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John Barr Construction

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 4.9 out of 5 based on 13 reviews and feedback
Trusted Trader since 2019.

John Barr Construction
Tailabout Farmhouse, Pitscottie Road
Cupar
KY15 5ST
01334 657878
07932 074 228
  

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John Barr Construction are a family-run business who look to provide quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

Drawing on over 20 years’ experience of carpentry and cabinet making expertise along with general building projects, we take pride in our work and have been a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen since 2015

We offer a full range of joinery services from home refurbishments to renovations, extensions to bespoke creations. Each client is unique, and we tailor our service to work closely with individual specifications and goals to achieve a high-quality finish.

Whatever the project, small or large, kitchen fitting or sash and case windows we will ensure a high standard of work with meticulous attention to detail.

Our mission is simply to provide a thorough, honest, well-managed and competitively priced service to our clients, whilst delivering a quality product.

To get a no obligation estimate or talk through any specific requirements please get in touch.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 13 reviews.
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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   20th August 2021
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Thank you John, Jamie and Max for re-doing our stairway so beautifully. Replastering of walls and ceiling was lovely. You stripped off 1960s veneer panels from stairway walls and downstairs doors. And replaced with a lovely rhythmic pattern of new wall panels, skirting boards, door surrounds and bronzed switches -- all in the original Edwardian style. A lot of very fiddly work in our strangely shaped hallway. Next project is a new banister. Hope John is willing to take on further projects in future. And very patient with our two Schnauzers too! Great job.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   19th August 2021
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1001 - £5000
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Work done included fitting new flooring and supply and fit new doors. All work was done to a high standard. Good initial advice provided prior to work commencing. Pricing was competitive and all work was completed promptly. I would use again.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   11th January 2021
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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Massive thanks to John for transforming my living room into a medieval castle! My vision was scribbled onto a piece of paper and John with his exceptional skills managed to make it a dream come true for me. He built a stunning library bookcase wall which looks hundreds of years old and fits in perfectly with the room. He used specially sourced church pews and very carefully dismantled them re using the original wood and re building it exactly as in my drawing. John fitted and plumbed in a massive cast iron radiator which fits in well with the room. I was amazed at how quickly he got the floor down in my living room too, it was less than a day and it's a big room. All the wood panelling was around the room was fitted too and very well done. John is comfortable working in an old house where no walls are straight and nothing is level, this is a nightmare for joinery but honestly doesn't phase him at all. Once my room was completed I had the fire on every day and the heat got to my 100 year old dining table and warped the wood on the top of it. I took the table to John who re constructed one of the beams under the table. I was so impressed as it was put together in exactly the same way as the other two beams and was even held in place with a flat head screw, again matching the original beams. It's this attention to detail that will see me using John again for my joinery! Thanks John!

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   21st October 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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John Barr did an excellent joinery work in my house. He was able to design, make and install the pieces of wood necessary to restore a 130-year old window, which I thought was worth preserving. I had been told by other joiners that that the job was too difficult, but John had the skills to do it to very high standards.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   2nd July 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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John has been present in our bungalow ground renovation and during the building of our extension. We worked with him a number of times and we found his skills and services professional, knowledgeable and of very good quality.

I have nothing bad to say about working with him and will for sure hire him again when the need arises.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   29th June 2020
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Used to do some major works on our holiday lodges. Did a fantastic job and eve manage to juggle his diary to help us out immensely.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   2nd August 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Several alterations to house, new kitchen. Quality was exceptional, John is a no nonsense and honest contractor, and resolved several issues with the architects and engineers specification, liaising with them to get solutions which were practical and buildable.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   31st July 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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John Barr has provided me with multiple custom units including an under stair cabinet and an alcove vanity unit. He visited me multiple times to ensure the design and materials as was per my specification and liking and invited me to his workshop to view the design in progress.

The fitting was done quickly and competently even though there were some minor unforeseen issues such as a 1cm bit of original skirting needing to be made to complete the finished look and some tweaking on sizes and finish of the cabinet. John did this diligently and and masterfully giving me complete confidence to recommend him and his team to carry out any scope of work from remodeling to custom joinery pieces.

The quality of finish and extent of detail in John's work is evident even under close scrutiny, where mass produced furniture from big brands does fails miserably. Even now after the work has been completed for a number of months the wear is non existent and the functionality gives a sense of long life and substantial construction.

We feel the pieces fitted to our home have increased the value and most certainly made use of dead space to the utmost of our advantage housing spaces for phone chargers and wireless hubs while hiding cables and allowing for further storage and expansion.

The skill and experience of this man is masterful and his work is outstanding, yet the pricing is very reasonable. I would not hesitate to recommend John or have him do any type of work in my home or office.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   26th January 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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Great Job of new windows in our barn conversion

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th January 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £5001 - £25,000
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Bookcases made to measure in three rooms of the house, including a library space.

Carpentry to the highest quality. Excellent consultation on design and decorative options. First-rate on-site work and cleanup afterwards.

This business delivers consummate craftsmanship, and no job or custom-design is beyond the willingness to accommodate..

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review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   24th January 2019
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £25,000+
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John Barr has been doing work for us in two homes over a period of 16 years. Such work has ranged from small jobs, such as fitting taps and boxing in pipework, through to large jobs including building and fitting a kitchen, fitting a bathroom and creating and fitting two en-suites. The latter work was part of the refurbishment of our current home.

John’s work is always of an excellent quality at a very reasonable price. As importantly to us is the fact that he has carried out the work, and arranged contractors where necessary, in a timely manner and in line with original quotes. He has been responsive to any changes that we’ve asked for along the way and has discussed with us any necessary additional work that has come to light once a job is in progress.

In addition to all of this is John’s personality, he is great to get along with, no matter how tricky a job might have been, he never lets a job phase him, always finds a workaround if/when necessary, and does so with considerable good humour. John is a tremendously hard worker as are the people who work with him. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend John and his work to anyone.
review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   9th December 2018
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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John provided a great service on a kitchen installation we were doing when I was let down by one of my own subcontractors. He turned up when he was required to, came with all the tools needed and performed a quality job. Given that he knew I was in a bit of a bind he could have taken advantage of the situation, but he didn't - his prices were totally reasonable and I would happily use him again and recommend him to others.

review stars review stars review stars review stars review stars   7th December 2018
Value of Products/Services or Work Performed: £1 - £1000
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Used John to refresh an aged and tired solid oak kitchen, Replaced some handles, made some joint repairs and filled some missing areas to match in beautifully.