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I have been in the building industry for over 40 years and have done work for many company's as a subcontractor

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Rachel on 24/2/2018

Courteous, prompt and good value. Didn't let some issues in his home life effect and excellent job. Will definitely be saving his details for any future jobs.

Greenworks North West LTD is my own company I have 13 years experience in all types of groundwork’s and landscaping. Fencing, paving, driveways, patios, decking and artificial grass to name a few. All my work is finished to a high standard and guaranteed

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Yusuf on 24/2/2018

He booked job and agreed with price. Never come back and not answering phone & waisting time,

We are a local firm, offering all aspects of property maintenance we cover a large area and offer a high level of service. We can quote for a large range of jobs, and give you many different solutions for your works.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by rob on 24/2/2018

Good service, and nice guy (engineer).

For your peace of mind , check us out on our face book page or website at cheshiregardenandproperty

Trades serviced: Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Martin on 24/2/2018

Adam and Josh were great. Kept to budget and worked hard to get the job done in the worst of weather conditions. No criticisms at all. Have already passed details to family for their garden needs.

12 years of roofing experience (on the tools). Specialist in pitched roofs and flat roofs, we are a hard working team, polite, friendly, professional, punctual and determined to keep our customers happy. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

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Reviewed by Julia on 24/2/2018

Jack and Sam came and gave us a competitve quote really quickly and completed the job at a weekend to enable us to have this done promptly. They have kept in touch regularly since the quote was given and completed the job on the date agreed and to a high standard. Both really friendly and helpful. We will definitely be using them again when we are ready for further work on our house!

Over10years in Landscape Garden Design & BuildingTrade: Driveways;Patios;Decking;Timber/Brick RetainingWalls; Fences;ArtificialGrass;Turf. We pride ourselves in quality work & ability to complete finished product to a high standard with optimum efficiency

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, External Rendering, External Tiling, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Rossella on 24/2/2018

We highly recommend Al Driveways & G.. The existing front garden area with an old driveway was transformed in a superb block paving driveway with a brick wall. The quote was affordable with no unexpected costs and the job was completed at the highest standard. Al was always ready to meet our further unplanned requests. The team were professional, hard workers, reliable and very polite. Claire in the office was always doing her best to find materials solutions. We definitively will use Al and his Team again.

NO COSTS UP FRONT.HANDS ON PROFESSIONAL RELIABLE SERVICES IS WHAT I OFFER. DESIGN AND BUILD LANDSCAPING. PROFILED DECKING/ PATIOS. LAWN RESTORATION ELEC SERV.BATHROOM INSTALLATIONS. STANDARDS NOT COMPROMISED BY PRICE. ALL WORK PICTURED HP PROPERTY

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Stephen on 24/2/2018

Henry turned up when he said and despite job taking a bit longer than he expected, including venturing into the loft, he didn’t increase the charge from what he originally quoted.

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Ellen on 24/2/2018

Speedy repair. Came on time and did a very professional repair

Here at J&c design & build we make your dreams come to life . We can do design work to suite your exact requirements or offer you a complete building service . We do minimal jobs from rooms of skirting right up too loft conversions and extensions .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Uzma on 24/2/2018

The tiling grout were not filled between tiles properly or enough because of which the kitchen tiles edges were sharp while you walk on them. I also purchased the material to go over the grout to prevent moisture or water mess up the grout but it was not been used in bathroom. The lights were not fitted properly in my living room and i had to take it down again and get it done from someone else. The base of the chandelier needed 4 screws to secure but there was only 2 because of which it was not stable.

Merthyr based property maintenance. Excellent service with clean and tidy ,quick working. All aspects of kitchen fitting, bathroom suites, roof repairs on new roofs, extensions, etc.

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

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Reviewed by Bennie on 24/2/2018

Excellent service, really happy with the job.

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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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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

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

Repointing

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

Construct garden wall

Construct 14m wall aprox 250mm high Raise 10m existing wall by 200mm All walls to be rendered

Improved access

Take down current brick pillar and move 1foot to make gateway wider

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