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Specialise in the following Gas Boilers ; Installations, Repair, Service and Maintenance Gas Fires : Repair and Maintenance Hobs/cookers and Water Heaters : Installs, repair/maintenance Central Heating Systems : Installations Repair and Maintenance Bathroom and En-Suite installations 1st and 2nd fix All plumbing jobs no matter how small. Small electrical installations All types of DIY jobs - Garden clearance, tidy up etc, painting and decorating, Property maintenance

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Shuzna on 23/6/2018

Such a great guy brilliant worker honest called Angus up with more then two jobs he helped me so much recommend right stuff dealt with the work got jobs done fast worth the money I would recommend Angus to everyone True hard working guy i will be using him more often

Princes Paving &Building is a small family run buisiness.we specialise in the smaller jobs other builders do not want.we are also fencing contractors.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Rendering, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Miranda on 23/6/2018

Stuart was very prompt and accomodating. He turned up when he said, and finished the job quickly. I will definitely use him again and recommend him to friends and family. Thank you Stuart.

I'm qualified carpet fitter, who fit, offer a friendly, professional service to meet all my customers needs. I'm specialist in carpet, carpet tiles, vinyl, LVT, laminate and amtico. I have 10 years experience, working within properties offices and company

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Plastic / Rubber Flooring, Screeding

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Reviewed by Matt on 23/6/2018

Adam is friendly, professional, reliable and a fantastic carpet fitter. He contacted me quickly, understood exactly what we wanted and was willing to work within our very tight budget. He also ensured that he could get the carpet fitted in the whole house before we moved in, which has made our life so much easier and smoother. I can't recommend him highly enough.

We are a team of 2 carpenters, me (Dan) and my father in law (Danut).We cover most aspects of 1st and 2nd fix gaining experience in the years spent in industry. Both of us have NVQ Level 2 in carpentry, valid CSCS Card and public liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Adam on 23/6/2018

Dan and his father-in-law replaced 9 doors, frames and architraves at our new house. They kindly came back to finish a door that was on back order. Additionally they ripped out our old flooring and created additional frames for a doorway and a loft hatch. The work was priced competitively and the quality - good. The hiring party should be very clear about their expectations. Dan & Dan are nice guys and I recommend them for carpentry work.

We are a Northwest Based Company and have experience in Civil Engineering Contracts in the U.K and have a detailed knowledge of all aspects including the following: External Works, Landscaping, Foundations, Drainage, Brickwork. Extensions, Garages, New builds etc

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

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Reviewed by Emma on 23/6/2018

all work carried out quickly and as requested. completed on time, would definately use again

A professional reliable local service,We carry out repairs/renewals and maintenance to homes and gardens. We specialise in Fencing,Brickwork,Roofing, Plastering and Painting. References and rateings available.We are always happy to help, just ask!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Sandra Woodman on 23/6/2018

I have previously had bad experiences with builders (for a number of reasons) for being late, unreliable and general sloppy work. Tom is different! From the moment I met him I liked his attitude, he works hard and is fair with his prices and not GREEDY like some builders. He does exactly what he says and delivers it and I will definitely recommend him to my friends and use him for future jobs. It was a pleasure to have him fit my fence which I am totally satisfied with!! I would DEFINITELY recommend!

Having worked for myself for 30 years in most aspects of construction and maintenance my good reputation means everything to me. I pride myself on leaving a satisfied customer who will recommend me to family and friends.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by A on 23/6/2018

Paul was courteous, friendly, efficient and punctual. Did a good job fixing my conservatory floor water ingress.

Welcome to Sherwood Plumbing, Local Plumbers in Liverpool & Across Merseyside We provide Professional Plumbing,Heating & Bathroom Installations We offer Competitive Pricing. Free Quotation Which are Tailored to Individual Customers Needs.

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

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Reviewed by Avril on 23/6/2018

James arrived on time. Did a great job sorting the leak and mending the taps. Added beading and re-sealed the areas around the bath. Would definitely recommend and use again. Nice guy and fair price for the job.

Based in Oxted just off Jct 6 M25 J6 Plumbing and Heating Ltd is well positioned to service domestic plumbing and heating customers in Surrey, Kent and South London. Whether you’re looking to install a whole new plumbing and heating system, alterations to existing systems or a bathroom renovation, we are happy to help you achieve the desired results you seek. Contact us today to arrange a free estimate.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Jeff on 23/6/2018

Excellent workmanship. Polite honest and fair. Will definitely use him again.

Hi names Ryan, multi tradesman, I cover plastering carpentry decoratoring

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, Home maintenance /Repair, Internal Painting & Decorating, Laminate Flooring, Plaster Skimming

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Reviewed by Yasmin on 23/6/2018

Job done the next day, great service and helped with additional work that was required.

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Floor fitters - what you need to know

Floor fitters can install a range of flooring types throughout your home, including laying new carpet if no amount of cleaning will get it looking brand new, or if it’s worn thin. They’re skilled at working with a range of materials, including laminate, linoleum, vinyl, rubber, polished concrete and wood – both solid and engineered. While they can be brought in to lay a new floor, they can also help out at the earlier stage of removing the old flooring (often for an additional cost) or as a one-off to sand and finish a floor.

What a floor fitter can help with

  • Laying a new carpet.
  • Laying decking.
  • Sanding and finishing a floor.
  • Tiling a floor.
  • Laying new flooring – solid wood flooring/ engineered wood flooring/ laminate flooring/linoleum flooring/vinyl flooring/rubber flooring/polished concrete flooring.
  • Laying stone/concrete paving.
  • Fitting underfloor heating.
  • External tiling.
  • Screeding.
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A good fitter will be happy to suggest the best flooring materials for any given room in a home or commercial building. They’ll know what types are best avoided in wet areas like the bathroom, as well as which materials are within your price range and will suit your needs. For instance, they’ll know that rubber is quiet to walk on and shock absorbent making it a good choice for a child’s bedroom where you’ll want to get out of the room as quietly as possible once the little one(s) has fallen asleep.

Some floor fitters specialise in certain areas like laying carpets or fitting solid wooden flooring. You’ll also find floor fitters that will fit underfloor heating to help warm up your home during the colder months and keep it cool during the summer.   

Costs for common floor fitting jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common floor fitting jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average and do not include materials.

Some typical jobs Low High
Fitting or repairing carpet £25 £75
Fitting or repairing engineered wood (depending on room/area) £50 £250
Fitting or repairing laminate flooring (depending on room/area) £40 £240
Fitting or repairing lino/vinyl flooring £40 £60
Fitting a solid timber floor (depending on room/area) £200 £600
Repairing a solid timber floor (depending on room/area) £25 £200
Laying decking (depending on metres used) £400 £1,700
Fitting polished concrete flooring (per square metre, price varies with add-ons) £60 £400

What are the different types of flooring?

Carpet

A carpet’s best quality is its softness. One of the most important things is the underlay as it’s this that gives you the cushioning effect, as well as insulation against heat loss and noise. Rubber/rubber waffle underlay is the most loved type – it’s springy, long lasting and breathable, while being affordable. Carpet should be avoided in wet areas because it doesn’t react well to moisture but it’s a great choice for the bedroom, where you can indulge in a deep-pile texture to give a luxurious feel.

Vinyl

This looks polished and is resistant to scratches and stains. It’s ideal for both wet and dry areas like the living room and bathroom and is quiet to walk on.

Rubber

One of the best things about rubber is that it’s humidity resistant.  It’s also shock proof and even quieter than vinyl to walk on, making it a great choice for flooring in a children’s bedroom. The downside is that it can be slippery when wet, so spillages need to be cleaned quickly.

Bamboo

Not as common as other options, bamboo is a great choice for a pet-friendly home. It’s durable and is good for gripping. It’s also stain resistant and can’t be damaged by water so you can use it in bathrooms and other areas where you’d like the look of wood without the possibility of it warping.

Linoleum

Lino has hypoallergenic qualities, so mould and other bacteria can’t grow on top of it. It’s also fire resistant.

Polished concrete

Concrete floors are great for giving a stripped back, industrial feel to a home. Colour can be added to the mix so it doesn’t always have to be grey. It also works well with underfloor heating, being cool underfoot in summer and warm in winter. 

Solid wood

Solid wood flooring is made from 100% natural wood, which is typically hardwood like timber, oat or walnut. Because the flooring’s made from slow growing trees, it’s more expensive than engineered wood. It has a long life and you can sand and recoat it multiple times without ruining it. It’s also suitable for most areas of the home with the exception of humid and moist environments like the bathroom and kitchen. If you’re planning on fitting underfloor heating, it’s best to avoid it as it can warp when it gets too hot.

Engineered wood

Each engineered floorboard contains natural wood but only as a top layer that’s roughly 3mm to 6mm thick. Because of this, it has the look of solid wood, but contains manmade materials underneath like plywood, MDF and softwood. It’s cheaper and is a better option for fitting over underfloor heating or in wet areas of the home.

Laminate

Developed as a cheaper alternative to real wood, today’s laminate flooring resembles a range of wood, from oak and pine to more unusual woods. The flooring can also be made to look like stone and metal. An image of the wood or other material is printed on to fibreboard which has a treated layer underneath to guard against water damage. The very top layer is clear and hard wearing to make it scratch resistant. Even the best laminate flooring isn’t perfect at defending against moisture damage so it might not be the best choice for the bathroom. It also can’t be refinished like solid wood so it’ll eventually wear out and need to be replaced.

Planning permission for flooring jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally required to replace a floor. However, if you live in a listed building, you should contact your Local Planning Authority (https://www.planningportal.co.uk/) before carrying out any work as different rules may apply.

Insurance for flooring work

There is no legal requirement for floor fitters to have insurance but it’s good practice for all tradespeople to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims.

Questions you should ask a floor fitter

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Can they show you examples of their previous work?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking floor fitters.

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