What Our Clients Say

We’ve told you all about ourselves and our projects, but there’s nothing more reassuring than hearing what other clients who have used our services have to say about our work. Below are just a few of the reviews we’ve received. If you’d like to read even more client testimonials, just let us know. We’d be happy to share them with you.

Dumpletons carried out major works to our home in 2016.  They demolished existing rear additions, removed the whole of the ground-floor rear wall and extended the house out into the garden, building a new kitchen and living room.  They also changed the lay out upstairs and installed two new bathrooms.  We were extremely pleased with all aspects of this project and have no hesitation in recommending them.  Gary Dumpleton and Lee Price are superb craftsmen who take great pride in their work.  They worked closely with us and, when needed, with our architect.  They and their small team of builders were always careful, tidy, clean, considerate, friendly and succeeded, so far as was possible, in minimising disruption.  They kept to the proposed time-table and finished all work a couple of weeks ahead of schedule.  There were minimal snagging issues and we remain extremely happy with the result of their construction work.

N.M, St Albans

Dumpleton's were brilliant from start to finish - from quote to the very few snags. Professional, experienced, timely and tidy,  we were really happy with the whole build experience, and are so pleased with the end result. The dog also really misses you all - especially Jess. Thank you so much.

Steph Maiden, St Albans AL3

Dumpleton Builders & Contractors have provided me with building, renovation and maintenance services for over 25 years. They have worked on my previous London residences, both with small maintenance tasks and also larger renovation and restyle projects, and have also provided similar services for my estate in Bedfordshire.
Dumpleton Builders & Contractors are hardworking, reliable and innovative in their approach. Projects have been delivered on time, and finished to a very high standard.
Their tradesmen are always courteous and respectful and projects are managed in an efficient and cost conscious manner.

Peter, Bedfordshire

Dumpleton Builders & Contractors are a long established local contractor with a good building team. They offer great workmanship, are very reliable and cooperative. They are always on my list of preferred contractors.

Roy Darby (Architect), St Albans

Over the years Dumpleton’s have completed many projects for us including, full kitchen and lounge renovation and refurbishment, greenhouse and garden room foundations and sub structures and various maintenance to other areas of the property all to an exceptional level. 
On site the team are engaging, work extremely hard, thorough and committed to delivering the project on time and in budget. It was also reassuring that we were kept fully informed of progress each day. 
And, inevitably, with every build project, unforeseen issues and changes arose, these were dealt with promptly and professionally. We appreciated their experience and advise on decisions we had to make.
They are my builders of choice and I would thoroughly recommend Dumpletons for all building works."

 Simon Douglas, St Albans

We would highly recommend Gary Dumpleton and his team for any building projects.  We contracted Dumpleton Builders to renovate our main living area, creating one open space from three small rooms.  We are very happy with the results and the process was seamless, coming in on budget and on time.  We were provided a clear timeline and payment schedule which the team adhered to.  Gary was on site every day with his team, he communicated with us regularly about progress and was accommodating with any changes we made along the way.  We are looking at a larger building project in the near future and would not hesitate to work with Dumpleton Builders again.

Dariela & Kevin Rackind, St Albans

The work was carried out sympathetically on a Victorian house to the highest standard and on budget. The work team was skilled, covered nearly all trades required and were polite and good to have around. Lee and Gary have excellent hands-on experience and I can't recommend them highly enough.

Judy, St Albans

We would completely recommend Dumpleton Builders. Gary, Lee and all the team were professional and friendly throughout. They created a new shower room for us and when we discovered a serious old leak in the existing bathroom they helped us to stay calm and sorted that out for us too.  They gave a thorough quote which they stuck to, followed all the details of the architect’s plans and completed all the work to a high standard, making sure everywhere was clean and tidy at the end of each day. We were really pleased with all the work and would definitely use them again.

Edward & Katy, St Albans

We used Dumpleton Builders to carry out a ground floor extension and refurbishment of bedrooms and ensuites. The build, craftsmanship and reliability was of the highest standard but what was really outstanding was their communication and openness to discuss challenges and tweaks as the work developed. We lived in the house whilst the work carried on around us and the whole team was accommodating, courteous and as unobtrusive as possible.


We are really pleased with the extension and would not hesitate to recommend Gary, Lee and the team to others.

Brendan & Fiona, St Albans

Unlike other builders Dumpleton's were on time, on budget and delivered to an exemplary quality on our New Build home. They worked along side our chosen architect with great professionalism.  Cannot recommend them enough.

Charles & Celine, Wheathampstead

From the first meeting with Dumpleton’s, through to the closure of our project, Dumpleton’s acted with honesty and transparency.
Communication throughout the extension work was suitably frequent and whenever any issues arose, Dumpleton’s were open to exploring all avenues with us, explaining the pros, cons (and cost!) of each option.
Most importantly, their craftsmanship, attention to detail and creativity is superb, and five years on, we are still very happy with the family home they created for us.

Matthew & Rebekah, St Albans

The team at Dumpletons have done a fair bit of work for us over a couple of jobs and on each occasion we have found them to be excellent. The team are friendly, polite and respectful when working round the house and dealing with neighbours. The standard of work is very high and they are always available and pragmatic when unforeseen issues arise, offering creative and practical solutions. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them and in fact have done so a several occasions.

Jon & Caroline, St Albans

We would like to thank you for helping us with the construction of our extension during the Winter of 2017. Although, remaining in the house whilst you did the work will have added to the complexity of the work done, your team remained pleasant and helpful throughout. The construction was completed to a high standard and you obviously had a good and trusting working relationship, not only with your staff, but with the other agencies you engaged with. Your advice and suggestions were very useful and improved both our experience of the build and the final outcome. Along with the wonderfully detailed specification of the architect, both the practical and financial elements of this build went very smoothly. Where there were any differences of opinion we were able to sort these out very amicably.

Liz & Tim, St Albans

I was really impressed by Gary and the team. They were thoroughly professional throughout – from the time taken to properly understand the job, to the care taken to protect the house and the quality of the final workmanship. Really pleased.

Ian E, St Albans

Dumpletons have worked on two big projects on our home over the last few years. From our first meeting they were professional and extremely knowledgeable in their field. Gary, Lee and the team were very respectful in every aspect of the build, especially as we were still living in the house with two young children at the time.  The transformation of our 1960’s  semi-detached home was just amazing.  The team work extremely hard, with an incredible attention to detail in every aspect. We look forward to working with Dumpletons again in the future.

Dan & Shameem, St Albans

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