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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.

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.

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.

Your home is not only your castle it is your investment. We specialize in residential alterations that not only enhance the beauty but also raise the value of your home. Our services include home expansion, Tailored bathrooms & kitchens, interior design.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 7/1/2020

I don’t often leave feedback but I wanted to for Maurice as the work done was to an exceptional standard, not only the finishing but the attention to every detail, and The most important thing to me, being part of a busy house with dogs and kids is that Maurice took on jobs and fixed the odd small hurdle without quibbling, where others would have scratched there heads and found several reasons not to find a solution, Maurice is a good, clean and reliable tradesmen, welcome back anytime. Steve & Dee Berks

If you are thinking of extending, converting, or in any way structurally altering your home, we can assist you with any or every stage of your project.  

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 24/8/2020

When Paul introduced himself I was impressed by his thorough examination of the job specification. Proactive in his approach he was ready to start work on my extension soon after lockdown was eased. Paul has a good team who are pleasant and considerate when working in and around the property. He is very approachable and kept in touch either by appearing on site or by phone and was willing to adapt the project if asked. I would be happy to employ this company again due to value and professionalism

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 Andy on 6/6/2021

Prompt & efficient service from McGuigan Roofing. Friendly people, reasonable price. Happy to recommend.

All aspects of work are carried out to a high standard working alongside clients to insure all needs are catered for.

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Reviewed by Sarfraz on 12/9/2020

Very unreliable- Disappointed because they agreed on a price and time scale.Dropped tools and then never showed up. Called and agreed to come but again never showed up. Took all his tools away the following day without informing us leaving a lot of mess in the garden.

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

I am a diligent worker with over 10 years experience. I am proficient in all areas of roofing. I complete my work to a very high standard and my quotes are reasonable. Customer satisfaction is of great importance to me. Please do no not hesitate to contact me.

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Reviewed by Ali on 29/6/2020

Joe has done an exceptional job with our roof. He came on time and finished the job at the time he promised. He has extreme attention to detail at a reasonable price. I strongly recommend to hire him. Ali Emerson park

WK CONTRACTING LTD undertake all aspects of building work from plastering a single ceiling or wall to a full house renovation. We also offer home refurbishment, rendering, new build, renovation and home extension work which can include joinery, plumbing and electrics alongside our high quality plastering and finishing service. 

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Reviewed by Julie on 16/8/2021

I am so happy with my new bathroom it looks amazing loverley lads friendly chatty and very polite perfectionists cleaning as they go never left a mess so pleased I chose W&K to do the work I would recommend W&K to everyone 1 very happy customer

We are a small family run business with experience in all aspects of Building & home improvements. working around Newport and the surrounding area's. We provide a fast and professional service at competitive rates. No job too small, call now for a free quotation. newporthomeimprovmentscom

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Reviewed by Michael on 16/10/2021

Very reasonable priced Done the job to a very high standard Very clean, polite , And professionally done Highly recommended

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 Daniel on 24/9/2021

Satisfied with job. Very efficient and helpful

With over 35 years of experience, Harrogate Builders aim to provide a professional and considerate service, at a competitive quality and cost. with many areas of expertise we can offer a complete service from start to finish no matter the job.

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Reviewed by Hayley on 17/4/2021

Ian and his team demolished our old stone garage and erected a beautiful new stone garage and wall using stone from the site. They undertook the work in often terrible weather during the winter, but just got on and delivered for us. The site was kept tidy throughout the build as well. We would happily recommend Harrogate Builders to anyone looking for quality work.

30 years in the building and landscaping trade

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Reviewed by Roxane on 6/2/2019

Work done within agreed time frame and agreed budget, Very high quality job, i am very happy with the job. plaster surface neatly done, very clean and tidy worker. I will use this tradesman again,

We are a long established company and pride ourselves on job satisfaction, we can also provide references from previous customers and also photographs of previous work all are work is fully guaranteed

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Reviewed by Helen on 22/3/2018

James did a fantastic job. He refitted an existing bathroom and created two new ensuites, and also built wardrobes and panelling in our hallway. He is reliable, trustworthy, friendly and his work is of great quality. I fully endorse and recommend him- he turns up as expected every day, communicates well and delivers brilliantly. We are quite happy for anyone to come and see his work .

Top quality Roofers with over 50 years experience combined in tiled roofs , slates , lead work flat roofs , , all minor repairs welcome,also gutter servicing fantastic prices but most importantly good quality finishes, which are hard to come by these days pls call, (public liability insurance free quotes!

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Reviewed by Simon on 30/9/2021

Quick response and efficient work- unfussy and competent.

CM MORAY ROOFING SERVICE IS A FAMILY BUSINESS OF BROTHERS ROOFING SERVICE GENERAL ROOFING CHACKS-VITAL BEFORE WINTER SET IN. ROOF SURVEYS EMERGENCY CALL OUTS AVAILABLE SLATING - TRADITIONAL SLATING A SPECIALITY TILING-REPAIRS AND ROOF REPLACEMENT GUTTERING REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT-CAST AND PVCU FLAT ROOFING REPLACEMENT-VERSA SINGLE PLY FLEECED BACK 6 YEAR PRODUCT AND WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEE FIRESTONE RUBBER COVER EPDN,GRP SYSTEMS RIDGE AND VERGE END- REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PVCU FASCIAS AND SOFFITS- REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT ROOF AND GUTTERING CLEANING- ANNUAL GUTTER CLEANING SERVICE AVAILABLE LEAD WORK - REPAIR AND NEW ROOFS EXTENSIONS AND GARGE ROOF REPLACEMENT BOX PROFILE METAL SHEETING SUPPLIED AND FITTED VELUX WINDOW INSTALLATION ROUGH CASTING

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Reviewed by Christine on 14/9/2021

Connor is quick and pleasant. Nothing is to much bother for him. Thank you Connor

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.

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 David on 8/9/2021

Nice team and a lovely job done. Left site in pristine condition.

Garth Builders Ltd. for building and roofing services Building and roofing contractors provide a range of domestic and commercial building services. But we are not your average building and roofing contractor. Call us for a building or roofing service. We might just surprise you. We can undertake all kinds of building and roofing works. Building and roofing services are also known to charge exorbitant prices. However, our aim is to provide all customers with affordable building and roofing services. So if you are a homeowner or a commercial enterprise who needs a building or roofing work done, we are the company to call. We also work for the local authority so we understand the necessity of doing a good job. We are are fully compliant with safety and health regulations. Why Garth Builders Ltd. for these services? For more than 40 years, we’ve become a trusted and established name in building and roofing work around the city and nearby places. Rest assured we can meet your building and roofing needs with our safe work systems, use of superior materials and quality workmanship. We have the skills, expertise and the knowledge to work on any type of building and roofing project. We are always investing in and embracing new techniques so we are up to date with recent advancements in products and services. It also means we can provide a range of building and roofing services, all of which can meet your specific requirements. We also accept insurance for our building and roofing work, so please call us for the details. Our aim is to achieve great results and to ensure our customers requirements are reached with efficiency. Contact Garth Builders Ltd. today Thanks to our attention to detail and quality workmanship, we have a number of customers who rely on us for their building and roofing requirements. For any building or roofing work in this city, depend on Garth Builders to deliver quality services at very competitive rates. You can take our word for it. The services we offer are as follows All types of building works undertaken Extensions Conservatories All types of ground works Drainage Joinery works Plastering Flagging Roofing repairs Re-roofs Windows doors Pointing Dry verge systems Fascias & soffits All types of guttering works

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Reviewed by simon on 14/10/2021

Professional from start to finish. Provided a competitive and clear, itemised quote and good communication in the lead up to the job. Work was to a high standard carried out by friendly and careful workmen. The chaps cleared up all the construction debris, checked I was happy with everything before departing. First class from start to finish, and would not hesitate to use Garths again.

Small family run building company with over 40 years experience over 2 generations as a premium general building company. All types of building work carried out to the highest standard. A one stop shop for all your building needs right from the design and planning stage to completion. Joinery, roofing specialising in flat roofs Building and Plastering A wealth of experience in remodelling and renovations, extensions and sunrooms. Landscaping and paving. All areas covered. Fully insured, trained and certified tradesmen

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Reviewed by Judith on 19/8/2021

Paul & his team did a very professional job replacing my lintel. He also removed my radiator & replaced it with a smaller radiator which is more heat efficient. It was great that he was able to do the 2 jobs at the one time, & they were good tidy workers

We do all aspects of bathrooms and minor building works, we take pride in our work and enjoy leaving the customers with a smile on their faces.

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Reviewed by Suzanne on 13/10/2021

Really pleased with our bathroom refit., it looks fantastic. The guys worked really hard, great communication, clean, tidy, polite and helpful. We were working from home and the guys were very patient and happy to work around our work schedule. They did an excellent job and we would highly recommend.

My experience is 20 years , House Extensions , Plastering , Painting, I can buy materials from the Builder depot and supply them to your house . I have Gasengeneer,Plumber and Electrician with certificates.

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Reviewed by Sue on 20/7/2020

Oggy was reliable and professional and did a fabulous job for us. I thoroughly recommend him and will use Oggy again in the future.

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.

Welcome to Bourroughs Roofing & Lead Sheet Specialist. We are a fully insured company with City and Guilds qualified staff. We specialise in all aspects of High Quality Roofing installations and all related home improvements, covering Dorset and all surrounding areas. Offering in excess of 20 years experience, providing residential and commercial roofing solutions, we pride ourselves on Excellent Workmanship, Reliability, Offering guarantees of up to 25 years for some new roof systems. Our Services include NATURAL SLATE & CONCRETE/CLAY TILED ROOFING SYSTEMS LEAD FLASHINGS, FLAT ROOFS & ALL FITTINGS FLAT ROOF SYSTEMS - LEAD, TORCH ON OR GRP FIBRE-GLASS CHIMNEY REPAIRS POINTING, RENDERING & ALL CEMENT WORK SOFFITS, FASCIAS & GUTTERING VELUX WINDOW INSTALLATION GUTTER/ROOF CLEANING SERVICE *HOME IMPROVEMENTS* *The nature of most roof repairs often requires additional internal work, if so we have you covered! We offer an additional home improvement service and can quote for any internal work that you may need.*

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Reviewed by Paul on 27/10/2020

VERY PLEASED WITH THE JOB HE DID WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIM

We are a general building and maintenance company. We cover all aspects of building from small maintenance items to full refurbishments, conversions and extensions. We have over 30 years experience and all our operatives are time served tradesmen. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and always price competitively. No job is too difficult and we specialise in structural work, composite walls, dry rot and other challenging jobs which we will execute and resolve at an extremely reasonable cost. We also attach a 'no quibble guarantee' on all our work for your peace of mind. Although we are geared mainly to commercial customers we welcome residential homeowners as well. Please feel free to email me or call me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. We offer free estimates, are fully insured and can provide references if required. Andrew Truby Company Director AVT Building Solutions.

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Reviewed by K on 17/8/2021

Initially working with AVT was great, subsequent work was not. We agreed a price on a job for a conservatory roof. He kept pushing for partial payments and complaining the job was taking too long despite him not being on site to manage his crew and they making mistakes we had to correct and issues with some of his crew actually working. Says he will show up and then cancel or forget we agreed for him to come by. Quit mid job due to getting "a bigger contract" and now we have a job that's incomplete.

We Fit quality installs including Garage Conversions , Summer Houses , Garden Rooms also Double glazing and conservatories in Surrey and Sussex, this includes bi folds roof lanterns GRP roofs and orangeries. We are committed to producing projects of outstanding quality and service. We go that much further than other companies, so much so that we get a 5 star rating from all our customers on completion and 100% satisfaction is achieved. Give us a call and you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed by Nowrin on 24/6/2021

Very experienced, handled the job very nicely, reliable, he look after the job by himself , I do not need to provide any support to him, definitely a competent trades person

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 Joan on 4/10/2021

Roof repair made no difference to the leak. Now I am uncertain if they did any work at all.

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.

Bespoke Construction & Consultancy Solutions is a company formed with a passion for doing things the right way. We have expert knowledge within many aspects of construction including traditional construction, sustainable construction and eco friendly construction. So from Barn Conversions and Cottage Renovations to Bespoke Extensions and New Build Houses we have the solution and team to carry out any project from concept to delivery.

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/9/2021

Rhys and his team were excellent from start to finish! From quote to completion, Rhys kept us up to date and fully informed. The work was completed to an excellent standard and with great attention to detail. It wasn't a straightforward job, but the team worked hard to find solutions. Strongly recommend Bespoke Construction & Joinery Solutions.

We carrie out maintenance and building work to all property have over 35 years experience in the building industry

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Reviewed by Ivan on 6/10/2020

Mike is very knowledgeable and quick at his work. He has never let me down and I have instructed him to do many jobs.

If you have any inquiries please feel free to contact me. I do plumbing, electrical, Carpentry, laminated flooring, decking, painting & decorating, driveways.

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Reviewed by Stacy on 2/8/2021

Great job

Over 30 years experience fully covered by One million public liability insurance we cover all aspects of new fencing including the fitting of new gates roof repairs fitting of UPVC guttering facias and soffits most aspects Of exterior maintenance

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Reviewed by Nick on 6/11/2018

Good job done pleasant people

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.

We are a family owned roofing and building company with 17 years of experience in the trade We specialise in all roofing work from a loose tile to complete renewell

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2021

When KR closely examined our roof it was in much worse condition than anticipated. This is a converted church. The roof is 170 years old, large and steep and misaligned because of a past partial collapse. We decided to strip the roof back to the rafters, and tile it. As work progressed we found supplementary rafters need to be added to fix shape and decay. Nelson and Andrew informed us of issues and agreed resolutions. A big, difficult job well executed. The end result - superb. Highly recommend.

Property Maintenance.

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Reviewed by Cheryl on 16/10/2021

Excellent job done, honest and hard working. Highly recommended.

if you are looking for a new or one roof tile replacing then you have certainly come to the right place we seek to deliver excellence Time After Time and with the experience we have from working in a competitive industry, you can be sure that the finished article will be one to admire whether you need a complete new roof or your leaking guttering repaired, , don't hesitate to get in contact with BPM,Bill's property maintenance for a free quotation

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Reviewed by Adrian on 14/9/2021

very efficient

My company is based in east lothian , we have over 25years Roofing experience and believe in giving our customers the best .Im qualified in all aspects of roofing to Slating,tiling,leadworks,guttering, flat roofs, chimney works, stoneworks, harling. We cover small maintenance contracts to full Renewal works. we also rely on building a good reputation. We now offer a cherry picker service. Rope access fully qualified in all building maintenance heights. Tenement maintenance and insurance works also welcome

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Reviewed by Craig on 30/9/2021

Professional and good quality work.

Demaj construction ltd has over 20 years of experience, we work hard to provide a high quality service and keep a good relationship with the clients. Our company is based on providing the highest standard of work to gain full trust and full understanding so we can give the best work to fully satisfy our clients.

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Reviewed by jessica on 11/9/2021

Edmond and his team were fantastic, work very quickly and efficiently. Extremely tidy, and honest. Very good pricing and goes above and beyond. Our job was a large extension, not for the faint hearted but we are really please with the result. Very sad to see him leave, I will have you back when the garden needs sorting Edmond haha!

pro-fix builders ltd, we are a one-stop building & property maintenance. we undertake all your needs, including: paving, fencing, roofing, painting & decorating, upvc facias & guttering, & general property maintenance.

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Reviewed by Colin on 15/10/2021

Efficient, punctual and did the job (despite difficult access, as had the necessary gear)

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Chandrakala on 17/2/2021

Sabi and his team are very professional and finish the job as promised. Extremely happy with finished result. Very much satisfied and would definitely recommend.

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 !

First Renderers is proud to be a family business, with quality expertise and experience. We have done jobs for celebrities like George Clarke and John Terry as well as the Tv show Grand Designs so you can be certain that our focus is Quality, Hardwork & Ultimately Customer Satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ed on 21/10/2020

Focused on professional delivery

jaben roofing are an established professional fully insured roofing and loft conversion company covering the south east and london. we are specialists in all aspects of roofing including flat and pitched roofs we also offer a full loft conversion service

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Reviewed by Enkayah on 22/9/2021

I am very pleased with the work undertaken by the company. They kept to the date given for the work to commence and completed on time. The workers were always punctual, polite and very helpful. Their work was meticulously clean and tidy and the work was completed to my uttermost satisfaction. Krish Veeramah.

At Almond we cover all aspects of roofing and building services all work is carried out to high standard. We Offer a full range of roofing and Building repairs and full installation of new roofs slate, tile, flat roofs, , Single ply, lead work, Felt roofs, guttering and U.PVC Facia, soffit, cladding, Cement work , rough casting, General building and sandstone restoration.

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Reviewed by Fiona on 13/10/2021

Quick response, great workmanship at an excellent price. Polite experienced tradesmen, would happily recommend.

We are an experienced roofing & leadwork company offering a range of services with Over 10 years experience.

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Reviewed by John on 15/10/2021

Brandon did the work to an excellent standard. Each day he appraised me what he was going to do and talked me through the progress at the end of the day. The price was very competitive and good value for money. I will definitely recommend him to my acquaintances. John

we are a family run company and have been trading for 22 years with in the building industry we cover anything from small jobs to full build extensions chas certified

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Reviewed by Matthew on 14/11/2020

Rex Construction offered and delivered a professional approach to all elements of the works. Rob was extremely approachable and knowledgeable. The lads on site where always on time, attentive and provided a high quality of workmanship, with Steve in particular setting and delivering high standards. I would have no hesitation in using Rex Construction on any future projects.

I am a small company specialising in roofing problems, new re roofs , refurbishment of older roofs and general maintenance, no job is to small. I am a relatively new company on this site , and my work is above standard, I would also add that liaising With new customers is vital and throughout the work schedule, regards to all james, Jamesfredrickroofing

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Reviewed by John on 29/7/2021

Very professional plus quick to respond.

hi my name is Valentin I Renovate houses From demolition to finishing Walls, Ceilings, Wood floor,tiles,Kitchen, Fence, Doors, bathrooms

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Reviewed by Dr Marcio on 9/2/2021

Excellent professional, clean, fast and willing to make the difference. Job completed on time. I recommend him and we’ll hire again soon.

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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?

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