2 storey house extension - Extensions job in Bristol, Avon

Job description

I am a prospective buyer of a modern house in Yate that I would like to extend. I have no architectural drawings at this stage, I need an approximate costing for the work before I proceed further. The job is to extend a single garage to a double, then build 2 bedrooms above the double garage, one with en suite. Each floor will be around 40 sq m in area. I would like the job to be completed by the end of this year.

Feedback

Feedback for BJD Building Services

We had a very bad experience with Brad Dewey of BJD Building Services. We accepted his quote in September 2017 and paid him £1,000 deposit, with an agreed start date in October. He then said he would not be able to start on time and so we asked for our deposit back. He agreed, but never actually paid it. We reluctantly agreed to delay the start until late November. As this date approached it moved back into early December and it still did not happen, so we again asked for our deposit back. Again he agreed, but again he did not pay it. We had to chase him every day for a week and eventually we did get our deposit back.
His price was very good and were unable to find anyone else to match it, so we reluctantly gave him another chance. He promised to start early January, which then became late January, then early February, then he said he could not do the job at all! He said he would pass us details of other builders he knew that could do the work instead at a similar price, but he never did. We had to find someone else, which cost us 6 months delay from the originally agreed completion date, plus an extra £10,000!
We believe he quoted too low, then when he realised his mistake he decided that instead of telling us he would string us along to keep us as backup in case he needed the work. Each time he got a new job he just pushed us back and kept us on the hook in case he needed us. He is totally untrustworthy and unreliable.

BJD Building Services's reply:

Negative feedback left for a job I didn’t even do, it was not a 2 story Extension as advertised, I quoted for other works, a deposit was sent and when I was unable to carry out the intended work the deposit was returned via bank transfer, I believe it is unfair to leave a negative untrue feedback just because we couldn’t do the job