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S Blaxley Construction undertook a major refurbishment project at this address over a period of three months.

The work consisted of two knock throughs, beam work, installation of a bathroom including all plumbing work, resisting of pipework and laying over 120 square meters of oak flooring. S Blaxley Construction also project managed the installation of the windows throughout the property, rewiring and earthing electrical work throughout the property, plastering and carpentry throughout the property.

I have been very impressed with Shaun Blaxley’s work ethic, work rate and the quality of the work he undertakes. In particular I would recommend the following:

Attention to detail. Shaun is meticulous in the work that he undertakes and his attention to the finishing detail is excellent.

Client Relationship. This is a particular strength and Shaun makes sure that the client is fully engaged and included. At all times during the build Shaun made a point of keeping me up to date with the work’s progress. He also consulted with me, and helped me make good and timely decisions regarding any changes to the build that needed to be made.

Flexibility. We remained in situ throughout the build. This presented challenges for both Shaun and us as a family. Shaun’s flexible approach meant that my family was able to function and live fully in a relatively stress free environment during the entire build. Not an easy task when 6 weeks of the build took place over the summer holidays.

Awareness of Budgets and Costs. I had a strict budget. Shaun provided a detailed quote which was fully aligned to my work schedule. He provided weekly cost breakdowns during the build which I could correlate to both the estimate and work schedule. This meant I could keep in full control of costs, and more importantly I felt in control of the budget. When unforeseen and additional work arose Shaun talked through all of the options with me. These were always considered, appropriate and budge aware.

Shaun has made my home beautiful and I have no hesitation recommending S Blaxley Construction to others.

Deborah game, 4 Friars Walk, Tring

Shaun (Blaxley Construction) carried out a kitchen / dining room conversion of two rooms in to one. The design for supporting steels was a little unusual and fiddly to install, but Shaun and his team completed the job ahead of time, on budget and with impressively little disruption to the rest of the house.

From our initial enquiry, Shaun was quick to respond and quoted for the job within a few days. The project was superbly managed by Shaun with clear and decisive instructions to the guys on site, leaving no room for misunderstanding or errors. His team were friendly, respectful and obviously experienced – with no unnecessary tea breaks whilst the boss wasn’t looking! 

Throughout the job we were kept up to date with progress regularly and any questions that came up during the project were dealt with reassuringly quickly. During a site visit it was evident that Shaun has a good working relationship with the local building officer which meant each stage of the works could continue without any unnecessary delays. We felt that we were dealt with in a courteous and personable way at all times. 

Overall we were very happy with the job. Would we use him again and recommend him to others – with no hesitation. 

Ed Denwood and Jen Rainnie, 31 Woodland Close, Tring

We asked Blaxley Construction for a quote to carry out some improvements to our property. The works involved relocating a Cloakroom to a newly built extension, creating of an opening in the rear of the property, and putting in some new French doors, as well as finishing’s. 

Shaun was able to provide a quotation detailing exactly what he was intending to do, along with an estimated time scale, which was very competitive. 

The project was completed within time and budget, to a high standard, despite constant changes on my behalf! (n.b – Changes made due to our confidence in standard of work being carried out). 

The use of local tradesmen , where necessary, was a bonus, and talking to them, they all commented that I had made a good choice of builder. The house was left clean and mopped each evening after they had finished on site. Shaun recommended using a local Joiner to make the Doors and Windows, which were top quality, and subsequently we have ordered more windows. 

I have had no problems in recommending Blaxley Construction to several friends looking for a builder, since the completion of our project. 

Gary Marshall, King Street, Tring

Appointed as Main Contractor through selective tendering, Shaun Blaxley has carried out a number of projects of varying size and complexity for my practice. Our association commenced in 2001 with the extension and alterations of Plumtree Cottage, a sensitive Listed House for Mr & Mrs T Platt in Little Gaddesden, followed by a large first floor extension and rear extension /alterations at No3 The Lye (for Mr & Mrs Sheaf) and Barn Cottage (extension for Mr & Mrs A Archer) also at Little Gaddesden. He has also carried out a number of smaller projects in the area of Berkhamsted and Tring. 

In all the projects undertaken, Mr Blaxley has always provided a hands on approach, involving himself from start to finish, taking on all site problems as challenges with a view to reaching acceptable solutions. He has a good rapport with his subcontractors, and the high quality of work produced by all under his control is a clear indication of his reputation. In following our designs, Mr Blaxley has always been helpful to clients and architect alike by providing possible alternatives for cost-saving purposes, and has on occasion sacrificed his profit margin to achieve the quality desired. 

I have no reservations in recommending Shaun Blaxley on small to medium-sized projects, and would be happy to provide any additional background information on him and the projects referred to above. 

GREG BASMADJIAN RIBA, Director, KVB Architects Ltd

Blaxley Construction carried out an major building extension/refurbishment on our house in 2006/7, involving addition of a bedroom plus en-suite, extension of a living room, putting in under floor heating, addition of an en-suite bathroom to an existing bedroom, knocking together 2 existing rooms and knocking through 2 doors. This also involved significant earth removals and building of large retaining walls in the garden, and relaying a patio in brick and stone. 

All this work was completed to a high standard and on time. Project management was excellent, communication was good and we are delighted with the end result. Shaun’s team were friendly and helpful and worked well together. We would be happy to confirm this verbally if required. 

Kind regards, Drs Liz and David Rollinson

Mr. Blaxley’s company built an extension to my house at 17 Alyngton, Northchurch in the period from July to November 2006 and I have been very satisfied with the outcome. His quotation for the contract was realistic and competitive and his approach to additions and deletions to the contract during the build was equally satisfactory. 

He kept to the architects written plans varying them only after discussion with myself ; he kept a personal hand on the build being on site most days and controlled his sub – contractors satisfactorily , and he delivered on time. 

His inter-personal skills are a strength and overall a pleasant man to have to work with . On the occasion of something going wrong after the build ( and isn’t there always something ) he was quick to respond and put it right.

I would, and have, recommended Shaun Blaxley’s company to friends and acquaintances.

That’s it, Shaun.

All the best, Brian Jones

Construction of 22 Meadway, Berkhamsted 

I can confirm the house was constructed by Blaxley Constriction during the period June 07 to June 08. 

The project was a very large and complex build amounting to nearly 5000 square feet over 6 separate levels with 6 bedrooms and a self contained annex. 

The build presented many challenges and it is a credit to Shaun that overall I got a high quality of build that was complimented by both the building inspector and the NHBC inspector. The house was finished on schedule. 

Throughout Shaun remained very much involved and was always approachable and prepared to listen. He was very effective in managing the various trades. 

It is now two years since I moved in and the house continues to perform extremely well. 

In summary. I got a high quality build finished on schedule. I would use Blaxley Construction again.

Regards, Tim

We employed Shaun Blaxley for our extension project on our home which included: the demolition of an existing garage; construction of a new two storey extension and a number of internal alterations to our existing home including the installation of a new kitchen and new central heating boiler. We found Shaun to be extremely professional and reliable throughout the whole build process. We felt very comfortable leaving things in his capable hands.

Shaun kept us fully informed on which members of the team would be working that day and gave us sufficient notice so they could progress the work. We did have a small number of unforeseen issues during the project, as you would expect on working on an existing house, but Shaun came up with solutions very quickly and nothing was too much of a problem. There were no unpleasant surprises!

The team are hardworking and undertook the work in a good workmanlike manner and everything was left clean and tidy at the end of the day. His team of sub-contractors are all extremely professional, every one of them started work on the pre-planned day.

We remained living in the house during the whole of the works, there were only two rooms left untouched! What could have been a difficult and stressful experience was made easier by Shaun and the team. They worked around us and we felt extremely comfortable trusting them in our home to get on with the work. 

All work was completed to a very high standard, the small number of snagging items were completed soon after the completion of the work.

We are extremely happy with our new home and I would highly recommend Shaun Blaxley.

Paul Brown, Miswell Lane, Tring

Loft conversion to include master bedroom and shower room- 2015

We decided to accept Shaun’s quote for our loft conversion not just based on his competitive costings but also on our first impressions of Shaun. Shaun was easy to talk to about the project and installed confidence that we would get what we wanted; this customer service continued throughout our 3 month project.

The conversion moved at a good pace and everyone involved really worked hard and were very considerate around the house, which was important to us as we were living on site with our children throughout. The project has been completed to a very high standard, in particular all the joinery work which has been commented on by people who know a lot more about this work than us.

We have already recommended Shaun to family and friends as we are really pleased with our conversion which has worked out better than we had hoped and we’d definitely use Shaun again for any future building work we decide to undertake. 

K & S Hardy

Building projects can be trying and emotional experiences, however, I can happily confirm that Shaun Blaxley & his broader team were a pleasure to do business with…

Shaun is down to earth, polite & easy to talk to and this characteristic has been present throughout the tendering, project planning, build & snagging process. Shaun has set realistic  timescales to help us with project planning, whilst also taking into account external & unforeseen factors.

The end result is a high quality finish & invoicing was exactly in line with expectations.  

We have found Shaun & his broader team to be trustworthy throughout & would not hesitate to recommend or book Shaun & his team for the next house improvement. 

Doug Jarvis

We engaged the services of Shaun Blaxley to undertake extensive renovation and extension to our property in Wilstone. Shaun provided a first class service throughout and the finished home has exceeded our expectations. Shaun effectively managed the product coordinating plumbers, electricians, decorators and flooring.

He also liaised with the architect, planning authorities and kitchen manufacturers ensuring we were kept updated at all times. Shaun is direct and straight forward to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him for either small or larger scale building works.

Chris Freestone – Wilstone

I’d just like to write to you and say how pleased we are with the extension and house refurbishment. What a professional job by both you and your tradesmen. It’s rare to find a builder who tries to keep things neat and tidy, which I know isn’t always possible!

Thank you for being helpful and kind during the stressful stages.

Jennie – Miswell Lane

Shaun (Blaxley Construction) was commissioned to project manage and build a two storey side extension/Annexe.

The work was completed by Shaun and his team in very good time (which was quite an achievement considering the weather and christmas break) and within the submitted estimate. Shaun was able to work with us and our architect to achieve the most efficient build to meet our needs and enabled subtle modifications to the layout mid build to achieve a superb outcome. Shaun was also able to provide expert guidance and advice when unexpected issues arose with our existing roof and gutters.

Demolition and Groundwork’s commenced on 2nd December 2015 and all works were completed by 28th March 2016 to a very high standard. 

I would not hesitate to recommend Blaxley construction to friends and family (in fact I already have!)

Bernard Bardwell, Nathaniel Walk, Tring

“Having a property in the conservation area of Tring brings its own challenges. Having a cellar dug out provides even more thought than normal.

Blaxley Construction not only did a first rate job in general but were sympathetic as to our surroundings and to our neighbours.

Shaun`s team were always on time, cleared away nightly and were in general excellent in every respect. The finished work was completed on time and on cost.”

Malcom – Albert Street

Shaun completed our project between August and December 2016, this consisted of two new extensions and mass internal renovation. We are delighted with the final results and the home Shaun has helped us create.

Throughout the project the team were highly professional but also very friendly. We had a baby born a week into the build and Shaun and his team were always very considerate and accommodating.

Furthermore the craftsmanship and skills of his team are exceptional, we have had many people comment on the quality and the finish of the work completed.

Throughout the build we built a good relationship with Shaun and the team, when in came to decisions to be made they always offered their best professional opinion while balancing it with our requirements, this was something we found helped a lot to drive to the right outcomes.

The project was delivered on schedule and exceeded our expectations.

In summary we are extremely happy with the project Blaxley Construction completed for us, we would recommend them to anyone and would welcome potential clients to come and see his results.

Regards, Tim and Catherine Falla

“We contracted with Shaun Blaxley to build a single-story side extension on our bungalow in Tring and we have been extremely happy with the work carried out. Shaun was always responsive and easy to get hold of throughout the quoting period and subsequent build. He managed all the moving parts so we didn’t have to, and gave us clear options as we encountered inevitable decisions and changes to scope. Shaun is also very good at managing expectations to ensure a smooth ride throughout.

Above all, the quality of build throughout the process, including plastering, plumbing and electrics has been very high and we are very happy we made the decision to appoint Shaun.

Steve Malduca

Shaun Blaxley, of Blaxley Construction, carried out an extension for me between May-November 2017. The extension was a double storey side and single storey rear extension. Shaun and his team were excellent from the tender stage, advising on the design and making recommendation for improvements before the tender stage closed. His tender also provided the most detailed price breakdown, including optional extras, that I received. This made it really easy to select the appropriate package to suit our design and, more importantly, budget.

After Shaun’s team carried out the initial ground clearance the job was passed onto a piling contractor due to the need for some complex piling because of the made-up ground of my site. This piling (for which I sub-contracted myself) went on much longer than expected due to the state of the ground, resulting in me having to push back the ‘Groundwork’ stage with Shaun. He remained very flexible with this, accommodating the slip to my programme plan and he maintained contact with the piling contractor to ensure he could get his team back on-site as soon as they had completed the piling stage. In addition, he was able to make up some of the time lost by the piling contractor by putting additional resource onto my project.

The rest of the build was a breeze and I was impressed by the professionalism and camaraderie of Shaun’s team. Of note, I was particularly impressed by the way Shaun develops new talent within his company through apprentices. Throughout the build, Shaun remained in contact with Dacorum Borough Council, meaning I didn’t have to be, as well as with my architect and structural engineer. I made a few changes during the build, including installing a mezzanine in the room extension – Shaun was able to accommodate this into the plan and even moved the Velux up slightly so it was perfect. The mezzanine, and the large sliding patio doors (supplied by a local window supplier Shaun recommended whose factory I was able to visit to view the products) have really made the build. 

Overall, I would thoroughly recommend Shaun and Blaxley Construction to others. I would recommend people contract for all their works; I subcontracted the heating and plumbing element to a friend but it would have been easier, scheduling wise, to have this all under Shaun’s company. 

I am happy to provide a verbal reference as required (07789 636 799) and also happy for potential clients to visit the property to view the works.

Lisa Wain – February 2018

Single Storey Bathroom Extension

After receiving several competitive quotes for a Bathroom Extension, I chose to use Shaun (Blaxley Construction) to carry out the work. I liked Shaun’s positive attitude and he was the only builder to give me an estimated completion date- 3 months.

On day 1 of the build I received a call from Shaun to say they had discovered a 25 mtr Well just 3 mtr from the back door and directly on the new build line. I met Shaun on site within the hour and he was not phased at all by the task ahead. In consultation with the Architect and a week later the construction was back on track and completed on time.

I am very pleased with the quality achieved in all aspects of his work and I would highly recommend Blaxley Construction and the professionalism of Shaun and his work force.

Keith Moss

“We used Shaun Blaxley for our recent project which included extensive internal renovations as well as the addition of a new porch and two storey rear extension. 

Shaun was really helpful from the start, giving us a clear quote and breakdown of costs.

Work started rapidly and progressed quickly with several workers on site at any given time, this continued throughout the project. Shaun was on hand to offer assistance and advice whenever we needed it and effectively project managed the site for us. 

With any building work problems inevitably arise, but Shaun remained positive and was able to offer cost effective solutions or alternative suggestions.

We were really pleased with the finished work and Shaun has been around to ensure every detail is completed. For such a large job the work was on time, budget and to a high spec.

We were also really pleased with the external tradesmen that Shaun recommended for the build such as Plumbers and Electricians and these tradesmen are now our “go to” in our address book!

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shaun and would definitely use him and his workforce again.”

Mr and Mrs Foster Berkhamsted

We had never had an extension before and the building work which we asked Shaun to do was quite extensive, affecting half of the house. We had quotes from a number of builders and were impressed that Shaun turned up when agreed, was very straight forward to deal with and professional. When the build started the Blaxley team proved themselves to be hardworking, punctual, reliable and conscientious. Shaun always took time to discuss any issues that arose and involved us in the decision making processes along the way. The build was completed on time, to a high specification and has made a huge difference to our family life and our family home. 

Anonymous – Tring

We employed Shaun Blaxley for our extension project on our home which included: the demolition of an existing garage; construction of a new two storey extension and a number of internal alterations to our existing home including the installation of a new kitchen and new central heating boiler. We found Shaun to be extremely professional and reliable throughout the whole build process. We felt very comfortable leaving things in his capable hands.

Shaun kept us fully informed on which members of the team would be working that day and gave us sufficient notice so they could progress the work. We did have a small number of unforeseen issues during the project, as you would expect on working on an existing house, but Shaun came up with solutions very quickly and nothing was too much of a problem. There were no unpleasant surprises!

The team are hardworking and undertook the work in a good workmanlike manner and everything was left clean and tidy at the end of the day. His team of sub-contractors are all extremely professional, every one of them started work on the pre-planned day.

We remained living in the house during the whole of the works, there were only two rooms left untouched! What could have been a difficult and stressful experience was made easier by Shaun and the team. They worked around us and we felt extremely comfortable trusting them in our home to get on with the work. 

All work was completed to a very high standard, the small number of snagging items were completed soon after the completion of the work.

We are extremely happy with our new home and I would highly recommend Shaun Blaxley.

Paul Brown, Miswell Lane, Tring – 28 November 2016

We could not recommended S.Blaxley Construction highly enough. From our initial meeting, we felt in safe hands and Shaun’s advice throughout our project was invaluable. Not only was he extremely professional, all of his team and contractors were friendly, polite and punctual. He was completely transparent on costs and delivered our project – front porch extension, front render, under stairs toilet and garage conversion – on time and to budget. We were delighted with the quality of work and would not hesitate in recommending the business to others looking to embark on works to their property.

Adam Craig, Covert Rd, Berkhamsted

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