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We are a family run business providing a friendly and prompt service to all our customers throughout The province with over 40 years experience in roofing & driveways & all aspects of home maintenance ./ plastic facias/gutters / ect. Timber decking / All types of specialised coatings Industrial . Agricultral. Demestic Slurryseal on asphalt drives. Sealmaster for tarmacadam. Fibreglass & butyle rubber For flat Roofs supplyed & fitted. one call does it all . We also now do guttervac cleaning And Sanetiser & disinfectant spraying On & around houses yards drives stables dog kennels ect

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Reviewed by Andrew on 21/9/2020

Great job painting the windows and sorting out our flat roof. We’re already looking to get David booked for our next job. Very pleased.

If you are looking for a builder who is reliable,knowledgeable,hard working with high standards then look no further.We specialise in stone work,walls,fireplaces and have 37 years experience. Im probably classed as Old School but I do know what I'm doing!

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Reviewed by Tom on 6/8/2020

Andrew and Matt were outstanding. It was a complex job but the made easy work of it and completed it in record time. I’d most definitely recommend them to anyone. Honest, competitive and hard working. Plus really helpful.

I am a fully qualified Painter and Decorator with over 23 years of experience in the building trade, and I’m also very competent in other areas of the construction industry. I have a full Multi trade/Property Maintenance business that covers all aspects of the building trade, from small jobs to full house renovations. We specialise in kitchen and bathroom fit outs, with my team of very competent and experienced tradesmen and have recently went into the building side doing loft Conversions and extensions.

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Reviewed by Lynne on 26/9/2020

Really quick service and teally nice guys! Thank you!

My name it’s Cris. I am a person with many qualities in handyman.What a handyman means? A handyman, also known as a handyperson or handyworker, is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks include trade skills, repair work, maintenance work, are both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as "side work", "odd jobs" or "fix-up tasks". For me a handyman means the person who helps the people who are in need or not having the necessary training for that thing and at the same time the one who later gives a smile to the people's face. For this, please contact me in any need you have

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Reviewed by THOMAS on 26/9/2020

Fantastic!! So good to deal with... Punctual, polite, and *incredibly* hard working. Really couldn’t recommend Cristian highly enough. Thank you guys!!

I am a general builder with over 20 years experience in construction. Specialising in carpentry, garden decking, wall and floor tiling and bathroom refurbishment.

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Reviewed by Emma on 11/8/2020

Dave was very skilled and has done an amazing job. Would definitely recommend him to others. We absolutely love our new 'Ibiza corner' ;)

I have been trading for over three years I specialise in garden and landscapes and will do the best job i can with friendly service.

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Reviewed by Guillaume on 6/8/2020

Câlin and his team are very efficient and nice guys. Câlin arrived and finished on time. He does exactly what we expected and the price is on the market. I recommend him :)

One professional company for all your property needs from full renovations to 24/7 locksmith and anything in between. Fully qualified and insured tradesmen, local fast and friendly

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Reviewed by Matthew on 21/9/2020

Hired Jaxx to remove some garden waste. Work was done quickly and with a minimum of fuss.

We aim to bring you high end Building and maintenance services here at Apsired Building Services Ltd.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 15/7/2020

Professional and did a great job. Talked through options and was very patient as we had not made a final decision for a few weeks. The guys worked really hard and got the job done faster than expected. Would recommend and will use again if needed!

welcome to Milliners Contracting Group. tradesmen you can trust! offering you a highly skilled, established group of tradesmen. covering every aspect of your home/business improvements. with our established partnership we are excited to offer our services from our professional team. full house refurbishments home extensions. external landscape. pvc window door. inluding sofits facias painting & decorating. internal external. joinery all aspects internal external bespoke furniture decking, fencing, custom gates. brickwork, rendering, repairs, foundations. locksmith. flooring. tiling electrical plumbing with just some of the many services we offer here at MCG the services we offer are within one company we take the stress from sourcing reliable trusted tradesmen allowing you to source all your needs within one company. rest assured we have you covered everyone within our group are qualified skilled and most of all experienced. our customer service and satisfaction is our top priority reflecting on our proud reviews from our customers we look forward to meeting you. kind regards karl milliner.

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 23/9/2020

Less than a week after placing my ad. I now have a smart new roof facia and gutter to my house roof, thanks to Karl and his mate Joe. I left them to it and they completed not long after lunchtime. Cracking job. No hassle, and they even put my trellis panels up before leaving. I would recommend without hesitating. Well done guys!

The Business offers a range of Joinery & Small Building Work*Loft Conversions*Decking*Fencing Laminate Flooring*Kitchens fitted*Guttering/Pointing*Doors/Windows fitted*Staircases & Spindles* Painting & Decorating *No Job too big or too Small*

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Reviewed by Vicky on 30/3/2020

Excellent work and good to deal with very professional and great finish thanks so much x

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Garden Shed / Playhouse specialists - what you need to know

Garden sheds come in a range of shapes and sizes and are increasingly used for a variety of different purposes, from storing tools and garden furniture, to providing spaces to work in or relax. Garden sheds are usually made from wood, plastic, or metal and, unless you’re after something bespoke, most sheds will come pre-built, requiring you or a tradesperson to assemble it. In most cases, a gardener, a handyman, or a builder will be able to do the job for you. 

Costs for installing or building your garden shed

The costs of the shed itself will vary greatly on what your shed is made from and its size. Most pre-built sheds will take 1-2 days to build, with costs likely to start from £200, though this will vary based on where you live. Costs can increase if you need an area cleared to make room for the shed, are opting for a concrete base or need the ground levelled before the shed can be built.

If you’re looking to add electricity, heating, lighting and furniture, this will add to the complexity of the project and you may want to research specialist shed builders who can build you something bespoke. 

Choosing the right shed

This will depend upon a number of things including:

  • Your budget.
  • The value of the items you’ll keep in the shed.
  • Your intended use of the shed.
  • Any design considerations you have relating to your house or garden.

Before you decide on the type of shed, it’s important to think about how you’ll use it. Will your shed be used to sit and relax in, to work in, or as a home for your lawnmower and other garden tools.  

Wooden sheds are usually made from softwoods like pine and cedar. Pine has a greater susceptibility to rot than cedar but is also cheaper and more widely available. It’s a good idea to treat your shed before construction and then repeat the treatment each year. This will help to keep it weather-proof. Alternatively you could look at pre-treated or pressure-treated sheds. The latter has preservative forced into the timber, resulting in almost no maintenance being required at all.

Plastic sheds tend to be cheaper than wooden sheds. They’re lighter, won’t rot or burn, and are often simpler to construct. On the downside, because of its plastic construction, the hinges for the doors and locks will likely be plastic meaning security can be a concern, and you may have limits on the amount you can hang on the walls. You’ll also want to think about how your new shed will look in situ – plastic sheds often struggle for style points.

Metal sheds are made to last (but beware the cheap, thin metal sheds which corrode quickly). They’re low maintenance as the metal is galvanised, making them weather proof. They’re also heavy, meaning they’re robust and can be made very secure, but this means they can be trickier to put up, with the panels of the shed weighing significantly more than other alternatives.

Whichever option you choose, a solid base is vital to ensure your shed is able to withstand the rigours of daily use (removing tools and equipment from a shed will test how well built your shed is) and bad weather. Ask your tradesperson before they quote about whether any clearance is needed, how they plan to create a solid base for the shed and whether there’s any work required to level off the ground.

There are no specific qualifications that a tradesperson will need to build a shed. It’s always advisable to see proof of similar projects they’ve been done for other homeowners.   

Planning permission for building a garden shed

You shouldn’t need planning permission to build a shed if:

  • Your shed is only being used for domestic purposes.
  • Your shed has a maximum height of 4 metres.
  • The ground area covered by your shed is less than 50% of the total ground space of your home.

For all the latest planning permission advice and for all the qualifying criteria, visit the Planning Portal.

Insurance for electrical work

Whichever tradesperson you choose to build your shed, they should have public liability insurance. This isn't a requirement but gives you peace of mind should there be any property damage or personal injury claims as a result of the work.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • What kind of jobs do they tend to do the most? Can they give you references for previous work?
  • Will it be themselves that build the shed? If a concrete base is needed, or if you’d like electricity in your shed, will they be doing this work themselves or working with other tradespeople?

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