Some feedback from our customers.

“thank you so much for doing such a great job…. I’m sure we will be calling on you again soon – it’s great to have found such a great company”

“Thank you for a very neat and professional job”

“very pleased with the blocked in doors – look as though it’s always been filled in! Good comments from the villagers!!”

“Joe Symonds and team carried out quite a big job for us: bedroom/bathroom in farmhouse, and conversion of 2 outbuildings into offices.The quality of work was excellent, and the work was carried out within (or very close to) original budget. The team included excellent craftsmen. We were delighted by the outcome, and I would use J&C Symonds Ltd again if I had another such job to do.”

“You were probably aware that I was extremely nervous about additional building work due to our previous experience, but you have worked with commitment, skill and dedication to ensure that we had a positive experience this time. Thank you. I would be delighted to recommend you to other clients and schools”

“Many thanks for taking on our build at Alma Field. As you know it got off to a rocky start but your expertise made sure the house was completed satisfactorily. We are now enjoying the comfort of our new home. We would recommend to others completing a building project. Stay in touch, best regards, MC and PC”

“Every day we say to each other how much we love our new home, how everything just works so well, how thrilled we are with the design, interpretation and execution and how quickly we have come to see it as “home”. We are also slowly realising that what we considered minor details, that you took care of, has made this the house what it is. Thank you both for your infinite patience and good-humour throughout the long process as well as your professional expertise, too many people have asked us if we are still on speaking terms with our builders and architects and we can both say, honestly, that you have been the very best.”


Some links to articles about Symonds Building work.

“local craftspeople ensured the quality of the detailing from traditional stonemasonry to fine metalwork and internal joinery”


“Kevin McCloud visits five homes built for country living, from a farmhouse in Somerset to a stunning modern glass villa with a spectacular jagged roof”


“Modernist Wiltshire house with a Smithsons-designed studio gets a facelift by Coppin Dockray.”


“Ansty Plum, a mid-century house designed by David Levitt and wood-lined stone studio designed by the Smithsons, has undergone a retrofit and studio extension.”


“This rural house is radically sited on a steep wooded slope and overlooks a group of C12th buildings.”


“Ansty Plum does have a clear and seductive charm. Commissioned in the early 1960s by Roger Rigby … the house sits under a dramatic monopitch roof that mirrors the gradient of the hillside on which it lies.



Some awards won for work done by Symonds Building.

  • RIBA House of the Year Award 2016 – Shortlist
  • Wood Awards 2016 – Winner
  • British Home Awards 2016 – Winner for House under 250m2
  • RIBA South West Small Project Award 2016 – Winner for Best Small Project
  • RIBA South West Award 2016 – Winner
  • Manser Medal 2016 – Highly Commended
  • Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Award 2015 – Winner for Best Renovation
  • AJ Retrofit Award 2015 – Shortlist