"Steve and his team have just completed a single storey side return extension and a new kitchen. The space was limited but the result has transformed the whole downstairs. It feels like a different house. Steve and I had numerous meetings before starting the building work. He worked with me every step of the way to make me think through the space differently. He had a vision and he helped me conceptualise the space in a way I had not even considered. Working with him has been a pleasure. He is the most reliable tradesman I have ever dealt with; always on time, returning my calls promptly and keeping me updated on issues and delays. This was particularly welcome in Covid time considering the disruption to the supply chain. His whole team has been professional and friendly throughout. So, a big thank you to everyone. I will certainly be recommending Building and Drawing Services for design and building work. Cathy, York"
- Cathy Dantec
"After speaking to 5 other builders, it was clear that Steve at Building and Drawing Services was the man for us. Work has just completed on a single level extension having relocated the kitchen and created a new utility room, snug with glass lantern roof and converted a garage into an office and storage. Steve oversaw every aspect and was always available at the end of the phone. Everyone who came on site was professional, courteous and the level of work carried out by all trades was top notch. The work had to be, as Steve described me as the 'fussiest man he knew' - he meant this in a positive way! Steve's knowledge, practical problem solving and communication skills are second to none. I couldn't recommend Steve and Building and Drawings more highly. Top tip - before you agree any deal make sure you have a 'Completion Cake' as part of the agreement! Thank me later! I now consider Steve to be a friend - who just happens to be a builder."
- Daniel Mitchell
"We've had a loft conversion and a knock through and single storey extension and had no hesitation is using Building and Drawing Services. Steve walked us through the whole process, and along with Pete and the rest of the team made is as painless process as possible. They showed creativity and worked quickly and amazingly cleanly - well as clean as these things can be! Everyone worked hard, and worked as a team, and were really lovely to have around. We're absolutely delighted with the quality of the work and I know Steve will be on had for any snagging in the next few weeks. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking at work done on their homes!"
- Anne Taylor
"Steve, Thanks a million. Everyone at 111 is happy. We are all delighted with the prompt way you have dealt with the problem. this makes us sure that we have chosen the right builder for the renovations. Thanks again."
"From the start I required my design to be strictly adhered to as far as building regulations would allow and that my ideas which were portrayed on the design drawings would become part and parcel of the completed building work. This was discussed at meetings we had with Steve before the contract was awarded and before the work started. Everything was considered including minor detail which was agreed could be left, but not forgotten until a preferred option was discussed and agreed during the building process. Design detail I had not considered was highlighted to me by Steve at these early meetings and the way forward was agreed on a fully mutual understanding of the requirements. One thing that was pleasantly surprising was how close Steve and his team stuck to the agreed schedule. Steve is a honest bloke who tells it how it is and with regard to the services he requires from his suppliers, deliveries and sub-contractors does not suffer fools gladly. Steve kept me informed of anything that may have caused any disruption to our everyday normal lifestyle but there is was nothing untoward worth making note of. Any information or advice I required during the progress being made was freely given by Steve and his friendly and polite team of workers."
- Tony York
"Steve Mills and his team built me a single storey rear extension comprising a garden room lounge with large sliding patio doors. The extension included a lobby and toilet. All of the work including foundations, brickwork, joinery, plastering, plumbing and electrics were carried out to a high standard by B&D Services within the original schedule and to the price quoted. The work was also carried out in line with the design drawings and all the respective building regulations. Steve and his team are all very polite, friendly and hard working. I would definitely use Building and Drawing Services again and have no hesitation in recommending them to you for your building requirements."
- Dave Strensall
"We utilised Building & Drawing’s building services for a single storey extension - which included a new kitchen, utility room (including downstairs toilet) and dining room and also the renovation of both the family bathroom and en suite. Key to the success of this build was Steve being open and honest with us from the design phase all the way through to completion. This included confining what was and wasn’t doable and he was able to provide his experience from previous work (and living with a family himself) on what would be most suitable (we can’t thank him enough for proposing keeping a separate front room - for a little peace - rather than having it all open plan). Throughout the build, Steve kept us up to date on progress and signposted decisions we needed to make in the near future and when we needed to get items ordered (such as the kitchen) to align to his plan. He was also open to various changes/additions we proposed which we identified as the build took shape. He never dismissed them - but discussed them with us so we reached a joint agreement on the way forward. He also proposed possible suppliers for items and on some occasions even arranged a discount. Steve and the team were also sympathetic to the “challenges” of living with a young children in a house when there is a substantial building work happening. This included scheduling work so we had cooking facilities and access to a sink for as long as possible, having regular conversations on timings of work being done in the future so we could plan ahead and also being approachable to the children - so they didn’t feel afraid in the house (yet calling out when they shouldn’t enter a particular room for risk of injury!). The final result exceeds our expectations of what we expected when we started this journey. We now have a great family space of a combined kitchen/diner/living area, which works really well for our family and two high end bathrooms. We would certainly use Building & Drawing again and will definitely be approaching them for any future building work we have. "
- Dan & Kate Tadcaster road
"We started our journey in January with Steve completing our drawings. We initially contacted him for a chat to get a price for the drawing only. My husband dealt with Steve initially and when I asked what he was like, I was just told "you'll get on well with him", and that we most certainly have. When we started the process I was in the middle of postnatal depression and quite why I agreed to an extension then I've no idea, but that aside, Steve and his guys have been amazing throughout. I remember some of the first visits we had from Steve discussing designs and ideas and how it's all evolved is excellent. We're both really pleased with how it's coming together We're in the midst of full chaos at the moment, living with my in laws and our house is firmly in Steve's control and I'm not one bit worried out it which is a huge weight lifted. We have been guided through the process in all areas. I would be more than happy to recommend Building and Drawing to anyone."
- Happy in Haxby
"Hampton Designs have used B&D Services for many years, they have always delivered a quality result and a lot of the time helped us bring things in with a tight budgets. It’s always nice to talk things through with Steve at the concept stage he has a good problem solving brain! Anyone who has the pleasure of using them will not be disappointed."
- David Hampton, London & Manchester
"I gave B&D a very long list of jobs concerned with the refurbishment of my house, and a very short time to do them in. They included re-fitting a kitchen, replacing cornices, sanding the floors, re-tiling bathrooms and toilets and decorating and making good throughout the house. They delivered and it happened as they said, it is a very good job the whole family is happy with it."
- Mike, South Cave
"At first we just had the plans drawn up by Steve, then after we got the planning through he priced it along with three others the price he gave was in line with the rest and just over budget. After we asked them all to re-price with a few changes B&D Services came in with the best price. Everything was as they said it would be, we just got him out of the local link and we are glad we did."
- Sandra, Acomb
"We do various developments and use D&D Services for the plans and submission bits. We also have them do the bigger construction elements for us. They always give me the service I want and do the work for the price agreed with no extras or snagging. I will continue to use them until we stop developing."
- Denis, Acomb
"B&D Services completed three substantial projects in one for us. They renovated our 1940's house. I was impressed by the commitment of the craftsmen, who worked long hours to a very high standard to ensure the project was completed on time, to the great delight of my family, living in a building site is never easy but they did everything in there power to helps us they were wonderful. They also built a large rear extension and fitted out my hair salon with a new washroom and pamper area. These, again, were finished to the highest quality with minimal disruption to my work. Finally, they transformed our back garden, installing decking. I cannot express my gratitude strongly enough. I have already recommended them."
- Theresa, Fulford
"We were living in Leeds and purchased a new home in Naburn. We needed plans drawing up and got B&D Services from the Internet. After planning was granted we went to see some of there work and talked to the clients this reassured us they could do the job, previously in Leeds we have not had a lot of success with builders, this time however we struck lucky the could not of been more helpful. We needed the kitchen and dining conservatory ready for Christmas and the new two-bedroom annex ready as soon as possible after. This was delivered as promised even with weather delays they gave us the Christmas we wanted and the new living space we need. It’s nice to be given what you ask for with a quality result. I will be using them again later next year and have recommended them all."
- Shirley, Naburn
"Steve thank you for making a lovely extension for us, We will be sad when you go but happy to have a new bedroom"
- Sara aged 9
"We're extremely impressed with our kitchen diner extension and new garage and garden office that have been built. Building and Drawing Services were involved from the ideas stage and we loved the design that Steve did for us. With two young children we were nervous about having building work done but Steve and Pete are both family men and were brilliant with the kids. They went out of their way to keep the site safe and easily accessible for us. Sometimes this involved parking their vans in surrounding residential roads but this meant we could keep our daughters safe and easily get pushchairs etc in and out. They are extremely reliable and really look after their customers. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for any design or building work."
- Mark Smith
"Just like to say Steve & team were fantastic from start to finish, in the planning , building ,& completion, of our shower & utility room, excellent workers ,very clean & tidy, wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone wanting building work."
- Lynne Standish
"From the initial planning stage I found Steve's ideas very helpful, creative and realistic. So we are thrilled with the finished project. All the team were great workers and we found them to be really tidy builders. Steve and Pete kept an eye on everything and were easy to communicate with, their personal touch meant any potential difficulties were efficiently resolved. I would have no hesitation in recommending them."
- Margaret Castro
"We had a double storey extension put on and from start to finish were more than satisfied. Steve managed the whole project fantastically well and offered sound advice throughout. His team were a great group of guys and always turned up on time and did a great job. Wouldn't hesitate to use them again."
- Simon Robson
"We had a list of essential jobs we needed doing, a rough idea about wanting to open up the side of our house to our sunny garden - and a limited budget. We were worried about paying an architect to design something that we then couldn’t afford to have built … A friend who’d used Steve recommended him and his team as being able to see our building work through from start to finish, which is precisely what happened. Steve talked to us, came up with some wonderfully creative ideas and then project-managed everything through for us, all to an agreed timescale and budget. He has a great team, who know what they are doing and are cheerful, polite and helpful. They parked with consideration for us, and our neighbours, and always did their best to minimize the disruption and inconvenience that inevitably accompanies having major building work done. We felt very lucky to have found them and are totally thrilled with the end result."
- Carrie Geddes
"I will recommend you to anyone who wants work done, great job, don't know how we managed without the space, so many people have commented how great it is, & its all thanks to you & your team, really pleased with our extension, thank you."
- Lynne Haxby