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MF Maintenance carries out a wide range of works including roofing repairs, fencing, paving & decking, drainage, also indoor work; plastering & small repair/ maintenance jobs around the house.

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

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Reviewed by David on 21/4/2018

Great job. On time, in full, at quoted cost.

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

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Reviewed by Sandra on 21/4/2018

Charged me for invoices that were only quotes, also I am elderly and disabled which is probably why he acted as he did. Also looking at another persons comments the work seemed to be going on the same time as he kept popping in and out of my house. Mid February.

We are a local company,specialist structural repairs,we can take any project from concept to completion with are own in house chartered engineers. Having the peace of mind of a professional company without the high costs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 21/4/2018

I am delighted with the work that Rob, Paul, Pete, Dan and Andy did demolishing and rebuilding my garden walls. Always reliable, friendly and told me what they would be doing each day. A very professional firm to deal with. My garden was left tidy before they finished each day and everything was taken away when the job was completed. Highly recommended.

We are a family owned & operated Building and Maintenance company based in Sheffield. Specialising in PVC and BiFolding door installations. We have a dedicated team of Joiners, Roofers & Bricklayers. Check out our gallery to see what we can do for you.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Burglar Repairs, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Matthew on 21/4/2018

Very happy with the work Chris carried out. He is reliable , fair priced and the quality of his work is excellent .

Hi my names dolphus I have 12 years experience in tree surgery and landscaping and I'm fully insured,qualified,and safety minded

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Lee on 21/4/2018

Good hard working guy who did more than i asked for,very pleased

I am a sole trader with 15 years experience. I provide the best quality work, my work gallery will show you this.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, External Tiling, External wall painting, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by PHIL on 21/4/2018

I would not hesitate for a second to recommend Marian - Boy this guy is a genius. He is totally reliable both in terms of turning up when he says he will and I was happy to leave him a key to get on with the job and lock up when he left. He has made a marvellous job of our kitchen and shows a real passion for doing a good job. Not only does the tiling look fantastic but he left the kitchen spotlessly clean and cleared all the rubbish too. I will definitely be using him again. Many thanks indeed!!

We are a family run business priding ourselves in quality workmanship at affordable prices customer satisfaction is guaranteed we cover all aspects of roofing gardening and general property maintenance with over 20 years experience all quotations are free

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

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Reviewed by John on 21/4/2018

Very pleased, very responsive and clear quote. Turned up on time, and the quality of work was very good with photos throughout of the job at different stages to explain what had been done. Very pleased.

Hello and welcome to my website. We are a small family run business based in Norwich and cover Norfolk and some parts of Suffolk. A reliable, friendly and competitive service. 100% FREE quotes.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Christian on 21/4/2018

Very good service.. Charlie is friendly, works quickly, to a high standard, and also is very tidy. Would recommend to anybody.

Established in 1972 Gardencare Services has been serving the local community of Gloucestershire for 42 years and is now a second generation company we cover all aspect of Garden work all types of Paving, Fencing ,Pruning and general Garden maintenance.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition

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Reviewed by Bridget on 21/4/2018

Fantastic service from Steve from quotation to cleaning up before he left. One of the very few tradesmen that’s actually turn up when they say they will and do what they say they will! Great service, very happy ??

All aspects of roofing works from minor repairs to full re slates and tiles. Guttering services including gutter replacements, downpipes and uPVC fascias and soffits. Professional, punctual and reliable service.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Shehryar on 21/4/2018

Brilliant job. First class service. First class job. Came to give a quote the same day that l requested, Repair job done on the day agreed. On time. No pfaffing about. Would definitely recommend.

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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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