New block paved drive.
When I started planning to replace my gravel drive with a block pave drive I visited the Marshalls web site as I know they have a factory in Sandy and I like to use local companies.
I selected 3 Marshall approved contractors to quote for the new block paved drive, AMS Building and Landscaping was one of the three I contacted. Andy from AMS Building and Landscaping was the first person to respond to me my request and the first to visit my home and measure up for the quote. Andy gave me the Marshalls catalogue to look though and he gave me his recommendation of colours and style, none of the others went into so much detail. From the start Andy was very passionate about the project.
The quote from AMS Building and Landscaping was very detailed and all what I asked for. I waited for the other two companies to quote then selected AMS Building and Landscaping to be my selected contractor.
A date was set to start the work, on that morning the team from AMS Building and Landscaping arrived, Andy talked me through the job and introduced me to the team going to do the job. From the start the team from AMS Building and Landscaping were very polite, helpful and tidy in their work.
The first day was to remove the old gravel and prepare the outer edge of the project, the second day was to prepare the foundation of the block paving in the morning then start laying blocks in the afternoon. One the third day the job was completed by lunch time with everything cleaned swept up then Andy walked me around the job to make sure I was happy with all aspects of the work.
After living at my home for 10 years plus I’ve had many contractors doing various jobs at my bungalow and must say Andy and his team from AMS Building and Landscaping out shine all previous contractors. So, I asked Andy to quote for another job in my back garden, which is to lay a new patio area.
I would 100% recommend AMS Building and Landscaping for block paving and landscaping as it was such a pleasure meeting and doing business with them, a great company with a great team.
I chose Andrew as he came across as trustworthy and efficient when we first met. He was quick to come and assess the work needed and to produce a quote.
The work started and finished on the dates he said, and everything came in on budget.
You can’t really ask for more.
Mr and Mrs Fisk, Histon
Thank you for a fantastic job!
Mr and Mrs Feasey, Lakenheath
Andy and his team worked really hard, took note of my wishes, including changing some of the original design, and brought everything together on budget and on time.
He made some really useful suggestions, such as the drainage from the patio, and installed a suitable drain and soak-away, to replace the previous mess.
My garden has been completely transformed and is now a neat, usable, and attractive space. I am very pleased.
Andy and his team were polite, considerate, and helpful, and completed the job on time and on budget. I would highly recommend them.
Mrs Hartley, Balsham
The quote Andrew gave me for the patio was the price I paid and the work was completed on schedule.
During the excavation of the patio base it became apparent that I had problems with the old drains at the rear of the bungalow, which was built in the 1960’s. Consequently, I agreed to Andrew and his team either replacing or repairing all the drainage at an extremely fair and reasonable cost and although this work created nearly a whole day’s work, the patio still came in on schedule.
I have already discussed further work that I would like Andrew to do in the future. If you are looking to have a new patio or driveway laid and are confused or unsure as to who to obtain quotes from and put your trust in, then I would definitely recommend a call to Andrew at AMS Building and Landscaping.
Mr Dorling, Kentford
After good design advice and thorough planning it took just 4 days for Andrew and his team to remove our old driveway and install a new one of approximately 43m2.
Andrew uses the latest machinery, and has an excellent knowledge of products available. He offers advice based on his 10 year experience in this field and is very attentive to detail.
AMS were attentive to protecting surrounding areas with boards so as not to damage verges owned by our Residents’ Association.
All of the workmen were personable and polite.
We wish we had had this job done sooner as it has greatly improved our access, outlook and everybody that visits compliments the job.
While looking for quotes, Andy from AMS was very detailed about the depth of the foundation work, helped with different options for tricky areas and choice of blocks and design. This is why we chose AMS to carry out the work.
Throughout the work, everyone worked very hard and work progressed quickly. The lads were very tidy, careful and considerate. During the work, where there were decisions to be made, Andy made sure we knew the options available in good time so as not to delay any work and ensure our satisfaction.
The whole job was done in just under two weeks and the final result is very nice indeed. We are really happy with the quality of the work done and the final result.
If we ever need ground-work done in the future, then we will be contacting AMS Building and Landscaping. I would recommend them to anyone .
Mr and Mrs Robertson
We can highly recommend the services of this company, as from start to finish they were friendly and professional and delivered an end result that many of our neighbours have complemented us on.
The driveway was completed with great attention to detail and completely to specification. It certainly looks like they did a quality job using quality materials and we are very pleased.
Mr and Mrs B, Newmarket
The project which, apart from the actual laying of the 130 sq mtrs or so of the block paving, involved the removal of a considerable amount of soil and concrete, ground preparation and installation of drainage as well as the spreading of more than 12 tons of top soil – despite this you and your team started and completed the works exactly on the dates you initially quoted and to a very good standard.
We cannot believe the enormous difference that has been achieved compared to the original concrete drive, paths and garden area.
Mr G, Witchford
I found the standard of work to be high and the members of the team to be diligent and careful when carrying out the work. This work was completed according to the timescale we had agreed.
I experienced minimal disruption and mess during the process, with everything being in good order at the end of the day.
The gravel drive has greatly enhanced the front of the property and I am very pleased with it. I would recommend AMS Building and Landscaping.
Ms M, Duxford
Mr F, Newmarket
The work was undertaken in a thorough and professional manner. In particular the setting out ensuring everything was square was accurately done. They always arrived on site when they said they would and kept it tidy. The site was always left in a safe state at the end of the day.
I am very happy with the final result and would recommend AMS to anyone thinking of undertaking similar work.
Mr T, Cottenham
Mr and Mrs W, Linton
I was not disappointed. Every day Andy and his team were on site at 7.30a.m and cracking on with the work, putting in a full day – it was impressive to watch their progress. Andy has a great team – cheerful, hard-working, and committed to delivering the job to a high level of quality. They went more than the extra mile in order to get it right and took great pride in their work. Andy had a very hands-on style and was always involved, explaining what they were doing and answering any questions of mine – which gave me every confidence. Andy is very exacting and has no hesitation in doing something again if it does not correspond to his standards of workmanship and finish.
Before the work I had a very tired and scruffy looking front garden. Now I have a beautiful driveway and gravelled front garden that has drawn compliments from many neighbours. I cannot recommend AMS highly enough and would not hesitate to use their services again.
Mr C, Cambridge
Mr R Steed, Reach
Everything you’ve done looks fantastic. The way you have selected the individual stones for best effect is great, the steps are marvellous.
Thanks too for spreading the gravel over the back drive -an added bonus.
Please give our thanks to your hard working team who worked on without complaining, regardless of the weather.
Obviously we’ll have no hesitation in recommending you, your creative ideas and attention to fine detail really impressed us as did your ability to deal with the tricky, unexpected problems without fuss.
We are happy for you to use the photos on your website, also I’m happy for people to contact me – it was so useful for us to be able to see the work you’d done and talk to another customer.
You’ve just left me with the task of sorting out the rest of the garden….
Mrs W, Great Shelford
He arrived on the first morning ready to go with his team and got “stuck in” immediately. He kept me up to date with what was happening and what was going to be done next. They hit some problems with tree roots some of which were quite large but nothing fazes Andy – it can be sorted, and it was!!!
The two young men working for him were a delight, hard working and cheerful despite the damp and cold weather. They hardly stopped working from the moment they arrived around 7.30am to leaving around 4.30pm when dusk was falling.
The drive looks “FANTASTIC” an excellent job much admired by my neighbour who kept an eye on progress each day.
The path round the front of the house was terrible, uneven and ugly. Andy and his team have transformed it into a very attractive path in sandstone slabs.
I do not hesitate to recommend Andy and his team to you. You will get a very professional job to a very high standard.
Mrs G, Ely
Competitive quotes, quotes that match the final price with no hidden extras, help and advice when selecting the product, and a complete knowledge of what is needed to give you the final finish required.
The team started on time and stayed until the job was completed. There were no skips left on-site and everything was taken away and the area tidied up at the end of each day. The work wasn’t at all rushed and at each stage Andy explained what was going on and what would be happening the next day. We now have a lovely new driveway that we are really pleased with and which has been much admired.
Andy is very enthusiastic about the work he does and gets genuine pleasure from providing a great service to his customers. We would be more than happy to speak to anyone or to show them our finished driveway if they are thinking of using the company.
Mr and Mrs N, Cambridge
Andrew Sikyta came to visit the site and provided a detailed quotation how one could proceed, all within a week. This involved a drainage solution with a base of crushed concrete and lime stone topping. This very solid about 100 m road proved to be invaluable and allowed me to reach the stables by car.
I am extremely happy how the work was carried out; Andrew and Aaron were very organised and punctual. Both are very easy to talk to and followed exactly my request concerning position and bend. I was very impressed that all was done in the predicted time, the drive way looks neat and the costs were as specified.
Very happy to recommend AMS who took on this challenging project and have done a brilliant job at a reasonable price.
M Bruggemann, Foxton
Andy and his colleague worked hard to complete the job on time and I was impressed by their work ethic. I am now left with a driveway that has often been commented on by neighbours and passers-by. I would therefore recommend AMS Building and Landscaping to anyone wanting a professional job at a fair price.
Dan Carrick, Wicken
When Andy came around to prepare a quote I was immediately impressed with his enthusiasm. Andy suggested some things I hadn’t considered, left me with some information & recommended paving slabs that he knew could be ordered quickly.
Whilst carrying out the work AMS were reliable, always arriving at the time they promised, working tidily & keeping me updated as their work progressed.
From speaking to Andy he was clearly very passionate about his work & the quality of the materials he used.
The finished job reflected that passion & I was extremely happy with the patio & steps.
I would without hesitation recommend AMS to anyone.
Great job, thanks Andy.
Neil Jolly, Haverhill
Our neighbours and friends have commented on the finished result which I must say is impressive, and your advice on some of the features have indeed added to the overall effect of the Autumn Gold Brett block paving with complementary charcoal up stand kerbs around the flower borders. The semi-circular raised step at the front door adds to the simple but effective features of the approach to the house along with the black featured drain channel. All in all it is just fantastic.
Finally please pass on our gratitude to your team who worked in all weathers to ensure we were inconvenienced to the minimum possible throughout the project.
Colin Dennison, Milton
Until the next job, kind regards,
Mr and Mrs Billinge, Sawston
Not only were we very please with the standard of your work, but also that of the other tradesmen you engaged for more specialised tasks (such as fitting a new fire-place). We have had many unpleasant experiences over the years with builders, electricians and plumbers. this time, thanks to the netowrk of reliable tradesmen you have built up we have been able to leave everything in your hands with confidence and we have not been disappointed with the work. Even when we encountered unexpected and nasty surprises (like finding that the original builders had left out a whole course of bricks from the kitchen wall), you were not fazed by the problems and had the knowledge and skills to fix them without delay. There were several extra jobs that we conjured up along the way and your sense of humour and patience were very much appreciated.
What has impressed us most about you and motivated us to write and thank you, is your work ethic. we have seen how you fuss over getting things done to a standard that you would want in your own home and we really could not ask for more than that from anyone. In fact, there were one or two occasions when we felt you were taking rather more care than we would have done ourselves!
We are happy to recommend you to our friends and in fact, since the completion of the renovation project, we have already called upon you for some maintenance on our own property and will certainly do so again in the near future.
Mr & Mrs Billinge, Sawston
The work was done to a high standard and exactly to what was specified.
We look forward to doing more work with you in the future.
Mr & Mrs Thomas, Cambridge
Mrs Sturt, Willingham
Meridian School, Comberton
I plan to continue to employ Mr. Sikyta for future home improvement and we have already discussed painting, shelving and so forth. I trust his workmanship, timeliness, and commitment to making me happy when the projects are completed. His prices are quite reasonable and affordable. What you receive in return is work that is executed with courtesy, professionalism, and good advice,
Please feel free to contact me if you need to.
Shona Jamadi, Ely