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experienced enough to Know Small enough to care dedicated to care 30 years of experience in the trade. References to check last 10 years From under pining new basement conversion. converting property's in to flats THANKS FOR LOOKING.

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22 Mar 2021


Ray and his team did an extensive refurbishment for me in Hackney . I didn’t know him before and took three quotes from other builders as is recommended . His pricing is competitive and he came up with a comprehensive quote . Plus he is an affable chap and seemed trustworthy. So we went ahead . The property refurbished is approx 130 sq m so it was a big job . Initial stages were stripping the property out and removing a huge amount of rubble . When builders are in your house it’s difficult to see

, E8

15 Dec 2012


ARK build has just finished a major building project for us. We had an extension built on the back of our one bedroom flat and major changes made (moved the bathroom, knocked down existing walls, built new ones etc). I am really happy with Ray and his team. They came in on time and on budget. Ray was good at communicating throughout the job, his team worked hard and were reliable and he was happy to follow specific instructions, and come up with ideas for solutions. A genuinuely nice bloke too.

, N8

14 Jun 2010


The Project is not finnished, but so far all goes well but i like to see the work finnished before an overall rate given.

, W6

23 May 2009


Ray did a stirling job- would thoroughly recommend him and the team. This was a major refurb involving a complete strip out of a 2300 sqare feet building, major structural work including opening up a sizeable loft space, underpinnnig a basement and tanking and a major new extension coupled with installing new services to creat 3 luxury flats.

, SW2

24 Mar 2009


I would highly recommend Uplands contract to any one considering a domestic build or exstension. The workmanship was superb and the contractor was efiicient communicative and honest. As I and my family were living on site I found that they were sensitive to our needs and completed works as well as some extra's for a reasonable price. As a result many of my neighbours have approached me for their number.

, SE15

11 Apr 2008


Highly recommended.

, LE5

08 Mar 2008


excellent job done by an efficient, reliable and knowledgeable firm - highly recommended!

, B26

06 Mar 2008

Kitchen Specialist

Ray did an excellent job at fitting my flat pack kitchen. Ray came across a few difficulties from slightly uneven walls and floors, which ended up drawing the job out by a couple days. Even though Ray went over his original schedule I was not charged anymore. Ray stood by what he had first quoted, Which to me is a sign of good honest tradesmen. Pointers to take on board. Time keeping needs to be improved even though you text to say you would be late. You were late on every occasion. Also you need to be more positive about your work, rather than being so negative. Your good at what you do, so have a bit more faith in yourself. All in all great value for money and I would use him again. Helena

, LE7

29 Aug 2007

Bathroom fitter

We are very pleased with the bathroom refit, which involved installing shower; replacing bath, basin & toilet; tiling; and fitting new flooring. Ray is pleasant and reliable. Turned up when he said he would & worked hard to complete. Good value for money & would recommend

, LE14

31 Jul 2007


Ray responded quickly to give a competitive quote for three days of work plus one for inspection certification, started within 48 hours and finished on time. Ray also gave good advice which saved money from the original job specification.Ray could improve the finish of his trunking work, this we discussed while he was on site.Overall I'm happy with the completed work which I feel was value for money. David, Coventry.

, CV3

29 Jul 2007

Bathroom fitter

this job was not finished to my satisfaction. The grout on the slate floor tiles was not cleaned properly and is now proving almost impossible to remove. The casing around the electrical wiring was finished to a very poor standard. This workman didnt clean up after himself indeed the decking in the garden will need to be repainted due to staining with floor grout.

, E7

21 Jun 2007


Ray was great - quoted monday night - started following morning. As a property investor time was critical. Ray completed in 7 days which meant my other tradesman could complete on time. Would definately recommend and will use again without hesitation.

, NN17

06 Jun 2007


Ray was concerned with making sure we had a safe job, to regulations and without causing undue stress. In that, he was spectacularly successful. He is a genuinely nice guy and easy to be around. Constructive criticism: - finishing (edges on trunking, etc) was not brilliant but he made an effort to keep it tidy. - time taken to do the job was much longer than expected. Admittedly, the scope of the project changed but even the re-estimated time was not even close. On the whole, we had value for money, and that's the main thing.

, AL2

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