"Michael Brady Ltd have recently completed the comprehensive refurbishment of our family home in Mayfair with a contract value in excess of £2.5m.
Having spent twenty five years in the property industry it is rare that I am able to unreservebly recommend a building contractor but this is such an occasion.
The Company staff were always thorough, considered in their approach and highly professional. As with any job of this nature, involving significant coordination of highly technical disciplines in a Listed Building environment, problems are invariably encountered. It is how these were approached which was where Brady’s excelled. Many contractors see any construction problems as an excuse to charge excessively.
The Companys approach was always pragmatic and sensible. Their on site team were responsive and very helpful and Michael Brady himself always available at short notice to help resolve often difficult technical issues."
"It is difficult to find the right builder. Our work is always relatively 'complex' in that we try to optimise the space available so we don't leave a lot of room for error. Some builders love to work with us because the results are always photogenic and they are proud of the product. Others don't want to because we have difficult standards both visually and contractually.
We look for a builder who loves our particular kind of design, understands it and is not frightened of it. Michael Brady is very sympathetic.
Michael Brady Limited is particularly skilled at quality residential work on big existing houses. We have used him in Holland Park and Mayfair. He does the work quickly and well. He has also helped on our own offices. He did a terrific job at 50 Charles Street in Mayfair. He brought in excellent craftsmen and specialists. There we had a listed Georgian house which had been badly converted to offices. We gutted the whole building, removed the roof and added both an extra top storey and a two story glazed extension into the garden. The building throughout had modern bathrooms and kitchens with restored Georgian reception rooms and bedrooms. It was totally refurbished – and very efficiently."
"In my experience, Michael Brady Ltd has provided a sound team to achieve the quality of building and essential fitting out we require, on electrics/lighting, plumbing, plastering, carpentry and joinery (skirting/architraves etc) and cornicing.
Their team dovetails effectively with our preferred sub-contractors and specialists: fine joiners and marble masons, flooring and wall covering specialists and those responsible for hi-fi and technology installation.
There is no doubt that, on each of the four major Mayfair projects we’ve worked on together, we have ended up with a team that has developed a shared commitment to getting the result we want. Michael Brady Ltd has been committed to actually realizing our designs. When faced with challenges not previously met, they definitely have the 'can do' attitude we need."
"It's good to work with Michael Brady Ltd because they really become part of the team - in fact they are offended if they are not involved in the whole process, which is reassuring for me because if they are I know they have a better understanding of what I am trying to achieve on a project than if they only turn up when they have to.
Michael Brady Ltd provides the goods on time and on quality. It is not looking for extras all the time - for example, if there are two types of materials that could be used for a specific part of a project MB Ltd offers the choice. Other contractors only offer the one that they will make the most money on. It is this honesty that is reassuring for architects, and it's not often you find it from a contractor.
I can also trust MB Ltd not to miss a deadline - only if client changes his mind, and then you would expect it. But projects are generally always finished on time, and we only need weekly or fortnightly meetings to check on progress because I trust them to get on with it without my constant supervision, which again you couldn't do with many contractors - that's valuable, because my time is valuable."
"Michael Brady’s manner and quality of workmanship is excellent, they are nice people to work with. I don’t have to chase for work to be done, Michael keeps on top of the work himself, he is well organised."
"I've worked on several projects with Michael Brady Ltd, and the focus on quality is excellent. Unlike some builders, they don't look for lots of additions to put the price up."