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Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Chimney Building / Repair, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/2/2018

Asen and his team built and prepared brick flower beds in my garden. I was really pleased with the result: excellent workmanship, all done within the agreed time and cost, and tidy. Asen always communicated and arived timely, was very clear and honest with his project plan, and had a very good work ethic. His quote was competitive, and his work was excellent value for money.

I have been a self employed bathroom fitter for the last 10 years there is nothing I don't know when it comes to bathrooms. I can do anything from a leaking tap to a full bathroom re fit. Can show pictures and give references upon request.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Pankaj on 18/2/2018

Great job .. professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend Paul.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Waqar on 18/2/2018

Fitted an extractor fan in the bathroom with some roof work. All done nicely and very happy with the finished work.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Andrew on 18/2/2018

Prompt, punctual, good quality workmanship and a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

CJ Services, Is a family run buisness with many years of trade, we offer to do the best work for our customers and make them as happy as us!

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by maxine on 18/2/2018

Family business - very friendly and nothing was too much trouble - good price Definitely will use them again for other jobs and very happy too recommend their work

Working in North Wales and surrounding areas The Tree Fellas offer a professional and courteous service at a rate that isn't extortionate.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, CCTV installation, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition

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Reviewed by ROSE & JOHN on 18/2/2018

A very hard working bunch of lads who arrived on time and worked right through until dark. We were so impressed with their work ethic that we had them replace all the garden fencing on both sides to the front and rear of our property. All rubbish was removed and the site was left clean and tidy.

Hi property care is a family run business for the past 30 years we take pride in our work with you all home improvements no job too big or too small

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Wyn on 18/2/2018

Very quick to respond to the job and a job well done. Very happy to get the job completed so quickly and the cost was reasonable, Thank you.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Naz on 18/2/2018

Excellent job. Quick and efficient just did the job no messing about. Friendly fella also gave free advice on other work. Would use again and recommend to others.

Friendly Decorator/Handyman with 18-years experience. No job too small â?¢ Decorating - Painting/Wall papering â?¢ Door Fittings â?¢ Laying of laminate floors/wooden floors â?¢ Tiling â?¢ Drop ceilings. Provide competitive rates and friendly advice.

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

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Job done on time and to a good standard, left everything clean and tidy Paul

Over 20years experience within the garden services and landscaping industry. Full professional reliable all aspect of hard and soft landscaping and ground maintenance.No job to big or small workmanship completed to high standard free estimates and quotes.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Anne on 18/2/2018

Very happy with work carried out by JOHN and team. Driveway and front garden completed to my satisfaction .Would recommend them and would use JP landscapes again without hesitation

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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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