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From the beginning Carl knew he'd have his work cut out as I have a background in project management!

Carl is conscientious, a perfectionist and straight talking! He explains things in every day language in order to reassure and makes making important decisions easy. He is acutely aware that the "building site" is, in fact, your home.

His team worked tirelessly (including weekends) to keep the project on track, taking each challenge the project presented on the chin and working for the best result, not the quickest and easiest, but the one that once everything was finished, would look best in our home. The team were polite and friendly whilst remaining professional.

Neighbours on both sides (we had to use one side for access and built within a few centimetres of the boundary on the other side) were happy with the level of cleanliness and respect shown for their cooperation and properties.

Naturally, on a kitchen extension other trades and partners are required, we used everyone that Carl recommended and have been utterly impressed with them all!

The end result is stunning and we can't believe the difference it's made to our home.

Don't get me wrong, it's a messy and dusty affair, but Carl and his team really do work at pace, whilst not compromising on quality, to ensure you have your home back as soon as possible!

Mandy


Cheshire Extensions had been recommended to us by our friends and we are so thankful that we decided to go with them for our kitchen extension as they have been brilliant in every way.

From our initial meeting, Carl was helpful, knowledgeable and polite, and went out of his way to reassure us. He has been excellent at communication throughout and would often come down to check that everything was going ok, even coming out at short notice over Christmas to fix a problem.

The workmen were also exceptional. They were hardworking, trustworthy, competent and cheerful even at 7.30 in the morning. They were efficient and always left the place tidy after they had finished for the day. Several neighbours commented on how polite they were. In the initial stages when there was some confusion (our fault not theirs) regarding the placement of a wall, nothing was too much trouble for them and they moved it without complaining.

We have been so impressed with all the guys at Cheshire Extensions and would highly recommend them. We love our kitchen and the space we now have-a huge thank you!

Rosie & Iain


We had an idea of an extension we wanted to do to our current home, no idea where to start, Cheshire Extensions came recommended to us, so we gave them a call. It couldn't have been easier, right from our first meeting with Carl he made us feel at ease, it was obvious he really knows his stuff. He put us in touch with an architect who was able to draw up the plans, deal with the planning office and get us ready for the start of the work. We also chose to use the kitchen designers and fitters (KAS kitchens in Cheadle) Carl recommended. Prior to the work starting we had a visit from our project manager Dave. Just what we wanted, he talked us through what to expect over the coming weeks, a rough idea as to timescale and what preparations we should do before the start. Every person we dealt with always did what they said they would, arrived for meetings on time and were prepared to spend time talking through the job.

You hear horror stories of builders not turning up, slipping off early to do other jobs and generally not being reliable, None of that applies to this company. At no point did we ever feel our property was not being respected by any of the team. Our builders were Dave Colin and Charlie, what a great bunch of guys, they arrived early every day with a cheery smile, we had a brief with Dave every day then we went off to work, most days they were still here when we got home.

The house was always left as tidy and secure as possible, they always made sure we had power and water each day. Nothing was every too much trouble, Dave was always, just on the end of the phone. Whatever we asked he always had a solution to it, he really is excellent at what he does.

Without Dave's knowledge & experience, Colin's big hammer and his ability to remove any wall or ceiling and Charlie's who was up on our roof in the really cold weather and still came in with a laugh and a smile each day we wouldn't have the amazing space we have now. The extension has completely changed how we use our home, we cant thank everyone enough for what they have done for us.

Cheshire Extensions oversaw everything right from the start to the day they handed our keys back to us, meaning we could just get on with our lives and leave them to it.

Thanks again to you all, next time you are passing call in for a bacon buttie and a brew you are always welcome.

Christine & Gary
Heaton Chapel, Stockport


Carl, I would like to thank you, Ronnie, Paul, and the rest of the team in relation to the recent extension and renovation at our home.

From start to finish everything was planned and communicated brilliantly. It was really reassuring to us to have you on the end of a phone at any time and answering my emails so timely, despite the late hours!

The team (who are a huge asset to Cheshire Extensions) were really respectful to our house and surrounding area. They made everything as easy as possible for us to live in the house with two young children and certainly helped to keep the family moral up in some testing circumstances.

In relation to the work, I have to say we're so pleased with the quality of the workmanship and the finish is clean and precise. We will definitely be recommending Cheshire Extensions to friends and family considering similar work and we would welcome any of your potential customers to come and see the team's work at our house and we'd be happy to answer any questions they have.

Many thanks again, and pass on our sincere thanks to the rest of the team.

Jon and Michele Hughes
Ashley Drive, Bramhall


Carl and his team did a great job converting and old loft space in my 1930's semi into a fantastic new living space. The job was completed on time and work was done to a good standard. I was impressed that they still got the work done in all weathers.

Thanks,
Richard & Emma


Carl and his team have just finished our two storey extension. I cant praise enough the hard working, professional, considerate and friendly team and would highly recommend them to anyone who was considering any extension, garden or driveway work doing (We ended up with all three!)

We love our new house. Thank you so much.

Amanda and Craig


Just wanted to say many thanks for a superb job. Everyone involved was great, polite, helpful and efficient. Would thoroughly recommend your company to anyone who requires building work done. Thank you once again!

Jenny


I am thrilled with the new extension. Work went like a well oiled machine with a disciplined, hard working team for whom nothing was too much trouble. Even the neighbours remarked on how quiet they were and how clean they kept the road.

The job was completed on target in spite of the almost continuous rain. Friends and visitors are equally impressed. As a bonus, when I had to repressurise the boiler today I did it from the kitchen cupboard without having to go up into the loft. That was the icing on a splendid cake. Please tell everyone how much I appreciate all their hard work.

Many Thanks, Dorothy Morgan


Thank you once again for the excellent work carried out on our single story extension earlier this year. We are delighted the work was completed according to the estimate provided, within budget and within the time frame provided. We were extremely pleased with the help and courtesy provided by yourself and all your workmen who visited and worked on site but in particular Ronnie, Scott, John and Lee. They were always extremely helpful in discussing progress and providing daily and weekly up-dates during each stage of the build. We were also pleased to have the reassurance that you were always readily available to discuss various stages throughout the build in addition to the men on site.

We also received several comments from various neighbours on how courteous and considerate your men were during the build at all times. We would recommend your building services to anyone considering having work carried out to their properties and we have already and will continue to recommend you to family and friends in the future.

Mr & Mrs Shakeshaft


I can't recommend Carl and his team highly enough. From the initial quote right until the final day of the build, everyone was friendly, professional and approachable. Dave was our foreman and we're extremely happy with the service he provided - he greeted us with a smile each morning, kept us informed of what was going on and asked us all the right questions so we could make the right decisions throughout the build. Carl himself has a fantastic reputation in the trade, as we found out whenever we mentioned his name - I lost count of the number of times we were told that we were in very good hands with Cheshire Extensions. Carl put us in touch with Alistair and Lee at KAS Cheadle, and together they've created our dream kitchen - we love it and would highly recommend KAS too.


Cheshire Extensions are the best. All the crew are polite respectful and friendly giving 110% in everything they do.

The workmanship is perfect and the results amazing. Will never use anyone else.

Karen & Sidney Aarons


We had got quotes from Carl on a few occasions over the years until we finally got round to making a decision and to building our extension! When we were ready we went directly to Cheshire because we knew by then that Carl and his team were very reliable and competent. We weren't really looking forward to the experience or the disruption especially since we have a really badly behaved Jack Russell who runs off or causes mischief at any opportunity! However, the experience was much better than I expected and the disruption was kept to a minimum by the team. And our dog loved it and didn't escape!

All the work is to a very high standard and the end result looks amazing. We will definitely be using Cheshire extensions for any future work and we feel no hesitation in recommending them.

Suzie, John, Anna and Lucky (dog)


Having searched local newspapers and the good old internet, we contacted a number of various builders.

Cheshire Extensions always came up as our number one choice, due to recommendations, cost, experience, friendliness, their commitment to the agreed fixed price, I could go on and on. Over all we were very impressed with the way they organised and planned the build from start to finish with no delays and no extra hidden costs. The quality and workmanship that went into the extension was at the highest standard we’ve seen in a long time (it was a shame to plaster board over it!)

The reassurance and information which was communicated to us on a daily basis on how the build was going and what was planned over the next few days was very accurate.

We hope to see you and your merry team again, there’s always a brew waiting if you’re ever passing!

Kindest Regards,
Derek, Claire, Jack, Jessica and Sarah Millington


From start to finish Carl and the whole team were brilliant. They were very professional and nothing was too much trouble. We felt confident that they understood our requirements and were doing what we wanted. All the guys seemed very skilled and able to do a variety of tasks. The workmanship was excellent and they used good quality products and materials.

We would not hesitate to recommend this company and would definitely use them again ourselves.

Mrs & Mrs Parker


We are absolutely delighted with the new kitchen that Carl (of Cheshire Extensions Ltd) and his team have created for us. The job involved knocking two rooms into one, installing a new kitchen (and removing the old one). Carl organised all of it (building, plumbing, electrics, flooring, plastering, decorating) and brought in Alastair & Lee from KAS (Kitchen Appliance Specialists in Cheadle) to assist in recommending, supplying and installing the kitchen.

Cheshire Extensions Ltd are registered with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and it was via the FMB website that we originally found Carl's details. From start to finish Carl was very friendly, helpful and relaxed. We found he was reasonably priced and very fair in all aspects of the job. Every part of the work was done in accordance with the appropriate standards: NICEIC, Building Regs, and Gas Safe (formerly Corgi). This was exactly what we wanted and provided peace of mind throughout.

All of the people in Carl's team were excellent and we felt very comfortable with them in our home. Special mention to Dave (the foreman) and John who were here most often (regularly rolling up outside at 7:30AM!) The kitchen fitter did a fantastic job of fitting the kitchen and the electricians (Keith & team), plasterers, Alan the flooring guy and Tracy the decorator were great as well.

Carl was always easy to get hold of and we found this very reassuring. There was a short "snag list" at the end of the job, but again Carl was more than fair and ensured that all of the issues were sorted.

In summary: We are over the moon with our new kitchen and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carl and Cheshire Extensions Ltd, or to use them again in the future.

Richard & Doreen - Gatley


We have nothing but praise for the workers and work done by Cheshire Extensions Ltd. It was a cramped and awkward space to work in, but it all went smoothly. Well done gentlemen, we have a downstairs toilet room to be proud of.

Brian and Ann


Cheshire Extensions have just completed a double storey extension on our semi in Withington. We had many quotes done beforehand, but Carl’s quote was fair and comprehensive, and he was very quick to get back to us with estimates.

From Day 1 all of Carl's team were hardworking, punctual and cheerful, despite the rotten weather. Carl himself was often present to check all was going to plan, and Ronny (Carl's foreman) and Carl were always available to discuss details and make sure that we were happy.

We would recommend Cheshire Extensions to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy company to do their roofing / extensions, without any hesitation.

Bernie & Chris - March 2013



I was kept informed of the progress at all time and the work was carried out in a timely fashion. I’d had bad experiences with builders before who had wasted my time and delayed building projects. It is reassuring to know that there are builders like Carl who do what they say they will do when they say that they will do it.

Thanks
Stephen Cafferty


We chose Cheshire Extensions Ltd as it was clear from our first meeting with Carl that he understood what we were trying to achieve with our complex extension, he was polite and likeable and importantly he really understood that we wanted the highest quality finish precisely matching the existing build.

The whole experience was first class and we are extremely happy with what was achieved. You genuinely would not know this was an extension; interiors, windows, skirts etc match existing build perfectly.

Through the whole project, Carl was available and would come on site as required. He was very approachable and would listen, and act on, any concerns we had and we worked together to decide on the fine details. Unlike other builders, Carl answers his phone immediately or calls back quickly if he's initially unavailable.

His team are very pleasant and good fun to have around. They were polite and kept the site as tidy as possible at all times. We had a new born baby half way through the build and Carl's team were very accommodating and considerate, choosing quieter jobs to progress during nap times.

We would use Cheshire Extensions on any future projects and would strongly recommend them.

Gareth & Suzanne
2012


I recently had a single story extension completed by Cheshire extensions and have nothing but compliments for the service I received. The cost of the extension was broken down to line items and the eventual cost did not differ much from this. I was extremely happy with the guys as they took pride in every detail and extra care when in or around my property, including covering my drive to ensure it was not damaged and even cleaned the windows when they had finished. The communication was excellent as Ronnie and Carl were available on the phone 24 / 7 and gave me daily phone calls to advise what the plan was and what I could expect to receive by the end of the day.

It's very rare I write such a complimentary response for a company as I have a high expectation however I could not fault Carl and his team. I would strongly urge anyone having an extension to use Cheshire extensions.

I wish you all the best for the future

Thanks again

Mark Jones
2012


I first contacted Carl Bateman and Cheshire Extensions as a result of a recommendation from a colleague at work. From the outset my dealings with Carl have been helpful and professional. Carl provided a competitive quote for a large double and single storey extension on my house. He was able to advise me regarding the finish at the property. Carl was particularly understanding and sensitive of the pressures that had necessitated the extension.

The foreman Ronnie was excellent as were the two Pauls, Scott, Graham and Dave to mention a few. Building work can be stressful but the team made sure that there were positive relationships and good humour prevailed. I actually missed them a bit when they'd gone! The quality of the work undertaken was excellent and I was consulted about decisions and given alternative solutions in good time to allow me to consider the best way forward. When there was a problem, as there are from time to time on a build as large as this, Carl and Ronnie were quick to act, explain difficulties and offer solutions. The builders were tidy and cleaned up at the end of the day. I went on holiday twice during the build and was confident that things would be well looked after in my absence, which they were.

Carl has also been extremely helpful with advice and opinions regarding the purchase of another property for my parents. I'm hopeful that when we do buy one Carl and his team will undertake the work for us.

I would definitely recommend Cheshire Extensions to anyone needing major building work.

C. Bradbury
May 2012


I initially got in touch with Cheshire Extensions because I was looking at building a large extension to the side of the house. Carl was very helpful and suggested some ways to proceed that I hadn't thought of.

Unfortunately I couldn't get planning permission, so I asked Carl about doing a smaller extension to the rear of the property. There were subsequently some issues with getting this through because of issues with a local culvert, but Carl was unfailingly helpful despite the long delays and rearrangement of plans.

I got a fully descriptive quote of the work to be undertaken, the cost and any possible reasons why that cost might change. As it turned out the site required piling, but Carl had already suggested this might be a possibility so it didn't come as a nasty surprise.

Once the job started the team were fantastic, keeping the rest of the house free of disruption and both keeping me informed of how the plans were progressing, and checking for any issues I had. They even brought their own tea, coffee and kettle! Once the job was complete, to time and budget, Carl inspected the site to make sure that everything was cleaned up and restored before signing off the job.

I'd highly recommend Cheshire Extensions for their organisation and attention to detail, and all at a competitive price!

Mr May


Cheshire Extensions were a delight to have on site. They were always on time and worked like trojans.
In fact it was hard to keep up with them sometimes. Project management was excellent and we were kept well informed. We are delighted with our first storey extension.

Ursula - 2012.


Having been let down by another builder we were really pleased to have had Cheshire Extensions recommended to us. Carl came to meet with us the day after our initial enquiry and provided a competitive quote for our garage conversion and house refurbishment within a couple of days.

The work started when promised and the team were always punctual throughout the project. The job was programmed well such that it minimised disruption to the entire house at any one time. All the tradesmen were approachable and communicative so we understood what was being done and when.

All the work was carried out to a high standard.

We had ordered a new kitchen separately, the delivery date for which was fixed and Carl's flexible and proactive approach to managing the works meant that the kitchen installation went ahead as planned.

We will have no hesitation in contacting Cheshire Extensions when we are ready to start phase 2!

Mark and Sarah.


When we were looking for a builder to execute our plans for a loft conversion at our recently purchased bungalow, we discussed our requirements with several builders. We finally accepted the quote from Carl Bateman at Cheshire Extensions, mainly because he was suggesting a shorter timescale and was within our ballpark on price.

However, there is always a worry with such major building works, particularly before the work begins; but we needn’t have worried. The people Carl put in charge of our job, gave us every confidence that the work would be done properly and completed on time.

Inevitably there were unforeseen problems and extra work was requested [for example, new damp-proofing and gutters, etc.] but these were all taken in their stride and we got into the house by Christmas, which had been our initial deadline.

The main reason that Cheshire Extensions was able to finish in good time was because Carl ensured that the right people, with the right materials were on site at the right time. It gives enormous confidence to see half a dozen workmen all working seamlessly together.

We would certainly recommend Cheshire Extensions to anyone requiring major building work carried out. We have also told Carl that he may use our house as an example of the workmanship of his workforce, should he wish to do so for any other potential clients.

Anthea & Ian Lee

2011


We wanted a small single story extension including a conservatory, utility room and a downstairs lavatory. We asked a few builders to come and give us rough estimates and advice, Carl Bateman visited us and suggested that we consider swapping the conservatory for a sun room.

Once we had drawings and approval from the council, we put the work out to tender and Carl’s quote was the best. The work started very soon after accepting the quote and was undertaken quickly and with minimum disruption to us. The choice of a sun room rather than a conservatory has proved to have been a wise one, the room gets a deal of use even in the recent cold weather.

We are more than pleased with the results. I should add that we did encounter one small problem after the work was completed, but Carl and his men very quickly put things right. I would recommend them to anyone.

Graham and Jo Sutcliffe February 2011


Carl and his team built a ground floor extension for us in 2009. We were impressed with their workmanship (and extremely pleased with our new living area) so we asked him to erect a porch at the front of the house. Our confidence in Cheshire Extensions resulted in us referring them to 2 close friends, and they are now close to having work completed on their properties.

Gary Lister
Finance Manager


As anyone who is considering having an extension to their home built knows, there is always a certain amount of apprehension when selecting a builder regarding costs, quality of workmanship, levels of disruption, timescales, etc.

We were extremely fortunate when we met Carl Bateman (Cheshire Extensions Ltd) who from our first meeting was extremely professional in his approach, although we had planning permission Carl was able to offer a number of suggestions to enhance the functionality of our kitchen extension. He is extremely knowledgeable and the amendments were agreed with the building inspector as no additional cost.

Carl and his team were on site on the agreed starting day and from the minute they arrived we knew we had chosen the right company for our extension. Everyone of his team works to an extremely high standard, there was no mess left on site at any time during the building works. The team were very considerate to our family needs of having to live in the house whilst undergoing major building works. We were constantly updated on progress and important mile stones such as knocking through enabling to plan our activities accordingly.

The costs for the extension were fixed and didn't increase, the work was completed to an extremely high standard and delivered on time. When they left with the exception of a three inch slip of missing grass around the extension wall you wouldn't have know they had been there.

I would recommend anyone considering any type of building works to employ Carl as their builder as you can be very confident that you're employing an extremely creditable and highly professional company who can be trusted to deliver very high quality building services.

Dave & Lindsay Lewis


After contacting the above company for an estimate for a small single storey extension (utility room/w.c.) To be attached to my property Carl visited me as arranged.

I found Carl to be genuine, considerate and well mannered. After the price was accepted I was not pressurised in any way, he listened to my suggestions without any problems.

The building was completed within the estimated time and I was completely satisfied with the finish inside and out.

I would also like to mention Carl's workmen who were friendly and tidy during the contract, Ron the foreman kept me well informed of the daily work he again was considerate and a very likeable chap.

Perhaps the only downside was they asked for too many brews !!! Only joking!!!

I received very fine recommendations from friends and neighbours close by who had buildings completed by Cheshire Extensions Ltd

I am quite happy to answer any questions regarding dealings with Carl's company plus any visits to view my extension (please contact me first)

John H Simmons


When we decided to begin building work on our home we, like most folk, were apprehensive. Having watched all the TV programmes we expected to find ourselves over budget; behind schedule & harassed. We did not want this. We are methodical people & hoped to find a builder who would understand our need for good communication; clean working & accurate budgets.

So we took our time to choose the right builder. We knew we were demanding prospective clients, but when we met Carl from Cheshire Extensions we realised he was not fazed by this. He was reassuring in a genuine way. His constant communication throughout our build was the lynch pin to its success. His staff were clean; friendly & helpful. Carl always did what he said he would do & amazingly, when he said he would do it. We were spoilt by his efficiency. The build was concluded on budget & one week early.

Would we recommend him? What do you think?

Roger & Janet Owens
Janet Owens M.Ed. A.I.B.C.
Barwen Training Consultants


This is a note to thank you for all the good work by yourself and trades in completing my house refurbishment project.

From our first contact until completion you tackled the problems that arose in a professional manner, to the satisfaction of all; what started out as a small modification to one bedroom and the bathroom grew into a major job with the additional work accommodated within an agreed completion time.

Your involvement has even extended beyond the completion of the work, by re-visiting with advice and help with other jobs that require attention, and this is very much appreciated.

Please pass on my thanks to all of your people involved in my project and I look forward to our continuing relationship.

Peter.


As we were considering extending our house in the summer of 2009 we came across Cheshire Extensions through a recommendation. Whilst we took this as a good sign, we discussed our plans with three building companies and received quotes from each one.

From Carl Bateman coming around initially to talk to us about our plans, we were most impressed with his professionalism, advice and lack of 'hard sell'. Due to the nature of the ground floor extension there was going to be an issue at the construction phase around the use of our existing kitchen. Carl went out of his way to give a practical solution to how this problem could be resolved, bringing two of his colleagues around on a separate occasion to confirm his thoughts. This was something that made us think, quote permitting, we would like to proceed with Cheshire Extensions.

Thankfully, Carl's quote was in our budget, and so construction started promptly. I can honestly say that for the ten weeks or so of builders coming to our house, every day they turned up, ready to go at 8am. They were reliable, courteous and got on with their job. When there was a potential issue with the Architect's drawings, my wife and I were consulted over potential solutions. Undoubtedly, having your house ripped apart and put back together again is a fairly stressful experience, but Cheshire Extensions service helped alleviate some of this stress and the job went very smoothly. And now we have a lovely extension to enjoy!

Rob and Gail Jackson - March 2010


Having read all the reviews on this site I can only totally agree, especially with the professionalism/efficiency and friendly team of workers. Carl's manner at our first meeting set the standard and his foreman Ronnie led his team of excellent workers by example.

Kind regards & best wishes

Kath & Jim Harrison


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