We were building a Scandia-Hus timber frame property and, having had unsatisfactory early quotes from three or four builders, we approached Compass as we knew that two of their Directors had built a house for some friends of ours. Compass’ approach to the work was always very positive and, whenever the inevitable problems or difficulties arose, they immediately looked for solutions and ways to get the project back on track. We were living on site (in a rather cold caravan!) and they went out of their way to make sure we were inconvenienced as little as possible. They were also assiduous in minimising any disruption to the other road users from deliveries etc. A very telling fact was that their sub contractors spoke highly of them saying that they were a good company to work for – always a good sign.
Nigel Garbutt, West Clandon
We were introduced to Compass Construction by some good friends. Because of this we were able to see their work first hand and were very impressed by their level of professionalism, integrity and quality of workmanship before we started.
Compass started our build in April 2015. It involved a two storey wrap around extension, new bathrooms, new kitchen, upgrading of all the plumbing and much of the electrics, new flooring, new windows in the whole house and much more.
The build has been on time (give or take a week) and broadly on budget after allowing for the extra costs that we have instructed during the build. We opted for the Cost Plus option, because it allowed us flexibility during the build. We were able to change things during the project, manage specific areas ourselves and by regularly reviewing the spend, bring the final costs in on budget.
We can’t fault any of the people working on our build who always turned up early, worked hard during the day, were very polite at all times and easy to talk to with nothing being too much trouble. We have been very pleased with our build and the way it has been handled by Compass Construction and would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending.
Mr & Mrs Clancy, Dorking
We couldn’t recommend Compass more highly. Richard and the whole team including their subcontractors were professional, honest and a great bunch of guys. They always made an effort to ensure that quality was achieved and remained in our budget throughout the project. They were flexible with our ideas and always communicated well, even finishing ahead of schedule. They are builders that really care about the project and what they are producing and that shows in every aspect. We are so grateful to them for working with us and our architect to achieve the homes we wanted.
It was a pleasure to work with all the Compass team and their chosen contractors. All the work was of a high standard. Their build schedule happened like clockwork and the work was completed ahead of the plan! I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Compass took care of all aspects of the build from start to finish and minimised the stress for ourselves. We lived in our house all the time the work was ongoing. Compass took care to tidy up each day and showed consideration to our neighbours.
It is very difficult to choose just a few aspects of the new extension that we like the best because the list is long. It includes the excellent matching of bricks and roof tiles, the drive, the new porch, the lighting and heating, the wooden floors, the beautiful bathrooms, the Juliet balcony, the specially built cupboards and our lovely kitchen. We are delighted with the high quality of the workmanship and finish and would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Compass Construction.
Mr & Mrs Jackson, Dorking
Liz and myself just wish to thank Compass, along with Scandia-hus, and with a little help from us, for delivering such a fantastic bungalow. All the workers that came on site were of the highest calibre, friendly, approachable and hard working. Obviously we got to know those workers better that were here the longest and we enjoyed their company. Our special thanks go to Richard who proved so efficient, helpful and patient, answering all my queries and of course Steve who project managed the building. Again he was efficient, friendly and taught me not to worry when we thought there was going to be a problem. We would have no problem in recommending Compass to anyone wishing to use a top quality builder and wish you all the best in all your future projects.
A huge thank you for the wonderful work you and your team put into building Apple Tree Cottage. You will no doubt be aware of the years Breda and I had put into the planning and gaining planning permission for the site against all the odds.
You will appreciate therefore we were extremely nervous when it came to choosing a builder that would deliver our expectations and within our budget. However we need to have been concerned as you have entirely lived up to recommendations. Each and every one of your work force including all of your subcontractors seemed to take a personal ownership and absolute pride in their work which has clearly manifested itself in the end result.
Most importantly the house works beautifully as a perfect living space for Breda and I and while I would naturally say this was largely a result of the initial planning, this would not have been realised had it not been for the meticulous attention to detail paid by your workforce