Harrison & Duff Ltd

Phoenix Lane
Dunfermline
Fife
KY12 9EB

56.0759, -3.4701

Roofers / Slaters

Listed under:  Builders, Gutter Cleaners / Gutter Cleaning, Gutters / Guttering, Painter - Exterior, Property Maintenance, Roofers / Roofing, Roughcaster, Slaters
99% recommended   Rating 9.4/10
296 reviews since 2012
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.4 /10 Overall Rating 9.4/10
Based on 296 reviews since 2012
 
 
 
Quality 9.3/10 Quality Rating 9.3
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.6/10 Tidy Rating 9.6
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 9.6/10 Service Rating 9.6
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9/10 Value Rating 9.0
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Excellent , would highly recommend. Totally professional"   more
 
" No one actively wants to replace a roof. But if you have to get a new one, this firm will give you an honest appraisal of what is needed, including a variety of options. Having obtained a few differen...."   more
 
" They started earlier than expected and did the work on time and without any real disruption. All pretty good. We were also lucky with the weather."   more
 
" A lot of hard work to clear moss which had accumulated over the years but it was diligently carried out in spite of/between some icy weather.Also replaced some ridge tiles and undertook the replacemen...."   more
 
About Us


Harrison and Duff Ltd "Roofing & Building Contractors" pride ourselves in providing a professional & value for money service over the past 62 years.
We have many customers who return to us due to our high standards of workmanship and customer care.
We trust we can be of service and we look forward to hearing from you. We would be pleased to discuss any aspect of your project and to offer our advice.

Thank you, we look forward to being of service!

Michael Levack BSc MRICS
Managing Director

     
 
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Charges: 93%
Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 84%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the work was expected to start and finish?
 
Payment: 78%
Before starting work, did the firm explain how to pay (e.g. cash, cheque, etc.)?
 
Reliable: 100%
During the work, did the firm keep their promises, explaining and agreeing any changes about the work, costs or timing where necessary?
 
Invoice: 97%
On completion, did the firm give you an invoice showing the cost of materials, labour and VAT?
 
Guarantee: 45%
On completion, did the firm give you a guarantee for a specified amount of time, or usage (where applicable)?
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Most Popular Words
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agreed 8
arrived 13
bad 7
bit 7
building 6
cheapest 6
class 7
clean 15
clear 7
communication 6
contact 8
contacted 7
courteous 10
damage 6
definitely 8
disruption 9
Duff 49
efficient 13
efficiently 9
employees 7
estimate 8
excellent 28
expected 7
expensive 7
Explained 15
extremely 6
friendly 32
good 42
happy 21
Harrison 50
helpful 27
pleasant 16
pleased 27
polite 16
problem 18
professional 41
quality 19
quickly 18
quote 14
recommend 21
reliable 14
repair 16
roof 31
satisfied 16
service 31
standard 25
team 34
tidy 19
workers 15
workmen 15
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Review 11 Mar 2018
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
56.0695, -3.4615
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Roofing and external render repairs

"Excellent , would highly recommend. Totally professional"
 
 
 
 


Review 27 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.0736, -3.4729
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We had the flat roof at the back part of the house re-covered. The old roof was worn out and had begun to leak. The team removed the old roof, which was covered in original gravel, and replaced it with new materials (shingles, waterproofed finish), added a slight incline to improve drainage, and re-did the lead edges at the point of contact with the main bulding structure.
 
Cost: £6577
 

"No one actively wants to replace a roof. But if you have to get a new one, this firm will give you an honest appraisal of what is needed, including a variety of options. Having obtained a few different estimates, and without feeling pressured, we chose Harrison and Duff. They offered us a choice between a more minimal, less expensive repair job, without a longer-term guarantee, or a more comprehensive roof replacement, with a longer-term warantee. After weighing the options, we decided the better choice was a complete replacement. Once we had agreed to a price and dates for the work, the firm carried through exactly as stipulated. The old materials were taken away, the new roof put it, all on time and as agreed. The workers were all friendly, polite and punctual. The foreman (name Allan) was always happy to show me their day to day progress and to go over any questions I had about the job."
 
 
Team:
Allan's team. Well done!
 
 
 


Review 26 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in KY3
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0534, -3.3030
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Repair to parapet gutter, new lead side flashings repair and replace slates, chimney repair and supplied and fitted and painted new timber to side of property.
 
Cost: £3240
 
 
 
 


Review 6 Feb 2018
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0463, -3.5554
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
New timber cladding on gable end, gutters cleaned and painted, faulty guttering replaced, roof tiles reset etc.
 
Cost: £7000
 

"They started earlier than expected and did the work on time and without any real disruption. All pretty good. We were also lucky with the weather."
 
 
Team:
Don't know their names, good lads though.
 
 
 


Review 22 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in KY12
56.058844, -3.501963
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Winner roof check. Check over roof + clean gutters.
 
Cost: £225
 
 
 
 


Review 16 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in KY11

 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
56.0774, -3.4184
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clear roof of much moss, check over roof and put in new drain pipe so it could be attached to water butt.
 
Cost: £768
 

"A lot of hard work to clear moss which had accumulated over the years but it was diligently carried out in spite of/between some icy weather.Also replaced some ridge tiles and undertook the replacement of a metal drain pipe with plastic and attached my water butt. Cheerfully carried out."
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0724, -3.4699
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Have used Harrison and Duff few times over last 20 years for roof repairs and maintainance.great job ,good service.friendly staff .
 
Cost: £1000
 

"Had a leak into living room.Darren came out and inspected Needed valleyy replacing ,but he checked over whole roof and noted few missing slates etc.Its and old building and also A four way split between owners,So we all have to agree (not always staightforward )Work was held up becuase of waether problems but was undertaken quickly when started .,Will difinitely use again ."
 
 
Team:
DarrenSaville
 
 
 


Review 12 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 

 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0700, -3.4555
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Annual roof maintenance check and clearing of gutters
 
Cost: £220
 

"We are long standing customers of Harrison and Duff and have always found them reliable and professional in the work they undertake. Their employees are always well mannered and complete the work in a professional manner."
 
 
 
 


Review 10 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in KY11
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
56.0290, -3.4018
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Winter roof check and replacing some tiles Cleaning out guttering and flashing
 
Cost: £209
 

"No problems in recommending this firm - Now had 2 lots of work done with them - always considerate and very friendly."
 
 
Team:
dont know names of workmen
 
 
 


Review 14 Dec 2017
Recommended by customer in KY6
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.2033, -3.2074
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Total reroofing from rafters out

"From start to finish it was a really good experience I had tried to get quotes from other firms with no result. Harrison and Duff were professional and easy to deal with.

From the moment Darren came out to do the quote I felt I was in safe hands. He explained what would be done very clearly including showing me photos he had taken when on the roof.

When the quote came out it was itemised and divided up so it was easy to follow.

Eileen in the office was always helpful and replied to my emails quickly.

Michael was also pleasant and helpful when I was signing the contract.


When the work began I was astounded by the way the roofers worked. The weather was not of the best but they soldiered on only missing one day due to torrential rain.

Alan Dillon John and Dougie were amazing they must have been wet and cold at times but were unfailingly polite and good natured. Explained exactly what they would be doing every day and also provided me with photos of the work carried out.

The work was carried out exactly to schedule and they kept the work area immaculate. My roof was not the easiest to deal with as it is an old property

The quote was the most expensive but I feel it was worth every penny. Roof looks wonderful and comes with a 10 year guarantee.



"
 
 
Team:
Michael Levack; Darren Saville; Alan; Dillon ;John ;Dougie; And not forgetting Eileen in the office
 
 
 


Review 7 Dec 2017
Recommended by customer in KY11
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
56.0344, -3.3910
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Replacement of flat roof covering including replacement boards insulation and felt covering.
 
Cost: £6400
 

"After a 2 other quotes H&D seemed the most reliable to deal with although not the cheapest.
The finished result is to my satisfaction and looks well finished.
The quote was written and detailed.
The works started later than scheduled due to bad weather and was held up on the job for the same reason. Having this work carried out at any time of year is subject to weather.
Overall I am pleased with the work."
 
 
Team:
Wayne Gary and other
 
 
 


Review 14 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in ky12
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
56.0749, -3.4353
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Repairs to roof and guttering general maintenance of roof and guttering tile replacement and secure
 
Cost: £689
 

"a very professional outfit who i would recommend to friends /relative for similar type work"
 
 
Team:
Cant remember
 
 
 


Review 4 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0799, -3.4735
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
I had a gas fire removed by a plumber/gas engineer and the builder came along to fill in the hole left in the wall inside and outside.
 
Cost: £152
 

"I was happy with the booking of the job and happy with the work carried out"
 
 
 
 


Review 27 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
56.0771, -3.4768
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Roof repair and clean out gutters.
 
Cost: £443

"I always used her I know that will be a good job done."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
56.0577, -3.4961
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Plaster front porch ceiling.
 
Cost: £583

"This work was second in a few weeks again top class finish all personnel- office and craftsmen ( __ ) hard working and pleasure to have around home worked hard til task completed office personal totally up to scratch for a person of a certain age I am again pleased that all were are trustworthy."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Dougie Fraser Eileen Keiran
 
 
 


Review 19 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in KY11
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0670, -3.4463
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Repair to a roof leak. Included the replacement of a type of tile no longer manufactured.
 
Cost: £391
 

"We had used this company in the past and kind of knew what to expect i.e. not cheap but a professional approach which gave the impression that the employees knew what they were talking about re diagnosis of the problem and an explanation of the solution.

Re-contact on this occasion concerned obtaining a quotation for a completely different service (re-harling three sides of our house for purely aesthetic reasons) but whilst awaiting the quotation recent bad weather prompted the roof to leak so we asked Darren to come back and cost the required repair. This caused a bit of confusion but it was soon sorted out and everything went smoothly thereafter.

As for the proposed roughcasting work we have not made a decision as, firstly, due to weather problems it would be unlikely that such a project could start until Spring 2018 and, secondly, the price of the work is well beyond what we had budgeted for. As already mentioned, this firm are not cheap but one always has the feeling that we could have total confidence in them to do a good reliable job. We may yet go ahead if Santa is good to us."
 
 
Team:
Darren
 
 
 


Review 6 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
56.0646, -3.4673
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 6/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Repair to leaking roof.
 
Cost: £477
 

"It took too long to get an estimate but once it was agreed the work was carried out promptly.

I will not know whether the job was satisfactory until the next storm."
 
 
 
 


Review 2 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
56.0634, -3.4985
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 6/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Roughcast repairs to gable.
 
Cost: £3423

"Quite a costly repair, but access was difficult, and it was not a one - day job."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 29 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in KY12
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.0577, -3.4961
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Replacement of front porch flat roofs.
 
Cost: £1297

"All staff responded quickly when I reported water coming through one of my ceiling. Despite being fully occupied with other jobs - a temporary repair was immediately carried out with in a few days-full roof replacement was carried out the tradesmens worked all day at weekend with little break. They were pleasant and courteous during all time job was being carried out I thank management, office staff and tradesmens for their excellent and response to my concerns.
Many thanks. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in KY4
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
56.1109, -3.3517
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Roughcast repairs to house, steps and roof repair.
 
Cost: £961

"The team worked hard. They left the area clean and tidy. They were pleasant and easy to deal with."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Dougie
 
 
 

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