• Repair to garage

    Found Dale very helpful and knowledgeable about what work needed to be done regarding repair to our Garage. We excepted what we thought was a reasonable price for the job and Dale has today completed the job. Over the last few weeks the weather has been very wet and Dale has been excellent at contacting us each time he could not come to proceed with the work because of the rain.

  • Concrete base 35 x 10ft

  • external brick come away along with iron gate hinge-fix

    Excellent, all round - would highly recommend and definitely use again.


    Arrived when said and completed the concrete slab, advised of more work needing to be done to ensure it lasts as he was not happy to complete a job that could have a potential issue in the future which shows his experience. I will be using him again and would recommend him for others.

  • SLAB BASE FOR Shed 8ft x 9 ft in Thanet

    Good communication, prompt and polite. Job well done. Thank you.

  • Front drive way

    I have used Dale now for several jobs. Dale is very professional and provides an excellent service.

  • A first floor bay window

    He is very nice and easy to work with. I need so work sorted quickly as it was a roof issue and he came in on his day off to sort the issue to prevent more damage to my property.

  • Reconstruct garden wall which was driven into

    Once the weather relented the job was completed speedily, carefully, professionally and the area was tidied afterwards. During the poor weather I was kept informed of the builder's intentions and the work was done when they said it would be. I would recommend the firm to others.

  • Greenhouse base

    Really pleased with my greenhouse base. Dale is very knowledgeable, understanding exactly what I wanted and getting on and doing it to a very high standard. He and his mate are very friendly and do enjoy a cup of tea!

  • Repair garden wall

    Dale is very friendly and helpful person. He kept us updated with the progress of the work, which he adapted to our changing requirements. We were very happy with the outcome of the work he did for us. We will be using his services again in the near future.

  • Repair front garden wall

  • Conservatory instalation

  • Building a log store and tool cabinet in the garden

    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!

  • Paths and hard standing

    All good and done well, particularly liked how friendly and direct they were.

  • re-pointing

    great job done --very

  • Drainage work for new bathroom

    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.

  • Insulation under timber board flooring

    Overall a good job for this insulation.

  • Rerendering 2 sides of Victorian semi-detached terrace

    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.

  • Extensions

    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.

  • patio, fence and garden overhaul

    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.

  • Repair of two manholes plus iron covers

    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.

  • Build Wall & Re-point back of house


    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.

  • Inside chimney renovation

    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!

  • small brick arch-private house Herne bay

    Very pleasant & efficient. Work carried out to specification and price. Would use again and highly recommend!

  • Repair and or partial rebuild of garden wall

    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.

  • Brick up external doorway

  • Leaking garage

    Very pleased with work undertaken. Would recommend and will definitely hire again.

  • Approx 30/35 paving slabs to be laid

    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.

  • bricks at edge of garden path

    Efficient and reliable service from Dale at Gardale Builder. Will definitely use again if anything else needs doing.

  • Replace old window with new one. Plaster room.

  • Filing the flue and vent holes.

    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

  • Side gate & steps

    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.

  • Soil pipe for an Extra (new) WC

    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!

  • pointing flat roof painting soffits bricking in window

    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.

  • two trial pits

    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.

  • Cracksticking brickwok using heli bars

    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.

  • Chimney Rebuild

    Dale provided a great service. Very quick to visit and kept up excellent communication throughout. Highly recommended.

  • Repairs to walls

    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

  • Builder

    Work done to satisfaction. Very helpful and went out of his wat to organising other tradesman Highly recommended

  • Garden paving

  • Dwarf wall and path

    Excellent work, arrived every morning on time, nothing was too much trouble. All materials supplied which was brilliant.

  • paving for a patio area

    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!

  • Brick wall and trellace

  • 4-course brick wall around patio and rebuild brick arch

    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.

  • Blockwork in the garage and putting in window.

  • Rear wall - reinforce, repair, and repoint

    Dale has been very easy to work with, everything done to a high standard at the agreed price. Will use again.

  • Repair loose bricks on door step

    Excellent job, reliable, friendly, clean and tidy and passionate about your work - will use you again - Thank you

  • Brick up windows, door and wall

  • Garden Wall

  • lintel replacement

    Highly recommended. Good communication, arrived on time, explained everything and the most important no hidden costs.

  • Front of house

    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.

  • Weather proofing side of house

    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!

  • investigate and cure some movement on outside wall

    Work completed speedily and efficiently, pleasant and tidy workers

  • Render new extension

    Really nice guys, worked quickly and efficiently, nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely use Dale and Shaun again

  • Repointing

    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
    Sue Foster

  • Fix bricks in back wall of house (exterior).

    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.

  • Motorbike storage

  • repointing and repair to bungalow gable end

    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.

  • Repointing low level brickwork 1860 cottage Sandwich

    Dale completed some lovely lime repointing to my old cottage walls. He is very polite, reliable and on time. Thanks MCR sandwich

  • Building a garden wall

    My new wall was finished and looks good. The team worked well together. Thanks Dale.

  • Build a garden wall to replace fencing that blew down!

    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.

  • Footings and slab base for a greenhouse

  • Fitting cast iron fireplace

    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!

  • Replace fencing and posts down one side of our property

    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.

    gardalebuilder's reply:

    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

    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!).

  • Garden Wall

    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.

  • Re-pointing wall at the back of my house

    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 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

  • Bricklaying, rendering

  • Wall needs rebuilding

    Excellent work, rebuilt garden wall and other general maintenance.

  • Brick skirt and steps on mobile home 7 course high

    Excellent Job!! work carried out to the highest standard.

  • reflooring

    Dale was good value for money, reliable, punctual, very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Hard landscaping

    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

  • Garden patio

    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 :)

  • Remove old fence and replace with new.

  • garden wall re build

    Friendly, knowledgeable and competitively priced

  • Concrete Steps down sloping concrete drive

    Friendly and helpful, completed steps with no delays and to a good standard. Thank you. Recommended...

  • Re-pointing period cottage, using lime mortar

    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!

  • Construction of new landscape garden

    Reliable and hard working. Did a complicated and labour intensive job efficiently and to a good standard. Would highly recommend.

  • Fence and gate installation

    Good job thanks. Did exactly as asked.

  • Repointing

    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.


    Very reliable, always on time, did a great job and at a good price.


    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.

  • Fix skirting and replace doors

    A great job done at reasonable rates, always on time, clean and tidy, highly recommended.

  • brickwork restoration

    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.

  • fencing in back garden

    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.

  • Remedial work

    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!

  • rebuild collapsed garden wall

    Excellent job rebuilding wall will definitely use Gardale builders again

  • Concrete drive removal

    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.

  • New Patio

    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.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    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!

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    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.