"We decided to have an extension and building works done to the house, we spoke to several builders, not just to get quotes but also to discuss what was possible, sensible and realistic.
Lester was by far the most helpful in this regard, he took the time to take us through the options available to us and explain the build process in detail.
Lester’s communication at this stage was excellent, before we had even decided who to go with Lester responded to any questions we had very quickly via email, even during evening and weekends (this continued throughout the build).
Before the build started Lester met with us to go through his schedule in detail and explain to us exactly what each stage the build would take place, whilst some dates inevitably slipped during the process Lester always kept us informed with regular updates of when things were happening.
During the build Lester and his team were polite, courteous and always on time, the same can be said for the sub-contactors that were used.
Lester project managed the job for us from start to finish, arranging everything whenever we needed to meet a sub-contractor to discuss their work Lester was also onsite to guide us through the process. Even when we used third parties for some elements, Lester worked closely with them to ensure that they fitted into the work schedule.
We are delighted wit the end result and would highly recommend Lester and his team for any building work, we would certainly use him again."
"Hotchin builders recently built us an extension to our dining room, changed our flat roof over the garage to a pitched one and added a new porch.
He managed the entire project from start to finish, which took away most of the stress from ourselves.
His workmanship was first class and the tradesmen he used were equally skilled and obliging. We are very pleased with the end result and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anybody."
Steve & Sue Taylor
"We were initially very impressed with Hotchin Builder at the quote and project discussion stage. They inspired a confidence that several competitors didn’t, and we were sure that a professional job of a high standard would be done. The quote was followed up with a detailed payment breakdown which meant we both knew exactly where we stood along the way.
Our confidence grew further once the project started, and we couldn’t fault Lester or his colleagues throughout. The site was always left extremely tidy with as little disruption as possible, and all workmen were pleasant and professional.
Lester’s excellent project management meant that we had little to worry about and he would always sort out any minor issue that we may have had along the way.
We were 100% satisfied with our finished extension, in fact we absolutely love it! We would not hesitate to contact Hotchin Builders again for any work that we may wish to undertake.
It is always good to go on recommendation, and we have no doubt that anyone choosing to employ Lester for their building project would be as fully satisfied as we are."
Chris & Lisa Dale
"We decided to build eight houses in Scunthorpe and had to distinguish which company was available and that could accommodate a project of this size, which wasn’t as easy as we thought as we were looking for someone to project manage the entire build from start to finish, and we didn’t have experience in this field. We needed to find a company who could take our project forward and that we could have the confidence in their ability.
After meeting with four companies we were also given recommendations for Hotchin Builders and after an hour of meeting we could understand why he had been recommended, his knowledge of building put us at ease straightaway and filled us with great confidence.
We were given a very in depth and thorough quotation which wasn’t given by other companies and Lester was able to answer all our questions and worries, and produced a working schedule as to how the project would go forward, and also a very well presented payment staged breakdown.
We was hoping for a 12-15 month timescale and once the project was completed we were only a few weeks over which taking into account was excellent.
Once the work began work progressed very quickly and Lester was always on site and available for discussions and updates. Lester worked out and organised all the material quantities and deliveries which was very helpful.
Once Lester’s other tradesmen began work they were introduced to us and they would go through the scope of work with us and Lester, so we were always involved and kept up to date.
To say this was our first project and quite a large one, we are so relieved and happy that we employed Lester to project manage this job as it took all the stress away from us and allowed the project to run smoothly.
We would definitely recommend Hotchin Builders for any one looing to do large or small project in the future."
Mr & Mrs Binning
"My husband and I had heard of Hotchin builders through our neighbours who had undertaken an extension at the back of their house. I had seen the vans parked and the workmen seemed very quiet and respectful so I was impressed with that aspect as we live in a quiet cul de sac. We had been planning the extension, which was extensive, for a couple of years and were looking for a builder we could work with for a lengthy period of time (seven months). We saw the work that had been done on the neighbour's house and were extremely impressed. We spoke to them about all aspects of their experience with Lester and were satisfied that this was our first choice of builder.
When we first met Lester we were impressed with his friendly yet professional attitude towards us. He came across as very knowledgeable and was able to put our minds at rest over any worries we had. We both agreed that it was Hotchin builders we wanted and even though we had to wait several months for work to begin, we decided to go ahead.
This was to be a very exciting time for us as we saw our dreams gradually turn to reality. Lester was informative at every stage and we had regular meetings every few weeks on a Sunday as my husband is only available on that day. As I was at home I saw Lester nearly every day and was thankful that he was a pleasant young man as several months of seeing someone in your house may be quite arduous with the wrong person. Lester was very positive and able to suggest an alternative solution, where necessary. If that was not possible, we worked together to provide a suitable solution.
He introduced us to each of the trades he worked alongside and most of these had worked with Lester for a good length of time which is another sign of a good builder. They all worked diligently and cleanly whilst being polite and courteous at all times. They turned up usually at 8.00 on the dot and often worked past 4.00.
Our extension comprises of two extra rooms above the garage and a large extension on the back of the house. The difference it has made to our house is amazing and we are thrilled with the finished product inside and out. The work was carried out to the highest standard and we would recommend Lester Hotchin builders to anyone who is looking for a highly professional and skilled job."
Annette & Andrew Ford
"Lester and his team carried out work to extend our original kitchen and produce a more open space for us to live in. We would like to take this opportunity to express our upmost appreciation for the quality and reliability of the work completed. The team provided a thorough service, completing all work to a very high standard, and the excellent project management and the alliance of all workers involved, meant we were kept informed throughout, allowing the deadline to be easily met. This is a company I would highly recommend, if you are looking for the complete package."
Kate & Gary Simpson
"Extremely happy with our extension, great team of workers who all worked very well together, very clean and tidy site."
Mr & Mrs Kearsley
"Polite and very punctual workers who completed the job to a very high standard with no problems."
Mr & Mrs Borrill
"Built a self build and employed Hotchin Builders to undertake the work, the attention to detail was second to none. Employed a very high standard of tradesmen to complete the work."
Mr & Mrs Conway
"Employed Hotchin Builders to build us an extension, was very punctual and tidy and completed a very high standard of work."
Mr & Mrs Mumby
"Just had block paved drive completed and was very happy with the standard of work and the attitude of the workers, who all worked together as a team."