Comments from consumers who have used this trader
I wanted a single storey kitchen extension therefore researched local builders online and via local reputation. I asked 3 builders to come to my home to discuss the works and for them to price it up for me. Chris provided me with a very competitive and comprehensive quote and out of the 3 builders that visited my home I felt confident I was choosing the right builder. Before the works commenced he provide me with a written and signed contract outlining obligations of both parties along with a Right to Cancel Notice, which I thought was very professional. He started on Monday morning with Mark and I hardly knew they were there, they brought all their own facilities so not to bother us and even spoke to the neighbours to ensure they weren't being disturbed. Every day before they left, him and Mark swept, washed down and tidied all their equipment away to keep the garden as tidy as possible. During the whole time I was never inconvenienced in relation to kitchen facilities, I was never without an oven or a sink which made it much easier, not even for a day. I went to a kitchen provider to plan my kitchen layout and showed the plans to Chris. He offered lots of advise in relation to the kitchen and sat with me whilst we looked at different designs and layouts. He obviously is very experienced in this field therefore I took his advise and changed what I'd planned originally. Just as the extension was finished we went on holiday for a week. Whilst we were away Chris and Mark knocked 2 walls down (one internal and one external), took the old kitchen out and put the new one in. Within that week he worked all over the weekend doing 14 hour days just so the kitchen was in for my return. On my return from holiday I was amazed with my new kitchen. I'm so glad I listened to him, it looked better than I could ever imagine. He was constantly showing me pictures, offering ideas of tiles, flooring, so much so that he came with me when picking tiles. The kitchen is now finished and I couldn't be happier with the work. From start to finish Chris was so professional. I've never met a builder who is so meticulously clean and particular about his work. His attention to detail is second to non. I'm so glad I listened to all his ideas as I would never of thought it would look as good as it does. Everyone who has been to my home has commented on the quality of the workmanship. He's friendly, approachable and nothing is too much trouble. I can't recommend him enough. However......he has got terrible taste in music and an even worse singing voice!!!
Really pleased with extension. Chris kept all work areas tidy to minimise disruption and remove any risk to 3 small children. Very meticulous and great quality of work. Would recommend.
We employed Chris after looking through the Good Trader Scheme. Chris turned up on time to price the job and provided a detailed estimate of the work to be carried out together with a Contract for us to agree and sign, since I have worked in Construction for over 40 years to me this is the correct way to approach any building/construction work. The work involved the complete refurbishment of a 1970's bungalow and a small extension, on the face of it a simple job! However not far into the build we discovered problems with the existing load bearing walls and beams which could have meant job stopped whilst we carried out some re-design, however Chris came up with some practical suggestions and helped us navigate through the issues without any major delays or distress. Chris dealt with all the day to day issues and kept us informed all the way through which was great since I was working away from home at the time and our only communication was via email and lots of pictures. We had another couple of major issues before the end of the build namely the garage roof but Chris just got on and sorted it. When it came to agreeing the price of all the extra work Chris provided a detailed breakdown and it was agreed there and then (no nasty surprises and no taking advantage of the situation). To sum up Chris turns up on time, does a top quality job and helps you through any issues that arise (which is usual on any build job).
Decided to extend our kitchen and knock a 10ft hole in the side of the house.We asked several builders however after one suggesting an RSJ wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t needed we felt reluctant to carry on especially after seeing DIY programmes on TV.Using this site we decided to ask Chris for a quote. As soon as we met Chris we knew we would ask him to build the kitchen extension. His web site and feedback confirmed we had made the right decision. We even spoke to past customers and saw him working on the job. They were so pleased with Chris and the work he was producingSome builders were prepared to start the following week, and had nothing to show us Chris was the opposite, we did have to wait but Chris kept us informed on a regular basis (our view was a good builder is worth the wait).Chris started and we soon had a few problems with the build as there were so many pipes under the ground (London underground came to mind) however Chis was fantastic and kept us upto date on a regular basis and the options available.When the bricks were ordered there were problems - they were discontinued so we had to get similar bricks. Chris was not happy with this, he then spent a few days speaking to people across the country and found the last few remaining crates - these were delivered. Another builder down the road hadnÃ¢â¬â¢t gone to the trouble and had different bricks on their extension. Just shows the commitment Chris went to to ensure it was perfect.We had the trust in Chris and he often carried out procedures which were complicated and easier options were available however he did what was best for the job and these were always the complicated method.Chris completed the build himself and we are so pleased.We ordered our kitchen from a well known store in Wigan however we were taken for a ride by them, they had not provided us with a great kitchen as there were infills where cupboards would not fit and they never visited the site or advised us to wait until the kitchen was built. Chris was fantastic, he asked us if he was allowed to use the units delivered to make a kitchen for us. He did. It was amazing, he spent weeks creating a kitchen which fits perfectly into the space no infills and the extension fits perfectly into the existing space. It just shows the larger companies are after one thing!The kitchen was completed along with mood lighting. We are so pleased and cannot thank him enough for what he has done for us. Halloween was interesting as many parents came up the drive with their kids and asked could they have a look in and had nothing but praise for the work he had done. The kitchen is now the main room in the house and we spend most of our time there.As many comments have identified he is reliable, honest, trustworthy and will go beyond what is expected (this even included chasing a rabbit around the garden after it escaped) he treats the work as if it was his own house. We would have no hesitation in recommending Chris to other potential customers. Overall a fantastic builder, weÃ¢â¬â¢ve gained a perfect kitchen and a good friend.
Fantastic job. Exactly what I wanted and more. Nothing too much trouble and the most tidy and meticulous builder I have ever known. Would recommend to anyone and will do!
Chris has completed various work at our home, including a garage conversion, laying a concrete slab for and putting electrics into a new prefabricated shed and creating a block paved patio and walled garden area, also improving access into our garden. All work has been completed to very high standards and our absolute satisfaction. Chris is meticulous in his work and extremely neat and tidy, all work was completed with minimal disruption to busy family life, something Chris was very considerate of, in fact, it felt almost like he was part of the family whilst he was here. Previously having worked as a Customer Service Manager, I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending Chris, he always goes the extra mile and customer satisfaction is really important to him. We hope he'll return to do future work for us.
Chris is an outstanding builder. We are so pleased we have had him carry out the extensions to our property. Chris has been dedicated and hardworking throughout the build. He his trustworthy and reliable and always tidy to such an extent our house has still felt like a home not a building site. I would certainly recommend Chris to anyone, it has been a pleasure to have such a conscientious and friendly builder work at our home. From the foundations to our beautifully finished rooms, we are so pleased Chris has been the builder for us.
Excellent job, helpful, efficient and friendly. Went the extra mile, will use again, recommend.
Nothing but praise, enthusiastic, took pride in work and made good suggestions.
During 2012, Chris built 2 extensions for us (one above the garage and one to the rear of the house). Throughout that time Chris provided us with the upmost of professional service - the likes of which we have never seen before or probably will again from any tradesman. His care and attention to all work that he did was exemplary. He was incredibly clean, tidy and considerate to our needs (having a young family) as well as highly skilled in his trade. We would have absolutely no problem in recommending him to anyone who wants a good, honest builder that is very reasonably priced. The extensions have transformed our home and the way we use it, I look back at the time of the build with fond memories and genuinely feel like we have made a good friend.
on time explained all aspects of the work carried out cleaned up and left tidy fantastic service
Friendly person, great job, excellent work completed, always arrived on time, highly recommended.
If you ever need a builder then Chris is your man.In all my years employing traders i have never met anyone who cares so much about the job he does.Everything he does is well planned and finished to the highest standards(no corners cut here).Extremely tidy when doing our job,moving plants,covering lawns,sweeping up and when they left you wouldn't have known anyone had been there. Chris and his apprentice Dan are both well mannered and hard working and i will have no problem using them again or recommending them to anyone else.Believe me you wont be disappointed.
chris installed a flat roof to our property 10yrs ago which developed a fault i phoned him about this and he came around to inspect it the same evening,then he spent the following two days putting on a complete new roof, free of charge, without a quibble, very pleased
Excellent, on time, high standard.
V pleasant, honest and trustworthy.
Chris did excellent work at my home. Was very helpful and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Although the job was urgent, it was not an immediate emergency, yet the response to my call was prompt and reassuring. We were given the right to cancel notice, but decided to have the work done immediately, because of the urgency.
Excellent. Chris was very professional and thorough. I would definitely contact him again for any building work.
The highest standard of work. Would not hesitate to use Chris again or recommend him to others. Knows his stuff, clean, tidy, the very best of workmen.
Good tradesman, did all aspects of job. Highly recommend.
Delighted with very high standard of work. Chris is punctual, very knowledgeable and clean. The work carried out exceeded my expectations and for a very reasonable fee. Chris is the best workman I have ever employed and I wouldn't hesitate to employ him again and recommend him to others.
Chris has been working in my house for the past 3 days renovating my daughters bedroom ready for Christmas he has plastered walls and ceiling and done rewiring of plugs and arials. Chris is a very hard working gentleman staying late on Sunday to make sure the room would be ready for Christmas. I must also add they are extremely tidy builders I have not had to clean up anything after them, I would definitely recommend them.
Work of a high standard, v good communication and always on time.