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Heating system power flushing up to 40 radiators.POWER WASHING house fronts.using a van mounted cherry picker.competitive rates.Cherry picker hire.daily rate.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by andrew on 21/5/2018

I am more than happy with the outcome I will now give him five stars

Local home counties construction company which is part of larger commercial group with own metal, joinery and mechanical workshops and using their own plant and labour specialising in high end residential works including all aspects of: Extensions Refurbishments Basements Listed Building and Heritage works Orangeries Swimming Pools Sauna's or Hot Tubs Timber Frame Garages and Garden Rooms Cinema Rooms & AV Suites & Gaming Rooms Joinery: Doors, Stairs, Windows, Skirting's Architraves Bespoke Furniture & Built in units Flooring Electrical Works Kitchens Bathrooms Decking Fencing & Automated Gates We are looking to build our presence in this area and are able to offer discounts for 'show' projects to be featured on our websites and in our advertising. With access to our own in house designers we can plan and design your whole project or take your existing designs and fully detail them traditionally or in interactive 3D models if required. With our in house manufacturing we can provide bespoke items you require to make your build unique or to fit your particular requirements. With our smart homes and automation specialism we can also take your bespoke or existing items and make them open/close/move etc all from your smartphone or any location and via any controller you specify. We can supply you high end TV/Cinema/AV equipment at discount prices as part of a cinema/games room/music room fit out using our trade discounts. We can also advise you on pro's and cons of current models/ technologies, new products not yet released that may change your plans and commission your systems for optimal settings. What your thinking of we can help with. Come and see our demonstration areas, try a few products, feel the quality, explain what you want and we can design it for you, like the design and cost and we can build it.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Oliver on 21/5/2018

Very happy with the work that was carried out. Very efficient speedy clean service. Will definitely use them again.

We are a four man team in the Warrington area.We are specialists in architectural and restoration. from listed buildings to new build projects.Stone walling,Carving,Brickwork,Columns,Steps,Feature walling.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Demolition, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Kevin on 20/5/2018

Highly recommended. Easy communication. After initial contact and job survey, the work was carried out the next working day. I'd happily recommend and use the service again.

We are a Gas Safe registered company that specialise in gas fires and chimney sweeping. We are also able to fit gas hobs and cookers , landlord annual gas checks and gas pipe runs. Flamecheck have over thirty years experience and are fully insured. We are fully insured, with a public liability insurance of £2 million cover

Trades serviced: Fireplace, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire

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Reviewed by Ece on 20/5/2018

Prompt service provided. Fast communication and very polite when carrying out the works. Our gas fire is now removed. Many thanks

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing, Demolition, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Wes on 18/5/2018

Graham has taken great pride in his workmanship. We are very pleased. Standard of work and reliability were excellent.

Hi I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction with over 10 years experience .You can be confident that I will deliver the highest standards on which my reputation of being reliable,honest and recommended has been build

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/5/2018

Rafal is the consummate professional. His level of knowledge and skill is exemplary. He and his colleague Chris are gentlemen - polite, punctual, kind and go above and beyond to ensure 1st class installation. My particular job was full of problems, but Rafal went out of his way to overcome them. The result was a fully connected and commissioned gas central heating boiler and system, and gas hob, up to the very current regulations. Best tradesperson every employed. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Reliable courteous local builder work most on my own have plenty of experience in the field here to help and get job done to a high standard always

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

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Reviewed by Ben on 17/5/2018

Profesional job done , wall looks amazing now , tony came when he said he would and sorted the problem we had with the wall and cleaned up after Definetely recommend him to anyone

As 10 years experienced with my team of great builders to provide my clients with the Design and Build service: * Extension Builder * Loft Conversion Specialist * New Home Builder * Conversion Specialist * Restoration & Refurb Specialist * Paint & Decoraters * Plumbing & Heating * Kitchen Fitter * Bathroom Fitter * Flooring Fitter * Tiler * Electrician * Insulation Installer * Bricklayer * Groundworker * Architectural Designer * Plaster * Roofer * Garden, Landscaping & Fencing

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

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Reviewed by Victor on 17/5/2018

Ferat is a good and honest builder who refurbished my bathroom and kitchen to a good standard. There were a few issues that popped up and Ferat kept me informed at all times. I would definitely recommend Ferat and will be using him for addition work in the future.

I am a qualified time served heating engineer /plumber with gas qualification .complete heating systems , boiler breakdown repair , servicing and bathroom fitting. Also have have access to other tradesmen who can carry out work along side myself .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by aisha on 17/5/2018

Very nice and helpful job completed in perfect time . Very pleased thank you Alex

General building company.... Renovations, Refurbs, Conversions, Bathrooms, Kitchens and also smaller jobs....

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Ian on 16/5/2018

I was very pleased with the garage conversion. The brickwork was perfectly matched and the plastering was of good quality. The house looks great form the outside. An internal wall and some electrical and plumbing were also done well. There was a delay in getting the right window but this was a supply chain issue; as soon as available it was installed. I was happy that the work was surveyed and accredited.

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Fireplace specialists - what you need to know

The range of fireplaces available today is extremely diverse – from those traditional, grand hearths and surrounds to modern, elegant and minimal units. Whatever the style or size you need, there’s almost certainly an option to suit what you’re looking for.

The cost and complexity of installing your fireplace will depend on the fuel source (in other words the type of fireplace) you choose. The majority of fireplaces will be an open stove, a wood burner, a gas fire or an electric model.

Each type has its own strengths. If your home already has a chimney, replacing all (or part) of an open fireplace can be relatively cost-effective and straightforward. Wood burners are often retro-fitted into homes without a chimney, as their flues can be run up an external wall. Gas and electric models are convenient options when space is at a premium, as well as providing the convenience of instant heat.

It’s worth remembering the primary function of the fireplace though – to heat your home. Unleashing the intense heat of an open fireplace in a small room might not be advisable. Similarly, a small electric or gas unit may not kick out enough warmth for a large room or open-plan area. Your tradesperson should be able to advise you here.

Cost of fireplace installation

The cost of installing a fireplace can vary significantly, depending on the type you opt for and the preparatory work required.

Fireplace cost

  • Budget: £500
  • Medium: £1,000
  • Expensive: £2,000+

Labour

  • Budget: £750
  • Medium: £1,500
  • Expensive: £3,000+

What types of fireplace are there?

The open fireplace

This is the most traditional. Quite simply, unless your house already has a chimney breast, it’s unlikely that installing an open fireplace will be a cost-effective option. If you do have a chimney, replacing an existing open fireplace is relatively simple – either the entire stove can be replaced, or selected elements (like the grate, hearth or surround). As well as sweeping your chimney prior to installing a new fireplace, you may need your flue relined to prevent carbon dioxide from leaking into your home, so beware of that potential added bill.

Wood-burning stoves

Next up, and the vogue fireplace choice for the last decade - the wood-burning stove. Wood burners have a few advantages compared with open stoves. They’re particularly efficient when it comes to heating your home, they’re not as messy as an open fireplace, and they can also be installed without the need for a traditional chimney breast.

Gas fireplaces

These were once drab, dated and dull. That’s no longer the case, with today’s models not only looking the part, but offering convenience and efficiency too. They can even be wall-mounted if you don’t want to sacrifice space for a fireplace hearth and surround, and some have handy features like remote control operation. Ventilation is something you’ll need to consider with a gas fireplace, however.

Electric fireplaces

Perhaps the ultimate in convenience, even if they’re not the most authentic. Modern units can be incredibly efficient and cheap to run. And, while you won’t benefit from a real flame, even the slenderest wall-mounted models can pump out an impressive amount of heat.

Fireplace accessories

The accessories you need will depend on the type of fireplace you install. Both open stoves and wood burners will require more accessories, allowing you to safely load logs or coal. A suitable pair of fireplace tongs and a dedicated shovel are must-haves. Ideally, you’ll also have a stove brush, a log basket and potentially a coal bucket too.

From a safety perspective, and particularly important for families with young children, it’s advisable to have a fire guard – especially for open stoves and wood burners. Guards for gas fires may also be a wise choice – while there’s nothing to spit or jump out from the fire, it’ll help keep little hands away from hot elements.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are a number of important qualifications when it comes to fireplace installation, and the one your tradesperson requires will depend on what they’re installing (or modifying).

Both open stoves and wood burners require a HETAS-registered professional. HETAS is the organisation that makes sure appliances and installers of wood and solid mineral fuel fireplaces adhere to the required safety criteria.

For gas appliances, your tradesperson must hold Gas Safe registration. This applies no matter whether you’re replacing one gas fire with another, simply removing and decommissioning an old gas fire, or installing a gas fireplace from scratch. Your Gas Safe-registered professional will also be able to advise you on a maintenance schedule, which is an important consideration.

Finally, for electric fireplaces your tradesperson will need NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) accreditation. This will make sure they can install and officially sign off the work – this record will be required should you sell your home.

Planning permission for fireplace installation

The only planning considerations when it comes to fireplace installation are chimneys and external flues. Ordinarily, planning permission is not required if your chimney or flue doesn’t extend 1 metre above the highest part of the roof.

To read the list of fireplace-specific planning considerations, visit the planning portal website.

Insurance for fireplace installation

If you’re having a new fireplace installed, be sure to ask whether the supplier has a warranty. Most will include warranties extending anywhere from 1-5 years, giving you peace of mind.

You’ll also need to ask about public liability insurance. It’s easy to overlook this or assume that your tradesperson has it covered, but public liability insurance is important to protect you and your property against any (albeit unlikely) damage.

Questions you should ask your fireplace installation specialist

  • Which type of fireplace would they recommend (and why)?
  • If they supply the fireplace, does it come with a warranty?
  • Can they show you their public liability insurance?
  • Do they hold the required HETAS, Gas Safe or NICEIC accreditation?

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