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Garden walls are a more substantial alternative to fencing – often chosen to provide a bit more perimeter privacy, support outdoor structures or to complete your grand garden designs. Find an experienced bricklayer, and they’ll be able to build you a garden wall that fits the style of your home and slots seamlessly into your garden.

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T Rawley Stonemasonry is a small, family business specializing in Stone masonry, Brickwork and stone flagging. We are listed building and conservation specialists.

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Reviewed by Paul on 10/5/2022

Tom may be a bit untidy but he did a great job, at a good price and is quiet but friendly (especially if the subject of rugby crops up)!

Welcome!   We love gardens and the beauty they bring to your surroundings, however, gardens require work which we understand you may not have the time to invest.  This is where we can help.   Our family run business offers reliable, friendly and affordable garden services which will make the most of your garden and outdoor space.  We carry out the work enabling you to simply enjoy the pleasure of a well maintained garden. What we offer Whether your garden is small or large, simply needs mowing or a complete overhaul, we can assist to ensure you get the most from your garden.  Here are just some of the services we offer: Clearing overgrown gardens, tidying, managing shrubs   One off garden clearance Regular maintenance Lawn care Flowerbeds,  Containers & Baskets Hedge Care Decorative Coverings Wood protection Fencing Patio & Drive Maintenance Overall care for your garden including planting, pruning, weeding and mowing   Regular mowing, aerating, feeding and scarifying to maintain and improve your lawn   Creating raised beds, digging new borders and care for existing flowerbeds including planting, weeding and pruning    Trimming, reducing or planting new hedges   We can provide and install gravel, slate, bark or pebble to compliment or transform the look of your garden   Care for fencing, decking, sheds and other wooden garden features to enhance their look and provide weather protection   We repair and install new fences, or can simply replace panels or posts to your requirements   Pressure washing and weeding to maintain a quality appearance

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Reviewed by Lynne on 12/4/2022

Still waiting for him to turn up and give a quote.

Hi,my name is Wally my company is old oak building & landscaping we cover a very wide range of the building trade and work to a very high standard,and we always look to work with our clients to get the best finish we can for all thank u for looking

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Reviewed by Susan on 7/5/2022

pro-fix builders ltd, we are a one-stop building & property maintenance. we undertake all your needs, including: paving, fencing, roofing, painting & decorating, upvc facias & guttering, & general property maintenance.

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Reviewed by Colin on 15/10/2021

Efficient, punctual and did the job (despite difficult access, as had the necessary gear)

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.

We specialise in the installation of brick and stone driveways and Patios.We also offer a complete landscaping service.

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Reviewed by Jenai on 26/11/2021

Michael & Glen recently cleared our wildly overgrown garden in time for the winter months. They were both very friendly and completed the job within 2 hours - they worked very quickly and left the garden tidy. Michael also gave some useful advice on options for landscaping the garden. I'd happily recommend their services to friends/family and would definitely hire them for future garden work!

Busby's Landscapes are the full package from the design table to the final finish. With a wealth of experience and knowledge of design, landscaping and maintenance, our craftsmen have been in the trade for over 15 years. Professional and friendly service.

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Reviewed by Sue on 27/1/2022

These guys are the absolute best. They were so tidy and polite, I couldn’t ask for nicer people to do work for me. The finished article is superb and I would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending them to friends and family - they really have earned their 5 star rating

JDL Builders is a small local business that offers the highest standards of work at a fraction of the cost of all these big company's. we are proud that are customers can read this profile and see what we as a company stand for. CORE VALUES 1) RELIABILITY. you can always rely on JDL to meet target dates or do everything in are power to make sure we take any of ur stress away. 2)CONSISTENCY. Is key having a high standard of work.. an old man once told me ur only as good as ur last job. Employ the best and don't have the job done twice. 3) PASSION. JDL has a real passion to be the best in what we deliver. And hopefully all are reviews reflect this. and most of all HONESTY. JDL Builders will always be totally honest with you..

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 8/5/2022

Quick, clean and lovely guy.

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.

Here At P.D.M We Aim To Provide The Best And Most Competitive Services. Although As A Company We Are New, We Boast 30+ Years In The Industry. Our Prices Are Competitive But Also Fair For The Quality Of Work Provided. Unlike Many We Offer Night Shifts For Those Needing Our Services For Commercial Jobs Such as Schools , Gyms , Garages Etc To Prevent Hold Up On Work And Targets. We Can Also Offer The Same Shift Pattern For Those Looking To Sell Or Rent Properties Out And Are Working On A Tight Schedule. P.D.M (Painting, Decorating & More) The ‘& More’ Stands For The Added Services We Have To Offer. We Can Take On Jobs That Require Multiple Services, Please Get In Touch Today.

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Reviewed by Andy on 4/4/2022

Quick to respond to initial post and was efficient with their quote. The work was done professionally to a higher standard and we are really pleased with the results. They were happy to answer questions in the build up to the job and throughout the time they were here. Would definitely consider for future work and happily recommend to anyone

A family run buisness with 10 year workmanship, helping others

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Reviewed by Craig on 10/2/2022

Very competitive quote so hired for a small extension to our lock block drive. Guys did a great job.

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services/roofing, lawn care, garden designing, pressure washing, patios, driveways and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Mark on 9/5/2022

Have now change my mind avoid this company extremely poor customer service. Would not recommend

Specialist in block paving tarmacadam of drive ways and patios and also include exterior house hold work finance services offered available

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Reviewed by Gavin on 9/5/2022

Nice guys who did a good job of my paving. Worked hard and cleaned up well when they were finished. Thanks

Bristol House Extensions is a family owned business. Our workforce is fully qualified and experienced at working in domestic and commercial properties and carries out work for our customer, customer satisfaction is our main priority.

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Reviewed by Anne on 12/2/2022

Was given 10 year guarantee but repair work not done- a top stone that came off less than a year after wall was built. Have been asking since October 2021 first it to be fixed (it is now Feb 2022) and just getting strung along. Would not recommend. Dishonest

Hi there we are a plastering and building company We are a family run business Our aim is for customer satisfaction on every job Over 30 years exp All trades back up No job to small or big We cover Edinburgh lothians Fife Scottish Borders Kitchen & bathroom specialists the complete home improvement specialist Same day estimates Free estimates and advice

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Reviewed by JACK on 17/5/2022

Exellent father and son team .Everything went as planned definitely deserve the 5 star rating or more!!

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

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.

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

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

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 period property restoration company. Specialised in lime pointing, brick restoration/paint removal and lime rendering. We also cover property services with our other main trades including painting and decorating, damp proofing and chimney works.

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Reviewed by Deborah on 24/11/2021

Marcus was knowledgeable about the property and what was needed. His quote was also very reasonable. We will definitely be using this company for the work we need.

Artisan Builders are a small company who have been trading for over 30 years around the Essex and Cambridgeshire area. We have a wealth of experience with a range of building works and trades. We aim to provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

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Reviewed by Lynda on 2/4/2014

First Class Company. We found Trevor and his people very courteous and friendly and they are most reliable.We are very satisfied with the work carried out.

We are family-based firm that pride ourselves on top quality workmanship for affordable prices all our work comes with a 10 years guarantee free quotations given?

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Reviewed by John on 21/4/2022

Completed work to a high standard, friendly and helpful. Would recommend

We do all kinds of maintenance for property’s such as \ block paving- turfing- drive ways- decking- landscaping- fencing and much more! Free. Quotation? thank you! //mr h price?

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Reviewed by Jo on 7/5/2022

Fantastic service was polite and very helpful and did a very thorough job on my garden offering continued maintenance. I’m really happy. Thank You.

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.

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.

we do all kind of work from building summer houses/sheds, all types of fencing, landscaping, tree Surgery, decking and carpentry! We also do concrete bases at any size with reinforcement. We are very skilled and willing to help you and undertake your jobs! I have a level 3 NVQ in construction and have been in the industry for 12 years.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 21/4/2022

Good communication, very organised and tidy ,reasonable charge.

Creative Bespoke Solutions provide quality tradesmen to customers in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. Offering a no hassle service our team of renovation specialists will present you with an affordable quote for any of your renovation needs. Furthermore, we make it our mission to offer the best price available on all jobs. All jobs are completed to a high standard by a professional member of our teams.

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Reviewed by Chris on 30/6/2021

Shoddy work with loose boards, came back to fix loose decking boards with bright lost head nails!. Some timbers fixed upside down. Decking dips in the middle so water doesn't run off.

Hello from kingsmeadow We are a local based company started trading 2000 and have gone from strength to strength over the years Here are some of the services we offer Extensions Grp roofing Drainage Blockpaving Artificial grass Decking Fencing And much more We are not scared to take on a challenge We are always happy to quote you

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Reviewed by Carol on 20/3/2022

Great work. Very efficient. Turned up when they said they would. Pprofessional and would highly recommend them.

Hi My name is David, I am a builder and want to help you to make your dream come true.

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Reviewed by Aidan on 21/3/2022

Great work repairing fence, thanks for sorting it so quickly!

Welcome to Ross Property repair a family run business with 18 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing Ross property repair you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

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Reviewed by Lynne on 18/5/2022

Good quality work, friendly service, completed when they said it would be.

Hello All, Here at Carin's Support Services we offer a great variety of services. We have multiple teams out of hardworking individuals offering different services from waste removal (fully licensed) and garden clearances to landscape & garden design driveways and patio’s. Here at Carin's we also run a jet washing service team for both domestic & Commercial clients. We are a family run business and take pride in all our work to ensure it is finished to a high standard,. Carin's Support Services are fully insured with excellent references upon request. We supply all materials from local companies. All our landscaping jobs come with the option of a free digital garden design so you can really see it is going to look like. Our friendly team are here to listen to your requirements and offer advice on how to get the maximum out of your garden. All quotes for landscaping, waste clearance and jetwashing are free and non obligation. Thank you for taking the time to read and we look forward to hearing from you. Stay Safe All Carin's Support Services

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Reviewed by Rose on 10/5/2022

We're thrilled with the work Carl and his team have done. It was a big job and from the get-go the communication was great, all the guys were an absolute pleasure to have around and they worked very hard and long hours to get the job done. The fencing looks fantastic, so smart, and all the neighbours are very impressed!

First 4 Paving Ltd create beautiful paths, driveways, patios and landscape gardens in a variety of styles and designs to perfectly complement your home. Our own teams of experienced, specialist installers, using only the best materials from leading suppliers Marshalls and Hanson paving will create your new installation with care and complying with the relevant British Standards

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Reviewed by Leanne on 6/5/2022

James and team were excellent. James quoted us and managed to fit us around other jobs really quickly. We had a complete garden renovation completed in 3 days . Would highly recommend , nothing was too much trouble and all his staff were fantastic. Thank you so much James and team .

I am in the construction industry more than 20 years. I have done as private, as commercial jobs,where I have always streamed to satisfy the client. Me and my team are experienced in restaurant and home refurbishments, loft conversions, extensions.

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Reviewed by Lorenzo on 12/3/2019

Lubo and his team did an excellent job with our kitchen installation. From beginning to end, they suggested alternatives and solutions with great attention to details. Lubo has always been a pleasure to speak with, polite and reliable. Highly recommended.

Hi and welcome to the profile of PRO BUILD - CONSTRUCTION . we are a small family run business , base in Hampshire . customer satisfaction is our number one priority and we believe reliability and reputation play a huge part in any contract we undertake . we have been in the building industry for over 20 years ensuring every job undertaken is completed to a very high standard . All our works come with a free quotation and a written guarantee . we look forward to having the opportunity to working with you in the very near future . # Fully insured # health and safety trained # cscs cards # guarantee on every job David @ PRO BUILD

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Reviewed by Paul on 28/2/2022

A nice job completed by Pro Build. The worksite was left clean and tidy at the end of each day, and the pro build team were pleasant and polite. Dave provided a competitive quote, and a clear explanation of what he would do. He answered any questions I had, and completed the job in good a timescale.

GS Landscapes is an experienced Landscaping Company based on the Wirral. Over 15 years experience, in paving, walling, fencing artificial grass and decking etc. GS Landscapes offer a professional and high quality service.

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Reviewed by James on 15/3/2021

Gary and his team did an excellent job on our garden, installing some decking with lights and clearing out a pebble area and replacing it with turf. He also did a few minor clean up jobs for free whilst he was working in the area. All rubble/rubbish was cleared away at the end and we are chuffed with the results.

im a landscape gardener 25 years experience i can design install and advise on most landscaping projects. water features waterfalls natiral paving artificial grass garden walls retaining walls drainage im very passionate about my job and have a lot of experience

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Reviewed by Sharon on 5/5/2022

Initial work undertaken quickly by polite and hard working lads, but money was requested every day even after we were told we wouldn't be asked for any more after the initial £2000 deposit. The work still hasn't been finished even though we have been told several times they are coming back to finish off. Quite disappointed after initial good start. And still waiting for the finished article.

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.

We are a father and son partnership the father with over 40yrs experience specialising in tree felling, pruning, trimming, crown reductions and topping. The son is a specialist in high quality gravel and shingle driveways, footpaths and boardwalks.

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/5/2021

He was fantastic very happy with the new shed

All work done as asked all rubish taken away we dont mind traveling to give a free quote

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Reviewed by Lois on 5/4/2022

Spoke to a gentleman on the phone who arranged a day & time to come and give me a quote. He didn't turn up & I've heard nothing since!

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.

TG MAINTENANCE is a specialist trade company with over 20 yrs of experience . specialised in all aspect of the property maintenance private and commercial .

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Reviewed by Rebekah on 13/7/2021

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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

Welcome to Your Local Roofing Company, Roofing ltd specialists We are a family run roofing company who work in the domestic and commercial sectors of roofing covering all types of roofing with specialist tradesmen at youre service using quality materials. We pride ourselves on a huge portfolio of clients from housing trust properties too royal parks properties. We are fully qualified and insured Thankyou for taking the time in viewing our profile

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Reviewed by Hafizur on 24/3/2022

Did a great job on the roof as quoted for, very good price, kept to timelines, kept the area clean, great guys that came. Would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed by Jeewan on 11/2/2021

Good team, very good, helpful, courteous. I was very happy about the way they left the place, Clean and tidy. I would recommend them to anybody because of their high standard work. Thanks Nazim.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

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.

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

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Reviewed by caroline on 22/4/2022

Excellent professional manner. Polite and prompt. Job done was perfect very competitive price.

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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Garden Wall specialists - what you need to know

Garden walls add a touch of panache to your outdoor space. But they’re there to do more than just elevate your garden design.

There are many reasons why you might need to build a garden wall. Often garden walls are selected over alternatives like fencing because they provide a solid base to fix another structure on (or to). Garden walls can be used to support fencing and pergolas, suspend bulky items like planters, and shallow walls can be used to support decking too. A solid brick wall can also act as a retainer, holding soil and earth in place – particularly handy if your garden has a steep slope or bank.

But garden walls can help to solve other issues. For example, their robust brick construction makes them ideal for reducing road noise. They can also provide an elegant privacy-boosting solution.

Whatever your reason for building a garden wall, find an expert, reliable bricklayer. They’ll ensure your brick boundary is structurally sound, and built to last.

Cost of garden wall building

Most garden wall building jobs will be priced per square metre. So, the price you pay will be influenced by the size of the wall you want to have constructed. Excluding materials (the bricks or stone you choose will affect the price significantly), expect to pay:

  • For a single-skin wall, anywhere from £200–£300 per sqm
  • For a double-skin wall, anywhere from £250–£400 per sqm

How to build a garden wall

The process to build a garden wall will differ depending on what purpose your wall needs to serve – whether it’s there to act as a retaining wall, or is simply intended to be a neat perimeter.

Your bricklayer will usually follow this five-step process:

  • Drawing up plans. Your bricklaying expert should begin by sketching out the design and size of your wall, so there’s no confusion about what you want (and what you’re paying for). Make sure any shrubs, plants, other garden features, and (crucially) electrical cables and water pipes are included, so there are no shocks as the ground is dug for the next phase – foundations. A single-skin wall often won’t provide enough solidity, so most bricklayers will recommend building a wall that’s double skin (two bricks wide).
  • Laying foundations. Even shallow garden walls need a solid base to sit on. Your tradesperson will be able to advise on the depth of the foundations you need for your wall. Usually, they’ll dig a trench around 300-mm deep, pouring concrete to the required level and tamping it down to form an even, flat surface when it dries.
  • Preparation for laying. Your bricklayer will then set out a string line to ensure blocks and bricks are laid neatly. At this stage they’ll mix up mortar – typically six parts sand, one part cement and one part hydrated lime, with mortar plasticiser added to the water.
  • Laying blockwork. Then it’s time to lay the blocks or bricks. Beginning at one end, your bricklayer will spread the mortar along the string line, around 12–15 mm in depth. Once the first brick is laid in place, it’ll be gently tapped down, compressing the mortar to a 10-mm depth. The next brick should be laid with around a 10-mm gap. To give the blockwork that classic overlapping pattern, the next row (or course) begins with a half brick, so each new complete brick straddles the joint on the row below.
  • Pointing. As the mortar sets, it can be neatly pointed in using a trowel. For a smart finish, your bricklayer should aim to smooth the mortar back to a few millimetres from the brick face. And, after clearing away any mess, that’s the job done.

Types of bricks for garden walls

  • Standard clay brick walls. These are the most common types of brick walls, and are the cheapest option too. You’ll have the choice of a range of bricks – in different sizes, styles and colours. For something more authentic or rustic, you could consider reclaimed or second-hand bricks – just beware you can pay more for these bricks than new ones.
  • Natural stone walls. For a top-end finish, look no further than natural stone. Depending on how rugged you want your wall to look, you can opt from an undressed stone (which is essentially the raw stone that’s been dug from a quarry) through to a fully dressed stone – typically machine-cut into neat blocks. Natural stone walls are impressive, but you’ll pay premium prices for that premium style.
  • Dry and semi-dry stone walls. A genuine dry stone wall will be built without mortar, using stones which fit neatly together. Finding those jigsaw puzzle pieces can make dry stone walls expensive though, so another option (which might save time and material costs) is semi-dry stone walling. To the untrained eye, it appears to be a genuine dry-stone wall, but there’s mortar hidden between the joints to reinforce the structure.

The qualifications your garden wall building expert needs

Your garden wall builder won’t need to hold accreditations or formal qualifications, but an apprenticeship, diploma or some form of vocational training in bricklaying is helpful.

Beyond that, look for experience and evidence of previous garden wall building work they have completed. And ensure they’re able to provide a number of independent customer references.

Planning permission for garden wall building

Garden walls standing over one-metre tall and bordering a public road or pavement require planning permission. And the same goes for any garden wall over two metres in height. You can read more about planning permission for garden walls on the Planning Portal website.

Insurance for garden wall building assembly

Make sure your property and possessions are protected against any damage by asking your professional for proof of their public liability cover.

Questions you should ask your garden wall building expert

  • Will they be quoting by the size of the wall, or on a day-rate basis?
  • Can they supply bricks and materials?
  • Will a single-skin wall be sufficient, or will a double-skin wall be required?
  • Are they able to build natural stone walls as well as brick walls?

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