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A. B. Mearns Ltd

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 4.9 out of 5 based on 24 reviews and feedback
Trusted Trader since 2015

A. B. Mearns Ltd
55 Bangor Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JX
0131 554 7753
     

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Stone and masonry in Edinburgh
A B Mearns Ltd were established in 1975 and are a family business dedicated to an experienced, professional service.

We are masonry specialists providing expert stone services and stone supplied to order.

We deliver a highly personal, friendly service to our domestic and commercial customers.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.
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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   27th May 2021
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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The decorative balustrade outside our Morningside flat was requiring significant attention and to get it repaired, we approached three masonry firms. All three specified that it was requiring to be totally rebuilt & provided costings on that basis.
AB Mearns not only provided us with confidence that they could do a good job but they also did so at a cost significantly less than the others, including providing new matching stone to replace a badly eroded pillar.
Our confidence was not misplaced & the work was done to a high standard and the result is a huge improvement both in look & safety.
It was a pleasure to do business with a friendly, professional local family company. We would happily recommend using them.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   23rd December 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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The work carried out on the front of our house was done quickly, efficiently and as quoted. The builders were prompt, courteous and left the garden tidy at the end of the job. I also appreciated that I wasn’t asked for a deposit or part-payment before they started work. My minor snagging item was carried out quickly, without debate or additional charge.
I would use Mearns again and would recommend their work.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   25th October 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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AB Mearns were a great company to work with and I would definitely recommend their services to anyone looking for quality masonry work.

They stepped in when another mason let us down and immediately the difference in service was clear. I wish we had found them originally!

The work required on our property was substantial (roughly £75,000 worth) and it also posed a danger to the public so it was imperative that it was fixed promptly. That being said, the council threw every difficulty they could at us and I can only thank Andy for his pragmatism and excellent communication throughout which was crucial to our success. His quote was very reasonable given what we had received from others and he was never hard to get a hold of, explaining any issues and keeping us abreast of developments.

They worked well with the other tradesmen involved (scaffolder and council representatives) and above all did a fantastic job. The front of our building spans an entire corner street, 3 storeys high, with some difficult to reach areas, not to mention it’s also very old. I am so thankful that our masonry issues are now over and we can sleep at night knowing the public is not in any danger.

Thanks again Andy.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th April 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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I was very impressed with the work carried out and the efficiency of the company. Nice people to do business with.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   5th April 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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The team working on our job was very hard working, tidy and friendly. The quality of workmanship was first class.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   1st April 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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The quote from A B Mearns came quickly and the job started and finished on the dates discussed. The tradesmen were friendly and the completed job was very satisfactory.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   12th December 2018
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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A. B Mearns did an excellent job of rebuilding garden walls and gates, which were destroyed by a car driving into them.

I’m in a conservation area and they used appropriate materials for the work, re-using the old stone and ironwork wherever possible. They kindly sourced an original iron gate for me ( not in the quote) and were happy to answer any queries or requests.

The stonemasons were unfailingly polite, tidy and professional and Mr Mearns regularly called in or phoned to check that I was happy with things. Any issues were promptly sorted and the work was completed on time to a very high standard.

They even attended a meeting with the Council Planning department, well after work was finished, to reassure them that proper stone had been used for the work.

The finished product looks great and there have been many, many compliments about it. I’m very happy and highly recommend the company.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   15th October 2018
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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We had AB Mearns come and do some stone repairs on our house.
They came promptly and started the job within a week or two. We had between 2 and 4 stone masons on the site over a period of about 6 weeks and all were very polite and professional and did a great job of repairing our stone work. Andy called around regularly to check that the job was going well, and to talk through what the men were doing.

They tidied up really well at the end of each day, and took time to say hello and chat with our two small kids, which was very nice of them (and even bought our kids wee goodbye presents when they were leaving).

We are thrilled with the result, and would definitely recommend them without hesitation.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   19th December 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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A well organised and thoroughly professional job carried out by experienced tradesmen. Site kept clean and tidied up at the end of the job.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   18th December 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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A very efficient company whose representative was rapid in the presentation of the estimate for rewiring my gate ans was accurate in what was needed to repair it.

Early start on both days and the workman was informative and ready to carry out a slight modification.

There was a follow up afterwards to ask about my satisfaction with the job.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   15th December 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Great professional service and very friendly staff.

Would use them again. Did a great job.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   9th December 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Can’t recommend A B Mearns highly enough. Very reasonably priced and the job they did for me was very professional. The workmen were on time and courteous and cleaned up behind them. All in all a very hay customer. Thanks again.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   22nd November 2017
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The workman arrived on time, were courteous, considerate & informative, it will be finished on such and such a day etc.

The workmanship was as expected, v.good.

The finished product was amazing & a vast improvement. Pleased to find hard working reliable & punctual workman.

Thank you.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   11th November 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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Very competent work indeed. Completely repointed decaying garden walls and made them look stunning.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   7th November 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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From first contact to assess work, to completion, I was impressed with A B Mearns Ltd's attitude to me as a customer. I was informed of repairs required and very pleased with diligence taken.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   7th November 2017
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Carried out work exactly as requested. Completed to our satisfaction. Would definitely recommend to others.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   2nd June 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Mr Mearns undertook this work at short notice. I couldn't thank him enough.

The job was completed on time and on budget and to a very high standard.

All the tradesman were extremely helpful and always on hand to answer any questions.

I would highly recommend and certainly use again.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   30th May 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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A.B Mearns firm was recommended to me as being reliable and efficient, they had done work in my house before and I cannot thank them enough. The men have always been extremely reliable, no time wasting, friendly and cheerful. Being on my own I appreciate the extra effort and thoughtfulness that went in to making me comfortable. A big thank you to all involved.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   11th May 2017
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Works were carried out in a professional and timely manner. With Mr Mearns even popping in for a follow up visit one month after completion.

Excellent Trader.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   16th December 2015
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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I have used AB Mearns for many years and found them to be extremely professional and their workmanship is always excellent.
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