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Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it, see below some of the many comments our happy customers have given us:

From our first engagement with Adrian at the time of quoting for the project we were impressed with his open and honest approach. Adrian gave us guidance on our design ideas and planning permission changes before we were able to proceed with our quite ambitious project which involved changing the external appearance of our home and building an extension with a new kitchen/family room.

Adrian helped to make the costing very clear, was very good at providing notice of decisions that needed to be taken in advance so that things could stay on schedule and with his eye for detail provided very helpful suggestions to the final build spec as we progressed to ensure the optimal design/outcome was achieved. Things were always kept very tidy to ensure minimal disruption whilst still living in the house. The weather deserves a special mention too as despite the wettest winter in recent memory Adrian and the team did an amazing job of keeping things going with progress made every week of the project! We're delighted with our new look home and would like to thank Adrian and the whole team at AP Berrystone for such a great job. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending AP Berrystone Building Contractors.
Richard Bourne, Ashton Keynes


We are delighted to recommend A.P. Berrystone without reservation.

In 2005 we had a double extension to the rear of our house. Adrian Berrystone gave us a great deal of useful advice at the planning stage, and we decided that after 3 separate quotations, and although not the cheapest, Adrian's was by far the most professional and comprehensive quote. We therefore engaged him to carry out the work.

He started on the given date, and his team of very professional builders arrive punctually every morning. Adrian project-managed the whole build, and we were very impressed with his work ethic. As work progressed, Adrian was able to give us very helpful advice on unforeseen problems and the build was completed a week before time!

After completion the site was returned to its original condition, and we were very pleased with the whole project.

Since then, three of our neighbours have engaged Adrian to do various types of extension, and are similarly pleased. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone wanting a very professional, sympathetic builder.
Hugh and Geraldine Dudley, Cricklade


I would like to thank you for your hard work, diligence and sincerity shown whilst building our extension these past months. In particular your personal assistance when the detailed drawings were inaccurate and we were forced to redesign practically the entire build, to ensure the work was not held up, and your team not stood down for too long.
The quality of the work has been excellent, with all of your team arriving on time, every time and doing exactly what had been agreed in a courteous manner, leaving the house tidy at the end of each day.

I would highly recommend you and your team to anyone who was choosing a building company, without hesitation. Communication is also key and your personal attention to all detail was prompt and consistent throughout.

As with all work carried out, there are small things that come to light after completion, and this is where most companies fall down. I can honestly say your after care service has also been outstanding and any snags rectified quickly.

Building an extension is without a doubt stressful experience, which should not be underestimated, however you made it as smooth as it could possibly be for us, and for that, thank you!
Karen Davison, Roman Crescent, Old Town


We knew building an extension had the potential of being a stressful experience, but we added the fact that we live on the other side of the world!!! Our bungalow needed to be totally renovated inside and out, including the roof and guttering, with structural changes that involved moving internal walls and windows and an extension to the kitchen!
It was essential for us to find the right professional and trustworthy people who would do exactly what we wanted.

We wanted a finish of the highest quality and specification at a fixed price (Adrian says "I don't do cheap!!!") and completed in a set time frame.

We are absolutely delighted to say that having Adrian as our builder, with his excellent project management skills, honesty and an excellent team of tradesman, our dream has become a reality. Throughout the project Adrian kept us informed with daily emails and regular photos. Not once did we have to chase anything up. When Adrian says it will be done, it's done!!

We thank you for your hard work, diligence, sincerity and your personal attention to detail without fault. The final result is fantastic and we could not have wished for more!

Ian and I would highly recommend you and your team and we believe AP Berrystone deserve their 2014 Award of Excellence. They truly are first class builders.

Mr & Mrs Lewis, Perth. Western Australia.


Does exactly what he says he will!
From providing a detailed quote, to doing what he says & when he says - it will happen, unless out of his control i.e. the weather, to tidying up properly at the end of each working day - tidy should be his middle name, Adrian certainly gives 110%.

Can't fault the standard and quality of work, the advice, ideas or solutions (nor is he on a job creation scheme) and he does listen, this proved exceedingly useful as neither of us had ever done anything like this before.

Very self contained workforce, neat & tidy with a responsible attitude. Not the cheapest quote, but certainly provides good value for the price (Adrian is the first to say that does not do CHEAP!)

Would highly recommend for any building work.
Karl & Liza Gorner, Shaw, Swindon


Adrian provided an excellent service. His attention to detail, his experience and insight in to what would work, really helped us make good informed choices as the work progressed.

His consideration towards my neighbours and our surroundings was very much appreciated and commented on regularly by my neighbours.

I would recommend Berrystone builders and would be happy to share our experience with any potential customers. You get what you pay for.
Elaine Watt, Grindal Drive, Grange Park


Adrian is a very professional builder who can be relied upon to deliver an extension on time and to a high specification. In 2011 he added a fairly complex gable end extension to our bungalow together with major refurbishment of our lounge and dining room. This had several challenges which the architect had failed to consider which he solved. We are delighted with the end result and the extension is the major feature of our home and has significantly improved our living experience. We found Adrian extremely reliable, honest and an excellent communicator and would have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Tom and Sue Ralph , Upside, Brinkworth


Just wanted to say to you and your co workers what a wonderful job you have done again (2nd time of using your services) in transforming the property.

The scope of the works / time scale was very tight but again you pulled it off!

I would not hesitate whatsoever in telling any future customers how good you run your company and how pleased we are with the outcome of our new home.

Wishing you all the best
Mrs Muntha, Leverton Gate, Broome Manor


We had a new garage and second floor extension on our semi-detached house in September 2010. The building works was scheduled to be 6 weeks. The building team arrived promptly at 730 am and worked through until 5 pm. The building site was kept clean and orderly and each evening the driveway was tidied and washed down. The stage payments were all on target and it was easy to set up the payments via the BACS internet payment system. The liaison with the Architect and Building inspector was excellent and enabled the relevant building regulations to be processed quickly.

The sub-contractors came on the specified days and worked to an excellent standard. The building was kept exactly to time and where the autumn weather was possible building work took place every day.

We strongly recommend A P Berrystone as an efficient, friendly and down to earth Company.
Mr and Mrs Grant, Thurlestone Road, Swindon


Just like to say a big thank you to yourself and the team who carried out the building works on my property; remove the outer walls of my property / rebuild with new block work and K rend.

Once again a big thank you.
Chris and Dayle Young, Kingshill, Swindon


We appointed Berrystone builders to carry out some insurance work on our property; repair leaking roof and re-plaster master bedroom ceiling.

I am very impressed with the way you carried out the work and how well you looked after the bedroom, sheeting up all the carpets from the front door, through out the hall, stairs, landing and bedroom as well as covering the finished wallpapered walls with clear plastic.

I would have no hesitation in recommending A P Berrystone Building Contractors.
Paula Wright, Grange Park, Swindon


Just a few words to say how Adrian runs his company.

We wanted a single storey side extension added to our property in Old Town. We contacted four builders, one failed to turn up, one didn't give us a quotation, which left us to choose from two? Berrystone quote was very detailed but was a lot more money than the other quotation but after going to see some of the projects he was working on and talking to his customers we decided to go ahead with Adrian. His team turned up every day on time, carried out the works without any problems and built us a truly wonderful kitchen extension. We would have no hesitation in recommending Berrystone builders to anyone.
John Showler, Old Town, Swindon


Berrystone Building Contractors carried out a two storey side / single storey rear extension to our property.

We were very impressed by how quickly the building went up and very happy with the quality of the internal finish. Adrian's attention to detail was excellent.

'A P Berrystone' has become synonymous in our house for building works of any description ever since and would recommend him to anyone looking to have work carried out.
Mr & Mrs Toft, Peatmoor, Swindon


Just like to say big thank you to you and your fellow workers who worked on our extension. You left our home so clean and tidy at the end of each day, the drive way has never looked so clean the amount of times you jet washed it down!

Anyone looking to carry out any works to improve their property you won't go wrong appointing Berrystone Builders.
Bob & Lisa, Taw Hill, Swindon


From the beginning Adrian was very helpful. We had been struggling to get the structural design started and he met with our structural engineer and resolved the issue that day. The steelwork was not straightforward and required a high degree of skill and experience to construct.

Whenever we needed advice on anything at all he was always there to help. He was able to offer a lot of advice about what we should consider doing, rather than just building to drawing.

Throughout the duration of the build Adrian kept us informed as to the progress of the work on a daily basis. Not once did we have to chase on anything, as Adrian is incredibly organised. His team were always on time and reliable. The build was completed on time with Adrian letting us know when we needed to ado anything to ensure that the programme was met. Form the outset Adrian said that he would ensure everything would be tidy and work respectful of the neighbours who had nothing but praise for the way he goes about his work.

Adrian is very proud of his work and ensures that any issues are attended to quickly. We would have no hesitation in recommending him as a first class builder.
Andrea and Peter Heron, South Marston, Swindon


We contacted Berrystone builders (Adrian) to oversee the building works on our property; single storey rear extension / complete internal refurbishment. His advice and attention to detail was excellent, he stuck to his schedule and delivered as promise. His team were punctual and always left the site clean and tidy at the end of each working day. We would have no hesitation in recommending AP Berrystone Building Contractors. Many thanks and all the best for the future.
Charlie & Ann Pridham, Shrivenham


AP Berrystone completed a large single-storey extension for us in summer 2012. The work required the removal of the entire rear corner of our property with substantial enlargement of the sitting room and kitchen, plus the addition of a cloakroom. From the first meeting through to the estimate and final execution of the works Adrian and his team were fantastic, even dealing smoothly with some necessary corrections to the architect's plans and liaising with the kitchen manufacturer. They were extremely considerate, particularly as we were living in the property at the time and effectively having to work around the lack of a kitchen and sitting room for a good deal of the 8-week build duration. The site was always kept clean and tidy with great consideration shown to our neighbours and cat! Since completion many of our friends and neighbours have complimented us on the quality of the works and how they blend in seamlessly to the original building.

We wouldn't hesitate in recommending AP Berrystone to anybody considering home improvements.
Keith & Jen, Grange Park, Swindon


On the face of it, through our naive eyes, we had a simple building project to extend over our existing double garage to provide a new master bedroom and en-suite and extra single room.Below this we would take part of the garage floor space and extend the kitchen and do some small modifications to extend the front porch area. Many of the houses on our small estate had already done similar extensions and the plans we had commissioned, drawn and approved all looked simple enough.

How wrong we were and equally how fortunate we were in choosing AP Berrystone (APB) to manage the build.
We chose APB from our initial shortlist of 5 local builders because we liked the attention to detail in his quote and also his assured manner.
The website site he also pointed us towards gave us numerous examples of similar projects he had already successfully delivered.
We felt we were in safe hands.

The project got under way at a fast pace but soon we were informed of a major problem. It transpired that a good proportion of the outer garage wall was not sitting on a foundation.The building inspectors were called out to view the issue and they were shocked - this house after all was part of a new housing estate built only 18 years ago so how could a problem of this magnitude not been spotted.
The issue for us though was that there was seemingly no way forward but worse still was that there was no way back either as the garage was deemed unsafe.
APB though, through his vast experience, had other ideas and was able to propose a solution that met with the building inspectors approval.
Under his guidance a rapid re-drawing of the plans with new structural calculations took place and effectively a crisis was averted.

I would like to say that everything after that went according to plan - but it didn't. A plan after all is just a two-dimensional entity.
Under the scrutiny of an experienced builder that was tasked with bringing it to life a number of impracticalities with the internal layout were brought to light. As each problem arose though choices and swift solutions were provided and in many instances the final result was better than what we originally envisaged.

Much of what APB achieved though was only possible because he employs first rate craftsmen that take pride in a job being done well.
They arrive promptly each morning and when it is time to leave they ensure the area is left a tidy as possible.
APB insists on this tidiness - an important factor especially as far as the neighbours are concerned.

Throughout the whole building process APB strives wherever possible to keep the disruption down to a minimum and with regular meetings and constant updates on progress he helps you to manage the stress levels and stay in control of the project.

It has been an incredible journey, with many highs and lows, and we would like to express our sincere thanks to Adrian and his thoroughly professional team for finishing on a high and giving us a house with that WOW factor!
Mr & Mrs McCall, Wanborough, Swindon


We would just like to thank Adrian and his team for their expertise in all aspects of our building project, right from day one they showed how professional he is and with his meticulous attention to detail and perfection. I was amazed at how organised everything was and most pleasingly on schedule! a pleasure to have around, we would recommend to anyone thanks again.
Mr & Mrs M Follett, Swindon


Adrian and his team have just completed a single storey extension on our house. We're extremely happy with the finished product and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anybody thinking of undertaking such a project in the future. The standard of work/finish and attention to detail is extremely high. Particularly pleasing and impressive was the way everything was cleared up at the end of each day. Had it not been for the portaloo on the driveway, you would never have known that we were having work done. Adrian has been extremely professional, honest and transparent with us, right from our first meeting with him, to discuss a quote on the proposed works, and has also offered invaluable help and advice throughout. He warned us that he'd probably be the most expensive quote, but told us you get what you pay for. Having previously had a less than satisfactory experience on a previous project, where we opted for a cheaper quote, I have
to say that he backed up that statement. He is always contactable and his communication cannot be faulted, always keeping you in touch and informed of progress and of any potential problems. Any problems that do arise are always clearly explained and always followed by a proposed solution, giving you great confidence and reassurance that you're in safe hands. In summary, definitely 5 stars, in the absence of a higher rating!
Mr & Mrs Floyd, Taw Hill, Swindon


Deciding to make drastic changes to your home always starts with an idea and a dream of what you want - in our case what we wanted was not necessarily that straightforward either. Unfortunately, the idea and dream can all too often be followed by a less than happy reality where getting it done takes much longer, is more expensive, gives you more hassle and worry than you ever imagined and in the end never looks quite as good as you thought it would.

We are absolutely delighted to say that the reality in having Adrian as our builder has meant that none of the above was true for us. Adrian provided a very detailed quote with a very good price and from the very first day, and throughout the build, we have known without question that Adrian was looking after the budget as if it was his own money, both himself and the team would turn up when they said they would, would finish their work to schedule and that the build would be finished on time. We can honestly say what a happy and stress free experience the past 8 weeks have been which is entirely down to Adrian's excellent project management, his customer care, honesty and the excellent team of tradesman he brought onto the job. The final result is fantastic and is actually better than we envisaged!

Many thanks Adrian - we'll miss seeing you and the Guys!
Steve and Loraine Davison, St Andrews Ridge, Swindon


Adrian and his team did a great job for us - the result has transformed our home. His team was efficient and they left the site tidy at the end of each and every day they were on site. Adrian shouldered all the difficulties of the build on our behalf, including dealing with the building inspector, etc. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Mr Les Higgins, Old Walcot, Swindon


Just like to say a big thank you to yourself and the team (especially Andy) who carried out the building works on my property; single storey extension / complete internal refurbishment.

The ideas you came up with and the speed in which the work was carried out was amazing, always kept my house as clean and tidy even when I turned up unannounced.

Berrystone's are not cheap by a long way but you certainly get what you pay for and when you say it will be done its done!!

Once again a big thank you.
Nick Reeves, Springfield Road, Old Town


We appointed AP Berrystone Contractors (Adrian) to carry out a 1st floor side extension and loft conversion.

His advice (getting over a major problem with headroom in the loft) and attention to detail was excellent as well as talking us through each stage of works from week too week.

Adrian and his team were always on time and always left the site clean and tidy at the end of each working day.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Adrian as we have done to a few of our friends already.

Many thanks and all the best
Gerry and Yvonne Wright, Haydon wick