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Allied Builders are small family run business situated in Towcester, Northants. With over 30 years in the trade they bring competent in-depth knowledge to all aspects of their work accompanied by a wealth of experience & expertise.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Tracy on 21/9/2017

Arrived on time. Knowledgeable and professional. Provided quote as requested and no high pressure sales pitch. Work carried out quickly to a high standard. Communication good. Tidied up after the job. Friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend to friends . Would definitely use again. Many thanks Joe Snr and Jnr

MJ and Aj Bartlett/ta MJ and AJ Bartlett

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Julian on 21/9/2017

Michael and Spencer did a great job, on time and in budget. We enjoyed their company and would definitely recommend them.

Dg garden services is a small company with a large amount of experience. We are qualified and experienced in all types of landscaping and general buidling work, with over 15 years experience. Give us a try for a quality service at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by GRAHAM on 21/9/2017

Good job. Danny and his colleague worked hard, informed us of possibilities and carried out what we asked. They removed all the rubbish. This was probably phase 1 and we hope that they will return in a couple of years when other plants have grown , meaning that the oak tree can then be reduced further, Would certainly recommend their services. They were prompt and efficient.

Here at CM Roofing and builders we specialise in all aspects of roofing and roughcasting.UPCV Fascia and guttering. Covering all repair and replacements. We also cover all aspects of building work. No job to big no job to small.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Screeding, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Ben on 21/9/2017

Connor was very professional and keen to please. There was an issue whereby we had to use a neighbours outside tap for some of the work and Connor helped arranged this with them. The work was done while I was on annual leave from work but very quickly I realised I could go out safe in the knowledge that Connor and the guys did not need supervision. mid way through the job based on the quality of what I had seen so far got a fence installed. Only issue was late arrival of scaffold by 1 day, sorted quickly.

SR building is a well established business that i have been running in Shropshire for the last seven years.We specialize in all building and renovation work from , full bathroom refits,kitchen installations, new extensions, conservatories or wet rooms

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Tom on 21/9/2017

Steve was fantastic from start to finish, he even came back when we found a small fault and corrected. He will be doing our bathroom.

We Pride ourselves with over 50 years of combined experience in plumbing and roofing work, customer service, quality of workmanship and customer aftercare. We always aim to keep our 5 star rating by competitive pricing and high quality workmanship.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Radiator, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Martin on 21/9/2017

Excellent quick service. Would use again

Newly self employed, 5 years joinery experienced, fully qualified. Do all types of woodwork from kitchen fitting and floor boards to decking and fencing.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2017

Ryan is friendly and hard working. No nonsense approach and delivered the job on time and to a very competitive price. I would no hesitation in recommending Ryan.

Allan & Sons Property Maintenance are a family run fully Insured business. We specialise in All Property Maintenance. Customer satisfaction is top priority in our business. We guarantee a professional, friendly service. All our tradesmen are fully trained

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Home improvements, Laminate Flooring, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Alan on 21/9/2017

This was the first time I tried ratedpeople and will be my go to site in the future. I used Allen and Sons property maintenance to redo a bathroom and I am glad I did. Very professional, great communication and all the work was done on time to a high standard and was very happy with the cost. The bathroom looks great. Thank you.

Sam Davies property maintenance with almost 20 years experience in residential,retail and industrial property maintenance I have a vast range of experience and problem solving .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/9/2017

Good job. Thank you!

Service provided over 8 years in building projects,full plumbing service ,central heating ,wide range in reconstruction and refurbishment of bathrooms,tiling,painting and decorating. Qualifications:CSCS, City&Guilds Level 2, WRAS,BPEC,PART L

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Laminate Flooring, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Fiona on 21/9/2017

Brilliant work, very honest with the job and the pricing. All round great guy. Would highly recommend. Thank you

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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