"After comprehensive research and recommendations, both my wife and I decided to approach Benchwood Kitchens for an appraisal and quotation for a new kitchen, pantry, utilities store and boiler closet. The property is 600 years old with various difficulties in fitting new units and appliances to the existing fabric of the rooms, however after thorough discussion with Mr Rob Woodward we were given plans for the total upgrade of the kitchen areas that we found to be just what we required. Work commenced with Benchwood towards the end of July 2015 and all works were completed by September 2015. All works had been quoted for in an exact manner and subsequently completed on time and to the quoted cost from Benchwood. The standard of workmanship and materials used was exemplary throughout the project and all staff concerned with the renovation were a credit to both Benchwood and to the construction industry as a whole. They were first class in all aspects of the work carried out and to exacting standards. We have submitted this letter of commendation now as we felt that we would give ourselves time in order to see how the kitchen 'worked' over the course of a year, and the end result that Benchwood achieved is fantastic, with no defects found whatsoever. Both my wife and I would not hesitate in recommending Benchwood as a company to anybody that requires a new kitchen being fitted. (I am a director of a construction company that is over 100 years old). A superb kitchen supplied by a thoroughly professional team from Benchwood."
"We chose Benchwood over two other kitchen companies and we definitely made the right choice in terms of quality and service. During the design stage Tom was flexible and responded quickly with amended drawings, Erica was proactive in checking the finer details such as handles, and we were given good advice about colours and plinths based on your previous experience. During the kitchen build you and the team have always responded to phone calls and messages promptly. You also contacted us if you thought there were things we needed to know. I felt involved and informed throughout. The fitting of the kitchen was professionally done and you worked with and around the builders to overcome a number of challenges and make sure the installation of the appliances and the templating of the granite went to plan. The finished product is extremely well made and built to our exact requirements. In summary the whole experience has been positive and professional. You have made sure we are happy with the kitchen down to the smallest detail and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Benchwood to anyone looking to buy a beautiful kitchen."
"A quick note to say how absolutely delighted we are with the fantastic kitchen that you have installed for us; it really has transformed our enjoyment of the house. The reaction of everyone who has walked through the door has been "Wow", and it stood the test of a very busy Christmas. It is a pleasure to come home to, and we're looking forward to the summer when we will be able to throw open the new French Doors onto the garden. What really made the difference for us, was the complete building package that you offered, doing the design, structural work and project management yourself, and lining up all the trades. The guys were great to have in the house, clean and polite, and it all came in on time and cost. As I said above, we are genuinely delighted with the quality of the end product, and would be very happy to recommend you and your team to future customers. Great job, well done. Best Regards and Many Thanks."
"The time had come to completely replace our very old kitchen and we both decided to support a local firm. We browsed the internet for Bespoke kitchens in Cirencester and after reading a few testimonials re; Benchwood Kitchens we looked no further. A visit to the showroom to gain some ideas and to see the quality of the craftsmanship lead us to make an appointment at our home. We have a small narrow kitchen which required a complete rip out including uplifting the floor (replacing with limestone tiles and underfloor heating), new ceiling, new electrics etc. Within a few days we received suggested drawings and a quote ….. all very exciting … this followed with a further visit from Rob and Tom to discuss colours, detail etc. We placed our order and within 8 weeks work started …. The team arrived and we went away for 2 weeks!! We returned very excited to see our new kitchen …. We were both speechless at first glance and then couldn't stop saying , "Wow, it's just amazing " …. It really is a wonderful transformation … beyond any of our expectations. We cannot speak highly enough of Rob and his professional, dedicated team who all work to such perfection. The whole team were so friendly, polite and very obliging. Our family and friends are all admiring our amazing kitchen and we will without hesitation always recommend Benchwood for a high quality bespoke kitchen. A huge Thank You to all the team ………We are so happy!"
"Everything already espoused by happy clients is entirely true. Thanks to Rob and his dedicated team, we now have the kitchen of our dreams that has not only transformed our house but our lifestyle too. With a small extension and a fabulously designed kitchen, they have created a space that is truly the heart of our home and perfect for entertaining family and friends. Most of the remaining rooms in the house now lie redundant as we simply don’t want to be anywhere else. The best decision we ever made. Thank you Benchwood."
“Rob and his work are truly impressive. He inspired confidence from the outset and I felt able to trust him which certainly paid dividends. He very quickly got a real feel for the house and what we were trying to do and crafted a beautiful kitchen around our existing furniture, in line with the budget we gave him. He is not afraid to give a clear steer on what will and won't work, which is very helpful when you are having to make a lot of decisions in a short space of time. He was highly professional throughout and always went the extra mile, fixing a problem that had been created by another builder and generally being a rock in the midst of some fairly stressful building work. I am over the moon with the results; the design just works and the quality and attention to detail are second to none. I recommend him very highly”
"Rob and his team helped us design and build a fantastic open plan kitchen where we once had separate breakfast room, utility, kitchen and dining room. Rob personally worked with us to maximise the space and consider options we probably wouldn't have otherwise even have thought possible. We eventually agreed on a design including an island that involved moving utilities to another part of the space, we also opted to install underfloor heating and replace the existing radiators. Once the design was done and we had visited Granite Planet and chosen our worktops as well as having sourced the flagstone floor, Rob and team got down to organising the building work, working with structural engineers and laying the underfloor heating and flagstones. Lighting was changed and the room was decorated, we sourced our own appliances ensuring the team had the measurements as the cupboards were now being built and painted. We opted for a two colour scheme - one for wall units and a contrast for the island, which despite Robs initial reservations we have all agreed works really well! The installation was surprisingly quick as all the prep is done back at the workshop, we were the first to receive a draw with the hand-carved benchwood logo which is a really nice touch. Overall we are really happy with the quality of the work and have a kitchen we are really proud of. Rob and his team have been professional throughout and I have rarely met such a friendly and dedicated team of tradesmen. We would totally recommend them to anyone interested in a high quality hand-built kitchen!"
“After 14 years, we decided our much used, malfunctioning kitchen needed a total refurbishment and overhaul. Being a Grade II listed Georgian house, we new it was going to be a large project considering the buildings heritage. This was a concern of ours as we embarked on this major operation to recreate a sociable, fully functioning space making sure we were sympathetic to the original, traditional features. Having done a lot of research, we decided that a highly qualified craftsman that offered an exceptional bespoke service, was the only option we felt would deliver what we had in mind. Having been recommended to use Benchwood, we first met them in their showroom. Well laid out, self explanatory and a choice of three very smart kitchens, we were already reassured we had come to the right place. We immediately felt confident and positive that they were understanding of our concerns and was eager to come and measure up and see what was in store turning up the following morning to take measurements and plan the kitchen. Moving forward, albeit there were a few changes imposed by us, nothing was ever too much trouble during the planning stage. As a designer, I wanted to work with someone who was patient, extremely reliable and delivered what they promised. Needless to say, the house does have a mind of its own; none of the walls, floors or ceilings are straight but nothing deterred Rob and Gary who relentlessly battled through the project without a whisper of despair (well not in our hearing anyway). True professionals and most importantly, complete perfectionists in every detail. The kitchen has been completed to an exceptionally high standard and we can honestly say that Rob, Tom, Gary, Andy, Chris and Shadow (Benchwood’s MD - a beautiful husky) have surpassed all expectations and we would have no hesitation in recommending them. We could have not asked for any more. Excellent team work so thank you so much for delivering the most fabulous kitchen which we love and talk about every single day.”
"Bespoke’ is an easy word to use but it seems to us that bespoke sometimes means no more than installing a collection of standard kitchen units using an individual design layout. You have provided us with an excellent, individually manufactured kitchen and we are delighted that this was locally produced in Cirencester. We are grateful that you all really listened to our ideas but not passively. You used your professional experience and guidance to help us interpret those ideas and we feel this resulted in a truly collaborative design. You helped us by communicating extremely well with other contractors; you displayed excellent attention to detail, you delivered beyond what was promised and provided a kitchen we are truly delighted with. If new kitchens are about creative design, impeccable installation and good value for money; you have succeeded on all levels. Thank you for providing us with, what is already, a new heart to our home."
"We would both like to thank you very much for your work on our kitchen. From the planning and throughout the project you were helpful, knowledgeable and gave us sound advice. The workmanship is all superb and our kitchen has been transformed beyond our expectation. Our kitchen has been very much admired and we are thrilled! Thanks again."
"I would not hesitate to recommend Benchwood. The team has made it a smooth and easy process throughout and we could not be more pleased with the beautiful kitchen they have made and fitted for us. The attention to detail is outstanding and we are left with a beautiful and much admired room which is a fantastic family kitchen"
"Huge thanks to Rob and the team who designed and built our lovely new bespoke kitchen. Having spent a lot of time looking at alternatives we felt Benchwood differentiated themselves with a high quality product and real attention to detail. We were offered great and honest advice throughout the project, flexibility to accommodate our various requests and the time taken on all of the finishing touches has ensured the end result is perfect. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Benchwood to friends and family."
"After much research I found Rob and the team at Benchwood kitchens. I already had a vague idea of what I required but I am happy to report that the finished article far outweighed all my expectations. Rob and the team completed my kitchen quickly and efficiently. Their attention to detail was meticulous and they also took on some of the snagging details left over from the rest of the building work. I also used Rob and his company for my utility and downstairs cloakroom which was also completed effortlessly and it all looks stunning. In conclusion I would have no hesitation in recommending Benchwood. Rob, Gary and the rest of the team, a big Thank you for giving us the most fabulous kitchen space."
"My husband and I have recently completed an intense new build project and at the last minute were let down by the company we had chosen to fit our kitchen and utility rooms. We met Rob and his team who immediately came to the rescue and not only built us a beautiful kitchen but managed to comply with the original fitting dates from our builders. It was an amazing achievement given the short notice. We absolutely love our new kitchen and all the advice and help we received have resulted in us having a luxury kitchen, with all the gadgets we could possibly need,at a really competitive price. The work has been completed to an exceptionally high standard with several bespoke pieces and the results are stunning. We can’t speak to highly of this company and would recommend them without question."
"Rob and his team at Benchwood have done a splendid job in building a new kitchen for us. We had bought a house and wanted to install a new kitchen as we moved in. Rob helped us with the design both creatively and in getting the practicalities right and then setting out a timetable, to which he adhered throughout the whole process. The build quality of the of the units was first class and the installation faultless and surprise free, because it had all been thought out so well before hand. Feedback throughout was excellent and helpful – he even suggested and facilitated the sale of the old kitchen on e-bay, something which would not have even occurred to us! The result is that we are delighted with our new kitchen and with the overall cost, which represented outstanding value for the quality of the work and materials. We have installed a good number kitchens in our lives, but, undoubtedly, this was the best from every aspect."
"When we asked Rob and the team to design and install the kitchen in our new build house, we could not have imagined how fantastic the outcome would be. The design process was very inclusive and all of our requirements were taken into the final design. Our kitchen was handmade in the workshop and the installation was very efficient and extremely clean and tidy! The hand painted finish was completed on site and the team of painters did a great job. The kitchen Benchwood have created for us has given a real wow factor to the room. We would highly recommend Benchwood Kitchens and will use them again ourselves."
"We are absolutely thrilled with our new kitchen. We wanted a kitchen with a wow factor and Rob and his team have certainly delivered. From the design through to the finished product, Rob and his team have exceeded all expectations. The project was professionally managed and we were consulted and kept informed at every stage. The attention to detail and level of finishing was superb and the project was completed on time. The work place was always left clean and tidy and the loss of kitchen facilities was kept to the bare minimum. Rob’s team were always friendly and happy. We have no hesitation in recommending Benchwood Kitchens."
"I found Rob Woodward’s team of men first class. They came when they said they would, They cleared up at the end of the day. All their work was of a very high standard, particularly the joinery. I was very pleased with everything they did in a relatively short time. Without exception they were all delightful to have in the house, and I could not recommend them more highly."
"Rob and his team have recently fitted our new kitchen for us and we were absolutely delighted with it. His team were always very punctual and worked quickly and efficiently and always kept the kitchen tidy as they worked. They are a very trustworthy and professional team and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody."
"We are very pleased with the service and craftsmanship given by Rob, Gary & co. who did a splendid job making and fitting our new kitchen. We would definitely use them again."
"Benchwood Kitchens have delivered an outstanding service from start to finish as well as a beautiful kitchen. Their attention to detail is exceptional and their full involvement and management of all stages, design, making and fitting, has led to a seamless and stress free experience of buying a new kitchen. Made on site in Cirencester, a Benchwood kitchen is a truly british made, bespoke kitchen, and we are very very pleased to have used them"
"From the start right through to after the kitchen was fitted Rob and his team have been extremely helpful and nothing has ever been too much trouble. They have always listened to our thoughts, answered our questions and made us feel involved in the process. The end result is a kitchen which we're very proud of - thank you for all your help. The aftercare has also been superb - there are inevitably some little niggles with this kind of project, and these have always been resolved quickly and to our satisfaction - I'm sure many other companies would try and fob you off."
"It gives us the chance to mention how pleased we are with the work done. The Benchwood staff were a delight to have in our home, and we are very grateful for their many suggestions that added into the final design. Wishing Benchwood success for the future"
"I had waited 20 years for my kitchen and now a year on I am still excited by it. The workmanship is outstanding. Everyone of Rob's team was happy and helpful and Rob himself has a wealth of knowledge and ideas. I could not recommend Benchwood Kitchens more highly. Thank you for everything."
"Just wanted to say thank you for a superb piece of furniture, my breakfast dresser. I absolutely love it! The whole service from you has been exemplary."
"The work done by everyone in the Benchwood team was far and away above our expectations and we are very pleased with the finished result."
"Fabulous kitchen put in last year by Rob and the team. Completely love it. Makes me smile every time I go into it! Thanks guys"
“Absolutely gorgeous. My Benchwood kitchen has changed my life”
"Thank you so much again for making my Christmas so perfect I love my cupboard and it really has transformed my kitchen in to a much more user friendly space! Best wishes to everyone at Benchwood."
"Thanks to you & your guys for all the hard work & skill. We are very pleased indeed."