The overall attention to detail, level of accuracy and quality of fit and finish that he and his team delivered has proved to be exceptional and we would definitely use him again for any future work. Although by no means the cheapest builder, we found him to be most cost effective!
St Dunstans Avenue, W3
We had an architect working on the project the whole way through and Alistair and his team worked very well with him to always find the best solutions. Alistair is committed to the local community and charitable causes, generously sponsoring the Bedford Park Festival and organising fundraising concerts for his charity. I always recommend Bown Design and Build whenever I hear of someone planning to do building work and could happily rave about Alistair and his company for hours!
Maddie and Ian
James Cracknell OBE & Beverley Turner
We would highly recommend the company to anyone considering a construction or renovation project and would certainly use Bown Design and Build ourselves for any future projects.
Stephanie and Michael, W4
Our comments follow:
1. The foreman and his construction team arrived promptly at 7.30am every morning without fail and worked hard all day. The team were polite and quiet and responded to all our requests immediately. Knowing I have an allergy to dust, they even tried extremely hard to keep the dust levels down as much as possible.
2. Before they left each day everything was neat and tidy for the following day’s work.
3. We were consulted whenever necessary if our opinion was required.
4. Alistair Bown was always available to speak to if required and always made time to answer our queries.
It is rare indeed to be able to say that we were almost sorry to say goodbye to the whole building team.
The standard of workmanship in every aspect has been of the highest order. And we now have a very lovely new floor to our house.
We would recommend Bown Design and Build as the most excellent and caring building company we have ever employed.
We would like to include the architect Steve Machin (based in Richmond upon Thames) in this happy review. Without his excellent and clear plans and the sage advice of his planning colleague Bruce, we do not think would have would have succeeded in getting planning permission. Steve project-managed the build assiduously and even dealt with troublesome neighbours politely and firmly for us. What more could one ask?
Patricia and Leonard Cowking, KT2
We couldn’t fault any part of his service; his honesty was disarming at times and his integrity second to none. His carefully chosen team of workmen are polite, tidy and highly skilled. We would highly recommend him to anyone and indeed have to our friends and family. We will definitely be working with him again in the future.
Jane and Gary, Priory Avenue, Chiswick, W4
Laelia, Boscombe Road, W12
Chantelle, St Marys Grove, W4
In all, Alistair is a great builder and fantastic value for money. I have used him since as have several of our friends. I could not recommend him more highly. Alistair will always be welcome to show our house to prospective clients and we are sure you will find him the man for your job, big or small.
Trevor Wynne-Hughes, Chiswick, W4
Emily, Boscombe Road, W12
Alistair and his team are easy to engage with and are sensitive to budgets, frequently offering different priced solutions for a piece of work. As Alistair has a lucid but firm managerial style, his team are loyal and hardworking even when he is not on site. Without fail, they start at 8am and finish at 5pm – and work much harder while on site than any other builders and crafts-people we have ever used. In addition, Alistair has also shown a very strong competence in project managing our larger projects which involved constant dialogue with surveyors, architects, steel construction companies etc, which proved to be critical to the success and completion of the project.
Throughout the work, we have always been extremely impressed by the high quality of workmanship shown by Alistair and his team. Attention to detail on all projects for us has been meticulous. The level of care taken in our home was superb – whatever the job, carpets were always covered, furniture carefully removed, and at the end of every day the house would be cleaned properly with all tools safely packed away. The team have always been sensitive to the fact they are working in a home not just a house, hence why they are so careful about dust and noise. Furthermore, the level of after-care service is absolutely outstanding. If any tiny thing was not quite right, Alistair has always been very happy to come back and make good. Even several months after a piece of work was completed, if we had a concern, Alistair has been quick to remedy.
In summary, we have been extremely pleased and our expectations exceeded in the quality of work Alistair and his team have carried out for us. We have already recommended him to several friends who equally have not been disappointed. We would not hesitate to recommend him further.