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

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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
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4.8

10 Reviews

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

  • More Services

    • basement conversions
    • timber treatments

Customer reviews

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The finished work for far surpassed our expectations. A thoroughly professional job.
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Michael's attitude, diligence and workmanship were impeccable. Nothing was too much trouble. We were concerned that the damp proofing would detract from the aesthetic appearance of our property. However, through skilful attention to detail Michael was able to maintain the charm and character of our barn conversion. Can thoroughly recommend Danford Brewer & Ives.
Roma, North Yorkshire09/04/2018
Professional, tidy and good work
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Came first day fitted two vents, one vent transformer not working, sent for a new one. Came back and replaced old transformer with new, working fine, only realised after job was done and man left, was wired into bedroom lights so he has had to come back and fix again.
Janet, West Yorkshire13/03/2018
Good quality professional work
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I have used DBI before and have always found them to be helpful and professional. Their work is excellent and I would recommend them to others.
Francesca, North Yorkshire20/02/2018
Great job
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Very professional, courteous and carried out in a tidy fashion. Have used before, and didn't let us down this time either.
Kathryn, Cleveland13/02/2018
Great Work
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Good, professional service from all involved and a great job done. I can thoroughly recommend this company.
D, Cleveland08/02/2018
Worth the effort.
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Contractor arrived on time, and after introductions set to work on treating woodworm in garage rafters. Additional wooden items were also left out and treated. Two full applications given and completed in a few hours. A bit of cleaning up afterwards to be expected. Nice to have the garage back so that I can finish the refit.
Michael, North Yorkshire30/01/2018
High spec, high standard
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This was a big, and expensive project. It was delivered exactly on time, to the highest professional standards by people it was a pleasure to have working in my house. I received a project plan before work started and was able to ask questions and make additions to the spec as the project unfolded over about five weeks. I would have no reservation about recommending this firm.
Rod, North Yorkshire01/01/2018
Responsive, helpful and Great Quality
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I had the damp proofing repaired and some tanking work done to repair a long standing problem which was instantly solved. Tidy job, personable staff, great help and support.
Peter, West Yorkshire06/12/2017
Thoroughly recommended!
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This is the second time I have used this company for damp proofing in my 1850's cottage. I am very satisfied with the service at all stages, especially Dale who carried out the remedial work. He took great care both with the preparation and actual work. He left my home as tidy as I would expect from a professional company. No hesitation in recommending them for this type of work.
Jayceel, County Durham19/07/2017
The trader replied (on 19/09/2017)
Thanks Jayceel. We really are pleased that you are happy with our work and service you received. Kind Regards Team DBI
After several quotes from various companies, this company, although not the cheapest, seemed to me, to be most knowledgeable & understanding about the problem that I needed solving
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Plaster and Victorian woodwork, e.g. skirting boards, had to be removed, for the damp proofing membrane to be applied to the relevant walls, and the previously crumbling plaster needed to be redone. Being an older house, there are few straight edges/corners, and the plastering when reapplied, had to be rounded corners vertically, which was neatly done. One piece of woodwork wasn't quite aligned as it previously had been, but a quick email to the office, and someone was out very promptly, to remove/realign & replace it.
Lowin, West Yorkshire31/08/2016