outstanding, and the work was completed on time and on budget. As and when minor hiccups arose, as they always do (or my request for changes), they were dealt with immediately and with professionalism, and always a sense of humour and a smile. The Red Star Team were respectful to all the neighbours with regards to noise, movement of equipment and cleanliness of the common entry hall and stair throughout the entire works. I would not hesitate to use Red Star for my next project.
Client – New Town, Edinburgh
Red Star provided a very professional and conscientious service for our recent renovation. Daniel had strategic oversight of an impressive array of skilled trades: liaising with suppliers, trades, architects and ensuring as smooth a process as possible. We were delighted with the end result when we could finally enjoy all their hard work in our fabulous refreshed home.
Keith & Rachel Chandler
Clients - Inverleith, Edinburgh
We were happy that we made the right choice of contractor in particular regarding professional customer service - both Samantha and Daniel were there for us when we needed them. Project management - Daniel planned the project well, kept us informed and worked with us to solve problems quickly. The project was kept to agreed timetables and Red Star were transparent with costs keeping us in control, with quality workmanship, including coming back to make sure we were satisfied with the finished product.
Kaz & Morven Lyon
Commercial Client - Leith
Daniel has been a pleasure to work with and his team are equally attentive and careful. They achieved a very high standard of finish on a recent project that saw them remodel the rear of a traditional Victorian terraced house in the Trinity area. Daniel’s communication was always professional and reliable, which meant it was easy to develop a trusting relationship. Coupled with that was his care and attention to detail which shows in the final project, everything was thought through and nothing was too much to ask. We hope to be able to find more opportunities to collaborate with the Red Star team in the near future.
We have worked with Daniel on a number of projects involving the conversion or alterations to Listed and historic buildings. A recent project includes the conversion of an A-listed townhouse in Edinburgh’s prestigious New Town into 5 luxury apartments. This townhouse included the sensitive refurbishment and preservation of the existing features alongside the insertion of new alterations to create these contemporary and luxurious apartments. Daniel follows the drawing packages and our instructions diligently and intelligently, communicating to his team the high standards that are expected and consistently provided. He keeps the lines of communication open at all times between all parties, resolving any issues that arise quickly and professionally. He deals effectively with all challenges thrown at him and we would have no hesitation in working with him again and would highly recommend him and his team.
Architect & Managing Director
We worked with Daniel on the conversion of two existing Grade B listed townhouses from a single office to 9no flats. From the beginning it was evident that Daniel understood and appreciated our design and was eager to ensure that it was realised without compromise. He effectively communicated the design principles to his team on site which ensured that all were aware of the required level of attention and execution. His ability to foresee and be proactive in resolving problems that might affect either the design or the programme was invaluable. Daniel’s excellent attention to detail is clearly evident in all nine completed flats and we would be keen to work with him in future projects.