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J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

New Era Property Solutions are a small family business with more than thirty years experience in construction and hard landscaping. We provide a wide array of high quality services for home and garden throughout Somerset, Devon and Dorset allowing us to maintain quick response times and competitive pricing. We specialise in small scale property development and refurbishment, barn conversions, extensions, garage conversion, conservatories and general repairs. We also undertake all aspects of hard landscaping including fencing, decking, pergola's, feature and retaining walls, patios, block paving, pond construction and water features. We also install low maintenance garden features such as artificial grass and decorative gravelled areas. If you need additional help turning your ideas and dreams into reality we can introduce you to a highly regarded designer/draughtsman and an outstanding landscape garden design service. We pride ourselves on our reliability, quality workmanship and attention to detail, much of our work is from repeat customers or recommendation. So if your not happy neither are we! We provide free estimates, detailed transparent quotations and comprehensive advice with a no quibble twelve month guarantee on all work undertaken,with no job too big or too small.

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Reviewed by Mavis on 20/2/2021

Very pleased with all the work that was carried out by Jake. He listened to what I wanted, made suggestions, was polite at all times and left everything neat and tidy. Would be more than happy to recommend this company.

All aspects of work are carried out to a high standard working alongside clients to insure all needs are catered for.

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Reviewed by Sarfraz on 12/9/2020

Very unreliable- Disappointed because they agreed on a price and time scale.Dropped tools and then never showed up. Called and agreed to come but again never showed up. Took all his tools away the following day without informing us leaving a lot of mess in the garden.

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Reviewed by joseph on 29/10/2020

The rating for the roof leek above the garage. Very well examined. . good materials used and efficiently repaired. Polite and quick service, Thank you , Anna

Here at F.Scott Roofing and Roughcasting we are highly experienced & highly qualified tradesman. My name is Fraser Scott, owner of of the company. I am a fully qualified roofer & roughcaster with an svq level 3 & sqv level 4 advance roofing.

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/4/2022

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.

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

Your Local Company For Loft Conversions, Extensions & Renovations Versia Homes strive to bring out the best in your house. From giving you that much needed extra bedroom for your growing family to the kitchen extension you deserve. Versia Homes are there to be your partner in guiding and building the home of your dreams. Proudly Serving: Staines, Ashford, Laleham, Egham, Chertsey, Addlestone and Surrounding Areas

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Reviewed by Amy on 1/11/2012

Left with a few problems but overall good work and quick.

Greens builders and home maintenance

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Reviewed by dennis on 4/7/2021

Top quality and service

RJG Carpentry offers a professional , friendly, reliable service at very competitive prices all in one package to improve your home or business, WHY MOVE? JUST IMPROVE! All aspects of carpentry and building works undertaken

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Reviewed by Amber on 26/7/2017

Rob and his team were fantastic. Rob's pricing and quote was completely transparent and fair. Whenever he came up against unexpected issues, he was quick to problem solve and we really valued his guidance. We are delighted with our new playroom, utility room and shower room.

We offer high quality building and maintenance services across London

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Reviewed by Diego on 12/5/2021

Andrei and his team did a few works for us including a chimney breast removal, opening of a doorway, rubbish removal, installation of 13 lockers in my yoga studio (on going), plus plastering, tiling and cap off radiator pipes. They will do fencing and some flooring for us in the coming weeks. I am very happy with their work and quality.

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 martin on 29/4/2022

Very professional with very high standards even for "simple jobs" and right to the point. Listen very well to the customer needs, but also can put his professional view to inform and correct the customer. He also works very well under unexpected pressure and change of circumstances. Highly recommended.

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

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Reviewed by Colin on 30/4/2022

Very, very expensive, didn't finish the job on the decking I'm sill awaiting for a hand rail to be fitted to the stairs of the decking. The company who he contacted out to do my decking said he was coming put never turns I what be using them again.

Watertight home improvements Don't move-IMPROVE & ADD VALUE TO YOUR PROPERTY.We specialise in ALLroofing,all types of building &.DPC.work & uPVC roofline.Approved & certificated installers of EPDM Firestone RubberCover roof system.FULLY,INSURED 100 RADIUS

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Reviewed by Les on 10/9/2019

They reroofed the garage which was excellent and I ask them to do other work on facia boards and new gutters for the porch. They found that the tarmac underlay on the porch was not very good and replaced it; removing the tiles. There was no quote given for this but I said I wanted it doing. They also cleaned the house roof of moss and the drive. All the work was excellent and 5 star rating.

Meet the Dream The Build Ltd team Family run business man Catalin with his team make a great team altogether– each with his own skill set and over 20 years’ experience in the building trade. Alongside their commitment to high-quality workmanship and project management, Catalin believes that listening carefully to clients’ requirements, communicating on all aspects of a build, maintaining attention to detail and ensuring great customer service makes for satisfied clients.

A Family run business specialising in the design, construction and maintenance of Garden Rooms, Summer Houses. Home offices, Decking, Kitchens and Garage Conversions. With a combined experience of over 30 years with Carpentry, Framing, Electrical installation, kitchen fitting and design, CD Home Improvements is a one stop shop for anyone looking to improve their home. Quotes are free and non obligational. Visit our website at CD-hi co uk Full Public Liability Insurance. All work guaranteed upon completion

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Reviewed by Declan on 18/5/2021

Great work from Carl. Provided great advice and a number of options. Trusted him throughout and he has done a tremendous job. Slight delay to project start was of no consequence as I had said from the start that we were flexible and could accommodate his availability.

17 years of experience of construction industry.Educational training at Industrial High School.

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Reviewed by Abhijith on 23/1/2020

He was excellent and the only trade person who was able to confidently say that he could build this toilet and delivered it on time. Not only that he also helped us with other fittings around the house with minimal charges. He is definitely a go to person for any of our future building works

Floem Renovation LTD is the group of professional, qualified trade workers, with many years of experience on most of the fields around property maintanance, improvements and renovations. Focused on the best customers experience. We are specialised with Bathrooms and Kitchens renovations projects, also doing whole house makeover projects. Free quotes. Fully insured

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Reviewed by Andrea on 19/2/2022

VERY GOOD WORKERS, PUNCTUAL AND A VERY PROFESSIONAL JOB AT A REASONABLE PRICE. VERY PLEASED WITH END PRODUCT. THEY ORGANISED SOURCING ALL THE MATERIALS AND DELIVERY AND CLEARED AWAY ANY RUBBISH

We are a family run plastering and damp proofing specialist with over 30 years in the trade. We offer all aspects of plaster and renovation work and can offer guarantees for up to 20 years.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 20/2/2021

Lee, Joe & Jamie were great. Works were of a great standard and they were all super reliable. Recommend.

Osborn Builders. local building company where quality and customer satisfaction is our priority. We specialise in extensions Garage conversions and alterations.

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Reviewed by Brenda on 2/4/2022

Did the job more quickly than anyone else which was my priority. Thanks again

We are a groundwork’s and building company with 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Audrey on 8/12/2020

Jay and his team connected our garden house to the water supply and sewer network. They worked fast and did a very good job. Our terrace looks better now than before! The quote was honest for the amount of work. I really recommend them.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

We are local based company with many years experience. Covering a wide range of home improvements. We specialise in all aspects of roofing. We undertake a wide range of projects. Very competitive rates. Free estimates and advice. Fully insured and all works guaranteed. Building on our reputation.

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Reviewed by julie on 16/3/2022

Quick response to posting of job. Knowledgeable and helpful,fair quote which was accepted. Great team job completed quickly. All guys were very curtious and polite. I would recommend and hope to use again for other projects

My company does all types of roofing work, building work and lead work ,flat roofs ,Firestone rubber,rebuild chimney stacks, tree work, fencing ‘n’ decking also artificial grass (dig outs and fitting) etc. *24-hr CALL OUT*

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Reviewed by Jane on 11/5/2022

Great job and very helpful

Hadley Building Services The work we carry out is from small single stories too larger projects. Fully experienced builders , who can carry out any type of job. Carpentry, Ground Working , Bricklaying , Landscaping, Patios , Roofing, Driveways, Loft Conversions

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Reviewed by Gina on 7/1/2022

Hadley Building services were fantastic. Neil completed all the jobs we had in record time and was very reliable. Nothing was too much trouble & we will definitely be using their services again in the future.

I have more than 10 years of experience as a professional electrician and have recently joined with RatedPeople. I also have public liability insurance with NICEIC and I am registered with Part P. Safety and reliability is key to my business among with professional high quality, tidy work. No job is too small or too large and all jobs are tackled in the same professional manner for all customers. I specialise in all types of electric work, including domestic and commercial work, from changing a socket to a full house re-wiring in any house or facility; The work I do includes: Full rewiring Consumer units Fault finding Underfloor heating Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors Inspection and testing Installing sockets, lights, extractor fans, doorbells Electric showers, electric cooker , electric heating, etc. Feel free to contact me for any other work not listed above. I addition to the above I also undertake general building and carpentry work such as fitting doors,laminate flooring,brickwork and stud walls, bathroom and and general plumbing and all your property maintenance requirements. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviewed by Jag on 18/5/2022

Work ok but did not finish what I paid him for. Hopefully he will come back.

hi, my name is Anthony from aberslate building 20years experience on all work from full re,roof to miner repairs cement point work harling walls build or repair paving and so on. we have many years experience of working in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas. We are proud to boast that the business provides a thorough and professional service and are fully committed to total customer satisfaction. The company is covered with Liability Insurance and will guarantee that all of their work will be completed to the highest quality and standard, in compliance with the most up-to-date Building and Health and Safety Regulations.

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Reviewed by william on 31/3/2022

very impressive if you have a problem they will do a good job

30 years in the building and landscaping trade

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Reviewed by Roxane on 6/2/2019

Work done within agreed time frame and agreed budget, Very high quality job, i am very happy with the job. plaster surface neatly done, very clean and tidy worker. I will use this tradesman again,

Bramhill construction is a privately owned building company with over 20 years experience. Fully qualified, insured and registered members CSCS. Cob, Lime and Stone Laying, Eco Buildings, Barn Conversions / Extensions, Re-pointing Listed Buildings, ...

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/4/2020

Worked well for me, recomend.

With over 35 years of experience, Harrogate Builders aim to provide a professional and considerate service, at a competitive quality and cost. with many areas of expertise we can offer a complete service from start to finish no matter the job.

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Reviewed by Hayley on 17/4/2021

Ian and his team demolished our old stone garage and erected a beautiful new stone garage and wall using stone from the site. They undertook the work in often terrible weather during the winter, but just got on and delivered for us. The site was kept tidy throughout the build as well. We would happily recommend Harrogate Builders to anyone looking for quality work.

hi there welcome to my profile our business is very smal run by myself and dad who have 10+ years in the building trade. no job is too big or too small free no obligation quotes we undertake any jobs from stone walls, patio's, plastering many other jobs

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Reviewed by Claire on 26/10/2017

A quick response, work completed the next day. A nice clean finish.

R&D CONSTRUCTION IS A PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AND BUILDING COMPANY SPECIALISING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES, ALSO A WIDE RANGE OF CONSTRUCTION, DEVELOPMENTS AND REFURBISHMENTS. build We Carry out all type of construction and to us no job is a small job and by that we mean we would be happy to take your various jobs in our hands. We provide the following list of the building services: New Build Property Refurbishment Loft Conversion House Extensions Flat Conversion Driveway & Patio Bricklaying & Re-pointing Kitchen & Bathroom Roofing & Guttering Plastering & Tiling Carpentry & Joinery Painting & Decorating Plumbing & Electrical Central Heating & Under Floor Heating Design We believe a great design is simple and not only how it feels or looks but also how it works. We provide Architectural and Interior Design and Engineering Services: Initial Concept Design Basic Drawings for Planning Application & Application Management Existing & Proposed Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections Site Plans and Block Plans (OS map/ Location Plan) Detailed Architectural Design 3D Concept and Visualisation Design Interior Furnishing, Materials & Fabrics Lighting Design Bills of Quantities (BOQ) 3D Interior Visualisation Design 3D Interior Visualisation Design Building Control package Drawings & Application Management

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Reviewed by Owen on 9/7/2021

Excellent

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.

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!

family business for over 25-year a quality job for an affordable price

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Reviewed by Ian on 26/1/2022

No one has the courtesy to even reply

Our company was established in UK 9 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by Graham on 1/2/2022

Slavi and his guys carried out external insulation to our property. The work was finished to a very high standard. Slavi took time to explain specifications of work before it commenced and during. The work has transformed the house both visually and from an internal temperature perspective. Very courteous team, always clearing away spent materials whilst the job was ongoing. Thank you guys would definitely recommend to anyone.

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 Lorraine on 4/11/2021

Wojciech was a delight to work with. He was meticulous, honest, sincere and very good craftsmanship with the beam installation. His price was unbeatable and his communication, professional and neatness after the work done exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend him for any house improvements and would rehire him for all my projects in future. Thank you Wojciech and team you are not only good tradesmen but also lovely human beings to work with. So glad to have worked with you all!

We are a family run company, we have a reputation for excellence and attention to detail, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in the high standard of customer service we provide. You only have to read our ratings on rated people to know that we are competitively priced. But we don't cut any corners - quality and value are what we offer. We liaise with you every step of the way, are knowledgeable and willing to give advice, before, during and after your work. You will always find us willing to help and answer any questions you have.

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Reviewed by David on 2/1/2021

Maurice was helpful and polite at all times. He arrived at the agreed times and always kept us informed throughout the project. After completing this small project to our satisfaction we re-engaged him on a larger project to completely refurbish the main roof of our property which he did in a timely and professional manner with plenty of before and after photos. Highly recommended.

ABC Roofing and building carries out all roofing ad building work.

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Reviewed by chinedum on 15/3/2021

Issues Swiftly resolved when I spoke to a very reasonable member of the organisation. I will prefer to take down previous rating but I don't know how to do that. Thank you Mr. A.H. I am very pleased with your input.

Garth Builders Ltd. for building and roofing services Building and roofing contractors provide a range of domestic and commercial building services. But we are not your average building and roofing contractor. Call us for a building or roofing service. We might just surprise you. We can undertake all kinds of building and roofing works. Building and roofing services are also known to charge exorbitant prices. However, our aim is to provide all customers with affordable building and roofing services. So if you are a homeowner or a commercial enterprise who needs a building or roofing work done, we are the company to call. We also work for the local authority so we understand the necessity of doing a good job. We are are fully compliant with safety and health regulations. Why Garth Builders Ltd. for these services? For more than 40 years, we’ve become a trusted and established name in building and roofing work around the city and nearby places. Rest assured we can meet your building and roofing needs with our safe work systems, use of superior materials and quality workmanship. We have the skills, expertise and the knowledge to work on any type of building and roofing project. We are always investing in and embracing new techniques so we are up to date with recent advancements in products and services. It also means we can provide a range of building and roofing services, all of which can meet your specific requirements. We also accept insurance for our building and roofing work, so please call us for the details. Our aim is to achieve great results and to ensure our customers requirements are reached with efficiency. Contact Garth Builders Ltd. today Thanks to our attention to detail and quality workmanship, we have a number of customers who rely on us for their building and roofing requirements. For any building or roofing work in this city, depend on Garth Builders to deliver quality services at very competitive rates. You can take our word for it. The services we offer are as follows All types of building works undertaken Extensions Conservatories All types of ground works Drainage Joinery works Plastering Flagging Roofing repairs Re-roofs Windows doors Pointing Dry verge systems Fascias & soffits All types of guttering works

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Reviewed by Pat on 24/1/2022

Excellent job. Friendly and helpful. Although items in the hall had to be moved it was all put back, even swept up and left the place clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

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

East Anglian Services Ltd have been trading in the building industry since 1990 and has been the family trade for over 30 years, we are a family run company that combines both new and old techniques to form a superior level of bespoke construction skills. Throughout the years we have undertaken every aspect of construction across Norfolk. Our unique skills and elite project management services provide customers with a complete package, we provide fully detailed quotations listing every detail of the work to be undertaken, we also work consistently to one project at a time assuring our dedication to each customer. We guarantee all our work to the highest standard and work with a reputable group of trusted tradesmen to achieve our known expert status, we possess a generous list of former customers that would be more than happy to provide detailed references for potential customers within the future. We offer a free consultation and estimating service. So if you’re looking for an established, local and reliable Building Contractor to take on your dream project or just need a small job completed get in touch. From new builds and extensions to garage or loft conversions, including kitchens, bathrooms and much more.

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Reviewed by Ernie on 17/9/2020

Superb workmanship , cleanliness and value . Came in on budget and timescale and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. A big thank you to Andrew and his team !

Over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade. Bricklaying, Groundwork's,complete restoration. I pride my business on customer care, and aim for 100% customer satisfaction. PTS construction will provide qualified experienced and honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Carol on 27/1/2016

Pleasant man, good at his job.

We are a family owned company, that was established in 2006. We specialise in the fitting of kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, Garage conversions, Cladding and so much more.. We have a large portfolio of our work, Our tradesmen are all time-served in the trades and boast the relivent qualifications needed to carry out there tasks. please also feel free to take a look at our Facebook page Marden Carpentry Services for more pictures of the works undertaken.

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Reviewed by Rita on 15/10/2020

James and his guys always started early and would stay till the days job was done. Nothing was too much for James, doing some extra jobs for us when asked. The guys were all very professional and James would always double check that everything was to plan. James is very customer focused and I would definitely recommend his company.

We offer 24/7 solutions to all your property maintenance needs, whether it’s a small task such as assembling a desk or a seemingly daunting full house refurbishment. It is our extensive experience within the industry, combined with passion, innovation and dedication that makes our clients choose us for all maintenance or building services required. Our professional staff will guide you from your first encounter with us all the way to billing and subsequent repairs and we guarantee that you will look nowhere else for assistance!

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Reviewed by Tom on 19/5/2022

The team did a brilliant job plastering our new room. They did it on time and to budget. Definitely recommend

WE ARE FAMILY RUNNING BUSINESS WE ARE PROVIDING TOP QUALITY WORK AND FARINDLY CUSTOMERS SERVICES WE ARE ESTABLISHED SINCE 2017. BATHROOM / KITCHEN FITTING . WALL FLOOR TILING. PLASTER / SKIMMING / PAINTINGS. WALLPAPERS ???? DECORATING. ROOMS. OUR ANY BUILDER WORK INSIDE OR OUTSIDE.

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Reviewed by Diane on 25/2/2022

did the job well re shower tray that was leaking. iwas let down by a coupie of other traders , but JozsefBUILDER AND TILING came out said they could do the job quoted me avery reasonable price, .fixed the leaking shower tray and were very efficient and polite would definetly reccomend them and would hire them again

Hi, we are a general building company undertaking all aspects of building work. We specialise in extensions and associated external landscaping. With more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. We are able to call on a large working history within the civil engineering and groundwork domains and offer our clients peace of mind regarding all structural matters including different types of foundations and the placement of structural steel beams when our customers seek that open plan look. We can also carry out garage, basement and loft conversions. We can work to your drawings or supply you with a design and build service. Kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and general maintenance services are also available. Yours sincerely, Mr J Lilley Director- StoneOak construction

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Reviewed by Sue on 2/3/2019

Jay of Stoneoak Construction Ltd provided exceptional service with real value for money. Using skilled trades people he kept us well informed making sure we were happy throughout. Our porch has met our expectations and we are thrilled with the quality and finish. We highly recommend using this conscientious and experienced building company.

I have been in the construction industry for over twenty years self employed and before that employed by others. I pride myself in giving good solid advice as well as producing a quality job which I’m proud of and that the customer expects. I am a Dulux Select Accredited Decorator and all work is guarenteed by Dulux for two years. I have Public Liability Insurance to the Value of £5m. I have been a Decorator since 1999 and take a pride in my work and take customers requirements very serious and aim to give them the benifit of many years experience. Plus as part of my business i employ a range of other skills including electrician plumber, roofers and builders etc.

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Reviewed by richard on 27/4/2022

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

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Garage Conversion specialists - what you need to know

The benefits of converting your garage

If your car rarely sees the inside of your garage, a conversion could add considerable value to your property by giving you an extra habitable room. Most people use their garage to store bikes, clutter, and old furniture (out of sight, out of mind) so it gives you a good reason for a purge, as well as all the possibilities of a new room in the house.

The only thing you should consider though, is how much parking is available in your street. If it’s restrictive, and you remove off-street parking, then you could potentially make your house less desirable.

A conversion is a major project, but if your garage is structurally part of your house, the extra space could make a huge improvement to how you live. It also means you won’t be outgrowing the house any time soon. Your new room could be any one of these:

  • An extra living room.
  • A dining room.
  • An extended kitchen/diner.
  • A ground floor bedroom for elderly family, or someone with mobility problems.
  • A playroom.
  • A home office.
  • A cinema room.
  • A utility room.

What does converting your garage involve?

A specialist garage conversion company will be able to draw up the designs for you, and then complete all the structural work. Alternatively you could hire an architect to do the design, and to draw up the structural plans for builders of your choosing.

If you’ve got a long, single garage, it won’t usually work as a standalone living room or bedroom as there won’t be enough space. You’re better off integrating it into an existing living room or kitchen. Alternatively you could use it as a utility room or small home office.

A double garage is much easier to use as its own room.

Designing the space

In terms of design, the main thing you should think about, is how you access that new room. Ideally you’ll get to it from the main hallway in the house. If you have to access the new space through another room, you’re creating an unwanted thoroughfare in the old room.

An experienced garage specialist will make the conversion look like it’s always been part of the main house. The windows will match the rest of the house, and will be in similar proportions. Any brickwork or exterior materials will need to match exactly, or if not, be a very complementary contrast. Lastly, if it’s got a flat roof then you should think about giving it a pitched roof, to help it blend in.

Garage floors are usually lower than the rest of the house, so to avoid a step down into the room, your specialist should put a floor in that brings it up to the correct height – assuming the ceiling is high enough.

You should also think about where the best place for the door would be, rather than fitting the room around where it currently is. It’s important so that you get the best use of your new space.

Building regulations for garage conversions

Converting your garage into a habitable room is known as a ‘change of use’, which means you’ll need building regulations approval from your local authority. The council will have their own building control service, or you can use an independent inspector.

The garage conversion will need all of the following:

  • It needs to be structurally sound.
  • It needs to have a damp-proof course.
  • The walls, floor, and roof will need to be upgraded for energy efficiency.
  • Heating and plumbing will need to be installed.
  • All new and existing electrics will need to be tested.

Costs for converting your garage

The building work will cost around £1000-£1400 per square metre, depending on location, finish, and how much work needs to be done to the structure.

Design fees will be around £1400-£3000, plus £300-£400 for a structural engineer.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

As your garage conversion will need heating and electricity, your specialist will almost definitely be using a team of tradespeople, whether they’re sub-contractors or fully employed by the builder. Anyone working with gas needs to be registered with Gas Safe, and anyone working with electricity (in England and Wales) needs to be registered with Part P. These tradespeople will have a valid ID showing their membership so you should make a point of checking these – all good tradespeople will be happy to show you.

 

Planning permission for garage conversion jobs

Planning permission isn’t usually required, as long as the work is internal and doesn’t involve enlarging or extending the building. It’s what’s known as permitted development.

In some instances, permitted development rights can be removed, so you should always check with your local planning authority before starting any work. For example, if you live in a conservation area, there might be rules in place to protect the surroundings. If you live on a new build estate, there might be rules about changing the aesthetic of your home in case it jars with the overall design and look of the estate.

You’ll definitely need planning permission if:

  • You live in a listed building.
  • You want to extend the building.
  • You’re using the space for business.
  • Your council has restrictions on reducing parking.

 

Insurance for garage conversion work

Public liability insurance

Your garage conversion specialist definitely needs to have public liability insurance, which will cover you, and them, if someone gets hurt or if the property is damaged.

Insurance-backed warranties or guarantees 

You can get this as part of the cost of the work, if your specialist offers it. Check exactly what’s covered - it should include the cost of finishing or fixing the work if there are any issues.

Home and contents insurance

If you have home or contents insurance, check with your insurer to make sure you'll be covered while the work is going on. You might have to pay more for your insurance during and after the work. Your insurer will probably want to know what company you’re using and what insurance they have.

Questions you should ask your garage conversion specialist

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Are they registered with a competent person scheme and will they take care of all planning permissions / building regulation approvals?
  • Do they offer insurance-backed warranties?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
  • What experience do their sub-contractors/employees have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

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