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"Andrew did a great job, was extremely helpful and provided the perfect solution for our self-build journey, marking out the exact floor heights and perimeter of the house on site. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andrew to others."

Lauren Cohen - Private Self Build


"Andrew was brought into the Circle Square team at an early stage to act as Project Engineer. Andrew carried out initial control, setting out of piles and performed a checking role for the substructures package.

Andrew also monitored quality and provided volumetric information. Andrew is fully conversant in CAD and used this skill to produce detailed records, as-built information and aide with problem solving. Andrew played a vital part with early VE and always had a solution to any problems that arose.

Andrew’s proactive, professional  approach ensured that site operations ran smoothly. I would not hesitate in recommending Andrew for future projects and I look forward to the opportunity to work with him again."

Lee Mottram MCIOB - Senior Project Manager


"We are a developer and contractor based in Greater Manchester. We have needed setting out services on our various housing sites and have used Andrew over the last 2 years. His service suits our needs combining quality of service with flexibility of site visits. His up to date equipment enables him to provide us with the on-site information we need for construction, furnishing him only with CAD topographical survey and proposed site layouts. His efficient use of technology makes the service good value in terms of cost and time."

Neil Watson - Watson Homes


"As a former site engineer I appreciate the difficulties of controlling quality and cost with a ground work package, I was lucky to find Andrew Burgess on my first project in Liverpool.

Andrew arrived ready for work with all the equipment required to undertake any aspect of site engineering, surveying and recording conditions. He exceeded my expectations with excellent records and photographs of all critical areas (recording uncharted existing drainage runs, volumes, levels, etc).

At no time was anything too much trouble working around all trades to access areas early in the morning or after trades had completed in the evening. I ensured that on my next project Andrew was employed and all his good practices communicated across our regional business.

Simply Andrew is excellent at what he does and reassuring to any project manager that ground works are controlled and a credit to his profession."

Andy Howarth, Senior Construction Manager - Willmott Dixon Construction


"Andrew was appointed as the project engineer for a £9.5m extension to a secure unit beginning in March 2012.

He has handled all site duties required for a site of this size ranging from excavating for drainage and foundations to the setting of reinforcement fabric and casting of waterproof concrete for a lift shaft. He has also set out the foundations for the bricklayers and assisted in the aligning, levelling and plumbing of the steel framework.

Andrew is an efficient, highly skilled and self sufficient site engineer. He is a great team player and is willing to help and educate others. He is also punctual, well mannered, but maintains an assertiveness to ensure the works are executed correctly first time.

I would have no issues in recommending Andrew for any future projects regardless of the difficulty or complexity and I look forward to working with him in the not too distant future."

Steven Tomlinson, Site Manager - Seddon Construction


"This is a reference for an Engineer that worked for Seddon Construction on a site at Frodsham, which was a housing development, I worked with Andrew Burgess for 12 weeks and found him to be most capable of the work we put before him. He was also very helpful with the day to day running of the site if required to do so. I would have no problem working with him in the future and would look forward to doing so if the opportunity ever arose again"

Alan Heywood, Site Manager - Seddon Construction


“Andrew was brought onto the Oldham Academy North project as a Site Engineer with a view to stay for two months. During this time, Andrew proved himself to be a worthwhile and vital part of the team. Due to this, Andrew remained until all groundworks were complete. Although he advertises himself as a Site Engineer he is a lot more than and makes a consciencious and skilled Assistant Site Manager.

His level of knowledge and attention to details assists greatly with controlling costs and reducing non recoverable aspects to the project. During his time on the project he provided many solutions to issues which the site team faced. As well as proposing solutions, he also had the drive and capabilities to follow them through to completion.

I would highly recommend Andrew and hope to have the pleasure of working with him in the future.”

Mike Walmsley, Construction Manager - Willmott Dixon Construction


“Andrew started work for Seddon on the Gable Drive project in early June of this year. From the very beginning Andrew has been very reliable and conscientious and an asset to the site.

Andrew has set out the entire site for the foundations to all the plots as well as locating the positioning of the plots within the site boundaries. He has set all the foundation levels for both depth of dig and top of concrete. He has also set out all the brickwork on the foundations for the bricklayers to work to.

On top of all his setting out duties Andrew has been of great assistance to me with the take offs and ordering of materials from amounts of concrete required to bricks and blocks etc.

Another plus to having Andrew on site was the amount of equipment of his own that he has at his disposal from Total Station, Automatic level, Laser levels, Dual Grade Laser Level etc.”

Andy Sutherland, Site Manager - Seddon Construction


"Having worked with Andrew in 2007-2009 at Burnley College new build project for Shepherd Construction. I would recommend his works both as an Assistant Site Manager and as a Site Engineer.

Andrew has a proactive, adaptable personality in managing either small works packages or working as part of a team. His previous experience is predominately as an Engineer both in civil’s and building.

I would like to recommend his work as a freelance Engineer and would have no hesitation in employing him in the capacity as a Senior Engineer or a Manager managing ground works packages.

His biggest asset his is assertiveness and getting the job done.

I hope to work with Andrew again in the future.”

Karl Tindale BSc (Hons), ICIOB, GradIOSH, Site Manager, Shepherd Construction Ltd