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WITH OVER 30yr IN THE BUILDING TRADE, INCLUDING ROOFLINE, ROOFING,BRICKWORK/EXTENSIONS, PLUMBING & HEATING AND EVERYTHING BETWEEN WE ARE SECURE BUILD SOLUTIONS A TRADING STYLE OF EASYBUILD DEVELOPMENTS COVERING THE NORTH EAST FOR THE LAST 30yr

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

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Reviewed by Julie on 21/2/2018

This company rang and agreed a time to inspect the job. They never arrived. They rang back two weeks later asking if I still wanted them.i said no

For all of your building and maintenance needs completed to a prestige standard look no further, we provide a reliable service to complete work to a time scale of your choice. Please do not hesitate to call us for a FREE quote on any work you require.

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Neusa on 20/2/2018

They did a fantastic job on my patio... We're very happy with the result !! Neusa

we are a family owned business with affordable prices from a odd tile to a full roof all work guaranteed so for a free quotation please pick andys roofing

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

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Reviewed by Paul on 20/2/2018

(chimney removal) Andy and Mark worked very hard removing the chimney, They battled freezing weather and rock hard bricks. They cleaned up every day and scaffolding and skip was removed very quickly once the job was completed. Andy and Mark are both very pleasant and kept me informed throughout the job. i would use them again. Nothing bad to say.

Whatever the size of your garden, you can be sure of professional and reliable service, giving real value for money.

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

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Reviewed by Lucy on 20/2/2018

Very happy. Turned up when expected and got the job done for a decent price. Recommended.

We are a local family run business established for over 25 years. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. We listen to all of our individual clients requests and needs and ensure we give them a service that is second to none. We are punctual, reliable and put each and every one of our customers first. We only use quality materials and recycle 100% of our waste. We pride ourselves that over 50% of our business is from word of mouth.

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

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Reviewed by Pam & Malcolm on 20/2/2018

I would highly recommend Charlie and his team. They took great care to protect our drive by laying a membrane over it. They worked hard, getting the job done efficiently and quickly while being friendly and helpful with any requests we made. Helpful bits included cutting up some other tree they felled for us to use as logs on the fire. They did a thorough cleanup when the job was done. We would certainly use them again.

Building with pride

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Steve on 20/2/2018

Transferred a mess into a great looking garden, decking looks amazing.battled on through some rough weather but got the job done in time scale they gave us.

"80 five star ratings" Steven George Cook, Plastering since 1985, NVQ3 qualified, gold cscs, for a professional and reliable craftsman specialising in fireplaces and ceilings. Venetian plastering available Brickwork, re-pointing and repairs.

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering, External wall insulation, Internal Rendering, Pebble Dashing

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Reviewed by Steven on 20/2/2018

Steve did a top job and was punctual and tidied up after himself. Nothing was too much trouble and he was friendly throughout. The quality of the job was superb and I'm already planning to ask him to undertake more work. Thoroughly recommend. You won't be disappointed if you go with him I assure you.

We cover all aspects of building, no job to small, no obligation quotes, friendly and realiable

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Mike on 20/2/2018

Found Louis very helpful turned up on time to quote to build new front door step so pleased with job Louis built us new bespoke feature wall.I would use again no problem. He done what we wanted nothing to much trouble Mike Pullinger

Hi my name is Simeon Bozhkov i have 14 years of experience of being a builder and i can do plumbing,electrical work,plastering,repair kitchens,bathrooms, i can also do all types of handy men and carpenter jobs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Carl on 20/2/2018

Simeon came round straight away and gave a fair quote. Sourced the necessary parts and got the job done quickly with no mess. Very polite and friendly. Would happily use again. Thanks

I have been a tradesman for over 30 years, specialising in plastering and tiling walls and ceilings in kitchens and bathrooms. I erect fencing and gates and landscape gardens. I also lay driveways/slabbing and decking.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Alastair on 20/2/2018

Robert did an excellent job tiling my kitchen. He was reliable, did the job to a high standard for a very reasonable price and left the kitchen clean and tidy. I would certainly recommend Robert to my friends.

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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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