We could not be happier with the work of Neil and his team at Garden Builders. During the design stage, Neil perfectly understood what we were looking for, and came up with a great design that really exceeded our expectations, while being open to feedback during creative iterations. The budget was totally clear and fair and turned out to be spot on. A few weeks after design was finalised, the team started the works - they proved to be very skilled, friendly, organised, pro active, efficient and professional - which made the works go smoothly and pleasantly. We were kept informed of any challenges and were able to adapt some of the designs as we went and appreciated their flexibility. We are grateful to Keri, Nasco, Pepe, Daryl and the rest of the team for their dedication to quality work. Our garden has been transformed and we will enjoy it for many years to come.
The brief was to design and build a new garden that involved extending my existing decking, replacing the worn-out grass with artificial turf, and planting, as well as lighting and irrigation. Ricky did a superb job creating a garden that looks amazing, with a simple and clean design that should be easy to maintain. The suggestions were all great, and they didn't try to up-sell me things I didn't need. For the work itself, Elenko and the whole team were professional, and everything was delivered on time and on budget.
We used the Garden Builders to landscape our garden at the end of last year. They are an exceptional company, and are not only meticulous in whatever they do, but won’t rest until it’s done to the client’s satisfaction. Ricky drew up our plan, but was also open to tweaking it to suit our personal case. There was no prima donna "this is my plan and that’s what you’re going to have, like it or not” mentality. In fact, Ricky was fantastic in that he visited the site every week, and was always at the end of the phone, replying to messages almost immediately! I’m other words, once money had changed hands, that was most certainly not where the service ended… Ricky took our project so seriously from start to finish, and now we have a garden which we utterly adore, and has married up our new extension with the studio at the end of the garden, perfectly. The ultimate test to anyone considering using the Garden Builders - if we had to do it all over again, we would not go with anyone else! A stunning end result, which guests have likened to both a Kew and Chelsea flower show type garden!
We could not recommend The Garden Builders more highly and especially our foreman Velko. Neil was a pleasure to work with as was Darryl their charming electrician. The team are hard working professionals and all really cared that we were happy and that the job was finished to a high standard. The garden needed levelling and they had to move an immense amount of soil through the house which they did neatly and with consideration. And above all, we admit we are fairly particular, and Velko’s attention to detail surpassed our expectations entirely especially with the perfection of the trellising and the stone paving. Huge thanks to the whole team for creating our long awaited dream garden.
The Garden Builders transformed my garden into a haven in just a few short weeks. Incredibly knowledgeable and with an extreamly talented workforce. The garden was build with mm precision as it was designed. I can also highly recommend Lynne Marcus if you are in need of a Garden Designer.
We recently had a complete garden refurbishment undertaken by The Garden Builders. The whole process from start to finish was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Ricky managed the whole process extremely professionally and the team on site, led by Plamen, were hard working, tidy and a pleasure to have in our home. There were no variations to the cost which we didn't request and the project was completed exactly on time, despite a very challenging situation and lots of time pressure just before lock down. We now have the most beautiful garden and we're extremely grateful to Ricky and the whole Garden Builders team.
Great collaboration in the design phase. Garden Builders had really creative solutions. The project management and responsiveness was outstanding. Excellent follow up on last few issues. The implementation team was very focussed on customer service and high quality. I strongly recommend Ricky and his team.
Positive experience from the design phase through to execution. Ricky was patient and steered us well through the design phase. Pinterest images allowed him to understand what I like which helped at design and plant selection stages. Really efficient team on-site with minimal hurdles and all resolved relatively easily. Main advice would be to check understanding at each stage of the build to avoid misunderstandings. Very happy with the result. Our small London garden was transformed both in terms of space and light. Would highly recommend.
I chose to use the Garden builders after admiring the great designs on their website. They didn't disappoint and project manager, Alan and foreman, Lubin created a first class transformation of our garden with loads of style and a conscientious attention to detail. Communication was good throughout and they went the extra mile to make sure we were happy with the finished result. Highly recommend.
I met Ricky and his team when my client employed The Garden Builders to create the garden I designed. Ricky's' work practice is highly professional, dealing with many aspects efficiently. His team were amazing and worked so hard throughout the build. As a garden designer I would be extremely pleased to recommend The garden Builders and would love the opportunity to work with Ricky again. Well done and thank you all for making my design a dream come true for my client.
Michelle; Garden Designer, London
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The Garden Builders have built two a gardens that I have designed and I was delighted with the service they provided. Their standard of workmanship and attention to detail was exceptional. The gardens look amazing and, importantly for designers and clients, reflect my visions and concepts with no corners cut or compromises. I Ioved working with the landscaping team, they were extremely knowledgeable and happy to help sort out any technical issues. When asked for changes these were made without hesitation or irritation. I was treated with respect and consulted at all stages. My client loved having the team on site and absolutely love their gardens. One project was a challenging build on a steep slope with lots of retaining walls and level changes. The Garden Builders had the skills and knowledge in their team to cope with everything the project threw at them. The other garden was a tiny Victorian front garden and it was treated with no less respect and attention to detail than the large project. I would highly recommend The Garden Builders to anyone thinking of having a garden constructed and other designers looking for contractors to recommend to their clients.
We found ‘The Garden Builders’ to be extremely innovative, professional and responsive to our ideas and needs. They helped us transform our grim small London space into a beautiful Mediterranean inspired garden that we cannot wait to enjoy this Summer. They have a great team of talented staff and excellent resources and contacts in sourcing exactly what their client is looking for.
We had extensive hard and soft landscaping work done in our garden by Garden Builders during Oct-Nov 2019 (by Ricky and his team of builders, led by Velko). They were recommended to us by our garden designer as well a colleague. The work they produced, and the process by which it was delivered, exceeded our expectations. We found them to be very professional in all aspects. The team of builders and electricians were always on time, worked in a diligent, careful and clean manner (we were living in the premises during the works). They kept to proposed time frames and any deviations from agreed costs were explained and discussed in advance. Their prices are not cheap but we think they deliver quality work. We would highly recommend them.
I chose the Garden Builders to build a roof terrace that I had designed. They were superb. It was a challenging site - involving hoisting all the materials up the side and keeping all the residents happy. They were utterly professional - respectful of my clients apartment, really good attention to detail and on top of all this really nice! They were also really happy to come back for the most minor of snags and make sure it was left perfectly for my client. I'm delighted with the finished result and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
The Garden Builders transformed our tired, slabbed & bordered garden into an elegant, contemporary open space that feels like an additional ‘room outdoors’. Throughout the creative process Ricky expertly interpreted our specific, demanding requests. The team made light of a truly tough job, working extremely long hours to perfect the end result. We were impressed by the professionalism, work ethic and, of course, the results. Thanks to all the guys involved. Put simply, we are extremely happy and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Garden Builders.
The Garden Builders transformed our tired and depressing back garden into an elegant, welcoming space with a discrete but effective drainage system. Designer Mark Gilmore inspired confidence immediately. He studied the area carefully and took time to discuss our ideas and problems with the garden which included eliminating odd levels on the old patio that reduced its practicality. We were delighted with Mark’s design and advice including the kind of stone that would best suit our needs, taste and budget. We also very much appreciated the initiative he took in having an outdoor portaloo brought onsite so the garden building team (who clearly travelled to and from work wearing masks) would not need to step into the house. The installation was headed by the ever cheerful Lyuben. Lyuben and his team always arrived on time, worked very hard and left the area clean and tidy at the end of each day. He kept us informed at each stage of the operation and the entire team was polite and considerate. All remnants of the build including portaloo were removed as soon as the project was complete. This is a highly professional and well-run operation. Five stars.
We used Ricky and the team at Garden Builders to rebuild our back garden in SW6. From start to finish the service and results were excellent, and our garden was transformed as promised. The project was completed without a hiccup, on brief, on budget, and on time. The building team were always knowledgeable, helpful and tidy. The finished job was spot on, and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
The garden builders have just completed the rebuilding of my garden and the result is phenomenal. Here are the reasons why I would recommend them and would absolutely re-use their services: - attention to details: everything they do is thought through and they go to great lengths to have a perfect result. For example, they even cut some of the wood of the decking in width to go above pipes and fit tightly around the house. - expert advice: I did go with their suggestions and I am soooo glad I did so - flexibility: I changed my mind on the length of the deck when it was almost done. I was expecting a bit of push back from the team but actually they simply said: "no problem. here's how we will do it. It's all fine". - Client service: the preparation work was great and detailed and throughout the project Ricky was always available to answer questions. Even now that the garden is finished, I am still in contact with Ricky with regards to plants maintenance. I am impressed! - trustworthy: I have got to say that I don't like giving access to my house. Yet I did it with the team and I was amazed at how respectful they were. For example they always removed their shoes before getting in the house. After a while I was even trusting them with access to the house when I was not around and they were great. I could absolutely carry on with more reasons why I would absolutely recommend to use The Garden Builders' services and especially Ricky, Parmen and the team.
Ricky and his team were fantastic. They understood what we wanted, offered some inspirational ideas and carried out the work to a very high standard. Any minor issues we had were taken seriously and rectified promptly; the sign of a company that takes pride in providing a high quality product and service. We are delighted with the final result and we would have no hesitation in recommending The Garden Builders. Ben and Iciar, Walton-on-Thames.
Ricky and his team from The Garden Builders created a beautiful architectural garden at the back of our large Queen Anne house in Clapham over a period of several months. We were absolutely delighted with the result. The quality of workmanship and attention to detail was second to none. What impressed us equally though, was the high quality aftercare when small issues arose post installation. Ricky could be relied upon to deal with them promptly, with great charm and at no cost to us. Ricky and The Garden Builders certainly exceeded our expectations and I would be delighted to recommend them most highly to anyone.
Neil and his team did a fantastic job transforming our dull and grey terrace on the fourth floor of a new development in a busy part of Central London into a restful and private oasis of greenery and calm. They worked through our design requirements intelligently and with vision, and coordinated all the different aspects of the project: custom planters, screens, built-in benches, storage, outdoor furniture, automatic irrigation system, choice and supply of plants and trees, outdoor lighting, cantilevered parasol, green walls... It's all come together now into a flowing and practical space that offers an indoor/outdoor connection with our apartment. I'd have no hesitation in recommending The Garden Builders (and indeed I have already!
Follow this The Garden Builders were recommended by our designer, and although not the cheapest, you get what you pay for. The on site team were considerate and responsive and given the logistical difficulties of the build (a 7th floor roof terrace in central London), completed the task in the time agreed and with a minimum of disruption. The result is of very high quality, even though we had one issue with a scratched water feature, it was resolved very quickly and without argument. Neil was also very good at advising about slight variations and adaptations we made to the plans and planting as we went along. We would not hesitate to use them again or to recommend them to others.
We used The Garden Builders for our significant landscaping job in 2022 and could not be more thrilled with the result. We had our garden designed (rough drawings only, no technical info) elsewhere but implemented by the Garden builders. Ricky ran the project for us with his foreman Elenko with the utmost professionalism. The work was incredibly messy – digging up a 20m x 15m garden in central London which they had to take through the house (no side entrance). The disturbance to us was minimal and they kept everything very clean considering the traffic through the house. They built the kitchen area from scratch with built in cupboards and a beautiful shed also. Other skilful aspects of the work included gas fitted fire bowl and sinking of a hot tub whilst maintaining access to it, as well as a full irrigation system. Any time a problem came up Ricky and his team were ever helpful and produced innovative solutions that did not compromise on the design of the build. Furthermore, they helped us with the planting and managed to convince me to go for more seasonality in the plants whilst still providing screening / privacy for us. This advise was invaluable and we really do enjoy seeing the garden change with the seasons. It’s been nearly a whole year since the garden was completed and we are still in love with it. Since the build I have found the team incredibly responsive and helpful if any snagging or problems have arisen. Overall, I cannot recommend the garden builders highly enough.
Anika Bitel, London
As a designer, I have used Garden Builders to build several of my projects and I have always been extremely pleased with the result. Their workmanship, skills, attention to details, punctuality and professionalism are second to none and I find them very easy to deal with. It is a pleasure to work with them and I strongly recommend their services.
Maitanne Hunt; Garden Designer, London
I have been working with the Garden Builders since 2005 and since then they have build the majority of my projects and all my high end projects, large and small, including award winning gardens. They have build gardens all over London for me and also in the suburbs and home counties. Their workmanship is immaculate, they are obsessively precise, they always offer a number of solutions to problems, they are always courteous to clients, neighbours and other contractors. Specialist resources are always available and I have never had a client complaint. They are highly professional, know their stuff and never complain - whatever the weather. I trust them and would strongly recommend them.
Lynne Marcus; Garden Designer, London
We used The Garden Builders for a major landscaping project in 2015 and found their approach, quality and attention to detail first rate. They continue to maintain our garden with care and we would not hesitate to recommend them.
Garden Builders built a garden for a client in Chiswick and both she and I were very impressed with their service. The team are friendly and reliable and the finish was excellent. I would not hesitate to use then again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone thinking of doing work to their garden.
The company did an excellent job in building and planting my new garden. The whole team from the owner of the company to all the men who carried tonnes of stuff through the house were a pleasure to deal with. They clearly wanted the result to be a great success and all worked hard with enthusiasm, commitment and expertise. Highly recommended.
I used Ricky and his team to design and carry out the landscaping works at our house in Mill Hill North London. It was a pretty ambitious project involving the building of a Gothic Folly wall, carport, oak garage, new lawn, lighting, irrigation, patio stone flooring and masses of planting at both the back and front of our property. The project was carried out on time and within budget and looks wonderful, I have continued to use their team to maintain the garden which is great in both summer and winter. If there have been any problems, they have not walked away from them but solved the issue without delay. A great company to deal with.
Katie, North London
I have a small city garden that was redesigned by The Garden Builders. As well as a fabulous contemporary result I found them pleasant, considerate and professional during every aspect of the build. I will not hesitate in using them again when I finally get to redesign my front garden in the coming year.
The Gardens Builders landscaped our front and back garden. The work involved a new driveway, paving, stonework on multiple levels, decking, planting, lighting and irrigation. The work was completed to a high standard. The team were extremely helpful, friendly and considerate. Garden Builders have continued to maintain the garden to the same high standard.
What a great team; from the initial design through to the finished garden the attention to detail was superb, and we're not the easiest of clients. Thanks to Alan and Velko (and his team) for all their hard work. We are very happy in our garden.
Amazing team! From start to finish the service, quality and support was great. Products are of high standard and the collaboration on the design was brilliant. Highly recommend Ricky and his team!!
I highly recommend Ricky and his team. They were professional and knowledgable in their approach to the remodelling of our garden; they turned up when they said they would and built a garden (paving, fencing, artificial grass and flower beds) to a very high standard. I would not hesitate to use them again.
The garden builders have been constructing my gardens since the beginning of my career and all the time respecting the deadlines and budget. They are usually helpful not just in the building side of the garden but in sourcing materials and constructing details Apart from that most of the work comes in a high standard and in a reasonable price.
Roberto Silva; Garden Designer, London
Neil and his entire team have been our first choice for 15 years. They have done everything for us, large, small, simple and complex. It has all been excellent and they are lovely people. The photos speak for themselves, but it's the service and delivery and creativity that keeps us loyal.
Ian Kirby, Garden Designer, London
The team were brilliant. Complete professionals. Hard working and reliable and have constructed the most beautiful roof garden with amazing attention to detail and care. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the team.
Professional, knowledgeable and quality-oriented - fantastic service from start to finish, highly recommended for any garden remodelling/renovations!
Excellent job on a small garden in Chiswick. The design, which we did together, proved to be a right one. I was impressed with the quality of work, especially, with the work done on the underlying infrastructure of the garden that would ensure its durability. Good materials, excellent workmanship, very thorough. Very good suggestions on the choice of plants. Superb all around.
I have used Garden Builders and the team twice now and each time the results have been spectacular. A great group of friendly, honest and polite workers who take great pride in what they do. I would highly recommend them
Matthew Galloway, London
Customer focussed and brought great ideas to the project. Have continued to provide good support even after project finished. We are very happy with the work they have done and would happily recommend to others.
Very happy with the service from Mark and Elenko at the Garden Builders. They were prompt, flexible with timing, tidy and did a good overall job. Recommended.
Amazing quality of workmanship and design. Love our Garden and all thanks to the ability of the team here. They are not the cheapest firm around but the term you get what you pay for is very relevant.
A gem of a company. Reliable, hard working people, great communication, clear price, up to the minute creative ideas. It's been a pleasure.
Very satisfying work was accomplished in my garden by garden builders' team.
I cannot speak highly enough of Neil and his team at Garden Builders. The Pandemic brought home the importance of a garden as a sanctuary for our Family. Neil took the stress out the project completely, he organised the logistics of everything so that the project ran like clockwork (Organising third parties as well) and there was no stress for us. The team arrived and were super focussed, respectful and so approachable. Any changes we wanted to make were easy to incorporate. The results are amazing, we can’t quite believe that it was so easy we have such a wonderful outdoor space. If you are considering a garden landscape project, I highly recommend you look at The Garden Builders – You will be so happy that you did.
Lyuben and his team were fast and efficient. Top quality job all round, very professional! Would definitely recommend.
I interviewed numerous Garden Designers and read their interpretation of what was required but when Steve Isbell arrived he just 100% understood what was needed. It was a breath of fresh air to meet someone so passionate about his vision. From design concept through to build and completion I was given a first rate service. The team that worked here were absolutely fantastic and their work ethic was 100%. Steve was always available to discuss aspects of the job and kept everyone informed. I have a most wonderful space to sit in with the fabulous water feature and fire table. It feels like I am abroad on holiday. I highly recommend this Company. Their professionalism and attention to detail was superb.
Ricky and his team helped with the design of, and was totally in charge of the build of our garden area during a recent innovation in NW3. Ricky was the easiest to deal with of all the various contractors we had doing different jobs, and we have been delighted with the end result. As well as great design and construction, the follow up service and after care has also been exemplary.
We used Garden Builders in 2010/11 to carry out a major garden landscaping project, designed by Lynne Marcus, at our home in Hampstead Garden Suburb. We were (and still are) absolutely delighted with the result.The works took 7 months to undertake and during that time (as well as before and after) Garden Builders were a pleasure to work with. The Project Director, Ricky Goodwin, was organised, efficient, knowledgeable and always delivered on our expectations. Nothing was too much trouble and what could have been a stressful project was made easier by their calm, helpful and experienced approach. All of the team that worked on site were also courteous and polite. In 2012, our garden became the Supreme Winner in the Association of Professional Landscapers Awards as well as winning a further Award from the Society of Garden Designers. It was also featured in Homes & Gardens magazine.We would recommend Garden Builders to anybody who is considering transforming their outside space.
It's a real pleasure working with The Garden Builders. They have great attention to detail. The site is well organised and tidy. Work is completed on time and to budget. Any problems that come up are dealt with swiftly and creatively. Communication is excellent, both with me as the designer and, where necessary, with the clients.
I am looking forward to working with them on projects in the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others.
Sam Butler; Garden Designer, London
I really enjoy working with The Garden Builders. They have built a number of the gardens I have designed and I am happy recommend them to clients. Ricky and Dawn are always helpful and knowledgeable. Their construction projects run to time, their attention to detail is excellent, they resolve any issues quickly and their teams are courteous and thoughtful on site.
Sarah Hammond; Garden Designer, London
Garden Builders have constructed four of my designs for school outdoor learning and play areas. I have been very pleased with their realization of my designs. Garden Builders are excellent at planning a job down to the last blade of grass! Everything is there when it is needed and good progress is made all the way through the job. Their excellent project management skills make every job run very smoothy. When inevitably unexpected things do happen - they are resolved without question or fuss. I have worked with several Garden Builder's teams and they are all very knowledgeable, skilful, courteous, careful and clean workers. This is very important for me as my projects are often in Primary Schools where safety and security matters are paramount. I would recommend Garden Builders to any individual or company and in particular to anyone in education who is looking to develop their learning and play spaces.
Nigel Abbey; Garden Designer, London
We have just had a garden project completed by The Garden Builders. Having worked with lots of contractors on various projects over the years its always a bit of a worry with new people and we spent a lot of time deciding which way to go. We are delighted we went with Ricky and his team. Everything worked like clockwork, what was discussed was done, people turned up when they said they would, unforeseen issues were taken as part of the job. It was completed to a high standard, on time and budget. Crucially all the people involved were decent, interested, motivated and good to be with. There wasn't a hint of negativity throughout the whole rainy process. We looked forward to our chats with the team, it was always straightforward and nothing was ever a problem. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the end result is all we had wished for.