Colt Farm, Tiptree, , CO5 0LU
36 review(s)

J TAYLOR AND SONS Company description

RESIN BOUND SPECIALISTS - Naturally occuring gravel, shingle and crushed granite are mixed with a specially formulated clear UV stable aliphatic polymer resin to form a mixture which is poured and then hand-trowelled to a smooth surface in your choice of colour We can lay the mixture straight onto your concentrate or tarmac drive. We won't need to excavate. This means you get your new real stone gravel drive laid fast, simply and cleany. We can complete most jobs within 1 or 2 days. The resin only takes a few hours to dry, so you can quickly get back to using your drive the next day. The end result is a gorgeous gravel driveway without the usuall loose chippings

J TAYLOR AND SONS Services & Avg. Prices

Block Paving
Slab Paving
Gravel Paving & Driveway
Pattern Imprinted Paving & Driveways
Tarmac Paving & Driveway
Resin Bound Driveway
Concrete Driveway
Driveway Cleaning

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J TAYLOR AND SONS offers Paving & Driveways services. They are based in and cover a number of areas across the UK.

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Paving & Driveway | Slab in Clacton-on-Sea

By Mrs Tina W, CO15
6th April 2021

Very professional

Paving & Driveway | Asphalt / Tarmac in Stansted

By Mike S, CM24
21st January 2021

as above

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Paving & Driveway | Asphalt / Tarmac in Ipswich

By Ms Mary H,
13th December 2019

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Very good finish. I am delighted with the main drive that HAS been finished. However the path that was agreed should also be done was not edged in the same way as the drive = with red bricks at the sides. It was just tarmaced. Mr. Taylor brought the bricks & left them with me. He seemed to be in a very big hurry each day to leave. This could be because it was very cold for his men but I gave them drinks and food every day. I feel that if he had been able to start work at 08.00 hrs, his men could have finished the edging on my path. B ut they turned up at 09.45 & 10.00 hours daily, due to traffic etc. And they left at 14.30 hrs, first day, 16. 30 hrs second day, and 14.00 hrs on the third day. Due to the fact that I had to pay another £1500 more than Mr. Taylor's original quote in the middle of the job, when his men had torn up my whole drive then stopped work till a higher price was agreed, - Mr. Taylor had quoted me £2500 originally and we made out a contract. But half way through he explained that the job was harder than he had estimated, by the removal of the gradient of my drive being steeper than he thought, so he could not just take up the area to be sloped in a gentler way on part of my drive, but found it necessary to take up the whole drive. I was against this but he said it had to be done or I would not be satisfied with his work. I could see that it was not an easy job for their digger machine. I felt I had no option but to agree to paying another £1500 in addition to the £2500 on his contract, as it was going to involve more work and more bricks & tarmac after. Since then, others admiring my drive have 3 times suggested that I was put into a position of being trapped into paying a much higher price by the man perhaps deliberately quoting a low price to get the job from me, then perhps deliberately increased it considerably once the job was in progress & could not be left in its raw state, which would have happened if I had not agreed to pay £4000 - they would have left it as a site of rubble only. Please give me your opinion as to whether this is normal acceptable procedure from your recommended tradespeople?

Paving & Driveway | Resin Bound in Colchester

By Mr Nabil H, CO1
10th October 2019

J Taylor got the job for doing my driveway. He immediately contacted me and he was at my house the same day . He had very friendly approach, and explained the various stages of the job and the timeline , having said that the driveway was complete 3 days later , and it wasn’t a small job ! The outcome was simply fantastic, it completely transformed our home...he was there at all times , working and giving his instructions, the result speaks for itself! Not only he stick to the quote given but did other jobs , not asking for a penny more! Thanks Jimmy for a job well done Nabil - new town road

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

By Mr John L, CO4
20th August 2019

Very prompt with appt. Gave quote and followed up week later and was given the job. Done within 4 days max

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

By Mr Richard C, CO7
18th August 2019

Same day quote

Paving & Driveway | Resin Bound in Clacton-on-Sea

By Russell O, CO15
1st July 2019

This company turned up and gave us a very professional but friendly no pressure approach. Liked them a lot wish that we could have afforded the work we totally underestimated the work involved and the cost.

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Work not done to spec promised. Drive has broken and pavers subsided. Many other problems have surfaced. Have tried for ages to get them to return and fix but no success, Been lied to many times. Appalling cowboys. DO NOT USE

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

By Brian B, CO1
15th December 2018

I've had a lot of work done on my property over the last six months or so, most of the contractor have been 'Tommy Tankers' J. Taylor and Sons were the only ones to turn up on time, the only ones to stick to the agreed price, get the job done on time, clear up when finished and come back to sort a couple of snags with their work. No hesitation in recommending them and if I could I would give them 100 out of five. First class work, first class service first class job. Shame there aren't more contractors like J. Taylor and Sons.

Paving & Driveway | Block in Chelmsford

By Tim C, CM3
7th July 2018


Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

By Mrs Lyn M, CO5
1st May 2018

Short but to the point visit and quote

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

By Bob M, CO4
1st March 2018

Excellent quote and impressively speedy work from preparation, groundwork to completion. Many passers-by comment on the workmanship Bob McNiff

Paving & Driveway | Block in Ipswich

By Mrs Mrs M, IP3
19th July 2017

quick contact, but decided to wait a bit longer and go through my husbands building firm instead.

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

By Mrs Emma J, CO2
5th May 2017

I asked for a quote for resin bonding. J Taylor do not do this. They could only quote for block paving.

Paving & Driveway | Block in Halstead

By Mr Trevor J, CO9
21st March 2017

Very pleasant and hardworking gang, however not the besr quality of workmanship with some poor colour matching of block paving.

Tree Surgery in Colchester

By Mrs Liz B, CO6
10th March 2017

Prompt but beaten on price

Tree Surgery in Chelmsford

By Mrs Jennie S, CM3
7th March 2017

Quick follow up call

Paving & Driveway | Gravel in Colchester

By Mr Tony E, CO7
18th August 2016

Already completed this weeks ago. Why are you sending me another one.

Extremely pleased. Very professional, hard working and clean workers.

Paving & Driveway | Block in Chelmsford

By Miss Fiona D, CM2
14th July 2016

No written quote, didn't even write down what I wanted

Tree Surgery in Basildon

By Mrs Lisa P, SS15
7th April 2016

Made contact quickly and came quickly for a quote

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Tree Surgery in Southend-on-Sea

By Ms Z, SS3
5th April 2016

they were helpful and phoned and sent a text but I decided not to proceed for the moment as the hedge would be too difficult to pull out so I am trying the poison first

Tree Surgery in Leigh-on-Sea

By Mr R D, SS9
5th April 2016

A quick reply from James Taylor who was already in my area providing estimates for other potential clients. A nice first meeting with him at which time he presented himself in a confident and professional manner with details and pictures of similar work to that I required. Was able to give me competitive quote and start date which I accepted. Work commenced early on specified date and progressed with a small hardworking team which left them ahead of schedule on day 1. Day 2 saw completion of original contracted work and an agreement to extend the original project. All work was completed within projected timescale and estimated cost and the site left in a tidy manner. I would not hesitate to recommend J Taylor & Sons to friends and relatives.

Tree Surgery in Ipswich

By Carol P, IP9
29th March 2016

Very good even came round to our house as he could not get in touch - we had already decided to go with the other Company though.

Fencing | Wooden in Colchester

By Miss Biddy S, CO4
19th March 2016

Understood the job quickly. Listened and made good suggestions offering a competitive quote.

Fencing | Wooden in Canvey Island

By Mr Paul D, SS8
29th February 2016

Still waiting for written quotations utility for some reason not sending

Tree Surgery in Witham

By Mrs Sarah M, CM8
29th February 2016

Flexible with arrangements. Left quote on the answer phone as requested due to working full time.