“I commissioned some garden plans for my home from The Garden design company based on some ambitious ideas within a rural setting. In the late autumn of 2016 I selected Alskea to arrange the build, plant and finishing of the area covering the outside of my house including garden and driveway. My choice of contractor was based on previous projects they had completed on time and to a high standard within my local community.
My experience of dealing with the project leaders in the office and on site has been good. I particularly found their experience and advice essential, they understood the obstacles around the site, they were able to give some great suggestions for improvement which has contributed significantly to the overall development. They co-operated very well with The Garden Design Company and interchanged different suggestions and conclusions on the final fix for the project which was ideal. Any changes I wanted were made straight away without fuss.
I am delighted with the overall result and especially the quality of workmanship which is evident around all aspects of the site. I know that I have a garden build which will last and grow into its surroundings extremely well. I would have no hesitation recommending Alskea for their professionalism, attention to detail and overall project work.”
Kate O’Neill, Gortindarragh Road
“Alskea were fantastic to deal with and we would highly recommend them to anybody thinking of doing a build. Our foreman Seamus was excellent. He managed us and his team fantastically and even had time to humour my 3 children. Nothing was too much bother and his patience was exemplary when we were slow to make decisions or change our mind. The team worked swiftly but guided us smoothly through to completion without us feeling rushed. Thank you for building our dream home.”
Melissa, Stephen, Sophie, Issy and Tilly Ham
“We selected Alskea Contracts to undertake our extension on the basis of warm recommendations from three of my former colleagues. Our high expectations were comprehensively fulfilled.
The quality of the work was first class, judging by the low number of snags. They dealt efficiently with additions and variations in the contract and the extra costs were reasonable. The overall cost was excellent value for money.
Although our project was, judging by the company’s website, relatively minor, we were impressed by the fact that the Managing Director, Martin Brannigan, visited the site once a week. He was respected by his employee’s and ensured that high standards were maintained throughout.”
S. Connolly, Helen’s Bay
“Alskea are a professional, well run, operation who delivered our build on time and to budget whilst maintaining the highest of standards.
We had a great working relationship with both the office and on site staff and would happily turn to Alskea if we were to undertake another building project in the future.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Alskea to anyone undertaking a building project, their slogan of ‘small enough to care, large enough to cope’ is spot on!”
Charlie and Denise Catney, Upper Malone Road
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Alskea for building your home.
What first seemed as quite a daunting task was made relatively easy with the expert help provided by all team members at Alskea Contracts.
Martin was always available to answer any of my questions and was always very patient and helpful when it came to making even the most minor decisions!
I have spoken to many outside contractors throughout the process of my project and have never found anyone that has not sang their praises!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Alskea Contracts for all their help on a job well done”
Daniel Hughes, Bovean Road
“Starting to build your dream home is a REALLY big decision and then deciding which company to use for the build is critically important. I can safely say that the best decision we have made was the choice to use Alskea for our build. From start to finish they have been superb. Each and every person in the team have been excellent and I have never seen a company with better internal communication and that has such a focus on making things simple and easy.
Just seven months later we are moving into the house, ahead of schedule, and the quality of the workmanship on every aspect has been brilliant. We are deeply grateful to Martin and all the team for their help, guidance and advice along the way. If you are building a home then there is really only one contractor you need to meet and that’s Alskea!”
L Mulholland, Hillsborough
“It has been a pleasure to work with Alskea on the Elgin Street project which was designed and tendered by Design & Management.
Alskea were appointed to undertake the construction of this project which was built to program and budget. We agreed a turn-key finish to a standard attractive both to budget and to all possible purchasers.”
Campbell Malseed, Design & Management
“When you are operating a busy food business and decide to ,or need to ,expand, the last thing you want, when you select a contractor, is one who does not care. It’s most important that all work together throughout the building process. We selected Alskea……………good move or not?
After two weeks it was obvious that it was not a good move, it was a super move. A great decision! Alskea listened to what we needed and worked with all the directors and staff, to make the project as painless as possible.
Martin and Ian guided their team, with John the foreman and Andrew, to create even more than we had envisaged. Nothing was too difficult……………………Our good architects helped.
Not only have we now got an extension ,to our store. We have a piece of art. It is absolute CLASS.
Come and see it for yourself. Be impressed, be very impressed…….
It all started…..when we engaged ALSKEA.
If you want to get quality workmanship, look no further than ALSKEA….”
Martin Briggs Centra Cliftonville
“We would highly recommend Alskea Contracts, they recently built our new home and we found them to be professional, helpful and very efficient. Every stage of our contract was completed on time, if not earlier than anticipated, and at every stage we were kept well informed by Francesca who was also on hand to answer our questions sometimes multiple times a day. Their attention to detail was very much appreciated and they were able to make recommendations to improve our build based on all their experience. Thank you so much for our beautiful home.”
S & C McCartney
“Alskea Contracts had previously completed construction projects for other members of our family to a very high standard so this combined with their competitive price meant we had no hesitation with appointing them to undertake the extension and renovation of our home. Throughout the project the level of communication and forward planning was excellent with noticeable daily progress which resulted in project completion well ahead of schedule and within budget. The standard of the work was excellent and the entire team were friendly and approachable and their ability to resolve issues and make recommendations was second to none. We therefore have no hesitation in highly recommending Alskea Contracts as they were trustworthy, professional and highly skilled. Thanks for all your hard work”
S & L Lowery Belfast
“Many thanks to Alskea Contracts for a job well done. My experience with them was a very positive one and I am very happy with the quality of their work. I would be very confident in recommending them to my family and friends.”
F Eastwood Holywood
“Alskea were an extremely professional organisation to work with for the build of our home. Both the people on site from the start to finish of the build and the office staff who managed the contract were easy to deal with, supportive and took clear pride in their work. The project was well managed and regular status meetings were held to ensure the build went to plan. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to build our home.”
C Walsh Dungannon
“We found Alskea’s positive, professional attitude throughout the contract very refreshing. When issues arose on site, they did not report a problem, but instead offered a solution. Works were programmed effectively and they ensured that all orders and and information requests were placed in a timely manner, so that there were no delays. This contributed greatly to the early completion.”
F Patterson – Queens University Belfast
“Alskea Contracts were recommended to us by a family member and they recently completed the new build of our home. During the build we found Martin and his team to be friendly and helpful and were always on hand with good advice and recommendations on how to get the best from our project. Throughout the build Alskea Contracts always paid excellent attention to detail and went the extra mile in order to achieve a top class finished result.
We requested a number of last minute changes and these were all implemented with no fuss or hassle and Alskea really helped to remove a lot of the stress involved with building your own home.
From ground breaking to moving in took less than 8 months and all work was completed to an exceptionally high standard. We have no problem recommending Alskea Contracts to friends & family.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Alskea Contracts for all their help on a job well done.”
B Hughes – Killyman
“From the initial meeting with Martin and the team from Alskea, we felt that they knew exactly what was expected from them and they shared our vision. From the first day on site to the last, they were in constant communication with us informing us of the progress of the site and any issues that had arisen. “
S Mulgrew, Clonoe
“Demolition and new build project was relatively stress free. The builder / contractor provided regular consultation and meetings on site. There was good written communication regarding pricing and stage of project. Alskea’s team and work force provided a good quality of work in an efficient, professional and friendly manner. No complaints.”
A Gervin, Belfast
“The building process was a pleasure from building to end with the owner, forerman and whole team. The build quality was excellent with attention to detail. We realised very quickly that all involved took a real pride in their work which helped us through the build.”
“As a Team of excellent skilled, reliable, honest, lovely mannered guys we are exceptionally pleased with the outcome of the work carried out at our home recently.
The Management of works monitored by Martin was carried out with quality of service at all times and we never felt rushed or intimidated at any time.
An experience I would like to thank you sincerely for.”
D Murty, Dungannon
“The build of our house was completed in less than 1year and all the workers that we had on site were skilled professionals who worked hard and to the highest standard!
Dealing with Martin Brannigan from start to finish, made the job less stressful for me and my wife. Always at the end of the phone if we had any questions or wanted anything changed. Nothing was too much bother and all issues were dealt with straight away and hassle free. The same can be said for our ongoing working relationship now that the job is complete. We have recommended Alskea Contracts to all our friends and would do so to anyone, with confidence!!!
Thanks to all for a job well done.”
E Hughes, Dungannon
“Our project was handled with professionalism and completed on time by Shane and Dan. They were on-site every day at 7.30am and were always courteous and happy to deal with any questions. They were supported by a very efficient office based team, Ian, Daniel and Francesca who were a pleasure to deal with and made sure any issues were dealt with effectively in a timely manner. We have no plans to go through a similar renovation in the near future however if we did, would I have Martin and his team at Alskea do the work? Absolutely.”
Dave & Rebecca McMurray, Holywood
” When we appointed Alskea Contracts to build our new home we we looking for an efficient, competent contractor. During the entire build process Alskea delivered high quality workmanship and our Foreman Paddy was always on hand to offer advice and solutions, meeting at times that best suited us. Through communication between the office and Paddy on site, all trades were managed to ensure a very efficient and smooth running build. Martin, as the company owner, provided a highly professional service and always ensured we were happy with progress. We would like to thank everyone involved and would have no hesitation in recommending Alskea to anyone else.”
Mr. S. Terris
“Alskea are one of the most efficient builders I have worked with, I have used them for business and ultimately the build of my own home due to their performance , adherence to schedule and quality of finish. I would recommend them to anyone wishing to build for business or personal premises.”
I Kelly – Lisburn
“My personal experience with Alskea Contracts can only be described as outstanding! The team are very professional , courteous and a pleasure to work with. There was never a problem that couldn’t be sorted and any questions that I had, Martin and the team always had time to break it down and explain it to me.”
R Stinson, Aughnacloy
“Punctual, professional, informative, competitive, dedicated. I could go on. We contacted Alskea after witnessing one of their previous projects take shape. From start to finish we had foremen Peter and Shane as onsite contacts. Francesca and Ian at base communicated and helped resolve any problems, offering options, solutions, even potential cost savings. Martin ensured everything functioned smoothly. Very impressed with my extension, the standard of work and the focus on quality management. I’m equally impressed with the way Alskea operate as a business. Many thanks to all.”
Mr & Mrs D Ross South Belfast
“Alskea Contracts is an outstanding construction company. The whole experience of renovating our house was an absolute pleasure from start to finish thanks to Alskea. The Alskea team, both on site and back at the office, is highly professional and courteous. Their attention to detail and forward-planning is fantastic. Every aspect of their work and that of their suppliers puts quality first. Their standard of workmanship really is second to none. Alskea went the extra mile at every stage of the build and nothing was a problem for them and their foreman Aidan. As another reviewer said: if any issues arose, Alskea were onto it and offering solutions and advice.
If you are going to build or renovate, go to Alskea as they are streets ahead of everyone else.”
The McCann Family Holywood
“Alskea Contracts surpassed our own expectations. As a community organisation, we had to put faith in a builder to behave with intergrity and professionalism. Alskea set their own high standards and the quality of the workmanship was truly incredible.”
Galbally Community Centre
“From our first email communication when we were going out to price, Alskea was efficient and timely in their responses. The fact that there would be no architect on site was not a problem and they agreed to deal directly with us. The company owner Martin met with us before, during and after the project at our request. They were approachable on every matter concerning the project. The whole team worked with us to achieve savings within a very tight budget, thus helping us to bring the project in more or less within target. Importantly, they completed the project well within the contract period.”
S Mullen, Belfast
“The whole team at Alskea were very professional and helpful from the start. We were kept informed of progress on a daily basis and helped to make the multitude of decisions needed on a build of this size. Their attitude was always one of ‘can do’ and were fantastic at giving us all the options clearly, and in a timely manner. The build quality was excellent throughout with a real attention to detail. The build progressed very quickly, resulting and an unexpected but welcome early completion. I would be delighted to recommend Alskea to anyone contemplating such a project.”
G Briggs – Belfast
“We found Alskea Contracts to be efficient and professional and would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family. Our project was a refurbishment of a house, built circa. 1897, and we wanted to create a modern family home yet keep a large amount of the character of the property.
The Alskea team were able to work with our design and complete the works within a tight time frame.”
J Speirs – Cherryvalley, Belfast
“The overall standard and quality of work along with the highest quality of customer care. Exceptional support from the team.”
M Keenan, Belfast
“Thank so much for all your hard work to get our extension completed as soon as possible! You were all lovely to deal with and were very helpful & accommodating! If we ever do any building work in the future we will certainly use Alskea!”
J Osborne, Reaville Park, Dundonald
“I have no hesitation in recommending Alskea Contracts for whatever type of construction work you are about to undertake. Not only did they finish ahead of schedule, but the quality of their work was excellent and as a contractor, they were informed, considerate and courteous at all times and went to great lengths to ensure that the work completed was to our expectations. We would happily use Alskea Contracts for any work we were considering in the future.”
Mr & Mrs D Miller, Belfast
“Alskea Contracts are currently in the completion stage of our family home close to Moy, Co. Tyrone. From first contact at tendering, and throughout the entire build, they offer a premium professional service.
Their ability to communicate and inform the client is superb. The quality of the work is testament to the experienced and professional staff that make up the very dedicated team. We have a beautiful home, meticulously crafted to the architects specification and within budget.
Thanks to all at ‘Alskea!”
P Quinn – Benburb
“This is just a quick note to thank you and everyone else involved in our extension for the fantastic job you did. We are really pleased with the final result. We sincerely hope you get the chance to price more jobs in Holywood, we will certainly be recommending you! Thanks again and please pass that on to anyone who was here.”
P Woods, Ardmore Heights, Co Down
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Alskea for all their hard work and help in completing the renovation of my house. I am delighted with the finished product and will be recommending you to both friends and family in the future. If at any point you need a recommendation I will be happy to provide one.
R Lecky – Belfast
“Just to say many thanks for the hard work and effort you have put into this project and the lengths you have gone to making our wee dream for this house come to life. You are all super and you should be really proud of your work which is simply brilliant”
S Cordner, Windmill Road, Bangor
“Thanks for all your support and advice during our recent renovation project. We found the combination of the design and build service offered by Alskea a very effective way to complete our project. We loved Tim’s design ideas. He has allowed us to unlock the potential in our home. Shane’s skill as a foreman has resulted in really excellent finishes throughout. The whole experience was as close to pain free as we could have hoped for! The speed of the project and quality of the finishes have exceeded our expectations. We have no problem in recommending Alskea for a major renovation project.”
Tom Bourke & Yasmin Nawaz – Richmond Park, Stranmillis