Testimonies for Ellis and Co
"It is excellent to have this phase of the Muniment Room (of Chichester Cathedral) completed and well within budget. Ellis and Co were in my view an excellent firm for the work; the working site foreman brought intelligence, skill and good cooperation to the job."
Colin Kerr, Molyneux Kerr Architects - February 2017
"Thank you for doing this work.. and I would like to say how good the finished roof looks, there have certainly been many complimentary comments from members of our congregation."
Ian Penfold, St George's Church, Preshute - January 2017
"A triumph of the restoration is the way the elevations have been repaired so as to retain a soft patina. Only the most damaged bricks have been replaced and the lime pointing toned to match. Stone dressings have been repaired in Chilmark and Portland stone; the window architraves were a particularly painstaking task. .... This is one of the most successful country-house restorations in recent years."
Country Life Magazine - November 2016
"This project took time and meticulous planning. Ellis and Co restored as much of the original fabric of the building as possible. The majority of the work was undertaken in-house by Ellis and Co staff specialising in heritage leadwork, joinery, brickwork and plastering. It is great to see one of our members produce such high standards in restoring our heritage and dedication of all concerned leaving a finished job that will last for many years to come".
National Federation of Builders Awards - November 2016
Nigel Savage, Private Client, Radstock - Sept 2016
"The Evans's have done a lovely job of burning historic lead patches in place... another little bit of history preserved"
Claire Harethwaites, Architect, St Nicolas Church, Radstock - June 2016
"I am writing on behalf of the PCC to thank you for your professional attitude and the high standard of workmanship you showed recently. The PCC would also like to thank you for your helpfulness and co-operation during the job. We are extremely pleased with the church repairs and would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone else."
James Sealy, PCC Secretary St Lawrence's Church, Westbury-sub-Mendip - May 2016
"I am writing on behalf of the clerk of Wells Cathedral to thank you whole heartedly for the splended work you and your team did on the North Nave Aisle Roof. Our Clerk of Works thought very highly George Lansdown the Site Manager who did a very good job."
Dr Paul Richards, Wells Cathedral - January 2016
"...a wonderful project which is much appreciated by the community here in Blagdon and the workmanship of which is much admired by visitors from literally all over the world!..."
Colin Parfitt, St Andrew's Church, Blagdon - October 2015
"...a sincere thank you for the brilliant work carried out. We were indeed privileged to have men of the calibre of George and Daniel, with their attendant skills giving us a beautiful church roof for today, tomorrow, and for generations to come. They were professional, co-operative, considerate, courteous and popular through out. A credit to you and your company - you can be justly proud of them. Grateful thanks to all of you for your valuable contribution in giving us a church roof to be proud of!..."
John White, Churchwarden, St Mary's Church, Chard - February 2015
"...Hauser and Wirth's Durslade Farmhouse has been simply and effectively repaired. The mix of old surfaces have been retained where possible and reinforced with new fittings. All aspects of interior arrangement have been exactly and expertly handled to make architecture,an installation, out of each space. With its intended use for site artists this makes great and exciting sense..."
Somerset Building Trust on the announcement that Ellis and Co is winner of the 2014 Renovation and Conservation Award - February 2015
"...I would like to thank your craftsmen for the quality of their work and for their cooperation in making the church tidy for services..."
M.E. Pullen, Church Treasurer, St Mary's Church, Marshfield - January 2015
"...The Ellis and Co Team at St Paul's Church, Clifton, were among the most dedicated and skilled craftsmen we have had the privilege and pleasure to work with..."
Corrine Fitzpatrick, Fergusson Mann Architects - January 2015
"...Today the quality of the interior and sensitive exterior work belies the challenging state in which he took on (St Giles House) and enables the estate to once again become part of the fabric of local life.."
The Country Seat on the announcement that Ellis and Co's restoration of St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles is joint winner of the 2014 Georgian Group Architecture Awards
"...I have nothing but praise for the craftsmanship and manner with which your guys carried out the work here at Thatcham. I would like to send you and your team every good wish.. and look forward to seeing you again in the future..."
Malcolm Langford, The Old Blue School, Thatcham - December 2014
"...May I please place on record my great appreciation, as custodian of The Guildhall, for the excellent work your company has recently undertaken on the The Guildhall. The resulting outcome is truly quite striking and has been commented upon since The Guildhall was unveiled earlier this month. I can only commend you for the quality of this work which was undertaken within the budget and the agreed timescale with minimum impact on the use of The Guildhall and surrounding businesses..."
John Street, Head of Corporate Customer Services, Exeter City Council
"... I am the Church Warden of Holy Trinity Church, Tidworth, and the two men Darren & George made such a good job, they cleared everything and you wouldn't think they were even in the Church. I just left them alone to do what they had to do, and they were so polite and easy to talk to. Thank you for sending them..."
Marion Woodham, Warden to the PCC of Holy Trinity Church
"... I am writing on behalf of Lord Bath to thank you and all your staff involved in the work on Longleat House, for completing it on time and to such an excellent standard. None of us enjoy spending money on repairs but for a contract of this size and complexity, worth over £1 million, to have been completed on time and with so few problems is a major achievement..."
T R W Moore, General Manager and Land Agent, The Estate Office, Longleat
"...On behalf of the Vicar, Church Wardens, PCC, Building Committee and myself, I write to thank you very sincerely for the way in which the roof repairs were carried out. Both we and the architect are very pleased with the standard of the work, the way in which it was executed and certainly not least with the friendly, positive and professional attitude of the men on site. This job could have been extremely stressful for all concerned but, at least for us, it was not. Please convey our sincere thanks to your workforce and accept them for yourself..."