We had SMB round to quote for an extension to our property after gaining PP. Steven was friendly and helpful and despite not having all the answers we required (we needed to change position of the drains etc) we had faith in him to do the job as required. However, after lots of chasing, we were totally ignored and received no quote for our work. This was very disappointing after reading the positive reviews on here. Luckily we have since found a builder who is more than happy to carry out the work and within our budget.
Reply from SMB Builders Bricklayers & Groundwork Contractors: I am really sorry that you feel so strong to add this review about my business, I agree that I did not get the quote back in the time frame you expected, but other than that we did not do any work for you and there was no deposit or monies handed over.
I actually spent extra time contacting and meeting the council planning regulation officers to make sure that the problem with your drains was something that we could overcome. As I said I apologise for not getting the quote to you as quickly as you needed.
Regards Steven Bygraves.
A good choice of builder, Steve and his team have just completed a small extension to our house, and we have nothing but praise for how the work was carried out. Would not hesitate to recommend SMB Builders. The extension looks fantastic.
Reply from SMB Builders Bricklayers & Groundwork Contractors: Many thanks Sylvia, it was our pleasure.
In November 2015, Mark & Katherine S said:
“We used SMB to construct an upper-storey extension to our semi-detached house following a glowing personal recommendation from another friend on our road who had used SMB for ground works. They project-managed the whole scheme from groundworks to windows and completed the majority of the work apart from a few snagging issues in a short time period. We were consulted quickly over issues that arose during the construction and we are very happy with the final result. Overall, the site was kept reasonably clean and tidy with concern for the neighbours. In a parochial and conservative village where complaints relating to building work are frequent, the fact that the builders were commended by a number of neighbours for the minimal disruption to traffic and access during the construction has to be a huge recommendation. They were also significantly cheaper than expected from architects’ estimates. Overall, excellent. We are continuing to use SMB for additional work and would not hesitate to recommend them to other potential clients.
Reply from SMB Builders Bricklayers & Groundwork Contractors: It was a really enjoyable project, many thanks for choosing us.
SMB built a retaining wall around our garden. They turned up exactly when they said they would every day, worked hard throughout the job to get it done in a timely manner. They tidied up at the end of the job and left with a really good looking end product exactly as we had pictured it. We were so impressed we've asked them to do another job for us when they get a couple of spares days. We can't recommend them more highly than that.
We have been really pleased with the work Steven and Alan completed on our extension. They were on time every day, worked really hard, really tidy, a pleasure to have around. The quality of their work is great, there were no surprises and the building was completed on time. We would highly recommend them.
I just had SMB builders rebuild a retaining wall and a new brick paving pathway to the side of my house, Steve & Allan always turned up at a decent time and always did a full day's work , always tidy up at the end of the day, they completed their work to a very high standard and was very polite, very professional job, I would highly recommend to any of my friends and family, thanks very much. Sharon
SMB Builders were fantastic.. Always turned up on time and also very tidy when leaving at the end of the day.. The quality and workmanship was second to none and would highly recommend them.They have transformed what was a small kitchen into a large open space with a huge extension which included knocking down walls which they even did without making too much mess!! The brickwork was matched to perfection .. Thanks Steve and team.. When can you come round and start the next project?? Thanks again Lisa &Ade;
SMB Builders installed a new block paving driveway extension and dropped the kerb to allow access. All of the SMB builders team turned up exactly when they said they would and completed the work to a high standard with no fuss at all. Everything was organised with efficiency and all involved were polite and hard working. As they are on the list of Cambridgeshire council approved contractors it meant I could use SMB Builders to complete both the driveway work and modifications to the council owned highway (path and kerb) negating the need to use two separate companies. Highly recommended and would I use SMB Builders again in the future. Thanks!
We had two internal walls removed & steels secured for our open plan kitchen/diner. Extremely pleased as SMB Builders were always on time, very tidy & efficient. Totally professional job & very pleased with the finish. We would highly recommend.
In March 2014, Mr & Mrs F said:
Removal of a structural wall Feb 2014. We are very pleased with the quality of work that Steve carried out. We found Steve to be very professional, delivering a very high standard of workmanship. Reliable with minimal disruption, I would recommend SMB Ltd to any of my family and friends.
Steven of SMB Builders demolished a small wall in my garden, and rebuilt it using better bricks as the old wall was crumbling. He arrived on time, was very polite and did a really good and neat job. I would certainly use him again, and would recommend him to my family and friends.
In January 2014, Alf P said:
I recently employed SMB Developments to convert part of my front garden to a block paved driveway for 2 cars. I would highly recommend them.
SMB Developments have been the primary contractor on a year long project. His work from start to finish has been impeccable. Steve's attention to detail in all aspects of his varied expertise has helped me to achieve the desired look of the property which I am very proud to call my home... Thanks!