It is with pleasure and complete satisfaction that I recommend John Howarth Renovations as your project contractor. Before completely renovating my apartment, I considered several renovation options. I had a lengthy list of specifications but no real knowledge as to the possibility of achieving them particularly in an apartment complex with elevator only access.


Throughout the renovation process, John met my standards of excellence both in quality and ingenuity. Nothing was ever too much trouble. John was also able to manage and negotiate the numerous stakeholders that an apartment renovation can involve including neighbours. This resulted in a successful project without compromise or neighbour tension.


John provided expert planning, craftsmanship and design. Requests and changes were responded to promptly and with respect for me and my vision. John was always pleasant and courteous. His meticulous planning and thoughtful suggestions/solutions resulted in me being able to respect and trust his professionalism and skill implicitly - so much so that I was able to maintain my overseas travel engagements during the renovation.


I highly recommend John Howarth and greatly appreciate the exceptional result he has achieved in renovating my apartment to the highest standard.





John renovated our ensuite two years ago and it is still looking beautiful and functioning well.


Because he has experience with working with designers, he was able to make suggestions and to achieve a level of finish that I was really impressed with.

I was also impressed with the quality of trades persons he brought in, i.e. the cabinet make, shower screen manufacturer, and the plumber. He was also able to accommodate and install the out of the ordinary bathroom fittings I bought from Christiaans. He was their recommended renovator.





I have known John Howarth in his capacity as a bathroom renovator for about 15 years. In that time he has shown that he has the capacity for meticulous attention to detail, and great workmanship.


He is honest, hardworking and delivers great results for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone desiring a great outcome in creating a new bathroom.





We used John Howarth to renovate our bathroom and were delighted with his meticulous work and commitment to the job. His high standards were also obvious in his selection of sub-contractors and at the end of each day the work site was always left clean and tidy. He was also easy to have around and always pleasant to deal with.


John was supportive of our wishes and gave considered advice to achieve the best outcome which was completed on time and on budget. We are extremely pleased with our new bathroom and would happily recommend John for any renovations or builds.





John Howarth worked for me on a couple of occasions on small renovation jobs for clients in Brisbane. I found his work to be professional and of good quality. He has good attention to detail.






As a result of a verbal reference from a work colleague, I invited John Howarth to submit a quote for the renovation of my bathroom. During our discussions about what I hoped to have done, I found John’s suggestions and recommendations extremely helpful. I subsequently employed John to do the job. He arrived to start punctually on the agreed upon date and the work was completed thoroughly and within the time specified. The standard of workmanship is very high and I am very pleased with the quality of the components that he recommended.


Everyone who has seen the result of John’s efforts has been most impressed and at least one of my friends intends to have him carry out the renovation of her bathroom as well. Having one tradesman who is capable of carrying out all the work himself is also a great advantage.


I have absolutely no hesitation in strongly recommending John to anyone who is planning renovations as I feel that satisfaction is virtually guaranteed.





Recently I required the expertise and knowledge of somebody capable of completely renovating my bathroom and toilet areas. After some dissatisfaction from people contacted after perusal of the Yellow Pages, I was pleased to find a most polite and genuine person to respond to a return of my call. This person was John Howarth.


My renovations included the complete dismantling of the wall, toilet, plumbing, light fittings and power points. After helping my wife and myself with the design of our project, John began to install, after arranging for all the purchasing and delivery of all of the materials and components required. This installation included installing gyprock walls, ceilings, cornices, tiles, mirrors, cistern, vanity, dual spa bath, housing outside house for spa pump and other accessories.


My wife and I are overwhelmingly pleased with the finished product and would recommend John, with his expertise and courtesy, to anybody who is considering having work done in this area.


PS To take the inconvenience out of not being able to shower through the project, John installed a mobile shower which we found very considerate of him. If any proof of John’s work is required I would only be too pleased to allow him to show the work done at my house.





John Howarth has recently completed a bathroom renovation for me. His work was of an extremely high standard, his attention to detail was impressive and his manner and presence was a pleasure to have in the house. I feel I received excellent value for money and I appreciated his helpful advice during the job.


I am more than happy with the completed renovation and have no hesitation in highly recommending him to anyone.





This is to confirm that John Howarth renovated our bathroom in December 1992/January 1993. The house is of cavity brick construction and the renovation was a difficult job. John’s work was of a high standard, and it was especially pleasing to have the one tradesman doing most of the work rather than a variety of tradesmen having to do each little job.


We would certainly recommend John as a knowledgeable and quality tradesman.





John Howarth renovated my bathroom, he installed a new spa bath, and did all associated work. The work was of a high standard, and I am well pleased with the results.





Recently Mr Howarth has done several jobs for us. On all of his work I have found him very competent and he has done an excellent job. The work he has done ranges from wall and floor tiling, plumbing and carpentry in the bathroom. It was a total rebuild, wall sheeting, replace cornices, new shower tray, new vanity, new linen cupboard.


We have found his work of a high standard as we are very particular. His building knowledge appears to be quite extensive after asking questions during the course of the renovations. We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Mr Howarth to anyone requiring building skills he possesses.





I wish to thank you for the quality of workmanship, attention to detail and courteous and considerate attitude displayed by you.


I will have no hesitation in:-

[a] Utilizing your services in the future; and

[b] Issuing a recommendation.





I recommend John Howarth for neatness as well as a thorough job of the bathroom work performed and any person interested may inspect the said work performed on this property.


Character and personality is also excellent.





This is to certify that Mr John Howarth carried out extensive demolition and renovation work to our ensuite in November, 1992.


I was exceptionally pleased by the manner in which Mr Howarth carried out this work.  Great care was taken in the demolition of the ensuite, with all soft furnishings and floor coverings being duly covered prior to commencing the job each day.


Mr Howarth was employed to demolish the existing ensuite, supply and install a W. C. and pedestal, vanity unit, shower/bath, shower screen, and mirrored wall unit, together with the supply and installation of wall and floor tiles.


The above work, both demolition and installation, was carried out in a tradesman like manner, with extremely high quality of workmanship.


I would highly recommend Mr Howarth’s workmanship, together with his courteous, helpful manner, and his co-operation which was displayed at all times whilst carrying out the above work.


I wish Mr Howarth all the best for the future.


GAYE CLAYTON J P  22/2/1993



In regards to renovations carried out to our bathroom, we are very happy with the results, as it was an old room, the floor, being cement and mosaic, was my major concern; but with some very sound advice from John, that was soon resolved.


I can only say for the first time in years, I have had a job done professionally and above all the finish was excellent, which in this day and age seems hard to obtain.


I have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone.





John Howarth renovated our bathroom completely, and performed the following tasks:


  • Consultation with us regarding design and choice of fixtures;
  • Taking out all existing fixtures such as bath tub, vanity and toilet;
  • Replacement or repair to wall panels and floor boards in disrepair;
  • Installation of toilet, bath tub, shower recess, vanity, tap fittings and     associated plumbing;
  • Laying of tiles to bath recess, floor and walls;
  • Installation of light above vanity mirror.


During all stages of the renovation, John worked in a professional manner, paying attention to all details.


We were satisfied that his work is of a high standard and would recommend him for any bathroom work being carried out.


I L & S J LEWIS  BEACHMERE 4/11/1992



We recently contracted John Howarth to renovate our bathroom.



The work was extensive with the complete interior being demolished, new boards laid where old ones had water damage, new tiles on floor and walls, relocate water supply and waste disposal, new lights/heater and switches and relocate basin set.


The finished job has surpassed our expectations.


John showed himself to be a more than competent tradesman, doing all work himself rather than by sub-contractors. The job was finished quickly and neatly.


We have no hesitation in recommending John for any job for which he would tender.





John Howarth has completed in a most satisfactory and professional manner, the following work –


Bathroom – Complete renovation of existing bathroom which included removal of existing shower, vanity basin, floor tiles, all existing walls and all electrical. The new bathroom included the installation of a bath, a new toilet, a vanity basin and a shower recess. Plastering and laying of tiles included the work done by Mr Howarth. All was done to our complete satisfaction.


Kitchen – Kitchen appliances eg sink, microwave, stove and dishwashing machine as well as the plumbing and electrical work. All plumbing work on bathroom and kitchen were offered by Mr Howarth plus carpentry and tiling.


I would have no hesitation as well as my wife also would have no hesitation in recommending John Howarth to carry out all work in this specialized work area.





Mr John Howarth was engaged by me to repair a leaking shower recess.


Mr Howarth supplied a written quote which detailed the materials to be used and the terms of payment for the work. He also explained fully what the repair work entailed and also how long it would take to complete the repairs.


The work was completed as stated. Rubbish was removed and all care taken in my home to restrict any mess associated with the repairs.


I was completely satisfied with the completed repairs and also with the manner in which Mr Howarth conducts his business.





This letter of commendation goes to John Howarth who recently renovated our bathroom.


He installed a new bath, shower, new taps throughout, and a new vanity unit. John also completely re-tiled both the floor and the walls of the bathroom as well as the toilet.


John’s workmanship was and is, of a consistently high standard and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone requiring a professional person whose work is of the highest quality.





John Howarth has today completed the renovation of our much loved; but dilapidated bathroom.


He has carried out the work in a highly professional manner, it has been of great importance that he is able to carry out with competence the various skills of different trades and this has allowed him to complete the work in short time and to a high standard.


He was a pleasure to have in the house.


My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone for any renovation or similar work.





John came into our house, ripped out our old bathroom and replaced it with a new one. There were many things we liked about the work he did:


* His work is of a high standard and he approaches the job in a professional and tradesmanlike way. He has a good understanding of the structural and water problems that occur in bathrooms and how to fix them up.


* We found the advice he gave us on spa baths and bathroom fittings very informative and helpful and this enabled us to select quality things that we are happy with and which were within our budget.


* He does everything himself so there are no hold-ups waiting for other tradesmen to do their part.


* He can be relied upon to do the job in the time he promises.


* He has a nice personality and fits in well with the family and isn’t phased by whatever is happening in the household.


* Nothing is too much of a problem for John. We bought fairly difficult tiles (a curved surface) and he never once complained about laying them.


We would have no hesitation in recommending John to do renovations. We are really pleased with our new bathroom and spa bath.