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Reviewed by Leanne on 23/4/2018

Excellent service, quick, reliable and professional. I am very satisfied with the result of his work. Will definitely use again.

Hi.I'm a time served joiner in my early 60yrs. I've covered all types of joinery work in my time.experience matters so for a good job and competitive rates in won't let you down.

Trades serviced: Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Garden Shed / Playhouse, General Fitted Furniture

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Reviewed by Liz on 23/4/2018

Would recommend Neil for his expertise, quality work and friendly manner.

The Heating & Plumbing Specialists. We guarantee that all of our work is carried out without any hassle and with a positive impact on the environment! Eco Energy is your traditional tradesman company in Birmingham, taking care of all your gas and water installations. We provide comprehensive advice, high-quality professional work and an extensive level of service which is monitored at all times - both during and after the completion of the project. And we're there for you, in person, both during and outside of normal office hours.

Trades serviced: CCTV installation, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Gas Fire

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Reviewed by Deovrat on 23/4/2018

Excellent Customer Service & follow up.

We are Commercial and Domestic glazing contractors covering all of Northern Ireland. We provide a 24hr boarding and securing service. We also carryout all types of joinery and minor building works up to 15k.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by Mark on 23/4/2018

John did exactly what I asked him for. He came promptly and quoted, giving ideas and sharing his experience. If we decide to go ahead I'll definitely be getting him out again

T8 Electrical are based in Clermiston and take on all ranges of work. We have worked on commercial, industrial and domestic sites all over Edinburgh and the suburbs. Expect competitive quotes and an extremely high quality of work.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Paddy on 23/4/2018

Great lad, gave good advice and completed job quickly, will use again and recommend.

Fast and reliable services allways to high standards

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Carpet fitters, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Yasmin on 23/4/2018

Hardworking and honest Left the place clean and tidy

We are SW London base company Kingston Upon Thames, we specialize in: - bathroom, kitchen fitting - carpentry - plastering - soundproofing - painting and decorating. Just have look the photos.

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

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Reviewed by Bernadette on 23/4/2018

Came and painted our hallway, dining room and kitchen on time. Hardworking and reliable. Will definitely use them again.

Hi have been in the building trade for over 20 years and have a vast experience in landscaping including decking slabing turfing and fences I also do garden maintenance including scarifying and aerating ,full lawn care.

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

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Reviewed by Anne on 23/4/2018

The job was very well done, with no mess left behind and at a very reasonable rate. Also it is a pleasure to deal with Gordon.

We are a family run business based in Southend-on-Sea. We cover all aspects of building related works. Any questions please contact us on o17o23ooo31

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

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Reviewed by David on 23/4/2018

They did a good job. Their prices are reasonable.

AM Building solutions is a well established building company, with experience of both domestic and commercial projects. We believe the successful delivery of all our projects is the attention to detail and completed within time and budget. All projects large or small are managed in the same way to make sure there is the detail, breakdown and planning to help ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible

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

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/4/2018

AM Building Solutions contacted me to quote me for a job I posted. Unfortunately, due to my own personal circumstances I wasn’t able to proceed with the quote. I only had message contact with Andrew to set up the meeting to provide a quote. He replied to messages very quickly and was good to deal with to set up the meeting.

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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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