Ds Brothers Contractors Ltd.
Please feel free to use the following reference from Lesley and Chris;
DS Brothers recently completed a kitchen extension for us. It was a major project as it involved demolishing the old structure and building from scratch. Throughout the team on site were friendly and courteous, and worked steadily to complete the project on time. It was not the fault of DS Brothers that some deliveries were made late, they always tried to be flexible so that work could be done as quickly as possible.
The two things that impressed us most were the high quality of the work, and when we needed “extra jobs” doing, they were always willing to do these at a very fair price (examples include fitting a wooden floor and replacing some windows).
SVP Business Affairs
NW1 7EA London
To Whom It May Concern
DS BROTHERS CONTRACTORS LTD worked on our renovation project for seven weeks during the course of 2008, as sub contractors on our 3 storey semi detached Victorian property.
We can highly recommend them.
They, and their team, were always the first to arrive on site and the last to leave. Their work was efficient and of high quality. They would also work on weekends when required as we were on a very tight timescale.
They would point out design faults in the drawings and suggests remedies, which I found particularly helpful – whilst it was not in their remit, they clearly showed the ability to project manage, perhaps better than our project manager!!
They were involved in the construction of the kitchen and bathroom and its fitting and plumbing and also carried out major plaster works and a wide range of smaller jobs.
They are very polite and hardworking people and we would not hesitate to employ them again.
Steve and Lisa Walder
To Ds Brothers Contractors Ltd
I want to thank you very much for your help at 3 Steep Hill and also at 19 Eynella Road. It has been a real pleasure having your help and advice on many issues relating to my work in these two places. It would not have been possible for me to carry out my work as well or with the ease I have been able to without your help. You always are curteous and friendly and are happy to accomodate my requests.
I would be very happy to recommend your company to others and I wish you continued success in your business.
Thank you very much!
Elegant Solutions International Ltd
27 Old Gloucester Street
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Damian and Szczepan (Stefan) tendered for and then completed a project for us last year. This consisted of demolishing a large garage, building a replacement garage on the opposite side of the house and then reusing the vacated space to build a one floor one bedroom self-contained granny flat.
The project started in late March 2008. The new garage took approximately six weeks and the main project finished in November. This was later than originally planned but the delays were caused by poor weather during the foundations dig phase and also an unexpected requirement from the structural engineer to go 50% deeper on the foundations than planned. Other than this there were no delays of any significance.
The brothers and their team worked Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings and were punctually on site at 8 a.m. each day. Most of the time they finished between 5.30 and 6 p.m. although on some days they did work a little later. There was good liaison with them over the times of work.
There was a weekly site meeting with D & S, the architect and ourselves. This was always attended promptly with the architect usually producing progress notes. In between the weekly formal meetings and more particularly towards the end of the project any issues were raised directly with and by D & S.
Their workmanship, and that of their subcontractors, was generally of a very high standard. They have contacts in all of the relevant trades and are able to do most things themselves. When necessary (gas, electricity, plumbing etc.) they brought in qualified experts – always Polish!
There was an ongoing effort made to keep the site secure and reasonably tidy. They regularly cleaned paths and the drive to reduce the amount of dust and dirt getting into the house. Generally, whilst it inevitably looked like a building site we were never greatly inconvenienced.
As with any building project certain changes were made to the original plan as things progressed. In retrospect we should have been clearer at the time as to the impact of these changes as this would have made the final reconciliations easier at the end of the project. Nonetheless we did not fall out over anything and when the final numbers were agreed both sides were comfortable with the result.
We would unhesitatingly recommend D & S as reliable, trustworthy, capable and competent builders and should the opportunity arise we would not hesitate to use them again.
Mike and Claire Wilks
DS Brothers Ltd was hired to put the indian sandstone patio in the back garden (aprox. 15 m2) of terraced house, build brick edgings for flower beds and lay a new turf (aprox 30m2).
I have not enough words to say how good job Damian and Szczepan have done. Always on time, always preparing the house and cleaning afterwards, thay are perfectionists. They worked longer hours to finish on time and had a very good knowlege of their trade. Advice given was always welcomed and overall it was very high value for money.
I could only wish they carried my whole house refurbishment job. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
Marta & Peter