In our garden we have a large mill pond that was in serious need of dredging. It hadn’t been done properly for over 17 years. The access to the pond is extremely difficult, due to slopes and very narrow lawns around significant parts of the pond. There is also an island in he middle to complicate it further.


Having contacted a number of companies STC was the only one who offered to come and inspect the site. Mr Cornthwaite made two visits and spent a significant time discussing what was needed and how he would approach the job, which given the access problems was essential. He was able to provide some very innovative solutions to a complicated location. He was also flexible in pricing the project, providing various options from day rates to fix priced.


Mr Cornthwaite communication has been exemplary through out the work, consequently the project has run smoothly from beginning to end. In addition to ourselves he worked with the farmer who’s fields were being used to take the silt. Also when there may have been an issue with our neighbours this too was dealt with very professionally. Any problems that arose he found solutions, including re-engineering some equipment to compete the task.


As promised he ensured the collateral damage to the surrounding area was as limited as it was practical to do so. I would have no hesitation in recommending STC, the company has been a joy to work with.


Linda Campbell
19.12. 2022.

To whom it may concern,


RE: Reference — STC Services


I write this letter in recommendation of STC Service as a specialist and general contractor.

l have had the pleasure of working with Steve Cornthwaite on many projects carried out for the council including the following:

  • Desilting of pondswithin Whitehatl Park irr2013
  • Major and minor drainage works in many parks over several years
  • Including Sunnyhurst Woods, Corporation Park, Bold Venture Park.
  • Ground works in parks including Queens Park, Corporation Park,
  • Sunnyhurst Woods
  • Bench and notice board installations
  • Works to bowling greens
  • Desilting projects in Bold Venture Park and Sunnyhurst Wood


Throughout the course of our association with Mr Cornthwaite he has always carried his work out in a professional manner, producing all necessary documentation when requested and working to the highest safety standards.


He is always accurate in his initial assessment of projects and has never carried out unnecessary renovations or anything unquoted.


In addition to this Mr Cornthwaite is always responsible and leaves every area worked on as it was, or better, than when he commenced his work. I can highly recommend Mr Cornthwaite without reservation.


Yours sincerely,

Margaret Keighley
Service Development Manager

To Whom it May Concern


Steve Cornthwaite was one of the major contractors on site for the building of Reedley Marina, Burnley. His work and professionalism on that job were such that on completion of that project, we have asked him to do more work here at Barden Mill.


Everything that Steve does is tidy and thorough and I would, without hesitation, recommend him to any future clients.


We are currently discussing Phase 2 of Reedley Marina with STC Services, in the knowledge that the job will be done properly if Steve is involved.


Yours sincerely,
Jason Fildes
Managing Director

Only a one day job. On site early, worked all day and did a great job. Really pleasant man. Would certainly recommend the company.


John kay

The service we received from STC Services was superb. From start to finish they took care of all aspects of the job in hand. When on site they were professional and extremely pro-active. Would recommend to anyone who wants a reliable and experienced firm that offer a first class service.


Beverley Warbrick

STC Services have provided a gritting and ploughing service for several years. They are a professional company who are prepared to assist at all times of the day and night and at short notice. The work completed has been to the highest standards.



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