John Gibson & Son Ltd

The Racks
Collin
Dumfries & Galloway
DG1 4PU

Blacksmith

Listed under:  Blacksmith, Structural Steelwork
100% recommended   Rating 9.7/10
10 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.7 /10 Overall Rating 9.7/10
Based on 10 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Quality 9.5/10 Quality Rating 9.5
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.8/10 Tidy Rating 9.8
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 9.8/10 Service Rating 9.8
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.5/10 Value Rating 9.5
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Professional work carried out which resulted in a quality product. "   more
 
" Professional job done as always. Very happy with all aspects of the work."   more
 
" Job was just what we needed and very pleased with the results. All the staff were very pleasant and easy to work with."   more
 
" Work carried out perfectly."   more
 
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Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 90%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the work was expected to start and finish?
 
Payment: 80%
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: 100%
On completion, did the firm give you an invoice showing the cost of materials, labour and VAT?
 
Guarantee: 67%
On completion, did the firm give you a guarantee for a specified amount of time, or usage (where applicable)?
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Review 29 Nov 2019
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 8/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 8/10
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
 
Installation of a handrail.
 

"Professional work carried out which resulted in a quality product. "
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 27 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in DG1
 
 
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
 
2 Hanorails made and fitted and painted.
 
Cost: £462

"Professional job done as always.
Very happy with all aspects of the work."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 16 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
26.6 m of handrail fabricated, painted black and fitted.
1 gate painted black.
 
Cost: £2326

"Job was just what we needed and very pleased with the results.
All the staff were very pleasant and easy to work with."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lee Hastings
 
 
 


Review 16 Mar 2018
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 8/10
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
 
Manufacture, supply and fit Juliet Balcony (railings) to first floor doors.
 
Cost: £582
 
 
 
 


Review 18 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
To provide and fix a grab rail power coated for our disabled son to walk down steps.
 
Cost: £498

"Work carried out perfectly."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Jan 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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
 

"Excellent service and delighted with their work - beautiful gate.
Thank you."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 3 Jan 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Cost: £1154

"Very pleased with service received and the team who completed the work. Would definitely use this firm again should I require similar services in the future."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
1. Railings to provide access to patio.
2. Hand rail at front door.
3. Rusty ornamental heron! Slot blasted and galvanised.
 
Cost: £900

"Excellent work - much admired by friends and neighbours.
Our black, rusty heron is completely transformed."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 21 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
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
 
Manufacturing iron garden.
 

"Excellent work highly delighted with result. Would certainly recommend."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 13 May 2015
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
Wrought iron fencing and hand rail to assist with mobility.
 
Cost: £728

"Very well pleased."
 
 
 
 
 
 

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