Customer Testimonial from Stephen

Dublin 13

More Like This

Note: It is the responsibility of the account holder to obtain permission from the testimonial giver for any change to the text of a testimonial.

My philosophy is that if you're going to do something, do it the right way and Peter's workmanship reflected the same philosophy.
When was the work done?
The work was done in 2009.

What was involved?
The work involved making changes to my home that would make it more accessible and suitable to my condition. I'm a paraplegic and Peter was brought in to build an extension, add a wetroom, a deck and raise up and cobblelock the driveway. Raising things up made it easier to get onto the porch and into the house with a wheelchair or scooter.

How did you choose Swords Building Contractors Ltd?
The occupational therapist I was working with suggested making the changes to the lower portion of the house because getting up the stairs was becoming less of an option. She recommended getting an architect in to come up with some ideas that would be suitable and we took it from there.

We found an architect and we asked him if he could recommend a builder who had all of the certifications required by the government to carry out this type of grant work and he recommended Peter. We discussed the project with Peter, explained what we wanted done and talked about price and scheduling. Based on the architects recommendation and the positive feel that we had about Peter, we chose him to carry out the work.

Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Peter Ashmore?
The architect had put together three separate sets of plans that would be suitable in order to stay within the grant requirements and we chose one that we liked.

Did Peter introduce new ideas?
He did but since we were working from architects plans, his ideas were more to do with practical matters. Because we needed to stay within strict guidelines for the grant, there really wasn't much scope for alternative suggestions.

How did the project run?
My philosophy is that if you're going to do something, do it the right way and Peter's workmanship reflected the same philosophy. Peter's a very experienced man in what he does and it shows and we never had any problems moving forward with the project. Peter did absolutely everything, not only the things we asked him to do but extra as well. Peter really went over and above the requirements and the project all worked out as Peter said it would.

What was the biggest benefit to you of using Swords Building Contractors Ltd?
The biggest benefit to me is Peter's reliability. Any questions or concerns I had during the project were always addressed and I know that if anything extra needs to be done or looked after, I can always call Peter and know that it'll be sorted.

What's your favourite part now?
Believe it or not, my favourite part is the deck. It's lovely, gets plenty of sunlight, and it's got a 100% builders quality finish. I love going out there to sit in the sun and get fresh air.

Would you recommend Swords Building Contractors Ltd to others?
I have already done so.

Any tips for other people?
Without a shadow of a doubt, I recommend that in all building projects to get an architect to oversee the project and be the communications middle person between the homeowner and the builder. The architect can also be the one who handles the stages of payments that need to be made. I'm not a builder by trade so I wouldn't know what to look for in terms of quality and in my case it was very important. Since the work needed to be done to a particular standard in order to qualify for the grants, it was important for me to have someone who knew what to look for.

Stephen
Dublin 13

More Like This

Testimonial received on 12th October 2022

Alan
Alan talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial received on 26th October 2022

Dermot Scanlon
Dermot Scanlon talks to pickapro.. See full interview
It was all well above expectations...If there were ever any issues, we mentioned it only once and Peter got it taken care of.
Dave Parkes
Sutton, Dublin 13
Dave Parkes from Sutton, Dublin 13 talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial request sent on 21st August 2022

Alan
Alan talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial request sent on 30th August 2022

Dermot
Dermot talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial request sent on 30th August 2022

Michael
Michael talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Everything was perfect, on time and workmanship was immaculate.
Melissa Duffy
Swords
Melissa Duffy from Swords talks to pickapro.. See full interview
When deciding who to get building work done from, I think the professionalism and reliability of Peter is what stands out for me.
Derek Coughlan
Swords, Co. Dublin
Derek Coughlan from Swords, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Peter's 100% involved in the project. He's doing the work as well as managing it - and he was there every day. I
Deirdre Breen
Swords, Co. Dublin
Deirdre Breen from Swords, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
We keep asking ourselves how we got so lucky to get the right builder in Peter when others weren't so lucky.
Peter Joyce
Clontarf, Dublin 3
Peter Joyce from Clontarf, Dublin 3 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
The biggest benefit to me was Peter's professionalism...that's the difference you get when you have someone like Peter.
Joe O'Sullivan
Hollystown, Dublin
Joe O'Sullivan from Hollystown, Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
My philosophy is that if you're going to do something, do it the right way and Peter's workmanship reflected the same philosophy.
Stephen
Dublin 13
Stephen from Dublin 13 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Peter's communication and approachability was top notch. An honest and trustworthy guy with great focus on customer satisfaction.
Paul
Donaghmede, Dublin
Paul from Donaghmede, Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
There was very clear communication and Peter was always on site or contactable by phone.
Louise Moore
Swords, Co. Dublin
Louise Moore from Swords, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
To be honest, everything was just as Peter said it would be.
Adrienne Towell
Kinsealy, Co Dublin
Adrienne Towell from Kinsealy, Co Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
We then looked for a number of quotes based on this design and Peter’s was the most competitive.
Jan B.
Lusk, Co. Dublin
Jan B. from Lusk, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Peter really impressed us : he was professional, efficient and also very friendly.
Aoife O' Connell
Foxrock, Co. Dublin
Aoife O' Connell from Foxrock, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Anything that we requested, it was done by the next day. Peter would be straight back with a response to any question.
Ray Lohan
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Ray Lohan from Glasnevin, Dublin 9 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
The biggest benefit was that the work turned out even better than I had expected. That was a nice surprise!
Finola Crowley
Portrane, Co Dublin
Finola Crowley from Portrane, Co Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
I would highly recommend Peter to anyone for any size of project big or small. I can't sing his praises highly enough.
Stephen
Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Stephen from Donaghmede, Dublin 13 talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Our Projects

Kitchen Extension, Clontarf

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Clontarf, Dublin 3

This beautiful, light filled extension with a loft roof added significantly to this Clontarf home. The kitchen is now a large open plan space, with plenty of room for cooking, and relaxing. Outside, we built a small tiled patio to complete the project. This beautiful, light filled extension with a loft roof added significantly to this Clontarf home. The kitchen is now a large open plan space, with plenty of room for cooking, ...

Rear Extension Brides Glen, Co. Dublin

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Brides Glen, Co. Dublin

This kitchen come living room extension has completely transformed this Brides Glen home. Whether it's morning or evening light, the loft roof with floor to ceiling windows and doors enhance the warmth and space of the area, and have created a lovely place for the homeowners to gather in. This kitchen come living room extension has completely transformed this Brides Glen home. Whether it's morning or evening light, the loft roof with floor to ceiling windows and ...

Rear Extension In Donaghmede, Co. Dublin

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Donaghmede, Co. Dublin

This was a multi-part project. Stage 1 featured a new rear extension, related internal works completed including toilet, utility room, storage space and double doors between rooms Stage 2 consisted of laying a concrete base installed in the rear garden for a future games room with services included. The work was completed to a builders finish. Scroll down to see a complete photo diary of the work which was kindly provided by the client including photos of the final finish. This was a multi-part project. Stage 1 featured a new rear extension, related internal works completed including toilet, utility room, storage space and double doors between rooms ...

Corner Extension at Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Glasnevin, Dublin 9

This corner extension at a semi-detached home in Glasnevin is cleverly deceptive in that it's created a large new living and dining area for the homeowners. The newly designed kitchen also takes full advantage of maximising light and space. This corner extension at a semi-detached home in Glasnevin is cleverly deceptive in that it's created a large new living and dining area for the homeowners. The newly designed ...

Living Area Extension at Holywell, Swords, Co. Dublin

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Holywell, Swords, , Co. Dublin

A rear extension with a loft roof creates a warm and spacious area for these Holywell residents to relax in. The addition of the extension also opened up the space for a new and modern kitchen. A rear extension with a loft roof creates a warm and spacious area for these Holywell residents to relax in. The addition of the extension also opened up the space for a new and ...

Extension, Hollystown, Dublin 15

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Hollystown, Dublin 15

Our client's brief was definite - more space for a growing family. They loved their house and the area, but it was getting crowded! It involved a large extension and extensive alterations, and was completed in under 5 weeks. The family had to move out for just one week during building work. The budget didn't allow for a 2 storey extension this time, but we have constructed the foundations to allow for that option later. Our client was very happy with the outcome "It couldn't have gone better". Our client's brief was definite - more space for a growing family. They loved their house and the area, but it was getting crowded! It involved a large extension and extensive ...

Extension for Wheelchair User

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Dublin 13

This extension and renovation project involved changes that would make the home more accessible and suitable for a wheelchair user. Swords Building Contractors built an extension, added a wetroom, a deck and raised up and cobblelocked the driveway. Our customer was very pleased with how the project went. In his own words..."Peter did absolutely everything, not only the things we asked him to do but extra as well. Peter really went over and above the requirements and the project all worked out as Peter said it would.". This extension and renovation project involved changes that would make the home more accessible and suitable for a wheelchair user. Swords Building Contractors built an extension, ...

Kitchen Extensions

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin

With our attention to detail, we love constructing a great kitchen extension. Here's 5 beautiful kitchen extensions we've recently completed. With our attention to detail, we love constructing a great kitchen extension. Here's 5 beautiful kitchen extensions we've recently completed.

Timber Frame House, Dublin 13

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Donaghmede, Dublin 13

As well as traditional brick work, Swords Building Contractors are also experienced in timber frame houses. This larger timber frame house for in Donaghmede has 6 bedrooms, plus open plan reception rooms. Our client was delighted with our service and his house - "I would give Peter ten out of ten for reliability, workmanship and scheduling.". As well as traditional brick work, Swords Building Contractors are also experienced in timber frame houses. This larger timber frame house for in Donaghmede has 6 bedrooms, plus ...

Renovation of Old House

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin

An old house is beautifully restored - retaining it characters and wonderful design details, but also solid and warm for decades to come. An old house is beautifully restored - retaining it characters and wonderful design details, but also solid and warm for decades to come.

Garden Room

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Kinsealy, Co. Dublin

Our client's brief was a multi-purpose outdoor garden room at the back of the garden. One half is used as a den and the other half for storage. As our client said, this was to all intents and purposes built to the same standard as an extension. This makes it incredibly versatile as a space. Our client's brief was a multi-purpose outdoor garden room at the back of the garden. One half is used as a den and the other half for storage. As our client said, this was to ...

New Build Donaghmede

Swords Building Contractors from Dublin Donaghmede, Dublin 13

This large detached brick house fits nearly into a corner site in Donaghmede, Dublin 13. This large detached brick house fits nearly into a corner site in Donaghmede, Dublin 13.
View all 12 galleries

Our Customers Say

Testimonial received on 12th October 2022

Alan
Alan talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial received on 26th October 2022

Dermot Scanlon
Dermot Scanlon talks to pickapro.. See full interview
It was all well above expectations...If there were ever any issues, we mentioned it only once and Peter got it taken care of.
Dave Parkes
Sutton, Dublin 13
Dave Parkes from Sutton, Dublin 13 talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial request sent on 21st August 2022

Alan
Alan talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial request sent on 30th August 2022

Dermot
Dermot talks to pickapro.. See full interview

Testimonial request sent on 30th August 2022

Michael
Michael talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Everything was perfect, on time and workmanship was immaculate.
Melissa Duffy
Swords
Melissa Duffy from Swords talks to pickapro.. See full interview
When deciding who to get building work done from, I think the professionalism and reliability of Peter is what stands out for me.
Derek Coughlan
Swords, Co. Dublin
Derek Coughlan from Swords, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Peter's 100% involved in the project. He's doing the work as well as managing it - and he was there every day. I
Deirdre Breen
Swords, Co. Dublin
Deirdre Breen from Swords, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
We keep asking ourselves how we got so lucky to get the right builder in Peter when others weren't so lucky.
Peter Joyce
Clontarf, Dublin 3
Peter Joyce from Clontarf, Dublin 3 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
The biggest benefit to me was Peter's professionalism...that's the difference you get when you have someone like Peter.
Joe O'Sullivan
Hollystown, Dublin
Joe O'Sullivan from Hollystown, Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
My philosophy is that if you're going to do something, do it the right way and Peter's workmanship reflected the same philosophy.
Stephen
Dublin 13
Stephen from Dublin 13 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Peter's communication and approachability was top notch. An honest and trustworthy guy with great focus on customer satisfaction.
Paul
Donaghmede, Dublin
Paul from Donaghmede, Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
There was very clear communication and Peter was always on site or contactable by phone.
Louise Moore
Swords, Co. Dublin
Louise Moore from Swords, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
To be honest, everything was just as Peter said it would be.
Adrienne Towell
Kinsealy, Co Dublin
Adrienne Towell from Kinsealy, Co Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
We then looked for a number of quotes based on this design and Peter’s was the most competitive.
Jan B.
Lusk, Co. Dublin
Jan B. from Lusk, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Peter really impressed us : he was professional, efficient and also very friendly.
Aoife O' Connell
Foxrock, Co. Dublin
Aoife O' Connell from Foxrock, Co. Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
Anything that we requested, it was done by the next day. Peter would be straight back with a response to any question.
Ray Lohan
Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Ray Lohan from Glasnevin, Dublin 9 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
The biggest benefit was that the work turned out even better than I had expected. That was a nice surprise!
Finola Crowley
Portrane, Co Dublin
Finola Crowley from Portrane, Co Dublin talks to pickapro.. See full interview
I would highly recommend Peter to anyone for any size of project big or small. I can't sing his praises highly enough.
Stephen
Donaghmede, Dublin 13
Stephen from Donaghmede, Dublin 13 talks to pickapro.. See full interview
View all 20 recommendations