"...they have the variety of skills necessary to carry out significant alterations and large extensions to domestic property".
Mainstay Designs is a thoughtful and interesting company that combines design with the practical skills of house building and, especially, fitted furniture planning. Within an essentially family organisation, they have the variety of skills necessary to carry out significant alterations and large extensions to domestic property.
Mainstay offers a quality bespoke design and manufacturing process. The quality of their work is very good and there is much attention to detail and accuracy. They are especially competent at tailoring their design ideas to fit the vagaries of older buildings, and have a rare ability to turn what others might see as an inconvenient structural feature into something that eventually enhances the finished prospect.
They are a company that takes pride in getting things right, paying careful attention to ongoing dialogue with the client. Their work is to be commended.
Anne Abbott (Conversion of property into two flats Grade 1 listed building off London Road, Bath UK)
"...having seen Mainstay's response I did not doubt for one second that our building was in good hands."
Within weeks of the start of the project with the building surrounded by scaffolding, roof off and at its most vulnerable we were hit with the strongest gale force winds for decades but having seen Mainstay's response I did not doubt for one second that our building was in good hands.
With every member of the team committed to excellence, the quality of finish speaks for itself. It is a very satisfying end result achieved by a remarkable team who can be justifiably proud of their work.
The building now faces the rigours of daily use and there have been notably few teething troubles, all attended to with the same enthusiasm as main project.
David Logan (Full refurbishment of Grade 1 listed building at 2 Grosvenor Place Bath UK)
"The quality of the finished work is breathtaking."
"...a high level of skill in so many of the disciplines needed."
We were extremely pleased that we asked Mainstay Designs to design and build our new kitchen/Utility. From the earliest meeting we quickly realised that, rather than engaging the usual design/build contractor, we had in fact formed a partnership with Mainstay which was focused on providing the best for our budget.
Together we embarked on an unhurried process of deciding on the best layout and choosing the appliances and finishes. This allowed us to contribute our own ideas and finally together arrive at a design which we have been pleased with ever since.
We were able to visit the Mainstay workshops to see our kitchen units being made and we were very impressed with the array of woodworking machines and the quality of work they produced.
When fitting was arranged; the "team" arrived on schedule and we quickly established a personable relationship with them. They quickly got about their business and were always ready to answer any questions. They obviously possessed a high level of skill in so many of the disciplines needed. They are Mainstay’s own fitters and this so obviously translated into a high level of care and attention to detail. The quality of the finished work is breathtaking.
Finally, Mainstay confidently offer a ten year guarantee on their kitchens, and rightly so. It is a considerable comfort to us to know that if a problem develops, or if we ourselves damage anything, we can contact Mainstay to remedy or indeed remake as needed. Needless to say it has not proved necessary to do so!
Julian and Cheryl Reakes (Kitchen design & installation at Midsomer Norton UK)
"Imaginatively designed, practical, and beautifully executed, this is lifestyle experience not a mere purchase."
It was a huge sense of relief when the enormous piece of granite work top was carefully positioned without mishap, relief for everyone! From then on the kitchen was a joy and delight to use every day. We always smiled when we watched the jaw dropping reactions of everyone who saw it for the first time and I'm sure it will continue to have that impact for years to come. In a time and culture when almost everything is instantly obsolete and disposable this kitchen will stand the test of time and become an old friend to the next generation.
Imaginatively designed, practical, and beautifully executed, this is lifestyle experience not a mere purchase.
David Logan (Kitchen design & installation Frome, Somerset)
"...delighted with the both the design and the workmanship..."
We have had two kitchens designed and installed by Mainstay, both very different. We have been delighted with the both the design and the workmanship of these. Colin made sure that he fully understood what our requirements were and the work was carried out professionally by him and his team.
Nick and Janet Taylor (Design & installation of 2 kitchens – Somerset & Dorset UK)
"The innovative design made a small kitchen into an efficient and attractive feature..."
My kitchen is now about 16 years old and I still think of it as being new! The innovative design made a small kitchen into an efficient and attractive feature and nothing, except the sink, has needed replacing or repairing in that time. Having a new kitchen can be a pretty traumatic affair, but you were so calmly capable that all potential problems were simply resolved.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Mainstay Designs to anyone wanting individually designed, efficiently fitted and beautiful furnishings in their home.
Jenny King (Design & installation of kitchen near Bristol UK)
"The kitchen still looks good today, has been admired by several people and has proved to be very practicable."
Mainstay individually designed our kitchen 18 years ago to meet our requirements. Colin made suggestions and pointed out the good or poor points in our ideas. When we had agreed the design the team who built the units came to fit them over the course of about a fortnight. The men were pleasant, obliging, clean and tidy. Any queries were quickly resolved.
The kitchen still looks good today, has been admired by several people and has proved to be very practicable.
Harry Wright (Design & installation of kitchen, Midsomer Norton, Somerset, UK)
"The whole project was managed professionally with a great 'can do' attitude..."
We had our kitchen and utility room completely re-fitted by Mainstay Designs. After a long elimination process we made our decisions based on quality, kitchen plan/layout and the Company 'factor' (a very personal approach, well managed and a can do attitude). Of course there was also the consideration for price, whilst the hand made units were not cheap-they certainly were far better value for money- than some other major national companies, and, in my opinion better quality and more durable. 16 years on it is still looks as good as it did then, we have not had to renew any catches or handles. It is still in perfect condition. The whole project was managed professionally with a great 'can do' attitude and we only had to eat out for 5 nights- before we could get back to some home cooking'
John and Marilyn Curtis (Design & installation of kitchen and utility room near Bristol UK)
"The Mainstay team was professional and an excellent team to work with. I can...highly recommend Mainstay Designs for your building needs"
The Mainstay team was professional and an excellent team to work with. They advised us from the design process, the choosing styles and wood, to the full installation of our fantastic kitchen. They dealt with all the various technicians and throughout the whole process they were collaborative with our chosen kitchen. We have had many compliments on the excellent design and workmanship. I can only but highly recommend Mainstay Designs for your building needs.
Dr. Ernst Scholte (Design & installation of kitchen Chilcompton, Somerset UK)
"...there was only one firm that we wanted to design and make our new kitchen..."
We have previously had a superb kitchen installed by Mainstay Designs, so when we moved to our new house, there was only one firm that we wanted to design and make our new kitchen - Mainstay Designs. The kitchen is really lovely and the workmanship first-class. We can highly recommend Mainstay Designs.
Sharon and Roy Proctor (Two kitchen design & installations at High Littleton UK)
"...a genuine desire to satisfy customer wishes..."
Mainstay Designs has provided a superb service on a number of occasions - efficient yet personal attention to requirements with all aspects from design to completion. Excellent standard of construction married with a genuine desire to satisfy customer wishes. Indeed they are always more than willing to go the extra mile. We continue to enjoy their work and recommend the company to any potential customer.
Mary and John Worgan (Kitchen design & installation at Hinton Charterhouse UK)