Adova

45 Circus Road
London

NW8 9JH

Builder

Listed under:  Bathrooms / Bathroom Fitters / Bathroom Installers, Builders, Carpenters & Joiners / Carpentry & Joinery, Kitchens / Kitchen Fitters / Kitchen Installers
0% recommended   Rating Adova 0.1/100
1 reviews since 2021
 
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The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
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There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
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The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
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The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
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" Adova were terrible to work with. The project was marred with considerable delays, broken promises, inadequate workmanship and continued failures, exacerbated by Adova criminal conduct (see theft, bre...."   more
 
 
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Review 23 Apr 2021
Not Recommended by customer in NW6
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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Quality 0/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 0/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 0/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 0/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Ground floor rear extension, dormer extension, full internal refurbishment of the existing house and external works including creating a driveway and boundary walls.
 
Cost: £210000
 

"Adova were terrible to work with. The project was marred with considerable delays, broken promises, inadequate workmanship and continued failures, exacerbated by Adova criminal conduct (see theft, break-in below). 51 weeks into contract we terminated, what was a 25 week project. Barely 50% of work finished at contract termination.

Honesty and Integrity:
When we first met Dharmesh they referred to a number of projects listed on their website. Now, after considerable research, I have found several project images on Adova’s website to be (mirror image) copies of projects completed by other architects and/or construction companies. This is a clear case of misrepresentation and fraudulent behaviour.

Adova have also started posting fake 5 star google reviews. These fake reviews include images copied from the websites of other construction companies (like fake project images on their website).

Deceit:
Adova represented to us that they would purchase a number of finishing items for us. We paid Adova in full for those items however, since doing so, and despite repeated requests for the items to be delivered to our storage unit, Adova have not delivered the items, nor have they provided any invoices or sales receipts to confirm that they have in fact purchased all the items. This is a clear case of deceit.


Theft:
Adova removed our furniture from the property without our permission, and did not return, despite repeated requests.

Break-In:
When Adova (once again) stopped working we secured the property with our own padlock. I offered to open the site if Adova wanted to restart work. However instead of contacting us for access, Adova employees/agents broke into the property removed our security camera.

No apologies or explanation was provided by anyone from Adova.

See videos:
https://youtu.be/x1Hck6pBLk4
https://youtu.be/SDdAQUqKiyI

Incompetence:
Adova led us to believe that various stages of the works were almost complete and got us to pay for them. Once the payment was received these stages of work remained unfinished many months later.

Poor quality work:
An independent surveyor highlighted several problems with their work:
o Poorly installed flat roof
o Non-compliant pitched roof
o Most walls not straight
o Poor quality rendering

pictures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-1XhWDw9Ah28qCeOWoR17j7ZNT8MoE2Y?usp=sharing

Building Control Inspection:
Adova not only failed to inform the Building Control officer about the project progress (until we directly contacted the BCO) but lied to us that they have been getting approvals from BCO. The BCO confirmed that they did not receive any communication from Dharmesh, Dante or anyone from Adova for more than 8 months. When they BCO finally inspected the site a lot of work with deemed non compliant and has to be redone.

Furthermore the contractors were not coming to the site regularly to carry out the works (as required by the contract). This was the primary reason for delay. However, Dante and Adova continued to mislead us until we finally installed the camera on and saw that the site was unattended on most days.

The site was also closed a number of times without notice to put pressure on us to the clear invoices. Subsequently we were advised by our dispute resolution consultant not to make any further payments until Adova finish all the work and deliver all the items they have been paid for. This pattern of behaviour of closing the site without notice is repeated frequently.

Adova made, what should have been a simple project, into a nightmare for us. Dharmesh, Dante, Luca and the wider Adova team represent the worst of building trade. They are incompetent, deceitful and wont shy away from criminal behaviour.

If you are existing Adova customer, you too are likely to experience what we have (we now know of a number of Adova customers in the same situation). Please make sure you make a compliant to RIBA, ARB etc.

All others - stay away from these cowboys."
 
 
Team:
Dharmesh, Dante, Luca
 
 
 

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