I have employed Acorn Carpentry & Building for many years. They came highly recommended and I was impressed from the start by the attention to detail and experience they demonstrated when taking comprehensive notes of my requirements.
Since then, Acorn Carpentry & Building has carried out a number of major and minor refurbishments in my house and garden and is now the only builder I go to! They plans all their jobs meticulously, are courteous, friendly and totally reliable, while charging very reasonable prices. They takes great pride in their work which is completed to a very high standard and they go to great lengths to solve problems however small.
Their timekeeping is excellent and I know I can rely on them to arrive on time and complete the job within the pre-arranged timescale. If jobs require other building specialities, Acorn Carpentry & Building coordinates the contributions of a select group of specialists who share their work ethic – and are also very useful to know.
Acorn Carpentry & Building refitted my kitchen, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. These were large and potentially disruptive projects but they planned their work to keep the inconvenience to a minimum and always kept me fully informed about progress and any changes to plan. The finish on all projects was excellent and the rooms are a pleasure to use.
Acorn Carpentry & Building are fine carpenters and have constructed an elegant wardrobe for me and converted a third bedroom into a library/office. Their design advice is always invaluable and this ensures that I get maximum use out of any refit.
Acorn Carpentry & Building have also used their carpentry skills to improve my garden by replacing fences and garden gates and building a combination storage shed and log store. They suggested making a feature of this building and designed it in a form similar to a Swiss chalet. The contrasting paint colours and exposed piles of cut logs have made the building not only a versatile storage area but also a stylish addition to my garden which has attracted many appreciative comments from visitors. In summary, I recommend Acorn Carpentry & Building unreservedly and would be happy to speak personally to anyone who was considering employing them.
Dr Hester Goddard, Cambridge
I needed a thorough overhaul of my outdated kitchen to match an adjoining utility room. Acorn Carpentry & Building found comparable units and produced a plan making the most of the available space and yet contriving to make the room appear more spacious. They were willing to incorporate my ideas but made suggestions where they could identify improvements. They kept me up to date with every stage of the process.
Acorn Carpentry & Building carried out the carpentry efficiently and employed tried and tested plumbers, electricians and plasterers, which lent a friendly aspect to the installation. They were professional in their dealings with everyone and made every attempt to keep the job on schedule and on budget. They identified areas where I could save money, a task for which I was very grateful.
I now have a beautiful kitchen and would recommend Acorn Carpentry & Building without reservation.
Diana Cann, Hemingford Grey
Acorn Carpentry & Building was Project Manager for a significant renovation to my property in 2013. This involved a complete renovation (including demolition and removal) of the kitchen, hallway, downstairs toilet and large upstairs bathroom. He also managed works to the exterior of the property, including a new garden gate, new store for waste bins, fencing, and new window panels. This work included drainage, plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, tiling, painting and decorating.
Acorn Carpentry & Building are a skilled Project Manager as well as being inspired carpenters in terms of vision and design. They are also very good with people, charming, kind and polite, in addition to being true professionals in terms of honesty and punctuality. Acorn Carpentry & Building works with a team of people who have obviously worked together on many projects, and who trust each other. They all work to the same very high standard. As a result, I was completely happy to leave Acorn Carpentry & Building in charge of the house for the duration of the works. I was kept informed at every stage of the works, consulted whenever required, and everything was handled in a professional and timely manner. It was no trouble to have members of the team around in all the different stages of their work.
Having experienced such professional management, I asked Acorn Carpentry & Building to return this year to renovate my study, including building a functional but very beautiful storage shelf, oak worktops, painting and decorating.
As a result, I now have a beautifully renovated, modern house, completed to a very high specification. I would recommend Acorn Carpentry & Building without reservation, and will have no hesitation in asking them to return when I need them.
Betty Fulford, Wilbraham