Testimonials

Ensuring that my customers are happy is the most important part of what I do. Here are a selection of testimonials that highlight their wonderful comments.

A few years ago, we had the vision of creating another living space. We knew that we had the whole of our loft space completely untouched. We embarked on the first stage and asked a local builder to put in a large loft hatch, some velux windows, insulation and flooring. Their job was then complete and it was our intention to complete the loft.

We quickly realised that we had some ideas but we just didn’t have the time. This is where Ben came in. Ben came to look at the loft space and he was rapidly filled with ideas from how to cover the ceiling in wooden panels, how to make a feature of a raised floor area to ensuring a super cool and safe entrance to the loft using steel tubing.

Once Ben set to work he quickly realised that nothing was straight or level (the house was built in 1860) so he had lots of ‘niggles’ to work through but he always worked to the highest standard and managed to ‘straighten up’ or at least give that illusion! This was where a simple job tended to turn into a huge task. Ben just got on with it though.

We had original beams and Ben worked hard to restore them to their natural beauty by painstakingly sanding and oiling them. We also wanted to use the brick and stonework on either wall as a feature and again Ben spent time cleaning the walls and sealing them – he also managed to fill little holes by finding similar stone and pointing them into the wall. This was a dirty and difficult job and again he achieved this to a very high standard.

It was purely down to Ben’s ideas, attention to detail and determination (at some points) to get the job finished. The whole job was completed to an excellent standard and we wouldn’t change a single thing.

Thanks so much Ben for giving us the amazing extra living space that we have been dreaming about for years.

Louise and Paul C.

It’s not every day a customer asks you to make pencil planters and pencil sharpener doorstops!

Ben was not at all fazed by my request for a very large Pencil shaped planter for outside my stationery shop. Ben rose to the challenge, creating this magnificent wooden pencil planter.

He designed and built it to a very high standard and it looks absolutely amazing. Ben is extremely thorough, even checking my measurements and coming over a few weeks later to touch up the paintwork after the wood had settled.
His attention to detail and passion for his craft are admirable. And I think you’ll agree the results are fabulous. I have been very impressed with Ben and would wholeheartedly recommend him.
Thank you Ben, you’ve made this stationer very happy!✏️✏️✏️

Sarah L.

Ben has just completed a lovely timber utility building for us. Hand built on site, fully insulated and double glazed. We are absolutely over the moon with it. The door, constructed in his workshop and hung yesterday is magnificent! Ben takes great pride in his work. His attention to detail and very fair pricing means for us he is the best in the business. In the past Ben has built a large pole barn and two car ports for us. Outstanding work in every case. He comes highly recommended.

Jane B.

Ben made us this beautiful picnic bench for our garden. We are so pleased with it. It’s very comfortable and made beautifully.
He takes pride in his work and this shows on the pieces he makes! The service Ben provides is very professional.
Thank you so much again. Highly recommend!!

Caroline H.

I recently had 2 amazing garden planters delivered and levelled by Ben. They were with me less than 2 weeks from ordering. So so pleased with them. Beautifully made and very sturdy. Ben even told me exactly how much compost I’d need and had lined them for me. They’re almost planted. Waiting for the warmer temperatures!!

Last year he also made me a lovely oak school style bench which is lovely. With the addition of a black paw print!

Thank you Ben. Your attention to detail is perfect for someone like me. Very highly recommended. Shop small and local business is always what I try to do.

Barbara S.

Ben made our garden gate and some planters for our driveway. The planters are over 3ft tall and act as a wall between our house and our neighbours. Not only does our house now look absolutely beautiful, Ben was spot on with all measurements and his attention to detail is immense. Ben was on time, did exactly what he said he would and was a pleasure to work with. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get the best quality work with a beautiful finish. We’ve had LOADS of compliments and people even stopped Ben and asked for his details whilst he was fitting the planters as they look so good!

Eve C.

Ben designed and built two stunning pieces of furniture from reclaimed wood to exactly fit a couple of awkward spaces. Fantastic craftsmanship! Thanks Ben!

Sue H.

Received my beer tote from Ben on Friday…. its cracking!! Brilliant idea perfectly executed, lovely craftsmanship and packaged really well too as Ben kindly posted my item out to me. Couldn’t recommend him enough.

Jareth R.

Ben has made beautiful oak wardrobes, garden planters and even repaired a stable for us.
He is honest, reliable and reasonably priced. His products are all hand made and he can make things to order if you need something bespoke. Highly recommended.

Jill C.

I ordered a trug from Ben for a birthday present and personalised it with my friends name on it. The quality was absolutely amazing and I was so thrilled, I have since ordered another two. Everyone who receives them is absolutely delighted with their present. Delivery is efficient and they arrive well packaged. The trug makes a wonderful gift and I wholeheartedly recommend Brindley Garden Products to anyone looking for something different and well made. Thank you Ben.

Sally B.

Collected a bench from Ben on Sunday & wow, we are blown away with the quality & craftsmanship, it’s stunning! The service was excellent, including Ben walking down a very steep hill with the bench over his head to put it in the car for us! 😊

Tina M.

I’ve been admiring Ben’s work for a number of years, real craftsman stuff with beautiful products, unfortunately I live to far away to pick up. Last week he started doing a courier service for smaller items, I snapped up a bird box and feeder, they are both amazing, brilliant products and brilliant service. Thanks Ben much appreciated.

Matthew S.

Ben made two memorial benches and a raised flower bed from old sleepers for our village green and installed them on possibly one of the hottest days over the summer! Since they’ve been installed they have been commented on by locals and tourists.

They really have made the difference to our village green and it is now a pleasure to sit and have a cuppa. I was so impressed with his work, I ordered a bird table from him. He kept us informed of his progress regarding the benches and it was good to support a local craftsman who takes pride in his work. Thank you.

Jacqui G.

I met Ben at the Treacle market and was impressed by the craftsmanship of his products. As we had a special family wedding coming up I asked if he could make me a garden bench. I left most of the design to him…… It needed to be a certain height for a wheelchair user. The result was stunning! A bespoke piece perfectly designed. We couldn’t be happier. The craftsmanship and thought in the design will ensure it will last a lifetime. Thanks Ben

Trysh H.

Just at the start of lockdown, I contacted Ben with an order for a veggie trug for my daughter and grandchildren who live at considerable distance from me.
Today the trug was delivered to my daughter, within the constraints of social distancing. She is absolutely thrilled. The craftsmanship is excellent, and at all times Ben made sure I was aware of progress.
Once again, Ben had surpassed our expectations and the trug is amazing. We look forward to harvesting the crops in due course.
We have no hesitation in recommending Brindley Garden Products for the excellent craftsmanship and delivery promptly. This is our second purchase and it will certainly not be the last.
Thanks Ben😊
 
Gill H.

Ben has built us a bespoke coal bunker and a door stop.
Both items are fabulous. Ben is very highly skilled, likeable person with a great attention to detail which makes for a great product and customer experience.
I will definitely use him in the future for other projects, knowing I can completely trust his judgement and I will get exactly what I want from someone reliable.

Carol C.

Our wooden table had been damaged by a cup of juice which we had made 10x worse by trying to get it out! (thanks google) Now what was left was a big white cup mark. Fearing we had damaged it forever 🙈 Cue Ben to the rescue! Ben was a great help giving us lots of advice and even contacting the company we bought it from to make sure he got the colour just right.
In the end Ben used some traditional methods he had up his sleeve and managed to return it back to its normal colour in no time. He is certainly an expert in his field and I couldn’t recommend him and his company enough 😁

Emily M.

We first met Ben at a farmers market where I fell in love with his Derbyshire bench. I’ve since bought two, two arm chairs and a big table. They look fabulous together. We have since commissioned him to make our garden troughs which go around the outside of our house. We wanted them made out of Larch and he actually sourced the trees for us. It’s a beautiful job! He also made me two gin and tonic tables.
His attention to detail is fantastic. I would definitely recommend his work to anyone looking for a quality, bespoke and special piece piece of furniture which will last for years.

Tracy D.

I’ve purchased several items from Ben now including bespoke desks, planters and garden seating. I’m delighted with the quality and craftmanship of his work and would highly recommend Brindley Timberworks for any joinery products or projects. Ben is also a really decent bloke who is very reliable and will go out of his way to make sure you get sorted.

Thomas W.

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