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Bathroom Design & Installation, Bedrooms - fitted, Carpenter/Joiner, Conservatories / Garden Rooms, Damp Proofing & Control, Driveways / Tarmac / Paving, Electricians / Electrical Services, Gas Engineers/Servicing, Groundwork Contractors, Guttering / Soffits / Fascias, Handyman Services, Kitchens, Painters & Decorators, Plasterers, Plumbers / Plumbing, Pointing, Property Maintenance & Repair Services, Roofing, Structural Engineers / Structural Repairs, Tiling Services, Windows/Glass/Double Glazing, Woodworm Treatment Services
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Based on 79 reviews
A massive thanks to Kev and his team for a brilliant job on my bathroom renovation which included the removal of a non-load bearing internal wall, full damp proofing, building stud wall, carpentry, plumbing installation and flooring.
Kev was really responsive and always on hand to answer any of my questions and Mark, Brett and Garry were really professional and helpful along the way.
Really impressed with the finished bathroom and I will certainly be using Rainbow for future work in the property. (Reviewed September 2023)
Kev was very obliging and visited the site to check where water was coming in through the wall. Having tested the render, he found it was blown in a strip under the roof. He fitted us in at short notice and hacked out the old render, applying a smooth finish and repainting. He did a nice clean job. (Reviewed June 2023)
Kev is very reliable and responsive which we really appreciate as inevitably things develop once a job starts, especially on an old house, and so it was great that he was always available and kept us updated. Very professional. (Reviewed May 2023)
We used Rainbow to fix some house structural problems - cracked walls and roof problems, replacing rotten woodwork and to give the exterior a much needed smartening up. Very glad to have found them; professional work, great service and communication, highly recommended! (Reviewed May 2023)
Rainbow Building Plumbing & Electrical Services recently moved a kitchen and a boiler to new rooms within the house for us. The work required involved kitchen fitting, plastering, carpentry, flooring, electrical work, plumbing, and fixing a balcony leak. We were more than satisfied with all the work they did. Kev and his team were very professional, efficient, and worked really hard to complete everything within the proposed timeframe.
Overall, I found Rainbow Building Services to be very reliable and professional and would highly recommend Kev's team to anyone who needs any work done on their home. (Reviewed May 2023)
I am very pleased with the work to remove a chimney breast in a 1st floor room. Mark worked hard, always cleared up at the end of the day and was very courteous and pleasant to have in the house. Rainbow were also very good at responding to my questions and messages. Definitely recommend (Reviewed April 2023)
Kev and his team did a fantastic job of gutting and refitting my bathroom, including a floor and wall replacement, within the timeframe promised and at the quoted cost. They also replaced missing skirting, an airbrick and window lock at a fair price. All of the team were professional, friendly, respectful, tidy and very good at their trades. They were speedy and hard-working and left no mess. I am very pleased with the results! Kev was in communication throughout and when things went wrong with a delivery, he acted immediately and problem solved. 10/10, thanks! (Reviewed December 2022)
We recently used Rainbow Building on a project to refurbish our kitchen and install new, wider patio doors.
Kev has long experience in the industry, and has great attention to detail. He was able to anticipate and plan for any potential issues that we might encounter, and offer alternative approaches. We had the new kitchen design from Howdens, and Kev organised all the tradesmen (builders, door fitters, plumbers, kitchen fitters). All of his tradesmen were great - they clearly knew what they were doing, took pride in their work, and were always polite.
Overall the project came in on time and on budget. The new kitchen and doors look great, and we are really happy with how it has all turned out
(Reviewed November 2022)
Great service on my refurbishment project of a Grade 1 listed flat. The work was carried out on time, in budget and to a high quality. A key thing for me was day to day communication from Kev Viney who project managed the whole thing allowing me to focus on the design stress free. A great find. Highly recommend. (Reviewed October 2022)
Kev and the Rainbow team did a great job on the renovation and refurbishment of the house which included a new kitchen and bathroom as well as a number of ad hoc jobs.There were a number of problems that became apparent once the old fixtures were removed, however Kev came up with solutions for these issues and kept the project moving along in a timely manner. Communication was very good throughout and the work, which involved the coordination of many tradesmen, was well managed and of good quality. (Reviewed September 2022)
Great service, and competitive price. We have used him for years and will continue to. (Reviewed June 2022)
Great communication throughout. Kev always replied promptly and answered all our questions. Very understanding when we had to rearrange due to covid. Mark who did the work was really careful and thorough and did a great job. Would definitely use again. (Reviewed April 2022)
We used rainbow building services for a full house renovation. This was a very large job and also required a full electronic rewire/plumbing & boiler installation. The work was completed in a timely manner with attention to detail, there were some extra bits that needed doing due to the age of the house. Kevin was very informative and clear regarding how to proceed and expected costs of the additional work. Overall I am very happy with the finished project. The plastering, painting and decorating has been done to a good standard. Would recommened. (Reviewed April 2022)
Kev and his team were great. The work was completed on time and done very carefully throughout - we're very glad we chose Rainbow and will definitely be going back for round two in coming months. We had plastering in every room, cabinets removed, sinks removed, the porch damp-proofed and plastered, wallpaper stripped, plus a few extra odds and ends. Kev was also really helpful regarding the budget - advising on what would be best to fix now and what to perhaps come back to. It all worked out great. Very professional and not overpriced! Thanks again, Kev. (Reviewed April 2022)
Rainbow Building Services renovated my flat to an excellent standard, transforming it into a modern and stylish living space. Kev has a wealth of knowledge and is extremely courteous and professional, going above and beyond on more than one occasion to ensure the project was completed to a very high standard. Communication was great throughout, and I am delighted with the result. Will definitely use Rainbow again, and have already recommended Kev and his team to several people.
(Reviewed March 2022)
The work involved preparing, treating and painting external fate, fence and garage doors. Preparing was particularly time consuming on the garage.
The work was completed on time, to budget and to a high quality. The team were friendly and professional. Communication was great throughout. (Reviewed March 2022)
Excellent job completed by Kev and the team at Rainbow Building Services. Very professional throughout. Excellent communication and very tidy from start to finish and completed sooner than the timeframe given. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of using Rainbow for any building works! A++ (Reviewed March 2022)
Kev and the team did a fantastic job. I can't recommend them highly enough. There were a number of different parts to the job, the biggest being lintel replacement for 8 windows. All of the work was completed on time and to budget. The work was all of a very high standard. Great job, thank you. (Reviewed January 2022)
Rainbow Building Services were a pleasure to work with and so refreshing after previous negative experiences with other building firms. They are very professional, honest, reliable, efficient and well organized
Kev who is very experienced and knowledgeable provided excellent support throughout the work to install a lintel above a stained glass window which proved to be quite challenging
His team of workers did a fantastic job to a very high standard.They were lovely to have around, very friendly, polite considerate and tidy. They even had time to carry out a few extra tasks at no further expense.
I highly recommend Rainbow Building Services and already plan to use them again later this year.
(Reviewed January 2022)
High quality work carried out on time, on budget and with excellent communication about what was happening when.
I would recommend and happily use Rainbow again. (Reviewed November 2021)
We are really pleased with the work carried out under Kev's supervision at Rainbow Building Services. The work was completed on time and all the workers were really helpful and friendly. Kev was great in keeping in contact, particularly as we were away for some of the time and sorting out any issues that arose. (Reviewed September 2021)
Excellent service from Rainbow Building Services...Quick quote and quick start. Good comms throughout and job finished on time, at quoted cost and all in order. Very good quality work, and site kept clean and tidy. Would definitely use Rainbow again. (Reviewed July 2021)
Great team of professionals who worked around a busy family schedule. Work completed on time and on budget. (Reviewed July 2021)
This company provided a first class team of trades people, whilst the project was professionally coordinated from delivery of kitchen to the completed works. (Reviewed July 2021)
Very prompt response, careful and considerate with our property, excellent communication when weather delayed the work, and a very good job done. (Reviewed May 2021)
We had an excellent experience with Rainbow building services. Kev provided outstanding support before and during the building process. The work was completed within the timescale and within the estimate provided. Thoroughly recommended (Reviewed May 2021)
Fantastic service from start to finish - timely, polite and thorough job. Removal of old kitchen completed quickly, new kitchen fitted and installed well and decorated with great attention to detail. (Reviewed March 2021)
Kevin and his team did a great job and worked with me to get the result, I wanted. (Reviewed December 2020)
Brilliant, so pleased. (Reviewed December 2020)
Great job, very professional and felt comfortable in the house (Reviewed December 2020)
Rainbow have done an amazing job in my bathroom. Hardworking, very happy. (Reviewed December 2020)
Brilliant Job. Second time we have used Rainbow & will use again. (Reviewed November 2020)
Great work. I will use again. (Reviewed November 2020)
Great work, Very courteous (Reviewed November 2020)
Extremely pleased with the work completed. Kev has been helpful, professional and ensured all done to a high standard. We needed work done quickly, which Kev achieved. (Reviewed October 2020)
Outstanding in quality of work, tidiness, polite and friendly, and speed !
Very pleased and recommend (Reviewed October 2020)
Great work ethic. Cleaned up every evening. The room looks fantastic. (Reviewed October 2020)
Fantastic Service! I would recommend to anyone Thanks ! (Reviewed September 2020)
Top Team, very thorough and reliable. Good work. (Reviewed June 2020)
Great Service. Very pleased with the end result. Both Kev & Mark were very good. (Reviewed May 2020)
Lovely Team, Excellent Job - so Happy with the end result.
Thank you (Reviewed April 2020)
Kev and his team did a fantastic job renovating our home.
He gave sound advise which prevented significant damp issues. We would definitely use Rainbow again ! (Reviewed April 2020)
I'm very happy with the transformation in my home. All Kev's workers are very polite, friendly, clean and tidy.
I'm very pleased to recommend Rainbow. (Reviewed March 2020)
Work was completed quickly. Everyone was really polite and worked hard.
They were respectful of us as well, thank you. (Reviewed February 2020)
Rainbow were extremely professional, prompt, clean and tidy. They offered solutions though out and I can highly recommend. (Reviewed January 2020)
Excellent. Very professional and helpful (Reviewed December 2019)
Prompt and efficient (Reviewed November 2019)
Kev did a great job, very professional (Reviewed November 2019)
It was a tricky job but completed to a great standard (Reviewed October 2019)
Excellent job done and well managed from beginning to end. (Reviewed October 2019)
Very clean and prompt. Job done to spec, Thanks (Reviewed September 2019)
The team were efficient and hardworking. The owner Kev was knowlegable and our contact was friendly and helpful. He regularly checked in with his team to ensure that all was on track. His quote for the work was very reasonable and I would have no hesitation in recommending him. We will definately use his company again for future work. (Reviewed September 2019)
Kev and his team were hardworking, courteous and did a great job. Contact was kept throughout via calls and texts. When a question came up about structural calculations, Kev called our structural engineer (the one who provided the plan and specs) and got it sorted out before requiring me to do anything. I was very pleased that quote, which was obviously an "estimate", was kept to and the price and work were exactly as we had hoped for when taking Rainbow on. Thank you Kev and the rest of the Rainbow team. (Reviewed September 2019)
Extremely efficient and well organised. Very pleasant staff. Pleasure to have around. I thoroughly recommend. Great workmanship. (Reviewed July 2019)
Great Job , Very Polite, Friendly, Though Throughout, Will Happily Recommend Again (Reviewed July 2019)
Rainbow has been fantastic to work with. They have been fairly priced and extremely well organised. (Reviewed June 2019)
Great work, punctual and friendly (Reviewed May 2019)
Great job done by the team. Really tidily executed and very professional. Would use again and would recommend. (Reviewed March 2019)
Rear Extension - Lovely job, great finish and attention to detail (Reviewed February 2019)
Project was completed bang on time with only marginal extras from expectation, which was impressive for a substantial extension job.
Further more, when I had a repair issue almost a year later the response and fix was within 24 hrs. (Reviewed November 2018)
I highly recommend the Rainbow Team. Good communication, keeping me up-to-date with progress and great flexibility to meet important deadlines. I am delighted with their work. (Reviewed February 2018)
The Rainbow team were particularly accommodating and very considerate. I found the team honest and easy to work with.
They completed the installation of a new bathroom and shower room with professionalism and quality. Communication s were always good and we were updated on a regular basis as to what was going on. (Reviewed February 2018)
All building trades used carried out the work to the standards we expected. Kev reassured throughout and was readily available to answer questions and keep us updated on the build. The builder, plumber and electrician were very respectful and friendly, all their work was extremely good, they went out of their way to make sure we were happy. All in all we are so pleased with all the work done (Reviewed January 2018)
A good quality and reliable service locally m. Friendly and professional staff (Reviewed November 2017)
Rainbow services were very good at all stages of the works - from the initial discussions to the completion. There were a few of the usual "negotiations" over quality/ spec. but these were resolved amicably. The works were undertaken in a building which was still accessible to the public and Rainbow services were very good at working with these issues. (Reviewed September 2017)
Kev and the team were great. Kept me informed if things needed to change, and didn't suggest anything that wasn't necessary. (Reviewed June 2017)
Very fast turnaround, reasonable costs, all good. (Reviewed May 2017)
Kev Viney, owner of this company has twice asked for feedback from me, so here goes!
My RCD was tripping intermittently over a period of 3 to 4 days (15yr old house) and needed investigating.
Additional work requested by me :
Disconnect and remove old internal alarm panel (have now gone wireless).
Disconnect external bank of lights from main circuit.
Additional works carried out by electrician :
Re connect earth wire below sink.
Switch over x1 20 amp with x1 32 amp on main switchboard.
Advise? Don't use washing machine/dish washer/shower and boiler at the same time.
Have a comprehensive electrics test carried out on the entire property.
Replace the fuse board for a metal one, it's the law!
Later that afternoon the RCD tripped again, no appliances in use. Hasn't tripped since?
Payment Options :
£150 cash now, or wait for VAT bill.
Bill arrives, £200 plus £40 vat, total £240.
As I explained to Kev Viney, owner of Rainbow Building & Electrical Services, I may well be out of touch with electrician's charges, but £200 for less than an hours attendance (no new parts used) is hugely extortionate. He has declined to comment?
Note to self :
Avoid Rainbow Building & Electrical Services for ALL future works.
Always get a minimum of x3 quotes.
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Reply from trader
Response from Rainbow Building & Electrical Services:
These are unreasonable comments. Rainbow diagnosed and fixed the RCD tripping in the fuse box the same day. This was caused by the owner employing a previous Electrician, who had created this fault on the power circuit. The property had never been tested since 2002 and we recommended, the new regulation law as of April 2017, that all plastic fuse boxes should be removed and replaced with metal when testing and inspecting circuits and providing periodic test/electrical certificates. We were asked to attend the original fault and then asked to carry out several other electrical works. The client only complained about the fee after he had paid the posted invoiced bill and once the work was completed successfully. He apparently emailed Rainbow to say he was not happy with the price. The email was never received. Subsequently, he went straight to Checkatrade. It was at this time that I was made aware of his dissatisfaction over the price, but not the workmanship. Rainbow requested an immediate site meeting to resolve the financial grievance. The client declined. Rainbow has refunded £150 (£200 plus VAT
(Reviewed April 2017)
first class (Reviewed April 2017)
When I have used Rainbow I really appreciate that they turn up on time, are polite and helpful, and are experienced in what they do. It's easy to have a dialogue with them. (Reviewed February 2017)
All round nice company to deal with (Reviewed February 2017)
The work was carried out to high standard. (Reviewed December 2016)
A great experience with a well-managed, highly-skilled team. Our old kitchen was in a terrible state and needed considerable work to bring it up to scratch - Kev and his team did a fantastic job and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Communication was excellent throughout, and the team really went the extra mile to get the job finished within our timeframe. Reliable, tidy, and always making sure that I was happy with the work that was being done. A huge thank you to everyone involved! Highly recommended! (Reviewed October 2016)