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Guy Cheeseman and his team at Dowers made a superb job of our farmhouse style kitchen, which we have been extremely pleased with.

From planning ,which Guy was mainly responsible for, through to completion was very straightforward and, despite working in a converted barn where there are no such things as exact right angles etc. those obstacles were overcome with the minimum of fuss.

Inevitably with any new “build” there was the occasional “snagging”(is this the right technical word ,Guy?) but once told about it, one of the team came out immediately to make it good.

I would not hesitate to recommend Dowers to anyone.

Dowers and Guy Chessman built a bespoke kitchen for us nearly eight years ago. We were delighted with the result. More so, throughout the design and consultation period Guy gently guided us to something that is not only useable and practical but hard wearing and certainly suggests that it will be here long after we have need for it.

The building work was carried out with meticulous planning and flexibility which helped overcome the many hurdles we encountered with electrics, plumbing, flooring etc,

We have since had a number if smaller projects carried out by Dowers and Guy is currently redesigning a bedroom for us.

We did use some of the more national firms before we found Dowers but are now reluctant to settle for anything else. In the long term, the quality of what we get, the aesthetics and the uniqueness is worth it; in addition we get the personal service and attention which is invaluable.

Once again many thanks to you, Nigel and Darryl for a really great job – we are very pleased -it has transformed the kitchen and restored it to what an old farmhouse kitchen should look like. We are very impressed with the attention to detail – a real Master Craftsman job and highly recommend you to anyone else.

We are so pleased with the skill and thoughtfulness which went into constructing the built–in office furniture for our home. From the initial consultation to completion Guy and his team were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. They were so professional and provided every opportunity prior to construction to develop, modify and alter the plans to incorporate such details as an integral, hidden compartment for our desk top computer, filing drawers (which allowed us to dispose of unsightly filing cabinets!) , shelving spaced to our needs, colour, material and many other useful factors. Even during construction every alteration which we suggested was handled without any problem and a gentle calmness. Their attention to detail is amazing and they were such clean and thoughtful workmen. We cannot recommend Dowers highly enough.

After downsizing my wish was to recreate my ” old cooking space “. Guy managed to interpret my scribbles and created a welcome and comfortable environment with all the mod cons of an up to date kitchen.

Thank you , to you all at Dowers, for your excellent craftsmanship, patience, kindness and efficient attention to detail. I love my ” new – old cooking space “. Dix points !!

This is our third Dower’s Kitchen. I couldn’t be happier with it, though the other two were lovely too. This latest one embodies everything you could possibly want from a kitchen. It’s beautiful, elegant, practical, functional and everything is in the right place. Loads of storage, easy access, a doddle to work in, and because it’s so good looking and restful, everyone is drawn to it. It’s an ideal family space, and we all love it.

Dowers provided an excellent personal service from start to finish. Their craftsmanship and eye for detail is second to none and has provided us with a practical, contemporary kitchen in a very awkward listed building. We would highly recommend their services.

We are delighted with our third Dowers kitchen. Each one has been in a different house and so each presented different challenges. In every case we appreciated the personal service that Dowers offered to tailor make a kitchen to complement the space, our needs and our taste. Each project has been hugely enjoyable.

We commissioned Dowers to design and fit out a new kitchen in a project which also involved a lot of structural work, including removal of a load bearing wall, with the project being undertaken whilst we were mostly out of the UK. Guy recommended and oversaw the contractors and undertook the project management, with communication mainly by email. Photos were sent to us keeping us informed of the latest developments. Despite the distance, Guy provided us with all necessary links and photos for us to choose the various materials, electrical appliances and colours, and tried his very best to accommodate our wishes. We found Dowers to be professional, caring, attentive and responsive and are very happy with both the way the project was handled and the end product. We are also impressed by their attention to detail and after sale service.

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