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We are extremely delighted with the recent refurbishment at New Longton All Saints’ of our KS2 school corridor undertaken by Austin Watson Builders ltd during the summer 2013.  The company gave us superb advice on the best lighting to have to brighten up a corridor that has very little natural light.  The firm displayed expert craftsmanship to keep the old features of our 1867 part of school yet bring in the new.   The children love it.  I would highly recommend this local firm who showed great professionalism and thought throughout the project. Thank you.

N. Gomersall, Headteacher, New Longton All Saints’ CE Primary School.

December 2013

The contractors Austin Watson have completed two phases of a building project to extend the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One classrooms.  We are extremely pleased with the end result which complements the existing building and provided modern light airy inventive space for the pupils, parents and staff.  Throughout the project the contractors were always extremely polite and professional.  They fully understood the constraints and health and safety risks posed by building works during term time and were very flexible in their approach.  All questions, queries or concerns were addressed and the contractors on site were managed extremely well.  Disruption was kept to the bare minimum and communication between the contractors and school was excellent.  We consider we have achieved outstanding value for money for both phases of the project.  I would recommend without reservation Austin Watson as a building contractor for any building project.

Ms H. Horne (Head Teacher)

MAY 2013

Whitefield Primary School has had a business relationship with Austin Watson’s for over 15 years.  Luke and his team offer the school a quality service internally and externally, fully meeting LCC premises management requirements. The team are very accommodating ensuring that our safeguarding requirements are fully met.  I have and will continue to recommend Austin Watson’s without reservation.


MARCH 2013

Luke Watson recently built a classroom extension for Richard Durning’s Endowed Primary School. I would like to confirm that the Governors and I were extremely impressed with all aspects of his company’s work.  Luke was extremely accommodating at all times and helped us out on many occasions. His site manager was also approachable, kind and extremely accommodating and didn’t mind if we had to change plans because of the school children having to access the field which was in the area where they were working.  The work completed is of a high standard.  I would recommend the use of Luke Watson’s builders without any hesitation.

Mrs Catherine Hodgson (Head Teacher )

MARCH 2013

Watsons recently completed some extensive roof repairs at our school. We are extremely pleased with the results. The workforce kept to the schedules set them. They were on site, but school was able to operate as normal. They worked through some very difficult conditions, and responded to issues raised by us.  I am happy to recommend them to future clients.

Roger Small (Headteacher) St. Matthew’s C.E. Primary School.

MARCH 2013

As a school due to Health & Safety and Child Protection concerns we have to be very particular with the contractors that we employ. We have had a large number of building projects and general maintenance completed by Austin Watson Limited over the past 11 years. They have always fulfilled our requirements to a very high standard. Their workmen are polite, efficient, trustworthy and reliable. They respond to any special requests, reasonable or otherwise, positively and quickly. They are always available to offer support or advice to the school regardless of the size of the project.  They have a good understanding of the schools security, and can be trusted to enter and leave the building safely.  We will continue to use Austin Watson for all of our work and strongly recommend them for use by any other school or business.

Adrienne Delaney (Head teacher) and Sandra Coley (School Business Manager ) St Ignatius Catholic Primary School.

November 2012

Dear Sir

We have had problems with broken pipes this week and two of your men have been helping with the repairs - Steve and Neil.

They were wonderful, and thanks to them we were able to avoid closing the school.  Please do pass on my thanks.  Staff are the most important resource we have and you are fortunate to have good men.

Mrs J Brennan (Headteacher) Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School

March 2010

Dear Mr Watson,

Your company recently carried out some work in our school.  They did a really good job, and were very co-operative at all times.  Please would you pass on my thanks to the men involved.

Mrs J Brennan (Headteacher) Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School

December 2008

Dear Mr Watson,

All too often excellent work goes unrecognised therefore I would like to personally thank you and your team for the fine services offered to my school over the recent past.  We have had an ongoing saga with our roof for many years a great number of companies have patched the profusion of leaks.  Since your company has responded to the call out from “Becon” we feel that matters have been addressed professionally, thoroughly and effectively.  So much so that I have now instructed my site supervisor to insist Becon call out only your company to attend our roof.  Thank you once again for splendid service I would be more than willing to recommend your company to others.

Mr Steve Artis (Headteacher) Elms School

May 2002

I recently spoke to Mrs Taylor-Bell, the head teacher at St James on Slater Lane.  She told me she was delighted with the way the two lads worked whilst excavating and repairing the drains,  and she described them as hard working, conscientious and polite.  Could you please pass on the thanks of both myself and the head for their efforts.

Mark G Whittle (Senior Building Surveyor)

February 2007

Dear Mr Watson,

Re: Sherwood Primary School Foundation Toilets and Paving

Thank you for organising the above work so that it was completed on time!

Your staff were always co-operative and most helpful whilst at Sherwood School.  Their workmanship was also of a very high standard.  Please thank them on our behalf.

Mr D. Fann (Headteacher) Sherwood Primary School

Date Unknown

Thank you for an excellent job.  We are very pleased with the results.

Ian Wherton (Private Work) Preston

Date Unknown

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