Testimonials

“It was a pretty big decision for us to find the right builder for our extension, and so it was a great relief to find that DB Joinery hold many of the values that are so important to us – such as honesty, efficiency, great commuication skills, detailed project management and cost effectivness coupled with an outstanding standard of work.

Because Darren only engages the same team of time served craftsmen, we also had real peace of mind both during the build and beyond.

In our opinion, Darren is not only an exceptional builder, he is also a gentleman and a pleasure to have in the house.

We think that our Orangery and extension are absolutely stunning and proof that using DB Joinery was the best decision we could have made.

Justin and Susanna Srivastava.Fulwood. 

We are Very pleased that we chose DB Joinery for our extension.

Having consulted with several builders and architects we were struck with D B Joinery’s  knowledge, enthusiasm and ideas from the outset. they guided us through every step of the project, discussing design ideas, working with the architect to ensure a trouble free planning application, after which they began to work on a large extension within the time scale quoted.

Throughout the build everything was coordinated  faultlessly, keeping us updated as the job progressed. the workmanship was first class and all the tradesmen were first class ,  after the the purchase of our home this extension was our second biggest spend and we always felt totally confident that we had entrusted the job to the right contractor. Very highly recommended, a terrific job.

Mr. T Stables. Hutton.

DB Joinery built a two storey extension to the rear of our early 20th Century property. They provide a professional and reliable service throughout the build. The job ran smoothly from start to finish, the subcontractors were managed effectively and the site was kept clean and tidy.

Darren liaised with us during the job taking pride in his work and suggesting solutions to problems as work progressed. He was happy to re-instate period features in order to help maintain the character of the property and was quick and unruffled when dealing with unforeseen problems with the drainage.

We are more than happy with the quality of the workmanship and the service we received from DB Joinery and would have no hesitation in recommending them to family and friends.

Regards Kathryn Dugdale and George Paterson. Longton.

DB Joinery were recommended to us by a friend and colleague for whom they had done a large three sided extension. From the beginning they were  attentive and punctual, the estimate came in bang on the money for what we expected to pay and the work was within the realistic timescales they had set.

Throughout our project we were kept up to date, supplying us with a range of options that could be put in place, after the changes we made to our original plans based on there advice the end result exceeded our expectations . During the whole of the build Darren maintained fantastic customer service and even came back out at 8.30pm one evening to discuss a query.

We have a very young family and we were concerned about employing  builders around the kids however all the DB Joinery staff and contactors were friendly, polite and it was enjoyable having them around the house, our concerns with having building works carried out on our property whilst we were living on site were short lived , at all times our home was treated with the upmost respect , kept clean tidy and secure through out the whole project.

We are absolutely delighted with the work that D B joinery has done for us,  the attention to detail and quality of workmanship is reflected throughout the work they have done for us.

We would have no hesitation in recommending D B Joinery  to our friends and family.

Mr & Mrs.P, O Neill.Preston. 

Darren was recommended to us after doing a major renovation to a neighbor’s house. Everything that was said about Darren was true. His price was realistic and he delivered to that price despite complications that arose with what was a complicated extension.

From the beginning Darren took time to discuss aspects of the build and kept us informed throughout. Using his considerable experience, Darren made a number of important suggestions which have enhanced the finished building without at any stage imposing his ideas on us. For example, the addition of a Velux window at the front of the house, which was not on the original plans, was entirely Darren’s idea.

The quality of Darren’s workmanship was evident at all aspects of the build. This was true of his personal workmanship, as well as the standards he demanded from his team of sub contractors. In this respect his skills as a project manager were excellent. Darren has a wide range of contacts, which he has built up over the years which we were able to access.

Once work began there was someone on site every day. They were punctual and left the site clean and tidy. The whole team that worked on the project were courteous and well mannered. We are absolutely delighted with the finished build and friends and family are equally impressed. We have had no hesitation in recommending DB Joinery when asked the inevitable question, “Would you recommend your builder”

Des & Angela Callaghan. Hutton.

DB joinery did a terrific job on our garage conversion. The work was done to a very high standard and was completed on time and on budget. The conversion blends in perfectly with the rest of the house and we are delighted with the result. Darren is friendly, reliable and tidy. We would recommend him very highly.”

Gareth & Anna Pritchard , New Longton.

floor re design
From our initial enquiry to the completion of our project Darren has been reliable, friendly, professional and helpful. From the outset he fully understood the visions we had for rearranging our existing downstairs layout into a more modern family friendly functional space. He spent time discussing our options and provided useful and important advice. He provided a competitive and accurate quote including quality products not offered by competitors. Having a young family meant that we needed the work doing but were nervous about the upheaval, however, Darren and his team are a pleasure to have in your home. Darren insists that everywhere is left tidy at the end of the day and we have often seen him and his team vacuuming and mopping floors, sweeping driveways and cleaning windows leaving them cleaner than they were before the work started! The team are smart, punctual, courteous and thoughtful as well as being highly proficient. Darren is approachable when discussing changes to agreed plans and this has kept us stress free in terms of the work he is overseeing. We have been impressed in Darren’s communication skills and he always returns calls or messages, texts or emails. His attention to detail leaves you confident that if you were unavailable to make a minor decision then he would undoubtedly make the right decision on your behalf. We would highly recommend Darren and Dbjoinery to friends and family knowing that they would not be disappointed. In fact the Hulme family are going to miss having Darren and co around and will definitely use them on our next project!

Olivia & Martin Hulme , New Longton.

From start to finish DB Joinery delivered a courteous, professional and flexible service. Darren was quick to respond with a quote and provided several adaptations with minimal fuss before work was even agreed. This put our mind at rest that we were dealing with a firm that wanted and valued our business.

Once the build began Darren and his team were always prompt, tidy and kept us fully informed about every stage of the build with a daily progress report. DB Joinery built our extension, fitted our kitchen and fitted the flooring. We sourced the kitchen and flooring ourselves and had some problems and delays with the kitchen which Darren was always happy to work around. The quality of Darren’s work is excellent but on any build there will be things that crop up that need attention or involve a compromise to the original plan. In these instances Darren was completely approachable, flexible and willing to put extra hours in to make sure that we were happy with the final product. Fortunately we had very few snags on our build as Darren has many years in the trade and anticipates and deals with any potential problems before they arise, which we were thankful for.

We feel that the key to great service is great communication, this is where DB Joinery excel. We assumed that all builders could build but wanted to deal with someone professional who would treat our home with courtesy and respect. We chose the right company and I would be happy to recommend DB Joinery.

Simon Thompson,Fulwood Preston.

It is always hard to hire someone to do a job the first time when you don’t have references but after Darren’s first quotation visit we just knew he was the right builder for us. Our project involved significant alterations to a dormer bungalow and following our initial discussion we instantly knew he was on our wavelength. He listened carefully and then provided us with several options for us to consider. One aspect that was important to us was reliability as we still had to live in the property during the renovations. This is a strong trait in Darren and thus his timekeeping is excellent. He is a tidy builder and has a very courteous approach so we always felt comfortable, particularly if we decided to change our minds or if we wanted clarification on something. Whenever they were needed, Darren arranged for other tradesmen to visit the site and they all demonstrated behaviours similar to his, and like his, their workmanship was first class.

In summary, his advice throughout the build proved invaluable and we now have a three bedroom that suits our current lifestyle and that can accommodate our two granddaughters should they wish to stay over. It’s been a few months now since the works were completed and typically there has been no need for Darren to return to resolve any niggly issues. This, we feel, is testament to his thorough and professional approach.

Peter & Elsie Eckersley,New Longton.