"McLaughlin & Woods completed a major refurbishment of our house in 2008. The work was invasive and extensive and we moved out for the duration. However, what should have been an extremely stressful period of time was made easy by the professionalism and competence of Gerard, Tom and their team.


Throughout the completion of the project, work commenced every day at 8am and the team diligently worked through until 4pm. There were no times when the workers were taken off this job to do anything else. Break times were strictly adhered to with no endless cups of tea to distract the workers from the job in hand. And even though we were not living in the house at the time we popped down from time to time to see developments and were struck by the fact that the team left the house tidied and clean every day. The building work was completed to the highest standard. We also incorporated some of Gerard's ideas, which we had not considered ourselves, and our house with its new bathroom and two additional shower rooms is more that fit for purpose for us and our four children. The extended kitchen has given the house new heart and has been finished to the highest specification.


I found that the good communication between us and both Gerard and Tom very reassuring as the work progressed. Both of them were always on hand to discuss progress or new ideas.


Two things impressed my husband and I in particular was firstly that the work was completed within the agreed timeline and on budget. The second was the level of dedicated follow up care and attention to detail during the traditional 'snagging period' , which in our case was short, thanks to the standard of the original work. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending McLaughlin and Woods, for a job well done and peace of mind".



Petra Sheils, Belfast 

"Countrywide Freight Groups business relies on the reliability and cost effectiveness of its suppliers. McLaughlin & Woods Building Contractors have over the years ensured all our repairs & new builds have been met on a reliable & efficient basis. They provide us with the support needed to meet our demands for the upkeep of our Northern Ireland sites supplying us with an unrivaled service. I have no doubt we will continue to use this service for many years to come". 


Michael Lavery, Operations Director,

Countrywide Freight Group

"My wife and I purchased a house in 2010 which required major work to make it habitable  Not being from Belfast originally, we didn't know any local builders and we were worried about getting a reputable, competent and trustworthy one. The work needed to be completed in a small timeframe as we were expecting a baby. Gerard and Tom were excellent in understanding our needs and were always available to take our calls and give advice. Moreover, they and their team worked tirelessly to ensure we got into the house before the baby was born. True to their word, they also remained in contact after everything was complete, to answer questions or follow-ups that we had. We couldn't be more satisfied with the service and finishing from McLaughlin & Woods". 


“McLaughlin & Woods have undertaken a number of major renovations, extensions and rebuilding works for me within Belfast and Northern Ireland. They have an experienced team with a regard for attention to detail, patience and personal co-operation. I have only the highest praise for their work. If you want a job done efficiently, on time and on budget and above all with no hassle, look no further than McLaughlin & Woods”

Cormac Dynan, Dynan Architecture

"We are a well established firm of estate agents (1938) and by trade have needed the back up of solid building contractors. We first came across Mc Laughlin&Woods in 1983. They had been doing work for a neighbour. As our previous building contractors had retired- we were in the market for a builder with whom we could grow and build our reputation with. McL&W have been with us since. Apart from their reliability and trustworthiness - the quality of their work is impeccable, and reasonably priced. We have never hesitated in recommending them to friends and neighbours as well as landlords- as they provide the strong backbone necessary for our business". 

A Kerr, T Armstrong & Son

"I am very glad that I chose McLaughlin and Woods to complete the major works on my house. They started the job on the day they promised and worked relentlessly until it was completed, on time.  The partners Tom and Gerard were helpful, honest and reliable and their squad of craftsmen and labourers were supervised well and were a credit to the company.  The work was completed to a very high standard. The partners cooperated well with the architect and with the firms we chose to install items that were not part of the original contract (kitchen units, granite worktops, limestone flooring, PVC fascia and guttering etc). Overall, the project was very well managed and executed and I would not hesitate to recommend McLaughlin and Woods to anyone planning improvements or extensions to their home".

V. McAlevey, Ormonde Park, Belfast

B Bresnahan, Belfast