Venture Property took a derelict stone barn and turned it into a much-admired, light and spacious home where we are delighted to live. Gordon Stead and his team worked with us to meet our needs for a fully wheelchair-accessible house while retaining a design which would suit anyone. From efficient air-source heated floors through superb wall insulation to the original beams and tiles, the workmanship was of a very high standard – and all finished precisely on schedule.
I had a very positive experience with Venture; the quality of the workmanship and overall finish on my flat is really good. When I was buying my flat Gordon said to me that they pride themselves in building quality properties and after living in my flat for 2 years, I think that is very true to say. They were happy to customize my flat to my specifications, even if they were sometimes difficult to achieve, which was a real benefit to me.
I have had a couple of minor issues, where a stain has come through the paintwork and with the plumbing (which was not their fault – a resident in the flat poured grouting down the sewerage system blocking it up!), but on each occasion they have been prompt to get back to me and to resolve the issue. I found them easy to work with, happy to help and to accommodate my choices and overall a positive experience.
We first saw Rose Barn when nettles and ivy were growing inside the kitchen walls, covering the earth floor. Sparrows could be seen circling above, in the bedrooms and disappearing out where the roof should be.
So it was a ‘leap of faith’ to put our trust and hard earned money into the project.
We had confidence in Gordon and the Venture properties team from the start. He offered to put us in touch with previous buyers, to learn of their experience, we didn’t, but appreciated the offer.
His vision for the property was just what we had in mind. Sympathetic and thoughtful barn conversion, good quality workmanship, empathetic and supportive building company. We were invited to view progress regularly and Gordon was always ready to listen to questions, requests and ideas. The property came in on budget, on time and finished to a good standard.
Sands Consultants have acted as engineers for Venture Property for several years and in that time we have found them to be an extremely professional company in all aspects of their work.
With regard to construction work on site Venture Property maintain extremely high standards throughout and have always carried out their works in accordance with our designs. Venture Property ensure that our requirements are carried out accurately and to our details and use qualified craftsman to ensure this work is completed correctly.
We have no hesitation in recommending their work and such is our confidence in their product, one of our staff has recently purchased a property constructed by Venture Properties and has been very impressed by their helpful attitude and the finish of their workmanship on the property.
Their attention to detail and their response combined with their helpful attitude has given this customer a very pleasant purchase and after service experience which is not always the case in the construction industry.
Should we be required to provide verbal or reference at anytime we have no concerns with our details being passed forward.
BSc(Hons) CEng MICE
Sands Civil & Structural Chartered Engineers
View original letter (PDF, 637 Kb)
We purchased Meadow View 3 years ago and we are delighted and extremely satisfied with the property. We regularly watched the development take place from a dilapidated barn to a well appointed 3 bedroomed house. We were always impressed with the quality of workmanship and the presentation of the whole complex of three properties.
WWD has worked with Venture on many occasions and find their development knowledge and construction skills both comprehensive and refreshing. This always leads to the creation of high quality, attractive schemes where the buyer’s needs have been fully considered. Venture also fully understand historic buildings and their renovation and this always adds to the finished project’s quality. The result is always assured – excellent homes that people can buy with confidence.
For more information or to arrange viewings please get in touch: