Testimonials

Alan was recommended to me as a very trustworthy builder with a highly skilled team, and I certainly found that to be true. The work that I needed carried out involved applying for planning permission, which Alan talked me through. It also involved using several specialists in metal work and roofing, and again Alan supported me in getting quotes and advising me on them. Indeed, where he felt that one quote was too high, he sought out another specialist who quoted for and eventually carried out the work. At all times Alan managed all the outside contractors.

During COVID, when the work was carried out, it was a pleasure to have Alans team in the house, they were highly skilled, friendly, courteous, and tidied up everything each evening. When we hit an unexpected problem, caused by water damage in the roof, again Alan helped me with my insurance claim and the rectification work. At all times it felt to me as though my project was a top priority to Alan and not just a fill in between other jobs, even though unexpected events, such as the water damage, affected Alans teams' timetable.

I have been very happy with all the work Alan and his team carried out and will be using him again to do other bits of work that were picked up on my survey report and to do general ongoing maintenance. One of the things that I was particularly impressed with about Alan was that no job was too small, indeed the first time I used him it was simply to box in an external pipe and from that simple job I was happy to then award Alan further building work. I have also recommended Alan to friends who have all been very pleased with his approach to their jobs and the work completed.

Alan has also helped me in building up my support team and introduced me to a very reliable plumber and electrician, who I now use for all relevant work. These specialists all have the same business ethics as Alan. I could not be happier with all the work that Alan has done and would highly recommend him and his team.

Jane Dumeresque, Brentor

Greenings of Tavistock has been repairing, renovating, replacing, redecorating and fixing several examples of original sin on our house for over 2 months. We would like to say how delighted we have been throughout as the work has been done with diligence and attention by caring team members who have almost become part of the family.

Furthermore the detailed quotation from Alan proved to be remarkably accurate. The only changes have been as a result of our requests and it has been both reassuring and very helpful to receive regular worksheet style updates on costs.

In future this is our 'go to' company..

D and D

Project: Grade II Listed Building

Alan Greening was the main contractor for substantial works to our Grade II listed house on the edge of Dartmoor. The work involved structural repairs to the fabric of the house and outbuildings including strengthening wooden floors (some of which were in very poor condition with very old timbers needing replacement or reinforcement), new concrete floors with underfloor heating, a new flat roof over the Conservatory and considerable work to repoint and repair damage to various internal and external walls including window openings.

Alan fitted new wooden floors, repaired or replaced windows and shutters, repaired rainwater goods and drains, and redecorated the entire house, inside and out. He provided building support for new services (water and power), new heating and hot water systems, bathrooms, toilets and a kitchen.

Overall the building works, which were completed in stages, lasted nearly 3 years and involved up to 6 people on site at once excluding sub-contractors.

Alan has a lot of experience and was always concerned to do the work as well as possible. Our project was complicated because we were both trying to refurbish a listed building and install new services including heating, hot and cold water, drainage and data, audio and video networks. Nevertheless Alan was patient with all the changes to specifications and happy to deal with any issues as they arose. We are pleased with the final result and would recommend Alan as someone who understand the difficulties of working with older buildings and has the knowledge needed to deal with them sympathetically.

David Burke

Over the course of the last 25 years I have worked with Alan Greening on many projects both private commissions and work I have overseen on behalf of my clients. The type of work which is typical has included major renovation and refurbishment of period properties, external redecoration and re-roofing etc. He has an extensive knowledge of building techniques relevant to all types of buildings in this area, including Grade II listed and ecclesiastic buildings and has built up a good rapport with Conservation Architects and Conservation Officers in the area.

During the period I have known him, he has always demonstrated an excellent knowledge and expertise evidenced by the finished quality of his work. He has also proven to be a very reliable contactor. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Neil Woolcock

The property required immediate remedial action to prevent further damage to both the exterior and interior. I found Alan's guidance and support invaluable. At all times his approach was practical and measured and he understood the challenges ahead and helped break them into manageable propositions. It is evident from first meeting Alan that his knowledge and professionalism is of the highest order.

Alan provided a clear and concise schedule of works with a full break of costs so that both parties' expectations were met. He was always fair, consistent and stuck to the outline plan. He openly shared his knowledge and was a pivotal guide when natural nuances occurred, as with any renovation project. He is a total solution thinker who looks at practical and effective ways to resolve any issue. The team Alan allocated to the tasks were equally professional and highly skilled. I have worked on many renovation projects, and his team of carpenters, stonemasons, general builders and decorators are the best I have worked alongside. At all times they were respectful to home and family and pleasure to have around.

I highly recommend Alan and the team and as soon as future projects are possible I will have no hesitation in making Alan Greening my very first port of call.

Mandy Innes, Grenofen