We were nervous when we began our search for a builder because we cannot even change a plug let alone oversee a two storey extension and a full refit. Plus with work and family commitments we would have very little time to manage this process. We were very clearly outside our comfort zone.
What we were looking for was a builder who was more than a small scale sole trader, as we were worried they might have limited resources or would go bust. We also did not want a firm that was so big that we would be unimportant (and get no customer service) or have to fork out a fortune.
We found Empire Construction and choose them because we felt they were just the right scale for us. We felt that this job was important to them but not by any means there only form of income. We felt it was a well run business and we hoped this would be reflected in their work.
We were so just relieved to find that this was all absolutely true with Empire Construction.
They gave us a quote and payment terms that we felt were fair and they stuck to the amount quoted. They gave us timescales which they stuck to. There were one or two issues with weather and roofing supplies etc but they just let us know about it and they were dealing with it – we didn’t have to problem solve ourselves or deal with third parties, which was a joy.
When you are undertaking such a massive project and spending what for us was a lot of hard earned money it is such great relief to know you have picked the right person. I simply don’t know how they could have done any better than they did and I would whole heartedly recommend them to anyone needing these services.
We are just so happy. Thank you Empire Construction. You have created a lovely home for our family and you can be very pound of creating the place where we may very well spend the rest our lives.”
“Mr and Mrs C – first timers from Shoreham by Sea.
Rear extension of 9 m x 4 m and loft conversion dormer and gable end. Bankside, Withdean, Brighton
Responsive, polite and trustworthy. Marcus took it on himself to act between our Architect, Engineer and Building Control Officer to ensure work was carried out correctly after he identified a few discrepancies in the calculations for the load bearing of the extension / conversion. We are happy with the result and would always recommend him.
Single storey rear extension with steel alterations, knock through and new kitchen, combined with a limited site access. Colville Avenue, Shoreham
Marcus and his team did a fantastic job on an extension at our house. Everyone was friendly, courteous and tidy throughout. They were always more than willing to have a chat and let us know what was going on and Marcus would often call when I got home from work to go through anything that needed to be discussed and keep me updated. Marcus was aware that we had a strict deadline due to a new born arriving and they stuck to this, the whole project was completed in incredible time. Quotes provided were competitive and accurate and any extra work that came up was discussed and quoted for well in advance so there were no surprises. We are very happy with the quality and would definitely use Empire Construction again in the future. I should also add that "Jane is an absolute pleasure to work with"