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Martins home improvements We cover all types of work to roofs to gardens etc.... We have 25 years experiences all or work is covered with 5 years guarantee

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Damp Proofing, Demolition, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Pam on 21/2/2018

Very efficient and friendly.. really happy with the job. Would use again

Small building company in South Essex

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Matt on 21/2/2018

Gavin was amazing, spent half a day putting the door on, he had his van broken into the week before and his tools were taken instead of cancelling he still turned up and completed the job by hand. Don’t have anything negative to say thanks Gavin

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Gemma on 21/2/2018

Thank you Billy and co,

Home exterior improvements

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by Warren on 21/2/2018

Josh and the team have completed a patio and path for us and we’re very pleased with the quality of their work. Their quote was very competitive and their work ethic to complete the job in the timeframe is commendable. Nothing was too much trouble and we were given very good advice about plans and materials. I would recommend Buildscape to anyone looking for both competitive prices and very good standard of workmanship.

FMB MEMBER _ SPECIALIZING IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 1. BATHROOM REFURBISHMENT. 2. BESPOKE CUPBOARDS/FURNITURE. 3. COMPLETE KITCHEN RENOVATION. 4. FULL REWIRING/ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION. 5. BOILER INSTALLATION/FULL RE-PLUMBING. 6. STRUCTURAL

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Thomas on 21/2/2018

Having recently employed the Geo Sky team to refurbish our bathroom, we had an excellent experience from start to finish. The Geo Sky team finished the project within the agreed timeframe, to budget were clean and tidy throughout as well as communatitive. They followed the brief exactly and were very accommodating if we needed to make any minor changes. I was also very impressed with the quality of the workmanship. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

This is a family business with 14 years of experience in multi trade. There's no job to big no job to small and we treat our cutomers homes like our own.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by david on 21/2/2018

He quoted when he said he would, stuck to the price, extra work was agreed with a price on a text message and his work was good. He tidied up as he went along and was courteous at all times. I'll be asking him to quote for my next project.

Premier roofline installations ltd specialise in the complete replacement of fascia , soffit and guttering . We also replace old flat roofs for new firestone rubber roofs and Replace tiled roofs for new. With over 15 years experience in the trade.

Trades serviced: Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Slate & Tiled Roof, uPVC fascias / Soffits / Cladding, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits

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Reviewed by Rachel on 21/2/2018

Removed old tiles and insulatuon and then Installed celotex insulation with fortex cladding. Superb job, punctual and tidy. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Premier Roofline Ltd.

The one stop company for all your needs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Patricia on 21/2/2018

Scott was very helpful and completed the job to a high standard.

All Aspects of building work fully insured guaranteed quality workmanship with lots of references

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Mary on 21/2/2018

Did the job in the time frame estimated and always polite and helpful. At the end of the day they always tidied up so that it was very stress free and great to come home to find work progressing and no mess. Very pleased with my new utility room and would definitely employ Lewis and his team again in the future.

I started my working life as a Royal Naval Officer (Electromechanical engineer). I have spent most of the last 35 years fitting Kitchens and Bathrooms. Prices ranging from 2,000 to 70,000; I treat all homes as special.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Caroline on 21/2/2018

Jon did a fabulous job on my fiddly shower enclosure leak. He retiled, lowered my shower tray and sorted out the leak. He was very helpful, reliable and friendly. I have already booked him for another job and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

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Plumbers - what you need to know

Plumbers are a crucial part of maintaining or building any sort of property. Most people know about one side of the job - unblocking drains and toilets - but it’s far more in-depth than that. If you’re getting a bathroom done you’ll need them to work with an architect or bathroom specialist to figure out the best position for your bath, shower, toilet and sink. They’ll then make sure all the pipes and plumbing are in the right place to fit them all, as well as to produce the best water flow through your home.

What a plumber can help with

  • Installing and repairing bathrooms, radiators, appliances, taps and boilers.
  • Removing blockages in toilets and drainage.
  • Detecting and repairing leaks, in both water and gas systems.
  • Replacing old plumbing.
  • Repairing burst water pipes.
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They install radiators and common appliances like dishwashers and washing machines, again, making sure that waste pipes and taps are exactly where they need to be.

Of course there’s also the little jobs like leaky taps and shower heads they can take care of too, but if you’re getting them round for a job like that, it might also be worth booking them in for a boiler check.

Boilers

Boilers need to be serviced once a year by a qualified plumber - look out for the Gas Safe certificate on our tradespeople’s profile pages.

Boilers tend to break down during the winter months when they’re most in use, so it’s a good idea to book a plumber in at the end of summer before they get too busy. They tend to be in-demand once it gets cold, dealing with emergency jobs where heating and hot water need to be restored urgently. If you get ahead of the game with a pre-emptive boiler check you’re also likely to get a better rate.

Costs for common plumbing jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople about the costs of common plumbing jobs – here’s what you can expect to pay.

Some typical jobs Low High
Shower installation £100 £375
Bath installation £150 £375
Toilet installation £100 £300
Water tank installation £150 £375
Radiator installation £150 £150
Taps installation £50 £150
Boiler repair £150 £700
Boiler installation £1300 £3000

The qualifications your plumber needs

Gas Safe

If a tradesperson carries out gas work, they have to be Gas Safe registered. They’ll carry a personal ID card which you can ask to see, so check their licence number and expiry date. When tradespeople join us, we also check this, as only Gas Safe registered tradespeople are able to purchase these types of job.

What is Gas Safe?

Gas Safe is the official list of gas engineers who are registered to work safely and legally on boilers, cookers, fires and all other gas appliances.

By law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register. The Gas Safe Register replaced CORGI as the gas registration body in 2009.

Planning permission for plumbers

In general, internal works don’t require planning permission unless you’re in a listed building. This includes kitchens and bathrooms, except when they’re part of a house extension.

For more detail, go to Planning Portal

Insurance for plumbers

Anyone who works on your home, including plumbers, should have valid public liability insurance, which protects both tradespeople and homeowners should anything go wrong while on the job.

Accidental damage insurance is also important, so that your house is safe in the event of any unexpected problems.

 

Questions you should ask a plumber

  • How long have they been trading?
  • What qualifications do they have?
  • What experience do they have carrying out similar work?
  • Will they supply all materials?
  • Will they be using sub-contractors?
  • Reasons the work could be delayed?
  • Do they need to move furniture or clear a room?
  • Will they tidy up each day?
  • Is a skip required?
  • Does the work require:
  • Planning permission.
  • Conservation officer.
  • Building regs compliance. 

See the latest questions that our community of homeowners have been asking about plumbing

Plumbing ideas

See how you can add an extra bathroom - perfect to stop those morning arguments when everyone wants a shower at the same time. An extra bathroom helps with growing families or for rental properties with multiple tenants.

You can also read about water efficiency in the home, how to keep your pipework healthy, and last but not least, a beginner’s guide to unblocking a sink.

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How our service works

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  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.