Testimonials

Thank you for all your help in producing our new home. Everyone who visits is impressed with the build, commenting on the excellent quality of design and workmanship.

When we first decided to build, we were very unsure as to the problems we would meet, the first decision and as it turns out the best was having CB Homes build our new home. From that point CB Homes took all the worry of planning and building off our shoulders and left us to do the pleasurable parts in choosing what we wanted in our new home. They carried out every wish with understanding and patience. Everyone involved in the build, in particular Carl and Andy apart from being professional and excellent craftsmen have been a pleasure to deal with. We have written to “Which” Magazine praising your firm and would recommend you to anyone. Again, many thanks to all you staff.

Bob & Ann Cropper, The Orchard, Frodsham

Just a little note to say a ‘BIG’ thank you for building our beautiful new home. From start to finish your friendly, professional and highly skilled team have been the driving force behind this amazing project. Everybody involved has been extremely competent and have worked closely together to achieve a fantastic result. We would particularly like to thank Carl, Andy, Steve and Chris who have worked on our project throughout. We built up good relationships with them and their ‘can do’ attitudes and work ethic have been refreshing!

It was a difficult decision to demolish the old ‘Wood Cottage’ that had been in the Hignett family for almost 90 years and was very important to us to use as many of the original features and materials in our new build as possible. We have been touched by how these materials have been used and respected to create some very special touches that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. The sandstone internal wall created by Matthew is truly sensational and mantle pieces sculptured out of 200-year-old pieces of wood by Chris, are outstanding.

As clients, we have been involved at every stage and we have been empowered to make important decisions regarding our new home. The decision to allow CB Homes to build our new home was one we have no regrets about. They (you) delivered on every aspect of the project and in many areas exceeded our expectations.

We would definitely recommend CB Homes to anybody interested in building their own home, particularly those wanting to achieve a fantastic quality, truly special and unique new home!

Sent with sincere thanks.

Gary & Joanne Hignett

It was not just building a house; in my case it was building a dream. It was the creation of a home which would provide a sanctuary and reflect my vision, this was very much the conversation I had when I first met Carl Hitchenson from CB Homes.

Never at any stage did I hear CB Homes say, no it can’t be done, that’s going to be difficult and this is a problem. Instead, it has always been yes that can be done or we will find a way. Which is quite something considering the plot was down a single lane with restricted access and very steep cobbled drive with potholes and drop to one side.

My home is a mix of traditional farm house and contemporary open plan oak frame, every single detail has been thought out and delivered by skilled craftspeople with a fantastic can-do attitude.

The most important aspect above the quality of the work is the professionalism of the people who you are seeing each day on site or dealing with through contracts and procurement, every single individual has been a pleasure to deal with. Their core goal was to ensure I was happy.

The CB Team have made this experience exceptional and enjoyable, yes there were issues but never problems that could not be overcome. Communication was regular, precise and honest, timelines were hit and the budget was not exceeded. They have delivered my dream!

Sue Beecroft

We just wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to you and your team for the fantastic effort made to build our new home.

We would never have imagined that we would end up with such a lovely home – it was definitely the right decision to employ CB Homes to build it. The workmanship and attention to detail is second to none, and all delivered with a friendly and professional approach. Everyone that has visited our home has commented on how amazing it is – none of which we can credit ourselves – it is all down to you all.

To Russell, with his exact attention to detail – he got it so right.

To Andy… I am sure you dreaded me coming out at 7.30 in the morning with a list, but you were always there with a smile and were a great support. You present the image of calmness, nothing too much trouble, and rectified anything we weren’t happy with immediately. Thank you so much.

To Alex… I think you had the worst job of all – ‘Utilities’ ouch! Thank you for your perseverance – we got there in the end although I have to say we will be glad never to have to speak to United Utilities again.

To all the excellent subcontractors – J&R Groundworks, the brickie’s, the roofers, the plasterer, the electricians, the plumber and the tiler. Everyone was polite, dedicated, and took pride in the job, and obviously liked working for CB Homes.

To everyone at CB Homes, in the office and on site – we probably didn’t realise how much work was involved in the build as you made it look so easy.

To Carl…. Thank you for your advice and friendship. You have an excellent team who put up with a lot, and we would be happy to recommend CB Homes to anyone.

Steph & Paul Smith, Winsford

We would like to thank you all for designing and building our beautiful bungalow.

All of your staff were courteous, friendly and very helpful over the whole of the contract.

The self-build experience was very enjoyable, every part of the work was explained and discussed most informatively with us at the monthly meetings. We could become addicted to it!

Ron & Rosaline Joy, Rainbow Cottage

We both want to thank you and all your staff for the way the project has been handled. In particular we would single out Ken as his care and concern have been fantastic.

You know we are so pleased with the bungalow and look forward to enjoying it, and recommending CB Homes to others.

Avril & Joe, Northwich

Frank and I would just like to thank you personally for building us a lovely home. I have really enjoyed the whole experience and in actual fact, I miss speaking to everyone involved. I would never hesitate to do it all again or recommend the process to anyone else providing they did so with CB Homes of course.

Despite our initial difficulties with the sale of our house in Appleton you never gave up on us and although I always knew the project would proceed it must have seemed very different to you. Thank you for putting your trust in us, we have often spoken about this and we very much appreciate your patience.

Would you please thank all those who have been involved with the build including Jo and Ann in the office, everyone has been more than helpful. You certainly employ some very good people. A special thanks must go to Carl for overseeing the whole event, his organisational skills are to be praised.

You are more than welcome to visit at any time and of course take photographs if you so wish, we would be honoured.

All the very best to you and your staff in the coming year.

Frank & Angela Marsh, Nantwich

Communication: Excellent. Andy our site manager was always easy to get hold of. We were kept informed of all developments throughout and I thought the regular meetings were well worth it.

Timescales: I know you overran slightly, but given the endless rain, the endless foundations and the fuel crisis I was extremely pleased at what you did achieve by the end of October.

Reliability: There was someone on site nearly every day from start to finish. I was never left wondering whether anyone was going to turn up or not.

Tidy: Well above expectations for builders!

Christine Owen, Norley

I would be grateful if you would pass on to all staff my sincere thanks for all the hard work that went into the construction of my lovely new house. I suspect that the building team may have had a few problems from time to time, but from my point of view, the build was an exciting and enjoyable experience. Totally stress free.

Special thanks go to the foremen, Ken and Mike, who looked after me so well, especially Mike and his team who went to endless trouble to ensure that even the most trivial of my requests was granted. Thanks also to yourself for making sure the build went smoothly and to time and, of course, for keeping a sharp eye on the variation list, you have probably saved us thousands!!!

I have been most impressed with the professionalism of CB Homes as a company and also with the expertise of the craftsmen working on the build. I feel I have a beautiful home of exceptional quality. Very many thanks to the whole team.

Barbara Williams, Frodsham

Many thanks for all your invaluable help and understanding in making our dream home come true. We liked the house when we first saw it. After three days in residence we LOVE it ! With our very best wishes.

Jeff & Bronwen

I am delighted to take this opportunity to thank you and all at CB Homes for the excellent work throughout the project. Andy, Steve, Chris, Matthew and Mark were all a pleasure to have here and worked to a consistently high standard. I cannot mention the plasterers by name as they were in and out so quickly that we failed to get all their names memorised. The plumbers and electricians also provided good prompt services. The whole project went really well. We are delighted with the finished product. We now have a superb kitchen and sunroom that has exceeded our hopes.

Once again thank you all for a very professional service.

John & Sue Townsend, Hough Green

Having just moved into our new home, we would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation of the way in which CB Homes has handled the whole process of our self-build.

What a result!! You assured us that we would emerge from our partnership with a fantastic house, and how right you were!
As well as being delighted with the end result of our self-build, we have enjoyed the whole experience of seeing our dream materialise.

The efficient organisation of every aspect of the build, from the planning stages onwards, relieved us of any notable stress that is so often associated with those who choose to self-build. It was a welcome relief to find that any help or advice that was asked for along the way was addressed immediately and dealt with constructively.

We would like you to pass on our appreciation to Carl, who guided us wisely throughout the build. His professional and approachable manner is extremely reassuring, and contributed greatly to our build becoming a positive and rewarding experience.

Also, we would like to acknowledge Mike’s consistent efforts in making sure that the building of our home has not only met with the high standards of CB Homes, but has been finished to our specific requirements. His meticulous attention to detail, along with his patience and consideration of our personal preferences, has resulted in our new house materialising as our very own dream home!

From the outset, we have found that the professionalism of all your employees, and the standard of their work, has inspired us with confidence throughout the build. The sub-contractors whom we have dealt with have also proved to be most helpful and efficient. The end result is that we have a home that we are very proud of and a sound financial investment for our family’s future.
We have found your fairness and guidance throughout the process to be extremely reassuring, and this has been met with our utmost appreciation.

We wish your company, and all those who contribute to the running of it, continued success for the future.

Paul & Sara Hatta, Birkenhead

May I take this opportunity to thank you and your men for the efficient and professional way you helped us achieve one of our long-held ambitions, to build our own house. We are extremely happy with our new home and would not hesitate to recommend you and your company to others contemplating setting out on the same adventure. In particular would you please pass on our thanks to Ken and Mike for their help during the construction.

P Clark, Cuddington

We wanted to put into writing our thanks for the fantastic job you have done in building our dream home. Right from Wendy’s first visit to the plot we knew the house had the potential to be amazing and it’s exceeded our expectations.

Being able to do the house as a self-build was the fulfilment of an ambition for us both; luckily with your help it has been a much less stressful process that the poor souls you see on Grand Designs. We have ended up with a home more impressive and functional than most you can purchase within our price range. Having lived in the house for the past 6 months, we constantly find positive things to say about it on a daily basis.

Visitors to the house are always blown away by its design and our finishing touches. Which serves to reinforce the feel-good factor. With the recent birth of our second born son, we know that both boys will appreciate how lucky they are to be able to grow up in such a lovely home.

Remember our door is always open for you to pop in to say hello!

Many thanks.

Mike and Wendy Batey, Ashgrove House

I am just writing to say how pleased we were whilst the work was in progress. At all times your staff were very professional. It still felt like home even when they were working in the house. Having 2 small children that was very important to us as a family not to feel uncomfortable in our own home. We have never had any work done before where the mess has actually been cleared up for us.

The work that has been completed is outstanding; we are so pleased and would not hesitate to recommend you to family and friends.

Nick Tomlin, Winsford

We have been extremely impressed by everyone we have dealt with from CB Homes throughout the building process, both the construction staff, and in your office. All staff were attentive, professional, extremely punctual and pleasant to have around. They carried out a thoroughly good job which has produced a well finished extension which we are delighted with. Everyone was extremely well mannered and conducted the process so that there was minimal disruption to ourselves or our neighbours, always clearing up the site as much as is practicable as they went along.

We were very pleased how Andy Oakes, the building manager, project managed the process throughout. Everything that was promised to a particular timetable appeared punctually, and he was extremely diligent in discussing of pursuing any issues which arose. This was a complex project, involving working carefully around the situation of the party wall etc shared with our adjoining neighbours. This was done sensitively so that the build was to everyone’s satisfaction.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to others who may wish to use your company and would be happy to discuss the job or even show it to potential clients.

Greg & Anne Yates, Chester