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Here at DCL rendering and plastering we offer the highest of standards and have customers who are happy to give over 5 star reviews who haven't come off here if anyone ever wants references we also work to very competitive rates and are really friendly lads

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Simon on 19/6/2018

Very happy with laminate floor fitting, would recommend

We are a company of specialists. We don't take deposits until the job is satisfactorily completed. We also do loft convention, roofing, pvc, guttering, plumbing, extension, bathroom, plastering, flooring. Paving, and Painting decorating, Thanks for reading.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Iiam on 19/6/2018

Ali and his team did excellent job painting the internet walls, ceiling and door of our double garage. We are very pleased. , and will him again. Happy to recommend.

We are a Family owned Business with over 10 years of building experience. Visit our Website for a more personal look into Better Build. we are a Fully Insured Company completing Quality work to Improve your Home.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by lee on 19/6/2018

Really poor experience from start to finish sadly. Would not recommend. Went weeks over the quoted time and gave countless excuses as to why he couldn’t work. Quality was bad and the shower had to be redone as it was fitted far too low. Got there in the end but severely longer than told.

McGinleys Services has over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential Landscape and building maintenance within the Berkshire area. We can help you maintain your property or help you create your dream landscaped garden.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Ellen on 19/6/2018

Can’t fault the quality of work or the value for money. Would recommend.

p&a construction and maintenance are a professionally friendly family run business who take pride in there work all our work is carried out to a high standard by our team of professional builders call us with confidence all work guaranteed and no job to big or small

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Garden Design, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Emma on 19/6/2018

Very polite and very helpful with design I am very happy with the result and would highly recommend to anyone looking for work once again thank you Paul for a job well done

With 30 years experience I am skilled in many trades including; Plastering, tiling, painting & decorating, bathroom & kitchen fitting, roofing and much more. Please do not hesitate to give me a call regarding estimates or advice. I am fully insured.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork

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Reviewed by Anthony on 19/6/2018

Sorry Mike thought i had provided feedback previously. Mike was a pleasure to do business with. Very professional, clean and tidy.. Mike turned up on time. and completed the job to a very professional standard. I would definitely recommend Mike to all my family and friends. Highly recommended.

My work is not not complete until the customer is happy. The tiling works will be completed to a high standard with attention to detail. With over 15 years experience you can be safe in the knowledge that work is carried out by an expert craftsman.

Trades serviced: External Tiling, Floor Tiling, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Wall Tiling

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Reviewed by Caroline on 19/6/2018

You are telling lies Rob. You did not ask for time. I asked you if you were coming back and if not to drop house keys off and you chose to drop keys off. I twice texted you to say I was giving you the opportunity to complete the work and put it right but you have not taken me up on this. You have missed the point in that you have had full payment but have not completed the job. Your work is not of a high standard. You have been unreliable and unprofessional.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing, Demolition, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by mark on 19/6/2018

great work very pleased

We are a family run business with many years experience in DIY services in London. We are your local handyman and can sort your household needs from the smallest odd job to all your home maintenance and repairs with just one phone call. Thanks, Jason.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Janet on 19/6/2018

Job was done on time, very quickly and cleanly

Welcome to TG Contractors household & commercial property services, we specialise in all types of home improvements, roofing, tree care & landscaping, driveways & much more for all your property needs.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by phillip on 19/6/2018

Very pleased with the result

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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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