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"Hugh has just finished a roof repair/partial replacement on my 1930s semi in Totnes and has been professional, reliable and friendly throughout the process. I particularly appreciated that he went through the various options whilst being very respectful and not pressuring me towards one particular route or another. I'm very happy with the work and can highly recommend him."

Neil Burgess - Work done in 2017


"We bought a very old place from My partners dad so he can be in a good nursing home. It is part listed and needs everything ! Hugh was recommended to us by a neighbour and the work was done on time and thoroughly professionally - and not phased at all by the discovery of bats ! This is a difficult property to work on and we are delighted with the results. We would recommend Hugh to others without hesitation."

Simon Lawrence - Work done in 2017


"We have a grade 2 listed building, lots of old roof, lots of unusual problems, potentially really problematic and expensive ones too (it is more like a puzzle than a straightforward bit of architecture). I give Hugh a shout when I need anything like this done. He did a complete re-roof job for us 25 years back or so (had to use sympathetic materials too because of planning laws, and he sorted it). I’ve just had him working on replacing some rotten sofits and fascias (and aged lead guttering) and he got the job done under time. The added issue was that it was curved, and had to look the part for a period building. It looks brilliant now. Hugh always talks you through what is going on as well, so there won’t be any nasty surprises and he is 100 percent reliable. If you want quality and durability (we own a B and B, so the place has to look A1) I can say from experience that Hugh is the go to man. Very happy to recommend him; you won’t regret it (and no, I don’t have shares in his business!)"

Niall and Sarah Finneran - Work done in 2016


"Hugh gave a written quote and was available to discuss all aspects of the work. He was very amenable and thorough throughout the job . Always punctual and very unobtrusive workers. Really pleased with all the work and would not hesitate to use again. Highly recommend!"

Erika Holden - Work done in 2016


"We had to call upon Hugh to do a quick repair on our roof after losing a tile late last year, we were already aware that our roof was in a poor condition so asked him for an estimate to replace as well. Of the contractors that we contacted for prices Hugh was the only one to provide a written quote, with a breakdown of the specifics of the work as well as including within the quote a cost for the disposal of some of our old tiles which were asbestos rather than vague ideas of how much it could be. Throughout the work Hugh kept us informed of where they at and what was going on, coming early in the morning and just getting on with it while we were out at work. He was also kind enough to let us use the scaffolding for a painter to sort out our wooden fascia (we didn't want to replace it). They even came in one Saturday to catch up on a day they lost from bad weather. Everything was done on schedule with no issues. Would definitely recommend - and we only found him out as we saw his van parked at the station!"

Nick Tabor - Work done in 2016


"Hugh recently built a large dormer on the back of an existing loft extension. There were a few teething problems due to the structural plans supplied by a local engineer but nothing phased him and he was involved in coming up with an alternative solution which worked really well. Hugh and his team were hard-working and very pleasant, always arriving early in the morning so I could leave for work at my usual time. I was very pleased with the standard of workmanship which was signed off by building control with absolutely no problem. I will definitely use Hugh again and highly recommend him to anyone considering a building project."

Ros Cunniffe - Work done in 2016


"Hugh did excellent job of replacing a flatroof on my garage. He advised on improved materials to use and join method onto an adjacently owned flat roof. Hugh realized that there could be sensitivities from neighboring properties and completed all works without issue. Would certainly use Hugh again."

Marc Kemp - Work done in 2015


"Hugh was one of several people I had to price up work at my place. He was the only one to provide a written quote unlike the others who gave 'estimates'. Hugh talked me through the work, options and cost. Hugh was extremely punctual and worked steadily throughout the job which included flat roofing, gutters, fascia's, rendering and some woodwork +new door. Hugh and his team were polite throughout and my family and I enjoyed having them about the place. All work has been completed to my expectations. Would definitely recommend and use again, cheers Hugh!"

Nick Hyam - Work done in 2015


"Reliable and efficient. Work delivered to the highest standards with full explanations provided Nothing is too much trouble to get the job done properly. "

Work done in 2015


"Dealing with Hugh was a pleasure. From the initial site visit to quote (yes, quote, not estimate!) for the work, through the works and final completion he was professional, reassuring and working to a high standard. On site for 8 days, good steady progress throughout. Work comprised of remediating some roof issues, installation of enlarged loft hatch, sorting out drainage issues,patio paving, installation of kitchen fan. Clean and tidy throughout."

Work done in Plymouth 2015


"Hugh and his workers were prompt and efficient in all task carried out, Hugh talked us through all aspects of replacing the roof tiles, and took photographs as the job progressed all within budget. It was nice to find a tradesman who take a pride in their workmanship, Highly recommended and will use again in the future."

Chris & Tanya Bailey - Newton Abbot 2015


"It was great to find a punctual, clean, tidy and excellent builder at a reasonable price. Will certainly use again."

Alan Firth - 12th December 2013


"Excellent job. Thoroughly professional, very tidy, very helpful. Highly recommended."

M N Stevens - 6th December 2013


"Mr Pursey worked very efficiently and with a most pleasant manner. We have booked him for another job and I would certainly recommend him."

David Clegg - 27th November 2013


"Hugh undertook the work exactly as agreed. He listened to the requirements and gave sound advice. The work was done cleanly and professionally. I will use this trader in future and would recommend him."

Mark Shill - 20th November 2013


"Punctual, informative, thorough, took photos of the flat roof before and after the work was done. Explained how the work would be done. Costing was as quoted , also the timescale. Start date was delayed due to other work proving problematic but Hugh informed me of this well in advance. I would certainly use Hugh again - he is experienced ,very pleasant and reliable and did a good job."

Vivienne Dunwoody - 28th October 2013


"Hugh and his team have completed a complete re-slate for us. I was impressed by his initial professional assessment, the careful way the job was planned, with the timely arrival of materials and regular removal of scrap from our small town centre court yard and of course the completed work. Thank you for a job well done."

Richard West - 7th July 2014


"After being very pleased with his earlier work for us, we chose Hugh Pursey to re-roof our kitchen. Again we are delighted with the way the work was carried out. Highly recommended."

David Clegg - 19th July 2014


"Until Hugh came along we were cursed with roofers and other tradesman either not showing up, not returning calls or getting back to us regarding our roof. With the winter season approaching we were keen to get these issues fixed before they got any worse. Fortunately for us we found Hugh and his team, and we couldn’t have been happier with both the advice and the work we received. Communication is key to getting any job done and keeping everybody happy, and Hugh was always quick to answer any questions, or give us a call or email when we needed it. I couldn’t recommend Hugh and his team more highly as a result."

D & L. Sinton - 3rd November 2014



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