Refurb are a group of businesses offering a complete construction solution for commercial and domestic clients.

Meet the team

Refurb was founded by David Simmonds and Matthew Boyd, with a mission to bring new levels of service to clients by exceeding their expectations. We pride ourselves on making a difference to clients by the personal way we deliver all projects that we work on; from the support staff in the office to the teams on site. Refurb have many years of experience in the building trade and understand not only what’s involved in delivering a successful project but the challenges and concerns of clients, both domestic and commercial.

We want people to feel their interactions with us and what we deliver does make a difference.

Making a difference in the industry; Our working ethos

THE TEAM

Matthew Boyd – Director

Matthew has worked in the building industry for 15 years, and Matthew’s experience has largely been in the commercial sector. Matthew has great vision and is well able to solve challenges to ensure clients dreams come to fruition – also key values seen within Refurb. Matthew is married with 2 young children and is the manager of a Charlbury football team.

Matthew Boyd – Director

Matthew has worked in the building industry for 15 years, and Matthew’s experience has largely been in the commercial sector. Matthew has great vision and is well able to solve challenges to ensure clients dreams come to fruition – also key values seen within Refurb. Matthew is married with 2 young children and is the manager of a Charlbury football team.

Brendan Chalk – Director (Refurb Electrical)

Part of the Refurb group is Refurb Electrical with Brendan Chalk, as our highly qualified and efficient electrician.
Brendan started as an apprentice at 16 years old studying for 4 years to achieve his NVQ level 3. He then worked for a few electrical businesses before setting up Refurb Electrical with Matt and David, and obtaining his own NICEIC accreditation. Brendan used to box for the county but now just boxes to keep fit and enjoys watching Oxford Utd.

Charlie – Electrician Apprentice (Refurb Electrical Group)

Charlie is our apprentice Electrician working under Brendan’s guidance and is currently completing his 4 years of studying to obtain his NVQ level 3. Charlie is an avid Oxford United fan.

Charlie – Electrician Apprentice (Refurb Electrical Group)

Charlie is our apprentice Electrician working under Brendan’s guidance and is currently completing his 4 years of studying to obtain his NVQ level 3. Charlie is an avid Oxford United fan.

Max McGraa – Director (Refurb Plastering)

Also part of the Refurb group is Refurb Plastering and Max McGraa is the director and highly skilled plasterer. Max has 10 years of plastering experience and is father to a little boy who keeps him pretty busy but some how he also finds time to hit the gym.

David Simmonds – Director

David has worked in the building industry for 20 years, much of that time on domestic dwelling and rental accommodation projects. Davids rapport with clients, and attention to detail are key values now seen throughout Refurb. David is married with 2 teenage kids and 3 dogs and is a keen armchair sports fan.

David Simmonds – Director

David has worked in the building industry for 20 years, much of that time on domestic dwelling and rental accommodation projects. Davids rapport with clients, and attention to detail are key values now seen throughout Refurb. David is married with 2 teenage kids and 3 dogs and is a keen armchair sports fan.

Eddie – Painter and Decorator  (Refurb Painting)

Eddie is our chief Painter and Decorator and has 35 years experience, he’s also trained recently to spray which goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks. Eddie is a long term friend of our Director David’s, they’ve known each other for over 30 years! Eddie is another keen football fan, supporting Aston Villa.

Eddie – Painter and Decorator  (Refurb Painting)

Eddie is our chief Painter and Decorator and has 35 years experience, he’s also trained recently to spray which goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks. Eddie is a long term friend of our Director David’s, they’ve known each other for over 30 years! Eddie is another keen football fan, supporting Aston Villa.

Rebecca Simmonds – (Director)

Rebecca oversees what goes on behind the scenes, making sure client and supplier relationships are positive. She also spends time planning to enable the efficient running of projects and allowing us to deliver on our promises. Rebecca works part-time for Refurb and with her experience in management, logistics and customer service helps ensure the team and cogs within it run smoothly.
Rebecca is married to David – and along with supporting the teenagers in the house and walking the 3 dogs, she is a keen triathlete. She also volunteers as a Crisis Volunteer for GiveUsAShout, a charity that provides 24/7 text support for anyone in crisis, anywhere in the UK.

Rebecca Simmonds – (Director)

Rebecca oversees what goes on behind the scenes, making sure client and supplier relationships are positive. She also spends time planning to enable the efficient running of projects and allowing us to deliver on our promises. Rebecca works part-time for Refurb and with her experience in management, logistics and customer service helps ensure the team and cogs within it run smoothly.
Rebecca is married to David – and along with supporting the teenagers in the house and walking the 3 dogs, she is a keen triathlete. She also volunteers as a Crisis Volunteer for GiveUsAShout, a charity that provides 24/7 text support for anyone in crisis, anywhere in the UK.

Lydia Rayner – Operations Manager

Lydia will usually be your first point of contact and understands that excellent communication is essential throughout any interactions with Refurb. She previously worked for a well renowned Oxfordshire Letting Agent and was one of our regular customers. When Lydia decided it was time for a change, she became part of the Refurb Team. She has two dogs Holly and Puppy, who can usually be found keeping her company in the office and give all visitors a warm welcome.

Lydia Rayner – Operations Manager

Lydia will usually be your first point of contact and understands that excellent communication is essential throughout any interactions with Refurb. She previously worked for a well renowned Oxfordshire Letting Agent and was one of our regular customers. When Lydia decided it was time for a change, she became part of the Refurb Team. She has two dogs Holly and Puppy, who can usually be found keeping her company in the office and give all visitors a warm welcome.

Natalie Boyd – Operations Administrator

Natalie works alongside Lydia, focussing mainly on Refurb Electrical, aiming to ensure all clients receive the highest level of response and service.
Natalie (married to Matt) works part time as she has 2 young children to run around after!

Natalie Boyd – Operations Administrator

Natalie works alongside Lydia, focussing mainly on Refurb Electrical, aiming to ensure all clients receive the highest level of response and service.
Natalie (married to Matt) works part time as she has 2 young children to run around after!

Charities

Supporting our community:

APCAM

Charlbury Football Club