Sarah Makepeace – Long Line, S11

Highly recommended. Used James and his team for a rebuild of an extension. The team were so professional, on site every day. The coordination of all the trades was seamless and the work was to a very high standard.
Great communication, everything cleared away well, the building secured and weekly payments so you only pay for the work completed that week.
Would definitely use SDP again.

Steph & Craig – Retford Road, S13

We had been considering having a kitchen /diner extension for a number of years, hoping to make more efficient use of our home.

We first met James two years before our project started, and after consultations with other builders felt that we would like him to do the job.

We had James architect Ahmed to draw up the plans for us, he achieved just what we had asked for a room filled with lots of natural light and views onto the garden.

The team started on a bank holiday Monday which was a nice surprise to us

All of James team from the bricklayers, labourers to electricians were hardworking polite and friendly guys.

After spending many weekends looking  at kitchens we met Steve Wake the kitchen designer who works with James. He listened to our ideas and eventually came up with a beautiful fitted kitchen for us and managed to design us a corner larder cupboard to optimise our space. We couldn’t decide on a colour, luckily Steve gave us right up until the final minute of production to decide.

A problem we did have was trying to arrange time to see James as we were both at work and James wasn’t available of an evening. However he came to the site each day to see how things were progressing.

We now have just what we had dreamed off and everyone who sees it as to how it was before is very impressed.

Thank you to James and his team.

James Wilson – Old Tupton, Chesterfield

SDP recently completed our loft conversion, from start to finish they were superb! James and the team were incredibly open minded and friendly, they listened to all of our requirements. They kept us up to date with all progress and any amendments / changes which were required they offered options along with the pro / cons to each choice. Each day we were made aware of what they were doing and progress which had been made. They ensured the site was tidy and clean after each visit, which was important as we had to live in the house during the conversion. The finish was amazing and we would highly recommend them to anyone doing any building work. Absolute pleasure and we will always look to use them in the future.

Michael Parry – Dore

We had a fantastic experience with SDP. James and his team knocked through our lounge and kitchen last year, this involved obtaining structural engineer’s calculations, knocking through the brickwork, putting in steel support then arranging building regulation sign off. This was finished by ‘making good’ including plumbing a new radiator, re tiling the floor and re plastering. The work was carried out to the highest standard and from start to finish the process was smooth. What really impressed me was how specific James and his team were with the timeline of events and when they would occur so we could adequately plan ahead and his team are really friendly. We are already planning on using SDP again when we extend our kitchen later this year. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Emma Sheehan – Stannington

James and his team have just recently completed renovation work on our new home. The house was extremely dated, so required a new kitchen, new bathroom, as well as a lot of other work (knocking down a wall, moving an existing wall, changing a cupboard to a doorway, new boiler, changing a door to a window, installing French doors, removing a porch, new front door). From start to finish, the installation was seamless and completely stress free. On top of this, the work was completed on time! James organised all of the work to be completed by day, and managed the entire project. James put us in contact with Steve, the kitchen designer who listened to every aspect of our needs, and created a bespoke kitchen. Cannot rate this team highly enough – they are trustworthy, reliable, completes the work to the highest standard, and is constantly on standby to answer any questions. The house was always left clean and tidy. Overall, we are so impressed with the quality of the work, we will undoubtedly be having SPD back to complete further work on the house. Thanks so much!

Emma Wilkinson – Crookes, S10

We love our new kitchen extension. It is exactly what we wanted. SDP listened to exactly what we were after and did a fantastic job. Everyone who worked on it was very friendly and polite and worked to high standards. I would definitely recommend them.

Matt & Jane Loader – Whirlowdale Road, S11

We heard about James and SDP through a recommendation, so arranged what was a very friendly and informative meeting. We received a quote from him that was good value and comparable to other quotes received. We chose James because the finishes on the pictures on his website certainly looked impressive, and for the personal touch that was already apparent. This was also true of Steve, who designed the kitchen, and who was equally friendly and full of ideas.

Nothing was too much trouble throughout the project, which was completed quickly and in a highly efficient way. We were in very regular contact with James, who was incredibly accommodating of anything we asked, and offered plenty of good suggestions, always looking to minimise costs as well as deliver a quality product. An example of this was a suggestion to alter the original design to incorporate a goalpost steel and remove a large pillar – something we didn’t think was feasible. He did this despite additional pressures on his team’s schedule, and kept costs down as much as possible. The end result was phenomenal – and hugely appreciated – transforming the space into a stunning kitchen diner that has wowed everyone who has visited since.

Throughout the project, we were kept completely informed of timescales and what was happening next, and this was all done with a great degree of humour – the relationship developed between us and his team into a really close one. All of the numerous guys who worked on our extension were friendly, polite, clean and highly skilled.

The end result has transformed our lives. It’s the first extension we’ve had done, and we were full of trepidation, but the whole experience was far less stressful than we imagined it would be; a major factor in this was that way that everything was managed via James as our main point of contact (although the various workmen were equally accommodating whenever we asked anything of them).

All in all, I would highly recommend James and SDP. It’ll be the bathrooms next!

Cheers bud


Mary and John Wilde.

Building and alterations by SDP.
We decided that as we were getting older a downstairs toilet would be beneficial.
This would be built in the rear of our integral garage. With the front of the garage being extended, with new roof, to allow the continued garaging of our car.
Getting planning permission took about 7 weeks.
I felt that at least 3 quotations would be required. I had listed our requirements as detailed as possible and identified 3 builders, two local and the third, SDP, I found from a web search.
Although SDP were not the lowest quote, we both felt that the way James, the Managing Director dealt with us, was impressive.
We went to SDP office to discuss and sign the contract. I had thought of a few queries and tweaks which James accommodated without issue. He also advised us of suppliers they used, for us to choose some of the fitments etc.
We were advised of a probable start date and probable duration of the work. Although there was some slippage it did not affect us.
The basic building work was done by the team of Ian and his mate Richard.
James was on site early most mornings, checking progress and ordering the materials as required.
I had not really fully anticipated the level of work required, with lots of sand, bricks, aggregate, timber, and two skips etc.
The weather was not always good but it never stopped Ian and Richard, although they were very wet on occasions. Cups of tea seemed to work wonders.
James was open to my suggestions and queries although he did suggest on one occasion that I had ‘too much time to think’! Anyway most were accommodated where possible.
All the tradesmen were also very professional and competent. Tidying up as they went along.
Overall we were happy with the work; in particular the way Ian built false doors to the garage extension for security and in our hallway which really kept dust and disturbance to a minimum. He also built replacement shelves to the rear of the garage.
Pricewise I was a little concerned, due to my suggestions and tweaks but it came in ‘on quote’ apart from a couple of items which we asked to be changed.
James certainly seems to keep his several active projects, small and large, going with very little impact on ours.
We would thoroughly recommend DPS and wish James and his team best wishes for the future.

Mary and John Wilde.

David Howarth – Bents Green, S11.

We engaged SDP to build a single storey kitchen/dining extension which they completed in April 2017. The project was managed very effectively by James and the team, to ensure completion within projected timescales, to budget and without any compromise on quality. Without exception we were impressed with the competence of all the tradespeople engaged on the build and their helpful approach to resolving any issues which arose. We are very pleased with the finished product and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SDP.


After looking around various kitchen design webpages and talking to people, the website for SDP caught our attention because of the bespoke design aspects and the quality of the workmanship. At our initial meeting with James, we were able to explain what it was we were seeking and he was able to advise and make suggestions. This collaborative approach was also taken when we met Steve the kitchen designer.

From our first meeting to the completion of the project, continued close communication meant the project ran smoothly and we were aware of what was happening at each stage. James was an excellent project manager, liaising with various trades, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, kitchen fitters, flooring, to ensure the work was done to the agreed timescale and to a high standard and finish.

The final result is exactly what we wanted with a few additional ideas from the design team. All of our friends who have visited echo our appreciation of the quality design and workmanship of our new kitchen which we are delighted with. We would highly recommend the work of SDP.


I selected SDP to undertake a redevelopment and extension of the rear of the ground floor of my 100 year old semi because James approached the project in a very professional manner, explaining that he supplied a price, not an estimate, he gave a timescale and guaranteed daily visits to my house to project manage the work.

There were inevitable little hiccups but nothing that James and I could not discuss and sort out. It was most helpful that James was always on hand so that queries could swiftly be dealt with. Together we could talk through tweaks to the plans.

James employs a team of very polite, considerate and caring workers who always treated the house as my home, not as a ‘building site’. As well as this team James also hires in skilled artisans which has resulted in a completed open-plan family room/kitchen/dining room along with a loo and utility room that exceeds my original hopes and plans.

I can highly recommend James and his team to anyone considering renovation work, large or small.


We contacted James after a recommendation from someone who had used SDP previously.

We were looking to replace our kitchen and create some extra space via the removal of some adjoining walls. James and Steve were extremely helpful in terms of proposing different options, whilst always looking to meet our requirements. The final layout has meant much more than just a new kitchen. We feel like the rear of the house has been completely revamped, giving us a more airy, spacious, functional and modern kitchen / dining / entertaining space. Having also added some additional work to our roofed conservatory (underfloor heating, bi-fold doors and seamless flooring), like many of the other testimonials on this site, we too are receiving lots of ‘wows’ from visitors. A small extension to the front doorway was also carried out by SDP – this was also done to a high standard and has left us with a far more practical space.

We would certainly recommend James and his team – who were all extremely helpful and friendly. As our children grow up and we seek some additional refuge, I’m sure we will be back in touch re a loft conversion !!


Renovating a property can be a real minefield at the best of times, fortunately James at SDP was available to make the process as smooth as possible which was critical for me as I was living very remotely from the project. He had all the guys to do the right job in a timely manner and with the minimal of fuss. The finish was very professional and my property was sold above the asking price within a few days of going on the market. I would certainly use him again.



After hearing good things, I contracted James and his team to do some considerable refurbishment work on one of my student terrace houses. The property needed a full loft conversion, a refurb of the main bathroom, bedroom, and dining room, and a totally new kitchen. Not only that – but with it being a student property we only had the small window of the summer holidays to get everything looking tip top again in time for the new academic year. It was a tall order but the job was completed to highest standard and with complete efficiency from the whole team at SDP.

I couldn’t be happier with the work. Everything was completed on schedule, and with total transparency from James about where we were at, at every stage. Because of the terms and conditions drawn up in advance, I knew the exact schedule of works. Payment was spread across the duration of the project and there were no hidden costs. 

SDP also sourced the kitchen themselves, using my specifications – which was a massive weight off my shoulders. The team were always punctual and polite. All in all, I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.


James and his team were a pleasure to deal with. He did some work for my elderly mother. James paid attention to each detail of what she wanted in her bathroom, and his team came in and carried out the work very quickly and efficiently.

I would definitely recommend him as a safe and reliable and efficient builder.


We have recently moved house and decided to knock through a couple of walls to make a larger kitchen diner. Initially we contacted about 5 other companies but for one reason or another they were not interested or didn’t turn up. I felt like I was coming to the end of my tether with it all, then I saw one of the Sheffield Development Property Vans; I made a note of the name and sent James a text. He arrived when he said he would, he helped us plan the space and dealt with the building inspector. What a refreshing change! The work started when he said it would ( almost to the minute ) and the guys who turned up worked in a very professional manner, they did not stop, not even for a break! They really did put in a sterling effort!

Am I happy with SDP? Yes, I am delighted. Thank you James, Paul, and Guntis!

Thanks again James


I would like to say that I only have praise for the team that completed my insulation work in my roof/attic.

All work was completed within the specified time and on budget with a friendly manner,

James was on site to check all work was on schedule every day. Cleaned up after themselves everyday & was polite punctual. I would recommend them to anyone.


When we first thought about having the house extension built, I expected to be fulfilling the role of project manager, organising the trades and resources etc. But when the quote came in from SDP, which included James’ performing that task, it seemed a much more sensible idea to leave it to him given the differences in our relative experiences of the building trade (I had none).

James did as he’d promised and turned up almost every day he had workmen here, making sure they were doing what they were expected to and that they had the resources they needed. He also kept us well informed about what to expect next. He’d provided a complete plan and timescale (which was perhaps a bit ambitious) at the start, and as is the case with many builds, things sometimes happened beyond our control that impacted the completion date. But James was always happy, willing and able to work around the delays, revising and rescheduling as required.

Throughout the whole build James and his team have always been friendly, honest and polite, and have often contributed ideas and suggestions for making the build better, more professional and more effective. 

Now the build is finished, we’re delighted, as we have a new kitchen, garage and workshop that get’s a ‘Wow!’ from everyone who sees them.

We are happy to recommend SDP and would have no hesitation in using them again.


Our long awaited extension is so impressive and looks amazing. Everyone who comes to the house and sees it, always gives the same reaction – Wow! 

James and his team were incredibly helpful throughout the whole process. At one point we wanted to amend a section of the build, James worked with us to make sure we got the result we wanted and the finished result was definitely worth it. The extended area has given us much more space and light and creates a wonderful relaxing environment which is perfect for a family with teenagers.

We would highly recommend James for any building project , his approach is professional and he looks after his customers well, we will always return to his company for anything we may need in the future.


I needed some basement work completed as it was determined that after a surveyor had looked at it, there would need to be a full rebuild of the wall.

The guys who came round were friendly, hard working and did an excellent job. They tidied the place up nicely after the work had been completed.

Extremely happy with the cost for doing it and would not hesitate to ask for future work to be completed by Sheffield  Development Properties.


The small bedroom in our house required a complete refurbishment, including re-plastering, new electrics, re-siting of the boiler and the installation of wardrobe/cupboard space.

We approached SDP as, when looking for potential builders, we came across their website, which seemed very professional.

James responded promptly and came to meet with us to discuss our requirements. He was receptive to our thinking, listened carefully and offered good advice. We received the estimate within two days of meeting James.

James arranged for the various workmen to visit prior to commencing their part of the work, where this was necessary and scope what needed to be done.

When the work commenced James project-managed each aspect and visited each day while the work was ongoing. He also responded promptly to any telephone or text messages from us.

We are very happy with the end result and the way this was achieved. Any unforeseen difficulties were resolved quickly by James in a professional and reassuring manner.

Keith and Hilary

WS article


Hi James,

Many thanks for these fantastic photos. They do indeed look brilliant. It really does put my amateur efforts in to place but on the other hand they show our home in the most wonderful way.

Let us also take this opportunity to thank you and your team. We are absolutely delighted with what you and your guys have done. You have helped us realise our vision for our dream house.

From the outset we were confident that you would be able to deliver what we wanted, on schedule and within budget. The format of payments was excellent. We really appreciated your “can do” attitude and the way we were able to add items into the schedule as we realised that we needed to do more to our house to make it into our home.

The finished quality of what you have done is wonderful.

Your guys have been a pleasure to work with and we thank you for the care that they took working in our home. Also, watching your guys tackling some of the more ‘difficult’ tasks was truly exciting.

Working through the development of the project, day by day with you on site, has been a pleasure , your attention and sense of humour have ensured that it has been a really great build.

We have really enjoyed our time with you and your guys and want to thank you all so much for building our dream. We are so pleased and delighted that everyone who walks in goes WOW!

Best regards,

Jim & Adrienne


James did a great job project-managing the refurbishment to our apartment, especially considering I was based out of London and unable to regularly check on progress in-person. His past experience was evident in all the design tips he shared (and implemented) to prep the flat for a quick sale. Finally, and most importantly, the realistic timelines which were very much appreciated in order to keep the project on track. Thanks, James!


We recently used SDP to relocate our bathroom and the other rooms on our first floor. From the initial visit to the end of the build they understood what we wanted and worked with us to achieve it. They removed the existing bathroom and completely relocated it, including all fitting and plumbing, a new wall, doorway, skirting boards, and skimming the walls in the process. They protected the carpets throughout the work and tidied at the end of each day. 

They had great attention to detail and the tiling in the bathroom looks fantastic. The final invoice was very reasonable and we would definitely recommend them again.

Rob and Lucy


We met James when we viewed a house he and his team had renovated in Norton and loved the style, design and finish so we were quick to purchase another property of his that he turned from a 1930’s dated and run down property into a lovely modern family home and we are very happy here.


Having decided to finally go ahead with an extension and major redevelopment to our property, we engaged SDP to undertake the work on the basis of recommendation from other people and we are totally happy with the finished product.

The work, a full-width single storey extension with, the existing floor-plan being changed from a separate kitchen/dining room into 1 large open-plan living space, was managed by James brilliantly, with every detail of the plans/schedule being made available to us before the work started. James attended almost every day, keeping us informed of expected progress.

The team(s) James employs are professional and helpful.

A pleasure having SDP do the work and would happily recommend.


James did some major work for me and exceeded my expectation.

They where limited disruption and his workers where fantastic.

Thank you SDP for building my dream room!

Christine Daley


We are very pleased to say that James and his skilled team have provided us with two lovely new bathrooms.

We would have no hesitation in recommending him and would definitely use him again.

Valerie & John.


NADA Architects strive for the highest quality service and look to work with the same. We can proudly say we have worked with SDP Ltd who have and will always deliver the highest quality house extensions throughout Sheffield.

James Clarke has a extremely disciplined and organised method of delivering projects on time, every time. I cannot recommend him and his business highly enough for anyone looking for any form of house alterations and extensions in South Yorkshire.

Well done James. Keep up the hard work.



We would just like to say thanks to you and your team for completing the alterations on time and to budget . You kept us informed throughout , the work was to a high standard and the various tradesmen turned up when you said they would.

We were very appreciative of the fact that your tidied up after themselves and kept the disruption down to a minimum.

Once again, many thanks

Michael &Sandra

Totley , Sheffield


Dear James

I just wanted to thank you and your team for a great job carried out on my property. I felt that your quote was fair and that I was kept up to date with proceedings and felt included in decisions to be made during the project. I also felt that your team were timely, polite and clean, taking care to clean up after themselves. I particularly liked the fact that you managed the project bringing in tradesmen when required to ensure minimal wasted time and that you finished on time and in budget.

Thankyou for a job well done and I wish you the best for you and your team.

Jamie Denholm


‘We’ve used SDP twice now, and both times we’ve been delighted with the results. The staff are friendly, polite, and most importantly, they deliver an excellent standard of work. We HIGHLY recommend them.

Joe and Kayti Ball’


We found Sheffield Properties Development efficient, effective and value for money. James kept us informed of who was coming and when. He also solved any problems that occurred there and then. We didn’t have to wait long for answers or solutions. His teams did a good job and were reliable, personable and hard working.

Our new extension is a delight and it’s almost impossible to tell that it is new brickwork from the front of the bungalow. We are planning to do our kitchen next year and will be using this firm again.




As new house owners, we had no experience of having work done on property. James and his team made the entire process simple and easy, working with extreme professionalism, to schedule and on budget. Even our requests for custom wardrobes and awkward tiling didn’t phase them! We are overjoyed with the results, and will seek out SDP next time we need work done.

Thanks again, and send out regards especially to Gundas!

Lizzy and Ian


We first met James when we went to view a house he refurbished on Cobnar Road, Woodseats. We liked him and were so impressed with the work his team had done that we didn’t need to think twice about who to call when we wanted an extension on the back of our house.

James was on hand with help and advice from the very beginning right through to completion of the project. He introduced us to Ahmed, his architect (Nada Architects), who drew up some great plans for us and dealt with the planning permission.

Once the building work began, James visited nearly every day to make sure everything was going well. His team of workmen were extremely hard working and polite. They arrived on time and at the end of each day they tidied up before leaving. Their work was of a very high standard, as we knew it would be. It was a pleasure having the whole SDP team around.

We are absolutely delighted with our new extension and it has significantly improved the quality of our living space. It is modern and tasteful and integrates well with the rest of the house. It looks attractive from the outside as well as on the inside.

We can recommend James and his team, without hesitation, for any building or refurbishment work. They are competitively priced without compromising on quality. It is good to know that we can call on someone we trust when we need more work doing in the future.


Dear James,

Just wanted to say thank you for the work undertaken on our property , the work was done well and to schedule. The workmen were helpful and cleared the work area on completion, be assured we will contact you in the future to quote for other work.

Many thanks

John Ramsden


I bought my house a few months ago and needed some work doing. I have never heard about SDP and when I did meet them they gave my a very professional service.

James listened to me and was very passionate about the project as just as me. I am delighted with the work that he has done already and look forward for him to work for me in the future.

Thanks James.



Hair Salon Design Set Up.

My Project was to set up a hair salon on the first floor of the striking and iconic ‘Sinclair Building’ in Sheffield City Centre. The Sinclair name itself is synonymous with quality, taste and a name ensconced in the history of Sheffield so the quality and finish of the project had to match the quality of the Sinclair’s store.

SDP understood this from the start and James Clarke (Managing Director) project managed it personally from day one. The main reason I chose SDP was that I needed a diverse range of trades, joiners, plumbers, electricians, tilers and floor layers and SDP have highly experienced personal in house, who regularly work on “Blue Chip” projects..so I didn’t have to wait for a contractor to “fit me in” between jobs.

The other unique factor for using SDP was that they also fabricate designs from stainless steel which was exactly what I wanted, as I needed shelving, sinks and panelling making to bespoke specifications out of metal.

Working with James Clarke was an very enjoyable experience and I enjoyed the project immensely..there were no major problems, the project was finished bang on time and with no overspends!

I would rate SDP ten out of ten and will be using them for my next shop and all future work on my house.

Duncan Gillespie

The Cutting Club


I purchased my house at Beauchief from james six months ago. James showed me the property when it was partly renovated and I fell in love with it. He has sympathetically renovated the house keeping all the lovely features. All the bathroom and kitchen fittings are of a very high standard and since moving in I have not had any problems.

I am over the moon with the house and would not hesitate to buy from James again and indeed a couple of my friends are interested in purchasing off him.




Thank you very much for all at SDP Ltd who have recently refitted our kitchen and carried out building works to make our kitchen and dining room open plan.

The work was carried out to a really high standard and all of the workmen who attended our house were friendly and professional and left the house tidy once they had finished each day.

The work they have carried out is fantastic and we are really glad that we instructed SDP to carry out the works which were all organised for us from start to finish.

Thanks James.



We contacted SDP to do a house inspection for us prior to buying our first house. James was very helpful in taking us through the potential works identified in our Home Buyers report and associated costs and risks.

Once the house purchase was complete we took up SDP’s offer to undertake some works to the timber in our cellar. The work was completed in a professional manner and to a high standard and SDP could not be beaten on price by the other companies that we considered.

Overall we were very pleased and will definitely consider SDP for future works.

Kind Regards,

Andy & Liz.


Thank you very much to Sheffield development properties. Recently we had our brickwork cleaned and re-pointed and I could not be happier. I had tried with many attempts to clean the brickwork around my front door and was having no success so I rang James at SDP to come and give me a quote for the pointing, while he was there he recommended having the brickwork sandblasted and what a great idea it was, the price was very good and the results are fantastic. Couldn’t be more happier with the finished result.

Thanks very much James , I will not hesitate to call you in the future.

Kind Regards,

Callum and Cat.


SDP Ltd recently carried out works at our business premises, the work was of an exceptionally high standard, they were quick, efficient and tidy leaving the place how they found it.

On the plus side for us they carried out the works Sunday which meant it had no effect on our trading during the week.

The price they quoted was also very competitive and I would highly recommend this company to other businesses in the future.

Many Thanks


The best flat we ever lived in during our 5 years in Leeds City Centre! Great landlord and not a single issue to contend with at all during our 2 year stay! Spot on from start to finish..can’t recommend highly enough!

Alex Dixon


The company has recently fitted me a new kitchen, the quality of service and workmanship has far exceeded my expectations, I had prepared myself for a chaotic 11 days !!

In fact the whole job was a stress free experience, workmen came and went, only bothering me if really important . They kept mess to an absolute minimum, clearing up at the end of each day, they were also polite and courteous .All in all I can t recommend sheffield development properties highly enough.

Good job lads!

Kind Regards,

Susie Coish


I have known James for many years and have followed his new business closely. So when we moved into a property earlier this year that needed substantial development work on it I knew we need not look any further than SDP.

James personally came out to the house and went through each step. There was nothing that SDP couldn’t provide. We had new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, carpets, plastering, electrics and decorating inside and out. The work went ahead seamlessly with James updating us after each stage of the development.

The house has been transformed, on time and to the excellent standard I had seen across all of the SDP developments.

Thank you,

Christian & Laura


From the start SDP were professional and filled me with confidence about the standard of their work. James was friendly and helpful in getting exactly what needed doing sorted and timely in all his responses throughout the project. The on site workmen were friendly, reliable, helpful and did a fantastic job. I am really happy with the standard of the work and would recommend them to anyone. My house looks exponentially better than it did as a result.

Kind Regards,

Adam Wood


We were immediately impressed by SDP, because, unlike many similar businesses, there is a project manager, James Clarke, who liaises directly with clients and tradesmen. We felt safe in instructing this company to work for us, because we knew that we could go back to James if there were any problems. However, the job couldn’t have been slicker. The workmen turned up punctually and completed the work on time. They were friendly, polite and caused minimal disruption. I am registered blind and they were sensitive to this throughout, letting me know when and where to be more cautious when moving around in areas where they were working.

After the work was complete, James phoned us to check whether we were happy with the work, prior to invoicing us. When I queried one issue which we were unsure about, he came out especially to inspect and ensured me that there was nothing to worry about. We now have a lovely new pavement outside our house; not only is it a bit more flood-proof, but much to our cleaner’s delight, is easier to sweep. My husband and I are currently in the process of requesting quotations for further work by SDP. It doesn’t seem to matter what job needs doing; they have all types of tradesmen: plumbers, carpenters, joiners, decorators, electricians, damp-proof specialists, roofers and people to do other outside work. No more scrolling through endless lists of tradesmen in the Yellow Pages and wondering who is trustworthy. We’ll go to SDP every time.

Kind Regards,

Sarah Byran.


We commissioned SDP to plaster skim the walls in our house. The work was carried out to an excellent standard with a smooth finish and done in quick time.

Kind regards



We have had the pleasure of dealing with this Company for many years and in particular the principals of the Firm on a professional basis. We can highly recommend the service they provide which is always dealt with in a professional and efficient manner.

The Firm has very high standards which is a reflected in their completed matters and satisfied customers. We would not hesitate to recommend this Firm and its principals.

Coates Solicitors Ltd


I recently looked around one of SDP’s properties for sale on Lonsdale Road….it was absolutely stunning! Sadly the area wasn’t right so I could not continue with the sale. I have continued to keep my eye on SDP properties…having seen them it would be hard to pick any other house now!

James is continuing to show amazing support and help in trying to find me the right house in the right area….I know that it will be well worth the wait!!!

Kind Regards,

Eleanor Tidswell.


I have been dealing with James and SDP for many years through a number of their projects. James is always a pleasure to deal with; his professionalism and positive outlook is at the core of SDP, with a passion for providing the highest standards of service and delivering beautiful homes with high quality workmanship and finish throughout.

If you are considering purchasing a property that has been fully refurbished, I would recommend an immediate viewing of one of SDP’s available properties to appreciate the standard of accommodation on offer.


David Green.


We have been considering moving to a larger house and I noticed a SDP sign outside the house on Cobnar Road. I contacted James and he arranged an immediate viewing for us at the property. Though the refurbishment was in the early stages, James talked us through the planned fitments and finishes and we could see straight away that the quality and standard of workmanship was very good. We went back to see the house a few weeks later and were really impressed by what we saw. SDP had turned the house into a beautiful future home. It had been completely renovated throughout, including new kitchen, bathroom, en-suite, fireplaces, plastering, wiring and more, all to a very modern, high quality and tasteful standard. The outside and garden had also been renovated to include a lawn, gates and more. We absolutely loved the house. We have put moving house on hold for the moment but will definitely be on the look out for properties developed by James and his team in the future and we would also contact him if we needed work doing on our own house.

Kind regards

Julia Newton


I moved into my house nearly 12 months ago: Leading a busy lifestyle getting maintanance jobs done around the house can feel like a chore. Sheffield Development properties have taken the stress away and always delivered quickly and to the highest quality. Job’s including rendering / electrical work / grouting and plumbing have been on the list so far and i’m sure i’ll be using them again in the furture!

Kind Regards,



Looking to rent property in Sheffield? Then look no further! I have loved living at 23 Netherfield road. It is a great house in a fantastic location, finished to the highest standard, with a landlord who has always been a pleasure to deal with. What more could a tenant ask for?

I have always found James to be very approachable, any repairs that have needed to take place during my tennancy have beeen completed to my satisfaction and without delay. I am moving on now as I have purchased my own property, but I would highly recommend SDP to all my friends.

Kind Regards,

Joshua Hegarty.


We sought out a comfortable terraced house as our first home and we came across a beautiful, newly developed property.

The interiors have been finished to a very high standard. It had been newly plastered and decorated throughout and features a brand new kitchen which is spacious, bright and has an air of luxury about it. SDP also added integrated appliances and lots of storage in the kitchen. There is also a brand new bathroom with luxury tiling and the suite is of a very high and modern standard. SDP had also had the house rewired, installed new radiators and also fitted integrated smoke alarms to the property which has given us peace of mind. The house is also well presented from the exterior with finishing touches such as new railings and fencing. Overall we are very pleased and we will be very comfortable and happy here!




Having assisted the principals of the business with a significant number of their projects, I have no hesitation in being able to confirm that they provide a professional service, and one which is delivered with an obvious passion to exceed their clients expectations. I am pleased to be able to recommend SDP for all your current and future property needs.

Kind Regards,

Stuart Newsome.