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We believe superb installation is key to finishing your kitchen & Renovation to the highest standard possible We cover following areas: - Sheffield - Rotherham - Doncaster - Chesterfield - and more . ? Full House Renovation ? Small extension ? Garage Conversion ?Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation ? Garden work ? and much more.. Kitchen Dry fitting: Kitchen “dry fit” refers to a stage in kitchen installation where the kitchen is installed to a certain level of readiness for the complete installation. This might include worktop or backsplash and even installation of appliances but does not include plumbing, wiring, gas or other services connection and relevant certification. Our Team have full project capability and will be happy to quote for any electrical work, plumbing, gas, tiling or plastering you may need. Kitchen furniture installation usually takes around 3-6 days, during this time our team will be on hand should you have any questions. Completed Kitchen Installation & full house renovation Complete is a fully comprehensive service that we offer to our customers. The service includes any preliminary preparation for the installation of the kitchen, provision of services according to design such as plumbing, electrical wiring, gas, and wastewater services. Installation of appliances and certification. We can also take care of any preconditions that might stand on the way of your kitchen installation, such as making good of walls, provision of a reinforced structure where necessary( hanging wall units, suspended units such as extractor hoods, etc.) ceilings and floors. References available.   Please get in touch for a great reliable and professional service

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Reviewed by tony on 6/4/2022

Great job turned up when the said they would. Did a very clean and professional job, would recommend to anyone .

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

I am very serious worker and many years to be. Big team to make any thing to do Free quote for the all my costumer

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Reviewed by Clare on 12/5/2022

I was so impressed by Sorin & his team. From first meeting Sorin gave me confidence that he’d do a good job & he certainly didn’t disappoint. The team worked super hard, were very friendly, polite & respectful. They really made sure everything was done well, nothing was too much trouble & the end result is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much to all the team!

I run a small building and landscaping company based near Horncastle, Lincolnshire. We aim to provide a fast, efficient and high quality service to all our customers using our own trades and a selection of other local tradesmen to complete our work. I’m fully insured, a licensed waste carrier and fully DBS checked

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Reviewed by George on 7/6/2022

Excellent prompt service, and a great job at a fair price.

The renovation company based in Crawley, West Sussex. Specializing in all types of interior work. Decoration & Skimming &Wallpapering. Bathroom refurbishments. Kitchen refurbishments. Full house refurbishment. Real Wood & Laminate & Vinyl Flooring. New Plumbing installation & old Plumbing maintenance. Walls removals & RSJ inserting, Rooms reconfiguration. Any project sizes /from small to big/ are Welcome!! High quality with minimum hassle.

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Reviewed by Nadeem on 7/5/2022

I found the people for SkyDeco to be knowledgeable and professional that worked very hard to meet targets. I would recommend SkyDeco to my family and friends. SkyDeco deserve a 5 star rating.

I usually work in my own, and I’m able to do carpentry, plastering,tilling, painting and much more

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Reviewed by paul on 21/3/2022

Catalin carried out a couple of plumbing jobs (replace kitchen tap / install new shower). Both jobs were completed to a high standard , and Catalin was very prompted in his communications from first contact till works were completed.I could highly recommend him as a tradesperson .

General builders. Garage conversions Loft conversions Roofing Joinery Carpentry

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Reviewed by andrew on 10/7/2020

Well...what a job !! I cant fault Jim and his team for anything. Our toilet and shower building for our yurts at Looe Yurts is fantastic. The job was not without challenges - Covid-19, social distancing, lockdown and lack of supplies. However none of this phased Jim and his team. Its always tough trusting builders...cant think why, but these guys were ace. Polite, diligent and tidy and most importantly ON TIME & ON BUDGET. Even did a couple of extra bits too. No hesitation to recommend.

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Reviewed by Mary on 11/6/2022

I would highly recommended Simon and his team. Great quality work, very professional. We are extremely pleased with our new kitchen and ceilings/downlights. The job was completed on time and on budget, they were very tidy when they worked and everything was spotless at the end of each day. Simon also gave advice on future projects. We will definitely be contacting Simon for work in the future.

Hi rimi construction ltd I have been in the industry for nearly 16 years and specialise in a number of trades including landscaping, painting and decorating, carpentry and flooring installations. With great attention to detail I aim to provide the highest quality of work. I am a trustworthy and genuine person devoted to my buisness, carrying out work professionally to each individual requirement

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

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Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

I have 16 years of experience installing wall tiles and tile floors Covering walls, floors and other surfaces with tiles, in kitchens, bathrooms, shops, hotels, restaurants and more. I may work on new buildings or private and commercial renovations. and all so I have many years experience painting and decoration plastering carpeting laminate flooring

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Reviewed by Harriett on 28/5/2022

Brilliant work on a tricky job, and a fantastic kind person. Thanks so much. I'll give you a shout when we are ready to do the bathroom!

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Reviewed by Shalaka on 19/11/2021

Great

I’m a carpenter experienced in many areas of building work and aspects of joinery ready to do any job big or small.

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Reviewed by Jason on 26/6/2022

Arrived on time and stayed all day until all the work was done really good job.

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Reviewed by Eshagh on 11/4/2022

Ion is very professional and hard working .finished all of her work on time and paid attention to the details. I am very pleased with his quality of work. Eshagh

We take on all aspects of joinery and also can supply any other trade. We will always make sure a job is complete to a high standard

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Reviewed by Andy on 22/6/2022

Would have been 5 stars but ghe job is incomplete. Will rate again once finalised.

Thank you for checking our profile. We are Dani and Robert and we have been working together for more then 4 years. We cover anything from carpentry,joinery,tiling ,painting and much more .Please drop as a message. We will be more than happy to help.

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Reviewed by Paul & Sarah on 10/3/2022

Daniel did a fantastic job of tiling our kitchen. He took extra effort to provide all the materials which saved us a lot of time. Daniel was really professional and it was a pleasure to meet him. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and would contact him again in a flash if we had another job for him to do.

We are a professional team of Carpenters & Joiners. We have been established for many years servicing all sorts of clients. Kitchens, Stair Bannisters, Wooden Flooring, Cupboards, Furniture you name it we make it.

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Reviewed by Arran on 24/2/2022

We found Craig to be a friendly, helpful and skilled carpenter. Every step of the way he did all he could to help us. Communication was excellent and we couldn't be happier with the finished result, exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended.

Bespoke carpentry at affordable prices Kitchen fitting Bathroom fitting Tiling

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Reviewed by Noeleen on 31/5/2022

Andy did an excellent job. He has vision as to how the finished work should look and he strives to achieve this.

General builders,kitchens,bathrooms,plumbing,extensions,roofing etc

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/5/2021

Dougie and his team came to our house to completely renovate a bathroom and a downstairs toilet (that wasn't even in use as a toilet at the time). He gave a fair quote for labour and materials. His team worked really hard (without rushing the job). We always felt in safe hands with this team and any extra bits and pieces of work that came up as the job proceeded were charged fairly once agreed upon. They were respectful and tidy. The standard of work was really good. We love our new bathroom and toilet.

WK CONTRACTORS LTD undertake all aspects of building work from plastering a single ceiling or wall to a full house renovation. We also offer home refurbishment, rendering, new build, renovation and home extension work which can include joinery, plumbing and electrics alongside our high quality plastering and finishing service. 

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Reviewed by Debbie on 16/5/2022

The team turned up as promised and worked solid all day to get the job finished. They were polite at all times and delivered exactly what we asked for. We will be using them again for other work. Paul YO25

At O.B.Build we want to make your home look amazing inside or outside.We take pride in our work and can handle any job or task.We are clean tidy, polite and always deliver a quality finish.

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Reviewed by Lucy on 2/5/2022

hi! I have a small team and we can do: -complete bathroom refurbishment -kitchen refurbishment- tiles and a carpentry job..

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Reviewed by Noelita on 12/9/2020

Florin and his team were exceptional. Extremely hardworking, they paid a lot of attention to the details and to making us happy. They are also just very nice people. We are delighted with the final outcome and would recommend Florin to everyone.

Could your roof or guttering need repairing or tlc? Want a professional company you can trust? Call northwest pearl coatings and roofing maintenance today for advice or quotations. We specialise all painting and roofing damp Proofing and plastering and joinery work.

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Reviewed by Julie on 8/6/2022

Well all I can say is what an amazing finish, they even went the extra mile I’m so pleased with the end result, I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again .

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

At Right Fix Home Developments you can rest assured as we provide the highest of standards. We have over 10 years experience working with contractors on building sites and direct to customers for all aspects of home improvements. "NO JOB TO BIG OR SMALL"

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Reviewed by Dave on 4/5/2022

Gareth gave us a prompt and reasonable fully detailed quote and stuck to the agreed cost. He and the team turned up when they said they would and took away all the old cladding as soon as it was removed then installed new insulation and erected new concrete fibre cladding, which looks so much better than the plastic stuff it replaced and should last us for many years. Highly recommended.

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

Dovetail Building has been established for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. From plumbing to joinery you can be assured of a first class service at a competitive price.

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Reviewed by Catherine on 22/6/2022

David Harding is a very professional man and works to a very high standard.we are very pleased with his work and will definitely use the company again .They are polite efficient and trustworthy x Thank you for your time and effort.

Dedicated to our craft. We cover all aspects of building work including: - home extentions - renovations - conversions - plumbing and heating - kitchens - roofing - all general building work

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Reviewed by Mike on 29/4/2022

Gary and his team are very professional and did an excellent job. Gary takes a great pride in his work and does all the preparation necessary to ensure a smooth and efficient job. Had extra work done re rendering, driveway and patio as their work was so good. Would recommend

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

DKL property services Ltd are a family run company, based in the home counties. We provide our customers with the complete property improvement package. Together with trusted trades persons and partners we have built up many years of experience, and we always provide a professional and reliable service.

We have 11 years experience in a carpentry work . Loft convention. roofing. Kitchen specialist. Bathroom fitting .Extension . Doors. Architrave. Skirting.engineering floor. Laminate floor.staircases.kitchen. All the construction work

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Reviewed by Sophia on 18/4/2022

Nik did an amazing job on my kitchen installation, totally transforming it into a beautiful space. Very pleased and looking forward to using it and showing it off.

Dust free floor sanding and finishing colour options available

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Reviewed by Ben on 16/8/2020

Tony came and sanded and re sealed our living room floor. He was professional, polite and friendly. He did a sterling job and we are delighted with his work! Definitely would recommend him without hesitation. Five stars all around

KCL Design is a company striving for quality and customer satisfaction. The use of new innovative methods allows us to be creative and give advice to our customers, suitable for all joinery situations. We specialise in: Carpentry: Bespoke Kitchen fitting Bespoke Furniture fitting Internal and External wood doors Wardrobes Hardwood flooring Landscaping: Decking Sheds

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Reviewed by tony on 12/6/2022

Kris arrived on time and did a very good job would definitely use him again.

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

I am a builder with many years experience in home improvement an specialise in carpentry, plumbing and electrics. I am proud of my work and I want you to be too.

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Reviewed by Marvin on 3/11/2020

Csaba and his team are fantastic. They completed the work within the timescale agreed to a high standard. Csaba communicated very well and suggested solutions to issues that arose during the project. They have all the required tools and take care in clearing the property down each day. I have a second project which I will use Csaba and his team.

All about carpentry work And tiling

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Reviewed by Denisa on 4/3/2022

Alex set about my flooring job with efficiency and vigour. He was cheerful and enthusiastic throughout and did a really good job speedily and with minimum disruption. Thoroughly recommended.

Over 15 years experience in plumbing and heating maintenance in London work mostly as a sub contractor for the bigger brand company's in London so give me a call get the professional job done at affordable prices

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Reviewed by Liz on 3/9/2021

Very pleased with the new bathrooms. Very competent, efficient and helpful.

Hi, Let me introduce myself. My name is Armin from Sula Construction & Building Ltd.I’m a carpenter by trade, with 13 years of experience on Construction . I have been working on Loft Conversion, Garage Conversion, Extension, Refurbishment and new buildings. I have mates who are experienced on Gardening, Decking , Paving, Drive way, Flooring, Painting and Decorating . I’m doing quality work with 100% responsibilities.

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Reviewed by Asal on 29/10/2021

Great job on building the brick wall, good communication and swift delivery. Armin was very responsive and offered solutions. Would definitely recommend

I am a fully qualified Carpenter/Joiner with City & Guilds qualification after completing a 5 year apprenticeship and have over 35 years experience covering all aspects of carpentry. I give a reliable and professional service and friendly advice.

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Reviewed by Annette on 23/2/2022

Sidney was really great, he had to redo a lot of work not done properly by the previous builder, also from Rated People. I have had to pay out twice for the job to be finished. Sidney tuned the job around and put the flat forward towards letting.

Viva flooring LTD is a professional business that specialises in supplying & laying domestic flooring. Fully qualified, reliable and experienced fitters can provide a professional fitting and installation service to the floor and design of your choice, as well as ensure the finished product is perfect and of the very highest standard.

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Reviewed by Christopher on 12/6/2022

Good price. Job done well and very. Quickly. Reliable and nice guy

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Reviewed by Linda on 8/4/2022

Excellent job. Clean and professional

We are a small team of builders who specialises in mostly residential projects. We do home extensions, fitted kitchens, fitted bathrooms, plastering, decorating and most trades. We take pride in our work and we work to a very high standard. Free Quotes

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Reviewed by abdul on 3/2/2022

Wow what can I say they have been amazing from start to end gave us advice on what was happening when carrying out the job , always came on time to start work start the work with very short notice , the standard of work is on point. I Would 100% recommend to do any jobs due to the professionalism and good workmen ship.

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new properties. We specialise in Garage Conversions start to finish, full renovations and all building alterations. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Fully insured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by Tanya on 12/6/2022

Tom was great he came round when he said he would and we had a chat about footy for ages. Top bloke. just waiting for his quote now

Experienced and trained painter and decorator and joinery over twenty five years experience internal and external work private and business clients I pride myself on doing a good job which results in future work from recommended and repeat business.

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Reviewed by Mary on 18/2/2020

Faz did a really good make-over job on our storage cupboard. We are really pleased. You couldn't wish to meet a nicer guy. He is very conscientious and helpful.

Oaktree Home Improvements provides a complete renovation service. All aspects of your project can be completed by qualified and competent craftsmen to a very high standard. All aspects of work are undertaken however small or large.

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Reviewed by JOANNE on 29/1/2019

Richard and his team did a wonderful job on our bathroom, they were very tidy, the workmanship is fantastic and nothing was to much trouble, we also added the utility room to the job and again they surpassed all of our expectations

Www.LambardeCarpentry.com Lambarde carpentry is located in the Sidcup area and covers most of the South east, we have a combined experience of 45 years, I started carpentry as soon as I left school then going to college for two years becoming a fully qualified carpenter with Levels 1,2 NVQ Diploma. All of our team carry public liability insurance, so you’re in safe hands. We also work alongside other fully qualified trustworthy tradesman for our refurbishment works. We pride ourselves on: • Workmanship • Time keeping • Honest communication Portfolio on Instagram: Lambardecarpentry Director: Scott Kempster We specialize in: •.Loft conversions • Kitchens • Internal and external doors • Skirting and architrave • Roofs cut/pitched • Decking • Flooring laminate/herringbone • Ironmongery • Cladding • Refurbishments • Painting and decorating Free quote available

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Reviewed by lucy on 26/6/2022

Great from start to finish. Couldn’t do enough and finished my entire new kitchen, dining room and bathroom quickly and to a high spec. Great communication and work ethic. Thank you

Visit our fabulous store where our experienced and friendly staff waits to greet you and offer helpful, impartial advice on all our products. Should you want to know your twists from your loops or view some of the latest flooring trends, our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the world of carpets, laminate flooring, vinyl and wooden flooring at your leisure. Also serving as a fully insured flooring contractor, The Carpet Centre provide free fitting and underlay on our range of classic and contemporary domestic carpets. We aspire to deliver a traditional personalised service to ensure complete satisfaction at more competitive prices than offered by superstores. Our service doesn’t end with your purchase- we provide excellent after sales and a great choice of expert services to help you, from delivery to installation. Our highly trained, FITA qualified fitters are a pleasure to have in your home and guarantee all installations for 12 months. We also offer style and fitting advice. Many of our specialist services come at no extra cost; some are chargeable, but all are delivered to the highest possible standards. We set highly competitive prices on all our products and if we find a high street competitor offering a better price for the same product, sold with the same service conditions, we’ll lower our price to match. If you cannot make it to our showroom, we have a ‘The Carpet Centre at Home’ service and would be delighted to bring our store and expertise to you.

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Reviewed by jane on 10/6/2022

These guys were just simply amazing. From the carpet sample selection process to the fitting, everything was spot on and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an awesome carpet company. Thank you so much. My home looks beautiful with my new carpet.

My name’s is John and I’m the owner of EAGLE SERVICE company. I’m a handyman based in Pokesdown and cover Bournemouth, Poole ,Christchurch & around area offering a friendly, reliable and honest service. I have worked in the building & property maintenance sector for the last 18years, dealing with most household jobs from the minor (electric,plumbing,carpentry ) to complete renovation of flats and houses. If it's a job that you can't do yourself or need advice don't hesitate to get in touch with me!!

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Reviewed by James on 8/6/2022

John is a fantastic professional and I recommend him highly. His work on our lean-to extension was completed quickly and to an excellent standard. He is an incredible nice man as well.

Hi my name is terry Cunningham,i have worked in the building trade for 35 years and in that time have covered all areas of the building industry.I offer a good reliable service,clean workmanship,competetive quotes and hopefully leave clients happy

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Reviewed by Laura on 27/2/2022

Had Terry do a selection of work for me over the years and he’s fab!

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

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Floor Sanding & Finishing specialists - what you need to know

Floor sanding is where the top layer of wooden flooring is removed - this restores and refines how it looks, by removing stains, marks, and dents that have built up over time. Alternatively, you might have remove a carpet to find an old wooden floor – sanding would be one of the first things you would do to restore it. Once it’s sanded, it can be varnished, waxed, or oiled to produce a fresh new look. You can sand all types of wood flooring: parquet and boards, solid and engineered.

Sanding typically involves removing under a mm of the top layer, so it can be done up to around ten times, although it depends on:

  • The depth of the damage.
  • The thickness of your floorboards.

One of the big benefits of wooden flooring is that it’s easy to clean, hypoallergenic, and durable. Wood floors are also warm in winter and cool in summer, along with giving your home an earthy feel to it. Floorboards that are currently exposed may have been treated with a varnish in the past, and may need more attention to restore them to their original state.

It’s the paper-thin top layer of the wood that a professional floor sander will pay most attention to. Invariably, along with old varnish, there are scuffs and scratches that have developed on the floor through wear and tear. For instance, high heels can easily create indentations wooden floors. Dragging furniture such as chairs or tables can scuff or mark floors, or there might simply be parts of your home – like the hallway – that get constant use. An expert floor sander will consider the depth at which the floorboards need to be sanded down to get the best possible result, removing all scrapes and scratches in the process.

The sanding process removes the debris and dirt, pits and dents that currently exist on the floor, and reveal the unblemished wood beneath. Often with exposed floorboards, you’ll find that draughts and squeaks make themselves known, but an expert floor sander can address this for you. They’ll make sure the floor is free from imperfection by carefully filling small gaps, or installing wooden strips or slivers for larger gaps. These restorative steps are necessary to prolong the life and durability of your floor.

There are a variety of finishes that can be applied to your wooden floor to protect it against its future use, and to suit your interior design scheme. These include:

  • Varnish.
  • Wax.
  • Oil.

Should I choose a varnish, wax or oil finish?

It depends on how meticulous you’re going to be in maintaining your wooden floor. Wax or varnish finishes will need periodic recoating. Varnish can last up to 5 years, whereas wax needs recoating twice in the first year, and annually thereafter. This is because the protective barrier of both wax and varnish will eventually diminish, and a new application will need to be applied before this happens. If the bare wood is exposed to dust and dirt again, the whole floor will need to be resanded.

Oil is absorbed by the wood, and though it lacks the protective barrier of wax and varnish, it repels liquids and dirt. To maintain your wooden floor with oil, you’ll need to re-oil it every couple of years, but you can administer it to specific areas as needs must, rather than having to do the whole floor. Ask your professional floor fitter for advice.

Dust-free technology

Another big advantage of hiring a professional is that they’re more likely to have high end sanding equipment that basically combines the sander with a vacuum cleaner. That means no dust, and completing the job in record time as it’s such an easy clean-up operation for the tradesperson.

Cost of floor sanding work

Prices are usually quoted in m², depending on the size of the floor, the level of restoration that’s required, and the finishes that you choose. Basic costs can range from £10 to £20 per m², along with flat fees for carpet removal.

How do I keep my wooden floors looking good?

The elements that damage wooden flooring most are grit and debris that are brought inside from outside. Make sure that you have doormats for people to wipe their shoes before they come in. This is true for maintaining carpets too. Get into the habit of sweeping or vacuuming your wooden floor daily in areas of high traffic, and dry mopping them to catch any dust. Use a specialist wooden floor cleaner to damp-wipe the floor, but remember not to soak it to avoid warping the wood. Keep stilettos away from your wooden floor, they cause damage that can go deep into the wood due to the pointed heels. The options for removing a dent made by stiletto would be to sand it out, or to fill a dent if it’s more than half an inch think. Both options can be tricky to perform yourself, or pricey if you decide to get a professional in.

The use of chemicals during floor sanding

To quickly remove the finish that is currently on the floorboards, some tradespeople use chemical or solvent strippers to clean the wood prior to sanding. These contain ingredients that can carry health risks if they are not handled with care. You should consult your floor sander is you’re concerned about such products being brought into your home.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are currently no formal qualifications that are required by law in the UK for floor sanding. Your floor sanding professional may be a member of the British Wood Flooring Association (BWFA).

Planning permission for floor sanding jobs

While you don’t need planning permission for sanding your wooden floor, if your house is listed you may have to adhere to certain regulations, in which case, you should contact your Local Planning Authority. If you live in a building of multiple occupancy such as within a block of flats, you may be restricted as to whether you can have exposed wooden floors due to the increase in noise that they can generate. If you’re a tenant, it’s worth your time checking your tenancy agreement to see if you can change the flooring. For more information on planning permission, head to the government’s planning portal.

Insurance for floor sanding work

All reputable tradespeople should have public liability insurance, and it’s worth checking they do before any work has begun.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Do they have a portfolio of their work?
  • Do they have previous customers you can contact as references?
  • Are they members of any trade associations or accreditation schemes? For example, a member of the British Wood Flooring Association?
  • Do they use dust-free technology?
  • What chemicals do they use? What are the known side-effects?
  • What guarantees do they provide?

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Victorian terrace house. Hallway longe and dining room

Solid wood floor in good...

Solid wood floor in good condition just needs a sand n polish. Roughly 9ft x 10ft dining room. Thanks

Squeaking floor boards -...

Squeaking floor boards - uneven floor boards in main bedroom - need em checking and correcting

Sanding down door and hanging...

Sanding down door and hanging doors on the door frame.

We need an old wooden floor...

We need an old wooden floor repairing and sanding in front room. Some new floorboards required and gaps filled in.

Replace Damaged Wood Flooring

I require fitting some new wood flooring, replacement doors to kitchen units and general carpentry work. Is it possible to meet someone to go through...

Fit skirting in 3 rooms

I need 35m of skirting fitting in three rooms. The walls are not straight so a competent/experienced person is preferred please :) I have already...

skirting boards

fit skirting boards to bedroom. bedroom recently plastered.

Sand and varnish my floor

Sand a d varnish a e gendered hard wood floor. I was a hard wearing varnish finish.

We have a parquet floor 3.45m...

We have a parquet floor 3.45m x 2.44m which has become sun faded in patches and has some scratches and dents. We would like it sanded and re-varnished...

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