Once again Joe, massive thanks from us for the job you did at our weekend house in Adderstone Mains. To say we are delighted with the outcome is to completely down play our level of satisfaction!
Your input both before and during the build regarding design, materials, timeframe, budget etc. was invaluable and the final result is more than we could possibly have wished for. You turned what was essentially a mediocre property into a 'des res' which we are absolutely thrilled with.
We were so delighted with your work we entered you into the '2012 Medium Renovation Projects' category of the FMB Awards.
As you know, the location of the property is massively exposed and we have subsequently suffered a few minor leaks during some of the more abysmal weather conditions. You have swiftly and decisively resolved them which underlines why I always use you in the first place!
We are currently very excited to be looking to buy a plot of land in Gosforth so that you can build our dream house in 2013 or 2014. Such is the standard of our ongoing professional relationship, as always, I will not bother going elsewhere for quotes as I only want you to do the job. Can't say better than that really?!
Thank you for making the extension of our sitting room such a painless process.
The project came in on budget and on time, with skilled courteous tradesmen who worked non-stop in all weathers. Site management with regular clearance of debris kept mud and dust to a minimum which is remarkable given the nature of the project and confines of the site.
We are totally delighted and would unreservedly recommend JD to anyone.
Judith & Bill Burdus
Northfield Road, Gosforth
The staff of JD Joinery have been excellent in our major refurbishment. The house is an outstanding build and Joe has made it all possible.
Joe has been fantastic from the start in helping us get this project completed on budget and on time. Joe’s friendly professional manner has helped so much over the last 9 months. His staff have been helpful, hard working and understanding working with a family with young children.
We have a home to be proud of and we thank JD Joinery so much for that . A major project like this can be very daunting to take on and you need the full support of your builder and I hold Joe in high regard for this type of work.
Mr and Mrs Clements
Joe Dixon and his team work to the highest quality finish. We have found them to be very polite, reliable and trustworthy.
They have taken the stress out of our building project and made the process run as smooth as possible.
We will definitely be recommending JD Joinery & Building Services to all our friends and family.
Newcastle Falcons & England Rugby Team
Joe and his team built for us a new kitchen living space and a new office.
Joe and his team were extremely diligent in every aspect of the building process. Their professional and efficient working methods made the entire build very comfortable and stress free.
And now we have two fantastic new rooms in which we spend the majority of our time.
If you are looking for a builder, look no further than JD.
Joe and his fab team have transformed a very dated kitchen and dining room into a large, light spacious area which has exceeded all our expectations.
We could not fault the guys who were all friendly and professional and not only considered ourselves during the build, but our neighbours too.
The transformation was made in exactly the time quoted and any small problems since have been dealt with quickly and efficiently.
My secret spec was to have a 'party' kitchen in time for Christmas and that is exactly what I got!
Thanks Joe and Team.
Mr & Mrs Graham
Boundry Gardens, Heaton
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation for the work done by your company at our home.
The work began in July of last year and was completed in October, apart from two days of torrential rain, from start to finish your men were always on site.
The work as you know involved building an extension for a study and utility room, knocking down internal walls to create a dining room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet, generally upgrading our property, which included plumbing and electrical work.
The work was supervised throughout by Derek and your men, in particular Paul, were so helpful.
The quality of the work carried out was to a very high standard.
We will have no hesitation in using you again or recommending you which we have already done.
David and Lynn Auld
Extension and Renovation in Morpeth
My wife and I are particularly delighted with our new quality built Sun Room and wish to express our appreciation to all at JD Joinery & Building Services involved in the planning and construction work.
Special thanks must go to the experienced supervisor who visited the site regularly during the build phase to organise the attendance of the various skilled tradesman and materials. This task arranged on a ‘Needs Must’ basis suggesting the working day was planned with JIT philosophy and cost efficiencies in mind.
The completed Sun Room has greatly increased our living space, this with the high level of thermal insulation materials installed, fitted double glazed Bi Fold doors, vertical radiators and A rated windows will, we are confident, provide a comfortable year round tenure with the additional benefit of allowing a seasonal panoramic view of our garden.
Again we wish to thank all involved from planning to completion and would not hesitate to recommend JD Joinery and Building Services Ltd as a quality and cost competitive company.
Mr & Mrs Garrett
Gosforth Sun Room Extension
Joe Dixon was recommended to us, and we weren't disappointed!
His team listened, consulted and suggested, and quite importantly as it was our home, they were both tidy and polite. They have been brilliant and we love the new space.
My husband and I had an extension built on the back of our house for a wet room and toilet the builder we employed to do the work left us with just a shell of an extension and we had paid all our money.
I got in touch with BBC television the Cowboy Trap who took on the task of contributing to cost of the work to be finished along with a contribution from our selves we felt so lucky after all this time trying to finish the job with all our monies gone. We were told to get three estimates for the work to be done, JD Joinery and Building Services was one of our estimates. We picked Joe because of his background in bathrooms and law within building contractors. Joe was very approachable and bearing in mind that this request was at the click of a finger and all our work needed to be done on schedule and Joe had his own customers to think about but he rose to the challenge.
To cut a long story short all the work was done on schedule I was allowed to pick my own tiles for the rooms but I left it to the experts. The television team were great the men Joe had working on site were very hard working and explanative and there were no excuses made they just got on and done the job at the end of all this. I have a beautiful toilet and wet room thanks to the Cowboy Trap, JD Joinery and his team.
If anyone would like a reference from ourselves or would like to see Joe's work contact Joe Dixon. Once again, thanks to Joe and his team.
Carole & George Young
Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne
"We bought a derelict cottage, formerly a gate lodge in the Jesmond Conservation area. Our plan was to pull down but retain two walls as required by Planning and Conservation Officers. The build was to be as near Passivhaus as possible. Our architect was both familiar with the technology and with building in the York conservation area.
“We were about to put the job out to tender when we saw an article in the Journal about JD Joinery and Building Services having built a PassivHaus in Allendale, Northumberland. We went to see it and the owners were complimentary about Joe and his team. Joe then won the contract as he was familiar with the requirements.
“Throughout the build Joe's team were very professional and all men on the site were polite and respectful at all times and kept the place tidy.
“From the beginning we made it clear that the job was to be high quality with a lot of attention required for the finishing detail. With the architect being based in Yorkshire we were very hands on clients which Joe and the team dealt with very well.
“As with all such projects many problems were encountered along the way and the JD team dealt with them very professionally. We were very pleased with Joe’s hands on approach and he dealt with any issues in a “can do” manner, looking for solutions rather than finding problems.
“We are very pleased with our new home and would not hesitate in recommending JDJ to anyone.”
Park Lodge, Jesmond
“We selected JD after researching a number of builders and from the initial visit by Joe to completion, we have been very happy with all the work carried out. While we were impressed with all of the team, we would particularly like to thank Derek our project manager, who was extremely attentive and responded so professionally and promptly to any queries we had. The finish and quality of our extension has made for a room we will enjoy for many years to come.”
Stannington / Sun Room Extension
We are writing to thank you for all your efforts in converting our utility room and garage to create a much used and essential sitting room, shower room and garage / utility room.
The pitched roof with roof lights means I do not have to worry about re-felting my flat roof and the extra sitting room provides us with additional space which we use a lot.
We are very grateful to you for all your endeavours in providing the manpower materials and firm management to complete this project promptly and with our original budget. As you know we found your tradesmen very helpful, keeping the dust and disturbance to a minimum, in return for the tea and biscuits we provided for them!
We were very pleased with how the work was carried out and would like to say that your professionalism was very much appreciated. Should we carry out further work in the future we will be asking you for help again.
Good luck and we wish you well for the future, thanks again.
Jan Forster and John Gillespie
Brunton Park, Gosforth
I have used JD Joinery on two separate projects. Professional, skilled and reliable are words that I easily associate with Joe, his team, and the craftsmanship displayed.
Always there to listen, take feedback, and creatively suggest building solutions. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending JD Joinery to family and friends.
Peter & Jo Farrell
Monkseaton, Newcastle upon Tyne
Thank you to Joe and his excellent team for two fantastic house extensions. I first heard of JD from my architect as a recommendation and after meeting with three possible builders, it was clear that Joe would be the one.
Joe arrived on time and quickly supplied a comprehensive quote for building works, he also introduced me to a number of other tradesmen who would be involved in the build.
The quote for works was very reasonable compared to others received and Joe met my wife and I to explain how he arrived at the price. The building work started on time and I was kept up to date by Joe and his team of the build progress on a regular basis. The renovation and extension was finished on time and within budget. We now have a lovely home, which has been finished to the highest standards.
My wife and I were so impressed with Joe and his team, that we have used them for a second property extension. This build also went to plan and was finished to the quality that I would expect from JD.
This has to be more than a coincidence!! A big thank you
Mr & Mrs Surrey
JD Joinery & Building Services came highly recommended and Joe and his team did not disappoint.
This was our third extension to our family home and with 4 children we needed as little disturbance as possible. Joe and his team were very conscientious of this fact and worked hard throughout the build to make it fairly stress free!
We now have an amazing single story extension to the back of our house. This has increased our kitchen and living space and helped us to create a fabulous home.
I would definitely have no problems in recommending JD to anyone.
Mr and Mrs Buggy
The Drive, Benton
Joe and his team did a full width ground floor extension including new kitchen, new bathrooms and a complete refurbishment inside and out. While the work was going on we were living in Germany but we were kept informed on progress with regular phone calls, emails and pictures which gave us the confidence that everything was going to plan and, sure enough, the house was ready on time for us to move back into after we left Germany. The work from every trade was of the highest quality and Duncan’s project management of a complex local project for a remote client was a big part of making it a success. We only visited the site twice because we were so confident that everything was in hand. We’re now enjoying what feels to us like a totally brand new, modern house and I couldn’t recommend Joe more highly.
Mr & Dr Williams
Whitebridge Park / Gosforth
JD recently finished a complete refurbishment of our 1950's house
in Gosforth, including adding a large rear extension.
We chose JD as we had seen other projects that they had undertaken and on
recommendation from a friend.
From the initial design stage to completion, they kept to our budget and
the estimated time scale.
The team were both professional and skilled .... nothing was too much trouble. We are thrilled with the result and the transformation of our home.
Richard and Sue Sinton
JD Joinery has just completed the most fantastic extension to the rear of our house. Our home has been transformed with its new beautiful space and we couldn't be happier.
This is the second project completed by JD and once again we have experienced high quality workmanship and our needs as customers appeared to be paramount to Joe's company.
The main reason why JD Joinery is head and shoulders above other companies is the way the project is managed - and the leadership of the workers - all of whom are extremely skilled, polite and hard working. We were delighted with the excellent joiners, plasterers and outside workers. Joe also brought in companies to provide additional skills and they were also reliable and appeared to have the same ideals re customer service and quality workmanship as JD Joinery.
Joe Dixon responds to texts, emails and calls about any concerns or questions extremely promptly (even when on holiday) and communicated regularly and without prompting with other key teams that we were using - such as our kitchen fitters, to ensure a smooth project. He regularly called in throughout the four-month project and checked if we were happy with everything. He didn't call his men off to go to other jobs and if we needed anything additional nothing was too much trouble.
We also heard from the planning department that they love to work with Joe as he is easy to contact and doesn't cut corners. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Joe and his team to anyone considering a project, large or small, and we will be happy to provide a personal testimonial and tour of the work if requested!! Very happy!
Roanna & Dick Grey
Montague Avenue, Gosforth
We have been absolutely delighted with the work that Joe and his team have done to our house. Joe came highly recommended by two of our neighbours.
We have had a loft conversion, room over the garage and kitchen extension completed. We started work 5 days before baby number 3 arrived and the work was complete in approximately 14 weeks. I have put in bullet points why you have been so good and why you now have been recommended so highly to friends...
- Excellent standard of work
- Stuck to original quotation precisely
- Stuck to time frame for work done
- Responds promptly to all telephone calls
- Excellent communication
- Polite (Joe and all his team)
- Considerate to family
- Considerate to neighbours
- Tidy and Punctual
- Considerate to our finances
- Supplied contact details for other tradesmen
- Responds promptly even post-completion
Funnily enough we trusted Joe from day 1, it was just an instinct and our instincts were right. Our home is now beautiful and the new space created is just what we needed for our new family of 5!
And to anyone reading this, if you are lucky enough to get Joe and his team to do your building work - I'm certain you'll be as delighted as us!
Katie & Henry Owles
Briorfield Road, Gosforth
It’s now 6 months since you completed the extension to our home, I am still as happy with the project as the day you completed. The project was difficult to say the least due to its complexity and as all the ideas came out of our heads, the poor architect needed to turn my sketches into reality.
You and your team were excellent in your approach, workmanship, quality and ethics from the first day to the last. As I am in the mechanical and electrical services industry I probably stuck my nose in more than others would have and throughout your guys were fantastic.
Thank you for turning my dream into a reality!! I would not hesitate to recommend your services to others.
Extension and Renovation in Gosforth Great Park / Project Link
From start to finish we have been delighted with JD builders. They are superb at every part of the process. Every one of the highly skilled craftsmen who worked on our build showed an incredible attention to detail and a desire to make sure they completed the job exactly as we wanted it. We now have a most wonderful extension to the back of our house that looks stunning and is the room in which we now spend all of our time. Huge thanks to Joe and Duncan who showed such care and attention to us during the process and a special shout out for Dave the electrician who went above and beyond the call of duty. We cannot recommend JD builders highly enough.
Phillip and Maria
Rear Sunnroom extension in Jarrow
“JD Joinery recently completed a full renovation and extension of our 1950’s property in the conservation area of Gosforth. This is the third, and largest, building project JD Joinery has undertaken for us, and such is their professionalism and workmanship we did not approach anyone else to do the work.
“Yet again we have not been disappointed, the project was completed on time, within budget and to an exceptional standard. Joe project managed the whole renovation which included a large rear extension, full rewire, new central heating system, underfloor heating, bathrooms and kitchen. The team offered invaluable advice throughout the work and were a pleasure to work with.
“In every project we have commissioned JD Joinery for, our house has always remained ‘our home’ and the final result has transformed our living space. We would not hesitate to recommend them.”
Joe is a sunny affable character who is always prompt in responding to all our concerns.
He has an amazing capacity to recommend the right people (e.g. our draftsman) and coordinate his team of brickies, joiners, plasterers, electricians, plumbers, glazers, kitchen-fitters, you name it! They are all skilled craftsmen and professionals in their own right, but not only that, really friendly and conscientious, which is what’s needed in a stressful building project.
This is our first time doing any extension work on our home, which has been a dream come true for us. JD Joinery took away so much of the anxiety with their reliable service, all accomplished while we were living on-site.
The finished product of our new kitchen, sunroom, utility space and store-room speaks volumes for the standard of building work that JD provides.
Mr & Mrs Lie
Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne
We first contacted JD due to a recommendation and from our first meeting with Joe we knew he was the builder we wanted to use. Fortunately for us, his price was comparable with the other builders we spoke to. Having never undertaken a project like this before we were reassured by Joe’s help and guidance from start to finish. He was even offering tips and advice before we appointed him!!
Not only do we have praise for Joe, but his team of tradesman are a credit to the company name and a pleasure to deal with. Even when we encountered problems, which to be fair weren’t of JD’s making, they worked around them in a quick and professional manor so as not to delay the project.
We’ve heard of many stories of clients falling out with the builder throughout the various stages of a project, particularly at the end, but we can truthfully say we haven’t had a single cross word with Joe and are absolutely delighted with the end product.
We have already recommended Joe to several friends and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.
If we ever decide to do any other building work we will go straight to JD!
Steve & Joanne Smith
Monkswood, North Shields
This summer Joe Dixon built an extension onto my bungalow and I found all aspects of his work to be excellent, and of course there is a reason for this...
Joe choose his workforce with discretion and visited the site on a daily basis observing progress with an experienced eye, watching for the quality of workmanship and discussing salient points with both his men and with me. His workforce knew what was expected of them and there was always an air of mutual respect on the site which resulted in an excellent and quick job.
Joe’s good relationships extended to my local Council Planners and Building Inspectors with the required paperwork being produced accurately and on time.
Finally I must say that Joe Dixon began and ended his work for me in what must have been one of the wettest, dirtiest and most disappointing summers of recent years – but because he runs his business so assiduously and his customer care is exceptional, my work was finished ahead of time and I am delighted with the result.
For all of the reasons cited I am very pleased indeed to have the opportunity to recommend his work without reservation.
Wideopen, Newcastle upon Tyne
This is the first time myself and my wife have ever had any building work done and to be honest we were a little nervous. We needn't have been.
From the quote right through to the finishing touches the service has been first class. We found the lads who were on site very friendly and pleasant and really appreciate the prompt way in which Joe dealt with any matters raised.
The quality of the build is superb and I would have no hesitation in recommending JD to anyone considering having work done on their home.
When contemplating a loft conversion my key considerations were finding tradesmen that would be professional, trustworthy, reliable and provide a high standard of work at a reasonable price.
Joe, Duncan and his team did not let me down. They worked closely with me to ensure that I got the loft conversion that I was looking for, making every effort to minimize disruption and complete on time.
I am thrilled with my new living space and without hesitation recommend JD Joinery & Building Services as a reputable company that provide a quality service.
JD joinery were recommended to us by our architect. They helped transform an empty Edwardian property into a large family home. No job was too big or small and Joe and his team worked hard throughout the renovation process. I found Joes staff and contractors to be polite and friendly and for most of the time on site when expected. If Joes men can't do the work he will have a valuable contact who can. I would have no problem recommending them or getting them back for future work.
Mr and Mrs N Wilkinson
Holywell Avenue, Whitley Bay
Joe Dixon and his highly competent team built an extension above our garage and replaced & extended the porch.
We are delighted with the quality of the work and were very happy with the professionalism and responsiveness displayed by Joe and the team from the outset.
Joe is very experienced, responsive and available. He supervised a friendly and hard-working team who completed the job on time and on budget. We would happily recommend JD and will certainly use them again.
Richard & Catherine Collins
Melton Park, Gosforth
JD built us an amazing glass kitchen and lounge extension to the rear of an 1880's property. We had no experience of building work before but decided to have the work done through the winter on Joe's recommendation.
Short of having a garden full of diggers, the construction caused us no problems and we simply moved out for a short time for the knock-through into the house. We also had a garage knocked down and a new one built.
Having no experience of building, we expected problems along the way. There are less than you'd expect and, importantly, when they do crop up it gets sorted. What you don't want is various trades looking at the problem and saying it's not their problem. All that matters is sorting it out and Joe and his team are good at that. JD have some very capable and courteous tradesmen.
The result is great; should've done it years ago.
Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne
I commissioned JD Joinery to build an single floor extension to the back of my house, as the result of a competitive pitch.
I was absolutely delighted with the quality and professionalism of the entire team. All of the team were smart, polite, thorough and efficient.
The building work was finished to an extremely high standard and has been submitted by the Newcastle Council Building Department for a national award.
The build was executed on budget and any minor adjustments to the original quote were fully explained and rationalised to my satisfaction. The whole experience was totally stress free, thanks to regular updates from Joe, who managed my expectations throughout.
I have no hesitation in highly recommending JD Joinery.
Joe Dixon enabled me to turn a small, dark, 1930’s bungalow into the beautifully light and spacious home I now live in.
Embarking on such an ambitious project was quite daunting and certainly threw up some challenges along the way. However, Joe and his team were with me every step of the way. Joe always made himself available to speak to me and address any concerns I had with sensible solutions.
I got to know many members of Joe’s team during the build and the immense respect they had for Joe was very apparent and were therefore committed to doing an excellent job.
Joe would be my first choice for any future work and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable builder who produces high quality work.
We chose JD Joinery to build our Passivhaus because of their enthusiastic approach to new and improved building techniques.
Attention to detail was crucial to reach the specification of a Passivhaus and the workmen were skilled and knowledgeable to achieve this. They came every day until the house was finished and consequently kept to the projected time schedule.
The result is a lovely, light, airy and energy efficient home.
Trevor & Judith Gospel
JD have recently completed our garage and garden room project. The project involved demolishing a substantial, almost derelict garage and replacing it with a new building which was to incorporate a garage, with storage above, adjoining a garden room with vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors to the rear. Whilst this was already a challenging project from the outset, a change of mind and subsequent major redesign, to change the garage storage space into a mezzanine space for the garden room, didn’t present a problem to Joe and his team, who just took it in their stride.
Joe himself is a reliable and honest chap who is always available to answer any queries, either over the phone or via his very prompt email responses (even when he’s on holiday). Equally he is always happy to pay a visit, either for a quick update or to resolve any issues. He also visited the site regularly to meet with his team and monitor progress.
As for the team, who were all skilled craftsmen, they were, without exception, always very professional and polite, even when being asked to redo something that we may have had second thoughts about.
We should also mention Derek, the very patient project manager, who was on site every day to ensure that things went according to plan. Most of our day to day queries were dealt with by Derek, who would refer back to Joe if necessary.
We are thrilled with the standard of the completed build, which has the “wow” factor whilst complementing our existing 110 year old house. Joe has an excellent eye for detail and nothing is too much trouble. We would totally recommend JD and wouldn't consider using anyone else for future projects.
Mr and Mrs Atkinson
We procured JD Joinery to carry out a loft conversion on our property. Joe Dixon, the owner, said it would take between 8 and 10 weeks, and we were keen for this to be the case to due to our baby being due in mid-October.
The job was completed within this timescale and to a very high standard. Joe's staff were tidy, courteous, and handled some issues with a neighbour with great diplomacy.
They were also a reasonable price, having had several quotes, and kept to it (despite some additional alterations along the way). I would not hesitate to recommend them, and have already done so to a couple of friends considering building works.
Mr & Mrs Seccombe
Brunton Park, Gosforth
We used JD to build an extension over the top of our garage, creating a new master bedroom and en suite bathroom. The work was completed very efficiently and to a high standard.
From start to finish we were kept informed of everything that was happening by an excellent project manager. The whole team was skilled, friendly and polite. We are extremely happy with our new rooms and would strongly recommend JD to everyone.
We engaged JD to undertake a first floor extension at our property this summer. From the outset, Joe and his team displayed a real commitment to customer service and minimising the impact of the work as it was happening.
Each of the teams working on site were professional, courteous and friendly and took an obvious pride in their work.
As with any large building project, there were issues along the way but JD's team showed great flexibility, a positive consultative attitude and worked with in our best interests to complete the work on schedule and to a high standard.
We are thrilled with the results - many people who know about these things have visited us, and without prompting have complimented us on the workmanship and quality of the finished extension.
I'd have no hesitation in recommending JD!