When was the work done?
The work was done in June, 2012.
What was involved?
It was two jobs actually. Alan did a bathroom wet area for us which had a new bath and shower. The ceilings, walls and floor were redone as well and took about ten days. The second job was redoing a bedroom, hall and landing which took about two weeks. Ceilings, walls, floors, doors and lighting were worked on and the hallway floor was tiled.
How did you choose Alan Doyle?
I found Alan on the pickapro website. Previously we'd been let down by a number of people who had been recommended to us or we vaguely knew. The two people we had contacted prior to Alan took so long to get back to us with quotes. You don't keep people waiting five or more weeks for a quote in this economy! It was funny that when I rang Alan that he just happened to be doing a job at the end of our road. He invited me down to speak to the women he was doing the work for and she definitely recommended Alan. It's great to get a recommendation from someone you trust. We spoke to Alan about the work we wanted carried out and he came back to us quickly with a quote, he didn't waste time. What a difference from the other two.
Had you definite ideas in mind before you talked to Alan Doyle?
we knew what we wanted in general but this house hadn't had work done in a long time. Bathroom wise there were new things available that we weren't aware of.
Did Alan introduce new ideas?
Alan gave us great ideas and explained everything that was new and available. For instance, why go with a frumpy shower when you could get something streamlined and modern. Alan also made recommendations with flooring options and tiles. He really knew what he was talking about.
How did the project run?
Perfect. When Alan says he's going to be here at 8:00 AM, he's here at 8:00 and if he has to go off and get something he lets us know. We've had people before who leave and you don't know if they're going to get something, going to lunch or even coming back. With Alan we always knew what was going on and I couldn't fault anything about how the project ran. Workmanship wise, Alan will keep at something until it's just right, he doesn't try to get away with anything, it's not his style.
What was the biggest benefit to you of using Alan Doyle?
There isn't just one. First of all we trusted Alan and that's very important with me. Secondly, the standard of his work is really very high. With Alan you'll get a good job done and you're going to get value for money.
What's your favourite part now?
The hallway. Most people would say the wetroom but I see the hallway every day and I love the tiles.
Would you recommend Alan Doyle to others?
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alan to anyone or to get him back to the house myself to do more work.
Any tips for other people?
Yes, use Alan!