Dear Richard and Ebberson

We are absolutely delighted with the pergola which you built for us this week.  We have been impressed with your professionalism and punctuality from first contact. You have responded promptly to any query and given sound advice. Every appointment has been on time. The workmanship, attention to detail and quality is excellent.  You have an aura of reliability which gave us confidence of which you should be very proud. We could not be more pleased.

Best wishes

Hugh and Patricia Lawson


I had no idea what to choose in terms of decking design, after speaking to Richard I felt very reassured. The finished article exceeded my expectations. The work was carried out swiftly to a high standard. Couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Thank you Ann

'We had new composite decking installed and a replacement gate. Richard and the team were professional and friendly throughout. Once a date for the work was agreed, they were on time and we're very pleased with the end results.'
Just wanted to say a huge thank you have done an amazing job and have completely transformed the garden. It looks incredible and we couldn’t be happier with the work. We are still amazed at how quickly it all came together, really reasonable pricing and top service. Thank you so much!!
“Richard is knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to deal with. He delivered what was agreed, on-time and to a fantastic standard. Highly recommended.”
Tony, Bamford, Derbyshire
Richard and his team were very friendly, courteous and professional. Richard was very quick to respond to all queries. We are extremely happy with the High quality standard of our new decking, patio and rockery. We would highly recommend!
Michael and Gayle. 
Richard and his two colleagues have just finished landscaping my garden - summer 2022. It wasn't the most straightforward, as the garden slopes both front to back and side to side. The work involved shifting soil with a digger to create two different levels, building a pergola, installing a pond and stripping and laying a lawn. This was accomplished in two weeks. All the team worked hard and were friendly and polite, and - best of all - once they started work they were at the house every day until the work was completed. None of this starting a job and then heading off somewhere else. The end result is exactly as we had designed and imagined. Clare G, S11

Hi Richard,

Many thanks for the latest works at our property, this makes the fourth time we've worked with you over the last 10 years or so! Over that time you've built us a large two-level timber deck, landscaped our (small) front garden, and cleared an awkwardly steep overgrown bank. And now we have a composite deck with a glass balustrade, and Indian stone paving, which you fitted in for us a good number of weeks sooner than expected. By way of a testimonial, I think that repeat business speaks for itself, but for anyone seeking a reliable contractor for garden landscape work, we're pleased to recommend you.
Best regards,
Chris and Claire
Nether Edge
Hi Richard
I can confirm that I have paid the final invoice.  As requested, the following is a testimonial you can use for your website. 
We are very impressed with the quality and efficiency of the job you have done with our new decking. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend to others or request any further work.
Many thanks

Leslie Cowell 

Hi Richard

Hope you are well, as requested please find a testimonial for your web site.
Richard, and his team, helped transform our patio at the bottom of our garden. The area was looking tired and old and having contacted Richard about installing some decking he was clear about what could be done and when. We decided to go with some composite decking which was installed on a frame over the top of the existing patio therefore was little disruption to what was already there. The installation was done in 2 parts based on the availability of materials and communication about what was happening when was excellent. Great workmanship from Richard and his team and the whole things took less than 3 hours in total to build and now that the decking has been completed our family can enjoy summer evenings in the sun.
Definitely would recommend to friends and family.
Thank you Richard, and your team.
Hi Richard, 
Hope all is well and that you have had a productive year! 
Firstly, apologies for the delay, somehow the last 6 months have gotten away from us. Here is a testimonial you can add to your site:
Richard and team installed a raised tanalised decking around our summer house last year, which replaced our old and rather unstable decking. 
From start to finish, communication and reliability were excellent along with a swift final tweak at job completion too. The job looks great and the service was what you would hope for but don't always find! 
The honest advice was appreciated at initial pricing of the job and a help to manage costs and give us a healthy store for our fire pit too. 
We will hope to use him and his team again in the future. 
Thanks again and whilst I'm here, can i ask a quick query about your availability to price up options and timescales for a fencing job too? 
Prompt, efficient, friendly service. Excellent results, quickly delivered: the deck enhances the garden and fits a hard-to-use area perfectly. Price fine. Recommended.

Kevin O'Grady, Sheffield.

The Yorkshire Timber Decking Co Ltd undertook a sizeable re-landscaping project across our rear garden, an area of about 300m2, comprising stone patio areas, feature walls containing planting zones, the creation of a feature pond with natural cascade, wilded planting areas, rockery and lawn. Electrical lighting and some plumbing were also included.


The work was undertaken over approximately 8 weeks during October/November 2020, including periods of poor weather, and was led personally by Richard Charles who attended site every day, assisted by Ebb, his son, and other labourers in support as required. The personal hands-on approach by Richard and his son meant that not only was all due skill, care and experience brought to bear, but also enabled prompt attention to matters of detail and effective management of changes as and when matters arose. 


We were always made to feel fully involved in the project and the contractor readily took on board any comments, proposed amendments or extra items we proposed. Richard was always ready and happy to advise as required and to explain his detailed proposals going forward. We were never left in any doubt as to what the proposals would entail, the detailed day to day programme of work and how we would be affected.


The job was quoted on a fixed price basis which meant that we had cost certainty for the schedule of works agreed at the outset. Payments were made in stages during the project to a timetable agreed with us and in line with progress on site.


All workmen on the site were friendly, polite and courteous.


The appearance and quality of the job are superb and exceed our expectations.


We have no hesitation in recommending the Yorkshire Timber Decking Co Ltd to others for similar work.


Nigel and Sandra

Dronfield Woodhouse       


We couldn't be happier with the work that Richard and his team have carried out for us. We have been seriously impressed with all aspects of the service, from communication around the initial enquiries, right through to leaving the site at the very end. I would have no hesitation in requesting their services again, or in recommending to friends and family.


I can’t recommend Richard and the team highly enough. With the work done on our drive and front garden, Richard, Lee and the team have done a great job in totally transforming the look of the house as we hoped you would and we're really happy with the final result! From dealing with Richard to work through the plans and price to dealing with Lee and the team each day on site, your professionalism and quality of work have impressed us throughout. Already we have had neighbours complimenting us on the new drive and asking for your details! THANK YOU!

Mr and Mrs G Ord, Fulwood.


"An outstanding job done by accomplished and hard working skilled craftsmen. The guys were on site for over a month, and in the end was sad to see them go! Could not give a higher recommendation. I will be using again."




As promised, please find attached photos of the patio, complete with furniture etc.


We were very impressed how expediently the work was completed and with minimal disruption. The finished article is to a high standard, and met our requirements fully, particularly as we were able to discuss and agree options with you.  We have already made great us of our new outdoor space, and will continue to throughout the summer.  


Thank you.


Bob and Gill Baverstock
Richard has done two landscaping/fencing jobs for us and we have been impressed on both occasions by the quality of his work and by his customer-friendly and efficient approach.

Paul & Colleen Thomas


Good things come to those who wait!

We had seen some of Richard’s expertise at a friend’s house as well as looking at his website prior to calling him in late April 18.  Our project was to revive a circular crazy-paved patio.  Richard re-assured us that the existing stones could be re-used, which was a bonus. We additionally required some screening to provide more privacy. Richard provided some options and we agreed on 6 decorative posts, with a linking rope swag. He also mentioned that he had a 6 month lead time! We had a quote within 24 hrs – fixed for the duration, which we accepted. Richard called us again in November to advise us of an estimated start date. We had already decided now that additionally he could grind out and point a natural stone wall, re-lay a path and level up and point our back courtyard which had subsided badly. The end result is great. Price wise, bearing in mind nobody knows what lies underground, the quote was fair and the knowledge of the quality of his work was persuasive.

J&A Ecclesall


We're delighted with our new front garden, and have been hugely impressed by Richard and his team - their helpfulness, friendly manner, efficiency and top quality work. Richard responded quickly to our first enquiry, listened carefully to our basic requirements and our initial thoughts on how they might be achieved; and was very helpful in offering suggestions that we quickly realised were definite improvements on our initial ideas and would also reduce the potential cost - an approach we much appreciated!  What was a very sad, bedraggled space at the front of our house is now a pleasure to look out on and will be easy to maintain.  We would definitely go to them again for any other work in our garden. (Jane and Jack, Greystones)


Hi Richard. 

Testimonial as promised.

“Richard and the team did a great job transforming our garden. We were fully informed throughout and there was regular communication with Richard to make sure things were going to plan and to answer any of my queries as I was out at work most of the time. I have had lots of positive comments from friends about the garden and would definitely recommend.”


Dear Richard, 
 I am writing to say how happy we are with the work that was completed by Craig,  A great bricklayer that gave 100% of his time to making the garden look wonderful. A very profession job made by a wonderful person. Completely honest and reliable.
From start to finish, from meeting with you and the quote that you gave me, to keeping me informed during the bad winter that we had, to letting me know once the long winter had more or less finished, to giving me a date when you could come and bring the bricklayer with you to see the job. 
I would highly recommend  you and your team to any one that wanted, brick work done, old paths clearing away and maybe just their gardens smartening up. 
I have had so many complements about the garden in the last week. 
My husband and myself are just so thrilled with the look of it now, it has exceeded all my expectations.  
Once again Richard a big thank you. 

Yours Patricia and Ivan  Hobson


Hi Richard , Jusr a thankyou for doing a very good job on my patio march 2018. Despite some adverse weather your team got on with rhe job quickly and efficiently and listened to any adjustments i asked them to make and they made the adjustments. All i can say is you did the job i asked you to do at a reasonable price and i am more than satisfied. Gerald 

Dear Richard,

Thank you for the work you and the team did for us over the last week. The garden and patio have been transformed from an embarrassment into a space we can now enjoy and feel proud of.

I wouldnt hesitate in recommending you to other people thinking of undertaking a landscaping and decking project.


Best wishes to you and the team

Sept 2014

Your guys did a really good job and worked exceptionally quickly. They did exactly what I asked for at a good price and my garden is no longer an embarrassment that is bringing down house prices in the area! Thanks again.

Dear Richard,

Sorry for the delay, but we would like to thank you for the fantastic work you did in creating our pond.

We love the design which blends in superbly with the rest of the garden, and the wildlife loves it too! Lots of birds are drinking from the cascade, a frog has taken up residence, and we've just spotted some waterboatmen too.

The work was carried out very efficiently and neatly,and all the little extras we asked for were no trouble. We've ended up with exactly what we wanted. Several of our neighbours have asked who carried out the work, and we have no hesitation in recommending you.

Rob and Wendy Hughes

Hi Richard,

Just a note to say a huge thankyou for our lovely new deck and steps! I have been most impressed throughout the whole process with your professional and friendly approach this job. You came very quickly to view the job, supplied us promptly with a very competitive quote, and both yourself and Luke carried out the work with efficiency, competence and good humour, despite the very wet working conditions! I appreciated the way you were accommodating when I wanted to change the original plan for the steps and also how well you both tidied up after each day! Thankyou to you and Luke for a fine job! I would definitely recommend your services to anyone.

Phil and Janelle Harper

Dear Richard

Thank you for the work you and your team did for me last week. The garden looks great and I am now poised to start planting up. I'm also planning for a lot of time chilling in my new pergola listening to the splash of water on millstone and cobbles. You were great at taking my half-formed ideas and transforming them into a reality that was much better than I had imagined. You did this without making me feel that you had in any way taken over. You have left me feeling that my new garden is just the way I designed it. You and the team were also friendly, considerate and a pleasure to have around. I hope to see you all back here again once I have settled on the next stage.

Chris (Hathersage)

Dear Richard and Team

quote: 'This is the second time we have used Richard and his team for major landscape work in our garden. The first tim he created a new access and patio with steps and bin storage area, this time he has built us another patio, path and decked area. He has transformed the garden and we are looking forward to many happy hours in the garden over the summer. His work is first class and good value for money. He arrives when he says he is going to, does the job and tidy's up after. Thanks Richard. (Paul and Chris)'

Richard and the team was spot on with everything. He listened to us on the design ideas, understood why we wanted to change the garden and how we wanted to be able to use it and then developed a design that ticked all the boxes. He kept to budget, the workmanship is excellent, the flexibility and communication was spot on and they completed the task in appalling weather and a short timescale. What impressed us most however was their enthusiasm for the project and their work and it shone through in the care and pride they had in the finished garden. It's only been a few short weeks since we changed the garden and we have already used it more than ever before. Everyone is taken aback with the garden, friends and family are stunned, the kids love it and I now have my Sunday morning paper haven that I have yearned for.

Rachel and Stephen, the ones with the gnome - glad you like it, it is there to eternally remind us of you

Finally, we have a garden we can use! It is fantastic to be able to walk out of the french doors on to something, rather than the 6 foot drop that was there before! The decking is going to make a huge difference to how we use the garden, the girls already see it as an extension of their play room and want to be out there all the time, despite the weather! It's lovely for them to be able to play outside safely and it's all thanks to Richard & Ollie. The whole job was amazingly quick and hassle free. Richard & Ollie were always bright & early, worked through the rain, started when they said they were going to and finished when they said they were going to! You make a good team, thanks.

Rachel & Sam

Richard Charles and the Yorkshire Timber Decking Company have just completed a small redevelopment of my garden...6 weeks before schedule which is great news for the impending summer. I was hugely impressed with the attention to detail and the amount of help given before the work started. I was also pleased with how Richard was able to organise the tree surgeon and electrician to suit times the worked with me and through email and on my mobile depending on my preference. Overall, I am very pleased with the work and the speed at which it was carried out.

Chris Cox

Hi Richard

Having just had our garden landscaped which incorporated paving, raised beds, decking and planting by Richard's company. We were delighted with the results. His design was the most imaginitive and the team were helpful, polite and complited the work on time. Richard also gave us lots of useful advice and we would have no problems recommending him to others.

Jose Garcia

The landscaping of the patio, pond and garden has transformed the back of our house and we now have a lovely place to look at and spend time in. Richard and his team did a great job. They are hard working, fast and efficient. Richard provided excellent advice on the plan for the decking, the layout of the patio, steps and pond. Richard has a lot of experience and real creative flair. Extra improvements suggested by Richard during the construction meant that the final result was even better than the original design. We are more than pleased with our wonderful new garden and we are happy to recommend the team at Sheffield Landscaping and Decking..

Bernard and Jean, Hathersage.


Many thanks for transforming our garden. You and your team turned our small, tired backyard into a proper family garden, with plenty of running around space, fun areas for the kids (blackboard, sand pit etc), smart seating and lots of raised beds to fill in the Spring.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and were really impressed by your enthusiasm and professional attitude.

We just need the weather to improve now to really make the most of our fabulous new space.

Bryony and Bruce

Thank you for building our garden. We love it very much (Niamh, 5)

It's as good as new! (Angus, 3)


I'd like to thank you for doing a great job, you have transformed our garden from a blank canvas into a lovely, practical and useful space. As you know I?ve still got a lot of work to do to fill the remaining space but we can now enjoy our garden, now we have raised decking, store, patio, steps and lawn.

What I really appreciated was your skills in planning and design. As you know I only had a basic idea of what we wanted and you very skilfully and quickly came up with a design and price that suited our budget. The proof, as they say is ?in the pudding? and you and your team, Dan & Sand ( The Coffee Monsters) did a ?Ronseal? by doing exactly what you said you would and delivered on budget and within time.

Thanks again, Carole & Ian
December 2013


The work you have done to transform our garden has been fantastic! Right from the moment we asked for your help to deck the area above our retaining wall, you took the task on with an open and positive attitude. We had found great difficulty in finding someone who was willing to take on the job, but you looked at it and included options on what could realisitcally be achieved for our budget. The job was carried out to an excellent standard within the anticipated timescales, and the neighbours even complimented your teams attitude and professionalism.

Thanks again and we will definitely be recommending you to family and friends.

The Delooze's

Hi Richard,

Thanks for all your help with the garden, here is something for your website:

From the offset Richard and his team were professional, prompt and listened to our requests when designing our garden. Although there was a bit of a wait for it to get started, it was carried out in a very speedy and professional manner in quite rainy weather conditions. They were reliable and trustworthy, accessing our property while at work. Richard was quick to respond to a query our neighbour had and returned to rectify it, no questions asked. We now have a tidy, safe and modern garden for our 2 year old to enjoy in the summer- something to be proud of. Thanks for all your hard work.


Hi Richard

Just sat down to write this testimonial.

The garden was so overgrown with nettles and weeds that just to go down the steps in the rockery required the agility of a mountain goat. The lawn if you could call it that was covered in Dandelions and moss, having just retired from work the last thing I wanted to do was to set about transforming the garden so I asked Richard and his team to do it. Over two weeks my back garden became a beautiful place. I had a small pond and waterfall built with the old stones from the rockery a circular indian stone patio and new turf the surrounding area was then covered with a membrane and pebbles. When my neighbour came round for coffee she was amazed and asked if Groundforce had been. Ollie and Gavin were lovely, polite and nothing was too much trouble even when I changed my mind (as women tend to do) I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Richard to anyone infact if I have the front garden done in the future then I shall give him a call.

Hope this is ok I've just got another job working at Costco, it looks like I'll be working longer than when I was in full time work.

I have Sunday off and then I'm working solidly for three weeks.

The Greenhouse has been erected and looks well.

Take care give my regards to Ollie and Gavin.

Best Wishes
Denise Bowles

Hi Richard,

Just a short note to say thanks for the build of the deck and laying the new stone path. Both look great and I was impressed by your team's skill, friendly approach and professionalism.

I wouldn't hesitate to use you again or recommend to others.

Many thanks
Andy Smith - Chapeltown

Richard and his crew completed the modest alterations to my garden in 36 hrs. That is not to suggest that they did not do a thorough job, they completed the task exactly to my specifications and i am really pleased with job that they have done. Two aspects impressed me in particular. the first was the efficient use of time which is why the job was so cost effective and secondly the good humour and spirits that they showed to each other and to me. it was a great pleasure to have them around and i would certainly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a professional and friendly service.

David Smith. Woodlane close


We first commissioned Richard's services three years ago and have used the company twice since then. We have been consistently delighted with the quality of their work. From design to build, Richard and his colleagues have produced work of an exceptionally high standard. Richard is really helpful, responding to ideas with suggestions and enthusiasm and implementing plans with creativity and flair.

We've had three phases:

Phase 1 was raised decking with a balcony and steps - it looks fantastic and we absolutely love it - it has provided us with an outdoor room for entertaining - perfect for barbecues in summer and decked with Christmas lights for mulled wine in winter . The balcony overlooks our garden andmakes the most of views over the city that we've never been able to enjoy before. Ideal for breakfasting in the sun at the weekend or relaxing with a glass of wine after work!

Phase 2 involved the construction of a semi circle patio made of Indian stone and the erection of trellis to screen the bottom of the garden - we were really pleased with the way it enabled us to enhance the planting scheme and it's added a new perspective to the garden.

Phase 3 has involved the creation of a U shaped bed - constructed with sleepers - for growing our own veg plus some hard standing for a greenhouse, cold frame and shed, it looks really good and it's also practical and functional.

Phase 4 - a water feature and lghts for the decking - to be completed shortly. Richard took a photo of a water feature design I'd had my eye on for ages and used one of his contacts to create the copper chutes which will be attached to a sleeper and form a fountain.

Each time Richard's team has cleared and tidied the site and left it in an immaculate condition and they've always been pleasant and polite, arriving when they say they will and completing the work exactly as requested.

I would not hesitate to recommend Richard's services, we've been delighted with all the work they've done. That's why I've been prepared to write this testimonial!

Tricia, Greystones.

Hi Richard,

I hope you're well. I have finally planted the herb bed and managed to take a photo. I hope you can use it but do pop round and take better one if you prefer. Feel free to use the following testimonial also if you wish:

We were very impressed with the skill and attention to detail shown by the team. They were on site with us for three weeks and during that time were friendly, polite, professional and hard-working. We almost missed their company when the work was complete! They were also very flexible and considerate in their work, and all at a very competitive price. We would certainly recommend them to friends.

Thanks again for a good job,

Best wishes,

Dear Richard,

Thank you for the brilliant job you and your team did of excavating and resurfacing our driveway along with building us a new fence and decking area in the back garden.

Whilst completing the work you and your team were professional, helpful, tidy and very hard working. The project was completed to a really high standard on budget. Your communication with us throughout the project was excellent.

We wouldnt hesitate in recommending you to other people thinking of undertaking a landscaping project, and will definitely contact you if we need any more work doing in our garden.

Thanks again,

Liz and Chris Seymour

Dear Richard,

Thanks so much for doing such an excellent job of laying and shaping a base for my new greenhouse. Everything from your clarity on the costs to the perfectionism with which you straightened the greenhouse an inch to the left before finishing the job has been of the highest standard and much appreciated! I'm sure I'll be in touch next time I have a garden design project in mind, and will be recommending you to my friends too.

All good wishes,

Walkley, Sheffield

Just a quick note to say thanks for the work you did to our garden recently.

We were very pleased to see our overgrown front garden with its crumbling brickwork transformed into an easy to maintain area inside the smart new boundary wall- exactly what we needed! It has already attracted many favourable comments from neighbours and passers-by. We appreciated the hard work put in by yourself, Ollie and Gavin and we were very impressed by the way that you started and completed the job to the timescale and to the budget that was agreed. Like the Ronseal TV advert says, you-'do what it says on the tin'! We found your advice over choice of materials. design and planting layout really helpful too.

Should we need to have any other work carried out in the future we would have no hesitation in asking you to do this for us and have already been happy to recommend your company to our neighbours.

We would be quite happy for you to use any part of this e-mail as a testimonial on your website if you wish to do so.

Thanks again
Best wishes
Fay and Stuart Hebblethwaite

Hi richard it's Ann from moor valley close decks look amazin I haven't got a camera but ur welcome to take pics if needed.

Richard, I hope you can use this. Nick

Richard and his team have just completed the third project they have undertaken at my house. The first, about 9 years ago, involved the laying of 2 stone flag patios on different levels, with random stone retaining walls and a sloping rockery incorporating a cascade and pond, plus a pergola in one corner. The standard of workmanship was very high, especially the random stone walling, which was a major reason for asking him to do the second project, about a year later, which was to lay a block paving driveway with a surrounding stone retaining wall. As this is at the front of the house the wall needed to be of high quality, and it is.

When the third project arose I had no hesitation in asking Richard. This was to construct timber decking around a newly built log cabin, with stone access steps. It was quite a complicated job because of the corner design of the cabin and the slope of the land, but it is now finished and I am extremely pleased.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard for any of the tasks he has undertaken at my house - patio laying, stone walling, cascade and pond construction, pergola building, block paving and timber decking. We hired Richard and his team to rip our old front and back gardens out, and lay new paving, turf and gravel. Right from the start Richard was professional and helpful. He offered ideas and solutions, and was agreeable when we changed our minds a lot! When doing the work, Richard and his team were tidy, hard working, punctual and respectful of our home. The work was completed on time, on budget and to a very high standard. They are very skilled guys and the finished product is testament to their professionalism and workmanship. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard to anyone

Dear Richard,

Thank you very much for the exceptional work you, Dan and Luke have carried out on our drive and garden. We are delighted with the finished result. We both appreciate the efficient, polite and friendly manner in which the project was completed. Your quotation was highly competitive and we have already started recommending you unreservedly to others.

Susan and Ged Perrryman


A short note of thanks to the team for the excellent job in converting a very sad and tired front garden into something much more contemporary. Loraine and I are extremely pleased with the end result and I only wish I could claim the transformation as all my own work. And its made a very positive impact on our neighbours, all are very impressed. So our thanks to you, Dan and Luke for all your hard work.

Bob and Loraine.

Hi Richard,

Just wanted to say thanks for doing the job at mine I'm so pleased with it and you and your men were great. I've attached a photo of the garden today as didn't know if you had managed to take any. Having an outside tap fitted too! Passed your number too my dad also.

Thanks again,
Emma and Rick

Hi Richard,

just a quick update on our garden, landscaped so nicely by you last year. It is going strong and is in full flight at the moment despite the weather. All the plants look happy including the two bushes moved across to the other side

Stelios & Anne


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the work that you have done to landscape our back garden. You have performed a massive task to move the soil required and the garden now looks bigger and is more usable. Both of the dogs are really happy with the improvement in the garden!

I would also thank you for ensuring that the site was correctly cleaned up once work was completed.

All the best
John and Alica

Just a quick note to say thank you for giving us our garden back. Our beloved boxers, Charlie and Lola, had completely destroyed what we had. Your approach to the project was nothing but professional and the work carried out, in appalling weather conditions, was exceptional. We now have a garden that we can all enjoy again, including the dogs!! When the new plants fill out a little we will send you some photos. If anyone wants to come and have a look at the work or wants to have a chat with us about the project, just give us a call and we can sort something out.

Thanks again
Chris and Tracy Wood

Hi Richard, just wanted to thank-you for the great work you have done to our garden, it has been totally transformed from an overgrown forest to a lovely spacious garden. The indian paving patio and path around tha garden look great and the fence work and turf make the garden look really big. We will and have already recommended you to friends and family.

Many thanks once again
Ian and Mandy, Sheffield

Dear Richard,

Thank you for doing an excellent job on the top of our garden, it was done very quickly. I will recommend your work to friends and family. An excellent service and price thank you,

Simon and Bridget Tompkins,Totley.

Hi Richard

Thanks for the efficient and professional service provided and the effort in completing the work in such a timely manner Your advise, information and prompt attention was first class and very much appreciated Good luck in all your future efforts

Graham Holmes

Hi Richard

Many thanks for the job you did in my garden you have done a fantastic job and cleared up very well. I'm very pleased with the VERY efficient way your company has performed and will certainly put a review on your website as soon as I have a minute. I will certainly recommend you if I have the opportunity and look forward to hearing from you soon regarding a quotation for my driveway.

Kind Regards
Lynda Gandy


Since moving into my house at Alexandra Gardens I have wanted to have the garden professionally landscaped, it is quite a difficult space and as with many 'new builds' quite a limited one.

I had been particularly impressed with my next door neighbour's garden which was originally designed and laid by Yorkshire Timber Decking Company over five years ago. One of the most impressive attributes of this garden is that years on it still looks excellent, which I believe is testament to the quality of materials and build originally carried out.

My neighbours supplied me with the companies' details and I met soon after with the owner Richard Charles. During our initial meeting we discussed various options for the design of the garden. It became very apparent that Richard had a breadth of knowledge and experience which helped me formulate my own ideas along with his.

Several informal meetings followed to discuss the various options, materials, costs etc. (Richard always made time to discuss things through and was willing to adapt original ideas in light of new ones). We eventually agreed on a design, budget and a time slot to begin work. I was also given an estimated time to the completion of the work.

The job began on time; two of Richards's staff joined him (Damien and Ollie) both were as professional as Richard in their approach and it quickly became apparent that they really took pride in what they did. As the project progressed and the original plan become reality I was able to further discuss ideas and make appropriate changes. Nothing ever appearing to be a problem, the comment usually 'This is your garden and you need to be happy with it'

Friends who visited the house could not believe the speed the transformation took place. The project was completed on time and to budget. Some of my friends have already asked the Yorkshire Timber Decking Company to come up with ideas and costs to carry out their own garden transformations. I am more than happy to recommend Richard and his team to them.

To sum up the experience of Yorkshire Timber and Decking Company from start to completion:

No pressurised sales techniques

Excellent planning and design service tailored to clients specific needs and budget Respect for the client and property from all staff.

Timelines and budget adhered to.

Pride in their work.

Quality of materials and finishes used.

D Dawson Alexandra Gardens

Hi Richard,

We just wanted to write to thank you for the fabulous job you've done with extending our patio area. It's amazing what adding 4ft and moving the steps have done - thanks for your recommendations. We love the look of the Indian Stone - it's exactly what I was hoping for. I can't believe it only took 4 days to complete - you and your team were brilliant (and tidy too!).

You're in my phone memory for future jobs and I'd have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Have a good rest of the summer - hope the sun shines at some point!

With thanks and very best wishes
Dave & Wendy Allison


Thank you for the work you and your team have done over the last couple of weeks. You've transformed a 'dead' area of our garden into a space we can use to relax, dine, and entertain. The stone patio and wooden gazebo have been built to the highest standards and are even better than we imagined. It is so refreshing to work with someone who does exactly what he says he will do, turns up on time, works hard, stays flexible and willing to discuss options throughout, clears up when they're done and most importantly, sticks to budget.

We would have no hesitation recommending you and would be pleased to act as a reference should you wish.

The furniture is on order and we'll let you know once the cosmetic touches are complete. You will be very welcome to take pictures and add to your website.

Thanks again,
Pete and Sue Mason

Hi Richard - Here's the testimonial I promised!

My small terrace garden, that once looked a little tired and rather dull is now absolutely fantastic. It has been totally transformed with two separate decking levels. The work was completed with minimum disruption within a few days. Whenever I have an idea I give Richard a call and he always responds promptly. I now have a beautiful outdoor space ? but will no doubt think of something new to add next year! Thank you for a job well done!

Jane Conlon May 2011

Richard visited the site to provide us with an initial quotation for the work, he was friendly and made useful suggestions as well as listening to our ideas. A quotation was provided within a short time and he was willing to discuss alterations and means of keeping the costs within our budget. The quote was very competitive!

We were very satisfied with the standard of work. There were plenty of opportunities to discuss the work in progress and Richard was always willing to make changes when requested. The job was completed on time and on budget and we have had lots of complementary comments from friends and family on the finished design. I highly recommend Yorkshire Timber Decking Company.

High Storrs Road
March 2011

Dear Richard

Thank you very much for the tremendous job yourself, Ollie and Dean did at our property last month. You have managed to transform our uneven, overgrown and unsightly garden into a fantastic space that we are really proud of and cannot stop looking at. It is amazing to think that we now have a patio with great timber features, a lovely lawn, impressive decked area and vegetable garden to make use of throughout the year. The driveway and re-construction you did to the front of the house has also made a big difference and we have received many compliments from our neighbors and passersby!

Both Gareth and I found you very helpful and approachable. You came up with some great ideas from the start and continued to make some good suggestions e.g. what type of plants to put in, which have enhanced the overall look of the garden. It was a big help that you were flexible with the initial plans and enabled us to change our minds a few times as the job progressed.

Whist the work was carried out we were impressed with your reliability and tidiness at the end of each day. It was a bonus that everything was power hosed down at the end. Your team was very friendly and good to have around, in particular Ollie and Dean were great with our puppy who constantly wanted to run around in the mud or escape onto the road!

We would be happy to recommend you and your company to others. You offer a professional and affordable service that certainly exceeded our expectations. Our experience has been very positive and we are more than pleased with the results. As a special bonus, you have also received approval from the mother in law!

Carrie and Gareth Morgan - Meersbrook

Richard and his small team made a new access to the house for us, cutting into the original wall and making new steps and an area to house our waste bins. We're very pleased with the work, which has been completed to a very high standard using good quality materials. Richard has been happy to discuss and meet our requirements throughout the job, and has charged a reasonable price for a job well done and on time. We would be pleased to recommend his services to anyone.

Paul Toner & Chris Davies, Greno House - November 2010

Dear Richard

Thanks for a very high quality great value job. We are delighted with the result. Thanks also to your team who were a pleasure to have around.

Greg and Celia


Many thanks to you and the guys for all the hard work. I have transferred final payment to you this evening.

The garden transformation is wonderful and I am looking forward to seeing how it matures over time. Please feel free to put this email on your website as a testimonial. I have already recommended you to a colleague.

thanks again.
Steve Beahan, Ranmoor.

Thank you very much for all the work you, Ollie and Dean did in my garden. I highly recommend Yorkshire Timber Decking for a first class service, starting from the visit to discuss what was needed, through the actual work and for speedy response to the one small snag that arose after the work had finished.

The pricing was excellent and the work was done efficiently even taking into account a few design changes that were needed as the week progressed. All staff were polite, capable, prompt and cheerful. The garden went from being a rubbish tip with poor access and no security at the bottom to 2 large useable areas of decking, a large lawn and some tall fencing at the bottom.

The back yard being cleared down to a single level and then gravelled is working out beautifully and the dogs are real fans of the water feature, particularly on hot days! I really like my new gate to the yard, having it split like a stable door is coming in handy in lots of ways.

Me and the dogs very much appreciate being able to easily get into the lower garden via the new decking which is a major improvement on the dodgy metal steps! The different levels of deck are working out really well and the storage space underneath is coming in very useful for storage of plant pots and such.

Altogether I am delighted with the change to my garden, the work done by your company and the additional work done by Jon Wood, the electrician, to improve the lighting and fit an external socket. It's great, thank you so much.

Best Wishes,
Jill Thompson

Hi Richard

Just a quick note to say how please I am with the hardwood decking you laid for me recently. I've just teak oiled it and it looks a million dollars!

Your price was really competitive compared to other quotes and your staff friendly and efficient.

Thanks again, would definitely recommend you to family and friends.

Regards Sharon

Hi Richard

As we sit here on the newly decked section of our garden with glass of wine to hand I just wanted to express our thanks to yourself, Dean and Ollie for a first class service from Yorkshire Decking. You were prompt, did an excellent job and were always cheerful, in spite of the rain! You amended the original specifications at our request as the project progressed and we are delighted with the end result. It would not surprise me if you received enquiries concerning potential additional projects from neighbours of ours in High Storrs. Just waiting for John to complete the electrical aspects of the design next week. I would recommend the company without hesitation.

Thanks to all concerned.
Alan & Dorothy Powell

Dear Richard,

Now that I have finally emerged from the winter and ventured into the garden, I have remembered I should have written you a letter thanking you for the work you did.

We were delighted with everything. The pond area is transformed and the trellis structure looks great - it really frames the garden. There are quite a lot of things planted beneath it which I hope will grow up and over. The patch of the grass at the front looks lovely and the rose bushes I bought look very healthy. All in all, you and the boys, Gavin and Olly, did a great job at a good price and we have been recommending you to other people.

On that note I wonder if you would be interested in looking at my daughter, Jessica's, garden? It is a small back terrace garden and needs some work in terms of a small patio area and maybe some grass and a raised bed. She has some ideas and would be happy for you to give her a quote.

I hope you are well and that business is thriving.

Best wishes,
Jill Everitt

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