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

From the time of our first contact with Alan we have found him to be extremely helpful. He listens carefully to our plans and discusses with us exactly how they may be achieved in practice. We have appreciated his attention to detail and flexible approach as our project has progressed.

Throughout he has been thoughtful and considerate to inconvenience us as little as possible yet keeping the work ongoing. His explanations of what he is doing and what he plans to do next are always clear. We have very much valued him working with us, and, if we required any work carried out in the future Alan would definitely be who we would ask. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else.

Neil and Cathy, Tavistock