Manning and Woods Ltd

Mrs Claire Woods

Haughley, Stowmarket, Suffolk
8.88
(244 Reviews)
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10+
Member Since 2012
Call01449 709982

Skills & expertise

  • Central Heating
    • Boiler Repairs / Servicing
    • Central Heating - Gas - Installation / Servicing
    • Central Heating - Oil - Installation / Servicing
    • Oil Boiler Installation
    • Oil Tank Installation
    • Gas Boiler Installation
    • Gas Cooker Installation
    • Gas Safety Checks - CP12
    • Smart Thermostats
  • Builder
    • Basement / Cellar Conversions
    • Brick / Concrete Structural Repairs
    • Car Ports
    • Cladding
    • Concreting
    • Demolition
    • Extensions / Conversions
    • Fire and Flood Renovation
    • Foundations
    • Garage Conversions
    • Garden Studios
    • General Building
    • Green Oak Framing
    • Heritage Property Specialist
    • Insurance Claim Specialist
    • Loft Conversions
    • Mastic Sealant
    • New Builds
    • Partition Walls
    • Period Property Restoration
    • Project Management
    • Refurbishments
    • Repair and Listed Building Specialist
    • Steel Fabrication
    • Steel Work Design
    • Suspended Ceilings
    • Tree Houses
    • Workshop Design / Construction
  • Bricklayer
    • Brickwork
    • Flint / Stonework
    • Repointing
  • Groundworks
  • Painter / Decorator
    • Exterior Painting
    • Painting / Decorating
    • Specialist Paint Effects
    • Timber Restoration
    • Wallpapering
    • Wooden Windows Stripped / Painted

Skills & expertise

  • Central Heating
    • Boiler Repairs / Servicing
    • Central Heating - Gas - Installation / Servicing
    • Central Heating - Oil - Installation / Servicing
    • Oil Boiler Installation
    • Oil Tank Installation
    • Gas Boiler Installation
    • Gas Cooker Installation
    • Gas Safety Checks - CP12
    • Smart Thermostats
  • Builder
    • Basement / Cellar Conversions
    • Brick / Concrete Structural Repairs
    • Car Ports
    • Cladding
    • Concreting
    • Demolition
    • Extensions / Conversions
    • Fire and Flood Renovation
    • Foundations
    • Garage Conversions
    • Garden Studios
    • General Building
    • Green Oak Framing
    • Heritage Property Specialist
    • Insurance Claim Specialist
    • Loft Conversions
    • Mastic Sealant
    • New Builds
    • Partition Walls
    • Period Property Restoration
    • Project Management
    • Refurbishments
    • Repair and Listed Building Specialist
    • Steel Fabrication
    • Steel Work Design
    • Suspended Ceilings
    • Tree Houses
    • Workshop Design / Construction
  • Bricklayer
    • Brickwork
    • Flint / Stonework
    • Repointing
  • Groundworks
  • Painter / Decorator
    • Exterior Painting
    • Painting / Decorating
    • Specialist Paint Effects
    • Timber Restoration
    • Wallpapering
    • Wooden Windows Stripped / Painted

Company info

Manning and Woods Ltd was formed by the merger of two respected local family firms in 2012, and is based near Stowmarket in the heart of Suffolk. We are passionate about providing pragmatic, cost effective solutions for your building needs. Unlike most of our competitors, we offer a full service across all trades - so you won't have to manage a thing.

We specialise in extensions, refurbishments and conversions, as well as stunning kitchens and bathrooms. We work on buildings of every type, from Listed manor houses to modern family homes, commercial units to churches - grand designs or a like for like update - all will receive the same care and attention from our professional team. 

We have an open and honest relationship with our customers and together with the trusted, experienced craftsmen we employ, we can always offer an excellent service with work completed to the very highest standards, on time and within budget. 

We travel all over Suffolk and over the borders to south Norfolk and north Essex. 

Reviews Summary

8.88
Average score based on 7 reviews in the last 12 months
244 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

Workmanship
8.83
Tidiness
9
Reliability
9
Quote Accuracy
(5 Reviews)
100
Courtesy
8.71

Customer Reviews

10

Not specified by customer.

Verified Review

Both excellent. Very polite and helpful workers. Always punctual. Their work was excellent and would always employ them again.

Location: IP9
Reviewed in: June 2022
10

Refurbishment of en-suite bathroom.

Verified Review

We were delighted with the work carried out by Manning and Woods. All aspects of this job were carried out to a very high standard and their employees were polite, helpful and above all very skilled in their particular trade. We would recommend this Company most highly.

Location: IP30
Reviewed in: June 2022
9.75

Fitting side door in garage.

Verified Review

Excellent work completed on time and to budget. Very pleased and happily recommend this company to anyone seeking a reliable builder.

Location: IP14
Reviewed in: June 2022
9.5

Replacement of bathroom

Verified Review

Fabulous workmanship On schedule and price very fair

Location: IP23
Reviewed in: June 2022
10

Leaking shower need repairing/door frame resealing.

Verified Review

We had a shower that leaked through the bottom of the frame. Several tradespeople had tried to solve it, but the folks at Manning and Woods were the ones who properly solved it (by removing the door, cleaning it all up and redoing it). So now I have back one of life's small joys, a hot shower in the morning. Good company - responsive, punctual, polite, clean and tidy. Top-notch, overall.

Location: IP14
Reviewed in: February 2022
4.75

Porch and Roof line

Verified Review

In our opinion Checkatrade standards were not upheld, with regards to the work carried out at our property, these include: - Be specific and set out a clear, detailed quotation document - Provide honest and realistic information about work dates, the length of the job. And price - Goods supplied should meet customers’ requirements, be fit for purpose and comply with UK legislation. There were multiple issues. Not least that we were given a time frame of 6 days and the duration of the work was over 1/4 of a year, the work also included attempting to fit a 3 lever lock on the front door!.

Score Breakdown

Courtesy

5

Tidiness

7

Timekeeping

4

Workmanship

3
Location: IP14
Reviewed in: October 2021

Reply from Manning and Woods Ltd

We were provided by a specification for this job by the customer. We were clear in our quotation that we were providing goods “as per the specification provided”. When they were received, having been made to measure, it was discovered that the design was flawed and would not work. This disrupted our schedule as we were unable to complete the work in the time we had allocated. We came up with an alternative solution which was to provide a design for the porch in timber, which we duly built without charging any additional money, despite the fact that we now have a tailor made upvc door and frames which we have paid for and are completely useless. The end product of the porch was in fact stunning and in our opinion, better that the original design as we even matched the glazing of the porch to the leaded style of the original Victorian house’s windows. To receive this feedback on a job where we have lost a significant amount of time and money despite producing a first class product, and before we have been paid, seems unfair in the extreme.

Services

  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Cards Accepted

Locations

Works in

Stowmarket, Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Eye, Newmarket, and throughout Suffolk. Manningtree area of Essex, Diss and surrounding border villages in Norfolk.

Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

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Accreditations and Memberships

Criminal background check completed on Claire Woods on 27/07/2016, trader confirmed nothing changed on their Criminal Background Check on 29/10/2019

Upper Tier, waste carrier licence held, dated 29/11/18 - 29/11/21