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Removal of a dividing wall Conversions - General
slyfox - 1st May, 2018 Waiting for feedback
Loft conversion with rear dormer Loft Conversions
Rae was highly recommended to us by friends and previous customers who he had completed a loft extension locally to us the year before .
Rae communication is excellent and kept the project well within the timescales and on budget.
Making it very clear if anything was extra, so no nasty surprises at the end.
Rae offered support and advice at each stage of the process .
No questions seemed too much trouble( and I had many ).
Rae provided ideas and solutions which made us feel like we had a bespoke service .
Rae kept us up to date with texts and photos .
Rae and his team are trustworthy and their work ethic is exemplary. We enjoyed having Rae and his team around .
Very pleased with our new bedroom and bathroom space they have created for us and we would highly recommend them .
mrs_hooper_99 - 27th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Rae Mackay and his brilliant team (especially Phil) have done an amazing kitchen conversion job. It is now a total transformation from a small, cramped galley kitchen to an open, bright and modern kitchen space which I will enjoy using. Nothing has been too much trouble and I have been kept informed of each stage of work. A big thank you to Rae for keeping the work flowing and finishing on time I recommend the team 100%.
teresa_bradbury - 5th Jan, 2018 Positive feedback
Creation of granny flat in house Extensions
nedt - 21st Dec, 2017 Waiting for feedback
3 metre ground floor extension Extensions
Rae and his team have done a great job for us. They completed the work ahead of schedule and as agreed, we couldn’t be happier. We really felt that Rae was looking out for us during the process, his communication and commitment were faultless. Thanks again Rae we would always recommend you to anyone that asked.
timb_78 - 29th Jul, 2017 Positive feedback
Ground floor extension Extensions
Rae and his team worked really hard to get everything right for us, and make sure we were happy. They go above and beyond what you would expect from a builder and are always prepared to stay late to get the job done, sometimes working from 7.30am to 6.30pm at night, and weekends if necessary. The finished extension looks amazing; we are really pleased with it.
Rae is very approachable and always able to offer a solution to any problems that may arise on the way. They work efficiently and carefully to get the job done. We hired them to do our loft conversion and the downstairs extension; both were done in record time, but without compromising on quality. We would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
katie_621 - 29th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
North Way Extensions
RCM carpentry are in the last phase of completing a two storey extension for me. I cannot praise Rae and his team highly enough. Rae is managing the project with professionalism; the flow of work, staff and materials is excellent as is communication, budget reporting and control. The quality of the work is A grade throughout and the team are very hard working. I can strongly recommend them.
mark20_94 - 26th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
Loft conversion Conversions - General
Rae and his team have been fantsatic. No matter what my house threw at them they found a solution! We needed them to do the structural bits for a loft conversion, windows and stairs. They finished ahead of time and worked with as little mess as possible. Great communication. Thanks guys
antony_476 - 25th Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
Loft conversion Loft Conversions
We hired Rae and his team for our loft conversion through word of mouth recommendation and also after having looked at a couple of his previous jobs and noting the quality of the workmanship.
From the very beginning Rae and his team were polite and friendly, going out of their way to make sure that the disruption to us was kept to a minimum. Rae is brilliant at keeping you informed on daily progress via picture messages and emails.
The finished job is just what we wanted and more. The quality of the finish is amazing, and his whole team from plasterers, electricians and of course, Trevor, Phil and Mark were so polite and lovely to have around. Even after the stairs were put in the house and much of the work needed to be done inside the disruption was minimal.
The whole team work so hard, they really put in the hours to get the job done, the speed at which they work is amazing, but the work is not rushed.
We are so pleased with his work that we have asked him to come back and build a single storey ground floor extension which they are just about to start.
I would definitely recommend RCM Carpentry, without any hesitation.
katie_621 - 21st Oct, 2016 Positive feedback
Ground floor extension Extensions
Rae and his team are amazing! They recently completed a ground floor extension to our kitchen and dining room, the whole process from beginning to end was stress free for us, nothing was ever too much trouble, Rae kept in constant contact and even when we were on holiday he would send through pictures of the progress on a daily basis. Every trade that worked here was also pleasant and friendly and followed the same ethic of 'nothing was too much trouble'! We are over the moon with the finished product and it is more than we could have ever hoped for! I would not hesitate in any way to recommend Rae and his team! Thanks Rae, we will definitely be calling you again in the future for more work!
carlclare1 - 11th Sep, 2016 Positive feedback
hennyhank - 21st Jun, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Loft extension Extensions
maykewwinder - 22nd May, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Kitchen Extension Extensions
RCM Carpentry has just completed a large rear extension on our family home. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anybody who requires work doing on there house. The workmanship is fantastic and i could not ask for more from them. The project was completed on time and on budget. The team that work for Rae are professional, polite and friendly with a great work ethic.
dan-t - 17th May, 2016 Positive feedback
Loft Conversion - Dormer in Hove Loft Conversions
We have had a 27 square metre dormer loft conversion with a large separate archive storage room built in the gable end. The room is a living room / library / entertainment room with floor to ceiling windows and double doors across the east elevation which open onto a large Juliet balcony.
After looking at other loft conversion companies we chose Rae and his team because they were highly recommended by a work colleague. We went to my colleague's house to see an example of Rae's work and how he organised it and we left very impressed.
Rae's attention to detail and commitment to high standards are exemplary. He explained the process in detail and he worked hard to maximise the space in our conversion. Our loft conversion was bespoke to our requirements and was not standard.
Rae and his team are very hard working, he dealt with all the queries efficiently and the finish is very good. He takes pride in what he delivers and he handled all the external contacts like the council building department, sub - contractors and suppliers very effectively. As the project developed Rae came up with some very useful suggestions and then ensured the project was completed on time.
We are very pleased with Rae and highly recommend him, he turned our dream into reality and the end result is fabulous as it adds a new dimension to our house and is a wonderful new living space.
Sally and Peter Hubbard
p_and_s_hubb - 8th Apr, 2016 Positive feedback
22m2 single storey rear extension Extensions
What can I say - what a positive experience that was! I have nothing but praise for Rae and his team. They started my extension in mid February and were finished 4 weeks later. The boys worked every single day during that period and made sure that disruption was kept to an absolute minimum at all times. Rae is completely trustworthy and kept me updated at all times with how the job was progressing. Clean, tidy and considerate throughout the whole project I cannot recommend him enough. No problems - just solutions and the best news of all was that the 'fixed price' he gave me was exactly that. If you are looking for a trustworthy quality builder - Rae is the man for the job! Cheers mate ........ good job!
simon_306 - 10th Jan, 2016 Positive feedback
Loft conversion Loft Conversions
Rae and his team were hired by us for a loft conversion which required replacing our existing staircase. The job was completed to a very high standard in time and on budget. Workmanship, cleanliness, problem solving, reliability, trustworthiness and helpfulness all score 10/10. We highly recommend Rae and would definitely employ him again.
andy_xk6 - 12th Nov, 2015 Positive feedback
Kitchen extension and other works. Extensions
jillw4blds - 19th Oct, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Single storey extenstion Extensions
We were extremely lucky to find Rae , has been a great help with every aspect of the build and his and his teams work is second to none .
Here every day and the build has been quick and trouble free . On time , tidy and helpful , when he says something will be done by Ancertain time he means it . We are almost watertight with 12 days !Everything has been arranged for us like building regs and control . Cannot recommend Rae more highly , if you want a builder to do any work for you that is reliable , fast and helpful I wouldn't employee anyone else . Actually recommended to friends already as his work is that good .
heater - 17th Oct, 2015 Positive feedback
Bungalow muddle Restoration & Refurbishment
Rae is an amazing chap. He came up with various options for our bungalow muddle. Totally professional, would highly recommend.
mon_42 - 13th Oct, 2015 Positive feedback
convert loft to master suite with en suite Loft Conversions
From start to finish Rae and his very competent team have worked incredibly hard. They have produced a fantastic roof extension for us, that far exceeds our expectations. Throughout the project Rae has sought to improve every aspect of the build to maximise our new space. So many other companies wouldn't have asked for our input and gone ahead with what was simplest and the least time consuming. However, Rae has included us in most decisions that have personalised the end result. We really feel that Rae, Phil, Trevor and Dean wanted it to be right for us, and they have created a master bedroom and ensuite bathroom that we love. The roof extension was completed in record time but there was no compromise on a high quality finish and attention to detail. We would highly recommend RCM Carpentry and look forward to the day they can return and work on our next project!
lredmond - 10th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Full width dormer loft conversion Loft Conversions
Rae and his team worked really quickly and long hours to get this build done. Rae has done other work for me and is continuing to give his advice on other aspects of my whole-house renovation project which is brilliant.
db2003 - 5th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Homebase purchased kitchen fitting and plumbing Kitchen Fitting
Rae and his team have done a fantastic job fitting our new kitchen. Punctual, polite and professional thoughout the whole job and superb workmanship, especially on our Minerva worktops. Also great plumbing and electrical work completed in the kitchen for us. Would highly recommend Rae if you want a reliable kitchen fitter who shall deliver brilliant job.
mpetch2012 - 6th Feb, 2015 Positive feedback
Kitchen extention Extensions
We really cannot speak highly enough of Rae and the guys. We feel so lucky we found them as its made this whole process so much easier than it could have been.
Where do I start? The speed at which they work is awe inspiring... 12 hour days, 7 day weeks if necessary. We were told 3 months by some builders, they did it in about 5 weeks.
Then there is the attention to detail, and that’s not just in terms of the building work, but the process itself. What actually impressed us most was their willingness to go that extra mile to make the house habitable while the work was going on... lots of small thoughtful things, which really made the experience so much easier for us all. Really not what we expected.
Finally there is the quality of their work... its second to none. They've made our dream a reality, and left us with a new kitchen which exceeds all our expectations.
Seriously do not consider using anyone else. Very happy for you to contact me if you want a more personal reference.
johndillon - 30th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
Insulate walls 12x12 single story extension Insulation
I am well pleased with the insulation job and new radiator in our back bedroom. The plasterer worked until 8 pm to get finished and did a lovely job. The whole project was completed before estimated finish time, to a high standard and very reasonably priced. Thank you. This is the second time I have used this firm and will use again if required.
clairesullivan - 27th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
Building Conversions - General
Rae has just completed an excellent job for me knocking out internal walls and creating us a wonderful internal space, the job was quite involved with major steels etc to be installed, Rae came round to view the job and straight away installed us with confidence, he completed the job with his team to an excellent standard with no hassle, completing everything as promised,this is not the I first project I have taken on but it is the first one I have done that has run smoothly and for that I have Rae and his team to thank.
I will defiantly be using RCM again and could highly recommend them.
tracey_759 - 8th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
fit a kitchen Kitchen Fitting
the job was a complete renovation of my kitchen and bathroom, including tiling, fitting a new toilet and associated soil pipe and under ground drainage, kitchen units, new shower, kitchen units etc. The work was carried out on time, to a very good standard and the price quoted was very competitive. I therefore have no hesitattion in recommending Rae.
ramsat - 7th Jan, 2015 Positive feedback
Refurbish ground floor flat in Seaford Kitchen Fitting
Rae and his team were very helpful, good advice and job was done very quickly. Fitted fire door and kitchen, anything that was necessary - all good. Would recommend.
user_1ch1 - 20th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
We are absolutely delighted with the shell of our new extension Rae and his team have created for us. It came in on budget and in record time. Rae and his team were a pleasure to deal with, professional, friendly but respectful. They arrived early and left late and worked very hard in between. We had outline drawings for them to work from and Rae guided us through what was necessary and made suggestions but left final decisions to us without bullying or what would have been easier for them to build. He dealt with planning regulation officers without drama when we had forgotten to do so! They took great pride in their work and the results speak for themselves. As in any build there was disruption with large lorry deliveries etc. but Rae showed great concern to not upset neighbours and did everything possible to keep this to a minimum. That was no mean fete in our location being on a shared private driveway. He was always available at the end of a phone or via email which was great when we weren't able to be there. He even sent pictures as tasks were completed. They had the key to the house and were completely trustworthy. Rae is very knowledgeable in all areas and has shared this with us which will now help us to do the internal work ourselves. Thanks Rae, Phil, Trevor and Dino for a lovely job.
wendy_185 - 12th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
lots of maintenance Restoration & Refurbishment
We asked Rae to do some outside jobs for us, re pointing, painting pebble dash, replace waste pipe, put slipped roof tiles back, re seal our conservatory as we had a leak, put 2 cowls on the chimney, while Rae was on the roof he noticed our chimney was unsafe he has agreed to come back and sort this out us. Rae, Phil and Dean were very professional, puntual, clean, polite and considerate. The pointing was a very messy job Rae even cleaned my daughters car for her. We are very pleased with the work they have carried for us and the clearing up after. We know when they come to do our chimney it will be done properly. We have also asked Rae for a quote to put in a new bathroom! We would like to say thank you all your hard work and it was a pleasure to make tea and bacon sandwiches!
susan and terry
susan_780 - 8th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Lounge and kitchen structural work Restoration & Refurbishment
Absolutely first class in every way. I have written a full reference for Rae and on contact he can forward it to you.
A pleasure to work with: first class workmanship; excellent customer service and fantastic aftercare. I'm running out of superlatives but Rae and his colleagues are worth it. In short cannot recommend them more thoroughly.
lauram_49 - 3rd Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Conversion of our side passage and brick built shed Conversions - General
Recent conversion works are now all complete. I am Very happy with all elements of the job, they are a nice team of people who have delivered exactly what was promised, ahead of time.
baggers29 - 25th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Knock through wall. Remove fireplace 'boxing' Conversions - General
Rae and his team were brilliant - we're really happy with the work they did, and the way they did it. They are all very friendly and helpful, and went the extra mile to make sure we were happy with everything. Thanks!
solslade - 17th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
7 Doors need hanging Carpentry & Joinery
Rae came promptly to price up the job, and gave good advice about my bannisters which I also got him to do. He was very polite and friendly and quick to come back with total price which I found very agreeable.
Rae then got trevor to complete the job, trevor was like rae extremely pleasant and very good at his job. Not only did he do the job to a very high standard he also cleaned up after himself at all times.
I could not praise rae and trevor highly enough, if I ever have any other work that needs doing you can be sure I will be coming to them first.
Many Thanks for my lovely looking new doors and bannister
user_14tv - 17th Sep, 2014 Positive feedback
Removal and build of walls Conversions - General
We hired Rae to undertake structural work in a flat which we were purchasing in Brighton. From initial contact, Rae proved to be reliable, helpful and well-connected and we found him very trustworthy. The purchase of the flat unfortunately fell through but we are hoping Rae will take on the work required in the flat we have bought instead, entailing the fitting of a new kitchen and building a triple wardrobe.
moomintroll - 30th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
open up dining and living room Conversions - General
Hired Rae and his team to open up our dining & living room area - really pleased with the results, very professional throughout, excellent communication, clean & tidy, trustworthy, highly recommended.
lousby - 20th Aug, 2014 Positive feedback
removal of petition wall . New kitchen Conversions - General
Rae has just finished our work. Rae and his team were very efficient hard working reliable friendly never let us down always on time willing to give advice if needed and always easy to contact. We would recommend Rae to anyone that wanted work done without hesitation and already booked him for another job. Well done Rae and thankyou
gizmo_30 - 28th Jul, 2014 Positive feedback
Laminate floor fitting Flooring
First class service. I highly recommend & will definitely return as a client.
He is polite, friendly, very trustworthy, knowledgable & very skilled at his work.
Excellent timekeeping & leaves the property clean + tidy.
billyd_86 - 18th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove Internal Wall, Plaster two rooms (6m x 4m) Restoration & Refurbishment
Very helpful, and a very nice bunch of guys. The work was started on time and finished to a high standard. Rae was very helpful, and went out of his way to check that we had everything we needed to complete the job and offered to pick up anything that we didn't have. The job came in on time and budget, and I don't have any complaints. Thanks Rae for a great job
mcollins_93 - 16th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
General Bungalow Refurbishment Loft Conversions
Our project was extensive and included a full loft extension with 2 double bedrooms and a large family bathroom. We also had the kitchen and dining room made into one room and a utility room rebuilt.
From the start Rae was always on hand to help and give advice.
Through his expertise and experience he was able to interpret the plans and make improvements. He always involved us at each phase of the project and made sure we knew what was happening and gave us a chance to discuss any changes.
The finished job exceeded our expectations and we are truly grateful to Rae and his team for their excellent work.
Rae seems to be an expert in all areas and this was obvious when he interacted with the other trades, which made the whole process seamless.
It's important to choose the right contractor but without experience you can only go on recommendation. Rae was highly recommended by friends of ours and we have and will recommend Rae and his team to others, without reservation.
You have to consider that your house will be filled with strangers for weeks, which you need to trust.
From the outset we were comfortable with Rae and his team, they were extremely friendly courteous and trustworthy.
We cannot commend their work highly enough for quality and completeness beyond expectations.
Rae and his team (especially Phil & Trevor) made a potentially stressful experience into a pleasurable one and we actually miss them being around.
Thank you Rae!
crawfjk - 13th Jun, 2014 Positive feedback
Side extension for toilet Extensions
Rae completed a single storey side extension for us. The extension was delivered on time and on budget (not once did he come back asking for more money because of x,y or z), and we are extremely pleased with the highly polished result. The whole team are polite, friendly, highly experienced and very helpful. Rae himself was on site almost everyday and when he wasn't his extremely helpful foreman Phil was always able to help. The job was not straightforward due to a having to build over a public sewer but Rae helped us at every step of the way through planning and building control. He sent us pictures through the day enabling us to see the work as it progressed.
We cannot recommend Rae highly enough for the whole job and his approach. We would definitely use him again.
He was even considerate of our cat/pets to the extent of constructing a ramp for her to be able to use the cat flap when the floor level was too low.
In summary never before have we had an experience with a builder that didn't result in overrun of time or money or a snagging list as long as my arm.
ytak19 - 11th May, 2014 Positive feedback
Fit a kitchen Kitchen Fitting
Rae and his team did the most brilliant job of fitting our new kitchen. They went over and above to rectify a mistake we had made and still get the job done on time. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they worked extremely hard. We are thrilled with the end product and couldn't be happier. We would definitely recommend RCM Carpentry and will be using them again. First class service all round.
emiliac - 1st May, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove load bearing walls Restoration & Refurbishment
Rae and his team were great. They were reliable, trustworthy and bent over backwards to keep us happy even when we were quite demanding! They kept to the timescales and the price originally agreed. We would use them again. Many thanks
al99 - 17th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Fit kitchen Kitchen Fitting
Rae was brilliant and would recommend him without a doubt! was so helpful when had trouble with my B&Q Kitchen Rae even drove me to the shop to go through everything and make sure it was all in order. He finished job to a very professional standard and a hard grafter. More work coming your way from us for sure Thanks
adam_204 - 15th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove wall Conversions - General
Fantastic job done by Rae and his team. Professional, polite and tidy. Not only did they do a great job to the highest standards but Rae pointed out some issues with the original plans which would make the job very expensive. As a result we had the plans amended and Rae saved us a huge amount of money, the result being a design which was far sleeker and much more in keeping with what we wanted. Strongly recommend RCM carpentry - we will be getting them back for some other jobs soon.
emiliac - 9th Apr, 2014 Positive feedback
overhaul of small kitchen Kitchen Fitting
The new kitchen was completed after 5 days and is fantastic! Rae was able to find some excellent space-saving solutions. the units, etc were of excellent quality. The flat was left in good condition when work was completed and Rae kept me informed regularly via email, text and phone calls of the progress and any verifications he had. I am extremely pleased with the work and will undoubtedly have some more work that RCM will be chosen to complete! Very Happy Customer - Brighton
d_douglas - 25th Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Open out kitchen into dining area Conversions - General
Rae and Phil of RCM Carpentry - recent completion of revamp of kitchen. Excellent service
- quality work carried out, always with a smile and nothing too much trouble.
Rae and his colleagues worked extremely hard and were always on time and cleared up well after each visit. We are really pleased with the transformation of our kitchen and breakfast bar and would highly recommend this company for a quality and competitively priced job - in fact we hope to ask him back for the next phase!
evans_clen - 8th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Kitchen fitted Kitchen Fitting
Rae is very professional and helpful. Due to personal issues I have not gone ahead with the kitchen but I will definitely be hiring Rae when I do.
beverley_57 - 27th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Fit a new kitchen plus other work Kitchen Fitting
Rae has been brilliant.
The work he completed was taking down a wall between the kitchen and dining room, putting up a steel, fitting a new kitchen and utility room and tiling the conservatory, fitting doors and an oak floor. Rae and Phil worked really hard all day. Rae exuded an easy confidence and I entirely trust his capabilities. He was able to deal with all the building work, plumbing, electrics and carpentry with ease and lack of fuss. Both Rae and Phil were always considerate, and worked with good humour and care and always left the house clean and tidy. When the kitchen suppliers let me down with delays, Rae was able to work this into the schedule, so still managed to finish within the quoted timescale, and on budget.
I believe that Rae is honest, straight-forward and easy to deal with. He keeps his word and he went above and beyond for me to ensure that everything was finished as it should be. I am so pleased with the quality of work in my new kitchen. I do not hesitate to whole-heartedly recommend Rae and his team.
terri_29 - 23rd Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Removal of interior load-bearing wall Conversions - General
Rae and his team were wonderful. Very thorough from quotation to completion and always listened to what we wanted. The job was started and finished on time and competitively priced. They also did a great job of keeping us informed and clearing up every day after themselves.
Between hiring Rae and his starting the work on knocking down an internal wall, we lost some of our roof ridge in a storm, and Rae offered to do that while he was at it - doing a first rate job at a good price. Would not hesitate to recommend Rae, Phil and Jack the plasterer to anyone.
colin_brush - 10th Dec, 2013 Positive feedback
loft hatch and ladder Carpentry & Joinery
Job finished on time and on budget.
geoff23 - 10th Dec, 2013 Positive feedback
Load bearing internal wall knocked down Conversions - General
We hired Rae to knock down a load bearing wall and we were not disappointed. From Start to finish Rae was very professional and reassured us that he and his team were the right people for the job. We are very happy with the work carried out and I would highly recommend Rae. We will certainly be using him again to carry out work on our coal store room in the new year. I would recommend Rae to all our family & friends.
kmc - 28th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
bring garage into house Restoration & Refurbishment
Rae and his team have been amazing. They are completely reliable, punctual and honest and a pleasure to have in the house. They pay brilliant attention to detail and nothing is too much for them. We are thrilled with the standard of the work and all completed in the time frame set. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending RCM to anybody.
susanfrancis101 - 11th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Knock down wall, RSJ ceiling; make understairs WC Conversions - General
Rae has the highest of standards; add in his skill, his experience, his positive and cheerful demeanour,and the resulting work of the very best quality. He's also really reliable, punctual and always responds to messages or calls. I very much recommend his team as well; cheerful, hard-working and skilful. We had quite an amount of work to be done, and on our requests for 'extras' Rae was always most helpful and courteous. We recommend him and his excellent team to anyone, he and they are first rate!
user_9o4 - 10th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Fit a new kitchen. Kitchen Fitting
Landlady-Rae is an experienced carpenter who when he refitted the kitchen dealt with the plumbing and electrics as well ,with no fuss. He works to a high standard of finish and I would highly recommend him.
Tenant-Raye and his team are professional, punctual, friendly, tidy and considerate craftsman, always finding solutions to problems and pay attention to the details of a project . I am delighted with the new kitchen and would highly recommend them.
home_7743b1 - 8th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Facelift/Makeover/Change needed for Small Kitchen Kitchen Fitting
Rae works to a very high standard. when i was looking to hire, he replied to me very quickly from the start and always came back with answers throughout the job in the same efficient manner.
I was so impressed with Rae's attitude from beginning to finish, I must have changed my mind about design and price about 5 different times from beginning to finish and Rae dealt with each occasion with understanding and a lot of patience.
Phil also helped Rae with the decorating aspect of the job and what a team they make. All jobs were done professionally and meticulously - where things would look better than what I was suggesting, or where current work surfaces needed improving that was not included in original job spec, they explained and went on with improving things so that the standard was maintained throughout.
I left for work each morning knowing that they had the job under control and looking after all other aspects of my house. Thank you Phil, also.
Cost came in more than budget, even with 15% extra allowance, but work done reflects extra monetary value.
My only complaint, if only they did floors as well!!!
vanessa_k - 23rd Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Kitchen and Dining room to be knocked into 1 room Conversions - General
RCM Carpentry were excellent. They were on site early and finished the job very efficiently. I was expecting my home to be incredibly dusty but they did what the could to minimise and tidied up at the end of each day, so much so the dust really wasnt a problem at all. The job once completed flew through inspection and I am very pleased with the work carried out. Very friendly and competent. Would definitely hire again in the future.
clabbyg1 - 8th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
ground floor extension Extensions
Good, clean, fast worker with a good team. (Well done Phill ...) Well pleased. Will be using again on another job.
dbm_91 - 28th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Partition wall to make kitchen bigger Conversions - General
After waiting 4 weeks for a quote from another builder we came onto this site and found Rae who came to look at the job next day and gave us a quote same evening, this involved an architect, Building Regs and a drawn out plan of the job in question. Once Rae was able to start work, oh my did they work, so fast and to a high standard, he also asked us our opinion on elements of the job we had not thought about and no sooner did we agree, it had been done. Rae also looked after our dog, 3 cats and a parrot whilst we were at work, I think he made a friend for life in our dog. We had never dealt with Rae before but we can say he is very trustworthy, has pride in his work and we would recommend him and his work collegue 100% and we will certainly use his skills again and wish him luck for the future.
aldz - 10th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Hanging Doors x10 Carpentry & Joinery
Fantastic job. Rae was prompt, came in more or less on the quote, was tidy, neat and even let the dog out to play when we was working alone in the house.
Good job, especially with the few small issues our quirky house threw up and a fair price.
By far the best tradesmen we have hired via MyBuilder, highly recommend his services.
philhobden_60 - 9th Jul, 2013 Positive feedback
Well what can I say accept that Raes work has been extremely exemplary throughout. his quotes were returned immediately. thoroughly written. absolutely nothing was ever a problem for him. every problem arisen was resolved effortlessly, without even bothering me. everything was on budget on schedule and looks amazing.
The tradesmen he sorted for the varying electric, roofing , gas, plastering and bricklaying were fantastic.
We added 2 additional large jobs to the original one posted as we didn't want to loose such an expertly talented tradesmen.
In addition to the roof and wall removal Rae installed a new kitchen , converted a garage installed flooring and added a utility and classroom.
Nothing is too much trouble.
can't recommend this builder enough.
weller_96 - 26th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Framework for door Carpentry & Joinery
Very quick and efficient work but no actual carpentry - just cutting and screwing wood. If that's what you want, Rae is an excellent choice.
ivanpope - 24th Jun, 2013 Positive feedback
Plane 2 doors Carpentry & Joinery
ajemma_96 - 3rd May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
build stud wall Carpentry & Joinery
good job, would recommend
claire1963 - 24th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
One day's carpentry work in new house in Brighton. Carpentry & Joinery
Rae was great. He did the work ontime and for the price quoted. Very clean and tidy job. Highly recommended.
j_reid - 11th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
fit new bath and shower Bathroom Fitting
very pleased and happy with work Rea did, very clean and tidy would highly recommend him.. will be happy to recommend his singing for X factor, have more work that needs doing and will be very happy to employ him again
krysia_65 - 15th Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
redesigning my Brighton kitchen Kitchen Fitting
Rae is an honest and reliable tradesman. He has high standards and does his best to help you achieve your building goals. He is solution orientated and when problems arise he works hard to solve them. He is polite and thoughtful and pleasant to have around. I am very happy with the final result. Thank you Rae and Trevor.
brightonmum - 1st Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
Kitchen fitter/ Bathroom fitter Kitchen Fitting
Job well done!!! I can highly recommend Rae to carry out any kitchen and bathroom fitting. Highly organised and a tidy worker who kept me well informed all the way through the job. Well done Rae would use you again.
cdparsons - 26th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
new kitchen fitted, from Wickes Kitchen Fitting
Rae and his team have just completed a total kitchen and bathroom refit along with several other jobs which came up along the way and I am 100% completely satisfied. They started on time, finished on time, cleaned up, were very helpful throughout, and the cost was extemely reasonable. I would recommend RCM Carpentry / Rae and his team without hesitation.
matanle - 19th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
Internal Doors and Skirting Board Carpentry & Joinery
My one 'gripe' with Rae is that his diary is so full - but you can see why he gets good recommendations. Rae fitted five doors for me, replaced handles on two others and replaced a bit of skirting board. He arrived when he said he would, was hard working and courteous, and cleaned up after himself. All done in one day and to a high standard. Thanks Rae!
peterpeacehaven - 13th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Internal white doors Carpentry & Joinery
Originally 3 internal doors, increased to 5 internal doors on the day. Arrived promptly and got on with it. Polite, great service and did a good job.
daraius - 6th Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Remove two walls Restoration & Refurbishment
Rae and his team worked quickly and with great expertise, the standard of the work was high and the cost reasonable. I shall use him again.
chris_324 - 1st Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
kitchen wor tops Carpentry & Joinery
Rae was well priced, quick, tidy. Both him & his colleague did a fab job fitting our new kitchen work tops. Would reccomend. Thank you.
rachebeling - 28th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Fitting a Wickes kitchen Kitchen Fitting
Rae was a total professional. He not only fitted the kitchen to an excellent standard, he also gave us great advice regarding certain design ideas. He was hugely helpful and also went to the wholesalers for us when we weren't sure what to do. I can't recommend him enough. Our kitchen looks great and we also got some added extras, that without his experience we wouldn't have thought of. Would definitely ask Rae to do work for us again.
helen_10 - 14th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Builder and Plumber Restoration & Refurbishment
I hired Rae to completely renovate my flat in a central location of Brighton making it not the easiest of jobs, it is a 3rd floor flat with no lift or on street parking. This did not hinder him and his co-worker Phil's motivation to get the job done to an exceptional standard.
They were both very punctual and priced the jobs reasonably. All jobs undertaken were completed to a high standard.
Jobs undertaken included:
- Demolishing internal walls
- Changing radiators and boiler
- Re-plastering ceilings throughout (including over-boarding when needed)
- Laying new laminate flooring with underlay
- Installing two new bathrooms
- Installing a new kitchen
- Levelling a bedroom floor
- Installing a new front door
- Fitting spotlights throughout
- Moving all necessary electrics
I would definitely recommend RCM Carpentry.
jacobdunn - 15th Jun, 2012 Positive feedback
lay floor in attic and put in a pull down ladder Carpentry & Joinery
Rae was friendly, reliable and well priced. He provided a detailed quote and did a really good job on installing the ladder and boarding the loft, tidying up well after him. A pleasure to deal with.
sosso - 10th Jun, 2012 Positive feedback
Various Kitchen Fitting
Another great job done! Rae, we'll see you September/October time to get the new shower installed. Thanks for all your hard work.
solo_85 - 26th Apr, 2012 Positive feedback
Cat flap to be fitted into UPVC door Handyman
juliette0 - 31st Mar, 2012 Waiting for feedback
internal doors Carpentry & Joinery
Rae did a brilliant job hanging 6 new doors and adding door furniture. He did have one mishap, one of the doors split but he went straight out and got a new replacement one. Rae was a very pleasant hard working man and we would strongly recommend his services. There was some minimal mess as we expected with door shavings. Thank you Rae.
trev_38 - 30th Mar, 2012 Positive feedback
Put in new toilet + flooring Bathroom Fitting
Good job - fitted as asked, no problems.
johnflux - 30th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
fitting wooden door, hanging another door Carpentry & Joinery
Rae stepped in immediately after we had been let down on a Friday night for the work to be done on Saturday.He was able to come on the Monday .We had waited weeks for one builder who in the end was too busy to fit us in, and then a second who didn't come after we'd waited 2 weeks. So we were wondering if anyone wanted our job at all! It was nice to employ someone local as it simplified and sped up things and in future after using Rae we will stick with local tradesmen to minimise the chances of a mess-up. We were very happy with his workmanship and would employ him again.Thanks Rae!
stellaclifford - 29th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
New lounge door Carpentry & Joinery
Very pleased with my new door, thank you Rae. Arrived on time (a bit early, in fact), professional job done, and tidied up after. Would definitely hire again.
cta - 17th Sep, 2011 Positive feedback
remove internal walls and make good Handyman
Rae did a great job in double quick time. He turned up when he said he would and tidied everything away afterwards. In addition was helpful and polite. Most impressed. Would employ again without any worries. Claire
clairesullivan - 9th Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
fitted wardrobe Carpentry & Joinery
very efficient and competant
westview_11 - 5th Jun, 2011 Positive feedback
Rae was punctual, polite, helpful and -just as importantly- totally competent.
I'd recommend him to anyone. A big thanks to both Rae and Mybuilder for making it happen.
skunkmeister - 18th Apr, 2011 Positive feedback
Fit laminate flooring Flooring
Rae was efficient, polite and did exactly what we wanted done in the time scale required. What more could you possibly need?! Thanks Rae.
rowan_16 - 6th Apr, 2011 Positive feedback
Remove existing fitted dishwasher and fit new Kitchen Fitting
Thanks to all the tradesmen who expressed an interest in this job.
Rae McKay removed an old dishwasher in our fitted kitchen and installed a new one. He clearly knew exactly what he was doing and the job was done quickly, efficiently and cheerfully. I would certainly recommend him.
hilltophouse - 29th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Fit Cat Flap Handyman
Very quick, fast and efficeint. Excellent result - thanks Rae!
solo_85 - 18th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
Fix back door Carpentry & Joinery
Great job, fast and reliable, would recommend to anyone!
ashley_busby - 16th Mar, 2011 Positive feedback
carpentry Carpentry & Joinery
Rae was excellent he came to give us a quote exactly when he said he would, and was true to his word on when he could conduct the job. It was a relatively small job, and it is nice to get someone prepared to do the work. He was quick efficent understood exactly what we wanted came exactly on the day and time agreed. He was neat and tidy and cleaned up after.
I would recomend him to anyone.
james1_70 - 23rd Feb, 2011 Positive feedback
Guttering mid terrace house Roofing
Rae got the job done no fuss, on time and very pleasant, will use his services again.
jayne68 - 18th Feb, 2011 Positive feedback
Good job. Look forward to using Rae again for ongoing jobs.
geraldine_43 - 26th Jan, 2011 Positive feedback
Replace interior doors Carpentry & Joinery
The job was completed quickly and competently. Rae came when he said he would and I would employ him on any future jobs that occur. The job ran slightly over budget due to increased cost of doors and glass due to VAT increase.
bulkara - 17th Jan, 2011 Positive feedback
Stop draughts from kitchen units Kitchen Fitting
The job required removal of kitchen units and appliances, Rae did this carefully and located loose floorboards and unsealed gaps adjoining the floor and walls.
Rae worked straight through until the job was completed. Rae cleaned up after he finished. Rae followed up with a courtesy call the next day to see if all was ok.
I would use him again.
my_house_39 - 14th Dec, 2010 Positive feedback
thanks so much you are a hero
skms - 6th Nov, 2010 Positive feedback
Supply and install cover for electrical box. Carpentry & Joinery
Efficient job. Responded well to our urgent need.
lorri_57 - 17th Sep, 2010 Positive feedback
Door and Door Frame supplied and fitted Carpentry & Joinery
Efficient, calm, confident, competent. Stuck to fair quote. Would use again and recommend.
lorri_57 - 11th Sep, 2010 Positive feedback
Chillington Carpentry & Joinery
On a scale of 1 -10 we would rate Rae at 8. Good job and fair price, done promptly and without fuss. Will use him again and would just ask that he cleared up his work area a bit more - have seen a lot worse though!
maxted_22 - 7th Sep, 2010 Positive feedback
fitting shower curtain rail and shower riser Bathroom Fitting
Very fast, efficient, came earlier than promised.
Very reasonable priced.
Thanks very much.
howloo - 7th Sep, 2010 Positive feedback
Hailsham hanging doors Carpentry & Joinery
Rae arrived as arranged, carried out a quick,tidy professional job with no problems
harbour_handyman - 25th Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
design and make washbasin stand Carpentry & Joinery
Rae was responsive, quick, creative and helpful. Thanks for solving an unusual problem
tom_serpell - 11th Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
Glass replacement above 2 doors Carpentry & Joinery
Restored my faith in finding good tradesmen from this website
Rae did a good, clean job for a competitive price.
Good communications and prompt/efficient/polite service.
123alex123 - 4th Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
Central Heating Pipe boxing in Carpentry & Joinery
Restored my faith in finding good tradesmen from this website
Rae did a good, clean job for a competitive price.
Good communications and prompt/efficient/polite service.
123alex123 - 4th Aug, 2010 Positive feedback
built in wardrobe Carpentry & Joinery
unreliable regarding agreed dates initial day didnt turn up or contact me even on the day. Almost didnt arrive 2nd agreed day until my insistance. wardrobe itself adequate at avarage cost £400 however left communal neighbourhood courtyard laden with thick sawdust blown over whole area. Having tried to avoid neg feedback i have surcome to constant requests for it all this time on so here you have my honest account
denny_65 - 4th Aug, 2010 Negative feedback
rcm carpentry's reply:
Well I really can't believe some people, the reason I AGREED to come on the day after initial date was due to not having the two wardrobes doors so it would have been a totall waste of time. Weather on the second day was pouring with rain but was persuaded to carry on even having to cut wood outside! I tidied up as much as was possible. I think you also forgot that I fitted new lock on your front door in good will. Thanks very much!!!!
Decking and shed erection Carpentry & Joinery
Fast service, helpful, honest, reliable and willing to go the extra mile.
Rae arrived promptly and the job was finished on time including all the extras bits we got him to do at the last minute. Was willing to work later to achieve this.
I would highly recommend him to anyone, including friends and family.
I will be using him again in the future for other projects our home renovation.
Thanks Rae, big thumbs up from the Tansley's.
sirtansley - 21st Jul, 2010 Positive feedback
Rae completed the work to agreed timescales and to a good standard. Worked late to ensure job was completed on agreed date as van breakdown meant he was late arriving but kept me informed throughout. Found some additional work that was required during the job and this was discussed and costs agreed.
Site was left clean and tidy on completion of work.
Very pleased with the work and would be happy to use again and recommend to others.
hzv5wk - 2nd May, 2010 Positive feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Carpentry & Joinery
Rae tiled my bathroom and kitchen - he also fitted a shower screen and installed decking in my back garden. Rae was reliable and friendly. He was value for money and his work was really good quality. His time keeping was excellent and would work longer if I required him to and he always left the property clean. His prices were reasonable - I would definitely use him again and be happy to recommend him to others.
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Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Carpentry & Joinery
Rae carried out some carpentry & joinery work for us in November 2009, he removed and refitted 7 internal doors & handles, he was professional & tidy with his work and we have booked him to carry out further jobs for us later this year.
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