Testimonials
2017  Blakely Contracts Ltd. Tarmac Contractor for domestic & commercial premises, sealing driveways,brick paving, fencing.
Please have a  read through some of the testimonials about our work supplied by our clients
Call us today on 028 91861736  or  07836290234
Kev Belam    
We moved back to Northern Ireland after living overseas for 28 years, and after buying a house and a car, the next single expenditure was to have the driveways redone. I got three quotations from well established tarmac contractors. Brian Blakely was not the cheapest, but we decided to go with him for the following reasons: 1/ The first thing he did was to drive me round the area and show me work he had done. 2/ He did not try to run down his competitors. 3/ Was up front as to when the job could be done. 4/ Listened to what I wanted and explained what he thought was better and would be more cost efficient 5/ Agreed to a price. The work was started and finished within the time frame agreed, and there  was a minimum of disruption to us. The guys who did the job could not have been better,they did not hang about, and  in the week they were at the house not once  did I hear any "bad" language, and they were most pleasant in answering any questions asked. As to the job itself, we are very pleased, It has transformed the appearance of the house. We have no reservations in recommending Brian Blakely and his workforce to anyone. Jim Kirkwood, Bangor  
Our drive was in need of an overhaul and I also wanted it widened; I received four quotes and Brian’s was  joint middle when it came to price but I decided to go with him because I had seen examples of his work,  liked the fact that he had a well established company with all his own heavy plant equipment and he provided sound advice and was realistic with regard to the expected start date.  In addition, he only charged a very small deposit with no further payment expected until completion; this compared to a close competitor who required a full 30% up front and was going to sub-contract the Bitmac laying part of the job.  Brian scheduled the job to take advantage of my retired neighbours prolonged absence, thus preventing them from having to endure the inevitable noise of diggers and pneumatic drills. The old drive was completely removed together with several tons of soil, so that a good solid layer of hardcore (sub-base) could be laid prior to the Bitmac.  Having been present for the initial stages of the work, I was happy to go off on holiday, confident that the job would be completed as per my brief, during my absence.  I found all of Brian’s workmen to be friendly, cooperative and polite and the Foreman communicated with me to ensure that the block paving, drainage and kerbstones were set to my liking.  The drive has turned out exactly as I had in mind and I am very pleased with it and highly recommend Brian Blakely Contractors
I recently had my driveway tarmaced by Brian Blakely and his team and would have no hesitation in recommending them. One reason I selected Brian instead of other contractors was because his business was established in 1993 and I felt confident that this was a reputable company. The standard of workmanship was excellent and quality materials were used throughout. Brian and his team worked hard, He fiinished the job on time and left the site tidy. Brian has left me with a  quality driveway and I felt the cost was fair considering it was finished to a high standard. I have found Brian and his team  to be honest, efficient and professional and would certainly use them again.   Thanks, David Blair
We recently moved back to Newtownards, and included in our shopping list of renovations to our new home was a replacement driveway. I was aware of Brian’s team from word of mouth in the town, all of which was very positive. Brian came out to see the job right away; I was impressed that he gave us an honest appraisal of the work to be done, made a number of suggestions and gave us a (very reasonable) price there and then – which was the price we eventually paid. There was no pressure or sales talk from Brian and he left it with us. Once we were ready to proceed Brian gave us a firm date to commence the job, which was honoured. When the boys came on site I was immediately impressed by the way they went about their work – very friendly yet professional, considerate for client and neighbours alike, and very hard working. The camaraderie in the team was tremendous – it was clear that this is a solid team who enjoy their work and doing a great job for the client. Throughout the week they checked on various details to ensure the job was done to our satisfaction, and dealt with a few extra unexpected obstacles without complaint. The boys did a fantastic job. This was a major tarmacing job and I was worried about the possible disruption and the effect it might have had on the neighbourhood – I needn’t have worried. And what a great driveway. I would recommend Brian and his team in a heartbeat, they were a pleasure to do business with. Thanks lads. Chris Haggan
Dear Brian, Just a little note to let you know that my daughter and I are delighted with the refurbishment work to her driveway, garden and paths around her house, which your company carried out recently. Your squad of workmen were very conscientious, pleasant and courteous.  Of course, all this was possible, thanks to your energetic foreman, Jimmy. It was a pleasure to do business with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my friends. Best wishes Jim Getty Hello Brian, A huge thank you to you and your team for the superb job that you have done on our driveway. From the day the work started your team have worked harder than we thought possible ! Every day when we came home from work we could not believe the amount of work which had been done and the place was always left neat and tidy for us to come home to. Watching the transformation of the front of our house has been incredible - and the attention to detail has amazed us. The brickwork finish around the drive and bin store sets the job off superbly. Can't believe such a transformation could be accomplished in only 5 days. We have to confess that neither of us actually met the guys doing the work, as we were at work too - but your 'invisible army' have done you proud, and we would not hesitate in recommending you to others. Please pass on our thanks to all the guys. Many thanks again Brian, David & Lesley Gillespie      
I moved back to Bangor after 46 years working in England.  I needed a new drive and front lawn and Brian Blakely came highly recommended by other builders and tradesmen I was using in the refurbishment of my bungalow.  I had no hesitation therefore in using him having obtained only one other similar quote for the job.  He gave me a realistic start date and his team arrived in a fleet of pristine lorries and vans.  The lawn unexpectedly needed 20 tons of topsoil and his men duly delivered it at my front gate (which is on a main road).  It was installed without fuss in a very efficient manner and topped off with top quality turf.  The men were all very friendly and worked as a close knit team of experts who knew exactly what they were doing.  The quality of the workmanship on the tarmac, supporting brickwork and complimentary landscaping is second to none and I am well pleased with the overall result.  Brian Blakely may not be the cheapest but you know what they say "You pays your money......."" Very best regards and many thanks for a great job. Campbell McLearnon.
My wife and I have seen Blakely Contracts teams at work on driveways in the neighborhood, and the approval rating from customers has been uniformly high. We had been hesitating about having our driveway done because we knew that it was likely to be a difficult job. We live in an old house. The driveway was thick concrete, ages old and cracking in places. As well as having that removed and a new driveway laid, we wanted the small front garden to be re- modelled, some bushes removed and a new curving garden path laid with a decorative edging. Brian Blakely came, listened, made suggestions from his long experience and was frank about the possible difficulties his team might face.       We talked it through and he quoted a price and date for commencement.We agreed on the terms.     The job has just been finished and I am astonished at the difference it has made to the appearance of the house frontage. It is fully in keeping with the style of the area, yet clean and modern. The workmanship appears excellent. From beginning to end the work has been carried out seamlessly, without delays, with one procedure after another explained as the job progressed. The men who worked in the group seemed to get along very well and worked so quickly. I have to say that their lunch breaks were very short! Amazing energy! The job has been completed on time and at the agreed price. Nothing has been left unfinished. The team added little finishing touches - for example, some topsoil on the new, smaller, front lawn - because it looked as if it needed it.       No additional charge; they said that they like to leave a job “looking right”. How rare is that these days! I read a comment from a satisfied customer  - “You get what you pay for.”  If customers are looking for a cut-price job, forget Blakely Contracts. If they are looking for a job done properly, by an experienced company with a good track record, at what seemed to me to be a very fair price, I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian Blakely. Robin Hewitt Belfast.
Our clients are very important to us and we appreciate the comments we have received about work we have carried our for them. We moved home last December and began a series of improvements to our bungalow. The last job to be done was the resurfacing of our tarmac driveway. Brian came out, surveyed the driveway, made a number of suggestions for improvement and quoted a price. Not the cheapest quote received, but Brian was attentive and knowledgeable about what needed to be done .A date to commence work was agreed and his team arrived promptly to begin the work - such a cheerful sociable band of men who personified team work. Everything was explained to us and checked with us each day. The job was completed on time and looks fantastic. Our outside paths and driveway are transformed. We have already had admiring comments from passersby. Thank you to Brian and his team for a job well done. Sheila Currie Newtownards July 2015
Brian Tommy and I would like to thank you very much for the work done on our driveway.  It has made such a difference to the front of our house which is now very bright and spacious.  Your employees were fantastic and kept the place really clean and tidy throughout the time they were here.  We have already had lovely comments from the neighbours about how well it looks.  Thank you once again. Tracey and Tommy
Blakely Contractors were engaged to replace our front garden and driveway. The work started on the given date with the workers arriving on time. The work was completed to our complete satisfaction within three days. Throughout this time the workers were always punctual, hardworking and sought to minimise the inconvenience that such major work brings. The place was always tidy at the completion of their work day. Their attitude over the three days was always polite and courteous. The professionalism of the contractor and workers was always evident. We have no hesitation in recommending Blakely Contractors not only for the quality of their work but also for the professional way in which they approached this contract. Thank you for a job well done! Brian & Rosemary O’Reilly
Call us today on 028 91861736  or  07836290234
                                                                                 Kev Belam    
We moved back to Northern Ireland after living overseas for 28 years, and after buying a house and a car, the next single expenditure was to have the driveways redone. I got three quotations from well established tarmac contractors. Brian Blakely was not the cheapest, but we decided to go with him for the following reasons: 1/ The first thing he did was to drive me round the area and show me work he had done. 2/ He did not try to run down his competitors. 3/ Was up front as to when the job could be done. 4/ Listened to what I wanted and explained what he thought was better and would be more cost efficient 5/ Agreed to a price. The work was started and finished within the time frame agreed, and there  was a minimum of disruption to us. The guys who did the job could not have been better,they did not hang about, and  in the week they were at the house not once  did I hear any "bad" language, and they were most pleasant in answering any questions asked. As to the job itself, we are very pleased, It has transformed the appearance of the house. We have no reservations in recommending Brian Blakely and his workforce to anyone. Jim Kirkwood, Bangor  
Our drive was in need of an overhaul and I also wanted it widened; I received four quotes and Brian’s was  joint middle when it came to price but I decided to go with him because I had seen examples of his work,  liked the fact that he had a well established company with all his own heavy plant equipment and he provided sound advice and was realistic with regard to the expected start date.  In addition, he only charged a very small deposit with no further payment expected until completion; this compared to a close competitor who required a full 30% up front and was going to sub-contract the Bitmac laying part of the job.  Brian scheduled the job to take advantage of my retired neighbours prolonged absence, thus preventing them from having to endure the inevitable noise of diggers and pneumatic drills. The old drive was completely removed together with several tons of soil, so that a good solid layer of hardcore (sub-base) could be laid prior to the Bitmac.  Having been present for the initial stages of the work, I was happy to go off on holiday, confident that the job would be completed as per my brief, during my absence.  I found all of Brian’s workmen to be friendly, cooperative and polite and the Foreman communicated with me to ensure that the block paving, drainage and kerbstones were set to my liking.  The drive has turned out exactly as I had in mind and I am very pleased with it and highly recommend Brian Blakely Contractors
I recently had my driveway tarmaced by Brian Blakely and his team and would have no hesitation in recommending them. One reason I selected Brian instead of other contractors was because his business was established in 1993 and I felt confident that this was a reputable company. The standard of workmanship was excellent and quality materials were used throughout. Brian and his team worked hard, He fiinished the job on time and left the site tidy. Brian has left me with a  quality driveway and I felt the cost was fair considering it was finished to a high standard. I have found Brian and his team  to be honest, efficient and professional and would certainly use them again.  Thanks, David Blair
Testimonials
Please have a  read through some of the testimonials about our work supplied by our clients
We recently moved back to Newtownards, and included in our shopping list of renovations to our new home was a replacement driveway. I was aware of Brian’s team from word of mouth in the town, all of which was very positive. Brian came out to see the job right away; I was impressed that he gave us an honest appraisal of the work to be done, made a number of suggestions and gave us a (very reasonable) price there and then – which was the price we eventually paid. There was no pressure or sales talk from Brian and he left it with us. Once we were ready to proceed Brian gave us a firm date to commence the job, which was honoured. When the boys came on site I was immediately impressed by the way they went about their work – very friendly yet professional, considerate for client and neighbours alike, and very hard working. The camaraderie in the team was tremendous – it was clear that this is a solid team who enjoy their work and doing a great job for the client. Throughout the week they checked on various details to ensure the job was done to our satisfaction, and dealt with a few extra unexpected obstacles without complaint. The boys did a fantastic job. This was a major tarmacing job and I was worried about the possible disruption and the effect it might have had on the neighbourhood – I needn’t have worried. And what a great driveway. I would recommend Brian and his team in a heartbeat, they were a pleasure to do business with. Thanks lads. Chris Haggan
Dear Brian, Just a little note to let you know that my daughter and I are delighted with the refurbishment work to her driveway, garden and paths around her house, which your company carried out recently.Your squad of workmen were very conscientious, pleasant and courteous.  Of course, all this was possible, thanks to your energetic foreman, Jimmy.It was a pleasure to do business with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my friends. Best wishes Jim Getty  Hello Brian, A huge thank you to you and your team for the superb job that you have done on our driveway.From the day the work started your team have worked harder than we thought possible ! Every day when we came home from work we could not believe the amount of work which had been done and the place was always left neat and tidy for us to come home to. Watching the transformation of the front of our house has been incredible - and the attention to detail has amazed us. The brickwork finish around the drive and bin store sets the job off superbly. Can't believe such a transformation could be accomplished in only 5 days. We have to confess that neither of us actually met the guys doing the work, as we were at work too - but your 'invisible army' have done you proud, and we would not hesitate in recommending you to others. Please pass on our thanks to all the guys. Many thanks again Brian, David & Lesley Gillespie     
I moved back to Bangor after 46 years working in England.  I needed a new drive and front lawn and Brian Blakely came highly recommended by other builders and tradesmen I was using in the refurbishment of my bungalow.  I had no hesitation therefore in using him having obtained only one other similar quote for the job.  He gave me a realistic start date and his team arrived in a fleet of pristine lorries and vans.  The lawn unexpectedly needed 20 tons of topsoil and his men duly delivered it at my front gate (which is on a main road).  It was installed without fuss in a very efficient manner and topped off with top quality turf.  The men were all very friendly and worked as a close knit team of experts who knew exactly what they were doing.  The quality of the workmanship on the tarmac, supporting brickwork and complimentary landscaping is second to none and I am well pleased with the overall result.  Brian Blakely may not be the cheapest but you know what they say "You pays your money......."" Very best regards and many thanks for a great job. Campbell McLearnon.
My wife and I have seen Blakely Contracts teams at work on driveways in the neighborhood, and the approval rating from customers has been uniformly high. We had been hesitating about having our driveway done because we knew that it was likely to be a difficult job. We live in an old house. The driveway was thick concrete, ages old and cracking in places. As well as having that removed and a new driveway laid, we wanted the small front garden to be re-modelled, some bushes removed and a new curving garden path laid with a decorative edging. Brian Blakely came, listened, made suggestions from his long experience and was frank about the possible difficulties his team might face.We talked it through and he quoted a price and date for commencement. We agreed on the terms.     The job has just been finished and I am astonished at the difference it has made to the appearance of the house frontage. It is fully in keeping with the style of the area, yet clean and modern. The workmanship appears excellent. From beginning to end the work has been carried out seamlessly, without delays, with one procedure after another explained as the job progressed. The men who worked in the group seemed to get along very well and worked so quickly. I have to say that their lunch breaks were very short! Amazing energy! The job has been completed on time and at the agreed price. Nothing has been left unfinished. The team added little finishing touches - for example, some topsoil on the new, smaller, front lawn - because it looked as if it needed it. No additional charge; they said that they like to leave a job “looking right”. How rare is that these days! I read a comment from a satisfied customer  - “You get what you pay for.”  If customers are looking for a cut-price job, forget Blakely Contracts. If they are looking for a job done properly, by an experienced company with a good track record, at what seemed to me to be a very fair price, I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian Blakely. Robin Hewitt Belfast.
We moved home last December and began a series of improvements to our bungalow. The last job to be done was the resurfacing of our tarmac driveway. Brian came out, surveyed the driveway, made a number of suggestions for improvement and quoted a price. Not the cheapest quote received, but Brian was attentive and knowledgeable about what needed to be done .A date to commence work was agreed and his team arrived promptly to begin the work - such a cheerful sociable band of men who personified team work. Everything was explained to us and checked with us each day. The job was completed on  time and looks fantastic. Our outside paths and driveway are transformed. We have already had admiring comments from passersby. Thank you to Brian and his team for a job well done. Sheila Currie Newtownards July 2015
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Brian Tommy and I would like to thank you very much for the work done on our driveway.  It has made such a difference to the front of our house which is now very bright and spacious.  Your employees were fantastic and kept the place really clean and tidy throughout the time they were here.  We have already had lovely comments from the neighbours about how well it looks.  Thank you once again. Tracey and Tommy
Blakely Contractors were engaged to replace our front garden and driveway. The work started on the given date with the workers arriving on time. The work was completed to our complete satisfaction within three days. Throughout this time the workers were always punctual, hardworking and sought to minimise the inconvenience that such major work brings. The place was always tidy at the completion of their work day. Their attitude over the three days was always polite and courteous. The professionalism of the contractor and workers was always evident. We have no hesitation in recommending Blakely Contractors not only for the quality of their work but also for the professional way in which they approached this contract. Thank you for a job well done! Brian & Rosemary O’Reilly