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We specialise in working closely with the client to take any project through from design conception to completion, advising at every stage on cost viability, alternative construction, finishing methods, and always mindful of the overall programme..

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Reviewed by Mireille on 16/8/2018

Fast efficient service. Quoted on the Sunday and completed the new kitchen tap, cabinet and worktop the following tueday. Professional job well done. Will Ide again!

Chaks is dedicated to provide our customers with a consistent high level of service with certifying outcome results. We offer handyman services.

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Reviewed by Riz on 16/8/2018

Very good polite guy and has knowledge of most aspects of house diy would call again

J S Plumbing & Heating Specialist in plumbing and gas for last 16 years. Vendor for B and Q fitting bathrooms and kitchens. Subcobtractor for British Gas fitting boilers and central heating systems. Subcontractor for Advanced Plumbing Systems responsible for Plumbing work for macdonnalds. Subcontractor for multiple estate agencies responsible for servicing, brake downs and plumbing maintenance. Professional customer service and reasonable prices guaranteed.

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Reviewed by James on 16/8/2018

John fitted a new shower for us quickly and efficiently and was very tidy. Would recommend.

All gas central heating work carried out by experienced tradesmen

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Reviewed by Tom on 16/8/2018

Came on time was quick and efficient and very friendly. Would highly recommend

Where Do We Start? Well, first of all..We are a company of highly creative, fun, attentive and family-oriented people doing what we love to do every single day. We take great pride in our work, which – in fact – is our passion! Think about that, we take Pride in our PASSION! That sounds pretty intense. It should, because it is! We are extremely professional (duh!), but make no mistake, professionalism will only take you so far. If you are doing something you are passionate about day in and day out…That’s XTREME! Xtreme Landscaping LTD was conceived with the thought of taking your personal outdoors experience to an “Xtreme” level. We believe enjoying the outside of your home is just as important, if not more important, than enjoying the inside! Some of the best family memories and childhood experiences are made when gathering together with friends and family on the patio or in the backyard…Our passion is enhancing these experiences and memories by building each family their own outdoor paradise. Why Choose Us? Simply put, we will not let you down. We have installed hundreds of different types of landscapes, features and outdoor environments…we have done it all and done it well. What REALLY AND TRULY separates us is this simple fact. We put so much of ourselves into your project…our heart, our creativity and our time into giving you something you can not only see and enjoy, but LOVE. We bring a dedication to customer satisfaction no company can compare to. We, truly, want you to love what we design and build. We want you to walk away saying “WOW.. Those guys are fantastic. They really went above and beyond for us.” Why do we want that? Because without you, without the relationships we build with our customers we are just another landscape company. We are ordinary. We aren’t in the business of ordinary. We are in the business of being the best. Xtreme. You deserve Xtreme, and we are going to make sure you get nothing less than that. Always. WHY NOT!? Just kidding! Simply put, we will never let you down. Do we have the credentials? Of course… We, truly, want you to love what we do. We want you to love us. We want you to walk away saying “OMG..Those guys are really something else. They really went above and beyond for us.” Why do we want that? Because without you, without the relationships we build with our customers we are just another design or landscape company!

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Reviewed by Sabine on 16/8/2018

Andrei was extremely reliable and worked very fast indeed, doing a really good job. He’s a nice guy as well. We’ve already asked him to come back and do further work, and our neighbour is looking to use him too. Recommended

quality tradesmen at competitive prices and all work fully insured,

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Reviewed by david on 16/8/2018

Scott was prompt in completing the work after giving Quote. Work was nicely finished and area cleaned up.

Evergreen we are a small company based in skipton, north yorkshire. we have 3 city and guilds fully qualified tree surgeons. we chip all waste on site directly on to our vehicles and remove it from your premises.we do every type of arborist work. We also have two city and guild trained driveway restorers. We work all over Yorkshire & Lancashire .Were fully insured and professional we work for local authorities and were council approved contractors and were fully licensed I have over 25 years of tree surgery and landscape gardening experience including flagging block paving and tarmac or concrete driveways etc Council approved contractor for 15 years City and guilds nptc level 2 chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting City and guilds npct level 2 in felling and processing trees A member of my staff also holds a city and guilds award in tree climbing and rescue and a level 3 in felling and crown reduction

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Reviewed by diane on 16/8/2018

Thrilled to bits. Quick, professional and a fabulous job well done. Definately recommend and would not hesitate to use again.

New to rated people but have over 16 years experience. we consider all jobs,big or small we cover them all. including works outside of our specific trade as we have an excellent relationship with other trade professional to help deliver an in-house experience at a fair price.

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Reviewed by Ray on 16/8/2018

Job done as requested.

Professional tiler. Worked in the trade for 10 years. Best quality in the area, money guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Char on 16/8/2018

After looking for the right person for a long time I am so happy that I found Illy. He was fantastic! I would highly recommend him. Very honest and hard working and I will use him again for any other work I need done that he can do. He is trustworthy and his work is a good price and good quality. I am happy to give a reference and send pictures for anyone who would like to see Illy work.

Richard Thomas Landscape & Tree Service has been established since 2002. we're a team of three offering the full range of tree service from hedge cutting to the dismantling of a great oak with assisted decent. We also provide Strip out and maintenance.

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Reviewed by Neil on 16/8/2018

Would recommend excellent job excellent price could not fault.

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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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I need someone to quote me on fitting solid oak flooring and skirting boards in 3 bedrooms.

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I have 100m2 of Lino to be layed asap all ready to go

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my kitchen floor is uneven and needs levelling

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The work is a small bathroom toilet area Some self adhesive stickers tiles are down and needs removing and I would like lino place down.

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We got our lounge floorboards sanded back and varnished last year and now want to do the dining room to match. Quite small room.

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lay 26sq mtrs of laminate flooring in 2 rooms. fit skirting in both rooms and fit architrave on 1 door

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