Testimonials

Mrs. F. Norton
Wimborne, Dorset

My husband and I recently used the services of M.P.Sturgess Building and Brickwork Ltd to remodel and add a large extension to our Victorian townhouse, over a 10 month period.

 

From our initial contact with Matt to completion of the project, we have been delighted with every aspect.

 

They were highly organized, ran a very clean and tidy site and have a friendly, pleasant workforce who were a pleasure to have in our home.

 

The quality of work provided is exemplary and our project was completed on time and to the agreed price without hiccup.

 

We especially liked the fact that Matt kept in daily contact with us; either by visit or phone calls, keeping us fully up-to-date on progress.

 

M.P.Sturgess Building and Brickwork Ltd listened to our needs and always did what they said they were going to do.

 

They offer excellent value for money and a totally reliable and trustworthy service.

 

Having undertaken many previous restoration projects in the area with other building companies, we would now only wish to use Matt and his company for any future building works and have already recommended them to several family and friends with 100% confidence. "

Peter Tillman and Carol Faint
Sway

We employed Matt Sturgess to build us a new, 4 bedroomed, detached house in Sway. We handed over a cleared site (following a demolition) on the 7th October 2013 to Matt and on the 25th July 2014 Matt handed over the keys of our new house to us and we moved in.

 

We were very happy with the conduct of the project and the communication from the builder and very happy with the final result. Matt builds to a very high standard, well in excess of what you would expect from the average developer.

We were particularly impressed with the skills and commitment of Matt's subcontractors. We had good relations with all of them and felt that they were committed to producing a very professional outcome.

 

The project was completed on budget (allowing for agreed additions). The project did take longer than originally hoped, partly due to delay's with windows and the general tightness of availability of sub-contractors. We had always made clear to Matt that we didn't want corners cut for the sake of timescale and the quality of the end result amply compensated for the additional waiting period.

 

We are happy for you to contact us if you have any specific questions or indeed for you to come and see the finished result.

Mark Moore
MD of Moore International Ltd, Poole

What can we say but a massive thankyou, A great bunch of guys that turn up do what they say there gonna do and actually do it. Fantastic very pleased with the high standard of work undertaken at our property very clean and proffessional. Matt Sturgess leading the project from start to finish a big thankyou highly reccomended. We will use MPS again no problems. Once again many thanks.

 

Sarah Pearson
Colden Common, Winchester

Ian and I just wanted to put in writing to you how pleased we are with the extension you have built on our property and to express our thanks to you. We also thought that you might ike to use this letter as recommendation to your future clients, if required.

 

Thank you for all the effort you put in to do a good job and in the time you stated. There were a number of comments from passers by about how quickly the extension was built and how nice it looked. We also appreciate how tidy you kept the site and how careful you were not to cause any inconvenience to our neighbours, and to keep the workplace safe for our toddler.

 

We have had the electricians and plumbers back to start their 'second fix' today, and they all said how impressed they were with build, and said what a good job they thought you had done. The tradesmen you employed on our behalf all did a good job too, and all worked well together where necessary.

 

Many thanks and kind regards.

Lynda & Paul Pearce
South View Road, Christchurch

Just writing to say a big thank you for the excellent job you have made of our wall. We came home from holiday and were delighted with it. We have also contacted the firm and got recompensed for the left over bricks that you returned for us. Thank you very much for doing this as well. Yours sincerely, Lynda & Paul Pearce

 

John and Kathy Walker
Huntly Road, Talbot Woods

Kathy and I would like to thank you for the completion of our patio. We are so pleased with the design, layout and attention you and your excellent team put in to it. We are already enjoying its use and have had many friends say how much is has enhanced the garden. We were pleased with how you completed the project on time and were always attentive to tidying up each day.

Many thanks, John and Kathy Walker

 

George Ransome
Dorset

Since moving to my bungalow repaving the driveway was a priority but the prices we were quoted were always too high.

 

The slope was too steep to get up in my wheelchair and the concrete was falling apart. Matt gave me a quote that was by far the cheapest and they did a really top notch job! Matt and team (Kane, Adam, Will, Chris, Harry and Ian) did an amazing job and even made sure I wasn't trapped in the house while they did the work carrying my chair in and out!, with Suttles (http://www.suttles.co.uk), Express Hire (http://www.express-hire.co.uk) and CW Stanley (http://www.drivewaysindorset.co.uk) they managed to get the bill right down for us without cutting quality. Thanks to them I can now get out of the house without worrying about falling out of my wheelchair in my own driveway!

 

Thank you guys! And big thanks to Jim for supplying the tea!

Chris & Pam Houghton
Brockenhurst, 12th October 2012

We employed Matt Sturgess in 2011 to demolish an existing dwelling in Brockenhurst and construct a new three bedroom house on the site. Throughout the whole project Matt and his team maintained excellent relations with the neighbours and the site and road were kept clean and tidy at all times. Indeed, this was a matter of comment by the other residents in the road.

 

Matt provided first class advice to help us choose materials and was always adamant that the final choice lay with us. He does, however, have a good eye for design, which was invaluable.

 

The new dwelling has been constructed to the highest standards using high quality materials throughout. The quality has been borne out by the lack of rectification work required at the one year check.

 

The project was completed within the planned time schedule and the house left spotlessly clean, allowing us to occupy the property earlier than scheduled.

 

We cannot speak highly enough of Matt, his concern that we should be happy and his attention to detail. He is utterly reliable and honest and we would recommend him to anyone. Indeed, we have already done so and he has again proved first class. We would unhesitatingly employ him again.

 

David Bennett
January, 2013

Matt Sturgess was recommended to us by our project manager on a medium size, four room extension. We already knew of his work from another new-build house he’s completed in our road – and both the day-to-day running of the project, cleanliness, consideration to neighbours, and subsequently the satisfaction of the clients with the end product, impressed us.

 

The tender process and completions of technical specification were carried out by a project manager (who we’d managed to get hold of through the same new build). He sought three competitive quotes of which Matt’s quote was the best.

 

Matt and his team began work almost immediately, efficiently dovetailing our project alongside others he was working on. From the start there was exceptional clarity about how the project should be carried out, what would happen when, and the care taken to manage expectations helped enormously.

 

What also helped from the start was that Matt clearly has enormous respect from the different tradesmen (bricklayers, groundworks, electrician, plumber, roofer, decorator and so on) and we always felt we were getting the best. More than this though all these people were friendly, like Matt himself, and treated our property with respect. They appreciated that we were living in the house nearly throughout, and took care to minimise the inevitable disruption.

 

The attention to detail was excellent. One issue was that we’d decided on some door handles with wood inlay from the catalogue of a well-known supply company. But when Matt went to get these, they’d stopped supplying these specific handles. Rather than give up though, Matt and his deputy Graham (also first rate) spent hours talking to and visiting a wide range of suppliers until finally he located the exact product we required. There was never on any aspect a question of asking us to compromise, and we genuinely felt no problem was too great.

 

One thing Matt couldn’t control was the weather, and after a good start, the skies opened and it rained the next four months – basically up to completion. Only good planning, considerable flexibility moving tasks around as weather permitted, and determination saw the project through on time. But never once did Matt and his team lose their sense of purpose – or sense of humour.

 

There were other small issues – we had asked for three ceiling electric Velux windows to be fitted in the main room. However the carpentry didn’t work when they were first installed – again, this was quickly and decisively fixed without fuss, delay or cost to us. Indeed the final project came in a whisker under budget.

 

To summarise – Matt and his company are friendly, efficient, professional, committed to the client, cost effective and thoroughly recommended.

 

Sue and Gary Gunn
February 2013

We were very pleased with the work you and your team did on our extension you kept us well informed of every stage of the works and you and your team were always polite and tidied up after each job, we would definitely recommend you for any building works. Thank you again for the extension it has made our lives a lot easier.

 

The slope was too steep to get up in my wheelchair and the concrete was falling apart. Matt gave me a quote that was by far the cheapest and they did a really top notch job! Matt and team (Kane, Adam, Will, Chris, Harry and Ian) did an amazing job and even made sure I wasn't trapped in the house while they did the work carrying my chair in and out!, with Suttles (http://www.suttles.co.uk), Express Hire (http://www.express-hire.co.uk) and CW Stanley (http://www.drivewaysindorset.co.uk) they managed to get the bill right down for us without cutting quality. Thanks to them I can now get out of the house without worrying about falling out of my wheelchair in my own driveway!

 

Thank you guys! And big thanks to Jim for supplying the tea!