Adam & Louise, Cheadle Hulme - June 2022

Building works of any kind come with stress, apprehension and the unforeseen absolutely guaranteed. Our project was no exception to the rule, but what we did have to alleviate these elements was Ian Hende and his amazing team. You can never eradicate these pressures, but what Ian and Paul Taylor did do was guide us through the process keeping us up-to-date with progress and always being available at a drop of hat to help us when we needed. When things did go wrong, issues were discussed and dealt with in a proactive manner and then resolved with minimal fuss. The build quality in our opinion was fantastic and the aftercare service could not have been better. The team of builders were not only good at their jobs, but also polite and respectful to the fact we have young children as safety was high on our agenda. I would, and have, recommended Ian Hende to anyone.  

Carole & Andrew, Cheadle - June 2022

I wanted to feed back on our build experience so far. Steve and bricky (I think he is called Dodger) have been amazing. We can’t believe how much they have done in such a short space of time. They have worked non stop and are really great to have around. I think my Mum is the only person who drinks more tea than Steve. The icing on the cake for me was when they brought my washing in when it was raining! People are so quick to pass on negative feedback so wanted to let you know how great these guys have been. Have a great weekend.

Andy & Janine, Cheadle Hulme - April 2022


Hende Building Services recently completed the above works and we are all delighted with the results. We first invited Ian Henderson round to give us a quote for a Loft conversion, however Ian immediately saw the potential for a Two Storey side extension in order to provide a much larger kitchen, an extra bedroom and bathroom. We trusted Ian’s expertise and made the decision to go ahead with the side extension.

The works began in November 2020, and as with all building projects at that time was hampered by the effects of the Covid lockdowns and issues with Building material supplies. 

Despite this from the moment the existing garage was removed the Hende team of quality tradesmen from the Bricklayers, Joiners, Roofers, Plasterers, Electricians and Plumbers provided A1 workmanship throughout the project. 

The Project Manager Paul Taylor deserves a special mention, as from the very start to the sign off he was regularly on site and kept us fully informed and advised us where choices had to be made. He managed the team well, and there were very few occasions where we were without a builder on site.

If we have any future building projects planned we will not hesitate to contact Hende and would highly recommend them to anybody looking for a reputable builder.

Sian & Satish, Cheadle Hulme - March 2022

We undertook a sizeable two level extension, internal remodelling and re-roofing project on our 100 year old house starting in Feb 2020 with Hende Building Services. Unfortunately, no sooner had the foundations been laid for the extension in March 2020 did the government enforce the first Covid Lockdown. This resulted in a 6 month delay to the recommencement of the building works. Through-out this period Ian kept us informed of potential start dates dependent upon national guidelines. The pandemic resulted in significant delays and issues with material supply chains. Despite this Ian and his team managed the difficulties with the supply chains admirably and always tried their best to work around the problems. 

Ian and Paul (the foreman) were hugely helpful advising us of adjustments throughout project, all of which have resulted in an excellent finished product. During the whole project we changed various elements of the design (including moving a large family bathroom from one end of the house to another) and Ian was very accommodating with all the adaptations and changes. Some of these included taking down load bearing walls requiring RSJs, creating a mezzanine area, moving a bathroom, putting in bifold doors to two rooms on the first floor and putting in Juliet balconies.  All the extra works that we added as the project went on were all very reasonably priced. At no point did the team say it couldn’t be done – they had a real “can-do” attitude and because of their adaptability we’ve ended up with a lovely family home. 

The project itself was meant to take 8 months but ended up taking 18 months given the lockdowns, supply chain issues, isolation issues etc. However, the team were dedicated and very family friendly. Our kids and our dog had a great time during the building works interacting with Ian’s team. 

We have ended up with a lovely family home at the end of our project. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ian and his team no matter the size of your project. We would have absolutely no qualms using them again for any building works we’d ever take on – they were great. 

Sarah & Damian, Cheadle - February 2022

From the moment Ian visited us and we went though our thoughts with him, we knew Hende were the right team for our project. Ian was knowledgeable, listened to what we wanted and helped us to design our new space. 

The team that followed were amazing! Site manager Paul and the whole team (too many to name here!) worked hard to put our plans into action. Every tradesperson that we came across was polite, professional and hardworking. 

A big thank you to Ian, Paul and team Hende for making our plans come to life and making our home a fantastic place to live! 

J & R , Stockport - February 2022

We highly recommend Hende Building Services Ltd. Previously, we had been significantly let down by an unprofessional building company. With this in mind it was very difficult to put the trust into another company - though there were no worries where Hende was concerned. After interviewing a number of building contractors, there was no question that we wanted to work with Hende.

Not only are they very professional at their craft, but they are also reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. A friendly team of workers! There were many trades involved in our renovations, they were all able to advise on the options and as a result the project work was well coordinated – especially through the pandemic when it was possible to work – they did.

We couldn’t be more pleased with the finished project that we never thought we would have seen given our previous experience and have already recommended Hende to friends and family. 

Stuart & Emma, Wilmslow - January 2022

After all the hard work you all put in building Phase 1, we were not going to go anywhere else for Phase 2.

We would like to thank you and your team for all the hard work you all put in whilst working on Phase 2 of our project. Your team are a credit to you and the rapport Wayne had with our 3 year old Daughter was brilliant. The attention to detail is fantastic. The site was cleaned each evening in order to make it safe for our Daughter.

I know it has been another difficult year for you trying to source materials and with their costs increasing but you kept us informed every step of the way.

You and your team were brilliant in accommodating the addition tasks that we wanted undertaking.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone.

Thanks again for all your hard work and I hope 2022 is a great year for you.

Grahame & Lynne, Cheadle Hulme - December 2021

When we decided to have an extension built we asked several companies for a quote. Hende was by far the most detailed and comprehensive so we decided to go with them. The start of the work was delayed by Covid and Lockdown but finally started in February this year and finished in June. We are delighted with the work done and our completed extension.

Andy & Eleanor, Cheadle Hulme - October 2021

Ian, Paul and all the Hende team,

We would like to say a great big thank you to Hende for undertaking our house extension project. 

From the very first meeting we were very impressed with the attention to detail, honesty and communication which continued throughout the build.

The Hende team began in the Autumn 2020 and worked tirelessly and safely despite the COVID challenges. Ian and Paul provided great insight to the build, explained any issues and made great suggestions to help tweak the architect's plans and produce a truly outstanding living space.

All the tradespersons were seasoned professionals; polite, considerate and always listened to our ideas and any concerns. They were very tidy, we could not fault anyone who worked on the build, even neighbours commented how pleasant they were.

We would recommend Hende to our friends and family and without hesitation we would use them again. 

Thanks to the Hende team we now have a fantastic new living space which exceeded our own expectations and we are delighted with the final result.  

Our architect has recently visited and was also very impressed with the standard of the build.

Thank you for all your hard work.

Vicky & Danny, Cheadle - July 2021

Best Builders in Cheadle!

We chose Hende to build our extension because we had heard all good things about his work and they weren’t wrong.

Ian called round and we designed the extension. He listened to our ideas and with his experience we planned it together.

The team were also very accommodating as we did make a few changes along the way but this wasn’t a problem to them.

All the lads worked extremely hard -we didn’t have the best weather with it starting in October, wet cold and covid, but they battled through….. I’d make sure they were well looked after with brews and bacon butties.

The lads were punctual, polite and very tidy , even our neighbours commented what clean workers they all were.

Their  attention to details is first class and I’m so thrilled to show off my new extension to friends and family, who all love it.

Ian and Paul were always on hand to help , they would always answer my call to any questions.

Definitely recommend team Hende to anyone looking for an extension 

Well done Team Hende , Ian , Paul , Mark , John , Matt , Steve , Aiden , Charlie , Wayne , Phil , Ged and the plasterers 😊

Kieran, Cheadle Hulme - May 2021

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the magnificent job Team Hende did at my home. Ian has been a personal friend for a while now and the quality of work completed was first class. Nothing was too much trouble and I was re-assured during periods of inclement weather and uncertainty due to the pandemic. Highly recommended, thank you.

Leanne & Paul, Heald Green - May 2021

When starting to looking for a builder, we were recommended Hende by friends. After the first meeting with Ian in late 2019, we knew Hende would be the right builders for us. We opted for Design & Build and I have to say, as this was our first big home renovation project, it made the whole process so much easier. 

Our project was a single storey rear extension and after Covid delays, the build began in September 2020. Throughout the build I have been so impressed by the standard of work and attention to detail. We’ve been kept informed by Ian and Paul at each stage of the build, and they have ensured the job kept moving despite any supply issues they may have had. They also worked with the kitchen contractor to ensure we had our kitchen fitted by Christmas. 

Hende use experienced tradespeople and I can’t fault anyone who worked on this job, so a big thank-you to Mark, John, Chris, Jeff,  Steve, Aiden, Charlie, Phil & Ged (and anyone else I may have forgotten).  

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hende to friends & would certainly look to use them again in the future. 

Simon & Sarah, Cheadle Hulme - March 2021

We rarely leave reviews however, on this occasion we felt it was absolutely necessary as finding a reputable builder is extremely difficult. Our project was a rear ground floor extension with knock through, new porch and garage conversion.

We approached Ian late in 2019 having wasted our time waiting for other builders to view our property and quote for our improvements. We noted from Ian’s social media and friends that he had built exactly what we wanted. We were probably Ian’s first job after lockdown no. 1 starting July 2020. Day 1 was a challenge as the mini digger had to get down the side of our house with 5mm to spare……!!!! But no problem, the digger passed and footings were dug within 5 days. Concrete was poured and then we met the best bricklayers in the world – Jeff and Steve. Jeff and Steve were a pleasure to work with considering we were all at home either working or pretending to home school. They were very conscious of us as a family and explained each step along the way.

Summer soon passed and roofs were constructed and tiled allowing all new doors to be installed. To minimise the mess, a temporary wall was built from wood so we could still use our kitchen. These are the small details other builders would not consider. Electrical work and plastering was all combined allowing good time for our kitchen fitters to start. By end November we had almost completed everything so 5 months in total………amazing……!!!

We would be delighted to speak to anyone considering using Hende Building and answer any questions. Happy to talk over the phone or if permitted, let them view our work. Like us, this could be your first major project and may have some reservations.

 Rachael & Chris Hey - Feb 2021

Our extension with Hende building services started in January 2020. Prior to the building works commencing, Ian had looked at our existing plans and advised us on a couple of changes that would make the space work even better for our family. The build got off to a fantastic start, through all kinds of weather there was much progress made and we had much of the exterior building work and roof timbers on before everything had to halt due to the first lockdown. 

This is where Ian and Paul made exactly the right decision to put all work on hold. As a family it made us feel very safe and whilst it was a shock to everyone at the time, Hende building services then went on to prove just how professional they are. Once able and with things back on track, Ian, Paul and the team went above and beyond to complete the work despite the set backs of building supplies not being as readily available and having to consider additional health and safety implications for all involved. 

Throughout the build it was clear to see the building work was being completed by seasoned professionals who were always happy to answer any questions and guide us on decisions that needed to be made. We decided to extend and reconfigure our home to work better for our family and Hende have helped us do just that. 

We have a beautiful space and our very happy with the final result. 

Many thanks.

Vicky & Paul - January 2021

We used Hende for a 2 storey side and single storey rear extension. Like everyone else, we had no idea how the year would turn out.

Throughout the whole build, including the unexpected break for lock down, communication was excellent. Ian and Paul kept us up to date at every stage and were considerate of the fact that we had a baby at the end of lockdown on top of everything else.

All the tradespeople involved have been incredibly professional and the attention to detail and quality of the finish is outstanding.

We’d have no hesitation in recommending Hende for any building work and would happily use them again in the future.

Thanks again for everyone’s hard work. Fingers crossed that next year will run more smoothly for everyone.

Val & Geoff - Cheadle Hulme - December 2020

We have just had a small extension to the ground floor consisting of a shower/toilet and utility room designed and built by Hende Building Services. Right from the start Ian and Paul liaised with us all the way through the build. The work was carried out professionally by qualified tradesmen who were also friendly and respectful. Nothing was too much trouble. During the build several alterations to the original plan were suggested all improving the final outcome. We are very pleased with the finished build and would certainly recommend Hende Building Services.

Kate & Stuart - November 2020

We received a recommendation via friends to use Hende when we were looking for a design & build company for a single storey extension. I liked that I could see regular social media updates and read recent client testimonials, which set Hende apart from other companies we considered.

The design and build service was easy for us to follow, and progressed quickly. Knowing early on that the plans were practical and achievable within our budget was really valuable. We live within a conservation area, so discussing the challenges that posed with Ian in advance meant that our plans were approved first time.

I worked from home during the project and saw that the team treated our home as a home, not a building site. They were considerate of my schedule, and delayed particularly noisy or disruptive activities if needed. 

The project duration was as initially estimated (if you deduct enforced time away from site due to lockdown). This is a remarkable achievement considering the various logistical/supply chain challenges posed by the pandemic.

Hende use qualified and experienced tradespeople, which shows in the quality of the finish in our extension. The team have strong client liaison skills, and helped us to make better choices to balance time efficiency, cost and long-term benefit. I’d also highlight the site manager role as critical to keeping us informed and timelines on track. Thank you to the whole Hende team for all of your hard work!

Mr & Mrs Cathcart, Cheadle Hulme - July 2020

Hende Building have just completed a single storey kitchen extension at our house. During construction, Ian helped us actually modify and improve the original designs of our architect so that we have actually finished with an improved design.Speaking as a former tradesman myself, I can confirm the quality of the build is superb and we are very happy with the finished product. 

We found Ian and his team to be extremely professional and conscientious during the whole construction process. They made great efforts to minimise any inconveniences to ourselves, especially during the more "messy" parts of the build. 

We found the whole of the construction team to be very professional and friendly.I would not hesitate in recommending this company to other potential customers who, like ourselves, just want the peace of mind of knowing the job will be done properly.

Barry, Cheadle - June 2020

It is now some 10 months since Hende building completed the above extension and as a matter of principle, although I was highly delighted with resulting building work at the time, I am a great believer that I should feel the same at a later date.

I have had a couple of small problems with the glass in the doors which was quickly rectified by the door suppliers, working through Ian at Hende.

Therefore, I would now like to express my appreciation to all for a job well done, as we are well pleased with the way it’s made a difference to our lives and property. I would be grateful if you could pass on my gratitude and these comments to all the staff involved in the construction.

Thanks once again.

Stu and Emma - April 2020

We just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and your amazing team for working so hard in order to get all the appliances plumbed in and back on in order for us to get back home before the lockdown. Your team are a credit to you; groundsmen and bricklayers did a fantastic job in all weather, protecting and keeping our next door neighbours pathway clean and tidy. The joiner was very professional, explained everything to us in layman terms and left everything tidy. The plasterers working well into the night to get the job done. The kitchen fitter did an amazing job and we’ll certainly be asking him back to fit our utility room. The electrician gave us some good ideas on where the switches and sockets should go. The plumber and gas engineer had no issues with the us moving the boiler and gas hob along with the additional radiators we needed. You do have a great team and I apologise if I’ve missed anyone.

Everyone kept us informed on every step of the process. We’re looking forward to when we are all able to get back to some form of normality so that you can finish phase 1 of our project.

The additional room you have help us create is phenomenal and has improved our family life no end - our daughter certainly loves running round the island. It’s just a shame that we are all going through this unprecedented times and we’re not able to entertain anyone over the Easter Bank Holiday.

We’ll certainly be back in contact in order for you to start phase 2 of the extension.

Keep well and as you always say “keep smiling”.

Ben & Lisa, Cheadle Hulme - March 2020

Single Storey extension - Open plan kitchen/ Utility/ Downstairs bathroom/ Garage/ Patio 

This is the first major extension we have commissioned, so decided to get planning permission before we started looking for builders.

Once we received planning permission our priority was to find a reputable builder. Ian put our minds at rest with his experience and explained the process thoroughly, suggesting  changes to the plans to make the build even better. 

 In hindsight using Hende for both design and build may have been more efficient especially given Ian's local knowledge of planning in Cheadle Hulme conservation zone.Despite the wettest summer on record (2019) Ian and team made solid progress and we were pleased to get most of the work over the line for Christmas.

Special thanks to Tommy (entertaining the kids), Steve (for keeping things clean), Mark (relocating the drains), Phil (sorting the plumbing), John (brickwork in the tightest of conditions), Harvey, Paul for his calm coordination, and Naomi for excellent customer service.  

Would definitely recommend Hende to friends and family, the end result was transformational.  

Mike & Jodie, Cheadle Hulme - March 2020

We have recently had a ground floor rear extension, garage conversion along with the heating system replaced throughout our home.

We decided to use Hende following  recommendations and having seen numerous examples of their work in the area.

From our initial meeting with Ian, through the planning stages and to the completion of the work we have been very impressed. Every tradesman has been professional and provided a high quality finish with minimal disruption to our family life.

We were particulary impressed with the speed at which our old heating system was replaced and the heating back on especially given this was done during a cold week in November.

Hende provided an all round service and worked with the kitchen and flooring contractors to ensure a very straightforward process. We are very happy with our new space.

Karl & Sally, Gatley - January 2020

We were looking for a contractor to complete a rear kitchen-diner extension, knocking down our conservatory and building across. After receiving several quotes we were immediately impressed with Ian’s approach and decided to go ahead.

We had some challenges along the way, including Ian having to completely change the design of the roof from our original architectural plans (not done by Hende) due to some questionable measurements. This change actually improved the look of the design and we are delighted with the end result. Ian’s team were trustworthy and considerate throughout, leaving minimal mess, this was also mentioned by our neighbours.

The agreed payment scheme was easy to follow and well managed throughout which helped when trying to budget for the project.

I would have no hesitation recommending Hende Builders, they are professional and work collaboratively with you to ensure your ideas are realised. We are delighted with our new living space and have received plenty of compliments since completion.

Tom & Suzanne, Cheadle Hulme - December 2019

When considering who to use for our extension we asked around and everybody who had used Hende recommended them – their reputation is hard earned and well deserved. The fact that they are a member of the ‘Federation of Master Builders’ provided an extra level of comfort so we contacted them for a quote. Straight away it was apparent that Ian and his team are hugely experienced; easy to deal with; honest about the process; and, that they would be with us every step of the build. Ian provided us with a timely and competitive quote (we had five quotes) which we now realise offered fantastic value given the quality of the completed build.

The quality of the workmanship is evident throughout, all the tradesmen took real pride in their work and as importantly for us they were fantastic, friendly and considerate with our two children both of whom are under five (and the challenges that brings). Our son still looks out for the Hende vans to wave hello to the team!

Throughout the build they were flexible and understanding about our ‘last minute’ changes, were always there when we needed to talk to them, and through their experience were happy to offer constructive ideas about potentially enhancing the build. They were considerate and respectful with our neighbours and brilliant at working with other contractors (kitchen/flooring) to ensure the process went smoothly.

The payment schedule was communicated in advance of the build starting and was stuck too, meaning we could plan our finances accordingly.

People often ask us whether we’d do it again and we always give the same reply - only if it was with Hende.

Thank-you so much for helping us build our dream home.

Barbara & Simon, Cheadle Hulme - December 2019

We identified Hende as a potential builder to reconfigure our existing extension from observation of local building projects they were undertaking and reviews on the internet. From our initial meeting with Ian to completion we have felt that we made an excellent choice.

Ian opened up possibilities we had not thought of to achieve our objectives and enabled us to agree a plan that was both aesthetically pleasing and practical. The contract we signed was straightforward and the stage payments were clear.

Throughout the building work we were inconvenienced as little as possible. The craftsmen were all friendly and respectful of our home. This even when, in the early stages of removing part of the roof and gutting the existing extension, the weather made their lives difficult. The quality of the work they did was consistently good. When the work was completed the area in front of the house where materials had been stored was completely cleared and washed down. Any such building project is disruptive but Hende made it comparatively painless.

From our experience of the planning and building process and the end result, we have no hesitation in recommending Hende.

Tommy, Bramhall - November 2019

The best decision I made this year after purchasing a bungalow on Thornway Bramhall was inviting Hende Building Services of Cheadle Hulme to carry out conversion building work.

Given the high reputation they have in the area and the numerous recommendations I was given I decided not to consider any other Building Company.

The work was carried out from start to finish with no gaps, with continuous work being carried out daily by professional and very considerate tradesmen until the work was completed to the very high standard, timescale and costing agreed upon and promised.

Helen & Nick, Cheadle Hulme - November 2019

We have recently had an extension completed by Hende Building Services and we are delighted with the end result! It all started when my brother-in-law drew up some plans for us. My husband and I started talking about who we would get to do the build. I knew Ian before our build began because he used to live opposite my parents. Ian had completed an extension on their house a number of years back. I wanted a builder that I knew I could trust.

I met with Ian to talk about our ideas and he didn't seem phased by the plan. He told us that if we wanted him to carry out the work that it could begin in the Spring which suited us perfectly. However, Ian suggested that we get other quotes from other local building firms so we could make comparisons and be sure he was the man for the job. I phoned a number of building firms to get quotes and discuss our plan as Ian had suggested but felt uneasy about using a builder that I didn't know.

The first builder I contacted, met with me but said he didn't think he could do the design and began changing our original ideas which we were not happy with. The second builder, arranged to meet me but then didn't turn up and later contacted me to say he had forgotten! When he did finally come round, he couldn't give a clear idea on the start time and was unsure of some aspects of the design. By this point, I knew that I was wasting time and rang Ian straight away.

Before the building work began, Ian visited me to go through the initial plans. We would be living in our house throughout the build with two young boys. Ian reassured us that this would not be a problem and that his team would make sure that we were left with everything necessary before they left the site and that disruption would be kept to a minimum. In fact, for our children it was great, they loved watching the workmen and the diggers! They became good friends with the guys and would wave to them when they saw them through the window. They were amazed at the building process and would be excited to come home from school each day to what had been done to our house. I can honestly say that the workmanship was of a very high standard.

All members of Hende's team are skilled tradesmen and we couldn't fault the work that was carried out on our home. At all times we felt at ease with every member of the team. They are all very trustworthy, friendly and polite. We had a lot of laughs with them whilst the work was being done as they were so easy going and approachable.

Special thanks to Ian, Paul, Tommy, Gary, Harry, Aidan & Charlie and everyone who helped to make a fantastic new room in our house. We have a large roof window and bi-folding doors that we can now open out onto the garden. We were able to use the room in the summer and it was just how we imagined. We have a lovely big extension, so big in fact, that our boys are currently using the room to play football in while the weather is bad. Roll on the nice weather! Many thanks again for all your hard work! Helen & Nick

Mark & Wendy, Cheadle Hulme - October 2019

Finally, we just want to say how happy we are with the final build and give our thanks to you, and everybody else at Hende, who helped make our plans come to life. Our son has already expanded his Lego collection into the additional space and I'm sure he'll make it his mission to cover the whole house with toys over the coming years. Many thanks, Mark and Wendy

Alex & Andy, Davenport - August 2019

We didn’t really know where to start when we decided to extend and renovate our kitchen.  With so many building firms in the local area we didn’t know which to approach.  We were recommended Hende Building by a work colleague and are really happy that we took their advice.  

The design and build service was just what we needed.  We felt that we could trust Ian right from the start.  He listened to our ideas and made practical suggestions and took charge of the planning application process so we didn’t have to.  Not having to organize and schedule all the different trades-people made life much easier for us.  All the trades-people who worked on the project were professional, reliable and trustworthy.  

Although the actual build took place over the winter months we were impressed with how quickly the work progressed and the team made sure we weren’t inconvenienced in anyway.  Communication was good and we felt fully informed about each stage of the project.  We are more than happy with our new kitchen extension and patio.  It has been completed to a high standard and the process was a positive experience all round.  

Lucy & Paul, Cheadle Hulme - July 2019

After deciding on the 2 bedroom side extension for our house and meeting with local builders in the area, we were referred to Hende Building Services and we are delighted with the completed job.

Having a design and build company made is so much easier. We met with the architect who designed what we wanted. The drawings were reviewed and agreed. We met with the project manager who went through the programme of works. We must say that the quality of all work carried out from the brick laying to joinery to the plastering was to a quality finish and all areas most importantly were kept immaculately clean to minimise the impact to our home.

Very professional service with regular supervision visits from start to finish. Would highly recommend Hende Building Services to anyone wanting peace of mind from an excellent building company.  

Melissa & Mike, Cheadle Hulme - February 2019 

After deciding to extend our three bed semi, we had numerous quotes from several Builders.  There wasn’t much difference between the quotes, however, Hende Builders were actually a ‘one stop shop’, providing the Architect, submitting plans, supplying the Roofer and the Heating Engineer which was exactly what we were looking for.

Ian was great with good ideas and suggestions and always totally professional.

We had quite a large (36 sq.mtrs) wrap round single storey extension, with a new roof and a new boiler fitted at the same time.  We need to say a special thank you to John and Wayne, the Brickies, really great Guys who whizzed through the build and had a great sense of humour which helps!! We also need to mention Phil the Plumber, a great lad, nothing was too much trouble and last but not least, Adrian the Joiner, his finish is second to none.

We are absolutely thrilled with our new space and can’t thank Ian enough.  We can highly recommend Hende Builders to anyone who is looking for a ‘one stop’ professional Builder.

Adam & Louise - December 2018 

"Earlier this year a double side extension of our home was completed by Hende Building, and we couldn't be happier with the end result.  Ian and the team ensured the design was perfect (after some bad experiences with independent architects!) and the build team were all great!
 We had a small child and newborn living at home, and Hende ensured disruption was kept to the minimum, whilst completing the work as quickly as possible. Our little boy made best friends with some of the builders, and they were a pleasure to be around.  Our home is now big enough for our family, and the perfect space for us :-)." 

Tom & Jen, Cheadle Hulme - November 2018 

"As expected, we were somewhat nervous about having a ground floor extension on our first family home. However, after our first meeting with Ian we felt much more relaxed when he was able help us make the right decision for what we wanted. All the staff were highly respectful towards the neighbours and conducted themselves professionally at all times. Most importantly, the quality of the work was at the highest level and we had no complaints after completion."

Isabel, Bramhall – September 2018

"Once we had secured planning permission for our rear kitchen extension and addition of porch and loo on the front we set about contacting potential building firms to complete the project. It took a while to actually find someone who would either answer the phone or ring back once a message had been left. When we had gathered a list of “possibles” we arranged for them to come and speak to us to discuss what we had in mind.

We felt immediately at home with Ian who was already suggesting improvements to tweak the plans (which we took on board and are so glad we did – the double French windows are so much better than the original plan).

We were fortunate enough to live on a road where Hende were already completing some work a few doors down, we spoke to the owners who had nothing but complimentary things to say. The quote Ian gave us was in the same ball park as the others, so we went for it.

After a few months the foundations were going in, things didn’t go to plan due to bad ground but Hende arranged for the relevant contractors to provide quotes for the extra work necessary and things were soon moving again.

John and Wayne the bricklayers were a model of professionalism. Eager to make sure that what you were getting was exactly what you were expecting. 

Throughout the project Hende’s site manager had a set of keys for the property and was 100% trustworthy ensuring everything was locked up each day, so we didn’t have to take a single day off work.

Phil the plumber and Aiden the carpenter/roofer were nice people to have around and just got on with the job.

There have been a few hitches, but they have all been addressed promptly and to our satisfaction. The final result is the extra space we wanted and better than we had envisaged."

Jackie, Cheadle Hulme – May 2018

"We have just had an extension done by Hende Builders and are delighted with the workmanship. Ian Henderson was extremely helpful throughout the whole process. First class work and I would certainly recommend this firm."

Katharine & George, Cheadle Hulme – May 2018 

"When choosing a builder, we were looking for someone we could trust; Ian Henderson is not only a master builder, but he is also a really nice man. From the outset we knew we would be comfortable working with Ian, as well as having confidence that the job would be finished to a high standard. At our first meeting Ian was very honest in his appraisal of the architect’s plans we already had drawn up, and suggested a number of improvements. He clearly takes great pride in his work and has an eye for design detail which, combined with his technical knowledge, makes him an expert at what he does. Ian continued to be involved at every stage of the process; whenever there was a problem (almost inevitable with a substantial extension such as ours) Ian was on hand to discuss the options and sort things out.

Ian has a fantastic team who also deserve credit for their craftsmanship and hard work. Special thanks should go to Phil the plumber and Reece the joiner who put in some long hours to get the job done, as well as Wayne and John the bricklayers who worked so hard in the early stages. Everyone was professional, polite and respectful of our home.

I would not hesitate to recommend Hende. Having an extension is a disruptive and somewhat stressful experience, however the end result in our case was absolutely worth it. We now love our house and having a large open plan kitchen and family area, as well as an extra bedroom and bathroom, has really improved our quality of life. 

Hende was not the cheapest (or the most expensive) quote we had, but given the high standard of the finish we regard it as great value."

Katie & Brian, Cheadle Hulme – April 2018

"Following a recommendation we chose Hende Building to complete a two storey bungalow extension. The dorma was extended which converted a bungalow into a two storey house. This increased the overall floor space by over 50% which effectively ‘life proofed’ the house for us.

The project build was delivered successfully both in terms of architects specification and cost budget. Throughout the project we were kept up-to date on progress which included some good advice on recommendations for fixtures and fittings. Ian and the team we found to be very personable/knowledgeable. Where a few technical build challenges did occur these were overcome with solutions that did not materially compromise either the end vision/total cost. Total build time for project was 6.5 months which was longer than original duration estimate however this was mostly driven by the adverse winter weather.

To summarise very satisfied with the delivery of our project both in terms of quality and value for money, therefore we would recommend Hende Building in the future."

James & Estelle, Bramhall – April 2018

"If you’re reading this testimonial, you are probably in the process of considering, or about to embark on an extension for your home and the excitement and stress that comes with that.

The success of such a project relies very much on the builder you choose and is the most important decision you will have to take. For it to work it has to be a true partnership, able to withstand the ups and downs of what in our case was a large double storey project. With the entire Hende team and Ian, we found a true partner who worked with us to achieve our vision and provide a magnificent end result and our dream family home.

As stated by others, from the moment we met Ian we knew we were going to use Hende as our builders. He took the time to understand our project, what we wanted and what he would deliver. He imparted advice in a way to let us decide, regardless of his personal view and many of the suggestions he made we took on board and changed plans accordingly. More importantly, he empathised with the difficulties of embarking on large projects and the disruption that would ensue to provide much needed reassurance and consideration to how every aspect of the build would impact us.

The key factors that set Hende apart are:

Communication: A key factor throughout the project, from the quote to the last fitting, we were always kept informed and had our questions answered. We never had an instance where Ian didn’t answer a phone call/text, or was unavailable to meet up, no matter how difficult the conversation would be.

Quality and professionalism: we can not thank those across the whole team enough. It is clear that Ian surrounds himself with quality on ever aspect of his team. With no exceptions, everyone was polite, professional, considerate, respectful, great round the kids, and provided amazing levels of workmanship. Due to their extensive knowledge, we were able to retain the character of the original house through small additions that illustrated that attention to detail. These attributes also crossed over to the suppliers and outside contractors that Ian used or recommended which was just as important.

“I’ll sort it” – this is not so much a factor, but more a catchphrase that Ian used throughout the project. There was no problem or issue that could not be solved or resolved. As we went through the project, we didn’t make life easy with changes and additions we wanted to make. Like everything else this was handled in a professional manner that was built in the overall planning so as to cause minimal disruption.

Reliability – on-time and on budget. From our first meeting, Ian never told us what we wanted to hear, but what he could deliver upon which he inevitably did. This helped manage our own expectations. With numerous additions we made to our project as it developed, it took longer than our initial plans. However, Ian ensured that the planning all came together to get the project finished which involved a massive team effort by everyone at the end of the project and we were extremely grateful for. 

Overall, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hende to others and are delighted with the family home they have given us."

Andy & Vicki, Cheadle Hulme – March 2018.

"Turning a decade of dreaming about an extension into reality was actually far more straightforward than we’d ever imagined. A fairly brief chat with Ian and a couple of sketches on a scruffy piece of paper later and we were hooked. We spoke to other builders and obtained several quotes but realistically we were never going to use anyone other than Hende. They weren’t the cheapest but neither were they the most expensive and Ian’s enthusiasm and drive left us in no doubt we were doing the right thing.

From day one every single tradesman who has worked on our extension has been polite, hard-working, conscientious and tidy. It was a pleasure having them all coming and going during the build and we missed them being around when they’d finished. The quality of workmanship was of an extremely high standard and on the odd occasion where this slipped even slightly, Ian was in and having it put right before we’d even had the chance to flag it up. Ian was also very flexible during the build. Last minute changes like taking out a chimney breast and changing all the doors were just taken in his stride and we were never made to feel like we were interrupting the work schedule.

The additional work meant the main work was due to be finished just a couple of days before Christmas but Ian promised all along that it’d be ready, and it was. This meant two days of fairly intense work going on but despite this final push, there was no cutting corners or compromise on quality.

I wouldn’t hesitate having Hende come and work for us again in the future and wouldn’t hesitate recommending them to anyone looking to have similar work carried out.

We now have an amazing living space, even better than the one we’d dreamed about. I can comfortably say that without Ian’s guidance and the attention to detail of all the tradesmen, I don’t think it would have been this good.

Thank you all."

Steve & Sharon, Cheadle Hulme – January 2018

"Having used Ian and the team a couple of years ago for a garage conversion selecting a builder for another project was an easy decision. The garage conversion was managed seamlessly to a very high standard and even finished ahead of schedule, not many builders can boast that! 

This new project was to refurb a kitchen and living area that involved knocking walls down, blocking up doors, installing bifold doors, removing fireplaces, building feature walls, the plumbing, the electrics and everything else that goes along with it. Just like the garage conversion the project was expertly managed and to a top quality that we have come to expect with Hende. All of Hende’s team are great to work with, they clearly take a pride in what they do and for the company they work for.

We had an extra pressure of needing the project completing before Christmas and as we only started in November it made for an exciting last couple of weeks in December. The team did what they needed to do, starting early and working late if it demanded it to ensure we had a fabulous new kitchen and living room ready to welcome the family over Christmas.

Hende are very easy recommendation to make!"

Peter & Sam, Cheadle – November 2017.

"Following completion of our single story extension and other internal works we’d recommend Ian and his team without hesitation.

Firstly, the work has been done to a very high standard and we are delighted with it.

Aside from that, what sets Hende apart is the quality of the communication – vital when you’re having any significant building work done.

Before the project began we were given a very clear and detailed quote and once underway we were always kept informed of the day-to-day plans, never left wondering if someone would turn up today or what was happening next.

Ian was always available to answer any queries and all extras we requested were priced up promptly meaning no surprises at the end of the job.

Without exception the whole team was professional and friendly, always happy to discuss details to ensure that they achieved the result we wanted."

Lois, Poynton – July 2017

"When I first got in touch with Ian, it was obvious from the start that his company was the one to do my loft conversion. Ian talked me through everything and always kept me up to date with the progress.

His team were fantastic; they have been hardworking, polite and conscientious (not easy with two teenagers and cats to consider!).

They always left everything tidy so I didn’t have to worry about it when I got home from work. The loft conversion and all the extras I added (without complaint from Ian) are finished to a really high standard.

I have two neighbours who are interested in having their lofts done and I have recommended Ian and his team."

Dave & Max, Cheadle Hulme – June 2017.

"When the house you buy is affectionately referred to as the ‘ugly, smelly house’, you know you’re going to need a great builder to help turn the ugly duckling into a swan!

Fortunately, Ian has done an amazing job in starting the transformation journey both in terms of the look of our home but more importantly in the way we live as a family.

Having never taken on a project of this size before, his experience and knowledge has been invaluable. From ensuring the flow of our extension made sense between the new and old house and we make the most of the space available, through to spending many a happy hour lining up ground-floor French doors to 1st floor dorma windows, his patience and passion to deliver a great build has shone through.

The quality of the workmanship is superb, attracting admiring glances from friends and astonishment that the match between new and old brick is near perfect! The team involved in the build have been hugely professional, approachable and responsive as our thoughts have iterated through the project. They’ve added simple ideas and changes that have enhanced the end product in ways we wouldn’t have even thought about.

We now have a space to spend quality time with the kids, have had a laugh along the way, made new friends through the process, and have found a quality builder we have strongly recommended to others and look forward to working with in the future.

Thank you for all your help and support, for the planning sessions over a pint, for listening to our domestic trials and tribulations, but mostly for the partnership to transform our tired house into a beautiful home."

Danny & Sam, Cheadle Hulme – May 2017.

"Like many others, our project dream was to drastically change the layout and feel of the ground floor of our house to make our home work effectively for our lifestyle with two young children. We wanted to make our house flow into our garden without imposing upon it.

Ian came highly recommended by friends where I had been able to see the quality of his teams’ workmanship. Ian strives to help you achieve everything you have on your “wish” list whilst working to your budget.

Our project started at the planning stage in summer 2016 and the foundations were in by Christmas. After the Christmas break, work began – walls went up and walls came down. The team ensured that we had water, and access to our kitchen for as long as possible.

Ian is a very personable, friendly and approachable manager of his team. The team are exactly that, they each have their own specialist trade but equally help each other out when the need arises. They all worked extremely hard, were on site early and ensured that our home was left as tidy as possible at the end of each day.

Ian made regular visits to check on progress and ensured that he and/or his team were available to help with any issues.
Our home has undergone a real transformation creating a warm, calm, modern kitchen/living space as well as a downstairs bathroom and playroom for our children to enjoy.

As the building project progressed, we were able to visualise the end result and so reviewed the external needs of the house by asking Ian to lay a patio in order to make the garden accessible in time for the summer months.

We are very impressed with the attention to detail that Ian has given to our project and we have appreciated his honesty when asking for advice.

We are very grateful to Ian and his team for their dedication, hard work and friendliness and would not hesitate to recommend Hende Building Services. Thank you."

Claire & Dave, Cheadle Hulme – February 2017.

"In early 2016 we started to make plans to extend our home. This was going to be a huge project (practically doubling the size of our house) and one that we would have ‘live through’ as finding alternative accommodation was not an option for us with three young children.

We asked for recommendations for local builders and one name cropped up over and over again, Hende Building Services. I telephoned Hende Building Services and spoke to Naomi who was very friendly and helpful. Naomi arranged for Ian Henderson to visit our property to have a look at the drawings we had had done and chat through our proposals for the build.

The moment I met Ian I knew that he was the person I wanted to manage the project. He was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable and instilled a real confidence that made me feel at ease about the whole build. Hende Building Services were not the cheapest but they weren’t the most expensive either and worth every penny in terms of service provided and quality of work undertaken.

Due to the popularity of Hende Building Services we had to wait around 6-months for the build to start but this was undoubtedly the right decision and seeing the end product it was definitely worth the wait.

The build commenced in July 2016 with an estimated build time of around 20 weeks. It was a massive undertaking but at no point did I feel concerned or worried about what lay ahead. Ian had made it clear that he and his team would do all that they could to work around us and the children, ensuring that we always had running water and somewhere to prepare food.

Each and every one of the tradesmen that Ian employs was skilled in their trade, friendly, polite, considerate and tidy! The bricklayers and plasterers in particular were perfectionists – there is not a brick out of place and the finished plastered walls are as smooth as glass.

One person that stood out in particular was Phil, the plumber. Having practically been with us throughout the whole project nothing was ever too much trouble for him. He is skilled in his trade, conscientious and such a hard worker. He is a real credit to the company.

As the build evolved so did our ideas and we made several changes along the way. Ian was always supportive and gave advice on any ideas we had along with making suggestions of his own which have really enhanced our home, particularly the glass double doors leading from the hall into the kitchen – a real wow factor!

When people ask me what the builders are like I always say that Hende Building Services are the ‘John Lewis’ of builders, a luxury brand of builders with a feel good factor and ‘never knowingly undersold’.

The project is now complete and I feel that we have achieved so much in a relatively short period of time. I am absolutely blown away by what we have accomplished. It truly is life changing and I am so grateful to Ian and his team for making our dreams a reality.

I actually think I will miss Ian and his team and the buzz around the house now that the project is complete – I don’t think there is a better reflection of customer satisfaction than that!
All that is really left to say is thank you."

Alasdair & Marcia, Bramhall – December 2016.

"Marcia and I would both like to sincerely thank you for the fantastic work that you and your team have done in completing our major house extension. I’m sure you will agree that it hasn’t been the easiest of jobs but we want to say how much we have appreciated your patience, understanding and expertise not only throughout the planned build but also in overcoming all the hurdles that we have encountered along the way. Through this, we now have a stunning new kitchen, utility room, playroom, bathroom, lounge and porch. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.

The old extension that had been done in the 1970s (I suspect by someone with very little building experience) revealed many things that needed to be put right and I would especially like to thank you for being so flexible and taking it all in your stride. I really appreciate your experience and patience in helping us put it all right, and being able to accommodate all the unexpected extra work that was required. I know this presented you with a major headache to fit in all this extra work around your other jobs but you looked after us so well. Also, when we decided at late notice to alter the open plan kitchen layout, you were again very understanding and helpful, allowing us to come up with a new and much better layout that we are now extremely happy with. This must have been quite an inconvenience to you to halt the building work at this stage but at no point did we feel pressured or rushed by you so thank you again for your patience.

It has been hard living in the house with 3 children whilst the work has been undertaken but your team have been absolutely excellent in making it as easy as possible for us. It really helped that you finished the utility room first, allowing us to set up a makeshift kitchen before the main kitchen was ripped out. This meant that at no stage were we left without water or kitchen facilities, which made such a huge difference to us. Throughout the project, every one of your team has been first rate. They cleaned up every day and left minimal mess or disruption. They have all been extremely polite and so good with the children. They have been great fun to have around as well and we have had a good laugh with them all. Our youngest daughter especially looked forward to them arriving every day, and she will be sad that you have now finished. The quality of workmanship is of the highest standard so please pass on our gratitude to all your workmen.

I also really liked that you offered suggestions (all of them valid and always with diplomacy and tact) on how we might do things differently and improve upon our original plan. I think it’s fair to say we went along with pretty much all your suggestions and I’m glad we did as the end result is better than we had originally envisaged. Also, we have asked you for quite a few extras along the way and you were always happy to oblige so thank you for that.

It’s been quite an ordeal, mostly due to the poor state of the original house and I think it’s fair to say that both you and I will be glad it’s finally finished but we couldn’t be happier with the end result. I have said to my wife several times along the way how glad I am that we chose you for our project. You have looked after us so well and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you others."

Carol, Cheadle Hulme – November 2016.

Ian and his team built a kitchen extension, installed a new bathroom & developed a mudroom between April 2016-September 2016.

All options were considered and discussed at the planning stage. Ian has good knowledge and experience of the local SMBC planning processes, which expedited the planning approval.

His crew are friendly, highly skilled, worked effectively & did not cut any corners. The builders were trustworthy and I regularly left them alone in the house.

Ian was accessible if you needed to contact him and regularly checked the progress of the build.

We are delighted with the end product and would not hesitate to use Ian and his team for any future work.

Joe & Helen, Cheadle Hulme – October 2016.

"Our experience with Hende Builders was that they were very professional throughout the building process, our work was delivered on time, within budget and to a high standard. The team onsite paid good attention to detail and communicated very well with us at each stage of the works. We are impressed with the end result and have no hesitation in recommending Ian and his team."

Steve & Kate, Cheadle Hulme – May 2016.

We engaged Hende on a design and build project to undertake a garage conversion and rear extension. Ian and the team have been exceptional from the inception of the project through to completion.

Ian and the Hende team have expertly managed everything through the design, planning permission and build. The quality of the workmanship and finish is exceptional. Everyone on the team has a great eye for detail and all clearly take great pride in a job well done. Nothing has been too much trouble and Ian and his team have offered great insight and advice in making the right decisions throughout the design and build.

The project came in on time, on price and to a level of quality that we are genuinely delighted with. Ian’s personal approach, ownership of managing all aspects of the build and great communication made it a stress free project. The Hende team are very respectful that they are working on and in your home and are a very professional team of expert tradesmen, it has been a pleasure to deal with them.

We recommend Hende very highly. We got a fantastic build, with a great finish at a very fair price from a highly professional team.

Steve & Kate, Cheadle Hulme – May 2016.

"We engaged Hende on a design and build project to undertake a garage conversion and rear extension. Ian and the team have been exceptional from the inception of the project through to completion.

Ian and the Hende team have expertly managed everything through the design, planning permission and build. The quality of the workmanship and finish is exceptional. Everyone on the team has a great eye for detail and all clearly take great pride in a job well done. Nothing has been too much trouble and Ian and his team have offered great insight and advice in making the right decisions throughout the design and build.

The project came in on time, on price and to a level of quality that we are genuinely delighted with. Ian’s personal approach, ownership of managing all aspects of the build and great communication made it a stress free project. The Hende team are very respectful that they are working on and in your home and are a very professional team of expert tradesmen, it has been a pleasure to deal with them.

We recommend Hende very highly. We got a fantastic build, with a great finish at a very fair price from a highly professional team."

Heather, Cheadle Hulme – April 2016.

Outstanding Builders – Ian and his brilliant team at Hende Building Services have just finished our large single storey extension plus several bits of internal work on our existing house and we’re absolutely delighted with the result.

The standard of work throughout is amazing and has been commented on by our structural engineer, architect, friends and several tradesmen not related to the company.

Every member of the Hende team is exceptionally good at what they do, very polite and unbelievably tidy.

Ian coordinates the whole project brilliantly and made several suggestions to change our architect’s plan, which we took on board and are very happy with the result.

We had a 2 week old baby when our external wall was knocked through and the team did everything they could to make it as easy as possible for us.

If you want building work done by a friendly, professional team that’s finished to a great standard and plenty of banter along the way then give Ian at Hende a call. You won’t regret it!

Tony & Pam, Bramhall – December 2015.

Dear Ian

I am writing to thank you for doing what we consider to be an excellent job on our bungalow.

It was fairly priced (not the cheapest) but the standard of workmanship and the helpfulness of your employees and sub contractors could not be faulted. All have been most courteous, thorough and considerate of being in our house.

The work on the roof and the dormer was particularly impressive, because it was not straightforward, but that is not to detract from the skills of the rest, all the way from the plasterers to the electricians, through to the tiler.

I should also like to thank you personally for all the help and advice, as we went through the job, which was over and above what we could reasonably expect. Having not moved for thirty years, we were a little rusty, and your input was very much appreciated.

We would have no hesitation in recommending HBS to anyone considering a home extension, and could assure them that it will be a job well done, with excellent value for money.

Kind regards,

Tony and Pam

Gemma & Dan, Cheadle Hulme – November 2015.

Dear Ian and the Team,

Gemma and I would like to thank you for all the hard work and quality building you have done for us over the past 10 weeks delivered on time and within budget.

We are really glad that we decided to bring you on board at the planning stage, as we needed that brutal honesty and advice in creating our first home extension.

The guys always turned up on time and were a pleasure to have around the house, cleaning up after themselves and being generally courteous whilst Gemma was looking after our newborn baby.

We appreciate the attention to detail such as the brickwork tie-ing in so well with the existing house, the new roof and joinery matching the existing traditional style.

Also, thanks for being so amenable to our last minute requests and throwing spanners in the works.

We hope to use Hende Building Services again for future projects.

Dan and Gemma

Tony, Cheadle Hulme – November 2015.

Hende Building Services – Cheadle Hulme

I met in late 2014 to obtain a quote for a single storey extension. Immediately I felt that Ian would be one of the two builders who we would select. He came over as both professional and honest and provided the quote as requested. Not the cheapest and not the most extensive, but you get for what you pay for.
As we needed a company that would be able to project manage the whole process from start to finish, we felt Ian was able to give us that requirement and was therefore chosen. For us communication was key along with a well-defined plan. Each week you would be advised of what was being planned and any changes would be notified in advance.

Work started in late June 2015. We found the builders were all competent and started work usually at 8am or earlier. Quality was good and the team all knew their role and responsibilities. Even after the last skip was removed from the road, “Steve” still came back to sweep the road in front of the house. The work was completed in early Oct 2015 with some minor snagging items to finish off.

As in any build there were some issues but it is the way Ian dealt with them, which gains our high recommendation.
Should we move and decide on another extension Ian and his team would be our chosen suppliers.


Paul & Anne, Cheadle Hulme – August 2015

Ian, thank you to you and your team for the excellent work done on our extension over the four month build.

Your suggestions were always spot on, especially regarding the large steel support beam and sun tunnel, and every step is explained and notice given so we knew what was happening.

The finish on the lantern roof window and new ceiling is very high-spec, giving the new large room a real quality feel.

You and your team were very helpful and pleasant to deal with (and brilliant with our boisterous dog!), we are very happy with the work done and would definitely recommend you to others.

Thanks again, Paul & Anne.

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