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Testimonials

When it comes to oak frame cleaning and the specialist skill of decorating your oak framed home, John Wilde is just one of those unique characters who just knows what he is doing and gets on with it. John and his team have worked on many of the oak framed homes i have designed up and down the UK and i know from client feedback that they are just delighted with the approach taken by Oak Cleaning. John is clearly passionate about his trade and both he and his team always come across as dedicated and client focused. I would wholeheartedly recommend them and am pleased that Oak Cleaning are an integral member of our partner suppliers, tradesmen and specialists.
PJT Design Ltd www.pjtdesign.co.uk

 

John Wilde and his team provide a professional, courteous and first class service. The quality of their work is exemplary and they are a pleasure to have on site.
Mr Jones, Herts

 

Many thanks for the sustained effort, work and finish you and your team produced in Manor Barn The finished oak frame is superb as promised Our Guys enjoyed working with you and your professional attitude to work together as part of the team We look forward to working with you again in the near future and would have no hesitation recommending you to other contractors or clients.
Oakwrights barns. Tangley

 

We are delighted with the results of your work cleaning the oak in our Oakwrights new build. You were certainly correct in your assertion that your "magic" method of cleaning the oak would leave less dirt and trapped debris than sand blasting. I also believe that the quality of finish and the colour of the cleaned oak is far better than if we had chosen alternative cleaning methods. It was a pleasure to have you and your team on site and we are very pleased with your attention to detail, speed and the way you left the house in a spotless condition.
Stuart & Diane Wilkie

 

John Wilde has made a first class job of cleaning and waxing all the wood in our oak framed house. John is very conscientious and professional at all times. We had it cleaned using sandblasting before we met John and we were not at all happy with it as the oak still looked dirty. We would not hesitate to use him again or recommend his work to anybody else.
Henry Morrison, Park Home Estates

 

John Wilde has made an excellent job of cleaning our large oak frame. It was extremely dirty, and attempts by our builder at cleaning with oxalic acid alone had not been successful, leaving us with unattractive grey/black beams. It was a daunting task, but John and his team achieved the impossible with a combination of wire brushing, sanding and acid treatment to leave us with the beautiful light oak finish that we wanted. He has a professional approach and works well with all the other trades on the building site. He is also very knowledgeable about decorating, and he applied a clear wax oil which has brought out the natural oak colours. Everyone who sees the finished effect says "Wow!!"
Peter & Margaret Hall

 

I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Wilde and his company. Seldom have I met a group of men who work harder to achieve a perfect finish and customer satisfaction. Our frame was transformed in to a thing of beauty.
Casper Graham

 

John Wilde and his staff have carried out all the oak cleaning on a welsh oak frame in a very professional manner. I found John to be helpful in all aspects and his expert knowledge has made my job a lot easier. The finish on the oak was exceptional and has received admiration from all trades that have seen it.
Mike Davies, Contract Manager

 

We have know John Wilde for more than 10 years during which time he has carried out several painting and decorating contracts at our property. Each and every job has been completed to our entire satisfaction. Mr Wilde has always, in our experience, performed his tasks professionally and with skill and therefore we would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Mr Wilde for any similar contracts.
Patricia and Trevor Wheatley OBE

 

Being concerned regarding the evasive sandblasting process of cleaning our new oakframe sunroom we opted for chemical cleaning with "OakCleaning". This alleviated the need and expense of providing weather protection between blasting and glazing.
OakCleaning provided a very efficient service with the end result exceeding our expectations. We would certainly use OakCleaning again and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone regarding this service.
John & Gill Varcoe

 

The previous owners of our oak framed house had covered the oak with something similar to yacht varnish which was peeling off and required urgent attention before the next winter. John and Andy completely revitalised the oak, sorted out the patination on the lead flashings and painted the panels between the oak frame as well as the gable ends of the house. Everything was explained clearly and calmly with John's advice obviously coming from years of experience. In addition to getting a professional job done it was also an enjoyable experience. John and Andy were pleasant, professional and hard working throughout the job. We only wish all contractors had their approach!
David and Clare Rundell July 2013

 

Mr Wilde and his team have worked on a number of our oak frame properties. His work has involved the cleaning down of the frame, together with the application of oil/stain as applicable, following on with the decoration to the remainder of the houses. He has gained considerable experience in oak frame decoration/finish and can be relied upon to achieve an excellent standard of finish.
Director, Welsh Oak Frame

 

We confirm that John carried out a large acid cleaning contract to a new oak framed house that we have constructed. He did all the work by hand without the use of mechanised tools which could themselves leave marks. We were very impressed with his patience in dealing with a difficult job.
Director, Castle Eaton Ltd

 

I confirm having known [John Wilde] professionally for the past three years. My practice has engaged him on building contracts both directly and indirectly as a subcontractor. He is polite, punctual and professional in his approach to work. I have never had occasion to criticise or reject his workmanship on new build or renovation projects.
Ian H. Pryce, Ian Pryce Property Services

 

We employed Mr Wilde to undertake the oxalic acid cleaning of our oak frame barn conversion. This he did with great care and attention to detail using only hand washing to clean. He was very reliable and professional.
Nick and Clare Spalding

 

What can i say but thanks to John and his team for the great job they have done on my oak frame. The cleaning process was carried out in a very professional manner and we are now left with a fantastic end product.
Nathan Stonecliffe Plymouth.

 

We can recommend without reservation John Wilde of oakcleaning.com. John is a master decorator and did a superbly professional and meticulous job with our frame. He took great care and attention to make sure the frame looked its absolute best when he'd finished and provided us with great advice about caring for the frame in the future and the price was good too!
Mark Hasted.

 

We were introduced to John by our frame suppliers, Oakwrights of Hereford. Cleaning the frame is one of those things easy to overlook and at first, we were a little sceptical about engaging a specialist to do this for us. It was not something we had budgeted for, apart from anything else.

Nevertheless, we thought it would be worth meeting John and by the time he visited our project, there was a considerable build up of (unavoidable) grime and dirt on the frame as a result of the construction team clambering over it installing the wall and roof panels etc.

We could see that getting the frame up to the standard we required for the interior of our home was going to take a lot of effort and not a little know how, so agreed that John should do the job.

By the time he came back to us, the first fix trades had been and done their work and the plastering was complete, all of which added to the challenge of restoring our frame to a pristine state.

John and his colleagues attacked their task with enthusiasm and skill and it was soon evident that we had got the right man for the job.

His care and attention to detail was first class and the end product a joy to see.

We went on to ask John to do the internal paintwork and then treat the second fix woodwork for us and the finish is absolutely exemplary.

We firmly believe that an important factor in achieving a successful outcome with a project like this is a happy construction team and Johnís cheerful disposition allowed him to rub along well with our builders and the other craftsmen who worked on our home.

We heartily recommend John, especially to anyone planning a self-build when, if you are like us, quality is of paramount importance.
Richard & Pam Pearse, Worcs.

John showed how it should be done from the minute he arrived to completion he was a true professional who knows his trade. The attention to detail John and his team showed brought out the best in the Oakwrights frame, it's so nice that there are still professionals out there who actually care. We couldn't have asked for more.
Yvonne, Mike Ravenscar

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