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DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Daniel on 19/2/2020

David created beautiful pipework using top quality jg speedfit products which I wanted fitted, as the pipes were very old they work better than ever now.

I'm a sole trader with 15 years experience in domestic and commercial garden/ground maintenance including seasonal overhauls - fencing repairs to full replacements. No job too small. For larger jobs, I have a professional network who support/collaborate with me. I have a willingness to listen to your requirements and do exactly what you want. I am fully insured and my business processes have been ratified by Trading Standards. I have a waste carriers' licence allowing me to remove green waste. I'm also qualified and licensed to carry out weed killing. I am ethical, punctual and I am proud of my "can do" attitude.

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Reviewed by Emma on 9/2/2020

Friendly, helpful, professional and punctual! Stuart went the extra mile by completing the job in very bad weather. Very pleased with his work. Will use him again :)

With over 20 years experience in the building trade, we are proud of our varied services we offer. No job too small. Contact for a free estimation.

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Reviewed by Leigh on 3/10/2018

The work we needed doing turned out to be more complex than we'd originally hoped but Paul was flexible and reliable. He worked very hard to come up with affordable and durable solutions for a problematic job. Thanks, Paul. Much appreciated. Claire and Leigh

Hi me and my team working very hard always come on right time looking after customers

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Reviewed by Ben on 27/1/2020

Patryk and his team did a good job and were respectful. I would use him again for any future jobs.

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services from lawn care to patios, railway sleepers and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Moss on 25/1/2020

My daughter and her husband have just moved house. S and E Garden and Property maintenance came to clear a huge load of rubbish and dead plants from the back garden, They weeded the gardens and dug it over beautifully. They cleaned the patio that was black and transformed it - it looks like new. The whole job was magnificent and was done by two hard working guys who were great and considerate to deal with. They did more that we thought. What a fantastic job and what a great company to deal with.

We are a small company who offer many services,you name it we cover it.With years of experience in all building and maintenance.We specialise in plumbing,building [internal and external],patios ,decorating as i said you name it .We aim to please.

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Reviewed by Jenny on 24/12/2019

Steve was punctual and professional. He was organised and left the bathroom tidy, gave updates throughout the job and the job was completed to a high standard. will definitely recommend Steve to friends and family

Creative Bespoke Solutions provide quality tradesmen to customers in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. Offering a no hassle service our team of renovation specialists will present you with an affordable quote for any of your renovation needs. Furthermore, we make it our mission to offer the best price available on all jobs. All jobs are completed to a high standard by a professional member of our teams.

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Reviewed by Chris on 29/6/2019

I decided not to replace the bath after speaking with Roland. He arranged for it to be re-enamelled by Steve at Shirebaths who did a brilliant job too.

K&K landscape and tree care . We offer a wide range of service , all kinds of trees , all types of garden maintenance . All fencing work done . Slabbing ,gravel ,patios, high pressure cleaning . All work done to your satisfactory .

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 22/1/2020

Very friendly, helpful and provided lots of suggestions and guidance. Reliable, turned up when he said he would, and did a great job.

Williams landscapes is family run landscape gardening company based in bristol. We also provide a garden maintenance service and we specialise in fencing, tree work and turfing. We cater for gardens of all shapes, styles and for all budgets.

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Reviewed by tandy on 14/1/2020

Turned up on time. His team did a great job. Professional

We are a family business,myself and my two son's, we have over twenty years of experience All types of Tree & shrub work undertaken Tree felling Tree removal Hedge trimming & topping Hedge removal Resin bond drives Artificial grass Decking Patios & paving Woodbark/woodchip Turf laying Block paving Fencing all types of garden work & grass cutting All types decorative stone & gravel laid for low Maintenance. High powered pressure cleaning for driveways, patios, walls, decking & paths Complete pvc cleaning service Free estimates & advices All year rounds services All waste removed and jobs left tidy No job is too big or too small All areas covered

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Reviewed by Nicola on 21/2/2020

Good service, very prompt. Fence has stood against all of the storms too ??

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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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