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 4.7 out of 5 based on 13 reviews and feedback
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A1 Group (Scotland) LTD
Unit 9, Peffermill Business Centre, North Peffer Place
Edinburgh
EH16 4UZ
0131 203 3031
07713 867 104
  

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A1 is an Edinburgh based building company with 15 years of experience offering all range of house extensions and general building services including structural engineering, architectural services, house construction, house extensions, loft conversions and house renovations assisting in planning applications, bespoke projects, building warrant applications and new builds. We appoint and manage the project team from inception through to completion.
We provide a fully detailed quote separately for labour and materials. We value the customer’s time, therefore we pay special attention to stick to the work schedule. We are efficient, reliable and trustworthy.

Company’s directors are Jack and Max. We know each other since forever as we grew up together in the same town. We merged two companies ‘Polish Builders Ltd’ and ‘PolworkUK Ltd’. We combined their experiences and skills to make sure that the services they provide are up to very high standard. Name what you need, and we will make it happen as we have completed several private and commercial projects. We completed work for such customers as ‘National Library of Scotland’, ‘National Museum of Scotland’ and Polish embassy. Therefore, we are sure we will be able to fulfil your expectations and needs.
Our experienced builders pay attention to every detail and make sure that work is done properly and according to customers’ expectations. Our site supervisors Tom, Michael S. and Michael K. are always happy to advise and answer any questions regarding projects.
Our friendly and reliable office team is always happy to help with all the enquires so do not hesitate to contact us.

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4.7 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.
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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   10th December 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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I had upgrading work done in a utility cupboard after removal of old central heating boiler and water tanks. The space had not been touched for several decades and required a lot of remedial work to make it re-usable. The work of several trades was done very efficiently - and very quickly. Very pleased with the result.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   22nd October 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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We have had a variety of work done from this company - floors laying, insulation, rooms revamped, outdoor lighting and construction.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   20th October 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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Was very pleased from start to finish. From the first visit to estimate the work involved to arranging and carrying out the work, Very pleasant and extremely clean workmen. Cannot recommend enough.
review stars review stars   15th October 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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A1 undertook an extensive remodelling of our house and to start with, the planning stage and initial steel work were professionally and flexibly done.
Oh that that would have continue because progress slowed dramatically as did the quality of the work.
There were issues the joinery, plumbing, electrical and decorating work and things went so badly wrong and we got other trades people to finish the work.
For example, it took them 3 attempts to build a simple flight of stairs, there is not a straight wall in the part of the house they built- making the finishing joinery incredibly difficult.
We continue to have problems with the heating and waste pipework- apart from hearing every last drop of water as it flows through the house, we have had to deal with regular leaks in the hot water system. The lime plastering finish is extremely poor despite multiple attempts. We spent good money on triple glazed windows, we shouldn’t have bothered as the building and joinery work around the door frames was so poor insect have until recently been able to find their way in.

The downlighters are not in straight lines and they drilled over a dozen extra holes looking for the electrical cables when trying to find them. The list goes on and on.

Now, we made a bad mistake by trying to live in the house during the work and this led to additional stress. Neither was I a perfect client, but this was down to the glacial rate of progress, poor quality work and mounting bills. Max and Jack, know what they are doing to an extent, but the builders left to do the work made mistake after mistake to the point where the relationship broke down and we negotiated a messy releases. This went on long after we discussed and discussed the problems
Overall our experience was of poor work, painfully slow progress and a lasting legacy of issues that will take time and more money to sort out.

I would strongly urge you to think about the high cost of low prices.
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Official response from A1 Group (Scotland) LTD

Dear Iain,

Thank you for your opinion. I am sorry that your experience was not as you expected. Unfortunately, I find your review not matching the facts.

We set high standards for ourselves and the company is known for the exceptional attention to details, reliability and great customer service. The most important information in this disagreement is that our services were terminated prior the project completion as agreed between the parties in writing. You were not charged for any works that you were not happy with.

‘’ Because we have not finished off some work, our responsibility is limited only to the elements that were fully installed /fitted and commissioned by us and for which we received full payment. We will not be responsible for any work you did not let us finish, for any work for which you have not paid fully or/and done by another company.’’ – A1 Group

‘I am content to accept your offer and conditions set out below.’ – Mr Iain Black

Remaining works were finished by other contractors. Our company is being blamed for faults caused by other firms. Again, we are sorry that your experience wasn’t best but we can’t take responsibility for actions and failures of another company.

However, we wish you all the best in the future.
Max – company’s director
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   3rd May 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1,760
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A fantastic service from the initial enquiry through to completion of the works. A1 offered great advice from the outset and were very professional. The work was delivered with great care and to a very high standard of workmanship. We are delighted with the end result. Spraying the kitchen units has been great value for money; the work has transformed the room at a fraction of the cost of replacing in full, or changing the doors. The level of cleanliness when the job was complete is also to be commended.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   4th March 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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Dark wood fitted wardrobes resprayed pale grey. Very happy with the result! Lovely finish and excellent service all round from all of the staff I dealt with. Would certainly recommend and use again in the future.

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   13th February 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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Jack and the team worked with us on a major renovation project on an old house. There will always be unforeseen issues to deal with in a job of this nature and I don't think there's a building firm on the planet for whom everything is perfect first time every time.

If there were issues Jack and the team always dealt with them promptly. Their work was generally to a very high standard and some of it was exceptional. They were very conscientious about mess and clearing up which was appreciated.

We got through to a great end result and are very happy in our home. I also came to the end of the project trusting Jack which is essential given that any big renovation project like this will require give and take on both sides.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   12th February 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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I have used them many times. Always done work of great quality, on time and have been great at communicating and finding affordable options.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   12th February 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Jack and his team are reliable, turn up when they say they will and offer an excellent service. They really go the extra mile to deliver what we are looking for. I would not hesitate to recommend their services. They always look after us and I trust them to do so. We have used their services many times.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   4th February 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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We have used A1 Joinery & Building for a variety of work over several years. This has mostly been repair work to residential dwellings in connection with insurance claims, where the timing of work and the sensitivity of working around clients who are often still in residence, is extremely important. A1 have always provided a reliable service and we are very pleased to have continuing relationship with a company whose work compliments the service we provide to our clients.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   30th January 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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I have had 2 bathrooms totally refurbished. I had my hall replastered and decorated over 3 storeys. I had an external spiral staircase ordered and installed. I have had a number of smaller jobs completed.

The tradesmen who were sent were very hard working and thorough. Max who oversaw most of the work was always available to answer questions and paid great attention to detail regarding out requirements. He made sure we got what we wanted and the work was done to a very high standard. He was good at finding solutions to get things as we wished.

I was always confident that corners were not being cut and I felt that the price was very reasonable.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   29th January 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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I have been using A1 joinery services now for over 10 years and have found their workmanship to be outstanding. Their work is meticulous, they are reliable and their attention to detail is the best I have come across. They are always trustworthy, honest and reliable and of excellent character. I feel able to leave them alone in the house knowing they will get on with the job to the very highest standard. I would not hesitate to highly recommend this company for any job. They have painted, built extensions, built outside stone walls, laid wooden floors and stone floors, electrical work, plumbing work and outside garden stonework and fencing. There really is nothing they can't do and to the most amazing standard. They also redid all my locks and doors when I had a house break in. All work done to the very highest standard and with discretion. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   28th January 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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I have used Max and his team for many years who provide a cost effective and professional service in a timely manner for a number of HMO properties. I am delighted to recommend them.