Sean (Dart Ltd) gave a professional and prompt service liaising with the asbestos removal firm, the carpenters/joiners and the flooring company. The workmanship was provided to a high standard. We were grateful for the help and support provided by Sean throughout the journey to restore our kitchen.
Mr & Mrs Read - January 2022
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dart Ltd for the help and advice given to us in what was a demanding situation. The work standards, punctuality and politeness given by all the personnel were second to none.
Mr & Mrs S - Chobham November 2021
After flash flooding in July this year, which unfortunately entered our 200 year old Grade II listed cottage, we were assigned Dart Limited, specialists in all sorts of insurance works.
From the very moment that Sean Drew entered our house and took charge of the works, my husband and I were left in no doubt that we would be taken care of by his team of workmen.
The first workman to arrive was the delightful Gideon who set about getting my elderly father's rooms back to their pre-flood condition. He was an excellent painter and decorator but just as importantly, a charming and friendly man. We were almost sorry to see him go at the end of the week.
The following week Dave and his son Jack arrived. Again, these two painter and decorators couldn't be more helpful, including giving my husband (an avid amateur painter and decorator) several tips on paintbrushes, paint etc. They worked steadfastly through our kitchen, lobby, laundry room, utility corridor and finally our dining room over the next two weeks as well as painting all the outside of the cottage. Always, polite, friendly, tidy and courteous. They even helped with moving large items of furniture that we could not manage.
In addition, Andy the carpenter also attended to replace several areas of damaged skirting boards and to reinstate kick-boards to the kitchen.
All in all, we can only heap praise and gratitude to the lovely team at Dart Limited. Thank you Guys!
Sue - Yalding - October 2021
It's impossible to praise Sean and the DART team enough after they stepped in at short notice when my elderly parents were left in the lurch by another firm dealing with leaking pipes beneath the concrete floor of their bathroom. As well as being highly skilled craftsmen, the guys were also friendly, understanding and above all kind at a hugely stressful time. A really positive experience - our heartfelt thanks to every one of them.
Caroline, June & Pete - Ferndown August 2021
We are both well thank you, as we hope you are.
This is my first opportunity this morning to reply to your e-mail as we have an electrician fitting new downlights in the kitchen, so apologies for the delay !! It goes without saying that we are “absolutely over the moon” with regard to Ryan’s impeccable work over the two days he spent with us …. Yet another asset to your outstanding company !!! We have to extend our sincere thanks to you & all the employees that we encountered that bought our “kitchen back to life”!! Your professional approach coupled with your organizational skills are second to none, which always gave us both faith & confidence in the knowledge that we would receive a first class result in every aspect of each job that was undertaken, whilst we again thank you for taking all the stress out of the process.
We have to say that you are certainly one of the best companies we have ever had the pleasure of dealing with & wish you every success in the future, whilst we would have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends & family.
With our Fondest regards … take care & stay safe,
Ian & Pam
DART fulfilled the promises made at the start of our house renovation and kitchen reinstatement following a flood earlier this year. They were very responsive to our requests, kept us informed as to what was going on, liaised with all suppliers, performed every piece of work to very high standards, and managed to synchronise all different teams involved very efficiently. All the staff were pleasant to have around. We are very pleased - this was our best ever experience of dealing with tradespeople.
Mr & Mrs P - Ecclesiastical Insurance July 2020
Chris and Simon have just finished the decorating and I want to let you know how happy we are with the result. The standard of their work has been exceptional in every aspect, they have been as unobtrusive and helpful as possible with us living here and often in their way and they cleaned up beautifully before they left. My only complaint is that I wish I could have made cake for them before they left!
Thank you very much.
Mrs L - Chubb Insurance June 2020
Gideon, Rob and Simon have done a really excellent, thorough and neat work on site over the last three weeks and I'm very grateful to you all at DART. We are at last getting back to' normal' in the house...as are our stress levels.
You've got a really impressive team at DART and we had lots of laughs with the boys here. Gloria and I are (almost) missing having them at Beacon Lodge. Somewhat sad that we may not see them again as the reinforced drainage on all four sides of the house and on the main road should guarantee that flooding never occurs again.
Many thanks to all those involved.
In the first instance I would like to inform you of how pleased I am with my “rebuilt” lodge. Your team of guys, under the management of Simon do you and Dart credit well done.
Could you please pass my thanks to all concerned, including yourself, for the fantastic attention Dart has provided during the refurbishment of my lodge.
Mr B (Steyning) November 2019
Dear Philip and Richard,
Many thanks to you both for your help throughout the process, I am extremely pleased with the final outcome, and am most grateful for the high standard of work and professional approach by everyone associated with Dart.
Mrs S - Critereon November 2019
Good afternoon Sean,
This is just a quick note to say how happy Diane and I are with the 'new' kitchen and utility room that you and your staff have refurbished for us.
As you know we had to 'evacuate' our home whilst the work was in progress and we would have been back in our house well before the allotted time if our local council had agreed the changes we wanted to make to our kitchen layout.
The workmanship carried out by your team was of the highest level with your team of experts complimenting each other in the various jobs that needed to be done.
The finishing off of the project was carried out in a professional manner and we were still back home two weeks sooner than the time allotted for completion.
Please thank all of your employees, they have done a great job.
Mr & Mrs H - LV Insurance October 2019
After the entire downstairs of my property was flooded, and the flooring, carpets and skirting boards were damaged beyond repair, the team at Dart, and specifically Sean and Amber, looked after all needs. This ranged from organising electricians to plumbers, and flooring experts to decorators. They maintained remained in constant communication throughout the process, and were even willing to support on issues outside of the restoration. The team were reliable, efficient, and have completed all works to a high standard. I have since asked them to help with other parts of the property unaffected by the flood! I would Highly recommend Dart, and will - without a doubt - be using them in the future.
G&E – Hiscox Insurance Client, Camberley June 2018
It proved to me that what we do is defined by the way we do it. I am copying this to Edward Brookfield as I want him to know what a great job you and your team did.
Many thanks again.
Andrew September 2016
Thank you for all your help – it has been very much appreciated. Thank you also for identifying and appointing Dart Ltd as the contractor. Dart has been absolutely first class, both in terms of the management and execution of the work. I have appreciated particularly the professionalism and reliability of Sean Drew, who was most straightforward to deal with and very reliable. I had huge confidence in him and his company and he helped me out on several occasions by being present to give people access when I was unable to. You can have considerable confidence in appointing Dart again. I would certainly return to Sean and his company.
Graham June 2016
Thanks to Sean for the very efficient manner in which his team dealt with the refurbishment. All seems to be OK.
Thank you for your assistance
Anthony May 2016
I would like to take this opportunity to comment Dart Ltd. to you both for the quality of the work they do and the customer service they provide.
This was not an easy job because of the age of our property and the fact it is in a conservation area. The performance of Dart Ltd. has been exemplary. A very welcome change when it is so hard to source reliable contractors.
Thank you for dealing with this frustrating situation so well.
My Best Wishes"
Alison - May 2016
Impressive service. A great job. Thrilled in fact. Thanks for everything Sean
Emma - April 2016
As you know, I met with Sean and some of his team at the flat yesterday and now write to confirm that I am very happy - actually thrilled - with the completed works!
Thank you too so much for taking over what had been a very long and drawn out project and bringing it to a speedy conclusion; and especially assigning DART to carry out the works.
When I moved out of the wrecked flat less than six months ago, I was thoroughly dejected and hoped never to have to go back; however, now it is looking so nice and Sean's team have been so kind and helpful, quite apart from excellent workmanship, that my spirits are lifted entirely.
Sean is a master project coordinator, both of his own team and keeping us informed thorough the project, seemingly available at all hours; as well as working with Peter Cox, brought in by us to do the damp proofing works mid-project. His professional expertise coupled with his good humour ensured that he was a pleasure to deal with throughout.
I don't think I met all of Sean's team or some only briefly; however, I have been impressed with the quality of the workmanship as well as the enthusiasm for wanting me to be happy with the ongoing renovation. With their vast experience of doing these kinds of works, they were constantly coming up suggestions as to what might work best for my comfort when I returned.
With very many thanks to all."
Cathy - Jan 2016
Many thanks for all your efforts and professionalism with the project. Your excellent communication is also greatly appreciated and distinguishes you from your competiors
Mrs P Grinstead - Jan 2016
Both Howard and I are extremely pleased with all the work that has been done and I would just like to say that Sean’s company were extremely helpful and very conscientious throughout the time that they were here and I would especially like to say how polite, efficient and communicative were the 2 builders who were working here (namely Lee and Steve). They went out of their way to make this whole work process very painless.
Thank you for all your help and advice during this time."
Mrs P Mansell - Dec 2015
Sean was here today for the handover and final check on the status of the work at Cedar Cottage and today we finally get our beautiful home back.
Alastair and I could never have imagined that this project would have gone quite as well as it has and we wish to thank you most sincerely for all your input and for your confidence in appointing Sean and the team at Dart. What a great company – their time keeping has been impeccable, the quality of their work has been flawless and we have had a couple of good laughs along the way, which always makes a task like this so much more enjoyable.
Sean has been a real star and has never taken his eye off the ball with constant phone calls and messages keeping us totally informed of each step and clearly under his leadership, he has appointed the best contractors that we could have hoped for. Thank you from us both for all your support – we truly appreciate it.
Alistair and Riki
We have to say how much we appreciated the way you managed to keep the DART team up to speed so that we were able to move back into our home at the beginning of February.
Thank you personally for making yourself available to deal with our requests and problems, even out of normal working hours and despite the extra work you must have had elsewhere because of the storms at the end of last year. It is reassuring for us to feel that we could trust everyone to do their best for us.
So thank you for your good humour and willingness to solve whatever disasters befell
John & Sheila Backhurst
A note to say a sincere thank you for all your extra help to restore the house.
Later, you gave us a perfect top for a perfect range of drawers, a perfect curtain pelmet, perfect skirting boards after the living room flood, book shelves and much furniture moving from one room to another.
Thanks for your good humour, kindness, patience and efficiency which really helped see us through it.
John & Sheila Backhurst
I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to Sean Drew and his company, DART, for all their hard work and professionalism in making our house habitable again following the damage incurred as a result of the underground leak. From the very outset, Sean’s superlative customer service skills, professionalism and fastidious attention to detail have rendered the entire reinstatement experience as painless and efficient as possible for us. Being based in London, it could have been difficult and a worry to keep in touch with the progress of such extensive works; but Sean’s regular, unprompted updates (at times complete with accompanying onsite photos!) and willingness to be contacted at any time about any concerns – or indeed just for a chat about the status of the work – meant that we were able to get on with our lives in London, safe in the knowledge that the project was receiving Sean’s personal care and attention and our best interests were always being served.
Like most people, we have had frequent dealings with “builders” in the past and found two-way communication between ourselves, as clients, and the firms carrying out the work to be a major problem. This was never an issue with Sean and DART. From the outset, Sean displayed that very rare quality among trades people of possessing excellent communications skills and importantly of being able to “take ownership” of the project in hand and this gave us the reassurance we needed that our damp problems would be thoroughly resolved and any remedial work necessary to prevent their reoccurrence likewise dealt with. This is just the kind of service we dared to hope we might receive in the event of a claim like ours, when we decided to choose John Lewis to insure our second home and I have to say I think Sean and DART have done enormous credit to the John Lewis Group by their professionalism and high standard of workmanship. As a result of our experience with John Lewis and DART, we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending both companies to our friends and acquaintances.
I would also like to thank you, Terry, for the helpful and constructive manner in which you have handled this claim, which I have no doubt has been aided by the excellent working relationship you clearly have with Sean Drew and his team at DART and the trust you place in them. It is a relationship that obviously works extremely well and to the considerable benefit of John Lewis’ customers. Long may it continue!
Paul Manning and Stewart Marshall
My Semi suffered a burst pipe on the first floor, both the living room and kitchen had to be completely replaced including the ceilings.It was a traumatic experience and we had to move out for seven months. Dart Ltd were superb, their patience and understanding was second to none. Their team of master craftsmen were excellent. I have dealt with no other company in my life that I have higher praise for than the team at Dart, especially Sean who did the organising. Thank you so much.
Arthur Page, Frimley
Just a quick e-mail to let you know that, both myself and my wife would like it to be acknowledged and recorded that we are extremely satisfied with the level of service provided by Sean and his Dart team and that we would recommend him to anyone who needs work doing in the future. Sean and his team were very professional in the way they carried out the work involved in returning the house to its original state, as paid for by the insurance company, and also the additional works carried out at our cost to make the changes to the house we requested. No additional jobs of any size were too much for Sean and the team and were completed to our entire satisfaction. Sean and his team were always on time, polite and were a pleasure to deal with.
Dr Phil Stout
Just a quick note to thank you for your attention, as always, in resolving Martin’s problems. As an 82 year old, whilst still incredibly able, he is less resilient in these circumstances than those in earlier years and your sensitive approach has significantly enabled him to cope with the trauma. I am, and I know he is, grateful for your patience, persistence and professionalism. The quality of workmanship has been exemplary and carrying the snagging out at Martin’s timescale was kind and made it less stressful for him. With that in mind, I am very grateful that you are addressing the issue of the kitchen flooring, without further hesitation and without issue. I look forward to your email with the details and understand that the timing on the work is likely to be the beginning of next month at the earliest. Of course it goes without saying that I hope that the circumstances are not repeated that required your services but if they are, you would be the first call I would make after the insurance company! I am happy to say that I will continue to recommend you to others without hesitation.
Joss Macleod, JM Consultancy
This letter is a little late and I am sorry that it has taken us so long to write to you to thank you very much for the work you and your team did on our house after the appalling fire in August 2010.
We were very relieved from the moment your team started work, as it was immediately obvious that everyone knew what they were doing and that it was likely things would go well. Even better was seeing the joists go in to the sitting room within days – and the shape of the house start to take shape again.
We were very happy with all the work done and the high quality and commitment that everyone showed. Everyone even turned up in the snow after a long drive from West Sussex. There was great flexibility from yourself and everyone else on your team, and you were always willing to look at different solutions and possibilities. Also the fact that we could contact you at any time was really helpful. Problems were always solved instantly. I have written to Steve Burbridge as well to thank him and to say how excellent your team was.
We would thoroughly recommend DART to anyone in the same situation as we were and we are truly grateful to you for everything that you did to restore our home so well.
Thank you again.
All the very best
Dr Michael Shepherd