Here is a small selection of various references that we have received over the years from previous clients.
Thank you for a great job, I'm really pleased with everything. Will be back in touch next year for a quote for some more work
Work carried out to a high quality. No hidden charges or surprises.
Good morning Nick, happy new year to you, just want to thank you for such a great job on my rear extension, been living with it for over 6 months now and we love it. Hope business is going well, thanks David.
We recently had a single storey extension across the back of our house extending our kitchen and dining room into a large kitchen/family room. We had a number of quotes from different firms but Milbarn construction was by far the most comprehensive and detailed. Nick understood from our first meeting what we were looking to achieve, that we had a budget to stick to but we wanted a quality job done. From the first day when his team arrived to do the ground work we couldn’t have been happier. All of Nick’s team are nice, friendly, cheerful guys. Alex, Russell and James were with us for a number of weeks, especially during the internal phase, we felt very comfortable with everyone. They were all really friendly to our teenage kids and especially the dog! The work site and garden was always tidied up each day and the garden was always left usable for the weekends, which was great in the summer. Nick dealt with all aspects of the build calmly, discussed our options with us and worked with us to find the quickest and most cost effective solution. Any extras, were discussed, a price agreed and added to the comprehensive costing. I can honestly say the quote given after our first meeting was adhered to. He’s always available if you need to see/speak to him and visits the site regularly to check on progress. We are delighted with the finished result. We are pleased we picked Milbarn Construction and have already discussed with Nick having a patio built in the spring. We highly recommend Milbarn Construction.
I would just like to say that the workman who visited Glendale to repair the loft tank / flooring and ceiling were great. They were mindful of our residents and worked as cleanly and tidily as they could, cleaning up after themselves. Excellent...
Nick and his team have recently completed a single storey kitchen extension, fitted a new kitchen and re landscaped my garden. The work was carried out over the Winter/Spring months and I was dreading the disruption in the cold weather and all that is associated with it. I have to say, I should have worried less! The team were very professional, worked in all weathers and to a high standard. Disruption to my family was minimal considering everything and I was very impressed. A few jobs took longer than I wanted but this is to be expected really and I was probably unrealistic with timings. Everybody in the Milbarn team have their very own personalities and this adds to the team as a whole and the positive work attitude they all seem to have. Nick especially, was very kind and patient and answered my millions of texts, questions and worries along the way. If he said he would sort something and do it, he actually did! In my experience, this is very rare with so many tradesmen now. A few months on, I have a fantastic new spacious family kitchen and a little garden that has been transformed. I would not hesitate to use Milbarn Construction again and have already starting planning further work for them in the future. I would like to thank Nick and all those associated with my build. They have been a pleasure to meet and deal with.
I recently had the pleasure of Nick and his team do some major work for me. I found them to be extremely efficient - I thought I was dealing with one issue whereas in fact they found another two - they did the work in stages which showed up the two further problems and I was fully informed from day to day as to progress. I found them to be trustworthy and extremely professional - I would have no problem in recommending them - They got the job done well and in a very good timescale. I felt at ease knowing they were not going to take shortcuts and do a good job.
Milbarn undertook the work on my home with a high level of professionalism. The quotation was clear, the guy who arrived to do the work was very polite, on time, cleared up at the end of every day and the work was completed to a very high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending Milbarn.
I am writing to thank you again for the work you did for us earlier this month to rectify an unsupported chimney breast in the loft left by the previous owner,. You gave me confidence from the start by explaining clearly what you were going to do and how you would be going about it., which was important to me as I was concerned about the situation. When you arrived, you covered the carpets from the hall to the loft area before bringing in your tools and starting work. Having completed the work you explained and showed me the work that you had done, which was up to a standard that would meet any possible inspection requirements. You worked in an organised way, completed on time and left the house clean and tidy, with minimal inconvenience. I would most certainly recommend you to anyone that needed this kind of specialised work in their home.
Milbarn Construction will be top of our list should we require any further building work in our property. The whole process was smooth and seamless, nothing was too much trouble. All queries before and during the work were dealt with promptly and efficiently. Friendly, reliable and pleasant workmen who went the extra mile to give the perfect finish to our job. Left the property extremely tidy and went above and beyond knowing we had a small child returning to the house. Highly recommend.
We contracted Milbarn Construction to remove the entire front chimney breast (from the downstairs living room, through the upstairs bedroom and through to the loft) and install Gallows Brackets to support the chimney stack at the rear. Nick responded to initial emails promptly and arranged a time to visit the house and arrange a quote at a time that suited us, which was really useful. The quote was slightly higher than others we had had, but Nick seemed more professional and provided a more specific breakdown of the quote than other vendors. Nick also identified the need for a surveyor and Party Wall agreement to be obtained, as well as building regulations which need to be submitted for, which none of the other vendors had mentioned, but which will be vital for us to have for insurance purposes. Once a start-date was scheduled, Nick visited prior to commencement of the work (again, at a time suitable for us) to take final measurements and discuss other points (e.g. items to move from the rooms) with us. Nick and his team arrived promptly and left the affected rooms (and the rest of the house) in a tidy state at the end of each day. On completion of the work, Nick and his team left the house in a clean state (as well as could be expected given the brick-dust). The work was completed on schedule and we are very happy with the results, which were exactly as promised. We would happily recommend Milbarn Construction.
We were really pleased with the quality of the work from all those involved, the plumbers the electrician and the window fitter. Even when the house threw up some problems they got on with the job in hand without any fuss. Everything was finished just as we had asked for, we have been really pleased with all the work done
Last year I moved into a Georgian grade 2 listed house with three ornate sash windows to the front. These are the features of the property that are mentioned in its listing with National Heritage. However none of the windows opened properly and were in need of repair and refurbishment. I obtained a number of quotes for the work and although Nick, of Milbarn Construction, gave the highest quote (but not by too much), he also scheduled in by far the most work. Whereas the other companies all wanted to complete the work on site within one or two days, and wanted to start as soon as possible (this was March and the weather still extremely cold), Nick quoted to remove the windows completely and spend a week working on them at the workshop. They would then return the following week to work on the window frames before replacing the windows and installing new sash cords and weights etc. He also recommended waiting for the weather to warm up as he was concerned about the new paint drying properly before reinstalling them. I was impressed by Nick and asked Milbarn to do the work. They waited until June and then started the work. It became apparent the windows themselves were in worse condition than they had thought and the job overran by two weeks. Despite this Nick kept to the original quote with no suggestion he wanted to re-negotiate it. Nick and Alex both worked extremely hard at the house and the finished result was excellent. Once the windows were back in, even though the paint was now about two weeks old, I could see how easily the movement of the windows against the inner frame could tear the new paint. Nick has recommended waiting for a couple of months before really using them, when the paint will be completely hardened. I am very happy with the standard of work. I am grateful for Nick for his attention to detail, his concern about the quality of the finish and all his good advice about the property in general. He clearly has a passion for his work which shows in the final result. I would be more than happy to recommend them to anyone seeking similar work.
I am writing to thank Nick and the team from Milbarn Construction for the renovation work they recently completed on my property. I am delighted both with the standard of the work and the professional way it was carried out. The work began on the day that was agreed and finished within the timescale I was given. The standard of the work was excellent and the house was left in a very clean and tidy state. Everybody I came into contact with was professional, trustworthy and friendly. I felt very comfortable leaving them with my door key and moving out for two weeks. I would be delighted to recommend Milbarn to future clients
The Oaks have been dealing with Milbarn Construction since May 2009. We have had Nick and his team back to work in the home on numerous occasions to complete an array of jobs ranging from minor carpentry works to major works (roof renewal and most recently the overhauling of the heating system), and on every occasion from the initial point of contact to the finish of the job they are completely professional. They have always been sympathetic to the environment they are working in and adhere to the rules and regulations that are in place, ensuring the safety of our residents. We would have no hesitation in considering Milbarn Construction for future projects within the home.
We are very happy with the new driveway and refurbishment of our house by Milbarn Construction. Nick, Alex and the team were very professional, hardworking, polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. The original quote was very detailed as we had requested and all the inevitable ongoing extras were discussed, priced and agreed at regular intervals. The quality of their work was very good and we have no hesitation in recommending them
Can highly recommend this company. They have just done my living room. They were very professional. Happy to provide pictures!
Nick and his team carried out the work to our property during the summer of 2014. From the initial meeting, right to the very end, we were given the same high level of attention from start to finish. They also liaised with our kitchen company to ensure everything went to plan, which it did. Regular updates kept us well informed and calm throughout the entire process. Very very happy.
I was dreading the thought of my house being turned into a building site, however the efficiency of the guys was second to none. We received a great service and the finish quality was very high. We're really chuffed and would definitely recommend them.
I arranged with Nick for him to view my house as he was reasonably local to me. It turnedout the leak was nothing serious and he managed to repair the lead for me there and then. I was very impressed with his efficiency and attitude. He could have quite easily ripped me off but didn't and charged me a very reasonable fee. I would happily recommend him.
Although the quote I received wasn't the cheapest, it turns out my neighbour had some work completed by Milbarn and they came well recommended, which is why we selected them. Nick turned up on time with a colleague. They were both well-mannered and presented. Minimal mess was made and any that was was soon hoovered up (with their own hoover). They left our house clean, dust free and did a neat job. We're glad we chose them and would be happy to recommend them to friends and family.
The job was completed perfectly, with no fuss or any issues. I must say I'm very shocked to have found a tradesman who did exactly what he said he would do, and promptly, whilst taking great pride in his work. Thank you Milbarn Construction for the good work.
I had a small well built for me in my garden by Milbarn Construction. Nick and his team were very polite and easily contactable, they even managed to fit my job in the day after I accepted their quotation, as I needed it done asap so my garden was ready for my Granddaughters christening reception. A very professional service and the job looks fantastic, I can't thank them enough and certainly wouldn't think twice about using them again.
We've had a splendid lot of work done for us, we were very happy with the quality of the work. They are superb tradesmen, I would be happy to recommend them to friends and indeed colleagues.
Whatever work you need doing to your property, here at Milbarn Construction we are always prepared to listen to your requirements and put forward practical and affordable proposals for your projects. Here is a small selection of various references that we have received over the years from previous clients. Please take a look at some other Essex Businesses that we work with.