Lewis and the team at Hammer and Trowel have just finished a complete ground floor conversion and extension on our home. We are absolutely over the moon with the finished result, they have made our space into something we had dreamed of for a long time. It was so refreshing to find builders who understood our needs and who listened to us at every point of the build. They advised, offered suggestions and came to suitable solutions with us when decisions needed to be made during construction. We lived upstairs whilst the build was being done and we also had the complication of Covid restrictions. Throughout it all Lewis and team respected our privacy and always ensured we were with the amenities we needed in order to still function without moving out. They are a really friendly team and work brilliantly together. The standard is high and the finish on our build is fantastic. We also asked Lewis to landscape our garden on completion of extension and he has made the most amazing job of this too, he has given us a beautiful garden and patio area. Everything is finished to a really high standard. All the contractors that work for Lewis are also excellent and we would highly recommend. We came in on budget and time scale was perfect for us especially as there were a few battles along the way thanks to Covid restrictions. We would definitely hire again in the future, we feel very fortunate to have had such a positive building experience given the horror stories you read . If you want a friendly, reliable, hard working, honest builder then we would have no hesitation in recommending Hammer and Trowel.
Andy & Gill Pretious
From the time Lewis came to quote our job to the finished article only took 2 weeks. We’re really pleased with the final result and also the level to which the work was completed. I would recommend Hammer and Trowel to anyone…
I was introduced to Lewis through a mutual friend, me and my fiancé had just moved into our new house but needed guidance on how to create a garden that was viable for our style of life while including the life of a 4 year old! From the offset , the planning, knowledge of how certain things worked, different styles and minor details were always conveyed to us. We had an idea of what our garden should look like but through the experience Lewis and his team have, the attention to detail, it completely enhanced our original idea and made it better, much much better! Prime example is we now have a 150year old beautiful olive tree as a centre piece amongst 2 patio areas, while incorporating a play area for our boy directly opposite.
The work done has completely changed the dynamic of our home and more importantly , our boy absolutely loves it. Couldn’t be more thankful for the work done, and also done under the original estimated cost! We would recommend Hammer and Trowel to absolutely anybody.
Thank you so much to Lewis who dealt with a confused/difficult brief, in very challenging weather and demonstrated infinite patience as I tried to figure out what I wanted! And all in time and in budget! Nothing was too much trouble and his help and perseverance were invaluable.
Lewis and his team have just completed the conversion of our damp, dark garage into a modern, light-filled office and utility space – and we are so pleased with the end result. They, and their contractors, were friendly, courteous, professional and responsive to design suggestions throughout the build. They worked hard in all weathers and we enjoyed having them on site. We would definitely use Hammer & Trowel again and highly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable and trustworthy builder.
Lucy and Andy Upton
Lewis and the team provided an excellent service. The bathroom refit went really smoothly and was completed to a very high standards. We love the end result. Lewis and the team also laid a new patio. Again we are really pleased with the work completed. I highly recommend Hammer and Trowel. Thank you!
I highly recommend Lewis and team. The work they did for us was brilliant – finished to a high standard and completed with care. They are pleasant and easy to have around, and keep a clean site. Incredibly helpful and go above and beyond. Don’t hesitate to book them.
We are delighted with the work Hammer & Trowel have just completed. Removal of an old shed and base was done efficiently and with minimal disruption. New concrete base laid with no mess.. Perfect. Installation of new decking 5m x 3m is great looks fabulous and has been built with skill. Highly recommend Lewis, Hamish and the team.
Never too late for a review, the Hammer and Trowel team did an outstanding job on my house earlier this year resulting in a quick sale for me (which was always the plan). Lewis worked long hours and was dedicated to every section of work he was doing, Robin and the rest of the team worked hard on the outside renovations and internal decorations and helped transform the house – it was always a pleasure for me to visit and see the improvements day by day. The works did not run over on time, if anything Lewis pushed the whole project along as quickly as possible as he knew my position to sell quickly. A+++ I would not hesitate in recommending this company or using them again in the future.
I would recommend Hammer and Trowel to anyone, and found Lewis to be friendly, helpful and always professional in his approach. He advised me on a design for my back yard and helped create and transform the space to become a pleasure to be in. His standards are high, and his workmanship excellent. He goes the extra mile and most importantly is trustworthy.
Hammer and trowel came to our building site of a garden and made it into a beautiful space that my daughter can run around in and we can enjoy!! Patio, wall that goes all the way down the garden, lawn, everything levelled, hot tub put into place, decking – everything!!! A hard working builder who actually stuck to his quote which is a breathe of fresh air compared to what we are used to!! Thank you!
Emma and Mano Belivanis
Lewis and his team were a true life saver on the refurbishment of our buy to let. It really was a case of third time lucky after we were badly let down by not one but two other builders. He was recommended to us and I have since recommend him to others. He did exactly what he said he would, was very easy to work with and stuck to his price. He was also very flexible fitting us in quickly. I am not sure what we would have done without him.
Simon and Victoria Tweedle
Would like to say a massive thank you to Lewis and the team for bringing our vision to life! Right from the start they listened to what we were trying to achieve, whilst helping us with design ideas to get the most out of our garden. We couldn’t be happier with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lewis and the team.
Hammer and Trowel totally totally transformed our garden from a dreary, dull, uninviting space to a magnificent modern outdoor entertainment/dining area. The issues with access and our sloping garden that had put off other tradesmen were dismissed with Lewis’ “can do” attitude. Lewis took our ideas and improved them with great thought and consideration. Their work ethic is fantastic and attention to detail second to none. I would thoroughly recommend using Hammer and trowel and look forward to using them again.
Max & Fiona Eddy
WOW- Just so pleased! Lewis created a fabulous patio and neat drainage, he also built a surrounding wall and steps. Lewis did it with genuine enthusiasm and concern for providing exactly what we wanted and needed. Work was completed in a timely fashion and everything was left as tidy as possible. They went ‘above and beyond’. The transformation is remarkable. Thankyou both so much, I would highly recommend your services.
Debbie & Gary Payn
I’ve used Lewis and his team for a few years now. They’ve redecorated more than half of my house, and sorted external work including paving. Quality work, attention to detail, reasonably priced, and lovely to deal with/have on site. From the first small, job (one’s never sure when using someone new for the first time) – to then larger projects – I’ve always felt that the customer comes first, and that there’s a pride taken in the work provided. Can’t recommend highly enough. About to use again!
Lewis has worked for me on two occasions. I found his workmanship to be of a very high quality, carried out with thought and diligence. He is in my opinion an extremely pleasant young man, who is capable of organising his work force to achieve targets and finish the work efficiently and on time. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Hammer and Trowel have just finished an incredible extension for us. They combine great communication, brilliant work and stick to their word and complete the job properly. Really pleased with everything they have done for us. Thoroughly professional, nice guys to deal with and the contractors who work with them are excellent.
Lewis done an amazing job with our New Patio! Cannot believe the difference it has made! The garden has already become a more useable area ready for our summer bbqs! Already got more plans for Lewis to come back and transform the space even further with some decking and new turf! So excited! Would Highly Recommend to all my friends and family to use Hammer and Trowel.
I was looking into getting a patio for our back garden where I received 3 different quotes and Lewis’s quote was by far the best value for money. He took me through step by step what he needed to do and how he was going to do it. Lewis and his team were professional and friendly throughout and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it’s turned out. Would highly recommend Hammer and Trowel to anyone!
We originally booked Lewis and Hammer & Trowel in to build and perimeter wall and replace a fence out our house. The project quickly changed and ended with Lewis and the team completely remodelling our garden and patio. Throughout the whole project Lewis kept us updated on progress regularly consulting us on all key decisions giving very sound advice on options throughout and dealt with any challenges that came up.
To say we are pleased with the results would be a massive understatement. The quality of work is exceptional, the friendliness & work ethic of the whole team was 1st class and the cost was very competitive. The original plan was to get the fence and wall sorted so that we could look to see our house, but we are so pleased with how our garden and patio now look that we won’t be moving anytime soon!!!
What can I say… Lewis and his guys are amazing! They work twice as hard as any builders we have ever used and the end result is perfection. I can’t recommend enough, it’s hard to find a trustworthy tradesmen that will go above and beyond but these guys really do go that extra mile. Thank you so much can’t wait to use hammer and trowel for our next project.
We have been extremely happy with all of the work that Lewis and his team have done for us. From the first meeting we decided their friendly and helpful approach to our projects was a pleasant change to other builders. Since starting our house and garden renovations Lewis and his team have been very respectful and were so helpful in helping us make major decisions with our home and garden renovation. They listened to our ideas and helped us realise our dream home. We are extremely happy with the results and would recommend Hammer & Trowel to everyone.
Very satisfied with the work recently completed by Hammer and Trowel. Lewis and his team are very honest and the end product was very high quality for a reasonable price. Would highly recommend!
Received an excellent service for removal of old decking, levelling and laying a wonderful new patio. Hammer & Trowel listened to my requirements, suggested some ideas I would not have thought of to create a marvellous new outdoor space. They were professional punctual and cleared and removed everything at the end of the job. I highly recommend their services and would use again in the future.
Lewis and his team recently worked on landscaping my garden, this included replacing an existing patio, levelling and creating a new patio, re-turf the lawn and various other elements. They were very tidy, kept me informed and always offered options on the design and layout. As this work took place during lockdown they were very careful re COVID restrictions and were also self reliant on bringing their own kettle etc for hot drinks. I would recommend using Lewis and the team for any future jobs as the quality of work is very high and within budget and timescales agreed.