Christine & Bernard Hayman, New Build, Worksop
“Christian Ratcliffe is a talented and confident builder. He and his team made the build go very smoothly. He gave us some great ideas that we would not have thought of. Highly recommended.”
Alan & Sue Pearson, New Build, St Albans
“Christian Ratcliffe does what he contracts to do and does not seek to levy extras when the inevitable googleys arise during the building process.
He finds solutions on site in order to maintain programme. He is highly organised and drives his team with his own enviable work ethic. He calls upon the services of a set of subcontractors whom he has found to similarly deliver and work hard and conscientiously.
He and his team are amiable, approachable and a pleasure to work with.”
Mr & Mrs Shannon, New Build, Cambridge
“Ratcliffe Builders were everything we were hoping to find for our building project. This was our first house build and Christian and Nicola brought us through the process on time and on budget. Finding the right builder was the one element that I was most worried about but as soon as we met Christian and saw the house that he had just finished building I knew he was the right choice.
Ratcliffe Builders worked to a very high standard in every area of the build and Christian’s forward planning and management skills meant we stayed on track the whole time. The right tradesmen and materials were always there at the right time and everyone went the extra mile to make sure the finish was perfect. Costs were all transparent and there were no hidden surprises. The site was always neat and the workmen were polite and well mannered which was important to us as a family living on site.
When we do our next project he will be the only builder I call.”
Kathryn Lumb, Extension, Sheffield
“Christian and his team built an extension for us in 2010. They turned up on the appointed day, completed the job to a very high standard by the agreed deadline and it was all within budget. Furthermore they had to contend with the worst winter weather for several years. Christian impressed us with his attention to detail, his ability to find solutions to any problems they encountered and the lengths he would go to to ensure that we were completely satisfied with the end result.”
Robbie Halkett, New Build, Sheffield
“After a two year battle with the planners I was determined to spend time in choosing the right builder for my self build . As projects go it is quite a big property with some challenging structural features and was to be built on a very difficult site. I knew two local builders personally and also asked my architect for recommendations. The project was tendered out to five separate companies, one of which was Christian’s. I met with all of them and spent time looking at their recent work. Of all the builders Christian impressed me with his preparation for our meetings and the genuine enthusiasm to take on the job. It was also crucial for me that I felt I could work with and trust the guy who was going to fulfil my long held dream within my time frame and on a sensible budget. The end result speaks for itself. Christian and his team delivered what was agreed, on time, within budget and to the very demanding standards we had agreed. I will confidently recommend him to anyone considering a self build and will have no hesitation in engaging him for any future project”.
Bruce MacDonald, MD Design & Materials, various
“I have worked with Christian on a number of projects for both our development side and our self-build clients. His work is tidy and to a high standard and the attitude of him and his men is always positive. I can recommend his services with impunity”.
Keith Pacey, New Build, Stamford
“Christian and his team did an outstanding job for us. It was a long and complex build, which he delivered on time and to budget. The workmanship was superb. He is very easy to work with and always does what he says he’s going to do. Christian Ratcliffe is not only a quality builder, he is also a quality bloke!”
Martin and Yvonne Chamberlain, New Build, Peterborough
“When we decided to embark on our “once in a lifetime” project of building a new house it soon became clear that the key to success would be finding the right main contractor. After considering several tendered quotes, we found that the professionalism and attention to detail in the document from Ratcliffe Builders stood apart from the rest.
Meeting Christian only reinforced the point that his company was perfect for our build.
Our chosen method of construction was traditional cavity blockwork, but we still wished to incorporate many new and modern ideas into the build to ensure an extremely high level of insulation and low energy consumption. As the build progressed Christian and his team continued to impress us, making helpful suggestions, meeting all targets and keeping to the agreed timing plan. With a view to keeping future energy bills down, one of the things we particularly asked for, which proved to be a bit of a challenge, related to achieving a good “air tightness” in our new home. Rising to that challenge, and with hard work and diligence by all, the final results not only reached but surpassed the design air permeability targets. The Test Engineer commented that the measured value was the second best he had seen in his many years on the job. This fantastic result goes to demonstrate the brilliant attention to detail by Christian and his team and their willingness to embrace new ideas.
We would highly recommend Ratcliffe Builders for any building project, large or small. Christian and his team are highly professional, punctual, hardworking craftsmen”.
Mr & Mrs Brighouse, Kitchen Extension, Carlton in Lindrick
“Christian and his team recently built our extension and new kitchen. I cannot praise them highly enough for the quality of their work and their professionalism throughout. Rarely do you come across such honest and trustworthy craftsmen and I would recommend them without hesitation”.