Reviews of Specialist Services in St Albans, Hertfordshire
Marshalswick South, AL1
1 August 2012
I have damp on a wall at the back of the house and would like a quote to have a course of damp proofing and re-plastering etc.
We were really pleased that we found Gordon through Rated People for the damp proofing/plastering work we needed. His quote was very competitive and he did a great job, whilst being extremely friendly and reliable. Would definitely use him again for any future work!
Damp to party wall in the kitchen and small step between kitchen and dining room. Kitchen is concrete floor and dining room timber floor. House age 1901.
Need to locate exactly extent of the damp and put in a new injection damp proof course to prevent further damp.
Fred and Rudi responded to my post really quickly and came round the same evening to quote for the work. I was impressed with the work they carried out and even offered to plaster an extra area of wall at no extra cost. They worked over the weekend and stayed late on Sunday night to finish the job.
The work was carried out to my complete satisfaction. The men were polite and curteous and very tidy. They came when they said they would and came back to finish the job and did not ask for payment until the job was completely finished.
Summary. An area of approximately 3 square metres has sunk. Pavoirs need to be lifted and laid aside for re-use, base layer replaced and compacted. Pavoirs replaced.
A skilled and affable craftsman who goes the extra mile to deliver customer delight. Highly recommended. A good communicator who explained clearly what needed to be done and once agreed delivered on his side of the bargain. I'm very happy with the repair and the time taken. For me it represented great value. Would I use this supplier again? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" Thanks for a great job.
Unsold lead, updated details: Our small porch is showing signs of damp and we are looking for help in curing the problem. Original: Small porch - damp and mouldy. Need advice and 'putting right'.
Need a loft conversion insulating and general recommendations for improving insulation of the house.
I am looking for someone to fit (and then supply the relevant health & safety documentation) a log burning stove. The stove is an Aga Little Wenlock, and needs to be fitted in to the orifice of an existing masonry chimney in my house. The house is a semi-detached from the 1920s / 1930's if that helps in any way re type of chimney.
The stove was supplied along with a 1000mm stove pipe and register plate to help with the installation, but I would need you to supply and fit a flexible flue liner and any cap required on top of the chimney as well.
No chimney work is required (other than fitting the flue), and this is a new installation (previously had a gas fire that has already been removed. The orifice / opening of the chimney has already been created ready for the log burner to be fitted).
Customer owns and lives at this property
Timing: Within 2 weeks
Marshalswick North, AL4
install second hand marble fire surround and gas fire place, Timing: Within 2 weeks
1920's ex council terraced house. Previous owners built small extension at the back to house a bathroom, a storage closet, and a short hall leading from the kitchen to the bathroom. Area used to be tiled from floor to ceiling.
Removed the floor to ceiling tiles in kitchen and short hall and painted instead. Kitchen is fine.
However, short hall to bathroom is covered with damp stains, peeling paint, some mould etc. No sense redecorating again until underlying problem is dealt with. Please advise. Thank you.
Timing: I am flexible on start date
Colney Heath, AL4
Damp proofing required to an end-of-terrace 3 bedroom house including replastering/repainting the walls as necessary Timing: Within 2 weeks
St Stephen, AL2
Groundwork's required in preparation for installing new incoming 3phase electrical supply. 15m trench required 600mm deep from the roadway to the front of the property and laying of duct work (supplies by others) along with constructing a new draw pit and forming new access holes into the property. Backfilling will be required along with resurfacing. Timing: Within 2 weeks
I think the guttering may be blocked, also seems to be some internal damp at the front and back of the house - could be guttering or damp celing joists?
Timing: I am flexible on start date
Marshalswick South, AL3
We have a damp patch in our dining room at the point where the outside wall meets our next door neighbours conservatory. We need to identify the cause of the damp patch and then resolve and make good any damage caused. Timing: Within 2 months
We are moving in to a victorian terrace in St. Albans next week and have been instructed by the mortgage company to carry out the following work;
1. Drill and inject a chemical damp proof course to walls to be carried out in accordance with BS 8102 & BS 6576 1985. Approx. 5 metres of wall.
Replastering Spec (i will remove plaster but need a specialist to carry out work below).
2. reinstate plaster using a damp resistant plaster with a cement waterproofed render backing coat prior to plaster skimming. To be carried out in accordance with BS 5492 1990 . Approx 7m2 of replastering/treatment. See below.
3. Ensure to treat exposed brickwork with a salt neutraliser, particularly the chimney breast in the bathroom
Specification for remedial render backing for internal plaster replacement.
4. Make up a mix of 3:1 using fine sharp sand (Leighton Buzzard) with ordinary cement respectively, and incorporating a waterproofing agent such as Febproof, Sovereign, or Rendergold, in the gauging water.
5. Plaster skim to finish using Multifinish
6. The above works to be carried out by a specialist preservation company preferably members of the BWPDA/PCA, who are able to offer a long term written guarantee backed by insurance.
Timing: Within 2 months