Testimonials 2017-12-11T09:50:34+00:00

St Serf’s Place

Professional, organized, efficient and friendly – that has been our experience of buying a house from Stephen Gardiner Construction. The house is beautifully designed, the finishes are of excellent quality, and Stephen, Richard and Marc have all been so helpful at every step. Warm, spacious, perfect for family life – we love our new home. If we ever needed to build a house in the future, SGC would be our first call.
Fabrice and Alison, St Serf’s Place

St Serf’s Place

We’ve just about settled in now, and wanted to thank you, and your team for making this whole moving area/buying a new house so straightforward.

After looking at a few builders, from the moment we drove up and saw the standard of your homes, we knew we wanted a house from you guys.  The difference in quality, design, finish and approach was apparent from the start!

We absolutely love our home, and how easy you have all made the whole process from start to finish, it really comes across that you care about what you do, so a big thank you to you all.

Fiona & Pete, St Serf’s Place

St Serf’s Place

We would fully endorse SG Homes as a builder to buy a new home from. Right from our first visit to their show house, through to the purchase of our house and beyond, they have been professional, diligent, flexible and empathetic to each of our needs. Whilst the house was designed to a blueprint, we had so much flexibility in room layout, colour schemes, kitchen design etc that it actually felt like we were building our own design. This, along with the quality of build and finish was a huge advantage they held over any of the other new build developers in the area. Excellent customer care did not stop when we moved in, with their support always being a phone call away. A very personal service from a great team.
Fraser & Jenny, St Serf’s Place

St Serf’s Place

When moving to a new area one of the first questions anyone asks is ‘who builds a good quality house?’ The name that came up time and again was Stephen Gardiner. We watched the first phase build from the foundations up; witnessing the quality and attention to detail at each stage. While waiting for our previous property to sell Steve, Richard and Marc were happy to keep us up to date and were open to answer any questions; patient throughout.

From reserving our plot until we were handed the keys the team at SG Homes were very professional, attentive and accommodating. We asked for a number of minor modifications to the property to suit our preferred style of house and the team responded positively to each.

The house finish is excellent and a delight to live in – we highly recommend SG Homes.

Michael & Vicky, St Serf’s Place

St Serf’s Place

Although I first visited when my house was merely a shell, I was immediately impressed with the quality of the build and with the obvious pride and craftsmanship Stephen Gardiner and his team display.

Over the years I have purchased six new-build houses, and this one has been the only one with no snagging faults. Without exception, everyone in the team couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating during the whole build. They are genuinely excellent. The finished house is lovely to live in, beautifully warm and easy to manage, and I do not hesitate in strongly recommending Stephen Gardiner Homes.

Mary Boyton, St Serf’s Place

St Serf’s Place

Everything about Steve, Marc, Richard and the work force is supremely professional and helpful. The build quality of the houses is of the highest quality and the support from the team is superb, they make moving into a new home a great experience.

We cannot recommend them highly enough. Fantastic.

Moira & Dixie Taylor, St Serf’s Place

Fossoway, Drum

Our architect suggested a few builders for our project, but Stephen Gardiner Construction was the clear favourite we were directed towards. We planned to visit each of them, but decided to go with Steve’s company as soon as we’d met him and his colleagues. Our decision proved to be the right one – this was our first build, and we were nervous about it, but it could not have been made easier for us. Steve’s project manager was brilliant, anticipating most of our thoughts before we’d even voiced them, and always reacting positively when we came up with something he’d not anticipated. The quality of the house reflects on all the team involved, and we’ve now started to live in the house of our dreams. Thank you to Steve and all the team!
Gordon Anderson, Fossoway, Drum

Dykedale, Dunblane

“As soon as we purchased the plot in 2013 we started to research into local construction firms and the name SGC soon became the positive common denominator. Previous clients were fulsome in praise and we also found local building suppliers all reacted extremely favourably when we mentioned the SGC name. Our only worry was they would be too busy to take on our job.

From the minute I first spoke to Stephen and Marc I found them to be engaging and genuinely interested in our project. Despite it being more than 12 months from our first conversation to us appointing SGC they made the effort to stay in touch and we were delighted when both price and availability ticked the box. Gavin Cumming was appointed as our Site Manager and he was absolutely fantastic to work with from start to finish. He kept us very well informed, offered guidance when asked and really just took care of both myself and my wife! Gavin and the team soon felt like friends rather than “suppliers”.

The house is amazing, the quality of finish superb and we know if we need the SGC team for anything they are only a call away.

If we were to start again SGC is the only company we would consider.”

Kenny & Jo Valentine, Dykedale, Dunblane

The Lechkin, Comrie

“To be able to build your own house in such a beautiful part of Scotland is to be in a very fortunate position to start with. The fact that we had Stephen and the team build it added pleasure to privilege.

We were introduced to Stephen by our architect, James Denholm, who knew we were looking for a quality product. It was a challenging site and a complicated build but SGC managed that – and us – with aplomb. Nothing was too much trouble, the site ran like clockwork (tremendous project management skills) and everybody involved was professional and determined to do their bit to deliver us what we wanted – and they did. We cannot recommend them highly enough.”

Thanks again,

Keith Garwood & Sue Harley, The Lechkin, Comrie

Fordoun Farm, Auchterarder

“Thank you for being a contractor who completed the project on time and within budget and for liaising with the occupants of the house while the building work progressed. We have found your company’s approach positive in all respects. Well done! We look forward to working together on future projects.”

Tign Na Darroch, Hollybank, Castleton Road, Auchterarder

“Having built a house previously where our builder went bankrupt we were obviously concerned about who we selected to build our next home.

Stephen and his team turned out to be the best decision we have ever made. From being patient enough to wait for our home to sell in a difficult market to the commitment to quality we could not have asked for more. We worked closely together with Stephen constantly looking at options to contain cost which can be a real challenge on a build project. At the end a testament to the quality of workmanship was the fact that snagging took us 15 mins with so little we were able to spot together.

A great experience, a great home for us and absolute advocates for SGC.”

Tony & Kay McCandless, Tign Na Darroch

Kilbrannan Lodge, Pitlochry

“A huge thanks to you and your team for making this project so easy to watch grow & develop from afar and be the most hassle free thing I have ever done. When I tell people about how easy it has been, they are all surprised and asking who you are. I will definitely be singing your praises for a long time to come, so if your ears are ringing, it might be another recommendation coming your way!”
Susan Brown, Kilbrannan Lodge

Ewanfield, Crieff

“Anyone who has trepidations over building a house need look no further than Stephen Gardiner Construction. This exceptionally well managed firm delivers an excellent product with an attention to detail rarely found in modern house building.

Our house came, as all do, with its own challenges, all of which were met with careful consideration, thoughtfulness and humour. Stephen and his team were a constant source of inspiration, providing unstinting support to us during the building of our house.

Stephen always has a friendly word for his entire workforce when he arrives on site, as he often does. This friendliness continually permeates the building site and, we are certain, has a positive effect on the quality of the end product.

When you build a house you have to make hundreds of decisions. Stephen Gardiner, with his vast experience of all trades, helped us to carry the burden of these, allowing us to enjoy the experience of building our house. We are delighted with our finished house which has been completed on time, to budget and to our complete satisfaction.

We have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending the services of Stephen Gardiner Construction as a first class house builder and project manager.”

Hugh and Morag Campbell, Ewanfield

4 Darnley Hill, Auchterarder

“We were first attracted to the house at Darnley Hill by the location, the contemporary design and the clever use of light and space. Once our offer was accepted we were impressed by how good the communication was, and we were kept informed and involved throughout the remainder of the building process. Marc and Stephen were always very quick to respond to any questions or requests we had.

We have now been living in the house for around 6 weeks and couldn’t be happier. The overall quality of workmanship is excellent and all fixtures and fittings, such as doors and sanitaryware are of high quality. There have been very few snags, and those that have arisen have been dealt with quickly and without fuss. Everyone at Stephen Gardiner Construction has gone the extra mile to make sure we are happy with the house, and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone who is thinking of buying a new build from them.”

Thanks again,

David & Jo, Darnley Hill

Plot 5, Queens Crescent, Gleneagles

Employer Reference

We were first introduced to Stephen Gardiner Construction Ltd (SGC), through recommendations from several architects, engineers and Quantity Surveyors. We carried out a huge amount of research on his product with previous projects built as well as understanding what his reputation was like pre & post build.

Following our initial meetings onwards, Stephen and his team have performed fantastically well in the design and build process. This was a complicated project with many third party consultants, who were all managed by Stephen. This could not have been done any better; the organization, approach and care undertaken have been of the highest standard.

What sticks out most is the fact that Stephen and his team actually care, this may seem like a strange statement, however their desire to make sure we were always informed and happy was paramount. Based on our previous experience with the building trade, this was more than a refreshing change. Stephen genuinely takes a keen interest in how the building is supposed to work and will proffer suggestions of betterment where they think this will benefit the client. They worked seamlessly with our architect’s, QS and building control to avoid any mishaps.

Of huge importance to us was how they programmed the build and maintained a high knowledge of expenditure, so that we could be certain we all kept within the stipulated contract price. In tandem with this we can honestly say that Stephen and his team kept to their promise of delivering our home within our agreed time frame. This was all the more impressive when we consider the number of external factors which conspired against us!

Given this has been one of the most important things we as a family have embarked upon, we can honestly say it was a great and rewarding experience. Were we to do it again, I would have no hesitation getting SGC to do it for us.

Richard & Angela Bullen, Plot 5, Queens Crescent


Employer Reference

“My wife Jane and myself had been very fortunate in securing our dream plot in a great location with a beautiful setting in Perthshire and set out with our Architects , The Denholm Partnership , to design a significant home for our retirement that met our many criteria for aesthetics, functionality and energy performance.

Our demanding expectations from the build process such as a high standard of construction and finish combined with all the associated complexities which we knew would arise from the many innovations we were seeking to incorporate resulted in us preferring to contract directly with Stephen and his team as our preferred builder for the project rather than go to open tender. From the moment SGC were appointed they consistently maintained a positive, friendly and helpful involvement throughout the design phase which then continued smoothly into and throughout the duration of construction on-site.

Stephen and his team were always willing to accommodate any requirements for technical or detail changes occasioned throughout the build and the financials were similarly always simple to make agreement on. We are extremely contented both with the quality of our new home and the straightforward manner and professional manner in which the entire build process has been accomplished and would have no hesitation in recommending SGC to anyone looking for a very competent, dependable, forward thinking and attentive builder. “

John Ronald, AROSFIELD, Comrie

GLENVIEW, Orchil Road, Auchterarder

Employer Reference

We have used Stephen Gardener Construction on two occasions the last project was to rebuild our property at Glenview, Orchil Road, Auchterarder.

From the beginning of the project right through to completion we found that everything ran smoothly and on time. We were very impressed with the standard of workmanship, not only in the house, but also in the way that the site was kept and the overall project. We would highly recommend them and without hesitation would use them again for any other project.

John & Gina Christie, GLENVIEW, Orchil Road

Plot 12, Queens Crescent, Glenagles

Thank you so much for building our house. Since the day Stuart tracked you down, having seen another house you built, you have been a pleasure to work with. The house is gorgeous and you and all the boys should be justifiably proud of what you have all achieved. Despite us being long distance, the house was started on time and delivered mostly on time despite supplier challenges (my suppliers not yours), atrocious weather, planning delays and a little matter of moving the house on the plot after some of the work had started. Any delay was down to us and not your team.

You and all of the team were a pleasure to work with and the end result speaks for itself.

Thanks for all your hard work.

Debbie McAlpine, Plot 12, Queens Crescent

Rosegarth Blairgowrie

Thank you once again for building our house. I am very impressed by the professionalism and attention to detail that your Company has shown throughout. You have worked with us from the original concept, through the warrants and applications stage to the completion of the build itself providing us with advice and reassurance when required. We are delighted with the quality and style of the result and as such, have highly recommended your Company to all that have admired our house.

Best Regards, Eric.

West Lochlane

Our house was started on time, completed EXACTLY ON SCHEDULE in spite of minus 20 deg temperatures. Any alterations during the build were carried out promptly and economically. After 10 months NO SNAGS. The only heat needed is heat from a stove — NO OIL HEATING NEEDED! Gardiner Construction are absolutley fantastic. Thoroughly recommended .
Willie Halley, West Lochlane

Abbots Walk, Crief

If you are looking for a builder for your project, then your search is over, as the service provided by Stephen Gardiner could not be better. From pre-contract meeting to end of term payment the entire process was one of friendly professionalism. Led by Stephen, his staff and all contractors working on the site followed this ethos. They were approachable, hard working and tidy. Any questions, queries or concerns were dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Instead of a daunting undertaking, for the Thomson family, the building of Fauldside, which was completed to an exceptional standard and on schedule, was a pleasurable experience with Stephen Gardiner.

Shena Thomson, Abbots Walk, Crief

Norcroft, Comrie

Mill Cottage has been admired by all those who have seen the finished product which is only half the story. Stephen Gardiners company was recommended to us by numerous local people and we have not been disappointed. From our very first discussions Stephen advised that his company would manage the project from start to finish and that they would execute the work for a fixed price plus estimated costs for none clearly defined activities which was acceptable to us and the work was completed as quoted. We made a few minor changes to suit our requirements which were accepted and worked into the overall schedule. The quality of the tradesmen who executed the work was of the highest order as was their work ethic and we were kept informed of all work related trade changes which were needed to suit the project engineering designs.
Heather and Gordon Wilson, Norcroft, Comrie

Belmont House, Abbey Road, Auchterarder

Our new house was completed July 2009 (right on schedule!) and we are absolutely delighted with it. This was our first attempt at a “self-build” but the project went very smoothly from start to finish and the build quality is excellent. Steve provided sound advice prior to starting the build & helped us to save costs wherever possible. All the workmen on site were professional at all times and we now know we made the right choice in Stephen Gardiner Construction. One year on and there was only minor snagging to be completed, which was done quickly & easily. We are more than happy to recommend you and if we ever decide to build another house, we know who to phone! Many thanks.

St Davids House

When we decided to build a house for the second time, we were well aware of the pit falls of house building and builders. Stephen Gardiner was recommended to us by a number of friends, who had used the company in the past, so we decided to go with them to build our new 4 bedroom house. We were not disappointed; the house was started on time and was finished 2 weeks early in just 22 weeks. Stephen and his staff were approachable and great to work with, any problems sorted out quickly without any fuss and all work was carried out to a very high standard. Everyone comments on the quality of the building work. We would not hesitate using Stephen Gardiner in the future or recommending the company to any potential customers.
Peter and Sheila Keron, St Davids House

Hanzie Lodge, Gilmerton

We have used Stephen Gardiner on two occasions to build houses for us. On both occasions we have been delighted with the exceptionally high standard of his staff and of the high quality of their trademanship. He built an award winning timber clad colonial house for us and also converted a listed church to a 4 bed family home. The quality finish has been so good we have hardly had any snagging. He is always attentive and quick to revisit if their was ever a problem. We would strongly recommend his companies services to our friends if they were considering building, and we would not hesitate to use his company again in the future. I work within the building industry for a national house builder and expect a high standard of workmanship which in my opinion Stephen Gardiner delivers.
Ricky and Lorraine Frew, Hanzie Lodge

Symore House, Duncrub, Dunning

Building a house with Stephen Gardiner is a new and very refreshing experience. In 22 weeks he built our 2,800 sq. ft. timber-framed house, standing on a solid concrete platt, together with a stable block for four horses, all done through the winter months with no detriment to the fabric of the building.

The process throughout, form cutting the first sod of ground to handing over the keys, was one of informed discussion, ensuring that we got everything just as we wanted it. Nothing was too much trouble. His efficiency meant that no time was lost – the right members of his team were on site at just the right moment when that particular trade was needed, to progress the job as smoothly as possible. The result was a house which was home the moment we walked through the door, and we have had no problems with it since.

The day he finished the contract we stood outside the house we had so wanted to build, and saw it as one of the great experiences of our lives. Our words to him were:’With you as the builder, we would do this all over again any day.’ And we meant it.

Tom and Fiona Kelsey, Symore House, Duncrub