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We are hard working fifth generation family business. We take great pride in our work to the customers satisfaction

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Reviewed by Ali on 18/7/2018

very good job but time management was very poor. A two day job became a week. Had to take time off work as they over promised which made me out of pocket.

CJ Services, Is a family run buisness with many years of trade, we offer to do the best work for our customers and make them as happy as us!

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Reviewed by Dan on 18/7/2018

Connor was great at communicating throughout. The original job (replacing a fencepost) wasn't the best - the fence was left uneven and cement mixture around the post. I contacted Connor to complain and he was very apologetic - I think he'd sent someone new on his behalf) - and ensured all was fixed the next day with no argument. The end result was as expected, and I'd consider using Connor again.

Carpenter by preference but do most general building work with over 30 years experience from fitting a door to complete new build. I always leave the site clean and tidy. I take every job seriously as I know how important even the smallest job can be.

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Reviewed by Brian on 18/7/2018

Excellent tradesman highly recommended

We are a reliable company with competent team of workers. Our priority is quality of service provided. We look after our customers!

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Reviewed by David on 18/7/2018

Brilliant job done by both Lucas and Jarek. We are really pleased by their speed, tidiness, end result and the general conscientious, high quality approach that they take to their work. Would recommend and use again!

Over 20 years experience delivering a expert joinery service to a very high standard. Specialising in kitchen fitting and other services include. Upvc doors and windows, decking, joinery. Extensions, house renovations etc

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 18/7/2018

I gathered a few quotes to lay my laminate flooring and peters came up the most reasonable and was able to squeeze my job in within the week. The chap that came round to fit my floor and skirtings has done great job, especially considering there are so many awkward angles in the room. Very professional and neat and tidy. Will definitely be contacting Peter for my next jobs. Thank you

A family run business who offer interior and exterior painting tree and garden services drive and patio cleaning fascia and Gutter Cleaning and repairs. We offer a great value ,honest and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Alex on 18/7/2018

Sometimes in life, you only need one person for a type of job. Rory is the person you need for painting. Sorted.

Friendly family run business, creating beautiful gardens

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Reviewed by Dan on 18/7/2018

Great service, very polite and prompt and did a really good job. Will definitely hire again.

We are private own company that have combined over 40 years experience in the building trade .We have joiners who been working on various projects from 1k - 1.5m budget . Plasters who can do internal and external wall covering of all kinds including wet or dry dashing , K-rend or just normal rendering . We have a brick layer who will build your extension or garden wall . We also have block paving expert who can fix or relay a new driveway or a patio for you . We are specialising in the flat conversion from start to finish . Taking full project management of your shoulders . We have build up good relationship with our suppliers and we can get a great deals on kitchens and all needed materials witch helps us to keep the cost down . We can deal with Building inspectors for you and making sure your building pass the sound test and comply with all the regulations . If you are looking for stress free project we are a dream team for you so feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you with advice and completion of your project . We are happy to show you around our previous conversions to see the end results . No project is too small or too big for us so if you need your lock changing , wall plastering or you looking to build home of your dreams dont look any further .

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Reviewed by Sheila on 18/7/2018

would highly recommend JLD Construction, they did a fantastic job of renewing my old decking. Reasonable and affordable pricing, polite and hardworking, you don't get that every day!!

Landscape Doctor is a 5 member, extremely efficient and hard working team with more than 5 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied customers. We rely on customers recommendations therefore we provide long term warranty for all our projects.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/7/2018

These guys are amazing... we are really happy with the work done to the garden and their professionalism. The time they did it in was remarkable and would definitely use them again.

The Green team our reliable team liaise closely with our customers in order to guarantee complete satisfaction and peace of mind all works carry our full Five years guarantee. Our expertise will ensure that each project is organised and completed to the highest possible standards Ground preparation is perhaps the most essential part of any project. We spend time ensuring that the ground is prepared to the correct specifications in order to ensure a long-lasting and flawless finish. We use high quality materials from the leading manufactures like Brett marshalls formpave Bradstone stone market and many more which are durable and attractive. Borders and colour contrasts and multi-level work is a specialty with The Green Team your possibilities are virtually limitless

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Reviewed by Adam on 18/7/2018

Originally came out and repaired the problem really quickly with additional costs higher than the original estimate. Unfortunately the repair was not done correctly and a tile slipped. Despite various messages and “ I’ll be there by the end of the week” he has now stopped replying after two months and I will have pay someone to do it properly

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Brick / Block Paving specialists - what you need to know

What does block paving involve?

Block paving is a very common way to pave your driveway. The method uses bricks, or larger paving stones, but the method is the same.

The benefit of using bricks is that they’re easily replaced if one or two get damaged over time.

There are several stages to laying a block paving drive. First up, your paving specialist should find out where all the service pipes and cables are for your property – water, gas, and electricity – so that nothing gets damaged during the work.

Next up is to dig out the area where the driveway will be, as well as to lay down the edges so that, once complete, everything will stay exactly where it is.

Drainage needs to be considered at this stage too, making sure there’s no water build-up that would affect your home, other properties, or that would require planning permission to sort.

At this point a sub-base will be laid – maybe concrete but more likely an aggregate substance. This is the foundation of your drive and will keep everything level.

A layer of sand is next, which will be compacted and flattened to create a level bed for the bricks or paving stones being used for the drive.

The bricks are then laid tightly across the sand before being flattened again.

Lastly, another layer of fine sand is poured across the bricks to fill all the joints and gaps between the bricks. This is all flattened for a final time to firm up the driveway and bed it all nicely into place.

Costs for block paving installation work

  • Up to 40m² - £100 per m²
  • 40-70m² - £85 per m²
  • Over 100m² - £75 per m²

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Block paving specialists usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. The key to an excellent driveway is a solid foundation and good workmanship at every stage of laying it. Always check references and ask to speak to previous clients.

Planning permission for block paving jobs

If your driveway slants towards your house, you’ll need drainage to keep the water away from soaking into your foundations and brickwork. If your drainage is piped away into sewers you’ll need planning permission, so you should ask your block paving specialist about a soakaway.

A soakaway is an area within the boundary of your property, where water can safely drain to and soak back into the ground. It’s essentially a hole, dug in an area where it’s safe for water to drain. They then place a membrane for the water to drain to, covering it up completely. It requires no maintenance or access, so you can cover it with whatever you want.

If you stick to that, then you won’t need planning permission for a driveway, but as ever, the planning portal is where you should be looking for all the official advice.

Insurance for block paving work

Your driveway paver should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Questions you should ask your block paving specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Will they be using a sub-base, and what material will it be?

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