Whilst building our extension Chris was a pleasure to work with. Very communicative, so we knew what was happening and when, (on a daily basis). Great care was taken to match the old building, so that the new extension looks like part of the original structure. A pleasure to work with, I would not hesitate to recommend. In fact he has done other jobs for me since the main build.
Chris, many thanks to you and your team for the excellent job you did in making our family home a reality. This is the second time we’ve used your services on a major project so needless to say we found the whole experience very easy and painless! Thanks again,
Jo & Laura C (Bedford)
Chris Gardener came to us a highly recommended local builder. He was very reliable, very thorough and took great pride in his work. He has done two extensions for us in the recent past both of which we were extremely pleased with.
Chris completed all the work on time and to a very high standard within the price he had quoted. We would certainly not hesitate in recommending Chris, in fact as a result of the work he carried out for us he won himself at least two further projects in our road as neighbours had been very impressed with his work.
Noel & Suzie McConville (Putnoe)
Chris Gardener completed an extension for us in the spring of 2010, and we are really pleased with his work. Chris is always punctual in the mornings, and very well -organised. He is conscientious and hard-working, and works to a high standard. He keeps you informed of progress, and listens to any concerns that you may have during the job. Chris does not go off-site to do other work whilst on a job, but completes a job before starting something new. He is reliable and trustworthy. Chris came highly recommended to us and we would also highly recommend him to others.
Rose & Mark
We have had a 2 storey extension added to the rear of our house by C. Gardener & Sons Builders and we write this reference to show our sincere appreciation for the quality & efficiency of the work carried out. We had Chris Gardener recommended to us by someone who had also experienced Chris’s work and I am pleased to add our recommendation also.
Following a meeting with him to discuss the work to be carried out, we were advised that the work would take 13 weeks from start of works. We were impressed that the work was begun on time and completed on the 13th week as Chris had advised.
The building work was kept very tidy, with the site being tidied up each evening to minimise the impact on us. All the materials and equipment were delivered and removed at pertinent times so that we did not have skips or piles of materials in the way anymore than was necessary.
We are extremely pleased with our extension and have no hesitation in recommending Chris Gardeners work. We have subsequently also used Chris’s services to install a large patio area which again was carried out with minimum fuss, excellent quality of workmanship and on time.
Ian & Anita Hakon (Poplar Avenue, Bedford)
Mr & Mrs Mason, Devon Park , Bedford......"We would not use any other builder, as you sorted out our home extension from start to finish and without us having to worry about arranging carpenters, electricians, plasterers etc. You did the complete job and to a high standard. We will definitely recommend you to our family and friends"......
Regards, Paul & Sally
We’d seen how well Chris worked on a neighbour’s extension, so when we wanted our own work done, a side extension and conservatory, we did not hesitate to contact him.
From start to finish there was great communication between us and everything ran smoothly. The work progressed to schedule and payments were made on a weekly basis, with the final payment made after the work was completed. Chris always turned up when he said he would and the site was left secure and tidy every night. Above all we were very pleased with the end result and based on our own experience we would not hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone considering building work on their property.
Sincerely, Ian Scotford & Jean Bradshaw
Chris Gardener was engaged as our builder to undertake a substantial extension to a Victorian farmhouse of considerable character. The demand of the design meant that a great degree of attention to detail, especially on the front facade, was necessary to preserve the character of the building, and disguise the fact that any modern extension had been added.
Not only was the job completed with all these objectives met admirably, but Chris himself was a pleasure to work with. Punctual, hardworking, diligent, helpful, flexible and diplomatic are all fair objectives to use.
There is no question that, from this perspective, Chris is one of the finest builders in the area. A wholehearted recommendation is due, without any reservations.
PM Fox (Blunham)
Chris built an upstairs extension and a conservatory for us in 2008 and also block paved our drive. We found him reliable and hard working. At all stages he kept us informed on progress, and advised us each day on the programme for the following day, which was then carried out as described.
His workmanship was of high standard, a fact endorsed by the other tradesmen he used, who we found equally reliable, and who we have used for other work subsequently. The site was left acceptably clear and tidy on the completion of each days work. Costs were as per estimate and the payment schedule mutually agreed.
We would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone requiring building work to be undertaken.
Mr & Mrs Geoff Older