Entry Into the MyBuilder 'Job of the Year' Competition
I'm delighted to announce that Holmes and Gardens has been put forward for the MyBuilder 'Job of the Year' competition by one of our customers! Thank you Stefany. :)
I'm very pleased that Stefany was so happy with the service that she nominated us by entering the testimonial below.
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"The small job we needed doing wasn't of interest to most tradesmen due to the short time it would take them; most wanted a whole day rate for the work to make it worth their time, when the job would only take a few hours. Not only did Phil come straight out to take a look, but he was very empathetic to the reason for the job and sympathetic to our budget. Phil contacted us the night before to confirm exactly what he would do, reconfirmed the cost and agreed a start time. Phil arrived early, was consultative & courteous throughout, left the area clean and tidy (we have no parking at the front of our house and he didn't cause one single obstruction throughout) then went above and beyond by throwing in some extras at the end to make it look fantastic - all for a reasonable cost to us compared with several other tradesmen. Our neighbours have subsequently hired Phil for a job and we will also be booking several jobs going forward, the first to be a decked patio this spring (we'll use our winnings to pay for it lol!). Very good tradesman - you get exactly what you asked for and he's a thoroughly decent guy too. He absolutely deserves to win this competition as there aren't many like Phil left!"
Stefany Isufaj, January 2017
British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) - Landscape Design Excellence Award
In 2010 we built a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) Landscape Design Excellence Award winning garden.
There was much competition for this award and just under 800 of the UK's leading landscape professionals gathered together in London to celebrate the year’s most outstanding gardens.
The customer on this project was looking for a feeling of tranquillity. The garden space was quite small, and yet they were after a light and airy space that conveyed both a sense seclusion and privacy but that still felt open. The careful design and spacing of each element achieved all these goals and gave a wonderfully spacious feeling.
There were a number of on-site challenges to overcome and some very intricate work in a within a compact area, but we were very happy to complete this garden to our very high standards and equally pleased at the delight of the customer in their new beautiful outdoor space.
We had a small moment of glory (!) a couple of years ago, when one of our gardens featured on an Alan Titchmarsh programme - '50 Years in Horticulture'.