Customer Testimonials

Rachel Harrison

Dear Garry

I just wanted to send you a personal word of thanks for installing and making the cross at St. Peters. It is just what we wanted and there have only been good and positive comments about it. I have a feeling that you went over and above the job we actually paid for, so thank you for your generosity.

Enid And Keith Bennison

Dear Garry

We are delighted with the four bay windows you made in wood and fitted for us. Your workmanship is excellent and you are a true craftsman and master of your trade. In fact you are a perfectionist! We were very lucky to have you recommended to us and we will confidently recommend you to others. Your work has been greatly admired by family and friends and no one has been able to find any fault! We appreciated all the good advice you gave us and that you provided us with the highest quality in everything.

It was a pleasure having you in our home as you were always very pleasant, thoughtful and considerate.

Thank you for everything. We must also mention that the pointing is excellent. We wish you the success you deserve and your business goes from strength to strength.

With our best wishes,

Lesley Gallieane

Dear Mr Malkin

I would like to thank you enormously for a job extremely well done. I was impressed with the quality of the materials used and the quality of the work done, and what was an enormous plus was the area was left as clean and tidy. It was a pleasure to see. Please ring us if you need to show a potential client the standard of the work done.

Len And Norma Walker

Garry was recommended to us by a friend who he has worked for many times and they swear by him. We found him very prompt and efficient when he came and replaced two windows in our conservatory door and we were so impressed that before he left we asked for an estimate to replace the kitchen tops.

This he did, the estimate was very fair and he completed the work in one day. We are delighted with the result. He is a pleasant young man, impressive worker and we would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to anyone.

Nigel Morris

Dear Garry,

This is just a short note to express my total and complete satisfaction with the work undertaken. From the very outset you were invited to tender for the manufacture, supply and fitting of 3 replacement sash windows, I was impressed with your attention to detail and prompt and punctual attention. From my perspective the work was carried out was very professionally, to a high standard, and the attention to detail regards to the finish was excellent.

I would also like to thank you for minimising the ‘mess and disruption’ that this type of work entails. I am pretty certain that I will be replacing more windows, and would without hesitation use your services again. I would also be pleased to provide a reference to any future clients should it be so required. I wish you the best of luck in your business and have every confidence that you will be successful.


Dear Garry

Although I have already told you over the phone I just wanted to formally let you know how absolutely delighted we were when we received our kitchen which you had dismantled most professionally last month. Considering I live in Surrey and you live in Middlesbrough this was an arrangement conducted remotely and based on a lot of trust – all I can say is that it was truly my lucky day when I happened upon you during a Google search for carpenters/joiners in your area. Your care and attention to detail was 1st class and I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in your area who needs a job doing by a true professional… Thank you so much.

Mrs C Beeston

To whom it may concern

I employed Garry to remodel an existing kitchen. I asked him to build onto those units, to make a large kitchen/diner. I also wanted him to install more kitchen units into another room, which was currently being used as a shower room and toilet, to make a new laundry area.

Garry formed a professional but friendly working relationship with our chosen plumber. They worked together to pre-arranged timescales, for the removal of the shower room and appliances, to the installation of plumbing for the new laundry area based on Garry’s design.

Hid first task was to identify the existing kitchen units installed by the previous owner. He immediately recognised and sourced then from one of his suppliers, something i had previously been unable to do through the normal shops. This saved me the expense of replacing a range of units and appliances, in addition to the time it would have taken to complete such a task.

Garry’s obvious kitchen fitting experience allowed me to be comfortable in the knowledge that i could put my ideas to him regarding the design. He guided me as to whether it was feasible, practical and pleasing to the eye. He insisted we worked together; often spending what must have seemed like a disproportionate amount of time discussing it with me, until I was happy with the next step of the process.

He worked twelve hour shifts without complaint. We met daily to discuss progress, with any potential problems met between us, by working a joint approach he ensured i was involved in every decision.

I found Garry to be a hard working and capable craftsman. He encountered some of the pitfalls of an old property, such as walls that were out of alignment by as much as 55mm in some places. He remained undaunted and quickly offered solutions ensuring the end product was aesthetically pleasing.

I believing that by employing a carpenter, rather than a kitchen fitter, more than proved to me , especially in dealing with older properties, that Garry’s expertise in this area meant I was able to relax and enjoy what would certainly have been a very stressful projects.

I have seldom met a more conscientious, hard working craftsman, who is so passionate about his work! I would not hesitate to recommend Garry, and will certainly book him again for our next project.

Thank you again Garry for a wonderful job!!

Mr And Mrs Friesem

When we were thinking of replacing our 20 year old kitchen, our neighbours enthusiastically recommended Garry Malkin as he had just finished replacing some windows and kitchen worktops for them and they were extremely happy with his work.

Fitting our kitchen was no small task, but Garry approached the challenge with a great deal of professionalism. He went out of his way to meet with the kitchen designers to ensure that all the finer details and measurements were correct. In spite of this, he showed his impressive creative side when had to adapt the design to accommodate some problems that arose due to the layout and existing structures.

Garry always arrived at the time he had promised and if there were unavoidable changes to his plans he would always let us know. He was conscientious throughout and regularly stayed well into the evening to complete jobs, even though the delays were not of his making. He was very particular not to create any unnecessary mess, but always cleaned up at the end of the day. He proved to be completely reliable and trustworthy – quite unusual these days. Even the sub-contractors that Garry brought in; plumber; electrician and plasterer, were equally reliable and reflected Garry’s demand for attention to detail.

Apart from being one of the nicest people you could ever meet, Garry’s work is second to none. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in each and every job, no matter how large or small. He is one of a dying breed; a true craftsman and a rare find.

Now that we have our beautiful new kitchen, we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Garry to all our friends and neighbours and to anyone and everyone that should read this testimonial.

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