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Experienced and a qualified builders based in sheffield area. We cover the whole of yorkshire  With over 9 years experience in the trade we pride ourselves on perfection & 5 STAR quality. We have the skills, knowledge and creativity to solve your site specific problems.  References available.   Please get in touch for a great reliable and professional service.

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Reviewed by Dave on 30/12/2020

Andrea did an excellent job in installing brand new kitchen units into our utility room/garage. His workmanship, attention to detail and work ethic is second to none. On top of that we was extremely competitively priced and completed all work half a day ahead of schedule and he did a great job tidying up before he left. This guy is top notch??

Apex Construction constantly strive for perfection from the first contact, through to our outstanding after sales care. A combination of quality workmanship and a truly customer focused attitude see people returning time and time again.

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Reviewed by Beverley on 22/5/2020

Ben done a great job, He turned up on time, Very polite. He done such a good job that my next door neighbour asked ben to do for him. I have asked him to price up another job for me.

JJ Walker property development”We have successfully undertaken and completed a number of projects.We have over 10 years building and demolition experience.With a work force of fully qualified tradesmen.

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Reviewed by Mairi on 1/3/2021

We had missing slates, leaking chimney and attic insulation repairs required. Job completed in 1 week to a great spec. Competitively priced compare to other quotes we obtained. John and his team we so professional, efficient and responsive to all questions and details about the job. They were on site to assess and quote promptly with realistic start date and kept us informed of progress throughout. I cannot recommend these guys enough, any jobs in the future we will be using Johnand his team. Top guys.

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Reviewed by Paul on 3/3/2013

A pleasure to deal with. Reliable and flexible in their approach. Gave good advice and suggestions throughout. Well recommended!

Westscapes garden design construction and maitance. Professional Polite Courteous service at all times. With over 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Nuala on 28/11/2016

Very quick response to advert. Seemed to understand exactly what I was looking for and even gave me tips on how to save money. Job was carried out to a very high standard. Would definitely use again.

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.

Here at TJ Hughes landscaping and garden maintenance we specialise in transforming your dream garden into reality. We provide quality landscaping, from fresh lawns, fencing, decking and patios to full garden redesigns. TJ Hughes are highly dedicated to the landscaping trade, all members here at TJ Hughes ensure that our workmanship is to the highest of qualities. Why choose us when there’s many companies out there? Well here at TJ Hughes we are a team built from highly experienced and skilled tradesmen that are trained to work safely and confidently within any work environment. Attention to detail and to have pride within the work throughout ensuring its completed on time to your exceptions and budget. Services TJ Hughes can guarantee : Friendly service Fully insured work Experienced and fully trained team Personal landscape designs Before and aftercare advice Free estimate Fast response Top quality Clean and tidy Don't stop and hesitate give us an email or ring to book a date for your free estimate Head over to our Facebook page to see more about TJ Hughes in depth and the work we strive to and provide.

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Reviewed by Madelen on 6/4/2021

It was easy to get a quote for the job and communication was great. All went very smoothly, I would definitely recommend these guys, they did a very good job.

From fitted wardrobes, custom designed furniture or a fully fitted kitchen, let Apex Carpentry & Property Maintenance build to your bespoke requirements from initial brief to completed project and all at a price to suit every budget

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Reviewed by Nico on 22/4/2021

Excellent service! Easy to deal with, great workmanship and very reliable. Nick and his team did our wood flooring, complete kitchen and complete bathroom refurb and i am pleased with everything. They are polite and trustable. I highley recommend them.

JDS Service's home maintenance: painter and decorator, handyman with over 10 years experience in construction.Small things make a big difference!

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Reviewed by Ravi on 18/4/2021

Organised a time easily. Job was done to a good standard with various options explained to us. Would definitely recommend.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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Reviewed by Arjun on 17/5/2021

There was additional work conducted on some leaks through my window and I have noticed that this was not foxed. I have just noticed that the leak for the work done on the window has come back. This is therefore not been fixed.

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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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