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J TAYLOR AND SONS

Colt Farm, Tiptree, , CO5 0LU
4.3
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J TAYLOR AND SONS LTD 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 LTD Services & Avg. Prices

Paving & Driveways
Block Paving
Slab Paving
Gravel Paving & Driveway
Pattern Imprinted Paving & Driveways
Tarmac Paving & Driveway
Resin Bonded Driveway
Concrete Driveway
Cleaning
Driveway Cleaning
Gardening & Landscaping
Landscaping

Company Details

Joined Quotatis:

2016

Number of employees:

1

Founded:

1970

Public Liability Insurance:

Expires: 08/04/2020

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Latest J TAYLOR AND SONS reviews

By Ms Mary H, IP4 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?
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By Mr Nabil H, CO1 10th October 2019
5

Paving & Driveway | Resin Bonding in Colchester

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

By Mr John L, CO4 20th August 2019
5

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

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

J TAYLOR AND SONS Services

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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By Ms Mary H, 13th December 2019

Paving & Driveway | Asphalt / Tarmac in Ipswich

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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?

By Mr Nabil H, CO1 10th October 2019

Paving & Driveway | Resin Bonding in Colchester

Pre Work

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

By Mr John L, CO4 20th August 2019

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

Pre Work

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

By Mr Richard C, CO7 18th August 2019

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

Pre Work

Same day quote

By Russell O, CO15 1st July 2019

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

Pre Work

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.

By Helen D, 28th May 2019
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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

By Brian B, CO1 15th December 2018

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

Pre Work

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.

By Tim C, CM3 7th July 2018

Paving & Driveway | Block in Chelmsford

Pre Work

Excellent

By Mrs Lyn M, CO5 1st May 2018

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

Pre Work

Short but to the point visit and quote

By Bob M, CO4 1st March 2018

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

Pre Work

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

By Jeffrey P, CO15 30th January 2018

Paving & Driveway | Block in Clacton-on-Sea

Pre Work

Promt

By Mrs Mrs M, IP3 19th July 2017

Paving & Driveway | Block in Ipswich

Pre Work

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

By Mrs Emma J, CO2 5th May 2017

Paving & Driveway | Block in Colchester

Pre Work

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

By Mr Trevor J, CO9 21st March 2017

Paving & Driveway | Block in Halstead

Pre Work

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

By Mrs Liz B, CO6 10th March 2017

Tree Surgery in Colchester

Pre Work

Prompt but beaten on price

By Mr Russell L, SS4 10th December 2016

Tree Surgery | Stump Grinding in Rochford

Pre Work

Average

By Andy J, CM1 24th September 2016

Paving & Driveway | Block in Chelmsford

Pre Work

Good

By Mr Tony E, CO7 18th August 2016

Paving & Driveway | Gravel in Colchester

Pre Work

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

Post Work

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

By Miss Fiona D, CM2 14th July 2016

Paving & Driveway | Block in Chelmsford

Pre Work

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

By Mrs Lisa P, SS15 7th April 2016

Tree Surgery in Basildon

Pre Work

Made contact quickly and came quickly for a quote

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By Ms Z, SS3 5th April 2016
Pre Work

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

By Mr R D, SS9 5th April 2016
Pre Work

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.

By Carol P, IP9 29th March 2016

Tree Surgery in Ipswich

Pre Work

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.

By Miss Biddy S, CO4 19th March 2016

Fencing | Wooden in Colchester

Pre Work

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

By Mr Paul D, SS8 29th February 2016
Pre Work

Still waiting for written quotations utility for some reason not sending

By Mrs Sarah M, CM8 29th February 2016
Pre Work

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