“James carried out a job to extensively repair and resurface an extension roof of our terraced house in Wexford Town in July 2014. We found James’s work to be of an exceptionally high standard. He is a true craftsman who takes great pride in his work.He took time to answer all of our questions and concerns and completed the job in a very tidy manner with minimal disruption possible. We were delighted with the results and had our first leak-free winter in years. I’d be happy to recommend James Kells”
“James removed a gable end chimney and repaired a central chimney that we share with our neighbour and put a warm roof on the garage. Also renewed the fascia board and down pipes and carried out other general maintenance of roof. Gave us a detailed costing of material and labour before starting any work. A very conscientious and thorough worker who did a wonderful job renewing the roof.”
"Over the Christmas period we had a number of issues develop with our Chimney. We asked James to come over and look at the problem. From the very beginning he was very professional and knowledgeable about the problem. He also took the time to explain the options that were available to us to help us make a decision on work to be carried out that best suited our needs.
The work carried out was to a very high standard and in a very safe manner. We are very happy with the overall job and would have no hesitation in recommending James to friends and neighbours”
“Absolutely terrific to do business with–very prompt arrival and rapid, professional repair. Very charismatic and paid close attention to detail, ensuring the job was properly finished before leaving, and offer plenty of aftercare. I truly felt treated as a person and had every stage explained to me in full detail and very financially obliging. Cannot fault the work at all”
“I am delighted and very satisfied with the effort James took in ensuring that my roof was repaired after storm damage. His communication, advice, honesty, efficiency and commitment to his work made a stressful situation so much easier to deal with. I am delighted with the end result and the speed with which the work was completed”
“extremely professional and trustworthy with excellent attention to detail – workmanship is of the highest standard and I would have no hesitation in recommending James and his company for any construction project”
“James carried out repairs on our roof to a really high standard. He did a thorough assessment of the roof before starting and gave us lots of sound advice for the future.
The job was completed ahead of schedule and we are delighted with the results.’
In 2014 James Kells and colleagues carried out building work on our house in County Wicklow. The work we had done was:
- Old annex removed. New annex built with flat firestone roof and Velux windows.
- Knock through with block work to support a 4 metre rolled steel joist (RSJ).
- Knock through with 3 metre concrete lintel installed
- Old slate roof replaced and five Velux windows installed
- Stud work for new downstairs toilet/laundry built
- Boxing off of waste pipe work
- Gyprock/drywall installed on ceilings and walls, some curved.
- Very well finished plastering
We are very happy with the work that was done. James and his colleagues were very professional and hardworking. We had good communication with James and his advice throughout was very helpful. It was a pleasure to have them in our home on a day-to-day basis.
Living on a narrow laneway James was respectful of our neighbors needs with regards access. Maintaining a busy schedule, HSE practices were maintained and the worksite was kept continuously clean.
We have no hesitation in recommending James for carrying out building work. We look forward to asking James to carry out further work in the future.
James installed a multi-fuel stove, after discussing several options, in our cottage. He was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the process. Always, professional & courteous, and was aware of the need to work quickly to install the stove within timescale and budget. He provided a full report and detailed quote in advance of work commencing, including options to consider for both the stoves and the installation. He exceeded our expectations and would highly recommend him and will contact him again for other work on the same property.
James worked on two properties for us and was a pleasure to deal with. He provided a full report and detailed quote in advance of work commencing, status reports during the work and full report after. On one job, we had to replace the chimney and the other was a roofing/tiling issue. Very professional, courteous, punctual, worked within timescale and budget. He did a great job done on both properties. Highly recommended.
My need to have repairs to my roof was not an emergency. There were broken roof tiles at the front and the rear of the house and I was afraid the loose bottom parts of the tiles would slip off the roof with the possibility of doing damage or causing an injury so I did need to have them replaced urgently.
James responded immediately to my request. He sent me a detailed estimate which I was happy to accept. I was very impressed by his very professional approach – leaving nothing to chance. He replaced the tiles and we took the opportunity to have a TV aerial removed (the aerial mast was fixed to the chimney – never a good idea). I was particularly impressed by the care James took to work safely and efficiently. As a result, there was no danger of anybody being hurt or injured and there was no likelihood of damage to the house. James removed the old tiles and the aerial (mast, aerials, bracketry etc.) leaving no mess or anything for us to clear up.
All in all, very satisfactory.
I have no hesitation in recommending James for any roofing job or, indeed, and construction or maintenance work. I will be requesting him to do more work – treating the moss which has been colonising the roof, front and rear, over the years – at the end of the Summer.