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About Us

Knoetze Ltd are insurance repair and reinstatement specialists providing construction repair solutions in all domestic and commercial environments across London and the home counties.

We provide solutions for the following situations:

Fire & Smoke
Flood & Storm
Subsidence & Structural Repair
Impact Damage
Pro-active & Reactive Building & Property Maintenance

We are industry leaders in building and property development, refurbishment, repair and reinstatement.
Our flexible, proactive and bespoke approach to any schedule of work or claim means we are also perfectly equipped for the High-Net-Worth market.

Who We Are

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John Knoetze
Proprietor & Managing Director

John Knoetze is the proprietor of Knoetze, creating Luxury Homes is something that he is passionate about. John is always aiming to make his next project even better than the last as he is constantly striving for perfection but is never satisfied even with the most stunning pieces of work that Knoetze has produced over the years.
John believes that “The success of Knoetze is in its people” and has employed some of the best designers and craftsmen in the construction industry in his constant quest for perfection.


Nick Saunders-Griffiths
Operations Manager

Nick joined Knoetze in 2019 as Operations Manager. His role is to co-ordinate  and oversee projects in a smooth and effective manner, ensuring the right people are on-site at the right time, with the right materials. This process starts
with the tendering process, all the way through to completion of the snagging list at the
end of a project.
Nick used to run his own DVD production business for 15 years before jumping on board with Knoetze.

Meet the team

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Jon Franks

If you can dream it, Jonathon can build it. Jonathon is a master carpenter and builder with unrivalled experience in build and renovation across various residential and commercial property.

Jonathon’s exemplary eye for detail and excellent craftmanship means he is typically tasked with our most prestigious insurance projects.  He has chosen to work as part of our team as he enjoys completing works he can be proud of, and working as part of a team that share his ethos.

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Martin Dempsey

Martin Dempsey joined Knoetze in July 2018. With over 20 years experience in the construction industry, with specialist skills of ground and brickwork, besides many more, his attention to detail and professionalism are second to none.
He is not only attentive, his charming personality is a true benefit in front of clients and he works well with other trades to achieve the best results.


Rob Williams

Rob initially studied as a carpenter and has developed his skill-set over a number of years to cover a wide variety of trades. Robert is now one of Knoetze’s leading tradesmen with a sharp eye for detail. Having worked for Knoetze for many years Robert is always looking to innovate and strives to look for ways of achieving perfection, whatever the project he is working on. He is an integral part of the team and his chirpy sense of humour always makes the workplace a fun place to be.


Pedro Fonseca

Pedro has recently joined the Knoetze family with 20 years’ industry experience – quality craftmanship, discretion and eye for detail has meant that Pedro fits in perfectly.

Pedro’s key strengths are in refurbishment and carpentry, and also can confidently turn his hand to tiling, plastering, kitchen and bathroom fitting. 

We are delighted with what Pedro has created for Knoetze in such a short period of time, and are excited to see what future holds.


Billy Tyrone Evans

Billy is a junior craftsman for Knoetze and recently joined with 2 years’ relevant build experience.  He is aspirational, determined and committed to each and every project always illustrating professionalism and discretion.

Billy is pleased to have joined Knoetze and is very much looking forward to developing his trade skills working alongside excellent senior craftsman.


Lucie Jones
Personal Assistant

Lucie is our Executive Consultant and group Personal Assistant.  With 10 years’ experience in construction and civil engineering, Lucie is an Honours graduate and provides operations support to John and Nick.

Lucie has previously worked for one of the UK’s leading press companies and supported private HNW individuals across our capital.