"Mike and his team worked on the major renovation of our New Forest cottage [in 2013]. The project was technically challenging, took about 6 months to complete, and throughout Mike gave us just the right amount of advice and guidance to help us make sensible trade-offs between cost, quality and appearance. We are thrilled with the results of his work and we have used him on a couple of minor projects in the intervening two years. Mike and his team are easy to work with and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others."
"Fordingbridge Town Council has used the services of Mike Castle Building for a number of years with complete satisfaction. The Councils need for quality work at realistic costs is perfectly demonstrated in the refurbishment and replacement of our clock tower which was undertaken, after the Councils quotation rules were met, by Mike Castle Building. The result was a huge success and we now have Mike Castle Building undertaking annual inspections to ensure its quality is maintained."
"Mike Castle and his skilled team provided us with a wide range of work throughout 2015, ranging from the creation of a wellhead, the reinstatement of some severely dilapidated outbuildings, major ground works in the garden and driveway, internal carpentry and plumbing and electrics and painter work and the establishment of a fully functioning fireplace together with the laying of a patio and the brick foundations for a plant house. Mike himself acted as the master of works and we were throughout our project very pleased to have his personal attention and also to feel that he provided a practical solution to every part of what was a developing project. We were kept fully informed throughout the year with interim billing. Best of all was the team of tradesmen and craftsmen who clearly took much pride in their work."
Mr & Mrs Connell, Damerham.
“We have used Mike Castle for the last 7 years since we bought our house and have been very pleased with various works that we have had done, from knocking through walls, to re-setting subsiding dormer windows installing new power supplies, replacing radiators, etc. What is great about working with Mike is that we feel he totally has our overall best interests in mind when discussing future works and is always flexible about changes and challenges along the way. Mike has an awareness of our budget and will always find ways to work within that by openly suggesting options that we can look at where unanticipated complications have been found during works.”
"Wow! That one word really sums up for us the outcome of Mike Castle Builders renovation work on our property.
We bought a large, but old and dingy Public House and through discussions with Mike and his team arrived at a design to bring light and space to the property whilst still retaining the majority of the external appearance that the village was used to.
Not only was the project managed successfully by the team but the workmanship we experienced was of the highest standard. This was not just apparent in the major internal building reconstruction such as opening up hallways and stairways, installing wonderful oak beams and creating vaulted ceilings but in the individual finishes applied.
I said right at the start that I was very particular about the way everything would look at the end of the project and I am very, very happy with the finished outcome. They may be little things, but nonetheless important ones to me; all electrical sockets and switches are level, each bathroom has been beautifully installed, the on-site carpentry has been first rate and all the final painting has been of exceptional quality, the highest standard finish I have ever come across.
All in all we are absolutely delighted with the work undertaken. Not only were Mike’s team very pleasant, polite, friendly and hardworking but they were always happy to answer my many questions on why and how and when. We are thrilled with the refurbished property we have ended up with and based on our experience I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mike’s firm for all and any building work you might require."
Mr & Mrs Neville, Woodfalls.
"Mike Castle has been my builder since 2003, and over the years has done lots of work for me, from a full renovation of my cottage, inside and outside including a new double garage from scratch to minor jobs that have cropped up over time, his work has always been of a very high standard and he has also gone the extra mile on many occasions to help me."
Thank you Mike.
"We have had the pleasure of using Mike Castle and his team for more than ten years, for small and simple building projects as well as, in recent months, for more lengthy and complex renovations. Without exception, we have always found Mike and his staff to be professional, approachable, friendly and flexible, coping well with our young children and over-friendly cats.
Mike and his men are 100% reliable and trustworthy; they do what they say when they say they will do it. When we embarked on a three month project in the summer, M Castle builders were on site all day every day for the entire project and both Mike and his long-suffering, ever positive and completely fantastic foreman were either on-site or at the end of the phone, working hard to keep the project moving forward, with minimum effort from us.
As we have now completed phase one of our major renovation, we have already had conversations with Mike about a smaller project after Christmas and very significant building work the following year when we will be completely redesigning the front of the property and remoulding much of the interior"
Mrs Ford, Sandleheath.
"I have used MC Castle on a number of occasions to do refurbishment and repairs on my Grade 2 listed house. Mike always responds promptly, gives me a detailed quote and specification, delivers top quality work sympathetic to the issues of an old property, using a very professional and helpful team. He is happy to come out and sort any problems we encounter including widening a track and moving a shepherd’s hut for me. I would not hesitate to use MC Castle in the future for any of my building and repair projects."
Best wishes Angela.
"It was good to work with a thoroughly professional company. The craftsmen were courteous, friendly and skilled. At the end of what was a fairly lengthy contract we were very pleased with the outcome. We would not hesitate to recommend M. Castle Builders to anyone who wanted quality work with a friendly face. I hope that fits the bill Emma? You have permission to use photos as you wish in line with your anonymity policy. Hope you are well and thanks for all the help you gave us during the contract. It was always a pleasure to deal with you."
"Mike Castle deserves the excellent reputation he has built over the years. He is the one builder we have returned to on repeated occasions. His estimates are detailed and he sticks to them. He has built a great team of experts whose work is generally a cut above the rest and they are helpful, reliable and courteous . Mike builds relationships with his clients and works with them to find the best solution for their projects."
"When you've spent months and months planning your dream kitchen and utility it's quite a big deal to hand over that part of your house, especially when it involves taking walls out of a 150 year old barn, and you're going to be living there throughout. From the first visit to the completion of the transformation Mike and his team were nothing but 100% professional. We were involved every step of the way and the guy's couldn't do enough to make sure that we got what we wanted. It's the little things that count. When they said they were going to be on site, they were always here on time. The guys always left everywhere tidy and accessible (difficult when digging new drains in) and were respectful of us living in the house, even maintaining a working sink for us for all but a day or two!! We're sure there are cheaper ways of getting things done (we nearly ditched the idea of underfloor heating, but are so relieved Mike persuaded us not to), but we wanted a professional service and had high expectations and standards. We felt that because it was our home, it was worth paying for the best and we feel that that is what we got – in super quick time and on budget"
Dani & Sam.
"Thanks to Mike and the team for a great job. The extension was done to a great standard and communication was excellent throughout. Any hiccups were quickly sorted."
Mr and Mrs Hart.
"Very reliable and obliging builders, who will always return to address even the smallest problem. I can recommend them."
"Mike Castle came to us highly recommended by friends who had used the company for a large renovation, and we were concerned that our little extension project might be too small for him to consider . However, from the comprehensive estimate throughout all the work Mike Castle's attention to detail was impeccable. All the staff who worked on the project were complete gentlemen - polite, considerate and always prompt, punctual and entertaining. The standard of work was extremely high and we feel confident we can always call upon Mike Castle should any unforeseen problems arise in the future, and certainly for future projects."