Daykin Developments

  • Removal of old loose paper loft insulation

    Gary did an excellent job working in grotty conditions to clear the old loose loft insulation. He was friendly, punctual, keen to start the job asap and cleaned up when the job was complete. Would definitely use Gary again.

  • rain/bird guard cowl installation

    Garry replied promptly, turned up on time and was happy to talk through the job with me and make recommendations. He gave the best quote. Because he the weather wasn’t good during the week he agreed to work on Saturday. Garry is really cheerful and friendly guy. We would we have no problem hiring him again.
    Alex and Adam

  • Cowl broken

    Did a great job repairing the chimney cowl and repointing the chimney brickwork. All my questions were answered and he explained clearly the pros and cons of various options.

  • Roofer

    After Gary came and 'fixed' the roof it continued to leak when we next had heavy rain. I phoned him and left many messages, none of which were returned. In the end I got a different person to come and fix leak who said that Gary had not done a good job. The roof is now fixed but never heard from Gary again. I am a single female and I feel he took advantage of me not knowing anything about roofs. I would not have minded the roof continuing to leak had Gary replyed to my messages and come to help sort it out. He was very quick to reply before he took the job and money with no recipt - even though I asked for one. I am suprised at all of the possitive feedback he has recieved, this is the reason I trusted him in the first place!

    Daykin Developments's reply:

    I am disappointed with the feedback left by Lorna 10 MONTHS later. I explained to Lorna and her partner that the side of the roof would have to be stripped and re-tiled as it had not been done properly. They couldn’t afford this and we agreed that I would do a temporary repair. I chased Lorna for feedback and heard nothing, I am surprised she has said she tried to contact me! Surely if it still leaked feedback would have been left at the time? Lorna totally understood this was only ever a temporary fix to suit her budget, and not the work required to solve the problem completely.I am bitterly disappointed with this negative feedback on my otherwise unblemished record, which I do hope my future Clients will appreciate.

  • Replace fitted kitchen, remove partition wall

    I am pleased by the result Gary & Kieth have produced, they were flexible as I wanted to complete certain jobs to keep costs down. The work was completed as promised with prompt attendance and a pleasant working relationship. They continued to consult with me to ensure the detail was as required. HAPPY.

  • slipped tiles to main roof, leak to lean-to tiled roof

    Gary did a great job, was honest in his valuation and what was required for the job. Gary was efficient, punctual and left the work place clean and tidy afterwards. I would definetly consider using Gry again and would recommend his services to any furture customer.

  • Leaky roof/dormer window

    Gary came round quickly to look at the job and the work was completed within the next week.

    A very good job and we have had no problems with the leaky roof since.

    Thoroughly recommended.

  • Re-fit of a kitchen

    Excellent job - hard working, polite & professional. Would reccommend.

  • tile edge pointing coming away


  • kitchen floor tiler

    Gary had done a great job of tiling my kitchen floor and ,and everything was done how we wanted it,and everything was left clean and tidy,and we would defitnely use gary again for any job i need doing.

  • Damp coming through onto interior chimney breast

    Exceptionally good job, would definitely hire again.

  • Repair roof pointing, after bird pecking.

    Job was done as requested. On the spot quote accepted, job done exactly as agreed and too a very high standard. Thank you will use you again.

  • Cistern overflows when flushing

    A very professional and efficient job done by Gary once again, will continue to use him in the future

  • floor tiler required for small job

    gary did a good job with replacing some tiles in our bathroom, would recommend him and would consider for future jobs as required.

  • Flashing missing around chimney

    Quick and efficient Gary and Keith did a really good job. Thoroughly recommend them to anyone.

  • move a fence

    Very happy with work completed.Great communication and reliable. Would recommend and will go back to for any other work. Thank you.

  • Replace cast iron Soil and Vent pipe

    Gary and his work mate did a very quick and clean job. I was very happy and would use them again.

  • roof leaking around chimney

    Gary was prompt, polite and did and excellent job, I shall definately use him again.

  • Patio

    Gary and Keith did a great job. They are competent, hard working, punctual and very tidy.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

  • Replacement of fascias and guttering at front of house

    Very professional to deal with. A very reasonable price for a job well done. Would definitely use Gary's company again

  • Replace standard Velux sky light window with motorised

    Gary and Keith were both highly competent and carried out the velux window change quickly and confidently. All packaging and old window were removed. Both guys were a pleasure to employ and left the area clean and tidy. Would be happy to recommend them.

  • Kitchen worktop fitting (kitchen job in Southampton)

    Gary and Keith were very professional in their efforts. I was pleased that I could tell them my requirments and leave them to carry on. Also they cleaned up the patio afterwards, which pleased my wife. Thanks, Sue & David.

  • Replace 3-4 wooden fence posts and 2 panels

    Excellent professional guys (Gary and Keith). Punctual, hard working and very accommodating.
    Both friendly, although Keith sometimes has a sense of humour lapse when it comes to negotiating money!
    I unreservedly recommend these guys, their current high rating on my builder is well deserved.

  • Repairs to pitched roof

    Responded promptly, good price and good job.

  • bathroom floor needs laying

    a quick and excellent job

  • Garden wall, end needs moving.

    Gary and Keith did an outstanding job on our garden wall. They were fast, efficient, clean and tidy, polite and punctual. We'll definatley use them for other work and would gladly recommend them to friends and family.

  • Kitchen worktop fitting

    Gary and Keith did a good job with my worktop, pair of really nice guys very easy to work with. They were punctual polite and tidy.

  • Outside Tap Fitting from Cold Water Feed

    Gary did and excellent job. Came at the agreed time and fitted the tap within at hour and left no mess. I will be using him again for some bigger jobs.

  • loft work

    neat work, clean, tidy and polite.

  • Drains

    Great team. Turned up on time. Worked through till job finished. Left everything clean and tidy and in good order.
    Would not hesitate to recommend or to use again.

    Ian Baxter

  • plumber

    Excellant. job. Turned up on time and job done in a clean and professional manner. Many thanks Gary and Keith would recommend you to anyone Rosina

  • Shower installation/retiling/tongue and groove/bath mov

    Very pleased. Arrived to give quote. Was very clear about start/finish times. There were some inevitable problems with the job - e.g. additional replastering renegotiated in the final price. They arrived promptly, worked cleanly and "whistled". Amazing. Cleaned up at the end. Good, clear communication throughout really helped.Lovely job. Would definitely re-hire and recommend.

  • Bathroom Leak

    Work completed speedily, no mess, on time, in a professional manner.
    Would definitely recommend.
    Will be using these guys again.

  • Plumbing to finish off and tidy up

    Gary and Keith are reliable and honest, hard working, guys. They are tidy, helpful, prompt, and when the job gets difficult, talk through the problems so that you can plan what to do. It was a pleasure having them around and will definitely use them again.

  • chimney stack removal

    Gary's quote was realistic, and included everything, so no hidden extra's. Got on with the job and finished ahead of schedule. Tidy and considerate. First rate workmanship. Have already booked Gary for my next job and will definitely use him for future projects.

  • Gutter and roof repair

    Gary arrived early the next morning to quote for the job and came back to complete it the same day.
    Am very happy with his work and the price.
    Will certainly ask him to quote for any other jobs I need, and will recommend him to friends.

  • Damp

    Thanks Gary for doing a first rate job. We were kept informed of everything going on throughout the day and every bit of rubbish was removed at the end. Thanks again and i will no doubt be putting more work your way and recommending you to people

  • Leaking Roof and repair of ceiling below and other work

    Gary is a very reliable person, he turned up on time every time from quotation to doing the job in hand.
    He was A1 in communications.
    Unfortunately the weather was against both of us, snow, ice, heavy rain etc, however, as soon as a break in the weather he dealt with the job. 1st class workmanship.
    Will be calling on gary for further jobs in the future.
    Would highly recommend.
    Jean Oxtoby in Fareham

  • Leaking roof

    Gary was a really good builder. He was honest, always turned up when he said he would and was particular to detail. I would definately recommend him to friends and colleagues.

  • Gutter cleaning

    Gary arrived right on time, and did the work to my full satisfaction. Wouldn't hestitate in considering him for other work or recommending to friends. Thanks.

  • Underfelt repaired and possible cracked tiles replaced

    Gary was able to view the problem with my roof tiles straight away and replaced the cracked tile while I was out the following week, getting my house water-tight again. Very reasonable quote for the work and also for another job to repair the water damage inside. I'm happy with his work and will be engaging his services again.

  • Rebuild damaged front garden wall

    Gary has persisted in finishing this job to a high standard of workmanship in spite of the worst winter I can remember in the last 20 years which meant Gary had to re-point the brickwork not once but twice (in spite of frost protection measures); where un-laid bricks regularly froze together and many days lost to rain and my family holiday. He works hard communicates well, is always on time and tidy in his working methods. I'm very pleased with the job and am happy to recommend his services. My neighbours have already engaged him to do some pointing on their house so impressed were they with his efforts on my wall which says it all. A good job done and I will be contacting him again for future projects.

  • Rear Graden Fence Repair / Replacement

    Very happy with the job. Gary turned up as promised and cracked on like a trojan to repair my fence for me. Easy to deal with and produced a sound product. Would be more than happy to use again and am happy to recommend fully.

  • Replace ridge tile & re-point chimney

    Gary kept us informed in the run up to the job. He turned up when he said he would, both for viewing and to do the job. Whilst working he was thorough and tidy. Very pleased with the final work. How often does a job come in under budget? Well this one did. I'd happily recommend Gary to anyone.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    We had a garage conversion done and Gary worked with us from start to finish. He did the breeze blockwork and the structure work inside, he did the insulation, plasterboards, interior and exterior brickwork and all the flooring. It's all done to a very good standard and I found Gary to be very trustworthy. He was always here 20 minutes before the hour each day and he always gave it a good stint every day. He always left the place clean and tidy and he worked with minimum disruption. We haven't had any problems afterwards and we're generally very pleased with the work. We use the new room all the time and it looks fantastic. I would certainly recommend him to others.