Sectors & Projects

Testimonials

We strive to deliver quality buildings in a professional, dependable way while creating lasting relationships with customers, consultants and residents alike, but don’t take our word for it…


 

‘The job was extremely well executed with an excellent relationship being forged with both Alex (Contract Manager) & Vince (Site Manager). Both of these individuals took the time to understand our needs as an SEN school and flexed where needed to accommodate our changing needs. Their approach made the whole job easier than I expected. ‘

ROGER CLEMENTS – FACILITIES MANAGER
ROWAN GATE PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

‘My experience of working with Borras over the life of this contract has been highly successful. All elements of work have been carried out in a professional manner to a high standard and we have been able to forge a good working relationship and understanding of the final product’

Wayne Newman – PROJECT MANAGER
SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL

 

‘We are delighted with the building, the site team understood the school environment and they were a pleasure to deal with throughout the project. Safety remained a high priority and they adjusted their programmed noise and disruption to match the school’s academic programme. I would have no hesitation in recommending Borras to other schools and we have just reappointed them for our next major project.’

IAN WILLIAMS – BURSAR
MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL

 

‘I’ve been particularly impressed with Glenn who’s performance as Site Manager has been outstanding. There have been many problems along the way and Glenn has always come up with practical, cost effective solutions. It’s been quite a challenge working in an occupied space but Glenn has overcome this difficulty by forming good working relationships with the staff and accommodating their needs with ease.’

Malcolm mooney – Capital building surveyor
Camden & islington nhs foundation trust

 

‘Over the last year we have come to know you and respect you as a group of caring professionals keen to leave us with buildings we can all be proud of. We now have facilities that are second to none in the special schools sector that will be admired and revered by many in the locality and some nationally. It is now my fervent hope that the students will come to love and respect them as the fabric that will see them achieve their dreams in all shapes and guises. The staff and students will come and go but the buildings will remain to hold the history of all their successes for future generations.’

James Giles – Project Director
Chiltern Way Federation – Wendover Campus, Wendover

 

‘I would like to express my sincere thanks to your company for the completion of our new building. It really is an outstanding resource which will make such a difference to my students and staff.

I would particularly like to highlight the outstanding work of Adam White (Site Manager). Adam was, quite frankly, brilliant. He worked particularly well with the school and was an outstanding ambassador for your company.

ROBERT PRESTON – HEADTEACHER
MISBOURNE SCHOOL, GREAT MISSENDEN

 

‘Ian Sinclair (Site Manager) provided a brilliant interface between the contractor, the sub-contractors and the school and ensured that the site was tidy and safe at all times. I would have no hesitation in recommending Borras to any other school and will be happy to include them on any tender list for future projects at Richard Hale.’

Matt Botheras – Business Manager
Richard Hale School, Hertford

 

‘The daily communication from the Site Manager was excellent and we were always aware what stage the build was up to and what, if any disruptions we faced. The standard of work that was completed was good and any issues that we did find were quickly resolved. I would have no issues in using Borras again for any other large projects.’

Sarah Hewitt – BUSINESS MANAGER
corby old village primary school, corby

 

‘Chris (Site Manager) showed great attention to detail and clearly understood what the school was trying to achieve, in particular, with regards to the quality of the finish. I speak on behalf of myself and the Head by stating that we would recommend Borras as an excellent contractor to other organisations.’

Ann Chehade – Business Manager
Verulam School, St Albans

 

‘I wanted to write a thank you to your team, particularly Rob and Adam (Site Managers) for their professional approach to this project, their excellent customer care and perseverance on a very difficult site. The buildings have been finished to an excellent standard and we and the school are delighted with the new accommodation.’

Steve Nicholls – Buckinghamshire County Council
Wendover Campus, Wendover

 

‘We found that your company (and different representatives of it) did their utmost to manage what was always going to be a tricky process, particularly in terms of keeping interruptions to the normal running of the school to a minimum.

Throughout the whole building process, you listened to our concerns, acted upon them quickly and understood what difficulties schools like us face in such situations. This was very reassuring.’

Matt Woolard – Head teacher
Hereward Primary School, Loughton

 

‘I did not want the moment to pass without thanking your team for the efficient and cooperative manner in which they have carried out their work. In particular, I would wish to comment the coordinating work of Ian Sinclair (Site Manager).

From day one, Ian sought to build a positive relationship with the school, in particular with myself and the school Site Manager. This bore fruit in a number of ways, namely good day-to-day communication and a degree of flexibility on both sides to allow work to develop at pace while being sensitive to all health and safety measures and to the needs of a working school with over 200 staff and pupils on site.’

Gareth Jones – Principal
Avanti School, Edgware

 

‘We were all delighted that the park remained open for the duration of the works and that only small areas were sectioned off at a time. Despite the contentious weather conditions from the off-set, the contract was delivered on time and, with little inconvenience.’

Julia Herold – Chairman
Friends of Raphael & Lodge Farm Park, Romford

 

‘Without exception they have been helpful and attentive throughout the whole contract period and I have been particularly impressed by the way in which any day to day issues were immediately attended to and resolved.’

John Billington – Senior Building Surveyor
st albans city and district council
kitchen & bathroom scheme

 

‘The project’s challenging timescale, particularly in the run up to Christmas, has been met with the skill and professionalism that we’ve come to expect from Borras Construction over the past 10+ years you’ve worked with Brunel University.

The high quality workmanship and attention to detail evident throughout has been commented on by senior management and the cleanliness and levels of safety presented on site during the project have all been of a very high standard.’

Stuart BoNney – Senior projects Officer
Brunel University

 

‘John (Site Manager) clearly understood and embraced the ethos of what we were trying to achieve in the refurbishment within the constraints that had been created externally for us. We appreciated the time and energy he spent sourcing materials which were sympathetic to our vision and gave such a good end result. He went the extra mile.’

Pauline Woodbridge – Business and IT Manager
Dacorum Education Support Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 

‘The project spanned several months and work was carried out in most areas of the building, but Borras worked closely with the school to ensure that there was minimum disruption for the staff and pupils. The work was carried out to a high standard and each phase was completed by the agreed deadline.

Your staff were willing to accommodate the needs of the school and worked hard to ensure that the normal running of the school was not interrupted.’

Jane Jakes – Bursar
Greens Norton C of E Primary School, Towcester

 

‘I have finally found time to spend a quick email to you thanking all of the build team (too many to mention by name) for their help and involvement with our ‘New Build’.

The project went very smoothly and was actually incredibly enjoyable for Debbie and I and we really enjoyed being part of it’

Danielle Dulieu – Business Manager
Hurst Drive Primary School, Waltham Cross

 

‘Your Site Manager was determined to complete the job to the very highest standard possible and within the timescale, appreciating that a building site on school grounds brings enormous difficulties for the school community. I relied on his knowledge and expertise when dealing with other professionals and found him to be calm and determined at the many site meetings we attended during the project. I would gladly recommend him.’

Linda Crombie – Head teacher
Livingstone Lower School, Bedford

 

‘I found the workmen very professional, always on time, working hard, polite and respectful, friendly and the work was finished to a high standard.’

G. Hamchary – Social housing Resident
CityWest Homes, Westminster

 

‘The finished result is really impressive and I’m delighted with how things worked out. I really felt you went out of your way to deliver as professional and stylish a kitchen as you possibly could.

Of all the contractors I’ve had dealings with in the 15 years I’ve lived here, the experience with Borras was unrivaled, so again thank you so much for everything.’

Alan Herriot – social housing Resident
CityWest Homes, Westminster

 

‘The team that came to do the works surprised us even more. Not only were they very nice and polite, they were very skilled and professional. Their nice and bubbly personalities made these repairs a very enjoyable experience. Every single room matched our expectations and didn’t leave anything to wish for.’

Bamdad & Aline – social housing Residents
CityWest Homes, Westminster

 

‘I am writing to say that the process was excellent, and they have made a superb job of our new kitchen. Nothing was too much trouble, and the workmen were very courteous, worked extremely hard, and had an excellent attention to detail in every way.’

T & S Smith – social housing Residents
South Cambridgeshire

 

‘In particular we would like to mention the politeness and respect shown by the site team. All workers were efficient and skilled and your professionalism made a disruptive time very much easier to cope with.

We are thrilled with the transformation and nothing was too much trouble for your employees. From start to finish the work was carried out the with greatest of care and attention to detail and we now have two beautiful new rooms which we are really proud of and we cannot thank you enough.’

M. Daines – social housing Resident
South Cambridgeshire

 

‘I have to say that the professionalism and problem solving was an inspiration and the quality and craftsmanship has left us with little or no post completion issues. Almost more impressive was the way the site teams managed local residents concerns and the care and dedication that was shown to all concerned.’

Miles Carter – Finance Director
Gable Hall School, Corringham

 

‘That the project received a highly commended award for the Hertford Civic Society was a very fair measure of the amount of work which all parties had put in to the project.’

Martin Hillary – Resources Committee Secretary
Hertford Methodist Church, Hertford

 

‘I wanted to let you know that working with your company has been a pleasure and the level of service, courtesy and attention that we have received from your company has been excellent. The project has gone really well and we are very happy with the outcome, but more importantly when there have been issues we have been able to sit down with your team and through constructive dialogue find solutions.’

Aideen McNamara – Bursar
The Purcell School, Bushey

 

‘In a world where all too often it is usual only to write and complain it is good to be able to pass on our thanks for the first phase of the work being completed and our looking forward to an ongoing positive relationship with Borras.’

Dr Neil Barrett – Principal
Stephenson Academy, Milton Keynes

 

‘A huge thank you for the hard work and commitment given to the project and to helping us reach our dreams of a new fully accessible, modern and more energy efficient building.’

Linda McGowan – Chief Executive
Centre 404, Camden

 

‘We have been pleased with the standard of work on the construction and the professional way the project was delivered.’

Jill Dewick – Leisure & Community Officer
Broughton Pavilion, Milton Keynes

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