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Alastair and Debbie Breare, Crowthorne, Berkshire 2016

“We met Paul in 2015 and he immediately understood our requirements and what we wanted to build. Taking our specifications and wish list he was able to relay the information to the architect and draw up a fantastic design keeping the original house features but bringing it into the 21st century without compromising its charm and character.
The team on site were fantastic, very courteous and for the first month when we remained in the property they put themselves out to ensure services were maintained and disruption was kept to the minimum. Having been through a few building projects over the years it was great to see the knowledge and expertise within the team, they took the house apart from the roof down but at no point did we feel uncomfortable or concerned.
The quality of the finish is fantastic, Paul spent time with us to help with the designs and with the final finishes, which when you have a whole house to do was a daunting task but Paul helped to split it up into manageable chunks. The works completed within the initial timeframe allowing us to move back into a completed home. Paul and the team managed changes during the build as we got to grips with the layout and wanted to move things around. The process of change was a joint effort with open discussions, Paul was very good at listening and making suggestions to improve the design but still keeping within our design brief.
I wouldn't hesitate to use PPDR again, the team on site Matt, Shaine, Dev and Mark were fantastic and very approachable - they would stop what they were doing to speak with us and wanted to ensure we, as a customer, were happy with what they were doing. We will be doing more work outside and I will be approaching Paul in the future to do the work as I know it will be done well and to a high standard and without cutting corners.”

Catherine and Richard Watkins, Wargrave, Berkshire 2016

"We started our kitchen renovation project with PPDR in April 2015. But Paul had already spent a great deal of time working with us on all areas to help us create our new kitchen/ breakfast room. We had already undertaken small building projects previously, but with such a large project we wanted a building company that would deliver all our needs.
From day one I felt that Paul and his team were completely in control of the project. We have an old house and the build was far from straightforward, throwing up issues along the way- all addressed and well managed. Paul’s team were courteous and professional at all times; Matt was always checking we were happy and making sure we could continue to live as comfortably as was possible while the build took place - tidying up every night! This also extends to any external contractors who were involved with the project. I had complete confidence in the team – I would like to mention “Pro-flow“ in particular who are a very professional company.
The attention to detail is clear with our new beautiful, clean, light family space that has been created for us to enjoy. We have had so many comments on our new kitchen and it has become the heart of our home.
Paul was involved in every detail, from large structural issues to helping me choose the right paint colour.
Paul and his team are not your average building company; they provided us with a professional, and expert service throughout the process and beyond. I would definitely use them again if they could put up with ‘The Watkins’ and would recommend PPDR for your building requirements.”

Nigel and Angie Elderton, Crowthorne, Berkshire 2016

"We are delighted with the quality of the workmanship that PPDR provided when extending our home. We found Paul Pemberton to be very hands on with the design aspects of the build and he worked closely with the kitchen design company which made it a smooth and well-coordinated project. Paul's knowledge of kitchen design was also particularly helpful to us. Paul and his excellent team worked with us every step of the way to ensure that our needs were met and nothing was too much trouble. This resulted in a great job well done and we have already recommended them to several of our friends."

Sarah Pamphilon, Binfield, Berkshire 2015

"PPDR were just simply fabulous. I believe my Victorian terrace was one of the smallest projects Paul and the team have handled, but you wouldn't have known that from the design through to the implementation service that I received. Paul didn't just project manage but made the whole experience feel personal and easy. I was shown ideas, products to choose from and options even before quotes were issued. Every night, during the project, the house was left perfectly for me. There was little to no snagging to be done and all work was completed in the time quoted. I have to say this was a big project for me from a practical and financial point of view, the whole experience was a pleasure. I can't thank PPDR enough."

Trevor and Maureen Gigg, Crowthorne, Berkshire 2015

"We appointed PPDR to extend our kitchen as we wanted to not only replace our kitchen completely but also wanted a larger kitchen space that would allow us to have a dining area and snug/TV area in the kitchen. From the very outset we enjoyed working with Paul on the design of the kitchen space and the garden landscaping that we also wanted help with from PPDR. We relied on Paul for great suggestions on lighting, underfloor heating, bifoding doors, Velux windows and other design aspects. Paul was always available to meet with us prior to the project starting and during the project itself. he also helped us with our budgeting for the project by keeping us informed of every aspect of spend on a routine basis. We were impressed with everyone at PPDR for their hard work and support from start to finish. We now have a dream kitchen area that gets a 'Wow!' from everyone who sees it. We would certianly recommend PPDR for their professional approach and finished product."

Jez Langhorn, Camberley, Surrey, 2015

"If you are a perfectionist and a control freak like me; that likes to make sure that every bit of work is done to an exceptional standard but you don’t have the time to be there 24/7 with your builder then Paul Pemberton is the man for you. Once we had agreed the design and specification, Paul and his team exceeded my expectations in every way. PPDR took all the pressure away from us, delivering an outstanding project on time and budget. The only problem is that my wife never wants to move again as she’s so in love with the house now!”

Stuart and Tracey Snelling, Wokingham, Berkshire, 2015

Choosing the right company is one of the most important decisions to be made when embarking on a major home-building project/refurbishment. To ensure a successful project, there must be trust and confidence in this company's experience, know-how, integrity and honesty. Equally important is the 'added value' e.g. attention to detail, creativity, high-quality workmanship, a polite and respectful site team and a clean and tidy worksite. This is exactly what we got from Paul Pemberton and PPDR and we do not hesitate to recommend them."


Andy and Nicky Philpott, Crowthorne, Berkshire, 2014

"We first starting working with PPDR in 2007 when we decided to completely renovate our new home. We were really impressed with all aspects of the work that was done, from the initial design, through the planning process and then the actual building work. The end result was fantastic. In 2013 we decided to add an extension to the rear of our property. We had no hesitation in asking Paul to work with us again as we knew that through his experience, creativity and expertise we would end up with something very special. We were not disappointed. Paul helped us to design a space which really has the wow factor and everyone who sees it comment on how amazing it is. The team at PPDR are a real pleasure to work with. They are extremely hard working, professional and considerate and we have no hesitation in recommending PPDR to others."

Claire and Steve Roberts, Crowthorne, Berkshire, 2014

"Having already used PPDR twice in the past, we were extremely pleased for them to complete our final building project. As always, they maintained a high level of professional attitude, cleanliness where possible and were understanding to our family needs."

Gill Russell and Phil Lewis, Finchampstead, Berkshire, 2014

"From the very first phone call with Sarah we were impressed with the PPDR team. Paul expertly interpreted our ideas and developed them further based on his extensive experience. He was equally good at putting us back on track when we got carried away with the possibilities, but still ensured that the end results met our initial key requirements. The support and guidance Paul provided in both the planning and execution of the project were invaluable.

One of the most impressive elements for us was that we were provided with a calendar for our project at the outset and whilst our build didn't uncover any huge surprises, the weather did play a part! In spite of this, Paul and his fabulous team delivered the project exactly to the planned timetable. Matt's hard work, attention to detail and high quality results were unparalleled. The fact that our house remained our home and not just a building site, is a testament to Paul and Matt's commitment to making our lives as comfortable as possible throughout the build. We are delighted with our extension and remodelled kitchen!"

Helen and Graham Taylor, Binfield, Berkshire, 2014

“We were really impressed with the way PPDR managed the project to extend our kitchen and hallway, right from the very beginning with the initial design work all the way through to completion. Paul took us through everything step by step, from the best type of building bricks to use, where to put all the electrical points, the right kind of taps to have and what type of knobs would look good on our cabinets. Paul even came shopping for floor tiles with us on his daughter’s birthday. No detail was too small for Paul’s attention and nothing was too much trouble, even when we wanted to make changes to the design during the project. Paul was always prepared to have difficult conversations with us during the project where a shortcut option may have been quicker and cheaper but which may have caused us difficulties in the future. Paul always took a long term view when considering and recommending options, thinking ahead. The team were just great too – always punctual, polite, accommodating and, most importantly, tidy. They always made sure we had access to all amenities despite the significant disruption the project created to our downstairs living space. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PPDR, Paul and his team who provide you with a complete redesign solution and not just the build.”

Lin and David Dickens, Farnham, Surrey, 2014

“We first worked with PPDR in 2009. When we needed more work carried out in 2013 there was only one person we could possibly call - Paul Pemberton. And we were not disappointed. Paul and his team displayed the same level of professionalism and expertise. Great people, fair, calm, proactive, exacting the list goes on.... My only frustration is that we are just about to move house and needing some building work we realised that PPDR doesn't have a West Country office! My expectations are high and no one is going to come close to matching PPDR.”

Tom and Alison Moody, West Horsley, Surrey, 2013

"We couldn't be any more enthusiastic about working with Paul and PPDR. We would recommend PPDR unreservedly for two key reasons. Firstly, they transformed our house into a home we are enjoying tremendously. The outstanding attention to detail made a real difference to the final outcome. The second reason is the way they led us through the process. They helped with everything; from making suggestions on how to improve the design to going shopping with us to choose bathroom tiles when we lost the will to make yet another decision. We had almost no surprises financially, even on a big project, which was really important to us."

Graeme and Oonagh Tilmouth, Wokingham, Berks, 2013

"We have used PPDR for several projects at our home in Wokingham. The whole team are friendly and efficient. Paul goes the extra mile to ensure his clients are happy with the materials chosen, and even came to the tile and bathroom stores to assist in the selection process. His advice was superb, and resulted in the correct materials being chosen that worked in the house, using the space and light correctly. PPDR has a very good reputation and we know many of his clients who are equally happy with the services provided.

We would be happy to confirm to a prospective client that using PPDR would be the correct decision, and know they will be happy with the finished product."

Graham and Kim Spooner, Crowthorne, Berks, 2011/2012

"We look back at the project in extending our house and using PPDR as the best decision we could have made. We were looking for a development company that could help us manage the various decisions, be reliable and someone we could trust. From the start of the project evaluation, Paul provided excellent guidance, helping us manage difficult planning decisions, giving sound advice and ultimately developing a solution to our requirements. He helped with choosing options, trading-off lantern lights vs. Velux windows, bi-fold doors vs. patio doors and advice on kitchen layout.

Once the project started in September, Paul's professional team made excellent progress and completed the project on time and within budget. The building standard is excellent, their work ethic superb and the attention to detail second to none. Paul is very hands on and kept a personal interest in the project from start to finish.

I have no hesitation in recommending the PPDR team. PPDR are more than just a property developer, they offer development solutions, balancing requirements to budgets to an exacting standard."

John and Sarah Cullen, Finchampstead, Berkshire, 2011

"A big thank-you to Paul and the team for the excellent service that PPDR provided. A truly wonderful service that helped with design decisions by providing superb recommendations on options; was truly consultative at every stage of the build when decisions needed to be made and a work ethic that looked to provide the highest quality in everything that was done. I have had no hesitation in recommending PPDR to my friends."

Bart and Emma Cookson, Bramley, Surrey, 2011

"PPDR did a first rate job on our extension of a Victorian property. Paul has put together a very strong team, who are more than capable of getting on with the job when he is off site. They were extremely professional, conscientious and always went the extra mile, even through snow and freezing temperatures. The work was completed to time and budget and to a very high standard. Paul runs a tight ship and we were never left with periods of inactivity between trades, which would have been both frustrating and cost us time. We are extremely pleased with results and would strongly recommend the PPDR team."

Nick and Caroline Light, Wokingham, Berkshire, 2011

"The project started in February and completed in June 2011. It involved a single storey rear extension and removal of internal walls to create a large kitchen/living area, the relocation of a utility room and structural changes to create an open-plan living room. PPDR also dealt with every aspect of the kitchen refurbishment, from sourcing the units and work surfaces to organising the floor tiling."

"We were looking to appoint someone who could not only build our kitchen extension and deal with our internal refurbishment but could also project manage all of the detail from start to finish. We were also looking for someone who was reliable, approachable, considerate and helpful. In PPDR we found a company who demonstrated all of these qualities and a lot more besides. Paul managed the project with great attention to detail and his advice proved invaluable throughout, whether that was in suggesting some creative improvements to the original design or sourcing kitchen units at a great price. Nothing was too much trouble. Paul and Sarah kept us appraised of developments throughout the project and the end result was a completed project that exceeded our highest expectations. We would unhesitatingly recommend them."

Claire and Steve Roberts, Crowthorne, Berkshire, 2010

"We were extremely pleased with the work done by the PPDR team. We had been recommended to use them, and they lived up to their recommendation. They managed the job smoothly and had some excellent recommendations for improvement along the way.

The whole team were punctual, polite and worked very efficiently - and also worked well around us with a young family.

We would recommend using PPDR for any job that you have and hope to use them again for our future plans too."

Lin and David Dickens, Farnham, Surrey, 2010

"We wanted to thank you for all the effort you put in to ensure our building project went smoothly. With any large building project there are inevitably unforeseen occurrences and extra challenges. We appreciated the way in which Paul found solutions so that the challenges didn't become problems.

Special mention has to go to the team! I have never been so impressed; they were always punctual, incredibly accommodating and a joy to be around.

I have no hesitation in recommending PPDR for the quality of your workmanship, ideas and excellent customer service. You went the extra mile on every occasion and definitely exceeded expectations."

Clare and Rob Lee, Wokingham, Berkshire, 2009

"PPDR Ltd carried out the work to refurbish our hallway, utility room and extend our kitchen, creating an apex door/window which opened up the view of our garden.

Despite the inevitable dust and upheaval to the family, Paul and his team allowed us to live with minimal disruption – he even kept the washing machine going!

Paul guided us through our choice of kitchen with expert design and attention to detail. The process was managed well, on time and within the agreed budget. The quality of the finish was very high and we are absolutely delighted with the outcome.

We would certainly recommend PPDR."

Gerard and Linda Tyler, Binfield, Berkshire, 2009

"We have a Victorian house. We needed to upgrade bathrooms, replace windows, renew the kitchen and redecorate several rooms. This included electrical work, plumbing, carpentry and decorating as well as general building.

Never again will we be ripped off by cowboys! Shoddy workmanship, cost overruns, unexplained downtime, an untidy site, slapdash work and a snag list as long as your arm. All these are problems of the past.

Paul and his team have done a first class job. They were thoughtful and creative in designing and specifying our projects. Paul provided several costed choices. When they uncovered major structural problems in our house, they extended their work and rebuilt a wall to cure it. The quality of workmanship and finish was excellent.

We would happily recommend PPDR and use them again."

Matthew and Harriet Barwell, Arborfield, Berkshire, 2009

"PPDR Ltd carried out the work to extend our kitchen and utility rooms, building an orangery with a lantern roof but more importantly creating a fantastic living space for our family. Despite the arctic temperatures and snow that hit us in early 2009 the experience was relatively painless and Paul and the team did a fantastic job in allowing us and the kids to live a pretty normal life as the building work was carried out. The extension to our Grade II listed farmhouse was complex from a planning perspective and Paul did a fantastic job in working with the local planners to get agreement to our plans. As a result of this we got planning permission to build an extension that was appropriate for a listed building, practical as a living space for a family and did not cost the earth! The quality of the finish was very high and I would happily recommend PPDR. "

Elaine and Andrew Kirkwood, Crowthorne, Berkshire, 2008

"During the summer of 2008 PPDR Ltd began work extending and renovating our house. We were apprehensive at having all the work done as it was such a large project; however Paul and the team were superb. They were always two steps ahead of the game – anticipating any inconvenience – especially as we had three months without a kitchen and limited bathroom facilities! From the moment Paul began working with us we knew he was the right person to use, he instilled confidence right from the start and that feeling was constant throughout the whole project. Our house is now a home and it is all thanks to Paul and his team."

Hayley and Richard Fenn, Church Crookham, Hampshire, 2008

"Paul Pemberton and his team do exactly what they outline at the beginning. Not only does Paul listen and totally absorb your own individual vision of how you wish the works to look like at the end, he has extensive knowledge and experience to advise, offer new ideas when needed and understands and explains the positives and negatives of each decision you have to make. That, believe us, is invaluable! He gives a realistic quote for all works required and a realistic deliverable timescale. Not only do the whole team work exactly to this time and budget (who else does in the building game?) but they do so with continual dedication and care for your home. The quality of their work is second to none. We would not only recommend him and his team to others, we would INSIST they go and talk to him first! Thank you Paul, Sarah and the whole team for our beautiful home."

Ian Olson, Cranleigh, Surrey, 2008

"I would unhesitatingly recommend PPDR Ltd for the following reasons:

Very competitive prices

Establishing good relationship with client

Suggesting realistic alternatives to keep the price down

Clearing up each day, not leaving rooms in a mess

Staying at the job and not starting others until yours is completed

All members of the team honest, polite and respecting the clients property

Happy to rectify problems that occurred after the work was completed

I am happy for prospective clients of PPDR Ltd to discuss any further points with me."

Bill and Jennifer Murray, Owlsmoor, Berkshire, 2008

"This was a 'big' project for us. The extension of our kitchen and "den" into part of our double garage. The job was carried out with extreme professionalism and great attention to detail. Disruption was kept to an absolute minimum. The tradesmen were friendly and pre-warned us of all deliveries, goods and skips etc. Most of the time we were unaware of them since they provided their own fridge, kettle and portaloo. Paul, the MD, reported regularly on progress and budget control. He also coordinated with the kitchen planner and fitters - invaluable. All in all, very satisfied customers."

Andy and Nicky Philpott, Crowthorne, Berkshire, 2008

"We want to take a moment to thank you for an outstanding job you did in transforming the house we bought a year ago into a wonderful home. You made the entire process painless by guiding us through each decision and making it very easy for us with your immediate understanding of our needs and desires and translating that into practical solutions and designs.

We were concerned at the beginning of the project that we had not left enough time to get it completed before the due date of our new arrival, Oliver. The timetable you laid out was always going to be tight but you did a great job of reassuring us that we would have our home completed in time. The great news was you were bang on schedule!"

Jez and Sarah Langhorn, Camberley, Surrey, 2007

"We found PPDR, and Paul in particular, immensely helpful when we were at the planning stages of our project. But even more importantly, they were on hand with sound advice during the work to make sure we ended up with a great result that was on time and budget. A terrific local company that we wouldn't hesitate to recommend!"

Julia Hodkinson, Holyport, Berkshire, 2007

"In 2007 we embarked upon our first ever building project – a kitchen extension, loft conversion and refurbishment of two bathrooms. Despite the horror stories I can honestly say that it was not nearly as traumatic and difficult as we'd imagined thanks largely to Paul and his team.

We are, of course, delighted with the results; but what made PPDR exceptional was the way in which they managed the project. We were kept informed throughout, consulted where appropriate and given sound advice whenever we asked for it. With an old house like ours there were bound to be unforeseen problems, but the team handled these very effectively, always keeping an eye on the budget.

I would certainly use PPDR for any future building work, and would recommend them to anyone looking for reliability, professionalism and good quality workmanship."

James Kirkpatrick, Crowthorne, Berkshire; 2006

"We were extremely impressed with the work Paul and PPDR completed. We had the opportunity to have an honest and upfront discussion on what was achievable, whilst sticking to our budget. Paul offered various options to improve the project, as well as ensuring value for money. During the work we met on regular intervals to discuss progress which was very reassuring. Finally we found all the workmen polite and friendly. They all appeared to take full ownership of the project which also led to the work being completed on time and under budget. For these reasons we would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends and family."





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