Testimonials from a selection of our Customers



We recently instructed Martin to complete a chimney repair at our property. I have decent outsider knowledge of the construction industry and from the initial inspection it was clear to me that Martin was a real building professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Once the work had commenced Martin made the whole process seamless, he was very professional, got on with the job, took the time to explain what was happening at every stage of the process and most importantly I had absolute trust in him, so it was one less thing for me to worry about.


If you want a builder that you can trust to tell you what you need as opposed to what will make them the most money, will get the job done accurately, timely and courteously, not inflate costs on any additional works  required and deliver the job with the minimal amount of stress/fuss, then I would wholeheartedly recommend Martin as this is exactly what he did for me.


Finally please make him a cup of tea, he lives for it!











To whom it may concern,

we engaged Martin Sayers to remove our bath and replace it with a shower tray and glass cubicle. I was very impressed by Martin and his colleague's grasp of the detail requirements and potential issues. These issues were quickly discussed and remedies agreed.

Martin completed all the works to a very high standard and below budget while we were away on holiday.

The whole process from original visit through the estimate process to completion could not have been more professional.

I would recommend Martin for any building works.


Graham Coombes





Martin removed and rebuilt a new end gable double storey wall in our barn in 2019.  He was on site every working day and was always honest and friendly.  He will always be our first port of call for future jobs.  Thanks for a speedy and efficient rebuild.

Mr and Mrs Lines, Ashreigney.






We asked Martin Sayers for a price to change some Chimney Cowls to prevent birds and rain coming in.  On examination both of the chimneys were found to be in a very dangerous state and roof slates were found to be slipping/crumbling.  A price was agreed to replace both Chimneys  and the natural Slate roof covering too.


The works took a little longer than we would have liked, but the wet weather played its part in the time scale!  Also Mr. Sayers works on all of his contracts and does not solely rely on sub-contractors, which in our mind only adds to the reassurance.


However the wait was worth it, because the final result was excellent and we have received favourable comments regarding the quality of the work.  Since completion we have endured at least two gales and driving rain, both roof and chimneys have  passed this test with flying colours.


We recommend Martin Sayers





Michael Butler. (Dolton)





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I bought the property in question in 2004   It is constructed of concrete blockwork and painted render. From the outset the southern elevation paintwork would blister in various areas and often those blisters would contain water.  Initial investigations were undertaken resulting in no issues found, but still the damp persisted.


Remaining quite frustrated with the situation I invited Martin Sayers to take a look and if possible, make an assessment with a possible view to remedial works. He suggested removing some blocks in various areas to gain a decent view within the cavity. I mentioned that this had been done on one occasion previously and that damp was not present.  Mr. Sayers insisted that no progress would be made without these exploratory works, so I conceded.


Martin Sayers found evidence of damp within the cavity at heads of windows and patio doors where the original house Builders had omitted cavity trays and weep vents across the lintels. Faulty tiled cills and poorly replaced windows were all contributing to the problem.


These damp problems have now been solved by fitting purpose made cavity trays above and below window and door openings where they were deemed appropriate. The introduction of new slate cills of the correct length and depth and fitted at the correct angle have all contributed to a sound, secure and above all, a dry job.


Should you have Building related Damp issues then I would not hesitate to give Martin Sayers a call.


Mr. Cradduck, Roborough, North Devon.

Reference concerning Martin Sayers, Builder






I am pleased to be able to recommend Martin Sayers for any type of building work, both internal and external.


Over the past 10 years in my home, Martin has renovated two bathrooms, 'tanked' and re plastered (lime plaster) a study, built a front porch and re rendered the whole farm house (lime plaster) after removing and re-pointing and in places rebuilding walls and replacing lintels. He also built a retaining wall in the garden and installed a new water tank supplying the house and farm sheds.


At all times I have found Martin to be reliable, honest and professional and his work is excellent and the finish is outstanding. Martin works well to a plan but is also very good at problem solving if an issue arises.


I don't believe there is any building work that Martin would not be capable of undertaking and I will certainly be using him again when the need arises.


Julie Ayre.



Reference regarding Martin Sayers.


I had my Chimney re-built about 5-6 years ago and since then it has leaked quite badly with the water even finding its way into the Ground floor ceiling!!


After years of frustration I asked Martin Sayers to investigate. He carefully demolished the saturated chimney and he found various issues ranging from incorrectly installed Lead work within the stack, to missing Lead work around the stack and faulty roof tiling adjacent.


Mr. Sayers has now resolved the issues to my complete satisfaction.


Ms. Sparrow, Roborough, North Devon.





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Devon EX19 8HX




Dear Martin,


May we take the opportunity of saying thank you for the rebuilding and remedial work you carried out for us earlier this year.  The greatest quality was the skill and knowledge applied to a property nearly 250 years old particularly in some of its hidden problems.  It’s a real pleasure to see the quality of the finished work as one moves around the home particularly the chimneys.  The temptation is to be over elaborate and overspend with this type of property; the advice was very good and thorough, the result being the value per pound spent was exceptional.


Points to note about the different aspects of the work was the cleanliness and lack of litter together with the work being executed on the day stated and not allowed to drift in an unplanned way.


Martin and the workforce could be best described as good humoured gentlemen, a most important factor when people are living in the property.  Should the need arise we will be pleased to show the work to prospective clients.


We remain, Yours Sincerely


Roy and Rachel Cooper.





Mr & Mrs Lisett



Dear Martin,


Just a brief note to say how delighted we both are with the conversion you have recently completed for us.


We are both really impressed with the work carried out by your team and would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for a quality builder.    You undertook the task under difficult circumstances, i.e. within a very tight deadline and you came up trumps allowing my disabled parent to occupy the new bedroom within four weeks of starting the job.  Magnificent!


I was in the fortunate position of being at home whilst the work was being carried out and I must say that I was very impressed by the quality of workmanship on display.  Not only do you obviously keep a very tight reign on your staff and ensure a very tidy workplace, but your insistence on perfection first time and every time has ensured a superb job throughout.


Your men are also a great credit to you.  They are both polite and friendly and I felt that I could trust them implicitly.


Once again Martin, thank you for all of your hard work; you wanted a challenge and you certainly got one with this job.   We will certainly use you for any future work that we require.


Yours faithfully,



Mr. Lisett.




Contact Martin Sayers  on Mobile: 07774 206 666 (8am to 6pm) or Landline: 01769 560 517 (8am to 6pm)

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