Mark has completed two property renovations for me in Nice, we kept in touch by email and telephone and I came over at key moments. This worked out well as it was more useful for me to be in Nice as the project neared its conclusion. Mark and I had very efficient and a good working relationship, he has an excellent permanent team and good freelance contacts that he can pull in when required.
As Mark is English but has lived and worked in France for a number of years, he can bridge the very large cultural gap that exists for English people who are trying to complete renovation projects in France. He understands how to best work within the French system which at times can seem baffling and frustrating. Since I worked with Mark his company has become more organised and established and I would definitely recommend that you allow Mark to hold your hand through any serious building project, you will be spared a great deal of hassle and grief.
I am an American based in Istanbul and Mark and I kept in regular touch via phone and email, it was not a problem at all.
My whole experience was great, Mark had great ideas and I trusted him to make decisions. It came in on budget and most of the project was done on schedule. I put our problems in the “extremely minor” category and Mark was great about offering solutions. I expected it to be more much difficult overall. He’s got a great team of hard workers, too. The work they do is extremely high quality.
Working with contractors – at least in the US – can be a complete nightmare. I found the process to be remarkably problem free. How often can you say that about any renovation, especially one that you’re not there to supervise?
I have already recommended Mark and his team.
We purchased a previously renovated property of MB Design & Renovation, so all the major renovations had been completed prior to us moving in. That said, we have used MB Design after for a number of personal upgrades for us in the apartment. MB Design & Renovation have been wonderfully responsive to our needs, answering our questions in a timely manner and keeping us informed of the works progress.
Our experience with MB Design & Renovation has been stellar. In addition to being a talented builder/designer, Mark Bedrich is a responsible and responsive project manager dedicated to meeting his clients’ needs and expectations.
We would absolutely recommend Mark and his team again without reservation and would definitely use him on any future projects; in fact we are planning on it!
We are based in the UK, so initially I was apprehensive about completing a renovation at a distance, but I quickly became confident that Mark and his team would do a good job. I had weekly updates and comprehensive pictures of the project at every stage. Mark was always very pleasant to deal with; he listened to our brief then came up with some solutions we had not thought about ourselves. Alex who did a lot of the work on our property, was very helpful, resourceful, trustworthy and always tidy.
Our overall experience was very good and we would use MB Design & Renovation again and will definitely recommend them.
We found MB Design & Renovation via Google as we required renovation works to our art gallery in Monaco. Our experience of working with them from a distance and in person was perfect; it was a great pleasure to work with Mark and his team. We were very happy about the timing, communication and results. We would absolutely recommend MB Design & Renovation; they give a 5 star service on every aspect of renovation.
We were given Mark’s name and address via a mutual friend in London.
We sent him floor plans and a detailed specification for an extensive renovation of our property in Nice and asked him for a realistic estimate both of costs and time to be taken. Mark kept both to his estimate of costs and the time scale.
MB Design & Renovations own workers were of a very high standard, their tiling, plastering, plumbing and painting were all that could be desired. Electricals, Air Conditioning and provision of a kitchen were dealt with by Marks trusted Contractors.
Mark’s attitude, attention to detail , pleasant manner and communication skills made the whole experience as stress free as possible, considering that we were in the UK all the time and only made three visits during the course of the work. He kept a well organised and clean site notwithstanding parking and rubbish disposal restrictions.
On the rare occasions that any problems occurred he used his best endeavours to sort things out as smoothly as possible.
Needless to say we are delighted with the result.
We are very happy to recommend Mark and his team for renovation works in and around Nice.
We were recommended MB Design & Renovation by our estate agent as we required a full renovation on our apartment in Nice.
We were kept up to date by emails and telephone, including photographs, which made the experience very easy particularly as we had complete trust in Mark Bedrich and his staff after having met them.
It is very difficult these days to find a project manager/builder/workmen that you feel you can trust, particularly involving a project in a different country and when there is a language barrier. From the very first meeting with Mark, we came away having complete trust. The conversations led us to believe we wouldn’t be ripped off and could leave everything in his hands. He is extremely personable, helpful and full of ideas. He took into consideration every request, including some that were a little demanding. In addition, after the renovation works we had a problem with the building and a leak impacted on the new works. Mark stepped in to make some calls for us and put us in touch with a ‘trouble shooter’ who was able to help. Mark could not have done more to help.
The workers left the apartment in a clean and tidy manner and Mark was quick to make improvements to a couple of items on his inspections. We had a very positive experience given the distance and language barrier.
A great company to deal with and provider of high standard works at a fair price. A rarity to find a firm you can trust. We would absolutely use and recommend MB Design & Renovation again.
Having worked with Mark of MB Design & Renovation on a number of projects in Nice over a 5 year period I can only say how happy I am to have found them. Mark provided excellent advice and guidance throughout each stage of the projects. The quality of work was of a high standard and the projects all fell within budget and the time frames anticipated. All in all MB Design & Renovation are a very reliable company to do business with.
We have been renovating apartments in Nice for the past 3 years, we always achieve a very good end result, this is down to very hard work from my partner and myself, very time consuming and repetitive requests, sometimes a nightmare.
From the first time I worked with Mark I found him polite and attentive, the effort we now have to put in to achieve what we want Mark has virtually eliminated.
Mark achieves all we ask for in the time and budget we agreed. I am very satisfied and have already started working with Mark on another large project.