JW Colpitts & Co Ltd
John Anderson House
Coniston Road
NE24 4RF

Bill Emery

Traders overall Rating

(2 Reviews)

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We have provided excellent service for over 15 years to the various local authorities including Northumberland Care Trust with minimal complaints.

We pride in our service delivery in building maintenance and bespoke disables access adaptations.

We have highly skilled, experiences and qualified staff to provide excellent customer service together with quality workmanship.

We specialise in bespoke fabrication works such as disabled access ramps (metal or concrete), modular steps, easy access threshes, level access showers, handrails, coded welding, fencing, brickwork, groundworks, drystone walling, drain repairs, building maintenance, alterations, joinery works.

Services Provided:
  • Handyman Services
  • Carpenters & Joiners
  • Roofer/Guttering
  • Fitted Furniture
  • Fencing
  • Bathroom Fitting
  • Plastering
  • Tilers
  • Joinery
  • Aids and Adaptations
  • Domestic Maintenance and Repairs
  • Flooring Services
  • Gates and Railings
  • Kitchen Fitters
  • Building Services
  • Metal Access Ramps
Feedbacks per trade:
  • Handyman Services (1)
  • Carpenters & Joiners (1)
  • Roofer/Guttering (1)
  • Fitted Furniture (0)
  • Fencing (0)
  • Bathroom Fitting (0)
  • Plastering (0)
  • Tilers (0)
  • Joinery (0)
  • Aids and Adaptations (0)
  • Domestic Maintenance and Repairs (1)
  • Flooring Services (0)
  • Gates and Railings (0)
  • Kitchen Fitters (0)
  • Building Services (1)
  • Metal Access Ramps (0)
  • Other (0)
Membership Type:
[Standard Membership]
Comments from consumers who have used this trader
Reviewed 04-Nov-2012
I chose Colpitts as they had some good reviews and thought I could rely upon firms on the trade register(previous companies have been excellent)I was pleased initially as I thought they had solved a problem that other builders hadnt. However I was shocked to receive a bill(3 months later)for £702 that was not itemised fully. I requested a fully itemised bill, only to find that 25 hours of labour had been charged for work that took at most 15 hours. £50 was also charged for gutter sealant! They made a mess of repairing the gutter initially as the gutter leaked more than before and had to come back. They also disappeared after 10 minutes on 1 occasion without an explanation. They have not followed the code of practice and I have disputed the bill and paid for 19 hours of labour(still over generous I thought) which they did not agree with. Another local builder has agreed that the labour charges were excessive e.g. 8 hours to move 2 airbricks which the other builder said would take 1-2 hours! As a result I have written to Trading Standards to use their conciliation service and am awaiting the result of their investigation. Colpitt's have not only tried to rip me off but have not followed many of the guidelines in the code of practice that they signed up to. Even if Trading Standards find in their favour, I strongly believe that they should be taken off the register and would certainly NOT recommend.
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