“Thank you Alex, & btw everyone else reading this I thoroughly recommend Alex’s building firm. They installed our kitchen last year, & I couldn’t be happier with them & the result.”
[nb. editors note: James left this comment on Nextdoor social media]
James & Deb – Seven Dials
“We were able to enjoy the project because the level of trust was very high for three reasons. First the planning was meticulous and detailed. The initial proposal gave a breakdown of each component from the QS report. Alex and Jamie helped us to adapt components of the project to our budget from the pre building stage right through to completion using their builder trend software. Second I felt that problems with the project were there to be solved rather than to be fought over. Alex reorganised the entire project so that we could use the existing kitchen and so stay in the house, saving us thousands in rent. Contractors were communicated with effectively and efficiently and materials proposed that keenly matched quality and price. Finally the team – from joiners to plumbers and brick layers – were just lovely to have around. Even the dog liked them. They were all great fun, cleaned up the house really well and were constantly conscious that they were working in our home. The level of skill was exceptional and they adapted new materials to a period house to create a homely and impressive result.”
I really enjoyed working with Alex and his team. We won’t be doing work like this again but if we did we would use BGH.”
Charlie & Jasmine – Preston Park
“Bright Green Homes undertook two projects for us. The first was an internal restructuring including removal of a load-bearing wall and chimney, kitchen replacement and installation of a new bathroom. The second was a whole house internal and external renovation.
The fact that we chose to use Bright Green Homes for the second project demonstrates our confidence in them.
Alex who runs the projects is good at communicating, keeps clients up to date and is excellent at troubleshooting and suggesting ideas. His knowledge of eco-friendly technologies and insulation techniques is first-class. The computer system they use makes invoicing transparent and easy to follow which is a big plus point.
Bright Green Homes employs a core team of carpenters and builders and this ensures that they work together well. They are a good bunch to have around and keep things tidy most of the time. They do eat a lot of biscuits though! We were living in the house during the kitchen replacement and they were considerate (for example ensuring we always had a functioning washing machine) and contained the building site behind a temporary wall.
Any sizeable project will run into hurdles and for us these arose mainly from external tradespeople outside the control of Bright Green Homes. Alex did his best to mitigate these events but we did experience a couple of delays due to this. I imagine this happens during a significant building project with any company.
Snagging issues at the end were dealt with promptly.
Overall we are very happy with the work that Bright Green Homes completed for us, we would use them again and would recommend them to others. If potential future clients are interested in seeing the work they did and talking to us then I’m happy to be contacted.”
– Paul & Lucy, Westdene, Brighton
“The dream that we had for years has surpassed our expectations – and you delivered. We can’t thank you and your team enough for the improvements, not only to our house, but to our lives and the way that we now live in our new surroundings.
Nearly every day, Ray or myself will say “I just love this room”; the space; the light; everything! Our friends and family still can’t believe when they visit, and see the transformation.
The journey with you, was made easier through your well organised planning and your help and advice along the way. [All those horror stories from friends and family – really were just their stories, and not ours]. Not saying it was a fairy tale – but it was definitely not as bad as we thought, and of course – we wish we had done it sooner. ”
– Ray & Lenka, Cobton Drive, Brighton
“The work was extensive, including the installation of a lift, an additional bathroom, new kitchen and rain water harvesting system. Throughout this process Alex and his team were incredibly organised, keeping me up to date with photos of the completed work every day.
I was consulted on as much as I needed to be, they were flexible with my requirements and gave me useful suggestions to any concerns. Not only were they a lovely bunch to work with, but they made the process of renovating and refurbishing a home a (relatively) stress-free process! I highly recommend them for any size of job and would not hesitate to work with them again… in fact, I count on it!”
– Kyla, Park Crescent Place, Brighton
“BGH carried out a garage extension in September 2016 providing us with 3 new bedrooms and a bathroom. Their quote was very competitive and they managed to keeps costs within the agreed budget (pretty impressive for a large project). Besides excellent communication and time-keeping, the guys were also exceptionally tidy and professional and offered brilliant advice throughout the job. We can not recommend them highly enough.”
– Jenny, Tongdean Lane, Brighton
“Huge thanks again to you and to all your team for a good job done”
– Thurstan, Donald Hall Road, Brighton
“The thing I liked most about Bright Green Homes was Alex’s enthusiasm and his willingness to spend time working out – and explaining – the best way to get to the solution we wanted.”
– Alan, Bishopstone Drive, Saltdean
“Thank you so much for the work that you’ve done at the house. Your guys on site have always been polite and conscientious and really done their best to fit around us. I’ve found it very easy to talk to you about the job and your suggestions and recommendations were invaluable when the job didn’t go quite to plan. On top of this your invoicing and billing were transparent and easy to understand.Best of all, the work that you’ve done has made a huge difference to our home! Once again, thank you.”
– Justin & Rosie, Rose Cottage, East Chiltington
“Thanks to Alex, Fran and all the team for all your hard work with our full house renovation. There were several tricky problems to overcome and you gave every situation your fullest attention. It was so useful to have your knowledge about the latest technology and your contacts with suppliers. We are delighted with the results and are particularly pleased that the finished project doesn’t have the standard design features of some modern Eco-builds but is a truly bespoke finish. It’s a lovely warm and comfortable home now.”
– Rick & Caroline, Elms Lea Avenue, Brighton
“Bright Green Homes offers a fantastic service. They were attentive to detail from the design to clearing up little niggles and I thoroughly recommend them.”
– Jo & Thomas, Shaftesbury Road, Brighton
“Many thanks for our super efficient condensing boiler! It’s been working like a dream since installed and we are looking forward to those lower gas bills. The job was carried out with the minimum of fuss and all work was clean and to an excellent standard.”
– Heather & Andy, Brighton
“Thank you for all the project management you have done for us. It has been really good to know that you had the expertise and the connections to get the work done that we wanted. We didn’t have the knowledge or time to do the research so your help was extremely valuable.”
– Caroline & Elizabeth, Chesterfield Drive, Esher
“From start to finish the whole project carried out by bright green homes was well run and managed. All of the team were polite, friendly and knowledgeable. They explained, each day, the plan for the works they were going to be carrying out and how that may affect us. They were considerate at all times that they were within a family home and made all of the work as convenient and hassle free as possible. A big thank you to the whole team for a brilliant job.”
– Sarah, Mile Oak Road, Portslade
“Thanks for all your work over the last week, it was a pleasure to have you and your team upgrading our house, I couldn’t imagine a nicer bunch of people. Everything planned was clearly explained to us and we had an input if any changes were required (or a better solution found). The work was completed within the quoted time and I’m sure you left the house cleaner than when you started. We’ll definitely be recommending you to our friends.”
– Tom, Uplands Road, Brighton