Testimonials | Aura

Working with Aura

What our clients say

“Whilst writing can I place on record my thanks and congratulations to you and all your team for a project completed within the contract period. The works comprised all aspects of stonework, cleaning and general restoration, together with leadworks to cornices and works to the many original timber windows. All of which were carried out with skill and dedication by your experienced tradesmen under your direction. Due consideration was always given to the building occupants particularly when working within the various offices resulting in zero complaints against you or any of your sub-tractors. It is a project which you and Aura as a company should be justly proud and a project which I am proud to be associated with, particularly due to the help and cooperation I have received from you all, at all levels, throughout the duration of the project.”

Joe McDermott
Blackburn Town Hall
Capita

““It has been a pleasure to work with Aura who have successfully facilitated the refurbishment and cleaning work on the iconic Keighley Cenotaph. The work has been completed to our satisfaction and to a high standard. We have found Aura, very approachable and professional in our dealings with them to date””

John Kirby
Keighley Town Council

“Aura has recently completed restoration works at Grade I Listed Birkenhead Priory, Wirral. The work was carried out in close collaboration with Ainsley Gommon Architects and the site owners, Wirral Borough Council and has been overseen by English Heritage. The sensitive restoration work has involved essential repairs and conservation of stonework. The project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been completed to a high standard and has included elements of general contracting that have been needed to greatly improve the presentation of the whole site. A partnered approach to the procurement has allowed the project to be completed on budget.”

Alf Plant - BA(Hons), BArch(Hons), RIBA, Registered Conservation Architect
Director
Ainsley Gommon Architects

“I have been consistently and thoroughly impressed by Aura - from their foremen to their individual workmen, who have uniformly demonstrated the highest levels of personal integrity and commitment to getting the job done correctly and to the highest standards within the constraints of a budget. I would never choose to use a different company again.”

Paul Willan - Senior Partner
Athena Law

“From the tendering process, it became apparent that Aura had the expertise and "know how" that would be required. Their tender was comprehensive, thoughtful and within the estimated cost of the initial scheme. We subsequently had to review the overall scheme due to financial constraints and Aura was accommodating and extremely helpful in working with us to achieve this goal. In terms of their workmanship on site, I have been impressed by the high standards demonstrated by their workforce and specific tradesmen as well as the liaison between myself, my Contract Administrator and Aura's on site Foreman, Project Manager and the Directors of the Company.”

Paul Bullman - FRICS
Director
Leslie Roberts Asset Management Limited

“From initial marketing enquiry, through the tendering process and now on to site the customer services have been attentive, pro active and informative. Aura's operatives are clearly skilled and bring experience and expertise to the complex nature of conservation projects. It is our first project with the company and I would gladly recommend Aura for projects in the historic buildings sector.”

Brian Foxley - RIBA, AABC
Architect

“The knowledge and experience of management and site personnel; the willingness to become involved and maintain active involvement; the care and attention to detail; the continual liaison; the ability to programme resources and organise ordering/delivery of materials; the attention to Health and Safety matters; and the pride and standard of workmanship resulted a successful contract and a finished output to a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aura for similar conservation work.”

David Watkins - Dip Arch, GradDiplCons(AA), RIBA
Partner
Brock Carmichael Architects

“I'm pleased to commend Messrs Aura; our working relationship and the quality of work achieved at Blackpool was excellent.”

Graham Holland - Dip Arch, Cons RIBA, AABC
Architect

“Aura have been aware of the complex historic fabric of the development and have always brought matters to our attention that are of importance. Where a decision would be required for conservation purposes they are happy to collaborate and provide their expertise to resolve issues. We have been fortunate to have had their association in both the pre-contract and building phases of this project. We would have no hesitation to recommend them as stone conservation craftsmen to any project you have in mind, particularly those complex schemes of high importance to English Heritage.”

Austin Holmes
Senior Architect
Stride Treglown Ltd.

“Aura Conservation work has always been carried out to an extremely high level of quality and sympathy towards the buildings and the communication between our offices, our site management team, Aura management team and Aura site personnel has always been good and this has made for an easy working relationship to be built.”

Dave Cook
Quantity Surveyor
Ben Bailey Homes