References
January 2018

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.

Paul Clark

Sharon and I would like to thank Andrew and the team for doing a great job on our driveway and back door step. The job was difficult, due to the narrowness of the drive, the slight wedge shape of the area, and numerous old pipes that criss-crossed underneath. You can see from the picture that the drive has the illusion of being fairly straight now.
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.
Highly recommended!

Mr and Mrs Fisk, Histon

We used Andrew and his team to re-do our garden paving, and then, as we were very pleased with the work, then to block pave our driveway. The team always turned up as promised, worked hard and kept to schedule, and completed the work on time. They were a pleasure to work with!

Ms Owen, Stetchworth

On behalf of Jane and myself we wanted to thank you and your team for an amazing job completed on our driveway and back garden patio. As you know we approached many companies when we decided to get the work done and had complete confidence in choosing AMS as your professional approach and early advice made us feel comfortable. We were offered cheaper quotations but knew we were dealing with a quality reputable business. I would also like to mention what a great bunch of lads you have working with you who were all very polite and helpful. The work you have completed for us is fantastic and transformed our house, we would have no hesitation recommending you or being a reference for any future customers.

Thank you for a fantastic job!

Mr and Mrs Feasey, Lakenheath

AMS Building and Landscaping recently replaced our driveway and we are so pleased with the result.

From helping with the design, to the quality of the work, Andrew and his team did a fantastic job.

I would have no hesitation in recommending AMS. We love our new drive!

Mr Roberts, Hauxton

When I contacted AMS Building and Landscaping my 100 ft garden was overgrown with 10 years’ worth of nettles and brambles. Andy and his team did some pretty heavy work clearing the site, with the appropriate equipment, and made ready for the next phase. I asked Andy to level the garden, install a patio and turf the rest of the garden. There was also an old soak-away that had not been properly installed, and an ugly fence that needed replacing with a back gate.

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

I have just had a new patio completed in Marshalls Drivesett Savanna block paving. The colour I chose was ‘Autumn’ with a Pennant Grey border and it looks absolutely fantastic. I can’t thank Andrew and his team at AMS Building and Landscaping enough for the advice, planning and skilled hard work that they put in.

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

I can confirm that we are very pleased with the driveway that Andrew Sikyta and his team have recently installed.

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.

Mrs. Hogben

We wanted to block pave our driveway, replace an existing foot path and patio as well as extend this round the house to a shed and make an additional patio area, all with the same block paving. This was a large area of around 160m2.

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 recently had a new driveway installed by Andrew Sikyta and his company AMS Building and Landscaping Ltd during October 2015.

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

Just a short note to say how pleased we are with the drive, patios and paths you and your team installed using the very attractive Marshalls Traditional Savanna. They really do compliment the large amount of landscaping and grass laying you also undertook which together has resulted in a very pleasing and good looking addition to the outside surroundings of the house – we are sure that the whole project will also add significant value to the property.

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 recently had a new gravel drive put down by Andrew and his team at AMS Building and Landscaping.

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

All the work carried out conscientiously to the agreed specifications. This company does the job properly, with a pride in the finished work! Even though access to the property, due to the position of the area being paved, was difficult during the work, when required this was always enabled in a helpful way. Site left clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Mr F, Newmarket

I am very happy to commend Andrew Sikyta and AMS to you without reservation. High quality work delivered on time and within budget on dates that were help to throughout the project.

Extraordinary good value, professionally done.

Mr E, Wicken

AMS landscaped and turfed my garden professionally and quickly, as well as putting up some fencing to a high standard. They made good suggestions to me and finished the job to a better level than I had asked for, as well as fully cleaning up after themselves.

Mr H, Burwell

AMS Building and Landscaping Ltd carried out the replacement of my drive with Marshalls Driveline 50 block paving.

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

Andy and the team at AMS worked in meticulous and structured manner with little disruption to our family routine. The work was carried out to a very high standard and no room for error was allowed. They discussed everything with us & kept us updated on the project and how their progress was going. Extra work was undertaken and Andy gave some great suggestions using his expertise and knowledge from his experiences in the trade. The team worked extremely hard and their dedication and enthusiasm shines through in our superb, beautiful new garden and driveway. We are glad we didn’t cut corners and made sure we used only the best. I would recommend AMS to everyone as the one stop shop for all of your garden landscaping and driveway needs. We loved using a company approved by all the leading brands and the extensive guarantee that comes with the workmanship and the product is possibly the best we have seen. We will be calling on AMS for any future work. Thank you to all of the team!

Mr and Mrs W, Linton

Thanks again for the work, we are really happy with the driveway.

Mr D, Isleham

We were delighted with the whole process; starting from good advice and a prompt quote, right the way through to an impressive driveway at the end.
Everything was finished on time and the disruption was kept to a minimum.
Strongly recommended.

Mr V, Fordham

We are extremely pleased with the work you have done for us. Patio and block paving are great – and nothing was too much trouble for you. Thanks again to you and your team.

Mr C, Burwell

I am delighted with the new driveway that was installed by AMS. From the first meeting with Andy, when he explained thoroughly what work would be done I was impressed by his professionalism and enthusiasm for the job – I felt I could rely on AMS to do a job to the highest standard. A quote was promptly delivered and I had no hesitation in accepting.

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

We expected AMS to deliver a high quality finished job because of all the reviews and references we’d read – and they did, but we weren’t expecting them to be quite so tidy, courteous and efficient as they did it – but they were. We’d definitely recommend AMS to anyone looking for a high quality landscaping service.

Mr R Steed, Reach

It was great to come back to a truly wonderful sight!

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

Andrew and the team did a great job on our driveway. They explained everything clearly, did the job thoroughly and produced an excellent result. Really easy to work with – we’d highly recommend them.

Mr D, Cambridge

I had several quotes for a new drive but what impressed me about Andy was his enthusiasm for his job.

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

We have had a chance to look at our new patio and raised bed. We’re very pleased and thank you for completing a professional job, carried out by an enthusiastic team. Well done!

Mr and Mrs C, Kennett

Andy and his crew were fantastic – excellent work, showed up on time, kept to schedule and all for a fantastic price.

Mr W, Wicken

These days when we are surrounded by rogue traders, it is really reassuring to find a company you can trust. Friendly, professional and reliable but above all, trustworthy and conscientious, that’s Andy and his team at AMS.
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

I keep horses on a large field, which is prone to flooding and not accessibly by car. For about 20 years improvements have been made but all year access was not obtained. I approached AMS Building and Landscaping because I had heard that they might be able to help.
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

I had several quotations for a replacement driveway, which would include digging up the old concrete and replacing it with Marshall’s block paving. Andy provided me with a very competitive quote which was detailed and provided all the information I needed. Some of the other quotes received were not so professional and I was also impressed by his ‘non-pushy’ attitude. It was left with me to contact him if I wished to continue with the work.

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

I contracted AMS to lay a patio & steps in my back garden in June 2012.

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

My wife and I would like to thank you and your team for your professional workmanship on our 170m² driveway. Throughout the whole project you have shown great care in ensuring our expectations in both design and implementation have been met and indeed exceeded.

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

I employed AMS in Feb 2012 to provide concrete posts and fencing panels between my driveway.
They were very professional taking good care of my block paving. The work carried out to a high standard and with good customer care and communication.

Rex Cockerton, Newmarket

Thanks again for another great job. We are really pleased with our new en-suite. It looks fabulous and is practical too. Thanks also for your input on the design. We realise we did not choose the easiest materials to work with but we were confident they would not be a problem for you. Our only regret is that because it is an en-suite rather than the main bathroom we can’t show it off to visitors without being completely unsubtle and dragging them in to admire it.

Until the next job, kind regards,

Mr and Mrs Billinge, Sawston

We just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work now that the renovation of our daughter’s flat is complete. The initial proposal was for a new bathroom. This led to replacing all the internal and external doors, removing walls, extensive re-plastering, a new kitchen and a new fire-place. It could have been a very drawn-out and trying experience, especially since she was living there and space was rather limited. We are very pleased that your flexibility and organisation meant disruption was kept to a minimum.

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

Thank you so much for doing such a great job clearing our very overgrown back yard, building an awesome fence and patio. I will be happy to recommend you to all our friends.

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

AMS have recently re-tiled a shower in our house. He has been very reliable and punctual and is entirely trustworthy. Mr Sikyta is a perfectionist and the work he has done for us in of a uniformly high standard.

I am more than happy to recommend him.

Dr Thom, Cambridge

I can not tell you how thrilled I am with my new drive. It looks stunning and I would not hesitate in recommending you and your team to anyone who wants to improve their garden. You all worked so well with meticulous attention to detail and succeeded in pulling off a very challenging pattern. Thank you so very much, I will be calling on your services again when I am ready to buy my back garden patio.

Mrs Sturt, Willingham

I just wanted to thank you very much for the fine work you have done to create our school Habitats Garden. You have transformed what was essentially a rubbish dump into something extremely attractive – and in double quick time! We also particularly appreciate your flexibility and willingness to adapt and respond to the school’s needs.

Meridian School, Comberton

Thanks for all your work on the bathroom and sorting out all that dodgy old Victorian plastering.

Thanks once again and we’ll get in touch when we sort our kitchen

Mr Ashby, Cambridge

We would like to say how pleased we are with the gardening transformation Andy has carried out for us.

He is 100% reliable, trustworthy and honest, and the standard of his work is excellent.

I would recommend AMS to anyone without hesitation.

Mr & Mrs Lee, Newmarket

AMS built us a new driveway with block paving. Their quote was competitive and the work was carried out on time and to a very high standard. We would be happy to recommend them for this type of work

Mr & Mrs C, Comberton

David has just finished painting one of the two cupboards you did for us, and I must say it looks good. We are pleased with what you did and will certainly call on you again. We’ll happily act as a referee for you

Mr and Mrs Booy

This letter is in regards to Andrew Sikyta (AMS Building & Landscaping). Mr. Sikyta completed renovations at my home between May and June of this year. He totally landscaped my back yard, laying new turf, extending the patio, enclosing the patio with a fence, laying a new garden path, removing waste material and so on. He did an excellent job and I love my garden. He made a small garden look bigger and much more inviting. Mr. Sikyta then replaced the tiling in 2 of my bathrooms and in my kitchen. He did a fantastic and very professional job. All of his work is completed on time, as promised.

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