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Handyman service with years of experience in the building trade from a dripping tap to fixing your roof we are trustworthy polite and pride ourselves on cleanliness and quality of our work

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, Door Opening, External lighting

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Reviewed by KATHRYN on 21/6/2018

Good work. Good price.Turned up on time..

A solution for any building related need. Assess your requirements free of charge. Apply our experience and knowledge. Supply a solution for any scale of building and design works. Fully insured. Professionally managed.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bespoke furniture, Door Replacement, External Tiling, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Steve on 21/6/2018

Communication was great and work carried out was excellent and to a high standard. Jon went above and beyond and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Would certainly call on again! Thank you.

If you're visiting this page,is because you are looking for a reliable tradesman. I am the person who is talking less,but letting my work to talk. Most important for me,is that customer is happy, therefore I am not leaving the job,until customer is happy.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Tanisha on 21/6/2018

Adrian and his boys were brilliant. His worker Bogdan is a very hard worker, he did a lot of our bathroom to perfection. Adrian and peter did great job also! Bathroom is now perfect for us and for when baby arrives. Thank you all for being so accommodating, so lovely and caring to us all. Brilliant workers!! Great job guys! Tanisha

We are a well established company that does high standard's of work and work with are customers to achieve thier dreams and aims

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Lara on 21/6/2018

Was meant to come in the afternoon. Never turned up. No text or call or anything. Wouldn’t bother relying on this person.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Anne on 21/6/2018

Got in touch with Pat this morning and by tonight, the job was done. We were impressed by his professionalism and friendly manner. Workmanship excellent. We will definitely ask Pat to do work for us again. Thank you so much, Pat. You’re a star!

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by Graeme on 21/6/2018

John arrived on time, carried out work as he had said in his quote to an excellent standard. Would use this firm again if I require any more work done.

Trading for over 52 years, and specialise in all aspects of Plumbing, Drainage and Heating work (reactive and planned). All our engineers carry full certification in every element of works carried out as a minimum standard criteria (City & Guild & NVQ2).

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Pauline on 21/6/2018

Steve rang me to arrange a convenient time, and was prompt! He inspected my boiler; explained what the problem was; had the relevant part in his van; and completed the job. In addition, he explained everything clearly, and was extremely polite. The cost was reasonable, and my boiler is now working as it should...and no leak! Thank you.

Hi . We are a very reliable famly run firm with over twenty years of roofing in the trade .

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof

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Reviewed by Keith on 21/6/2018

Rick responded to my enquiry promptly and was able to assess the job and provide a quote at a time suitable to me. He was prompt on the day and cheerful and courteous during the job. The job and subsequent clean up were excellent and I have no hesiatation in recommending him. I have a future job that needs attention and will be re- enagaging him in the future.

We are a family business, under the ownership of myself and my wife. I am a skilled tradesman with over 7 years in the industry. We are the ‘new age’ of building; We show up, we are polite, we are tidy, we communicate and we deliver great results.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/6/2018

We are delighted with the work that Josh and Finn did for us. What a find! Josh completely understood what we wanted and was easy to communicate with. They were both friendly and polite, trustworthy, tidy, cheerful and an absolute pleasure to work with. The work was of a very high standard and we would not hesitate to use Josh again or recommend his work to others. They went over and above what was required helping me to plant trees and erect a garden arch. Thanks you for making our garden a reality!

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by perry on 21/6/2018

Gary did a top job demolishing, prepping and plastering a wall in the bedroom. The quality of work was excellent and kept room tidy throughout. Definitely will giving him a call when need jobs doing. Thoroughly recommend.

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Loft Conversion Specialists - what you need to know

What a loft conversion specialist can help with

  • Loft conversions.
  • Garage conversions.
  • Extensions.
  • Roof light conversions.
  • Dormer conversions.
  • Hip-to-gable conversions.
  • Mansard conversions.
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Having a loft conversion is a major piece of work but depending on your circumstances it might well be easier than moving. You’ll gain a substantial amount of space, plus you’ll also add significant value to your home.

Costs for common loft conversion jobs

Type of conversion Low High
Roof light conversion £20,000 £30,000
Dormer conversion £30,000 £40,000
Hip-to-gable conversion £25,000 £35,000
Mansard conversion £35,000 £45,000

Can your loft be converted?

If you have a look down your street, that’ll give you the quickest indication of whether your loft can be converted. If there are similar houses with loft conversions, it’s very likely you can have one too.

You should also look at the internal height of your loft as it currently is. If the tallest part of it is at least 2.2m-2.5m you shouldn’t have any issue converting.

A typical roof is supported with either trusses or rafters, which are easily identified by just looking in the loft. Rafters follow the edge of the roof, meaning the space below it is empty. Trusses criss-cross through the loft.

Trusses cost more to convert because extra structural support is needed to replace them.

Lastly you should also think about how much space you have below the loft. A staircase will have to be built so that the loft conversion is habitable, which will take up some space in the room below – can you afford to lose that space?

What’s a roof light conversion?

If your loft is pretty spacious already, and could function as a room without needing to extend the walls, then a roof light conversion could be for you. It’s the least disruptive conversion and will turn your loft into a habitable room. You’ll get windows installed, as well as a floor and a stairwell, plus they’ll obviously spruce the room up with any necessary insulation, plasterboard and decorating.

What’s a dormer conversion?

These are the most common and most suitable for a sloped A-shaped roof. The extension simply protrudes from the slope of the roof to create extra space.

What’s a hip-to-gable conversion?

A ‘hip’ roof is where your roof slopes down towards the side of your property, usually on a detached or semi-detached house. Much like a dormer, this side of the slope is extended to create a new room.

What’s a mansard conversion?

Mansard conversions basically make all sides of your roof vertical, which is the most expensive conversion, but also results in the most space.

The qualifications your loft conversion specialist needs

If your loft conversion specialist has any sort of membership or qualification that isn’t covered below, it’s always a good idea to just ask for proof. They might also have a card from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Trade bodies

 The first thing you can do when considering a loft conversion specialist is to check they’re registered with an official trade body. There are several in the UK such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). These bodies have criteria that must be met in order to become a member, demonstrating the extent of their experience.

For example, with CIOB membership they look for things like degrees, technical qualifications, military training and educational backgrounds.

 You can see a full list of bodies on the British Associations site, or with TrustMark.

Planning permission for loft conversion jobs

Planning permission isn’t normally needed, but permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds certain specified limits and conditions.

Insurance for loft conversion specialists

Public liability insurance

Your loft 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 builder you’re using and what insurance they have.

Building regulations for loft conversions

These are the key things you’ll need to be aware of, but it’s best to consult the Planning Portal for full, up-to-date info.

Fire safety - you’ll need fire-resistant doors for the new room, along with mains-powered smoke alarms.

Floors and beams – all structural floors and supports will need to be sufficient for the new room.

Sound insulation between rooms and walls.

Stairs – you need a permanent staircase rather than a ladder or retractable staircase, so that the room can be easily escaped from in case of a fire.

Walls – new walls will have to support existing or new roofs where existing supports have been removed.

Questions you should ask a loft 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?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking loft conversion specialists.

Loft conversion ideas

See how a loft conversion can be a great value home improvement, perfect for gaining extra space. You can also read Phil Spencer’s thoughts on loft conversions too.

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