Simon Philips: 260sqm Nudura New Build in Kingswear – December 2021
Anthony (Churston Builders) have recently completed a complicated new build for us on a difficult site in Kingswear which involved thousands of tonnes of excavation, followed by the construction of a 260 sqm contemporary house on a site with limited access.
Anthony, and his team, have always been enthusiastic, hard working and considerate to our neighbours. We have received numerous compliments along the way from neighbours and visitors to site regarding the efficiency of the build and the quality of the work.
Communication has been excellent though out the project and Anthony has always been more than happy to liaise with the other parties; architects, structural engineers, suppliers, specialist contractors and builders merchants. Anthony has recommended and introduced us to plumbers, carpenters, electricians, tilers etc all of whom have been reliable, efficient and trustworthy. Anthony managed all these trades well and efficiently, and we would have no hesitation in using Anthony, and his team again.
We now have a stunning new home and all visitors remark on the standard of workmanship throughout. We would, and have, highly recommended Churston Builders.
Nick & Sheena Powe: Double garage & workshop and block paved driveway – Summer 2021
Churston Builders were great to work with. Attention to detail exceeded our expectations. A well managed project, working around all the supply issues caused by Covid, delivering, within budget, a quality finish we are very proud of. We would definitely recommend Anthony and his team.
Colin & Sue: Four-storey New Build Brixham – Late 2019
Having owned a house in Brixham some years ago we were drawn back to the town when seeking another home close to the coast and were lucky to find a small derelict garage in the town with great views over Torbay.
We had no personal experience of builders in the area but were recommended to Anthony at Churston Builders which was our lucky day!! The build was difficult being a steep sloping site down narrow street but nothing was too much of a problem for Anthony and his team. Everyone of his young team were polite, efficient and always seeking the best way to complete a task.
Any obstacles were overcome without complaint and resolved easily. The price was competitive and any extras were fairly charged. As a result we have a beautiful new house that is regarded in the area as one of the best --fitting in superbly to its surroundings. The finish is excellent and I would have no problems recommending Anthony and Churston Builders for any work regardless of size.
Thank you Anthony and team - Colin and Sue
Mike & Catherine Cann: North Rocks Road, Churston – August 2019
"After due consideration and comparison including personal feedback from previous clients, we chose Churston Builders (Anthony) to build our two storey extension and off road car parking space.
From initial quotes through to completion we found Anthony to be very knowledgeable of his trade and had a great team working for him. Communication was excellent and we felt Anthony could be trusted on all aspects of the build, he was professional, considerate and helpful at all times. Throughout the development Anthony explained each stage of the build, and he and his team came up with recommendations and solutions to any adjustments made to the initial plans. His team were always polite and worked to a high standard, clearing up and removing rubbish at the end of each day. Our build was completed to an excellent standard, and importantly he used approved quality materials. Payments were itemised every few weeks when each phase of the works was complete, which allowed for financial management and cost tracking.
We are delighted with the transformation of our home and have no hesitation to personally recommend Anthony for large projects or any general building work and would certainly use him again in the future for any further projects."
Cliff and Jan Robinson: Churston Ferrers – July 2018
Antony and his team undertook an extensive list of extensions and refurbishment to our property both internally and externally during 2018. One of the key elements was the addition of two large dormers in order to extend a bedroom and add an en-suite. Our brief to Antony was to make them match, as near as possible, to the existing dormers such that they didn’t stand out as a separate building phase and detract from the overall look of the property. Antony and his team exceeded our expectations, not only in the build quality but in that the new dormer extensions are indistinguishable from the existing construction. In short, they look as though they have always been part of the house, which is more than we could have expected. The subsequent internal fit out has been excellent delivering exactly the finish and quality we had been hoping for.
In addition, we presented Antony with the challenge of delivering a roof top terrace “like the one in the picture”. There were a number of significant structural limitations which needed to be overcome to deliver the terrace. Working with the Structural Engineer Antony and his team have created a solution that is better than “the picture” and exceeds our expectations by some margin.
Externally Antony and the team have re-laid over 160 sq. meters of pathways with sandstone flags. The quality of finish along with the sweeping curves attained has really given the garden a real wow factor.
The best testimonial we can give Antony and the team is that, as the work has progressed, we have been so pleased with the outcomes that we engaged Antony to carry out further works including refurbishing an existing bathroom, replace all of our internal doors, re-plaster two ceilings, re-decorate the lounge, hall, stairs and landing, re-route two rainwater drains, replace the front door and sidelight and re-tarmac 100 sq. metres of driveway.
Finally, we would like to express our thanks to Antony and his team, not just for all the hard work, but also for all the input and suggestions that have contributed to getting the best result possible and exceeding our expectations.
Emma & Dave: Borough Road, Paignton – July 2017
Anthony and his team of professionals started our project in July 2017. We wanted an existing conservatory demolished and replaced by a large kitchen extension. This then allowed the existing kitchen and lounge to be knocked into one large lounge to accommodate our large family. We are delighted with the end result which exceeded all our expectations. At every step, Anthony and his team listened to what we wanted and worked hard to ensure that everything was completed to our specification. Nothing was too much trouble. We would like to thank Anthony and all at Churston builders for all their hard work. We would definitely use them again in the future.
Neill and Catherine: Kingswear – 2016/17
We highly recommend Anthony and his team from Churston Builders. They undertook a complete renovation of a ground floor flat for us in Kingswear during 2016/17. This involved a complete strip out of the previous property, which had not been renovated for 60 years, then a complete refit. The refit included new ceilings and ceiling insulation, insulated wall cladding, replacement flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, electrics, water pipework, architraves, skirting, doors, plastering and painting. The work has been done to a very high standard, and the outcome looks fantastic. At all times, Anthony and his team were helpful, hard-working and a pleasure to deal with. We would certainly use them again.
Bernard Young: Stoke Flemming – December 2016
I would like to thank Anthony and his excellent team at Churston Builders for transforming our dreary kitchen and outdated dining room into a fantastic open plan wow kitchen and dining space. Throughout the project we were impressed and pleased by the professional approach, skill and quality of workmanship in which his team carried out the work, this entailed: removal of our old kitchen units and the dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room, installation of support steel work, fitting pocket oak doors, plastering walls and ceilings, installing Howdens kitchen units, electrics, fitting French doors, laying laminate oak flooring throughout, paint and decorating - we are absolutely delighted with the end result.
Alyson and Nigel Woodlands: Davies Avenue, Paignton - Spring 2016
From the start to the finish of our new extension, new roof and fitted kitchen Anthony and his team were polite, hard working and reliable.Anthony listened to what we required and kept us informed at every stage and provided sound advice. They were professional and quality materials were used which showed in the finished build. Churston Builders were an excellent choice and we would have no hesitation in recommending their work or using them again in the future.
Craig Ballard: Berry Head Road, Brixham – August 2015
We couldn’t be happier with our garden and the work carried out by Anthony and his hard working team.
From paper to finished result we can hardly believe how the garden previously looked, the team worked hard through some soul destroying hot weather and gave us a wonderful space.
Anthony was always available and any queries he was only too happy to listen to and help with, his experience certainly helped us add to the finished result.
Our decision to have decking was a highlight, Tom a craftsman indeed, created a wonderful area for us and really transformed the upper area of our garden and extended the lower half which had existing decking.
A beautiful job, with a polite and hard working team. We would recommend them whole heartedly and appreciated their work so much that we are having them work inside our property during the Winter.
Ian and Yvonne Glidan: Long Ridge, Totnes – May 2015
We are happy to recommend Churston Builders , Anthony has a great team who work well together, produce a good standard of workmanship and complete the work on budget and schedule. We are very pleased with the garage construction and garden walling and will be using them again.
Lynn Parker: Davies Avenue, Paignton – 20 January 2015
Churston Builders have done an excellent job in updating a very tired house and getting it ready to go on the market. Anthony was very helpful in suggesting the best solutions to achieve a modern clean look to maximize the sale potential. The entire house was re-plastered to an exceptional standard which completely transformed the look and feel of the property. All rubbish was removed from the site and at all times Anthony worked to the quote provided. I am very pleased with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend Churston Builders.
Stacey Lopez, Construct hard stand at front of property and drop kerb – 15th May, 2013
One of the most competitive quotes, agreed a start date and was very patient even though the local authority messed us around rather. Started when he said he would, always left the property tidy, no nasty surprises and no sharp intakes of breath. Nice team of lads, hard working and honest. I have already recommended them to a couple of friends who need work doing around their properties.
David & Liz Hope: Garage/workshop converted to 2 bed dwelling – November 2021
Churston Builders (Anthony and his team) were employed to remodel our garage/workshop into a 2-bedroom self-contained property to accommodate friends and family when they come to visit.
The project involved removing the existing garage and workshop roof. Removing all existing internal walls and flooring. A one-meter trench around the existing structure was needed to be dug out and a retaining wall had to be built to comply with building regulations.
The build included a large open plan living/dining room and kitchen, a corridor leading to a staircase with a shower room and toilet and bedroom on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a large open plan bedroom with panoramic custom-made windows. The carpenters made cupboard doors for storage areas in the eaves. A new pitch roof was installed to include 6 electric Velux roof windows to further enhance natural light into the main lounge and upstairs bedroom.
During this time Churston Builders fitted new double glazed windows, new floors, , new doors, installed new internal walls, plastering throughout. Anthony arranged with the plumber and electrician to complete all required work. He also arranged for someone to come round with carpet and flooring samples for us to choose before being fitted after building work was completed.
Anthony also sorted out all required paper work and liaised with the building inspector throughout the project. During this project we also extended the scope of work to include replacing and re designing the existing patio. Anthony was extremely helpful in giving ideas to make the area safe and more accessible for Liz who has a sight impairment. As we were so delighted with the work done we also asked for them to replace the existing 330-meter driveway with block paving.
We would highly recommend Churston Builders. Throughout the project Anthony kept us informed on the progress and explained to us any concerns we had about the refurbishment. Anthony has a vast resource of experienced trades people at hand. They all produced outstanding workmanship under his guidance.
The work was completed on time, (subject to weather and availability of stock) on budget and was carried out to a very high standard. Anthony and his team have been a real pleasure to work with, they have tackled every job with enthusiasm and good humour and the quality, care and detail they put into their work was outstanding. The workers were very polite, helpful and made sure that the site was left tidy and clean ensuring that Liz did not encounter any unnecessary hazards.
Dr Indranil Dey: Construct breeze block built garden office – August 2021
Anthony and team have built a new living room extension at the back of our property in Marldon. We are very happy to have Churston Builders again if we are to consider any future project at ours. Given the unprecedented turn of events and challenges earlier in ’20 and through ’21, Anthony had a good oversight of the project from the beginning, kept us informed with timely and relevant communication if any particular delays in part-work related to sourcing of building material beyond their control. Good care taken with all necessary paperwork including post-completion insurance.
Anthony listened to our choices and modifications as part of our visual journey; also offered recommendations and led team well. The initial quotation from the year before was honoured despite the pandemic delay which spoke about integrity and good will. The finishing quality has met our expectations very well. Well done Team!
Carol and Gary Mellor: Churston Ferrers – June 2017
We would like to say a massive Thankyou Anthony to you and all your team for the wonderful job that you have done on our home.
We are delighted with our new dining area and it has far surpassed our expectations. The standards of the finish are superb as always and it's great to know that we have builders that we can trust to do a great job from start to finish, and at budget and on time.
We have and will continue to recommend Churston builders, and very much look forward to our next project being completed.
Daniel Salisbury: Torquay – November 2016
I was recommended to Churston Builders when I need a builder for a complete internal updating of a Torquay property in 2013, for our family home. We only had 6 weeks for the work to be completed before we were moving in. During this time Churston builders fitted new floors, new doors, new stairs, new fireplace, removed an internal chimney stack, re-plastered three rooms, liaised with our plumber and electrician for a complete re-plumb and re-wire. The work was on time, on budget and carried out to a high standard. Two years later when we planned an extension and new driveway we had no hesitation on asking Antony of Churston Builders and his team to carry out the work. Antony helped project manage the whole process, kept us informed and up-to date with progress along the way. The work carried out, was again on time to a high standard and always kept the site clean and tidy. I would say that Antony has the refreshing ability to look at a project and work with the clients best interest at heart to a high level of workmanship. Our family would like to thank and recommend Churston Builders for all their work which totally transformed our house into a beautiful warm family home which we love.
Carol and Gary: 8 Green Lane, Churston – August 2015
Once again we are really pleased with everything that you and the guy's have done for us Anthony, very professional from start to finish, a really nice team of people who we felt we could totally trust which is very important.
Chris and Kirtsy Hall: Glenhern Terrace, Totnes – 25 January 2015
Amongst the four or five builders we asked to give an estimate, Anthony stood out from the competition for his willingness to give estimates which broke down what we would have to spend. His staff and associates are all properly qualified and experienced tradesmen. They arrived promptly and really worked hard. Anthony kept in constant touch by email and nothing was too much trouble. We have no hesitation in recommending Churston Builders.
Keith Christmas: The Garden House, Brixham. Extension refurbishment, groundworks and paving – 21st March, 2014 (MyBuilder)
Anthony and Ollie have been a real pleasure to work with. They have tackled every job with enthusiasm and good humour and the quality and care they put into their work is outstanding. This has been a long and at times very difficult renovation and when there has been an unexpected problem we have been able to sort out the solution without fuss or bother. Where there have been extras, Anthony has been unfailingly honest and his accounts have been accurate to the penny. This project has covered everything from renovation of 1800s stone to a new-build oak extension to extensive groundworks and paving. In the year Churston Builders has been working on this job he and Ollie have become part of the family and we will be sorry to see them go when it is finally complete. We recommend them unreservedly.
Brian Worfingdale: Kitchen extension – 29th Nov, 2013 (MyBuilder)
From the start to the finish of our new extension Anthony and his team were polite, hard working, listened to what we required and kept us informed. They were professional which showed in the finished build. To sum up Churston Buiders were an excellent choice and we would definitely use them again.
Chris Charles: Block paved drivewayDriveway – 28th Jan, 2013 (MyBuilder)
First of all I would say, don’t be put off by the age of Anthony, he may be young, but he knows what he’s doing.He has just laid our new driveway, and i couldn’t be more pleased. Churston are professional in their approach, hard working, and you can trust them to get on with the job in hand.The quote was very reasonable, with no hidden costs, and we were kept informed at every step.The driveway looks fantastic, and we have already asked for a quote to do the gardern wall !! I would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again.
Maureen Miles: Garden landscaping and block paved driveway testimonial – 24 Oct, 2011
We hired Churston Builders to Landscape our garden, add new fencing, including a new gate, patio, plastering front of house and also block paving of our driveway and front path. Anthony and his team work to a very high standard and we were absolutely thrilled with the results. They have totally transformed our property. Everyday they always arrived on time, were very polite,friendly and respectful to us and also when leaving our property at the end of the day, where this was always left spotlessly clean. We would highly recommend Churston builders and already have done, to friends and other family members,and we will definitely use them again in the future.
Malcolm Holmes; Landscaping, rendering and flooring testimonial – 18 Sept, 2011
We first hired Churston Builders at the beginning of the year for Garden landscaping, what a fantastic job Anthony did, I was so happy with the work I have since hired Anthony’s firm for several other jobs including bathroom refurbishment, rendering the front of the house, plastering and solid oak flooring through the whole of the downstairs house, he and his team have done a marvelous job and all were on time and within budget. I am over the moon with all the work they’ve completed for me and my wife. I would highly recommend Churston Builders to anyone. With there competitive prices and polite attitude they were a pleasure to employ, I will be using Churston Builders once again in the near future for a kitchen refurbishment and any other work I may need to have done.
Val Noble: Construct breeze block built garden office – 12th Aug, 2012
We originally hired Churston Builders to construct a brick built workshop in the garden. We were extremely pleased with the results, so asked Anthony if he could take on more work. He and his team have now completed the workshop, built a wall and prepared a large patio area for tiling. Timekeeping was immaculate – the team were courteous and friendly and the standard of work great. We have had one or two bad experiences in the past, so to find Churston Builders through ‘mybuilder’ has been a very positive experience for us. Anthony is a real credit to his father, who first began the business some time ago. He and his team worked so hard in torrential rain and scorching sun and they were always cheery and positive. We would (and probably will!) hire them again. Well done lads!!