Can I on behalf of the Black Country Museum pass on our thanks to you and your team for at short notice successfully carrying out the removal of large and heavy collection objects from Hall 1 at the Museum.
The help and assistance from Jim and Oliver throughout the project was invaluable particularly given some of the technical and logistical challenges we occurred.
Again please thanks all your team involved.
We were so impressed with the manner in which you and your team worked here at Elmfield.
We would describe you as accommodating and polite builders. Nothing was too much trouble.
Holland Contracting have been involved with the project to relocate the Signal Box from start to finish, firstly in dismantling this much loved local landmark under the stringent supervision of Network Rail, and much later in the careful reconstruction - on the opposite side of the road! The finished Box looks great, and is already winning compliments from residents and from passers-by.
Despite the very tight budget, Steve and the team have consistently worked to a high standard of craftsmanship, and have produced a beautiful building which has retained the feel of the original structure, despite having been modified to make it suitable for use as a modern community space, and as a small local museum.
The work undertaken was carried out professionally, with consideration to the surroundings. Hollands conformed to all current health and safety legislation.
Programme dates were adhered to, construction on site was very well managed especially given the Museum was fully functional, whilst work was completed.
The site was kept clean and tidy.
Site staff where courteous and polite at all times.
Holland’s helped us acheive a good result on a limited budget.
The team worked well with other contractors and trades ensuring smooth project delivery.
Holland Contracting has been used on several occasions by the Black Country Living Museum for both large & small projects, most recently for some office refurbishments. The team worked to a very tight deadline & the project was completed ahead of schedule, & was good value for money. Steve project managed the whole process, including liaison with external suppliers, & kept me informed every step of the way with regards to working days, budget updates & the use of materials. I was very impressed with their professionalism.
I found the team extremely reliable, enthusiastic and friendly. No task was too small & I would highly recommend them.
Holland Contracting worked for me for many years on the recording, dismantling and reconstruction of historical buildings being saved for the Black Country Living Museum.
In 2009 they were our first choice to manage the time critical rescue of Birmingham Road Buildings, including Hobbs Fish & Chip Shop and the adjoining gentleman's outfitters known as Morrall’s.
Holland Contracting always carried out excellent work, often within very tight financial time and quality restraints.
Over the past 20 years we have engaged Holland Contractors on many projects, we have found that Holland Contractors have always carried out the works to the highest standards and have always adhered to the full requirements of any health and safety policies. We have found the contractor to produce any works we required to a very high standard. On occasions we have had to call on them for urgent works which again they have always been available. Supervision and management is always to a high standard.
The works have included:
- Enablement works, removing old walls, fencing and hedgerows etc.
- Create secured parking areas, by way of demolition of unused garages
- Resurfacing Works
- Carried out drainage works
- Provided transport and labour, including plant and equipment as required for all projects
- Tree felling and pruning
- Drainage and services
These are some of the typical works that have been carried out for us, and it is without doubt that we shall continue to use the contractor, as and when we require them.
The services of Holland Contracting have been used on a number of occasions by this organisation for various works including groundwork, building and construction work, and have always found them to be reliable, dependable and good value. We have a good working relationship with them and would use their services again.
Over the past few years Holland Contracting have carried out various works both off site and on site at the Musem, these works have comprised of:
- Controlled take down with detailed surveying and recording of materials of Victorian period buildings.
- Transporting of salvaged materials to the Museum site for storage in a sequence to facilitate reconstruction.
- Work involved in the re-building of these buildings on the Museum site to a programme sequence and timetable.
- Control of sub contract tradesmen and material supply.
- Infrastructure construction works to the rebuilding process, drainage, paving hard standings, service trench excavations.
Holland Contracting have undertaken these tasks with enthusiasm and diligence and the Black Country Museum thank you for your achievements in completing these construction projects.
Over the past several years your company has carried out various works within our cemeteries and crematoria. These have included:
- Installation of concrete rafts at Gornal Wood cemetery.
- Various landscaping of areas within the cemeteries and also the New garden of remembrance at Stourbridge crematorium, allowing a new memorial scheme to be installed.
- Installation of gravel channels at Dudley cemetery to allow families to place personal items on their graves
- Drainage works to rectify areas that are prone to water logging
Every time you have carried work out within our cemeteries it has always been finished to a high standard and on time. All tasks have been well coordinated and have satisfied all aspects of our health and safety requirements.
All operatives when on site have showed compassion and sensitivity when carrying out their work and dealing with the public.We will continue to offer you the opportunity to quote for works within our cemeteries and thank you again for the work you have carried out so far.
Holland Contracting provided a simply excellent service - from start to finish. They took 'bespoke to customer needs' to another level - constantly looking at what we wanted and needed as a family. They were a delight to work with, and have around - the whole team. They changed for us the whole reputation of builders - on time, on budget, to spec.
Steve and Jim Holland and the team working on our renovations were amazing - in particular the extra thought and adaptability during the project. Nothing was too much for them - and their aftercare very special - highly recommended.