“Fantastic! We had three people come to give us a quote to convert our damp and smelly basement. Nigel was easily the most impressive: friendly, knowledgeable and straight-talking. He also happened to be the cheapest.
Communication was genial, clear and prompt. I leaned on Nigel when we had problems with Yorkshire Water and he was both helpful and patient. Every other contractor arranged through Nigel – plumbers, electricians etc – were top quality and professional.
Most importantly, we now have a room we can use, finished to a really high standard. I couldn’t be happier with the work completed.”
The Stone Dry service and system is reliable and borne of over a decade of experience identifying and successfully tackling basement conversion problems. Advice at the planning and execution stages is spot-on. For example, I equivocated upon whether to opt for a sump and pump system. It added to the tally and I felt that we could get away without it. Ultimately, happy to say that the recommendation to fit such a system was heeded and it has been required. There is no substitute for someone with the hands-on experience to make these sorts of calls as the project develops. To go my way and save circa £5000 would have been disastrous. The conversion project ran to time, there is huge benefit in having a one-stop shop and the aftercare following completion of the job is worthy of especial note. You will not find Stone Dry failing to respond to queries and issues once the bill is long since paid.
“There is no problem too challenging for Nigel and his team at Stone dry. After finding a huge 2 metre deep, water filled, sump under the cellar floor they set about working out how to solve the problem. After bit of investigation, and applying years of experience of waterlogged basements, within a few days the hole was filled in, water ingress diverted and covered with a new concrete floor. I was hugely impressed with their professionalism, and their communication is excellent, keeping you informed every step of the way. When they say they will be there, they are there, and the work ethic of the team and their workmanship is first class. The quality of work and the standard of finishing is exceptional. I can’t commend Stone dry highly enough.”
“Asked my structural engineer if he knew anyone who could sort my water filled cellar.
There’s only one worth dealing with he said. Stone Dry have been doing it for years and
I would not recommend anyone else.
True indeed. They did the job in a thoroughly professional manner from start to finish. Even my technical questions were answered without hesitation. It was an expensive quote, but after watching them dig 45 tonnes of sticky clay out and carry them 50 yards up the road to the skip in buckets, I realised why.
After massive rain storms, the cellar is still dry as dust. An expert company run by a gent who is hard to fall out with. Do not hesitate to give him your work. Take note of any tradesmen that he recommends. They are all of the same calibre.”
“Nigel did such a great job fixing the damp in my cellar kitchen. I found his details via a recommendation on Facebook and Nigel came back to me really quickly to come and look at the job. He was always on time, reliable and really helpful. Job was finished on time and on budget. I’m really pleased and would definitely recommend!”
“Brilliant all round service and perfect product. Extremely highly recommended with no disappointments!”
“Very professional from start to finish, turned the very wet cellar into a “stonedry” usable storage area and space for the 3 cats to hang out. All the work was done properly and with Nigel’s workmanship guarantee I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this company.”
“Great work done by Nigel and his team. They turned our cold and dark cellar into a lovely warm room. Nigel’s attention to detail means that we are confident that the work has been done properly and will last. Thank you!”
“Excellent service and quality from Nigel and the team at Stone Dry. Fitted our work in quickly and at a reasonable price. Kept us fully informed. Highly Recommended!!”
“How Nigel and his team managed to move this extremely heavy safe door and refit alongside converting the cellar is a credit to them. We are delighted with the end result.”
“Nigel and his team were extremely professional from start to finish on our basement conversion. We were kept informed on all aspects of the project, their time keeping was impeccable. The work was done to an extremely good standard and they were very clean and tidy. Nigel was very helpful in other parts of the project engaging excellent Electricians, plumbers and plasterers. Gave us contacts for decorators and storage unit fitters.
Nigel and his team are the complete package and I have no worries in recommending Stone dry Conversions to anyone wanting a basement conversion.”
“From the initial quote to the end result STONEDRY have worked professionally and with care and respect of my house. My dark, dank basement has been transformed into a wonderful light, airy and spacious kitchen, diner and larder. I now have a space I am proud of to entertain my friends and family. Thank you.”
“Our basement was a damp cold uninviting space. We had several quotes which varied greatly. Nigel was really approachable and listened to what we wanted. During the conversion he consulted with us thoroughly. Nigel came up with brilliant ideas to convert a small under-stairs area that other builders just wanted to brick up. Our joists were in a terrible state crumbling and wet and we were in danger of losing a beautiful mosaic tiled floor. Thanks to Nigel’s hard and careful work the floor is now safe. Our basement is fantastic. We are over the moon with the work carried out. We cannot thank Nigel enough. Our son is using the rooms as a recording studio!!”
“STONEDRY was recommended to me by a friend, who described them as genuine skilled trustworthy tradesmen, they definitely lived up to their recommendation. My kitchen was pretty embarrassing, it was freezing, I had mould growing at the back of my cupboards and my stairs were seriously unsafe. STONEDRY not only carried out the work but came up with alternative layouts to use my space more efficiently. I am extremely happy with the outcome and would confidently recommend them to anyone.”
“Mine is a small vaulted cellar which was very damp with condensation. Nigel talked me through my options initially and throughout the conversion process, he obviously has real expertise. At all times I was involved in ensuring I got what I wanted.Nigel and his entire team arrived when they said they would and Nigel always called me if there were any problems etc. They also made pains to ensure that they left my house in a clean and tidy state at the end of every week and were courteous and friendly at all times. The finished cellar is fantastic and I am very happy with it.”
“Out of the three quotes we received, we chose STONEDRY Bespoke Basement Conversions as from the original quote onwards they impressed us with their knowledge and assertive approach towards the job. Nigel’s hard work has given us our dream kitchen and the children have already taken over the music room!!!”
“I am absolutely delighted with my cellar conversion done by Nigel and his team. They smoothly project managed my whole job, they are a reliable, trust worthy small company who know what they are doing.”
“Nigel and the guys at Stone Dry were the consummate professionals on our cellar recording studio build. At all stages we were consulted to make sure that we got what we required from a high spec design with lots of crucial details. The fit and finish of the job is the best we’ve ever had done for us and the manner in which it was delivered was, again, professional, respecting the house they were working in and always being upbeat and positive about the project. We would highly recommend Stone Dry to anyone wanting a quality cellar conversion. Thanks again. Gaz and Jen”
“We got quotes from three different companies for the basement conversion and although Stone Dry were not the cheapest we chose Nigel because of his professional approach, previous experience and creative input on each of the rooms. Through out the project Nigel and his team were passionate about the end result working incredibly hard and with great attention to detail to deliver what can only be describe as being a truly amazing space for all the family”
“We are extremely happy with the outcome of the works undertaken by Nigel and his team. Our damp, smelly and uninhabitable cellars have been transformed into pleasant and inviting usable spaces. The cinema room is now the favourite room in the whole house.
Nigel kept us up to date with progress and was always approachable, friendly and assisted us with optimisation of the layout to get the very best out of our spaces.
Stonedry provided an experienced and professional service throughout the conversion”
“Our main objective was to create dry, clean storage for all our camping and sailing gear along with utility space for the washer, dryer and freezer. However, by hiding this behind sliding doors we were able to create a movie room, guest bedroom, music room and a kids den as well!! Nigel and his team were fantastic – always punctual, personable and professional. Nothing was too much trouble and the project ran to time and budget. I would highly recommend STONEDRY and we are highly delighted with the end results.”
“I had Nigel and his team convert my small dark damp cellar into a beautiful clean dry bright utility room. I am delighted with the result. It wasn’t easy working in a small space and the the job and I kept throwing problems at them. But Nigel thinks on his feet and solves problems. Everything has been done to a very high standard. Nigel is hands on himself and brings in specialist plumbers, electricians etc. as required. They all worked well together. Communication was excellent, I was kept up to date and involved throughout so that I always knew what was happening and I totally trusted everyone with keys to my house when I was away. I would definitely recommend Stone Dry”
“Being based in Northampton I needed a company who I could trust and rely on to carry out the work on my house whilst I was not there. Nigel successfully project managed all this work, communicating and discussing everything with me. STONEDRY inspired me with confidence throughout.”
“Nigel is a top professional, a tremendous communicator and brings clarity to your decision making process. He spends quality time to really understand how his clients are going to use the new space and provides an honest view of how to invest your money wisely. We have had our cellar conversion for just under a year now and it is used daily and with no snagging or issues to report. His team and supporting tradesman are top notch. If I ever had another cellar to covert I wouldn’t hesitate to ring Nigel.”