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C.L.P Roofing

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C.L.P roofing LTD and property maintenance

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Reviewed by Hannah on 26/10/2018

I didn’t meet the guy but had good communication to organise for him to go whilst at work. Job looks a good one from where I’m standing! Followed up afterwards with call.

G D property

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We Pride ourselves with over 50 years of combined experience in plumbing and roofing work, customer service, quality of workmanship and customer aftercare. We always aim to keep our 5 star rating by competitive pricing and high quality workmanship.

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Reviewed by Dom on 4/11/2018

David was excellent, he came and looked at the problem, identified what he thought it was and clearly explained this, ordered the part and came back to fit it at a time agreed in advance. David was honest, polite, courteous, on time for both of his appointments and charged a fair and reasonable price for the work done. I’ll be using his services again.

We offer complete construction and landscaping services.More of our work can be seen at:.cnconstructionscouk

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Reviewed by Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

Years of experience: 25 years. Specialities: Plumbing, Laminate Flooring, Plastering, Rendering, Brickwork & Blockwork and All Aspects of Decorating. We value our customers opinions. It is in our interest to make our clients happy, at all times.

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Reviewed by James on 9/11/2018

Good job. Door hung well. Handle installed at a slight angle but not that noticeable. Initial booking rescheduled by trader on the day as stuck on another job but wasn’t too inconvenient and was notified. Would have been helpful to take previous door away however I didn’t request this of trader so can’t complain really. Overall a good job, arranged at short notice for a fair price.

J B CARPENTRY

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We have over thirty years experience in 1st & 2nd fix carpentry ,internal and external from wardrobes and shelving to fences and decks.

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Reviewed by Aravind on 9/11/2018

John has done a brilliant and efficient and cost effective job for us.

D&B Roofing

Flat roof- installation / repair

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I have been trading over 20 years and cover all of Essex Pride my self on value for money and carry out my work to a very high standard

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Reviewed by aaron on 20/7/2018

Great job- quoted at short notice and did the job the next day within the quote.

Construction and Building Services offered.

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Reviewed by KK on 17/2/2018

A professional service, I would recommend Sid.

rgm roofing

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RGM Roofing is a family run roofing service providing our customers with protection from the elements. For the last 25 years we have dealt with hundreds of satisfied customers with great ratings from them all .

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Reviewed by Neil on 1/10/2018

Good job done in a timely manner.

Honest and reliable family run business with over 20 years experience.

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Reviewed by Rob on 22/9/2018

Cancelled job Didn’t need them to quote

anyjob.com

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Anyjob want to make life easier for you! We are a reliable and friendly business; who pride ourselves on being efficient and offering a bespoke service to each individual customer. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs in gardening and fencing. Some of the services we offer are: Gardening; Lawns; Sheds; Fencing; Slabbing; Decking Services; Landscaping; Garden Clearance; Hedge Trimming; Garden Maintenance- on a one off or regular contract; and much much more... We aim to ensure all jobs are completed in an allotted timeframe and ensure excellent housekeeping at all times. All products we use for fencing and decking are pressure treated from a very reliable company- to ensure you have the best quality wood. We have experience in installing a wide variety of fencing styles and also offer garden fence repairs to existing fencing. We strive to maintain a high standard of customer service and have consistent communication with our customers. You will be provided with a visit to quote for your job, an email listing the job requirements and an estimated date of completion. You can count on our team to take care of a wide range of gardening work- from a complete overhaul to a few simple garden maintenance jobs which are required to make the garden complete. We cover an area up to a 40 mile radius.

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Reviewed by Jacquie on 29/10/2018

Excellent job. First rate tradesman. Would certainly recommend.

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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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