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unblockablock are a drainage company based in Leicester with over 20 years experience in the drainage industry we are able to offer all aspects of drainage work. We can carry out cctv surveys complete with details reports and recommendations to water authority standard. We carry out drainage repairs using no technology where this isn't possible.we also carry out drain replacement and also install new drainage. We are trusted by large national companies and the insurance sector. As well as working on projects alongside the water authoritys.

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Reviewed by Samia on 8/5/2022

Amazing work - really flexible - professional with all the survey and after and before work pictures

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.

We are C&C plumbing and drainage services. We cover all plumbing work from little fast fix jobs to full bathroom and kitchen installation including tiling. All our bathrooms and kitchens and designed to the customers specification and 3D cad designs produced and adjusted to customers liking. Our professional team take each customer through each job step by step from start to finish. We use local suppliers so have fantastic relationships that have blossomed over years of repetitive custom, our suppliers know the high quality work that we carry so only the best materials are supplied for a competitive price from budget to high end bathrooms and kitchens all our work is 100% perfect every time. All drainage work is also covered from blocked toilets to new drainage layouts and high pressure water jetting is also available. All our work is covered with a guarantee and insurance too which can be produced if asked for. We have worked hard over the last few years to get to where we are to become a highly recommended company within the Wakefield and surrounding areas. All engineers are fully trained and qualified within there field of expertise. All quotes are 100% free with no call out fee or hidden extras. Fully insured for upto 5 million pounds Thankyou C&C plumbing and Drainage services

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Reviewed by Gyanendra on 21/3/2021

The time taken to finish the job was less for doing the downstairs cloakroom however the work finishing was not up to the mark. The basin is wobbly and the basin pipe is leaking since 2nd day, called him several times to fix that leaking sink pipe, however he mentions will come but not yet came till now! Disappointed with this part of service.

JDL Builders is a small local business that offers the highest standards of work at a fraction of the cost of all these big company's. we are proud that are customers can read this profile and see what we as a company stand for. CORE VALUES 1) RELIABILITY. you can always rely on JDL to meet target dates or do everything in are power to make sure we take any of ur stress away. 2)CONSISTENCY. Is key having a high standard of work.. an old man once told me ur only as good as ur last job. Employ the best and don't have the job done twice. 3) PASSION. JDL has a real passion to be the best in what we deliver. And hopefully all are reviews reflect this. and most of all HONESTY. JDL Builders will always be totally honest with you..

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 8/5/2022

Quick, clean and lovely guy.

R&D CONSTRUCTION IS A PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND BUILDING COMPANY SPECIALISING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, ALSO A WIDE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENTS AND REFURBISHMENTS. build We Carry out all type of construction and to us no job is a small job and by that we mean we would be happy to take your various jobs in our hands. We provide the following list of the building services: New Build Property Refurbishment Loft Conversion House Extensions Flat Conversion Driveway & Patio Bricklaying & Re-pointing Kitchen & Bathroom Roofing & Guttering Plastering & Tiling Carpentry & Joinery Painting & Decorating Plumbing & Electrical Central Heating & Under Floor Heating Design We believe a great design is simple and not only how it feels or looks but also how it works. We provide Architectural and Interior Design and Engineering Services: Initial Concept Design Basic Drawings for Planning Application & Application Management Existing & Proposed Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections Site Plans and Block Plans (OS map/ Location Plan) Detailed Architectural Design 3D Concept and Visualisation Design Interior Furnishing, Materials & Fabrics Lighting Design Bills of Quantities (BOQ) 3D Interior Visualisation Design 3D Interior Visualisation Design Building Control package Drawings & Application Management

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Reviewed by Owen on 9/7/2021

Excellent

Artisan Builders are a small company who have been trading for over 30 years around the Essex and Cambridgeshire area. We have a wealth of experience with a range of building works and trades. We aim to provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

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Reviewed by Lynda on 2/4/2014

First Class Company. We found Trevor and his people very courteous and friendly and they are most reliable.We are very satisfied with the work carried out.

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

Building for your comfort!

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Reviewed by Phebe on 20/5/2022

Great job done on my garden. Punctual and very professional service. I will happily recommend and use again. Thanks Andrei

pro-fix builders ltd, we are a one-stop building & property maintenance. we undertake all your needs, including: paving, fencing, roofing, painting & decorating, upvc facias & guttering, & general property maintenance.

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Reviewed by Colin on 15/10/2021

Efficient, punctual and did the job (despite difficult access, as had the necessary gear)

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.

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.

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.

Hi there, I am J Smith Landscapes Ltd offering sevices form a wide range all my work is guarenteed and done to a very high standard. I am new to this builders site but I have account on bark which has a very good number of 5* reviews on. I am looking forward to hear off you.

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Reviewed by Kathy on 9/4/2022

Jack and Ryan came and removed a full tree and half of another today in the rain they never stopped it took them 4 hours in total which was amazing n so quick they are both very polite respectful and very professional there is no mess as they cleared all the tree away they even chopped up some wood for my wood burner I would highly recommend them ????

We are a small company based in Wellington. Our list of services include ... septic tank and treatment plant emptying, drainage issues (blockages etc..), treatment plant installations an general drainage issues groundwork and installations. We have small 3.5 ton tankers for tight access as well as 18 ton tankers for large tanks. high pressure jetting and site portable toilet hire and servicing.

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Reviewed by SVEN on 24/2/2021

Dan arrived when stated and set to work straight away, the job progressed well throughout, and despite the poor weather at times, all was completed without any problems. Left the site very clean and tidy, highly recommend him for a similar job.

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

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Reviewed by Kerry Lee on 5/5/2022

Gavin and his team were on time, worked like Trojans, and tidied up after themselves. The work was done in no time, and nothing was too much trouble, despite the awkward nature of the job. I have no hesitation in recommending 1ST CHOICE LANDSCAPING AND GROUNDWORK, as your first choice, for anything garden-related. A hardworking, polite, and professional company. JOB DONE!!

We're a small firm with a wealth of experience.We're qualified and experienced plus fully insured for all types of landscaping,specialising in natural stone paving, give us a try for a top service at a good price.

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Reviewed by Carla on 27/4/2022

Patrick did an amazing job understanding our requirements and coming up with a solution that worked well for us. The work was done quickly, his team very nice and professional, and the result is all we could have hoped for. I would recommend Rose Paving to friends without a doubt!

10 Years of experience in engineering , pipe laying and blockage clearance, septic tanks we are a 24 hour service for all your drainage needs and requirements we also offer a surface cleaning for ?commercial and domestic properties Offering Great customer service all round.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 11/6/2021

Very good prices and arrived promptly at agreed time.

15 years experience in plumbing and heating maintenance in London work mostly as a sub contractor for the bigger brand company's in London so give me a call get the professional job done at affordable prices

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Reviewed by Liz on 3/9/2021

Very pleased with the new bathrooms. Very competent, efficient and helpful.

KP Solutions, from imagination to reality. We are a small family run business with over 20 years experience & pride ourself in giving 100% on all our work. Specialising from grounds work, garden renovation, drive ways, soffits facias, guttering, drainage, repointing and much more.

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Reviewed by Pam on 31/8/2021

Great customer service by Paul and the team. Came and quoted for the job within a couple of days of making contact. Gave a good price and time scale for the job to be completed. Turned up and completed the job exactly as expected. Very pleased with the results. Thanks to everyone.

Drainage Specialist, unblocking drains via our Jetting units. We offer CCTV inspection services, and CIPP lining, this provides us with the ability to repair underground pipes without the need to disturb existing infrastructure.

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Reviewed by Kate on 12/5/2022

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

ibuild bespoke roofing landscaping and house renovations is very different from your average building company We are here to help you get the overall finished home that you have always dreamed for we offer free architecture design. and free no obligation quotes. We specialise in providing you complete satisfaction in every step of the way. no upfront deposit and no overspill charges. Services we offer includes: *complete roofing installation *driveway installation *resin/blockpaving/tarmac/gravel/concrete,ect *patio installation *fencing *tree care and removal/hege triming are pruning *bespoke outbuildings/home office/garden shed *house footings/brick walls/rendering walls *house extensions and roofs *complete re,roofs/felt batton/tiles replacement. *electric gate entrance commercial and domestic *and many many more Services we have to offer.

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Reviewed by Jo on 17/5/2021

Noah has done an excellent job where access to the back garden was difficult. He totally delivered what he promised and the results are brilliant.

Hello from kingsmeadow We are a local based company started trading 2000 and have gone from strength to strength over the years Here are some of the services we offer Extensions Grp roofing Drainage Blockpaving Artificial grass Decking Fencing And much more We are not scared to take on a challenge We are always happy to quote you

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Reviewed by Carol on 20/3/2022

Great work. Very efficient. Turned up when they said they would. Pprofessional and would highly recommend them.

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Reviewed by Shalaka on 19/11/2021

Great

MGR Plumbing and Heating Limited provide both domestic and commercial customers with a wide range of plumbing and heating services. In addition to general plumbing we can provide boiler repairs, servicing & installation, central heating servicing, bathroom installations, underfloor heating installations and more.

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Reviewed by Darren on 5/5/2022

Quick to respond and arrived on the Saturday morning as discussed. Polite and friendly, he resolved the issue without any difficulty. We will be in touch when the boiler needs to be serviced. Thanks

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.

Fully qualified plumber with over 20 years experience in emergencies and maintenance. Have won awards in customer service. A company with a true desire to be your trusted plumber all year round.Putting you, the customer first and at ease at all times.all work fully insured and guaranteed. Discount for oap’s as standard.

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Reviewed by Michael on 24/2/2020

Great service. Fantastic work and a great company to use. Professional polite and courteous from day one and walked me through the plans and execution of how they were going to do it. The estimate was simple and the price quoted is honest and fair. Owen is a great plumber and Keith did wonders with tiling my walls. I am so happy with the service I received and would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone looking to re do their bathroom.

We have over 20 years of experience in ground work and landscape gardening and building services and our aim is to put our 20 year experience into your home so you can have a good experience using our service

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Reviewed by Michael on 10/5/2022

Resolved problem professionally. Really nice guy and kept us well informed.

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.

Blocked Drains If you have a blocked drain, our expert technicians have the knowledge to help you. Our vans are all fully equipped with all the tools we could need to unblock your drain including high pressure jets. In the rare occasion when lime-scale has built up to the point the drain is blocked and rodding does not work, the use of high power water jets, dislodge build-ups so that the drain can flow smoothly again. This saves the need for expensive excavations allowing you to have peace of mind. Drain jetting is also useful for non-emergency servicing of your drains. Asap Drainage are able to use drain jetting to service the drains on properties in order to find any problems. We believe that regular checks on your drains are even as important as servicing your car. Your drains are always being used for various appliances such as sanitary fittings or washing machines. Over time they could block itself with deposits or lime-scale which could be costly in the future. It’s prudent to have your drains regularly cleaned and inspected. Our service can help maintain your system effectively to save you money down the line.

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Reviewed by Pam on 19/5/2022

Fast, efficient and very helpful. Came very quickly and took the time to explain what I could do to avoid future problems. Can’t recommend highly enough.

All one plumbing and electrical has been In the business for over 18 years providing a honest, reliable service, whilst being a fully insured expert in fitting; showers, fuse boxes and also carrying out lighting surveys. By using us to instal LED lighting, we will be able to help you reduce running costs of your home by up to 80%. Due to both plumbing and electrical expertise, we can plumb in and wire electrical showers, discover faults and replace imersion hot water heaters without the need of two separate trades-men. *Covid-19 update* During this difficult time, all of our work will be carried out with protective gloves which are sanitised with wipes, after each use. If customers would prefer us to use face coverings then please let us know *before* arrival.

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Reviewed by Mike on 14/5/2022

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods covered (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

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Reviewed by Sheila on 16/11/2021

Arrived promptly. Efficient service. Would use again.

Hi we carry out high end refurbishments, from summer houses to, Bathrooms, heating services, general maintenance no job to big or small.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 3/1/2022

Excellent service.

hi I'm Mike I have been in the plumbing and heating trade for over 30 years now I take pride in my work and will not finish until the customer is completely and fully satisfied with my work.

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Reviewed by neil on 31/3/2022

All work completed to a good standard

Flow3 Drainage Services is an established emergency drainage repair and unblock service 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Our engineers have over 20 years drainage experience so no matter what the problem, we can fix it. From a blocked sink to a new drainage installation our engineers will ensure you get a first-class service at an affordable cost. Please find a list of our services below: - 24 Hour internal and external drainage unblocking with mechanical machines and high-pressure water jetting. We also include a look see CCTV to investigate the cause of the blockage within the cost. - A1 class CCTV surveys and Wincan reports with recommendations and costings. Fast turnaround service can also be provided for urgent repairs, insurance repairs and house purchase surveys. - Excavation repairs to defective sections of drainage systems or full installations of new drainage including Thames Water build over agreements to their requested spec. - Polyester and local lining works at competitive prices to repair defective sections of drainage without the need to disrupt surfaces like new patios or extensions. - Reconfiguration of drainage systems and new installations for home modifications such as new bathrooms / kitchens. - Descale / degrease and mechanical root cutting with high pressure water jetting and specialist ENZ chain flail and spinning jet nozzles. This can also be used to remove concrete or jointing compound restricting pipes. - Defective interceptor removal and replacement with new pipework. We also install vermin blockers to prevent infestation. - Replacement of defective manhole covers and frames. Up rating of manhole covers if required. - Site visit free of charge to ensure we can provide a comprehensive quotation for the works required. If you have a drainage problem our engineers are here to help whatever the circumstances. We will get you up and running in no time..

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Reviewed by Anna on 24/3/2022

Professional, courteous service. Realistic pricing and excellent communications. Great feedback and information-sharing from each job. Link Estates recommends Flow3, who are now one of our preferred suppliers for drainage expertise.

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.

Home maintenance, Wood , concrete , metal Fencing ! wood / composite deking Paving, we are open and able to do any kind of work both outside and inside

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Reviewed by Paul on 2/4/2022

Samual did a great professional job for me replacing some fence posts and rehanging a gate. Everything was done to a good standard and the price was fair for the work carried out. I would recommend him

I'm a time served fully qualified gas engineer and plumber with 18 years experience in all aspects of plumbing and heating. I'm looking to provide a smart and reliable service that can can be depended on!

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Reviewed by Philip on 8/1/2020

Good, friendly. Quickly sorted.

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

my name is marcus of m j h landscapes i have been trading for thirty years and have a vast knowledge of all aspects of lanscapeing from garden maintenance to designing gardens constructing from start to finish . estate maintenace fenceing gates shed

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Reviewed by Gigi on 11/3/2022

Marcus gave us very useful landscaping plan which we are highly appreciate and satisfy!! All men are nice and helpful, thanks Marcus, Tristan, Luke... I can't remember all their names but truly thank you for all their hard work!!

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.

J IRELAND PLUMBER Plumbing and Heating Services Installation-Service-Repair Edinburgh-Lothians-Borders-Fife Providing you with years worth of trade knowledge, experience, expertise and professionalism For further information please visit our website or find us on Google

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Reviewed by Andrew on 19/5/2022

As good as a tradesman can get: gave me a price, turned up on time and cracked on with the job. New shower installed and working perfectly. He charged as quoted, and gave an email invoice with guarantee in case anything goes wrong within 6 months. Great to deal with - many thanks!

From minor plumbing repairs to full water supply pipe installations and everything in between. You can trust your local Dyno franchise. Your one stop plumbing and drainage service, with expert engineers local to you. Don't leave it to chance trust the professionals.

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/3/2022

Excellent service, job completed without fuss. The chap carrying out the work was first rate.

Dedicated to our craft. We cover all aspects of building work including: - home extentions - renovations - conversions - plumbing and heating - kitchens - roofing - all general building work

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Reviewed by Mike on 29/4/2022

Gary and his team are very professional and did an excellent job. Gary takes a great pride in his work and does all the preparation necessary to ensure a smooth and efficient job. Had extra work done re rendering, driveway and patio as their work was so good. Would recommend

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.

drainage specialist with 25yrs experience. all works carried out from unblocks,high pressure water jetting,cctv,patching,lining and excavations. fair prices,we treat every job as it is our own home all work guaranteed 24/7 availability

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Reviewed by Neville on 14/5/2022

Prompt attendance excellent quality of workmanship. My problems fixed to my satisfaction they left the area clean and tidy. I would recommend to all.

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

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Reviewed by Colin on 30/4/2022

Very, very expensive, didn't finish the job on the decking I'm sill awaiting for a hand rail to be fitted to the stairs of the decking. The company who he contacted out to do my decking said he was coming put never turns I what be using them again.

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

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

Based in Allestree, Derby, Drain 2 Drain is a family run business, operated by Dan Foulis and James Gilbert. Dan and James are qualified in Drain Jetting and CCTV surveying, able to provide services for both domestic and commercial customers. From unblocking a sink in your home to annual cctv surveying, we understand the importance of rapid response when it comes to the drainage solutions for your home or business. As a customer of Drain2drain, you can expect a friendly and effective service from double vaccinated drainage engineers.

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Reviewed by Laura on 21/4/2022

Really excellent service and response. Upfront with competitive quote and was able to come out the next day first thing to sort out blocked drain. Fast and efficient work!

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Drainage Specialists - what you need to know

Drainage specialists tackle a lot of reactive work. They tend to be brought in whenever there’s a problem to sort out. They repair drains and deal with other sewerage issues like blockages. As well as the tell-tale signs of water not draining away in a sink or toilet bowl, there can be signs of a blockage outside your home too. Cracks in a path near a tree can be a sign that the tree roots are interrupting the sewer line. A specialist can bore the sewer line open, get rid of the roots, treat them to stop them from growing again and then replace or reline the pipe.

What a drainage specialist can help with

  • Repairing drains and dealing with sewerage problems.
  • Emptying septic tanks.
  • Installing septic tanks or soakaways.
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Some houses don’t have a pipe carrying waste away from their property. Instead, they have septic tanks to collect waste. If you have one of these, you’ll need to get a drainage specialist to empty it for you otherwise you’re flouting the environment agency’s rules. By law, only people who have permits to dispose of waste can take it away. 

The qualifications your drainage specialist needs

While not strictly a qualification, a drainage specialist will need to have a contract with sewerage treatment works to dispose of waste. The environment agency requires a company to have an environment permit to dispose of waste like this. Septic tank waste will be taken by a tanker to sewerage treatment works where it’s passed to the works inlet. If a sewer’s blocked, it’ll be emptied into a tanker while any repairs are made and the tanker will then pass decanted spirits back into the sewerage network.

How to unblock a drain

Most pipe blockages are caused by hair in the shower or bath. You can solve this by pulling up the stopper in the plughole and removing any hair that’s wound itself around the rod. Sometimes, you’ll need to unscrew the nut which holds the sink and rod together to do this.

If your kitchen sink’s blocked, you can try pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain and then follow it up with half a cup of white vinegar but most of the time, DIY remedies like this won’t do much good unless it’s cooking fat that’s causing the problem. Before calling out a plumber, you can also try running water into the sink and letting it block up a little before placing a plunger over the plughole. After that, cover the overflow with a damp cloth and pump until the water drains away. For bigger drainage problems, including issues that are affecting the outside of your house, it’s worth calling in a drainage specialist to have a look.

 

How do you maintain a septic tank?

Septic tanks need to be emptied regularly. If you have a family of four, you should empty the tank once a year and if there are two of you living in a house, it’ll need to be emptied every two years.

Planning permission for drainage jobs

Unless you live in a listed building, you won’t need to apply for planning permission for repairs, maintenance and minor jobs but you should check with your local planning authority that any work beyond this is covered by your permitted development rights.

You should also clarify ownership and responsibility of any drain or sewer before starting any maintenance or repair work. They might be shared with neighbours or owned by a sewerage undertaker. Normally, drainage inside your property’s boundaries is your responsibility while a sewerage company is responsible for drains outside of property boundaries along with sewers. There are still a few private sewers around so if your property is served by one of these, the responsibility for maintaining it might fall with you.

Building regulations for drainage jobs

Building regulations may come into play for drainage if you’re building an extension or making alterations, including making your roof larger. If you’re building a patio or driveway, a tradesperson will need to think about the sizing of the soakaway and how surface water will drain away.

Drainage will also need to be considered if you’re connecting pipes in kitchen and bathroom sinks to make sure they’re not at risk of blocking up and they can be easily got to if that does happen. Any pipework will also need to be ventilated to stop air from travelling up from the drains and being released into your house. Generally, it’ll be your builder, conservatory installer or driveway specialist that needs to comply with the building regulations rather than a drainage specialist.

 

Insurance for drainage work

There’s no legal obligation for drainage specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a drainage specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a drainage specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Have they got a permit to dispose of waste/a contract with a company that has a permit?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking drainage specialists.

Drainage ideas

Find out how to keep your home’s pipework in order and read more about unblocking a sink. If the toilet’s blocked, you can try attempting a DIY fix but if in doubt or the problem still persists, bring in a drainage specialist as a first port of call.

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Damp proof course has been bridged due to high external ground and now require 'french drain' installation all round property. Property is a 1900's...

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