Doug and Rachel Fraser, Seaview Crescent Joppa, Edinburgh

Doug and Rachel Fraser, Seaview Crescent Joppa, Edinburgh

After many years of design and planning, we finally took the plunge to extend our 1930s bungalow last summer, 2017. Pat O’Donnell came highly recommended through contacts we have in the housebuilding industry, and submitted a comprehensive and well set-out tender quote which we were happy to accept.

The works involved us moving out of the house and renting a flat nearby for six months, so Pat’s programme of 24 weeks to complete the contract was critical to allowing us to move back in before the lease expired.

The contract started on time and progressed immediately, with Pat and his team working diligently all through the autumn and winter months. Throughout the contract Pat was happy to discuss all aspect of the build, keeping us informed of any issues with the design and specification and always planning ahead for the next trade on site.

During the contract we got to know Pat’s in-house team and all his associated sub-contractors and suppliers, with whom he clearly has a good, long-standing working relationship.
All of the different trades took a real pride in their work and were happy to discuss and give advice on any construction issues when they arose. We were particularly pleased with the brickwork, which was the main external material of the extension, and was
crucial to get just right.

Work was completed bang on time, allowing us to get flooring and carpets fitted before moving back in. The whole process was remarkably stress-free, largely down to Pat’s hard work and expertise. We are all delighted with our new house, particularly our two
teenage boys, who now finally have their own bedrooms.
We consider ourselves fortunate to have had Pat build our extension, and would recommend him and his team to anyone looking to undertake a similar building project.