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Small building company in South Essex

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Matt on 21/2/2018

Gavin was amazing, spent half a day putting the door on, he had his van broken into the week before and his tools were taken instead of cancelling he still turned up and completed the job by hand. Don’t have anything negative to say thanks Gavin

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

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Gemma on 21/2/2018

Thank you Billy and co,

Providing hard and soft landscaping/ground working services for over 20 years. Specialising in garden design, mono blocking, driveways, patios, foundation work, drainage, decking, fencing, turfing, artificial grass and garden maintenance. Fully insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by JP on 21/2/2018

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Home exterior improvements

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by Warren on 21/2/2018

Josh and the team have completed a patio and path for us and we’re very pleased with the quality of their work. Their quote was very competitive and their work ethic to complete the job in the timeframe is commendable. Nothing was too much trouble and we were given very good advice about plans and materials. I would recommend Buildscape to anyone looking for both competitive prices and very good standard of workmanship.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Design

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Reviewed by Vickie on 21/2/2018

My garden had been fully neglected over winter, lots of dead and over grown plants remained. Mike came over and wasn’t phased by the amount of work ahead of him. Just for good measure I also asked for my paths to be jet washed. Fair quote for the amount of work and estimation of time. Kept me up todate with the progress, as I was at work. Came when he said he would and certainly worked hard. Great job very happy with the end result. Mike also takes away the rubbish. I would recommend him.

This is a family business with 14 years of experience in multi trade. There's no job to big no job to small and we treat our cutomers homes like our own.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by david on 21/2/2018

He quoted when he said he would, stuck to the price, extra work was agreed with a price on a text message and his work was good. He tidied up as he went along and was courteous at all times. I'll be asking him to quote for my next project.

My name is Gary. I cover all aspects of landscaping service within a 50mile radius of Guildford. I am a sole trader and have been in the landscape business since I left school. I am very passionate about what I do and always work to a high standard. I offer: Driveways and patios Fencing and decking Turfing and re seeding Drainage systems Shed bases and much more!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by t on 21/2/2018

Very pleased. Came when he said he would. Job completed. Good price. What more could you want.

D & M brickwork have over 20 years of experience in all aspects of building and landscaping .We are a fully insured professional team. We are totally trustworthy and reliable, providing a tidy service.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by john on 21/2/2018

Great job , very happy with the result , helpful friendly guys . Thanks

All Aspects of building work fully insured guaranteed quality workmanship with lots of references

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Mary on 21/2/2018

Did the job in the time frame estimated and always polite and helpful. At the end of the day they always tidied up so that it was very stress free and great to come home to find work progressing and no mess. Very pleased with my new utility room and would definitely employ Lewis and his team again in the future.

I am a reliable, trustworthy and hardworking tradesman. I have 10 years experience in all kitchen installation work. Although this is my main trade I can do various other maintenance/home improvement jobs. No jobs to small.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Ian on 21/2/2018

Friendly, approachable. No job was too big it too small. Thanks Jason I’ll be recommending you.

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Driveway pavers - what you need to know

When a driveway specialist gets started, they’ll first need to make sure they know where all service pipes and cables are – water, gas, electricity – so that nothing is damaged or disturbed during the work.

What a driveway paver can help with

  • Paving your driveway.
  • Gaining off-street parking, or extra parking spaces.
  • Escaping bureaucratic council parking schemes.
  • Reducing garden maintenance tasks by paving over your front garden.
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Next up is to dig out the area where the driveway will be, as well as to lay down the edges so that, once complete, everything will stay exactly where it is.

Drainage needs to be considered at this stage too, so there’s no water build-up that would affect your home, other properties, or that would require planning permission to sort.

At this point a sub-base will be laid – maybe concrete but more likely an aggregate substance. This is the foundation of your drive and will keep everything level.

A layer of sand is next, which will be compacted and flattened to create a level bed for the bricks or paving stones being used for the drive.

The bricks are then laid tightly across the sand before being flattened again.

Lastly, another layer of fine sand is poured across the bricks to fill all the joints and gaps between the bricks. This is all flattened for a final time to firm up the driveway and bed it all nicely into place.

The qualifications your driveway paver needs

 

Driveway specialists usually gain their experience through courses, apprenticeships or on-the-job training. The key to an excellent driveway is a solid foundation and good workmanship at every stage of laying it. Always check references and ask to speak to previous clients.

Planning permission for driveway paver jobs

If your driveway slants towards your house, you’ll need drainage to keep the water away from soaking into your foundations and brickwork. If your drainage is piped away into sewers you’ll need planning permission, so you should ask your driveway specialist about a soakaway.

Soakaways will be an area within the boundary of your property, where water can safely drain to and soak back into the ground. It’s essentially a hole, dug in an area where it’s safe for water to drain. They then place a membrane for the water to drain to, covering it up completely. It requires no maintenance or access, so you can cover it with whatever you want.

If you stick to that, then you won’t need planning permission for a driveway, but as ever, the planning portal is where you should be looking for all the official advice.

Insurance for driveway paver work

Your driveway paver should have public liability insurance which will protect you and your property should any damage occur.

Questions you should ask a driveway paver

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?
  • Will they be using a sub-base, and what material will it be?

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I have watermarksfrom an old leaking pipe on the brickwork on the front of the house. It is at the height of the first floor.

How our service works

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    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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