Part of porch wood is rotten & needs replacing. Some more needs refurbing & mastic re-applying. I've had different opinions re whom to ask so would appreciate suggestion re what kind of workman I need please.
A good painting company, with knowledge of what the wood will do, making sure all the end grains have been treated and any high risk areas of moisture are dealt with correctly. Most joiners have no idea of manufacturing specifications for finishing it off. If it gets replaced its paramount it is done correctly
Ask yourself why it is rotten in the first place before employing a trade.
Hi Dee, you need a carpenter, try and get someone who is reccommended or post the job on rated. You should not need to pay any money up front and only pay on completion and satisfaction.
A.L. SMITH DECORATING SERVICES.
Hi Dee for a real alternative and longer lasting repairs have a look at repair care International they have contractors all over the country including us in the midlands .
Coalville Decorating Services
Good decorator should be able to do that for you - usually it's part of preparation before painting (removing / replacing or repairing damaged or rotten wood).
If it is bare wood and you don't want to have it painted (but i assume you will have to, at least to protect it) - get handyman or carpenter.
Hope this helps.