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Mns Flooring specialised of supplied and professional fitting all types of flooring: Laminate, Engineered wood, Solid wood, Upvc skirting boards, underlay, ETC.

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Reviewed by Mick on 3/5/2018

I found Martin to be an excellent tradesman, he was polite, punctual and did an absolutely fantastic job, we couldn't be more pleased, and would recommend him to anyone. Mr M Morris.

The renovation company based in Crawley, West Sussex. Specializing in all types of interior work. Decoration & Skimming &Wallpapering. Bathroom refurbishments. Kitchen refurbishments. Full house refurbishment. Real Wood & Laminate & Vinyl Flooring. New Plumbing installation & old Plumbing maintenance. Walls removals & RSJ inserting, Rooms reconfiguration. Any project sizes /from small to big/ are Welcome!! High quality with minimum hassle.

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Reviewed by Nadeem on 7/5/2022

I found the people for SkyDeco to be knowledgeable and professional that worked very hard to meet targets. I would recommend SkyDeco to my family and friends. SkyDeco deserve a 5 star rating.

Hi I work on my own I have been do roofing for 30 years . I hope I come a cross as an honest person , I do felt , slating , rub liquid, fiber glass , asphalting, gutters, fasica and soffit

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Reviewed by Chandra on 23/4/2022

Roofer Jake responded to my job promptly and came to have a look and gave me quote professionally by email on the day. I found him to be very friendly and professional. I found his quote very competitive. He came and done the job as he stated in his quote and I am very happy with his work and will use him again and recommend him to my family and friends. Chandra IG1

Bramhill construction is a privately owned building company with over 20 years experience. Fully qualified, insured and registered members CSCS. Cob, Lime and Stone Laying, Eco Buildings, Barn Conversions / Extensions, Re-pointing Listed Buildings, ...

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/4/2020

Worked well for me, recomend.

We are small family run business providing building and landscaping, in Great Yarmouth & Norwich, sourounding areas, with in the company there’s over, 8 years experience if different parts of the trade,

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Reviewed by Jacquie on 4/4/2022

Brilliant service - Tried hard to fit me in when really busy which I appreciated as many builders didn’t even bother quoting ! Really clear and fair payment process with payment schedules making me feel safe handing over funds. Finished the loft conversion this week and looks lovely .. really pleased would recommend and would use again- above all - lovely personable guys (especially Cameron and Dan)

Specialists in all aspects of roofing, whether it be a pitched or flat roof we cover it all..... With over 40 years experience between us you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands. Competitive prices and free quotations also.

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Reviewed by Kuljinder on 25/1/2021

The process with Simon was fantastic from the start. His communication is clear and he explains his knowledge in a way that is honest and understandable. The quality of his work is exemplary and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

HI We are a family company on market since 2007 . We have a team of professional people and in all trades.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 11/5/2022

The guys were really professional and went above and beyond for me - would use them again for sure

jandlroofsmart local family run company for over 20 years in the roofing trade

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Reviewed by Andrew on 6/5/2022

Quick response, quote and job finished within a week. Kept informed all the way on the job and did a few extra jobs for me. Work non stop until job is done and you are happy. Great team.

London Development uk ltd is our company, we have been trading for over 12 years in the construction business. - We are a fully insured company with a big portfolio of jobs completed and we are friendly and reliable on any work and business that is coming across. - We can do big jobs as new buildings or full refurbishments, basements, extensions, lofts conversions etc and also we can do small jobs as bathroom refurbishments or even smaller is always space and time for a new job. - We guarantee you that you will get the best workmanship on your job with best skills and acknowledge in the construction industry, time effective and costly effective for customers. Try our company and you will gain the benefits!!!

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Reviewed by Angela on 20/2/2021

Seriously so impressed by professionalism, work ethic, quality of work, expertise and advice when i was designing my bathroom. I really cant fault ANYTHING about Peter and his team. Very respectful with my home, they prepared the areas to limit the mess and then at the end of the job, they left the area clean and tidy. I would recommend this company to anyone, and i will definitely be using again - 5 STARS

At Shropshire garden and property services offers a wide range of ground work. that some of u don't av the time for such as- all types of tree trimming shaping lopping and removal of weeds destroyed. Also Slabbing, gravelling, fencing planting, mowing, seeding and turfing with real or artificial grass, this choice is yours! all types of low maintained gardens made.on all frontages of ur home.making ur garden a pleasure to see wen ur at home.we am to please for customers now job to big or small we ar ready to go to work at all times sow for them jobs that u ant got the time to do we can help u All waste is removed and no mess left behind, overgrown gardens brought back to life! I also offer power washing on all outside paving and slabbs blockpaving an Guttering cleaned or replaced, also painting: sheds/fences/Fascia boards At Shropshire gardening and property services we aim to make your dream garden come alive, with 25+ years experience you hopefully won’t be disappointed with the outcome :)fz

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Reviewed by Jak on 7/5/2022

Great job from Lee and team! They laid a slabbed extension to my patio as well as a new slabbed garden path and shed base. They matched the slabs as close to the originals as possible and worked within my budget. The overall quality has been excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services to others and would certainly use them again for any future garden related work.

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Reviewed by Abid on 9/1/2016

Very helpful.

Builder and maintenance contractor with over 30years experience in general building and roof, chimney repairs, and all aspects of building and maintenance ,also a roof washing system where we was repoint and seal with a waterproof coating, currently working with the new government’s grant scheme for funded improvements Loft insulation and cavity wall installs

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Reviewed by Russ on 9/5/2022

Great work received. Clean, punctual and precise. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed by joseph on 29/10/2020

The rating for the roof leek above the garage. Very well examined. . good materials used and efficiently repaired. Polite and quick service, Thank you , Anna

Machado services is a family business stared in 2002.We offer property maintenance services, wich includes Bath fittings and repairs, shower cubic installation,Door fitting, and floors. AT MACHADO SERVICES, WE Will make your HOUSE a HOME!!

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Reviewed by Chris on 14/3/2022

Punctual and done the job very good made the room homely again

We have 11 years experience in a carpentry work . Loft convention. roofing. Kitchen specialist. Bathroom fitting .Extension . Doors. Architrave. Skirting.engineering floor. Laminate floor.staircases.kitchen. All the construction work

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Reviewed by Sophia on 18/4/2022

Nik did an amazing job on my kitchen installation, totally transforming it into a beautiful space. Very pleased and looking forward to using it and showing it off.

New Era Property Solutions are a small family business with more than thirty years experience in construction and hard landscaping. We provide a wide array of high quality services for home and garden throughout Somerset, Devon and Dorset allowing us to maintain quick response times and competitive pricing. We specialise in small scale property development and refurbishment, barn conversions, extensions, garage conversion, conservatories and general repairs. We also undertake all aspects of hard landscaping including fencing, decking, pergola's, feature and retaining walls, patios, block paving, pond construction and water features. We also install low maintenance garden features such as artificial grass and decorative gravelled areas. If you need additional help turning your ideas and dreams into reality we can introduce you to a highly regarded designer/draughtsman and an outstanding landscape garden design service. We pride ourselves on our reliability, quality workmanship and attention to detail, much of our work is from repeat customers or recommendation. So if your not happy neither are we! We provide free estimates, detailed transparent quotations and comprehensive advice with a no quibble twelve month guarantee on all work undertaken,with no job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Mavis on 20/2/2021

Very pleased with all the work that was carried out by Jake. He listened to what I wanted, made suggestions, was polite at all times and left everything neat and tidy. Would be more than happy to recommend this company.

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

We are a family run business based in wellington Somerset. We offer a great range of roofing services - from small domestic work to larger commercial projects. * DOMESTIC - Whether you need to replace broken tiles for your pitched roof or construct a new slate or tile system for your property. * COMMERCIAL -We can help with any commercial roof work that needs to be undertaken from Box Profile to Asbestos removal * ROOF & CHIMNEY REPAIR - From leaks and weather damage to broken gutters, broken bricks on chimneys we can fix any issue you are dealing with. * LEAD WELDING - Qualified in lead welding so whether you need flashings around a chimney, a large gulley or more complex work we can help. * FLAT ROOFING - Flat roofs are a popular choice for garages and extensions. We can install all types including liquid, GRP and torch-on felt. * FASCIA, GUTTERING & CLADDING - We can supply and install fascia, guttering and cladding. * ROOF & CHIMNEY REPAIR - From leaks and weather damage, broken gutters, broken bricks on chimneys we can fix any issue you are dealing with. * VELUX WINDOWS - We can install Velux windows to your roof. * BUILDING SERVICES - We offer a wide range of building skills and can help with your building projects. For more information about our company and what we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Meet the Dream The Build Ltd team Family run business man Catalin with his team make a great team altogether– each with his own skill set and over 20 years’ experience in the building trade. Alongside their commitment to high-quality workmanship and project management, Catalin believes that listening carefully to clients’ requirements, communicating on all aspects of a build, maintaining attention to detail and ensuring great customer service makes for satisfied clients.

I am a builder with many years experience in home improvement an specialise in carpentry, plumbing and electrics. I am proud of my work and I want you to be too.

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Reviewed by Marvin on 3/11/2020

Csaba and his team are fantastic. They completed the work within the timescale agreed to a high standard. Csaba communicated very well and suggested solutions to issues that arose during the project. They have all the required tools and take care in clearing the property down each day. I have a second project which I will use Csaba and his team.

My Hull Roofer offers a wide range of roofing services and upvc fascias, soffits and gutters! We cover all aspects of roofing: pitched roofing, flat roofing, upvc fascias soffits and gutters, chimney rebuilding and much more! All our work is done safely and correctly with no details spared we have 20 years experience in the trade, the thing that sets My Hull Roofer apart from the other market leading companies in the area is that we our sometimes up to 40% cheaper and the quality of our work Speaks for itself. We are not the biggest company but we’re far from the local 1 man band handyman. all our work is given with a insurance backed guarantee and do not require any payments or deposits until the work you have had done is finished and your completely satisfied.

Elite roofing are highly trained and professional, ready to face any new project handed to them. We will perform all the previously mentioned roofing work with expert precision, confidence, the up most professionalism and the highest levels of health and safety.

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Reviewed by Pete on 24/1/2022

Great service.

We take on all aspects of joinery and also can supply any other trade. We will always make sure a job is complete to a high standard

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Reviewed by Iain on 29/4/2022

Came to see quickly: a plus point. Promised a quote would be prepared the following weekend. But three weeks later... still nothing. Don't get a good feel.

RJG Carpentry offers a professional , friendly, reliable service at very competitive prices all in one package to improve your home or business, WHY MOVE? JUST IMPROVE! All aspects of carpentry and building works undertaken

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Reviewed by Amber on 26/7/2017

Rob and his team were fantastic. Rob's pricing and quote was completely transparent and fair. Whenever he came up against unexpected issues, he was quick to problem solve and we really valued his guidance. We are delighted with our new playroom, utility room and shower room.

I have over 30 years experience call for all your joinery needs new builds renovation new bathroom and kitchen all flooring jobs small and large jobs friendly service and fair prices can supply all trades as well to complete the job on time also do double glazing windows and doors

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Reviewed by Carol on 12/4/2022

Attended very promptly & did a very good job. Would hire him again.

B1 home improvements We fit new UPVC fascia soffits guttering downpipes all roof repairs undertaken no job too small and most definitely no job too big

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Reviewed by Oliver on 28/12/2021

Very poor workmanship, slates left a mess after multiple visits. Root cause was never addressed (split lead). Ended up going to a more local roofer who was great. Wanted to quote for a whole replacement of ridge tiles and entire face after their first fix failed.

General builders,kitchens,bathrooms,plumbing,extensions,roofing etc

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/5/2021

Dougie and his team came to our house to completely renovate a bathroom and a downstairs toilet (that wasn't even in use as a toilet at the time). He gave a fair quote for labour and materials. His team worked really hard (without rushing the job). We always felt in safe hands with this team and any extra bits and pieces of work that came up as the job proceeded were charged fairly once agreed upon. They were respectful and tidy. The standard of work was really good. We love our new bathroom and toilet.

A Family run business specialising in the design, construction and maintenance of Garden Rooms, Summer Houses. Home offices, Decking, Kitchens and Garage Conversions. With a combined experience of over 30 years with Carpentry, Framing, Electrical installation, kitchen fitting and design, CD Home Improvements is a one stop shop for anyone looking to improve their home. Quotes are free and non obligational. Visit our website at CD-hi co uk Full Public Liability Insurance. All work guaranteed upon completion

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Reviewed by Declan on 18/5/2021

Great work from Carl. Provided great advice and a number of options. Trusted him throughout and he has done a tremendous job. Slight delay to project start was of no consequence as I had said from the start that we were flexible and could accommodate his availability.

Nationwide installation contractor. We supply and fit following: Bespoke Wardrobes, Kitchens, Kitchen cabinets and appliances, Individual work top installations. Solid Surface work tops. Furniture fitting. Carry out metal stud works and partitioning, suspended ceilings, plastering, flooring, tiling, painting and decorating. Provide all range of gas, heating, electrical and mechanical works.

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Reviewed by Mark on 2/5/2022

Absolutely brilliant, good communication with the work needed and a first rate job.

We are a family run company, we have a reputation for excellence and attention to detail, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in the high standard of customer service we provide. You only have to read our ratings on rated people to know that we are competitively priced. But we don't cut any corners - quality and value are what we offer. We liaise with you every step of the way, are knowledgeable and willing to give advice, before, during and after your work. You will always find us willing to help and answer any questions you have.

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Reviewed by David on 2/1/2021

Maurice was helpful and polite at all times. He arrived at the agreed times and always kept us informed throughout the project. After completing this small project to our satisfaction we re-engaged him on a larger project to completely refurbish the main roof of our property which he did in a timely and professional manner with plenty of before and after photos. Highly recommended.

LTM construction prides itself on delivering projects on time and in budget with a vast amount of experience in the commercial and domestic building industry. Fully insured with all works guaranteed you will feel confident in choosing LTM construction for your project

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Reviewed by David on 13/9/2021

very nice job clean and tidy ,good workmanship and nice finish ,work carried out in a good time .friendly people

D.McGuigan Roofing contractors are a family run professional roofing company based in Northumberland with years of experience in the trade. All our work is carried out to a high standard and customer satisfaction. Anything from a single cracked tile to a complete new roof we can help. We undertake all aspects of roofing work such as new roofs roof repairs slating tiling pointing flat roofs rubber roofs grp fibre glass dry verge dry ridge facia soffits guttering lead work chimneys moss removal Call Dean for free estimates and friendly advice All work guaranteed

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Reviewed by Bob on 15/11/2021

I received a phone call from Dean within 15mins of posting my job. His son came that afternoon, surveyed the roof and provided me with a quotation. A couple of days later I contacted Dean, accepted the quotation and agreed a date for completing the repairs. 3- roofers arrived on the agreed date and completed the works in a timely manner. Many thanks.

Watertight home improvements Don't move-IMPROVE & ADD VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY.We specialise in ALLroofing,all types of building &.DPC.work & uPVC roofline.Approved & certificated installers of EPDM Firestone RubberCover roof system.FULLY,INSURED 100 RADIUS

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Reviewed by Les on 10/9/2019

They reroofed the garage which was excellent and I ask them to do other work on facia boards and new gutters for the porch. They found that the tarmac underlay on the porch was not very good and replaced it; removing the tiles. There was no quote given for this but I said I wanted it doing. They also cleaned the house roof of moss and the drive. All the work was excellent and 5 star rating.

Over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade. Bricklaying, Groundwork's,complete restoration. I pride my business on customer care, and aim for 100% customer satisfaction. PTS construction will provide qualified experienced and honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Carol on 27/1/2016

Pleasant man, good at his job.

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

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Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

Blueprint Conversions LTD is a loft conversion specialist covering the south east. We are a TrustMark registered business, a proud member of the Federation of Master Builders and are a partner of the LABC (local authority building control). This ensure's every conversion we undertake is built to the highest of standards. From concept to completion, we're with you every step of the way. We have built up a long list of happy clients over the years and would love you to be next!

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Reviewed by Cheryl on 21/1/2021

Highly recommend!! Tom and his team ( Jim in particular) at Blueprint Conversions were fantastic! They completed a beautiful loft conversion for us, on time and on budget, with impeccable customer service throughout! Without doubt some of the nicest tradesman we have worked with. Thanks so much for everything!

We have 15 years of experience within the industry. We offer a wide range of services: Laminate Flooring Floor Tiling Door / Window painting External wall painting Internal Painting & Decorating Wall murals / Paint effects Wall Tiling We work hard and clean and make sure that our clients are happy.

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Reviewed by Sean on 22/3/2022

I couldn't be more happy with the job done here. When i received the quote it was more expensive than others but it was so thorough it seemed like the best option for me. Great responsiveness and care was my first impression, I was not in London so I needed to trust that the job was being done to a high standard, I was not disappointed. In the end pricing was very fair and service was excellent. the job was very well done and finishing touches made the presentation perfect .

J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

We pride are selfs as professional trades men who provide a high quality standard of work and use the best material on the market at low prices all are work is fully guarenteed we dont ask for a deposit and dont expect payment until job is fully complete

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Reviewed by Paul on 7/3/2015

Jake was prompt and gave a very detailed estimate (In fact it was the total price). The lads turned up on time and just got on with the job. They were clean and polite. I was totally satisfied with the workmanship and the professional attitude of all involved. I will certainly use them again. Highly recommended.

JW Construction Joinery Building Roofing We are members of the Lancashire SafeTrader, Trust a Trader, Competent Roofer, we can self certify all our projects to building control, All our work is carried out to the highest of standards.

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Reviewed by Faruk on 29/10/2019

Very quick response and attended job on time as promised. He was polite and completed the work in time.

Here at F.Scott Roofing and Roughcasting we are highly experienced & highly qualified tradesman. My name is Fraser Scott, owner of of the company. I am a fully qualified roofer & roughcaster with an svq level 3 & sqv level 4 advance roofing.

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/4/2022

At Visionary Roofing and Building, we take great pride in taking care of your property needs. By choosing us to handle your property refurbishment project, you are guaranteed a service of the highest quality. Whether you want roofing or home improvement services, you can rely on us to get the job done. To find out more, talk to a member of our team today. Visionary Roofing and Building have a team of highly skilled workers that are fully trained and have many years of experince. Previous Clients have complimented us on our care and attention to detail. They also mentioned our positive attitude to cleaning the site properly once the work has finished you will refer us to family and friends Visionary Roofing and Building is your roofing and roof repair service provider. We only use quality material from well known manufacturers for years of good services, so why not improve your property with us!

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Reviewed by Usman on 1/5/2022

Had a roofing job done. Got same issues again after was told to pay a deposit for a new job which I paid but then decided not to go ahead with the new job but was denied my deposit back. Really bad experience

PW building and roofing ltd We are a medium family run business, with 30 years experience in all building and roofing. We also do loft conversions, conservatories, windows and doors. Kitchen and bathroom. All works are carried out to a very high standard.

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Reviewed by Julie on 15/4/2022

Fast, efficient, polite and reasonably priced. I would recommend using PW roofing, thanks Aaron!

What We Do Our commercial projects include both new construction and repairs/restorations. Occupied and fully operational job sites are never a problem. And we can also plan, manage, and build multi-phase jobs. Working Together We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization, and solid, quality handiwork every time. Why Choose Us? We work with architects and designers to produce beautiful, functional structures. Call us today and bring our project management skills and extensive construction experience to your next project

Morrison contractors covering all areas of painting and Home Improvements specialists in exterior roof and wall coatings all our work is guaranteed using best of materials finished at high standard friendly reliable family business

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Reviewed by Rod on 8/5/2022

Very impressed with a highly professional job. They arrived on time to supply me with a quote, completed the chimney repairs and roof tiling within 3 days, tidied up and finished off with minimum of noise or fuss. Thanks, would recommend to anyone.

We're an established roofing company offering over 15 years expertise in roofing, fascias, soffit & Guttering products and epdm rubber flat roofs, installing across Nottingham, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Newark, Worksop, Derby & surrounding area.

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Reviewed by Margaret on 14/7/2020

Really pleased with the standard of service

Over 18 years of roofing and building experience we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction, with fully qualified tradesman looking after your home, Our skills include roof maintanace, repairs, flat roof , full re roofs , joinery, landscaping,dormas, Extention’s all trades covered. All our tradesmen are courteous and polite and pride themselves on your feed back. Feel free to contact any our previous customers or don’t hesitate to contact us for free advice or a quote.Thanks ideal homes team

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Reviewed by Kevin on 17/3/2022

Michael and his team were very punctual and the quality of the work was first class.

I’ve been working in the roofing industry for 18 years now doing domestic and site work . The work includes all aspects of roofing from tiling and slating to lead work and flat roofing .

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Reviewed by Lynne on 14/10/2021

Would recommend Simon, very knowledgeable and helpful. Reasonable rates too. We would definitely use him again.

My name’s is John and I’m the owner of EAGLE SERVICE company. I’m a handyman based in Pokesdown and cover Bournemouth, Poole ,Christchurch & around area offering a friendly, reliable and honest service. I have worked in the building & property maintenance sector for the last 18years, dealing with most household jobs from the minor (electric,plumbing,carpentry ) to complete renovation of flats and houses. If it's a job that you can't do yourself or need advice don't hesitate to get in touch with me!!

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Reviewed by martin on 29/4/2022

Very professional with very high standards even for "simple jobs" and right to the point. Listen very well to the customer needs, but also can put his professional view to inform and correct the customer. He also works very well under unexpected pressure and change of circumstances. Highly recommended.

East Anglian Services Ltd have been trading in the building industry since 1990 and has been the family trade for over 30 years, we are a family run company that combines both new and old techniques to form a superior level of bespoke construction skills. Throughout the years we have undertaken every aspect of construction across Norfolk. Our unique skills and elite project management services provide customers with a complete package, we provide fully detailed quotations listing every detail of the work to be undertaken, we also work consistently to one project at a time assuring our dedication to each customer. We guarantee all our work to the highest standard and work with a reputable group of trusted tradesmen to achieve our known expert status, we possess a generous list of former customers that would be more than happy to provide detailed references for potential customers within the future. We offer a free consultation and estimating service. So if you’re looking for an established, local and reliable Building Contractor to take on your dream project or just need a small job completed get in touch. From new builds and extensions to garage or loft conversions, including kitchens, bathrooms and much more.

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Reviewed by Ernie on 17/9/2020

Superb workmanship , cleanliness and value . Came in on budget and timescale and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. A big thank you to Andrew and his team !

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Builders - what you need to know

The term ‘builder’ covers a broad range of possible work in your home. In general, a builder will take on larger structural jobs like loft conversions, home extensions and full renovations. They’ll assess what needs to be done and arrange for various specialist tradespeople to complete the work, while managing the whole project. They’re crucial to making complicated jobs run smoothly.

What a builder can help with

  • Conservatories.
  • House extensions.
  • Garage conversions.
  • Loft conversions.
  • Basement conversions.
  • Renovations.
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A builder won’t typically be very hands-on with tools. Instead, they’ll be arranging materials, submitting plans to councils, organising tradespeople, and communicating with you what’s happening and what decisions you need to make. They’ll also make sure that everything is being completed within your budget.

When undergoing a big job, there are bound to be issues discovered along the way, and a good builder will communicate these with you, as well as any effect on how long it’ll take to complete the whole project. Always factor in extra time and extra budget into your planning so that you’re not caught out.

Conservatories

A conservatory is a good way to give yourself extra space in your house, and as long as you stay within the (somewhat extensive) planning guidelines, you won’t need to get any planning permission. Conservatories are available in uPVC, timber and aluminium, which will give you plenty of options when thinking about design, build and durability. Depending on your budget and your tastes, you can either go for a standard or bespoke design.

The qualifications your builder needs

It’s always a good idea to ask for proof of any qualifications that a builder has listed on a profile page or elsewhere. They might also have a card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

Trade bodies

The first thing you can do when considering a builder is to check they’re registered with an official trade body. There are several in the UK such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). These bodies have criteria that must be met in order to become a member, demonstrating the extent of their experience.

For example, with CIOB membership they look for things like degrees, technical qualifications, military training and educational backgrounds.

You can see a full list of bodies on the British Associations site, or with TrustMark.

Gas Safe and Part P

Builders will almost definitely be using a team of specialist tradespeople, whether they’re sub-contractors or fully employed by the builder. Anyone working with gas needs to be registered with Gas Safe, and anyone working with electricity (in England and Wales) needs to be registered with Part P. These tradespeople will have a valid ID showing their membership so that’s another thing you can check.

Competent person scheme

For any work that requires planning permission, your builder can take care of all of this if they’re registered with the competent person scheme. You can search the Competent Persons Register to check they belong to a scheme.

Planning permission and building regulations for building jobs

There are 2 kinds of permission and approval you might need, which you can read about in more detail on the government’s website.

  • Planning permission – usually for major changes or new parts to your house (loft conversions, basement conversions, extensions etc).
  • Building regulations approval – this can apply to even small changes to your house, and is to make sure that all homes have the same safety and design features set out in the latest government legislation.

A couple of extra things you might need to consider - if you’re in a conservation area you you’ll need to check with your local council about any further considerations. Also if you’re a leaseholder rather than a freeholder, you may need to get permission from them to get the work done.

Just remember you might need more than 1 kind of permission or approval to get cracking on the work. Use a builder who’s a member of a competent person scheme and they’ll take care of everything for you. You might also want to consider using an architect to help with the planning, design and necessary permissions.

If you don’t have the right approvals and permissions, this can result in fines, penalties, or serious issues if you want to sell your home. You may even have to pay to undo the work, so it’s important to get it right before you start.

Insurance for building work

Public liability insurance

Your builder definitely needs to have public liability insurance, which will cover you and them if someone gets hurt or if the property is damaged.

Insurance-backed warranties or guarantees 

You can get this as part of the cost of the work, if your builder offers it. Check exactly what’s covered - it should include the cost of finishing or fixing the work if there are any issues.

Home and contents insurance

If you have home or contents insurance, check with your insurer to make sure you'll be covered while the work is going on. You might have to pay more for your insurance during and after the work. Your insurer will probably want to know what builder you’re using and what insurance they have.

 

 

Questions you should ask a builder

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Are they registered with a competent person scheme and will they take care of all planning permissions / building regulation approvals?
  • Do they offer insurance-backed warranties?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
  • What experience do their sub-contractors/employees have and are they covered by insurance?
  • 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 builders.

Building ideas

Check out how to create more space without moving house. Once the work is under way, make sure everything goes smoothly with our top tips for communicating effectively with your builder and how to make things as easy as possible. Last but not least, read advice from TV’s favourite property expert, and our brand ambassador, Phil Spencer – you and your builder.

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