Reviews for, Essex and London Building Contractors, Blackthorne Building Contractors
Thanks to Nick and his team we now have a new office space and an extra spare bedroom. Nick was very straightforward and professional to deal with, but also went the ‘extra mile’ to offer advice and to produce a custom-made oak threshold for us. We would have no hesitation in employing Blackthorne Building again or in recommending them to others.
Reviewed by Robert Laslett
What a find!
Blackthorne Building have been brilliant at making my bathroom into a little special haven. It was not an easy job with fancy mosaics and pipework that was leaky and installed by other builders but the quality of the tiling and suggestions to change my floor choice were all spot on. Best thing from my perspective is how Nick manages your expectations about when the team will turn up and he calls you through out the build to say what is going on. All done with good humour and professionalism! So good – they will be hopefully building my kitchen extension.
Reviewed by Andrea Murphy
No hesitation recommending
We employed Nick and his team for a refurbishment of the whole ground floor of our house. This included building work in the kitchen to knock through a utility room and back wall to open up the kitchen and allow folding glass doors. Firstly Nick’s quote was competitive and he also offered a lot of practical advice, which was very helpful for a couple not very experienced with building work. All the people Nick employs were unfailingly polite, friendly and helpful and I was more than happy for any or all of them to be in the house unsupervised. They all made a big effort to leave the house tidy at the end of the day and made every attempt to keep disruption to a minimum. Nick was always contactable to discuss progress, either at the house or on the phone, and there were no hidden costs or surprises at the end. We are very happy with the quality of the work – the house looks great – and I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick to anyone considering having building work done.
Reviewed by Michael McCarthy
Bethnal Green, London
Blackthorne Building fitted a new bathroom whilst also accommodating structural changes to the layout of the property. The work by Nick and the sub-contractors was carried out to a high standard and any required changes due to limitations in the building were discussed in advance. There were also a number of suggestions that we were able to take on board to enhance both the look and the performance of the bathroom. We were more than happy to leave keys with Nick for access which made things a lot easier. In addition Nick was able to sort out a few ad-hoc problems, namely clearing a blocked drain that was due to be inspected and arranging for doors to be hung elsewhere in the property. I would certainly recommend Blackthorne as the standard of work was high and the cost was more than competitive.
Reviewed by Jon Tagg
We were recommended to Blackthorne Building and we are extremely happy with the service he provided. Nick completely refurbished our bathroom and both he and his team were extremely reliable, honest and professional at all times. It was refreshing to have someone straight up who does what he says he is going to do so to this end I would highly recommend Nick and the Blackthorne team. In fact he is hopefully going to install our new kitchen on the back of this! Jeff Hardie, Tufnell Park, London N19
Reviewed by Jeff Hardie
I would highly recommend Blackthorne Building to anyone wanting building work done. They are reliable, knowledgeable and friendly and the work they did converting 2 rooms into one big bathroom in our house was second to none in terms of finish and attention to detail. They priced the job fairly and worked solidly until it was complete. We had no issues with them not turning up which we have experienced in the past, and I really felt we had a good relationship throughout the whole job. We will definitely be using them again when we get further work done on our house next year!
Reviewed by Desiree Pringle
Really good experience and very happy with his work. Nick was reliable and very straight to deal with. His guys had all the skills we needed for this job and he gave good advice. They always turned up when they said they would too. His charges were very reasonable – neither suspiciously cheap nor ridiculously expensive. And he keeps in touch, so you always know where you are with things. Will definitely use him again. So great to find a good local builder.
Reviewed by Mrs Hurst
Excellent all round. This company built our kitchen/living room extension and we are very pleased with the results. They communicated well throughout, assisted us with planning issues, resolved niggles that came up during the build promptly and without fuss. On site the builders were very friendly and reliable, worked in a considerate manner and produced a high quality result to plan and within a given time frame.