W. Stirland has built up long term relationships with a number of clients. The company's approach is one of non confrontation and honesty.
What our clients' say about us...
“Just read some interesting stats from our Aftercare team on contractor performance during DLP. There were 28 companies reported on and you were one of only two that completed the defects remedial within the timescales! Congratulations on being star performers! Shaun – you have a fabulous Aftercare Team”
Ghislaine Davis – Development Manager, Clarion Housing Gp (24th Nov 2017)
“Thank your and your teams for another very successfully completed scheme for us. Salthill Road has been one of the most difficult sites to develop bur I am grateful and delighted with the beautiful finished product”
Ghislaine Davis - Development Manager at Affinity Sutton following the handover of Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Nr Chichester
I am writing to thank all involved in the Chesswood School project at W Stirland, particularly John Sims. In autumn 2014 it was abundantly clear that the task ahead was significant and the time available was exceptionally tight. Throughout, the W Stirland team have acted with high levels of professionalism; responded positively and thoughtfully to school views. As a result, the end product of the building programme has utterly transformed the school site; a site that children, parents and staff will benefit from for many years to come and one that undoubtedly has lifted the aspirations of all using it already.
At the outset I mentioned John Sims; without his calm, kind, considerate approach we simply would have been overwhelmed by the project. John could genuinely see what was required and what was in the schools best interests and with his team did everything possible to address anything raised quickly, efficiently and with the minimum of fuss. John worked in close partnership with us throughout 2015, nothing was too much trouble – for that I cannot thank him enough and I hope this can be reflected in any performance management system you have (and no, John did not put me up to this last statement!)
Finally, I would like to wish the W Stirland team, John, Pat and Calum every success for the future and hope your company goes from strength to strength, you certainly deserve to!
Andrew Jolly, Head Teacher, Chesswood Junior School, Worthing
“After speaking with Ghislaine regarding the handovers at Dukes Barn and Sandbrook we feel it appropriate to let you know how pleased we were with the quality of both projects especially at handover.
In respect of Dukes Barn please pass on our gratitude to Mark Wilkins, Dick Jennings and the team on achieving zero defects and the quality of the final flats and houses. For your information the handover went extremely smoothly and was well organised by the site team which is a credit to Stirlands.
In respect of Sandbrook again please pass on our thanks to Keith Short and the team who offered high quality flats with only a few outstanding items in the disabled units which, to be fair have been requested at a very late stage. Again the handover went extremely smoothly and was very well organised by site which again is to the credit of Stirlands.
On a personal note the quality at handover for both schemes was some of the best I have experienced”
Jonathan Watkins, Airey Miller, Employers Agent following the handover of Dukes Barn Court and Sandbrook Court
“Just a quick note to let you know that I am delighted with Dukes Barn and Sandbrook Court, both of which have now handed over as you know. Your teams led by Mark/Dick and Keith have done excellent jobs and should be thoroughly proud. It was not always easy given the horrendous weather earlier in the year or the design difficulties of Dukes Barn.
The high quality of build and the super landscaping all contribute to both blocks looking marvellous and the care and attention to detail on the internals is extremely high and I know our new residents are/will be absolutely delighted.
So thank you Shaun and colleagues for another two super schemes!”
Ghislaine Davis - Development Manager at Affinity Sutton following the handover of Dukes Barn Court and Sandbrook Court
“Finally, please can I just say what a pleasure it has been to work with you all again and particularly to Ben and Shane thank you for your attention to detail and efforts. The building looks great and everyone who has seen it from our organisation thinks it is a great job”
Liz Hills - Area Development Manager for Southern Housing Group following the handover of Fivash House
“Many thanks for your lovely comments – it has been a pleasure to work with you and Dave as well. You have both made my job so much easier over these last 12 months and it is really appreciated by all of us in the office that any issues have been attended to so promptly. I know many of our new tenants have been impressed by the prompt attention given to any issues they may have had”
Marie Taylor of the ICE Benevolent Fund upon completion of the defects period at Mill Hill, Haywards Heath
Reference refers to Capron House, Midhurst. The new HQ for the South Downs National Park Authority.....
"I was enormously impressed with the way the old buildings have been refurbished. I thought that the quality of the design, decoration and the workmanship was of the highest standard. It is hugely satisfying for me to know that, after all our years of hard slogging to achieve national park status , the South Downs National Park has got off to a flying start, not only through the high reputation it is already gaining in its work, but also now in the highest standards it has set in the quality of its headquarters. Please convey my sincere thanks and congratulations to all involved"
Jan Conway - South Downs Centre Project Manager, South Downs National Park Authority
"From design stage, selection of contractor to pre contract meeting...the school have been included, consulted and considered extensively. The relationship between the school and the contractor has and continues to be excellent with total respect on both sides. As a school we realise how frustrating it must be to work around over 120 staff and 791 pupils on a daily basis and W Stirland Ltd staff and sub-contractors have been extremely obliging, considerate and patient with us!"
Jayne Woods, Business Manager - Thomas a Becket Middle School, Worthing
"I just wanted to pass on part of an email I have received from Mr Buckley at Park Place which refers to the excellent service he has received from Clare Benfield, W Stirland Aftercare Manager. I absolutely echo what he says, she is always so helpful and I really appreciate all her efforts. Just wanted to drop you a line for two reasons Firstly to flag to you the fantastic service we have had from Clare Benfield at W Stirland Whilst some of the issues were somewhat annoying they have been sorted with efficiency and great customer service and we now have only a couple of things to be sorted which are now in hand."
Jane Barker, Seaward Properties
"The Governing body would like to personally thank you and your colleagues for the building works at Woodlands Meed College. We really appreciate the understanding you showed for the College's priorities and for the needs of our pupils. The staff and students are delighted with the buildings and are enjoying making the most of their new environment and facilities."
John Clifton - Chair of Governors, Woodlands Meed College
"I am writing to express how delighted I am with the completion of Quarry Court, Handcross. The project as a whole has been extremely smooth, quick and executed to an exceptionally high standard. I have received a number of complimentary remarks from Downland Housing Association staff and from Mid Sussex District Council. You have produced a beautiful building with excellent finishes and of course to the site team who have responded to my demands in terms of design and contract with enthusiasm and a very obvious desire to make it perfect for us. Everybody's efforts are duly noted and received with much gratitude. Please consider yourselves congratulated!"
Ghislaine Davis - Development Project Manager, Affinity Sutton
"Bolnore Village Primary School - A first class project and an excellent example of design & build completed on time and to an agreed cost."
Tim Crabb - West Sussex County Council
"W Stirland completed the work on time and to a high standard. Their attention to health and safety was exemplary at all times and communications with the project management team were excellent. We were always kept informed of the next phase of work to be carried out and advised of any unavoidable delays or changes to the original schedule. We would highly recommend this company and would happily use them again. They managed a challenging project skill fully, without causing too much disruption to the rest of the school which remained fully functional throughout the construction period."
Sharon Allen, Head Teacher - Bolnore Village Primary School, Haywards Heath
"The school have been extremely happy with your approach to the major refurbishment. As a Special Needs School, there was some doubt over term time working, this however has proven to be entirely workable. This is in no small measure due to your team's approach in planning, and your flexibility and responsiveness to the needs of the school, and it has been particularly pleasing to be consistently on or ahead of schedule and provided with an early finish. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to other schools or indeed other customers."
David Anning, Business Manager - Woodlands Meed School, Burgess Hill
"I have never scored 10/10 before but I couldn't do anything else for Albany Villas, Hove. The project team working on this scheme contributed to a really successful project; the attention to detail and quality of workmanship have led to a superb product which has proved extremely popular (don't tell the boys though, we don't want them getting big headed!)."
Liz Hills - Area Development Manager, Southern Housing Group
"My working relationship with the W Stirland team responsible for Blackbrook House has been highly satisfactory at a professional level and a pleasure in terms of individual relationships. W Stirland have the rare quality of being a medium-sized, family originated Building Contractor having strong and integrated professional teams of the quality of larger organisations but with a personal, practical hands-on approach to the building process. All in all, from my experience I can warmly recommend W Stirland as wholly capable of undertaking and fulfilling listed building contracts."
Anthony Perry - Principal, Anthony Perry Associates Ltd
"After receiving several excellent recommendations from professionals who have previously worked with W Stirland and also a positive reaction from my bankers I decided to award the Blackbrook House project to W Stirland. I found the staff on site, especially the site manager and quantity surveyor a delight to work with, always professional in manner and positive in attitude.
The sub-contractors W Stirland have used have worked to a very high standard and have always been polite and courteous when attending site.
Running a family business it is important you always look after your customers first, in W Stirland I found another family business with the same ethos. I would certainly recommend W Stirland for any refurbishment/restoration of a listed building."
Stephen Press - Managing Director, Blackbrook House Care Ltd
Listed below are the names of a selection of the company's clients:
• West Sussex County Council
• Chichester District Council
• Zero C Holding
• University College Chichester
• Affinity Sutton
• Seaford College
• Southern Housing Group
• South Downs National Park Authority
• 3 H Developments
• Drum Housing Association
• East Sussex County Council
• Seaward Properties
• Worthing Homes Limited
• HNW Architects
• The Seaman Partnership
• McComb Partnership
• Miller Bourne Architects
• Grant Associates
• Gyoury Self Partnership
• MH Architects
• ECE Architects
• Archibald Shaw Limited