The Team

The success of our refurbishment projects is the result of the combined expertise of our team. From dedicated project managers you can depend on, to a highly-skilled team of trade professionals and a talented network of partner specialists, we work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcome for your home.

Creative in our vision, practical in our approach, considerate in our method. 
We collectively bring the full-spectrum of skills to each project and many years
of experience working on properties to reach their full potential. Our project team includes skilled decorators, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, cabinet-makers, plasterers, soft-furnishers, tilers, flooring fitters and damp-proofing specialists.

Every one of our team is committed to providing an exceptional service, and our project managers ensure this starts at our first meeting with you and continues through to your complete satisfaction at completion.  

Can our team help with your refurbishment? Contact Katherine or Belinda.

To Katherine, Raquel and the team, a huge thank you for your work at Mapperley Lodge.  I am over the moon with the results and couldn’t have done it without you.
Nicola Hooley

Team - Kat Spencer

Katherine Spencer
 Head of Refurbishment

Starting out in Theatre Stage Management at LAMDA, London, Katherine’s work has always involved the curation of a design vision into practical reality. Katherine transitioned into property and has been working with second homeowners for over 15 years, specialising in refurbishment across South Devon. As Head of Refurbishment, Katherine has developed the service and capabilities of the team to meet every need of our clients’ requests over the years. She oversees every project and takes a hands-on role as project manager.

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Team - Belinda Stewart

Belinda Stewart
Project Manager

Belinda has spent over 20 years in account management and enjoys sourcing the best solutions for her client's needs. Working in the diverse fields of medicine and interiors, Belinda has a unique skill-set which is both pragmatic and creative. Her approach has been highly-valued by home owners seeking practical solutions to achieve their design aspirations. Belinda has first hand experience of undertaking a holiday home refurbishment remotely and combines both her personal and professional experience to achieve our client's objectives.

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Raquel Peixoto, 

Assistant Manager

Raquel has been a highly valued member of the Refurb team since joining in 2017, when she moved permanently ashore after a distinguished career as Chief Stewardess. Raquel trained in her native Brazil gaining a Bachelors degree in Business Administration (Tourism and Hospitality). After leaving Brazil she travelled around the globe on a number of super yachts, managing the teams on board and achieving perfection for her guests. Raquel brings her excellent attention to detail and experience of high end luxury to the team.  She supports the Project Managers, manages the administration of the projects, leads the team of field staff and works with all partner specialists to make sure that the right people are at the right place at the right time.

Faye - Refurb Assistant


Refurb Assistant

Faye is our trusted Refurb Assistant, who joined us in 2020 and has become an integral member of the team. Having started her career in event management following a postgraduate qualification at UCL, her background has focused on a combination of weddings, festivals, conferences and exhibitions. Her role has always focused around customer service and logistics. When she moved back to Devon after time spent travelling, she worked for a period in hospitality and administration before coming to REFURB – from Pebbles, where her range of skills have all come together working with clients, suppliers and liaising with all departments.

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“What I liked about Katherine was that she understood my vision and helped me with that but also came up with ideas for achieving it.” 

Elaine Jones, Salcombe Property Owner