"He seemed very skilled. Did the job within 1.5 hours which was approximately 4 sq metres of internal walls of a small unit kitchen being renovated. One internal wall was quite damaged and required besser blocks being relayed and extra bricks supplied. Other walls had largish holes. His initial quote was the lowest but after coming out to see the job revised it up. First he asked if I could supply the sand and cement as well as bricks but after thinking for a few moments said that he would supply all the materials. About a week later he brought the render premixed in buckets to which he added hardener (plaster of paris, I think) on site. He also filled a small recessed area of floor on an edge of the room that was not going to be covered by the new cupboards. Unfortunately he didn't have enough render to fill around other edges but that wasn't critical as cupboards would be covering them.
The day before he was due he rang me to delay the job by one day to which I agreed. Even then he was 2 1/2 hours late but to be fair his wife sent me a good text message explaining why and that he had a problem with his phone and couldn't be contacted.
Not sure if I've supplied too much info but I guess I'd be prepared to use him again."