Why choose A&D
A&D has a nearly unmatched degree of experience, both in working with the Essex, Suffolk & Cambridgeshire area’s many fine period homes and with the people who are entrusted with their care and enjoyment. After nearly 5 decades, we have become a fixture of the region. You can trust A&D to do building and renovation work with care, attention to detail and sensitivity to history.
The rules and regulations surrounding the construction industry have changed many times in recent generations. However the core of the British building tradition – the methods, materials and commitment to building something that can be passed on as a legacy – that remains the same.
Our vision is a simple one. We hope to keep A&D’s traditions alive through many more generations of ownership, and we hope to do so while overseeing many more tasteful, sympathetic renovations, repairs and subtle modernisations of the very homes we have worked on, just as we enjoy the privilege of occasionally doing more work on a home that A&D may have renovated a generation ago.
Mostly, we hope to pass that passion on to another generation, and for them to do the same. We hope you will allow us to bring your fine homes and buildings into that tradition as well.
A family business is still a business, and we never lose sight of that. Part of our working tradition is to ensure that every client and every job gets our full, undivided attention and is completed to the highest possible standards.
We feel the actual work we do is only a part of the service a builder should be providing. The rest is simple, old fashioned customer service. We seek to build relationships with our clients. We really do hope to do this work again for your children, or perhaps your grandchildren, when no period home is even liveable without some convenience or feature we can’t even imagine today.
As proof of this, we again invite you to take a look at our extensive portfolio. Our clients have been so pleased with the work we have undertaken for them that many have been happy to allow us to showcase their homes.
Our Project Management Philosophy
It is our job to take care of every detail. Everything from ensuring the architectural drawings are absolutely accurate to checking that the workmen aren’t dirtying your carpets. A renovation or building project is never a ‘9 to 5’ proposition, and we make ourselves available whenever our clients need us or the project needs our expertise.
One of the most important aspects is simply listening to you, the client, and determining exactly what it is you really want from the project. If your personal highest priority is sourcing the exact same bricks for a wall or matching the oak beams that made you fall in love with the property perfectly. Then we won’t leave that to anyone else. We are not working on ‘a building’, we are creating your home. We never lose sight of that.