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I have over 30 years experience in both commercial and residentual interior refurbishments. I will complete drawings, building regulations, apply for planning approval and project manage. I will cover all administration of a project from planning to completion. I will bring together a proffessional team specifically tailored for your needs and to complete your project.

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Reviewed by Mark on 14/8/2018

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We specialise in all type of carpentry services in London and surrounding areas,from installing shelvs,fitting doors, to fitted wardrobes and new storage units,fit kitchens,flooring,decking etc. Don't hesitate to call us for a free quote!

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Reviewed by Aubrey on 14/8/2018

I was very happy with Adrian and his colleague. We agreed a price and he got to work quickly. Job was complete within 3 working days. Will use him again.

Having over 37 years in the trade .fitting all types of flooring .carpets vinyls wood floors .floor preparation screeding hardboard .we supply all flooring or just fitting .we proved underlays and all accessories . We work to your budget .if it’s suppling flooring or just the fitting .i proved a quality service fully guaranteed . My prices are cheaper than shops as I deal direct with the manufacture . Free estimating derive and no hassle quotes nvq and nicf trained

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Reviewed by John on 14/8/2018

Went beyond our expectations to give exceptional value for money. Also very polite and tidy clearing the waste material up afterwards. No hesitation in recommending Philip.

We offer a range of services from carpentry, painting and decorating, carpet fitting, bricklaying.

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Reviewed by Laura on 13/8/2018

The work done on the garden was super- great result. The weather and unforeseen circumstances created a couple of delays but else we were delighted with the work.

We are your local carpentry, joinery and building specialist, based in Chislehurst. We cover all of Bromley and surrounding areas in West Kent and into London. We are passionate about wood working and have over 30 years experience in the trade. We provide a friendly, personalised service and pride ourselves on the highest standard of workmanship.

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Reviewed by gail on 13/8/2018

Peter is a very professional tradesmen he completed the job with skill and care and is reliable. He is polite and respectful and I would use his services again and recommend him to family and friends

Im a fully qualified plumber and tiler with over 17 years experience, I have now have a great squad of lads from different building trades working for me, bricklayers sparkys joiners etc. For house extensions and renovations

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Reviewed by Thomas on 12/8/2018

They did a good job, when we had a leek in the toilet there came and fix it as soon as phone him. He came out the same day

CBS We specialise in Bathrooms /kitchens and general Maintenance of properties. Contractors I use:- Total Heating North West for all my Gas/boiler installations. 5* company

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Reviewed by Charles on 11/8/2018

He did an excellent and satisfying job. I'll recommend him to another person.

I've been working in the maintenance Industry for the past 17 years and i've worked for 6 different councils in London, I've been trading since 2012 with this company.

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Reviewed by Toyin on 11/8/2018

I am very impressed with the level of service provided by Sebastian. He was prompt, very thorough and did an excellent job. I am full of gratitude for the work that done. Thank you.

Clagz Plumbing and Property Services is a Cardiff based business. We offer domestic and commercial plumbing, heating, gas and property services to customers throughout South Wales. At Clagz Plumbing and Property Services we pride ourselves on price transparency, good honest advice and work completed to the highest standards. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced to attend and remedy any problems you have encountered.

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Reviewed by Craig on 10/8/2018

Communication was brilliant from the start. Turned up on time. Carried out a full check of our log burner, and gave recommendations of upgrades. Very polite and knowledgeable and would use again. Thank you.

I am a small friendly business with over 12 Years experience in the flooring Trade. I specialize in all aspects of flooring from Traditional fit carpets, Karndean, Amtico, Vinyl safety flooring. I can supply all flooring and any materials if required.

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Reviewed by karen on 10/8/2018

Carl is a very polite young man who fitted new vinyl flooring in my bathroom.He did an excellent job even refitting my bath panel which had come away for some time.He left no mess and invoiced me a quote before I accepted the job and a bill when the work was completed before he left .I would not hesitate to recommend or use again in future

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Carpet fitters specialists - what you need to know

As far as home improvements go, changing your carpet is a relatively easy option that makes a big impact. A new carpet not only feels warm and soft, but is also a quick way to update the look of your home by adding new colour and texture.

An expert carpet fitter can help you get this done, whether you’re replacing a carpet that’s worn or rippling, or if you simply want a new look.

Your carpet fitter will be able to give you advice on the most economical way for you to achieve what you want – perhaps you need improved sound or heat insulation as well as a carpet that looks great – or maybe you want laminate replaced with carpet but are unsure of whether you need to get rid of the laminate first.

You’ll also need to have underlay and grippers for your carpet to be installed successfully, and again, this is where an expert carpet fitter can help you, to ensure the best fit.

    • Underlay

Underlay is a thin cushioning layer that’s installed under carpets. It can be made from rubber, foam or felt. Underlays come in different togs (much like duvets), and having the highest tog isn’t always necessary for the area you want to have carpeted.

    • Grippers

Grippers are tack strips that are essential to tightly hold the carpet in place against the wall of the room. It’s not a case of one type suits every scenario, and on areas such as the stairs, your carpet fitter must make sure that the carpet is adequately gripped for your safety, not just for the overall aesthetics.

For example, there are so many different types of carpet – with a variety of pile, textures and weaves – that the choice can become overwhelming. Here’s what you need to look out for:

    • Pile

The pile of a carpet is the density of the fibres that make it, and affect the appearance and performance of the carpet. High pile carpets are shaggier and can feel more cosy and luxurious, while short pile carpets are more hard-wearing and resilient. You need to think about which room the carpet is for as to which pile is most suitable.

    • Texture and weave

The pile of the carpet dictates its texture. The most commonly-used weave is the twist, which is made from cut-twisted pile. This is hard-wearing and provides a coarse finish and texture that is easy to keep clean and maintain. Loop carpets such as Berber are made from uncut loops of pile, are comfortable underfoot and retain their bounce (although it’s not recommended for homes with pets as the loops can get pulled by claws). A Saxony carpet has a long pile and oozes luxury – this is the carpet where you’ll see your footprints as you walk across it. However, it’s tricky to keep clean and flattens easily, so isn’t ideal for areas that are used heavily.

Skilled carpet fitters can suggest the right texture and consistency, depending on the area – a busy spot such as the stairs will need a more robust option than somewhere with minimal usage such as a guest bedroom. 

Your new carpet will most likely be thicker than the one it’s replacing, and may cause issues with your ability to open and close doors in the newly fitted room. A professional carpet fitter will be able to include door easing in their quote. This is when a small measurement is shaved from the doors to allow them to open and shut with ease.

Cost of carpet fitting work

The cost of carpet fitting depends upon the size of the room, and in the case of stairs, the complexity of the stair, i.e. if it has several turns and requires numerous changes in pile direction, the cost will increase. Expect to pay around £100 for labour on a 30m2 room, and budget approximately £4-£10 per m2 for the carpet itself.

There are other influencing factors in prices of quotes, and ways that you can reduce the cost: 

  • Lifting old flooring. Your carpet fitter will do this for a price, but you can do this quite simply by removing the carpet and underlay yourself. It’ll also give you an opportunity to inspect the flooring underneath and repair any floorboards that need attention before the fitters arrive. Check that the floorboards are still level - it can be as simple as replacing nails that may have come loose. If you’re planning to have carpet fitted onto a concrete floor, you may need to have additional floor screeding to level the surface.
  • Removing old carpets and underlay. Carpet fitters will charge for this, so you can reduce the quote by doing this yourself. Although carpets can be extremely heavy, and you will need to consider how you’re going to transport them to the local tip.
  • Emptying the rooms. Carpet fitters will charge for having to remove the furniture from the rooms, so if you’re able to do it yourself, you’ll save money.
  • Door easing. If your new carpet is thicker, you might need a few millimetres shaved off the bottom of the door to the room.

Do I really need underlay?

The cost of underlay can be an unexpected shock when you come to replace your carpets, and you may be considering not using any to avoid the financial hit. However, underlay is essential for maintaining the durability and function of your carpet. The underlay acts as a cushion between the flooring and the carpet, and maintains the pile of the carpet, preserving its aesthetic. It also acts as a very necessary insulation particularly on ground floors; plus, it acts as a welcome noise inhibitor and shock absorber, and prolongs the life of your carpet by making the pile more receptive to cleaning and maintenance.

Is it a false economy to buy a cheap carpet?

In a word, yes. Cheaper carpets, while more budget-friendly, typically wear out faster than higher quality ones, as the materials used are less able to resist stains and general use, so will need replacing sooner. There are lots of options for buying carpets and underlay, so it’s worth your time doing your homework. Get carpet samples, listen to advice from your carpet fitter, and narrow down your choices of materials, colours and pile. Your carpet fitter will have contacts who may be able to give you a good deal, but go online and speak to suppliers for their best price. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are no formal qualifications that your carpet fitter is required to have by current UK law, although look out for whether your fitter is affiliated with The Flooring Industry Training Association (FITA) or are accredited by the National Institute of Carpet and Floor Layers (NICF).

Planning permission for carpet fitting jobs

You won’t need planning permission for changing your carpets, but if you live in flats or buildings with multiple occupancy, you need to make sure you comply with building regulations if you’re going from carpet to another material such as wood or laminate. This is due to the potential increase in noise. If you’re renting your property, take time to read your tenancy agreement to make sure there isn’t a clause that refers to your obligations regarding carpets and flooring. For more information on certain planning permission, make sure to visit the planning portal.

Insurance for carpet fitting work

Every reputable tradesperson will have public liability insurance as standard, and carpet fitting is no exception. Accidents can happen, and your professional carpet fitter must be insured to cover all eventualities.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Do they have a portfolio of their work?
  • Do they have previous customers you can contact, or online reviews you can access?
  • Are they members of any trade associations or accreditation schemes?
  • What products do they recommend, and why?
  • What follow-up service do they provide?

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