Testimonials

Most of our work is through recommendations from previous clients and architects who do not hesitate to praise our quality of work and professionalism throughout a project.

We encourage potential clients to visit our previous projects to see our work and, if required speak to our clients.

"Nick and his highly skilled and friendly team. have done a superb job on our extensive renovation. Nick managed the project seamlessly, maintaining momentum throughout and with close attention to detail, whilst being mindful of the budget. We would unreservedly recommend Coates Construction."

Tom & Helen Everett
'Foxley Henning'

On my retirement in 2016 I had a requirement to convert my business premises in the centre of York into a house and two flats. This was a major redevelopment involving all aspects of construction work in a difficult location. I commissioned Coates Construction to carry out the work and I am delighted with the final result. The work was carried out to a very high standard and Nick Coates came up with many additions and improvements to the original plans as the work progressed. Unlike some builders Nick is always contactable and if he says he will do something then you know it will be done speedily and to a high standard. The work was completed on schedule and the premises were rented out immediately with all the tenants commenting on the high standard of work and finish. My thanks to Nick and his team for a first class job.

Mr Brown
Buckingham Street, York

We purchased our house on Marygate last year in the knowledge that it needed a comprehensive refurbishment sympathetically carried out to enhance the older features of the house whilst bringing it into the 21st century. Nick Coates speedily provided a competitive quotation and arranged for us to see examples of his work with previous customers. He also drew up a detailed schedule of works giving a completion date of first week in May 2016. The work included structural alterations from reroofing to underpinning and tanking of cellars as well as new windows, rewiring, new bathrooms and underfloor heating. Features such as ceiling roses, shutters and fireplaces had to be sourced and included. Extensive groundworks included the courtyard garden, drive and dropped kerb approach Nick and his excellent team organised and implemented this in a professional manner and it is nice to see people who take a pride in their work and have a genuine desire to do a first class job. The after care service to ensure that everything was to our satisfaction was appreciated. Nick’s attention to detail is second to none. We moved in on time on 5th May 2016 and are delighted with our house.

David & Jan Brown
Marygate, York

The house is really starting to feel like home, we couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for your patience with us and for building us such a beautiful home - lots of people have asked if the process was a stressful one and I can honestly say no as we have been so lucky to have had an amazing builder! You have been professional, organised and helpful with every single step and we really cannot thank you enough. We have already recommended you to just about everyone we know (at the risk of you getting too busy to tackle our next project!). You have done us and yourself proud. If you ever want to show clients/your family or anyone else round please feel free (just give me a chance to tidy up first!!!). Thank you Nick.....

Johnny & Sarah Cooper
'Pasture Farm'

"Coates Construction were recommended to me by my appointed local architect following the purchase of a Grade II listed residential property in York. The recommendation being based upon what was a comprehensive, complex and high specification development project over a forecast period of c8 months.

Nick Coates personally managed the project from beginning of re-development through to completion, including integration and oversight of a number of specialist 3rd party suppliers and trades. My experience of Coates Construction can be summarised as professional, open, highly responsive, collaborative and also fair when it comes to the somewhat inevitable position on a project of this size and nature of scope changes and un-anticipated problems. Outside of the contracted works, Nick also provided valuable personal input on various design aspects of the property. There is certainly a feel from a customer’s perspective of Coates Construction taking the longer-term relationship view.

Consequently I have had no hesitation in recommending Coates Construction to friends, work colleagues and family and continue to draw upon their services myself for additional works."

Mr A Winters
The Mount, York

"Nick Coates helped me build one of Yorks very few contemporary houses - Zero House on Clifton Green.

Nick built and erected the structural frame, walls, floors and roof, installed the windows and doors and fixed the external cladding.

The work required a very high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, skills which fall naturally to Nick.

Furthermore Nick's people skills ensured that everyone on site was enthused with the need for quality and co-ordination between trades was easily accomplished.

Nick is an exceptional builder and his honesty and reliability make him stand out above the rest. I will have no hesitancy in working with Nick on future projects."

Mike Hammill
'Zero House'

"We chose Coates Construction & Joinery, not only because their estimates were very competitive, but because we understood their workmanship was first class. Throughout the 8 month period of construction, Nick Coates was in control, masterminding a team of skilled workmen ensuring that the project was extremely well co-ordinated and managed and completed on time and within budget. All his team were conscienscious and focused. The standard of workmanship throughout was high. It was a pleasure to have them working with us."

Penelope Worsley
'Midgley House'

"A rare builder who pays real attention to detail, returns calls and emails promptly, proactive in making suggestions and even brought our new build (a 5 bed farmhouse) in 6 weeks ahead of schedule! Living 150 miles away from the build we placed full trust in Nick who in return has built us a high quality family home to be proud of. We would have no hesitation in recommending Coates Construction to anyone (in fact we already have!)."

James & Vicky O'Gram
'Hayton Grange'

"We would just like to say a huge thank you to Nick and all the team at Coates Construction for building us a wonderful extension which we and many others believe has the 'WOW' factor. There was regular communication throughout the project and Nick always listened to all our needs and requirements. Nick's project management skills are exceptional and quality of workmanship is of a very a high standard. It is nice to find a builder who is passionate about his work and who has the drive to deliver a successful project. Hope to contact you soon regarding more work."

Iraj & Kathryn Darbandi
'The Old Barn'

"Now we have moved in Pauline and myself would like to formally thank you for building our new house which more importantly is our new home. We were worried that the move from The Coach House to Crabtree Farm would be like moving to an empty box but we have been pleasantly surprised and it feels like we have been here forever.

I was also very pleased when we finished and paid our final accounts that the job was completed to agreed costings with no EXTRAS (except for the items I changed and changed and changed) as this was my major concern building a house for the first time (and last time) that the house should be built to the price quoted.

Your workmanship was second to none and I will if ever needed supply any prospective customers of yours a firm recommendation to use your services.

Steve & Pauline Atherton
'Crabtree Farm'

"During construction/conversion of our barn in York we found Nick to be highly professional, extremely knowledgeable and efficient resulting in a property finished to a high standard and on time with no residual snags. We have no hesitation in recommending him to any future clients"

Trevor Smith
'Limefield Barn'

"We have worked with Coates Construction for over 5 years and would not hesitate to recommend him to any of our clients for new building work or extensions. Unlike many builders Nick Coates is familiar with the current building requirements and we can trust him to comply with the toughest requests. In the work that Nick Coates has carried out for our practice we have found him to be committed, competent and communicative. He has an eye for detail and is well organised and tidy. Overall we feel that when Nick is involved our projects are able to exceed our client's expectations."

Sally Walker, Native Architects

"I have no hesitation in providing a reference for Coates Construction as I have known Nick Coates for over 15 years and have always been impressed by the professional manner in which he approaches his work and the effort he puts into the organisation and running of a job.

Coates Construction have worked on several jobs I have designed and managed and knowing that Nick’s team are carrying out the work always gives me confidence that we will deliver a top quality build for the client.

Nick is very thorough in his approach to a project and well organised and efficient in it's delivery. Quality of workmanship throughout the build is high resulting in an outstanding finished job."

Tim Dykes, Planning & Design Associates

"It is a pleasure to find a builder without rubber hands on his watch! I would like to thank you for a job started and finished on time, and clearly built with an attention to detail very often missing in your line of work. The professional manner in which all aspects of the work were carried out was much appreciated and I certainly will be recommending you to anyone wanting building work in the future."

Colin Parker
'Breezy Knees'

"Nick and his team built us a lovely extension which exceeded our expectations. When the sun shines and we fold back our large bi-fold door we thoroughly enjoy the inside/outside living space we hoped for. Coates Construction conduct themselves very professionally and liaised with us very efficiently. Our project was completed within the timescale given and more importantly within budget. We would recommend Coates Construction without hesitation, Many Thanks"

Mr & Mrs Ward
Upper Poppleton

"Coates Construction headed up by Nick Coates completed an extension to one of my student lets in York last summer. The worked was planned to a tight schedule to allow the students back into the house at the start of the autumn term. The work was completed successfully 4 weeks ahead of schedule to a high standard and to an agreed contract price. Nick Coates has a good team of sub-contractors who seem willing to put in the extra sometimes needed to meet the demands of the job. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm."

Stuart Hamilton
Lansdowne Terrace, York