I wanted to let you know how delighted we are with the new automated oak entry gates you recently fitted, they look fantastic and provide the added security that we desired. The team that carried out the work on the gates and also the fence to the front of the property were excellent, they worked to a very high standard and kept us fully informed throughout the works.
We will have no hesitation in using your company again and will be recommending you to any of our friends or neighbors who require similar works.
Our thanks to you and your team for your advice and service throughout this project.
Richard and Karen
Upper Hartfield, East Sussex, July 2017
Highly recommended – Excellent quality – Superb communication – Great workmanship
We approached several firms at the beginning of the year and Richards Fencing was by far the most responsive. We had an urgent job which entailed clearing a field of 20 years of overgrowth and then stock fencing the boundary, which included gates and a section of post & rail. The job was planned and executed in very good time, with Ian being very attentive and available at all times. His suggestions were most appreciated and he gave us confidence that he understood what we needed and was able to deliver on our expectations.
We were so impressed that we asked Ian to return to repeat the exercise in an adjoining field, even though the original plan was to do it ourselves! Again the work was undertaken to a very high standard and within the timescales promised.
Ian has also reinstated and extended an area of hardstanding, completing this particular job quickly and efficiently with the minimum of fuss. The hardstanding has bedded in very nicely and despite heavy traffic, hasn’t shifted an inch. Ian even turned his hand to a bit of plumbing to help us get water from the mains into the field!
The inevitable snagging has been dealt with by Ian, personally, very quickly and without us having to chase up, which is an extremely welcome experience in this day and age.
Overall we are extremely happy with everything Ian has done for us and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Kevin & Jacqui,
Cowden. July 2017
"A big Thank You to Ian and his team at Richards Fencing. Very professional, friendly, and prompt; great standard of work completed as scheduled. We are extremely pleased with our laurel hedge, hazel hurdles and three bar fencing"
"Richards Fencing provided a high quality and standard of service. The company was very communicative throughout the whole process and delivered good product (metal estate fencing) within my short timescales. I will have no hesitation in using Richards Fencing in future"
Will, Reigate, Surrey. December 2016
Ian and his team have now completed two projects for us and both have been excellent. The latest, which was completed yesterday, is a set of deer gates with chestnut post & 3 rail fencing and a five foot boundary fence.
We just wanted to say a big thank you to your team for working like troopers to get everything finished this week & to Dale for coming out on a Saturday to do the neighbouring fence. The neighbours are very impressed with how smart it looks. From the minute we met you we felt like you truly understood our requirements, we've appreciated your recommendations throughout. All of the team have been so polite, trustworthy and hard working. Jason has provided us with updates and has been checking progress and we have been so impressed with the work that's been completed.
"Where do I start in describing one of the most trustworthy, honest, genuine team of people that I have ever come across. In the summer I called Ian to look into putting in some new equine fencing and gates. He was incredibly prompt at coming out and quoting and the team turned up and completed the work on time, on budget and were the nicest people to have around. The work was of exceptional quality and everyone who has seen it has commented. They did such a fantastic job that I would recommend them to anyone but it was when we had a double break in in one night that they really outshone anyone I have had working for me before. After the break in I called Ian first thing in the morning who was in Wales at the time. By 9:30am I had one of his team of men who put in a new gate and post replacing the very old gate that the burglars had just lifted off its hinges. Not only did they put in the new gateway they fitted a new chain and lock, sorted out the damaged locks on our barn and tack room and helped secure our horse trailer incase the burglars returned. If that is not going above and beyond the call of duty then I dont know what is and I can say hand on heart that they have restored my faith in mankind. This is a truly exceptional company and I cannot thank them enough for what they have done"
"I would like to record how satisfied I am with the work carried out by Richards Fencing at my house recently, the whole process from quotation to completion couldn't have been smoother
and I am very pleased with my new post and rail fence which runs along one side of the property.
After the initial visit, the quotation came back in good time, was in line with our expectations and very competitive when compared to others we received. So we gave the go-ahead and were given an expected timescale for the work to commence.
The work was carried out in a very professional manner by your staff, taking account of all my wishes, and the site cleared of the old fence and materials.
I wish all tradesmen were as good as this!"
Five Ash Down, East Sussex
Ian and his team have just fitted beautiful Estate fencing around our outdoor swimming pool. When I contacted Ian, I made him aware of a deadline we had to work to. It was my son's first birthday party in a couple of weeks and it was imperative that we had a finished fence for safety reasons. Ian promptly came round for a full site visit to discuss exactly how we wanted it and suggest his own ideas as well. I had every confidence in his vision. On the week of fitting, Ian did everything in his power to get the fence fitted for the deadline, including even driving all the way to the Cotswolds to pick up the fence when the supplier was unable to deliver in time! We worked together to design a bespoke gate (that would be completely baby proof!) and, in my opinion, he went above and beyond expectations to make this look perfect and take my ideas onboard. When the job took a little longer than expected, his team were able to make time to come back the next day and ensure everything was finished perfectly. Overall a very professional service, and I whole heartedly recommend.
Cranleigh, Surrey June 2015
Without doubt Ian Richards and his team are one of the more professional companies that i have worked with. What i thought was rather a daunting project initially has been carefully thought out and managed by Ian himself.
We called on Ian when one of our pigs escaped and went on an expedition around the neighbouring fields. (She eventually crossed the road and found refuge in a kindly neighbour's porch!). Ian was the only person who returned the call promptly and came out quickly to have a look. We liked his big smile and his professional attitude and this continued when he started the job. Fencing for Ian is not just a case of putting up a fence. It has to be the best fence and it has to look good and meet his own exacting standards! It was no surprise to learn, when the job was nearly finished, that Ian had been a national champion fencer a few years back. He has invested in equipment to enable his team to work quickly and to maintain these high standards and his workforce was professional, polite and cheery. As well as replacing lengths of fencing, some with plain stock fencing and some with very nice post and rail backed with mesh, Ian also patched up the gaps in older fencing where our dogs could escape, as well as hanging a few gates. The result is solid, strong work that looks set to last well. We will have no hesitations about calling him back, for more fencing but also for his expert advice on sheep management!
Sarah Delfas, Horsted Keynes. West Sussex. May/June 2014
I can thoroughly recommend Ian Richards and his team. He responded promptly and courteously to my fencing inquiry, which resulted from seeing his (discreet) sign on a new fence at Penshurst Place. His price was fair, he kept me well informed of when he was going to do the work and stuck to the schedule. He and his team were a pleasure to work with, being friendly but unobtrusive. His investment in new tracked machinery means that work is completed quickly and without damage to the site, which was left well cleared. When two straining posts developed a crack on being piled in he replaced them without any fuss and suggested ways in which the cost of the job could be reduced without affecting its quality. I will certainly use his company again.
Mr D Martin. Chiddingstone, December 2013
Called Ian up a few weeks before our wedding. He & his team arrived at short notice and installed a fantastic “chunky” chestnut post and rail fence in a few days. They also
cleared an area of woodland expertly and swiftly. A cheerful & positive chap who is ably supported by an excellent & skilled team. He knows his stuff, is fairly priced and is a
complete pleasure to deal with.
Mr Greig, Groombridge, East Sussex. August 2013
After endless days of sheep rampaging through our makeshift barricade to feast on the lush garden grass, we made the decision to do some proper farm fencing. Having asked around for
recommendations, the only name that cropped up time and time again was Ian Richards, the welsh wizard with a smile to light up any winters day. We had a long run of chestnut post and rail, with 2
lovely farm gates, erected with top quality materials, the job was within budget and completed when promised. Nothing was too much trouble for Ian and his team, they were a delight to have around and
best of all, no more sheep troubles !
Adrian & Caroline. Hadlow Down, East Sussex. March 2012
"Ian Richards and his team have worked for us over the last year. They are reliable, trustworthy and very hard-working. They pay great attention to detail. Ian is very friendly and
professional and his work is competitively priced."
Langton Green, Kent. July 2013
"My family and I have now employed the services of Richards Fencing over several years and although there are many that purport to provide a professional and effective service, Ian Richards and his team offer an exemplary service, not only in first class fencing but indeed many other elements of maintaining my land. Ian himself is a professional, charming, hardworking and trustworthy individual, as indeed are his representatives and I continue to work with them and would have no hesitation for recommending them for work of this type".
Penshurst, Kent. January 2013
"Ian Richards was highly recommended to us and from the first day he started a fencing project we understood why. He and his team are one of the most efficient, reliable and hardworking companies we have ever worked with - their work is always of the highest standard and any project we give they complete on time and on budget. We now use them to maintain our fields and all sorts of additional projects - nothing is ever too much trouble. They have transformed our property and land and it is a great pleasure to be able to recommend them!"
Mrs D Walker,
Hartfield, East Sussex. May 2012
"I have been using Richards Fencing since they started working in the Sussex area five years ago. They have done stock, post and rail and general garden fencing for me. Their attention to
detail, competitive pricing, professionalism and friendliness are exemplary. Richards Fencing really know their stuff and really care that the client is happy with their work. I warmly recommend
Mr P. Marber
East Sussex. October 2012