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There is nothing more rewarding than a happy customer. 

We always set our standards and ethics that place our customers firmly at the top of our priorities and why our reputation is growing

"We looked on the internet for local builders prior to our move, from South Gloucestershire, and invited three companies to come and give us a quote. We chose Derwood because Roy Derrick listened to what we wanted in the way of a kitchen extension, and a complete new kitchen, with the added complication of a large conservatory taking up half of the outside kitchen wall.

We are very, very pleased with the outcome. All of the work is to a very high standard. The whole Derwood team are highly skilled, multi-talented craftsmen. All are very professional but very friendly and it was a pleasure to have them around. They worked on the extension in the most appalling weather throughout November and December and only once had to go early because it was just too wet and windy.

lf in the future we require any more work doing we will ask Roy to do it for us. We have no hesitation in recommending Derwood to anyone."

Mrs Proctor
New Extension and Refurbishment in Caerphilly (June 2012)

"Thank you so much for the excellent service you and your team provided in converting our Loft into a new additional lounge  

I would have no hesitation recommending you all as a highly skilled and professional Loft Conversion Company that provides a first class service. The quality and workmanship was brilliant.

Many thanks"

New Loft Conversion in Bridgend (Nov 2012)

“Tim and I would just like to say thank you very much for doing such a fantastic job on building our extension, we are very happy with it. All of your guys were fantastic, very pleasant, worked very hard and to a high standard, we could not have asked for more. We would not hesitate in recommending your company!

Kind regards from a very happy , grateful Tim and Jane “

Tim and Jane
Extension in Llandaff (April 2012)


"Dear Roy,

Many thanks for a wonderful Job.  Jane and I are very pleased with the service you provided and the workmanship and especially with the highly professional and courteous manner of your workmen.  If you don't mind I will add an extra £50 to pay for a Christmas drink for them which I hope will not cause too much trouble for you."

Extension and Garden in Cardiff (April 2012)


 "Dear Roy

Thank you for the excellent job you completed in converting my loft into a bedroom and en-suite.  Although, due to unforeseen circumstances, the project didn't always go to plan, I was kept informed of changes and consulted at every step of the way with all discussions taking place at my convenience.

Your employees take great pride in their workmanship and your sub-contractors are well supervised and provide the best of quality.  Everyone maintained a high level of professionalism throughout the project and were reliable, friendly, courteous, approachable and above all trustworthy.

Great lengths were taken to minimise the disruption caused by the building work.  The work was started after I left for work in the mornings and was finished by the time I got home in the evenings.  All mess was cleared up on a daily basis by your employees.

I have no hesitation in recommending you in the future."

Bridgend Loft Conversion (Sept 2011)


"Dear Roy,
I am writing to thank you and your team for the wonderful job you have done on our kitchen and extension. We love it!

Having had a difficult time with our architect, I wasn't looking forward to the next stage of this project.
All I can say is that you were great in helping us deal with all the building regulations side of things and helping us deal with the Planning Office. And your team did a fantastic job on the kitchen.

Once work started, your team were considerate, very tidy and possessed a good sense of humour! Which must be very important when dealing with stressed clients. Although we didn't really experience much stress over the project as your team made sure that we had a kitchen area almost to the last minute so we didn't have to spend too much on takeaways!

They kept us informed constantly through the project of each stage and everything ran very smoothly. They even seem to work must Saturdays and even Sundays through a very cold November and December. I have to make a special point of mentioning Ray, who seemed to be here at all hours making sure that the project ran smoothly.

I have certainly recommended you to everyone when I talk about our new kitchen and look forward to working with you and your team on the landscaping of our garden.

Your team are a credit to you and it was lovely to work with such a positive, hardworking and entertaining group of people."

Louisa and Nic
Kitchen and Extension in Cardiff (Aug 2011)


Last year I approached Derwood Construction to quote for several projects I wanted done on my property. I am very pleased with all the work done; a made to measure shed; garage door; white upvc side door; footpath and handrails; driveway; heated conservatory and patio,alt finished to a high standard.
During these projects Mr Derrick was always available for advice and kept me informed every step of the way and his staff were all pleasant and helpful.

Mrs Angell
House Improvements in Cardiff (March 2011)

"We are very pleased with the quality of your work and your workmen have been both pleasant and industrious.
Many thanks"

Mrs Churchill
House Improvements in Bridgend (June 2012)

"I was recommended Derwood Developments by a friend. From the initial visit, Roy and his team were always helpful and professional. They suggested ideas and responded to my hare-brained schemes with patience and either gave reasons why they wouldn't be appropriate -for example under-floor heating which I was told was more suitable for a new build; or incorporating the ideas into their suggestions - for example wanting more storage space. Roy was always available at the end of the phone or willing to call around to meet in person whenever required.. He was quick to resolve issues such as when the planning consent appeared to have been sent to the wrong address.

I would truly recommend Derwood Developments to anyone considering any building project. I am so pleased with the result that when 1 have finished paying off this project, I'll be calling on them again for the next one!!"

Mrs Danson
New Pencoed Loft Conversion (Feb 2011)


Hi Roy

"We're really enjoying the space and relaxing in the kitchen with friends.  Our friend Andrew, who we picked up yesterday from the airport, can't stop raving about how lovely the house is.

Your team have been fantastic and we cannot sing their praises enough. Days when we were around and saw them working away in the rain (Andrew the bricky and Geoff spring to mind) and days when we weren't here, when Andrew and Rhys wheeled all the soil from the back through the house and then wheeled all hardcore back through the house without leaving any mess. Some nights the only way we knew they'd been here (apart from the difference in the garden) was the old glass bottles that had been dug up and left on the side for us. And finally Ray and James's work in installing the kitchen and Jason's perseverance at the end to get things finished to a high standard.  

Our thanks again to everyone and if you need anyone to recommend Derwood in the future we'd be happy to do that".

House Extension and Kitchen in Cardiff (Nov 2012)


"Dear Roy,

On behalf of the entire Sandford family including the cat!! Just a quick note to say a huge, massive 'thank you' to you and your team of wonderful skilled craftsmen who have helped create our wonderful extension that has exceeded our wildest expectations on every level.

Not only has the quality of the workmanship been impressive, but for us, leaving the house every day to people we could trust was a very important aspect of the process and your team have not disappointed. Not only could we trust them but it was a pleasure to have them in the house, and  the way in which they tidied up at the end of the day was an added bonus( if they ever want cleaning jobs!!!!)

All our concerns however trivial have been dealt with promptly and efficiently and we will really miss having you Craig, Ray, James and co around on a daily basis.

We look forward to sharing our extension with our friends and neighbours during the Christmas season and we are certainly telling everyone how thrilled we are with Derwood Homes and Developments.

We hope you all have a great Christmas, but one plea, please don't let them drink Tiger Tiger dry on December 15th as Gabalfa Primary School will be attempting to do just that on the 21st !!!!!!  "

Rhyd and Elly Sandford / New Extension Utility Room, W/C and Kitchen in Cardiff ( Dec 2012 )


Dear Roy

Many thanks indeed to you, and all at Derwood for the fabulous new garden wall yuo built. We cannot speak highly enough of your customer service, professionalism and attention to our requirements and detail.

You helped us to decide exactly what it was that we wanted and what would best suit the house and were always in regular contact throughout the whole process so that we knew what was happening and when etc. We are absolutely delighted with the finished product, and have received many compliments about the work (from people we know and passers by the property) and would highly recommend your company (and indeed have done already!). Particular thanks to you and Andrew for making it a pleasure to have around and seeing such great craftsman at work. Thanks again all and a very happy new year.
All best wishes,

Sara, Richard & Daisy (Jan 2013)


Dear Roy

What a fantastic team of workmen you are... Just wanted to say a big thanks for building our lovely new home and making it a pleasurable experience.. We already miss you all.... See you when the barbeque weather arrives.. LOL...

Kate and Phil (2014)

Hi Roy....

Thank you so much for 'building our dream'... Despite the weather and the planning issues, you made it all possible.. The lads were fantastic to say the least and the workmanship superb... I hope we didn't cause you to much stress ..haha... If you want to send any new clients around please do...

Jo ... (2015)


Thank you Derwood Homes..

You have given us confidence in builders again having previously endured cowboy builders... You have turned a bad job into a first class job.. Everyone was so helpful, understanding and fun to have around... 

We are so grateful...

Ed and Ced (2015)

Hi Roy..

Just a quick email to say what a great job you and the lads are all doing... we can't believe how quick, clean and tidy you are... Oh and by the way... The neighbours love you all.. !!

Sue ( 2015)


To Roy, katie and The Derwood Team.

Please pass this message on to everyone... We just wanted to say that our home is now truly amazing... We absolutely love it... If you would like put it on your website please do... Everyone was so kind, patient and hardworking... We have already recommended you to family and friends.

Best wishes

Jan and Pete (2015)


Dear Roy...

Thank you for everything you have done towards helping us create our new home... Despite all of the planning difficulties and objections you made it all so simple.  The quality of workmanship and friendship we developed throughout the whole project has definitely been worthwhile. I'm so glad you project managed it all.. We would never have coped otherwise. Sorry about the late payment, we really appreciate your understanding.

Mr and Mrs S. Williams (2016) 


Dear Derwood...

We miss you all already.. Thank you so much for building our new home. It's a dream come true.. The service and workmanship is a credit to you all. The last 6 months have been fasinatiing and such lovely experience. It's so quiet now with out you all being here and working so hard building our home. We cannot thank you all enough.. If you need any references please ask your new customers to give us a call.. We are so pleased with the service and end product. Please call in for a cuppa any time..... 

Mr and Mrs Simmons (2016)


Hi Roy ...

Please add my comments to your website... John and I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into building our project. Everyone was so politie and fun to have around. You really do have a great team of men. I'd also like to add a big thanks to you for all the time and money you saved us by buying all of the internal fixtures and fittings at trade prices. It saved a lot of arguements LOL.. We're also extremely grateful that you made us aware of the extra costs involved when we wanted to make so many changes to the schedule of works. We are so pleased with everything. All of our friends and family cannot believe how big and modern our home now is .. Please pass on our thanks to everyone. 



Roy... I cannot believe how efficient and professional you guys are... I'm struggling to breathe and keep up with the speed you are going... LOL.. Well done...