Our company is based in Wolverhampton and has over 35 years’ experience in handling successful projects for major construction companies.
Recent restoration work on a cupola at Stirchley Baths
“With Cupola No 1, the standard of the lead work continues to impress. …The position of the electrical feeds through the lead for the flood lighting has been established and the proposal for water proofing around the penetration is well thought out. The quality of works on both Cupolas should be commended.”
"I have had the pleasure to have worked in conjunction with Dave Matthews for many years. During this period D. S. Matthews Contracting Services has carried out over £1,000,000 worth of work. ...These contracts ...have been very technically demanding with high profile clients. During these contracts, Dave Matthews has shown the management and technical skills that give his company the high profile it deserves. ...I would not have any hesitation in recommending his company for further contracts. ...The construction industry needs more people like Dave Matthews."
- Dave Murphy, Senior Contracts Manager at Birse Construction Limited
Our plumbing work conducted on a TMST building was inspection and confirmed by Severn Trent Water stating that it "complies with current Water Byelaws."
- Inspected by Kevin Silvers, Severn Trent Water Limited
"D. S. Matthews Contracting Services have been installing Geberit Terrain Products (now known as Polypipe Terrain) for many years on projects. In all this time, D. S. Matthews has always worked very close with ourselves and always to our knowledge installed the products to our recommended site work instructions."
"Throughout the whole project, D. S. Matthews ensured that the RWP were delivered to site in advance of installation to ensure programme timing. The goods were installed accurately and in a very professional manner and fully protected to prevent damage from teams employed on adjacent works."
- Ciaran Brady, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Costain Limited
"D. S. Matthews Contracting Services were efficient and pro-active in all aspects of work."
- Tyron Ebdon, Construction Manager at Carillion Building
"Thank you all for your support in producing a high quality finished building. This exceeded both the client and end user’s expectations."
- Noreen Connolly and Michael Winhall, Engineers and Carillon Building
"I have known Mr Matthews for many years... To date I have always found his level of competence to be satisfactory and he is usually able to demonstrate a depth of knowledge commensurate with his position, assisting with and refining the design of installations, in a satisfactory manner."
- Ian Martin-Harvey, Architect and ACP Architects
"All the employees of D. S. Matthews were skilled at their job and co-operated with our management team at all times. The senior site manager for D. S. Matthews was extremely competent at organising his workforce and ensured that all components were available on site before the commencement of work."
- Ciaran Brady, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Costain Limited
"D. S. Matthews Contracting Services carried out the installation of the sanitary ware on a £5m new build school in Coventry to a high standard of workmanship. The site operatives have worked alongside and interfaced with other trades on site producing good quality relations. D. S. Matthews Contracting Services are considered to be more than capable of carrying works this nature."
- Geoff Thorpe, Project Manager at Galliford Try Construction
"In my previous position held as Building Services Engineer employed by Telford Development Corporation and subsequently as an independent Consulting Engineer appointed by the same corporation, my association with D. S. Matthews extends over several years. ...Generally it was found that D. S. Matthews’ site management together with co-operation with both the tenants and client contributed towards a successful liason between myself, Telford Development Corporation and the Company. I have no reservations recommending D. S. Matthews to undertake large or small scale heating installations."
- Rick Taylor, Building Services Consulting Engineer at Rick Taylor Consultancy
"We can highly commend D. S. Matthews for works associated with Rainwater Goods and general Plumbing Works and have found them most co-operative and forward planning on all occasions."
- Ciaran Brady
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Costain Limited
"Thank you for your considerable efforts and expertise on ‘The Shambles’ contract of Worcester. The lead work was quite intricate and needed care and consideration, which it received. ...Your lead dressing foreman ...addressed our company needs with the greatest of care and a professional approach. It is refreshing to find such a high quality tradesman still available to our industry."
- J Marshall, Project Manager at Amey Construction Limited
D. S. Matthews Contracting Services’ operative was “very knowledgeable and helpful to our site team and his quality of work in particular slopping and covering leadwork dressed over wood core rolls to the rotunda area was excellent. There was a considerable amount of step and cover flashings carried out ...to a high standard.”
- P Conboy, Project Manager at HBG Construction Midlands Limited
“Tarmac Building have used DSM for plumbing work for many years and will continue to do so. Much of the success of DSM is down to Dave Matthews’ knowledgeable and professional approach which gives confidence to main contractors and consultants alike.”
- R J Davis, Project Manager at Tarmac Building
“The scope of contracts let with D. S. Matthews Contracting Services has ranged in value and complexity from a major hospital complex, football stadium through to small office developments. Service from head office, design and drawing submissions and your supervision and fixing on site is always first class."
- Andrew S Hand, Construction Manager at Alfred McAlpine Contruction Limited
“The work [at Walsall Manor Hospital] was completed ahead of programme and all the staff at the hospital were very pleased with the way the job was done and how clean it was kept.”
- Paul Hammond, Site Manager at Wates Construction
"I can confirm the works have always been completed to a high standard and to the pre-agreed programme. The craftsmen employed by the company are extremely knowledgeable and have the necessary health and safety training."
- Maurice Walsh, Managing Director at AM Griffiths & Son Ltd
“The ...contracts include[d] work for private and public sector clients with exacting specifications. The works have been executed to good standards and within time and budgetary constraints. We would have no hesitation in engaging or recommending this company for similar works of this nature in the future.”
- Colin Williamson BSc FRICS, Commercial Manager at G. A. J. Construction
“I can confirm that D. S. Matthews supplied and installed decorative a considerable quantity of Code 8 lead to a Cupola on our refurbishment of the Grade 2 listed Building project at Stirchley Baths. The installation complied with all approved documents and standards and the quality of the finished work stood out on the front of this building so as to be positively remarked upon by our Client and the Clerks of Works they employ. The attention to detail and process (application of patination oil etc.) resulted in a beautiful piece of work visible to all passing traffic and pedestrians. D. S. Matthews also worked tirelessly to restore the decorative cast iron rain water hoppers and sympathetically to replace all cast rainwater guttering and downpipes.”
- Jon Lucas BA(Hons) MCIOB, Contract Manager at Balfour Beatty