We chose to work with Harrington Builders based on personal recommendation rather than the builder recommended by the architect. After starting the job, we made changes to the worked planned which involved a lot more work. Our 1914 house presented some interesting challenges changing roof lines, installing a floor to ceiling Velux and removing a wall and the very large chimneys it housed. After nearly a year we are tantalising close to completion and can start to appreciate the transformation. If you going to have builders in your house for a year, if would be hard to find a more charming crew. Some of the most impressive new features are those suggested by John Harrington such as the glass wall at one end of the kitchen. It's the first thing people notice and admire when they walk in. Stuart's enthusiasm, intelligence, hard work and patience are all exceptional. When he can see that you are struggling to does everything he can to help by rigging up a temporary solution that will help show the results of you choice. Their approach is to find a way to make what you want possible. No builder is perfect and if they have a weakness it is the time taken to provide a quotation, the lack of a contract or payment schedule. If budget is not your primary concern and you want a quality job done, then they are the right choice for you.