Testimonials

We opted for Berkeley Place to undertake a substantial renovation of our Grade II Listed home

We opted for Berkeley Place to undertake a substantial renovation of our Grade II Listed home, a decision we’re extremely pleased with. Having previously managed a project ourselves, we encountered challenges in coordinating tradespeople. Often, initial promises devolved into excuses as the project progressed, leaving us uncertain about the truth amidst the exaggerations.

Entrusting the project management and trade selection to a specialized firm proved invaluable. Their expertise in liaising with tradespeople, ensuring project timelines were met, and providing timely guidance on decision-making alleviated much of our previous stress. They adeptly navigated issues as they arose, maintaining a vigilant eye on the budget while accommodating agreed-upon extras.

Their approach involved breaking down our vision into manageable elements aligned with specific trades, fostering clarity and objectivity. This helped with alignment and helped to avoid things being missed. The direct and indirect benefits of engaging such a firm are numerous, resulting in both cost savings and superior outcomes.

Our project was managed by Lucy and she was absolutely fantastic. Her organisation skills, coupled with exceptional people skills meant that she was able to keep the momentum on the project throughout. Berkeley Place introduced us to wonderful tradespeople and the end result was a high end, beautiful home to live in. Thank you Nick and Lucy!

Mr & Mrs Brooks Clifton
An incredible resource to help you realize the full potential of a property purchase and investment

Nick has been awesome to work with and provided invaluable input and advice as we searched for a UK period home to purchase and renovate. He is more than generous with his time and an incredible resource to help you realize the full potential of a property purchase and investment. I would recommend Nick and his team to anyone considering a new project. And you will have a ton of fun along the way!

Neville Ray Cotswolds
Helpful advice and insight when we first met

I really can’t say enough positive things about the Berkeley Place team. Nick gave really helpful advice and insight when we first met. The builders appointed – Roksteady Construction led by Jono, and Mikey on site, were incredibly hard working, diligent, considerate and kind including to my neighbours. The quality of the finish has been impeccable and is commented on by everyone who comes to the flat. Lucy kept the whole show on schedule and troubleshot any issues beautifully – I was working outside of Bristol in a very busy job and it was such a relief to have a team I could trust and rely on.

Emily Britton Clifton
I was really impressed with Nick's knowledge

I approached Nick to appraise a property I was enquiring to purchase and renovate. As it was going to be my first development I wanted input from someone who was experienced in this area. Nick was able to give me a full assessment of the possible work that would need to be undertaken, just from a review of the agents’ photographs of the property. He was able to guide me on costs by area of the property too. I was really impressed with Nick’s knowledge – he was really supportive yet warned me of the potential risks of this particular development. It’s rare that you find someone who wants what is best for you and not just after your business. Unfortunately I was unable to negotiate the price down low enough to make the renovation worthwhile and proceed.

Overall, my customer experience with Nick was exceptional. He is generous with his time and explains complex issues in a way that is easy to understand. I really valued his expert opinion on this project.

Ryan Johnson
They continually succeed on providing very high quality work for us to work on.

We always enjoy working with Nick and Alex at Berkeley Place, they continually succeed on providing very high quality work for us to work on, they are organised, respectful and efficient on every building project they manage, and it is a pleasure to be part of the process.

Buscott Woodworking Ltd Buscott
Everything was delivered to time, spec and cost.

Nick helped us with the planning and conception of our project and managed the entire process through planning, build and delivery. Everything was delivered to time, spec and cost. Something we have never previously experienced on projects. Most importantly it was hassle free for us, truly a turn key solution. Having approached a project in the way Berkeley Place do thinks we would never use a conventional builder again.

Paul Wilson
Highly professional and the staff extremely competent

It has been a great pleasure using the services of Berkeley Place. The management have been highly professional and the staff extremely competent, kind and caring in all my dealings with them. I will certainly use them in the future.

Mr Michael Brooks Sneyd Park
The pricing was realistic and competitive

They listened carefully to us the clients and were a source of good and workable ideas. The pricing was realistic and competitive. They produced a most reliable team who were easy to work with. As a consequence the project was completed on time and in budget and we are delighted with the result.

Mr & Mrs B England Abbots Leigh
Professional, reliable and always available.

Berkeley Place offered a comprehensive one-stop shop from planning and conservation matters through to innovative ideas, building and construction. Professional, reliable and always available.

Alex Cross, our Project Manager was on site most days to deal with any problems no matter how small, and he was supported by an excellent professional team who all helped to contain the project within budget, despite the extra work needed to the roof.

We would highly recommend Berkeley Place.

Mr Oliver Paine
We would highly recommend Berkeley Place to anyone looking to deliver a construction project in the South West.

We appointed Berkeley Place to deliver a complete refurbishment of our Grade II listed apartment in Clifton Park. The construction team were extremely competent, personable and provided considered advice. They were always willing to listen and adapt where necessary.

At the beginning of our project we were out of the county and therefore slightly detached from proceedings however, the refurbishment progressed forwards and was in safe hands. Nick Cryer was quick to develop our ideas from the outset and liaised with the property management company to obtain approval of our proposed changes.

Being a listed period property there were day-to-day challenges but Berkeley Place worked with us: Alex Cross came up with practical solutions to give the end results we demanded and communication was consistently good throughout, as was keeping account of the budget.

The design achieved the brief and provide us with contemporary living in a Grade II listed building – we just love it!

Simon & Lizzie Baldwin
I am very happy with and would not hesitate in recommending Nick and his team at Berkeley Place.

I instructed Nick Cryer of Berkeley Place to project manage the refurbishment and extension of my house in Pembroke Road, Clifton, and from the outset Nick came up with really good ideas on the proposed development, liaised with the Architects, instructed a team of builders and other tradesmen and thereafter supervised the works whilst I was living abroad.

Whenever any problems arose during the development period Nick dealt with them in a very professional manner and found solutions to enable the works to proceed smoothly and with the minimum of delay.

I was then handed over a completed development which I am very happy with and would not hesitate in recommending Nick and his team at Berkeley Place.

George Devlin Havard House
The whole team was excellent, completing on schedule and on budget. The company can be strongly recommended.

We had a potentially difficult renovation of an old property in Clifton. Berkeley Place was chosen to do the work, despite being a cheaper tender than others, because we liked Nick’s vision for how the work might be done.

He also introduced us to his workforce in advance, and we were impressed by them from the start. The whole team was excellent, completing on schedule and on budget. The company can be strongly recommended.

Bob Reeves Prince’s Buildings
Good and relevant experience

We are the Management Company for a listed grade 2* house in Clifton. Nick and Berkeley Place have worked here twice on the roof area. We found them pleasant and professional with good and relevant experience. They are recommended without reservation.

Mr James McKerron
I greatly enjoyed the whole process

My fears about undertaking such a major renovation, of ‘runaway’ costs and of disruption to tenants occupying other flats in my Clifton House, were allayed! – In fact, I greatly enjoyed the whole process and working with the Berkeley Place team and the outcome is fabulous.

Mrs Rosemary Hill
I am delighted with the refurbishment of my house

I have been delighted with the Project Management done by Nick Cryer and Alex Cross of Berkeley Place. They have input to the design process and then overseen the building work and recommended suppliers. They have ensured that all the work was completed to a high standard and I am delighted with the refurbishment of my house. I would recommend them to anyone considering a similar project.

Mrs Louise Hanson
We are absolutely delighted with the complete renovation of our Georgian house in Clifton.

We are absolutely delighted with the complete renovation of our Georgian house in Clifton project managed by Nick Cryer at Berkeley Place. With an exceptional eye for detail, plus his knowledge of the workings of the building trade, Nick was able to guide us through the process – from the practicalities of choosing building contractors and suppliers, to design advise and discussions over finishing touches. Berkeley Place have delivered a complete service and the result is more than we could have hoped for.

Mr and Mrs M Burchfield
Nick was the inspiration in moving our kitchen into the middle of the house.

Nick was the inspiration in moving our kitchen into the middle of the house and making it the heart of our home. We had lived here for over 20 years and he brought the vision, and we have never looked back. Thank you

Stephen and Sue Robertson
The work carried out by Berkeley Place has been first class

The work carried out by Berkeley Place has been first class. Attention to detail, always courteous and quality workmanship throughout.

Darren Coombes
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that it has been an absolute pleasure working with Cass

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that it has been an absolute pleasure working with Cass, she is a credit to your company. We have found her to be highly professional with a keen attention to detail, and at the same time very personable. She is also very loyal to your contractors, which is admirable when there are minor issues. We have always been impressed with how promptly she responded to my ranting emails at the end of the day and she has been very patient with us. We would like to reassure you that we have never taken her involvement in this project for granted, Cass has fully justified our decision to employ Berkeley Place to look after the project for us.

Paul & Beverley Terry
We are absolutely delighted with our house and are very thankful to Nick and his team.

We appointed Berkeley Place to project manage a substantial house extension and refurbishment, and the construction of a swimming pool and tennis court. Nick provided some valuable extra input on the initial design and ensured a smooth outcome for gaining planning permission on what was a sensitive application given the listed building and green belt status. Nick ran the tendering process for the builders, providing us with choices, and we then selected the building company that best suited our requirements. The project was a 10 month project, which was delivered on time and within budget. I highly recommend Nick and Berkeley Place. They were on site and always available, ensuring the project was going to plan. They were a dedicated team, who were extremely committed to ensuring our requirements were achieved, and as clients, we were totally satisfied with the end product. We are absolutely delighted with our house and are very thankful to Nick and his team.

Dominic Smith
Berkeley Place are highly recommended by me!

Alex at Berkeley Place ensured the renovation of our new offices went without hitch, enabling us to relocate in a very short timeframe. Berkeley Place are highly recommended by me!

Verity Wills, Studio Manager, Taxi Studios
A great eye for detail and finishes to match

We have worked with Berkeley Place having undergone many refurbishments. A friendly professional business who listen to the customers needs. A great eye for detail and finishes to match.

Jason Eaton, Manager, The Club, Cadbury House Hotel
The job was sorted within a couple of weeks - on time and on budget.

I was really struggling to get my usual builder to come and sort out some flood damage in our utility room. The place was a mess – literally for months, whilst I waited to try and get something sorted. After several failed promises from others I called Nick in desperation. The job was sorted within a couple of weeks – on time and on budget. The contractor turned up exactly when he said he would and was superb. fantastic job and I’ll be working with Nick again in the future.

Jeremy Brookes
Nick guided us through the process from start to finish

We set out to create a family home which we knew was going to be a challenge. Nick guided us through the process from start to finish ensuring we achieved our goal. The end result exceeded our expectations and this is in part down to the help Nick and Berkeley Place provided.

Joanna Toogood
Huge personal commitment with excellent end results

I have some great experience of Berkeley Place and I would have no hesitation recommending Nick Cryer and/or Berkeley Place to property owners. All the feedback we have had from clients has been excellent, they always demonstrate huge personal commitment with excellent end results.

Pat Weston, Associate Director, Knight Frank
Nick Cryer and Ian Cox were a pleasure to work with - very knowledgable and cost conscious.

We chose Berkeley Place to project manage the refurbishment and extension of our grade !! listed Georgian House on a recommendation from our estate agent. We had no experience working on listed buildings and BP helped us a lot with the architect, planning, conservation officer and ultimately the builders.

Nick Cryer and Ian Cox were a pleasure to work with – very knowledgable and cost conscious. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone in a similar position to us.

Mr. and Mrs. P, Wells Chew Magna
Delivered according to plan and within budgeted cost

We have invested in two projects which were originated and project-managed by Berkeley Place. Both projects were delivered according to plan and within the budgeted cost. The resulting developments quickly attracted tenants and purchasers, enabling our investments to be realised along with the returns that had been promised from the outset.

With excellent communication throughout, Nick proved to be a reliable investment partner who dealt efficiently and capably with all aspects of planning, property acquisition, construction project management and ultimately lettings and sales, leaving us confident that our investment was in safe hands.

Jonathan Boss, Partner, Downing
Nick's builders and suppliers were all excellent, professional and hard working.

We are delighted with our final new builds (x 2). Nick’s builders and suppliers were all excellent, professional and hard working. The site was always kept tidy and safe, and our wishes were always met. Nick’s project management was wonderful. He was responsive and quick to deal with queries. I felt Nick understood our vision clearly and more importantly worked within our budget.

Mrs. Delphine, Barnes
I wouldn't hesitate in using them again

Berkeley Place did a top class job in refurbishing the Downs School. They communicated well from the beginning to the end of the project & if there was a problem then they were always readily available either by phone, email or onsite. Being a school health and safety of our staff & pupils is always essential & Berkeley Place always worked with the utmost care and consideration which minimised any disruption involved. They delivered the project on budget and the end product means the school has been restored to its former glory. I wouldn’t hesitate in using them again.

Peter Taylor, Bursar, The Downs School Wraxall
The first two phases have been completed with excellent results.

Berkeley Place was recommended to us by a friend as we recently bought a flat which needed renovation, including 2 bathrooms, kitchen, and various windows. It was not possible to carry out the work with us in occupation, and as our main home is in France, we wanted a reliable company to deliver the works to a high standard,and within budget. We would not visit the site until each phase had been completed.

The project has been divided into 4 phases and the first two have been completed with excellent results.

Roger Smedley
I would have no hesitation to recommend the service.

We used Berkeley Place for a substantial project on a grade 2 Georgian country house including extensive refurbishment, decoration, reconditioning 300 year old windows etc.

NIck, Alex and the team were always quick to respond and happy to do the extra stuff that keeps the stress to a minimum! I would have no hesitation to recommend the service. We have infact gone on to do another two projects with Nick already.

Mr A Smith Chew Stoke
Professionalism and quality workmanship

Professionalism and quality workmanship

I am happy to recommend Nick and Berkeley Place, they were contracted to carry out decorative work at my offices and have refurbished other Savills offices on my recommendation and as a direct result of their professionalism and quality workmanship. On a personal level, I have employed them at my own home and found the contractors punctual, trust worthy and considerate. I would therefore have no hesitation in endorsing the company in the future.

Richard Brooks, Director, Savills PLC
It was great luck on my part finding Nick...

After only a couple of meetings, I left him the keys of the house. A large old houses with extensive redecorating, so there were snags, and decisions to be taken to keep costs in check. Nick and his team were very efficient, pleasant to work with and always ready with good sensible advice.

The house has been transformed, and I am about to give Nick my house keys again for a second round…

Mr. Andany Bath
In one word Nick and his team at Berkeley Place, delivered

Living overseas and having bought a rather run down but a gem of a Georgian Grade 2 listed townhouse, absolute trust and faith in our project manager for the complete renovation that our house needed. In one word Nick and his team at Berkeley Place, “ delivered”.

The whole house, all 5 stories were gutted , front and back gardens redesigned and planners dealt with, all within the confines of very awkward access. The opportunity for conflict with our new neighbours was obvious, but Nick and his various contractors worked with the deftness that would have made a professional PR company proud. At the end of what was a year long project , our next door neighbour told me he missed our contractors, which has to be a first !

The quality of the workmanship, the willingness to go the extra mile, and the professionalism of the financial management of what was a complex project, would all lead me to recommend Nick and his team to anyone with a similar renovation in mind.

Mr P Hampden-Smith Bristol/Hong Kong
I would have no hesitation in recommending them...

Berkeley Place delivered our year-long house renovation project, while we lived in the property. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any large renovation projects where you need all the strands pulling together to be delivered as a whole. Nick brought together the right people at the right time and monitored all the financials, dealing with any pricing pushbacks that were necessary. He managed issues arising and negotiated practical solutions, keeping the emotions of the project on an even keel and therefore absorbing those stresses and strains of living through a renovation.

Mrs J Cook, Sneyd Park Bristol
The quality of the work has been faultless...

Berkeley Place have been contracted for various requests at a number of our properties, ranging from major refurbishments to kitchen and bathroom installations and decorative works. The quality of the work has been faultless – Nick and his team were always willing to go the extra mile and provided excellent communication throughout the process of each project. We will certainly be using them again and would not hesitate to recommend Berkeley Place.

Mr S Witter Bath
In retrospect it was one of the best decisions...

We hired Berkeley Place to help us convert two flats in an Edwardian property back into a single dwelling. In retrospect it was one of the best decisions we could have made in the whole process. Nick and his team helped us source the various contractors to gut the house, renovate and restore it back up to the beautiful home it is today. Everyone we worked with was brilliant and worked to an extremely high standard. Berkeley Place managed not only the finances but also the inevitable issues which arose which kept some of the stress levels down. There is no way we would have been able to complete this project in such a short period of time, had we managed this project ourselves. As well as being highly professional and knowledgeable, Nick and his team were also very pleasant to work with and I would happily recommend them or indeed employ them again.

Mrs L Cullen Bristol
The high profile Grade 2 listed property...

We supported Nick and his co-investors with a strategic and challenging off market transaction. The high profile Grade 2 listed property which comprised over 10,000 sq ft of commercial space, together with scope for further development represented an attractive opportunity for the customer. Whilst the property was in unloved condition, the building was efficiently reorganised and renovated to deliver a sizeable rent uplift via a new tenant and lease arrangement. Latterly the sale of the property provided further investor returns.

Mr B Tooker, Allied Irish Bank
A fantastic, able team.

Nick has been brilliant.

Everything is thought through carefully and he really does know his stuff. He knows what we want and how to deliver it. He listens and he delivers. He has an outstanding team of professionals who treat you with courtesy and respect. A fantastic, able team.

Mr J Mackenzie Bath
The renovation was finished to an impeccable standard...

Couldn’t have asked for a better job – Berkeley Place really exceeded any expectations with brilliant project managing and guidance from start to finish. It was really a case of handing the keys over and coming back to a fantastic finished project. Nick, Kate & the Berkeley team were on hand to manage every aspect, even going the extra mile to help out where possible and making the process incredibly smooth. The renovation was finished to an impeccable standard, within budget and completed well on schedule. Cannot recommend enough!

Liv Walde Clifton
Great team to work with...

Berkeley Place managed an extensive renovation of our home. The work was delivered on time and in a professional manner. As well as managing all sub-contractors, Berkeley Place managed all sub-contractor costs and staged payment, which as a homeowner was an essential service. Berkeley Place bought solutions to the numerous construction challenges during the job. We would certainly recommend their services.

Mike Guerin Bath
We have been absolutely delighted with every aspect of Berkeley Place's involvement...

We have been absolutely delighted with every aspect of Berkeley Place’s involvement with the renovation of our Grade II listed property in Clifton, Bristol. Their oversight of the whole project, which had it’s challenging moments, the contractors they recommended and the advice they provided throughout were invaluable. What we appreciated most was their real understanding of the building, what we wanted to achieve and their attention to detail. We are very happy to recommend them to others, and have been doing so already! Thank you to Nick and the whole team.

Ella Clifton
They are a pleasure to work with and we're thrilled with the results...

Berkeley Place completed both a renovation and redecoration of a Grade II London home. The team managed the project from start to finish in an extremely short time frame. The entire project was completed seamlessly and they did everything to ensure the whole process was effortless. They are a pleasure to work with and we’re thrilled with the results. I would not hesitate to use or recommend them again.

Sarah Auerbach Pimlico London
We plan to use Berkeley Place again in the future and would recommend to anyone wanting a first class service...

Nick and Alice provided us with an incredible service and end result. Nick has a vast wealth of experience; his ideas, expertise and knowledge are the exact reason why we chose to go with Berkeley Place.

Alice was an incredibly reliable, highly competent and approachable project manager and went above and beyond to ensure deadlines were met and a high level finish was achieved.

We plan to use Berkeley Place again in the future and would recommend to anyone wanting a first class service at a fair price.

Anna Clifton