Testimonials


We were so lucky to be recommended Mike Acton and his team to join our renovation project that had been limping along and wasting money for 18 months already. I only wish we had found him sooner. He is fast, efficient and works to a high standard which totally turned things around for us and made it a pleasure again. Communication has been so easy and effective, I don't think we have had the good fortune of working with such a good builder before and wouldn't hesitate to use him again. So pleased to have found someone decent and reliable who we can employ in the future on more madcap listed building ventures with total peace of mind that things will get done on time, on budget and to the standard we (perfectionists!) expect. All with a smile and some great cost effective problem solving along the way.
Thank you Mike.
J.D., Minchinhampton

We would not hesitate to recommend Mike Acton. The quality of workmanship is unrivalled in the area and his team of craftsmen are each extremely skilled in their area. Costs and budgets are clear and there is a real pride in a proper job done right. Mike is used to working with old houses and coming up with sympathetic solutions to difficult problems and the result is just right.
Stonework is a particular strength.
Mr J Lewis, Chalford

Mike did a great job on Beechwood Cottage, offering helpful advice in addition to working on site and arranging a range of specialist tradespeople. I wasn't the easiest of clients, spending large amounts of time away during the work. However I felt informed at all stages and through a combination of phone, email and photographs everything was discussed and solutions agreed.
Mr N Barker, Longridge

Despite the terrible weather this year, Mike and team have remained cheerful. They have always kept us up to date with what was going on. We are very happy with the extensions and would definitely use Mike again.
Mr P. Staff, Amberley

Mike and his team have transformed our home, building us an extended kitchen/diner (which we will love for years). His attention to detail is exceptional and we are so impressed with the quality of the finish. Competitively priced, Mike promised that the work would be done in two months, start to finish. And it was. The team were considerate, incredibly hard working and worked to a very high standard. The neighbours have come asking us for Mike's number, so impressed are they with what they've seen. We will definitely go back to Mike for phase 2 of the building work. Thank you Mike, Chris, Ollie and Steve.
Nicola & Andrew Wilde, Nailsworth

In desperate need of a GOOD builder for a major cottage renovation we were recommended to contact Mike. This was the best advice offered! Right from the start Mike's input was invaluable. Mike and the team turned up on time and got all the planned work finished on schedule together with lots of additional jobs which seemed to materialise as the job went on. All I can say is a huge “thank you” to Mike & Chris, real professionals and great guys to have around.
John Thompson, Arlingham

I would highly recommend Mike and his team to anyone looking for a quality builder who can deliver on time and within budget....excellent
S Jackson, Stroud

The best builder we have ever worked with. Turned a complicated job, full of unexpected problems and complications, into a relatively stress-free exercise. We completely restored a 17th century cottage from top to bottom insisting on traditional materials and an authentic, top quality finish. Mike and his team undertook the brief to perfection, whilst also suggesting improvements and cost savings along the way. The job was completed on time and under budget. Highly recommended.
M Jenner, Tarlton

We are thrilled with the Kitchen Extension which Mike has built for us and would recommend him to anyone who wants a job well done. He is definitely a hard worker, a problem solver also he has plenty of patience and a sense of humour. It has been a positive experience and we will definitely be using him again. We must also not forget Chris, Luke & Ollie, thanks to you all.
Barrie & Janet Twyning, Leonard Stanley

Mike's attention to detail and general attitude to work was superb. Not only did he have great knowledge of what he was doing, but offered wider advice on other aspects of the house. The quality of workmanship was excellent and the finished product is superb. He went over and above what was required, taking extra time and attention to really finish the job off. A very positive experience, I definitely recommend Mike for any work and will be using him again in the future.
Mr D Asplin, Stroud

We're absolutely delighted with Mike's work. He effectively renovated our whole house. We live in a terraced house and he renovated it for us in 3 stages. First stage was the second floor which is our bedroom, where he took down the whole ceiling and installed central heating. He also added an en suite here. On the first floor all the windows were replaced and on the ground floor the existing kitchen and bathroom were completely stripped and replaced with new. He re-built the rear wall, replaced the roof and installed a skylight window AND he built us a patio in the garden. Mike is brilliant. He's very reliable and very tidy. He's a bit of a perfectionist so he always made sure he cleaned up after himself. We wouldn't think of using anyone else at this point. We can't recommend him highly enough.
Mr & Mrs Tipper, Stroud

We have used Mike Acton for a range of work over several years including completely renovating a bedroom and bathroom. Mike has a wide range of skills including plastering, carpentry and plumbing - in fact he seems to be able to turn his hand to almost anything. We have found him to be honest, reliable and his charges are very reasonable. We would have no hesitation in recommending his work.
Linda Lane and Anne Morgan, Pitchcombe

Mike is first and foremost a very reliable, diligent and hard working builder. He turns up when he says he will and communicates clearly with you. His work is to a very high standard and he is respectful of your home cleaning up at the end of each day. He created a downstairs toilet and shower room for us which had potential for unexpected problems along the way. Mike is a very good problem solver and found solutions that did not cost the earth and gave us what we wanted. I would highly recommend Mike to my family and friends and would use his expertise in any further building work.
Brendan McIntyre, Dursley.

Mike, Chris & Luke have fully renovated my 18th century cottage and built a small extension. They completed the work on time and on budget to a very high standard. I was very impressed with their professional approach and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Mrs H Taylor, Nailsworth