We are delighted to receive many positive comments from our clients upon project completion – while it’s easy to say you provide excellence and good service we’re proud to be able to prove it too.
We hope you find the following feedback useful – we’d be happy to speak to you about any of your building needs. Call us now on 07788 727576 or 01992 463008 for a friendly and informal discussion about your project.
“GRW made our old house into a fantastic modern and luxury home…
We had a 2-storey front and back extension which involved the entire house layout re-designed – a 6 month build – not one room remained the same. It was a complex job but the project management from the GRW team ensured they found solutions and communicated options and worked to the timing.
We had bi-weekly budget reconciliations so there were no surprises on spend and savings were often suggested and every element of budget was broken down clearly.
The entire GRW team from Graham and Terry to their electricians, tilers, carpenters and painters were fantastic and they all genuinely cared about the quality of this build and creating an amazing home for us to enjoy. The attention to detail and standard of build was incredible.”
Jessica Hargreaves, Vicarage Road 03/02/18
“From my first meeting with Graham and Terry from GRW until the completion of the project they were excellent.
Their expertise at the beginning provided me with ideas and suggestions for the design and style of my kitchen extension which I would not have considered without their valuable input.
Graham’s team were all highly skilled. Their level of workmanship is very high and they all worked exceptionally well together to build an extension for me which I love and is admired by everyone who sees it.”
Betty Deeks, Tanners Way, Hunsdon 2017
“We were introduced to GRW via a recommendation and initially viewed one of their completed jobs. We tendered our project and invited each builder to discuss our project in person. At our meeting with GRW’s owner, Graham, and his colleague Terry they clearly demonstrated their knowledge and experience when reviewing the architect’s and structural engineer’s designs. After this initial meeting we felt they could manage our project and more importantly their enthusiasm indicated they actually wanted the job. The subsequent quotation was clear and concise including their useful suggestions around building materials (bricks, roofing materials etc.). From the initial meeting supported by their quotation we knew we wanted to work with GRW and in hindsight for us it was the correct decision. Graham operates with a small friendly team who have years of experience and when issues arose (and they do…) they came up with sensible cost effective alternatives to keep us on time and in-budget. Terry’s civil engineering background was particularly helpful as he liaised with the architect, structural engineer and local planning dept. regarding our complex steel design and the required changes to the new structure footing design.
We believe the finished project exceeded our expectations and we had very few issues to be resolved at final snagging stage. We have gone on to recommend GRW to a number of friends since who have had similar experience to ours.“
Tony Warren, Cappell Lane, Stanstead Abbott’s 2016
“Dear Graham & Terry,
Now that we have had time to get used to the changes to the house, we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the work that you carried out for us. The standard of workmanship is excellent, and was carried out with care and attention to detail. I feel that you provide a unique combination of skills – Graham with your overall building knowledge, experience and skill, and Terry with your structural and project management expertise. I was impressed with your professional approach and the way that you work with the client to obtain the best solution, especially when unforeseen problems inevitably rear their heads. Your choice of subcontractors was also impressive, using people that share your ethos. You also impressed our neighbours with the clean and tidy site, keeping them informed of what was going on, and minimising the disruption of the work that needed to be carried out on their side of the boundary. I will not hesitate to recommend you anyone contemplating building work.”
Bill Jarrard, Crossway, WGC 05/05/15
“Hi Graham & Terry
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and your team for showing such courtesy and consideration towards ourselves and our neighbours throughout our 8 month building project. Although the project did overrun considerably (largely due to the adverse weather conditions), we were kept well informed throughout and every effort was made to minimise the disruption. We are very happy with the quality of the work which you carried out and would therefore have no hesitation in recommending your company.”
Mr & Mrs Nicholson, Friars Road, Braughing 17/04/14
“Hi Graham & Terry,
We were really pleased that we chose GRW as the builders for our kitchen extension and garage conversion project.
Graham and Terry managed the whole project and did a great job of ensuring that they kept us up to date with all developments. Whenever anything unexpected came up (such as the drain we discovered was missing from our plans) they talked us through the implications and the options we had and then costed up any extra work before carrying it out. They did a very good job of sticking to their initial estimates and, whilst plan changes and additions meant the final cost ended up a little bit higher than the estimate, it still came in within our contingency budget.
The build took several weeks longer than expected, but this was mostly just bad luck with the weather preventing the brickwork from being completed. Once we reached the point where it absolutely had to be finished before we had a baby, Graham and the guys made sure they got everything finished and the site cleared away in time.
All of the team that worked on our build were very friendly and approachable, which made it much easier for us to discuss exactly how we envisaged things so they could work to meet our expectations and enabled us to organise minor changes to plans as we went along. They also did their best to minimise disruption throughout the works.
We were pleased with the quality of all the work carried out and feel that the team worked hard to help us achieve what we were aiming for.
Overall, we think that GRW did a great job. We’re really happy with the end result and we’d recommend them to anyone looking for a builder to take on a similar project.”
Mr & Mrs Newbigging, Fontmell Close, St Albans 05.03.14
We just wanted to drop you a line to say how impressed we are with the new extension. From the very beginning of the project you kept us completely informed as to what was happening and any unforeseen problems were easily overcome. We also really appreciated your input in the improvements made to the design whilst the build was in progress. The finish and attention to detail was to an excellent standard and we would not hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.”
Mr & Mrs Gadsdon, Danemead, Hoddesdon 12/01/14
“We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to you and your team for showing such courtesy and consideration towards ourselves and our neighbours throughout our 8 month building project. Although the project did overrun considerably (largely due to the adverse weather conditions), we were kept well informed throughout and every effort was made to minimise the disruption. We are very happy with the quality of the work which you carried out and would therefore have no hesitation in recommending your company.”
Mrs Roberts, Farriers, Gt Amwell 2013
Just to let you know that Maureen and I are delighted with finished work on the first floor extension to the house and the additional space provided in the third bedroom.
Now that the wardrobe has been fitted into the alcove and decoration completed the benefits can better be appreciated. Even the floor looks as it should without the undulations of the old floorboards!
I am sorry we choose the wrong planning consultant to do the plans but it was fortunate that it was your company doing the work, which had the necessary expertise on hand to correct the bad design of the roof supports, and completing the job to the highest possible standards.
As with the first extension, all of your team were very helpful and did everything possible to ensure as little disturbance as possible was caused.
Thank you once again for all you have done.”
Mr & Mrs Brookman, Blakemere Road, WGC 21.11.13
Choosing someone to undertake work on your home is a difficult decision, when the work is major improvements that decision is magnified. Looking back we are very happy that we made the right choice with GRW Construction. During our extensive building work the GRW team demonstrated professionalism and a ‘can do’ attitude in their work. Obstacles and challenges, typical in a project of this size, were overcome benefitting from the structural engineering skills and project management of Terry. We are very happy with the improvements to our home and appreciate the way in which Graham and his contractors have achieved this transformation.
We would recommend GRW Construction to anyone considering building improvement work on their property be it large or small.”