Here’s what some of our previous customers have to say…

Mrs Ollason

Deanfoot Road, West Linton

“I instructed A&J Building to build an extension to my house.  The work was carried out to my complete satisfaction and, more importantly, when I was away on holiday!  I returned to see the new extension fully completed, with only the painting still to be finished off.  The work was of an exceptionally high standard, in my eyes, but I had this confirmed when the Building Officer from Borders Planning Office let me know that the extension was one of the best he had seen.  High praise indeed!  I would very happily recommend A&J Building to anyone interested in receiving top quality workmanship, managed by Andy with supreme dedication and competence.  You will not be disappointed.”

Mr  & Mrs Ellis

Deli Polonia, Edinburgh

“Deli Polonia’s first expansion took place back in 2007 and the scale of the building work has been nothing compared to the huge project we have embarked on in the past year.  When we started thinking about the project, we had talked to a number of contractors but what distinguished you from the competition was that you had a very fresh, positive approach and that you showed a great commitment by taking very close interest in our plans from the beginning.  The whole project had many challenges along the way as you would expect with a project of this scale.  But when the difficulties arose you showed your true professionalism and were able to overcome the challenges and deliver positive results.  There are many people around who would give you great promises but fail to deliver – you are not one of them.  It was a pleasure to work with you and I would like to say a big thank you for looking after our project.  Me, my husband, team and customers are delighted with the final result and would recommend you to everybody who wants to have peace of mind when undertaking a large project like ours.”

Mr & Mrs Fagan

Fairfield, Livingston

“We contacted A&J Building to carry out a large scale extension to our property – large scale in that our 3 bedroom home became a 4 bed home with new dining room, new family room plus new master en-suite.  From the outset the organisation, the communication and the service delivery was exceptional.  We even had neighbours commenting on how clean the tradesmen kept the site and the lack of disruption to the rest of the street.  The finished article exceeded our expectations.  The quality of the finish is outstanding and the snagging was minimal.  Andy kept us up-to-date at every stage and, despite the size of the project, we had at all time’s complete peace of mind.  We must also add A&J Building provided one of the most cost competitive quotes.”

Mr & Mrs Swan

South Barnton Ave, Edinburgh

“We contacted A&J Building shortly after moving into our house as we had various building and property improvements that required to be scheduled.  Initially we had a new garage built, the roof was completely re-tiled and our old harling was removed and replaced with new.  The work they carried out was better than we could have imagined, it was on time, reasonably priced and with little fuss and mess.  All reasons why we had A&J Building back to re-build external garden walls, re-pave our patio and install patio doors.  We would recommend Andy and his team to anybody else who wants a quality job done.  Very friendly and reliable.”

Mr & Mrs Senior

Wellington Street, Edinburgh

“We hired A&J Building to do our building and renovations work on a traditional tenement flat in central Edinburgh. Andy Gillespie visited us on two or three occasions to fully understand all aspects of the project before we agreed a start and finish date.

The project involved removing 3 structural walls, building a new one, full electrical rewire, installing gas central heating, new bathroom fitting, new kitchen installation, removing a fireplace, plastering / taping walls, rehanging doors – in order to convert what was a 1 bedroom flat into 2.

Andy and his team were thoroughly organised throughout the project. Builders were quick and efficient; the joiners took great care in all work with an exceptionally high level of finish; the electrician went to great lengths to ensure everything was to our satisfaction; and the plumbers were so quick we barely notice them being there.

Andy’s exacting care and attention to ensure everything was done to the highest standard is what stood out the most. His pricing was in the middle ground of all the quotes we received, but the quality of build and finish was what we would have expected from the top end.

The project was finished on time and on budget. We are absolutely delighted with the results, and would highly recommend Andy and his team.”

Mr Winter

Braehead Load, Edinburgh

“I recently engaged Andy to extend and re-fit our en-suite.  I could not be happier with the outcome.  The job was completed without any fuss and within the timescale.  Andy kept us informed of what was happening, explained things clearly, consulted with us around and decisions to be made and provided good advice.  I also appreciated the attention to detail and would employ him again and recommend him to others.”

Mr McCoubrey

Traquair Park West, Edinburgh

“Louise and I would like to thank you for the beautiful en-suite bathroom you have constructed in our house. Projects like this are complex due to the large number of small tasks to be fulfilled by multiple different trades. Everyone must be coordinated and your management of this project has been excellent. Everything about this project has demonstrated the skills, the attention to detail and the care taken by yourself and all your tradesmen. Many thanks. We will certainly be recommending you to our friends.”

Mr Reid

Afton Terrace, Edinburgh

“We appointed A&J Building to carry out the building and restoration work after recommendations we had been given by our architect and another existing client of A&J – and we are delighted we did. Andy’s team were all efficient, knowledgeable and considerate. They were always on time and cleared up at the end of every day they were in the house to minimise the effect of the work which was substantial. It included the removal of a supporting wall, new en suite, new floors, wiring, plumbing, new boiler – it’s a long list. Andy called me most mornings to give me an update on their progress and to keep me informed of any decisions that had to be made as they progressed so I had complete involvement with the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Andy and his team to anyone considering any form of work to their property. And now I have his number, no more DIY for me at the weekend”.

Ream Property Management


“Our company have instructed Andy of A&J Building on several occasions since 2011.  We have been highly impressed with their efficiency, knowledge, prices, punctuality and willingness to provide the best possible service for their customers.  Andy can supply all trades.  His employees are always on time, they tidy up after themselves and will always strive to find a remedy to a problem.  They have been extremely helpful and quick to respond to requests for repairs or advice anytime we have contacted them.  Ream would have to hesitation in recommending A&J Building.”

Brian Gordon

Welgo, Edinburgh

“I just wanted to thank you for the recent work you undertook to repair my roof. The work was carried out at the time we agreed, in a competent and satisfactory manner. Hopefully this will complete the repairs required, however if there is any future works required, I’ll be more than happy to contact you to do it. And if I hear of anybody looking for roofing work to be done, I’ll be more than happy to recommend you and your business.”

Richard Thomson

Queens Ave South, Edinburgh

“I hired Andy Gillespie to convert a separate dining room and kitchen into a single space. The work involved structural engineering (to hold up the roof) as well as removing walls, taking out the old kitchen and fitting a new one, overseeing laying a new floor and all the finishing work. Andy visited the site every couple of days and kept in touch with me throughout keeping me informed of progress and discussing any necessary alterations to the plans. It is the only job I’ve ever has done in which there was no snagging – everything was done right first time and the finished result is fantastic. I would recommend Andy and his team to anyone wanting a diligent and thoughtful contractor who really cares about doing a good job from start to finish.”

Ian Hammond Brown

Dovecot Wynd, Dunfermline

“Thank you for the excellent work you and your team did in building a sound proof recording studio room in my garage. You clarified my specifications before commencing work and completed the job exactly as I required. Your team were punctual, friendly and completed all of the building and electrical work efficiently to a very high standard, you even cleaned up afterwards. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends, family and work colleagues as you did a great job. I’m looking forward to writing my next musical in my new studio and Lorna is delighted to finally get me out of our dining room and into my own space.”

Kerry Napuk

NAP Management Services, Edinburgh

“Andy is our go-to-guy for any building requirements or tradesmen.  He is always on time and calls if there is any holdup.  Andy manages his people as if he is the customer.  Regardless of size of task, he is always ready to get involved, look at the problem and find someone to fix it.  He even takes his shoes off before entering your house, an act of respect unheard of in the building trades.  And his men follow suit!  I have no hesitation in recommending A&J Building to anyone. If only all building contractors were as competent, polite and timely.”

Chris Wood

Woodstar Property Management, Edinburgh

“I have taken the time to write this letter in recognition of the hard work, attention to detail and extremely high level of professionalism you have shown since we started working with you 8 months ago. When it comes to making the vital repair or improvement, dealing with our tenants, using our keys, getting us quotes and timely invoices, you never let us down.  As a letting agent, we need tradesmen we can trust and you are exactly that, plus much more.  Thank you very much.”

To join our growing list of satisfied clients, contact the Building Services Edinburgh team at A&J Building today