Testimonials

Please see below for testimonials from our satisfied customers.

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Bathroom refurb
"All great, really happy with the end result. Highly recommend this company for this type of work."
– Repeat customer in Beckenham, South London, 10 December 2016
Kitchen total refurbishment
"Thanks very much to the team. Very professional finish. Finished on time. The cabinets look great and it's much lighter in there now. Can see the garden much better and the new doorway is great."
– Repeat customer in Bromley, 3 November 2016
Kitchen refurbishment, various jobs
"Work done to high quality. Everything exactly to the standard we required. They talked to me a lot and recommended ways to improve layout and maximise the small space we had to work with. Would definitely use them again for any more work to the house."
– Repeat customer in South Croydon, 5 October 2016
Bathroom refurbishment
"New bathroom is brilliant. Makes the room much bigger, but also with more cupboard space as well. Very helpful team, polite and friendly throughout the job. Used before and would use again."
– Repeat customer in London, 1 September July 2016
Flooring, redecoration, various jobs
"We were very happy with all the work. There were lots of little bits to do and we discussed any issues and sorted everything easily. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for the help."
– Customer in London, 3 July 2016
Bathroom / toilet
"Thanks very much. The finish looks perfect. Always on time and really helpful."
– Customer in London, 18 June 2016
Kitchen refurbishment work
"A great job, nice finish, many thanks to all! I don't think we'd hesitate to recommend First Choice Building."
– Customer in Croydon, 11 June 2016
Plumbing work
"We found that they were very helpful and minimised the disruption of having no working bathroom. It was quick and efficient and they got it done really well with a good clean up too."
– Customer in South London, 2 May 2016
New Conservatory
"We were totally satisfied with all of the professional work they carried out. We thought that Julian’s work was good value and he was very clear with regards the timing of the project and there were no delays. Given the above, we would not hesitate to recommend Julian as a reliable, honest, hard working and talented builder and decorator."
– Customer in Bromley, 10 April 2016
Kitchen and lots of general work
"We feel that their reliability is second to none. They were really friendly and keep you in the picture at all times, we chatted every day and we could sort out any problems and get quesions answered. I am so very grateful for the service they've provided to us. They did a great deal of work in our house in early 2016, including fitting new kitchen cupboards, plastering and tiling. They also insulated the roof and painted the house (inside and outside). We felt that the outside in particular was a very good job. All of the work they have done has been to a very high standard. I found them to be hard workers, reliable and really pleasant people to have around."
– Customer in South Croydon, 22 March 2016
Refurbishment
"The reconfiguration and refurbishment was not straightforward, but Julian and the team did not have any problem managing the project and getting it all sorted. They were always very flexible and easy to work with. The quality of the tradesmen used was high and all of them were a pleasure to have around the family home. We appreciated all of the efforts made to match materials as closely as possible, and the desire to deliver a high quality end result."
– Customer in Clapham, 8 March 2016
Renovation/extension
"The team built an extension for us early this year in Croydon. It was on a difficult site and there were a few problems with our existing walls, but the result is really great and any problems were overcome. The project was delivered to budget and with no delays. I would like to thank you for the professional and very efficient way the work was carried out on our extension and renovation. Thanks to all of you."
– Repeat Customer in Croydon, 10 February 2016
Roofing work and general building and repairs
"Just to say that we are very happy with the work you did for us, both the roofing and carrying out the repairs to the house. The job went very smoothly with minimum of hassle. Communication was really brilliant and there were no surprises with the final bill. Cheers!"
– Repeat Customer in South London, 25 January 2016
Brand new kitchen
"The 1st Choice Building team worked very hard; arriving first thing every morning, worked hard all day and tidied up at the end of each day. We were very impressed with all of the different work, they did an excellent job. Like with a lot of projects there were a few unforeseen problems and small changes needed, but these were dealt with professionally and quickly, and I appreciated the helpful advice. The team were such pleasant guys and I think that it has been a big success. The new kitchen works really well for us and the suggestions of where to put things really helped."
– Repeat Customer in Bromley, 5 January 2016
Building a large extension
"1st Choice carried out a lot of work for us and we need reassurance, as we were nervous about the size of project. They were helpful from the start and filled us with confidence. They walked us through the stages and worked from plans with the engineers. Communication was really excellent throughout the job. All of the sourced materials were great quality and there were always helpful suggestions when there were any small problems. We were impressed with the attention to detail and very tidy finish. We've recommended to 2 friends already."
– Repeat Customer in London, 18 December 2015
Assorted building and decoration work
"Refurbishment and building work on outside of front of house, rendering, windows, new front door and surround, work on wall and flat roof at back. I felt that the team were reliable and conscientious and always went the extra mile. They remained on time with their estimate which must have been hard with all the different things they did. Works were finished to a very high standard... very happy to recommend them."
– Repeat Customer in Croydon, 2 December 2015
Fitted new sink unit.
"Very good, left nice and clean."
– Repeat Customer in Croydon, 4 November 2015
Kitchen renovation, floor, doors
"We were very satisfied with all work carried out it definitely exceeded our expectations. The units look great and the materials are good quality. The price of the work was fair and there were no hidden costs. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend First Choice as a reliable, honest, hard working builders."
– Repeat Customer in Clapham, 1 November 2015
Bathroom
"Excellent, professional, always on time, cleaned up perfectly after they had finished. All of the work is a professional standard. "
– Repeat Customer in London, 18 October 2015
New bathroom and divider wall
"The whole team were excellent and a I felt they were very professional. They were helpful and by being really flexible with times it really helped us a lot. Work was finished to a high standard."
– Customer in London, 8 October 2015
Rebuild and refurbishment work
"Really professional and feel all their advice was great. Really happy with all of the work they did. The plastering has a perfect finish, very impressed. Thanks very much, job well done!... it all looks really great!!"
– Repeat Customer in Beckenham, 18 September 2015
Plastering, painting, flooring
"The work carried out is of the highest workmanship and quality. The team were always punctual, conscientious, and polite. A full quote was provided for each piece of work, so everyone knew exactly what to expect. I thoroughly recommend Julian and the team at 1st Choice, and will definitely be using them again for further work on my house."
– Repeat Customer in London, 8 September 2015
Plastering, maintenance, tiles
"Clean, tidy, organised. Always careful with everything. Thanks a lot. I would definitely use this company again and would recommend them highly."
– Repeat Customer in London, 30 August 2015
Fitted wardrobe and plastering
"A very easy company to have around. They really should be first choice! They were very clean and tidy and got the job done really quickly and efficiently. Thanks very much to all concerned!"
– Repeat Customer in Bromley, 20 August 2015
Flooring, repairs and total redecoration
"I found that they were a fantastic company to work with. Always on time and also, importantly, on budget with projects. Everyone I dealt with has been knowledgeable, skilled, and a pleasure to work with. They always phone back, are not rushed, keep me informed and check that everything is OK and that I'm happy. I think they are by far the best building company that I have dealt with. A really first-class performance yet again."
– Repeat Customer in Clapham, 12 August 2015
Bathroom, totally re-done
"Our experience with 1st Choice Building was really fantastic and we are very thrilled with the finished product. Julian's ability to understand what we wanted and to translate lay into builder's terms was very valuable! The easy communication helped turn an old bathroom into a beautiful place to be. The attention to detail was very good and there were ongoing updates to keep us informed all the time which was really helpful We've had some problems with builders in the past but we would not hesitate to use 1st Choice Building again and would recommend them to anyone, a totally stress-free experience!"
– Customer in Croydon, 29 July 2015
Renovation work
"From the first time that we met Julian from 1st Choice Building and Maintenance, he gave us total confidence in our selection, so we used 1st choice again for this project... He shared practical advice throughout the job and completed our renovation with efficiency and a great sense of humour, keeping stress levels to a bare minimum! A success once again!"
– Repeat Customer in London, 22 July 2015
Maintenance, building and plastering
"Always friendly, professional, with clear open communication when presenting all the options. The completed quality of the workmanship is of an extremely high standard and the detail and finish has always been precise. Julian discussed any of the small issues that came up in a very clear fashion, presented all the options and alternatives including explaining how it would affect timeframes. We've already recommended 1st Choice Building to a 2 different local friends."
– Repeat Customer in London, 10 July 2015
Brand new kitchen
“Great job. Not a standard build and truly appreciate the team’s commitment and coordination to ensure a quality product.
Communication with regard to managing the project was done in a very professional and attentive manner.
It was a pleasure working with the team and we'd definitely use 1st Choice again on any future projects."
– Repeat Customer in London, 1 July 2015
New kitchen installed
“1st Choice Building did a really great job. The new kitchen looks very professionally done. They were organised and tidy from start to finish. Many thanks for the work, we'll call you again when we have the bathroom done.”
– Customer in London, 7 June 2015
New bathroom and interior wall.
“Would definitely use 1st Choice again. Always very friendly towards us throughout the whole of the job. They were very tidy and there was a lot less mess and noise than I thought there would be. The wall is perfectly done with a great finish and looks like it's always been there! My new bathroom looks really great too, a very professional standard of work all round."
– Customer in London, 2 June 2015
Kitchen with all fittings
"All good once again, many thanks... no problems at all. Kitchen looks really really good. They both gave lots of advice and help, never rushed. Very much highly recommended I think."
– Repeat Customer in Bromley, 28 May 2015
Fireplace installation, new electrics, new radiators and kitchen install.
"All work done to such a brilliant standard. Julian and co were not phased by our additional requests and did everything exactly to the standard we required. They were so courteous and had great banter with them on the days I was at home. Had no problems whatsoever in giving them a key to the property so they could get on with the work. What I was impressed the most with is the pride in their work. They recommended ways to make things better, including offer to replace a work top that doesn't look right for free. Will most definitely use them again and would highly recommend them."
– Customer in Croydon, 27 May 2015
Kitchen refurbishment, new electrics and plumbing
"Phase 2 - new kitchen - I love my new kitchen. Fabulous workmanship. Beautiful made. Great service, so glad I chose this company over cheaper ones."
– Repeat Customer in London, 13 April 2015
New bathroom
"Found the guys very clean, punctual and tidy, did a fantastic job, would definitely recommend."
– Repeat Customer in London, 20 March 2015
New bathroom re-tiled.
"Great job on the bathroom, it looked so good it's now a bathroom hero competition online, thanks."
– Customer in London, 17 March 2015
Built in wardrobes for main bedroom.
"Dave and Julian and the team done a fantastic job, I am very pleased."
– Customer in Steyning, 14 March 2015
Various things in bathroom
"We were very happy with the great service that we received from 1st Choice. They were professional and provided quality construction and I think it was good value. Thanks a lot, would recommend.'
– Customer in Chiselhurst, 11 February 2015
Internal wall, plastering, flooring
"Very professional and helpful with all their advice. Really happy with the work they did. The plastering is perfect and we were very impressed. Thanks very much it all looks really great."
– Customer in Battersea, 1 February 2015
New kitchen
"Helped me and my wife with lots of advice thoughout the whole of the job process. There were lots of difficult decisions to make and they guided us with lots of information. We were really very impressed with the comprehensive work, all done to a high standard and done on time... and with a smile! Thank you very much to all - they come highly recommended!”
– Customer in Clapham, 14 January 2015
Bathroom refit including new floor and walls, beam replacement painting and decorating
"Organised, on time, early for appointments, kept in touch, high quality work, very tidy, polite."
– Customer in London, 13 December 2014
New bathroom and internal walls
“Julian, Dave and their team were excellent; they have a personal approach which I really appreciated, coming round (very) early in the morning to meet with me before I headed off to work, and coming over at weekends before the work started to discuss the details. They kept the house as tidy as possible as we were still living there during the work. The new bathroom is brilliant and was completed to my design. My only issue was that the work took quite a bit longer than quoted, but the positives above far outweighed this! I look forward to working with them for the next phase of work.”
– Customer in London, 1 November 2014
Lay new flooring hall and kitchen repair wall in toilet and redecorate.
“Very pleased with workmanship and the overall outcome of completed work.”
– Customer in Beckenham, 25 October 2014
Various internal works.
“Very good and pleasant.”
– Customer in South Croydon, 23 October 2014
Remove support structure to attic wall, replace beams, replace floor
"Exceptional service. Work finished to very high standard. Always arrived on time, cleaned up afterwards. Very friendly and professional.”
– Customer in Croydon, 11 October 2014
Windows in front and back bedroom sealed, chimney maintained.
“The service was timely and completed sufficiently, comments on chimney based on pictures seen.”
– Customer in Croydon, 9 September 2014
New gutter and new tap, kitchen.
“Very good.”
– Customer in Croydon, 3 September 2014
New WC and wash basin, lounge walls replaced and new skirting boards.
“The workmanship was of a very high standard, professionally done by consummate professionals. We couldn't be more pleased and would have no hesitation in using 1st Choice again.”
– Repeat Customer in Wallington, 30 August 2014
Removal of internal wall, move radiator, plastering.
“Efficient, friendly and professional.”
– Customer in Croydon, 22 August 2014
Removal of built in wardrobe, repositioning radiator, plastering.
“Standard of work is excellent and the job was completed in a timely fashion, with good communication throughout. David and Julian have many years of experience and this was shown in the helpful suggestions they made regarding aesthetic elements and implementation of our overall project.”
– Customer in Croydon, 22 August 2014
Updated existing 15 year old extension to 2014 standard creating utility room and living area
“Fantastic, quality excellent! I thought original quotes seemed high but now see that the standard of work they produced was way beyond our original expectations! Would recommend them without hesitation and would only want to use them if we want further work.”
– Customer in West Wickham, 29 July 2014
Various jobs, plastering, roof repairs and fence work
“All the jobs were done extremely professionally and with a great deal of care and were reasonably priced.”
– Customer in London, 10 June 2014
Extension
“We were pleased with the quality of work and your professional attitude. You proved yourselves to be reliable and extremely trustworthy. You came highly recommended and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.”
– Customer in West Wickham, 4 June 2014
Rendering
“They did some rendering for me, he was fantastic very clean and tidy and the work was spot on. I would not use any one else!”
– Customer in New Malden, 12 March 2014
Bathroom renovation
"We were extremely satisfied with the work carried out, in terms of both the workmanship and materials used, he exceeded our expectations. We found that Julian’s work was well priced and he was very clear regarding the timing of the project. There were no hidden costs or delays. Given the above, we would not hesitate to recommend Julian as a reliable, honest, hard working and talented builder and decorator."
– Customer in Redhill, 10 February 2014
Supply, fit and decorate kitchen
"He worked to a high standard and was reliable and conscientious."
– Customer in Caterham, 31 August 2013

Our other testimonials:

"David was a really helpful and reliable worker. Very clean and tidy. I would give him the highest recommendation as a builder and he uses excellent subcontractors. I was very satisfied with the finished job. Thanks very much for all the help."
– James Wilmshaw, Croydon
"I thought that Julian provided quality construction and good value pricing. Overall it was a great experience and perfect results!"
– David Smeetham, West Wickahm
"Upon first meeting Julian Buck, we found him very willing to listen to our needs, as well as offering helpful suggestions for us to consider in the building process. We're certain we had made the right decision in selecting him as a builder for this project."
– Mr and Mrs Jameson
"David and Julian and the team of subcontractors were both professional and enjoyable to work with in the construction of our extension."
– F. Kinom, Bromley
"Julian is very organized and didn't hesitate to call for any clarification and also to give us updates during the construction process. We felt there was excellent communication during the whole building process. He's very professional and takes great pride in his work and believes his work is a real reflection of his abilities as a builder. We found working with him to be a rewarding experience. We would not hesitate to recommednd him to any friends or family."
– G. Randles