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We got Darren and his team to convert our bungalow’s loft into 3 bedrooms and an en suite. We had a number of quotes from different local building firms but Darren’s enthusiasm and knowledge of construction made us choose him – we are so happy we did as he did not disappoint!

The architect we had used made some major oversights in his designs that not only meant there was minimal information for Darren to work with but also rooms that would have been unusable. Darren was able to work around these issues resolving each one as they arose leaving us with a superb loft conversion which has not only added value to our house but our family’s lives too.

The high standard of work and value for money means that we are getting Darren and his team to do more building work on the ground floor as we will not risk using anyone else.

I would highly recommend DBK Joiners and Builders to anyone.
Tom Broadbent, Loft Conversion, HYDE

I’m in the process of renovating a tired, neglected and dated property. A friend recommended DBK Joiners and Builders and they’ve not let me down. Not only is their work to a high standard but I’ve found the whole team trustworthy and easy to be around in my home. Darren is in contact throughout the works and has provided good advice and reassurance. I will be continuing to use DBK for the remainder of the renovation and have hesitation in recommending them.
Amanda, Heaton Mersey

We had a loft conversion built using ‘Darren Kay Builders’. These builders are good, reliable and honest. Any issues were resolved quickly. Builders cleaned up after each day since we lived in the house whilst work was being carried out. Good advice was also given throughout the project.
Zafar Mohammed, Didsbury

Having the builders in can be a very stressful experience so when the need arises you need a team of friendly people who will do a great job (we are talking a very high level of craftsmanship here and all building regulations having been safely met), be trustworthy (including looking after the dog and making sure the house is locked up each night), be as tidy as possible (this is difficult but each evening any dust etc was hovered up before we got home), quote a good price (and not deviate from this) and also be flexible enough to accommodate any changes mid-build (again, not a problem here). I am happy to say that Darren and the team met all the above requirements and we now have a cracking loft conversion. Brilliant job! Thanks very much.
Simon and Sara – Wilmslow

Darren built our extension about 5 years ago, and we’re still very happy with the quality of the build. Darren improved on our plans and often came up with helpful ideas and solutions which had been overlooked by the architect. Darren and the team were very considerate and accommodating, for example making sure that we always had a water supply. Happy to recommend
J Jones, Mellington Avenue

Darren and the team were a pleasure to deal with from the very first stages right through to making sure all the works were complete in time for the birth of our little girl. The work was to very high standard and I would not hesitate in recommending DBK to anyone thinking of under taking any form of building work or joinery. Thanks again, we now have a wonderful attic conversion that has meant we can stay where we are, for now! I’ll certainly be asking Darren back for the next project.
Michael Moore

DBK built a significant extension for us, a top quality job and they were very considerate and tidy. We were able to live in the house all through the build, even with a newborn baby and a toddler! Darren is very approachable and always responds straight away to queries and questions. A very professional job and we would not hesitate to recommend. We would definitely use them again whenever we need building work.
Saunders family

DBK have done 2 major jobs for me (not to mention numerous small, tricky lifesaving ones!) and the standard of workmanship is as good as you could possibly expect. Darren is a perfectionist and will be over backwards to make a job work. Both jobs (a kitchen and a loft conversion) involved all aspects of trades including electrics, building, joinery, plumbing, flooring, plastering and decorating and were done on time and to budget. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to you.
Danny Turnbull

I first came across DBK builders approx 7 years ago. They were in mid renovation of a Victorian semi in Altrincham – I called in to see what the standard of work and construction was like and to asses if I should invite DBK to quote for the work I required. The work was excellent and the site and team organised. After getting the ‘normal’ 3 quotes I chose DBK based on what I had already seen on their previous job and the competitive price. Since then DBK has gone on to do the following work for me: My current home: Full house renovation, rip and strip out, new windows, plumbing inc x 4 bathrooms, full electrics, all joinery, Cellar tanking and complete renovation from cellars to attic. Plus extension to the side of the house. External works included moving the main electrical supply and excavating the cellars. New down pipes and full slate roof overhaul – painting and decorating. Business: Full building renovation. Damp issues investigated, treated and resolved with guarantees. Re-routing of internal soil pipes, drainage issues, new inspection chamber and roding access. Flat roof renovation with lead gutters. Structural steel work, plumbing, electrical, decoration and joinery. All work has been carried out to a high standard and completed to my satisfaction (which is not easy to do!). Any issues that cropped up we discussed and always came to an agreed solution. Darren and the team have completed many other ‘smaller’ building tasks for me over the years and as ever always completed on time and budget. I would definitely recommend Darren, Pete and the rest of the team at DBK. I will be using them again. Thanks again DBK. Regards Richard
Richard – Altrincham

After getting all the planning t’s crossed and the i’s dotted its hard work to find a builder you feel confident in someone you can trust to be fair and reliable and at the right price too. We took three quotes from three seprate builders to which DBK sat in the middle, but Darren we felt, we were able to trust and deal with throught our majoir build on our house. The job was given to DBK to which the work was started quickly and confidently.Any issues was brought to our attention and delt with. Darren handled our building inspector with great ease to which he told me he was very happy with the work being carried out. The build , which was one third of our house was carried out quickly and any problems was handled very well with respect to the customer, something you dont find in many arees of work these days. All work was carried out to budget. Overall i was very happy with all work carried out, in fact one of my neighbors asked DBK to carry out some work on there house too. Extension work carry out was -Downstairs extend kitchen, unitlty room and downstairs toilet. Upstairs forth bedroom and extension to front box bedroom to a larger bedroom. I would like to take this opertunity to say thanks Darren and all the lads who worked on site.
Mr C Strangeway

Undertaking any major building works an be very stressful, choosing the right building company with the right level of expertise and dedication is essential. I decide to use DBK Joiners and Builders for a a large loft conversion, re-roof and the re-configuration of 2 other bedrooms in Nov 12. I received a detailed quotation from Darren with a complete plan of works including time frames, I also carried out all the necessary checks speaking face to face with previous customers, and it be became clear that the reputation of DBK was exceptional, and I contacted 5 customer local to me who had work completed in the last 18 months. Darren completed my project on time and under some severe weather conditions, he was on hand all way through the project offering help, advise and solutions to any problems that arisen, and I have to say I’m delighted with finish and the attention to detail shown throughout the hole project,. The guys were an absolute credit to Darren the way they conducted themselves and there hard work on site was noticeable, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend DBK, and I would certainly use them again, and if anybody wishes to speak to me personally then please do not hesitate to contact me, my details are available from Darren. I took the time to write a testimonial for two reasons, one being that DBK certainly deserve the recognition and secondly to help people avoid choosing a building company that cannot deliver what they promise. I would like to thank Darren and the team for a fantastic job, and I wish them well in the future. John Nibloe
John Nibloe

Having decided to finally undertake a major extension project, DBK were one of a number of builders that we asked to quote on the work. We decided to go with DBK as they were competitive and more importantly recommended to us by a number of friends and neighbours. We knew the quality of their work from the other extensions carried out in our area. Our project included a double storey side, extra bedroom and single storey to the back extension (+ garage removal). From day one, Darren and the team proved to be not only competent builders but also a lovely bunch of lads. They were extremely professional at all times. They managed to fit all the messy work around our schedule and always made sure that we had hot water, kitchen and and bathroom facilities throughout the work, which is incredibly important with a young family on site throughout the build. There were also a number of extra things that we decided to include during the build which had not been originally planned for and he was always able to accommodate the extra jobs with no fuss. We are incredibly pleased with the end product and all of our family and friends have all commented on how fantastic it looks. We would have no hesitation in recommending Darren and his team (DBK Joiners & Builders) for any building work. Thanks Darren for a great job!
James & Lorraine Donegan

For over a decade DBK Joiners & Builders have provided a competent, efficient and cost effective maintenance and construction service to our large industrial estate in Glossop. Darren has always been willing to offer good advice on all aspects of building work and infrastructure maintenance. He has been fair in the way he approaches pricing, and very conscientious and trustworthy in his dealings with our company. Technically his work has been excellent, and if there are follow up problems (which are rare) he responds willingly and promptly to resolve any issues. We would unreservedly recommend Darren and his team, who take pride in their work and are always polite and cheerful.
Philip Mason, Polebrook Limited

We had a single storey side and back extension and garage removal in 2011. Darren and his team were reliable, helpful and honest. Darren is easily contactable if there are any problems and he’ll try to sort them out if he can. The project was finised within the agreed time scale and the quality of the work was very good. You hear a lot about ‘cowboy’ builders, it’s nice to know that there are reliable good builders out there. We would definitely use DBK again if we needed work done.
Dave and Donna

We were recommended by our daughter to try DBK after having 2 quotes from other builders to be told that it could not be done to our specifications We had builders in approx 5 years ago, to not a great success including a conservatory that didn’t leak it poured in. when we decided to have more work done on our house, we were very apprehensive,but decided to go ahead. Darren called round and we told him what we wanted to have done, he was on our wave length straight away. There was no negativity from him, if he says it can be done, it can be done. They started with a re roof, new staircase with a different design so a toilet could be in stalled in the hall,which included having new drains and water mains, rooms blocked off, doors moved, boiler moved from the old kitchen to in the loft, electrical work and the big job was to knock the wall down between the old kitchen and lounge to make a bigger lounge, the wall between the 2 rooms was knocked down under dust sheets, The job did last longer that expected, but that was due to lots of extras on our side The work is now complete, and all finished to a high standard, including a dry conservatory. Wish we had been recommended to you 5 years earlier. Thank You Darren and your team Bob and Sue Gallacher
Mr & Mrs Gallacher ( 37 Montagu Road )

We were recommended Darren by friends down our road.The quality of work is first class and the post works service excellent.Darren oversees the works personally and ensures the product delivery is of a high standard.Having a young child during the works was no problem, as throughout the build period we were never left without hot water,cooking,heating or toilet facilities and we wered not required to source alternative accommodation at any stage.The team of operatives used were always friendly and helpful and aware of the needs to keep a tidy site with us still living in the house during the works.We would have no problem in using Darren again and indeed he has recently installed new windows for ourselves. He has now carried out five extensions along our Avenue alone and another 3 jobs within our locality and have heard no adverse comments regarding the quality of the works which speaks for itself. Would have no hesitation in using DBK Joiners and Builders again.
Pete and Jayne Griffiths

First of all Darren Kay is the only builder who has ever come recommended to me by his previous clients, and is the only builder I’ve met, who I would recommend to others. Put it this way, on our street there are five houses that have used DBK in the last five years. Darren and his team are very competent tradesmen, and they take pride in what they do. Darren oversaw all aspects of the work including external contractors. The people he brought in were excellent, the sparky, the plumber, the roofers, the scaffolders, the bricklayer, the plasterers, and labourers. The quality and finish of work, and materials used, were excellent and the after service has been great. The job was completed on budget, however it overran by a few weeks due to other commitments on the part of DBK, but this was not significant in the scheme of things. Initially, having a family with two young children who were around throughout the build, was a concern as a parent, however all his people were respectful and no burden or worry to have on site. We were never left without utilities, although we did go away for two weeks whilst some walls were knocked down and the majority of the kitchen was installed. When in the future, we want more work done DBK will be our first port of call.
Rowan and Katherine Insley

We had an old conservatory removed from the rear of our house and replaced with a single storey extension. Darren came to look at the project and provided a detailed costing within a week or so of contacting him – unlike other builders. The foundations proved to be an early issue and mini-piles were required. Darren organised all of the piling work with a sub-contractor and this went smoothly. Darren and his team completed the extension to a very high standard and to budget. He has a good team working for him and they keep the site clean and tidy – he even brings a toilet!. We will definitely call him first next time we have building work.
Simon, Glossop

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