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Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Lola on 15/2/2018

Jack is awesome (and Joe) they've come back to do other work for me as they are true professionals and help out with anything and GO THE EXTRA MILE!

We are a small company only two of us. The business has been trading for six years. Between us we have over 25 years experience in roofing and take great pride in our work. You will not be disappointed if you use our services.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garage Conversion, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, House extension

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Reviewed by Colin on 15/2/2018

After the Flat Roof I was impressed with the workmanship and quality of the work,I have had other jobs done by this 2 man crew. Look out for more from me. Colin Richardson

No job to big or to small free quotes all work guaranteed

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

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Reviewed by John on 15/2/2018

Very disappointed customer Night after they started water started coming through ceiling. James wasn’t that bothered by that and blamed a previously broken tile. Yet I’d never had a leak there up until they started the job: and it was a big leak. He said he would fix the tile the following day. That following day passed. That night it rained and the leak returned just as bad. At that point I lost confidence and brought another roofer in who showed me no less than 6 broken tiles on the roof.

I offer a friendly reliable service, we carry out any sort of roofing work from full re-roofs to curing leaks and including flat roofs. I have a small team of highly skiled workers ready for big or small jobs.

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

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Reviewed by Alison on 15/2/2018

Jeff sorted out my slipped tiles efficiently and quickly and sent me photos of completed job great service

[EST-1962] ALL roofing-roughcasting-plastering-brickwork-lead work-upvc facings ect-general building works-drainage-site & house clearance-all works are guaranteed. based in Ayrshire and working throughout uk.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Kenneth on 15/2/2018

I chose to use Clancy Roofing & Property Maintenance to remove a fireplace and make the wall ready for decorating. Pat arrived to look at the job and give me a quote exactly when he was expected. I accepted his very reasonable price. Pat and an assistant turned up to start the work when expected and their workmanship was first class. The job was completed when expected, for the agreed price and to my entire satisfaction with all debris and rubbish removed. I would be very happy to use them again.

Whether you need a small job done or would like to add an extension to your home, we do it all big or small. We Have over 11 years on the market and hundreds of happy customers. We are committed to customer satisfaction and delivering a superior quality of work each and every time.

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

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/2/2018

Would highly recommend. Professional, punctual, methodical and pleasant to deal with from quote stage to finish and even post job for a minor alteration. Will be using again and recommending to friends and family. Valdi is a skilled professional with great attention to detail with an exceptional work ethic making sure the job was done to a great finish.

small hard working family run business providing a reliable cheap and honest service We specialise in gas central heating installations Combi boiler replacement specialist We also specialise in all other plumbing and heating repairs and maintenance

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair

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Reviewed by Nicholas on 15/2/2018

OK

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork

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Reviewed by Carl on 15/2/2018

Quick response got the job done no problems

All aspects of plumbing works undertaken, from full bathroom suites to replacing tap washers. Experts in plumbing maintenance and problem solving. No job too small. A fast, friendly and reliable service.

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

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Reviewed by kevin on 15/2/2018

excellent service would definitely use again.

Hi,my name is yasir and We are based in east London but cover the whole London,We offer a survey,supply,fitting and finishing service.I do High quality upvc and aluminium, doors composite, doors,patio doors, by folding doors, porches, conservatory,fascia,guttering,cladding and many more... all product and work guaranteed for 10 year.

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Josh on 15/2/2018

Great service. Yasir was in contact throughout. And have a very good price . Will definitely use again if I need replacement windows.

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Roofers - what you need to know

Roofers will work on a variety of different structural roofs, including flat, slate and tiled, metal and thatched roofs. Most of the work they do is aimed at protecting your home from the elements so that water can’t get inside and cause damp. They’ll carry out jobs like replacing lead sheeting, re-slating and tiling a roof. They can also fit new guttering and deal with the rainwater pipe to make sure that water’s not running down the outside wall of a home and damaging the structure. As well as protecting your home by carrying out repair work, they can also help you get more natural light inside by fitting a skylight window in a converted loft or above a kitchen island.

What a roofer can help with

  • Repairing or building a chimney(s).
  • Re-slating and tiling a roof.
  • Replacing fascias, soffits or cladding.
  • Fitting Velux or skylight windows.
  • Replacing lead sheeting.
  • Fitting new guttering or rainwater pipes.
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To inspect the roof, it needs to be looked at from both the inside and outside. If you can see sunlight coming through a gap in the loft, you might be missing a roof tile or slate. A water stain in the loft can be a sign of a roof covering problem, and other parts of the roof, like flashing and chimney stacks can cause leaks when damaged which you should be able to spot from the street with a decent pair of binoculars. Because of this, the roof should be inspected twice a year – once in summer when you can take advantage of the sunlight and once in autumn/winter, as it’s easier to spot a leaking roof after it’s been raining.

How can I tell if my roof needs repairing or replacing?

Flat roofs tend to have a slope or pitch of less than 10 degrees and have a reputation for leaks. Sometimes the gradient isn’t steep enough meaning that it can sag and allow rainwater to pool on the roof, before making its way into the room below. If a roof’s more than 20 years old, it’s probably due to be replaced. Newer roofs can still get damaged which is why they should be inspected twice a year. Thatch roofs tend to last a lot longer – between 20 and 70 years – however they face additional fire risks. To reduce this risk, you should have chimney stacks inspected and sweep the chimney regularly.

Costs for common roofing jobs 

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common roofing jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average and based on a 3-bedroom property.

Some typical jobs Low High
New flat roof (where the roof’s the main roof) £2,500 £4,500
New slate/tiled roof (where the roof’s the main roof) £4,500 £7,000
Flat roof repairs (pooling water) £400 £800
Flashing repairs/replacement £200 £400
Slate/tiled roof repairs (missing or slipped slates/tiles) £100 £300

Different types of roofs

  • Flat roof.
  • Slate and tiled roof.
  • Thatched roof.
  • Zinc/metal roof.

If there’s a leak in my roof, does the whole roof need to be replaced?

Whether your roof needs replacing depends on the location of the leak. It might look like there’s a leak in one place but water can make its way to a different part of the roof. If there’s a leak, a roofer will be able to determine what needs doing. Often, it’s the flashing and not the roofing material itself that’s damaged, so a roof may only need to be swapped for a new one if it’s old and likely to need replacing sometime soon.

Planning permission for roofing jobs

Roofs can be altered without planning permission as long as:

  • The alteration is no more than 150 mm from the existing roof pane.
  • The alteration isn’t higher than the highest part of the roof.

There are different rules that apply when you extend or alter a roof beyond these conditions. They come under "the enlargement of a dwelling house consisting of an addition or alteration to its roof" and tend to apply to loft conversions. You can find more information on these rules and rules for other projects at the Planning Portal.

Building regulations for roofing jobs

If you want to repair or re-cover less than 25% of a pitch or flat roof, you won’t normally need to submit a building regulations application but you will need approval if:

  • You’re altering the structure of the roof.
  • The performance of the new covering will be significantly different to the performance of the existing covering in the event of a fire.
  • You’re replacing or repairing more than 25% of the roof’s area as the roof thermal insulation will usually have to be improved.

Info correct at time of publishing, head to the Planning Portal to check the most up to date information.

Insurance for roofing work

There’s no legal obligation for roofers to be insured but many choose to purchase public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

tiled roof

 

Questions you should ask a roofer

  • How long have they been trading?
  • What experience do they have of carrying out similar work?
  • Will they supply the materials for the job?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they be carrying out the job themselves or sub-contracting it? If the job’s being carried out by someone else, what experience do they have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does this last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking roofers.

Roofing tips 

 

Find more tips on protecting your home from water damage and how to maintain your roof in spring and autumn. For design tips, discover how to increase your home’s natural light with skylights.

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