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What our customers think

Margreeth and Geurt renovated their home with Novo in 2008, to their complete satisfaction!

Novo has already completed over 1000 projects for satisfied customers. Their success stories include a wide variety of projects, from luxurious villas to city apartments. The projects vary from a simple bathroom installation to complete remodeling of new buildings, as well as the finishing touches on newly built homes. We also serve the business market, doing projects for hotels, guest houses, offices and stores. Our clientele is equally wide-ranging; we work for lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, business professionals, marketing experts, sales managers, etc. The client references provided on Marktplaats.nl at the bottom of our ad are also worth checking out! Glowing references for our unique approach are also provided on the TROS RADAR FORUM. For more references about how we work, see the quotes at the bottom of this page.

Margreeth says:

"When you mention the word ‘renovations’ at a party, get ready for an onslaught of the most horrible stories. Ranging from constructors that renege on their agreements, incorrect calculations, or improper materials, to workmen who never show up and contractors who go bankrupt. A renovation might cost you your relationship, as well as a great deal of time and money. In short, a renovation always turns out to be much more expensive than planned, no exceptions!

So we were forewarned when we started working on our newly acquired semi-detached house that was still completely in 1970s style (including wooden panelling, spiral staircase and bar), which needed some serious renovations in order to accommodate a modern family with three young kids.

After an informal meeting with one of the managers at Novo, we decided to do business with them. They work with a truly unique formula, that really does feel a lot like the IKEA concept. By handling part of the project management ourselves and doing most of the purchasing, we were able to keep costs affordable and stay closely involved with the renovations.

A great deal needed to be done: demolitions, a new bathroom and kitchen, placing some walls, plastering, painting, laying floors and replacing the electric wiring. On the agreed date, three huge guys knocked on our door and quickly started dismantling and rebuilding our new house.

It does take some self-discipline, to do renovations this way. It is best to check every day on the current status, give proper instructions and go shopping almost every day with the workers to buy building materials and assorted items. This approach enabled us to regulate costs really well.

Since you buy the materials yourself, you also determine price and quality yourself. If you are short on time, the managers can help with project management and shopping for a fee, which is really convenient!

The complete renovation went very well, with the exception of some minor things (such as for instance unexpected Easter holidays). No matter when we arrived ourselves, they continued to work hard, often until late in the evening. They really helped us get out of a bind with some kitchen trouble. By cutting out part of a wall in the kitchen, the wall cupboards were able to be installed halfway into the wall, providing more walking space in the kitchen. Active input was provided in the brainstorming process, which was very appreciated.

We also very much appreciated the weekly invoicing. This avoided having to pay huge amount of money at the end of the project. This also made it possible for us to check the hours worked and adjust the total cost as needed by doing certain jobs ourselves.

Renovating this way is especially suited to “control freaks” and to the DIY handyman who is very capable doing an assortment of odd jobs. In short, Novo comes highly recommended!”

References

Novo has already completed over 1000 projects for satisfied customers. Their success stories include a wide variety of projects, from luxurious villas to city apartments. The projects vary from a simple bathroom installation to complete remodeling of new buildings, as well as the finishing touches on newly built homes. We also serve the business market, doing projects for hotels, guest houses, offices and stores. Our clientele is equally wide-ranging; we work for lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, business professionals, marketing experts, sales managers, etc. The client references provided on Marktplaats.nl at the bottom of our ad are also worth checking out. Glowing references for our unique approach are also provided on the TROS RADAR FORUM.

References - quotes

Marktplaats.nl

All the finishing touches on a newly built house in Amsterdam
 
"We had Novo do all the finishing touches on our newly built home. We had initially hired a different (Dutch) contractor who left us with a huge mess and a lot of misery. Novo was a tremendous help to us and sorted out all the restoration and finishing work in a most professional way. The work included installing the bathroom and toilet, removing faulty tiling and installing new tiling floors on 3 levels of the house, plastering and painting the entire interior, installing new wiring in various parts of the house, hooking up telephone, cable TV and internet connections, installing and repositioning radiators, moving walls/doors, and making custom-built cupboards. All this had to be done in a house that still contained all of our possessions.

Novo is a huge help, obviously, but it still takes quite a lot of time to coordinate the Novo workers and purchase the materials needed for the work. But considering the result, it was more than worth it. Novo and their workers contribute a great deal to the brainstorming process during the renovation, work incredibly hard, and have lots of knowledge and experience. The final result is very close to perfect, and the minor shortcomings that were discovered later were resolved by Novo free of charge.

Long story short, we are extremely positive about Novo and will definitely ask them again for future renovations. We wholeheartedly recommend them.

Karan & Juan"
 
More references are available under our ad on Marktplaats.nl.

Tros Radar Forum:

"I've had years of experience with NOVO. They're head and shoulders above the competition in all ways. They did our whole house years ago. I got to know the owner and others on that job, and now I'm having them do a project for us again. These people clearly have a completely outdated work ethic: they work long and hard, and are always very helpful and friendly. That's been a while in the Netherlands... Don't think twice, just do it. You'll always be better off, and it will cost less too."

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