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underpin existing and extend foundations Groundwork & Foundations
Mark, his sons and workers are pleasure to work with.
The foundations and underpinning were completed within the time frame of 6 weeks we agreed. They worked with structural engineer and reduce the time and cost of the job.
We were so impressed with their timekeeping and hard working attitude that we had them do several more jobs on our self build.
Sewage treatment plant and drainage
Block and beam floor
Install an 18 meter steel ridge beam in the barn roof.
We will be asking them to return for roofing and landscaping in the near future.
crudders - 28th Jun, 2018 Positive feedback
Bricks on garage coming apart Bricklaying
Very professional, job done quick and well. Pleasure to deal with. Thank
sharkak - 12th Apr, 2018 Positive feedback
Really nice company to do business with. Very responsive, pleasant and polite, left working area spotless. Gives the building trade a good name...
When I need more building work, Mark will be the first tradesman i call.
lee_vec - 27th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Insurance work Bricklaying
Mark and his team completed a few varied jobs to front of the house, this included, tarmackng, brickwork/rendering and re-laying of block paving, all completed to high standard and in a timely fashion. Great communication from Mark, before, during and after the work completed. I wouldn’t hesitate in using again.
ray_211 - 10th Feb, 2018 Positive feedback
Remove small window and brick up hole Bricklaying
Fast work. Very neat job. Excellent realistic price. I would highly recommend Mark. Oh and if other traders are looking at this review the most important thing is he LISTENED to what I said and did exactly what I asked for. Awesome!
lyn_605 - 18th Jan, 2018 Positive feedback
1930s refurb Restoration & Refurbishment
stellabunny1 - 21st Sep, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Damaged brickwork Bricklaying
Mark and his team did a really good job. Very professional and easy to deal with. Will use again for future projects.
benpower - 17th Aug, 2017 Positive feedback
Build pillars and sides Bricklaying
Mark is friendly, helpful and reliable. I would recommend him.
anne_leggett - 23rd Jul, 2017 Positive feedback
Garage Conversion Conversions - General
Mark and his team were friendly and efficient. I am pleased with their work and would happily recommend.
jaimercurious - 16th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Repair of damaged garden wall Bricklaying
Mark and his team did a good job of repairing my wall and at a reasonable price. I'd certainly use them again.
dobby_41 - 12th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
Moving an external door and window Bricklaying
I hired mark and his team to install a new backdoor in my kitchen along with bricking up the old one and a small window. He was very profession and efficient. I am very happy with the completed work and the cost, I would defiantly use him and his team again for future work and would recommend him to others. Thanks once again
lewibourke - 12th Jun, 2017 Positive feedback
I hired Mark and his team to carry out some internal renovations in our living room which required the installation of a large steel beam and removal of some existing pillars and existing lintel as well as relaying a concrete floor. All work has been carried out efficiently and to a high standard. I would thoroughly recommend Mark and we are so pleased with his work that we have now hired him to carry out some additional works at our house.
tctoms - 25th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
put cement around the shed Groundwork & Foundations
Took a while to get the job done, glad the outcome was worth the waiting for. Just need to wait for them to come and fill the holes on the outside of the shed, then job is done. Overall very happy with the job. Thank you mark
shed_51 - 20th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
REBUILD GARDEN WALL Bricklaying
Mark and his team rebuilt my mum's garden wall. The work was carried out quickly (the wall actually being built on a Sunday) and to a high standard. They came back the next day to finish off and tidy up and we are pleased with the end result.
tinak_17 - 11th Mar, 2017 Positive feedback
afternoon future client
I would recommend mark and his team very higly indeed, from contacting him in January he was very efficient to meet up and discuss my insurance job of removing/ rebuilding a 20 x 6 garden wall and providing a base / erecting a shed for me.
the wall was demolished and rubble taken away and wall rebuilt,and old shed removed in 3 days as his son craig / mate, worked over the weekend.
no messing about...prompt in the morning 8am start, a friendly reliable team of builders. being in the trade myself I can truly say a top notch job.
mpd_decorating - 25th Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Convert 6 bedroom house to 4 units of 2 bedroom flats Conversions - General
Mark was extremely helpful and had lots of useful ideas and insight with regards to project completion. I will use if again if I have another project in the area in future.
tammy_708 - 21st Feb, 2017 Positive feedback
Oak frame cart lodge Carpentry & Joinery
I hired Mark and his team in Jan '17 to create an Oak Frame for an outdoor 'cart-lodge' type structure. I was so pleased with the work on the frame that I expanded the list of jobs and am already planning on what other jobs I can give him! He was willing to work in all weather conditions without any complaint, even storm Doris! He arrived punctually at the agreed time and put in a proper day's work. He does like a cuppa tea, but managed to drink it and work at the same time (who says blokes can't multitask!)
Mark is very professional, personable and trustworthy. He even likes dogs. He was clear with me what was possible and what was not, and made lots of recommendations throughout the build. He is clearly very experienced and I suspect that he could turn his hand to pretty much anything. His communication skills were top class, keeping me informed throughout. Many thanks too to Darren, Mark's brother-in-law, for his excellent work. A fantastic family company that I will definitely call upon next time I have a project that is beyond my own talents.
I would highly recommend Mark and his team. Give him a go, I am sure you will not be disappointed.
robchaney - 14th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Repinning internal wall Restoration & Refurbishment
work done quickly. most of the work I needed was plastering and he took care to look at areas which I hadn't considered. would use again
mark_sfa - 12th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Removal of brickwork Bricklaying
Mark was quick to reply to my post and quick to quote. They done a great job on time.clean and tidy worker. I would definitely recommend and use again
kerrone - 28th Dec, 2016 Positive feedback
Under stairs cupboard, skirting and bannister Carpentry & Joinery
Wonderful job done by Darren. Mark was able to get it arranged and done before xmas! Perfect cupboard under the stairs, very professional job. Would definitely recommend. Thank you
laura1234_40 - 20th Dec, 2016 Positive feedback
Patio wall Bricklaying
Very nice bricks supplied and beautifully laid to make a good job of repairing Patio wall. Site left clean and tidy. I can recommend Mark Skinner and his team. Godden.
frostcrumble - 24th Nov, 2016 Positive feedback
Bricking up a door and putting in a new one Conversions - General
Mark and his team were very professional and have completed the job as requested to a very high standard. Mark kept in contact with me throughout and organised the different trades as necessary, working around me and my toddler.
Although our job was quite small for Mark, he understood that it was important to us and treated us as though we were an important client.
I'm very impressed with Mark's professionalism and quality of work.
I'm very happy to recommend Mark and his team and we will be using Mark again in the future.
lorraine_644 - 1st Nov, 2016 Positive feedback
Need a wall knocked down and another put up&plastering Conversions - General
We hired Mark and his team to knock down a wall in between our lounge and dining room. We had a few quotes but chose M A SKINNER LTD due to Mark's friendly nature, competitive price and positive feedback on my builder. We are pleased with the work that has been carried out, the builders left little mess and the work was completed within 2 weeks.
gemcoop - 17th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
Gneneral building work Conversions - General
Mark and his team were reliable and trustworthy, offering a detailed quotation, arriving to complete the job on time and undertaking additional work as needed. They were polite, helpful and flexible in their work, and always left the house tidy at the end of the day. I was able to leave Mark and his team at the house each day, and he would liaise with me as needed. He was able to coordinate the work he undertook with other tradesmen that were also working at the house. I would recommend Mark and use him again for any other work that we need.
izzyisaac - 19th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
Chimney Stack Fracture - Quote and Repair Chimneys & Fireplaces
We hired Mark to repair or damaged chimney, repoint our gable wall and fix some leading that had slipped out of place and was causing a leak in wet weather.
Mark is a very friendly and very knowledgable. He was able to explain exactly what we would need to have done in a way we understood. Which gave us confidence.
Once we accepted Mark's quote he was able to arrange the work for a time that was suitable for us. During the works Mark and his team kept us up to date on what they were doing and why. They were very professional and turned up when they said they would and warned us about there being a lot of dust.
The work was completed on time and to a superb standard. The gable wall looks brilliant. The chimeny was in a much worse state than we expected (a strong wind could of bought it down!) Mark and his team have rebuilt the chimney replacing all the worn out bricks removing the rusted metal ties and replacing with brand new one. The chimney looks as good as new and we are delighted the chimney is now structurally sound.
After the work was done Mark and his team tidied everything up after themselves and swept up as much of the dust that is physically possible.
I would recommend Mark to anyone who is looking to have some work done and will definitely be using again when the next parts of the house need repairing!!
les85 - 5th Jul, 2016 Positive feedback
Garden paving Groundwork & Foundations
Mark and his team have done a superb job on our drive, paths etc. They proved to be reliable and kept us informed at every stage. Their work was clean and tidy and they kept the disruption and unavoidable noise to a minimum. We shall miss their cheery faces around our home, not something we expected to say after a building job! We would have no hesitation in using Mark again and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone needing building work.
alan_ryan_78 - 24th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Brickwork to damp Bricklaying
Very happy with Marks work. He has done an excellent job at short notice. Would use again
andrew_davis_12 - 11th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Mark and his team worked well, all very punctual and pleasant.
I'm happy with the drive that Mark has built. The job was finished with a good tidy up, leaving my drive looking pristine. I've had many positive comments from my neighbours.
bobbru - 29th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
Very happy with Mark and his work. He offered good advice and also saved me money on work which might not have solved condensation problems in my bathroom.
Mark is very friendly and I'd trust him to leave him the keys next time I have some work for him. Thanks very much, Emma
ecav76 - 27th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
Initial meeting we found Mark to be very pleasant, down to earth, friendly gentleman. Was very understanding that it was our first time, as was very patient with getting details with what we wanted using the plans we had from the architect. He came back with a very reasonable price for the build and had tradesmen to call on for things like plastering,painting, electrics, scaffolding, and plumbing which were extra costs. As we both work during the day we entrusted him with being key holders to the property to carry out the job and help themselves to tea.
As the job commenced we came across many a problem such as high content of lime in our mortar causing lots of dust, no mantels above our windows, which almost squashed Mark. This didn't deter Mark or Lee ( his assistant, ) and they carried on regardless battling on. The build itself, even with added problems went up really quickly and other tradesmen were in and starting within 5 weeks. But we came across more problems due to kitchen suppliers messing up our order. Firstly delivering to an incorrect address and secondly sending us different sized appliance equipment. This added on more weeks but then flooring company ( which we got in ) messed us about also. Finally when all done Mark and his team came in and finished off little jobs here and there and cleaned away after themselves.
All in all a very good team and hard working, even with loads of set backs through no fault of their own. Highly recommend.
workingmum_73 - 3rd Feb, 2016 Positive feedback
Brick door to existing kitchen wall and pointing Bricklaying
Mark has already completed the bricklaying and has also been hired to repoint brickwork. Mark is honest, reliable and nothing is too much trouble. His work is of a very high standard and would highly recoomend Mark.
subey - 15th Jan, 2016 Positive feedback
Repointing and replacing some bricks in lean to Bricklaying
Excellent service from mark can't fault it, very easy and pleasant to deal with and has done a great job, would not hesitate to use again and recommend to others
mark_260s - 16th Sep, 2015 Positive feedback
Velux window Conversions - General
nathan_226 - 4th Sep, 2015 Waiting for feedback
New front wall required Bricklaying
Mark built a new front wall for us and made some repairs to our main wall. Before the work began Mark gave us a good overview of what was required and a breakdown of the costs. He did a super job and we're really happy with the end result. I'd highly recommend Mark.
el_asla - 9th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
Lintel & brickwork repairs over patio door frame Restoration & Refurbishment
A very professional and polite service, and a pleasure to deal with in undertaking the repairs to my house.
Very punctual in time keeping, programming and always communicating the intended plan of work with a good estimate of costs before starting work.
Would like to recommend as a trusted builder, and I am sure you will not be disappointed.
Looking forward to using their service again in the future...Thank you
waldi_10 - 4th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
Chimney brick in Chimneys & Fireplaces
Mark was able to fit us in quickly and conducted the work professionally and to a good standard. We would use him again.
dodger_25 - 4th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
Remove 39"x13"x13" concrete chimney in kitchen Chimneys & Fireplaces
Very professional and easy to deal with. Did a very good job at a very good price. Building work and plastering work both excellent, would definitely use again.
shawsie - 3rd Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
Rebuild front wall Bricklaying
Mark and his employees have currently completed the building of a wall at the front of our victorian property. The work that has been carried out was completed to an exceptionally high standard. We are currently planning further building work and will definately be using his services again. Mark was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy.
mozza_33 - 22nd Jul, 2015 Positive feedback
stuart_405 - 21st Jun, 2015 Waiting for feedback
fit gas fire and surround Chimneys & Fireplaces
Mark Is a professional Builder that I have no hesitation in recommending he is
punctual of a happy disposition and does exactly what he says he will. He does a first class professional job for a reasonable price our gas fire and surround looks excellent. His communication skills are above average if he is delayed for any reason he will all ways ring and let you know. He did the work and left the house exceptionally clean. If I had to rate him I would give him 10 out of 10. I will be using him for another job at a later date.
tolly_53 - 1st Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
Garden wall repair Bricklaying
Mark responded to my request on the very same day that I submitted it. He came round and provided a verbal estimate followed by a written quote within days.
Once I asked him to go ahead he undertook the work within a week and did a great job. I would use him again and have shown his work to several of my neighbours such that they might like to use him in the future.
user_1tib - 29th May, 2015 Positive feedback
Open existing chimneystack Chimneys & Fireplaces
Very happy with the job. Mark kept me informed and confirmed my wishes with me all through the job.
paula1234 - 16th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Wall removal, plumbing, electrics, carpetry, plastering Conversions - General
Mark and his team did a great job for us which started with knocking a kitchen wall down and ended up re-tiling, new kitchen work surface and various carpentry, plumbing & electrical works. We were very happy with everything. The team were all very nice and professional. We would definitely recommend them!
mark3988 - 9th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Repair/restoration to interior brick wall Bricklaying
Mark Skinner responded really quickly to my post and I'm really happy with the result. He gave me good advice and communicated with me throughout. I would recommend him and call on him again in the future!
becky_t - 9th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
Rebuilding front wall Bricklaying
Lots of contact regarding quotes, quick workers, prompt and tidy on the day. Recommended.
shurley_81 - 6th Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
Faultless service absolutely recommend fast clean work
little_cottage - 2nd Dec, 2014 Positive feedback
repair garden brick wall 40cm high x 2.10 metres Bricklaying
Mr Skinner and colleague arrived arrived on time. The work is very good and they cleaned up afterwards. I can thoroughly recommend him
bazza_11 - 7th Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Lovely person,top tradesman,thanks Mark
nsd67 - 26th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
garden wall Bricklaying
I found Mr Skinner very reliable, always arrived on time. The work is very good and all cleaned up afterwards. also Mr Skinner came up with some very useful ideas. I can thoroughly recommend him
carolbrettmoore - 20th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Build an extension Extensions
Unfortunately I could not go ahead with this job due to problems, nothing to do with Mr Skinner, but he was helpful and full of wise advice. It's a shame I couldn't use him as I feel he would have been true to his word, maybe we will be able to do business in the near future. Thank you.
mark_162 - 25th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Renovate Exterior of House Restoration & Refurbishment
The house: I have a semi-detached period house (about 350 years old) with an extension added around 40 years ago. It was rendered with wood cladding on the upper part of the building, which concealed a number of “quirks”!
The job: To remove the original and then replace the wood cladding, fascias, render, two exterior doors and one window. The outside lights were also replaced.
The work: Mark took the time to find out exactly what sort of finish I wanted and what my budget was. He has kept me informed and advised throughout, explaining any issues, giving me options and the reasons for his recommendations.
All of the team were friendly, considerate, helpful and a pleasure to have around. They tidied-up at the end of each day, and took care to be considerate not only of me but also the adjoining house. I felt completely secure in the knowledge that my property and belongings were in safe hands – and as a woman living on my own that is invaluable.
The result: Mark and his team have done a fantastic job! My house looks great and since Mark improved the window fittings, insulation and brickwork it is already noticeably warmer indoors.
I am so pleased both with the work and the finished result that I have recommended Mark to friends and have already asked him to do a few small jobs for my parents and to renovate my kitchen – I will write a further review when that work is finished!
peppa_89 - 23rd Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Removal of second staircase Restoration & Refurbishment
mr_mrs_gs_moore - 2nd Jul, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Hiding telephone wire Handyman
Mark came round to look at the job I wanted doing - his advice was that I could achieve the same result doing it another way without hiring him and incurring any cost. He didnt even accept any petrol money. An honest builder/maintenance man! I would definitely contact Mark again for any jobs i may have in the future.
angieb_20 - 15th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Bricklaying
Mark has done quite a lot of brickwork and blockwork for us. He is professional, clean and tidy, reliable, trustworthy. The standard of his work is high and we are pleased with his work. I would recommend him.
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Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Restoration & Refurbishment
Mark undertook brickwork restoration for us. His work was brilliant, it was on Grade I listed building, all with lime putty and reclaim materials. He is very reliable. The workmanship was excellent. I would use his services again and would certainly recommend him
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