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Highly recommend.

These guys did a fantastic job. Sorted out badly damaged walls and fully plastered a room with tricky features in little over a week from me making contact, couldn't be happier with the service and quality of work.


Kitchen Fitting


"Basically my kitchen needs taking back to a blank canvas. The following is an outline of work required:

Old kitchen removed including current wall covering. Electric wiring for new sockets inserted as there is currently a limited amount in the kitchen. Kitchen re-plastered. New kitchen fitted. I’m sure I’ve missed something but this is a brief outline of what is required. My preference is to have one person control all work required rather than me having to organise each trade person's arrival."


In short I'd 100% recommended Stephen and his team.

Stephen removed my old kitchen, took the room back to brick including ceiling removal. He then rebuilt the room completely including electrical and plumbing works. He also fitted my new kitchen, tiled the walls, replaced the kitchen window and fitted a new flooring cover.

Essentially he project managed the whole thing from start to end, ensuring all trades persons were on site when required.

While the initial work was being carried out I went on holiday for a week and left him to it. I was amazed by the progress that had been made in such a short space of time.

After-service is key, in my opinion, and again this was superb. I had a few small queries after installation and they were all resolved the same day.

Even though the kitchen had been taken back to brick the house was still practically dust free. If anyone would like before and after pictures I'm happy to provide them.




"Removal of section of partition wall, blocking up of doorway, construction of cupboard in bedroom, making good/plastering and some simple joinery work. Possibly other jobs required once work gets underway. Required asap. The access is good with no issues and we have driveway and parking. Two/three bedroom bungalow in Brampton."


Stephen and his team did a variety of internal jobs for us including plastering, joinery, plumbing and wall reconfiguration. They worked quickly and efficiently and finished everything to a very high standard. Very happy with all the work and would definitely use them again.


Barn renovation and extensions


Renovate two existing stone barns, which are attached to a already renovated house, into bedrooms; one with ensuite and completely rebuild another into a kitchen with a conservatory. Planning and building control has been approved and all relevant plans have been prepared. Am looking to start approx March onwards. The property is owned by ourselves. Please note even though the postcode is scottish we are in fact in North East Cumbria."


Stephen and his crew were always on time and very friendly. Anything we wanted doing was no problem. The work was to a good standard and it was a very positive experience having them on site for 7 months. We would recommend them to anyone.


Kitchen Fitting


"Fit 13 kitchen cabinet doors and 2 drawers."


Just done all my kitchen ...Stephen was just amazing ...what an extraordinary job...very looks mint...thank you very much.


Double glazed window realignment (uPVC & metal)


"We need all our 3-bed semi-detached house's windows re-aligned/serviced as many of the windows are tight and sticking, making it difficult to close them once open."


Originally booked for a window realignment job but after seeing Stephen's list of other skills I decided to book him for a joinery/carpenters job to extend a built-in bedroom wardrobe space. He did a great job and was friendly throughout with some good advice about further decorating. The guys also fixed a couple other minor plastering issues and re-aligned some faulty windows.


Ceiling removal, restoration work and refurbishment


"To remove a low ceiling from an already converted barn to reveal the beams in the loft. There is already a Velux window in the roof. We are the owners and the small barn was converted in 2008. It is in very good condition.The rafters have some insulation in but it may need insulated board for further protection; then presumably that will have to be plastered? There is electricity in the loft. Also the beams will need to be rubbed down and stained like the other beams which have been exposed in various rooms. We would want an estimate."


Stephen was very conscientious and did a great job removing a ceiling in our barn.The workmanship was very good and everywhere was left very tidy when the job was finished . We would definitely employ him for jobs in the future.

Thank you, Richard and Anne Pitts


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Google reviews.

24 November 2020.

Stephen and his team did a first-rate job upgrading our Victorian terraced house in Carlisle. He was always polite, prompt, reliable, and his work was of a commendable standard - totally professional. We'd have no hesitation in using Stephen's services again in the future, and would highly recommend him in all respects.

Mike Watts

"Kitchen revamp internal walls removed utility and downstairs cloakroom added Project managed by Stephen the guys doing the renovation did a great job and were polite and helpful Stephen kept me up to date on what was happening as l had moved out while the work was being done and any snag points were dealt with quickly I couldn’t be happier with the finished look from the units worktops shelving and the flooring which Stephen advised me on and organised fitting/ dates etc I would certainly recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again for future jobs Thank you SJD great job."

Ann Mulholland

"Returning customer - Once again SJD have done a fantastic job of our house renovation."

Maureen Baker

"Bungalow renovation managed by Stephen and completed to a high standard. Thank you Stephen and staff at SJD would definitely recommend."

Denise Williams

"5 Star builder. Thank you."

Pat Cook

"Chimney re-built and various roofing repairs to a 1920s slate roof. Stephen came out and provided us with a quotation. Scott and the gang from SJD carried out the work without any hassle what so ever. Would recommend and use again in the future."

Nigel Adams

"Brand new extension completed by SJD Joinery and Building Contractors, Stephen and his lads were very efficient and polite, very happy with the works carried out and time scales were amazing, would recommend to anyone."

Ted Wansworth

"Highly recommend. These guys did a fantastic job. Sorted out badly damaged walls and fully plastered a room with tricky features in little over a week from me making contact, couldn't be happier with the service and quality of work."

D K Coop

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