After John did such a good job on my drive I thought I'd try him with something different. Well almost different! I had already bought a paving pack to replace my decking and also wanted the side of the house to have a concrete slab. John quoted me to do both jobs and I allowed him to negotiate a good deal as I'd been so pleased with the last job. He also offered if necessary to pick up additional supplies if required from the same place I'd ordered the first packs. As it was they were not needed, but a nice gesture all the same. John's guys came round and removed my decking which a nearby neighbour asked for (and removed). Then they dug out both the decking area and the side of the building. They laid a rough concrete, gravel mix before then applying a cement base for the flagstones. All of this was 99% completed within 2 days. Even more impressive was that Greg, his older chap used some initiative and used the extra slabs, which he cut to fill in an old step. It looks really smart and I'm delighted. Then they moved onto concreting the side of the house over the next day, which looked great all the way from the patio to the gate. Then the heavens opened. I tried not to worry as there is a little patination, but on checking online that is to be expected. However, it did become clear that there was a pool collecting at the side of the house in one area by an air brick of about 3’x3’. John advised me that the water would drain to the formal water drains; once they had drilled the holes after the concrete had set (although to me the water would have to go uphill a bit before collecting for the drain around the corner. They returned three days later to do this. It didn’t fix the problem which as I say was very near one of my air bricks. John asked Greg to come back after I'd sent John a picture, which he did several days later and we discussed the issue. Greg returned the following day and was to cut a strip out of the concrete by the damp proof course of the house and fill it with shingle which would allow any standing water to drain. I was worried how this would look, thinking he'd only do it by the problem area. I needn't have. I returned last night to find that he'd cut a strip down the full length of the side of the house about 3" wide and filled with shingle, which went around the side of the house towards the water drain. It looks great and I'm sure that when it next rains I will not have a pool. My point is that I was not satisfied, but gave John the chance to rectify my issue and he did and in a good time too. So again, this cheeky chappy is a pleasure to do business with and once more has proved as good as his word. I'm sure he'll be looking forward to my next project and some negotiation.
I called John having seen some of his team's work on a house near to mine. I liked what I saw and John was able to come out and quote for me that same day. I found him to be charming, forthright and earnest. It's hard to know who to trust these day's with so many rogue traders around. Well I'm delighted to say that John is a man of his word. He's a character and that was half the fun when negotiating with him. In super fast time I had the drive I wanted and it looks great. The finish is just right and he made sure it was done exactly to my specification. I have no hesitation in recommending John and his workforce to you and you can trust that he will do exactly as he has agreed to do. On a side note the other house which had double the size of my job also looks great. I will definitely give him a call for other building works.
I am satisified with my front driving way done. Appreciate all John's team staffs hard working. Digging specialist John made a very skilled digy digy job for the paving base-he knows his nature if communicating with him well. Mario did his right general job together with Lewis. Overall I recommend Acorn if anyone needs a right driving way in garden, have a negoitation with John.
,I am satisified with my front driving way done. Appreciate all John's team staffs hard working. Digging specialist John made a very skilled digy digy job for the paving base-he knows his nature if communicating with him well. Mario did his right general job together with Lewis. Overall I recommend Acorn if anyone needs a right driving way in garden, have a negoitation with John.
John and his team did an absolutely fantastic job of block-paving our the driveway for myself and our neighbour (shared drive) as well as our neighbour’s patio. John was very easy to do business with and his team are great - hard working and excellent at what they do. They did a full day’s work each day with no fuss or problems.
I needed the job done quickly and from quotation to completion, it took just eight days - and that was with a Bank Holiday weekend in the middle!
I’d highly recommend John and his team and would definitely use them again in the future.
I chose to use Acorn to do my front driveway after they did such a good job on my back garden/patio. The men arrived just 2 days after I called John. The men doing the job, Greg and Mario, were prompt, tidy, friendly and obviously expert at their craft. They spent 2 days working on the driveway up till dusk every day. They even came for a couple of hours on a Saturday to finish tidying up. The end result driveway looks great! It has transformed my property and provided me with parking for up to 3 cars. I would definitely recomend John and his team at Acorn
John and the team were really easy to deal with, the quotation was received quickly and came in significantly less than others. The work was completed on schedule to a good standard, the guys turned up when they said they would and the site was left tidy. Friendly hard workers - "good job!”
I have had my neighbours asking about my driveway as it has transformed the front of our house. We were kept informed of progress on a regular basis and would have no hesitation in using again if we need anything else doing.
John and his team have done an excellent job on our drive, a complete transformation! They were very hard working, started and completed bang on time despite the weather and have left everywhere very clean and tidy. The work is of very high quality and we've had so many positive comments from the people passing by. Having had some absolutely terrible experiences with builders over the past couple of years John has restored our faith in the business, he is definitely one of the good ones! Highly recommend.
John provided me with a hassle free competitive quote and finished the job in 3 days as promised.
Our driveway is an awkward shape and size with different levels. This was not an issue for Mario and George and their workmanship is to the highest quality. I am extremely happy with the results!
From start to finish our experience with this company has been excellent. They provide friendly customer service, an honest price and a top class job.
I would definitely use them again and would recommend them.
My new driveway has just been completed by Acorn paving and landscaping. Thank you to John, Mario, Tony (and Tony's cousin, didn't get his name). Kept me informed of progress throughtout, worked steadily and completed in good time. Really pleased with the driveway. I had a new retaining wall, steps and driveway on a difficult slope, but this was no problem for the team. All the guys just turned up and got on with their work with no fuss, regardless of the weather. Thumbs up from me.
Very pleased with my new drive, really makes a difference to the frontage of the house. We were quoted and the work started very quickly. The young lad who dug up the old drive was very polite and the boys who laid the new drive done the work exactly as we had asked. No rubibish was left, all cleared away and everything left very tidy. Several people have remarked how good the drive looks and I would pass Acorn's details on to anyone who was thinking about having a new drive.
John quoted us very competitively and included and considered several things other tradesmen didn't tell us and that we hadn't considered. He even got 2 very large conifer trees removed from our drive which helped make our drive bigger so that we can fit more cars in. He dug out a very (!) large amount and levelled the drive with our neighbours as per our wishes. He installed new drains and soakaways and advised us along the way and were we had questions/concerns he always addressed them. With his experience he advised us the best way to get the drive done and finished the job on time as he promised during the quote. He gave us free choice of the design and the final job came out competitively priced, of very high quality and on time. Not sure we could have asked for anything more really. I would recommend his work to anyone considering a new driveway.
John and the team were just fantastic, from the help with design, removal of orginal garden to the installation of brand new driveway! They beat all competitors in price and were so easy to get on with. Any issues or questions were not a problem for them and they were always happy to accommodate to our needs. The knowledge and skills they have are truly impressive and I would be recommending them to anyone.
Amazing ! Hire Acorn to get the job done with a guarantee for that peace of mind.
Our new block paved driveway, doorstep and flower beds have completely transformed the front of our property. John and his team have done a fantastic job which far exceeded our expectations. The team worked very hard and were polite and courteous. Good price and the job was finished on time. John is very friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing is too much to ask. Very impressed with the service and would highly recommend Acorn to anyone.
John and his team worked professionally and efficiently to complete block-paving my drive on time, on budget and to a good standard. It took less than a week since I asked for a quote to completing the entire job! He listened carefully to what we need and kept us posted of the progress. Site left clean and tidy. I would not hesitate to recommend John and his team to my family and friends for similar jobs.