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specialising in all aspects off plastering and building services

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Reviewed by Phil on 21/10/2020

Martin was excellent to deal with from start to finish, Did a superb job and managed to fit us in quickly due to our concerns over the location of our damaged brickwork.

Luxury,VIP,Personal and Office cleaning company based in London

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Reviewed by anne on 17/10/2020

prompt, friendly and very efficient

Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Christina on 7/9/2020

Excellent.All work carried out as requested very promptly and with great expertise. Would highly recommend Gavin and his team.

MH Design And Build LTD was formed in 2013. Based in Rotherham, we service Doncaster, Sheffield and other South Yorkshire areas. Nothing is more important to us than our reputation which is why we are a reliable, friendly and customer-driver contractor. Our ethos is fantastic customer service, quality workmanship and highly-competitive rates. We have a number of extremely professional and skilled tradesmen that we employ. As a company we have a combined total of 30 years experience from loft conversions to extensions and new builds.

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Reviewed by Peter on 2/11/2019

I needed a house re-rendering and MH Design & Build was excellent. Reliable, reasonable, dealt with the inevitable snags with skill, recommended Parex, which has made the house look like new - definitely recommended based on my experience.

We are a family and friendly an trust worthy business and aim to make the customer happy and work with them to get what they want we like our work to be a 100% and enjoy our work every day and we hope all our customers enjoy our work

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Reviewed by Ian on 10/2/2020

Was very impressed with this company from speed of giving a quote, to fairness of the quote and the ability to start and finish the job in a timely manner. Would certainly use again.

We are a family run business that offer all aspects of block paving and landscaping services including driveways, paths and modular paving to natural Indian sandstone patios. Also pressure cleaning services. All types of fencing supplied and installed, turfing supplied and laid. All types is landscaping work. We can offer inspiring ideas and individual designs to suit all types of buildings from traditional to modern, domestic and commercial. City & Guilds qualified.

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Reviewed by David on 25/8/2019

First cut on the lawn today, looks great. Very happy with service and quality of turf supplied and layed, good advice on aftercare. Hard working Father and son team. Highly recommended.

The main focus of our company is providing our clients with the best construction solutions, environment friendly at the highest standards. We have started this company because we felt that there was a real need for a construction company that would deliver the expected result/product, not only ahead of the deadline, but havingone of the highest quality on the market. Our team had gathered specialist from various construction fields groundwork, masonry, carpentry, gas safe engineers and more) , trained in U.K. Together we are working and delivering the best services to suit your need and requirements.

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Reviewed by Gail on 29/5/2020

5 star work

low cost,hard working man with tipper truck for all garden waste removal,hardcore and soil removed,general tidying up and all heavy work undertaken.All work is carried out in East Sussex with the customers needs in mind, from start to finish.

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Reviewed by Ronald on 22/8/2020

He made an appointment and never turned up. I rang him and he promised to get back to me that evening but never did. A complete waste of time. I will never use rated people again.

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

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 Akanksha on 28/3/2020

We hired Emma and Shane after unfortunately having a bad experience with a previous gardner. Bearing in mind this was a period Corono made all trading difficult they managed to complete the job to a great standard. Turned up early worked till late. Was very communitatie, courteous friendly. Felt like they went the extra mile, did all the things we asked. Gave good advice and managed to complete in just few days. We would honestly recommend.

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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?
  • Will you be able to reuse the existing amenities into the building for your new property?

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