Some testimonials from our fantastic clients.
We would just like to say how happy we are with the work Mark and the lads carried out, the quality is second to none. We were always kept in the loop regarding any slight changes; they were clean and tidy and can tell they take pride in what they do.
Mark came out to help design the job which was a big help as we did have some ideas but he added to those. We would recommend them to anyone who is looking to have any works on their garden.
From the first stages Mark helped us to design a fantastic first storey extension and garden, which was everything we hoped it, would be. He was able to make suggestions, using his own expertise, whilst keeping our requirements at the forefront of the project.
During the building process, all mess, noise and disruption was kept to a minimum and our neighbours would agree that the team were very considerate. The work Mark completed was of a superb standard and we would use Mark and his team again for future projects.
We have used Mark and his company (Francis Grace Builders) on numerous projects at our property, including a brick boundary wall with integral iron railings, reglazing of our sun lounge and a 35 sq. meter rear extension with vaulted ceiling, Velux windows and a built in log burner.
The company have always been competitive with their quotes and more than willing to discuss the breakdown of costs if asked. All of these projects have been delivered on time, within budget and to a very high standard.
All of his staff are courteous and respectful of the property and our neighbours and will always ensure they leave the site clean, tidy and safe at the end of each working day.
A company that is a pleasure to work with and I have no hesitation of reservations in recommending them to friends and family.
Mark Allen & his team have carried out various types of work for us over the years. Marks attention to detail is first class, and always involves his clients in his ideas and styles. He is calm & professional through the whole work process, from the planning & discussion stage right through to completion.
He is very approachable and even when the job is completed is always available if we have any questions. Personally, we would highly recommend Mark & his team for any type of building / landscaping work.
I would like to personally thank Mark and his team for the recent work completed at my property in Fareham. I hired him through word of mouth and was not disappointed with the end product. Regular contact and communication helped the project to finish on time and at an excellent standard. I would have no hesitation to recommend (new company name, I don’t actually know it) in the future
I have had Mark and his team work on our property 4-5 times over the four years we have been in it. I can’t recommend him and his company enough communication; professionalism and an extremely high standard of work are only some of the words I can use for this company. Will continue to use for the foreseeable future.
In 2013, Mark put in a new kitchen for me, during which time I discovered that he and his team were able to carry out all aspects of building repairs - with the result that I had the whole house renovated. I am a pensioner who lives alone and was able to remain at home during that period.
Mark was involved in every aspect of the work - making recommendations and suggestions where appropriate. I was kept aware of the work and costs involved at each stage. Mark was on hand to ensure that the work was not held up - chasing when needed and ensuring he was on hand to accept, and check all deliveries. He and the guys very rarely stopped for breaks and worked late on many occasions to ensure my comfort and minimise inconvenience. Any problems were dealt with quickly and effectively.
In my opinion, the work was carried out to a very high standard and in good time. Mark was an excellent project manager and he and his colleagues were reliable, hard working and trustworthy. I was able to go out and leave them to it without any worries. Nothing was too much trouble.
Since that renovation, I have had other work done by Mark and his team, and he is my first point of contact for any refurbishment or household repairs. His company may not be the cheapest but, in my opinion, it's worth paying a bit extra to get a decent job done. This is why I have, and always will continue to, recommend Mark to others.
Mark did some work for me at the end of 2017. It was to build an insulated brick porch in order to extend from the original front door. Mark visited the property several times in order to ascertain exactly what I wanted and provided expert advice on the best way forward. He also provided a quote that did not change from initial build through to completion.
Mark’s team were professional, efficient and always left the site in good order at the completion of each days work. I was very happy with the work done and I will definitely recommend him to others as the work he does is of the highest standard throughout. I am planning to extend to the rear of my property in the near future and Mark will be my first choice!
We are over the moon with our building works. Being a Branch manager within the trade industry. Francis Grace Builders was our only choice having seen several of their previous projects.
Mark helped with the initial stage of assisting the Kitchen designer in the planning stage, and exceeded our expectations when it came to fitting the kitchen.
We were pleasantly surprised with the punctuality from the team in addition the cleanliness to which they kept the site.
The attention to detail and professionalism is like no others, which is consistent throughout the whole team.
With any kitchens there will always be complications, to which none fazed Mark, and they worked well with both myself and wife to talk through the options we had as the project proceeded.
We would highly recommended Francis Grace Builders to anyone who asks us, and I will be using again in the near future for a garage conversion.
We contracted Mark to do a major redesign of our property, involving building works and new bathrooms and kitchen. The initial design of the job was reasonably complicated and Mark was the only quote we had who provided solutions rather than listing problems. His work was similarly focused on problem solving throughout and his workmanship was impeccable. He sourced all architect services and trades needed and kept them to a tight schedule. Both Mark and his apprentices were easy company, and were brilliant at working around us living in the property during the work (we’re a family of 5).
When we had a major water leak (from our water softener inlet) during the work but on Easter Sunday (2019) Mark and the plumbers (who were also excellent) came straight out and rectified it. We are very happy to endorse him and provide reference, and in fact did recommend him to a family member for whom he converted their garage into a pub to a similarly high standard.
The work is fairly priced and Mark and his team are reliable and friendly. Mark's communication both before and throughout the project was excellent and we have asked for repeat work. We'd absolutely recommend FG Builders