What our customers say...

We engaged Summit to greatly extend and rebuild our house with a completely different layout. Only 3 walls and the staircase remained at the commencement of the project. We had met with other building companies but based on price, advice, ideas and Julian himself we decided to move forward with Summit. We gave the project a 6 month deadline, and snagging aside; Summit met this. The team worked 6 days a week and were always onsite before 8am – in the summer often staying well into the evening to complete tasks.

The team were an absolute pleasure to deal with – nothing was ever too much trouble. Everyone was respectful, committed and took pride in their work. The team were lovely with our children, taking the time to explain things, listen to their wish lists and even treated them to sweets! The scale of our renovation was extensive and yet the house was always kept in immaculate condition plus we had no complaints from neighbours. The team went to great lengths to deliver total satisfaction and things like digging up daffodils and replanting them, and rehoming nesting birds stick in my mind show the level of detail the Summit crew observe.

Julian made site visits on a daily basis and addressed any concerns immediately. He made suggestions that altered the course of the build for the better and was totally transparent on costs throughout. The end result was spectacular and we were delighted with our choice of building company. We would have no hesitation in recommending Summit
Glynn and Victoria
Home Owner
“My wife and I decided to use SGBC for our basement works after a tender process involving several high quality contractors. SGBC’s pricing was reasonable compared to the others, and given it is very unlikely we will ever do works of this scale ever again, the choice of contractor was so important – the difference between the process being difficult, stressful and draining and exciting.

Bottom line is, we couldn’t have got it more right. Vadym and literally every single one of his team that came to site were delightful. From the ground-works crew, to the bricklayers, the electricians, the plumbers, the decorators, the tilers, the joiner (who is a literally one of the most skilled craftsmen I’ve ever seen work) and of course Vadym himself….they were all very polite, unbelievably hard working, respectful and talented.

We’ve reflected on how the process could have gone (the team were with us 15 months) and my wife and I literally can’t fault these guys. They did what they said they would do, they kept to budget and most importantly, the quality of the workmanship that we have been left with is outstanding. The finish is just exceptional. If you have a big job that you are hoping will turn your home into your dream home but that whole notion makes you feel nervous that it may all go wrong along the way, then you need to call SGBC. If your journey with them is half as good as ours…..you’ll be left very pleased indeed and will probably end up writing a testimonial like this one.”
Home Owner
I have now worked with Summit on four projects in various parts of London. I was first introduced to Julian, working in Wanstead on a large house renovation which included the complete reconfiguration of the existing property, adding a very large extension to the rear, the side and the roof space. Throughout the project Julian was accommodating and easy to work with. His team were very hard-working and the final product that they produced was of an excellent quality. I know that the property owner is also very happy with their newly refurbished home.

After working with Julian I was introduced to his business partner Vadym who works mainly in South London. He first completed a project for us in Clapham Junction where we added a new basement to a property as well as extending and completely refurbishing the existing dwelling. This project was actually published in Grand Designs Magazine and recognised in the Don’t Move Improve Awards, 2019, which identifies the best extensions in London of the year. We were very happy with the quality of the work produced and Vadym’s team showed a full range of skills being able to complete everything from basement construction through to the finer finishing details that we asked for.

The following project that they completed for us was actually my own house. I think it speaks highly when an architect uses a builder on their own house. I am incredibly happy with the result of this build.

The last project is a new build development in East Dulwich. We introduced some very complicated brick detailing into this building which Vadym and his team embraced. The building is nearing completion and is looking excellent.

We definitely test the builders that we work with and ask them to produce bespoke details that are different from typical housing projects. Each time both Vadym and Julian have stepped up and delovered in all cases and the products they have produced have met our very high expectation. We hope to work with them again soon.
Neil Gaskin
We used Summit for a major two storey modernisation, extension and garden renovation project and we absolutely love our new house!

The Summit team worked so hard, and maintained an impressive momentum throughout the project. I have no doubt that we were difficult clients to work with at times, as we were looking for such a high standard of finish, but Julian and his team were absolutely up to the job, meeting and often surpassing our expectations.

Most importantly, the team were always friendly, professional, offered great advice throughout the project and were determined to ensure we were happy with the end results – which we absolutely are. I would 100% use Summit again, and plan to soon!
Danny and Ava
Home Owner
This was the first major building project I have undertaken (two storey rear extension, entire renovation over 6 months) and I really struck gold by securing Julian and team’s services. They came with a glowing recommendation from my architect, whose house they were simultaneously working on, which instantly filled me with confidence.  

I have to say, Julian and team have far exceeded my expectations. All work has been completed to the highest standard (almost every visitor comments on the quality of the tiling / paintwork), on budget and on time, despite starting in the middle of Winter. Just as importantly, the team have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and neighbours have commended the clean and respectful way in which they go about their work.

Julian is a top bloke and throughout the process made a number of clever design suggestions which greatly improved the overall finish (the glass floor was a touch of genius). None of my requests were ever a problem and Julian showed great patience throughout, despite my lack of project experience. There is a clear cohesion and camaraderie amongst the team of specialist builders, bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and tilers who work together seamlessly and tirelessly.  I shall genuinely miss our Saturday morning catch ups. If I decide to push the boat out on a loft extension there is no question who I will call. Cannot speak highly enough of these guys. Top class. 
Home Owner
“We are very pleased with the work Summit did to build our family house for life! We selected Summit based on all the incredible feedback we got from their previous clients – and now we can see why.

The work comprised of a 4 meter rear extension involving lots of steel creating a stunning Open Plan Kitchen, Diner and Living Room, a loft conversion, remodelling and a full refurbishment. Not only was their work done to a very high standard, but they took all the stress out of what would normally be a very stressful process.

Julian is a great communicator, and they have assembled an impressive team who are very skilled, professional and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they had solutions for all our requests, plus many great suggestions of their own.

Overall the proof is in the beauty of the house they built for us and how happy we are!”
David and Frankie
Home Owner
From day one the Summit team worked extremely hard every day until completion. Each Summit team member- builder, electrician, decorator, tiler, plumber, carpenter, is meticulous, with an excellent standard of skill and talent.

We are thrilled with the result because of this. Julian helped us to plan and make decisions as we went along with his expertise; eye for interior and exterior detail; and great knowledge of the best suppliers. The guys couldn’t be nicer to have around- always so polite and friendly.
Matt and Fiona
Home Owner
“We chose Summit for our project (house refurb/extension/loft conversion) because their reputation in Aldersbrook and Wanstead is second to none. Julian and his team were fantastic from start to finish; the work was completed on time and carried out to a very high quality.

We were impressed by how much Julian was involved closely on the project, making helpful, practical and cost-conscious suggestions along the way.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julian and Summit to others - their excellent reputation is very well deserved.”
Home Owner
“Summit created a single story rear extension for us last summer and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. The team were so friendly, very punctual and considerate of the fact we had a 6-month old baby! There was never an issue of working late if the build needed to be kept on track.

Julian was very good at keeping us up to date on the progress of the build, and giving us suggestions on potential finishes. We would highly recommend Julian and his team and will be using them for future building work on our property”.
Home Owner
“We chose Summit to renovate and extend our basement in 2017 because they were competitively priced and we were impressed by the appearance of other jobs they had completed in the area.

During the build we found the workers to be punctual, extremely hard working, always polite and friendly and resourceful. They turned up on time every day regardless of the weather, always put in a full day’s work and kept the site as tidy as possible.

The build involved a huge amount of manual effort as there was no rear access to our property to enable them to use machinery. Julian visited us regularly throughout the build to discuss progress and the project kept to schedule. Considering the scale of the work, we had relatively little snagging and what we did have was addressed quickly and without any fuss.

We were delighted with the work Summit undertook for us and would not hesitate to use them again. They have proved to be very reliable and we would thoroughly recommend them.”
Martin and Lorraine
Home Owner
I am super happy with the work that Summit did for me. The team was very friendly and professional - even my neighbours were impressed! I was worried how it would feel having them in my house all the time, but they were always very respectful of the fact that it was my home and I was still living there, and left everything really tidy. They didn’t even complain when I accidentally left the chain on the door and they wasted 3/4 of an hour waiting for me to get up and let them in.

One of my other concerns was that costs would mount up, but actually everything cost exactly what was quoted, and anything extra that I had them do was quoted for upfront so that that everything was clear and transparent. They even did a few extra things free of charge which was really appreciated.

The communication throughout was excellent, and I’m really thrilled with the end result. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Home Owner
What a relief to have contracted Summit to do the building works on our home. From the very first phone call to enquire through to them handing back our keys last week, everything was stress free, professional and expertly done.

Julian, Andrew and the rest of the team were a breath of fresh air - builders who know their job, can problem solve, work quickly and cleanly! They restored our faith in builders - would wholeheartedly recommend them. Thank you Summit
Home Owner