We don't put customers names or house numbers on our web site, but it is possible with permission to chat to our previous customers. You can also check our references with the Guild of Master Craftsmen before employing us and read some reviews on google or Which.
Guest Road, Cambridge
We had a party for my birthday on Saturday and it was the first time many of my friends have seen our house. They were so complimentary about it and I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work to make it so perfect. We really appreciate it. It has made a massive difference to our lives and we really love it and are so happy with it. Let me know if you want to come round and take pictures.
Chalmers Road, Cambridge
We are really pleased with all the work really changed the feel of the house already it’s a room we live in.
Beverley Way, Cambridge
Many thanks for prompt response and attached certificate. I have to say that the presence of your fabulous bifolds made a huge difference to the interest in the bidding for the house. People just loved the lounge with all the light and only yesterday one of my neighbours came to have your contact details after she saw the house on Rightmove.
Good luck with business and I hope you haven’t suffered too much during the pandemic.
Milton Road, Cambridge
All the best and please say a final thanks to everyone who worked on the project. It was a great experience and maybe we’ll do some more at some point! We will give you a call if we do :-)
Ainsworth Place, Cambridge
We're loving the new space - we do feel like we have a whole new home. I've already recommended you to some friends, we're very grateful we chose your firm and are delighted with the work. If you ever require a reference we'd be happy to provide one. Once we've settled in we'll send over some pictures. Thank you to the whole team - they've been great and a pleasure to have around.
Blinco Grove, Cambridge
Just wanted to say thanks to you and your whole team for your efforts on this job. Also Merry Christmas to you and your families. Feel free to send around (when possible after Covid) potential customers to talk to us - will be all good reviews. See you soon.
Perne Road, Cambridge
Sincere thanks to all your people for all the effort and hard work. Despite corona and all the delays that entailed, I’m very happy with the build quality and eventual outcome.
Have a merry Christmas, and best wishes for the new year.
New Road, Haslingfield
It looks really good thank you. Another very neat job from Fordham’s!
Fontwell Avenue, Cambridge
Thanks a lot to you too, the work has turned out very well and was done in a timely way - which has made a real difference.
We enjoyed working with everyone.
Trinity Close, Haslingfield
I just wanted to say how much Hannah and I appreciate the effort that Fordhams have made to make our house what it is today. We are delighted with the result, and this is in large part down to you guys.
I think that too often people judge projects based on an unachievable ideal where everything goes right. This never happens, and I think the key thing is being able to react effectively when things don’t go according to plan. I think that you guys did a great job of this, and also of communicating with us throughout the project.
I’m sure we’ll be in touch again soon, but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Simon for a fantastic job.
Rustat Avenue, Cambridge
Hi Andrew. It has been a great pleasure dealing with you all too. I think the only thing left to do is to get Neil back to fit the outside lights.
Do let us know if you ever need us to be a reference contact for other potential clients, due to the excellent work you've done on our house.
Thoday Street, Cambridge
Thanks again for all your work on the windows, they look fantastic.
St Peters, Duxford
We have had an excellent experience working with Fordhams on a substantial project involving the restoration and extension of a Victorian country house. They have always been clear, responsive to our needs and professional. We are delighted with the results and are very happy to recommend them.
Abbots Close, Cambridge
As we have said before, we are very happy with the quality of the work and the quality of the products - and the courtesy of all men working
Chalmers Road, Cambridge
So that’s it until the next time! Have a great holiday and thanks for a really nice job – we can’t wait to unpack, give it all a good clean, and start enjoying it!
West Drive, Caldecote
Thank you again for all of your help with our building project. We have been very pleased with the work and are delighted to have what feels like a new house!
Greville Rd, Cambridge
Please pass on our thanks to Nick for the work - we are really pleased with the result and he was polite and tidy throughout.
Gwydir Street, Cambridge
Please pass on our thanks and appreciation to Lee and the team.
Mowbray Rd, Cambridge
Thanks for meeting with us yesterday - we are very happy with the progress and impressed by the quality of work and always with the respect and friendliness that your team show, too.
Chalmers Rd, Cambridge
Thank you for your help with the renovation works – your teams are doing a stellar job.
Hills Rd, Cambridge
I would thoroughly recommend Fordham Restoration. Their standard of work is excellent and all of their team are a pleasure to work with.
Huntington Rd, Cambridge
We are really pleased with the works and with your whole team. We would be happy to recommend you or show people our loft space if any future customers want to have a look.
Girton Rd, Cambridge
We are very happy with our new home and would like to thank you and your workforce for all the work in making it happen.
Greville Road, Cambridge
We wanted to pass onto Steve our thanks. We were particularly impressed with the quality of the finish.
Bosworth Road, Cambridge
I really enjoyed working with Fordham’s on our extension and renovation. Communication, administration, attitude and workmanship were all really good. The communication on quoting and invoicing was clear and professional throughout. The original extension project grew into a full renovation. Everyone was flexible, accommodating and worked with me on this. Lee, the Project Manager, is always supportive and nothing is too much trouble. Solutions to challenges that arose were found quickly. We lived in the house throughout the renovation and were well looked after. I would definitely recommend Fordham’s and work with them again.
St Philips Road, Cambridge
We are very pleased to have the new room all finished at last!
Many thanks to you Andrew, Simon, Lee, Fran, Lewis, Sean, Dave and the team, and please pass on our thanks to Neil the electrician and Ray the heating engineer.
Sherlock Close, Cambridge
I've been very impressed with the whole project. I know we'll be coming back to you to get a quote when my boyfriend is ready to do his extension!
Hertford Street, Cambridge
I’m impressed with the detailed quoting and accounting - thank you for making this easy for us to track.
New Road, Sawston
Thank you Fordhams for our fantastic 2 storey extension and annex. Always great to have you carry out any works needed.
Highly recommend this firm.
Arthur Street, Cambridge
The whole Fordhams team have been super helpful. As I’m sure you know, Lee is a total star and has organised everything incredibly efficiently and with good humour throughout. If you need to pass on a reference to anyone thinking of having some work done, definitely give my name. I’d be really happy to help.
Church End, Cambridge
Good service as usual, nice to see Neil & Shaun again,
Best wishes for the festive season to all at Fordams Restoration.
Arthur Street, Cambridge
All the best for Christmas at your end Andrew. I sent a small thank you/Christmas present across with Lee last week which I hope will make its way to you; thanks so much for managing the whole process so well. It’s pretty difficult when I’m out of the country and yet it has all gone so smoothly.
Woodlark Road, Cambridge
This is just a quick note to say a big THANK YOU to everyone at Fordham Restoration for helping to skillfully transform our dilapidated garage into an en-suite bedroom; it looks great!! It has been a real pleasure dealing with your company.
Ross Street, Cambridge
I hope you have been happy with the project – we think the outcome has been very good and are very happy with the management and quality of your work. I am sure that in the future you will get more work from Saunders Boston.
Cowper Road, Cambridge
Thank you for the work your guys have done on the project as a whole. Lee in particular I found to be always very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I’m pleased with the final result.
Catharine Street, Loft conversion
Nearly done now I think, so I I’d like to say many thanks to the whole team who have been very friendly, helpful and professional throughout
Rock Road, Bathroom renovation
We would both like to say that we are very pleased by the considerate and efficient way this job has been done, well within time and with the minimum disruption. Our thanks to all concerned
Norfolk Terrace, Cambridge, Loft conversion
I'm extremely pleased with my loft conversion. The work has been completed as I envisaged, the project manager and workmen have been friendly and efficient - and as tidy as is reasonable to expect. Although the work overran, it wasn't by much at all, and the costs have been within 10% of the initial quote - which was more competitive than the other three quotes I received. It has been relatively stress free (and certainly less stressful than other building work I have undertaken). Overall, I am delighted with the end product and extremely impressed with Fordham's work, price and attitude.
Church End, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, Home extension
Andrew, Thank you for all your help over the weeks, what seemed like a massive project was made a lot easier with the help of yourself, Simon, Lee and of course all of your workforce.
Histon Road, Cambridge, Kitchen renovation
Please pass on our thanks to Lee and the guys for their work. We are very pleased with the way the kitchen has turned out; and particularly appreciate that you were able to stick to schedule over the summer.
Hemingford Rd, Cambridge, Loft Conversion
Once again, thanks for doing such a great job – everything looks super.
Narrow Lane, Histon, Interior renovation
Thank you very much for an excellent job by all your team.
Ross Street, Cambridge, Interior renovation
Dear Andrew & Co.
Thanks so much for making such a good job of the house. Please pass on our thanks to all involved.
Fen Road, Milton, Cambridge, Home renovation
Yes I am pleased that its all done. I would just like to say how very pleased we are with the work and your team, I have recommended Fordham Restoration to quite a few friends, so hopefully you will be getting work from them.
Limetree Close, Cambridge, Home extension
Thank you Andrew as well for all your help. We are pleased with the extension. I'm also more than happy if you wish to bring around potential new clients to show your craft and skills.
Hemingford Rd, Cambridge
We are so pleased with all the work Matt has done (and is doing) for us the last couple of weeks. The wall and tiling looks fantastic. Exactly what I hoped for. So thank you. He's been so professional throughout and really takes care over his work. We couldn't ask for more. We are looking forward to the new door etc too.
Priory Rd, Cambridge, Interior renovations
We would like to thank you and your team for your hard work and professionalism and especially Lee for managing the project so efficiently.
Newmarket Rd, Cambridge, Loft conversion
Many thanks to all the guys who worked on our house, we are very happy with our new loft room.
Exterior renovation, Cambridge
Fordham's came to my rescue. I needed a job done urgently and they ‘pulled out the stops.” The communication, administration and works were of a very high standard indeed; courteous, efficient, timely and expert in all areas. I can recommend Fordham's without hesitation.
Exterior brick work renovation, Cambridge
Good quality job, on time as far as weather allowed, communication during project good, polite and efficient workers, fair price – hard to single out an area for improvement.
Garden/Drainage/Paving renovation, Storys Way, Cambridge
Thank you very much for this. The boys did an excellent job and I am grateful to Simon for pulling it together so quickly for me.
Property extension, Sabre Close, Cambridge.
Everything is finished now and we have been very happy with all the work and all of the team involved in the project. Many thanks for the highly efficient and professional service.
Property extension, Longstanton
We are both very happy with the extension and would like to thank the team who have made it happened, particularly, Lee for putting up with my phone calls of help and questions. He was always helpful, courteous and re-assuring. We would also like to thank Matt, who is not only an extremely good bricklayer, but in providing a high level of confidence and reassurance throughout the work. Finally Neil, the electrician who did a fabulous job with the lights etc.
Thornton Way, Girton, Cambridge, Home renovation
It is always difficult to find a quality builder willing and able to undertake small works to a high standard. Fordham Restoration is the exception. I am very pleased with the standard of work as well as the communications before and during the project. I would recommend FR to you.
Shelford Road, Cambridge, Home extension
Very pleased with everything. Tidy workmen and very pleasant. Could recommend you to anyone.
Hinton Way, Shelford, Cambridge
Great service, well managed by Simon and Andrew. Clear, timely communication over email made it easy to make decisions as the project moved along. They stick to the agreed timescales and deliver a high quality service.
Belgrave Road, Cambridge, Bay window restoration
We're really pleased with it, John did an absolutely excellent job there.
Gwydir Street, Loft conversion
Thank you all for your hard work and professional approach. We are very pleased with the result.
St. Johns Road, Coton, Home renovation
Overall we are tremendously pleased with the work which you have done for us. I will not hesitate to recommend you to my friends or, if you like, to prospective customers of Fordham's in the future.
Selwyn Road, Cambridge.
The guttering and down-pipe look the part; your guys have done a really neat job, thanks.
Bowers Croft, Cambridge
Single Storey Extension incorporating Family Room, Integrated Garage, Extended Entrance and Office. Very pleased we used Fordham. Build was completed on time and within budget. Excellent team and build quality. Any challenges throughout were dealt with efficiently and in a very professional manner. Customer Service is a major strong point as well as follow up after build complete. I don't have a bad thing to say about Simon, Andrew and the Team. Would definitely use again and if we have ever have budget for second floor we'll be using Fordham again.
Bowers Croft, Home extension
It's also been a pleasure working with you and Simon and the 'crew' have been great.
Although happy to have this finalised we'll miss their presence. A really cracking group of people!!
Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, Window replacement
The windows look fantastic. Thank you to the whole team.
Huntington Road, Cambridge, Home extension
Our overall impression of your conduct of the work was extremely
favourable, so favourable as to make us feel that only someone with
unrealistically high standards could find any fault with it. If ever a
recommendation from us would help I would be pleased to offer one.
Your communication with the client - so important while work of this kind
is going on - was excellent. We always knew what to expect and when.
Your original timetable, sent to me on November 14, was closely kept to,
even though it sometimes meant working in thoroughly unpleasant weather.
The very slight slippage was caused by uncontrollable factors (extra depth
needed for the foundations, temperatures too low for the chemistry of
bricklaying), never by unwillingness or poor management.
Going back to the workforce: they were all very pleasant, courteous,
friendly and considerate.
Benny's Way, Coton, Cambridge
We returned to Fordham Restoration for a second project having had an excellent experience with them for an extension. They remain expert, friendly, and a pleasure to do business with. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Cherry Hinton Rd, Cambridge
Fordham Restoration provided replacement/restoration of upper and lower elevation sash windows and stonework to a high standard in a timely manner even in cold and snowy conditions. Their experience with working with Victorian houses is evident. The friendly team took great care to reduce the impact of the work inside the house, and cleaned up on a daily basis. I would highly recommend them.
Hemingford Rd, Cambridge
I am really grateful to you and all that you do, above and beyond the call of duty.
References for Fordham Restoration continue to be always available.
Thornton Way, Cambridge
The house looks great - we are really pleased with the result,
thanks to all your team.
St Barnabus Road, Cambridge, Stone restoration
Thank you for doing a great job. It looks so much better.
Blinco Grove, Cambridge, Stone restoration
We were very pleased with the work. The bay window looks great and no longer lets in the rain.
Honey Hill, Cambridge
I am moving forward with my plans and I am very pleased with the work that you did.
I will certainly contact you again should I require further works - e.g. a light tunnel to increase the natural light within the bedroom.
Thanks again for your hard work and professionalism.
Sedgewick Street, Cambridge
Top quality service from start to finish – The project ran exactly as promised with a great final result.
Hemingford Road, Cambridge
We'd like to thank you once again for the work you did for us and will be in touch again when we (inevitably) have more work to do.
Priory Road, Cambridge
We are absolutely delighted with the renovation work that has been undertaken by Fordham Restoration Services. The quality of the work is first class, the project was completed within budget, and throughout the service provided by Simon and his team was exemplary. What could have been a really difficult, lengthy project was also made much, much easier by the professionalism, friendliness and general consideration shown by all of Simon’s team.
Beechwood Ave. Bottisham, Cambridge
Efficient and friendly service, pleasing results.
Parr Close, Impington, Cambridge
We are really pleased with our extension. Project management was very good. Simon has a great team. Communication was excellent throughout and always willing to reach a mutually agreeable outcome at each stage of the project. We are delighted with the finished work.
Kelvin Close, Cambridge
We are very happy with the final result. Issues that arose during the project were handled well.
Sturton Street, Cambridge
Simon and the team have done an excellent job in delivering a fantastic kitchen extension for us. The whole team has been brilliant to work with and have gone out of their way to ensure that their presence in the house has never caused us problems (even to the extent of hoovering and washing up at times!!). We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who wants building work done.
Perne Rd, Cambridge. Loft conversion
I’m delighted that the visit of the Building Inspector today went without a hitch. It is a testament to the quality of the workmanship of your staff who also deserve nothing but praise for their hard work, commitment and dedication as well as their excellent teamwork and planning thanks to which a lot has been achieved in a short time. Well done to you as a company and to all who played a part in reaching today’s important milestone. Last but not least I’d like to compliment your staff for being very courteous at all times and very sensitive to a customer’s needs.
Glisson Road, Cambridge
I’m happy to recommend Fordham Restoration Services for their workmanship, reasonable pricing and clear
communication throughout the replacement and restoration of our stone work.
Hemingford Road, Cambridge
It has been great to work with the Fordhams team. They could not have been more helpful and I am delighted with the loft.
The timing, continuity of work and PR were excellent as well as the quality of work done. The project was completed on time and I would be happy to recommend the company without reserve.
Blinco Grove, Cambridge
Excellent work with extremely likeable tradesmen.
Shelford Road, Cambridge
Work carried out to complete satisfaction - reliable - good working team.
Barley, Herts, Home renovation
Thank you all for excellent work recently carried out on our house. Time keeping, communication
were great and I have to say you are all very tidy. We are really thrilled with everything.
Bathroom renovation, Hills Avenue, Cambridge
I am extremely pleased with the end result of the job. Several men were involved in the work and they were all friendly and polite.
Home extension, loft conversion and renovation,
Hawthorn Road, Cambridge
This is the second time we have undertaken a large build project with Fordham Restoration
and as before, we are very pleased with the outcome. The project was completed on time and all the team were a pleasure to work with. The coordination with the architect and building control was brilliant.
Home extension, Birdwood Road, Cambridge
I am delighted with my new cloakroom/toilet extension, I am so glad I chose Simon to do the work, he informed me at every stage what was happening. His men were very friendly and did an excellent job, I have recommended Fordham Restoration to my new neighbours.
Home extension, Coton, Cambs.
Fordham Restoration is the best building firm we've worked with. Our project was fairly complex (involving steelwork to suspend some of the existing house structure, plus our living in the property throughout the extension building work with small children) and the Fordham team handled it with great skill and were lovely people to have in the house. The organization was superb and all the tradesmen were of exceptional skill throughout. We would not hesitate to recommend them, or to use them again.
Loft Conversion, Marshall Road, Cambridge
"I was delighted with the way Fordham Restoration conducted my loft conversion. It was done with the minimum disruption to the rest of the house. Everything was left clean and tidy at the end of each day. I was kept well informed of all stages. A very well planned job, I would certainly use them again and fully recommend them"
Home renovation, Ross Street, Cambridge
"We have recently undergone a complete renovation of our Victorian property. During the course of this renovation we have worked with several different trades including Fordham Restoration Services Ltd. We found Fordham’s to be 100% professional in their approach to the work they have completed. Communication was excellent throughout and Simon always kept us informed of progress and any issues which arose during the course of work. Every job was completed efficiently and to a high standard. I would recommend Fordham Restoration Services Ltd to anyone looking for a professional building company to complete works on their property. My only regret is that we didn’t get them to do all the work as we had some less than favorable experiences with other trades!"
Home extension, Fulbourn.
"Our extension was completed on time to a very high standard. We are glad we chose Fordham Restoration Services."
Kitchen replacement, Hawthorn Road, Cambridge.
"Fordham Restoration were a pleasure to work with. All members of the skilled team were friendly and helpful. The project was completed as quickly and with as little disruption as could be managed (considering we were having a major internal wall removed and the kitchen ripping out and moving to another room entirely!). We were very pleased with the high quality finish, very good value for money."
Extension and roof renovation, Willingham, Cambs.
"We were very pleased with the work done. Fordham Restoration were very flexible when plans changed and additional work was done. Simon was excellent at keeping us informed at all times, service was professional, but friendly."
Window Renovation, Blinco Grove, Cambridge
"I was impressed with your professionalism, the completed work and the way everything was left clean and tidy at the end of each day."
Stone Restoration, Needingworth
"Fordham Restoration's work has greatly enhanced the appearance of the property, not only now but for the future."
12 August 2009
Brick Restoration on Chimney stack, Heydon, Herts
"I was very satisfied with the level of workmanship, and the project was well-managed. Overall, very pleased."
Stone Restoration on Bay window, Mawson Road, Cambridge
"Great restoration work done on my Bay window - it has transformed the house and is the envy of my neighbours."
"Dear Simon, Thank you very much for sorting out the wall at the back of my house. You both did a superb job. Hope to see you in the future for work we want to have, instead of have to have. Thanks again."
12.11.2007 Regarding Fordham Restoration Ltd
I am a very busy person who has not got time to be around to hand over keys and check on safety/building issues. It was with great relief that I could hand over my extension work to Fordham Restoration. I had no worries about the safety of my house and handing over the keys.
As far as the quality of the work goes, I am no expert with no knowledge of building. But I could see that with every step Simon Fordham and his right hand man Austin ensured the quality of the work was top notch.
From the foundations, to the brick work, to the excellent carpentry and roofing, the pipe laying and plastering everyone did an excellent job. An excellent job has been done by the plumber in the downstairs loo.
I am writing this as I am glad they did the job for me. Simon kept me informed throughout. My biggest stress would have been to see things go wrong. I cannot recommend Fordham Restoration more highly for the quality of building work they do and it was pleasant to meet all the people who work for them.
Home renovation, Cross Street, Cambridge
"Struck gold with Fordham Restoration, excellent workmanship within budget, finished on time and efficient to deal with, thank you Andrew and Simon."
Stone restoration, Mawson Road, Cambridge
"Delighted with the excellent service."
Stone restoration, St Barnabus Road, Cambridge
"I am very pleased with the quality of the work on the stone work of my house. The service was professional and business-like and the workmen were friendly. Communication was excellent throughout and I would be happy to recommend this company. Thank you 'Fordham Restoration' for a very good service."
Two storey Home extension, Blinco Grove, Cambridge
"Simon seems to be unique when it comes to builders in that he genuinely cares about what it is like to live in a small house with the inevitable turmoil of a major extension. He did all possible to make it as pleasant as possible, giving plenty of warning of major changes ahead."
Home renovation, Cavendish Avenue, Cambridge
“The Company provided a competitive, written quotation. I am extremely happy with the quality of the work and the amiability of its workforce.”
Exterior renovation, Shelford
"Your professional, helpful and friendly service has restored my faith in the building industry!"
Interior renovation, Hills Avenue, Cambridge
"Fordham Restoration did a superb job. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. All work was carried out to the highest standard in a friendly and efficient manner. From my point of view the whole experience was completely stress free."
Property extension, Cambridge CB1
"I am very pleased with my completed extension.The project progressed very smoothly and was completed on time. I especially liked the project plans, which kept me updated on progress."
Roof renovation, Victorian Terraced house, Cambridge, CB1
"I am very satisfied with the high quality workmanship and the communication
throughout the project. I would recommend Fordham Restoration to my friends and family."
Property extension, Cambridge CB1
"I am delighted with my extension which was well planned and built. Thank you."
Restoration of retaining wall, Newmarket.
"We employed Simon Fordham, an expert in brick and stone restoration work on listed period dwellings. The work was done speedily and efficiently with attention to detail and communication with us throughout the operation which ensured total satisfaction."