Home and Garden Services
- Member since Mar 2012
- 53 feedback comments, 96% positive
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Garage Workshop Walls Bricklaying
Chris is a very experienced and knowledgable tradesman. He and his bricky-mate Kev had to tolerate some pretty awful weather during the build. They persisted, communicated well to manage my expectations as obviously the job wasn't completed as quickly as hoped. They always turned up on time, were very polite, courteous and personable and surpassed my expecations with a really solid building.
In testament to this, I subsequently re-hired Chris for two additional construction jobs, which I couldn't have done without him.
Chris' very down to earth character assures you that you aren't going to be conned and every job will be done to the best standard, so I can whole-heartedly recommend him.
dtp_33 - 22nd May, 2018 Positive feedback
Decking Job Required Landscape Gardening
richards_57 - 18th May, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Skirting board throughout house Carpentry & Joinery
Chris came to quote in good time and explained his approach. He did a good job and we are happy with the work he completed skirting board in various rooms in our house.
humpy123 - 9th Apr, 2018 Positive feedback
Decking for 3 static homes Carpentry & Joinery
johnkiely - 15th Mar, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Replacing skirting board Carpentry & Joinery
Prompt to reply, visit, quote and commence the job. Thoroughly satisfied with the result and even cleaned up afterwards. So pleased have asked for a quote on another job.
ibeyer - 6th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Brick up a Back Door Bricklaying
marcus_403 - 13th Feb, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Handy Man jobs Handyman
briony_t-w - 11th Feb, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Inglenook fire place Bricklaying
A very good trades man and I have no hesitation to use him again and will.
thor46 - 7th Feb, 2018 Positive feedback
Construct and fit gate & fence Fencing
We engaged Chris on 31st May to convert our garage into two rooms.
We could see from his previous feedback reports that he was experienced, knowledgeable and most important of all to us reliable.
Having established that he had previous experience of converting a garage into the two rooms as outlined and by late August, we accepted his estimate. The work began on the 18th June by the 21st July I only had the job about a quarter completed. However, by 15th August he phoned me to say he couldn't continue to do my job as his main job was far from completion! He agreed to try and organise for an experienced colleague to come and replace him. He said he would be in touch within the next two days but have waited for another week without hearing I felt I had no alternative but to inform him that I could not wait any longer so I reluctantly would have to break my contract with him. I didn't hear anything further from him! My disappointment and frustration didn't end there because I have just been able to engage another builder who on inspecting the work has informed me that the work he has done, has not been carried out professionally, is not to my specification and has not in any case been carried out with reasonable care and skill. It is hard to believe that the man who came to us was the same person who had such wonderful glowing feedback on this website previously. What went wrong ?
phil_bonehill - 7th Aug, 2017 Negative feedback
Home and Garden Services's reply:
The job posted was for the construction and fitting of a gate and fence for Mr Bonehill and the completion of which he was very pleased with both in terms of the quality of work and the way in which it was managed. He has previously provided a very positive reference for this work on this website, which it is noted has now disappeared.
My appointment to carry out the subsequent work on the garage was based upon his experience of my own work and not just on the feedback on this site.
It was extremely unfortunate that work that was required by another contractor for the garage was late in taking place which then pushed back the time I was needed into the middle of a major project I was already committed to and I had explained that this might cause a problem.
I will not comment on his statement about the quality of work as I am a professional that takes pride in the quality of my work and there are plenty of positive reviews that will support my ability to do a good job.
Small joinery job Carpentry & Joinery
Chris was great; friendly, professional and after respondeding quickly he did an excellent job for me! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chris!
deniselomas - 15th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Garage / utility / kitchen modification Extensions
Chris Mason has made a very good job of the utility as I specified, and also made sensible suggestions for some easy additions to improve the finished result. He provided an accurate quotation and stuck to it. He and his team turned up reliably on time, and always let us know in advance when to expect them and what they planned to do each day. Some of the work was necessarily a little disruptive and he organised this to be done when we were away. His attention to detail is very good and he left the site clean and tidy each day. I cannot fault the work done or how easy Chris made it to use his services and I would recommend him without hesitation.
simonsellicktesconet - 27th Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Airing cupboard Carpentry & Joinery
Chris arrived at the agreed time bringing dust sheets to keep dust off the carpets, worked from the garage at his suggestion and just got on with the job. Very professional and a job well done - would recommend and use again
annieg100 - 14th Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Chris and his team did a great job!! Really friendly and offered great advice on what we were after. The work was carried out to a high standard and each day when they finished everything was cleaned and tidied away as good as when they started. Will be using him again for the next job.
senter - 27th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Stud walls and general carpentry Carpentry & Joinery
Chris has done a great job and got on well with the current builder on site. In fact the builder is keen to work with Chris again on his next project.
garrett_19 - 20th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
garden wall Bricklaying
chris did a good job at the right price and he cleared his mess up w.hen finnished.
bloo - 26th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
excellent job well done by Chris and Sid. really competitive quote. vast experience attention to detail and nothing was too much trouble. Removed all rubbish from site and kept clean and was all done in 2 days, have hired again for inside Many thanks,
nige555 - 24th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
replace 3 fence panels Fencing
Chris installed a couple of new fence panels around October 2015. The job was a little tricky but I was perfectly happy with the work carried and the price paid. He communicated well through out the process. So i'd happily recommend him to anyone going forward.
daver_46 - 28th Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
Patio and walls Bricklaying
Chris is very reliable and carries out work to a high standard. He is a well experienced and professional tradesman.
Toby Jones (work at Chipping Campden)
tobyjones - 18th Jan, 2016 Positive feedback
Chris has done a fantastic job. His work is neat and careful and the end result looks great. He came up with excellent solutions to problems that I had not even thought about and he stuck to his estimate. Highly recommended.
ster - 25th Nov, 2015 Positive feedback
Porch removal, canopy installation and new front door Conversions - General
A job well done by Chris and Sid. Very tidy, attention to detail and nothing was too much trouble. Chris even had some lovely Gallows made to support the porch roof once the horrible walls had been taken down. Removed all rubbish from site and kept clean and was all done in 2 days, Many thanks, Warren & Caron
wpoole - 24th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Removal of internal block wall Demolition & Clearing
Chris arrived punctually and removed the internal wall as agreed, doing a neat job and took away all of the waste leaving the site clean.
steveharvey2001 - 18th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Retaining wall 4ft by 8ft Bricklaying
Retaining wall, competitive quote and professionally done. Very happy with the work.
chrisneil - 3rd Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
French doors and doors / bricking up Demolition & Clearing
alexandra333 - 25th Oct, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Open Chimney for Burner and Build Fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Chris made some corrections to my chimney in preparation for the installation of a stove and he built a stunning fireplace from materials that I bought from a local reclamation yard. I would use Chris again for building work; he explains his plan in easy-to-understand terms, sticks to his estimate and he keeps you informed.
ian_374 - 12th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Tree pruning and general garden work Tree Surgery
Chris is a great guy, hard worker, considerate, courteous, knowledgeable and obviously enjoys his work. Just keep him plied with mugs of tea and he will work all day! Needless to say he will be doing more work for us.
rich_16 - 2nd Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Repair and strengthen Fencing
Chris was brilliant and I will definitely use his services again. He contacted me, came round, quoted and then completed the job quickly; the fence looks lovely and is very secure.
tracy38 - 27th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Garden Clearance Landscape Gardening
We hired Chris and Charlie to clear and re-design our garden. Excellent job clearing away a 'wilderness' and replacing with raised beds and a low maintenance area. Very pleased with the results.
kathleen_67 - 8th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Fencing job completed. 19 panels with concrete posts. All panels built on site. Very good workmanship, polite and friendly and the work was carried out exactly as requested. We have already recommended to a neighbour. Good honest tradesmen are really hard to find so we are lucky we used My Builder and found this company.
mailandy2 - 30th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Driveway repair Driveways
Great job, got on with it and left the place clean and tidy and the job was completed as requested. Appreciated. Would happily recommend
gerald_93 - 11th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Chris and his assistant Charly did a great job on replacing my drain covers, and fixing the broken tiles on my roof. I was particularly grateful for Chris' willingness to put right some "unscheduled" things found whilst doing the main job (e.g. a blocked drain). The job was done quickly, professionally, and at a very acceptable price. It was a pleasure doing business with him, and I would heartily recommend him to anyone.
C R Stubbs
crs_65 - 14th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Repointing outside wall Bricklaying
Repointing, replacing brickwork and fitting outside tap. As always, work performed to a very high standard. Punctual, professional and reliable. Thanks Chris. Would definitely recommend and would definitely employ again.
customer_85 - 19th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Demolish and remove small shed and greenhouse Demolition & Clearing
Chris did a great job in demolishing our shed and greenhouse and taking it all away. Recommended.
gamedev - 28th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Concrete slabs to be laid Driveways
Very good job done. Many thanks.
simon_page - 19th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Clear a bathroom Handyman
Great guy - did a beautiful job, turned up on time and finished when he said he would. He even helped me carry some stuff into the skip. All-round very positive.
jimbo33 - 14th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
fit drive drain Driveways
Chris did an excellent job,exactly as I asked.Quick and efficient and at a very good price.
southwood_61 - 10th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Very disapointed the fence is wobbly and I have to pay someone else to rectify this.He did not use spikes to protect the wooden posts or cap them.I contacted him after payment to see if he would come back out,no joy.f you are paying for a fence it should be done properly? Without me having to ask for things like spikes? Expensive mistake.
dragonfly_63 - 31st Aug, 2013 Negative feedback
Home and Garden Services's reply:
I was asked to supply & erect a new fence of posts & panels the same height as the existing fence. A quote was given to carry this out and was accepted. I was not asked to supply spikes as part of this quote as it would have put the job outside of the budget.
I arrived on the day with 5ft panels the same as the existing ones but after I had put up 3 panels I was asked to change them for 6ft ones instead, which I did without charging the additional cost for the larger panels. When I left the customer was very pleased with the job.
The complaint has not come from my client but from her mother who felt her husband, a landscape gardener, could do a better job. I am sorry if she is not satisfied with the work I carried out but my client was.
Various Restoration & Refurbishment
I am very pleased with the work that Chris has done. He showed up when he said he was going to show up. He is courteous, professional, and dedicated to the tasks at hand. He worked tirelessly at each task completing the project and moving onto the next challenge. I will be very happy to use his services in the future and can recommend him without reservation. Kind regards, Fiona Jackson
wittsend_47 - 27th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Great help with our tiling and painting. Always on time and went above and beyond to help us out. Came in under budget as well. Definitely recommended.
equilibrium - 1st Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Excellent prompt service. Good value and efficient. Thanks
loid53 - 22nd Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Wonderful job completed. Excellent work undertaken. Would highly recommend to everyone! Will definitely be in contact with Chris & Barry for future work.
noble_67 - 26th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Relay block mowing strip correctly Landscape Gardening
richyg - 8th May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
fence repair Fencing
Excellent work by Chris and Barry. Punctual, hard working to a very high standard repairing and renewing fencing. Their work is clean and tidy and they are both very polite and cheeful. A very fair price. Would not hesitate to recommend and will certainly use again.Thank you for a great job.
customer_85 - 8th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Cat Flap installed Handyman
Chris did an excellent job in installing two cat flaps, one though partitioning wall and the other through the outside door. Very happy with the result as is my cat! Would definitely use Chris again in the future.
caroline_899 - 13th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Fantastic job... Good timing, competitive price and tidy work. Thanks again.
malc_28 - 7th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
A job well done. We are very satisfied with our new fence. They removed all the old fence materials and any new waste. Chris was friendly, polite and went the extra mile to ensure that any extra details that could have been omitted or overlooked, weren't. I have already passed on his details to a work colleague, so I have no hesitation in recommending Home and Garden Services.
mr_mallen - 22nd Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
Tidy up, gravel / pave and landscape my garden Landscape Gardening
mapmccar - 3rd Jan, 2013 Waiting for feedback
If you want a prompt efficient job carried out at a good price this is the company to contact. Within 3 hours of visiting me to look at job Chris had already phoned and left message with quotation which was very competitive. Work was carried out very quickly - within a couple of days of accepting quote. I could not foresee the work being carried out due to work commitments but job had been done to a high standard and everything had been cleared away. I will have no hesitation in contacting this company again for further work.
leslietjane - 22nd Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
my coal bunker changed to a cupboard Conversions - General
i am so pleased with the work that has been done.A very fast and reliable service and most of all reasonably priced too.I would employ chris again.thank you so very much job well done.
droopy_38 - 8th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
rear garden clearance Landscape Gardening
supurb job it was better than we exspected ,would recomend home and garden services to all.
moulder - 13th Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Small Patio and retaining wall Landscape Gardening
I couldnt be happier with the work that Chris and Barry did for us. There attention to detail was second to none, and even recommended little touches that didnt cost anything additional to the job, but really did make a difference. I strongly recommend Home & Garden Services and would definately use them again in the future.
dlinehan - 2nd Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Decking approx 9 sqm requires constructing Landscape Gardening
Chris did a great job installing our decking and follwing this we asked him to put up some fencing and also dig out and gravel our drive approx 30sqm.
All the work was completed when he said and to an excellent standard. I would highly recommend Chris and for future work I will be sure to contact him.
lucy_56 - 27th Jun, 2012 Positive feedback
Floor tiling Tiling
Chris did a thorough review of our requirements and was very helpful in recommending the best way to remove an old manhole cover and replace with one that was not only sealed but that could be tiled over. Chris and Barry are two of the nicest guys you could wish to meet and nothing is too much trouble. All the materials were obtained by Chris and the job was completed to a very high standard and they didn't leave until everything was clean and tidy. We would thoroughly recommend Chris Mason of Homes and Gardens and, indeed, have already recommended them to friends. Thank you Chris and Barry - you made it a painless experience for us and it was a pleasure to have you around.
anne_57 - 19th Jun, 2012 Positive feedback
I'm really pleased, not only were the gravel boards put in the garden was totally transformed and now all i need to do is pop some plants in.
The price was very reasonable, they arrived on time, worked hard all day and tidied up after themselves. I would definately have them back to do more work & will recommend to others.
Thanks guys, I now have a garden that is not just usable its lovely!
lsid - 31st May, 2012 Positive feedback
REPLACEMENT FENCING PANELS Fencing
Great Job, I have passed Chris' details onto family and friends. Will certainly be in touch again for any other jobs I need doing.
kathleen_67 - 30th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Re-roof patio cover with polycarbonate Landscape Gardening
Chris and Barry worked very well. were punctual and always cheerful.
The work was carried out to a good standard and at a reasonable price. They always cleared up at the end of the day and I would have no hesitation in using them again.
sapper_83 - 16th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Chris turned up on time. He took his time and charged me a really good price. I had to leave him in the house alone with no problems. Would recommend him. Thanks Chris. A happy customer. See you soon again for some more work.
juliette_25 - 12th May, 2012 Positive feedback
kitchen tiles & worktop replacing Handyman
I asked Chris to remove and replace my old kitchen tiles and work surfaces, to build some book shelves, and to replace a broken fence-post. I chose him because he seemed the most interested in doing the job, making helpful suggestions whilst offering a very competitive hourly rate. I was not disappointed; the work was completed to a high standard and I am very pleased with the result. Chris took the trouble to listen to me carefully, checking at each stage that he was carrying out my exact requirements, and paid a great deal of attention to detail. I found him to be reliable, always arriving at the agreed time; and as a bonus he always left his work area clean and tidy. Overall I am a very happy customer and will definitely employ again in the future.
alit_37 - 15th Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
put slabs down on garden Landscape Gardening
Thanks Chris very pleased with Job Quick & clean Just hope we get sunny weather to sit out.
rovers_18 - 2nd Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Handyman
Chris carried out various work for me including refitting her pantry with new shelving, tiling the floor, clearing out the loft, laying new insulation and then boarding the space for storage use. I was really pleased with his work which was fantastic. He was a very good workman who was very careful. His price was very reasonable and I would definitely recommend Chris.
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Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Tiling
Chris Mason was instructed to tile around and above the all units and built-in appliances of our completely renovated kitchen, using tiles we had chosen but supplying his own adhesives and matching grouting. We noted he first cleared all work areas and put down dust sheets as necessary. After the job was finished to our satisfaction he removed all dust sheets, tools, etc., and swept and hoovered up. We feel the job quality was excellent. Tile placement was carefully pre-planned, surfaces prepared, tiles laid level and evenly spaced and grouting neatly done. Where tiles needed cutting the result was neat and tidy with no gaps beneath switch plates, etc. On completion the new tiling was freed of surplus grout and surfaces polished. The job was completed within the time and at the price quoted us. We were impressed! Chris comes over as a likeable if brusque man and a competent and considerate builder. He seemed well equipped (tools, etc), took trouble to determine exactly what we wanted done, checked for possible problem areas, took time to prepare the job and then got on with it. He doesn't smoke nor does he stop to gossip. When we asked him for advice one feels he knows what he's talking about. He has done various jobs for us over the last three years and we have come to appreciate his skills. We would certainly consider him for any future work in our house or garden.
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