Hereford and Worcester County Council
Technical Services Department
County Offices, Bath Street, Hereford HR1 2HQ
R.W. Cheney, Dip. Arch., R.I.B.A
Director of Technical Services
Dear Mr. Sirs
Herefordshire College of Technology - Flooding to Boiler House
With regards to the above incident I write to express my thanks and appreciation for the efforts of your company following the recent emergency. As you are aware considerable inconvenience was caused to the college during this unfortunate incident and both my staff and the college we were very grateful for the support and assistance given by your company to enable the college to open in a relatively short period of time.
On behalf of the college staff and my engineers I would be grateful if you could please convey our thanks and appreciation to all staff involved in this emergency work.
for Director of Technical Services
Humfrys & Symonds Solicitors
1 St John Street, Hereford HR1 2ND
Morning Nick, Andrew and Ian
Firstly we would like to thank you for the fantastic job your firm has done here everything looks great and has been carried out and finished so professionally, as you can imagine we were dreading the disruption but hand on heart it all went more smoothly than we could have hoped for.
Secondly we would like to thank your 2 guys (Rob and his mate) who carried out the work, they were absolutely brilliant, so considerate and helpful really thoughtful and so tidy, we cannot praise them enough.
I personally am so grateful I was not looking forward to the hassle of it all but you honestly made things so easy, we / I would recommend E.C Joseph to anyone and we look forward to working with you in the future.
Also on behalf of the directors of H &S
Belmont Community Centre
Belmont, Hereford HR2 7UQ
Santa's Grotto , Belmont Community Centre
Many thanks for building the prefabricated structure which helped make possible the two Santa's Grottos held at the Belmont Community Centre on 11th & 18th December.
We are pleased to report that over 400 children attended on the two consecutive Saturdays, accompanied by at least 150 adults. Santa was kept busy listening to the children's requests and giving them each a present. The Grotto itself was much admired and everyone enjoyed visiting it. SWCA hope to put it to good use again this year.
Hard work by volunteers from the Apostolic Church, Newon Farm Community Association and South Wye Community Assocationalso made a major contribution to the success of these events.
Donations received amounted to £320 and this together with unused sponsorship money has been allocated to three local groups. Rainbows and Tots Group, who use the Belmont Community Centre and Woman@No14, the Oval will each receive £275 from the proceeds. This is in keeping with SWCA's wish to financially support and nurture other local groups whenever possible.
Many thanks again for all your help.
Yours faithfully for the trustees of the South Wye Community Association
Andrew Myatt, Treasurer
Bromyard and Winslow Town Council
Room 9, Council Offices, 1 Rowberry Street
Dear Mr. Birks:
Re Repairs to the Wall (Bromyard)
I write to thank you very much for your prompt action in repairing this section of the stone wall. We have noted that the quality of work is very good and we are pleased to see it restored to such a high degree.
Cllr M Ganderton
Burghill Valley Golf Club
To Whom it may concern
EC Joseph & Sons Ltd
I am very pleased to give a reference for E C Joseph & Sons Ltd. They completed a large extension to our clubhouse in 2005. From the very start I was impressed with their professional approach to the project, they were very cooperative and understanding when changes to the original plans were requested.
Their quality of work was of the highest standard and they completed the job on time.
CF Roberts Electrical & Mechanical Services
53 St. Owen Street
Hereford HR1 2JQ
RE: E C Joseph & Sons Ltd
The above company was the main contractor for the construction and fit out of an extension to our offices at St Owen Street, Hereford.
The project was of a single storey brick/block construction and tiled roof together with major external refurbishment of our existing offices. All these works were completed to a high standard whilst maintaining full access to our existing offices. The site itself was difficult with access issues, adjoining properties and a very small working area.
We have no hesitation in recommending E C Joseph & Sons Ltd for their competence in the construction and refurbishment to a good quality and, additionally, we would also take this opportunity to mention their ability to adjust to our needs was exceptional.
M A Taylor
Senior Quantity Surveyor
County of Herefordshire District Council
Swan House, Edde Cross Street,
Herefordshire HR9 7BZ
Dear Mr. Joseph,
R BROMYARD - BOUNDARY WALL
With regard to the above, I attach for your information a copy of the letter recently received from the Town Council expressing their gratitude for the high quality of work undertaken by your staff. I have inspected the work myself and would aconfirm my agreement with their comments.
Would you please express my thanks and appreciation to the staff in your Company involved in this scheme.
PROPERTY SERVICES MANAGER
HOWL ASSOCIATES LIMITED
Shrubbery House, 21 Birmingham Road
Kidderminster, Worcestershire DY10 2BX
We write as the architects for the conversion of the former cottage hospital in Kington Herefordshire, to a youth hostel for the Youth Hostel Association for which EC Joseph were appointed as main contractors.
The works were commissioned by Advantage West Midlands with the initial budget for the project being approx. £298,000 and the final account coming-in at £324,000.
The works were carried out during 2004 with the final certificate being issued in early 2006. That the final account figure rose was no reflection on EC Joseph and indicates the extent of additional works that were required to complete the project.
From the start EC Joseph exhibited good organization and management of the works and their willingness to respond quickly to both the need for additional works and the provision of properly costed variations assisted greatly in delivering the project.
Being a small company with short lines of communication we were always able to get a quick resolution to issues on site and the company's flexibility in allocating staffing resources to suit need together with a desire to provide a good quality product reflects well on them.
Post completion they responded promptly and without complaint to requests from both ourselves and the building users to any defects that arose. Should the opportunity arise we would have no hesitation in working with this contractor or suggesting their inclusion on any tender list, Should you require further information on this specific project please do not hesitate to contact this office.
Yours faithfully, Tony Keeble
WIGMORE HIGH SCHOOL
Andrew, I am very pleased with the high standard of workmanship in the new staff workroom. Peter, Andrew and Colin have all been excellent.
Dear Mr. Joseph,
There is just one thing still awaited. Luke said that we would receive a 'log' of all the work done, as a record for future fire inspections. This would be linked to the report from Neil Walton. Please could you get a copy of this to me asap?
I would like to add that I was extremely pleased with all the work done, neatly and efficiently and luckily able to use the outside courtyard to minimise disturbance in the house. I particularly appreciated how your men listened to my individual requirements, which, despite one or two of these adding to the cost, the whole bill is only three quarters of the total of the other estimate that we had. (NB - this is not a suggestion to put your prices up!)
Please pass my sincere thanks on to the two guys on site. I shall look forward to working with your company at Penpergwm again in the future.
Dear Mr. Joseph,
If anyone asks me I can only recommend E C Joseph as an excellent company to deal with, the work done is first class & always clean & tidy as the work progresses.
Materials Handling Technology
Dear Mr. Joseph,
I enclose a copy of your invoice plus payment in full. We were happy with the quality of the work and the conduct of the various workers - thank you.
All that remains is for a quote for the remainder of the work to the exterior of the house. As I mentioned, Nick Potter has discussed with Martyn Peters what needs to be done - mainly pointing / filling. Please contact me directly to arrange further visits.
May I take this opportunity to express our appreciation of your company installing our new bathroom.
We were most impressed by the quality of the work and must offer special praise to Luke for his craftmanship. He conducted himself in a most concientious manner and produced work of the highest standard. His attention to detail and thoughtful approach was most commendable.
The work took a little longer than we anticipated but the end product was well worth it. Your company is worthy of recommendation to anyone and we will be delighted to do so should the opportunity arise.
Many thanks for a first class service.
Please find enclosed a cheque in payment for the work that your company carried out on our bathroom. We are extremely pleased with the end result and would like to thank Martin and Luke for carrying out the work in such a professional and efficient manner.
Your immediate response to my call last Monday, plus the work of your men, has (I hope) ended months of anxiety for me.
Thank you very much. Enclosed is a cheque in settlement for your statement.
To Boss and everybody
Thank you to everybody for looking after him and learning him the trade.
Adam loved this week.
Mr & Mrs Braithwaite