We are members of the Considerate Construction Scheme and pride ourselves on our consistently good ratings.
We've just completed a 5000 sq foot renovation with Bonchurch, who have been faultless in their execution and attitude. Hard working, highly skilled and considerate to those around us, their quality of workman ship and that of their sub contractors is the highest that I've seen. Their attitude is to do the job to the best possible standard that they can. At snagging stage I spotted three or four small cracks in the paintwork caused by new build movement. They noted many more. If you miss an imperfection they will spot it and correct it. Sam and his team`s attitude was exemplary. Just before Christmas last year, our site was burgled in a very professional way and most of Bonchurch's tools were stolen. I found out only because my neighbours told me. Bonchurch considered it their problem and not mine. Not a working day was lost or a whinge heard. Now the house is finished, I've had my neighbours - who`ve had to put up with builders for a year - praising Bonchurch for their consideration and cleanliness. One came over to say she'd had builders all around her for the last 5 years and Bonchurch were in a considerate class of their own. One hears so many stories of people falling out with their builders and neighbours. With Bonchurch, such things seem impossible. Thanks Sam, Martin, Lawrence and Helen and everyone else for making this experience so effortless. Oh - and Bonchurch came in on budget!
My wife and I have used Bonchurch on multiple occasions over the years; when we brought our current home we used Sam Cooper and his team to make some quite dramatic structural and decorative changes. To say that they excelled in every job that they undertook would be a gross understatement. They delivered for us within budget and on time. The team could not have been more diligent and thoughtful when we were living in the house with the work going on and made what could and is usually a stressful process easy and comfortable. The quality of their work however is for us, what really sets Bonchurch apart from the rest. I`ve worked with many other outfits over the years and none come close.
We initially worked with Bonchurch on a shopfit in the West End. Bonchurch bent over backwards to deliver an exceptional result within a seeming impossible budget and timeline. They incorporated design changes into their programme with a good grace, and nothing was ever too much trouble. There is a `can do` attitude that pervades the company combined with a great work ethic and attention to detail. This is backed up by a calm and organised backroom operation, that detals with scheduling and logistics. Bonchurch have gone on to become our principle contractor and have taken a large part of the stress out of delivering projects for us. Having worked in the industry for over 15 years and worked with a lot of contractors I would not hesitate to recomment Bonchurch. In the world of construction they are a genuine breath of fresh air.
We bought a 5 bedroom wreck and Bonchurch turned it into our fabulous home in record time. We were expecting a lot of headaches and stress relating to a build of this scale but in fact was executed painlessly and professionally because so much detail was covered at our initial meetings. It was a pleasure to work with Sam and his fantastic hard working team. Naturally, there were unexpected issues that arose during the build but they were dealt with quickly and sensibly and the attention to deteail in the final stages was fantastic. People often comment about the quality of the `finish` in the house. There was no quibbling over snagging and the build came in on time and on budget and for that we are very grateful. So much so, I`d happily go through it all again! We should have no hesitation in recommending Bonchurch.
APA have worked with Bonchurch on many successful projects and have always found them very good to work with. Their approach to work and clients is professional and friendly which has helped to keep the projects running smoothly. The costs are clear and transparent which we have always found to be helpful. We have and would recommend using Bonchurch to other designers and clients for mid to high end residential projects.
Bonchurch have undertaken two refurbishment projects for my companies during the course of the last three years. The first involved the refurbishment of a 12,000 sq ft building in Camden followed by the refurbishment of a 4,000 sq ft building in Central London W1. The latter involved structural alterations. In both cases Bonchurch proved themselves to be reliable and well organised and finished both contracts within budget and time. All extras were itemised and approved in advanced so that there were no unexpected costs. I have no hesitation in recommending them.