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Add an extra room (one with a difference) to your home, in the form of a log cabin. Find local tradesmen for your practical and durable timber-framed building project.

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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!

JMR Build

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

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.

Greens builders and home maintenance

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Reviewed by dennis on 4/7/2021

Top quality and service

General builders,kitchens,bathrooms,plumbing,extensions,roofing etc

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/5/2021

Dougie and his team came to our house to completely renovate a bathroom and a downstairs toilet (that wasn't even in use as a toilet at the time). He gave a fair quote for labour and materials. His team worked really hard (without rushing the job). We always felt in safe hands with this team and any extra bits and pieces of work that came up as the job proceeded were charged fairly once agreed upon. They were respectful and tidy. The standard of work was really good. We love our new bathroom and toilet.

What We Do Our commercial projects include both new construction and repairs/restorations. Occupied and fully operational job sites are never a problem. And we can also plan, manage, and build multi-phase jobs. Working Together We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization, and solid, quality handiwork every time. Why Choose Us? We work with architects and designers to produce beautiful, functional structures. Call us today and bring our project management skills and extensive construction experience to your next project

MKN Construction Ltd

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

Jaysconstruction

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

Oaklands Developments

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We take on all aspects of joinery and also can supply any other trade. We will always make sure a job is complete to a high standard

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Reviewed by Iain on 29/4/2022

Came to see quickly: a plus point. Promised a quote would be prepared the following weekend. But three weeks later... still nothing. Don't get a good feel.

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.

TWO BROTHERS

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

Sheamus Flynn

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

Harrogate Builders

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

JAMROZ SERVICE LTD.

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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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

We are a general building and maintenance company. We cover all aspects of building from small maintenance items to full refurbishments, conversions and extensions. We have over 30 years experience and all our operatives are time served tradesmen. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and always price competitively. No job is too difficult and we specialise in structural work, composite walls, dry rot and other challenging jobs which we will execute and resolve at an extremely reasonable cost. We also attach a 'no quibble guarantee' on all our work for your peace of mind. Although we are geared mainly to commercial customers we welcome residential homeowners as well. Please feel free to email me or call me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. We offer free estimates, are fully insured and can provide references if required. Andrew Truby Company Director AVT Building Solutions.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 30/11/2021

We can highly recommend this company. They were efficent, competative, polite and did a faultless job. They came when they said they would. Would not hesitate to use them again. Thank you.

pro-fix builders

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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)

MacDonald Roofing

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

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.

Csabis Services

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

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

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.

Kestutis Cerniauskas

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Cheng on 28/6/2018

Kestutis is very professional and friendly. He refurbished my flat throughout including plumbing, plastering, painting, flooring, heating, built-in wardrobes, tiling, etc. The finish of work is perfect. We highly recommend him to all of you.

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 make any tipe of brickworks, lofts, extensions and fence!

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Reviewed by Gary on 9/4/2022

Absolutely outstanding job. These guys will be working with us all the time doing all our brickwork. We are very happy Thanks

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.

EAGLE SERVICE

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

Aber Slate

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

Mr Trevor Latter

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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,

ANDREI VICTOR

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

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.

I have many years of experience in renovating , construction works. high standard of work, fast, clean.

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Reviewed by Peter on 15/2/2022

Karol was outstanding - fast work - great quality - left the place cleaner than when he started - polite - approachable - will definitely be using him for all sorts of jobs. Very highly recommend - best trades person I’ve found on this app!

JW Construction Joinery Building Roofing We are members of the Lancashire SafeTrader, Trust a Trader, Competent Roofer, we can self certify all our projects to building control, All our work is carried out to the highest of standards.

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Reviewed by Faruk on 29/10/2019

Very quick response and attended job on time as promised. He was polite and completed the work in time.

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.

R&D Construction

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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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

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.

B N B Builders LTD

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

W & K Contractors

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

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

J R Griffiths Roofing

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

BARANOWSKI

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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!

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.

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

PTS Construction

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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.

DT Joiners

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

I have over 30 years experience call for all your joinery needs new builds renovation new bathroom and kitchen all flooring jobs small and large jobs friendly service and fair prices can supply all trades as well to complete the job on time also do double glazing windows and doors

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Reviewed by Carol on 12/4/2022

Attended very promptly & did a very good job. Would hire him again.

N.K Carpentry

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

We have 11 years experience in a carpentry work . Loft convention. roofing. Kitchen specialist. Bathroom fitting .Extension . Doors. Architrave. Skirting.engineering floor. Laminate floor.staircases.kitchen. All the construction work

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Reviewed by Sophia on 18/4/2022

Nik did an amazing job on my kitchen installation, totally transforming it into a beautiful space. Very pleased and looking forward to using it and showing it off.

OSBORN BUILDERS

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

DJ ROOFING

Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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

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 !

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.

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Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building specialists - what you need to know

Log cabins are going through a renaissance, becoming increasingly popular as outdoor living spaces. They can be used for everything from storing garden tools, to providing a summerhouse to escape to, and even providing additional bedrooms.

Log cabins can be a more cost-effective and easily-customised option than a traditional extension. While original lob cabins were literally (as their name suggests) stacked logs or timbers, today’s modern iterations are hugely varied, with different structural designs to suit specific purposes.

Whether you opt for something more rugged and traditional, or a plush decorated space, a specialist timber-frame builder can help turn your concept into reality. Log cabins are typically supplied with all the parts required, so your expert will just need to assemble and fix the frame and timber panelling correctly. From there, you have a blank canvas, and you can arrange or design your cabin to suit your needs.

Cost of building a log cabin

The cost of a log cabin can range from £1,500 for a basic unit to nearly £10,000 for more complex and spacious models. The labour costs for installation are usually based on a day rate per tradesperson. So, you can expect to pay:

  • Small tool shed (1 day, 2 tradespeople) £500+
  • Medium summerhouse (2-3 days, 2 tradespeople) £1,000+
  • Multi-room living space (5 days+, 2 tradespeople) £2,500+

Aside from the build itself, there’s a long list of additional factors and optional extras that will affect the final cost of your log cabin. You’ll need to consider:

  • Site preparations and foundations for the build
  • Set up of utilities such as drainage, water and electricity
  • Interior items, doors, windows and fixings
  • Insulation (if required)
  • Additional services, such as a decorator

Buying a log cabin – what to consider

Shop around for your log cabin and you’ll find there are any number of options available. From the modest shed through to large single or even multi-room systems, there’s likely to be something to fit your requirements.

Here’s what to consider when choosing a pre-designed, ready-to-assemble unit:

  • Number of rooms – if you’re essentially looking for a shed, a modest space will suffice. But if you’re seeking a home office in the garden, or even additional accommodation, you may need to opt for a multi-room design.
  • Glazing and insulation – some units will be pre-glazed and also insulated, making assembly quicker (and life easier) for your tradesperson. This comes at an additional cost though.
  • Roofing – typically log cabins are clad in felt for waterproofing, but this won’t always be included as standard, so check what you’re paying for.
  • Design – as well as the traditional rectangular or square design, some log cabins are designed to fit neatly into the corner of your garden. You can also opt for a pentagonal or hexagonal rounded structure, for something a bit less “blocky”.

Custom or pre-designed log cabins

A pre-designed or “off the shelf” log cabin can save time during assembly. It can also be cost effective, especially if you’re able to find a supplier offering a discount on a supply and fit combined service. Pre-designed log cabin kits are available from a large number of suppliers, and some can be further customised to suit your requirements too.

Some professionals or specialists will supply and fit log cabins, while others will leave it up to you to purchase the cabin and will simply offer an assembly and installation service.

If you have particular requirements or can’t quite find what you’re looking for, you can opt to have a fully custom-built cabin designed and produced by a carpenter or joiner. This will usually cost more than purchasing a pre-designed and supplied kit, though.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

Reputable builders should belong to a trade association, such as the National Federation of Builders or Federation of Master Builders. This is a good indicator of their professionalism and qualifications, and (if necessary) it means they can sign off their work as Building Regulation compliant. A builder will not require a dedicated qualification to be able to construct a log cabin, but it’s important that they have plenty of relevant experience in this area.

Planning permission for building a log cabin

If your log cabin is intended to be a small tool shed in your garden, then chances are it will be classed as a permitted development. However, if your log cabin has an internal floor area of more than 30 per m2, or is designed to provide accommodation, then you’ll almost certainly require approval under building regulations.

As you move towards larger scale builds, each case will be reviewed in light of its circumstances. Factors such as the cabin’s proximity to a road or neighbouring property will come into play.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Your builder should have public liability insurance to protect individuals and neighbouring properties while carrying out construction work.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they experienced in building log cabins?
  • Are they happy to work with any pre-designed and supplied log cabin kit?
  • Do they offer a bespoke option?
  • What materials do they suggest using?
  • Can they advise on planning restrictions?
  • Can they offer a guarantee or warranty on their work?

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