June Mcmurray

We cannot thank Axminster Design and Build enough, for our amazing garden. We had a few ideas of what we had in mind for some of the garden, these guys were brilliant coming up with ideas and designs. We were totally involved and included
through out the build. Family is how we feel about all of the team. Totally trustworthy, polite, so hard working and wanted to ensure we were happy with everything. Thank you so much, Tommy and Sam for your attention to detail. We can’t wait to show of our beautiful garden. We would not hesitate to
recommend Axminster Design and Build. Great job

Michael Allen

Early last year I found myself in the position of needing substantial structural work (spanning three floors) to be carried out on my house. Finding a builder wasn’t easy. I was very relieved to find (after several months) Bastins! Bastins offered to do the work, and so I sent a copy of the structural report. The lads from Bastins set to work after a couple of days, and completed the work after a very short amount of time!

Communication was really good and I found them to have a good grasp of what needed to be done. Their teamwork was superb and I was consistently treated with courtesy and respect. The kitchen was reinstated, everything made good. Lovely job!

Ben Greaves

We are delighted with both the end result and the approach taken by Dave and the team. As with all projects, there were ups and downs, but in every instance the team responded positively and quickly, coming up with workable and sensible solutions. Dave was attentive and made me feel like his only client – he even took me to the gym (which I think he regretted more than me!). This personal touch surprised me and sets Axminster Design and Build apart from the competition. In sum, a reliable, high quality team who deliver a personalised service.

Des and Gerry Poole

We had talked about having an extension to our kitchen for several years but had always put it off because the work would have involved moving a stone retaining wall of considerable length together with a flight of stone steps. We finally bit the bullet in March 2023 after talking to Axminster Design and Build and being given the confidence by Dave that it was a very doable project.

Building, or should I say demolition of the old kitchen commenced exactly on time. We wanted to replace the existing kitchen which was rather narrow and dark with a modern kitchen/utility room extension having a vaulted ceiling and Velux windows but from the outside looking very much in keeping with the existing cottage.

The team worked hard to demolish the old stone wall taking away tons of spoil in the process to make way for the new extension, a difficult undertaking considering the heavens opened a week into the start of the work and continued for the next 4 weeks. Undaunted, Bob and the rest of the team worked on having to cope with standing ground water and ankle deep mud and only stopping when it became impossible to carry on due to the atrocious weather.

Slowly but surely the building got out of the ground and was finally made watertight. Dave and the team were flexible in their approach to the build (they were working from a drawing we had produced ourselves) and came up with a number of suggestions that improved the end result. The sub contractors used to complete the build worked with great skill to ensure a superb end result.

To round things off the stone walling and steps that had to be demolished were replaced and have since been much admired by everyone who has seen them.

In conclusion, Dave and the whole team were hardworking, conscientious and considerate. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was at great pains to ensure that we were happy with what was being done and more importantly the end result. Yes it did take longer than predicted but then no one can anticipate what the weather will be like or what problems will be thrown up along the way. As Dave said in a couple of months after we’re gone you’ll forget we were ever here and just enjoy the end result – never a truer word was spoken. We are now enjoying the end result every day and would have no hesitation in recommending Axminster Design and Build.