Mrs A from Preston (by telephone) , March 22, 2018
The Our Local Expert publication led us to Harris Fencing - Mark and friend - who've just rebuilt the garden fence. They were absoutely amazing - brilliantly fantastic - I can't praise them enough.
They showed up when they said they would, tidied up after themselves, and had a pleasant demeaner.
I love the little publication - we used it to find lots of people when we first moved here. It goes further than you think - people share it with friends and family. I call it 'the book of wonderful people'
Mark Moore from Paignton , June 10, 2017
Mark and Dan were very polite and punctual with the quote and the work to transform our garden. They came up with good ideas to ensure that the garden looked as well in reality as it did in our minds.
My wife was not keen on having our garden changed, but is very pleased with the result and we have enjoyed sitting out when the weather has allowed us. We have shown the garden to friends and they have admired the new garden space.
We would recommend Mark Harris without question.
Alan Corbyn from Chudleigh , November 27, 2016
We have a very small and awkward shaped back garden and Mark Harris put forward some proposals which seemed good and we accepted his quote. The work he and Dan carried out for us was excellent, they were polite, on time, friendly and always came up with good ideas. They have transformed our back garden to a usable space again. We were so impressed with their work that we are now talking to them about waving their magic wand over the front garden - bigger but more of a challenge. I would defineley recommend them.
Joe from Troquay , November 16, 2016
Mark completely built our back garden from scratch. From what used to be redundant space, Mark did everything from fencing to patio slabs to decking and even made us a bespoke bench with storage. All work was finished to an exceptionally high standard in the time frame he agreed and he brought a number of ideas to help maximise the use of the space and keep within our budget. Big thanks to Mark and Dan for their work, ideas and reliability. We now have a garden. Cheers chaps!
C. Burnett from Torquay , October 24, 2016
October 2016: Mark re-turfed our 500sq m lawn and lopped some trees. We were exceptionally pleased with Mark's work on several levels:His attention to detail, willingness to go "the extra mile", courtesy, punctuality. His professional competence and advice were of the highest standard. Needless to say, he completed the job to the agreed schedule and every day made sure that everything was left " spick and span". We have had no qualms about recommending his services to our friends and we have already booked him to return in the near future to undertake further work. Highly recommended without reservation .
Warren McMahon from Torquay , October 16, 2016
Mark, Chris and Dan worked on our rear garden in the summer of 2016 initially erecting a supporting wall, required due to subsidence caused by a neighbour's extension. Mark worked out the cost and happily liaised with all parties involved to amicably agree how the costing would be apportioned.
He did such a good job, I requested him and his staff complete the 2nd phase of our garden improvement.
I had a budget but no clue what I wanted so was chuffed when Mark came up with numerous ideas and suggestions within our monetary constraints. We settled on a decking solution.
Mark and his crew worked tirelessly throughout the summer, completely fulfilling all my requests. They worked efficiently and tidily and always with a smile on their faces.
The end result was beyond our expectations. The decking is fantastic, we couldn't be happier. They did such a good job that we have decided to use Harris Services to complete phase 3 of our garden solution, the front garden.
Thanks very much Mark, Dan & Chris, we'll see you in 2017.
eric from torquay , August 17, 2016
we had our fencing done on monday 15 th aug by harris home and garden we were thrilled with the job they did for us recommend highly first class job and really helpful
mordaunt from torquay , June 26, 2015
Mark has landscaped what was a shambles of a garden into a pleasant comfortable outside area, we now have a fantastic patio area with a feature wall using the rocks that were already in the garden a large vegetable plot which he has now extended for us and a newly laid lawn area. Mark also built us a retaining wall the full length of the garden, it is now a pleasure both to relax and entertain outside.
Marks prices are very reasonable and he has real talent in design, he is efficient and keeps to time weather allowing. Excellent job well done!!!
David from Torquay , April 24, 2015
Mark and Matthew turned up when promised to trim a tricky hedge and some overgrown shrubs. They worked quickly and considerately and tidied up afterwards. Very decent straightforward people to deal with, take pride in their work and charge very fairly. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Mrs Jarman from (by telephone) , November 19, 2014
Mark was absolutely brilliant. He turned up on time. We had only arranged for an estimate last Thursday and he fitted us in first thing this morning which was very nice.
He is a very nice man so is his helper. They've done a fantastic job, and cleared everything up. We will be happy to recommend him on to other people.
It's very rare to be able to say thankyou!
Tony Mordaunt from Torquay , November 3, 2014
Mark has undertaken a large project in my rear garden, completed at my request in three different stages over an 18 month period. He has been thoroughly professional throughout and from my original plan he has provided good advice which vastly improved my original ideas. He has kept to budget, despite design improvements being introduced along the way. I have found Mark to be reliable and trustworthy and would use him again without hesitation.
paul gerry from torquay , October 9, 2014
MARK AND MATT LAID A BASE FOR A SHED.THEY WERE CLEAN AND TIDY,COURTEOUS AND DID THE JOB TO MY SATISFACTION
Jim & Judy from Torquay , June 23, 2014
The representatives of this company were unfailingly professional from the point at which I initially contacted them through to completion of the work. Mark and Matthew are extremely knowledgeable, flexible, conscientious - and really nice guys as well. They did exactly what we agreed, they did it perfectly, completed it on time and even came in slightly under budget. They will be doing some further work with us, and I would recommend them without hesitation.
Mr Ferneyhough from Ogwell , April 15, 2014
Storm damage brought down our fencing.
We called Mark after seeing him in Our Local Expert, and he’s excellent – he’s done a perfect job. His price was within the estimate, he has been very good indeed.
Viv turner from Torquay , April 10, 2014
Mark and Matthew have just finished extending our patio and have done a great job. A lot of hard muscle power was needed as access was poor, but they worked really hard and were always polite, would recommend to anyone.
Chris from Torquay , February 25, 2014
Friendly, reliable and value for money. The hedge cutting was carried out while I was at work with minimum fuss and all of the rubbish cleared away. I highly recommend this honest local craftsman. As he says "No job too small".
Ken Munday from (not supplied) , January 17, 2014
We have just had a fence repaired by Mark Harris and his son, who are listed as Harris Home and Garden.
We wish to recommend him as he did a good job, promptly and efficiently and reasonably priced. They are both pleasant people and give confidence.
David Thompson from Newton Abbot , August 24, 2013
I called Mark a few weeks ago about removing a tree from an awkward place in my garden, a job which I had thought to be very difficult. He gave excellent advice and quoted a reasonable price for the work. On the day, it was in fact his capable young assistant who carried out the job on his own, but did so very quickly and efficiently. We were very satisfied and will definitely use Mark again in the future.
Polly from Torquay , November 19, 2012
Excellent service provided by a friendly and trustworthy chap. No job too small and very reasonably priced. Would recommend to all.
Nicki & Paul Norton from Newton Abbot , November 15, 2012
Mark provides a very professional and reliable service. He has laid a new patio for us, which we were delighted with and has done numerous DIY jobs in the house, as well as maintaining our garden! We would have no hesitations in recommending him
Gill Osullivan from Torquay , November 8, 2012
For building work, garden renovation and decorating.
Very efficient reliable trustworthy no job too small Very hardworking
Major Charles Lockwood from Kingskerswell (by telephone) , November 1, 2012
Mark Harris has worked on our garden for some months. He is quite outstanding and excellent, and we are very happy to have him doing the work. Truly outstanding! We have since recommended him to several of our neighbours.
Ian Kempster from (by email) , October 19, 2012
Genuine person who did what it said on the tin - "reliable & cost effective" Will be using Mark Harris again in the very near future. Very useful person to know.
Corrine L from Shaldon , September 19, 2011
Reliable, excellent, cost effective.