customer reviews

Feel free to take some time to read some of D J Kevern’s customer reviews following building projects completed in and around St Keverne, Helston and the Lizard Peninsula
Over the last 3 years we have used Derek and his team for a major house renovation project which has included 2 large extension re-builds, a complete renovation throughout the interior of the house with a new kitchen, new en-suites and main bathroom, windows, doors, stairs and more. We have been absolutely delighted with the approach, the quality and finish, the general workmanship and Derek’s interaction with us throughout the whole process. We would unfailingly recommend Derek and his team.
 
Derek is an extremely knowledgeable builder and his expertise has guided us through the requirements, the things to consider, regularly reporting on status, recommendations, budgets and costs and what was to come at each stage of the build(s). The whole process was more challenging as, during the build, we lived 300 miles away. However Derek was always available, responded to any queries as they arose and as commitments were made they were always met. His unfailing good humour and bonhomie helped throughout the process and made Derek and his team a real pleasure to deal with. As the work progressed we built very high levels of confidence in quality of all the work that was undertaken.  
 
Derek employs a top class team of builders and workmen together with a network of related trades (like plumbers, electricians) which he can engage as required. Without exception everyone we interacted with was a delight, their attention to detail, pride in what they were doing and the finish they produced was professional and always top class.   
 
Derek is just about to start the final stage of the work on the house and build a large cantilevered patio area in the garden – and we had no hesitation in ensuring that Derek and his team were engaged for the work.

DJ Kevern carried out an extensive conversion and refurbishment of a studio and two bedroom barn conversion at our property near Gillan.
The work was carried out to the highest standard, on time and to budget. Derek always has a practical solution to every problem and importantly for us a keen eye for the aesthetic.
Perhaps, as critically, his honesty can be counted on. We can unequivocally recommend his firm.

DJ Kevern Ltd renovated some very dilapidated granite outbuildings into a wonderful living space. Everything was done to a particular standard – they are craftsmen, not just builders, who care about the project and their reputation. Derek provided us with invaluable input and advice through the course of the build, pre-empting any major problems before they had a chance to occur.

Throughout the course of this major project, Mr. Kevern was very approachable and unfailingly polite, helpful and pleasant to deal with, and the process was carefully thought through. Timely and useful information was supplied regarding selection decisions, and he chose and managed the sub-contractors well, and worked with care and precision. This was particularly important, as during the length of this project we were living three hundred miles distant.

I have employed Derek Kevern and his team on three large independent projects over the past two years. I have been exceptionally pleased with the quality of work performed and its’ delivery in each instance. Derek gave good, helpful and objective advice before starting each project, along with an estimate of time required and cost. In each case he completed on time and within budget. He employs very knowledgeable, skilled and highly professional staff who really work hard to provide a consistent product, which often exceeds expectations. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him and his superb team.

Derek and his excellent crew have spent the last two years working on renovating our Manor house and three granite barns at Roskorwell on the Lizard. His knowledge, skills, and experience exhibited during our large project have been quite phenomenal. His manner and work ethic made the whole experience for us as remote owners (we live in Texas) a pleasure. The care and attention to detail shown during the work meant we got exactly what we wanted in our finished barns. I have so much confidence in his ability and enjoyed our previous relationship that we are about to undertake a second 5-barn renovation project with his company. I would not hesitate for a moment in recommending him to anyone (after we have finished).

Mr. Kevern is a gifted builder, working knowledgeably, skilfully and with vision. Although our project has taken time to complete, we have a wonderful outcome. The high quality workmanship of Mr. Kevern and his friendly team have achieved a result to be proud of.

Quality, professional work performed reliably within budget and on time by a team of hard working, highly skilled professionals. I strongly recommend them without hesitation.

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Polherno,
Tregowris,
St. Keverne,
Helston,
Cornwall,
TR12 6PT

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Reach Us

Polherno,
Tregowris,
St. Keverne,
Helston,
Cornwall,
TR12 6PT