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Surrey Hills Plastering and Damp Proofing are based in Dorking. We travel all over Surrey and the surrounding areas, offering plastering and damp proofing services. I am a PCA qualified technician we can also offer insurance backed guarantees. We take immense pride in being honest, polite and reliable. We won't leave your home until you are totally satisfied with both the end result AND our workmanship. We rely on our excellent reputation and we are always mindful of maintaining it.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 18/2/2019

Surrey Hills did an excellent job on the rising damp in my dining room. Tidy, friendly and extremely efficient. Fair price too. Absolutely recommended.

No matter what’s the job we will do for you. LeHuAr construction have experience in domestic and industrial building projects. Domestic: -extension -loft conversion -roofing -tiling -refurbishment -kitchen and bathroom -basement project -even new built house Commercial -restaurant refurbishment -office refurbishment We are fully insured. Registered company VAT registered Plenty of references from previous clients not just photos but call or even visit (when COVID let us) Professional service from the start to the end. We are the kind of builder who’s understand building project it’s alway a difficult and painful for every family or businesses and we make it smooth and easy much as possible. We are new on this site but I’m in trade for 20yrs You can trust on us. We deliver quality every time.

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Reviewed by Ceri on 20/5/2022

Charlie could not have been efficient or helpful. He and his men did such a good job and went above and beyond to help us in a difficult situation. They were all lovely and polite and tidy too. Could not recommend more highly.

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

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Reviewed by Faruk on 29/10/2019

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

Established in the Caribbean 20 years ago, Frank Construction Services relocated to Brighton, UK in 2009. We offer a complete range of building services for domestic and commercial projects and pride ourselves in quality workmanship. Fully Insured.

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Reviewed by Wilma on 12/3/2022

The work was not up to standard. While he was really helpful at first and tried to fix it, he has now left the floor with silicon on the tiles and badly sealed. Very disappointed.

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

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Reviewed by Pat on 24/1/2022

Excellent job. Friendly and helpful. Although items in the hall had to be moved it was all put back, even swept up and left the place clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

we are a FULLY QUALIFIED FAMILY running bussnis, whit multi trading experience, floor specialist , painting and decorating, gardening, electrical, pluming ...... what ever you need give us a call . 18 yahrs experience.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 20/4/2022

Yucef has just finished my bathroom refit. He quoted competitively and when on site (no waiting for quotes not to come) and gave a quick start date & timeline that he kept to. The job is well done and his comms throughout kept us up to date and able to make informed decisions. We were so pleased with his work that we asked him to do two other jobs (external painting and new garage frontal and electric door) and he and his team have completed them on time, in budget and they look fabulous.

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

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Reviewed by martin on 29/4/2022

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

Welcome to Your Local Roofing Company, Roofing ltd specialists We are a family run roofing company who work in the domestic and commercial sectors of roofing covering all types of roofing with specialist tradesmen at youre service using quality materials. We pride ourselves on a huge portfolio of clients from housing trust properties too royal parks properties. We are fully qualified and insured Thankyou for taking the time in viewing our profile

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Reviewed by Hafizur on 24/3/2022

Did a great job on the roof as quoted for, very good price, kept to timelines, kept the area clean, great guys that came. Would recommend to anyone.

The Business offers a range of Joinery & Small Building Work*Loft Conversions*Decking*Fencing Laminate Flooring*Kitchens fitted*Guttering/Pointing*Doors/Windows fitted*Staircases & Spindles* Painting & Decorating *No Job too big or too Small*

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Reviewed by Vincent on 5/5/2022

We are a Northwest Based Company and have 35 years professional experience Building and External works in the U.K and have a detailed knowledge of all aspects including the following: New builds from design to build Houses / Bungalows Garages single or double Extensions Hard and soft Landscaping Excavators for hire Reduce level excavations and removal Foundations and steelwork New installation of drainage Land or residential Drain repairs Inspection chambers and main sewer pipes Driveways and Paving inc Indian Sandstone and Block paving etc Artificial Grass and Turf new Lawns Decorative stone Topsoil Brickwork and Blockwork Rendering Bulk haulage Grab lorries available Please contact us for details Free quotations available on request Good rates of works quoted to hopefully meet your required budget Please call now for any questions regarding any jobs no job to small Owen skeffington Director

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Reviewed by Iain on 18/5/2022

I would recommend Owen, his work was brilliant and reasonably priced. I will definitely use him again.

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

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Reviewed by Yvonne on 12/5/2022

Thank you. Genuine hard workers did the job at a reasonable negotiable price. Would highly recommend.

17 years of experience of construction industry.Educational training at Industrial High School.

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Reviewed by Abhijith on 23/1/2020

He was excellent and the only trade person who was able to confidently say that he could build this toilet and delivered it on time. Not only that he also helped us with other fittings around the house with minimal charges. He is definitely a go to person for any of our future building works

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.

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

Need a hand? Someone friendly, reliable and cost-effective? We are Able4you !

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Reviewed by Jon on 9/1/2021

Excellent job, reliable, kept to quote, quality workmanship, very pleased with the work and Overall finish, would definitely recommend.

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

A reliable and trustworthy builder with over 6 years of experience within a variety of trades. Ensuring work is always carried out professionally, effeciently and with a top quality finish.

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Reviewed by Jean on 10/5/2022

They came but never produced a quote

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 James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

We are a family run building company, we cover a wide range of works from joinery , building, landscaping and maintenance, We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional ability to adapt to each of are customers needs Thank you ,,and hope to help you with your job whatever the size big or small

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/2/2022

Raymond was very quick to respond and extremely helpful, will use again

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.

Welcome to Ross Property repair a family run business with 18 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing Ross property repair you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

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Reviewed by Lynne on 18/5/2022

Good quality work, friendly service, completed when they said it would be.

Calling me to quote via Rated People is the best way to contact me for the quickest reply and best prices. If I happen to miss your call, please leave a message and I'll call you back on the same day In light of the current situation we have made a few changes to how we are now working. Quotes where possible can be given via pictures, contact can be kept to a minimum, gloves and masks can be worn during any time spent in your home and all payments can be made via bank transfer upon completion of all works. With over 20 years’ experience in the plastering trade and 8 years of Rated People positive feedback, I provide a first-class plastering service, including damp proofing and ceiling repairs. I have exceptionally high standards of workmanship, which is reflected in my 50+ positive reviews

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Reviewed by s on 6/5/2022

I will start with thank you very much, Sean is a man of his word, clearly a highly skilled tradesman, polite courteous and trustworthy arrived on time and carried out the works required to a more than satisfactory finish, in a very timely manner and to the price as agreed, which i believe was very reasonably priced, is very efficient and extremely tidy in his endeavours i would highly recommend his services, he will be my first choice in the future for any plastering works

JW Property Services Ltd are committed to a friendly, reliable, highest standards Property Service for both Domestic & Commercial property's in Dorset & surrounding areas. Whether you need minor Electrical repairs to Home Improvements, you can rely on JW Property Services Ltd to listen to your needs to offer a quick quotation. Call today for your free quotation on any work you need doing. JW Property Services Ltd are insured for peace of mind (in fact, up to 5 million). JW Property Services Ltd Services we offer are: Electrical work TV & Satellite to CCTV, Painter and Decorator, Home Improvements, Concreting, Exterior Painting, General Building and many more.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 8/4/2022

Very pleased. Excellent work

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.

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

We have over 50 years of experience in the construction industry. Specialising in high pressure cleansing/ jetting, with hot water or media blasting if required. Paths, patio's drives, walls, maintenance contracts. Drain jetting, 24 hour availability

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Reviewed by KIRSTY on 27/4/2022

They arrived when they said they would. Very friendly and got on promptly with the works. Left the premises clean and tidy and was happy with the cost - not forgetting they sorted the issue out we had. would and will recommend.

Im a builder/plumber with experience.

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Reviewed by Joe on 17/1/2022

New Bathroom was fitted and Work was to a very high standard and many unforseen problems were overcome.

I am a local tradesman with 25 years of experience in the building and plastering industry. I have a great, reliable team behind me who are not only friendly and professional but will also finish every job to the highest standard possible.

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Reviewed by Justin on 10/9/2017

Really happy with the work carried out. Any issues I raised were dealt with and any snagging I needed addressing were resolved. Would recommend Luke and his company and use him again.

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.

We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

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Reviewed by Oluwakemi on 23/3/2022

Alan was just the man for the job, very good with the job. I am very pleased with the job and I will recommend him again and again. His price his reasonable and affordable. He was very specific of when he will finish the job! And he did before the day! with a good Job...very happy with his job.

Welcome to Property Renovation and Decorating Services: "PROFESSIONAL SERVICE " Whether you are upgrading your home or preparing property for sale or rent, Property Renovation and Decorating Services, will help you add style and value at competitive prices. We specialize in top quality home renovation services, including interior and exterior painting, drywall repairs, tiling, kitchen and bathroom renovations and carpentry, Fitting flooring, carpet and more. We are dedicated to providing professionalism, reliability and responsiveness, while paying close attention to your specific needs. Our services include: Home Renovations and Remodeling Painting, Plasterboard,Brick walls, Tiling for Bathrooms and Kitchens,Flooring, carpet etc. Wallpaper Removal Caulking and Sealing Drywall and Plaster Repairs Woodwork and carpentry Emy has been providing professional home renovation services for over 15 years. He is praised by the customers for his attention to detail, responsiveness, timeliness and quality work. Call for a free consultation and estimate:

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Reviewed by Brian on 1/5/2022

Emy was superb and worked very hard. Will definitely use him again

Welcome!   We love gardens and the beauty they bring to your surroundings, however, gardens require work which we understand you may not have the time to invest.  This is where we can help.   Our family run business offers reliable, friendly and affordable garden services which will make the most of your garden and outdoor space.  We carry out the work enabling you to simply enjoy the pleasure of a well maintained garden. What we offer Whether your garden is small or large, simply needs mowing or a complete overhaul, we can assist to ensure you get the most from your garden.  Here are just some of the services we offer: Clearing overgrown gardens, tidying, managing shrubs   One off garden clearance Regular maintenance Lawn care Flowerbeds,  Containers & Baskets Hedge Care Decorative Coverings Wood protection Fencing Patio & Drive Maintenance Overall care for your garden including planting, pruning, weeding and mowing   Regular mowing, aerating, feeding and scarifying to maintain and improve your lawn   Creating raised beds, digging new borders and care for existing flowerbeds including planting, weeding and pruning    Trimming, reducing or planting new hedges   We can provide and install gravel, slate, bark or pebble to compliment or transform the look of your garden   Care for fencing, decking, sheds and other wooden garden features to enhance their look and provide weather protection   We repair and install new fences, or can simply replace panels or posts to your requirements   Pressure washing and weeding to maintain a quality appearance

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Reviewed by Lynne on 12/4/2022

Still waiting for him to turn up and give a quote.

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new properties. We specialise in Garage Conversions start to finish, full renovations and all building alterations. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Fully insured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by James on 11/12/2021

Great job on a garage conversion. Clear communication throughout and went out of his way to support with additional small jobs. 100% recommend.

At O.B.Build we want to make your home look amazing inside or outside.We take pride in our work and can handle any job or task.We are clean tidy, polite and always deliver a quality finish.

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Reviewed by Lucy on 2/5/2022

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services/roofing, lawn care, garden designing, pressure washing, patios, driveways and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Mark on 9/5/2022

Have now change my mind avoid this company extremely poor customer service. Would not recommend

Welcome to ACG&sons Building ( Bi fold door specialist supply and fit 3 week turn around ) We are a gang of bricklayers with over 25 years experience each. With combined over 75 years The three us make up a team of experienced builders with a wide variety of skills. We hold nvq and city and guilds. in drainage foundations /ground works /slabbing /block paving /concrete floors /underpinning damp damage and all other structural works . we hold levels 1 /2/3 city and guilds in brickwork and stone work We also have many years experience building houses extensions garden walls garages any thing that involves bricks and blocks and mortar We hold full insurance and public liability Also all work carried out will be warranted for 8 years All quotes are free with no obligations But there will be charge for any insurance quotes (this will be for extra office work) Works will be subject to legal contract on certain projects and £10k and over Please take time to view the gallery for pictures of previous projects

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Reviewed by Martyn on 7/5/2022

Changing light and ensuring other fixtures and fittings are in good working order Rewiring, changing fuses, junction boxes etc. Minor plumbing and carpentry Clearing or cleaning general areas Shifting furniture or equipment Assembling furniture or equipment Garden/landscape installation and maintenance Footpath maintenance Painting and decorating Clearing gutters Changing filters on air conditioning systems Maintaining property exterior through the different seasons

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Reviewed by John on 20/2/2022

Fast and reliable communication throughout and a good job completed. Recommend.

M and E services have been doing large and small projects for the last 12 years we’ve been working for the same company for the past 6 years as they expanded we refit and extend the premises these are some of the pictures taken from last expansion

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Reviewed by denney on 12/5/2022

Steve did the plastering for me. Came back after few days to level it up. I'd definitely recommend him. Very professional and neat job.

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

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.

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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

PJR is a Closely Family Run Business Run by Father and Son based in Essex. With over 35 years in the Plumbing and Heating Industry we have built an extensive reputation for our Perfected work. We have a wide range of both Residential and Commercial clients, including homeowners, landlords, architects, surveyors, designers, managing agents, schools, churches, property developers and main contractors That we offer a complete property maintenance service. In addition to offering Our Plumbing Services we have expanded over the years and now take on many other service such as Electrical, Building and Roofing Work

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Reviewed by Praveen on 28/2/2021

Got a pump fitted as we have very low pressure in shower, due to gravity fed system. Jamie had to visit mulutple times to suggest alternates and finally fitted a silent pump, due to which we all are happy with the setup - get to do proper shower. Job was done neat, and with patience. Took care in covering with mask, and also maintained distance for safety.

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

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Reviewed by caroline on 22/4/2022

Excellent professional manner. Polite and prompt. Job done was perfect very competitive price.

Rapid drainage and plumbing is a well established local family run business specialist in emergency call outs and fixing bad previous work that no other plumbing companies will even look at! our no1 aim is to get to our customers swiftly and get the problems fixed quickly

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Reviewed by Ben on 17/4/2022

Good communication, job well done, good advice too

Domestic industrial and commercial electricians

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Reviewed by Craig on 5/4/2022

Done half a job, said he would return to finish and has not, won't answer my calls or texts, now got to pay someone to not only fix the problem, but also to work out what he has done....... such a headache

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 Graham on 1/2/2022

Slavi and his guys carried out external insulation to our property. The work was finished to a very high standard. Slavi took time to explain specifications of work before it commenced and during. The work has transformed the house both visually and from an internal temperature perspective. Very courteous team, always clearing away spent materials whilst the job was ongoing. Thank you guys would definitely 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.

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

We are a family run business priding ourselves in quality workmanship at affordable prices customer satisfaction is guaranteed we cover all aspects of roofing gardening and general property maintenance with over 20 years experience all quotations are free

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Reviewed by Josh on 29/6/2021

Carl and the team undertook a full landscape, fencing and decking project. It wasn't a small task, with hidden tree stumps, heavily overgrown garden and uneven levels. The team were brilliant and had the whole garden fully landscaped, including a new fence, roll on lawn, deck and a few other additional tasks completed within a week. Team turned up on time every day and worked solidly to get the job finished within the quoted timeframe. Would strongly recommend Root2Roof for the works they completed.

Hi My name is David, I am a builder and want to help you to make your dream come true.

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Reviewed by Aidan on 21/3/2022

Great work repairing fence, thanks for sorting it so quickly!

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Demolition specialists - what you need to know

Once you’ve taken the decision to demolish an existing structure, there is a process that needs to be followed to ensure the correct permission is granted and all health and safety legislation has been followed. A demolition specialist can help advise on what is (and isn’t) required, as well as timelines, and permissions for what you intend to use the land for after. Once all the paperwork is taken care of, they’ll bring in a team of people to carry out the demolition safely.

Costs for demolition

Costs vary depending on a number of factors, with £60-80 per square metre as a starting point. Demolishing semi-detached or terraced houses will incur additional costs as the adjoining properties will need structural support work after demolition. Ease of access and the volume of waste / hazardous waste disposal required will also affect the costs.

Renovating vs. demolition: some considerations

Considerations for demolition

  • Building a brand new home is subject to a zero percent VAT rate. That means demolishing a building and starting from scratch can often be cheaper than building on top of the existing shell of a property (which is subject to VAT). This will typically depend on the amount of work required on what’s left of the existing property.
  • Building from the foundations up means you’re in full control. This gives you peace of mind that everything’s been built securely and you’re not relying on the integrity of old walls.

Considerations for renovation

  • There may be parts of the existing building that have features you’d like to work into your newly designed home. It’s a popular technique on TV shows like Grand Designs, and can help give your new home real character, while preserving some of the heritage of the existing site.
  • Depending on exactly how much of the property could be saved, and your plans for the future size of the property (of which there are likely to be restrictions), it may be more cost effective to work with existing walls and structures.<
  • Making alterations to an existing building can be much easier to get planning permission for. While demolition itself doesn’t often need planning permission, the details may need to be agreed with the local council, and a prior approval application will be needed for the new home you plan to build.

Guidance on planning policies

Planning policies will vary depending on where you are in the UK, but generally speaking, planning permission will be granted if you intend to replace an existing structure. It’s important to get planning permission before the demolition of the existing structure – if you remove the existing building, technically there’s nothing to replace, and your case for planning permission becomes weaker.

Whichever option you pursue, and wherever your plot is situated, planning policy is likely to have some of the same considerations such as:

  • whether the building of the new property is in keeping with the character of the immediate area
  • the size of the new property and/or its location
  • services and amenities to neighbouring properties not being adversely affected.

There are the usual caveats here about listed properties or homes in national parks or conservation areas. For further details, check out the Planning Portal website.

Questions to ask a demolition specialist

  • What are the pros and cons of demolition specific to your property?
  • What advice would they offer regarding planning permission and demolition consent, and to what extent will they help you through this process?
  • How long do they expect demolition to take?
  • Can they break down the costs between demolition and waste disposal?
  • What complications do they foresee and are there any cost implications?
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Knock down outhouse

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Demolish concrete base about 6x4 ft. The base is only around the edge (see photo). Will need a jackhammer. It’s pretty solid, couldn’t break it up...

Garage removal incl asbestos...

Concrete panelled double garage with asbestos roof needs to be demolished and removed: - Only the sides, roof, and garage doors to be removed, the...

coal shed demolition

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coal shed demolition

Buying a house with a coal shed in the back yard. I need a quote for demolishing the shed.

Remove drop down ceiling and...

Drop down ceiling to be removed and backwall to be removed

Demolition of brick built shed...

Roughly 3x3 (not measured) brick built coal store with concrete roof needs demolishing and rubble removal. Quotes please!

Plastering Ceilings

Looking for a quote to plaster artex ceilings. Will be front room downstairs, 3 bedrooms and the hall and landing. Then separate quote to skim over...

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We have a basement with a 15m2 breeze block walls that need removed. X cleared. Also need toilets and sinks removed and services capped for other...

Garage removal

Need a pre fab garage removing. No asbestos in roof had tested.

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