From the moment we met Nick Foster, we were impressed by his energy, experience, creativity and honesty. Having considered other building firms, we felt confident that Foster and Co. were the right company for us, and those instincts were proved right as they have given us a really beautiful house of the highest quality and standards.
One of the outstanding qualities about Foster and Co. is the thought and collaboration that goes into every decision. Nick and his team were always there to offer advice and discuss the smallest detail to the biggest structural issue to make sure we were happy and understood what was happening. In addition, our house threw up many unexpected “surprises” but these were always solved with elegance, practicality and sound technical knowledge.
Nick has been amazing in the attention he has given the project, always making time to talk and listen to us, using the wealth of his experience and his creative and pragmatic eye to produce aesthetically striking and original uses of space and light
The men who worked on site were courteous, punctual, hard-working and above all, highly skilled, not forgetting the lovely team in the office, Jo, Ben and Alana, who are friendly, helpful and efficient, always there to answer questions or follow things up for you.
If you are looking for a company that you can feel confident in and who are innovative, collaborative, friendly, experienced and trustworthy, you couldn’t do better than Foster and Co. We love our beautiful new house, it is a pleasure to come home to every day and has changed our lives – Thank you everyone at Foster and Co!
John and Lucy Wingrave – Windsor Drive
With our family growing up into young adults we were in need of more bedroom and bathroom space in our home. We heard of Nick Foster through word of mouth and recommendation, and he has guided us and held our hand through the process of absolutely transforming our house.
As nervous newcomers to any major building works we were looking to extend and modernise our home without losing the integrity and character of the property, but we really didn’t know where to start. However, we now have a fantastic bedroom and bathroom in our loft space, a fabulous extension above the garage which has created a dual aspect double bedroom with ensuite, and a beautifully renovated family bathroom.
Nick’s vision and ideas have been an inspiration to us. His advice and guidance when talking through the possibilities opened up so many ideas to us, and his assistance with the appointment of an architect and completion of the planning process was invaluable. The build itself has been completed to an impeccably high standard, using materials sympathetic to the original house, and the finish on the build is immaculate. Every bespoke detail is completely in keeping, from large scale items such as the roof tiles and staircase down to the small touches such as skirting boards and newel posts and caps.
Nick’s team both on site and in the Office are totally reliable, trustworthy and conscientious and they were always considerate and respectful of the fact that they were in our home. They kept the inevitable disturbance to a minimum, and always gave us advance notice of any significant disruption to enable us to plan ahead. They were also cheerful and friendly, which is so important when you are sharing your home with them for the best part of 4 months!
Nick has always made himself available to offer advice and reassurance as the build moved forward and with his wealth of experience, meticulous standards and a keen and practical eye was able to offer suggestions and improvements as the work progressed. His friendly and approachable manner helped us to feel relaxed in the knowledge that he always had our best interests at heart, never worrying us with any difficulties, but coming to us with pragmatic solutions.
We are now enjoying moving into the beautiful new space in our home. We have a house that absolutely “works” for us as a family again, which also has a real “wow” factor! We really cannot recommend Nick, and Foster and Co. highly enough. Thank you for everything you have done for us and we wish you every success in the future.
Derek and Julie Langley – Ashurst Road
Now the extension is finished and we are all enjoying the extra space, especially Sandy, we wanted to take the time to say a huge THANK YOU for the outstanding work you carried out for us.
We chose Foster and Co to build an extension onto our 140 year old end of terrace Victorian home. We needed a bedroom and wet room added on to the ground floor that would be accessible by wheelchair; this also included creating a new kitchen.
Due to the age of our property a few complications arose and were dealt with in a calm professional manner, with several options offered which were all patiently explained and pros and cons pointed out.
The extension has far exceeded our expectations and all visitors have been amazed at the space that has been created and how bright and airy it is.
The management and site workers were all hard working, pro-active, polite and considerate at all times. Everyone did their utmost to ensure the whole extension was wheelchair friendly.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Foster and Co.