Evergray Testimonial 21st April 2017
This is the second time that we have used Rob Lewis and Evergray to carry out major building work for us. Perhaps that says it all, but to be more specific, it was an easy decision because, quite simply, Rob and his teams deliver the goods calmly and effectively. Rob is a first class project manager and his guys are competent, committed and friendly. We have no hesitation in recommending them and would like to record our gratitude for a job well done.
Richard Garman, 32, Whitworth Square, Whitchurch, Cardiff
26th February 2017 Heol Berry Taffs Well
Sorry for the delay, here is the reference:
We hired Evergray to replace our external render and they were so helpful and professional throughout the process. Rob visited our property and the level of care he took to understand our requirements, provide advice and send us a detailed quote gave us the trust and confidence to use them. We were kept well informed of the anticipated start date, which was then confirmed closer to the time and Rob arrived bright and early on the first day to check everything was in place. His workforce were prompt, hardworking, professional and tidied up after themselves each day. They were on site for around 2 weeks and were so friendly and courteous that they really were a pleasure to have around. Rob was always easy to contact if we had any questions and he kept an eye on the job as it progressed. The work was carried out to a high standard and they gave us advice on the best time to paint it afterwards. The finished result looks lovely. We have have many positive comments from visitors and our neighbours were inspired to hire them to render their house too! We now require some internal plastering work and have asked Evergray back to do this, as we have every confidence that they will do a superb job.
Lisa Powell firstname.lastname@example.org
14th February 2017 Parklands Crescent Tonyrefail
I have known Rob Lewis (Evergray) for some years and have had work done by him more than once. His latest effort on our behalf has included a new kitchen, knocking through to open up with the dining room, a new bathroom and also a new, wider driveway.
I have found him to be honest and particular in his attitude to his work and his customers, he will not do a “scrappy” job, it is done right or he turns down the request. He will also not tell you that you need something doing if you don’t, just to boost his profits. He also will adjust his estimate if he finds that, at a later date, something is not necessary for the job. He will also be at the end of the phone if you need to see him for an explanation of something you are concerned about. His men turn up when they are supposed to, because he will not take on too much work. This means that if you want him you might have to wait for a start date, but when he says he will be there he is as good as his word.
All in all, if we ever need another job doing,(not too soon, I hope) he will be my first choice.
Mrs A. D. House, Tonyrefail.
11th January 2017 Hibernate House, Barry Road, Pontypridd
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Hello Rob, here is our reference. Any problems contact us. Evergray built us a 2 storey extension and we highly recommend them. We are very pleased with the standard of work and would not hesitate to use them again, we were kept up to date regarding its progress, options available and price. The workforce were prompt, polite and hard working. Any disruption was kept to a minimum and the site was always kept as clean as possible. As a result of good planning not one working day was lost over a period of 4 months. Thank you very much, all the best for the future.
Sara and Adrian Fowler.
5th January 2017 Gynor Place Ynyshir
Date: 5 January 2017 at 20:54:06 GMT
To: Gareth Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Estimate Evergray Ltd
Rob & Gareth, thank you for doing an exceptional and professional job under difficult conditions ( access e.t.c) . Your workforce were polite , hardworking and respectful and deserves such praise. Being a retired joiner through ill health I was wary, but as the work progressed I could see the professional approach to each part of the program and, going above and beyond what was asked for to give us " The Dream Kitchen" Your costings were competitive and fare and I would recommend you to any that asked . Again thank you and may you have a prosperous New Year. Annette and Eddie..
29th November 2015
email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Nov 29 2015
Work was carried out to a uniformly excellent standard; operatives were punctual, skilled, courteous, helpful, and left the workplace in a clean and orderly condition at the end of each day. The attention to detail and craftsmanship demonstrated were of a high quality, and the works were very competently supervised.
This was impressive work by Evergray. We are delighted with the outcome, and would highly recommend the firm.
Mr & Mrs Jones, Windsor Street, Treorchy.
5th November 2015 Hill St Penygraig
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Comments : Hi Rob, thank you for the way you and your men worked on the job. Your approachability made it a much easier experience. The guys were helpful throughout and were willing to answer any questions I had. I am really pleased with the finished job and am enjoying my "breakfast room" and kitchen. Many thanks.
28th September 2015 Heathfield Place, Gabalfa, Cardiff
Shan Williams 11:01 AM 28th September 2015
9, Heathfield Place, Gabalfa Place, Cardiff
Here is the long awaited reference. Sorry its taken so long!
I would not hesitate to recommend Rob and his team to any of my friends or family. He did a great job on our house. The work was carried out to a extremely professional standard. The guys that worked for Rob to get the job done were all super friendly, professional and polite. Rob was quick to provide us with a quote and to get started on the job. He was easy to work with, always friendly and professional. Rob provided us with a time line of the work at the beginning of the build which went smoothly to plan and actually finished a few days earlier than predicted. Rob was present throughout the work being completed and was always available to talk through any issues we had.
The standard of work was amazing, the kitchen was transformed. The men working for Rob were also extremely clean and tidied up after themselves, and also cleaned the house thoroughly before leaving the job at the end of the build. I was very happy with the service we received from Evergray and would definitely use them again.
Hope this is OK! Thanks again for everything Rob. Will pass on your details to anyone who asks me for a decent building firm for sure!
27th May 2015 Laurel Close, Cwmdare, Aberdare CF44 8RS
22nd May 2015 Chiropractice / Wellbeing Bute St Treorchy
22nd May 2015
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“I would highly recommend Evergray and all of their staff as our experience with them was far beyond our initial expectations. We expected to be disturbed and experience significant interruption to our business during the construction period but they were amazing throughout. Their professionalism, expertise and courteousness minimised the inconvenience through the work period and standard of work has been exceptional. We encountered many problems early in the build due to errors from our own architect but they overcame these issues quickly and with minimal stress or disturbance to myself. I would not think of using any other builder after this experience other than Evergray!”
J.A. Roberts D
7th May 2015 Pwllgwaun Road, Pontypridd
Nigel Hilburd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
7th May 2015
Rob asked me to write a few lines about the job.
`Works, which included remedying damp in wall, and complete renovation of all upstairs rooms, carried out thoroughly and to a high standard. All Evergray personnel hardworking and courteous. I would recommend this firm, they are knowledgable and concientious.`
Nigel 15, Pwllgwaun Road, Pontypridd
20th February 2015 Goetre Fawr Radyr
GWYN REES 20th FEBRUARY 2015 Goetre Fawr
I am really pleased with the quality of the build and please pass my thanks onto steve and Nigel for the work.
They both worked professionally throughout and completed the job in line with the base schedule. The property was left safe and secure each night and thoroughly cleaned.
The communication between ourselves during the build was excellent and you have been very responsive to my requests/ queries.
The building inspector was very happy with the quality of installation.
I will be recommending your services to friends and colleagues.
Gwyn Rees (BA Hons) IEng MICE
9th December 2014 2, Cardiff Road, Merthyr Vale
Tom Townsend email@example.com 9th December 2014
2, CARDIFF ROAD, MERTHYR VALE
I would recommend Rob and the team as they are a very professional company.
Rob managed the project from the first day to completion based on the programme of work agreed at the start.
The standard of the work was excellent and all waste was removed from the house eat the end of each working day.
I am pleased to say that all the programme dates were achieved in time.
I would recommend Rob Lewis and Evergray Ltd as my builders of choice.
SC21 Strategic Partners
26th November 2014 37, Erw Las Whitchurch, Cardiff
Rhian firstname.lastname@example.org 26th November 2014
Reference for Evergray
We are really happy with the finish on our new kitchen and extension that were recently completed by Evergray. Rob coordinated all the tradesmen and kept us updated with the schedule of works. Each of the workmen were professional and knowledgeable in all their fields and completed everything to a high standard. Rob was approachable to discuss any amendments and variations to the work/estimates. We would recommend Evergray as a reliable and hardworking company.
25th November 2014 15, Clarke St., Treorchy Rhondda
haydnv email@example.com 25th November 2014
I’ve attached a reference as requested – Cath and myself are really pleased with the work and the professional way in which it was carried out, especially with those few hiccups early on (next doors roof). I would like to thank you personally for the help and advice you have given along the way. Please pass my thanks onto your team – they are good bunch of boys, hardworking, polite and professional.
Would not hesitate in using Evergray again, the boys (Jeremy, Neil, Darren, Steve & Nigel) arrived on time every day, were polite, professional and hard working. The workmanship was of a high standard. Before the work started Rob provided a timetable detailing the work to be carried out stage by stage – only 1 day was lost, and that was because of the weather – however the project still finished on time. Rob project managed from start to finish, everyone (plumber, carpenter, tiler & electricians – who were all very helpful and professional) arriving as per the timetable Rob provided. If anyone wants any building work done I would recommend Evergray.
21st November 2014 12, Blanche St Williamstown
Clare Howells <firstname.lastname@example.org> Nov 21 (3 days ago)
Sorry for the delay in getting our reference too you. We have been busy enjoying our new home! Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and all the boys who together, made our dream come true. This time last year we really thought our extension was a pipe dream but, less than a year later we are sitting in our lush new kitchen writing this email to you.
Anyway...from our very first meeting we new you were the guys for the job and you helped us through every step including dealing with the water board arranging the building over a sewer notice. To be honest if it wasn't for Steve and the Building inspector we would still be looking at that sewer now! The boys you have working for you are a true credit each and every one of them deserve a mention. Steve - knows his stuff and gave us some real laughs along the way. Nigel and Daryl - wow what can we say about that plastering?? I would employ them next time I need to Royal Ice a wedding cake! Jeremy and Neil - the silent twins, they didn't say much (couldn't get a word in with Steve around lol) but boy can they work we had to nearly force them to stop for a cuppa. Then there's yourself, your like 'Hannibal' from the A Team, your organisation and planning skills are second to none without you we wouldn't have known were to start. You kept us informed of every single thing along the way and your help and advise was greatly valued. We felt totally confident in moving out of the house and leaving you in charge of the works, this was the part of the job we were not looking forward too but our minds were totally at ease.
Every trade you organised were of the highest standard and quality from the electricians, carpenters, and plumbers roofers and window supplier/fitters and all of them played a huge part in bringing all the work together. You've not only extended our dream home but you guys have built us some fab memories along the way.
Thank you, thank you,thank you for giving us an extension which is 10 time better than we ever thought it would be, we would have no problem what so ever in recommending Evergray and you will be the first people we call when we need another project doing.
All that's left to say is wishing all of you at Evergray a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and health 2015.
Jonathan and Clare Broad
20th November 2014 2, Cross St., Ynyshir email@example.com
2 Cross Street
20th November 2014
After buying the house we needed to find a builder to carry out the renovation work we wanted to do. After contacting a few builders and three of them coming to give estimates we chose Evergray because we felt comfortable with Rob and the professional way he approached the estimate of the work that needed to be done. This professional approach was maintained throughout the project.
We were informed each step of the way what would be happening and when it would happen and Rob project managed the whole job, co-ordinating all the trades that needed to be involved. As with most building work the list of things needing to be done (and the cost) grew almost daily as we found faults in the house that we didn't know about and changed ideas as the work developed but Rob kept us informed at each step.
We used most of the trades people and suppliers that Rob suggested but also chose a few of our own for some things with the overall result that we have made the house into the home we wanted and are now very pleased with the quality and finish of our home.
As with all projects big or small there were a few snags that need to be addressed and together with Rob we made a list of these small issues and they got resolved before final payment was made.
Evergray are not cheap.........but.........
Rob gave us a schedule and it was pretty much kept to.
Everyone came when they said they would.
The men working were tidy, respectful and a nice bunch of men.
Payments we made in stages as the work progressed.
The final cost was more than we had originally budgeted, as the work involved was a lot more than we had expected. The house was not in as good a condition as we had thought and in the end we needed to gut the house, renewing almost everything, such as walls, ceilings, doorframes and plumbing.
We have a few small additional jobs that we want doing and have already got an estimate from Rob because we trust that the work will be done well and on time. Even though we could get the small jobs done at less cost we will use Evergray because reliability and quality of service and work are worth it in the end.
Kevin and Gail Ward.
10th May 2014 46, Morton Tce., Clydach, Rhondda
6th February 2014 41, Lanelay Tce., Maesycoed, Pontypridd
Thomas Mark <Mark.Thomas3@dwrcymru.com>
Sorry for the delay in getting the reference to you for the work at 41 Lanelay.
Here it is, if it is well overdue!
“This is the second time we have now used Evergray to carry out significant building works and once again they have not disappointed.
After the professional support and service that we experienced the first time there was no decision to be made on who we would like to complete the works on our new home- we contacted Evergray with no hesitation!
Once again their workmanship and the team were second to none with the all work carried out to the highest professional standard.
The team always left the house in a clean and presentable fashion even when they were working in all weathers! They were all very friendly and happy to offer any help at any time. I received numerous comments from my neighbours on how professional and courteous the team were whilst they were working on the property.
Rob always kept me informed of what was going on and provided invaluable advice and suggestions on finishes or alternatives to consider to the house as it progressed which have made it better than we actually anticipated.
Once again I have been left extremely satisfied with the service and workmanship of Evergray Ltd and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone or use them again.”
Mark and Alison
31st October 2013 Southra Dinas Powys
"MARK KERBEY" firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 31 2013, 08:59 PM
reference from the Kerbeys
Hi Rob, as requested here is a reference:
Thank you for a great job. The work was completed efficiently and cleanly with minimal disruption for our family. The workmen were polite and hard working, despite some terrible weather! We are very pleased with the final result and several of our neighbours have commented on how nice it looks which is great. We wouldn't hesitate to use Evergray again.
Helen and Mark Kerbey
16th September 2013 Danygraig Heights Talbot Green
"rob" <email@example.com> ; "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Sep 16 2013, 11:00 PM
Hi Rob and Gareth
Sorry for the delay in sending you this, its been a bit hectic lately. See my reference below...
Thanks to Rob and the boys from Evergray for an outstanding job well done. The guys turned up on time everyday, Rob was thoroughly professional throughout and the job started and finished exactly on time. The quality of the finish was outstanding and I would not hesitate to use Evergray again.
Rob please feel free to use me as a reference, many thanks again!
19th May 2013 Llys Llewellyn, Llantwit Farde, Pontypridd
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Date: May 19 2013, 11:16 PM
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We would like to thank you for the work carried out at our home. Your organisational skills have been first class, all work men and sub-contractors turned up as planned and Steve and Jeremy were always on site at 8:00am, as regular as clockwork.
All work men, including your sub contractors, worked hard at all times and the quality of the work carried out was of a high standard and to time. There have been no difficulties in you getting sub contractors back to remedy any minor issues that have come to light after the work was completed.
We would have no hesitation in using Evergray, or your sub contractors for any work we require in the future.
Thank you again.
Mark and Sara Thomas
20 Llys Llywellyn
19th March 2013 Edward St., Abercynon CF45 4RA
22nd February 2013 Oasis Church Pentre, Rhondda
24th December 2012 99, Marian St., Clydach Vale
The existing extension of my terraced house in Clydach Vale was in a dilapidated state and needed a complete rebuild. After some deliberation over which builder to choose for the project, I chose Evergray from the National Federation of Master Builders’ website.
In addition to the rebuild of the single-storey extension, I had some other work done on the main part of the house, including the replacement of the support between two rooms previously knocked into one with a RSJ girder, the ceiling formerly being (inadequately) supported by a collection of wooden beams.
The work was completed to schedule over a period of about 10 weeks, and was done to a high standard by Rob Lewis and his team.
I would recommend Evergray to anyone who has a serious project that must be done correctly. As a caveat, I would add that although Evergray are not the cheapest builders, in life you generally get what you pay for.
I would like to thank Rob and his team for doing a very good job.
If anyone out there would like me to provide a reference for Evergray, I would be happy to do so. I may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARIAN ST., CLYDACH VALE
DATED 24th DECEMBER 2012
23rd August 2012 19, Swn yr Afon, Treorchy, Rhondda
12th June 2012 13, Arthur St., Williamstown, Rhondda
2nd May 2012 ParcBryn Derwen, Llanharan,
3rd January 2012 2, Caerau Court, Cross Inn, Llantrisant
From: Owen David <Owen.David@gilesinsurance.co.uk>
To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:36:34
Subject: Testimonial - 2 Caerau Court, Cross Inn
FAO: Rob Charles (Evergray Ltd)
Just a quick note to thank you for the recent extension that was completed on our house. Myself and Emma are extremely pleased with the finished job and can’t fault the work carried out by you and your team over the last few months. Your team started on site first thing each morning and the program you provided us with ran as expected. Your team were always polite and treated our home with respect and always cleaned up at the end of the day.
With the very little experience and knowledge myself and Emma had in this industry your help and advice was invaluable throughout the process.
I would have no problems with recommending your company to family and friends for any building work needed.
Thank you very much,
Owen & Emma David
2 Caerau Court, Cross Inn, Llantrisant
18th November 2011 Wordsworth Ave., Cardiff
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Date: Nov 18 2011, 10:48 AM
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I have written about 6 drafts of this. There should be violins playing in the background.
The sentiment of the reference is genuine. We are so pleased to have fallen in with you and your team.
John, Claire and Lucy
Building Surveying Services Ltd
4 College House
Citylink Business Park
Tel : 028 90237766 028 90237766
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RE: EVERGRAY LTD
We were undertaking complete refurbishment of a large dwelling in Cardiff City Centre. We live overseas and knew no builders in Wales. The Federation of Master Builders gave us three references. All responded quickly but Evergray Ltd, represented by Robert Lewis gave welcome advice on how to go about the scheme and gave a comprehensive breakdown of costs.
The scheme was problematic at the start due to entirely inaccurate drawings. Mr Lewis, working with us at distance, was instrumental in a complete re-design. Works commenced and, once the design problems were resolved, progressed promptly with meticulous project management by Mr Lewis. Every minor change was recorded and costed in advance so there were no unpleasant surprises or disputes at the end. We knew where we stood in terms of time and cost all times.
Evergray has surrounded itself with first class, reliable and courteous direct labour, sub contractors and suppliers. Mr Lewis put us in touch with kitchen suppliers, bathroom suppliers, tile suppliers. We have no doubt that these introductions saved us a small fortune.
The staff on site were good fun, hard working and patient. Billy the carpenter had to contend with an extremely fussy lady of the house, Wayne the heating engineer should receive a diplomacy award for his handling of the nosey neighbour. We can’t name them all but there were a lot of tradesmen in and out of the house and not a single one of them created disappointment.
The end job is first class. It was completed on time, on budget (except for changes made by the fussy lady) and a final package of all certificate and records was presented. Even after completion, Mr Lewis and his team patiently attended to help with our setting up. They even put up the wardrobes!
We cannot recommend Evergray Ltd highly enough. Well managed, hard working and entirely reliable. Working from overseas could so easily have been a disaster but with Mr Lewis’ meticulous project management it was a painless and successful experience.
I would be delighted to discuss any aspect of the works carried out by Evergray and have authorised Mr Lewis to give my name and contact number to any genuine enquirer.
31st October 2011 Oakfield, Llangan, Bridgend
27th September 2011 Parc Bryn Derwyn Llanharan
17th September 2011 Llanwonno Road
29th May 2011 Ashgrove, Pentre,
Date: May 29 2011, 06:04 PM
Subject: restoration work
Hi. I know this has taken me some time to do ,but it has been a traumatic for me in fact, the problem goes back to August last year when I had a fire in my home. Everything was going well with regards to insurance claims ,and I was put up in a hotel while the contractors were working in the house. The trouble started when they found I had a damp problem, and said it was up to me to deal with it. The contractor pulled out, and the insurance offered me a cash settlement. Now I had to find a builder to do the work required
I had several quotes, but was somewhat sceptical about some. I then found Evergray contractors with whom I felt comfortablemand I must that their workmanship was first class, above all they worked in some very difficult situations , as just before Xmas 2010 we had snow, ice, even a closure of the cement plant, which forced them to mix their own concrete. The workers themselves were very polite ,and always on time " Rob" the boss man !!! always kept me informed ,as to the next step,and the price quoted was the the price I paid. I would not hesitate to employ them when required, and will recommend them to anyone.
I tried putting this on youir site , but I failed. Hope it's ok and you can use it, if not let me know. Royden
22nd March 2011 Cardiff Road, Taffs Well
Date: Mar 22 2011, 03:59 PM
From: "Jim Handley" Jim.Handley@ntlworld.com>
Here’s a testimonial for your references section of the website.
All the best
“Both the external and internal work was completed as promised - to a high standard of workmanship and at a competitive price. Highly reliable and recommended builders.”
- JH Taffs Well
8th March 2011 Railway Tce., Ynyshir
From: "paul southcombe" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:07:38 -0000
At last we have time to put pen to paper.
Many thanks for a job well done, Can't fault the work carried out by the different tradesmen who were extremely efficient and friendly. Each stage of the work was well organised with any hiccups dealt with efficiently.
Paul and Gwynie Southcombe.
26th January 2011 Brithweuydd Road, Trealaw, Rhondda
From: "David V.Thomas" <email@example.com> Save Addresses
Date: Jan 26 2011, 08:39 PM
Subject: 8 Brithweunydd Road
Dear Mr. Lewis,
I write to express my thanks to you and the men who carried out the work on the property for which I have responsibility. The firm who did the original work on the property was incompetent, and the workmen left a mess behind them. You were asked to redo the work and asked to make improvements where these were necessary. This Evergray did in an exemplary way and the standard of your firm's work was in complete contrast to that of the other builder. In fact I have been told by men in the building trade that your firm had done a splendid job. I was impressed by the attitude of the men who did the work. It was clear that they were interested in what they were doing, and were seeking to carry out the work to a high standard. They were polite and thoughtful, and willing to explain what was being done and why. Evergray must commended for the steps they took to ensure that the site was cleared after the work was completed.
I have already recommended Evergray to a member of my family who is looking for a reliable builder.
9th December 2010 Trealaw Road, Trealaw
5th NOVEMBER 2010 DARRAN TCE FERNDALE
25th October 2010 Caerau Court, Llantrisant
4th June 2010 Despenser Ave. Llantrisant
Date: Jun 04 2010, 11:56 AM
Subject: kitchen alteration reference
Sorry for the delay in writing this, we have had a couple of hectic weeks.
We would highly recommend Evergray. From the moment I rang to enquire about an estimate to the end of the actual job, everybody turned up when expected and everything ran like clockwork. Steve and Shaun were very professional, they worked non stop all day and cleaned up at the end of the day as well.
The quality of the work was excellent and I am highly delighted with my bigger kitchen.
I would definitely use your company again.
16th April 2010 31, Abertonllwyd Road, Treherbert,
3rd December 2009 Aberrhondda Road, Porth
"DAVID GIFFORD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Dec 03 2009, 12:40 PM
Subject: Building work at 117 Abberhondda Road
David and Annette Gifford
117 Abberhondda Rd
Just a quick note to say thank you for the work that you carried out at my property recently. The work you carried out was on the Roof, Fire Wall in the Attic, The Walls in the Toilet (which was showing signs of damp) and most importantly the Coal Cellar Conversion (Which my wife and I are very impressed with).
The work was carried out to a high standard by the personnel you sent to the house and I must say they were very polite and thankfully cleaned up all the mess at the end of the working day.
Thank you Rob for the advice you gave us and also having the patience and flexability with the changes we asked for after you started the work.
I would have no problems with recommending your company to family and freinds for any building work needed.
Thank you very much,
Mr and Mrs D Gifford.
Thanks for the photos you e-mailed recently
2nd December 2009 Heol Gwrangfryn, Rhigos
20th November 2009 Camperly Close Beddau
21st October 2009 Partridge Road Llwynypia
Date: Oct 21 2009, 08:46 AM
Subject: Reference 117 Partridge Road Llwynypia
You may use any of the following.
To whom it may concern:
I had a terraced property that was in need of refurbishing. It required new kitchen, bathroom, complete rewire, new central heating, new ceilings, walls hacked off and re-plastered etc etc. so quite a daunting prospect for some one with no building or DIY experience. What I did not want was a piece meal approach I was looking for someone who was able to do all the work required building, plumbing, heating, electrics, carpentry etc and co-ordinate the whole project, basically a project manager who was a single contact point for all the work. I chose several local builders and invited them to the property to quote for the work. As you can imagine the quotes varied widely, from the absolute ridiculous to quite keenly priced. This is where I first met Rob from Evergrays and from the initial meeting onwards I was impressed with his professional manner. The quotation supplied was the most detailed and the pricing clearly set out.
The work itself was estimated at 4-5wks duration during which time I was constantly updated by Rob on its progress. All the various trades arrived came and went with military precision, any problems were quickly resolved and the whole project progressed soomthly and on time (and on budget!!!).
Ever met a builder who actually turns up on time? Does what he says he's going to do for the price he originally quoted for? Well let me introduce you to Rob from Evergrays. Good reliable builders are like golddust I would recommend Evergrays without hesitation. If your in the market for a builder give him a ring and get him to quote and see if your as impressed as I was from your first meeting.
12th August 2009 Virginia Cottage, Llantrisant
"melissa morgan" <email@example.com>
Date: Aug 12 2009, 05:59 PM
Subject: Thank You
Just a quick note to thank you for the building work you have recently completed for me. Both I and my husband are over the moon with the extension. You managed the project so professionally and diligently that it run smoothly and on-time. Any changes to plan were discussed fully and I always received revised schedules or costing so I always knew the running costs of the project. Your employees turned up everyday and work liked real troopers to get the extension complete. They were always polite and always cleaned up after themselves at the end of the day. They were hard-working and always explained in detail what they were doing if I would ask. They were very knowledgeable and just very pleasant people.
I would recommend Evergray to my family or friends if they were looking for a professional and efficient company to undertake any building work.
6th July 2009 Station Tce., Maerdy
1st June 2009 Syphon St Porth
11th May 2009 Stuart St Aberdare
7th May 2009 Lewis St., Pentre, Rhondda
Date: May 06 2009, 08:35 PM
Sorry for the delay but have been up to my eyes in work. Here goes:
"The work that Evergray carried out was excellent - but what impressed us most was the way in which they worked. From the moment they came to provide an estimate to when they arrived on site, when they were working and when they came back to check everything was OK - they were always polite, courteous and helpful, and extremely tidy!!. The end product has provided us with a great additional space to the house and we would have absolutely no problem providing their details - in fact we already have."
Hope this is OK - let me know if you wnat anything else.
30th April 2009 12 HeolyFedwen, Tonteg
Reference as promised.
We decided to appoint everygray construction to carry out a double storey extension at our property starting at the end of November. We were really nervous about having builders working at our house as the profession doesn't really have a good name. However, what a pleasant surprise, they turned up at 8.00 every morning and completed a proper full days work, ensuring that by the end of the day the site was cleaned down. We have a young daughter and two fairly new kittens and the boys treated us all including the kittens with complete respect. All of our neighbours kept commenting throughout the work that the boys were friendly and pleasant, and how hard they were working. It was the little things that they did that made the difference, for example we needed to re site the sky dish, and every day before they went home they made sure that we had a satellite signal so my daughter could watch her favourite programs, another example would be putting sand on the drive to ensure that when they washed down the drive it wasn't too slippery with the ice (over the winter period).
I was amazed about how clean they were, we had our living room wall taken out and I was dreading coming home from work that day because of the anticipated mess, however when I walked through the door I was shocked not too see any as it had been cleaned away. During the work that was going on I was heavily pregnant and I was expecting the work to cause me stress, however this was simply not the case. We got on so well with the builders that we miss them being around now. There was still some fairly major work to be carried out when my son was born, ie. plastering, screeding of floor and fitting the bathrooms, I can honestly say that even having a newborn baby around was not a problem for them either. All the tradespeople that came to our house were honest, reliable and pleasant and comfortable to be around.
All the work carried out at our house was completed to a high standard, and we are thrilled with the end result. I can honestly say that I would recommend everygray construction as they are the most trustworthy, hardworking and conscientious builders we have ever met.
Sarah & Andrew Hibberd
16th September 2008 Trehafod Road, Trehafod
28th August 2008 42, Millfield, Quakers Yard, Nelson
Aug 28 2008, 02:39 PM
Fw: Re : recommendation 42 Millfield Quakers Yard
As promised my recommendation :
'We are delighted with our new extension, our extended driveway and Everygray Ltd. Rob and the team were polite, professional, punctual, and work was delivered to a high standard. Any issues or concerns were dealt with quickly, and Rob was always on hand to discuss potential options as work progressed.
I feel it is also important to recognise the team - Steve (foreman) & the others worked really hard & well together, and would always check that we were happy with progress. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends or family. The extension & driveway was completed quicker than expected
Thank you for a job well done !
Jayne & Geraint Davies
16th April 2008 37, East Road Tylorstown, Rhondda
Please use any of the recommendation letter below or the attached photos on
your website - I'm sorry I've taken so long to get around to it. Billy fixed
the hatch, banister, & door seal yesterday as arranged, let me know later
about the gate,
Thanks for everything,
Rob and his team have completed extensive internal and external building
repairs to my house which took around 4 months. Rob manages to combine
professionalism with personal friendly service - I highly recommend
Evergray, and have asked Rob to come back to do more work in my garden.
Every builder was always punctual, polite, communicative, cheerful, and
hard-working. The current work area was cordoned off to reduce the dirt &
dust in the rest of the house, and despite every room bar one becoming a
building site at some point, the builders always treated the house
respectfully as my home. Tools were put away and the work area was made safe
each day before my 4 small children came home from school. Before they left
at the end of the day, they cleared the rubble and swept the dust - they
even brought all their mugs back to the kitchen! Despite the work being the
obvious main priority, Rob and his team took into consideration the effect
of the lengthy work on our living & sleeping logistics, and tried to give us
safe access to as much of the house as possible. Rob frequently came over to
evaluate the progress, but the builders did not need his constant
supervision to work very hard as a team.
Things did not always go according to plan - with a 100 year old house it is
not surprising that some additional problems were uncovered - but the
builders on site always called Rob immediately, and he was usually at the
house assessing the new situation within a few hours. He would then explain
the situation to me, clearly give all of the options available along with
his recommendations, and provide a revised schedule & cost update. I found
Rob's estimates to be accurate with regards to both timings and costs, and
if he said someone would be here on a specific morning I could be sure that
they would arrive as expected.
I am so grateful to Evergray - my house has been transformed from a dingy
dangerous house to a safe fantastic home. From my experience, if you choose
Evergray, you will get excellent work, efficiently executed, from the
friendliest, most trustworthy bunch of builders you could wish for.
5th October 2007 32, Barry Road, Pontypridd
Revd D and Mrs. M Parry 5 Cuddesdon Way Oxford, OX26JH
5 October 2007
Mr. R C Lewis
Everygray, Ltd. 49 Charles Street Forth, Rhondda CF39 9YD
Dear Mr. Lewis,
Re: 32 Barry Road, Pontypridd ,
This is just a short letter to thank you for all to work to date on the house and garage. It has been great pleasure to begin improving this property and we have valued the work that your firm has done on it.
Most importantly to us, you have done what you said you would do, when you said you would do it. The care you have taken over consulting us about any issues that have arisen in the course of the work has meant that there were no 'nasty surprises' waiting for us. Your advice about the best way of proceeding has been extremely helpful. While the new garage is the most obvious improvement, we have been glad of the work on the yard that has largely eliminated the problem of dampness in the back of the house. Taking down the chimney, making good the roof, and various internal works have also improved the value of the property. We have been impressed by the quality of the workmanship and the cleanliness of your team. We will certainly come back to you when we are ready for the next stage of the works on the house and would be happy to recommend you to others.
David and Marilyn Parry
Thank you very much.
17th August 2007 36, Ffordd Gerdninan Tonteg Pontypridd
3rd December 2004 10, Hollybush Grove, Llwyncelyn
28th October 2004 37, Woodland Road, Tylorstown
8th October 2004 21, Heol Penyparc, Pontypridd
28th August 2000 41, Deri Tce., Pontygwaith
Feb 2000 62, Miskin, Tynewydd
14th October 1998 51, Ynys St., Ynyshir
2nd June 1998 110, Ynysycynon Road
11th April 1998 9, Tanybryn, Beddau, Pontypridd
7th April 1998 18, Railway Tce., Cwmparc, Rhondda
14th April 1997 77a Pantygraigwen, Pontypridd
12th February 1996 170 Park Road, Cwmparc, Rhondda