• “The quality of the finished work ... is exemplary.”

  • “They have transformed our home!”

  • "Tom possesses a mastery of his craft and achieves a level of excellence that places him in that rarest of categories: the ‘genuine craftsman’"

  • “The work was all extremely high quality and brought in on budget.”

  • “The quality of the finished work ... is exemplary.”

  • “They have transformed our home!”

  • "Tom possesses a mastery of his craft and achieves a level of excellence that places him in that rarest of categories: the ‘genuine craftsman’"

  • “The work was all extremely high quality and brought in on budget.”

What our clients say

Cramond Renovations has consistently received excellent comments and endorsements from many clients over the years.
Here are just a few examples …

“It would be misleading to judge the quality of Tom Brady’s work by the standards of ‘tradesmen’ to which, sadly, many of us have become accustomed (and this would be to do Mr Brady a great disservice). For the standard Tom sets for himself and his team, and of which the prospective client can be assured, far exceeds that of his contemporaries, and he surpasses them in scope, ambition and technical ability.

Tom possesses a mastery of his craft and achieves a level of excellence that places him in that rarest of categories: the ‘genuine craftsman’. The work he completed for our family has transformed our living space (a modest tenement flat in Edinburgh), bringing an internal coherence to the structure of our home and enhancing the sense of enjoyment we experience from simply being in our flat. Our living spaces now possess a dynamism previously lacking, while maintaining sympathy with the period of the property and the original features of the flat.

Tom’s repertoire of skills is truly impressive and the expertise he brings to bear in all aspects of the work he undertakes is exemplary. Indeed, we would commend Tom to any client on such grounds. However, Tom does not excel in the sphere of technical ability alone; and it is what can broadly be described as his personal manner and sensitivity to context that continue to impress long after the completion of work. Tom listened carefully to our requests (some of which, in retrospect, were unfeasible!) gently suggesting alternatives and proposing solutions to the design challenges we presented. He responded thoughtfully and patiently to the questions we asked, instilling confidence in us at each stage of the renovation process that our vision for the flat would be successfully realised. He built a number of bespoke items for us to accommodate our desire for increased yet discrete storage, fully integrating these pieces into corners, cupboard cavities and beneath sash and case windows in order to deliver our objective of a more fluid and, ultimately, less cluttered living space. These elegant and eminently practical pieces are features to be admired rather than concealed and it is a credit to Tom’s artistry and skill that he is able to combine functionality with beauty in the ways described.

In our view, therefore, Cramond Renovations Ltd. is a company that can be relied upon to provide an outstanding service in all areas (and the name Tom Brady is synonymous with craftmanship of the highest quality).”

Dr Edward James

We are very happy to have chosen Tom and his team for the renovation of our mews flat! The quality of their work is outstanding and their attention to detail and helpful input were very much appreciated! We have found Tom and his team very competent and reliable. Whenever we had additional requests they were very flexible and carried it out our highest expectations.

The communication of Tom and his team was excellent and they always reacted swiftly and answered all our questions. Furthermore, since we were not able to physically visit the flat for some time, due to the current pandemic, they supplied us with photo and video updates. We would be more than happy to work with Tom and his team again and offer the highest recommendation to everyone who is thinking about hiring them.

Simon Licht-Mayer

“We are so happy to have chosen Tom to do our extension, as I was pregnant I was worried about the disruption and running over schedule however Tom was very discreet and respectful and finished before baby was due. He was very thorough and discussed everything with us. He came in on budget and over all did an amazing job and we are so happy with the work done.”

Linda Furley

“When we embarked on our building project I was nervous about the builders – you hear so many horror stories. However working with Tom has been an absolute pleasure. He gave good advice and options from his wealth of experience and also listened to what we wanted and needed where we had specific requirements. He was on site everyday for our building work. He oversaw the whole thing and was also hands-on, doing the work himself.

He is an excellent builder and is very exacting in the standards he sets himself. He took a lot of pride in the standard of work he delivered and in turning drawings into a vastly improved home and living space that we were delighted with. It was important to Tom that we were happy with what he was creating.”

Stuart Cathcart

Tom, over the course of two months, gave us an attic conversion, new bathroom, utility room, kitchen and garden room in a very neglected Victorian terraced house.

This was a really big project for us and we were quite anxious at the outset, but quickly relaxed. Tom is considerate to the property and us – he checked in regularly to keep us up-to-date and make sure we were happy. The house was kept tidy and clean and returned to us in move-in condition. Nothing was a problem, even when we changed our mind or other factors affected plans. His team are chosen carefully and were all a pleasure to have around our house. Tom has a good eye for detail, reflected in beautiful finishes on the carpentry and clever suggestions for how to make use of awkward spaces that have turned out fantastically.

The project has run to schedule and on budget but without shortcuts or unnecessary compromises. I have already recommended Tom to friends and colleagues and can unequivocally endorse him.

Emily Taylor

“Tom and his team have just finished a beautiful renovation for me, knocking through to the garage to make a kitchen diner, installing steelwork and undertaking all the fitting and finishing work. I would highly recommend hiring Tom for any building project – his attention to detail is fantastic and the whole process was a doddle for me knowing Tom and the guys were on site. I’m absolutely delighted with the results.”

Sandra Young

“After receiving our planning permission in January 2020, we continued with the usual recommendation of requesting 3 quotes for the extension of the first floor into existing roof space, including removing two velux windows in the kitchen area and creating a new ceiling with lighting. Just as quotes started to arrive, lockdown arrived.

We are so pleased we chose Cramond Renovations, for various reasons. The planning schedule was continually disrupted as Covid regulations changed, warehouse supplies for materials were affected, and the risk of staff requiring isolation crept in. Tom and his team were always upbeat. Not once did I not know what was going on, what work was due to be done each day, and which team member would be arriving at the house and when. Tom managed every minute detail of the project, keeping me up to date, and never did a piece of work get done without Tom consulting with us first. Seeing Tom and the team working together, whatever the weather, going above and beyond the norm, was so impressive, as was the final result of the work.

We are now reviewing another piece of renovation and so hope that Cramond can fit us in sometime soon!

I hope this review helps anyone looking for tradesmen. We found Tom through a personal recommendation, and I would advise anyone looking for a building / plumber / electrician to always go with recommendations rather than adverts.”

Tanya Anderson

“We engaged Cramond Renovations Ltd, and the rest of Tom’s team to add two extensions to our ground floor as well as remodelling the rooms to the rear of our house to give us a new kitchen/diner, a master bedroom and a new bathroom.

Tom and his team were friendly and courteous at all times and patient with us as we built up a good working relationship. As the work progressed we gained more and more confidence in their work, generally asking less silly questions as we knew and trusted that anything we were spotting was already on Tom’s list of things to do.

One worry we had had when embarking on this work was the mess. Tom and his team kept the mess to an absolute minimum by partitioning off the back off the house and sealing it. I am convinced that not many other builders would have bothered with this.

At the end of the job Tom and his team dealt with all snagging issues with the same high level of care as displayed throughout the rest of the project, resolving them all first time round.

Tom has a great eye for detail and with him overseeing the project we ended up with a great finished product and as a result we would not hesitate in recommending Tom, Cramond Renovations Ltd and his team.”

Allan Clark

“Tom and the team have just completed a big renovation for us that involved digging out our basement, an extension and knocking down and rebuilding walls. There wasn’t actually a room in the house they didn’t do work in! Tom managed the whole job for us and everyone he brought in was extremely professional and courteous. The work was all extremely high quality and brought in on budget. Nothing was too much trouble and they don’t walk away until the job is complete. They have even taken on management of our kitchen suppliers, which we bought direct so they didn’t have to, whose after sales have left much to be desired.”

Suzy Holder

“We would highly recommend Tom Brady and Cramond Renovations. They were really easy to deal with and helpful and the quality of the finished work (we had our kitchen refitted and extended) is exemplary; Tom has superb attention to detail. Thanks for a great job.”

Gus Chalmers

“I would definitely recommend Tom Brady and his team without hesitation.
We hired Tom to convert our Victorian terraced house’s attic into a bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room having seen some of his workmanship elsewhere.
Dealing with Tom was very easy from the outset and he gave a very competitive quote. What we didn’t realise at this point was just how committed Tom is to delivering, on time and on budget, a stunning end product. We are delighted with our new space and how Cramond Renovations have been able to tie in the new area with the existing features of the house. They have always gone the extra mile to work around our diaries and to finish the work to the highest standard.

Tom clearly takes a lot of pride in his craftsmanship, and he and his team are skilled craftsmen. He has dealt with problems swiftly and professionally and his communication has been excellent when difficult decisions have had to be made.
In summary I would have absolutely no reservation about recommending Tom Brady and the Cramond Renovations team to our friends and neighbours and we will be aiming to use him again for any future projects.”

Tom Bird

I would highly recommend Tom Brady / Cramond Renovations – they have just completed a garden room extension for me and I am delighted with the quality of the finished product and the manner in which Tom and his team executed the project.

Tom’s approach was hands-on, efficient, organised and positive (“anything is possible…”). Throughout the duration of the project he kept me fully informed and minimised disruption both to me and my neighbours – they even commented to me how polite Tom and his team were.

Tom consistently displayed that all-too-rare attribute of good old fashioned “pride in the job”. Several times he went above and beyond to ensure a top quality finish – for example, he adapted the track from a set of client-supplied bifold doors so that it was neatly countersunk into the floor and also sourced silicone sealant in the RAL colour exactly matching that of the door and window frames!

The garden room project was completed on schedule without a long list of snagging items to be attended to at the end – Tom’s approach is to do things right first time.

In short, if you are planning a home improvement project or extension I would thoroughly recommend Tom Brady and the Cramond Renovations team to deliver a top quality product.

Ally Easson

“Tom and his team have been a real pleasure to work with over the last 3 months. They have transformed the downstairs of our dated Victorian terraced house from a dark and dysfunctional space to a beautiful and fully functional open plan kitchen/ utility/ living area full of light and character that has become the much-needed heart of our busy family home.

The project has been challenging at practically every turn but Tom’s relentless enthusiasm and optimism have ensured that we have really been able to maximise every opportunity to improve the space. The team have shown real creativity and flair in their suggestions, including reusing original materials where possible to ensure the finished product is sympathetic with the rest of the house.

Tom also sourced suppliers, liaised with all contractors and provided regular updates on progress. Communication has been excellent and Tom has always been on hand for any queries.

Meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship have characterised the work, and they have always been very respectful of our home, tidying up after themselves and working around our schedules to minimise disruption, as well as being patient with interruptions from the younger members of the household! Tom has a real sense of style and finish that has elevated the project from something which really is a cut above any other kitchen I’ve seen. I love my new kitchen/dining space and can honestly say the final result is even better than I could have hoped for.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tom and his team for any project, and he will certainly be my first port of call for any future work on our home.”

Daniel Kaim

“Tom took on our Victorian house renovation in South Edinburgh in early 2021. The original scope was to replace the central heating & electrics as well as to fit bathrooms and a kitchen. Tom co-ordinated electricians, plumbers, joiners and other tradesmen to do this.

As with many period properties, a number of unforeseen issues emerged, notably the roof. Tom recommended a good roofer and took on additional work to rebuild and re-strengthen a wooden bay window and other dormer windows. This was no simple task and it might have deterred others. Tom’s team worked hard to rectify other faults in the house, including defective plasterwork & replacing floor joists.

I would recommend Cramond Renovations not only for their high-quality work but also for their advice about other suppliers, materials and design. Along the way they have also taken on additional requests from us, for example switching doors around and fitting an Edinburgh press. This work has been done to the highest standard and in keeping with the Victorian period fixtures.

I am very grateful for all of the team’s work and I would recommend Cramond Renovations to anyone with a large project to undertake.”

Alasdair Raffe

“Tremendous. It is refreshing to have absolute confidence that your requirements are being followed. The attention to detail and quality of work is unquestionable. I have trust in Tom. Kev and the team and would highly recommend for any home build or renovation. Tom and the team go above and beyond.”

Tamsin Connor

“Fantastic attention to detail. We are thrilled with our new kitchen where a small wall and chimney breast was removed and ceiling replaced before a modern kitchen was installed. Tom organised the external contractors so they arrived in the correct order. All the tradesmen involved were courteous and helpful, tidying up when they’d finished.”

David Wallis

“I chose Cramond Renovations to carry out some internal building work, involving moving some walls to create an open-plan kitchen diner. I was able to quickly build a strong working relationship with Tom and throughout the work, I always felt relaxed about progress and the quality of workmanship. I was always clear about what was happening at any stage in the build. I’ve had a lot of work done previously by builders who brush aside my questions and queries assuring me “it’ll be fine”, but Tom was able to deal with all my many questions and even welcomed them.

All workmen who were on-site were courteous and respectful of the fact that we were still living in the property. As we were still living there, Tom was able to expedite the work such that an 8-10 estimated build was done in 7 weeks, even including an increase to the scope of work. My wife and I can’t believe we have a house that’s been finished as well as this – Tom never chose the easy route at the sacrifice of the finish. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Cramond Renovations, and look forward to having Tom and his team back to do my bathroom.”

John Williamson

“We had an attic conversion and kitchen extension completed by Cramond Renovations in December 2014. Tom and his team were great and quickly removed any worries over quality and reliability. They had great attention to detail and worked extremely hard to ensure the job was finished on time and on budget.

Tom was extremely approachable and happy to discuss all issues no matter how basic. He made crucial decisions and suggested changes to ensure the best results. For example, totally redesigning the bathroom layout to maximise space available. It was obvious from the start that Tom and the whole team at Cramond Renovations took great pride in their work.”

Rhys Cooper

“We positively enjoy grappling with new ideas and difficult problems, and we’re always keen to work with clients who challenge us.”
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