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We are a frendly company that's aims 2 do a first class job nice and tidy

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting, Door / Window painting, Stone / Concrete Paving, Wooden / Metal gates

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by John on 26/9/2017

We had the rear gutterings and downpipes all cleaned out, costing £90, by a Roofer last Sunday (24th) lunch-time because we were concerned and worried that any gulley blockage between the roof and the conservatory could cause severe problems to the conservatory roof if it rained, and it did rain heavily shortly afterwards. We have just recently spent £2,500 on thermal roof/ceiling insulation fitted inside the conservatory. As the rear gutterings have been cleaned there is no need for for you

Based in Chichester, West Sussex. We offer a host of gardening and handyman services from the small little things to complete projects. Aiming for customer satisfaction everytime.

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

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Reviewed by Yuri on 25/9/2017

Never turn up for work, never replied to calls, what a waste of time.

We are a friendly ,reliable company with 17 years experience with the added bonus of being accredited by the construction award alliance and also city and guilds , so you can rest a sure that all work will be carried out to a high standard.

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

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Reviewed by Mike on 25/9/2017

Very helpful, listened to what we needed and advised us well. Did the work quickly but well, and at an excellent price - recommended.

Honest realiable Time served joiner with over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade

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

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/9/2017

Excellent turned up no fuss at all got the job done. Good craftsmanship would recommend.

We are a small family run business specialising in all aspects of gardening maintenance also including patios and block paving, all aspects of guttering including facia's, external painting and all round property maintenance making ur home look great

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Tania on 25/9/2017

Reece was very professional and very polite. His quote was very fair, explained carefully what he was going to do and then carried the job out to the letter. I would defo use him again!

Sweet Plastering & Carpentry is a small local business who pride themselves on carrying out a high standard of workmanship with a reputation of great customer service. We carry out all aspects of building work internal and external by qualified tradesman.

Trades serviced: Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by David on 25/9/2017

No complaints did what was required and a bit more Would use again

Elite Gutters have been well established for the past 8 yrs. We strive to improve and maintain homes in our local areas.We enjoy problem solving from leaking Gutters to leaking Roofs.We aim to be the best at the work we do ....

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences

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Reviewed by Adam on 25/9/2017

Came to give a price as agreed and did the work and completed same day very quick response and was very happy with the job done would use again

We come and look at the work.if your happy we start the job and always give a professional standard of work

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Door / Window painting, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences

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Reviewed by Shirley on 25/9/2017

Fantastic service. Nice guys, fair price, excellent job. Highly Recommend

We transform damaged and ordinary walls,ceilings and floors.We undertake all other plastering,decorating work to an exceptional level of quality and guarantee all coatings finishes.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting, Door / Window painting, Screeding

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Reviewed by bethany on 25/9/2017

Job: rePainting walls in rented flat. Calin stuck to his quote which was inclusive of materials, he was careful while working and considerate of my tenants belongings and cleaned up once he had finished. He finished the job ahead of schedule and had time to do additional painting work in other rooms which was brilliant! Would recommend Calin, he's fast, efficient and knowledgable.

Hi my name is Michael my company is 5 star driveways and property maintainace we are a family run business with over 30 years experience between us we undertake all types of building work eg. Driveways,roofing,turfing and garden landscaping, Windows&doors

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

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 25/9/2017

A very prompt, friendly and efficient service. I would definitely recommend them.

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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Recently completed jobs

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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

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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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.