AAKATIA CONCRETE AND LANDSCAPES / Landscaping Services in Auckland Region

Is AAKATIA CONCRETE AND LANDSCAPES your business?
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    "I could write a story like everyone else on here but my story is very similar so I won't.
    DO NOT EVER USE THIS MAN. He is not a tradesman, he is a conman.
    It is just endless, he cannot be relied upon, communicated with or produce even vaguely acceptable work.
    "
    Rating by: Nick  |  Rating posted: 25th Mar, 2014  |  Contact: Ajay  |  Job date: Jan, 2012
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    25th Mar, 2014More details…
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    "DO NOT USE !!!!! I paid Ajay initially a part payment. He came over and started work. Same as all the other stories. I will elaborate when I calm down, but in total he took almost 3000, including a van in part payment, to do drainage work (have since had someone else totally re do it), and to concrete a large area (which he ripped out all the bricks leaving a TOTAL mess, and also was meant to seal the side of the house. He would turn up and \'potter\', and state there had been a delay, pretend the concrete truck was going to arrive but they cancelled (not that the prep work was done, though I was oblivious at the time), and continued to ask for payments. He appears to be trusting, and I actually am ashamed to say I parted with this money. The last time I saw him was in July when he yet again promised to turn up the next day. Whats worse is I have given a glowing reference after his first small job here!!! very sorry to the next person which I am now reading about!!! Feel free to contact me for further references! I am going to the police next week after giving Ajay 10 working days to front up. No reply of course. I now have another builder here fixing the mess. This has meant a bank loan and extreme disappointment. I am however relieved he has not done the job, as I suspect the damage would be worse. What a nightmare. DO NOT EMPLOY THIS MAN!!!! He will cost you an arm and a leg with a whole lot of mess. My number 022 682 8986 Emma"
    Rating by: Emma Chadwick  |  Rating posted: 15th Sep, 2012  |  Contact: Ajay Patel  |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    15th Sep, 2012More details…
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    "A total nightmare to deal with this guy.Takes advance payment and only deals with cash then when he says will show up 95% of the time he doesn\'t and have had to call him up repeatedly to get hold of him. Had to get legal advise and the police as this guy resorted to threats to extort more money out of us for work already paid for. Now we left with all cement splash marks everywhere plus the resurface work which is pealing off already within weeks.We left with unfinished work which we have to spend twice the money to get this mess fixed. Would not recommend this guy to anyone.14/11/2012.AN UPDATE IF OTHERS GOT RIPPED OFF BY AJAY GET IN TOUCH WITH EMMA ON 022 682 8986."
    Rating by: Roneel  |  Rating posted: 27th Aug, 2012  |  Contact: Ajay  |  Job date: Aug, 2012
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    27th Aug, 2012More details…
  • 25%
    "I again used Ajay for more out door works on my rental property in Devonport. sadly this second experience was entirely different from the first. I have to report the job is still left uncompleted in spite of Ajay insisting on being paid before completion. I have phoned and text-ed urging completion but my calls and texts only result in more false promises. if i could withdraw my first recommendation I would and would advise others to stay well clear after reading other customers comments, who I can now say I have had similar issues especially around demands for money! Vince Hattie"
    Rating by: Vince  |  Rating posted: 10th Aug, 2012  |  Contact: AJAY  |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 100%
    10th Aug, 2012More details…
  • 80%
    "Was only on time to do this job.Would not recommend his services for any other work at all as ours turned out to be a a total mess in regards to resurfacing work done by Ajay."
    Rating by: Roneel  |  Rating posted: 22nd Jul, 2012  |  Contact: Ajay  |  Job date: Jul, 2012
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 80%  |  Reliability: 80%  |  Value: 80%
    22nd Jul, 2012More details…
  • 28%
    "Ajay was given the job of repaving our driveway as he gave us the most competitive price. Unfortunately, communication broke down regarding payment. We were under the impression that he would be paid the balance on completion of a 3 day job. Instead, he would ask for CASH for every step of the job from rubbish tip cost to concrete. After 2 stressful weeks of \'negotiation\', he eventually completed the driveway which is a bit rough but at least it\'s done. Lesson learnt: You get what you pay for!! I would not be using his services again nor would I recommend him."
    AJAY responded:
    "A COMMON SHARED DRIVEWAY THAT SERVICES TWO HOUSES REQUIRES SPECIFIC CONCRETE AND ALSO CONCRETE DEPTHS. THE DRIVEWAY WAS NOT DONE AS PER THE COUNCIL REQUIREMENTS. KAYE THE HOME OWNER CONTINOUSLY FORCED THE ISSUE FOR ME TO POUR THE DRIVEWAY. CONCRETE WAS CANCELLED 5 TIMES IN ONE WEEK. KAYE ALSO DID NOT COMPLETE THE JOB WITH ME. THEREFORE I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE FEEDBACK SHE HAS PROVIDED. THE JOB WAS HANDED OVER TO HER NEIGHBOUR WHERE HE TOOK CONTROL OF THE SITUATION AND THE DRIVEWAY WAS COMPLETED. ALSO I HAVE TO ADD SHE HAS GIVEN A 28 PERCENT RATING. THE DRIVEWAY IS NOT 28 PERCENT DONE. THE FINALM PAYMENT WAS HANDED TO ME BY THE NIEGHBOUR AFTER HE WAS HAPPY WITH THE WORK. THE ABOVE FEEDBACK SHOULD BE PROVIDED BY THE HOME OWNER WHO TOOK OVER FROM KAYE, COMMUNICATION DID NOT BREAKDOWN AT ALL. SHE FAILED TO PAY AT TIMES WHERE IT WAS NECESSARY. THATS HOW I OPERATE, SORRY TO SAY BUT ONCE THE CONCRETE IS LAYED I CANNOT COME THE NEXT DAY AND TAKE IT AWAY. THEREFORE I DO ASK HOMEOWNERS TO PAY AS THERE IS PROGRESS. "
    Rating by: Kaye  |  Rating posted: 28th May, 2012  |  Contact: Ajay  |  Job date: Apr, 2012
    Communication: 10%  |  Quality: 20%  |  Reliability: 10%  |  Value: 70%
    28th May, 2012More details, one reply…
  • 20%
    "Update: Aj returned to site and poured more concrete around the posts and re aligned some of the fence palings that had too much of a gap and strengthened the posts as requested by the other party that is sharing the cost.
    However they are still stating it is not up to standard and a few more things need to be done.
    So another meeting date is being set for Aj myself and the inspector for the remaining remedial work that is required to ensure all parties are satisfied.

    Ajay started off the fence with a bang. Was demolished within a day and kept in touch for the first two weeks. Was the cheapest of all the quotes but in the end i have had to finish the fence to the best of my ability. I was very considerate and gave him more than enough money for the job and more than enough time. Job started on the 28th of February. Regular updates were given till 16th of March, after that it was tomorrow or this weekend. One section of fence was lower, so he did raise it eventually. So planning isnt the best. March pretty much flew by. April soon arrived and he arrived finally after two weeks on the 14th of April. In the end, Rubbish i had to get rid of, lots of soil and concrete blocks etc from when the digger dug up the area was also left behind. I had to hire a trailer and remove most of the rubbish myself and get remainder of materials to finish the fence off. Got an independent fence contractor who reported on the fence. Below is the report. Clearly shows its not the best. I am a very disappointed customer. Feels like i have been cheated and out of pocket. More money is going to go into the fence. Report below. I do hope there are no other customers but if there are would be great to see your feedback as well. Date of Inspection: 02 May 2012 Inspection requested by: Karen Nicholson Brief: Inspect new fence erected for the purposes of compliance, quality and cost sharing. Properties Inspected HNZC Property Address: 204 Methuen Rd New Windsor Private Owner Property Address: 202 Methuen Rd Detailed Specifications supplied No Photo’s Attached Yes Findings: Type of fence constructed: 1800 high 20 metres long 100x75 posts at approx. 2m, 2.4, 2.7m centres 100x50 rails (three) on flat cut between posts 150x25 pailings. Fence poorly constructed with posts moving , (obviously not into solid ground and or not deep enough), and rails cut between posts badly. Most of palings need to be nailed off completely All in all not up to an acceptable standard, with work to do before Regards, Mike G Regards, Mike Gallagher Name Quality Auditor"

    AJAY responded:
    "I HAVE BEEN BACK AND RECTIFIED THE DEFECTS THAT THE HOUSING NEW ZEALAND INSPECTOR OUTLINED. THE ABOVE FEEDBACK NEEDS TO BE UPDATED. DATE 12/6/2012"
    Rating by: Dylan  |  Rating posted: 8th May, 2012  |  Contact: Ajay   |  Job date: May, 2012
    Communication: 20%  |  Quality: 20%  |  Reliability: 20%  |  Value: 20%
    8th May, 2012More details, one reply…
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    "We gave Ajay Patel all the time of over a month, trusted him with money whenever he wanted on compassionate consideration, most occasions at about 8 pm, with his family members or work mates waiting outside our home, citing, needs money to pay wages or family member is sick. Three rescheduling by Ajay and a month of delay have failed to complete the job that was scheduled in writing as 5 working days.All the work including additions were written with additional charges for material and labour added ion to the version 2 of the job. The work assigned had two parts, fencing and concreting. About 60 % of fencing is completed and the rest of the fencing and concreting is pending. I have terminated the job today after giving notice yesterday to collect tools,etc. I have sat with Ajay on Tuesday 28 Mar to discuss things and he promised to complete the job and took a cash advance at 8 pm again, as he mentioned he was broke and really needed the money. He did not return though he promised completion of job on Wed, blaming the truck company and his employees,etc. Ajay has without authorisation used my credit card details from previous purchase and bought and delivered timber and supplies to other business. “ With this method, Ajay will get excellent comments from two out of three business for material diverted from my job or procured from my credit card”. His work is of the poorest quality and has to be redone by other tradesmen. for eg, half paling gap is in every 2 m of fence, left open bag of cement in the rain, left new posts in the kerb, and has not secured them at the end of the day, few have been stolen. He has left cigarette lighters and tools lying around, including an open saw in the rain. The poor quality of the job, including vertical posts concreted at an angle, and turning up one day in two week, only after cash advances was a factor in deciding not to continue or take up his offer of completion after messed around for a month. This was a better decision of ours. My job is $ 10,000. He has collected $ 8,000. Work done is for $ 4000. Advice to others, I do not recommend the work done, the result is stress caused by not turning up, when informed, or while I was at work, misinforming that he is working on the property when he was not, and a poor quality job that has to be redone. (tradespeople do not like redoing jobs poorly done by others). He was successful to remove this rating, by saying I was not his customer, I provided the written communications to No Cowboys, and they reinstated the rating. So advice is “Keep all communication in writing” . In particular, do not give any cash advance, or allow only personally authorized purchases on credit card to business till work is completed."
    AJAY responded:
    "FLASE ALLEGATIONS AND A TOTAL NIGHTMARE WITH THIS JOB. EVEN POLICE WERE INVOLVED. I WAS CONTACTED BY THE NZ POLICE AND TAKEN AWAY FOR QUESTIONING. WHERE I WAS TO WALK. ANYONE WANTING TO CONFIRM THIS YOU MYA CONTACT THE BALMORAL POLICE STATION, OFFICERS NAME IS TOM. DANIEL ACCUSED ME OF USING HIS CREDIT CARD FRAUDENTLY. I MYSELF NEVER HAD HIS CREDIT CARD OR CARD DETAILS. I ORDERED THE MATERIALS AND THEN GAVE DANIEL THE PHONE NUMBERS TO RING THE SUPPLIERS AND PAY FOR THE GOODS,WHERE HE GAVE HIS DETAILS OVER THE PHONE. "
    Rating by: Daniel  |  Rating posted: 16th Mar, 2012  |  Contact: Ajay Patel  |  Job date: Feb, 2012
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    16th Mar, 2012More details, one reply…

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022 100 0000

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37 ROSSMAY TCE
KINGSLAND
AUCKLAND 1024

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