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Hi, I'm Ashley and i do my best to build a good profile with top ratings,I hope to deliver a good service to each customer and always make sure the customer is happy with my work.Check my ratings and reviews out to give you some info about me

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Reviewed by Andrew on 20/8/2022

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.

Rds roofing specialist is family run business with 30 years in the industry. We are experts in all aspects of roofing have a look at my profile and reviews 5 star work we are new roof specialist have a look at my profile on my builder I look forward to hearing from you . Thanks Russ

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Reviewed by stefan on 31/10/2022

Great job.gutter replaced within a few hours nice job.plastic lining but the gutter looks like wood from the outside and won't rot over time.

We don't say we are the best our customers do. If you need reliable roofing team to get your job sorted we are the people for the job over 20 years experience in roofing and light building don't delay call today and we will be happy help

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Reviewed by Brian on 24/12/2021

Quick response and services

My company does all types of roofing work, building work and lead work ,flat roofs ,Firestone rubber,rebuild chimney stacks, tree work, fencing ‘n’ decking also artificial grass (dig outs and fitting) etc. *24-hr CALL OUT*

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Reviewed by paul on 3/12/2022

Really good service from start to finish. Came straight out and offered suggestions and advice on the work that was required. Provided a competitive quote and completed the work to a good standard a couple of days later. I’d recommend DJ roofing and will definitely contact them in the future for any roof repairs.

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 Darren on 5/12/2022

Peter and his team did a great job on my house! Communication was really good throughout, which is an important element for me. During the project extra works were carried out with no issue. The Quality of work and finish has been great! Would highly recommend and hopefully use London Development (UK) again in the future!

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.

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 !

Specialist Roofing are a full service, maintenance and restoration company with remarkable customer satisfaction and high client retention rate. Specialist Roofing has had a track record of providing reliable and superior roofing services to both residential and commercial properties. Our company has done roofing for local authorities, letting agents and major building contractors in Edinburgh, West Lothian and throughout Scotland, we have expertise in Slating, Tiling, Leadwork, Built up Felt roofing and Single Ply membrane.  At the core of Specialist Roofing is client satisfaction and flexibility, we work with the highest possible ethical and professional standards.

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Reviewed by Martin on 25/9/2020

Graham was great, got a good quote and explained everything well. Scaffold was up quickly, unfortunately weather was not permitting so job took longer than expected, but can't be helped. Roof looks great, happy with the work.

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 Marion on 30/11/2022

Quoted and completed the work quickly and efficiently.

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.

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by Michael on 4/12/2022

James and Chris plus the rest of his team produced a room to be proud of. They are multi skilled and worked well together. Although the job took a very long time it was worth it. Well done

Our company was established in UK 9 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by David on 20/6/2022

How refreshing!! Slavi did exactly what he said he would do, from expressing an interest to leaving the site clean and tidy. Would highly recommend Slavi and his team for a rendering project.

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

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Reviewed by Christopher on 2/12/2022

I needed my Bay Window roof replaced and Tom was very helpful with getting the job done within my budget. The job was completed quickly in very cold weather which I was very grateful for because I had a leak in the roof. The boys doing the roof worked extremely hard and were very polite and friendly. They had done a very good job. I wish I could afford to pay them more because they definitely deserved it. I would highly recommend! Thanks.

Aquafix Property Maintenance specialise in property extensions, bathroom and kitchen refurbishments

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Reviewed by Rob on 22/11/2022

Derek fixed my gas fire competently and rate was very reasonable

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.

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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

Floem Renovation LTD is the group of professional, qualified trade workers, with many years of experience on most of the fields around property maintanance, improvements and renovations. Focused on the best customers experience. We are specialised with Bathrooms and Kitchens renovations projects, also doing whole house makeover projects. Free quotes. Fully insured

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Reviewed by Roopesh on 23/5/2022

Very happy with the work. Will recommend to anyone

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

RPS Roofing and Building LTD have been supplying a quality & trustworthy service for over 10-years and have an experienced fully trained workforce. Having building work done on your property can be stressful and a little worrying, whether the job is large or small, however you can have complete peace of mind knowing you will be hiring a proud member of the Federation of Master Builders, not only that you can browse through our feedback from our long lists of satisfied customers. RPS Roofing & Building LTD have over 50 years of experience combined within our team. We’ve had the pleasure of working on some fantastic projects over the years ranging from domestic properties to large scale industrial projects all over the UK. We are proud to be a member of the Federation of Master Builders. We know how important it is to find the right builder for your project and knowing that we are FMB members can give all our clients that extra peace of mind, as well as recommendations from our former clients. We always aim to give the customer a pleasurable hassle-free experience throughout the project, ensuing the work is carried out to the highest standard, safely, on-time and on-budget.

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Reviewed by Lilian on 8/10/2022

RPS contacted myself for a viewing of the roof replacement. They used a drone to view from the outside and contacted me for further details regarding type of tiles. They source there tiles from down south too to get a installation date in 2 months time. The direct contact and efforts of Robert and team are much appreciated and give me confidence that they will get the required tiles and manage the installation as discussed.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

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.

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.

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.

Osborn Builders. local building company where quality and customer satisfaction is our priority. We specialise in extensions Garage conversions and alterations.

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Reviewed by Brenda on 2/4/2022

Did the job more quickly than anyone else which was my priority. Thanks again

I have been in the construction industry for over twenty years self employed and before that employed by others. I pride myself in giving good solid advice as well as producing a quality job which I’m proud of and that the customer expects. I am a Dulux Select Accredited Decorator and all work is guarenteed by Dulux for two years. I have Public Liability Insurance to the Value of £5m. I have been a Decorator since 1999 and take a pride in my work and take customers requirements very serious and aim to give them the benifit of many years experience. Plus as part of my business i employ a range of other skills including electrician plumber, roofers and builders etc.

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Reviewed by Darryll on 27/7/2022

His partner did a great job.

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

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Reviewed by Ramona on 3/11/2022

Arrived on time. Friendly informative men. Worked hard and did a good job supplying and attaching new drainpipe and repointing damp course. Spotted roof damage and coming back to do further repairs

Hi, we are a general building company undertaking all aspects of building work. We specialise in extensions and associated external landscaping. With more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. We are able to call on a large working history within the civil engineering and groundwork domains and offer our clients peace of mind regarding all structural matters including different types of foundations and the placement of structural steel beams when our customers seek that open plan look. We can also carry out garage, basement and loft conversions. We can work to your drawings or supply you with a design and build service. Kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and general maintenance services are also available. Yours sincerely, Mr J Lilley Director- StoneOak construction

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Reviewed by Paul on 4/7/2022

Jay and his team at Stoneoak Construction undertook some complex engineering navigating steels into a Grade II listed building on the 2nd floor. The patience and skill led by Jay and his team left me confident that we were in capable hands and his years of experience was evident when carrying this out. Jays honest, down to earth but professional approach only reaffirmed the comments I had already received through recommendation, and I highly recommend Jay and his team.

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.

WK CONTRACTORS 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 Dan on 1/12/2022

Top rate service from start to finish by highly competent and friendly staff We would recommend this company and would not hesitate to use again thanks guys

WE ARE FAMILY RUNNING BUSINESS WE ARE PROVIDING TOP QUALITY WORK AND FARINDLY CUSTOMERS SERVICES WE ARE ESTABLISHED SINCE 2017. BATHROOM / KITCHEN FITTING . WALL FLOOR TILING. PLASTER / SKIMMING / PAINTINGS. WALLPAPERS ???? DECORATING. ROOMS. OUR ANY BUILDER WORK INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.

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Reviewed by Diane on 25/2/2022

did the job well re shower tray that was leaking. iwas let down by a coupie of other traders , but JozsefBUILDER AND TILING came out said they could do the job quoted me avery reasonable price, .fixed the leaking shower tray and were very efficient and polite would definetly reccomend them and would hire them again

We are a trust worthy roofing and home maintenance company specialising in the south London and Surrey areas with 17 yrs of experience in the roofing and building trades and We always do our up most best to achieve customer satisfaction with good work at competitive and affordable prices. If you have any roofing problems we have the solution call today for a free quotation there is no job too big or small??

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Reviewed by Alex on 5/9/2022

Frank and his team did a complete re-roof of my kitchen flat roof, and re-tiled & ridged the adjacent apex roof, and facia boards. Frank explained every nuance of the job as it progressed, he pointed out the issues with the the old roof and explained why it was failing, and offered a number of solutions to various aspects that I could chose from. The new flat roof, tiled roof and hip ridges look very good. These guys were polite, respectful, and professional. I'm happy to recommend Cornerstone Roofing.

We are a groundwork’s and building company with 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Audrey on 8/12/2020

Jay and his team connected our garden house to the water supply and sewer network. They worked fast and did a very good job. Our terrace looks better now than before! The quote was honest for the amount of work. I really recommend them.

Small family run buissness priding ourselfs on a reliable service

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Reviewed by Ashley on 12/2/2021

Great service and honest assessment of the work actually required. Quick and efficient, good local tradesman. Would definitely recommend and use again for future repairs. Thank you so much for fixing our roof.

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 Vera on 16/11/2022

Lovely guys , helpful and friendly. Very efficient and knowledgeable

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 company with experience in domestic installers we offer all type of general building services.You can be assured that your job is in the safe & professional hands! FREE estimates and call out of charge.Visit us on Facebook for more info: @2BROTHERSCCONSTRUCTION. Thank you!!!

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Reviewed by Elias on 31/1/2022

We're so delighted that we went with TBC. TBC completed major works on our property - structural works, full electrics/re-wiring, plumbing, tiling, decorating, new flooring, new bathroom etc. etc. TBC were so professional throughout and had all the relevant knowledge with regards to certificates and approvals needed. They worked incredibly hard and to the highest quality. They have been readily available to come over and finish off the final snags. We look forward to working with TBC again for our loft!

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)

Hi Im Den your local tradesmen i can improve any aspect of the inside of your home from kitchens / bathrooms / carpentry I have 20 years experience and have undertaken all sots of projects

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Reviewed by Liz on 1/12/2022

Den was great .. absolutely worked his socks off .. arrived on time and didn’t leave until job was done … even though the job took longer than he expected. Not his fault … he had to make good what previous builders had done.

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.

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Reviewed by keith on 21/8/2022

best in the roofing trade

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

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.

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.

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 Maciek on 15/9/2022

Im glad you replied. Shame that you come up with more made-up stories rather than apologies, or at least keep it silent. There was never any electrician apart from you on-site...so I supposed you are talking about yourself abandoning the site. I will agree with that. Nothing that I haven't heard from you before. I've learned my lessons the hard way it cost me to rectify al the issues, and I hope that it will help other, potential customers, not make the same mistake I did.

MKN CONSTRUCTION LTD based in Heston serving the surrounding areas. As well as general building work, we specialise in Loft Conversions, Kitchen and Bathroom Installations, House extensions and New Builds. Available 7 days a week, we are able to fit around your busy schedule. With passion and professionalism in every job, you can be assured that we always make sure the customer is happy, and keep you up to date throughout.

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Reviewed by tremayne on 3/10/2022

I hired MKN to renovate my bathroom, MKN did a fantastic job, hard working and high quality work. Would definitely recommend and will definitely use 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 Darren on 4/12/2022

Excellent service and arrived on time. Very helpful and would highly recommend

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 Greg on 24/11/2022

Cant fault Fraser and his guys been amazing to deal with from start to finish and their work speaks for itself. Will definitely be using them again with our other jobs and really appreciate Fraser taking time to explain the roofing situations to us. Really fair and honest and would highly recommend!

My name is Mr. Baker, company name "Ivory property service" Ive been a roofer for over 30 years , im city and guilds approved We offer a free no obligation estimates , every job from a new roof too a single tile are fully guaranteed. All our staff are friendly and polite, we are also on Mybuilder and Bark if you would like to see some more reviews and more importantly more work that we carry out. We are trading standards approved, fully insured, so please call for a quick no obligation quote, Regards Mr T Baker

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Reviewed by martyn on 24/11/2022

Ivory gave me very good service and a job well done. Highly recommend them. Excellent

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

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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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Building ideas

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