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We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Donna on 18/7/2018

Reliable on time, really pleased with light fittings and would definately use him again. Very impressed

We are a reliable company with competent team of workers. Our priority is quality of service provided. We look after our customers!

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Reviewed by David on 18/7/2018

Brilliant job done by both Lucas and Jarek. We are really pleased by their speed, tidiness, end result and the general conscientious, high quality approach that they take to their work. Would recommend and use again!

Over 20 years experience delivering a expert joinery service to a very high standard. Specialising in kitchen fitting and other services include. Upvc doors and windows, decking, joinery. Extensions, house renovations etc

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 18/7/2018

I gathered a few quotes to lay my laminate flooring and peters came up the most reasonable and was able to squeeze my job in within the week. The chap that came round to fit my floor and skirtings has done great job, especially considering there are so many awkward angles in the room. Very professional and neat and tidy. Will definitely be contacting Peter for my next jobs. Thank you

Stormguard roofing is a small independent family business with over 50 years experience of roofing work , we pride ourselves on the work we do and guarantee all of oour work for your peace of mind .

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Reviewed by Terry on 18/7/2018

Efficient, prompt and competent.

Roofline . Solutions we supply and fit anything to do with roofing and building also upvc facials and soffits etc

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Reviewed by Noel on 18/7/2018

Very polite, did an excellent job, very professional, would definitely use them again and would most certainly recommend them to other people.

The Green Team

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The Green team our reliable team liaise closely with our customers in order to guarantee complete satisfaction and peace of mind all works carry our full Five years guarantee. Our expertise will ensure that each project is organised and completed to the highest possible standards Ground preparation is perhaps the most essential part of any project. We spend time ensuring that the ground is prepared to the correct specifications in order to ensure a long-lasting and flawless finish. We use high quality materials from the leading manufactures like Brett marshalls formpave Bradstone stone market and many more which are durable and attractive. Borders and colour contrasts and multi-level work is a specialty with The Green Team your possibilities are virtually limitless

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Reviewed by Adam on 18/7/2018

Originally came out and repaired the problem really quickly with additional costs higher than the original estimate. Unfortunately the repair was not done correctly and a tile slipped. Despite various messages and “ I’ll be there by the end of the week” he has now stopped replying after two months and I will have pay someone to do it properly

We are a family owned and operated business with over 18 years experience. We pride ourselves on quality not quantity. All of our work is finished to the highest of standards with satisfaction guaranteed so that means if your not happy there’s no payment

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Reviewed by Mr Roger on 18/7/2018

Did job should had qote in writing charade £500 for celling the job which should have been in the price then found out it would only have cost £50 now wonder what else he over charged job could have been a lot better for what he charged will put this down to experience

quality tradesmen at competitive prices and all work fully insured,

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Reviewed by Gillian on 18/7/2018

Scott supplied and fitted a window for us. He was courteous, extremely helpful and entirely reliable. We will definitely use him again.

Pro Roofing provide services across North and Mid Wales and the North West. We employ only local specialist tradesmen for slating, tiling, flat roofing, lead work, fascia and gutters and solar PV. We are able to take on works of any size to the most complex designs and specifications. Our Roofing Services Include: New Roofs Roofing repairs Re roofing Slate and materials Solar panels Other general building Get FREE quotes and friendly service. We believe high quality standards of work is an essential key in the companies growth and development.

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Reviewed by Steve on 18/7/2018

I have been contacted by Darren and understand he has been poorly and was unable to return my call.

Fencing,decking,turfing,patios,shed bases ,removal & erection Block paving paths & driveways gravel & membrain supplied & laid Tree pruning shaping felling topping hedge trimming gutter cleaning repairs building work roofing painting jet surface cleaning (portfolio available) fast friendly affordable (rated)

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Reviewed by dianna on 18/7/2018

Liberty was a trustworthy, hardworking and knowledgeable professional who created a wonderful space in our garden snd left everything perfect and tidy afterwards. We will be recommending him and using his services again. Thank you.

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Flat roof- installation / repair specialists - what you need to know

There are many reasons you might be looking at a flat roof – from planning restrictions through to budget, architecture and even thermal efficiency. Whatever your motive, modern flat roofs are neat and can be an elegant, cost-effective solution for a single-storey extension or garage.

The name “flat roof” is actually slightly misleading – all so-called flat roofs need a slight angle or “pitch” to allow rain water to drain. Puddles are the enemy of any flat roof, as standing water can cause leaks or damp.

Flat roofing systems require a level base, or roof deck, to apply a waterproof membrane to. The deck layer is usually created using timber or plywood for domestic roofing, but might also be made from metal, concrete, or a composite.

If your tradesperson uses plywood, it should be at least 18 mm thick, with sheets fixed to joists along their longer edges and staggered for greater stability. A membrane will then sit on the plywood deck, allowing for an expansion gap (if necessary). Typically, membranes consist of asphalt, EPDM, or bitumen on older roofs

Cost of flat roofing

  • Budget (felt roofs): £40 average price per sqm
  • Medium (rubber or fibre glass roofs): £80-£90 average price per sqm
  • Expensive (lead bay roofs): £300+ average price per sqm

What materials are flat roofs made from?

Flat roofs consist of a few layers, each using a specific material for a specific purpose. As we’ve mentioned above, the deck layer will be constructed using plywood, sheet timber, metal, concrete, or a composite.

Vapour control and thermal layers may also be required, sitting between the deck and the waterproofing membrane. Vapour control is provided by sheets made from polymeric foil, bitumen sheet, or polyethylene membrane, while the thermal layer is typically standard insulation – fibreglass or mineral wool.

There are a number of options for the top waterproof layer, such as bitumen-based felt or asphalt, EPDM rubber and PVC systems. Stone chippings or a mineral finish are usually added to protect the waterproof layer.

Can flat roofs be repaired?

Most flat roofs can be fixed by a professional with the right expertise. It’s worth noting that running repairs may be an ongoing cost consideration if you own a property with a flat roof. The most common issue you’ll face is the build-up of dirt which prevents rain from draining – causing standing water and leaks. Cleaning away dirt is an easy issue to solve.

Provided there isn’t extensive damage to the roof, typically repairing blistered felt, splits or cracks, and replacement flashings can solve the problem. A roofing expert will be able to find the issue and advise you regarding whether a repair is cost-efficient (and likely to last). 

Don’t be tempted to try to repair a flat roof by yourself though. Even roofs that aren’t too old may not be as stable as you think, and it can be dangerous to clamber around with rotten areas or weak points.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There’s no legal requirement for a flat roofing tradesperson to hold a specific qualification or accreditation. It’s advisable to opt for a roofing specialist, rather than a general builder, and specifically one with generous flat roofing expertise.

A number of City & Guilds and NVQ qualifications are available, specific to flat roofing. While these are an advantage, they’re not compulsory. Similarly, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) is a trade body that some roofers will have a membership to, but it’s not crucial.

Planning permission for flat roofing

Flat roofing is often a solution to planning concerns, but you should always check with a planning officer rather than assuming your project won’t need additional permission. The main concern with a flat roof is the structure it sits on top of – an extension or a new garage may require planning permission, even if they are only single storey.

If your property is in an area that features older buildings, or a neighbourhood that has homes with a specific architecture, visual amenity (in other words the “style” of your project) may come into consideration too. While modern flat roofs are unobjectionable, the quirks of local government can always spring a surprise.

Read the full list of planning permission considerations on the planning portal website, and if in doubt speak to your local council.

Insurance for flat roofing work

Alongside public liability insurance – crucial to protect you and your property against any damage a tradesperson causes – ask for a warranty on the roof. The last thing you’ll want is a leak which leads to a downpour inside your home, and an outpour from your wallet.

Questions you should ask your flat roofing specialist

  • What materials would they use for your flat roof, and why?
  • Can they provide a warranty for their work?
  • Can they show you their public liability insurance?

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