i.w.j building and maintenance
- Member since Jan 2009
- 32 feedback comments, 100% positive
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knock through wall, put in french doors, cupboard doors Conversions - General
Ian and team were very friendly, and helpful with some additional work that needed doing . They completed the job well. There was a delay with the french doors so the work took longer than expected, but otherwise I was a happy customer and would hire them again.
hhambly - 4th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Load bearing internal wall removal. Bricklaying
Ian and Andy are great. We were working away from home while the work was being done. They dealt with the council and structural engineer. So we didn't have to worry about time off. Really pleased with the job they did. We would recommend them to friends and family. Thank you Ian, Gary and Team.
williams_26 - 9th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Demolition of out building Demolition & Clearing
The work to be done was the demolition of an out building in my garden built during the Second World War as a shelter. It had a reinforced roof and thick walls. Obviously this was extremely well built to suit its purpose ( it wasn't the 4 to 1 mortar mix used for buildings today. The work was done very professionally and all the rubble cleared away. I would certainly recommend Ian for any work to be done and for future work I may need doing. Excellent
russell_16 - 9th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Dismantle and Remove Single Concrete Garage Demolition & Clearing
We hired iwj to dismantle and remove a prefabricated concrete garage. Polite and friendly Ian came round one evening to provide a quote and was able to start work very quickly. The work was completed to a high standard and the site was left neat and tidy. The collection by a sub contractor was delayed however this was quickly resolved. I would have no hesitation in using iwj again or recommeding them to others.
mikenewbridge - 7th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
retaining wall replaced and decking Groundwork & Foundations
I had a few quotes in before deciding to go with Ian's company and he was very competitive with his prices and I felt that I could be comfortable working with him. He communicated about the work in an efficient and knowledgeable way.
He was very accommodating in doing the work in a time that was convenient to us.
The work on the wall was completed to a high standard and he made suggestions about how to finish off the steps and also suggested a ledge on the wall that has definitely contributed to the overall look that our patio will have when that is completed. We are definitely having Ian come back to do our patio as well. His team also needs mentioning as they worked extremely hard and were very pleasant to have around. They were all punctual and polite.
In our opinion Ian is trustworthy and a reliable person and we would not hesitate to recommend his work to anyone.
brianberry - 1st Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Dismantle & Remove Concrete Garage Demolition & Clearing
IWJ did a great job,they dismantled and removed our old concrete garage leaving the site tidy
They were very friendly and helpful when we had any queries.
I would strongly recommend them to anyone considering having building work undertaken.
davidshorland - 7th Sep, 2012 Positive feedback
Remove internal load bearing wall Conversions - General
Ian and his team did a fantastic job on my house.
I had 3 big jobs that they worked on:
1) Remove load bearing wall, inserting steel beam, add fireproofing, firedoor, extend electrics and plaster.
2) Convert 2 cupboards into a shower/wc - including new external soil stack; underground drain changes; new shower+basin+wc; electrics; plumbing and lots of plastering
3) Remove a corner chimney, adding beam and hiding soil pipes under floor.
I chose Ian back in Jan, and was delighted that he stuck to my target start date in July.
The team worked on all 3 jobs at the same time. I was very impressed with their skill, speed and determination to tackle all challenges (such as the complex modification of joists to enable long soil pipes to go under floor and later correcting leaks from a mispositioned shower door.)
We now have a lovely extended kitchen and a great new internal shower/wc - without needing a dreaded saniflow.
Ian is very trustworthy, hardworking, keeps in good contact and is keen to ensure the customer is completely satisfied. He also employs some good tradesmen - especially the plasterer and electrician.
I highly recommend Ian and team; and hope they will return next year to tackle a few more challenges.
ricki100 - 3rd Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Parking space & garden refresh + shed build & fencing Landscape Gardening
We hired Andy and Ian for our gardening job early this summer and were very pleased with the work they did. Within the space of 6 days our outside space was completely transformed and has added features to it that we make use of on a daily basis.
As well as adding value to the property we have been able to enjoy the garden throughout the summer; something we certainly weren't able to do before.
All work was finished to a high standard and I’d have no hesitation in recommending the guys to anyone who wanted outside work doing.
jpraill - 30th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Baby's Nursery Interior Insulation Insulation
Ian and his team worked tirelessly and efficiently to get the job done. His associate electrician, plumber and plasterer were equally good and professional and we were thrilled at both the attention to detail and finish quality of the work at a very reasonable price. We would certainly recommend I.w.j. Building and maintenance and hope to use their services again.
el_stotes - 7th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Remove Old Garage Window and Brick Up Hole Bricklaying
Ian did a great job of removing our old rotten garage window and bricking up the hole. He was professional and friendly and his quote was very reasonable. I would recommend him to others.
janeuk - 29th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Steel beam fitter Conversions - General
Great service. Quick quotes, professional job, great communications. Overall great!
chris_211 - 15th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Garden wall needs repointing. Bricklaying
A few people came round to provide quotes for the wall pointing job but Ian was by far away the best at communicating about the work that needed doing. He also provided a really competitive quote.
After I decided to hire Ian he he was flexible about doing the work at a convenient time for me. The work on the wall was completed to a high standard.
My general impression is that Ian is a trustworthy guy and I am in discussion with him regarding some more work that I need doing on the house.
rfreeman - 9th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Removal of two chimney breasts Chimneys & Fireplaces
Ian and Andrew have done a great job for us on the removal of our chimney. The work has been carried out to a high standard and was done on time at a time that suited us.
Ian and Andrew were great from the first time they came round, offering advice and thoughts on solutions for our job. The cost was good value and we would absolutely recommend anyone to use the guys.
homeowner - 8th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Demolish and clear a garage. Make secure the site. Demolition & Clearing
A very nice job. Ian was great to deal with; friendly, easy to contact and turned up when he said he would. He and his colleagues worked quickly and caused no bother at all. He understood that we wanted a neat and tidy job, and just got on with it. Final price was exactly the price quoted. We're delighted with the finished result and would definitely use them again.
hsj76 - 23rd Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
build a wall and erect fences Driveways
ian and his team built a wall for my driveway very good comunication from him and a great job.
cant fault ian and his team i would recommend him to anyone and will use him agin in the near future...cheers lads great job
neil_773 - 4th Mar, 2012 Positive feedback
Garden Wall Bricklaying
Ian and Andy were efficant and quick. I am very happy with the quality of their work and look forward to working with them again
mrsmonahan - 27th Feb, 2012 Positive feedback
SINGLE STORY EXTEBSION Extensions
abb422 - 9th Jan, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Internal Wall Removal Conversions - General
Job completed as agreed. It took longer than anticipated because of delays getting building control approval, but overall I was happy with the quality of the work done. Ian and his team were polite and kept us informed as to when the work would be completed, and the reasons for the delays. Compared to others, I was impressed with how tidy they kept the house during the work. I have used several different builders over the last 5 years and I think this team was the best we have used so far. I would definitely use them again.
homeowner - 26th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Load bearing wall removal + beam Conversions - General
Ian, Andy and Nigel knocked through between 2 rooms and put in a steel supporting beam. They plastered the walls smoothly afterwards and although there was lots of dust due to the work, they did their best to clean up at the end of each day. No complaints at all. Just really pleasant people to have around. They also waterproofed a leaking conservatory roof where it joined to the house. I'd confidently recommend them.
nikki_64 - 12th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
New side to boundary wall Bricklaying
Ian and Andy built my side boundary wall and the result is better than I expected. The bricks are perfectly laid and were sourced to match the existing front wall ones. It's an amazing job and I'm very, very pleased. They are both extremely nice people whom I got along with very well and they were a pleasure to have around.
nikki_64 - 12th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Replace WC Plumbing
Great job done at a great price. Reliable and efficient. Will definitely use again. Thanks
hopalex - 10th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Re-plaster around a doorway Plastering
Really good job, managed to blend new plaster into an existing plastered area seamlessly, once painted no one will ever know the doorway was once bigger!! Very pleased and excellent price. Will be keeping his number for further work and would recommend to a friend.
denises - 30th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
landscaping of 7.5m wide by 12.5m long garden Landscape Gardening
Garden now looks as I've always wanted it.
frencj1 - 14th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
Extend my kitchen and new porch Extensions
Ian and his team carried out an excellent job. Ian and his team are extremely polite, helpful and works to exact timescales. The work he carried out was completed to a very high standard. I have other building jobs which I need done and will not hesitate to contact Ian to carry out the work. I had quite a few quotes from Tradesmen and no-one came near to what Ian quoted me. I cannot express enough how professional Ian and his team are. Thank you
shadow_88 - 6th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
remove cupboard and take to dump Handyman
Came when I wanted and did the job for a very reasonable price. Neat and tidy and very personable. I plan to use them again
homeowner - 7th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
General maintenance Handyman
Ian turned up on time and he was extremely polite and courteous. He did an excellent job for a very reasonable price. I would definitely use him again and would recommend him to others. Ian will do well with his future business plans.
cumberbatch_65 - 7th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
Patio, raised beds and walling Landscape Gardening
Ian and his team were an absolute delight! I can't praise them highly enough. Puntual, polite, hardworking and a joy to have working at home. So good were they in fact, that the job extended twice and now has included a garden pah and fencing. I would thoroughly recommend Ian to everyone I know and definitely ask him to work with us again. A complete star!
andreawj - 15th Aug, 2011 Positive feedback
PATIO SLABS Landscape Gardening
Large Round Patio and Front path
Highly Recommended hard working team arrived on time all work
Was complete to perfection and left the grounds clean
Thanks Very much
geffro - 24th Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
removing an existing kitchen and replacing with an ikea Kitchen Fitting
Fantastic job done, really lovely guys to have working in your place. Always considerate, hard working and extremel professional. Would recommend to anyone!
homeowner - 18th Mar, 2010 Positive feedback
Fit laminate floor and fire place Carpentry & Joinery
Quick to respond to quote request. Turned up on time and did long days. Nice personality. Good job. Would recommend and use again.
clarky3 - 9th Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
Shed Base and Shed Built Garages & Sheds
Ian did a excellent job! The job was to errect a Shed 8 x 6 abd lay a paving base. His quote was by far the best and the tradesmanship was outstanding. Left everything clean and tidy and it didn't break the bank. Also, the job in only one day.
I would recommend Iain to anyone for buidling or maintenance work.
emma-lavender - 8th Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
50 cm high breeze block wall 3.5 M long Groundwork & Foundations
Ian has a pleasant personality, and is a hard working non smoker. Did the job in the quoted time and gave good value for money. Highly recommended, we will employ him again.
homeowner - 4th Jun, 2009 Positive feedback
Build a very small garden wall Landscape Gardening
Ian was/is extremely courteous and reliable, the job he did for me is first class, no mess left, he worked non stop with no breaks and he is a credit to himself. I shall definitely use him again and would thoroughly recommend this hardworking young man to anyone. Well done Ian and thank you once again, I love my new wall and fence.
katpri - 16th Apr, 2009 Positive feedback