Apprentice wins Regional Recognition

Duffield Building Services are proud to announce that Jack Edwards, one of our 4 apprentices, has just been awarded Yorkshire and Trent’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Master Builder Awards 2019 held at a black-tie event in Manchester. As part of the Master Builder Awards, the FMB carries out a nationwide search to find the building industry’s best apprentices.

Nigel Williams, Director says ‘Jack operates independently like someone who has 10+ years of craft experience. His range of skills is very impressive for someone who is still only 20. He now routinely constructs timber roofs, creates stud partition walls and joisted floors.

He is valued by all of our other tradesmen to deliver an excellent quality job, and nobody questions whether he is capable to complete a task. He is a very highly valued member of the DBS team.’

As a regional winner, Jack will now go up against other winning apprentices from around the UK with a chance to claim the coveted national Apprentice 2019 crown

The national ceremony will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London on 20th September and we wish him well.

Photo of Jack receiving certificate

Jack’s presentation

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Carnival Wishes

Duffield Building Services would like to wish Duffield carnival a very successful week of activities. Looking forward to the procession on Sat 30Th. Fingers crossed for good weather

Builders !

Today we received a call from a prospective client who we saw last year to help with discussions of possible works, timescales and provided them with a quote. They had decided on another builder whose quote was cheaper than ours, although they said they would have felt more comfortable having the work completed by us. The call was to say they have been ‘let down again’ by their chosen builder and that this was ‘the final straw’. We are now in discussions with them to see if there is anything we can do to help rectify their situation.

PLEASE bear in mind reputation and the ‘feel’ you get for a builder you are employing to undertake a job which involves large sums of money. We stand by our quotes, we have a project manager who is a direct point of contact between our workforce and you the client. We pride ourselves on getting all our work through recommendations, and can provide you with references if needed. If someone is notably cheaper, or can start work straight away ask yourself why? Will they stick by their quote or find things they forgot to include? Will they turn up on time? And will they keep in contact with you every step of the way to minimise disruption, like we do?

We obviously want to do the work for everyone we quote for, but we also know there are lots of other builders around. We can’t speak for them all but we hate to hear of clients who have had a bad experience when they could have been supported by our team throughout. Please be careful out there.

Village Carnival !

Hey Beatles performing

Hey Beatles performing

Full dance floor

Dance floor

Duffield Building Services (DBS) is pleased to support Duffield Carnival by sponsoring the main marquee again this year. Looking forward to an evening of live music, and making use of the bar of course! Huge thanks to the Carnival Crew who work hard all year to bring this event together.

Seasons Greetings

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are closed from 18th December till 4th January but look forward to helping you fulfil your property dreams in 2016.Thank you to all our clients for your business this year.

Time for home improvements?

As the days get longer and the weather improves it is the perfect time to consider carrying out improvements to your home. Spring is a time for nest building, and whether you’re looking to build an extension, or replace a kitchen or bathroom, let us help you get the home you desire.