Testimonials

Home expansion and extension

One customer very kindly submitted our company for Master Builder of the year 2010. Below is their comment on the work we provided for them.

Extension Completed House extension
Oak beam detail Exposed beam detail
frame construction Green oak frame construction
2 story extension Large 2 story extension using green oak frame
extension Working progress on a new extension

The building work undertaken by Steve Payne and his team surpassed expectations, not only in terms of the excellent level of craftmanship, but also (and equally importantly in our opinion, for a 'Master Builder') in the spirit with which it was carried out. Steve's approach is creative and collaborative, and where problems or issues arose, (for example in terms of permitted size of windows in the extension) he was always willing to spend time discussing options and would contribute suggestions based on his experience and expertise. There are aspects of the final design that have resulted from Steve's ideas (the overhang to the extension roof, for example) that we would not have thought of ourselves and are subsequently delighted with. As the work progressed, we were repeatedly impresed by Steve's professionalism when working with other contractors and with the Building Inspector assigned to the project, with his regard for health and safety, and with the good working relationships with the Sylvan team. We were confident that he would make sure that all the work was carried out to the highest standards without any requirement from us to 'micro-manage' the project. The result is that, thanks to the work of Sylvan Construction, our 'improved' home is everything we hoped for, and more.