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Building & Preservation (Northern) Limited T/A Danford Brewer & Ives

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4.9

38 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:00–17:30
  • Monday 08:00–19:00
  • Tuesday 08:00–17:30
  • Wednesday 08:00–17:30
  • Thursday 08:00–17:30
  • Friday 08:00–17:30
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Danford Brewer & Ives provide a wide range of building services including damp proofing, timber treatment, basement conversions, extensions, building maintenance and basement conversions.

We are based in Ripon, North Yorkshire and our expert team of builders and surveyors cover Yorkshire, the North East and parts of Chester too.

We offer a complete service for all timber treatment, building maintenance and improvement work that your property may need. You can rely on us to carry out any size of job from small building maintenance projects through to a complete house renovation basement conversion or extension.

What we do

  • Builders

  • Damp proofing and timber preservation services

    • Timber treatment services
  • More Services

    • basement conversions
    • timber treatments

Customer reviews

4.9
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4.9
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Completely reliable and professional
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DBI have completed a number of works at our property over the past few years and have always been completely reliable, honest, and professional. As well as carrying out damp proofing works, we have used their plumbing expertise too. I would fully recommend use of this company and will have no hesitation in returning to them should our house require further TLC from them.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 17/07/2020 , work completed 08/07/2020
Professional service from start to finish
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Arraigned for a detailed damp survey to be done , surveyor was polite, professional and turned up on time. Explained his findings as he did the work. Received a detailed report of required work and costs (survey cost taken off final invoice) Liaised with office and agreed work to start quickly, workmen arrived as promised, worked quickly and cleanly completing within the agreed timescale. Tidied up at the end of each day, removed debris from site, replaced radiator and skirting boards and plastered to a very good standard. Very pleased with all aspects of the work and the company as a whole and would definitely recommend.
Customer in York Posted on 09/03/2020 , work completed 05/03/2020
Damp Proofing Works - First Class
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After doing some research and following a recommendation I engaged the services of Danford Brewer and Ives to carry out some damp proofing works on my home. The service received and quality of the works done has been excellent from start to finish. I was kept fully up to speed with the progress of the job throughout (I work away from home) and they just cracked on and dealt with any issues that came their way with no fuss whatsoever. The standard of the work is superb, really, really impressed. A special mention for the lads on the job who treated my home with respect, put protective matting and covers down throughout, kept on top of the muck and dust which isn't easy for such invasive work, and did a thorough tidy up on completion. I just got the feeling throughout that they take a real pride in their work and would recommend them in an instant. A very happy customer !
Customer in Redcar and Cleveland Posted on 15/01/2020 , work completed 14/01/2020
Rising damp work
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Remedial work for rising damp required in 4 areas. Whole process of reviewing work required... detailed report explaining issue & repairs required... planning of work... workers arriving on time... quality of work... protecting furniture & keeping repair area clean & tidy as possible... was excellent. Workmen were clearly good craftsmen & cared about doing a great job Additional work was required, but this was handled well... further visit by Surveyor and ongoing explanation by workmen. Overall excellent. We would use Danford Brewer & Ives again.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 12/12/2019 , work completed 10/12/2019
Damp proofing the dining room and one of the kitchen walls.
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The contractor was asked to deal with rising samp in the dining room and some in the kitchen. The surveyor came promptly, was knowledgable, thorough and helpful and the estimate of work was sent in goid time. This was very specific and included a diagram of where work was needed. We emailed a query which was addressed in detail. Of particular help to us, the quotation included things they would do before the damp proofing could start: i.e. moving the skirting boards, dlsconnecting the gas fire, wall tiles and one radiator. This meant we needn't involve any other contractor and the work could continue seamlessly. These would also be refitted when the work was complete. The initial report stated that if we went ahead, the survey fee would be deducted. In addition, on settlement of the invoice, a 25 year independent insurance backed guarantee would be issued. We can't speak highly enough of Michael who carried out the work. He was a real professional who took pride in doing the best possible job. We wholeheartedly recommend him and the firm. They came when they said they would and finished on time, doing a good job in between!
Customer in West Yorkshire Posted on 24/10/2019 , work completed 11/10/2019
Thoroughly professional
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We chose this firm on the back of all the good reviews and were not disappointed. They are thoroughly professional and good to deal with throughout the process. The office staff are pleasant and efficient; the surveyor was prompt and produced a written report with diagram; and the actual workmen turned up on time, completed the work effectively, efficiently and to a high standard. Dale, particularly, not only did first class work, but cleaned up any mess afterwards and ensured everything went smoothly.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 06/09/2019 , work completed 29/08/2019
Excellent work provided by professionals
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Both workers arrived on time, were friendly and informative, and provided an excellent service. The only reason I couldn’t give 5 stars for everything was that this was a repeat visit as the first DPC hadn’t worked.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 20/08/2019 , work completed 20/08/2019
Damp-proofing and replastering of 18th century chimney breast
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We used DB&I in 2015 to carry out extensive damp-proofing work to the ground floor of our Grade 2 listed property (part 18th, part 19th century). They were 1st class from start to finish, whether on admin/communication or quality of work carried out, tidying up during the works or professionalism of tradesmen. This recent work addressed areas that could not be treated in 2015 and DB&I's standards have not slipped. Dale was excellent and discussed the work as it progressed, rather than just carrying on in a blinkered fashion. We are delighted with the end result!
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 10/08/2019 , work completed 07/08/2019
Damp proofing work in porch
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Danford Brewer & Ives have done work for us before and we were happy to ask them to carry out further damp proofing work on an area which had not required treatment previously. The work done was in the porch area of our house and was carried out efficiently,on schedule and within the agreed budget. The men carrying out the work were very helpful, tidy and professional.They explained what they were doing and advised how long we should leave it before decorating. We would not hesitate in recommending them to others who need to have damp proofing work completed. We were also impressed with the efficiency and politeness of dealing with the request for a inspection visit and the timing of the schedule to complete the work.
Customer in North Yorkshire Posted on 05/08/2019 , work completed 02/08/2019
Damp proofing and rendering
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The whole process from my original enquiry to the completion of the job was smooth and hassle free. The staff were all friendly and very helpful. The work was carried out on time and the workers were very careful, protective covers were put down to keep the mess to a minimum and the work area was cleaned up well afterwards. I was pleased with the end results. Thank you very much.
Customer in Middlesbrough Posted on 31/05/2019 , work completed 31/05/2019