OF DS BARDEN BUILDING CONTRACTORS, COVERING SEVENOAKS
OF DS BARDEN BUILDING CONTRACTORS, COVERING SEVENOAKS
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Mr & Mrs Cowlard
A winter build is always a challenge but Dan Barden’s team made it a pleasure!
We love our new extension – a beautiful garden room, an extended kitchen, a walk-through annexe corridor and a revamped garage. Dan’s weekly meetings took any worries away, told us what was happening next and instilled confidence. The team started work at 8am sharp every day and only missed the odd day when the weather prevented work.
The project came in on budget, apart from a couple of items imposed by the Local Authority Building Inspector. Dan employs top-quality tradesmen throughout. Our special thanks to Shaun and Jason, brilliant carpenters and another special team of Sid and Ryan, who were there for the initial demolition and still there with the final patio – thank you all.
We would highly recommend this courteous team of professional tradesmen and a big ‘thank you’ to Dan from Keith and Margaret – it has been a real pleasure to have worked with you!
Mr & Mrs. Porte:"Thank you so much to Dan and his team for our amazing rear extension which has completely changed the way the whole family now uses our house. From our first meeting with Dan he was always extremely professional and explained the whole process, how it all worked and always reassured any questions and quires we had.
We were kept fully up to date with weekly meetings and even when our build was stopped halfway through due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Dan and his team made sure the house and garden were safe, secure and useable for us, which we can’t thank them enough for.
His team are friendly, helpful and very considerate (the neighbours were very impressed with how clean and tidy the site remained). Everything was delivered on time and all the work was to an exceptionally high standard with a strong attention to detail.
The whole project went smoothly from start to finish, it came in on budget and even with all the Covid delays came in on time, which is to the amazing credit of Dan and his team and we would highly recommend them"
Mr & Mrs. Warburton: "We engaged Dan to our project after many recommendations from other families and we are so glad we did. From the outset, Dan and his team were very professional and despite some of the limitations of working on a private road (mainly parking), the team were considerate, accommodating and thoughtful of all our surrounding neighbours. I was impressed with Dan’s communication, whenever we had any questions, he was always available to answer them. This was particularly important during the COVID crisis and we are so happy with the final result. I highly recommend Dan and his team."
Mr & Mrs. Lavelle: "We engaged DS Barden to renovate our house and add an extension. This was a full renovation of everything including full wiring, plumbing, interior remodel, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, and ceilings. It was a 7-month project and was finished bang on time. Dan and his team were exceptionally professional throughout as well as being very easy to get on with. Any problems were dealt with easily and collaboratively. The work was of an exceptionally high standard, and there was very strong attention to detail. At every stage of the project from quoting through to snagging, everything was delivered exactly on time and as specified. This was a big project for us and one that needed to be done right. We chose Dan based on his strong reputation in the area and we were not disappointed. That reputation is very much deserved. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services."
Mr & Mrs. Toogood: "We engaged DS Barden to renovate our house and add an extension. This was a full renovation of everything including full wiring, plumbing, interior remodel, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, and ceilings. It was a 7-month project and was finished bang on time. Dan and his team were exceptionally professional throughout as well as being very easy to get on with. Any problems were dealt with easily and collaboratively. The work was of an exceptionally high standard, and there was very strong attention to detail. At every stage of the project from quoting through to snagging, everything was delivered exactly on time and as specified. This was a big project for us and one that needed to be done right. We chose Dan based on his strong reputation in the area and we were not disappointed. That reputation is very much deserved. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.".
Mr & Mrs. Crawford: “The last year has been the happiest time in our lives since Connor's diagnosis. 100% this is due to the environment you built for us, to take care of his needs and to lift a huge weight from our shoulders and to have an inclusive house forever more.
Without question, I have never met a company that has worked so closely with us to deliver exactly what we need. There is a difference between what you need and what you want. At points, we thought we wanted X but working with Dan and the team the solution was Y, which delivered better results than we could ever have imagined.
Dan's organised and thoughtful approach allowed the build to be completed without a hitch, ahead of schedule - we thought only DIY SOS could achieve this.
In fact, DS Barden and their supply chain of local businesses are very much our DIY SOS.
Due to the complex circumstances around the need for the build, Dan and his team pulled out all the stops to ensure what we needed was delivered and through his contacts saved us over a third on the original quote.
But don't be fooled that was a cheap job. The workmanship is second to none. We have lived in the house over a year without the need for any follow-up. The house is just perfect. This is 100% testament to the whole team, both those on and off-site where there is a real spirit of teamwork and focuses to get the job done to the highest standards. Delivered with skill and abilities that seem to come naturally to them.
Thank you once again - every time we walk through the front door we think of you guys and the smile on Connor's face says it all.”
Mr & Mrs. McCrum: "We recently completed our first house renovation, adding a double side extension and single story back extension, plus several improvements to the existing house. Dan and his team made what could have been a very stressful situation into a very positive and successful experience. Having spoken to several builders in the build-up to the work commencing, we were impressed by Dan’s attitude to the build. He was excited at the prospect of the project which made us confident in our choice. We had issues with the access to our property and Dan was the only builder that did not bring this up in the initial discussions – preferring to focus on how we would achieve the finish we wanted within our budget.
We were impressed with how the build went to schedule and that at each milestone, the next step was ready to commence straight away. There were no unnecessary delays and the build came in a week or so ahead of schedule. As with most projects, there were lots of things that popped up during the build and changes that we wanted to make. Dan was always available to discuss the changes and offer advice on the most cost-effective solutions.
Dan’s team were also a pleasure to have around. We were living in the property in the initial stages of the build and they were always courteous and helpful with us and our neighbours, keeping the disruption to a minimum. It’s clear that Dan cares a lot about the reputation of his company and this shows through in the work that he and his team do. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to carry out building work to their property.”
Mr & Mrs Fletcher: "From our first meeting with Dan, we felt reassured by his professional approach and knowledge. This continued beyond the sale (phew!) and throughout the project. Importantly it also extended to his team, who without exception, were polite, professional and a pleasure to work with.
Dan is an excellent project manager who communicates effectively and handles whatever is thrown at him. He's patient, flexible and a great problem solver. Of course, there will be tough conversations, but they will always be fair. I was kept informed of any challenges and/or changes throughout the process such that the price we agreed is the price we paid.
Dan's team churned out high quality work week after week and must be credited with delivering the project ahead of schedule and to high quality.We will definitely work with DS Barden again and I would recommend to anyone that they do the same.I'd go as far as saying that we had the best client/supplier relationship that I've ever experienced, in my professional or personal life".