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

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Reviewed by denis on 9/2/2022

This company offered prompt service at a very competitive price, explained what was necessary and why, showing photos of the problems and completed their work efficiently tidying up their mess as they went along . Very pleased and would strongly recommend them.

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

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Reviewed by Ann on 26/5/2022

Superb work team were friendly and helpful offering great advice. They kept everything clean, tidy and were on time throughout the project. I would definitely use them again and recommend to anyone.

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.

Family run business covering all of The south West Specialising in new roofs & roof repairs. For any help please just call or email

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Reviewed by Shay on 4/12/2021

I have never met such a joyful and willing trades man. Quick, affordable and reliable. Quality of work was great too. Steve is man of many years of trade under his belt. His whole team from the lady who does the back office work and on the phones to the service on site. Steve was easy to deal un like many trades men and has a willingness to make the customer happy. Could not recommend any better person for the job! I will be using him again.

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 Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

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 richard on 27/4/2022

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.

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.

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.

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 James on 8/6/2022

John is a fantastic professional and I recommend him highly. His work on our lean-to extension was completed quickly and to an excellent standard. He is an incredible nice man as well.

Triple Check Properties Ltd is a highly professional company in the North West providing property refurbishment and maintenance services across Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire and Cheshire. Our areas of expertise include all aspects of property refurbishments, hmo & single let management and maintenance. We offer fast, efficient and professional services to all of our clients. Whether it refurbishment or maintenance that you’re after, Triple Check can support you with a guarantee of 99.99% customer satisfaction. We are ready and happy to take on any of your project.

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Reviewed by Jim on 24/6/2022

Communication was excellent from start to finish and the standard of work was great for a competitive price. Will use again. Jim

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 more than 10 years of experience as a professional electrician and have recently joined with RatedPeople. I also have public liability insurance with NICEIC and I am registered with Part P. Safety and reliability is key to my business among with professional high quality, tidy work. No job is too small or too large and all jobs are tackled in the same professional manner for all customers. I specialise in all types of electric work, including domestic and commercial work, from changing a socket to a full house re-wiring in any house or facility; The work I do includes: Full rewiring Consumer units Fault finding Underfloor heating Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors Inspection and testing Installing sockets, lights, extractor fans, doorbells Electric showers, electric cooker , electric heating, etc. Feel free to contact me for any other work not listed above. I addition to the above I also undertake general building and carpentry work such as fitting doors,laminate flooring,brickwork and stud walls, bathroom and and general plumbing and all your property maintenance requirements. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviewed by Jag on 18/5/2022

Work ok but did not finish what I paid him for. Hopefully he will come back.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

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.

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.

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

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 Matt on 11/6/2022

Chris and his team did and excellent job, were professional and reasonably priced.

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.

Hello people I’m ionut a young and passionate worker that can multi task when needed for profession I’m a excavator operator however have experience in multiple trades if you need anything don’t hesitate to give a call thank you.

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Reviewed by Linda on 2/5/2022

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.

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Reviewed by Abid on 9/1/2016

Very helpful.

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!

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 Debbie on 16/5/2022

The team turned up as promised and worked solid all day to get the job finished. They were polite at all times and delivered exactly what we asked for. We will be using them again for other work. Paul YO25

We are a family run plastering and damp proofing specialist with over 30 years in the trade. We offer all aspects of plaster and renovation work and can offer guarantees for up to 20 years.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 20/2/2021

Lee, Joe & Jamie were great. Works were of a great standard and they were all super reliable. Recommend.

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

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.

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.

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Reviewed by Cheng on 28/6/2018

Kestutis is very professional and friendly. He refurbished my flat throughout including plumbing, plastering, painting, flooring, heating, built-in wardrobes, tiling, etc. The finish of work is perfect. We highly recommend him to all of you.

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

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.

family business for over 25-year a quality job for an affordable price

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Reviewed by Ian on 26/1/2022

No one has the courtesy to even reply

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.

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.

Over 30 years roofing and property maintenance experience. No job too big or too small. A good standard of workmanship and will guarantee all our work. Reliability is key. we have expanded the area's we will work to Monmouth and Herefordshire, has we want to give customers peace of mind when looking for a reliable roofer with a wealth of knowledge, experience and satisfaction knowing that a professional job is carried out . cpm roofing is the first name you should be looking for when choosing a reputable roofer.

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Reviewed by Gwyneth on 14/6/2022

Ian and his team spent time and had the expertise to repair a leak in my roof. They actively looked for the cause of the leak and carried out the necessary repairs keeping me informed at all times about what was wrong and what they were going to do to prevent the roof leaking again. Ian gave detailed quotes and invoices listing all work that was needed and that had been done. The team always turned up on time and when they said they would. I would use this company again and thoroughly recommend them.

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.

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.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

Hanson Roofing & Building Ltd is a professional, reliable roofing company with unrivalled expertise in the industry. Drawing on over 15 years’ experience, we focus on providing all types of roofing repairs and maintenance giving each customer an outstanding quality service and the highest finish which is made to last. Whether you are looking for a full re-roof or minor repairs and general maintenance we apply the same standards to all of our work no matter how big or small the job. We believe that everyone should receive a great service that will protect their property for many years. We accept all types of card payments. In order to ensure that we continue to operate to a high standard we encourage professional qualifications and are affiliated to the following professional body: Confederation of Roofing Contractors Our roofing contractors offer a comprehensive range of services including: - Domestic & Commercial Work - Replacement Joists & Rafters - New Roofs & Re-roofs - Roof Repairs - Chimney Work - Lead Work - Lead Roofs - Flat Roofs - Felt Roofs - Garage & Extension Roofs - Fascias, Soffits & Guttering - UPVC - Slates - Tiles - Repointing - Ventilation - Stone Tar & Chip Coatings - Moss Removal & Roof Cleaning - EPDM/Rubber Roofing - Fibreglass Roofing Our skilled team are on hand to help with any queries that you may have. We are happy to help and offer free advice, non-obligatory quotes and estimates. If you would like to find out more about Hanson Roofing & Building Ltd and the broad range of services that we offer,

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Reviewed by John on 9/12/2021

Job done to a good standard. Clean and efficient. Would recommend them.

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.

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

CHRIS NWL CONSTRUCTION LTD is an professional refurbishment and construction contractor with many years of experience in construction industry. We are building company specializing in solutions for your Painting, Decorating, External Solid Home Insulations, House Refurbishments and Extensions. Providing free quotations with guaranteed customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Paul on 8/4/2022

Chose these guys for my house extension. Chris and his workforce are very organised with good planning skills and they’ve been making sure our needs have been met all along the way. Really recommend for any kind of building work.

Home solutions a trusted business which has been serving the roofing & building industry for over 20 years.

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Reviewed by Sean on 14/3/2022

Professional and high quality service. Good availability and workmanship flawless. Reasonable price. A pleasure to deal with and highly recommended. Thank you. Will definitely use again!!

We offer 24/7 solutions to all your property maintenance needs, whether it’s a small task such as assembling a desk or a seemingly daunting full house refurbishment. It is our extensive experience within the industry, combined with passion, innovation and dedication that makes our clients choose us for all maintenance or building services required. Our professional staff will guide you from your first encounter with us all the way to billing and subsequent repairs and we guarantee that you will look nowhere else for assistance!

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Reviewed by Tom on 19/5/2022

The team did a brilliant job plastering our new room. They did it on time and to budget. Definitely 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 Kevin on 3/6/2022

Excellent turnaround on the work. Fraser came quickly for initial survey with good discussion on scope and followed up with reasonable quote. Mobilised team quickly and completed the job within the day. Communications very good and photo confirmations also shared of work done. I am very pleased with the repairs.

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 Trev on 24/6/2022

I used this company again for an extension roof. I was going on holiday in October and he was a ridge tile short to complete on the day that I went away. He gave me his hand and his word that the job would be completed on my return. It took until the following May, after many unanswered calls and texts, for the job to be completed unsatisfactorily which I know will never be done correctly by him. Do not take his word at all and do not give him any money until you are 100% happy.

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 Sue on 2/3/2019

Jay of Stoneoak Construction Ltd provided exceptional service with real value for money. Using skilled trades people he kept us well informed making sure we were happy throughout. Our porch has met our expectations and we are thrilled with the quality and finish. We highly recommend using this conscientious and experienced building company.

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.

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.

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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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