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C.L.P roofing LTD and property maintenance

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Reviewed by Gary on 14/10/2018

Excellent job done, great communication and very efficient thanks very much would highly recommend,

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 19/10/2018

Great work from start to finish. Dave is reliable, tidy and knows what he’s doing. Nice guy too - friendly and easy to get along with. 100% happy with the job, Would recommend to anyone.

Hi , i am fence erector and if you need a fence or advice regarding your fence then I can help you, I can promise that we arrive on time, very efficient from beginning to the end and the work always finished to a high standard with attention to detail.

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Reviewed by Michael on 16/10/2018

I was impressed by their proficiency. The guys arrived exactly on time so I could go to work. When I came back home, the old fence was replaced and the scene was clean as promised. Needless to say, their price was considerably better than others (we had 3 quotes).

...J IRELAND PLUMBER... Competitive Affordable Pricing & Hourly Rates ... Fully Competent - Fully Qualified - Fully Experienced - Fully Insured ... We have over twenty years of experience within the plumbing trade ... A very warm Thank You to all our clients for your reviews and referrals :)

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Reviewed by Abby on 9/10/2018

Very quick response. Arrived on time and had the work completed very quickly and professionally. Would definitely use Jonathan again.

We are a family business with over 20 years experience I do a good job for a fair price

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Reviewed by Mrs on 26/9/2018

Turned up when he said he was coming. Good knowledge and charged a reasonable price. Did a good job removing roots and took everything away with hi .

We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Alex on 20/10/2018

I arranged for this repair to take place 2 weeks ago but it did not happen then because this person somehow interpreted ‘next Saturday’ as a Saturday 3 weeks after my call. Unfortunately this date was not suitable so I rearranged it for today. Nobody has turned up to fix the fan or called to say why

Rubbertech is a family run business which specialises in flat roofs. And waterproofing them with firestone EPDM Rubber membrane. Most flat roofs can be done in one single sheet with no need for any joins. The membrane has a life expectancy of 40+ years.

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/10/2018

This guy dose, exactly what is written on the side of the tin. Competent roofer, descent job. I only have four more words to add, bang on, end of!

JAMES' PROPERTY SERVICES Providing a first class quality service to all our customers at highly competitive prices,all work guaranteed,fully insured.Our ratings speak for themselves.Free estimates and advice given.24/7 Emergency service also.

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Reviewed by Peter on 13/8/2018

great work James

A multi skilled organisation able to offer comprehensive engineering services to all clients requiring assistance with all aspects of property maintenance and projects.

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Reviewed by Mrs SE on 10/10/2018

Very helpful tradesman, even prepared to come out on a Sunday when he thought my tenants would be stuck without a loo. Straightforward about likely costs, which were perfectly reasonable. I'd ask him back anytime.

Hello, j.A.P. Roofing are a highly professional family run business With 35 years experience, we have excellent references And are a great friendly team , Give us a call for any questions you may have, or a free quote, Thanks, Jim.

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Reviewed by michael on 18/9/2018

excellent - work was completed swiftly,tidily and efficiently.

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Man with a Van specialists - what you need to know

What does a man with a van do?

“Man with a van” might sound a bit vague, but it essentially describes a removals service. It’s very much “does what it says on the tin” – typically involving a vehicle, the person driving it and the time involved to lift and shift your goods.

They’re typically a cheaper option than a large removals company, ideal if you’re moving from a rental property where you’re not taking big items of furniture, or if you’re a 1-2 person household with not too much stuff.

Here’s why a man with a van will take the stress out of a moving day:

  • You won’t have to worry about hiring a van – or returning it after a long, stressful day of moving. You might only need it for 3-4 hours, so spending that extra time picking up and returning a hire van is time that could be better spent unpacking (or opening prosecco).
  • You’ll have someone who’s used to driving vans, as well as knowing how to pack the back of the van to make the best use of the space – it’s harder than it looks.
  • 1-2 extra pairs of hands on moving day.

You’ll get a door-to-door service; loading up the van with your belongings or rubbish, and delivering it to your new home, (or disposing of unwanted items).

A man with a van can be a one-man band, a family business, or even part of a larger company. Many offer a range of services, from office removals and garden waste, to transporting heavy or specialist goods – like a fancy motorcycle, or even bulky machinery.

Cost of a man with a van 

Most who offer this service will have an hourly rate, and usually impose a 2-hour minimum charge. The cost will vary depending on how many pairs of hands you require, as well as the distance involved.

Bigger moves will likely warrant a more detailed quote, with a survey being carried out ahead of the move to ensure the right-size van is available. For these larger jobs, a fixed cost can be agreed, which is often preferable as the clock won’t be ticking.

The average costs for the use of a Transit van are below. If you need a larger Luton-style van or lorry, then costs will likely be higher. Always ask your man with a van about additional fuel expenses too.

  • Budget (1 person): £40 per hour
  • Medium (2 people): £50-£60 per hour
  • Expensive (3 people): £75+ per hour

Things you should consider before finding a man with a van

There are lots of factors that can affect a quote. To help them provide an accurate costing, tell your man with a van exactly what you need. Here are some considerations:

  • Extra help beyond removals. Do you need help packing? Or disassembling furniture? And how about unpacking at the other end? Some will offer these services for an additional fee.
  • Quantity and size of items. It’s important to accurately estimate what you need to move, as this will determine what type of van is required. Be careful not to forget things in the attic or garden shed. And equally, don’t overestimate what you have, as this could lead to you paying for a larger van that isn’t necessary.
  • Day of the week. Weekends and Fridays are always the busiest time for a man with a van so, if you’re able to make your move earlier on a weekday, it could result in a cheaper quote.

The qualifications your man with a van needs

A man with a van doesn’t require any qualifications to be able to operate. However, they should be a registered business, and not just someone from the local area who has a van handy. Many are also members of the British Association of Movers (BAM).

Insurance for man with a van work

First and foremost, a man with a van will need a suitable commercial motor insurance policy that covers the vehicle being used for transportation. It’s also important that they provide public liability insurance, and goods-in-transit insurance to protect your belongings in the event of damage.

Parking permits should also be considered, as removals aren’t exempt from parking fines if operating in a restricted area.

Questions you should ask your man with a van

  • Do they have commercial motor insurance?
  • Do they have liability insurance?
  • Can they help with packing and disassembling?
  • Will protective covers be used on items?
  • Will packing boxes be provided?
  • Will they organise parking permits?
  • Will there be extra costs for fuel?

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How our service works

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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