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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.

Family run business and take pride in every job

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Reviewed by Patricia on 9/12/2021

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We are a groundwork’s and building company with 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Audrey on 8/12/2020

Jay and his team connected our garden house to the water supply and sewer network. They worked fast and did a very good job. Our terrace looks better now than before! The quote was honest for the amount of work. I really recommend them.

We are small family run business providing building and landscaping, in Great Yarmouth & Norwich, sourounding areas, with in the company there’s over, 8 years experience if different parts of the trade,

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Reviewed by Jacquie on 4/4/2022

Brilliant service - Tried hard to fit me in when really busy which I appreciated as many builders didn’t even bother quoting ! Really clear and fair payment process with payment schedules making me feel safe handing over funds. Finished the loft conversion this week and looks lovely .. really pleased would recommend and would use again- above all - lovely personable guys (especially Cameron and Dan)

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

we do all kind of work from building summer houses/sheds, all types of fencing, landscaping, tree Surgery, decking and carpentry! We also do concrete bases at any size with reinforcement. We are very skilled and willing to help you and undertake your jobs! I have a level 3 NVQ in construction and have been in the industry for 12 years.

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Reviewed by Steve on 25/6/2022

We booked Damien to replace a long line of garden fencing (kick boards & posts) and a long line of railway sleepers creating two boarders. His work is exceptional. Clean tidy & a perfectionist who clearly takes great pride in his work. We could not be more pleased with the finished look. He was happy to give us advice & very competitive price. I would highly recommend him again to family & friends.

quick reliable service usually quoted over the phone. 34 year's experience. fully stocked can 1st visit fix

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Reviewed by Derek on 24/6/2022

On time, friendly, courteous and efficient

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.

I have been in the plumbing/gas industry for 16 years & have a high knowledge of all systems/issues that arise. All jobs & clients are treated personally & not completed until you are 100% satisfied...

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Reviewed by DAVID on 15/6/2022

Arrived when promised and did a neat job. This was a minor repair but would call him again

Green Earth are known for their attention to detail. We are extremely professional and polite. Going the extra mile is important to us and every customer we work for recommends us.

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Reviewed by Josephine on 25/6/2022

A fantastic job by Danny and Jason. Really happy with the work done, I will definitely use them 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.

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

We are family-based firm that pride ourselves on top quality workmanship for affordable prices all our work comes with a 10 years guarantee free quotations given?

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Reviewed by Patricia on 30/5/2022

Fantastic quick response, very efficient and did the job perfectly. No hesitation to recommend this company

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 Liz on 16/6/2022

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 John on 12/6/2022

Excellent all round

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.

We are a plumbing and heating company that carries out all plumbing and heating work and internal building works from Full central heating systems, Bathroom and Kitchen installations to leaky taps.

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/4/2020

Great service, very understanding with what I was expecting and do a great job, would recommend

At Ezeeplumb, our goal is to not only help you with all your Plumbing & Drainage Needs, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a fullservice Plumbing & Drainage company with a wide range of experience. 24hr CALL-OUT AVAILABLE

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Reviewed by Barbara on 14/4/2022

I wanted the job done quickly as the gardeners were waiting and couldn't finish their job until the drain problem was dealt with. Paul arrived and the job took longer than he thought, so the price went up a bit, but it was worth it as he did an excellent job and so did the gardeners!

Over 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.

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 Stuart on 13/6/2022

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.

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.

Drainage Facilities Management Was formed in September 2016 With the Management Team having Over 40 Year’s Experience of Working in the Drainage Industry

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Reviewed by Donald on 9/7/2021

Rating on value was our reaction to the job as priced. In the event at Matthew's suggestion we claimed on the house insurance and with his help with a comprehensive report they paid out without a quibble and very quickly.

creation, devotion, promptness

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Reviewed by William on 3/6/2022

Very pleasant gentleman. Finished the job within 3 hours. Gave me some useful tips for the upkeep of my garden. Thank you Emil.

At Freeman's Plumbing And Bathrooms we take great pride in all of our work whether it’s a small job such as repairing a dripping tap or a full bathroom or kitchen installation. We have 14 years experience in the construction industry and have City and Guilds qualifications. We will assist you in creating your perfect bathroom, cloakroom or kitchen.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 3/1/2022

A very friendly service provided for a very pressing job. I really appreciated that they also tackled a number of smaller jobs at the same time.

Fantastic friendly reliable service run by keith and his team providing free quotes and competitive prices for all aspects of gas and plumbing works

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Reviewed by Catherine on 1/5/2022

K Marsh came in with a good price and were able to do the work really quickly. I was very happy and would definitely use them again.

We are a general building and maintenance company. We cover all aspects of building from small maintenance items to full refurbishments, conversions and extensions. We have over 30 years experience and all our operatives are time served tradesmen. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and always price competitively. No job is too difficult and we specialise in structural work, composite walls, dry rot and other challenging jobs which we will execute and resolve at an extremely reasonable cost. We also attach a 'no quibble guarantee' on all our work for your peace of mind. Although we are geared mainly to commercial customers we welcome residential homeowners as well. Please feel free to email me or call me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. We offer free estimates, are fully insured and can provide references if required. Andrew Truby Company Director AVT Building Solutions.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 30/11/2021

We can highly recommend this company. They were efficent, competative, polite and did a faultless job. They came when they said they would. Would not hesitate to use them again. Thank you.

I’m a carpenter experienced in many areas of building work and aspects of joinery ready to do any job big or small.

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Reviewed by Lee on 20/6/2022

Great service today everything done cleanly and efficiently...definitely recommend and will be using again

Welcome to JBLB plumbing and gas Services . We are a small family-run plumbing company who specialise in domestic plumbing repairs and installations, radiator and boiler upgrades,bathroom installation and mobility / walk in showers. As a company, We pride itself on delivering all of our customers with a prompt and reliable service, no matter how small the job may be. We also offer discounts to OAPs for most small plumbing repairs and installations.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 20/5/2022

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.

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 Sarah on 21/6/2022

Looked for quotes on Sunday The work was completed on Monday to a high standard They arrived on time- worked tidily and kept me up to date- work completed to a high standard to the quote and they left the area perfectly Would thoroughly recommend

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

Plumber/ heating engineer,7 years experience in general plumbing, heating and bathroom fitting.

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Reviewed by Tracey on 7/4/2022

I was in desperate need off a new bathroom, I'd been quoted an high price by another company & a start date of 4 months. Dan & Jamie came out asked what I wanted doing explained everything they would do, sent me a quote which I was more than happy with & had my bathroom finished in 3 weeks from the quote to the end product. They were polite, never left a mess, couldn't have asked for two nicer guys Thankyou to you both would definitely recommend them

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.

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

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Reviewed by Ann on 26/5/2022

Superb work team were friendly and helpful offering great advice. They kept everything clean, tidy and were on time throughout the project. I would definitely use them again and recommend to anyone.

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 Les on 14/6/2022

Very pleased with the outcome despite one or two issues quickly resolved. Owen easy to work with and his team worked hard. The work undertaken of a high quality and I would recommend him.

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

Westscapes garden design construction and maitance. Professional Polite Courteous service at all times. With over 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Nuala on 28/11/2016

Very quick response to advert. Seemed to understand exactly what I was looking for and even gave me tips on how to save money. Job was carried out to a very high standard. Would definitely use again.

family business for over 25-year a quality job for an affordable price

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Reviewed by Ian on 26/1/2022

No one has the courtesy to even reply

I run a small building and landscaping company based near Horncastle, Lincolnshire. We aim to provide a fast, efficient and high quality service to all our customers using our own trades and a selection of other local tradesmen to complete our work. I’m fully insured, a licensed waste carrier and fully DBS checked

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Reviewed by George on 7/6/2022

Excellent prompt service, and a great job at a fair price.

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.

ADC Property Consultants We provide quotations at competitive prices. full bathroom installations to full heating systems with a team of tradesmen to complete all variety of jobs. Instagram-adc_property_consultants [email protected]

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Reviewed by Dionne on 17/8/2021

Andrew and his colleague were very professional, motivated to complete the work to a high standard and completed the job effectively. I was very impressed and grateful, thank-you Andrew.

Your local, friendly and reliable plumbing, heating and electrical services

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Reviewed by Peter on 17/6/2022

Small family run building company with over 40 years experience over 2 generations as a premium general building company. All types of building work carried out to the highest standard. A one stop shop for all your building needs right from the design and planning stage to completion. Joinery, roofing specialising in flat roofs Building and Plastering A wealth of experience in remodelling and renovations, extensions and sunrooms. Landscaping and paving. All areas covered. Fully insured, trained and certified tradesmen

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Reviewed by david on 17/4/2022

Paul from apex was true to his word from a start date to finish date and done a fantastic job very happy with his work ,and recommend apex for any brick driveway work . THANK YOU.

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.

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!

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.

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Reviewed by Maia on 16/12/2021

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Shane’s Drains is a professional and friendly drainage company with over 6 years experience in all aspects of drainage. Specialising in : BLOCKAGE CLEARANCES: -sinks -baths -toilets -stacks -manholes -gully’s -macerators CCTV SURVEY REPORTS HIGH PRESSURE WATER JETTING DE-SCALING ROOT CUTTING NO DIG REPAIRS: -Patching -lining EXCAVATIONS/FULL INSTALLATIONS - GULLYS -Manholes/Inspection chambers -Collapse repairs -Interceptor trap removal RODENT INVESTIGATION/PREVENTION CONFINED SPACE ENTRY NO CALL OUT CHARGE/FREE QUOTATION 24/7 FULL PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

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Reviewed by Celina on 3/12/2021

Great job.

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.

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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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  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

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