Georgina Matthews, Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils

“On the subject of housing, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say that the new development at Teachers Close in Needham is fantastic.  All the new tenants that I have visited feel like they have won the lottery and the builders are amazingly approachable and are very happy to resolve any snagging issues."

Richard Calver, Flagship Homes

“I would like to say that I am very happy, over the moon to be honest with the entire team at Gipping.  Defects completed in a timely manner to a great standard.  End of Defects had been smooth and completed in a timely manner.  Overall I would say the experience working along side Gipping was great.  Happy to work with you again. “

Christine Davy, Orwell Multi Academy Trust

Re Brooklands School, Brantham "The team at Gipping have been great to work with. The site has been incredibly well run, with an enthusiastic team of people. The team worked flexibly and considerately with a determination to meet our needs. Our learning environment has been greatly enhanced by their work. I would recommend Gipping Construction".

Kayleigh Williams – re Wix

“I just wanted to thank you again for pretty much everything! I absolutely love our home and it was totally worth the wait. There isn’t a single thing I’d change, it really is perfect. The landscapers have been now too and it’s totally transformed the outside space, it just looks incredible. I feel super lucky to live here, every time I pull up back home I smile and feel so grateful and lucky.  All the workmen have been incredibly lovely and gone above and beyond too, you have such a great team of people, they are extremely lovely and that makes a huge difference. I wish you well in all that you do creating beautiful homes for people. Thank you so so much.”

Simon Sutton, Arcadis – re St Annes, Norwich

“There is always an apprehension at the start of a project on how a team will gel but I can honestly say there hasn’t been a time over the past 2 years when anyone has been less than obliging. Nobody complained, whether upon demands for more work, or unexpected issues arising from external third party challenges, and not forgetting Covid. The attitude has always been to get the job done and it has been an absolute pleasure working with the Gipping team on site. The quality of the finished product is a credit to Gipping and the likes of Dale, John, Julian and all that produced it. A great job and I’m proud to have worked with you on this project. The only downside is, it’s finished. Keep up the good work.”

Alby Chable – Market Field School

“The whole project from start to finish has been fantastic! Gipping Construction made everything virtually stress free, all Gipping employees worked with outstanding professionalism, Gipping’s site manager Steve James has been an absolute godsend. Communication has been brilliant, constant updates and well informed on progress, I did not think that the extension was going to be completed in time for the children’s return due the COVID 19, but Gipping pulled out all the stops for the new extension to be open for the children on time. Steve run the site from early morning until the last contractor had finished for the day and is a first class Site Manager. Personal thanks to Julian and Joe for all their hard work on overseeing  site management. Phil the machine operator done a fantastic job working alongside Steve. The extension itself completed is an absolute masterpiece, the attention to detail is brilliant. I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Gipping for outstanding work, and highly recommend your company.”

Juan Martinez, Barker Associates – re Market Field School

"I have found the team at Gipping very professional and always willing to help and solve any problems that we might have on site with great communication."

Tom Bryce, KLH Architects – re St Helens House, Ipswich

"Great team on site and a great finish with minimal snags, even through a global pandemic.  Look forward to working with Gipping again."

Ben Bishop, Flagship Homes

“Gipping Construction have been employed by Flagship Group over the last circa 5 years to undertake various remodelling / regeneration projects, ranging from £0.6K - £3m in value.   Each project has been delivered within time and on budget.

Gipping Construction have always provided a high-quality product, both displaying excellent managerial skills on and off site.

As a housing association, it is necessary for you to work within complex environments, such as accommodation for the elderly and vulnerable.  Gipping Construction are currently undertaking a remodelling project at an over 55’s accommodation scheme in Felixstowe in the sum of circa £1m. The contracts manager appointed to this project has worked with great empathy towards our customers, who all remain incumbent whilst the works proceed, which has made a significant positive contribution to the overall success of this project which is due to complete May 2019.

To conclude, Gipping Construction have performed exceptionally well, on each project commissioned by the Flagship Group Ltd.”

Giarti Ltd – re Crabbe Street, Ipswich

“We are writing to highly recommend Gipping Construction for any future projects you may be involved with.  Gipping recently completed a large care home development in Ipswich which was designed and overseen by our practice.

The scheme involved the extension and conversion of a redundant 30 bedroom KCC care home into a 66 bedroom dementia unit. 

The Willows was an extremely challenging project and Gipping Construction completed the scheme to a very high standard.  Gipping’s staff were very professional, organised and a pleasure to work with.”

Southwold House Flat Conversion for Caring Homes Group

“We employed Gipping Construction to act as the main contractor on a project at Southwold House, Leigh on Sea.  We converted part of the property to provide a further 4 flats to enhance the care service we offer under Consensus Group.  Southwold House specialises in residential support for people with learning disabilities and other associated complex needs.

The work conditions were extremely challenging with residents requiring 24 hour supervision.  The Gipping site team were sensitive to all of the residents individual needs and worked alongside the Care Home Manager, covering the logistics of working in live corridors, bedrooms and communal areas every day.

We found Gipping to be good communicators, keeping both ourselves and the Care Home Manager up to date with the programme and work areas.  No health and safety issues were compromised and Gipping completed the project to a good standard.  Caring Homes would be happy to recommend them for work in a live NHS building.”

Teresa Walls, Matron – Bluebird Lodge

"I would like to say a few words about the project.  Dale Gregory has been part of the construction team from day one and latterly as the Project Site Manager.  We have found him to be polite and respectful of the nature of our business as a working community hospital and completely understanding of our constraints and issues. He was always friendly, had a "can do" attitude and kept good communication, dealing with any problems with a calm and professional manner and responding promptly to any issues putting the needs of the clients and patients at the forefront."

David Green, Building Surveyor, Haverhill House

"I write to offer my thanks for the work recently completed by yourselves to provide alterations to Haverhill House.  The results are of a very high standard that have impressed many who have seen it. I would also ask if you could pass on our thanks to Chris Crabtree and team for the way they worked in a busy office and kept everybody happy. We appreciate this was not an easy job but made a lot easier for us by Chris’s good natured approach working with the occupants."

Deborah Warren, Caretaker, Haverhill House

"I would like to add my thanks to Chris and his team; it has been a pleasure to work alongside him through the refurbishment at Haverhill House. Chris and his team have been very polite and provisional throughout their time here and they will all be missed."

Teresa Walls, Matron – Bluebird Lodge Hospital

“Ted Studd, Project Manager, has successfully and patiently put up with all the staff at the Inpatient Unit at Bluebird Lodge.  He has worked above and beyond his remit as Project Manager of the installation of the lift project with minimum of fuss and a great sense of humour!”  March 2018

Graham Lambert, KLH Architects

“I thoroughly enjoyed working with the boys on site and to witness the co-operation and commitment of your staff and sub-contractors was a joy.   Look forward to working together again soon.”


Lynn Lay, Allied Health Professionals

"All of Gipping's employees were very courteous and helpful whenever I visited site.  In particular, Shaun Whiting, who responded quickly to any queries or requests I had and was always willing to assist on site or over email."

Melanie Mills, Headteacher, Albert Pye Primary School

"I feel you should know how impressed our school was with the site foreman, Carl Taylor. Throughout the project Carl worked seamlessly with school staff, he was courteous, professional and polite to all members of our staff team and did his utmost to ensure that the project continued to proceed smoothly, even when the children were back on site. As a school, we have found in the past that it can present difficulties when a project has to proceed in a school setting with children present. Carl managed others who came to our site exceptionally well. There were one or two tricky situations, Carl immediately took the necessary action and I really appreciated the calm way in which he dealt with such situations. When problems arose he always found a solution, which was especially impressive.  He has gone the extra mile, always with a smile on his face and the determination that the project would be delivered on time. He is a credit to your company and I wanted you to know how impressed with him we are."

Tony Baker, Muntons plc, Stowmarket, Suffolk

"A very good start to building a regular working relationship with Muntons.  Having an on–site supervisor has been a key factor."

Skyliner Way, Bury St Edmunds – Richard Turner, Surveyor

“Very impressed that the building manual was ready in time for Practical Completion including the Building Control Certificate."

Martin Wilesmith – Roff Marsh Partnership

“Very satisfied with overall performance.”

Fr Dominic Howarth, Catholic Parish of Our Lady and All Saints, Basildon

"For me, as the person living on site, you are very easy to work with, and very flexible in the way you have considered different amendments as the project develops - together with your absolute readiness to help in ways large and small."

Paul Stephenson – KSP Consultancy

“The project was carried out in a very diligent, cooperative and safe manner in compliance with the requirements of the Client, Local Authority and Environment Agency.”

Dave Perkins – Laureate Community Primary School, Newmarket, Suffolk

“On behalf of the school, we are absolutely delighted with the work completed and the level of service provided. In particular, the communication and flexibility were excellent.”

Michael and Nicola Hughes

“Work is nearing completion on the Old Workhouse site, in Chapel Lane and, as immediate neighbours to the development, we wanted you to know how pleased we are with the results. We always maintained that, in the right hands, with the right attitude and a little imagination, the old buildings could be dramatically transformed for the best. Our thanks to you and all your staff who worked on the project for helping to prove us right.”

Nicole Gaunt – Flagship Group

“On behalf of Flagship I would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Gipping Construction in delivering such a high quality end product. The project was not without its challenges and throughout the build, Gipping Construction worked in partnership with Flagship staff. We feel that the end product is something which each member of the project team contributed towards and we can all be proud of how wonderful it looks.”

Glen Bickers – Concertus

“Thanks for all your work on Uplands, both client and myself were really impressed with the standards of the finish and the complete transformation from the original building.”

Daniel Allen – Greenfields Community Housing

“A great company that has similar values and approach to Greenfields Community Housing. We would work with Gipping again.”

Ian MacNaughton, Principal, Colchester Sixth Form College

"Thank you to the on-site team, for help 'dealing with' the snow and all related issues.  More generally, we have been really pleased and grateful for the very helpful and highly professional approach consistently maintained by Gipping."  

Karen Read – Business Manager, Halifax Primary School, Ipswich (December 2013)

"We are very pleased with the newly created areas at the school. The site manager was an absolute star and we are all very grateful."

Debbie Mitchell, Customer Coordinator, Greenfields Community Housing (April 2014)

"Just a brief update on defects currently on the Hatfield Road estate. May I say a well done and residents are very happy with the service."