While searching for someone to build our new home, Jim was recommended to us. From the first time we met him, we were put at ease by his professionalism and bubbly personality. We knew Jim was the man for the job and are so pleased we chose him. Jim managed the build for us and turned a potentially stressful few months into an exciting and fun project. The whole team were a pleasure to have on site and everyone worked really hard. The build was complete on time as promised by Jim. The quality of the work is fantastic – we’re so pleased with the end result. We’ve already recommended Jim to other people and we’ll continue recommending him. He’s our Number 1 choice for any future building work.

Steve and Fiona


We are so pleased with our new build home. We knew immediately we had chosen the right builder for the job.  As soon as we acquired the land James was on hand to help and advise, throughout the whole process if we had any queries they were answered immediately nothing seemed to be too much trouble or too trivial.

We worked out a price from the outset and true to his word James came in on budget, he was happy to price any extras we required along the way and include those into the schedule of works. The quality of the property is outstanding , he evidently takes pride in his projects and this is reflected in the finished product.  The whole gang are professional, friendly and approachable, they can’t sing though!

Mr & Mrs Brydon

High Street, Belton - New build 11/2014 - 04/2015

James and his team were extremely impressive and highly professional from start to finish.  We had several quotes for the work and James was the only builder who didn’t make a fuss.  He made the whole process sound straight forward which was very reassuring. He is clearly very skilled at what he does, practical and experienced.  The quote was very competitive and it was helpful to be given a fixed quote when other builders had insisted on only giving a range of price.

All the team were a pleasure to have in the house, highly courteous and well mannered. Nothing was too much trouble, they pulled out all the stops to ensure the work was completely quickly, on schedule with minimal disruption.  Very importantly everything was completed on budget with no hidden extras.

All in all, we were very impressed with James and his team. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone. They worked hard to deliver a fantastic result!

Charlotte Wardle

James Smith was recommended to me by friends and I am now delighted to be able to recommend him to anyone else looking for building work. He completed a first floor extension to my house at the price quoted and within the time scale projected. This was despite some unforeseen challenges from the appalling wet weather in the spring of 2014.

James ensured there was minimal disruption to the household and neighbours during the build. The site was kept free of un-necessary waste and safe enough to allow my four children to continue to play in the garden. I found his team of skilled craftspeople to be polite, hard working and trustworthy.

The work was completed to a high standard at a cost which significantly undercut the competitive quotes of the other builders invited to tender for the work. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Keith Beaumont


We have used James Smith Construction on numerous occasions for a range of construction work from small household repair jobs through to larger 3-4 week building projects.

The great thing about James and his team is that they possess a multiple range of specialist talents and skills – joiners, electricians, welders etc.  The BEST thing about the team is that they work really, really hard and maintain a sense of humour throughout … even up to 8.30pm recently when a new door was fitted which needed a bespoke frame tailoring and making on the spot.

Great guys … they don’t bother you unless they really need to and their work is neatly and tidily completed.

Very happy to recommend them.

Judith H Hague, B.Ed, ALCM

Paraplanner, Investment for Life