“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).”