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Repair garden wall Bricklaying
dave_955 - 23rd Jan, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Repair front garden wall Bricklaying
toybuoy - 16th Jan, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Conservatory instalation Conservatories
ingram_66 - 24th Sep, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Dale is extremely reliable and a very good builder. I'm really pleased with the log store. There were a few things,along the way that needed sorting, and Dale was always ready and keen to sort things out and check that i was happy, which was much appreciated. Dale is definitely recommended!
user_1a0d - 14th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
Paths and hard standing Groundwork & Foundations
All good and done well, particularly liked how friendly and direct they were.
neil_1042 - 7th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
great job done --very happy.com
harvey_799 - 12th Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
Drainage work for new bathroom Groundwork & Foundations
Dale and his workers started off being very industrious but, if ever there was a case of biting off more than they can chew then this applies to Dale. The best part of the job was the trench that they dug, and Sean's work replacing paving slabs and steps that had to be removed.
Dale recommended his son to fit the new bathroom, he arrived on the job having never seen what needed to be done and really struggled overall. His work was very messy and the shower tray and door were damaged during fitting. The main problem however was that the pipe levels required to take the toilet, shower and sink waste away had no fall at all so the bathroom would never have drained properly.
We had concerns about the work so got a second opinion from another builder who found lots of problems with the drainage inside and out and the bathroom fitting and plastering. We spoke to Dale and agreed that they would have to finish their involvement in the job. We were also advised that the work would never be passed by Building Control.
Whilst Dale and co were pleasant and polite, they often left early and had other jobs that they were trying to fit in which meant that we had a giant trench in our garden for well over a month. We cannot recommend Dale for a job of this nature. Sadly for us we are now paying a considerable amount of money to correct mistakes made by Gardale including exhuming the inspection chamber (5 feet deep) which didn't drain through properly and leaked. Very disappointed.
z_spencer - 4th May, 2017 Negative feedback
Insulation under timber board flooring Insulation
Overall a good job for this insulation.
user_1a0d - 30th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Really pleased with this job. Dale has been helpful and professional throughout and provided options and solutions. The finished rendering and painting looks great and we will booking Dale in for another job next month.
hartjohnson - 10th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Dale was really easy to work with, he ended up doing more work than originally planned and we'll be having him back in the future for some other smaller projects.
paul_650 - 29th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
patio, fence and garden overhaul Landscape Gardening
Awful job. Had to ask to leave job have way through. Patio was an abomination with slabs badly laid and gaps throughout. Wrong cement used and had to pull up completely. Shed moved to wrong place in garden had to ask to be moved to original requested position. Driveway that was quoted for was 3 cars. Half way through job, Dale said he thought i only wanted underneath my car gravelling. I would not recommend this company to anyone and they have cost me alot of money. I have now had to hire someone to fix the mess created.
cathallen - 27th Mar, 2017 Negative feedback
Repair of two manholes plus iron covers Groundwork & Foundations
Professionally carried out work, e.g. prompt arrival, industrious approach to the job in hand, finished promptly and without delays. Cleared away after the job. A bonus, no raucous music playing either (brilliant) !
Excellent job and excellent value - highly recommended. Thank you Dale.
bloo_91 - 26th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Build Wall & Re-point back of house Bricklaying
andyh_57 - 11th Mar, 2017 Waiting for feedback
PORCH EXTENSION Extensions
Would not recommend - still costing us money to rectify the mistakes made by Dale. We have been told that the works will not pass building regulations by numerous other builders who have quoted other jobs at the property and they often point out numerous mistakes to the works undertaken by Dale, without us even drawing attention to them. Did not arrive when stated on many occasions due to fitting in other jobs, we asked that he left before finishing the job due to the poor service. At one point we were even told that insulation in the walls was not needed for the extension, when it clearly was. The site was left a mess and at one point his truck was driven across the length of the garden, without requesting to do so, to park outside the back door due to convenience, causing damage to the lawn.
stephanieg - 8th Mar, 2017 Negative feedback
Inside chimney renovation Bricklaying
I highly recommend Dale. He works incredibly hard and makes sure the job is done to the client's satisfication. Dale did a fantastic job renovating our inside chimney, many thanks Dale!
user_1a0d - 31st Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
small brick arch-private house Herne bay Bricklaying
Very pleasant & efficient. Work carried out to specification and price. Would use again and highly recommend!
linden60 - 1st Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Repair and or partial rebuild of garden wall Bricklaying
Excellent service! Dale and his co-worker have done a fantastic job on my garden wall.It looks great; smooth lines and smart. His prices are competitive too. Dale has always stayed in touch with me regarding times and dates and is very knowledgeable about his profession. Really friendly, welcoming guys who put me at my ease straight away. They took all the rubbish away, left everything clean and tidy. Their work is of a very high standard and I will be hiring Dale for future work at my property. I highly recommend him. I am so thankful to have found a reliable, good quality and professional builder. A**** Dale! Thank you for all your hard work, much appreciated. I am very happy indeed with the work he has done.
jeeves_67 - 16th Dec, 2016 Positive feedback
Brick up external doorway Bricklaying
jessica_833 - 1st Jul, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Leaking garage Garages & Sheds
Very pleased with work undertaken. Would recommend and will definitely hire again.
jpetcher - 30th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Approx 30/35 paving slabs to be laid Landscape Gardening
Tricky job involving laying and cutting slabs to fit small garden with round flower beds. Very workmanlike job done in good time at a fair price. Helpful with suggestions, turned up when he said he would, slight problem but no trouble to come back and fix.
geoff_220 - 28th May, 2016 Positive feedback
bricks at edge of garden path Bricklaying
Efficient and reliable service from Dale at Gardale Builder. Will definitely use again if anything else needs doing.
wendy_wheeler - 15th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Replace old window with new one. Plaster room. Restoration & Refurbishment
ursula_26 - 25th Mar, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Filing the flue and vent holes. Bricklaying
Dale is a great treadsmen. He has arrived on time, did a very nice job and after that he clean everything including washing the payment. Thank you Dale
tomasz_40 - 12th Mar, 2016 Positive feedback
Side gate & steps Conversions - General
Dale is a very agreeable person to work with, and happy to adjust the details as work progresses. He came up with good suggestions for dealing with some challenging problems involving site drainage and earth moving/landscaping.
user_1d8u - 9th Mar, 2016 Positive feedback
Soil pipe for an Extra (new) WC Groundwork & Foundations
Dale carried out a first class job. Did exactly what was agreed, on time
and to a reasonable price. You can't ask for better than that!
k4k - 26th Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
pointing flat roof painting soffits bricking in window Restoration & Refurbishment
Very pleased with the pointing work carried out by Dale and Bobby. Good match of bricks sourced to brick in window. Neat and tidy workers, friendly and helpful, always giving updates on job progress. Coming back to do further jobs for us as we've been happy with work so far.
penny_155 - 23rd Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
two trial pits Groundwork & Foundations
Dale was hired to dig trial pits to allow inspection of boundary wall footings. He is very friendly, has competitive prices and was flexible regarding the required job. (We planed for two deeper trip pits. However, as boundary wall footings were not very deep, but stepped, four shallower pits were needed). All completed to full satisfaction. I would hire Dale any time again.
fpvadean - 17th Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
Cracksticking brickwok using heli bars Bricklaying
Dale was hired to carry out crack stiching on the external wall of our victorian terrace. His price was competitive and attanded site in the busy and hectic christmas period, after waiting for the site to be ready for him to come in. We ended up hiring him for additional works around the outside of the house (e.g. rendering, gutter replacement, etc.) I has always been on time each morning and friendly. The works were carried out to our satisafaction.
rovelena - 2nd Dec, 2015 Positive feedback
Chimney Rebuild Bricklaying
Dale provided a great service. Very quick to visit and kept up excellent communication throughout. Highly recommended.
jamesh_22 - 23rd Oct, 2015 Positive feedback
Repairs to walls Restoration & Refurbishment
We're very pleased with the work Dale has done for us, the walls look great.
Dale is easy to get on with, happy to help and willing to adapt when needed.
His timekeeping is prompt but flexible so was well suited to our size of job and worked round our schedule.
Dale is an old school building and has lots of tricks up his sleeve and has a wealth of knowledge no doubt gained through many years in the business. Good job
scotty_30 - 31st Jul, 2015 Positive feedback
Builder Groundwork & Foundations
Work done to satisfaction. Very helpful and went out of his wat to organising other tradesman Highly recommended
morris_70 - 15th Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
Garden paving Driveways
west_wing - 7th May, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Dwarf wall and path Bricklaying
Excellent work, arrived every morning on time, nothing was too much trouble. All materials supplied which was brilliant.
neil_351 - 20th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
paving for a patio area Landscape Gardening
Great work completed on our patio. The job was completed as we'd asked and Dale helped us choose ideas that we hadn't thought about. Great prices and high quality work!
cbwolf - 19th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Brick wall and trellace Landscape Gardening
zoey_93 - 17th Apr, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Dale was very prompt and clear in all conversations about the job. I'm completely satisfied with the work done and the price was exactly as quoted. I would be happy to recommend Dale.
jons_canterbury - 10th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Blockwork in the garage and putting in window. Bricklaying
bobkeeble - 6th Dec, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Rear wall - reinforce, repair, and repoint Bricklaying
Dale has been very easy to work with, everything done to a high standard at the agreed price. Will use again.
keepitshort - 9th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Repair loose bricks on door step Bricklaying
Excellent job, reliable, friendly, clean and tidy and passionate about your work - will use you again - Thank you
west_wing - 27th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Brick up windows, door and wall Bricklaying
mike_dower - 12th Sep, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Garden Wall Bricklaying
fayelygo - 12th Sep, 2014 Waiting for feedback
lintel replacement Restoration & Refurbishment
Highly recommended. Good communication, arrived on time, explained everything and the most important no hidden costs.
magdab - 3rd Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Front of house Driveways
Would highly recommend Dale. He is accommodating and honest,his prices are very competitive and his works to a high standard including leaving the place clean and tidy. We are very pleased with the work he has done and have already arranged for him to do more.
business7 - 25th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Weather proofing side of house Damp Proofing
A professional and friendly approach from the start, the job looks well done and the garden was left clean & tidy. We are waiting for the next rain fall to see if the problem has been fixed....fingers crossed!
sam77_79 - 18th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Work completed speedily and efficiently, pleasant and tidy workers
mrs_betty_smith - 12th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Render new extension Restoration & Refurbishment
Really nice guys, worked quickly and efficiently, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely use Dale and Shaun again
whitstable_mark - 8th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Another satisfied customer.
Dale was quick to respond when I posted the job (unlike others (not on My Builder) who did not respond. And when they did it was several weeks later.
Dale gave me a good price.This was the final price.I originally contacted through My Builder for some pointing to brickwork but he was also able to do the Facias and roof.He could have charged me a lot more money for the roof but did which was necessary.I appreciate his honesty and fairness in this.
The work he did was to a high standard and I am pleased with the results.
Dale cleaned and tidied up after the jobs were finished .
I would certainly recommend Dale for his good price,honesty , a job well done ....and his cheerfulness..thank you Dale
susan_foster - 5th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Fix bricks in back wall of house (exterior). Bricklaying
Prompt, pleasant and efficient. A good tradesman and a great problem solver. Who could ask for anything more? A builder like this is gold dust. I will guard his contact details like treasure. A million thanks Dale.
kmyers - 29th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Motorbike storage Groundwork & Foundations
rhys9574 - 27th Jul, 2014 Waiting for feedback
repointing and repair to bungalow gable end Bricklaying
Dale and Sean completed the re pointing work to a fine standard. Their work was tidy and the drive washed down at the end of each day. I found them to be on time every day and a friendly pair to have working on the property.
highlands_11 - 15th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Dale completed some lovely lime repointing to my old cottage walls. He is very polite, reliable and on time. Thanks MCR sandwich
marie-claire_ritchie - 7th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Building a garden wall Bricklaying
My new wall was finished and looks good. The team worked well together. Thanks Dale.
muv - 24th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Dale and his helpers built a lovely, high, brick wall, installing a wooden garden gate in the middle. Communication was good throughout. Many thanks. Would recommend.
jane_14 - 14th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Footings and slab base for a greenhouse Groundwork & Foundations
greenhouse_20 - 10th Mar, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Fitting cast iron fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Dale and Sean fit my cast iron fireplace into the room just as required and finished the job quicker than I expected. True to his word, Dale tidied the room afterwards and left it looking better than it was before. Really friendly guys, efficient and trustworthy. I will definitely use Dale again!
louisetracey - 27th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
We have been waiting since February, we know that there hasn't been any panels around but wears a bit thin now as we are in June.
barn_owls - 24th Feb, 2014 Negative feedback
I am sorry to see this comment about Gardale Builders i have done work for barn_owls before with no problems i can say we got on quit well and i was going to another property to look at more work.
I gave barn_owls the opportunity to find a builder who could find fence panels at the time i also suggested to get them from B Q but they declined .
Again very sorry Gardale Builders
rebuild garden wall Bricklaying
Excellent job, done to very high standard. Dale listened to what I wanted (front garden wall made narrower, to make driveway wide) and asked all the right questions in advance. He gave good advice in suggesting some options, and was very helpful in deciding the detail of the job. Dale and Sean arrived on time and worked through a very cold and wet morning until the job was finished. They checked in with me at critical times in the build (exact positioning and height of edges, for example), but otherwise just got on with it. They cleared and disposed of all the rubble/waste themselves and left the site looking great. Finished wall looks as if it was always that width; "new" stock blended in really well with re-used and existing bricks: you really can't see the "join"! Dale stuck to his original written quote (which was very reasonable), even though the job proved a little harder than predicted. Will definitely use them again for other jobs (they do a lot more than just fix walls!).
tcastro - 20th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Garden Wall Bricklaying
Our garden wall, part of the panel and gate were blown down due to the storm on 24th December 2013. Like everyone else, we wanted a reliable builder and one that wouldn't over charge. We found Dale as he was working on another garden wall in our neighbourhood. He gave us a good quote very quickly compared to two other builders that we had already contact and promised a quote. We decided to offer the job to Dale because he was friendly and communicated efficiently with us. The job was delayed due to further rain and gales, which couldn't be helped but Dale kept me updated so I knew he would start as soon as the weather improved. Dale and his team started the work this week and only took two days to rebuild the wall which was impressive. Our next job is to fix the panel and gate, which Dale will follow up. I would recommend Dale and his team to anyone who needs a builder.
eym - 17th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Re-pointing wall at the back of my house Bricklaying
Well what can I say !! Dale and Sean are the most reliable builders we have ever come across they are true to there word started when they said they would start and turned up at 8 every morning and cleaned up after each visit. They must have been so cold due to the weather they did work hard and didn't let the cold stop them.as long as you can supply tea they are very happy . We will definitely be using them for any other jobs we have and would highly recommend them to our family and friends. Dale even fixed our gate at NO extra cost ( that nowadays is unheard of. Thank you both very much
chriscaroline - 11th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Bricklaying, rendering Bricklaying
jamie_669 - 6th Nov, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Wall needs rebuilding Bricklaying
Excellent work, rebuilt garden wall and other general maintenance.
jonbrech - 24th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Excellent Job!! work carried out to the highest standard.
wyldecrest - 16th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
reflooring Groundwork & Foundations
Dale was good value for money, reliable, punctual, very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
katharine_peddie - 30th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Hard landscaping Bricklaying
Dale and Sean did a good job replacing a footpath, steps and building a new retaining wall.
work was carried out efficiently and on time. very reliable
p_hodges - 20th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Garden patio Driveways
Dale and his team listened to exactly what we wanted but inspiring our ideas too creating a first class finish to an amazing patio keeping our budget n mind at all times! Honest, trustworthy and reliable we couldn't of asked for anything more fantastic service and aftercare will defiantly use again! We can't thank you enough :)
louisehart1 - 13th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
1jagjohn - 11th Aug, 2013 Waiting for feedback
garden wall re build Bricklaying
Friendly, knowledgeable and competitively priced
gardlandsol - 5th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Concrete Steps down sloping concrete drive Groundwork & Foundations
Friendly and helpful, completed steps with no delays and to a good standard. Thank you. Recommended...
teejdude - 29th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Re-pointing period cottage, using lime mortar Bricklaying
Dale and Sean have done a good job re pointing this period property. The work was done as agreed and overall looks very good. Dale has excellent communication skills and has always checked to make sure we were happy with the finish along the way. Thank You!
benrico - 19th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Construction of new landscape garden Landscape Gardening
Reliable and hard working. Did a complicated and labour intensive job efficiently and to a good standard. Would highly recommend.
home_d43950 - 16th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Fence and gate installation Fencing
Good job thanks. Did exactly as asked.
carrie_55 - 9th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Competitively priced, pleasure to work with, honest, reliable and extremely helpful, full of great advice, nothing too much trouble. A rare find ! Only thing you need to remember is to have tea in stock and a cake is a bonus!!! Thanks Dale and Sean, a real pleasure.
carrie_55 - 8th May, 2013 Positive feedback
FIT FASCIAS AND GUTTERS Roofing
Very reliable, always on time, did a great job and at a good price.
steveriseley - 7th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
TAKE UP AND LAY A NEW CONCRETE FLOOR Groundwork & Foundations
Done in less time than agreed and the job has been done very well, it was a difficult job due to problems with the house, but Dale used his initiative and finished the job to a high standard.
steveriseley - 6th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
Fix skirting and replace doors Carpentry & Joinery
A great job done at reasonable rates, always on time, clean and tidy, highly recommended.
steveriseley - 6th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
brickwork restoration Restoration & Refurbishment
Dale and his work colleague did lots of work on the front of our house restoring brickwork and re-pointing. We are really pleased and would recommend them highly.
home_d43950 - 28th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
fencing in back garden Fencing
Dale and Sean worked hard in a difficult space. We are very pleased with the end result. On the first visit Dale discussed things thoroughly and kept me posted throughout which gave me confidence. They came back for a short while on a third day to give the wood an extra coat of preservative as they felt the first coat had soaked in so much that it could do with extra. This cost extra for materials (understandably) but there was no extra cost for the additional work. Overall, friendly, straightforward communication and hardworking. I would recommend Gardale.
frankyasanga - 26th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
Remedial work Restoration & Refurbishment
Friendly efficient service, got on with the job, didn't leave a mess. Since I would hire him again in the future I have no qualms recommending Dale to others!
ramsgatehouse - 13th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
rebuild collapsed garden wall Bricklaying
Excellent job rebuilding wall will definitely use Gardale builders again
france_93 - 25th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Concrete drive removal Driveways
Dale completed the job as and when I asked. He is polite and gives advice during and after the work has been completed. Genuine and hardworking. I would recommend him.
stuart_405 - 25th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
New Patio Landscape Gardening
Dale completed our large sandstone patio project on time and at the agreed price. He was on time every day and did a first class job and nothing was too much trouble. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody for their building requirements.
edlane - 3rd Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Driveways
Dale blockpaved my parents driveway. I found him pleasant and knowledgeable. He carried out the work to a very high standard and was clean tidy and punctual the work was finished in the agreed time!
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Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Restoration & Refurbishment
Mr Dale Burns worked with us for a client. He worked through the rooms and completed all works to an excellent standard and was on time everyday. I would highly recommend Dale.
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