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Hello my name is Nathan my company is Newark Property Services we offer a wide range of property services including roofing guttering clearances all round property maintenance

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Reviewed by Andrea on 10/12/2018

Would give no stars if it was an option! Arranged for him to go to my elderly parents house to quote for the work, he suggested the date and time and asked me to check it worked for them and he didn't turn up!

Bright Future Support Services offer all facilities management, building, projects and support services to suit you or your business.

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Reviewed by GERARD on 27/10/2018

I am extremely pleased with Steve and his team. They were very efficient they have done the job to an excellent standard kept me informed of progress. I would 100% recommend Steve and his team and will definitely use again.

Based in Kent ,I provide a friendly and reliable service with over 15 years experience Within the construction and landscape industry. I Undertake all constuction and landscapes works from really small jobs to full garden designs to extensions , I have highly experienced tradesmen that work along side me to complete the work to a very High standard. Having worked for big company's foryears ,on big multi million pound landscapes and construction contracts Iv developed the knowledge and been taught the way to get the job done safely efficiently and to high spec.

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Reviewed by Gary on 1/12/2018

Kane and his two guys done a fantastic job in clearing my garden, removing a garage and getting to a level . Worked very hard in awful weather conditions. Would highly recommend him !!

My name is Darren I am a qualified fibrous plasterer with over 30 years expertise . I fit all types of cornices decorative and plain. also I do handyman work as well. i offer a fast, clean and efficient service & I treat the client's house with respect and care. I am punctual & reliable and carry out my work with minimal disruption to the client.I also do handyman work. There is no job to small things i do are Furniture installations, office furniture, flat pack furniture, sheds, moves, disassemble and assembly service, shelves, mirrors, blinds, TV mounts, laminate flooring, driving, removals. and I am fully insured

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Reviewed by Tammy on 24/9/2018

Thank you Darren for putting the basketball stand together. You helped to make one happy boy on his birthday. Will definitely use you again!

Principle HomeDevelopments Ltd, In partnership with JWT Projects Ltd– specialists in roofing, scaffolding and driveways. Offering a honest and reliable service. No Job Is Too Small!! Our price guarantee ensures that we will beat any like-for-like quotation, along with our work guarantee ensuring a high standard of work, while protecting your pocket. All of our work is carried out by trained operatives with years of experience and extensive qualifications, they are fully insured, polite, clean and tidy. All work includes cost of materials, labour, waste removal, so area will always be left quality complete, safe, clean and tidy. We accept all types of payment methods and will provide headed quotations, and invoices that can be delivered by hand, post or e-mail, whichever suits our customers needs. At Principle Home Developments Ltd we offer a comprehensive range of roofing services all available ‘under one roof’ while ensuring expertise in flat roofing, pitch roofing, slate, single ply, felt and lead. We can help you with: New Roofs. Roof Repairs. Roof Installation. Fascias Soffits and Guttering. Cladding and Installation (options include various colours of classic wood or new 100% waterproof PVC). Chimney Repair and Servicing. Valley Installation and Repair. Extensions and Loft Conversions. At Principle Home Developments Ltd we also offer a comprehensive range of driveway options that are guaranteed and built to last while creating the perfect first impression for your home or business. From a secure gravel to smooth tarmac driveway, perhaps a beautiful block paved design, or resin bound aggregates. We aim to assist you with all the advice to help you choose the right type of driveway delivering a quality driveway at a competitive price. Principle Driveways will: Choose the right style and materials for your home or business. Use quality materials and expert installers. Ensure all installers are fully trained, polite, professional and adhering to all health and safety requirements. Please do not hesitate to text, call, or e-mail for any advice, queries, discuss quotations, or arrange an appointment. We are here to help. All operatives are fully CSCS Qualified and have extensive experience in their areas of work, these include NVQ's, Diploma's and years or expertise between them. Principle Home Developments Ltd is a registered company of Company's House.

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Reviewed by Richard on 22/11/2018

Promt reply. A man of his word and to the price of his quote even when he had to do a little extra work. Would definitely recommend.

We are a family run business based in Southend-on-Sea. We cover all aspects of building related works.

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Reviewed by Mike on 25/8/2018

Highly recommended.

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Helen on 12/12/2018

Excellent job, quick, friendly , just what we needed, we will use again .

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Reviewed by Patria on 5/8/2018

I had two asbestos sheds removed, wrapped and taken away for safe disposal. The workmen were very polite and wore protective clothing. They got the work done in 3 hours, despite the hot weather. They had to bring the materials through my house as no side access, but they put protective flooring down and swept up afterwards. Not the cheapest of the quotes I received, but I was impressed with their reviews (on a different website) and I'm glad that I paid a little extra to have the job done properly.

[EST-1962] ALL roofing-roughcasting-brickwork-lead work-upvc facings gutters ect-ground works-drainage-site house and garage clearance-asbestos removal - all works are guaranteed. based in Ayrshire and working throughout uk.

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Reviewed by Sam on 12/12/2018

Pat rang up within 30 mins of posting job, everything completed 48hrs later. High recommend him. Have his number saved for any future jobs that need doing.

ERBUILDLTD -Can offer you all groundwork's with big experience and great teem with good knowledge for these type of works , paving-foundation-drainage-machinery. Kind Regards ErbuildLtd

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Reviewed by Simon on 26/4/2018

From start to finish the guys never stopped working. They worked very quietly before 8:00am and were courteous and polite the whole time. They sorted out any problems, took a lot of trouble to make sure the job was finished properly and tidied up absolutely everything. They even came back two days later to tidy up the rubbish the skip driver left behind. For a quality job at a reasonable price and limited stress you won't go wrong with Eddy and his team.

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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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