Testimonials


I noticed Sawyer and Garrett’s sign outside a build which was being carried out in the neighbourhood and was very impressed with standard of workmanship. They were speedy to respond to my initial enquiry via email and very accommodating when trying arrange a time for an initial meeting. Upon meeting Steve and Chay I was immediately impressed with their professionalism and with how quickly they were able to grasp the specific requirements of the proposed build. It was obvious from the first meeting that they were the right builders for the job. Essentially, this was a new build on top of what was a single bedroom bungalow into a two bedroom bungalow (both with en suite bathrooms) significantly changing the interior layout; with extensions to the rear and side of the property. Additionally I needed the building to be suitable for my mother, whose disability will be getting worse as the years go by. A complete re-wiring and new plumbing was going to be needed throughout the property. The property would be unoccupied for the entire length of the project The quote came back quickly and seemed reasonable, Chay was very clear from the outset though to expect a change in the budget as the build went along due to the complexities of the build and various unknown’s within the property. The build started on the agreed date. We started the build at the worst time possible (due to no one’s fault, just bad timing) in the middle of the winter. Despite the difficult and challenging weather conditions (heavy snow in Teignmouth on two separate occasions) the guys persevered and the outside construction phase quickly took shape. We were regularly updated as regards progress and consulted on key decisions. As the build progressed and sub-contractors began to come on to site I was equally impressed with them, clearly Sawyer and Garrett select their contractors with great care; the electrician, plumber and tiler are all excellent and always very helpful with a very good attention detail. Sawyer and Garrett have good relationships with local suppliers (tiles, kitchen, paint, etc.), which makes choosing fixtures and fittings a straightforward process. The apprentices working for Sawyer and Garrett are of a very high standard, they were all very mature, professional and helpful, it’s clear that they are being taught and mentored very well indeed. As the project was heading towards completion I was very impressed with the quality of the work in every respect, the attention to detail was very high and it was clear there was a strong desire from Chay and Steve to get things ‘just right’. They have been sensitive to my mother’s needs throughout the project, which means I will have a property suitable for her, for the foreseeable future. In summary, Sawyer and Garrett (Steve and Chay) and their associated contractors have restored my faith in the building industry. They have been faultlessly honest and fair throughout the project; it is clear that they are passionate about doing a good job and take pride in what they do. This is one of those times where one definitely gets what you pay for and Sawyer and Garrett are excellent value for money. I am very pleased with the final result and would happily recommend them to anyone.

– Martin Townsend, St Davids Road, Teignmouth

Absolutely Fantastic Service from start to finish. We wanted a Utility extension built from scratch and were still working through ideas. Sawyer & Garrett helped us with the planning to utilise the space right through to completion in a friendly and extremely professional manner.
They knew exactly what they were doing and  had the project finished on time and within budget. They worked in a very tidy manner, with a thorough clean up at the end of each day. Punctual and didn’t miss a day during the September to December winter months.
They provided a full design and build service that included planning consents being in place, architecture and calculations.
The room looks great! We are so very happy with it and the family space it has created into the house.
After completion of the planned extension we hired Sawyer & Garrett to build a wrap around patio and landscape the garden for us. This included building fences and raised beds.
An extra 6 weeks that again was finished to time, budget and to an excellent standard.
Everything was taken care of for us and never a problem.
A friendly approachable company with a great team of hard working, cheerful, thoughtful and thorough professionals.
We would highly recommend their services.

– Kayte and Edd Aylott, Lumley Close, Kenton

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Sawyer & Garrett Building & Maintenance Ltd. They have carried out a complete renovation of my house including extensive building works to a very high standard with professionalism and punctuality.

– Jonathan Bolton, Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth

Sawyer and Garrett built a major extension on our 70’s bungalow providing a modern kitchen/diner, utility, study and second bathroom. The work was carried out in a professional way with all the trades involved doing a first class job. The job was carried out over a number of months during which time the builders kept the site clean and tidy. Staff were always helpful and provided ideas to enhance the finished product. Sawyer and Garrett have provided us with beautiful home extension and we would not hesitate in recommending their services.

– Ivan and Clare,Coombe Close, Bovey Tracey

Sawyer and Garrett converted an outbuilding into ancillary accommodation which is now used for holidays. The job involved a period property with specific features like cast iron guttering and matching existing brickwork and roof tiles. Access to the site was down a steep flight of steps so the use of machinery was greatly restricted and delivery of materials difficult.From the start Sawyer and Garrett were professional and efficient in their approach. The quote was detailed and comprehensive. Their team of tradesmen were skilled, hardworking and accommodating. As is often the case some decisions are made as the job progresses, these were accomplished with informative discussion and helpful advice. The project was completed and finished beautifully with close attention to final details. Snags were identified and efficiently dealt with. The building is much admired inside and out by the holidaymakers that come to stay. I was really pleased with the overall result and would happily recommend Sawyer and Garrett to anyone needing their services.

– Janet Bowdler, Windward Lane, Holcombe

Steve and Chay have completed all the works I have requested, plus additional extensive outside work, roofing repairs and installing patio doors. They have done a splendid job & we are very happy with finish work. They were also very friendly, conscientious, respectful and trustworthy. We would definitely recommend them to anyone.

– Sheila Tucker, Third avenue, Teignmouth

I work in and around the building trade and I can not recommend Sawyer and Garrett highly enough as a really good building firm. Whilst they were building our extension we had no complaints at all – their staff were friendly, professional, clean and tidy. They were very conscientious about their standards and in ensuring we were happy when they left in the evenings. On completion of the job my wife and I were really happy that we had chosen them.

– Luke & Kelly Varnell, Ashleigh Way, Teignmouth

We needed some alterations to our large driveway entrance pillars and repositioning of backdoor and Windows. We are very pleased with the work – they were on time and on budget. The new brick matched the existing which was important. We will certainly be using them again.

– Kingsacre, Teignmouth

Steve is a very professional and polite gentleman. His work is done to an incredibly high standard and we are delighted with the results. He is trustworthy and honest and we would definitely recommend him.

– Menagh House, Teignmouth

After living in Holcombe for only 6 months we decided to alter our property, to enable us to have a low maintenance home and garden. We had a number of quotes and time frames for the work and fortunately chose Sawyer & Garrett.
Whilst they weren’t the cheapest quote, an invitation to view one of their ‘work in progress’ sites, allowed us to meet their workforce and judge the standard of their work.

The work commenced in July 2016 and, due to a number of unexpected changes (initiated by us as work progressed) we saw extra possibilities for further improvement to meet our lifestyle requirements. All of the changes were handled and implemented with good humour and professionalism and we received a large number of compliments, and requests for the builders name, from passers by and Holcombe villagers. In fact, a picture of the property once work was completed in early 2017 was actually copied on the Teignbridge Planning web-site, as a part of a planning application.

Whilst this testimonial may appear to be somewhat late, we wanted to allow the work to ‘settle in’ and although Steve had to address some slight problems during the settling in period, he turned up promptly and sorted the problems.
We have absolutely no qualms in recommending the workmanship and professionalism of Sawyer and Garrett and will use them for any future work we may contemplate.

– Peter and Sonia Wilson, Sweetbriar Lane, Holcombe