Tommy gave me invaluable advice on the job I had advertised and resulted in approaching the job differently. Instead of covering up the feature beams, he advised painting them in a light colour, a task no other builder woukd take on given the area involved. The end result was stunning, exceeding all my expectations. I had also asked for the breezeblock walls in the same room to be made into traditional smooth walls. In both parts of the work, Tommy could have charged more had he gone along with my ideas. Surprisingly, money wasn't the issue.
What impressed me even more was the attention to detail, timekeeping, industriousness and ensuring at every stage I was happy with progression. If I didn't have the materials he would pick them up in his own time. If I changed my mind about some detail it was never a problem.
Furthermore, the amount quoted for the job was competitive to say the least. He didn't hang the job out to get more money out of me. My husband and I were constantly surprised at how much he had fitted into the working day.
I can't praise Tommy's work ethic and standard of work highly enough. He has since done a lot of work for other family members with the same result; 100% satisfaction and future work if he wants it.
Tommy is such a genuine and unassuming person that it would be lovely if he won this accolade. He certainly deserves it.
Unfortunately I don't have a 'before' photo to compare with the end result (lounge looked dark and uninviting).
It is most unusual to find such integrity in a builder in my experience.
Homeowner Marlene Buckland