Our neighbours were really happy and amazed that the scaffolding was up and down in 5 weeks with minimum disruption. The quality of the job is top notch thanks to his passionate and talented team and Ed’s close eye on the project gave us confidence it would turn out exactly as we hoped. I would recommend working with SturdyBuild.
Mr & Mrs Wickham
On the advice of a friend we asked Ed Sturdy of SturdyBuild to give us a quote for some building work. He came to the house, spent at least an hour listening to our ideas, making suggestions that might improve our plans, or make them more economical, and then taking a careful look over the whole house and measuring up, so that he had a clear idea of what we we wanted as a final result. He went away and about a week later he sent us detailed plans of the work we wanted done, together with a quotation and timings.
He had stated that the once the work started it would continue non-stop until the job was done, and he was as good as his word. Carpenters and builders turned up on day one and there was never a day without work taking place. They finished a six-week project within a few days of the planned date. Ed kept to the price on the quotation, and his estimates of the independent trade costs (electrics and plumbing) were very close to the final costs.
The whole job was carried out with all the care one could wish for by a very friendly and thoughtful team of builders who were always happy to explain what was happening or to listen to what we wanted, and kept the place as clean as possible. Ed himself was often on site, and always available on the phone. They did a great job. Ed told us he was not necessarily the cheapest builder in Cambridge, but he tried to be the best, and we are prepared to believe that finding a better would be extremely difficult. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
“SturdyBuild provided a full service from completing the drawings to building the single storey extension with bifold doors, underfloor heating, granite floor tiles (inside and outside) and lantern window. Above all, the finish of the work is outstanding and the liasing between customer and builder was continuous throughout the build, with suggestions of alternative finishes done in a timely fashion.”
First project was to remove chimney stack in master bedroom but leave supported in the attic. This was done while we were away on holiday and subsequently they proved themselves to be trustworthy and very professional.
The latest project was much larger. Having walls out downstairs and widening door ways to create my vision of an open plan kitchen diner with ‘snug’ leading onto back decking. All the plumbing, electrics, carpentry and decorating was taken care of by a very approachable, friendly team of workers.
Upstairs we also had a partitioning wall removed to allow for an en-suite and sealed glazed units replaced in bedroom. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the team.
We now have our house complete, making it the home we have always wanted. In conclusion, SturdyBuild definitely offer a full, bespoke package and I can not recommend them highly enough.
The building work went very smoothly and everyone involved did a great job. Very professional team, very courteous and a pleasure to have the guys around. Ed kept us well informed about everything at all times. Above all, there were no surprises and everything was within budget.
In short, happy to recommend Sturdybuild.
We are able to complete a range of works to meet your needs.
Our main areas of expertise are loft conversions, house extensions and general refurbishments.
A Wealth of Experience in Cambridge
Ready to Discuss Your Project Further?
If you are looking to progress your project, we would love to hear more about your plans. We help clients at a range of stages. Depending on which stage you are at, there are three main services we provide:
You already have a scheme and need a local contractor to build your project. We can help on small extensions all the way to full new builds.
Design & Planning Services:
You are looking for advice on the potential of your new property, we can advise of the potential to add more space and maximise the value of your home.
We can visit your potential new home and advise as to whether you can add value through renovations and extension.