James' Journey

We are a small specialist home extensions company and at the front of our company is James.

James is Dreton. He is the man with all the expertise and experience needed to run Dreton successfully.

James started off with an NVQ in Bricklaying before going on to work for a partnership who concentrated on building extensions in West London. It was here James cut his teeth on period properties in areas such as Holland Park and Notting Hill.

A couple of years after this James got itchy feet and went off to travel the world with his, now Wife, for a year. He travelled through South-East Asia, spending several months barefoot on the Thai Islands, visiting temples and riding motorbikes in Cambodia and travelling by boat along the Mekong in Laos. Then on to Australia where he travelled the east coast in a 30 year old VW Kombi, affectionately named Bessie, but un-affectionately breaking down rather a lot….

Then on to New Zealand, where he finally ran out of money!

On his return James started work for a local family run building firm, running their extensions branch but also learning how to build loft conversions, a skill he still refers to today. He gained five years worth of experience here, building extensions and it was now that James started to realise his passion was in bricklaying and the structure of buildings.

He started to gain the respect of local Engineers and Architects through his knowledge of the structure of buildings, which is still something he enjoys today.

As demand for James grew, he began to work with several companies at a time, taking on their extensions and further building on his experience. He then became Project Manager for a large building company, where he organised up to running twelve builds at a time.

Alongside this new role, James started to work as a Consultant, advising other building companies on their builds and problem solving for them.

It was now that James realised he missed being 'on the tools' and decided to get back to them. He was now in demand from people who wanted him specifically to build their extension, so he decided the time was right to start his own company.

Since starting Dreton, James has been going from strength to strength. Our biggest compliment is recommendations, which tells us we are doing a great job.

James prides himself in customer satisfaction and enjoys meeting new people and working with them in their homes to create their vision.

James will be your first point of call when you contact Dreton and will be the person who comes to your house to see you to discuss what you are looking for.

He is a talker, so be assured, you can ask away and James is happy to chat over anything with you!

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"Since starting Dreton, James has been going from strength to strength. Our biggest compliment is recommendations, which tells us we are doing a great job."

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