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Martins home improvements We cover all types of work to roofs to gardens etc.... We have 25 years experiences all or work is covered with 5 years guarantee

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Damp Proofing, Demolition, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Pam on 21/2/2018

Very efficient and friendly.. really happy with the job. Would use again

Small building company in South Essex

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Matt on 21/2/2018

Gavin was amazing, spent half a day putting the door on, he had his van broken into the week before and his tools were taken instead of cancelling he still turned up and completed the job by hand. Don’t have anything negative to say thanks Gavin

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Gemma on 21/2/2018

Thank you Billy and co,

Providing hard and soft landscaping/ground working services for over 20 years. Specialising in garden design, mono blocking, driveways, patios, foundation work, drainage, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass and garden maintenance. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JP on 21/2/2018

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Home exterior improvements

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

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Reviewed by Warren on 21/2/2018

Josh and the team have completed a patio and path for us and we’re very pleased with the quality of their work. Their quote was very competitive and their work ethic to complete the job in the timeframe is commendable. Nothing was too much trouble and we were given very good advice about plans and materials. I would recommend Buildscape to anyone looking for both competitive prices and very good standard of workmanship.

This is a family business with 14 years of experience in multi trade. There's no job to big no job to small and we treat our cutomers homes like our own.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by david on 21/2/2018

He quoted when he said he would, stuck to the price, extra work was agreed with a price on a text message and his work was good. He tidied up as he went along and was courteous at all times. I'll be asking him to quote for my next project.

My name is Gary. I cover all aspects of landscaping service within a 50mile radius of Guildford. I am a sole trader and have been in the landscape business since I left school. I am very passionate about what I do and always work to a high standard. I offer: Driveways and patios Fencing and decking Turfing and re seeding Drainage systems Shed bases and much more!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by t on 21/2/2018

Very pleased. Came when he said he would. Job completed. Good price. What more could you want.

D & M brickwork have over 20 years of experience in all aspects of building and landscaping .We are a fully insured professional team. We are totally trustworthy and reliable, providing a tidy service.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by john on 21/2/2018

Great job , very happy with the result , helpful friendly guys . Thanks

All Aspects of building work fully insured guaranteed quality workmanship with lots of references

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Mary on 21/2/2018

Did the job in the time frame estimated and always polite and helpful. At the end of the day they always tidied up so that it was very stress free and great to come home to find work progressing and no mess. Very pleased with my new utility room and would definitely employ Lewis and his team again in the future.

A Nottinghamshire based qualified domestic electrician and certified British Gypsum plasterer. Specialising in room renovations, electrical work, plastering, skirting and architrave, decoration and more.

Trades serviced: Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Richard on 21/2/2018

Excellent Job Luke, very happy with the results.

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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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