Our Clients' Experiences

We believe that we offer something different but don’t just take our word for it.

We like to have an ongoing relationship with our clients, often going back for their next project.

This is what they say about their Portfolio Experience.

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Conservatory Roof Conversion

We would like to say how please we are with the new solid roof on our conservatory. Andy and Adam make a good team and didn’t complain too much about the freezing weather and traffic problems on the long journey to and from our house. Andy also kept us entertained with his jokes! When he initially came to do the survey he suggested a few ideas and we followed his advice with great results. As soon as the job was started it became obvious that the guys knew what they were doing. They arrived when they said they would and always left the site clean and tidy. Although it is only February we are already feeling the benefits of a much warmer room. Also, because of the two Velux windows in the roof, we will be able to use the room in the summer whereas it used to get too hot due to the polycarbonate roof.

Keith also visited the job regularly to check that we were happy with progress. We are so impressed with Portfolio that we are in discussion with Keith about two other jobs on our house.

Brian And Pauline McCullen - Stockport

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Bungalow Remodel and Extension

Communication throughout the five month project was faultless and Keith’s commitment and meticulous attention to detail was exceptional. From the start of the building work, the co-ordination of the numerous services was seamless. The detailed budget that was supplied and agreed before the work commenced was achieved, with a high standard of workmanship and skills at every level and stage of the development. We have no hesitation in recommending Keith, his skilled and friendly team and the whole Portfolio Experience!

John & Carol Aston - Bury

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Bungalow Remodel and Extension

We have just undertaken an extensive renovation and extension on an older bungalow. We chose Keith and the Portfolio Experience team as from day one we were impressed by their professionalism and friendly manner. Throughout the project there was excellent communication by phone and email as well as regular visits to update us on the progress. We are very happy with the quality of work both externally and internally.

Mark & Cathy Fearnhead, Bury

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Garden Room / Study / Landscaping

We are delighted with our Portfolio experience and would highly recommend Keith and his team, it was based on a recommendation given to us that we originally approached Keith.
Keith brought his own great design vision to our project along with a patient and practical approach that helped make our own design ideas feasible. The whole Portfolio team are friendly, extremely competent, tidy workers and have a passion for making sure the finish is spot on – all of which has given us a really high quality end result.
Keith provided clear and detailed information on the scope of work and associated cost. He gave us sound advice on options and had a fair and transparent approach when dealing with changes/additions. He also kept us well informed on progress made and the upcoming schedule.
Our development involved 3 parts:
Demolishing a derelict double garage and clearing a wilderness Garden, which was replaced with a cedar clad Garden Room (including kitchen area and shower room), a large decked area, a new garden and double driveway.
Conversion of an outbuilding (formally outside toilet and wash house) to a home office.
Developing a tired looking back yard area into a clean, modern and practical outside space – the same treatment was also given to the front garden.
Although these were effectively separate projects they all needed to hang together for us in terms of the overall  cost, planning overlapping works efficiently and each part complementing the other visually - Portfolio were perfect for our scenario.    
Elements of our project evolved as we progressed, this was inevitable for what we were undertaking. The changes we made along the way were all discussed openly and were well considered, we are delighted with the additional item;  for example the garden lighting – this wasn’t something we originally thought of but it has made huge difference to the evening view from our Garden room/decking.
Even with elements that Portfolio don’t undertake themselves (like plant selecting and planting), Keith was able to recommend great people to us who we used and are also really pleased with.

Andrea & Paul Frank, Chadderton

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Bungalow Remodel Lymm

Keith, Scott and the team were brilliant. We have to say Keith has great vision especially when renovating bungalows.

We had a meeting to discuss what we wanted to do, re-model existing house, add an extension to the rear and oak porch to the front.

Plans were then drawn up and with planning granted a start date was arranged. The workmanship on the job was fantastic and there was always someone to talk to if we had any queries. A highly skilled team and a pleasure to have them work on our home.

Thank you Portfolio for building us the house of our dreams

Dave & Julie Evans - Millington, Lymm

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Room Conversion and Kitchen

I would like to thank Keith and Rob and all associated with Portfolio for the terrific Job on the supply and fit of my New kitchen.
I must say the coordination and planning was excellent, as you converted the whole of the rear of the house , 3 rooms and converted it into one magnificent kitchen area.
The guidance on what was possible and what was available was good and as we changed and altered and added to the requirement it was seamless.
"The quality of the Kitchen, from Floor Tiles to Wall Re-structure, the changes to the inner room shape, to the Wall Tiling, the Bi folding Doors and not least of all the quality of the Cabinets and Doors (with feature Lighting) - was First Rate.
Once again thank you for a Job well Done.

Martin Hill, Bury

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Open Plan Extension and Kitchen

We were first introduced to Portfolio by Zoran, our architect at Fuzed.

Our house wasn't working for us and we decided to extend the kitchen into the existing dining room, plus replace the litte used conservatory with an extension (with a solid roof).

We were impressed from the start, in particular when Keith brought the Project Manager, Scott, to the first meeting. The idea that someone else would project manage everything was one of the deciding factors, and we felt comfortable with Scott from the start.

The entire team at Portfolio was excellent from day one, consulting us, guiding us throughout the whole project. Dave the electrician also provided good ideas and worked closely with us to get the perfect lighting.

We are delighted with the end result and now have a home that fits with our lifestyle.

Rick & Michelle Walker, Rochdale

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Restaurant Refit

We all wanted to Thank you for the fantastic job you have done in transforming an old and tired restaurant into the amazing new and modern one it is now.

You and Shaun have gone above and beyond and the team that have contributed to it have been fantastic – you should be very proud.

We shall miss you all being around but hopefully see you relaxing and having a bite to eat and a glass of vino or two in the restaurant! – and not forgetting phase 2 of the project!

Laura, Olivia & Marco - Babbo Restaurant Prestwich

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Bathroom - Bolton

Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job of our bathroom. It really is just what we wanted.

Thank you too for your kindness in tidying up every evening to keep me safe. You and everyone on your team has been a pleasure to have around.

With our very best wishes

Warran & Alison - Bromley Cross

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Fully Glazed Extension

From a range of four building companies that quoted to build the extension we made what proved to be an excellent and important decision in choosing Portfolio. The guidance and advice given by Keith was first class in every respect. Nothing was too much trouble and he was involved in the build from beginning to completion.

The Portfolio tradesmen, in the main Scott and Craig were highly competent and professional. Always keeping us aware of what they were going to do and when, during every stage of the build, never once letting us down. They were neat and tidy and considerate in everything they undertook. They worked through some appalling conditions during February when the build commenced never stopping or complaining, they just got on with it with a smile. Two excellent lads who it was a pleasure to have around.

To say I would highly recommend Portfolio and its team would be a great understatement.

Edward Green - Bury

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Linked Bungalow Extension

We would like to express our thanks to Keith and the Portfolio team for the innovative idea to create a detached extension with a glazed link which has eliminated any disruption to the existing property. Our new dining room and sun lounge is a great space for entertaining friends and gives us a whole new look into our beautiful corner plot.

John & Karen Highbridge

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Bungalow Remodel and Extension

Another amazing project by Keith and the Portfolio team. Here’s to the next one.

Mr McQuade

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Bungalow Remodel and Extension

This is the third project carried out for me by Portfolio. As usual they never fail to impress. I would have no hesitation in recommending Keith and his team.

Mr McQuade

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Bungalow Remodel and Extension

Thank you to all the team at Portfolio for a job well done.

Mrs H Grumble & Mr W Boye

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Conservatory Roof Conversion

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the superb job you & Adam did tiling our Conservatory roof. Very professional, prompt time keeping, thorough on the job & a willingness to please the customer.

It’s by far surpassed our expectations & looks tremendous. During these hot summer days we no longer get a sauna like heat & we’re looking forward to the winter when I’m sure it’ll be less of a fridge! It’s also peaceful – the sound of the rain no longer disturbing us.

The finishing touches inside of a smooth plastered ceiling, lights & white edge trim, finish off the interior of the Conservatory.

Very happy customers & pleased to recommend.

Yvonne & Thomas Wieneke - Stoneclough, Radcliffe

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Cedar Built Pod/Gym

We would like to express how pleased we are with the recent project ‘Portfolio’ completed for us. From start to finish, Keith was there with a personal interest in the planning and kept us up to date as the work progressed. Our project was a small, wood-clad extension to the side of our bungalow, a ‘pod’.

The team were unobtrusive, we hardly knew they were there. They worked efficiently and always cleaned up afterwards, every day.

The finished result is perfect and we feel a great addition to our property, as Keith said it would be. Many thanks to the Portfolio team!

Diane and Tim Coghlan - Sunnybank, Bury

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Conservatory Roof Conversion

Both my wife and I would like to say how please we are with our new solid roof conservatory that has replaced our old conservatory.

Andy and Adam are great guys and didn’t complain too much about the weather up at our house or the journey on the M62! Andy also kept us entertained with his jokes!

When Andy initially came to give us a quote he suggested a few ideas and we followed his advice with great results. During the cold spells the conservatory has been incredibly warm and we have spent quite a lot of time in it, which, because of the cold, would have never happened with our previous conservatory. In addition, because of the solid roof and two velux windows in the roof to let heat out we are now looking forward to sitting in it in the summer which again would not have happened with our previous conservatory due to the heat coming through the glass roof.

During the construction of the conservatory our original laminate flooring was damaged, but it was replaced with no argument. The work was done to an excellent standard at a great price and we have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone.

Ian and Carolyn Gerrard - Oldham

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Conservatory Roof Conversion

We called in at Portfolio’s showroom at Newbank Garden Centre seeking advice over a roof panel which had slipped out of position on our conservatory roof. Keith was really helpful and arranged for one of his contractors, Andy to call out to our address to remedy the problem for us. Whilst at the showroom we were interested to see a cross-section of a lightweight insulated roof conversion on display, and decided to ask for a quote for a brand new roof whilst Andy was on site carrying out the repair

Once we received the quotation we decided to go ahead with the work, but did wonder if it would make the conservatory any darker. However, just as we were assured, by Keith it actually appears much brighter than the original polycarbonated panels.

We are delighted with the result: a smart new tiled, insulated roof; so much quieter when it’s raining and an all round much more usable room.

We have no hesitation in recommending the 1st class way in which Portfolio, and its contractors, Andy & Adam carried out this project; a very considerate and helpful team, making sure everything was completed to our satisfaction.

A huge thank you to all at Portfolio

Peter & Susan Johnston - Brandlesholme, Bury

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Conroof & Kitchen

To Keith,

Thank you so much for the great job you have done we are over the moon with the finished job. Thank you for all the quality workmanship, we can’t thank you enough.

Dave & Marie - Radcliffe, Manchester

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Conroof Conversion and Kitchen

Thankyou for all you have done for us, it is very much appreciated. Your guys are brilliant & now finally we can start loving our home again.

Job well done

Malc & Fran - Little Lever, Bolton

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Tree Removal

Just a brief note to express our gratitude and satisfaction with the recent work completed to remove the 3 conifers in our back garden.

The conifers were surrounded by many fragile plants such as acers- some of which were of sentimental value and this made the removal extremely tricky.

I am really pleased to let you know that the job was done efficiently without any damage to any of the surrounding plants or general garden appearance.

I also have to congratulate the team in respect of the job of tidying up behind the work – the area was left absolutely spotless.

Other than the fact the conifers have gone you would not know anybody had even been on the site they were that thorough. All too often these days people are left with a large tidy up job behind workmen so it is a pleasure to have a job done with such care and precision.

The price charged was also incredibly competitive for such a professional job.

All in all I would have no hesitation in recommending the gangs work to anybody and would be happy to act as a reference point

Dave & Kath Hellon - Unsworth, Bury

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Conroof Conversion

We were so impressed by Portfolio’s partial rebuild and full refurbishment of our daughter’s bungalow in Bury that we asked Keith to quote for installing a solid roof on our conservatory even though living some way into North Wales we weren’t in their usual catchment area.

Keith’s quote for a bespoke roof was over £2,500 less than that given by a local double glazing company for fitting a kit roof. This even included an element for excess mileage and overnight accommodation so the savings would have been even greater had we lived closer!

Our requirements were that the work be carried out to a high standard, efficiently and timely by trustworthy and pleasant tradesmen. Andy and Nigel, who carried out the main build, and Chris and Phil, the plasterers, fulfilled these and more and we would, therefore have no hesitation in using the services of Keith and Portfolio again.

John and Carole Hewinson - Colwyn Bay, North Wales