"The job was to build a garden room extension to our kitchen and convert a garage into a guest bedroom and utility room. The job was completed to a high standard, on time and on budget. Very important to me was having a single point of contact throughout the build to which I could address any queries. The few issues that cropped up were dealt with speedily and efficiently during the build there was always a supervisor on site and all the tradesmen were tidy, considerate and polite for example, they delayed one task until both my wife and myself had completed our breakfast. We are delighted with the end product and would thoroughly recommend B&N Brickwork for any building job."
Bertie & Linda Newton - Great Bookha
"John, Tessa and their team took on our project; extending our four bedroom property into a six bed - which including a two storey extension, adding four ensuite bathrooms and a family bathroom and an Oak Orangery and porch.
The overall experience was amazing! Any problems that John encountered were discussed and resolved very easily, it felt like
they were working with us in partnership to achieve the same goal. Not only did John keep us informed continually, he was always
willing to share his experience and make suggestions on how we could make tweaks to the project for a much better outcome.
John managed the project and us to ensure we made our decisions in a timely manner and had all the ancilliary items ordered and delivered on time such as the tiles, bathroom suites, windows, doors etc, in order that the project stayed on track.
A stunning and painless result. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone that is embarking on any building project. Thank you."
Ian & Gill Graham - Eversley
"B & N Brickwork have just completed a lovely single story extension as well as laying underfloor heating and tiling throughout the ground floor. We are delighted with the work and it has transformed our house. John led the project really well and has an extremely professional, friendly and conscientious team of people around him. The guys were a pleasure to have around and they worked fantastically together. They made a big effort to ensure that the disruption to home life was kept to a minimum. I now know why they came highly recommended."
Mr Kitson - The Ridges, Guildford
“We chose B&N Brickwork to complete our single-story extension after considering a number of quotes, that was the best decision we made, we are absolutely delighted with the end result and we are convinced the standard of finish would not have been delivered had we chosen a cheaper quote. From the outset John set high standards and his team followed his lead, they cleaned the site every day, were always available for questions, suggested sensible adjustments for us as clients to choose and unknown or unforeseen problems were dealt with quickly and efficiently. The extension was finished in agreed timescales and subsequently John and the team completed a fantastic external landscape, that was the icing on the cake. John and his team were courteous and professional throughout, we would definitely choose B&N Brickwork for any future work and would highly recommend them for all building needs. Thank you John, and your team, a few months work for you and years of enjoyment for us.”
"We were recommended B&N Brickwork by friends as we were planning a single story extension to our home. Whilst we did have other builders quote in the end we went with John and are thrilled we did. If you are looking for the lowest price then keep looking. If you are looking for high quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, a consultative and flexible approach throughout your build and exceptional value for your investment then look no further. Our build was scheduled to run for 10 weeks but finished in 9. The extra week was used by us having B&N complete hard landscaping in our back garden to complete our project with an incredible result. The entire B&N crew were friendly, professional, attentive and left the site tidy at the end of everyday. When the work concluded left they left our place cleaner than they found it. We were so happy with the quality of the work we recently had B&N return to complete the hard landscaping at the front of our house. We are thrilled yet again and when our next project beckons we know the number to call. Thank-you!"
Brad and James, Guildford
"Having decided to replace our old 1970's conservatory, I needed a contractor who would build the basic shell to enable me to complete the works in my own time & budget. B&N brickwork were recommended as such a builder. My initial meeting with John Benson convinced me that we would be able to work together to achieve the result I wanted. John & his team carried out the work professionally,efficiently & without disruption. They we're friendly,left the site tidy every night & flexible on what operations they would do & what I wanted to do myself. I would recommend B & N brickwork,mainly because you deal with the man who runs the Company & the job."
"We appointed B&N Brickwork to carry out a major extension to our period cottage. After meeting numerous builders, I Knew that John and his team were the ones for us. From the outset he was honest, meticulous and above all did a fantastic job! Immense care was taken to ensure that everything was completed correctly and to our specification. The project ran to a tight timescale and was within budget! The whole process was so smooth, he project managed the operation with such precision, managing individual tradesman with ease and ensuing that everything was in place and at the right time.
Having builders on site for months at a time can be a daunting process, especially with a young family, but I can honestly say that the consideration that he and his team gave to my family was amazing. I would highly recommend John to anyone, he is reliable, hardworking and a true professional."
15th of January, 2014
"My partner an I purchased a 1959 detached property in the Merrow area in 2012 with a view to renovate and extend the house considerably. After some consultation with an architect we developed a scheme and a brief. The extent of the works was considerable. click here to view image
We interviewed 7 different builders in our tender process. The key decision making criteria were:
Ability to understand the brief
Professionalism of approach
Quality and clarity of the return
Ability to complete in the timescales
Ability to meet start date
References and viewing of completed work
The team on site and the management of the project
As novices to this type of undertaking it was crucial that the project management of the building was done in a coordinate and clear manner. We appointed B & N Brickwork Builders in January and they started on sit 18th of February 2013. We agreed a time plan, expanded cost schedule and payment plane.
From the moment John Benson and his team started on site we were convinced we had made the correct decision. We had an early set back when we had to have fairly extensive piling works carried out, but B & N demonstrated their flexibility by getting on with their flexibility by getting on with other things, which were not necessarily in the time plan at the stage.
At all stages of the project they showed a great "can do" attitude making recommendations and accommodating changes. We set up a system of variances with quotations and payments which kept us on budget when we did alter the scheme, which is inevitable.
B & N carried out the following works:
Demolition of existing garage
New structural steelworks
Replacing existing roof and building new roof
Building extension, porch and new building
New screed floor
Guttering, fascias and soffits
Clearance of Garden
New walls, pathways and shed base
They dovetailed excellency with all out other contractors such as windows, electricians and decorators.
This gives some idea of the works: click here
The project was delivered on time to budget. Nothing was too much trouble for the boys at all stages of the project they were excellent, running a clean site and respecting the neighbours with noise.
We are delighted with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending B & N Brickwork."
Woodlands Park, Guildford Surrey
"I have known John Benson for over ten years. I first met John when I purchased my first property in Guildford having no idea about property renovation or building. I found B and N Brickwork in the local paper and John came round and quoted for various items of the project including brickwork, a new bathroom (including new drainage), work on the chimney, re-pointing, concrete/screed flooring, paving and steel/lintel work. Due to finances John carried out the works over a period of 2/3 years and demonstrated great flexibility and support with the project. From the outset John made suggestions and offered advice, which proved invaluable.
In 2013 I moved to a property which was on a completely different scale. Effectively it was a Victorian house with planning permission for a part two storey part single storey extension. This meant virtually demolishing the property (leaving the front and two side walls standing) removing the central chimney (rebuilding above the roof line), removing the roof, removing all internal walls and floors. It was a challenging project which didn't phase John. Access and parking were challenging, not to mention the local conservation area adding further complexities.
Whilst I would always choose to use B and N brickwork, common sense still led me to obtain three further quotations. All the quotes were in the same ballpark.
Once again John demonstrated excellent flexibility and support. He recommended changing the architects internal design by moving the stairs, which in turn allowed an en-suite to the master bedroom and created a spacious hall wall, which has made a huge difference to the house. The project commenced whilst my family were still living in the property and John planned the work so as to allow us to remain as long as possible. This significantly helped to reduce rental costs. He also allowed me to use some of my own tradesmen (contacts made during previous projects) and collaborated effectively with them.
John and him team are trustworthy, honest, reliable and delivered on schedule.
As you can see from the photos, the property has been transformed. I am exceptionally please with the finished project and would be more than happy to be contacted directly to answer any questions and offer the opportunity to view the project. I would strongly recommend B and N brickwork no matter how big or small your project requirements."
"We instructed John Benson and his team of B&N Brickwork Ltd to construct an extensive rear extension to our home which commenced during the summer of 2011. Mr Benson used first class materials throughout this build, and his attention to detail in his workmanship was excellent.
He managed the entire project with skill and precision, keeping us informed of everything in advance, and was always approachable, friendly and considerate of both us and our neighbours. He made our project a very un-stressful environment from beginning to end, and succeeded in bringing our project to an earlier conclusion than expected. We regard Mr.Benson as a first class professional in his trade, totally reliable and trustworthy and have no hesitation in recommending him most highly".
Ross & Lorraine Campbel
21st of April, 2012
"In 2011, we appointed B&N Brickwork to carry out major extension works to our property. The build was managed by Mr John Benson and having completed the work I can full endorse him and his company, and would highly recommend them for any large scale building projects. The total cost of our project was £188,000 and Mr Benson and his team were fantastic. We have completed a number of building projects before but the reasons why I so highly advocate B&N Brickwork are:
High quality work – The quality of the work is incredibly high, immense care is taken to ensure that everything is completed correctly, within regulations and to our specification.
Completed on deadline – The project ran to a very tight timescale and finished on time, something that is unheard of in the building trade.
Architect liaison – He liaised continuously with the architect to guarantee that the build was erected as proposed.
Smooth Project Management – Mr Benson project managed the operation with such precision. All the individual trades / Services were brought in on time and without any delays or complications.
Reliable & Honest – He was 100% reliable, worked on site with his team every day and would work overtime to ensure the build ran to schedule. If changes had to be made, he was always honest and would discuss the issues and suggest realistic solutions.
Accurate administration – All of the budget was meticulously accounted for, regular invoices and receipts were received and the administrative process was incredibly good.
Following completion, we have just had our house valued (April 2012) and were delighted with the substantial profit that we could potentially make on the property should we sell. I wouldn’t hesitate to use B&N Brickwork again, the company is experienced, professional, reliable and above all they deliver to the highest possible standard".
20th of April, 2012
"We had used B & N Brickwork previously for some minors work around the house and were very impressed by their ability to provide good quality trades people at short notice. When we had a larger project to do in the house, to include a new kitchen and a new rof, we immediately thought of B & N Brickwork. I was the end of September and like everyone else, we wanted the job finished by Christmas. John Benson was soon on the case discussing our requirements with the building planner. He organised the various trades to a very tight schedule without showing any signs of pressure. He selected people who were good at their job and who treated our home with respect. There was a minimum disruption to our services throughout, so apart from a week when we escaped to Sussex, while the chimney stacks were being brought down the house was habitable. John's wife, Tessa, was very efficient in making sure that payments for work-in-progress were up to dsate and followed up any matters of concern. B & N Started on October 4th and finished in time for the kitchen to be fitted and in time for Christmas in our lovely new kitchen"
12th of April, 2011
"We have used B&N Brickwork over the years for a number of projects, large and small, and have recommended them to many friends who have nothing bt praise for their work. John Benson and his team are professional, expect, quick, tidy, honest and deliver an exceptional service. No job is too small or too big for them. From replacing a kitchen, laying paving, or simply maintenance work, to building an extension or even a new house! We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them. If we have any work to be done we always invite John first to assess the job and give us an estimate because we know that he is totally trustworthy and will always give us his honest opinion of what should or should not be done. He has never let us down".
Mr & Mrs Turner
Inwood House, Hog's Back
"We awarded our major property upgrade project to B&N Brickwork because of their ability (e.g. Manpower, Equipment, Financial Resources) to handle medium / large scale projects and deliver the high quality / standard of work expected. They bested two other contractors in out shortlist. We were extremely satisfied at B&N Brickworks was able to deliver our project on time and on budget. They are very professional and are in constant communications on next steps including anticipation of potential issues e,g. impact of delays in delivery of supplies and changes to project scope to project timelines, etc. B&N Brickworks are highly recommended especially from medium to large projects. We have already recommended them to some of our friends and they gave similar very positive feedbacks. No doubt we intend to use B&N Brickworks in future building / home improvement projects we are planning to have in the future".
Armando & Ingrid Patag
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