Below, you will find some of the kind comments made by Clients we have worked with.
Sea Front North Berwick from Jan- April 2018
We have an old family house on the beach at
North Berwick that has been in our family for four generations, since it was
built in 1897. We now only own the
ground floor which has been let out as a holiday home for nearly 30 years. As we live over 400 miles away it has always
been a challenge to look after this lovely old house at a distance. It has been in need of a significant
refurbishment for some time but having major work carried out whilst we are
living a long way away was logistically very tricky. Dave Greenan was recommended to us and we
were extremely lucky to be able to book him and his team to carry out the work
in early 2018.
The project was a significant renovation and
refurbishment, including re-wiring, new central heating, kitchen, bathroom and
the creation of an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom. The programme was tight as we needed to get
the work done between January and March, ready for the first guests arriving at
the beginning of April.
Dave and the team did a fantastic job of
keeping the project on time and communicating via email, sending photos of the
progress and was always more than happy to discuss queries with us. We were nervous about entrusting our old
family house into someone else’s hands when we were not able to be present, but
Dave quickly earned our trust and put our minds at ease. When we arrived in North Berwick at the end
of the project, to get the house set back up and finish the final details, we
were absolutely delighted with the quality of the work. The new kitchen, bathrooms, floor finishes,
tiling and decorations were all beautifully done with an obvious eye for detail
and all completed in line with the drawings and specifications that we had
agreed. The joiner, electrician and
plumber were all present on site to help us with the last few jobs, to ensure
the house was ready for the guests arriving at the end of the week – the chaps
were all delightful and very easy to work with!
We would have no hesitation at recommending Westbay to anyone planning a
Thank you Dave and the Westbay team – you have
done a beautiful job for us and given the house a new lease of life – we just
wish we could spend more time in it ourselves!
Philly and Blair Dickson
North Berwick 2018
Summer 2016- Spring 2017
The Building of “Melrose”
When you are confined to a
wheelchair, finding a house that is disabled friendly is like looking for the Holy
Grail. When my husband and I decided to
leave West Sussex after 21 years, to return to our roots in East Lothian, we
searched the Property Sites to find a home that we could alter to suit my MS
needs at a cost that was affordable, but without any success. The “Offers Over”
system in Scotland didn’t help and we were beginning to feel a bit despondent.
We then saw a Building Plot for
sale in our favourite town of North Berwick and met up with David Greenan of
West Bay Construction. The Plot came fully serviced and with planning
permission for a “New England Style” Two Storey Four Bedroom House of approx. 3,000 sq. ft. which, with a little tweaking, could be made
wheelchair friendly and would give us the space and also the privacy we wanted.
David introduced us to his amazing Architect
and together we re-engineered the house to include a through-lift, which meant
that I could have full access to every part, inside and out, of the house. Now
we could have a house especially designed to suit my disability needs and give
me greater independence.
David and his team at West Bay Construction
provided a Professional Building Service from day one through to completion. He
employs only the best craftsmen of each individual trade, every one of them taking
great pride in attention to detail and providing a high
quality service. This was apparent at the very start of the build with site
management under strict supervision and all materials and equipment laid out in
a quality controlled and orderly fashion. This fact alone gave us an early
insight into how our house build would be Project Managed by David and his team
and filled us with confidence that from start to finish, this was going to be a
high quality house build.
The timber frame construction unique
house design, included a number of heavy duty RSJ Steelwork to form a Metal Protective
Cage, which included Steel Beams along the length of the house supporting the
long slate roof. One of the great things about West Bay Construction is that
they work on your project every single day until it is completed. Nothing is
too much trouble for David and he is more than happy to explain and talk you
through every detail of the build and advise on choice of fixtures and fittings
and arrange visits to his suppliers where you get VIP treatment and service.
Without exception, every one of
the tradesmen David employs are really nice people who you are more than happy
to have working on your home and who you would trust implicitly. Even after our
house and landscaping was completed, David ensured that his men, most who live
locally, would continue to help and support us with things like under-floor
heating timings, burglar alarm settings or anything else we wanted advice on.
All in all we can truthfully say
that we enjoyed the experience and would not hesitate to recommend David
Greenan (West Bay Construction) as our Builder of choice for Customer Service,
Quality of Workmanship, Fair Price and Completion Within Timescale.
Robert & Irene Young
NORTH BERWICK 2017
Summer 2014- Spring 2015
When Dave Greenan came to have a
look round the house I had just bought, he
noticed dry rot (missed by surveyor and another builder).
Immediately in came his plumber,
joiner, floor boards ripped up etc... and he was proved right.
From then on, Dave took care of
everything, project managing months of work.
Westbay knocked down several
internal walls, redid kitchen, built on bedroom extension/shower room,
conservatory and fitted new wooden windows all over.
The men are delightful, on time,
work hard, clean up after themselves, - and honest.
I would happily leave keys with any of
Dave’s network of tradesman is
extensive but he only uses the best. He
is also able to source what is needed at good prices through his many contacts
in the suppliers.
Attention to detail is paramount
inside and out – old roof slates were brought in to match the existing ones and
you can barely see the join, so nobody notices its an upstairs extension.
The neighbours think it has improved
the house no end.
Dave gets on with everyone, chats
through things calmly, has good ideas and is extremely good on the financial
front. Bills come in on time, work
gets done on time and within budget.
Most people cant wait to get rid of
their builders but I really miss them!
and would recommend Westbay to
anyone needing reliable builders.
Westbay did a really good house extension for us.
finished on time and on budget.
Initially they were recommended by friends and
we in turn were also very pleased with them so are very happy to recommend to
They did a good professional job and we always felt they cared
about doing a good job for us.
were always friendly and our neighbours were complementary about how tidy and
understanding the team were.
"We have no hesitation at all in recommending
Westbay construction for any residential building project and have done so to
several friends already. Our project was incredibly well organised and the
build quality is to an extremely high standard. Delivering on time and within
budget with minimal stress all of the crew genuinely care about the quality of
their work and go beyond reasonable expectations to deliver. Communication for
us at all stages of the build was easy with Dave keen to understand and accommodate
our requirements and wishes.
When our neighbour wanted a chat about our builders we were a little surprised
and apprehensive - and were very pleased that they just wanted to compliment
them on their conduct during the build! Dave also has an excellent supplier
network and provided welcome advice on fixtures and fittings of decent quality
at reasonable prices. If Carlsberg made building firms..."
and your team very much for an extremely professional job. It exceeded
all our expectations and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was
completed on time, on budget and to a fantastic finish. We are very
pleased with the standard of craftsmanship and attention to detail, as well as
your advice when it came to making various choices, e.g., window layout, boiler
and number of bedrooms. Finally we were pleasantly surprised and grateful
with the level of tidiness and consideration given to neighbours’ concerns
during the job. If we had the option to start again from the beginning,
we wouldn’t change a thing.
I commissioned Westbay Construction to
project-manage and undertake the work needed to turn our Victorian ground-floor
flat into a bright, spacious, warm family home. This included redesigning the
internal layout, building a new kitchen and en-suite bathroom, updating
plumbing and electrics throughout, removing the existing heating system and
installing 'zoned' under floor heating, undertaking external groundwork
(including new stonework and constructing decking), decorating throughout, and
making bespoke furniture. The entire project was completed on time and in line
with projected costs. A completion certificate for the work was awarded
Dave's project management skills are superb - from the initial meetings and
careful planning to working with the architect and structural engineer,
overseeing all work done, liaising with suppliers, and offering a guiding hand
throughout. His team worked incredibly hard every day, carrying out everything
to the highest standards and with great attention to detail.
Thank you, everyone!'
To whom it may concern
Westbay Construction Co.Ltd has carried out a Porch/shower room extension and
other work in our home recently. We have been very pleased with the service
offered by Dave Greenan and his team and would highly recommend this company.
The standard and quality of
workmanship is of a very high calibre, the tradesmen are most personable and
were very respectful of our property, always cleaning up at the end of each
From the outset Dave inspired
us with confidence; he gave us a full quotation for the work which was
completed on time and within budget. He is an experienced builder, listens to
his clients’ requirements and is able to make suggestions that are always worth
Dave and his men turn up on
site as arranged, if there are any changes to the schedule the client is always
kept informed. Dave is on site several times a day monitoring progress and
quality; he is quick to respond to emails, phone calls and clients’ requests.
It was a pleasure to employ
this reputable company, this firm is one of the best we have encountered.
Donald and Philippa
has delivered outstanding “on time and on budget” results on our
extension, kitchen and bathroom projects over the last 8 years. He is a
perfectionist and an astute judge and manager of the skills and
standards required to produce quality work. Whilst he is businesslike
and professional in his approach he possesses a good sense of humour
and he and his team have always been an agreeable presence in our home.
exceptional feature of David’s style is his commitment to open and
honest communication around pricing and sensitive handling of any issues
or client concerns. He operates with real integrity on all fronts. We
have no hesitation to recommending David and Westbay Construction."
"The whole process went smoothly, from
start to finish. Dave was there to offer advice in the initial selection and
choice stage, kept me informed of progress and likely date for the work to be
done and then at the after sales end to make sure that everything was to my
satisfaction. There were no hitches but I know if there had been they would
have been discussed and resolved as opposed to the usual “take it or
leave it” approach of others in the industry.
I felt pleased at the end of the work with
no niggling doubts about shortcuts that might have been taken to overcome any
I would have no hesitation in recommending
Dave and Westbay"
"Working with Westbay was a breath of fresh air after years of dealing with builders who won't turn up on time or complete the project as promised.
Once you deal with Dave and his team you won't go elsewhere"
Alan and Lynn Kirkwood
bought a Victorian house in the mid-1990s. It was structurally sound
but the interior was looking very tired and dated. Early on I had some
work done by rather dubious workmen, but then luckily a mutual friend recommended
you. Since then you’ve helped me transform it into a lovely home, including two
major jobs – first, turning two rooms into and then extending and re-fitting my
jobs involved getting structural engineers in, plans drawn up and approved,
lots of dust and mess as walls and ceilings came down, and major plumbing work.
In both cases you managed the whole project – all I had to do was hand over a
cheque at the end in return for the completion certificate.
you also paid a lot of attention to getting the final details right,
such as matching up the cornice (which you made sure was of a style
fitting the house) along the join where the two rooms were knocked
together, and extending boxing covering unsightly pipes along the whole of a
wall so it looked original.
didn’t seem to mind that I took an age over the bathroom plans. You first
proposing a layout in the existing space which was small,so then you came up
with a more ambitious scheme to extend into the landing, which I went ahead
really enjoyed making the decisions – such as whether to have tiles or wall
panels in the shower – and choosing all the sanitary ware, fixtures and fittings,
with the benefit of your advice.
there was the attention to detail, such as pointing out to me that the shower
enclosure I’d chosen didn’t match.
was also good fun – such as you laughing at my tile choice
(though I think you eventually agreed that they look good) and joking
about my insistence on having a humidity-sensitive extractor fan – which I
think only happens when there’s mutual trust.
above all is the quality of the workmanship, which was exceptional; the
bathroom still looks perfect all these years later, and has been much admired
Not only have you done these major jobs, but you have also done a series of
tedious (and even unpleasant, such as the outside drain)
‘maintenance’, improvement, and repair jobs, including sourcing and
fitting interior doors matching those in the rest of the house where the previous
owner had changed them, fitting a foldaway ladder into the loft, and
draft-proofing doors and floorboards. When you have a leaky pipe or a front
door that won’t lock, you need someone reliable who will turn up at short
notice. And when you say that the leak is fixed, or the problem is sorted, I
know I can believe you.
I have complete confidence in your suggestions and advice (which is
sometimes to do nothing, i.e. not waste my money), and in the work you do,
which is always of the highest standard.
are never any hidden extras or nasty surprises in the bill. I’d recommend you