References

P. Hardwick (Antoigny 61)

Lime Render

The quality of Tim Woods work has never been in question with me; I had seen several examples long before I became a customer. But, for me, what is special about his approach is that he is always ready to talk around a project, to try to incorporate one's personal ideas into the projected work. Added to this, complete confidence in his readiness to return if there were to be any perceived problem with the completed work.

Paul & Shirley (La Bayette 53)

Pine Bookcase

Tim was asked to make a bookcase along two walls with corner cupboards separating the two bookcases. Although we had designed the bookcases, he advised us on small alterations and then drew up plans to scale. The bookcases and cupboards were made and installed on time and are now a wonderful addition to our living room. We are particularly pleased with the sliding TV section he incorporated into the design. In all our dealings with Tim he was very professional and we are delighted with his joinery skills and craftsmanship. We would recommend him to anyone who requires joinery of a high standard, and we have a number of projects for Tim in the future.

Paul & Barbera Littler (Antoigny 61)

Pine Bedroom

It was 5 years ago and we had just moved to a strange country. All we needed was someone who was a craftsman Cabinet Maker, who could help with design, source quality materials, speak French, make and fit quality Bedroom furniture into our Normandy Longere with the sloping floor! Did we find him? – yes we found Tim. Look at the photos of our lovely bedroom and you judge the quality of the work. Thank you, Tim, for a wonderful job. Even after a few years we still enjoy walking into the room and looking at the beauty of the furniture. I am sure we will do so for many years to come.

Tony Baker (La Noe, St Aignan de Couptrain 53)

Tim Woods came to me on recommendation from a previous client of his. His quality and workmanship is superb and he is always punctual. It was a pleasure doing business with him, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants good quality, reasonably priced work.

Daniel Tarbotton (Bagnoles de l’Orne 61)

Gazebo Tiling

Tim is a pleasure to work with. He has levels of skill, professionalism and attention to detail that set him apart from the rest. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

John Tysoe (La Noe, St Aignan de Couptrain 53)

Glazed Front Door

I have been employed in the construction industry since leaving school, for more than thirty years employing and supervising trades persons a few who I could say are craftsmen . Now being retired and living in France I still take an interest in work being carried out on French houses being renovated and the quality of this work. It was through this that brought me into contact with Tim Woods, whenever I came across his work I was greatly impressed by both the quality of the work and the consideration to the age of the property and surrounding properties. I have employed Tim to carry out work for me his craftsmanship as a joiner is excellent and you could not wish for a more pleasant and helpful person to have working in or on your property.

Monique et André Helluin (61)

Lois XV Commode

Je voulais vous dire à quel point nous avons été enchantés du travail de restauration que vous avez effectué sur cette commode. Il y manquait un tiroir complet et ce meuble avait perdu tout son charme et son utilité ! Grâce à des recherches persévérantes, vous avez retrouvé le ton du bois, la marqueterie, les poignées, tout ce qui fait le charme d'une commode Louis XV et le résultat a été stupéfiant ! Aucun de nos amis ne pouvait deviner quel tiroir avait été restauré et tous ont été "bluffés" par la qualité de votre travail.

Merci encore d'avoir rendu une 2ème vie à ce meuble!

Toutes nos amitiés et à bientôt.

Jim and Beth Williams (61)

Front Door Replica

Tim is an accomplished craftsman. Whilst we initially only contracted with him to reproduce our front door we were so pleased with the quality of his work that we employed him to do various other tasks around our house. He made wooden replacement windows and created a window for our outhouse. He lined our utility room with insulation and plastic cladding, boxing in all the pipework. He levelled and replaced flooring in the bedrooms that had been damaged by a leak. Whilst we were in England for the winter we had every confidence in leaving our key with him so he could half-timber clad our living room. As part of this he constructed an attractive cupboard that not only hid our electric meter but provided shelves for the storage of books and DVDs. He completely stripped out and built to an agreed design a mantelpiece for our large open fireplace. Finally he created a large solid wood kitchen table to our exact specifications. We would have every confidence in recommending him to anyone who is seeking quality wood work. He takes pride in his work and his conduct being completely professional.

Alban M. Widmer (Javron 53)

Antique Pine Kitchen Unit

We have known Tim Woods for some years and have used his skills on a number of occasions. These include in the Kitchen, new work tops & sink with tiling surround. He also made wall cupboards to match existing base units and laid new flooring in our bedroom. We have no hesitation in recommending him & his work to anyone.

Bernadette (61)

Vous confier des travaux minutieux et précis à Tim Woods. Vous ne serez pas déçus.

Richard and Stella (53)

Outhouse Renovation

We consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Tim when we were looking for an artisan in 2009. He carried out our work most efficiently and to a very high standard, and kept us informed of progress by emailing us photos. Since then he he has done a wide variety of work for us at our house in the Mayenne.

We have found Tim to be extremely skilled and versatile, with very high standards of workmanship in everything he does. He plans meticulously to ensure that he completes projects on time and in accordance with his estimates, and has always been most courteous and patient with our demands, accommodating our changes and requests with great goodwill.

He has also made an extremely good impression on our French neighbours, who have taken a close interest in the work they have observed him doing on our house. One always speaks very highly of his workmanship and tidiness, and another was so impressed that he engaged him to do some work for him, and even thanked us for finding Tim!

Most of the work Tim has undertaken on our house has necessarily been done in our absence, but as we trust Tim completely we had no hesitation whatever in giving him a house key, and have never had any cause to fear for its security. He is always meticulous about cleaning up after working, and shuts the house up (including turning off the water - an insurance requirement) when he finishes for the day. Needless to say, we have never had any reason to doubt his honesty. Not only are our personal possessions perfectly secure with him, but his last summary of our payments was completely accurate - much more so than our incomplete accounts.

We can whole-heartedly recommend Tim Woods, and would be happy to speak to any individuals concerning him.

Mr and Mrs Christopher Thompson (61)

Fibro Slate Roof with 5 Dormers

We would certainly recommend Tim's work. He made a first class job of our roof and windows. Lots of people have admired the excellent workmanship that he has put into them. We found him very professional, polite, reliable and easy to relate to.

Mme Duchene

External Staircase

Ayant besoin d'un escalier et d'une balustrade,j'ai fait appel à Tim.

Outre ses qualités relationnelles (disponibilité,amabilité,sérieux,ponctualité...) son travail impeccable m'a donné entière satisfaction.

Sur le devant de la rampe, j'ai même demandé un petit plus que je pensais (à tort) irréalisable, à savoir une petite feuille de chêne sculptée (mon nom de famille étant Duchêne).

A ce jour, je suis toujours aussi admirative devant le résultat!

Avec Tim, on réalise pleinement que dans le mot "artisan", il y a le préfixe"art".

Aujourd'hui, si j'ai besoin de quoi que ce soit qui entre dans le cadre de ses compétences, un seul nom me vient à l'esprit : "Tim Woods".

Mr Colombu (53)

Pointing

Nous avons fait appel à vos services pour les travaux de ravalement de façades et refaire les joints sur des murs en pierres apparentes. Vous avez bien respecté les délais qui étaient indiqués ainsi qu’en fin de travaux, une propreté impeccable. Nous sommes trés contents de votre qualité de travail et de votre gentillesse. Nous vous rappellerons pour la suite des murs à refaire Merci pour tout. Cordialement.