References


“They take the unnecessary stress out of the process by being pragmatic, helpful and efficient throughout. The work is never let down by them as they dedicate their full attention and effort on completion to a very high standard. I thoroughly enjoy working with Famella and I look forward to completing many more projects with them.”
Ferhan Azman of Azman Architects
(visit Azman Architects website)

“Famella have executed several projects within the Grade 1 Listed RIBA headquarters. Each was managed very efficiently and completed on-time and within budget. The quality of work and attention to detail was of an exceptionally high standard and I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Famella.”
Martin Pascoe RIBA, In-house Architect/Client at THE RIBA
(visit The RIBA’s website)

“I regret that I have only had 2 opportunities to work with Famella so far since I have found them to be a very conscientious and dedicated firm committed to achieving high quality. They are courteous, reasonable in pricing extras and always endeavor to work well with my clients. In the restoration to the house in Primrose Hill for Sir Simon and Lady Jenkins they managed to achieve a very well built job which ties in with the existing structure almost invisibly. The father and son management team works well with Peter Carter’s broad knowledge of building and his son Tony’s attention to detail combining to create well built buildings, delivered on time.”
Brendan Woods AA Dipl., RIBA
(visit Brendan Woods’s website)

“We are very impressed with Famella, whom we worked with on a contemporary project that required innovative bespoke details and to overcome a number of site constraints. Whilst on site, they were very well organized and have been proactive in assisting us in resolving any construction matters arised.
Their professional and friendly manner allowed the clients to feel fully engaged with the project, and provided a stress free process while the clients were expecting a new family member.”

Nicolas Tye Architects
(visit Nicolas Tye Architects website)

“I have been working with Tony Carter of Famella on a rather large project in Highgate, North London for quite some time now and found him to be exceptionally professional, a pleasure to deal with, organized and neat and tidy. We encountered adverse weather conditions during the project and Tony pulled out all the stops and still completed the project on schedule. The standard of workmanship is superb and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.”
Louise Lerman, Lyndale Interiors Ltd

“I enjoyed working with Famella”
Nick Helm of Helm Architecture
(visit Helm Architecture’s website)

“Famella have carried out two projects for PBA, a large extension to a 1960′s house in Hampstead and an extension and internal alterations to a Victorian terraced house in Primrose Hill, completed in 2009. Both were won through competitive tenders. Both had difficult site conditions but Famella were always well organised. The standard of workmanship was good and Famella were a pleasure to work with; PBA will certainly be happy to use them again.”
Peter Brades
(visit Peter Brades’ website)

“Tony and Peter achieved a great finish on this geometrically complex extension. The project has gone on to win a multitude of awards, the Carters should be very pleased with themselves.”
studio octopi
(visit studio octopi’s website)

“Famella Ltd were appointed as building contractors to undertake substantial extension and refurbishment works starting in September 2009. Considerable additional work was requested during the contract period and were willingley taken on board by Famella – indeed, their general philosophy is one of “can do” in stark contrast to the usual retort of “can’t do”. The contract works were at their peak during the appalling winter months but nevertheless not a single working day was lost. Another unusual feature of Famella is that they have a longstanding team of employees rather than sub-contracting work to parties of uncertain skills. Unsurprisingly therefore the quality of workmanship has been to a very high standard and what has been particularly pleasant for me is that I have been spared the typical hassle and anxieties that more often than not can be the case with this type of building work. It follows from what I have said that without hesitation I would be happy to recommend Tony and Peter Carter of Famella to any other prospective employer. Finally I should perhaps add that my comments are not that of a layman, indeed quite the opposite. I am a Chartered Surveyor who, for almost 5 decades have operated companies actively involved in property development and I do thus have considerable experience of building contractors.”
Michael Testler

“I have worked with Famella on two jobs now, from tender stage,
through complex site operations, to negotiating the Final Account.
You’re quick, you relish the problems which crop up on site and I
have enjoyed working with you. And our clients seem to be happy. I
guess that says it all.”

Nick Alexander Building Designer

More references coming soon…