Testimonials


Essex Block Paving
Advanced paving have just completed their 2nd project for me at the rear of my property. Access was difficult and everything having to be barrowed through the fence and through my Neighbours side access. I would like to pass my thanks onto John and the lads for a job well done and pass my recommendation on to anyone who has doubts about using them.

.I am a retired city and guild qualified mason pavier Working for the local authority when block paving first became popular – undertaking many large block paving resurfacing jobs .

Last year I wanted a 20 year old crazy paving patio replaced with block paving.

Advanced were working in my area, so I watched carefully as they undertook different driveways near me – I could not fault their work, in fact I was impressed with how quick the guys worked, leaving the site clean and tidy when finished each evening. Depending on the area they were in and out within a couple of days with the finished job looking great. The surface was level with edges neat and straight.

I priced up how much it would cost me to carry out the work myself having to hire skips in. Asking my sons to take time off work to assist etc. Then asked Johnny from Advanced and couple of other paving companies for a quote to carry out the work. The quote from Advanced was just a few hundred pound more than what I had priced, and at least a thousand pound less than the other companys. I didnt wan the hassle of completing the work myself and I gave John the go ahead to complete the work.

I was more than satisfied with the work they did for me last year so asked them back this year, 2015, to price up a larger area of block paving and replace a 100ft section of 6ft high boundary fence. Again the price I was given was very reasonable, again being lower than other quotes I had received.

The lads have just finished this work, working through heavy rain one day to keep on target. Taking only 4 days to complete. Each night before they left they made sure the site was clean and tidy. They didn’t use skips and left no piles of rubbish. Everything was put directly on the tipper and removed that night. Having again to go through my neighbours garden, they made sure he was happy every night.

Gaz, the gang leader is a perfectionist. If he is not happy with the final finish he won’t leave until its put right - one fence panel was sitting about 7mm higher than the next. Something my eye couldn’t really see with the post between panels but he insisted it needed putting right.

Johnny who you will meet in the first instance is a very fair man. He will advise you if you are unsure what to do, giving good sound advice and ideas. He has many years experience in his field of work. He makes several visits during the day checking everything is going the way you want it. There is no up front costs, only taking payment when you are happy with the finished job.

Thanks again lads a great job, well done.
Essex Block Paving
Would just like to thank John and his hard working team for transforming our garden into a beautiful space. All his ideas and planning proved to be perfect and all finished in less than 5 days. His team worked non-stop and were a pleasure to have around, friendly , polite respectful. Every night when they left they not only cleared up in our garden, they made sure that all the pavements were swept and cleared outside . our neighbours all commented how tidy they were. Also John came to check the progress throughout the day. So pleased that once we saw the finished work we decided to make our garden as maintenance free as possible .
Spoke to John about fake grass and he brought a couple of samples which were the most realistic we had looked at. We decided to go ahead with it and wow it looks so good even the dog loves it.
Essex Block Paving
really happy with the result of my new driveway laid by john and his team. they did exactly as I asked and worked really hard so as not to cause any inconvenience to myself and to my neighbors. they cleaned up well after they had finished leaving me with a drive to be proud of. cant praise them enough, thank you
Essex Block Paving
We had our very tatty drive replaced by "Advanced" recently. They were very efficient, worked hard, turned up at 8.00ish every morning, and cleaned and tidied every night before they went. The whole job was completed in 3 days, including putting in two fences, and the price charged was the price quoted. We are very pleased with the result and would recommend them to anyone.
Essex Block Paving
Dear John and the team.I just wanted to write a testimonial for you to put on your website.

Firstly, we are so impressed with the finished product- the driveway and side walk looks absolutely outstanding. The work that took place was second to none and over the course of two days, you and the boys only took around 10 hours to complete
it! We would definitely recommend you and your team to anyone wanting a new driveway or block paving work done! Thank you to you and your team. Amazing work!
Essex Block Paving
Just like to say thanks to john and the team for the drive they put in for me, they turned up within a few weeks from the quote that they done for me, and they done the drive in about three days, that is very quick service, and they did a great job, very clean workers, I would highly recommend them to anybody, thanks again.
Essex Block Paving
Just wanted to say a big thanks to John and the team at Advanced. They gave a great service from start to finish.
John came to survey the job, listened and gave advice when needed and came back to me with a very competitive quote. Work began on Monday and was finished Friday with the minimum of fuss and mess. All the way through the working week John checked to make sure all was ok and that I was happy with the progress. Friday arrived and we now have the perfect patio. If you're choosing Advanced for any of the services they offer then you have made the right choice.
Thanks again to a real hard working, trustworthy and professional team.
Essex Block Paving
Just like to say a big thankyou to yourself and your team for our lovely front garden. Everyone worked hard and very professional from start to finish. I wish you luck for the future and would recommend you to everyone I know. The block paving looks amazing . Also I would tell everyone that you are not a pushy firm and there was no pressure with the free no obligation quote. Thanks
Essex Block Paving
Just to say a big thank you to John and his hardworking team, built me a fantastic new drive, very clean and professional, would highly recommend Advanced to anyone needing a new driveway. Thank you
Essex Block Paving
I would like to say how impressed we are with our new patio, We could not have imagined it any better.
Johnny and his team are an absolute credit to the company, they worked very hard to achieve completion of our garden, always cleaned away any mess at the end of their day. Thank you
Essex Block Paving
Dear Sir/Madam,
Just a quick line about the amazing work carried out last week by a group of your lads led by Johnny Saunders.
We were really impressed by their professional approach to everything they did right down to the cleaning-up operation every evening.
It has transformed our garden and are so pleased with our new patio.
Many Thanks
Essex Block Paving
Hi Advanced team,

Just a message to say thank you to your team who laid a new patio for us & extended our driveway. We are very pleased with the way the work was carried out, found if to be a very professional way, with a hard working friendly team, who started early & stayed late to get the job done, would recommend to anyone.
if had to put it in one word ( Fantastic )

Thank you again to Johnny & his team.
Essex Block Paving
Just wanted to say a big thank you for our lovely new drive
we were very impressed with the price, standard of work and organisation.
Unfortunately the wrong bricks were delivered but John put this right
immediately.
We would highly recommend John and his very friendly and polite team
A big thank you from
Essex Block Paving
Have read other citations, and completely agree with the comments.
I would like to add that the staff John employs are very professional and courteous.
My drive looks stunning, you are more than welcome to view this fine piece of craftsmanship.
To Advance and in particular to John THANK YOU.
Essex Block Paving
Just wanted to thank you for transforming our drive. You and your staff have done an excellent job. You came up with some great ideas. You all worked so hard and fast to do a good job and left the site clean and tidy every night. We are so pleased with the finished drive. Thank you John and staff. Will definitely recommend you!
Essex Block Paving
We are absolutely over the moon with our gorgeous driveway and our matching wall .john is such a nice, polite person an absolute perfectionist. his team of men were absolutely marvellous, they started work on time every single morning worked so hard from the moment they arrived until they left so polite and friendly, and so efficient and clean and tidy.

John advised us every step of the way with the colour and design and went out of his way to make sure everything went exactly as planned and we and also the neighbours were happy with everything. we love everything about out front garden and our lovely wall the design is just gorgeous . we highly recommend advanced paving they are absolutely fantastic from start to finish. thank you so much.
Essex Block Paving
We just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic job your company have done for our new driveway
From start to finish it took your team just three days (well impressed)

Very professional clean and tidy

All our neighbours have said how lovely it looks and how quick it was done
So thanks again we are very happy and would highly recommend Johnny and his company
Essex Block Paving
Dear John,

Its Dan from 15b Rayleigh Road. Apologies for the delay in sending you this but had a busy time in the last week or so.

Please find below my testimonial for the work you completed for us last month. Cath and I are delighted with the transformation and thank you once again for matching the price quoted by your brother.

"Just wanted to write a testimonial for others considering to use Advanced for a new drive or any other works. From the first moment I met John (who arrived within an hour of me calling him) to arrange a quote, to the completion of our block paved driveway, the whole experience has been first class and the quality of workmanship superb.

My drive was completed in two days and both my wife and I are delighted with the transformation of the front of our house. I couldn’t praise John and his team highly enough who were extremely polite and courteous and furthermore exceptionally considerate to our neighbours while completing their work. 5 star performance from use and we would definitely recommend them to anyone considering using Advanced services".
Essex Block Paving
 

We wanted to thank you for the work your company have done to our front driveway. Your advise on the design of the walls and driveway paving has been excellent. The work was completed in less than a week and has exceeded our expectations. Your workman were skilled and always cleaned up at the end of each day, you would also be popping back to check every finer detail. We have had so many people walking by and friends admiring our driveway, we have recommended your company to some of them. We are both very pleased with your friendly professional approach to your work and all the help and advise given, we are so happy with the finished result.

We thank you John once again and wish you every success in the future.
Essex Block Paving
I just wanted to take the time to write a quick note of thanks and to say how pleased I am with my superbly finished driveway.

As normal I was a little sceptical having my drive ‘ripped up’ and replaced with block paving, but I really didn’t need to worry. The advice received from John was second to none.

The phrase 'outstanding service' is not one I use often but I have to hand it to these guys, they were all very professional from start to finish. Every night, after a hard day’s work, they ensured the drive was safe, secure and left in a clean condition. The small issue I had was rectified immediately and the price charged was very reasonable. John comes across a very meticulous, hardworking business man and makes it quite clear that ‘he is only happy if you are happy’.

Overall, a very professional business, I would heartily recommend John and his team from Advanced Drives and Patios – Ray Trigwell

P.S. Should you wish to contact me ask John for my phone number and I will happily talk about my experience with this company