First Choice Building & Home Improvements Limited

Miss Paula Edwards

Harlow, Essex
(333 Reviews)
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Approved member since 2013
Call07488 830591

Skills & expertise

  • Driveways / Patios / Paths
    • Block Paving
    • Bonded Aggregate Surfacing
    • Concrete Driveways
    • Driveway Cleaning / Sealing
    • Gravel / Shingle Driveways
    • Patios / Paving
    • Permeable Paving
    • Resin Bond Surfacing
    • Resin Bound Surfacing
    • Soakaways
    • Tarmac Driveways
  • Bricklayer
    • Brickwork
    • Repointing
  • Builder
  • Fencing / Gates
    • Fencing Contractor
    • Fencing Repair / Replacement
    • Picket Fencing

Company info

We have over 20 years of experience, installing all types of Driveways, including, Block paving, Tarmac and Resin Driveways and we hope to show you that we could be your First Choice. Guarantees can be provided for all paving work carried out.

We are a Marshalls accredited Installer and a registered Brett accredited Installer.

Guarantees can be provided for all paving work carried out.

We carry out all sorts of landscaping works too; Patio installations, Fencing, Artificial Grass installation and Natural Turf laying too.

We treat everybody equally and provide real value for money with peace of mind guarantees.  We have all our own installers (not sub contracted) and we have now completed over 2500 driveways. We are used to working to a high-quality standard and have the whole process of installing driveways down to a fine art. We have all our own equipment and do not need to rely on skips or deliveries from others, we bulk purchase to keep our prices low.

We have a free no obligation quotation service, please call us, you won't be disappointed.

Contact details

Reviews Summary

Average score based on 12 reviews in the last 12 months
333 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

Quote Accuracy
(12 Reviews)

Customer Reviews


Front patio removed and replaced with a new front brick wall

Verified Review

DO NOT use this company - new wall had to be demolished and rebuilt during the build as work carried out was awful . Now after 4 months there is damp , green moss growing up from the foundations up the wall , wall is permanently wet at the bottom and one wall is permanently half way down the wall . Even when it hasn’t been raining . I’ve contacted the company no response . Going to have to take action as both walls need demolishing and replacing so need to get another bricklayer as don’t trust this company .

Location: N10
Reviewed in: February 2023

Redoing the garden

Verified Review

I read the reviews and was initially a little sceptical as there were so many positive reviews. Gheorge told me that it would take two weeks as his guys worked hard so I decided to take a chance. In the end they didn't take two weeks but in 8 days, ahead of schedule and that included a change I wanted to be made as I miscalculated the size of the shed base which I noticed after they had done it. John who was the main guy on site would regularly check with me about changes he thought was more advantageous or how I wanted things to be done. Unfortunately I'm not able to add photos

Location: E15
Reviewed in: November 2022

New patio, fence and turf replacement

Verified Review

In one word: Excellent! Petru and his team did a fantastic job in my garden (especially Boris). They replaced fence, built sandstone patio, built platform for shed and laid new turf. Everyone in the team was so professional, polite and took care of the premise. Lots of attention to detail and they did not cut any corners. In the middle of project I asked if something additional can be done (my fault, I didn't think of it earlier). Next day Petru came up with an even better idea and implemented it. The whole team had a "never say no" attitude. I am very pleased and would recommend them!

Location: IG7
Reviewed in: September 2022

Landscaping the whole garden - Patio/

Verified Review

Great workers/great team. Petru knows what looks good and guides you if needed. They did my whole garden in just over a week. They work really hard. Very polite - I would definitely recommend them.

Location: RM11
Reviewed in: July 2022

Patio, turf, steps, driveway

Verified Review

Simply the best, great job, really pleased, Petru and his team did what they said they'd do and more.

Location: RM3
Reviewed in: July 2022

Large porcelain patio (>100sq m) and turfing of nearly 400sqm

Verified Review

Michael and his team have been exemplary. I cannot recommend them enough. They are extremely hard working and their reviews certainly are justified. I will be using them for ALL future work and have recommended them to all my friends and family. They did a really large harden in the space of two weeks, and have ample equipment and staff. They are truly a remarkable team. They made some changes as per my request and were very accommodating - for this I will be forever grateful. I wish them all the best and will hopefully be seeing them soon.

Location: N12
Reviewed in: May 2022


  • Domestic Work
  • Free Estimates


Works in

Harlow, North London, Chelmsford, Enfield, Hoddesdon, Bishops Stortford, Epping, Sawbridgeworth

Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

Self Certified
Company Type
Ltd Company
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Approved member since 2013
Trading address verified
ID Checked
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Company Status
Limited Company Checked
Yes: Registered as a Company First Choice Building & Home Improvements Ltd No: 06425918
VAT Registered
Yes: 941 6985 85
Company Type
Ltd Company
Business Owners
Mr Petru Gigerciuc
Insurance Details
Public Liability Insurance
Current: Self-Certified on: 14/12/2022
Insured By
Tokio marine cc

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