“We are delighted with Coldwells renovation of our property. It was not a straightforward build, bringing together three different buildings. The croft cottage and byre have been skilfully restored and enhanced, and the newer extension connects them beautifully inside and out. The build has been completed to a high standard and thanks to Coldwells’ input, the build came in on budget.
Budget was an extremely important factor for us. Coldwells helped determine areas in the plans that could make savings, which importantly, would not affect the integrity of the project. Coldwells also provided very good advice to deal with issues arising from unknown factors during the build. Any unexpected issues that arose were discussed in detail and different options to resolve the issues were presented with associated costs.
Coldwells helped identify further potential savings that could be made on other areas of the project to offset new costs. This allowed us to make informed decisions and ultimately bring the project in on budget.
Coldwells had strong integrity throughout the project and were invested in delivering a product that we would be happy with and that they would be proud of.
We are very happy with our decision to use Coldwells and they have certainly delivered our dream house and we had confidence in them throughout the project.”
“The scope of work was an extensive re-modelling of several rooms involving structural engineering support, re-flooring, re-roofing and a double garage re-build on a Grade B listed site. Coldwells provided a professional, personal and high quality service throughout, being accommodating to scope changes and highly solution minded. Ross’s creativity was invaluable during challenges encountered and the end result was excellent. It was a pleasure to work with the Coldwells team and we would highly recommend them..”
“Ross Booth and his team did a first-class job converting my 200-year-old granite steading to a 21st century dwelling. Ross listened to my ideas and made them a reality. Many key features in the final product came from our informal conversations. I highly recommend Coldwells for any similar project or other major renovation projects.”
“We were particularly impressed by Coldwells eye for detail, very friendly and professional approach. They would always follow through even with the smallest of details and really care that the finish is as high quality as possible, often coming up with clever ways around issues that popped up. I would recommend without hesitation.”
“We are absolutely delighted with the renovations and extension that Coldwells completed for us last year. A highly professional and friendly service from the whole team, and the finish throughout was excellent. Would not hesitate to recommend.”
“Coldwells have just completed our two-storey extension and we couldn't be happier.
From the outset it was clear that Ross and his team would deliver a professional service. The project management was excellent from start to finish. We received great communication throughout, even in the evening and at weekends. The team undertaking the work were trustworthy, respectful and professional. They were always very patient with our requests and had great ideas. We are delighted with the final result and confident that the work was undertaken to a high standard. The site was always left clean and tidy which was appreciated as we have a young child. The co-ordination and planning of the build meant there was minimal impact on us and we were able to stay in the property throughout the work. We already have recommended Coldwells Building Company to friends and family and will reuse them again in years to come. First class.”
“Honest, reliable, hard working company. Nothing is too much drama, down to earth and very easy to work with. Highly recommended if you are needing small or large tasks done.”
"The project undertaken by Ross Booth and his team at Coldwells Building Company was an extremely difficult reconstruction, involving the removal of a major part of the centre of the house, including the existing defective glass roof. A much more difficult project than a new build.
The method suggested and used by Ross enabled us to remain in occupation during the year long reconstruction period. A major plus as far as we were concerned. The project was beset by many problems, including delays, extreme weather at precisely the wrong time, the coronavirus four month lock down & subsequent related subcontractor and component delays. None of these problems were caused by the contractor, whose involvement was exemplary throughout.
Several contractors were used in the project, who were controlled and utilised admirably by Ross. This is a skill not possessed by many. Ross was always there when needed, always responded to any request, never had to be chased, frequently suggested solutions and improvements which were invariably spot on. Working with him was a pleasure.
For the avoidance of doubt, I am not a passive client who is easily pleased. When I had this house built in 1992, my relationship with the contractor was a nightmare and a battle every step of the way. It only narrowly avoided litigation at the end.
This project was the total opposite and the reason was that Coldwells, like all really good companies, reflected its owner's values.
If I were to undertake another major property project, either through myself or my Company, United Supplies Ltd, there would be no tender process, I would pick up the phone to Ross Booth, in the knowledge that I could not do better."
Ian W Strachan
"I have been using the services of Coldwells for three years now whilst renovating my house which is a 200-year-old listed building. The service I have received from Ross has been excellent. He and his team have overcome every challenge and provided very good recommendations. Ross is very reliable, hard-working, good at communicating and has not let me down. I will continue to use Coldwells Building Company in the future and have recommended them to friends and colleagues."
“Our project was a full internal refurbishment and extension to a 150-year-old property. Coldwells were responsible for delivering all of the joinery works on our build. Being an old property in disrepair, it threw up many technical challenges and obstacles, all of which were expertly overcome by Ross and his team. The communication was excellent. We were always kept informed of what the team were doing, why they were doing it and when each stage of the build would be complete. If any additional work was required, it was agreed in advance. We were advised the reason why, what our options were and how much each alternative would cost, thus guaranteeing we retained full control and had no surprises when the time came to pay the bill. We complicated the build by moving into the property before the completion date. The guys on site managed that situation really well. Respecting our family's boundaries, whilst concurrently keeping up with progress of the build. We'd have no hesitation in recommending Coldwells Building Company to anyone undertaking a construction project.”
"On time and within budget. We are delighted with the finished job and have already planned more work for Coldwells Building Company."
"Ross's work is of an excellent standard. He's on time and trustworthy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Coldwells Building Company."
"Meticulous to detail and excellent planning skills. Regular updates on progress and budget enabled us to feel very much part of the project."