Working with Barratt and Canniford has been a pleasure. All the workmen were careful, tidy and polite and despite really difficult weather conditions the finished extension is superb.

Thank you all.

Yours sincerely
Elizabeth Riddell

Croft Surveyors

Barratt & Canniford have carried out a number of projects for my clients over the years and I have always been impressed by their professional attitude and ability to complete even complex projects with regard to the original time and budget constraints.

Barratt & Canniford remain a preferred Contractor on our tender list.

Yours sincerely
David Vestey

Doctor Silsby

Our project required the use of an oak frame. We chose B&C as they have an excellent in-house joinery and so could provide the key part of the project as well as the associated work required. At all times Simon Canniford kept a close eye on progress, and a good relationship with our project manager and building control. We are very happy with the result.

Yours sincerely
Joe Silsby


Barrat & Canniford Ltd have employed The Building Safety Group Ltd as their Health, Safety & Environmental Advisers for many years. Their professional attitude towards health & Safety commences at Management level and flows throughout the whole workforce. They are committed to training their staff on a regular , rolling programme to ensure total competency in health, safety and environmental matters. The whole workforce appear to be well informed of all aspect of health and safety and the latest legislation.

Yours sincerely
Chris May

Slade Parry

We have acted as consultant Quality Surveyors and Contract Administrators on two projects where Barratt & Canniford Ltd have been appointed as Contractor and confirm we have been very impressed with their performance throught the duration of both projects.

Most Recently we have liaised directly with Simon Canniford who Managed the Oaklands Surgery project in Yeovil. Simon acted in a professional manner for the duration of the project, providing both timely and accurate costings on possible variations, responding promptly to queries and raising any issues in plenty of time to avoid possible differences later in the contract. We were particularly impressed with Simon’s programming of the works, which were made challenging as the surgery remained fully functional for the 6 month contract.

As Contractors we were also pleased with their overall working practice where build quality and Health and Safety are clearly strongly conveyed to their site personnel and subcontract labour. Upon completion no accidents were recorded due to their meticulous planning and organisation, whilst the build quality passed the Infection Controll standards set by NHS Somerset.

We feel we have developed a good working relationship with Barratt & Canniford Ltd and would be pleased to work alongside them on future projects.

Yours Sincerely

Tom Coggins
for Slade Parry Limited

Michael Riley Associates

I confirm that i have worked with Barratt and Canniford Limited on two projects in recent years.

Both were JCT Design and Build contracts for the construction of new flats on vacant sites with this practice acting as Employers Agents.

Both the private developer clients for those sites have very high standards and were pleased to be delivered
good quality building work by Barratt and Canniford. The projects were completed on time and on price. The pre-contract issues were negotiated by Simon Canniford and were carried out in a very amicable and helpful way.

The working relationship with their head office staff and operatives was very good and fostered a good team spirit in all matters. Of particular note was their contract manager Geoff Barratt who could not have been more helpful and accommodating.

I would further comment that Barratt and Canniford have good working knowledge of health and safety legislation and run their sites accordingly.

I have no hesitation in recommending employing Barratt and Canniford Limited for any type of building work.

Yours faithfully,



Hill Crest

A big Thank you and your team, Just to let you know we are delighted with what you have all done for us. From your teams good time keeping, Quality and attention to detail to the very welll Managed logistics of the whole project we are thrilled with the end result.

Still being able to live at the property, and having the temporary kitchen in the dinning room made this project viable for us, we were especially impressed with your companies high standards of site safety, so important with childern around.

Your building, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry and finishing were all to a very high standard. The Solar panels, underfloor heading and energy saving lighting are alll a great success. But most of all thank you for your professionalism, integrity and eye to detail, regular meetings at various stages of the build were very welcome allowing the project to progress in a smooth and controlled manner.

We are very happy to recommend your company and look forward to using you in the future.

Chris Renfree


Wookey Hole Hotel

We knew we had made the right decision straight away when we signed a contract with Barratt and Canniford. We had

originally signed up with a multi-national company, but we cancelled two weeks before the start date of the project due to lack of flexibility and not enough consideration in listening to our needs and requirements.

From the outset Barratt and Canniford made themselves avaliable to us whenever we needed to discuss the project. They listened, advised where necessary and worked extremely hard to keep within budget and the strict time frame that was in place. They adhered to the budget and time frame amazingly and credit must go to them for having such a personable, strong leader with excellent communication skills with their team and ourselves.

We met weekly, along with the rest of the project team, sometimes daily if the need arose or any issues cropped up. These were always resolved and kept the project moving forward without delay.

They were able to advise and recommend local suppliers and tradesmen when needed; this in turn provided a reliable and trustworthy workforce.

Barratt and Canniford liaised very closely with the Building Control and Planning Department at Mendip District Council, ensuring the project met proposals set. This showed Barratt and Canniford’s ability to work with professionals at all levels, on a one-to-one basis and in a team meeting environment.

Not only did they build the hotel but they were instrumental in the design process of our unique and special VIP Witch’s Tower. Their design input was outstanding and we could not have achieved such a master-piece without them.

One point i must make is that whenever i went on site the whole team were happy and helpful. I strongly believe this came from our constant, amicable working relationship and this reflected on everyone involved.

Since the opening of the hotel we have had great feedback and comments from staying guests and passers-by to the hotel, it really is a talking point and a tremendous feature.

We have been delighted to work with Barratt and Canniford on the building and construction of our new Wookey Hole and would have no hesitation in recommending them.

West Country Motorhomes Ltd

As one of the leading motorhome dealers in the UK when we planned our new showroom we wanted to make sure it would set new standards in our industry. Having seen their work locally and knowing their reputation as a respected, professional company, we commissioned B&C to carry out the construction.

We had a strong vision of what we wanted and B&C were happy for us to be involved in all stages of the project from initial design to final detailing, with their huge experience helping us to realise our wishes. Working within 5m of the south west’s busiest trunk road meant that good practice and Health & Safety was paramount, but the build was completed without incident, and our showroom is exactly what we envisaged.

We have no hesitation in recommending B&C, their quality,expertise and friendly professional approach led to them constructing new servicing workshops for us and we will definitely use them for any future developments.

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