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Balance & Company (Essex) Limited


165 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 07:00–20:00
  • Monday 07:00–20:00
  • Tuesday 07:00–20:00
  • Wednesday 07:00–20:00
  • Thursday 07:00–20:00
  • Friday 07:00–20:00
  • Saturday 08:00–14:00
  • Sunday - Closed

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We are an established business of well over 25 years ,in this time have a built up very large customer client base of many satisfied customers ,some working for parents and then their children.
All staff are friendly,passionate about there work.
We will provide a no obligation detailed quotation of customers requirements.
When any job large or small is taken on customers will be kept up to date with progress stages and advised accordingly,the job is completed and always the workplace left clean.
Once we have done the works we will register with relevant governing bodies ie say if you have windows fitted then FENSA certificate will be issued and all guarantees will be in place,peace of mind is what we offer everyone who uses our services.
Once we have completed a job,then if, or whenever a problem arises you can call us and we guarantee to respond immediately and arrange a visit to put right if faulty without hesitation,once a client of ours you become an important part of our many satisfied customers.

What we do

  • Builders

    • Extensions
    • Loft conversions
    • Garage conversions
    • Conservatories
    • Log cabins and homes
    • Guttering repair services
    • Building services
  • Kitchen fitters

    • Kitchen installation
    • Kitchen design
    • Kitchen refurbishment
    • Granite Worktops
  • Bathroom fitters

    • Bathroom design services
    • Bathroom refurbishment
    • Accessible bathrooms and showers
    • Bathroom suppliers
  • Electricians

    • Electrical testing services
    • Electrical installations
  • Plastering

    • Coving
    • Flat ceilings
    • Rendering
    • Skimming
    • Lime plastering
    • Screeding and dry lining
  • Double glazing

    • Double glazing installation
    • Double glazing suppliers
  • Building construction contractors

  • More Services

    • monocouche
    • roofing
    • chimney

Customer reviews

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Serious water leak in our kitchen - we had managed to guesstimate its approximate location before I called Balance, but really had little idea of what we were dealing with. Gary got his team out very very quickly, recognising the urgency, and I have nothing but the highest praise for the work that Dave and Charlie did. They established where the leak was and whilst I had had visions of half my kitchen and flooring being removed to fix the leak, with potentially thousands of pounds of damage being caused, these absolute magicians managed to reach and fix the leak with minimal damage - just one shelf inside a cupboard unit needs replacing. Incredible! They worked so hard, and I am so grateful to them and Gary for their help. They have totally restored my faith in tradesmen, having being on the receiving end of some very dodgy workmanship a few years ago elsewhere in the property. Thank you thank you!
Customer in Essex Posted on 20/09/2022 , work completed 08/09/2022
Total upgrade
Customer Service
Total exterior upgrade to the house including gutters and fascias. Also replaced and modernised our last century kitchen to an up-to-date gem. Commissioned work done across the summer. High-quality workmanship by experts. Costs are always managed and discussed. Gary has an eye for evaluating just what will provide the best value and that is something special. The new porcelain floor in the kitchen spotlights to the ceiling and exterior night lights are all pleasing to the eye and add value. Couldn't be happier with the work done and the transformation of a shabby property into something I feel prouder to exhibit.
Customer in Southend-on-Sea Posted on 11/09/2022 , work completed 08/09/2022
Garage re-furbishment
Customer Service
I had a new facia, main door and surround re-painted and the side garage door replaced with a UPVC one. Work was carried out to the specifications, and everything left clean and tidy. All workers were very polite and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend this company.
Customer in Essex Posted on 10/09/2022 , work completed 07/09/2022
Excellent quick service.
Customer Service
I would certainly recommend Gary Mitchell of Balance and Company Builders. He organised the refurbishment of a flat we purchased and got the work done promptly, taking only a few weeks from start to finish. Installation of kitchen we had purchased, painting and decorating, fibreglass insulation in loft, organising electrical system upgrade. A very good service.
Customer in Essex Posted on 22/08/2022 , work completed 18/08/2022
Very good
Customer Service
Had them install a new shower door/unit, They arrived promptly, worked hard, very thorough, polite workers worked quickly, and did a really good job of it, tidied up after themselves left no mess. The shower looks great.
Customer in Essex Posted on 08/08/2022 , work completed 05/08/2022
Always good work, nothing a bother
Customer Service
We have had various work done by Balance over the past year+ covering plastering, electrical, plumbing, decorating, fencing and decking. Nothing is ever a bother and Gary and all the team are professional, friendly and always punctual. I would not hesitate to recommend Gary and Balance & Co, and already have plans for the bathroom renovation next year. Gary provides detailed quotes and NEVER has tried to charge any extras despite changes along the way which can happen as projects progress. In Gary's words - "no worries".
Customer in Essex Posted on 05/08/2022 , work completed 01/06/2022
Customer Service
vanity unit fitted with new basin & taps. Thermostatic shower mixer replaced. Bath taps replaced. Toilet siphon replaced. Work carried out to a very high standard and to the agreed schedule and budget. Requested quote for kitchen refurbishment and I gratefully received excellent advice and options which will best suit my requirements regarding this.
Customer in Essex Posted on 01/07/2022 , work completed 28/06/2022
Great service.
Customer Service
All of the ceiling lights went out in my kitchen. I’d checked the fuse box and nothing had tripped, so got in touch with Bliss & Co via email. I’d had a problem with granite worktops in my kitchen the year before, and had spoken to Gary. While he wasn’t able to do the job I needed done, (cutting fitted granite in situ), he did recommend someone nearby who was a granite specialist, and the job was completed to my satisfaction. So I had no hesitation in emailing them again when the lights went out. I mailed on a Saturday evening, (18 June) and a swift appointment was made for Monday 20th June. I got a really fast reply from Dale Bliss (even though he was away on his hols - thank you, Dale) who deals with the electrical side in the company. Archie rang me on the morning of the 20th and asked if it would be convenient for him to get to me a little earlier - of course, it was! He identified and resolved the problem, even though it meant pulling up a couple of floorboards in the bathroom above the kitchen. He was quick, polite, professional and very tidy. I was really impressed, and wouldn’t hesitate to use this company again. Thanks to all involved.
Customer in Essex Posted on 28/06/2022 , work completed 20/06/2022
Thank you Balance & Company
Customer Service
I found Balance & Company via a Checkatrade leaflet posted through my door. By coincidence a neighbour had recently used them. They provided a prompt estimate, booked a date and carried out the work on schedule. Communication was excellent from beginning to end. The job site was kept tidy and cleaned before they left. The tradesman were polite and efficient and worked hard throughout the day. I am very happy with the standard of work and would not hesitate to use this company again. From my experience they can be thoroughly recommended.
Customer in Essex Posted on 27/05/2022 , work completed 24/05/2022
Customer Service
Very efficient, very helpful and did a good job.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 26/05/2022 , work completed 18/05/2022