Our testimonials?

We like to send our clients a Questionnaire once a project is complete: this gives them a chance to let us know what they thought of our service, good and bad, and gives us an insight into how we are performing. The following are Testimonials that we have received:

OST Energy is a global company operating in six different countries across the World. We’d expanded so much that our old premises were too small. I needed to find someone to design and fit out our new 7,000 square feet office – all within five weeks.

I met Dave and Sue and immediately struck up a really good relationship with them, so I knew they were the ones to work with.

The office has far exceeded my expectations – from the small detail, like the birds across the walls to the manifestations…it’s all really come together.

Everything went to plan. Dave and Sue wrote a project programme and everything was on time.

I think the staff were overwhelmed with the new space and what we’ve done in such a limited time.

I would describe the experience of working with SDI as incredibly fun, exciting, supportive…and at stressful times, Dave and Sue would be there to deal with anything I couldn’t do. If I was struggling to find something, or needed their help or opinions, they were on the phone or email whenever I needed them.

Josie Birchall – HR & Facilities Manager, OST Energy, Brighton


From the first meeting we had with SDI we knew they were the company for us. From start to finish of this project the team at SDI provided an outstanding service. David and Diane spent time every week in the lead up to project kick off, to ensure we were all working from the same page and the end result would meet both our expectations.

At every point of the project we knew what was being done and when, and more importantly what we were spending! I complete many projects a year like this across Europe but I have never worked with such a great bunch of people, not only were the team at SDI great but the 3rd party contractors that SDI work with were also very good.

I would happily recommend SDI to everybody, no matter how large or small your business/requirements may be, they are the company for you. Many thanks to David and Diane for all your hard work and commitment, it has been a real pleasure working with you. Aaron Cooper – European IT Engineering Manager, Integra Neurosciences, Andover

We have been very pleased with the work carried out at our premises in Portsmouth to both time and budget. SDI were easy to work with, flexible and able to accommodate some late changes with minimum delay to the programme. Norman Wood – Chairman, Wessex Cancer Trust, Portsmouth.

I can advise the works completed have been excellent plus any little ‘extra’ requests being dealt with as no bother at all, which is always appreciated when undertaking this type of building work.  They were a great team to work with – very much just get on with the job in hand without any fuss.  Simon especially is an excellent team leader, he was always very communicative and keen to ensure the job was done to our satisfaction. Happy to recommend SDI and the team to anyone should the opportunity come up, and I wouldn’t hesitate to get in contact again if any jobs in the future may arise. Thanks very much for all the hard work. Kind regards. Paula J. Stevens – PA to Managing Director, Crondall Energy, Winchester


You guys were perfect, there is not a single thing that I would have changed regarding our experience with South Downs Interiors. Very easy to deal with, very prompt and very tidy work. The finished product looks fantastic!!!! Jonathan Malyon – Managing Director, Tilt, Brighton


We have worked with SDI closely over the course of several months on two closely related projects. Both were delivered to a tight timeframe as promised despite the personnel, planning and logistical complications inherent with working on and sharing resources between two sites concurrently. Any difficulties or changes to the schedules were dealt with swiftly and professionally, thanks in the main to the attitude and commitment shown by David and all of his team. To see David and his colleagues washing floors and tidying up the building themselves to ensure we were able to move in as planned was I think indicative of their commitment to delivering in line with our requirements. Andy Gallon – Head of Operations, Moog Insensys, Segensworth


When we first met with David & Sue from South Down Interiors, we felt that they were enthusiastic, professional, down to earth, and the right people to help us. Their quotation document was simple and clear to understand, and the final result of our project was even better than we had hoped for. The ongoing communication was excellent, there was never a situation when I couldn’t reach them. The fitters were all very good, helpful, efficient and tidy, and the invoicing and payment process was smooth and flexible.  This is the second time we have used this company, and there is nothing we would change about the whole process…working with David & Sue was a very, very positive experience, and I would happily recommend their services to anyone.  Fedor Dzjuba – CEO/MD, Linn Systems Ltd., Chichester


“I asked David to design and build a prestigious boardroom for my company’s new offices and I am delighted with the result as well as the service provided. David is honest, reliable and thoroughly professional. I would highly recommend him and his company.” Dan Chester – Managing Director, Wilbury Stratton, Brighton. 


“SDI were very helpful in discussing all the options on offer and using their experience to help decide what would fit our needs best, we were looking for a professional installation that would impress and that is what was delivered.” Patrick Wilson – Electronics Team Leader, Kittiwake, Littlehampton. 

“Everything was done quickly and efficiently, and every request I had was always met with a “yes we can do that! Excellent.” Dan Counsell – Founder, Realmac Software, Brighton

“Following on from the recent work carried out by SDI to design and build our new office, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and everyone involved for what’s been achieved here. We were impressed from our first meeting with the professionalism, warmth and flexibility that your team displayed throughout the entire project. The extra level of commitment shown by Dave, Sue and the rest of the team was what we had hoped for from the outset. We were also very pleased with your overall control of the project and budget – and it was certainly good to finish on schedule. Thanks also to the various specialists you brought in. The feedback has been terrific from both staff and visitors (everyone remarks on the colours), who have told me they really enjoy the feeling of light and space. So thanks again for everything – we certainly could not have achieved this on our own. If you ever need a reference site we would be delighted to show anyone round.” Joe Kerr – Managing Director, Fastnet Ltd – Brighton

“Just wanted to formally thank you for the excellent work that your company recently carried out for us and to let you know how impressed we have been with both your design service and standard of work in carrying out the renovations. It has been very refreshing to deal with a company that is so professional and yet offers such a personal service and we will have no hesitation in using you in the future.” Bridget Radnedge – Publishing Services Director, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, Durrington.

“During 2012 SDI undertook 2 major refurbishments at our very large Distribution centre in Durrington, Worthing. The first was in our main office block incorporating our reception area, boardroom, IT suite, Finance and our large customer services area. The work ran for 3 months and involved major planning to temporarily relocate over 100 office staff in our organization, whom also service key functions within our Group and sister distribution operations. It was critical that all departments had minimal disruption to maintain this operation and SDI had to formulate a difficult balance between their workforce work and key milestone dates for LBS. The 2nd refurbishment has just been handed back to LBS. This was a slightly smaller office area within our site but the complexities of planning were maintained. David and Sue along with their SDI teams carried out a fantastic job at our distribution centre. Every milestone was met and SDI were very accommodating and professional working with the LBS staff in design inspiration as each project ran. The product design and innovations that were offered created a very modern and slick feel to our very tired offices. This has improved our corporate image and many our visitors comment on the very pleasing look. I would thoroughly recommend SDI for anyone wishing to undertake office / site refurbishments in a very competitive market.”Larry Greenway – Engineering Manager


“It’s been a pleasure working with David over recent months. Having seen the quality of the finish of his work I would have no hesitation in highly recommending him.” Phillip Hatley – Associate, Flude Commercial, Brighton. 


“David and his team delivered a professional service covering a wide range of trades in a responsive and friendly manner. It was a pleasure to deal with SDI because of their people centred approach.”Richard Hopkins – Partner, Mazars LLP, Brighton. 


“South Downs Interiors handled the full refit of our offices in Worthing brilliantly from beginning to end. From initial planning to final execution, David and his team were attentive, helpful and resourceful, coming up with solutions to suit our needs and budget. They put together and coordinated an excellent team of suppliers and contractors who worked tirelessly over one weekend to ensure that our downtime was minimal – we were back up and running and fully operational by 8am on the Monday morning. Fantastic and highly recommended!” Philippa Thompson – Chief Executive, Independent Living Association, Worthing.


“I found David and Sue at SDI a pleasure to deal with; they provided us with a friendly, professional and efficient service. They had a complete understanding of where we wanted to be, understood the look that we wanted to achieve and I would certainly use them again.” “Thank you so much for all of your support and hard work during the last few months, I couldn’t have done it without you. The office looks amazing and everyone is really chilled and happy.” Sue Hurst– Support Services Manager, The Property Ombudsman, Salisbury. 


“David Ellis and his team at SDI were a joy to work with and offered a professional and flexible service to meet our needs. They completed the project on time and to a high standard. Nothing was too much trouble. Their attitude and attention to detail took some of the stress out of what could have been a very stressful relocation process. I would highly recommend them to anyone considering looking for a reliable and creative company to work with for an office move or refurbishment at a very competitive rate.” Claire Ross-Baker – Chief Executive, Rockinghorse, Brighton


“We need people to work with us who help us deliver a better service to office occupiers. From an office fit out contractor this means delivering high quality workmanship and solutions on time and at a competitive cost. SDI have done this and as a result we would recommend their services to anyone considering an office fit out.” Simon Forrest – Director, Oakley Commercial, Brighton


“SDI provided us with a highly professional service at a competitive price. There was excellent communication, attention to detail and any issues were swiftly dealt with. I would highly recommend them”. Seth Richardson – CEO, DC Storm, Brighton


“I was extremely impressed with your attention to detail and the guys on site – wonderful! The service provided and finished installation far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend South Downs Interiors to anyone thinking of fitting out their offices.” Jim Jensen – Financial Director, Propellernet Ltd, Brighton


“The speed in which the project was completed and your efficiency exceeded our expectations! You treated our project as if it was important to you as well as us. We always felt we took priority despite other projects being undertaken by yourselves. You provided a 1st class service with nothing being too much trouble – thank you.” Jackie Mitchell – Office Manager, Argentis Financial Management Limited, Salisbury