“My Partner and I had the lucky but daunting opportunity to build our own home. We decided to let the full build contract to W Maclennan Ltd. They offered a turnkey solution with agreed stage payments which provided both us and our mortgage lenders confidence in cash flow for the build. Andy and his team agreed to a very challenging programme to meet our requirements, they won the project not only on price but due to the available resource and specialist trades available to them.
They completed the project on programme and on budget, any changes to the agreed scope/design was discussed, priced prior to executing the work which removed any cost shock while giving us time to decide if the changes would be within budget.
Our home provided many challenges from using materials/products new to the market to late changes to the design but Andy’s team had the skills and expertise to manage and execute efficiently and to a very high standard.
The working Relationship with the construction team was excellent MacLennan’s long-term relationship with their associated trades made the project flow, we had confidence in all aspects of the build and are delighted with the end result and proud to call it our home for many years to come.”
Mr G Phimster, Kilmorack
“W Maclennan built our new home on the shores of Loch Ness. This is the second house we had built so we were aware of the challenges and budget overruns that can arise during a complex house build.
We have had a relationship with W Maclennan for over 2 years now and their customer service has been outstanding all the way through. During the build they had a great working relationship with our architect which ensured the house was delivered as specified and to budget.
We are extremely pleased with the end result - the house has been finished to a very high standard. It has been a pleasure dealing with W Maclennan and all their employees. We would have no hesitation in recommending W Maclennan to anyone considering a new house build.”
Mr and Mrs Ross, Strone
"Scare stories about builders are legion, so when we decided to sell our 17th Century Lancashire farmhouse and have a new home built in the Highlands, friends and family thought we were mad.
But that was before we had the good fortune to meet builders W Maclennan Ltd.
From our first meeting in the summer of 2009 until we were handed the keys to our dream home less than a year later, the company could not do enough for us.
Working in conjunction with a city-based architect, W Maclennan Ltd took the worry out of our build while still keeping us informed and involved from cutting the first sod until our home's completion.
Our budget was tight and, unlike projects on various TV programmes, we didn't have wealthy family able to stump up the extra £100k or so when money ran out! But with W Maclennan Ltd, that was never an issue. They knew our financial limitations and kept rigidly to them, even down to consulting our architect and suggesting ways of doing things in a more cost-effective manner.
And when it came to liaising with other contractors - plumbers, electricians, decorators - the same customer care was diligently applied. Everyone knew precisely what he was doing and when and how it had to be done. At no time did we encounter any grey areas where people were left twiddling their thumbs because they had not been fully and comprehensively briefed.
Sadly, Billy Maclennan did not live to see our home finished, but his successor, Andy Lewis, and his team ensured that our project was completed on time, on budget and to the same exacting standards which have been the hallmark of the entire build.
W Maclennan Ltd made our dream a reality, and without any hesitation, we would recommend this first-class company to anyone needing a professional team of local workers in whom the client can have absolute faith."
Shirley & Tony Whiteley, Glenurquhart.
"Andy and his team did an excellent job with our new garage, fully living up to the high standards established by Billy Maclennan. We were impressed by the quality of the workmanship and particularly appreciated the attention to detail.
Most of all, Andy was unfailingly helpful in responding to our questions and suggestions as the work went along. We would certainly look to him to carry our future projects."
Alistair Clark, New Build Garage
"We used MacLennan Joinery to build our porch in time for the winter at the end of last year. Andy and his team were extremely personable and efficient, with a straightforward approach and no hidden surprises in the cost. The porch looks fantastic and we look forward to working with them again on our extension later this year."
Yvonne Stephens, Oak Porch
"For over 20 years we have relied on the expertise of W. MacLennan Ltd. and they have always managed to rectify the problems we have experienced with our old house and its battering by the Scottish weather. This excellent service is continuing under the new leadership of Andy Lewis. He has responded to urgent problems by return of call and has had people working within days to make safe potentially dangerous structural issues. On site all of the work force are polite, unobtrusive and very hardworking. In my experience work is delivered within the proposed timescale and within quote. I do highly recommend them and will continue to use them for all our building requirements."
Jinnie Grove, Cannich