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Woodland gardening care is a family run business and we thrive on keeping every customer happy and doing the best job we can. We take on any job no matter how big or small and offer professional service we are more than happy to come and give free quotes

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Veronica on 25/9/2017

Very disappointed. Paid extra cost to get the job done. Their equipment was inadequate. Kept breaking down. Turned up late or did not turn at all. Left job uncompleted.

Dg garden services is a small company with a large amount of experience. We are qualified and experienced in all types of landscaping and general buidling work, with over 15 years experience. Give us a try for a quality service at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Ryan on 24/9/2017

Great service, well priced and very tidy job. Highly recommended.

Hi ,I m hard working ,and work very tidy.i m very friendly and always finish the job very good .my brother Luan help me when I needed him 16 years experience

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Garage Conversion, Bespoke kitchens, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by alex on 24/9/2017

Good work for plastering of a small area but I think the pricing was on the high side. They came back to resolve a client concern immediately which was great.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Stone / Concrete Paving, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates

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Reviewed by David on 24/9/2017

John was very helpful from the beginning, telling us all our options and listening carefully to all our requirements. We knew exactly what the job would cost before work started and this was exactly what we paid when the work was completed. John and his team were very nice people and the job they did was excellent. We are thrilled with our new garden, especially our little boy who now has a space to play. I would definitely recommend John if you are planning on new garden design.

Trades serviced: Garden Clearance, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Demolition, Waste Removal, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by MARTIN on 24/9/2017

Quick friendly and helpful. Will use again

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Chris on 24/9/2017

Good job done. Would use again.

Quality garden maintenance and landscaping carried out to the highest standard. Competitive prices. Quality products. Quotes supplied. I offer a maintenance service on all gardens so you don't need to worry. Not to be associated with RCG based @ Clydebank

Trades serviced: Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Design, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by john on 24/9/2017

Quick prompt courteous and job well done no fuss no mess well done

Advanced Services Ltd as a company we are committed to our customers. We guarantee all of our workmanship and are committed to delivering a very high level of customer satisfaction. We strive to provide a quality service at the lowest possible price.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Wooden Decking, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Screeding, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Stephen on 24/9/2017

Reliable company. Explained the problem to George who immediately understood the problem and suggested a cure to the problem. He then emailed a quote which I considered reasonable. I phoned George to accept the contract and also requested that he priced for what I thought for additional work. George said that he would look at the condition of the remaining roof and said that he would only do the work if it needed to be done and didn't want us to waste money on doing work that wasn't necessary.

Hi I am Kevin a friendly hard working reliable tradesmen who takes pride in all aspects of his work I am multi skilled tradesmen who can guarantee my work.

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

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Reviewed by Steve on 24/9/2017

First class response and service. Will use again

Hi I am john Higgins I have been in business for over 35 years we can cover all aspects of building work we no longer take on extensions or large works but I still have the men to be able to offer you an excellent service right across the building range

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Home improvements, Metal staircases, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Wooden Doors - External

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Reviewed by Ivan on 24/9/2017

John gave an excellent service And even said that he needed to come back and finish our works when our next job started A true gentleman

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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Repointing

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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.

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