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Family run business, with thirty years experience in the industry. We are a friendly and reliable service.

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Reviewed by Scott on 28/2/2021

Great service, came on time, completed the job to a high standard and area clean and tidy afterwards. Reasonable price and stuck to this price. Very pleased with the work that was done.

JB Maintenance Services is a small company covering a wide range of services. Primarily a uPVC Window & Door Specialist in both Installation and Repairs. Also covering Aluminium/Timber Windows & Doors. Fully qualified with MTC Surveying & Installation. Fully Certified with CERTASS & QANW. Doors / Windows we cater for - Composite Doors uPVC Doors (With or Without Decorative Panels) Aluminium Doors (Domestic & Commercial) Hardwood Timber Doors uPVC Casement Windows Ali Casement Windows Hardwood Timber Casement Windows Residence 9 Windows (Timber LookaLike) Hardwood Sash Windows uPVC Vertical Slider (Sash Style) We also undertake any form of Glazing, from Mirrors & SplashBacks to Balustrades & Decorative Glass. Alongside the above we also have a Fully Qualified Electrician for any kind of electrical works, from a Socket Change to a Fuse Board Swap. (All to Current Regs). We can also undertake any of the following and more - Minor Building Works Refurbishments Decking and Fencing Rubbish Removals CCTV Installations Electrical Works and much more Working closely with various other companies & trades we can cover almost any of your needs.......

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Reviewed by Dean on 28/9/2020

Very happy with the work at a reasonable price, timing impacted due to lockdown so had to wait for the windows to be made etc but alround would recommend highly

Hi, my name is Robert and I’m a sole trader specifically within the plumbing sector, I have over 32 years experience within the water industry in both the commercial and domestic area from small domestic reactive maintenance to large scale commercial installations. I’m competitively priced, reliable and punctual. I can also offer a 10% discount to all customers over 65. Old Park FM is a new buisness started in March 2020. I have a very good eye for detail with an excellent problem solving capability which is key to reactive maintenance. I can offer the below services: Bathroom installation. Hot & Cold water system maintenance. Full Hot & Cold water installations for new builds. Both vented and unvented system installations and maintenance. Tap changes. Drainage installations. Cold Water Storage tank changes.

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Reviewed by Sue on 4/5/2021

Turned up on time , really pleasant man , clean and tidy , a pleasure to have in the house . His work was fast and good and he left everything really clean . I thoroughly recommend him .

All aspects of landscaping work undertaken.we are a family business here to help with all your garden needs. we are honest lads doing everything we've agreed keeping you happy from start to finish. WE DONT SAY WERE THE BEST OUR CUSTOMERS DO. We are fully insured

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Reviewed by Matt on 10/2/2021

Outstanding job done by Shaun. It’s the second job White Rose have completed for us and the only company we would use again.

Creative Bespoke Solutions provide quality tradesmen to customers in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. Offering a no hassle service our team of renovation specialists will present you with an affordable quote for any of your renovation needs. Furthermore, we make it our mission to offer the best price available on all jobs. All jobs are completed to a high standard by a professional member of our teams.

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Reviewed by A. on 8/7/2020

Pleasant manner. Attentive. Completed job as specified. Would use again.

DSJ plumbing is a professional company covering the Edinburgh & Lothians and we specialise in all areas of Plumbing from blocked toilets and drains, burst pipes, siezed taps, to replacements and installations. All work done to a very high standard

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Reviewed by Mavis on 11/5/2021

Posted job, immediate response from DSJ plumbers. Reasonable price so happy to accept, arranged a date. Was able to bring forward with another job added. Always prompt, gave notice of when to expect, excellent service, good job done.

DK HOME is a professional building company with over 25 years experience. We offer full home refurbishment, help design your dream place and finish the project to the highest standards. We cover North West and Central London areas Builder handyman. Loft conversion, House extensions and full Refurbishment . Full package including an architect, council application, structural engineering and Building control.

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Reviewed by Kate on 22/7/2020

Daniel turned up on time on the day agreed without fuss and got through a list of electrical, decorating and repairs jobs at speed and with great competence. The coving he put up is immaculate and the electrics are tidy and he clearly knows his stuff. Would ask him to work again.

For all your domestic and commercial quality and and affordable plumbing installations and maintenance.

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Reviewed by Ros on 11/3/2021

I would very highly recommend Plambo Plumbers. Owen was punctual, polite, efficient, competitively priced, thorough in his work and cleaned up after himself. Delighted with the plumbing and electrical work done

Is your home in dire need of a paint refresh? Have you recently purchased furniture online and need a helping hand to assemble it? I offer a range of excellent painting and decorating services that keep homes and spaces looking stylish and fresh. My services include wall and ceiling repairs, woodwork painting, all types of interior painting, coving, skimming, laminate flooring, and general handyman jobs. I always endeavour to work to the highest standards of quality and take pride in my precision and attention to detail. I usually work alone but on bigger projects, I have a network of reliable professionals to work together. You’ll find that I show up on time, have a positive attitude and complete projects within deadlines. I don’t consider my job done until my clients are happy so you can count on me for reliable and trustworthy service and flawless results. I will respect your space by making sure that your floors and furniture are well protected while I work and I will clean up after. Whether you want me to paint your stairs, strip old wallpaper and install a new one or assemble your new storage unit, you can rest assured that I will provide outstanding results. Please contact me for a chat about your exclusive needs.

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Reviewed by Jane on 21/3/2021

I couldn’t recommend Szilard (and his team) more highly. Very high attention to detail when painting and decorating and nothing is a problem. As well as decorating Szilard has moved sockets, light fittings, fixed shower screens, re-configured wardrobes to name but a few additional jobs that have arisen along the way. He has been back a number of times now and is punctual and tidy in his work.

We are at highest quality builders. All aspect of building work. Please book appointment at our show home in a Caversham

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Reviewed by Isaac on 14/2/2021

I am new to property development and was struggling to find trades people that would complete the refurbishment of a 2 bedroom flat within a reasonable budget. Wojciech offered a fair and clear quotation to refurb the property. The work was completed to a very high standard and he updated me throughout with progress reports and any issues. He went the extra mile to ensure the job was done to my high standards and kept within the quoted price. A really personable chap and honest, a credit to his profession.

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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

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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.

solid wood floor before fittingBamboo

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.

floor fitter installing vinyl tiles

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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