"Lester has successfully completed two refurbishments for us and in both cases we have been satisfied with the quality of his workmanship. Any queries were discussed with us during the works and the correct action taken to ensure that the work was carried out on time and in an efficient manner. I would have no reservation in recommending him and his team."
- Jill Pawson
"We employed Lester to do some work on a trade show stand of ours that needed altering to suit our needs for an up-coming show. With a tight deadline, Lester understood our needs and after offering professional insight, proceeded to execute the work efficiently and to a very high standard. We would not hesitate to recommend Lester and his team to others and will certainly be asking them to do more work for us in the future."
- Louis, BLB (Brick Lane Bikes) & Big Mama
"Lester is a very talented designer and carpenter, completely reliable and hard working. He has done a lot of work for me all of very high quality. He has designed and built two sets of staircases, fitted cupboards, drawers and a desk. I wish I’d known about him before I employed someone else to do my kitchen."
- Lucy Ferguson - Writer
Southgate Road, Islington N1
"Lester's team took on the challenge of removing substantial layers of paint on external brickwork and masonry followed by re-pointing of bricks and painting of masonry. Through out the project Lester made sure things were on track and to a high standard. Even when the project ended, Lester brought back the team to fix a few minor details that I had not noticed. It's clear that his goal is to deliver exceptional work every time. My house is now best looking one on the street and many neighbors have commented on the high standard the work. I will engage Lester's team for future work without any hesitation."
- Paul Childs - Entrepreneur and advertising executive
Margravine Gardens, Fulham W6
"Lester is a craftsman and we highly recommended him. He fitted a beautiful bathroom for us, a sink and fitted cabinet, modern radiators in each of our daughters bedrooms to keep them cosy in the winter and converted an old doorway to include a stained glass window of great sentimental family value with care & attention to detail. Lester is highly skilled, professional and a pleasure to deal with."
- Toby & Jessica
Lecturer in Human Genetics at Imperial College Early years teacher, Hackney E5
"I first heard about Lester when many years ago I received a leaflet through my letterbox. I needed a new patio and fence and asked him to do it for me. This was the beginning of many years’ fruitful working relationship. Over the years Lester and his team have refitted my kitchen and living-room, beautifully laid oak floors, built fitted cupboards, restored my living room to its pre- World War I charm, and redecorated most of my house My experience with crafted rooms has always been positive from the exceptionally high quality of their work to their honesty, professionalism and willingness to deal with small problems as soon as possible (e.g. a dripping tap). I’ve received advice on everything from how best to light a room to suitable materials and colour schemes."
- Philippa, Professional Practitioner (Retired)
"Lester was first recommended to me by a contractor I trust greatly. I was very impressed by Lester's professionalism, attention to detail, reliability and making every effort to minimize disruption to the residents. Consequently, I hired him on a second, more elaborate project involving building stud walls; carpentry; creating new door and window openings; moving radiators, plumbing, and kitchen units; constructing solid doors to non-standard specifications; laying new hardwood flooring; plastering; fitting ironmongery. The quality of his work and other attributes were equal to those of the first project, so I have no hesitation recommending him strongly to others nor to hiring him again in the future."
- Dr Vassilis Hajivassiliou, University Professor
Ellerdale Road, Hampstead NW3
"We have employed Lester from Crafted Rooms several times over the last 9 years and have always been satisfied with the outcome. His work has ranged from building a fitted wardrobe, remodeling an airing cupboard, and external painting of the house (twice) including window frame renovation. He has carried out internal decorations to a living room, dining room, hall and staircase, and 2 bedrooms. In the case of the main bedroom he had to replace a collapsed ceiling, and many areas of the 100-year-old house have required major replastering carried out by Lester’s team. He has many skills himself and employs specialists where necessary to provide a complete service. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to others."
- Tony and Dorothy Janes. Retired tour operator and head teacher
Cotesbach Road – E5
"We heard about Lester and it's team by a good friend of ours. We live in France but we still have a flat in Clapham that we are renting therefore it was very important to us to get someone we could trust to redo our bathroom. They did remove the old bathroom, fitted a new sink, toilet, bath, redid the carpentry, the plumbing, the lighting, the tiling and the decoration following the designer spec. They did a fantastic job and delivered the bathroom on schedule. We had a few hurdle along the way as for example we got the wrong amount of tiles however Lester sorted it out for us. He also did some work in our garden. We would highly recommend Lester."
- Roberto & Berrie, Financial Controller and Sales & Marketing Director SW4
"I commissioned Lester via a neighbor who had used him and that meant I got to see the quality of his work. Lester re built a Victorian ceiling to floor cupboard using original and new materials it was as good as the original and totally in keeping with the era of the house style.. He also built me a bay window seat with storage to replicate one that was in the house previously.. His skill and techniques are a rarity seen amongst this trade nowadays and I wouldn't hesitate to use home again.. He is the most tidiest and courteous of tradesmen I've used.."
- Julie Hornsby, BSL Interpreter
"Lester has worked on several different jobs for me, such as bathroom refurbishment and a large wind break for a roof terrace. I especially like a bespoke TV and entertainment stand which he made. All his work was completed to a good standard and with the minimum of fuss."
- Chris Haden
"'We started with laying the reclaimed floorboards in our warehouse and the precision and the great final result kept us coming back for more. From the walls to the kitchen, shelving everything got completed with care. His knowledge and great team of other trades such as plastering and decorating did also facilitate our program. Highly recommended.'"
- Can Poshor – Musician
"I was introduced to Lester several years ago. I have used him for small jobs as well as a major renovation project. He is extremely professional, very hard working to a very tight schedule. His work is exceptionally good to the highest standards. I would highly recommend him and will use his skills on any future work."
- Nick Temple
Markham Square SW3
"From the very first consultation we had with Lester, he was very interested in our ideas and gave us a lot of feedback on how we could do things differently. He spent a lot of time with us in the planning stages, which saved time further down the line. When the building work started, Lester was very conscious of keeping the upheaval of having a bathroom refitted to a minimum. The team worked Hard and long hours to get the job done quickly and Lester met up with us each day so we could see how the project was progressing and to discuss any quires we had. If there was anything we wanted adapting he was always more than happy to do this. Lester and his team had a great attitude when working for us, kept the mess to a minimum and were a pleasure to deal with. The standard and quality of their work is very high and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them to others or asking them to do more building work for us in the future."
- Ms Vinca Brown
Newick Road London E5
"I have employed Lester to do several jobs for me, including extensive painting/decorating and carpentry. I have found him to be one of the most reliable craftsmen I have ever employed. His work is of a consistently high standard and he completes the projects in the time he says he will and to agreed budget. He has been extremely tidy and professional in all that he has done for me. Lester was recommended to me by neighbours in the street. In turn I have recommended him to others who have all reported their complete satisfaction with Lester's work."
- Ms Pat Langford
Cotesbach Road London E5
"I have employed Lester on three separate occasions in the last year and have always found him to be hardworking, reliable and trustworthy. His work has always been to a good standard and he is prepared to put himself out to complete a contract on time, if required.I have employed Lester on three separate occasions in the last year and have always found him to be hardworking, reliable and trustworthy. His work has always been to a good standard and he is prepared to put himself out to complete a contract on time, if required."
- Mr G. Ledgett, FRICS, Donaldsons Charted Surveyors & Valuers
Wattisfield Road E5
"…All work was done to a very high standard in efficient and professional manner.."
- Ms Miranda Leontowitsch
Culford Grove N1
"This letter is to confirm I have employed Lester on numerous occasions over the last 18 months he has provided carpentry services, laid a solid wood floor and undertaken several plumbing and electrical jobs in addition to painting and decorating. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services as every job has been done to the highest standard and he always finishes on time and within the agreed budget. He is also very reliable and pleasant to deal with."
- Ms Catherine Mackenzie
Banner Street London EC1
"Lester has undertaken several different jobs for us, including repainting of the outside of the house, carpentry and electrical works. His work was excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending him. He was punctual, courteous and completed work on time, managing projects very satisfactorily. I am aware that he has undertaken work for several of my neighbours and they have mentioned that they are very pleased with the work he has performed."
- Mr Sean McDonnell
Cotesbach Road London E5
"We are very pleased with carpentry, painting and plumbing work Lester carried out at our flat recently, he worked very efficiently, was very punctual and completed the work to high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
- Mr David Strickson
Pentonville Road London N1
"Throughout both jobs Lester maintained very high standards. On occasions when he manages the project and employs others to fulfil other tasks, such as plastering or electrical work, he ensures that the client is kept well informed of progress. He works efficiently and does his best to accommodate our requests even if they were not in the original brief. Lester is extremely courteous and helpful. He is sensitive to the fact that normal day to day life has to continue as far as possible, he is prepared to work long hours when it is convenient to the client. I have absolutely no reservation in recommending Lester to anyone."
- Ms Olivia Cole -Vice Principal of London School
Cotesbach Road London E5
Original copies of all written references with contact are available upon request