David J Bateman F.C.I.O.B

“As a Chartered Builder with some 50+ years experience I wanted to ensure that my replacement drive was executed to the highest standards, quality materials and to a time and cost that was appropriate. To this end I sort three quotations and selected the quotation provided by D J Collins using Marshalls Driveline Excel.

I was confident that I had chosen the right Contractor from the first time I met Darren Collins as his approach was to ensure that I was satisfied with the proposals he had put forward and that we complied with the Building Regulations.

I was also impressed with the attention to detail from both Darren and Paul; it was a pleasure to see them working so well together. This ensured
that the end product was a first class drive which has caused a number of our neighbours to pass some very complimentary comments.

I would recommend their services to anyone who required a block paving company who provides a Quality Product to Time and Cost.”

Mr D Wensley​

“We are writing to thank Darren and his co-workers for the excellent standard of workmanship on our new
drive, footpath and retaining wall.

The project was completed with the minimum of disruption and within the agreed time schedule.

Whilst the work was being undertaken, a Marshalls Regional Assessor carried out a works audit which included checks on: setting out, sub-base, edge restraint, drainage levels, aesthetics, health & safety and customer consideration.

Darren and his team received a score level of excellent in all areas. We concur with all of this.

The work is guaranteed by Marshalls for 10 years product & 5 years installation guarantee. 

However, it is clear from the standard of workmanship that it will last many years longer.”

Dr D.Tipton, Leigh Sinton

“Our contract was handled both professionally and efficiently throughout and the excellent result has been admired by all our family and friends.

10 years of wear and tear has not diminished the stability, effectiveness or appearance of our drive which is a combination of block paved hard standing with a long gravel drive, edged with a block paved kerb.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this company and have already done so on numerous occasions.”

Mr P Wells. Worcester​

“Being interest in natural stone paving, we had a small patio paved by a internet advertised installer but was not very happy with workmanship.

Needing a fairly large area paving with natural stone, we approached Marshalls the suppliers for the names of approved installers. Several contacted us, and we chose D J Collins a local long established business, and listed on the Worcester hub trading register. We found Mr Collins very professional and helpful, suggesting small modifications and adding a few ideas of his own.

The installation was very methodical, rubbish cleared, with material delivered as required. When work was completed, the site was left spotlessly clean and tidy. 

We are more than satisfied with the final result and would suggest anyone needing any type of paving correctly installed, should certainly include Mr Collins as an excellent option.”

Terry Smith

Secretary, The Worcestershire Golf Club

“Darren Collins recently carried out a significant amount of block paving work at the Worcestershire Golf club. We are very pleased with the quality of the work which has received favourable reactions from members and visitors alike.

We would certainly use Darren and his team again if we require work of this nature to be undertaken.”

Brian Jones

“Dear Darren, Many thanks for all your work over the last few weeks in laying my driveway and replacing the fencing.

I cannot fault your expertise, hard working ethos and politeness. Whilst your quote was in the middle of several quotes that I received; having seen at first hand your comprehensive ground preparation, meticulous planning and level checks, and your efforts in ensuring all the rain water would be captured, I am confident you offer the best value for money.

In particular, I must thank you for cleaning up at the end of each day and over the weekend. This made the major work that you carried out much less intrusive to normal domestic life. Also I am very grateful for your flexibility in allowing other tradesman, such as an electrician and gate installer, to carry out their work concurrently with you.

Please pass on my sincere thanks to Paul, who was a real stalwart and totally dedicated individual, and to the rest of your team.

With your attention to detail, highly professional approach to the task and outstanding quality of work, I have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to others.”

Rob King​

“I am rather a demanding customer and I am not easy to please, however I am delighted with the impressive work carried out by D J Collins.

Darren is reliable, punctual, hard working and very good at his job. I requested that some changes were made to the standard pattern thus making the task more difficult, Darren was eager to please and nothing seemed to much trouble.

Thanks to Darren for a first class job.”

Nick & Sue Randell, Fladbury

“Darren Collins and his team recently replaced our old narrow tarmac drive with a redesigned and enlarged driveway and footpath in Marshalls block paving.

We are absolutely delighted with the result, which has transformed the appearance of our home. We were also delighted with the choice of contractor, from start to finish Darren was professional, considerate and helpful. His work is of the highest quality, carried out with a level of care and attention to detail that is all too rare these days.

We are very happy to recommend him unreservedly.”