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Testimonials / Reviews

We decided to go with Proficiency based on research I did for good builders on the internet. Proficiency was quick to respond and they setup a meeting to discuss the project. Being hesitant at first, we had several discussions and decided to see their work. Having visited their sites and talking to the owner, we decided to go ahead. The estimate was 5 months, and pleased to say they delivered bang on time. Their attention to detail is amazing and throughout the project the site was clean and tidy. The entire team is professional, on time and polite - and always had a smile on their face (perhaps the painter not so much, but he did a brilliant job :)). We never had any complaints from any residents. Jimmy (owner) has immense experience and helped and guided us throughout giving us ideas for the final touches. We have an amazing home, and couldn't have achieved it without their help. Highly recommended any time.

- Babita Singh

Jimmy and his team built us the home of our dreams - a full refurb with extension within 3 months! It was far from a straightforward project but their experience was invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending them, great builders are a rare find.

- Mark Buckley

I've had the pleasure on working with Proficency Design and Build now for a little while, and i have always been impressed by the quality of there work. All of their clients seem really happy with the work carried out, and how they have transformed their homes. They are always very good to photograph as well, and I'm looking forward to the next project. I'd highly recommend them.

- Chris Snook

Photographer: @snookphotograph

Just over a year ago, I purchased my first renovation project. I had never done anything like this before and after searching the web I sourced 4-5 quotes. I decided to go for Proficiency because they were reasonable and their quote was well structured and detailed through out. The Job included a lower ground extension and house renovation. I have nothing but good things to say about proficiency. Their work was done to the highest of standards. Their tiling, carpentry & painting were exceptional and the project was completed on time and within budget. They we're negotiable about interior design changes and allowed me to be very involved in the process even to the point of helping me source particular fixtures I wanted for the house, keeping in theme with the style we had gone for. They gave me helpful advise on certain elements I had overlooked such as up-cycling the existing floorboards, additional water pumps needed and centralising the external bi-folds to make the extension symmetrical from the outside rather than inside. On request Proficiency made cabinetry around our fireplace to match our new Tom Howley Kitchen and honestly, the craftsmanship and detailing makes them look identical. Once the project was finished it's was had to believe its was same house.

- Alex Vignali

They managed an end to end design & build project for us perfectly. Problems that inevitably crop up were swiftly and pragmatically dealt with. They took care to try to manage the budget and took real pride in making sure the finish I wanted was the finish I got. When you both work, having a Project Manager you can trust us so important and quite rare. Jimmy was brilliant as were his entire team. We’ve ended up with a home to love and could not have done it without them. I’d not hesitate to recommend Proficiency and especially Jimmy and would use them again in a heartbeat. Thank you.

- Caroline Wood

The professionalism and quality of the workmanship was outstanding. It really felt like working with a partner on the project rather than a contractor, e.g. On a number of occasions they were able to find improvements to the design and outcome and managed the budget in a way that gave me total confidence. Thanks to Jimmy and his team for building our beautiful home.

- Ian Forshew

CCO, Pact Coffee

Fantastic builders who really care about the quality of finish. I have used them 3 times this year and each time the project came in on time and on budget.

- Oliver Meek

Executive Director, Rio Cinema Dalston


I am pleased with and grateful for their work on my flat refurbishment. From site survey, design and build, to final finishing touch, they helped me throughout the project. They were really professional and did not compromise on the quality of their job. Not only they were willing to accommodate my many special requests, sometimes change of plan at the last minute, but they were not shy away from making practical suggestions, which all proved to be invaluable. I guess for most home owners building projects are painful process, but oddly for me this has been an enjoyable journey thanks their great team.

- An-Heng Yang

We were very anxious as this was our first project of this type and our first baby was due in four months after the start date. As such, the project had to be completed in a short and fixed period. We also had a few preliminary issues (delays in Party Wall Act notices and the snow in early March) – as such, work started a couple of weeks late. Even then, Jimmy, Besi and the guys finished early and to budget. They did a very good job and the build quality is excellent.

- Robert Talalay

Whilst I know Marie has already said thank you for the amazing refurbishment you have recently completed as well as the incredible generosity in sponsoring the theater. We have all been impressed with the quality of the workmanship and would like to formally thank you on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

- Bryan Raven

Chairman of the Trustees, Putney Arts Theatre