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RPL Contracts is a family run business with years of experience in Roofing and paving and landscaping nothing is to big for small from tree removal to full Garden design we take great pride in our work offer advice free quotation and fully guaranteed work

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion, Garden office / Studio construction, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Gloria on 20/9/2017

Very professional cleaned all the debris away took it with them Would defiantly recommend them

We are a family run business who prides its self on our reputation we carry out full reroofs to minor roof repairs we also undertake all PVC soffits facia and guttering dry verge caps and dry ridge also all pointing work welcome our work is all guaranteed

Trades serviced: Porch / Canopy, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/9/2017

Prompt and fast.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Thatched Roof

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Reviewed by Reham on 20/9/2017

I have a problem but we solved it

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Thatched Roof

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Reviewed by Darin on 20/9/2017

Joe came and looked at the job and said he could fix the problem, Joe gave a very high price for possibly 2 hours work. After payment I wasn't aware the problem wasn't solved and water was still coming in. Joe removed the boxing round the down pipe and left the plaster board and rubbish in the kitchen. It took Joe a week to eventually finish the job which still looks a mess. Joe wouldn't answer his phone or return texts for days. Told different stories. Would not recommend.

RK Building Services carrying out many aspects of Building work Such as Bricklaying,Patios,Plastering,Rendering,Carpentry and also liase with many electricians and plumbers. We understand buildng work can be a dreaded task but pride our self in efficieny

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Amy on 20/9/2017

We cancelled the job, therefore Russ wasn't able to quote for the job, however he was friendly, prompt and polite in his correspondence.

DPM is a family run business with a passion for quality workmanship and real guarantees that you can rely on.We offer a free no obligation quote at a time convenient to you and in most cases if you accept the quote we can get the job done there and then.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Simon on 20/9/2017

Really prompt and affordable service. Did a really good job to time and budget. I would recommend.

we are a 15 years experianced roofing and maintanance buisiness who cover all aspects of roofing,facias,soffits and gutters we cover all aspects of flat roofing and house maintenance we have a emergancy call out team who are available 24/7 ,7 days a week

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Julian on 20/9/2017

Just to add that after completing such an excellent job Steven's professionalism continued to be of an incredibly high standard. Redline Roofing have provided a service that you can trust.

we do all we can to make sure our customers are happy from begging to the end working in a friendly and honest manner leaving ur property clean tidy and the work how u pictured it on completion

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Wooden Sash Window

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Reviewed by Michelle on 20/9/2017

Stewart is very reliable and hardworking, did a couple of extra things which weren't originally quoted. Very good communication throughout the work and pleased with the end product.

Here at Thomas Fishwick General Builders. We have acquired an excellent reputation for professionalism, quality of work and attention to detail. Which we value and continue to build on. We are committed to delivering top quality services in all we do.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Glynis on 20/9/2017

Polite young man job done straight away.

Honest and reliable family run business with over 20 years experience.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Garden office / Studio construction, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork

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Reviewed by Sham on 20/9/2017

6 stars for value. Honest, fast and reasonable.

Bricklayers - what you need to know

Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They’re also the trade you turn to for any repointing work you need done on your home.Bricks are very durable and require little maintenance. They can withstand floods and fires, while insulating well against external sound.

There are a few different things you might require a builder for, with garden walls and repointing being the most common. If you’re having an extension or loft conversion done then you might need one then, but your builder or loft specialist will usually arrange the specific tradespeople needed to complete the whole job. Bricks are available in a variety of textures, sizes and colours, to get exactly the sort of look you’re after.

What a bricklayer can help with

  • Building chimneys.
  • Garden walls.
  • Repointing.
  • Stonework and stone cladding.

Repointing

Brickwork is held together using mortar, which is most commonly made from cement. The mortar plays several important roles in maintaining the structural integrity of your property. It keeps water out, but also lets moisture escape – essentially allowing your home to breathe. It’s flexible enough that any ground movement that occurs as a building settles, won’t affect the walls.

Over the years though, this mortar can decay, so it needs to be filled in, touched up and repaired. Choosing a light colour for the mortar can also completely revamp the exterior of your home, making it look fresh and new.

Bricklayers usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. By all means ask them about their experience, but you can also request references or photos of previous work to confirm their quality. 

Planning permission for bricklaying jobs

You don’t need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance or minor improvements, such as painting your house or repointing.

If you live in a listed building, you’ll need listed building consent for any significant works whether internal or external.

Insurance for bricklaying work 

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

Building regulations for external walls

If you want to re-render or replace timber cladding to external walls, building regulations may apply depending on the extent of the work.

Where 25 per cent or more of an external wall is re-rendered, re-clad, re-plastered or re-lined internally or where 25 per cent or more of the external leaf of a wall is rebuilt, the regulations would normally apply and the thermal insulation would normally have to be improved. See the planning portal for more detailed information.

Questions you should ask a bricklayer

  • 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?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking bricklayers 

Bricklaying ideas

Have a look at the ins and outs of pointing, over on our blog. Also check out some reasons why repointing might make your house the best one on the street.

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Rebuild front wall

I need the Front wall rebuilt. The wall is 22 bricks long and 10 courses high, so approximatly 250 including pillers. The post is 18 courses high and...

Boundary wall

Boundary wall needs replacing due to falling in the bad weather.

I need someone as a chimney...

I need someone as a chimney sweeper.

Garden wall

The wall has been blown down and I need a builder to rebuild it

Repointing

Looking for a quote for repointing my home. Please leave a message and I will get back to you. Thanks

BUILD ONE STOREY EXTENSION

BUILD FOR ONE STOREY EXTENSION 3X3 JUST TO DO DAMP PROOF AND BRICK

rebuilding a wall where the...

garage door to be removed , bricked or blocked up with Upvc door to replace it I already have the Upvc door

rebuilding a wall where the...

garage door to be removed , bricked or blocked up with Upvc door to replace it

Replacement of front door step

Looking to replace my front door step, at the moment its slab of concrete which is in very bad condition, looking to have it removed and replaced with...

Repointing

Old mortar removing and replacing with new. Back wall of house only.

How our service works

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.