A & R Construction

Elmstead, mile stone lane
Wicklewood
Norfolk
NR18 9QL

Builder

Listed under:  Builders, Drain Lining & Replacement, Fencing Contractors, Groundworks, Painters & Decorators / Painting & Decorating
100% recommended   Rating A & R Construction 9.8/10
33 reviews since 2012
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 33 reviews since 2012
 
 
 
Quality 9.8/10 Quality Rating 9.8
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.7/10 Tidy Rating 9.7
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.8/10 Value Rating 9.8
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Adrian and his team were brilliant throughout this project, we couldn't have picked a better builder! Adrian gave us ideas initially on how we could extend our bungalow, and recommended where we coul...."   more
 
" Adrian and his team were excellent from start to finish. The removal of the old bungalow required careful demolition which they undertook safely and in good time. A clear explanation of the implicatio...."   more
 
" Really excellent service from A&R. Always on time, and they work on the project from start to finish, not disappearing to do other jobs. Genuinely nice people, always considerate and helpful. They ...."   more
 
" Very professional and reliable Costs were fully provided at outset. We paid in 5 stage payments and these were completed precisely in line with the initial documentation/quotation. Arrived when ...."   more
 
 
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Review 20 Dec 2019
Recommended by customer in NR15
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
Extension to the rear and side of property.
 
Cost: £69000
 

"Adrian and his team were brilliant throughout this project, we couldn't have picked a better builder! Adrian gave us ideas initially on how we could extend our bungalow, and recommended where we could get our plans drawn. Adrian and his team worked very hard from start to finish. Every step of the way they kept us informed, and discussed everything with us. Nothing was to much of a problem. The team were tidy, quiet and a pleasure to have working on our bungalow. I would highly recommend this company to anyone and look forward to having them back in the future."
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Jessie, Stuart, Jack, Matt and Paul.
 
 
 


Review 17 Dec 2019
Recommended by customer in NR18
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
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
 
Demolish pre fabricated bungalow and construct modern, detached, 3 bed chalet bungalow with garage, building up to roof level - creating a shell for the client fit out.
 
Cost: £140000
 

"Adrian and his team were excellent from start to finish. The removal of the old bungalow required careful demolition which they undertook safely and in good time. A clear explanation of the implications of us needing to dig deeper foundations was given and the guys easily overcame any difficulties below ground. Stuartís brickwork is excellent, very neat and of a high standard. Adrian was happy to discuss small changes to the plan as time progressed and working this out was made easy. When small issues or snags came up, these were also dealt with in a professional and easy way. The end result was finished to a high standard and looks excellent. I would certainly use Adrian and his team again and have already done so, since the building was complete."
 
 
Team:
Adrian Gowing
 
 
 


Review 8 Dec 2019
Recommended by customer in NR13
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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
 
A&R have done a number of jobs for us. Bathroom extension. New septic tank soak away. Renovation of out building. Flood damage repairs. Roof re felting, and rebattoning.

"Really excellent service from A&R.
Always on time, and they work on the project from start to finish, not disappearing to do other jobs.
Genuinely nice people, always considerate and helpful.
They always clean up , and are fully trustworthy.
Our go to people for building work.
"
 
 
Team:
Adrian , Rupert, Jack & Paul
 
 
 


Review 3 Apr 2019
Recommended by customer in NR6
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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
 
Construction of a double fronted Cart Lodge Widening the existing drive Conversion of an existing double garage and kitchen to a kitchen/dining area which involved the removal of an internal wall
 
Cost: £44000
 

"Very professional and reliable

Costs were fully provided at outset. We paid in 5 stage payments and these were completed precisely in line with the initial documentation/quotation.

Arrived when expected and completed each stage in line with their promise.

Even sent us video recordings to show us how the work was progressing during the holiday that we took during the demolition/construction work within the house.


We would not hesitate to recommend this team."
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Jack, Paul and Stuart
 
 
 


Review 14 Oct 2018
Recommended by customer in IP24
 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 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
 
Block paving to the entrance to the drive
 
Cost: £2500
 

"We found Adrian and his team to be polite and helpful. Start date was managed very well. The team was prompt and hard working. The work was carried out extremely professionally and timely which minimized disruption. The resulting entrance-way is now the envy of the village. We would certainly recommend Adrian and his team and will definitely use him again."
 
 
Team:
A&R Construction
 
 
 


Review 6 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in NR1
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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
 
Two-storey side extension (ground floor garage and first floor bedroom and shower room) and roof replacement on existing house, plus minor fencing and groundworks.
 
Cost: £45000
 

"We first used A&R Construction two years ago for a single-storey rear extension and a new kitchen and were evidently happy with their services as we turned to them again for our recent two-storey side extension and roof replacement. Everything was done on time and within budget and to a good standard. A couple of minor post-completion issues were dealt with swiftly and efficiently. Just as two years ago, we're delighted with the work and the finished article. The work came in at the quoted price, despite a few little extra odd-jobs being carried out (including improvising a last minute replacement for a floorboard before carpet went down, as I couldn't get a 15mm thick floorboard at that short notice anywhere!). Prior to our initial project two years ago we were worried about the whole client/builder relationship as you hear so many horror stories but Adrian, Rupert and their team (special mention to Mark who worked on both projects) were all approachable and easy to get along with. I've even had a couple of neighbours mention that it's a shame they're no longer here!"
 
 
Team:
Rupert and Mark
 
 
 


Review 21 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in NR18
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 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
 
We had an external door and window removed, bricked up and smaller window put in. The inside was mad good. They also removed the plumbing, toilet and sink from a loo. And finally they put water and drainage in ready for a kitchen fit.
 
Cost: £2658
 

"We are extremely pleased with A & R Construction. They were polite, professional and did a good quality job. I would not hesitate in using them again or recommending them."
 
 
Team:
Adrian and Jack
 
 
 


Review 2 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in NR7
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
First floor extension over double garage
 
Cost: £30000
 

"Adrian and his team at A&R Construction were fantastic. We gave them a deadline (new baby on the way!) which they stuck to and beat, they stuck to the quoted budget and were polite and tidy throughout the build.

The team made some minor amendments at my request without extra charge, undertook some small extra pieces of work again at no extra charge and where there was an amendment that would incur an unbudgeted charge, this was fully explained to my satisfaction before I agreed to it.

For my own enjoyment I undertook a timelapse film of the whole build (which Adrian and his team were fully aware of) and it shows them to be hard working, turning up on time every day and doing a full day's work every day. There was certainly no sloping off early or long lunch breaks! www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQAT6rxdzM8

Adrian wasn't on site every day and talking to his team alone they obviously enjoy working for him and with each other and showed good team work and a willingness to get the job done and done well.

The build was finished to a high standard, all sub contractors were managed well and coordinated with the main build perfectly, even when I insisted on a specific contractor for the heating they were accommodated into the schedule well.

Having work done like this can easily make a mess of the house and garden, but any mess or inconvenience to us was kept to a minimum and the site was cleaned and swept regularly.

They were recommended to me by a friend and I have since recommended them to other friends who are thinking of having similar work done."
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Jack, Stuart, Matt, Paul
 
 
 


Review 15 Dec 2016
Recommended by customer in IP25
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
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 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
 
Single storey extension to provide new kitchen, utility and cloakroom. The work included ground world,relaying drainage, plumbing and wiring.
 
Cost: £29000
 

"A very professional team. Very efficient and pleasant team to have around the house. I highly recommend them."
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Jack, Stuart, Paul, Matt
 
 
 


Review 11 May 2016
Recommended by customer in NR23
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 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
 
Single storey, pitched roof extension
 
Cost: £30000
 

"A & R Construction recently completed the building work on our bungalow extension.

The work was completed within the time frame proposed and for the price quoted. There were no unexpected additional costs added at the end of the job and the building work was to a very high standard. We had two builders that worked on the project from start to finish who were a pleasure to share our house with. Disruption and mess was kept to a minimum.

My wife and I would thoroughly recommend A & R Construction to anyone looking for competent, friendly and hard working builders who show pride in their work.

We couldn't be more pleased.
"
 
 
Team:
Rupert & Mark
 
 
 


Review 29 Apr 2016
Recommended by customer in IP25
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 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
 
A&R undertook an extension to our existing bungalow. This included the removal of an conservatory. A&R were asked to cover all aspects of the build to include electrics, heating,flooring and decorating.
 
Cost: £33000
 

"From the initial meeting with Adrian Gowing to the paying of the final invoice the work undertaken by himself and his team has been outstanding. Every workman was on time, polite, courteous but above all superb tradesmen.An additional point to note was that none of the workmen were smokers and therefore time was not lost for a 'fag' break. All workers were meticulous about taking their breaks and were never seen misusing the time allocated for them. Both the smoking and breaks were a real plus for the company and greatly appreciated by our family. I would trust leaving my house and for the team to work in my absence. I would not say that about many firms.Nothing was a problem for them and I would recommend them to anyone. Hopefully they will be back later in the year to build us a new kitchen."
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Jack, Stuart and the Sparky
 
 
 


Review 1 Mar 2016
Recommended by customer in IP25
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 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
 
Stripping out and re-surfacing drive

"The work was carried out so as not to cause any unnecessary
disruption, The workman were all thoughtful and well
mannered. The work was finished to a very high standard."
 
 
Team:
Adian Gowing-Aand R Construction
 
 
 


Review 22 Oct 2015
Recommended by customer in NR18
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
Single storey extension. Creation of ensuite bathroom refurbishment patio creation. New drive.
 
Cost: £61723

"Adrian and his team did an absolutely excellent job. They were friendly and helpful, always happy to answer any questions we might have. Adrian was a little vague on completion date and costs, but this was not important as we had no firm deadline to meet. We would not hesitate to recommend Adrian to any of our friends and family."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 28 Mar 2015
Recommended by customer in NR9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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
 
block paved driveway, drainage and soak aways built into drive, block paved slope into garage and garden fencing erected
 
Cost: £4470
 

"I am so happy with my new driveway and garden fence that Adrian and his team have completed for me. From start to finish their service has been friendly, professional and trustworthy. The team have given me exactly what I asked for and was expecting. the finished product is fantastic. They kept me informed at every stage of the work and were reasonably priced. I can highly recommend them. Thank you"
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Shaun and Jack
 
 
 


Review 15 Mar 2015
Recommended by customer in NR18
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below 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
 
A&R completed many tasks to turn a small kitchen and neighbouring small living room into a family space, then creating a storage and laundry area from an old car port.
 
Cost: £9000
 

"The team arrived each morning at 7.30am, and before I left for work I was updated with information on the tasks they expected to do that day. I felt fully informed throughout the job which was split into 2 parts. They worked indoors taking a wall down, bricking up a doorway re-plastering and making good. Of course there was dust, but not as much mess as I had anticipated. They contained the mess and respected my home. The second task was to transform a pretty ramshackle garage into a secure storage area with a new window and door. I am really pleased with the results and with the respect that A&R Construction showed to us throughout. I would definitely recommend Adrian and his team."
 
 
Team:
Thanks guys -
 
 
 


Review 11 Feb 2015
Recommended by customer in NR94

 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 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 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Removal and reinstallation of new kitchen and bathrooms. Removal of structural internal wall. Opening up of fireplace and replacement of hearth. Electrical/plastering/plumbing works.
 
Cost: £11000
 

"Work was carried out to a high standard with minimal disruption."
 
 
Team:
Adrian, Paul, Mark, Luke, Niall
 
 
 


Review 23 Jan 2015
Recommended by customer in NR6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
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
 
To build a single storey extension at the rear of the property with a vaulted ceiling and velux window including a cloak room and utility room.
 
Cost: £38633

"Adrian & his team were excellent. They were on site early everyday working hard! They were tidy and tried to keep disruption to a minimum as I was still living on site. The quality of work was high and if I wanted something changed it wasnít a problem. A very friendly team and would recommend them to friends and family."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 17 Sep 2014
Recommended by customer in IP24
 
 
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
 
Convert a small room into nursery toilet and double sink, install outside tap. Provide a wooden covered area, astroturf the space underneath, fence around the outside, including 2 gated access point. Construct an internal gate. Painting a classroom.
 
Cost: £8162
 

"Adrian and his team were fantastic. I am very selective and over cautious when it comes to builders and contractors, but I needn't have worried. They were great, excellent communication, super workmanship and very reasonably priced. We'll be asking them back for other works as and when they come along.
A very personal service, helpful and thoughtful. Would highly recommend.
"
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Apr 2014
Recommended by customer in NR18
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
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 carry out repairs, to include laying flooring, paint work - fitting 2 showers general maintenance.
 
Cost: £1953

"Work was carried out promptly & to a very high standard. Workmen were very polite & helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Would use them again. Very very pleased with everything. Thank you for making it all very easy."
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 24 Mar 2014
Recommended by customer in NR8
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 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 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 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Fitting new kitchen including gutting & making good old kitchen.
 
Cost: £9786

"Adrian & Mark were really friendly & professional right from the start. Nothing was too much & they answered all my questions & were very accommodating of any requests or changes. When another company accidentally damaged something-Adrian fixed it himself with no fuss & at no extra cost. Our new kitchen is beautiful & would have them back for more work."
 
 
 
 
 
 

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