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Completion of fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
julie_14li - 6th Dec, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Pointing of house Bricklaying
Superb service from start to finish. Very approachable and amazingly clean in their work. Specialist equipment used that minimalised excess dust during the process. We would definitely recommend and have them return for any future projects. Trust me when I say we're fussy 😁
harri_83 - 28th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Renew front garden wall and patio Bricklaying
greamec - 27th Nov, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Opening up & supporting chimney breast for oven Conversions - General
Nick was great from start to finish, the quality of work was first rate and done in time and on budget at a fair price, i wasn't able to be at the house during the works but was kept updated throughout the day with progress and couldn't be happier with the final result, i wouldn't hesitate in recommending Nick & his team, thanks!
user_p21 - 26th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Walling for a small Porch Bricklaying
This was the first job Nic had done for me and I was very happy with the end result. His price was competitive and the work was carried out to a very high standard as per my instructions.
The site was left clean and tidy and I would happily use his services again.
Outlooks home and garden
john_bwj - 19th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Quick to arrange quote for work and then arrange a start date. In constant communication to update me on the progress and to check that I was happy with everything.
The work was completed to a high standard, the builder was extremely polite and left the site after the first day far cleaner than it was when he arrived. Would definitely use again and would highly recommend.
kerryc101 - 14th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Part chimney rebuild Bricklaying
Needed a bricklayer within a day and nick came. Sorted out a very bad chimney for me in a day too which was great. No mess no fuss just a good honest job. You would be silly to use any other bricklayer.
elite_building_maintenance - 13th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
removing old patio and relaying a new one Landscape Gardening
Nick and Liam has just completed laying our new patio, and we are so pleased with their work. Always on time, kept us informed, every day left the garden clean and tidy. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick and Liam to anyone. Thank you so much we are very pleased
mary_28ws - 18th Oct, 2017 Positive feedback
Patio edging Bricklaying
Nick has done a brilliant job with the patio edging , very reliable , fair price. Takes pride in his work , clean and tidy while working . Left spotless when work completed.
Would highly recommend nick, he is a genuine builder and honest. No need to Look any further nicks the man for the job.
loohartuk - 12th Oct, 2017 Positive feedback
Air bricks, concrete removal and re-lay path Landscape Gardening
We are extremely pleased with every aspect of Nick’s work. He was punctual, helpful and knowledgeable. He came over to look at the issues and gave good advice regarding what needed doing. He repointed part of the building, put some air bricks in and relaid our path. The work was of excellent quality, quickly executed and everything was left very clean and tidy. Highly recommended and I would have no hesitation employing Nick again.
rhhartington - 9th Oct, 2017 Positive feedback
decking garden and a brick retaining wall Landscape Gardening
Another excellent first class job done by nick and liam .I have used nick a few times now and hes the most honest builder I have ever used Nothing is to much trouble when changing things around Hes very acommondating and when leaving every morning I left him the keys to lock up and always sent photos of progress and the site was always tidy at the end of the day I am so happy with the end project and would highly recommend to other house owners and family Thank you nick and liam and mybuilder team for my beautiful garden
tracihart - 1st Oct, 2017 Positive feedback
Front garden wall Bricklaying
Fantastic job! Nick was on time everyday and finished when he said he would. I was indecisive and Nick was very patient with me; providing guidance and bringing me brick samples to help make my decision. I am incredibly pleased with his workmanship. Nick kept in contact the whole time and provided me with picture updates so I could see the work in progress even when I wasn't there. Overall a very positive experience and I would definitely use him again for future work.
gdavies_17 - 20th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
Good clean job. Tidies up as he goes. Knows what he is doing. easy to get on with. much appreciated would hire again.
fred_142 - 15th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
Urgent brickwork Bricklaying
Having been let down by another brick layer, I called Nick in a panic.He visited me the next morning and was honest from the beginning.He told me I would have to push my window installation back (which was in 7 days time) as rushing to fit within a timescale wouldn't result in a quality job.My husband and I had no hesitation in hiring him and he fit us in to start the job 2 days later.He carried out groundwork too which I was so pleased about as my ground worker whom I hired separately was delayed with other jobs. He arrived on time everyday and there were always 2 others with him on site. They were all such nice guys and he kept in touch with me by text. Before I left for work each day they'd already been working for an hour!! Every day whilst I was at work, I received pictures of the work they were doing and I was impressed at the quality of it and so excited to see it take shape. We were quoted a price that came out exact, so we had no nasty surprises. My garden was left neat and tidy at the end (even my mugs were in the washing up bowl!) and I trusted him to lock up for me if I was going to be late. I expected hiring a builder to be a hard task, having never done a big house project before and not knowing anything about the process. With lots of builders I could have chosen,for once, my luck turned out great! I wouldn't hesitate in using Nick again and have already earmarked him for more work in the future. I'd recommend Nick to friends and family without hesitation.
hannahm_43 - 14th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
Removal of Asbestos Garage Demolition & Clearing
Nick responded quickly to my request for a quote, I asked him to do the work and he done exactly what he said he would. He moved the garage contents to a safe place which was really helpful and arranged for the rubbish skip to be removed on the same day. Thank you Nick, very happy with what you have done.
andrew_rogers_51 - 8th Sep, 2017 Positive feedback
Removal of asbestos shed roof Demolition & Clearing
This job was carried out extremely efficiently and professionally by Nick and his team.
I was very pleased with their approach to the work and the communication with me , so I decided to get some other work done to my house by them. Again, this was carried out to a high standard .
Despite experiencing some unexpected problems with the extra work , Lee ,in particular , proved to be very skilled ,helpful and thoughtful in his work and they all finished to a high standard in the time Nick had stated.
The clearing up after the job was also impressive so I am a very satisfied customer and would definitely recommend them and use them again should I need more work done.
daphne_88 - 16th Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
Removal of shed Demolition & Clearing
Nick responded very quickly to my initial request, and my old shed was demolished and taken away on the day planned, efficiently and quietly, important as it was early on a Sunday morning. Very reasonable price and I would definitely recommend Kentish Builder to others. I hope to use them again on future projects.
rosemary_974 - 14th Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his team. The repointing was done to a very high standard and they left everything clean and tidy at the end of each day. The lads were courteous and helpful and kept noise and distribution to a minimum. I found the cost to be very reasonable especially considering the quality of the work
david_tredwell - 3rd Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
repointing of asmall garden wall Bricklaying
Mr Kilshaw quoted a price and there were no extras at the completion of work. The builder gave a start date and time which was adhered to. The job was completed to my satisfaction without exception. The site was left clean and tidy. I would have no qualms in recommending Mr Kilshaw to any interested parties. I am one happy person with the work that was carried out.
alexander_501 - 20th Jul, 2017 Positive feedback
Build brick built chimney in showroom Bricklaying
Very pleased with the work completed. Always punctual would hire again
kevers82_67 - 28th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
I am very happy with the work carried out by Nick and his team. The repointing on the elevations and chimney was thorough and professional, and looks good. Nick provided advice on the pros and cons of the different solutions to various brickwork problems, which was extremely useful. The work was done on schedule and Nick kept me up to speed at all stages on progress made. The site was cleaned up afterwards. I would definitely use kentish builder again.
oconnorc500 - 24th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
removal of old workshops and shed Demolition & Clearing
Nick always got back to me quickly and did what he said he would. Have employed for more work
user_1iuc - 24th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Garden work Landscape Gardening
Nick was very quick in giving me a quote and helpfully answered my questions via email before starting the job.
I am very pleased with the result, the garden is much improved and was left very tidy afterwards.
Thanks very much - would definitely recommend Nick
helen_263p - 15th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Making a doorway, Conversions - General
Nick was friendly and knowledgeable. He gave good advice and was very prompt in replying and getting on with the job. His rate was reasonable and I was very pleased with the result. I would certainly recommend him and will not hesitate to ask him again if I have another building job.
nicci_whitaker - 31st May, 2017 Positive feedback
Take down/remove small garden shed & disposal Demolition & Clearing
This is the second job that we have hired Nick for. Nick was very quick responding to our request for a quote and was able to accommodate us the very next day to take down our shed. Nicks team did a fantastic job, we're friendly, on time and truly seem to care that I was satisfied with everything before leaving our home. I appreciate their hard work and felt it was money well spent. I highly recommend calling them if you want a good experience and craftsmanship . We will call them again
toc2 - 25th May, 2017 Positive feedback
Repair of crazy paving Landscape Gardening
becky_474 - 7th May, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Patio/landscape small back garden Landscape Gardening
Nick and his team have done a great job of decking my elderly parents back garden and the transformation is fabulous. They turned up everyday promptly and completed all works to a high standard in an efficient and timely manner. Extremely friendly, polite and well mannered. Communication is excellent and Nick contacted me daily with updates and photos and ensured we were happy throughout the entire job. We would definitely use him again and 100% recommend. Very trustworthy which was such a relief as my parents had been ripped off by cowboy builders the year before
christine_895 - 2nd May, 2017 Positive feedback
small back garden in bungalow to be made nice Landscape Gardening
nick was the most helpful man over what I wanted for my garden his work has been first class the garden looks so good he has done brilliant decking which iam so pleased with my husband has been seriosly ill in hospital and had to make decisions on my own nick was so helpfuli am so grateful I had him thanks to my builder
pamela_127 - 28th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Install lintel. Bricklaying
Nick and his team did a great job. They were fast efficient and the finished job was very professional. I am a very satisfied customer. Nice guys and a pleasure to have on site. Will definately use again if the need arises. I have no hesitation in recommending their work.
chris_129h - 19th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Repair to cracked garden wall Bricklaying
Nick was extremely helpful, gave good advice as to what could be done with my wall whilst keeping the costs down. The wall was finished to a very high standard with the job carried out in a way to minimise disruption to myself and my neighbours. I would highly recommend his work to anyone else and indeed have had a neighbour asking for his details.
gavin_kennett - 14th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Decking Landscape Gardening
Nick, Lee and Liam are rare tradesman to find. They advised us where to purchase quality decking for a reasonable price. Started and finished the work when they said they would. They were clean, tidy and friendly. Always making sure we were happy with progress and our finished decking. It looks amazing. Very happy customers.
danielledanielle - 13th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
Build a patio Landscape Gardening
Nick came to quote within hours of posting the job. He gave brilliant advice about the sort of patio/ decking that would work in our garden. As promised he then e mailed the quote that same evening and managed to start work within a few days. He and his two workmates arrive at 7am as planned and transformed our garden in two days! They were all very professional , trustworthy and worked extremely hard. We enjoyed having them around and are delighted with their work. We would not hesitate to employ them again and would highly recommend them to other people.
sally_martin_80 - 12th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
brick fireplace restoration/replace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick did an excellent job in designing my new fireplace with me, listening to what I wanted and then building the fireplace, he was happy to make changes to the design so that the finished result is just what I wanted. He always turned up on time and worked solidly and cleared up. I'd definitely recommend him. Thank you Nick.
user_27l2 - 11th Apr, 2017 Positive feedback
We needed investigation into various issues concerning a house we were negotiating to buy and Nick was extremely helpful in examining the work and was able to carry out the work but we could not progress the matter with the Vendor. Nick was very helpful and accomodating and arrived prompt at the location. We are trying to buy another house and we would not hesitate to contact Nick again.
woodbine_62 - 31st Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Hard scape area in slabs or blocks needed for children Landscape Gardening
Nick has been very efficient & professional in every aspect of the project, I would definitely use him again if needed & recommend him & his guys to anyone looking for building work in the Kent or surrounding areas.
Thanks for a smooth job Nick.
max_563 - 17th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
New front garden wall Bricklaying
Nick and his team have performed a super job. Nick responded to our request for a quote quickly giving us a price and future start date, both of which were met. They have not only rebuilt our garden wall but also re-pointed all the brickwork on the bottom half of the house (the top being covered by boarding) and built us a new front step. They also cleared up all the brick dust generated by the re-pointing work even to the extent of cleaning window ledges and hosing down windows. All other clean-up work was undertaken too with Nick organising a licence for a skip to be placed in the road which was removed on their last working day. All the work was carried out too a very high standard and the guys worked and acted very professionally. It has rejuvenated our property and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for future work.
powelldj07_z950xc - 17th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Demolition of Garage with asbestos roof. Demolition & Clearing
Arrived nice and early made good progress with job in hand , site left nice and clean would use again and would recommend to others nice bunch of lads. job well done.
roy_674 - 9th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Demolition of two wooden semi portable dwellings Demolition & Clearing
We gave the contract for the demolition and legal disposal of two dwellings from our site. His initial inspection, advice and providing documentation proved that he was well supported and insured to take on the task and provided a reasonable quotation. We gave some strict guidlines of dates which had to be adhered to. Nick and his team of Kentish Builder were puctual, completed the job sooner than expected and well within the dates we specified, and the cost that had been agreed and worked at times through adverse weather. They worked exactly to our contracted conditions and were always courteous and understanding even when coming across problems. An inspection at the end revealed the site left clean and tidy as we required. We would be happy to recommend their services confident in knowing for us they did a very good job.
john_pell - 9th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Shed and Contents Demoltion and Take Away Demolition & Clearing
Nick was absolutely spot on with the job for us. Turned up when he said he would and him and his team demolished and arranged for everything to be taken away brilliantly and all in a few hours on a Saturday morning. Great stuff.
slamraman - 1st Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
Repairing Wall cracking with Heli Bars or similar Restoration & Refurbishment
Very communicative and helpful -
Will definitely employ again should the need arise again !!
allshepdog - 3rd Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Chimney Ventilation Roofing
You don't normally expect to find a builder in your garden at 7.45 on a cold, frosty Sunday morning. This is what happened to me last week as Nick had arrived as promised but a little earlier than expected.
After a quick word with me the portable scaffolding was erected and the cowl put in place. The cowl was then secured in place. Nick showed me the close up photos of what he had done & was on his way. Job done.
invictaman - 31st Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Estimate for chimney repair Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nicholas of Kentish Builder provided a friendly and efficient service. He promptly arranged to visit the property we are hoping to buy and then offered a thorough explanation of the work needed and a fair estimate for a variety of options available to us. We would thoroughly recommend using Kentish Builder.
kh82 - 27th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
erect garden room Carpentry & Joinery
This is the second job that Kentish Builder has very successfully completed for me and as usual the job was carried out very profesionaly and quickly, many thanks Nick, Lee and Liam
alan_1rw4 - 24th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Removal of chimney breast Chimneys & Fireplaces
Beautiful repointing work on two chimneys . Very professional service .
shane_311 - 6th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
update my fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Unfortunately, I have had to cancel this job as other work has to be completed before I can install a hearth. Nick was very prompt in coming to assess the situation and quoted a very reasonable price. I would contact him again if I need further work done.
bjc_49 - 5th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Demolition and removal of entire greenhouse Demolition & Clearing
Very very pleased,work very reasonably priced, very fast response, work completed very quickly would definatelty hire again 10 out of 10.
leehutley - 3rd Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
removal of garage Demolition & Clearing
Excellent job, quoted very quickly, arrived on time day of demolition completed the job swiftly with his team and left the job clean and tidy,
alan_1rw4 - 16th Dec, 2016 Positive feedback
Remove the Bricks from an old fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick did a great job unbricking our fireplace. Looks great now and will be the perfect spot for our log burner! He gave us a reasonable price and completed the job really quickly!
amy_297 - 15th Dec, 2016 Positive feedback
Exterior brickwork repairs Bricklaying
piivonen - 14th Dec, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Small house renovation Demolition & Clearing
Really great. Started working straight away, fast, efficient. Kept me updated with photos and text. Would recommend.
mel_422 - 26th Nov, 2016 Positive feedback
Opening up space for log burner Chimneys & Fireplaces
Fast and tidy work at a good price
kaylie_46 - 25th Nov, 2016 Positive feedback
chimney has been closed but wall now shows damp spot Chimneys & Fireplaces
Very pleased with the work Nick did on our two chimney repairs.
Nick was able to come out sooner then we thought he would be able. He arrived on time, was friendly, thoroughly explained everything to us and made sure we understood what he was telling us.
Nick was quick at doing the repairs and did an excellent job. He also cleaned up everything before leaving. I was call on him again and reccomend him to a friend anytime. Thanks Nick!!
toc - 25th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
Nick visited at short notice. The work was completed on time and to a good standard.
sparrahawk - 11th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
Refurbishment of front steps Bricklaying
In these days of so many reports of cowboy builders we were incredibly fortunate to have chosen Nick and his team. Fueled only with tea he not only completed the work we requested on time and to a very high standard but gave us excellent advice at no extra charge, never asking for any monies to be paid in advance. We would definitely recommend Kentish Builder and will not hesitate to use him again.
rodhog - 6th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
old garage brookside Demolition & Clearing
Along with numerous others, I endorse Mr. Kilshaw with the highest of recommendations. After I posted he went to the property and made an offer in less than an hour. As I was not at the property he agreed to keep in contact with me by text and photo throughout the different stages of the the project. He is a man of his word. He did this everyday he was at the property. It is now successfully completed.
Mr. Kilshaw is a person of integrity. You will be most happy and satisfied with his performance.
britgirl_18 - 26th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
Garage Removal Garages & Sheds
The team were excellent. They started earlier and took my garage down in half the time I though it would take with no trouble and very little noise. They left no mess and they could not have been more helpful. I would have no trouble recommending them to anyone who needed work done. Many thanks.
fgw - 10th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
demolition and removal of garage Demolition & Clearing
Nick was punctual and professional in the demolition and disposal of our garage. Everything was dealt with in the promised time scale and site left clean and tidy. Recommend him.
afurnell - 25th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
Repair to retaining garden wall Bricklaying
Nic & his team worked hard & well. They removed a wall that had been falling down & replaced it. They also found the time to remove old slabs from the garden & replace them with new larger slabs. They removed old raised flower beds and replaced them with new raised beds made of old railway sleepers.This was not part of the original job. They also made suggestions when I was unsure what I wanted.
vjwhitmore - 15th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
Concrete Slab Garage with asbestos roof Demolition & Clearing
From the very start Nick was professional, courteous and knowledgeable.
As soon as we agreed his quote for the demolition of our concrete garage,
he arranged everything, and kept in touch throughout.
The day arrived Saturday 23/7 and Nick arrived with two other workmen, who were polite and set about dismantling the garage. As I had to leave for work for a few hours when I returned the job was complete, neat and tidy, swept and very organised. I received a text message to see if everything was alright and that's apart from the fact my husband dealt with Nick.
We are both very pleased and recommend Nick to anyone looking for a friendly professional & would definitely contact him again through My Builder for any future work. Thank you Nick
quidproquo - 23rd Jul, 2016 Positive feedback
Demolishing an mainly wooden structured garden house Demolition & Clearing
Nick answered our job post very promptly and arrived on time to carry out the estimate. He and his apprentices did the job very swiftly and neatly with a reasonable price. We wouldn’t mind hire him again in the future.
user_1ajm - 12th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Structural work, so need structural engineer Chimneys & Fireplaces
First time ever I have had to have a builder in and these are the best. Turned up when promised, left the place tidy when they finished. Nick kept me posted every day with what was achieved , had photos sent, any problems we were able to contact him and he would do what he could, would thoroughly recommend them to do any more work.
keith_852 - 14th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
Damp in windows/walls. Bricklaying
Nick was very helpful with advice and rearranged his workload to assist us to fit in with other trades. He was very punctual, did a good job and tidied up after himself. Would recommend.
leggatgr - 6th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
repointing in x 3 areas Bricklaying
Nick and his team from Kentish Builders have today completed the repointing work to my property and what an excellent job they have done. They even cleared out my gutters at no extra cost! From start to finish Nick has been very professional, reliable and has communicated with me all the way through the process. I would thoroughly recommend Kentish Builders and I would certainly use them again myself.
jill_breeze - 27th Mar, 2016 Positive feedback
concrete removal Demolition & Clearing
Couldn't be happier with Nick and the team. Excellent job, punctual friendly and professional. Went the extra mile and were very good value. I would highly recommend.
jas1981 - 26th Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
Cat Flap to be fitted Handyman
shrewski - 29th Jan, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Pointing and rendering Restoration & Refurbishment
From the point I agreed for the work to be done Nick was in touch on a regular basis to make sure I was happy with the work.
The work that he did was more than good and we were very happy with his workman and the way that they kept to their times and the time they said that the work would take to do.
The job was pointing and building a garden wall, they insured that the mess was kept to minimum and they cleaned up to a good standard when completing the work. I would recommend this builder to anyone.
Overall the work they did was excellent and looks good.
user_nhl - 15th Jan, 2016 Positive feedback
Re-Pointing Works Bricklaying
Reliable friendly gentleman who carried out a very good job. Would highly recommend him.
watson_45 - 27th Oct, 2015 Positive feedback
Wardrobes need demolishing Demolition & Clearing
Nick from Kentish Builder really helped me out of a tight spot when someone else cancelled. He was very polite, professional and tidy. Plus he was very quick. I highly recommend him and would hire him again.
katie_henry - 29th Sep, 2015 Positive feedback
build front wall, clear front Bricklaying
This is the second time I have used Nick and his team, as always a very reasonable quote for the job at the beginning, and once he started the job he always arrived nice and early.
He discussed all the options fully at the beginning ensuring we got what worked best for the Job, and also gave me a daily update and worked quickly and efficiently keeping the work area tidy. I highly recommend Nick and will use him again.
neilh_29 - 20th Sep, 2015 Positive feedback
Back garden patio, Bricklaying Landscape Gardening
Nick from kentishbuilder is very reliable and gave a very detailed quote. He started on the day arranged and continued to start at 7am every morning. Nick and his team were very curteous, tidy and friendly, looked after my home whilst in and out. Nick guides you through every aspect of the job and his plans. Likes a text every evening to make sure I am happy with his work, if not is happy to change the next day, as you never know what it looks like until it is done! I would definitely have them back for further work and would 100 per cent recommend them. Very happy Customer.
julie_729 - 9th Jul, 2015 Positive feedback
build garden walls and re-point front wall Bricklaying
apulfer - 23rd May, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Patio, path, walled flower bed removal. Landscape Gardening
Nick and his team have done a great job with the removal of the paths, brickwork, hard standing and fencing. Nick remained in contact throughout and turned up exactly on time as arranged.
The job was completed as quoted and in much quicker time than I'd anticipated with a couple of the guys working through a Saturday to get the job done ahead of schedule, while also remaining very polite and friendly.
I wasn't home for much the majority of the time that the work was being done but had complete confidence in leaving the Kentish Builder team on the property in my absence. They always left the property securely and very tidy.
I've already requested another quote and look forward to inviting Kentish Builder to help further with my project.
alex_28_61 - 14th May, 2015 Positive feedback
Demolition and removal. Demolition & Clearing
The job of demolishing and removing an old 8x8 shed was undertaken efficiently and quickly. It is very good to find a trader who is very hard working and puts in that bit extra to help. We are more than satisfied with the work, clearing up and all at a reasonable price.
bwa_71 - 11th May, 2015 Positive feedback
Garden walls Bricklaying
Nick from kentishbuilder was the only one who gave a detailed quote for the garden wall .He was very polite and attentive to detail and turned up every morning on time and gave a up to date report of what he was doing the site was cleaned everyday and I let them have access to my property when I was away .The 3 garden walls where built to my satisfaction and would recommend to family and friends
sheila_jarvis - 1st May, 2015 Positive feedback
patio layer and a brick wall built Bricklaying
Nick has today finished laying our patio and building a retaining wall. I would definitely recommend him to anybody. He took pride in his work and communicated from the beginning to the end of the job ensuring we were happy with everything. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
jackiemc_61 - 25th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
CATFLAP FITTED Handyman
What a lovely chap! He did a lovely job of putting my catflap in and even cleared up the mess he made afterwards. I would definitely use him again for any building work. 10/10.
catlady_20 - 14th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Repointing and bricklaying Bricklaying
Nick and his team always turned up on time, Nick explained the work he was going to carry out each day. You knew what stage the work would be when they left the site that day.They were all hardworking and they tidied and cleaned the site before leaving every day. We are very pleased with the end result and would highly recommend, We would use them again ourselves.
christinaone - 12th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Laying of gravel on soil in a small garden Landscape Gardening
Nick and his colleague did a great job on our garden – mending a fence, levelling off the damaged, muddy old lawn, and laying a membrane and Cotswold stone. The garden was a mess and now looks excellent. They were punctual and efficient. When the job was complete they tidied up and swept up any mess, so everything was left in order. They couldn’t complete the job on the first day because we hadn’t ordered enough material (this was my fault, not theirs), but Nick refused to take payment before the job was done and came back a week later to finish off. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and have already asked for quotations on more work.
gd77 - 9th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
chimney breast removal Chimneys & Fireplaces
a thorough professional job completed within time frame and budget including more than what was required. daily objective and reviews of the project to ensure we were happy. Tidy and efficient they came in cracked on and did the job we couldn't ask for more. I would recommend Nick and his crew anytime.
bertie_80 - 8th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
safety check/possible work Chimneys & Fireplaces
lucy_ritchie - 5th Apr, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Remove lrg leanto structure, lrg greenhouse and rubbish Demolition & Clearing
Excellent service. Nick and his team dismantled and cleared a large, old greenhouse, shed and loads of building waste. They did everything as asked and more. Completed work while we were away and trusted them with property. Would highly recommend and use again. Thanks.
stu_35 - 4th Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Adjustments to chimney/fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Our job was done entirely to our satisfaction. Nick explained the stages he was taking and kept us informed of progress, to ensure we were happy with the work as he went along. He work cleanly and tidily, clearing up as he went along and at the end of the job; nothing was too much trouble. Very pleased with the outcome and thoroughly recommended.
kempy_28 - 3rd Apr, 2015 Positive feedback
Patio slabs Groundwork & Foundations
Nick has done a fantastic job resetting our patio. He was very efficient and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
Hannah and Ed
quigleyscott - 28th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Waste removal Demolition & Clearing
Excellent service from nick. Extremely impressed! He kept in touch from the initial stage of contacting him about the job. Very good to deal with. Turned up bang on time. Was very friendly! Can highly recommend!!!
louisep_96 - 22nd Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Green House & Small Metal Shed Teardown and Removal Demolition & Clearing
Very pleased with the work done. Arrived on time, carried out task quickly and efficiently. Would recommend and use in the future.
kclarkson78 - 18th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Rebuild Fireplace in Country Reclaimed Brick Chimneys & Fireplaces
From the very beginning Nick was always in contact.He was very helpful, giving good advice about the job and being very punctual when agreeing a time and day of starting the job.
Nick and the team were very friendly, happy to do extra when asked. When the job was finished,the team cleared away all the rubbish and hoovered.
The finished job was done well and I would not hesitate to employ again or refer to others.
glynny50 - 13th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Cat flap through brick wall Bricklaying
We are very happy with Nick's work. He responded really quickly to my advertisement and came and did the work very quickly, too. The finished result is to a high standard, with minimal mess. The price paid was very reasonable. We'd definitely have him back and would recommend him.
lucyh_38 - 2nd Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Repoint side elevation wall. Bricklaying
Once again nick gave a very detailed quote on the works that needed doing .He explained what had to be done reguarding the pointing works.He and is workman grinded everything out and they showed me when they washed it all down and then they repointed all the area to a high standard and everything was cleaned up on completion.Highly Recommeneded again
tracihart - 25th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Removal of garage in garden, possible asbestos Demolition & Clearing
Friendly, approachable and reliable. Nick and his team removed a garage from our garden in super quick time and the site was left spotless. By far the best choice we'd made to get it removed by Nick, can't fault him or his approach to work. Will be using again. Thank you
al828 - 21st Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Shortening wall at end of drive Bricklaying
Thanks for a brilliant job done Nick ! Punctual, friendly , hardworking and polite. Got the job done in the time he allocated and for the price quoted. Very happy customer. Would defiantly use again. 😊
kelly_271 - 20th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Cat Flap in external wall Handyman
Good solid workman. Cat flap inserted in outside wall with no problems dispite my mistake innot getting an adapter for the inside wall. Reasonable price and cleaned up thoroughly inside before leaving. Recommended.
mr_b_f_clark - 6th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Chimney breast removed very long time ago Chimneys & Fireplaces
Thank you Nick for the quick respond, arriving promptly and for the job done today. Yes I am happy with job it was done professionally and you answered my questions.
I have to highlight the excellent respond from you on my calls and texts!
lo2244 - 4th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Enlarging a builders opening Chimneys & Fireplaces
Would definitely recommend Nick! He was quick to quote and quick to respond to messages/calls. He turned up when he said he would - no hassle. Left him the keys and went to work...came back to a lovely enlarged chimney breast ready for the next steps of our "rennovation" works. He cleaned up afterwards too which was a great help. Will definitely be getting in contact with Nick for our driveway improvements in the near future. Thanks again Nick!
dasmith83 - 28th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
Re-pointing chimney breast Bricklaying
Very pleased with Nicks work... It wasn't an easy job but he came out to look at it quickly, was very helpful and provided three different cost options, carried out the work very swiftly and to a very good standard.
Would definitely recommend!
charlottebland - 17th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
Repair Garden wall Bricklaying
Excellent job carried out by Nick. No fuss no bother no mess.
Friendly advice given and all carried out when he said he would.
Would definitely use him for other works.
gerald_73 - 6th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
amend existing masonary chimney breast in Orpington Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick was brilliant. He turned up when he said he would and did a great job on enlarging the chimney breast and installing a lintel. He also went above and beyond in helping me to locate a hearth stone and also installed a flexible flue liner & cowl, which was additional to what we originally agreed.
I couldn't have a asked for a nicer chap or a better job. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone.
michellef - 30th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
Replacement of chimney cowl and pointing of chimney Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick recently checked and re-pointed 2 chimneys for me. He gave me a very good quote and was able to utilise a scaffold tower rather than requiring scaffolding put up keeping the quote very reasonable.
Nick and his guys arrived promptly and on time, and did a very good job with the pointing, and left the area spotless when they had finished as well. They also gave me useful advise on some other potential issues.
I would very much recommend Nick to others and I will be using him again.
neilh_29 - 20th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
Wall repair Restoration & Refurbishment
Very good work done, carefully explained and everything done on time exactly as we were advised, despite having to cope with some unexpected extras and complications. We are very satisfied that the botched efforts of the previous builders have now been sorted out. Thoroughly recommend Nick - and our neighbours have already booked him for their own work. We have your number thankfully. Richard
richard_cooke_93 - 14th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
remove concrete garage Demolition & Clearing
Nick and his team arrived on site early this morning to take down our concrete garage. They worked through the cold and rain to leave the site pristine( and remained cheerful throughout). Nick has been in contact since we accepted his quote to keep us updated with arrangements. Highly recommended team which I will use again.
wall68 - 8th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
WIndow opening rebuild Restoration & Refurbishment
A second floor casement window in the wrong proportions was being replaced by a sash window to reinstate original look of victorian terrace. A tricky job, involving old crumbling brickwork and the need to install two lintels close to the roofline, but Nick and his team worked quickly to remove the window and secure new lintels. The finished brickwork looks great and has helped strengthen the whole wall. New window now fitted and sealed, a fantastic job all round. Kentish Builder is highly recommended.
rileymcr - 5th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
Increase fireplace opening Chimneys & Fireplaces
Excellent work. The chimney opening was increased in size. Nick explained clearly what was possible and how he could achieve it.
gavcad - 1st Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
removal of 3 large trees from front garden Tree Surgery
All I can say is wow!!! I'm so pleased with the work Nick, Lee and the team have done & I'm so glad we hired them. From the initial meeting through to completion Nick was polite, fair and offered his expertise. I have to be honest here in that I must have been a nightmare in the beginning as I wasn't sure what I wanted, but with lots of discussion (& Nick's patience) we got there in the end! They always arrived promptly, put in a hard 3 weeks' work and tidied up at the end of the day, I couldn't be happier. I could go on about how great these boys are, but I will finish by saying that I'd have no hesitation in recommending Kentish Builders, and I'd definitely use them again, the finished product is excellent!!!
mrs_o_19 - 6th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Retaining Wall & Fire Place Bricklaying
Nick was hired to build a boundary and retaining wall, as well as block in a fireplace. His work was fantastic, rectifying some previous issues that already existed, and completing the work above expectations. He was always on time, respectful to the property and left everything clean and tidy. I would highly recommend. James - Canterbury
shipman_avenue - 30th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Conservatory removal Demolition & Clearing
The job was to demolish an old conservatory and cut a French drain in the concrete floor. This was done to my complete satisfaction and the site was left clean and tidy. The cost was very reasonable.
mr_brice - 21st Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Enlarge Kitchen Fireplace & Create New Doorway Conversions - General
Nick was very professional, fully explaining what was required to complete the job and quoting competetively.
Unfortunately I had to cancel the project for personal reasons.
toymart - 7th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Brick up window and make opening for window Bricklaying
Nick is really professional, great price. Very reliable, came when he said he would, done a fantastic job, cleaned up and left me a very happy customer. I will defiantly use nick again and highly recommend him could not fault anything.
Thank you very much.
laura_587 - 5th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Removal of lean to/outbuilding Demolition & Clearing
Nick arrived on time and was courteous, polite and got my lean-to taken down quickly and
efficiently. He cleared up the mess carefully and charged a fair price. Would use again.
laurajane_86 - 4th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Cap chimney & bring to roof level, fix extnl wall crack Chimneys & Fireplaces
What can I say about Nick that hasn't already been said several times on here. He's amazing. worked consistently in awful weather, cheery disposition, did a great job at a great price on my roof/chimney. He also sent me picture messages of the progress without me even asking, which I found really reassuring as I was at work and a lovely refreshing change for a tradesman to keep me so well informed. He was always punctual, very reliable and also helped advise on other work, always being straight and truthful. Nick is an absolute gem and once you've hired him you will never get rid of his phone number! I will be hiring him for future jobs without hesitation as I was so impressed. He is a rarity and a great credit to to the building industry; one of the best. He never disappoints so what are you waiting for? Hire him!
orbison1979 - 29th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Driveway and patio Driveways
This was the second job that Nick did for me and the quality was just as good as the first time. He excavated the front driveway, created two flowerbeds down either side with brickwork, erected a wooden fence between me and my neighbour and laid stone sleepers to hold in the aggregate which was laid. At the back he built a base and laid paving stones for a shed. The person who erected the shed said it was a really good base. I had a fixed idea of what I wanted but he made a couple of suggestions which I took up and they were really good ideas which I hadn't thought of. I would definitely employ him again and recommend him. He turns up on time, is polite, respectful of your property, sticks to the quote and does the job properly. Refreshing.
alix1 - 28th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
removal of tiled fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick turned up nice and early and explained thoroughly what he was doing and nothing was too much trouble he got a very bulky old tiled fireplace of the chimney breast and cleaned it all up as he went he left the place very tidy and hoovered all the mess up, we were very pleased with the work and would definately recommend him. Thanks Nick we look forward to you doing work in the future
pennyelliott - 23rd Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
replacing tiles on roof Roofing
Nick furnished a quote which we thought was reasonable for the work to be done. He talked us through the procedure and carried out the work as promised making sure the area was cleaned up on completion. We were very satisfied with all the work done and would employ Nick and his team again and will recommend them to friends Lesley
hopeful_40 - 20th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
remove take away reinforced glass panels from car port Demolition & Clearing
I would thoroughly recommend Nick to anyone. He was on time, did an excellent job for a very reasonable rate, clean, tidy and polite, and would not hesitate to use him again.
steve_492 - 15th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Brick paving and wall build Bricklaying
Another excellent job from Nick and his team. Work finished on time and and cost was as estimated. A couple of problems uncovered during build, but Nick's experience and knowledge allowed a quick response and a suitable solution was found that kept the build on schedule and in keeping with original design. Very happy, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kentish Builder to anyone.
rileymcr - 8th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Removal of pre-fabricated stone garage/new base/wall Demolition & Clearing
I have found Nick 100% reliable. He turned up to quote and for the job when he said he would. He and his team demolished an old concrete garage quickly and efficiently and tied up afterwards. He stuck to the quote. Have already asked him to do more work for me. Highly recommend.
alix1 - 7th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
concrete lintel and repoint brickwork Bricklaying
Nick came and gave a very detailed and account of what had to be done and as i needed the job done asap he got his tradesman in and completed the works to a excellent standard and all lintels where past by building control today the site was left clean and tidy on completion. I would highly recommend nick and would use him again. Thanks kentish builder.
internet_man - 6th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Thanks Nick for another good job done with great expertise and efficiency.
stevemand - 1st Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Cracked chimney and replacement driveway Driveways
Nick has carried out two jobs for me - rectifying a block paved drive which sunk due to the inferior workmanship of the builder that installed it and a repair to a cracked chimney. Working with Nick has been a very good experience. Both projects were executed with great skill and the end result has been excellent. Nick's price is fair and he delivers on time and within budget. He is also very clean and tidies up at the end of every day. Every morning, before going to work Nick would give me a breakdown of the work for the day. And every evening I received an email with photos showing me what he had achieved. There were no surprises. The best thing of all was that Nick, who I had not met before, was extremely trustworthy and I had no hesitation in leaving him with my house keys while I was at work. Nick is a really nice man, who is honest, and who explains things in a very clear way. He works hard to deliver what is asked of him but he doesn't charge a fortune. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone, and I will be hiring him again in the near future. Thanks Nick for a great job.
simpson_27 - 21st Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Nick and his son are very nice guys. Nick listenned well and explained everything to me along the way and included me in all decisions and also gave me feedback all the way through the job. Despite not asking to use any facilities, I gave Nick my house keys for tea/coffee/bathroom and went off to work and just left him to get on with it. Came back home to a very nice new garden wall and the area was cleaned up nicely. Infact it was much tidier than I'd left it! The house was locked up properly as requested. Very pleased! Thanks Nick.
johnalabaster - 21st Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Driveway repair Driveways
Nick turned up on time and did the agreed work to a very high standard. I am completely happy with the work done and the explanation of why it needed doing. He left the area in a clean and orderly state. I found him to be a very genuine person, obviously knowledgeable and highly skilled. I would recommend him to anyone.
geoff_181 - 19th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Clearing my garden of rubbish and building a brick shed Garages & Sheds
I hired Nick to remove rubbish and rubble in my garden that was left by a previous owner.
I found Nick to be polite, friendly and professional. He even contacted me when he was on holiday to arrange dates and times.
Nick and his workmate worked through terrible rain to complete the job and were very understanding that I have a new baby and couldn't make them lots of tea!
I would not hesitate to hire him again.
shellaysark - 17th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Weep Holes to be Filled Bricklaying
Spot on! Once again, a really professional finish. Many thanks, Nick.
theedge269 - 17th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Garden Landscape Gardening
After some constructive advice from nick the scope of the work was changed which worked out far better than I could have expected. Nick and his crew were efficient, good time keepers and just got on with the work. Overall a professional job well done .
bertie_80 - 14th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
re point wall and build wall Bricklaying
Nick was very prompt and a detailed quote was done that day as I needed this job done straight away .the re pointing was done to a excellent standard and grinder out and washed be for he stated and my new wall is a great addition to my garden .overall excellent service with a smile great work and very clean all work built to budget .I highly recommend nick to my family and I would use again thanks kentish builder
discovery_19 - 8th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
Clear garage of waste Demolition & Clearing
I hired Nick to empty my garage of waste. The ceiling of the garage had collapsed and was on the floor. There was a lot of other stuff, big and small that we wanted got rid of at the same time. Nick attended promptly, gave me a quote and then got on with the job. He worked extremely hard and was a charming man who never complained. He would't take any money until he had completed the job and came back three times to finish it. I was very happy and would not hesitate to ask Nick to do other work or to recommend him. What a lovely honest guy.
louise_dennison - 18th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Crack in stone windowsill letting in water Stonemasonry
honest and approachable. returned when wasn't quite happy with matt finish of paintwork once he knew he arranged to come back and redo in a gloss finish no questions asked. a happy customer and would use again.
emilysam2012 - 8th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Garden wall to be built Bricklaying
Job was to put up a garden fence (concrete posts and gravel boards and wooden fence panels) about 85 ft long. Nick and his team arrived promptly each of the two days and worked like a well oiled machine! Everyone was extremely polite and we felt comfortable having them around. (We didn't hear one swear word the whole time they were on site - unlike some we've had!) Even when they encountered a problem, it was overcome quickly and the resolution was well executed. The finished fence has really enhanced our garden and although we had loads of plants and shrubs that were close to the boundary, not many have suffered. We found Nick on this web site and his excellent feedback made us request a quote. Now the job is finished, it is obvious why he has 100% positive feedback. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed if you hire Nick and his team. Not only will you get fantastic job, but the cost will be very reasonable as well; I really can't recommend him and his team highly enough
davebgriffin - 5th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Nick did a great job. Within 24hrs of inviting Nick to quote he had visited and provided the quote. We had some additional work done (chimney repointed, smaller pots replacing the old ones and a fireplace lintel installed) It was all done quickly, with no fuss and without any additional cost. Nick and his team we're tidy, arrived on time and completed the jobs on time. We're more than happy to have Nick back to do more work that we have planned.
kevinknox - 1st Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
fill in gap on front elevation of building Restoration & Refurbishment
Nick was professional, punctual, polite, patient and I would hire him without a doubt the next time I need a job well done. Thank you Nick for a outstanding service.
coachhouse_95 - 26th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Build 6ft brickwork piers and install fencing Landscape Gardening
nick gave a very detailed quote and the works completed was excellent me and my neighbour are very happy with the end result.Nick was very pleasent tidy and the area was spotless on completion highly recommended
tracihart - 26th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Knock down and clear garage Demolition & Clearing
Nick did a brilliant job at removing my garage and its asbestos roof. Honest, up front, very reasonable and fast. I would not hesitate in recommending him.
tmann - 16th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Demolish garage in back garden Demolition & Clearing
Nick did a great job tearing down our big garage and removing the concrete slab beneath. The team arrived on time, were friendly and I was kept well informed throughout. I would not hesitate to use them again.
lynn_808 - 5th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Brick up window and re-do an extension join Bricklaying
Nick did a fantastic job, arrived on time, was trusted with the keys to house while I was at work, friendly and polite throughout and left no mess. The new bricks matched the existing house bricks perfectly and and the bricked up window and extension join can barely be seen now. Extremely happy with his work. Nick was able to advise on other works, and repaired a broken drain for me by replacing the collapsed bricks and providing a new manhole cover and within a day had a skip arrive, took down a section of storm damaged wall that was no longer safe and replaced it with a much improved fence. Nick was also more than happy to fill the skip to the brim with other bits that I no longer needed. I highly recommend Nick and will be using him in future for work!
andrea_778 - 4th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Retaining walls and decking back garden Landscape Gardening
Nick was the only one out of 4tradesmen who gave a detailed quote for the works needed. I am extremely happy with the new walls and decking constructed and he turned up everyday early and with a smile .The site was left clean everyday and nick kept me up to date with works and when he finished the garden looks amazing and a big thank you to kentishbuilder highly recommended and very friendly to deal with .Many thanks nick
ennis_57 - 29th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove Garage and prepare area for log cabin Garages & Sheds
Nick has to be one of the few genuine Builders out there, reliable, honest and effective. Nick's team work hard, responsibly and keen to make the customer happy. I will definitely use Nick again and would highly recommend him.
grant_weinberg - 28th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Brick up an external door Bricklaying
Nick turned up early, helped me with part of the job I was supposed to do, completed his part in a quick and tidy fashion. Left the site clean. Would definitely use again.
jplaw - 25th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove approx 35 bags of garden waste Demolition & Clearing
Perfect job. All done as arranged. Good communication and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.
floss_37 - 15th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove existing timber decking Groundwork & Foundations
Nick and two of his workman showed up early in the morning and removed the old decking quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, due to the size of the skip hired, only a very small amount of the hardcore could be removed.
gilly_96 - 15th May, 2014 Neutral feedback
kentish builder's reply:
My quote was to remove timber decking only and explained to the client I cannot quote for any rubbish hardcore as I couldn't see at the time so I explained any room left I would put any rubbish what I found in there I supplied 6 yard skip because drive wast stable we worked through the rain and completed works to my quote as explained I am honest and trusting my feedback is there for a reason thanks nick
Removal of small shed and contents and compost bin. Demolition & Clearing
Prompt consultation was followed by a fair quote for the removal of a shed, it's contents and a compost bin. This was necessary due to a rat problem and the manner in which Nick and his team dealt with the situation was exceptional. The area was well prepped and they had clearly worked out a strategy beforehand. The clean up was second to none including sterilising the patio and through the hallway. Nick also blocked up a doorway in our garden wall and the whole job was completed in record time. Would definitely highly recommend and use again.
mommabeans - 14th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Interior brick repair Bricklaying
Nick was friendly, professional & tidy. Would happily recommend him to anyone & will certainly be using him again in the future
april_81 - 9th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Break up small brick pillar Demolition & Clearing
Communication was great and Nick was always professional. Would happily connect him for other jobs.
kez_16 - 6th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Removal of brickwork Chimneys & Fireplaces
Hired Nick to remove an old chimney flue in my bathroom. He gave a very competitive quote, arrived on time and did a great job. He is friendly, explained what he needs to do and cleared up after he finished. I wanted him to do another job and after much deliberation, he gave me his honest opinion, which meant the job did not go ahead, as he did not think it was worth the money and effort. I really appreciated this, as he could have just done the job to get the money anyway. He will be doing another job for me; pointing a chimney stack and removing an old chimney. Will definitely recommend him.
sarah_201 - 25th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Very reliable and professional builder. Arrived promptly and carried out the work to a high standard and tidied up afterwards. Have already got a quote from him to carry out some further work we need to have done. Would highly recommend to anyone for your building work. Great job! Thank you
kathryn_29 - 23rd Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
remove asbestos ceiling Demolition & Clearing
Great work, quick, cool and neat. Would definitely hire him in the future if necessary.
sat_90 - 13th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove a Chimney (Bungalow) Chimneys & Fireplaces
Kentish Builders were very reliable, hard working and done a good tidy job. I would recommend them and use them again should the need arise. Thank you to Nicolas and your team.
vicky_401 - 11th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Nick provided advice and a competitive quote and completed the job to a high standard. Would definitely recommend to others and contact again for future work.
algreeny - 9th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Chimney repair Chimneys & Fireplaces
The work done on my leaking chimney was of a excellent standard. Also replacement of gutters, sofias and facsias was excellently done by Nick and his assistant Barry. Both were pleasant, friendly and helpful and worked hard. A1 craftmanship, cannot recommend too highly.
margaret_581 - 8th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Brickwork specialist Bricklaying
Extremely reliable, thorough and professional. Would not hesitate to recommend.
sbetts - 3rd Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
clearing a store of old shop fit before builders go in Demolition & Clearing
Nick was on the ball, efficient and kept me informed of progress. He and his me. Did a great job in good time. They completed as promised and I was totally satisfied.
laura_374 - 24th Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Chimney breast in bedroom Chimneys & Fireplaces
Excellent service. Quick to come out and quote, quote received promptly and job organised quickly. Full explanations of work given before hand and during the job. Cleaned up nicely and was friendly and efficient. Would use again.
shmh_da12 - 20th Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove and disposal of carpet and three sofa chairs Demolition & Clearing
Great Communication, no problems at all went smoothly, would recommend/ also use again
urquhartandparham - 17th Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Storm damage on roof Roofing
Thoroughly reliable, very efficient. Arrived on time, very friendly service, very please with the job, one of the most honest builders I have ever met. Thanks.
sjb1503 - 12th Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Fireplace alteration Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick and all his co-workers did an excellent job. Clean, tidy and willing to adjust to 'she who must be obeyed's every whim.
royjudie - 19th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Airbrick Removal Bricklaying
Second time I've had Nick work for me. Timing and price was exactly as scheduled, and once again Nick's quality of brickwork was superb. Highly recommended! Until the next job needs doing, many thanks indeed.
theedge269 - 18th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Fireplace and hearth restoration Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick worked with us to create a beautiful fireplace, giving us options and giving us the pros and cons with our design. He was very professional, on time and kept us informed of when he was going to start the job. Reasonably priced I would recommend Nick to others and would definitely use him again for other jobs in our home.
dcook_18 - 14th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Repointing house Bricklaying
Very pleased with the work done. Work was completed as per the schedule quoted, even working when possible in the bad weather. Area was left tidy at the end of each day. Would hire again.
chris_747 - 12th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
wall repointed Bricklaying
another good job done ...thanks
tizzyb - 31st Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Brick retaining wall Blockpave path way Bricklaying
Nick from kentishbuilder was very honest in is approach to the works that needed doing. I am over the moan with the high standard of work completed and the he turned up everyday on time and at the end of the day made sure my garden was left safe and tidy.I felt safe leaving my keys with him and he came across as very honest trust worthy and even changed a few things at no extra charge. The job was completed on time and was on budget.I would recommened nick to my family and friends because of the way he conducted himself. My new wall and path look great .
tracihart - 22nd Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
dropped chimney in loft space Bricklaying
Absolutely wouldn't hesitate recommending Nick. He is a very hard working and a honest chap. He clearly explains the work and takes the time to make sure you are happy with his recommendation of work needed. We are so pleased with his work and will definitely use him again. Big thank you Nick for mending our chimney so quickly and perfectly.
emily77_82 - 21st Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Nick is a star. Second time we have used him. Always turns up prompt does a great job and even helped find out a problem we had with leak not on his quote but for the price of a cuppa
anne_266 - 17th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
path work Landscape Gardening
very happy with Nick's knowledge and enthusiasm ,really pleased with his work and no hesitation recommending him , and will use his expertise in the near future.
tizzyb - 14th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Fireplace restoration and various Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick has been a total blessing to have working on my house. He has put right loads of things, supported chimney breasts, put in lintels over windows and doors, replaced bricks expertly (with lovely old salvaged ones), put in French doors, replaced my rotten kitchen floor, laid decking and basically helped me gut my house ready to decorate. He is really competent and goes to a lot of trouble to make things work. He is super fast and efficient and always turns up when he says he will. His prices are extremely fair and he is honest and to be trusted. I would recommend him without hesitation and I am very grateful for his careful and considerate approach and skilful work.
vanessa_809 - 12th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Fix damaged chimney flue in loft / rebuild section Chimneys & Fireplaces
Absolutely brilliant guy! Very impressed with the job, was defiantly the right person for the job. Was very informative in regards to what was to be done and how which was satisfying. I would not hesitate to hire this guy again! Will definitely be using him in the future ! Nice to find a trust worthy builder!
ben85m - 3rd Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove asbestos cement flue from loft space Demolition & Clearing
Nick arrived on time, was extremely polite and friendly, explained clearly what he was going to do and did the job with care and precision in no time at all and did an excellent job of cleaning up afterwards as well. Very pleased with the job and would happily recommend Nick.
seb_d - 2nd Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Restoring a fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Was excellent and honest throughout. Highly recommended!
maisey7 - 5th Dec, 2013 Positive feedback
re build front wall and hang gate Bricklaying
punctual great job really pleased with the work carried out and will use again in the near future
vivian_64 - 28th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Remove 1 chimney stack Chimneys & Fireplaces
Quick response, good communication and professional job.
a_henderson - 26th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Make fireplace inset bigger Chimneys & Fireplaces
Came round looked at job, got quote same day. Started few days later - all done and finished quickly and to high standard and tidy. Really happy. Would definitely recommend.
nicola_805 - 25th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Repointing of patio Driveways
Nick gave a good quote for repointing our patio and making good other issues we had with it. He spent a good deal of time examining the job and the quote was comprehensive. He and his team are very professional. They do not rush to just get the job done but rather take the time that is required to do the job well. Very pleased with the end result.
reperon - 18th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Asbestos Removal Demolition & Clearing
We were really impressed with Nick. He completed the removal of the hazardous waste in a timely and professional manner at a price that was better than all the others we'd received.
We'd recommend Nick to others and use him again, top work all round!!!
bertbou - 18th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Bricks replaced & chimney breast repointed Chimneys & Fireplaces
Hired Nick to replace some bricks in our open fireplace. He mentioned using lime morter on seeing the fireplace so we knew he was the right person for this job. Replaced the bricks as requested. Will be back in touch with him about other jobs in the future I'm sure.
eddiedell - 17th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Brick in an old disused door Bricklaying
Very satisfied with professional job, the site was left clean and tidy and rubbish was taken away, I can't fault the work and would recommend to friends and family
timw_93 - 13th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
garage rebuild and some repointing on house Bricklaying
We are very pleased with the work that has been done, arrived every day even when weather was bad, even worked Sat & Sun to complete the job due to the poor weather. Would hire again.
chris_747 - 10th Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Removal of brick fireplace Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick did an excellent job. Removed my brick fireplace and did a great finish on the wall. Also capped off the chimney and made the small adjustment to my front garden wall that I wanted. Nick gave good advice and did a great job all round and I would definitely recommend him and will use him again for future work. Very pleased
mrs_beer - 1st Nov, 2013 Positive feedback
Asbestos garage roof removal Roofing
Very pleased with the work carried out. Nick was punctual, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Excellent communication throughout and a competitive quote! I have no hesitation recommending Nick.
anish90 - 15th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Gallows bracket Chimneys & Fireplaces
I bought a property with various problems, survey indicated I needed chimney support. Nick specified the necessary work and then completed swiftly and without any problem. Just got full Building Regs. approval. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Kentish Builder. Fast, friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
rileymcr - 8th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Building a small wall Bricklaying
We hired Nick to build a small wall in our back garden, Nick was extremely prompt and efficient and work finished was excellent.
stuwill48 - 3rd Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Removal of conservatory Demolition & Clearing
Arrived early, really nice guys, excellent job done. Very happy with work. Would definitely use again.
kathyalb13 - 1st Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Garden Wall Bricklaying
We hired Nick to build 3 brick piers as part of a rubble wall in our garden. We are thoroughly pleased with the work he carried out. Nick arrived on time both days and is clearly very passionate about his work. We found him very friendly and would not think twice about using him again.
andrew_chenery - 26th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Remove fireplace and make good gap behind. Chimneys & Fireplaces
Did the job according to my wishes, efficiently, and cleared up completely afterwards. Very good price and would have no hesitation in using again or recommending to anyone.
kaytee_39 - 22nd Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Replce walls Bricklaying
Nick , was very helpfull with the planning of my job , and has done a great job and was very clean , thank you Nick ,
tlc_60 - 13th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Dismantle wood panel shed, remove with other waste wood Demolition & Clearing
Very happy, Nick and Lee worked damn hard and did a good job of clearing everything out.
tricko - 23rd Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
New fencing Fencing
Just had all my fencing replaced, fantastic job. Arrived on time. Polite, good workers. will definitely use again 5 *****
paul_599 - 27th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
2 fire places to knock out /build Chimneys & Fireplaces
Absolutly great, very quick, accurate, and real value for money. Will recommend for sure.
leah_26 - 25th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Walls and Raised flower beds in Front Garden Bricklaying
Not an easy job due to the varying heights and angles of the retaining walls. Nick and his various assistants got the job done and it looks great. When the artificial grass is down and the raised flower beds are planted out it should look brilliant.
biggles_67 - 21st Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Decking and Fencing Landscape Gardening
Clearing of garden,
Removal of garden shed,
New shed built,
6.5m x 3m decking laid,
50ft close board fence erected
All work satisfactorily completed in 4 days - the team arrived at 7am everyday including Saturday and worked very hard! If they encountered any issues, I was only informed first which was great, rather than just carrying out an additional work.
The team were all punctual, trustworthy and very friendly and and I'd recommend them to anyone!
cmalyan - 20th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Chimney Breast Removal Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick and his team did a great job removing a chimney from above the roof down to ground floor. He even did some extra work on some loose tiles he found at the same time without additional charge. Very diligent, hard working and neat and tidy. Will definitely keep them in mind for anything in the future.
jjblue - 28th May, 2013 Positive feedback
Bricklaying / General Building - Whitstable Conversions - General
michelle2012_71 - 22nd May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Demolition + removal of greenhouse and garden building Demolition & Clearing
Nick and his men arrived early to demolish and clear 2 garden buildings. Worked non-stop, were friendly and at the end left the area nice and clean. Well satisfied with the job. Thanks
andy_collins - 14th May, 2013 Positive feedback
Dismantle & dispose of greenhouse Demolition & Clearing
Nick gave me a competitive price for a small demolition job, he kept me well informed of start date and time and completed the job as requested, leaving the area clean and tidy. Nick was polite and courteous and I was very happy with the work he completed for me and wouldn't hesitate in using him again and recommending him to friends and family.
zoemary - 2nd May, 2013 Positive feedback
Demolition and removal of a single garage Demolition & Clearing
I can't speak to highly of Nicholas and his associates Trev and John. Efficient, helpful, reliable, and friendly. They did a great job at a very reasonable price. I would recommend them to anyone contemplating building work.
cliff_10 - 23rd Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Various brickwork related jobs Bricklaying
Nick and his colleague did a great job replacing various crumbling bricks, blocking up unneeded air vents, covering air bricks and re-pointing small sections of the outside wall where we had problems with penetrating moisture. They were very friendly and freely offered their advice where needed. We would definitely hire them again.
amcharlton - 21st Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Garden Landscape Gardening
My wife and I engaged Nick, Graham and the rest of the team to clear our garden; lay decking at the rear of the garden; lay a patio and path; and build a set of steps. We were very impressed with the craftsmanship and the build quality of the decking, the wall, patio and paving. Nick and Graham were very informative and had excellent design ideas. Punctual, clean and tidy. Highly recommended and we will use them again.
james_124 - 9th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
kentishbuilder gave a competitive quote and came when agreed.The work was done by nicks team to a very good standard and completed on time and they cleaned up at the end of the job.I choose nick because many customers have been at work all day and the keys where left in nicks hands and its nice to know that we left them with nick and fully trusted him Highly recommended .Thanks
bespoak - 25th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
New doorway & Remove Section Chimney Breast Bricklaying
Nick and Graham from Kentish builder did a fantastic job from start to finish. From initial quoting for the works (was cheapest of three independant builders) through to tidying up at the end of each day.
Very pleased with the quality of work, was just what we we're looking for.
philbecsvallance - 8th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
Gallows brackets Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick was very professional and helpful in advising on how my job should proceed. I would highly recommend him.
vivvy - 4th Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
remove chimney breast in bedroom Chimneys & Fireplaces
Very Pleased with the work he did. He was on time and did exactly what he said he had to do. very polite and informative. cleaned up after himself . would certainly recomend him
bernadette_66 - 3rd Mar, 2013 Positive feedback
Fireplace Removal Chimneys & Fireplaces
This is the 2nd time i have used nick to a job . He arrived early even though he had problems with his van and completed the job and offered advice to all the questions i had about the fireplace . Nick is a good worker who i would use again for future work and will recommend him to other people .
mark75_91 - 28th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Replacing lintels to to the front and rear walls Restoration & Refurbishment
I was thoroughly impressed with Nick's knowledge of building structural support and professionalism. Nick had a look at the works which was requested - and thought of the most efficient and cost effective was of fixing the issue and suggested that approach. Nick did the job to an excellent quality and did a great job cleaning up afterwards. All this for what I believe to be a very reasonable price. Thanks Nick!
isleofdogs - 24th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
patio to be laid Landscape Gardening
From the monent Nick and his team arrived at my address to give me a quote for a large patio to be laid I felt that I could trust him. I did not bother with any other quotes as I felt he was of excellent character. He turned up at the time he said everyday, put a full days work in everyday and left the site tidy. Nick informed me of any issues that arose during the work process, was polite, proffessional and informative. Nicks workmanship is too a very high standard and his experience shows in the work he has done for me. Due to poor weather Nick returned to finish the pointing up but contacted me daily via phone. Great communication skills, really wanting the customer to be pleased. There was no stress involved with Nick and the team everything I asked to be done was done. Its warming to know that there are still decent, honest tradesman out there. Nicks mobile number is saved on the phone, he will be the first person I invite back for future work to be completed.
glenncastle - 22nd Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Back garden wall Bricklaying
Nick made a lovely job of repairing a wall at the back of my property. It needed to remain old looking, as the property is listed and I didn't want it to look brand new. Nick knew exactly what to do and it blends in beautifully. They also expertly replaced a rotting window sill which is now looking really good. They arrived early to start the job and worked through. They were excellent at clearing up afterwards. Definately use them again.
suel_62 - 21st Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
insert cavity trays, airbricks and lay patio Bricklaying
Kentish builder submitted a very detailed quote, the works to my property was to a very high standard, I was happy to leave nick at my house with the keys, the patio looks very lovely and airbricks and the roof was passed by building control. I would highly recommend nick for his workmanship, tidyness, and doing the job on time and budget.
shannon1 - 20th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
repair brickwork to chimney breast in attic Bricklaying
A great service from Nick and his team. detailed explanation of what needed doing and kept me informed as job went along. Always on time and very tidy and friendly,taking real pride in his work.
would defiantly recommend him and would use him for future work
user_130 - 20th Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
demolish and remove single garage Demolition & Clearing
Nick gave us a competitive quote & completed the work within the timeframe agreed. He was very good at keeping in touch with me, updating me on progress and checking that we had a mutual understanding of what was being done. We were pleased with both the end result and Nick's working practice ( he ensured that the site was left safe and tidy on day one rather than just waiting to the end of the job).
fishcake_81 - 3rd Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Patio and brickwork Bricklaying
Nick from Kentishbuilder gave a very detailed quote and explained exactly what he was going to do.he turned up on time and got on with the job and kept me informed on progress and any issues.The job was completed to a high standard and to budget and was very neat and tidy on completion.My extended patio and brickwork was better then i thought.Nick took great care at all times to maintain that the site was clear each night.I would use nick again and tell my friends and family.Job well done nick
mancity_97 - 1st Feb, 2013 Positive feedback
Demolish and remove brick built coal store. Demolition & Clearing
Nick came to give us a quote for the job (demolishing an old coal shed) on Monday morning and by Tuesday lunchtime the job was done. He was quick, efficient and very friendly. Not only was the job done very well but he was very tidy and made sure the whole area was clean when he was finished. Would highly recommend Nick and will hire him again for future work.
lydgia - 28th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
block up a door into the ground floor flat Bricklaying
Job was done quickly to a very high standard. I left Nick with my keys as I was at work all day. He kept me informed on progress and any issues. Completed on time and left clean and tidy. Great job and have no hesitation in recommending.
holiday12 - 25th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
Redirect drainage Groundwork & Foundations
Nick dealt with our job very quickly and efficiently and with minimum disruption to us. He did a great job - neat, tidy and professional - and we would happily use him for the other work which we have in the pipeline. I have recommended him to one of our neighbours already.
rlw - 13th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
Bricklaying chimney - making good Bricklaying
A good, slightly fiddely, job well done. This job was about getting it done to make my chimney safe and solid and he's done just that. I appreciated that he did the job in a little less time than planned, and hence the overall cost was accordingly lower too.
dgoodman - 6th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
chimney/chimney breast Chimneys & Fireplaces
The job we needed doing was quite a big job, i.e. removal of chimney stack & breast,making good the roof tiles, timbers, batons & felt.
Also making good chimney breast area after removal,by means of having it all tied in and plastered to match and run level with surrounding walls.
In addition to this, we also required a wall to be put up with door access, creating a third bedroom for us, with a nice plaster finish.
finaly Nick, leveled off the floor area where the old fire-place used to be.
would i use Nick and his team again ? simple, would'nt hessitate.
started the job with a confident approach, and carried on through with proffessionalism.
I would recomend Nick, to anyone who needed a job well done.
builder_91 - 11th Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
Nick was the perfect builder. When I contacted him, he was always quick to respond to my questions and speaking with him I knew he had vast knowledge regarding building and civil works. Nick came to see my property and straightaway gave me a simple, straightforward quote which detailed the works he will be carrying out. I organised a day for his team to attend and I was very happy with the work which was carried out, with no mess and fuss. Nick is very trustworthy who even allowed me to pay him a few days after the work was completed. I wouldn't hesitate calling Nick and the Kentish Builders team again for any of my property works. Many Thanks again. Highly Recommended.
ricky123_41 - 10th Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
Repointing, installing 4/5 air bricks Bricklaying
Nick is obviously experienced (brick laying), the work is carried out to a professional standard and his 100% positive rating is entirely justified. Honest, helpful, flexible and knowledgeable, I trusted Nick to get on with the work, knowing he understood our requirements. Regarding Nick's first appointment, he had a job cancellation and pro-actively turned up at the property to begin work on our wall while we were at work (he didn't need access to the house at that time). He spoke with our neighbours to let them know he would be beginning work as he had arrived earlier than arranged and needed to work from their drive. He helpfully agreed an additional job for them as they wanted membrane laying down under the gravel. Everyone was happy. Nick and colleague were punctual on the second and final visit. He tidied up after himself and the finished job is very neat - we're pleased with the result. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Nick.
sierrajulietwhisky - 6th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
Cutting out window several opening/ block work Bricklaying
All jobs done to my satisfaction. Took time out to explain how the job was to be done. Left his labour Lee working for me, who is still with me now. Thank you Nick best labour I have had working with me.
lucinda_37 - 24th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Various small jobs Handyman
Nick did everything asked of him and was friendly and helpful. Thanks
nu123 - 21st Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
demolish and remove small garden shed Demolition & Clearing
I was delighted with the speed and competence of this tradesman. Nicholas turned up at the agreed time [ 7.30] and started work as soon as he had looked at the shed and surrounding area. He did not stop work [ was being watched by the dog from bedroom window!! ] and the shed was demolished and taken away within a couple of hours. No mess left behind. I would certainly not hesitate to use Nicholas again.
diane_nolan - 11th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Whole job only took an a couple of hours. Promptly done. Looks great. Definitely will use this company again if necessary.
mike_rayment - 6th Sep, 2012 Positive feedback
Insert three air-bricks Bricklaying
Very satisfied. Nick suggested best place to site the the air bricks, 5 singles rather than 3 doubles. Good communication before the job, very good workmanship and gave good advice on other tasks. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks.
dmargetts - 4th Sep, 2012 Positive feedback
Nick was asked to prepare wall for installation of a cat flap with tunnels. Work carried out professionally, discussing each stage to ensure we are happy with outcome......which we was. Friendly chap, very tidy and cleaned area when complete. We will indeed contact Nick again should we need further work on property done. Thanks Nick
teejdude - 25th Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Brickwork repointing under eaves. Bricklaying
I hired Nick to extend my drainage and replace some bricks under my eaves. When he came to quote he explained that I wouldnt need to extend the drain and offered an alternative which was much cheaper. Nick repaired the brickwork. so no longer offering a home to the birds in my loft.I was pleased with his work so Iv hired Nick again to repair the garden wall.
chrissie_40 - 22nd Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Vents in chimney breasts (and damp proofing) Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick is a responsible tradesman who gave us a competitive price and completed the work quickly, efficiently and to a high standard.
Nick also gave his honest opinion on the job, which resulted in him losing out on some work because he had advised us on where we needed other specialist tradesmen - a very responsible approach that was much appreciated.
esettle - 15th Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Removal of chimney breast (60"x19"), SE13 Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick is a very nice guy. He dealt very well with our changing requirements (due to imcompetent structural engineer). In the end he couldn't remove the chimney stack so we got him to do a few other tasks - which he completed well. I would definately recommend to others for similar work.
markarussell116 - 15th Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Garden wall repair Bricklaying
We were happy with Nick's work and would recommend him for a similar job.
davemick - 14th Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Paving Landscape Gardening
Nick was thorough and built me an excellent fence and decking.
laurajoanned - 2nd Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Stone paving laying Landscape Gardening
debs_55 - 15th Jul, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Garden Decking approx 2 x 5 metres. Groundwork & Foundations
Nick - Thank you! You was on time, you was tidy, you was value for money! + Superb quality finish! :-)
Your number now takes a permanent place in my phone book for the future!!!
starmatthew - 7th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Knocking through a cavity wall in the loft. Conversions - General
Very Pleased with the advise given and the work that was eventually agreed upon and undertaken.
Arrived on the day and time given. The work was undertaken promptly, both workers were very pleasant.
We have no hesitation in reconmending Nick to others needing a job well done.
petwen - 4th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Rebuild an internal block wall Bricklaying
Nick did a first class job rebuilding an internal block wall for me. I was very impressed with his friendly attitude and would check regularly if I was happy with the work. He is very accommodating and had no problems with me getting extra things done.He arrived at 8am every day and finished the job quickly and efficiently. Every day he would tidy up making the whole process so much easier. We are very pleased with his work and will use him again.
adamg_11 - 1st Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Front garden wall Bricklaying
I had a 20 metre 9" garden wall built. Work completed on time, on budget. Clean and tidy, self sufficient. Arrived everyday at 7.30am. I would definately recommend Nick for similar work.
damo_72 - 20th Jun, 2012 Positive feedback
Repointing and installing a french drain Bricklaying
We hired Nick after getting quotes from several tradesmen on MyBuilder, who just seemed intent on ripping us off. Nick was the only tradesman that we trusted to be giving use sound advice - he was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question we had about the work we had. Nick gave us a competitive quote and completed a superb job to a high standard, and was flexible in working around our busy work schedule. Would highly recommend - we even hired Nick to complete some extra work at the back of our house.
devonshire_64 - 17th Jun, 2012 Positive feedback
Garden clearance, fencing, patio Landscape Gardening
Really pleased with the job Nick did on my garden. He turned up early every day and was constantly checking in with me to make sure I was happy with how everything was going and explaining what he'd be doing next. Even my neighbours observed 'what a grafter' he was' while I was away during the day.
He's also very trustworthy, being entrusted with a set of my keys for the duration of the project.
Some minor gripes:
- Nick and team were generally good at keeping everything clean and tidy but there were a couple of mishaps - some mortar splashed all over a young fir tree and some grubby marks on my carpet left by walking on it with dirty wet socks. The clean-up jobs were only partially successful.
- I found Nick a little difficult to communicate with 'artistically'. I'd explained at length that I was looking for a rustic look with my patio rather than precision lines, so planned to use reclaimed bricks. When these arrived he claimed that at least a third (out of 2,200) were unusable, which caused me some difficulty with the brick merchant. In the event, however, we were able to use all of them (except the small surplus left over) as they were exactly what I required - and the resulting patio looks perfectly robust.
That said, these things are only minor and on balance, I would definitely hire Nick and team again.
helennwilson - 26th May, 2012 Positive feedback
PATIO LAYER Landscape Gardening
Nick is a great guy, they turned up when they said, advised me on what was the best way to do the job, listened to what I wanted and did a brilliant job. He is a really friendly bloke and I had no worries about leaving him there while I went to work. the job was completed within a week and looks really really good, better than I had invisaged. I would use him again!!
annef_68 - 18th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Build front garden wall & Brick BBQ. Bricklaying
Nick and his team did a great job building our new front wall and BBQ.
It was done at a good pace and finished well.
Nick is also a trustworthy individual who we were happy to leave working in our house whilst at work (also was happy to undertake the task of looking out for our cat!).
Would recommend him for any similar job.
robbiesmitz - 12th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Remove redundant concrete pads Demolition & Clearing
I'm extremely satisfied with the work Nick carried out for us. Attended site and actioned the work promptly and was very friendly and efficient. Will be using again in the future, many thanks.
addington2012 - 9th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Lay new patio Landscape Gardening
A fantastic job done by Nick and his team, which has transformed our old, tired and uneven patio. It wasn’t the easiest of jobs, with lots of hard digging and heavy slabs to remove in the blazing sunshine. However, the guys started early, worked hard all day and are highly skilled in their work. Nick is especially good with communicating exactly what work is being done each day and the whole project was complete to the timescale that he set out. We are now looking forward to enjoying the patio through the summer months.
skbob - 8th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Decking and pathway built Landscape Gardening
Nick has just finished my decking and it looks great, very happy with the result. I was happy to leave nick to get on with the work while I left the house, and had no issues with leaving the back door open so he had access to use the loo and make drinks when needed. Will definitely use nick again for further building needs.
zoeathome - 4th May, 2012 Positive feedback
Had a good job done and on time. Work was neat and tidy and Ken was a good down-to-earth person who knows his trade.
Would use again and recommend to others.
storey_64 - 1st May, 2012 Positive feedback
laminated exterior brickwork and damp wall Bricklaying
Very happy with Nick's work - grinding out damaged pointing, washing out and repointing to seal. He installed 3 additional airbricks and took out a number of damaged bricks, replacing them with new ones. On top of that he helped us out by fixing 2 window seals and repairing part of the front wall that had come loose - without charging extra for it. Great help, carried out the work swiftly and took the time to talk us through what needed doing and why - recommended!
frankperson - 28th Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Brick wall with railings and an iron gate Bricklaying
Nick has done a really first class job. He showed care and attention to detail and took an absolute pride in the work. He was very tidy and left the site immaculate. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Nick!
chb - 21st Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Disposal of some household goods Demolition & Clearing
Nick was able to arrive very early in order to complete the job the next morning, he is a friendly chap and completed the work to the price we agreed. I certainly won't hesitate in using Nick again.
tim9321 - 15th Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Painting exterior garage door & trim Painting & Decorating
Nick was very friendly and helpful but most importantly was thorough in making sure the job was done right, rather than just quickly and cheaply. We were very happy with the outcome.
slclark - 13th Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Garden Border Walls need to be replaced Bricklaying
Nick and his team have done a great job replacing our garden wall. He explained everything we needed to know about the works being carried out and we are very happy with the results. It was the first time we have used Nick and would definitely use him again. Thanks also Nick for being so clean and tidy!!!
ashleigh_58 - 3rd Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Chimney corbelling Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick was great, he responded to my listing so quickly and completed the job in the tight timescales I needed to get the council to inspect so we could proceed to the next stage of works.
Thanks Nick and thanks for all the additional advice you gave on jobs we are taking on ourselves - invaluable : )
sharmo - 1st Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
a large crack on the stairwell Painting & Decorating
Mr Kilshaw took the time to explain how he would do the work, he arrived when he said he would and was efficient and did a very good job of cleaning up after he finished the job. I was comfortable to leave him in the house with access to keys whilst I went to work. I will be using Mr Kilshaw again for other jobs.
nepal99 - 20th Mar, 2012 Positive feedback
Garden wall replacing Bricklaying
Nick came on the day we agreed and fixed the wall leaving the whole area clean and tidy. I would recommend him to others. Thanks Nick.
mrsr_86 - 19th Mar, 2012 Positive feedback
Removal of roof on sheds 10 x 6 ft approx Demolition & Clearing
From quote to work carried out very satisfied. Nick was very flexible with my plans, and very pleased with swift and clean work.
speck48 - 16th Mar, 2012 Positive feedback
Removal of rubble from cavity wall. Bricklaying
Nick did a good job of clearing out our cavity wall. He was personable to have around and listened to any concerns that we might have. I would recommend him for use to other people looking for someone to do a similar job.
joh_11 - 29th Feb, 2012 Positive feedback
Potential Asbestos Removal Demolition & Clearing
Nick was quick to respond, gave a good price. As it was a fairly quick job he turned up first thing meaning I didn't need to take any time off work.
Friendly chap and would recommend!!
tim9321 - 28th Feb, 2012 Positive feedback
Floor to ceiling cupboards to be taken down and removed Demolition & Clearing
This was the first time that i had used nick, he took down all our
cupboards and removed them for us ,on completion of the job he
offered useful advice about future problems we might have and also offered solutions.
I would have no hesitation in using nick again for any future jobs
mark75_91 - 14th Feb, 2012 Positive feedback
Front Garden Landscape Gardening
Thanks to Nick and his team, our front drive looks excellent.
This was the 1st job Nick and his team did for us and we would definitely recommend them. The work was carried out in a timely manner, with the guys arriving on time each day and deliveries/skips etc were all scheduled by Nick and arrived without delay.
It is very clear from the first time you meet Nick that he is passionate about his work, which is fantastic as this is reflected in the high quality of his work.
covpolo10 - 3rd Feb, 2012 Positive feedback
Relay paving due to root tresspass Groundwork & Foundations
Nick and his team have done a excellent job.
The work I had done was my front garden which is quite big and Nick and his team dug up my lawn laid membrane down and then covered it with shingles, they also got rid of all the overgrown weeds that were growing all around my drive, what a difference when I returned home to see how great my front was.
I would also say that I was quite comfortable leaving Nick to carry out all the work when I had to go to work myself and he was always here on time.
Thank you so much for a good job well done.
I would recommend Nick to anyone and I will certainly use him again in the future.
anthony_15 - 13th Jan, 2012 Positive feedback
Repointing wall Bricklaying
Nick was honest about what had to be done, gave a competitive quote without any pressure. On the day of the job arrived on time, nice and early, I had to go to work so left the keys. When I got home Nick had done a really good job repointing the wall, had cleaned up and I am well pleased. I will definitely use him again. He came across as very trustworthly and takes pride in his work. Highly recommended.
d11nts - 11th Jan, 2012 Positive feedback
to consolidate wall and to demolish one Bricklaying
Nick was very professional and available when I could be on the house. The job was done very quickly and it is impeccable. I highly recommand Nick.
clairedebleu - 3rd Dec, 2011 Positive feedback
Cellar Covertion Groundwork & Foundations
This is the second time that Nick has carried out work for me and once again I have been very pleased with the end result.
There was a substantial amount of clearence to be done,before the process of digging out the cellar could commence. This was carried out swiftly and Nick immediatley commenced lowering the floor, this proved harder than expected because of the flint/chalk nature of the ground - in fact Nick finally removed 3 skips worth of debris. Despite putting the job back, Nick pulled out all the stops and rapidly completed the laying of the membrane and concrete floor.
Once the floor had gone off the ceiling was boarded and the stud walls installed, complete with insulation.
At this stage the external cellar access was capped off and air bricks installed.
With no delay the job was completed by walls and ceilings being plastered to a very high standard.
The job was completed on time and to budget, mainly due to Nick's effective management of the budget and constant communication with myself.
As previously, I was more than happy to allow Nick access to my property in my absence. The team that Nick brought along were also all very good workers.
I would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anybody for both the excellent end result and upfront/honest approach to the way he works.
tony_326 - 28th Nov, 2011 Positive feedback
Tidy Garden and clear away rubbish Landscape Gardening
As always Nick was punctual and did an excellent job, third time I have used him. I have recommended him to neighbours and friends.
annereason_48 - 24th Nov, 2011 Positive feedback
Painting to rendering Painting & Decorating
This is the second time I have used Nick and he is always punctual and does a really good job.
annereason_48 - 22nd Nov, 2011 Positive feedback
cementing loose connection to sewage pipe Groundwork & Foundations
Very happy with completed work, and Nick was very efficient and helpful. Will definitely be using him again.
hg63 - 7th Nov, 2011 Positive feedback
Take up a concrete path and dig down approx 15 inches Groundwork & Foundations
Very efficient, trustworthy, cheerful and thoughtful. He uses his initiative and is entirely committed to doing a great job. Able to be flexible when needed, but kept job to budget. We were happy for him to have the keys to the house; his timekeeping is immaculate and he has left the site very tidy. A pleasure to have around. We will ask him to carry out further work in the future.
jm9 - 27th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Nick and his team were polite and hardworking. They arrived promptly and worked a full day, completing the work as scheduled with no fuss. Nick was helpful in discussing paint options and collecting materials for us. Our house now has more kerb appeal and is protected against winter weather. I would not hesitate in recommending Kentish Builder.
gill_97 - 29th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Removal of Lower Chimney Breast Chimneys & Fireplaces
I have been very pleased with the work Nick carried out for me. From when he came out to look at the job he gave me a very good idea of what was required and provided a good price for the job, which he stuck to.
The work itself was carried out to a very high standard and we were very happy with the end result. Nick communicated with us well throughout the process, keeping us updated with progress and allowing us to decide how we wanted the job to proceed.
Nick arrived on time every day, in fact at 7.45am to fit in with our requirements. We were confident to be able to leave our house keys with Nick when we were not around.
Nick also tidied up as he progressed through the job.
I Would not hesitate to hire Nick again and would certainly recommend him to others.
tony_326 - 29th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Pointing on back wall of Victorian house Bricklaying
Communicated with us very well, carried out the job as discussed. Pleased with his work and would use him again.
meriel_95 - 27th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Remove/rebuild retaining wall + extend patio +/- paving Landscape Gardening
I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his team. They are professional, friendly and their work is excellent. They are very trustworthy and reliable. I was very happy to leave my keys with Nick while I was out. He is very punctual, keeps in contact, works very efficiently and makes sure that everything is left clean and tidy at the end of the day. I am really pleased with the new wall, steps and patio, they look fantastic. Thank you Nick. Fiona S.
mrs_sam - 19th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
replacement of a couple of bricks Bricklaying
Nick has completed the work to a high standard/minimum of fuss. I would be happy to recommend his services in the future and will use him again.
sclass - 6th Oct, 2011 Positive feedback
Various indoors and out Landscape Gardening
I'm really pleased I chose Nick to build my patio - it looks great and is a vast improvement on the old uneven crazy paving that was there before. The guys worked really hard to get the job completed with minimum disruption, on time and on budget - they even chucked in several extras at no extra charge including building a large step, removal of a huge number of logs left in my garden and made good a considerable gap around my patio doors left after another had company fitted my bi-fold door. The guys were very punctual, started early, very polite and offered loads of advice to boot. I had no concerns leaving them alone to work at my home. In fact it was a pleasure to have them around and not at all stressful. All my neighbours have been impressed at seeing how quick and efficiently Nick completed my patio, and admired how great it looks now. Well done and many thanks to Nick and the guys for doing such a great job.
sfel99 - 12th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
mojo_28 - 5th Sep, 2011 Waiting for feedback
Clear garden & prune trees Landscape Gardening
Very pleased with work done. Nick listened to my requests and gave me sound advice. I would use him again.
amanda_48 - 24th Aug, 2011 Positive feedback
garden wall Bricklaying
Punctual, friendly and a lovely job was done by Nick and his team. We will definitely be using them again in the future.
shaunlondon - 28th Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
Patio 9ft x 6ft with 2 steps up and low retaining walls Landscape Gardening
Great job done. Very pleased.
lindseyneil - 23rd Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
Rendering side of hse 10x1mt Bricklaying
Work was completed over 2 months in stages as agreed by Nick and his boys. Pleased with work completed.
Had to get Nick back because some of the rubbish waste was put in my house bin (Nick collected this within no time and apologised) - mistake made by one of his workers.
Have contacted Nick recently because water is sitting on newly laid stones, but Nick has promised he'll come over and drill some more holes to help water soak away.
Would recommend Nick to others.
loraine2011 - 12th Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
Laying paving slabs Landscape Gardening
Hired Nick to lay a path in the garden. Really pleased with the work and would use Nick again.
jean_15 - 10th Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
New garden path & wall & steps. Bricklaying
Nicholas arrived on time and did the job to the agreed budget and to a good level of workmanship.
I plan to use Nicolas again on future projects and would recommend his building services to others.
mrmonkey - 24th May, 2011 Positive feedback
Rake out and repoint rear garden wall Bricklaying
Nick provided a quotation for two jobs, we hired him to remove brick facades covering two chimney breasts in our half-sunk basement. Nick and his team arrived promptly as arranged. They worked quickly and found a number of problems behind the facade. Nick clearly discussed the problems as they unfolded, which included installation of an unplanned cement lintel. They left the job with a much safer chimney breast plus left the work area clean and tidy.
Overall found Nick and his team acted professionally and would use Nick and his team again in the future.
parrri - 16th May, 2011 Positive feedback
New Man hole fitted Driveways
I was really pleased with the work carried out. Nick was punctual, helpful, quick and professional. The work was completed on time. I would definitely use Nick again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends.
clare_94 - 10th May, 2011 Positive feedback
Repointing of gable end wall Restoration & Refurbishment
Very pleased with the job. Worked well all the time on site. Area left clean and tidy after completion. Will hire again in the future.
zandrjh - 25th Apr, 2011 Positive feedback
Ventilation Point on Bricked Up Chimney Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick did a very good job of creating ventilation points in our blocked up chimney and leaving it all nice and tidy. He arrived on time and brought all the right equipment, was very polite and friendly, and answered all our questions helpfully.
jmac_28 - 13th Apr, 2011 Positive feedback
Cracked bricks need replacing Bricklaying
I was happy to accept the very reasonable quote from Nick Kilshaw. He was very professional and was quick to offer helpful advice on our problem. He was on time, very clean and efficient and am very pleased with how quickly and well he completed the job.
I felt I could trust him completely to be in the house without us there and he is very personable and easy to get on with. I wouldn't hesitate on using him again and probably will in the future!
rosiet_35 - 4th Apr, 2011 Positive feedback
General repairs Bricklaying
Nick relaid a crazy paving path for me and did various other exterior minor building jobs. I am very pleased with the result. Nick was always punctual, is an early starter and takes great care to understand exactly what the customer wants.
I will certainly use his services again.
paul_lelliott - 21st Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Take down stack to safe level and cap Chimneys & Fireplaces
Job finished. Very satisfied with Mr Kilshaw's work. Kept me informed of potential problems and solutions. Job finish and clean up excellent.
jaybee_49 - 18th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Patio, paving & Steps Groundwork & Foundations
Nick has done a wonderful job on my patio and path and was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the whole process.
It is always difficult to choose a tradesman that you don't know so I would like to say that I would recommend Nick to anyone as I am not the easiest person to please but am delighted with the finished product.
tricia3299 - 16th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Level and lay slabs/shingle at bottom of garden Groundwork & Foundations
We have changed our minds constantly on the original job specification which Nick was happy to be flexible on. The final job was much less than we originally wanted but regardless of the smaller job he was happy to oblige.
The job was completed efficiently and cleanly and due to the nature of the problems found during the job he was very accommodating and worked with me to get the finish we wanted.
We will certainly consider asking Nick for other work - it is comforting to find someone that you can trust with costs and quality of work.
chris_370 - 15th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Very good workmanship, Nick was friendly arrived ontime, and completed the work as requested ontime & on budget.
I Would use him again and would reccommend him to other people.
stensq - 11th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
shingle garden area Landscape Gardening
just had garden shingled very impressed with workers nick was very clear on what had to be done he was polite friendly professional did exactly what he described to me punctual and tidy would use again site is a very good idea
sticky_fingers - 3rd Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Repair Boiler Chimney Chimneys & Fireplaces
Having accepted the very reasonable quotation from Nick, the work removing a boiler chimney was carried out efficiently and cleanly, in less time than I had imagined. Everything went smoothly from day one. Would recommend.
millfields - 26th Feb, 2011 Positive feedback
Remove cavity rubble below DPC Bricklaying
Nick did a great job removing 6 bags of rubble from a cavity wall which had caused damp. We had trouble finding anyone willing to do it so it was good to have someone who gets stuck in. It was all done within 2 days. Highly recommended!
mlmc - 11th Feb, 2011 Positive feedback
manhole covers Bricklaying
Nick reset two new manhole covers in driveway - removing the rusted remnants of what was previously there.
He completed the job to an excellent standard and was brilliant at always consulting on any changes that needed to be made. He was punctual and very kindly tidied away not only any debris he left but also rubbish left by previous tradesmen.
I would very happily reccomend Nicholas Kilshaw to another job.
brindle - 4th Feb, 2011 Positive feedback
External cracking causing internal damp? Damp Proofing
Nick did a very nice & tidy job on the rendering repairs. Considering he had to march everything through the house as no back access, you wouldn't have known he was carrying out the work as he leaves everything clean and tidy! Minimal disruption & a good job from start to finish.
Would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anyone who is looking for building work, etc in the future.
stevec21 - 26th Jan, 2011 Positive feedback
Repair to garden wall Bricklaying
I'm really delighted with the work that Nick did for me. He completed the job quickly, efficiently and to an excellent standard. All for a very reasonable cost. Nick was kind, helpful, considerate and good humoured and left the site clean and tidy. I would definitely use his services again and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone needing similar work to mine.
Thank you very much, Nick. You were a true god-send.
rabbityear - 5th Jan, 2011 Positive feedback
Nick was very professional, helpful and friendly.
He explained exactly what he was going to do at all stages of the project, he also consulted me when certain aspects required clarification.
He arrived on site on time each day and on the final day worked on whilst it snowed heavily to get the job finished.
The standard of his work is first class.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick.
gregs_46 - 29th Dec, 2010 Positive feedback
Extractor Fan Vent through brickwork in attiic Bricklaying
Nick Kilshaw arrived on time and pre-confirmed that he was going to make it. He was pleasant and very professional. He carried out the job exactly as promised and the hole through the brickwork was perfect and required no filling in. He climbed up the ladder on the outside of the house and fitted the cowl for the hole in the freezing cold and also worked in the attic in cramped conditions. Thanks again Nick.
nadine_farquharson - 18th Dec, 2010 Positive feedback
chimney repair Chimneys & Fireplaces
repaired chimney, turned up at agreed time and did very professional job for £30. Would highly recommed.
jamessalter - 8th Nov, 2010 Positive feedback
Demolition of two concrete pond bases Demolition & Clearing
Worked really hard despite horrible weather. Did a great job removing all rubble and paving slabs from the garden. Very happy with their work.
anna_taylor - 8th Nov, 2010 Positive feedback
Nick did a great job on our guttering. Nick turned up on time and worked very hard. We were very impressed with his work. We also asked him to some work on rendering around doors and windows, which he also made a great job of. Thanks Nick.
swanley_man - 7th Nov, 2010 Positive feedback
Nick was very pleasant and professional. Turned up on time, took good care over the job and left the place spotless! He also gave us plenty of helpful advice which was very appreciated. We are very pleased with the results and will definitely hire him again in the future.
paul_750 - 4th Nov, 2010 Positive feedback
Make floor level where fireplace removed Bricklaying
Job completed promptly to a high standard. Would happily hire again.
philc28 - 19th Oct, 2010 Positive feedback
Closing up an external doorway Bricklaying
He arrived on time and did a great job. The 2 doorways have been closed in an clean and solid way. Left the side tidy. Highly recommended.
12as - 16th Oct, 2010 Positive feedback
In two days, Nick repointed the wall areas we discussed, replaced the concrete lintel over the window, lined my roof terrace perimeter with lead and silicone and painted up relevant made-good areas including supplying all the labour and materials. He did a great job and I would have no hesitation in employing him again.
fearfield - 9th Oct, 2010 Positive feedback
Mend roof & loft space work Roofing
Nick was extremely helpful, he went over and above what you would normally expect from a tradesman, as the original job I posted drastically changed overnight when my chimney collapsed. He bent over backwards to cover my emergency needs and carried out some internal work to my chimney stack. I would definately recommend him to my friends (which I have done already) and family.
I have already asked him to carry out another job and am just waiting to hear back from him.
Many thanks Nick.
lou39 - 20th Sep, 2010 Positive feedback
Deck in rear garden Landscape Gardening
Nick and his crew did a superb job installing our deck. Nick and his people worked very hard and finished the job to a high standard in very short order. It is an amazing addition to our home and we are thrilled with it; we absolutely and unreservedly recommend Nick.
Nick's attention to detail and passion for getting a job right is apparent in the quality of the work. The deck is level, square and sturdy with no noticeable 'spring' when walked upon. There are minimal gaps between the boards to allow for the natural swelling and contracting of the timber, but not so wide that it is possible to see straight through. The posts and frame are under-laid with a thick membrane to further reduce light hitting the soil and so inhibit weed growth. The deck is precisely cut around the corners and piping and removable access areas were made over the manhole and drains. A lovely planter was constructed with the excess timber at no extra cost and finishes the project perfectly.
Not only was Nick's workmanship of a high standard, he and his crew took care to protect our wooden and tiled floors and ensured that the the site was fully tidied before finishing for the day. He would arrive when expected and communicated clearly throughout the project. Again, we can confidently recommend Nick and hope you enjoy your deck as much as we enjoy ours.
lrussell_62 - 11th Sep, 2010 Positive feedback
Permeable driveway Driveways
Great job on the front of the house turning the garden into a driveway. Nick has been great the whole way through the process, reliable, friendly, honest and has done the job as we had asked. Easy to contact and any questions answered very quickly
lucyflw - 24th Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
Replacement front wall / front door and frame Bricklaying
Nick is a diamond. He explained what could be done and offered solutions for what couldn't, in straightforward laymans terms. He also provided a competitive and comprehensive quote.
He and his team did a fantastic job. They were punctual, all very professional, quick and cleaned up after themselves.
I would highly recommend Kentish Builder and wouldn't hesitate to use again in the future.
Many thanks Nick.
nichola_bridger - 9th Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
repoint a retaining wall Bricklaying
i have used nick in the past and was very happy with the work carried out so i contacted him again and i was not disappointed. he was reliable gave me a great quote. worked to the timescale he provided. left my garden clean and tidy. the job was done to a high standard and he even told me where i could improve my wall without any additional charge. i will deffinately be using his services again. have used dodgy traders in the past and it was like a breath of fresh air to have a tradesman do exactly what they said for the price stated. thanks again nick.
kellymoore - 2nd Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
Nick did 2 jobs for me both quite tricky. He repaired and strengthened a section of my boundary wall that my side gate hung on. Achieved a perfect match with the bricks and left the site spotless which is not easy when cement drops all over the place.
I have a drive in/drive out driveway one side of which had slipped badly causing gaps to appear and side blocks to become displaced. Nick lifted and replaced that half of the driveway and cleverly managed to match up the lines with the other side.
Nick always kept me up to date with any likely problems and always explained what he was doing - no corners were cut.
I was very pleased with his work, and more importantly, so was my wife.
His pricing structure is fair and no extras were added.
I will be sending him some before and after photos so that he can demonstrate the work that he has done to potential customers.
He is an excellent paver and builder.
alan_saunders - 29th Jul, 2010 Positive feedback
Nick did a great job for a great price, he was easy to contact by phone, text and email, and turned up exactly when he said he would
matthew_west - 4th Jul, 2010 Positive feedback
builder Restoration & Refurbishment
Very happy with reasonable quote and fast efficiant work done. Easy to deal with and I would have no problems recommending this builder to others.
katherine_28 - 24th Jun, 2010 Positive feedback
Build a single skin wall 1m x 2m Bricklaying
Nick and his team to a great job, very quick and left the place clean. would definitely use him again.
duncanobest - 14th Jun, 2010 Positive feedback
clear and landscape a small overgrown terrace garden Landscape Gardening
Nick and his lads were extremely helpful, friendly, punctual and did a thoroughly good job on time and on budget. Nick also threw in a little extra job for free. My garden has never looked better. I would definitely use Kentish Builders again. Thanks again Nick, it's been a pleasure doing business.
steph_holden - 14th Jun, 2010 Positive feedback
Brick doorway and window installation Conversions - General
Very pleased with this job. Nick came and gave a comprehensive quote, explained the different ways this could be done and discussed what we wanted in a clear and professional way.
He arrived on time to do the work, was efficient and left the site in a clean and tidy condition. In short, he does exactly what he promises!
We would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to anyone. He is just the kind of contractor you are hoping you will find on a site like this!
zandrjh - 4th Jun, 2010 Positive feedback
New Drain needed Groundwork & Foundations
Nick came on site and assesed the problems with the drive not draining away properly unlike the original builders who just put in a inadequate soakway.He took the time to explain the pitfalls and all the details of the job.
The quality of the work was excellent and all the area dug and repaved was left spotless. Even neighbours who are builders were impressed with the standard of work.
Nicks work is excellent the price was good and he is a very genuine guy who you can trust to do a first class job.
Can not recommend highly enough and will be using again.
bernie_19 - 17th May, 2010 Positive feedback
Replace Manhole covers on Driveway Driveways
Nick arrived on time this morning as promised.
At every stage of the job he consulted me on what he was doing and why. He priced the job very competitively.
Nick was very tidy during and after the job, infact he left the drive cleaner than it was before he started!
I would not hesitate in recommending Nick to anyone, he did an outstanding job and we would definately look to use him again in the future.
ali_stapleton - 1st May, 2010 Positive feedback
turn a shabby area into slate patio area Landscape Gardening
nick gave us great confidence when he came to inspect the job to give us a quote. not only did he answer all our questions but he was able to talk things through in an easy to understand format!! he seemed to be in control but was also flexible and interested in what we had to say. his quote was very reasonable and he was able to start quickly, which was a little surprising given he seems to be very very busy (look at his feedback). he and his team worked very hard when they were with us, and kept us informed all the way. we are delighted with the end result.
in a nutshell....nick is trustworthy, knowledgeable and experienced. we wouldn't hestitate to use him again. worth his weight in gold.
frankyasanga - 25th Apr, 2010 Positive feedback
Chimney Breast Removed Requires Supporting Chimneys & Fireplaces
Prompt reliable service, helpful and pleasure to do business with. Thanks
waterloo30 - 21st Apr, 2010 Positive feedback
GARDEN WALL - REMOVAL AND REBUILD - LABOUR ONLY Bricklaying
As soon as Nick and his team had finished my garden wall, I was so pleased with the result I felt I had to tell everyone looking for a bricklayer about their high standards and attention to detail.
I had a garden wall built about four years ago by someone claiming to be a bricklayer. As the adverse weather took its toll, it soon became apparent that THE cheapest blocks had been used. The red brick pillars weren't straight and, apart from looking an eyesore, it was obvious this wall was not safe.
I chose Nick because I was fed up with being stung by cowboys - I knew this job would cost me about £5000.00 so I had to have someone with a large feedback....someone I could trust not to rip me off.
When the quotes came in from Nick, not only were they considerably less than £5000.00 but you could tell he knew what he was talking about.
A family friend of a friend in the trade got me the materials and the skips so I only needed Nick's labour. He didn't have a problem with that.
I am very grateful to Nick and his team for all the little extras they did for us.
The wall looks fantastic and I will definitely have Nick back again to do the rest of my paths in due course.
davedollar - 13th Apr, 2010 Positive feedback
Brick repointing to drainage covers Bricklaying
Job finished to good level, slight problem after that which not been resolved. On time and professional when on site. Would recommend.
mhoney04 - 8th Apr, 2010 Neutral feedback
kentish builder's reply:
i actually done 3 jobs instead of one.i was asked to do it as cheaply as possible to make safe as the area manager was coming .so it was only to make safe the area.i done what was asked of me and i should of given a proper quote to reinstae it like i always do.my feedback speaks for it self.
Replace exisiting front garden path with block pave Groundwork & Foundations
All I can say about Nick is that it is a shame there aren't MORE tradesmen like him!
As soon as he had finished my wall to move onto my front garden path, I just KNEW the end result was going to be good.
Once again,we were treated to Nick's experience and enthusiam for the task at hand. What was once an uneven path that would not have withstood another bad winter, is now an eyecatching neat block paved path.
What sets the path off is the little extras Nick did for us - namely, he replaced the 52 year old garden gate posts with two impressive red brick pillars and two flat bricks AND even fitted my new garden gate as well.
I am so pleased with all the work undertaken by Nick and his team and will definitely be asking him back.
davedollar - 3rd Apr, 2010 Positive feedback
demolish garage Demolition & Clearing
An excellent job. We had good communication before the work, the team turned up exactly when he said, the demolition of the garage was done quickly and the site was left tidy. I have no hesitation in using nick again
gary_davis - 15th Mar, 2010 Positive feedback
Move steps and lay patio slabs Landscape Gardening
I posted a job for my steps to the rear garden to be moved and patio laid, Nick offered to view the jobin the evening,he arrived on time and spent time explaining to me what would be involved and pointed out where there may be problems and suggested possible solutions.
Each day thought the build he started on time as promised and through the job kept the garden and the area clean and tidied up as he went along, throughout the job he ensured that the work that he was carrying out was what i wanted and if there was a problem he took time to explain and offered a solution.
He finished the garden on time and to the budged that was agreed despite a few of changes to my original idea and extra work that wasn't expected.
Nick and his team worked very hard every day and i cant fault their work, they worked to a very high standard and paid great attention to detail, both my wife and i are very happy with the finished garden and it looks better than that i imagined it would.
I highly recommend Nick and have no hesitation in hiring him for further work in the future.
bret_cooper - 6th Mar, 2010 Positive feedback
Top drawer work!
Professionally done, and excellently finished.
Will definately have Kentishbuilder back again!
cockneystu25 - 6th Mar, 2010 Positive feedback
Garden Wall/Landscaping in Battersea SW11 Bricklaying
Our garden was a steeply inclined, grassy good-for-nothing space and Nick and his team have successfully turned it into somewhere we intend spending every spare Summer moment in! It feels much larger and much more private and when we get the green stuff in - will be even more wonderful.
The broken wooden fence was replaced by a six foot brick wall - the brickwork is superb.
A two-tiered patio now replaces the grass.
Extra features were added as the project went along - at no extra cost - including a much larger flower bed than originally planned, and a step.
The job ran exactly to schedule and Nick was always on time. For the majority of the project we were out at work during the day and were very happy to give him a key to come and go as needed. The house was cleaned up at the end of each day.
The project raised several difficulties - especially due to the fact that there was no rear access to the garden and MUCH hard graft was involved bringing the materials to the back and carrying 4 skip-loads of soil (!) and waste to the front.
Originally we had thought that a series of drains would mean a 3 tier garden, but very early on, Nick let us know he could make it two tier only - even though this meant a lot more soil removal and adjustment - giving us the much more useable space.
We were always impressed with the care given to how the finished look would be e.g. ensuring the patio slabs were laid so as to be central to the back door, and laying them on cement not just sand; adding the red brick top to the brick wall - because it looks better than all yellow. The extra thought translates to results.
Would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anyone and hope to be able to hire him again in the future once we start on the house itself.
jayceejay - 26th Feb, 2010 Positive feedback
Chiney breasts to be removed from 1930s mid terrace. Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick and his team were prompt, reliable, and well priced. They did the work in the allotted time and despite finding a few unpredictable issues with the job stayed positive and dealt with them professionally.
subfrantic - 25th Feb, 2010 Positive feedback
Instalation of Gallows Brackets on Chimney Stack Chimneys & Fireplaces
I chose Nick on My builder for the removal and support of a small chimney stack in a bedroom. This was based on his excellent feedback and it was clear he has much experience in this job as well as a reasonable quotation.
Nick explained thoroughly what was required and completed the job to specificaion. There were a few issues which turned up during the job which could not have been anticipated. Nick put these right despite it taking more time and matrials. He also removed the took down the whole chimney stack for me and helped bag up the rubble despite only quoting for just the chimney support.
All in all i am very pleased with the work that was completed and would definatly recommend and use Nick again for this type of job.
ck09 - 18th Feb, 2010 Positive feedback
Brick / Block layer and plaster Bricklaying
Nick was very punctual on all 3 days. The work carried out was done to a very high standard and throughout the 3 days all of his team were tidy and hard working.
If we required any further work, we would not hesitate to hire Nick again.
lear1514 - 14th Feb, 2010 Positive feedback
damp proofing of cellar Damp Proofing
sallyw1 - 10th Feb, 2010 Waiting for feedback
Rebuild brick garden wall Bricklaying
Nick, built an excellent wall, on time and to budget. He did not miss a day, and started promptly at 7:30 each day.
I would have no hesitation to re hire for other work.
m_hewitt - 8th Feb, 2010 Positive feedback
Replacement fireplace lintel Bricklaying
Nick did a great job. He turned up at the promised time, explained what needed to be done and why, tidied up afterwards and kept to the original quote (even though there were a few unforeseen obstacles resulting in extra work to get the lintel in place).
kwoolford - 2nd Feb, 2010 Positive feedback
Chimney breast removal Chimneys & Fireplaces
Nick carried out a chimney removal with complicated steel work as specified by the council. He was always on time and was very competitive on price he even informed my neighbours about the work he was carring out. He was very professional and had no problems completing the work to a exceptional standard an even done some extra work for me at no charge! He kept me up to date with every thing that was happening and left every where clean and tidy when he left. If i need any more work carried out nick will be my 1st choice and would highly recomend him to everyone. Thanks Nick
turkey-lee - 19th Jan, 2010 Positive feedback
Chimney breast removal Chimneys & Fireplaces
When Nick takes on a job he is totally committed to it. He did a great job removing 2 chimneys for me under difficult circumstances; I’m very pleased with the result. He arrived very punctually every day and was able to come up with solutions for any problems we came across. The building control inspector was impressed with his work.
diapteron - 14th Jan, 2010 Positive feedback
Nick gave a good price and did double the work of what other tradesmen have quoted me for. He was honest and kept me updated on progress every step of the way and informed me of any problems, always making sure that we saw for ourselves any issues he found before progressing.
He gave lots of free friendly advice and would be honest and not take carry out work he was unfamiliar with, but instead offer guidance and how to go about it.
He turned up on time and did the job within the time frame he stated. Overall very polite and professional.
I've already asked him to help me fix some other problems after the holiday period, so looking forward to seeing him again
chilau - 15th Dec, 2009 Positive feedback
Gutter unblocking and pointing work required Bricklaying
Nick was punctual, friendly and pleasant. The job turned out to be more complicated than anticipated. This was due to Nick not seeing job in the flesh, as it was quoted online from a photo and my verbal description.
He completed some pointing for me instead then turned up next day with assistance to carry out the slightly more complicated job replacing and adjusting the guttering (which also required hiring of different ladder) at an extra agreed budget.
All in all I was pleased with his work and would recommened him. He also cleaned up well after himself.
stuartjgardiner - 9th Dec, 2009 Positive feedback
Damp Wall around PVC window Damp Proofing
Excellent job by Nick. He was perfectly on time, very polite, completed the job in a very professional manor, and tided up once the job was finished as well. I have more work around my home in the near future and I will be using Nick again. Thanks.
sspencer7 - 8th Dec, 2009 Positive feedback
Repair to chimney/roof Roofing
Very good. Nick was always on time and explained everything he was doing throughout. He got the job done quickly and professionally and for a very competitive price. I will be recommending Nick to my friends and I have already asked him to come and do further jobs at my property.
curbo - 1st Dec, 2009 Positive feedback
Fitting bird guard to chimney Chimneys & Fireplaces
Came when he said he would and did the job in good time. The chimney cowl looks good and hopefully will do the job.
lynnsb - 1st Dec, 2009 Positive feedback
Repairs to chimney and roof tiles Bricklaying
As before Nick did a good job
theonlymaster - 30th Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
putting up front gate Driveways
Kentishbuilder is excellent again! Very reliable, efficient and friendly. Highly recommended!
lulabel - 23rd Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
Chimney Removal Chimneys & Fireplaces
Chimney Stack Removal: I was pleasently impressed Nick & his team were very organised and profesional, the chimney came out very quickly, neatly, cleanly and without any fuss. The bricks were cut out gently, no smashing into with hammers and drills which I've seen before! Nick is a positive guy which is what you want on site, he takes charge, no complaints or fuss just confidence and solutions. The steelwork was A+ professional even the concil inspector is impressed! Very clean job.
Great Job Nick. Best chimney remover on mybuilder!! Highly Recomended.
darrentn9 - 16th Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
Demolish part of non-loadbearing wall Demolition & Clearing
Nick was on time and removed the wall quickly and professionally. He cleaned up thoroughly and even did the washing up! I highly recommend him.
bers - 11th Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
Open fire place and brick hearth Chimneys & Fireplaces
Cannot praise Nick enough. He has been in regular contact, seeks your views before he actually starts the work and delivers excellent results. A great surprise tonight to walk in from work to find a very well built and solid fire place. Nick and his team have done a great job, made a real working focal point to the lounge. My wife was home today and she commented how good the work was. I would thorughly recommend Nicks work and will be placing a job for a front wall with him in 2010.
rickyd - 7th Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
chimney suport Chimneys & Fireplaces
Supporting a chimney.... Nick has done excatly what he promised, he arrived on time and completed the job successfuly, also on the agreed price. I am more than satisfied with his work and I would recommend his services to anyone who requires it.
Mr E. Abai , London E15
estefanos - 7th Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
Garden Clearance Landscape Gardening
Nick and his team were brilliant. They arrived on time each day, did what was agreed and more (fitting some shelves for no extra cost) and were extremely friendly to deal with. They cleared the overgrown garden, dismantling a shed and greenhouse and chopping overhanging trees. They also did some kitchen work - removing an island unit, repositioning a cupboard and worksurface. In addition they dismantled fitted units in 2 alcoves (filling any holes and restoring the coving above) and removed 2 fireplaces (completing with plasterboard and replastering over). The whole lot was done in 2 days with a lovely tidy clean-up at the end of each day. Thanks Nick, Lee and Liam. Great job.
julespa - 6th Nov, 2009 Positive feedback
Replace Imperial manhole cover Driveways
Nick does what he says. Arrives on time, works efficiently, does a good job, and cleans up afterwards. What more could anyone ask for? As a result I have asked him to look at another job.
theonlymaster - 23rd Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
Nick was here on time, completed the work to the required specification and as per the quote he provided. He has been extremely professional and I would definitely work with him again would the opportunity arises.
ssepierre - 23rd Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
New window installation in load bearing wall Bricklaying
Hired to knock through wall and add to windows. Nick and his team are hard working and have produced a good finish. He even threw in some extra work for free. Left the lounge and outside very tidy and clean. I would use him again and recommend him to others.
duncanobest - 21st Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
pointing Restoration & Refurbishment
Came as soon as he could. Did the job exactly as required; even saved me a fiver.
Nick is the kind of guy that you would hire again!
pete2 - 15th Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
Nick did a great job, for something that looked easy but in fact was quite complicated. He took a lot of care over ensuring that the job was well done and he cleaned up afterwards. Thanks Nick - a job well done!
r_downer - 13th Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
Core drilling Restoration & Refurbishment
Thanks for completing the job to a tight deadline under a difficult situation. Well done.
heliosmoody - 2nd Oct, 2009 Positive feedback
Nick is a very sound and reliable builder. He does a really thorough job, turns up on time, and is a thoughtful and genuine tradesman! A real brick!!! Will use again. Highly recommended for anyone looking to get some work done efficiently and to a high standard.
lulabel - 29th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
Garden cleaning Landscape Gardening
Nick and Lee have done a very thorough and professional job. My garden has never looked so clean and tidy. They have even removed all the remaining weeds from their roots rather than just to cut them down which was a very tiring task, and lay down the weed control fabric and tree barks. None of these were included in the quote yet they offered to do it for me without any extra charge. I would have no hesitation to recommend Nick and his team to everyone.
selma - 16th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
Concrete demolition and removal Demolition & Clearing
Nick did a great job smashing and removing an old concrete garage plinth to make way for more garden. The job was well coordinated, completed on time and very efficiently with absolutely no complaints. I would definitely use Nick again and recommend him to others.
billybc - 14th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
repairs roof and chimney areas Roofing
Nick responded quickly to my request. Punctual, trustworthy, efficient and polite, Nick did more than work than he quoted for. He gave us some fantastic advice and I will definately be using him again.
emmabayne - 9th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
Brickwork above leaking window Bricklaying
Nick's done an excellent job and has been a pleasure to hire. Working late to finish a tricky job on the day agreed but still staying to clean up. He's obviously very hard working, reliable and knowledgable and we would recommend him.
stevemand - 6th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
3 sash windows Painting & Decorating
what a brillant job nicholas did for me, windows look good as new , nicholas gave me a qoute and said he could start first thing monday morning he gave me a time and showed up dead on this man is is a very hard worker and what he says he means would recomend nicholas to anyone needing anything done.
turkey-lee - 6th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
Prompt start. Polite and friendly team. Nice job done. Highly recommended.
arkan - 4th Sep, 2009 Positive feedback
Painting Painting & Decorating
Nick turned up on time, did an excellent job and tidied up so you would not have known he had been here. I was very impressed and would recommend him to others, and also use him again.
annereason - 28th Aug, 2009 Positive feedback
laying a gravel drive way Driveways
nick arrived promptly. was always polite and proffessional. we agreed the job and my requirements and he met them. he exceeded my expectations. he was a very competant man who always went the extra mile. the final result of my drive was great. i was very impressed with his competitive quote. and the final product. i would highly recommend nick and his team. he is honest and trustworthy and completes work to schedule and to a high standard.
kellymoore - 22nd Aug, 2009 Positive feedback
repoint and install brick around window Bricklaying
Hard working,prompt, polite. Did a great job, more than happy with his work. Thank you
natasha21 - 12th Aug, 2009 Positive feedback
Lift slabs & re-point Landscape Gardening
Nick arrived on time, completed the job exactly as agreed in the brief and made sure the site was left clean and tidy - can't say more than that. Recommended.
greenwich101 - 27th Jul, 2009 Positive feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Bricklaying
Nicholas did a patio for us in our back garden, he blockpaved our front drive and he did the brickwork and concrete work for our conservatory. He's brilliant, we're really pleased with all his work. He works really hard and he's there when he says he's going to be there. I would recommend him 100%. If I needed any more work doing, I wouldn't call anyone else but Nicholas.
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Nicholas did a brilliant job for me, his workmanship is 100%. I hired another scandalous company and Nicholas came to rectify their shoddy work. Nicholas did the foundations and the brickwork for my conservatory and I was really pleased with the work so I asked him to come back to do my patio as well. I've actually planned to call him again because I've got some guttering & fascia work coming up as well.
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