"We did a side extension (2 storey) as well as a whole house renovation project with Francesco last year. From day one we were impressed with his knowledge and expertise, but the main thing that I would call out was his friendly approach and trustworthiness. He would always explain things to us in a very approachable way, give us the options we had as well as the advise to make our own decisions, making us feel part of the project. He was always very patient with us when making those decisions was taking a bit longer than expected or when we would ask to revisit a decision that we had already made.

All the people in his team were absolutely brilliant at their work and also very friendly. We (a family of five and a dog) were living in the house whilst the works were taking place so we often had to move things from one room to another, put things back at the end of the day so that we could use our bedrooms, etc., etc. Everyone worked really hard to deliver a high quality final product.

Francesco's friendliness and professionalism ensures successful relationships with other third parties: architect, local authorities, building control, suppliers, designer, etc., which is paramount to the smoothness of the project.

We have been delighted to work with Francesco and Sharmaine and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. In fact, we already did and some of our friends have also had great experiences working with them.

Recently, after one and a half years since we completed the work, we called Francesco to help with a few issues we had, unrelated to the work that was done, and he very kindly fitted us in and resolved the problem."
"Francesco, Sharmaine and the team expertly refurbished and redesigned our house, which we had lived in for over 10 years. We were extremely pleased with the result. It was like moving into a new, more elegant home.

Francesco both listened and communicated effectively and made sure that we were satisfied. We were impressed by the attention to detail. He made sure the work was done to our satisfaction. We would highly recommend Francesco and will certainly use him and his team in the future.

Sharmaine was truly amazing assisting with the interior design. She had to work with my wife and I, as well as our 2 teenage daughters, all with very different opinions of how the house should look. It could not have been easy but somehow she made all of us happy.

So to sum up, we could not be happier."
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"Francesco helped expertly deliver our side extension, reconfigured our patio and front drive. He runs a efficient operation and is hands on from the onset. He ably navigated us through nuances of design, planning permission, tricky party wall agreement, building control, construction, procuring materials required all though a difficult Covid-19 lockdown. His approach is uncompromising with a focus on quality and keeping the cost under control. I would have no hesitation in recommending Francesco for your project"
Francesco and his team helped us transform our old apartment into a completely renovated home full of detail. We are very grateful for the quality of work, but also for the personal treatment and communication in all phases of the project. We knocked down walls, replaced the entire plumbing and electrical system, redesigned the bathrooms and kitchen, and put in glued-down pine flooring. We changed the windows and doors, and finally the painting and plastering. Two months of intense work that became more bearable thanks to Francesco's simple and kind character. In the end, we renamed our Rumba after him as a tribute from our family to the great Cortese 😉 Thank you Francesco and team for the great work!
Cortese construction are great professionals with an eye for the detail that helps you improve your project. They did our house renovation efficiently on time and budget. We are very happy with our new home which, thanks to them, was even better to what we had in mind.
Francesco has worked for my family to renovate our flat in London, he did an amazing job and he was always helpful and available for any kind of queries and adjustments. From my experience with him I would highly recommend him
I have worked with Cortese Construction several times, a very professional company. Highly recommended.
Francesco and Sharmaine designed and renovated our bathroom in 2021 to a very high standard. Recently the bathroom cabinet door became faulty. I contacted them, a member of their team came over and concluded that a part needed to be replaced. They sourced out a replacement part and fixed the problem. The whole process was stress free. I highly recommend Francesco and his team and will certainly use them again in the future. Their after care service is excellent.
When I bought my property five years ago, I had the pleasure to meet Francesco who helped me in designig the house I was wishing for. Cortese Construction improved the livability of my living room, kitchen and bathroom. We have undertaken two planning permission for a garden extension and a loft conversion with velux windows. Francesco and Sharmaine are very responsive, super friendly and reliable people to whom you can entrust your home. I had a very pleasant experience with Cortese Construction and their builders and I strongly recommend them!
Francesco renovated our home two years ago and has helped us ever since with various maintenance projects. Francesco is exceptional. He is quick to solve problems, he is competitively priced, his background as an architect means he’s very attentive to detail and can see the bigger picture. Francesco is also just really lovely to work with. We recommend Francesco to everyone!
"Francesco and his team did an amazing job at our house completely transforming our conservatory and garden and vastly improving our living spaces. He is fantastic to work with - knowledgable, skilled and extremely trustworthy, we will never need another architect/builder now that we know him! Would highly recommend to anybody!"
Dave Durbin
"I was able to collaborate with the Arch. Cortese for the renovation and furnishing of an apartment of a client of mine in London, they were professional, precise, reliable, the result was perfect and the greatest satisfaction was the client's compliments for the work done. thank you and hopefully see you soon for a future job."
Alessandra Sciannimanico
"Lo consiglio perché è un artigiano professionista capace di lavorare molto bene, preciso negli appuntamenti e preciso nel lavoro, lasciando tutto in ordine e pulito. È in grado di risolvere ogni problema ed ha una attrezzatura adeguata a tutto. Riesce a capire velocemente i problemi e ha pure un notevole gusto estetico. Grazie Francesco!"
Cesare Pastarini
"Francesco and his team are very dedicated and reliable, they take care about clients' needs and put all efforts to make your wish come true. I will never be thankful enough for their hard work."
Diana Ciriolo
"Francesco’s team helped us in two occasions over the years. He first redecorated our flat. A few years later when we moved to our house, he helped us to completely refurbished the bathroom, re-plastered and repainted the whole first floor, and built some cupboards.He gives attention to detail, giving professional advice to suit our needs. His team is friendly and helpful. Surely recommended."
Janice Tam
"The best construction company we have ever used. Francesco comes up with cost-effective and intelligent solutions that work and always delivers on time and to a high standard. Highly recommended!"
Noreen Ahmed
"Francesco is a very reliable person. He delivers a high standard of service on a consistent basis. His expertise has been of great help when I bought my flat in central London. He was with me from start to finish, offering expert advise and guidance, and set up a plan of action tailored exactly to my needs. I highly recommend Francesco!"
Liz Lullaby
"We have used Francesco and his team a few times and cannot recommend them highly enough. All work has been completed on or ahead of schedule. At each stage Francesco keeps you involved in how work is progressing and the finish is always of a high standard."
Jane Reggio
"Capacità di comprendere le esigenze del cliente, intuizione e buon gusto oltre che una cura nella realizzazione per rendere una piccola unità immobiliare davvero unica" Francesco Ciriolo."
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