Alisdair & Jenny Blackhall, Edinburgh

Alisdair & Jenny Blackhall, Edinburgh

Pat was part of a shortlist of builders that we had recommended for building our extension by our architect. We were looking for someone that was flexible, pragmatic and would come with suggestions for ways to approach the project that would maintain the design and maximise the simplicity of approach. Pat’s straightforward and pragmatic approach to what we were looking to build gave both of us confidence that we wanted in our builder.

The family moved out of the house for the duration of the build, and were living in Ireland for the duration, making it all the more important that we had great communication and we could trust what was going on. On both, Pat and his team were excellent. We were sent regular photo updates when anything important or interesting was underway – from down takings, through foundations, to construction, regular images and notes were shared with both me and the architect. For the first 11 weeks of the project there was no slippage in the timeline and when some suppliers let us down, Pat was honest about the impact. Pat built a great working relationship with Tom, our architect, with whom he had never previously worked, and both were clearly intent on ensuring that quality and timelines were kept to as well as a great extension built.

Pat is honest and trustworthy, reliable, has a great work ethic and has a fantastic team that he works with. Our neighbours even said how nice all of the tradesmen were when they saw them and Pat and his team were always mindful to minimise the impact on them. We really feel like we struck gold with Tom (our Architect) and Pat. While the results speak for themselves, the effort and quality of workmanship to get here stand as a testament to that.

I would happily recommend Pat to anyone looking to undertake a building project. His workmanship is extemporary, his team is friendly and trustworthy, and the outcome for us has exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks Pat!