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we are a local family run business with over 35 years experience. we are a friendly efficient company.we offer senior citizen discount. Anything from a new boiler to a tap washer or complete bathroom install, or an a rated heating system call us 24 hour

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

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Reviewed by Greg on 19/2/2018

See my previous comments. This guy should be struck off. Luckily they are changing the rules regarding oil boilers to increase safety standards.

After succesfully running Cotswold Bathrooms and Plumbing for 4 years i have grown over time and becoming a very well trusted installer. we place a 3 Year Guarentee on all of our work we complete to give our customers peace of mind.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/2/2018

Ben told me exactly what level of service I should expect and what he intended to deliver. He didn't disappoint. He was also very honest in explaining that aspects to the job were unnecessary so avoiding unnecessary cost. Highly recommended.

We are a WRAS certified plumbing maintenance company serving in the Bristol and Bath areas. All qualifications obtained via training with Access Academies in Cardiff. To discuss your job, get an estimate and / or arrange a quote, call Steve on the number above.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Ali on 18/2/2018

This is the first time I have used this service. Once I had registered, I had a call within 10 mins. I then arranged a convenient time. Was very surprised Steve could do a Sunday, suited my perfectly. He text to say he was on his way. Arrived as expected. Had to pop out for a part, after fully explaining the situation, Cleaned up thoroughly. Left a really tidy job, I will certainly recommend Steve Edwards Plumbing (SPE Maintenance)

Reliable and Professional services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 18/2/2018

A great service at a great price. Two really nice guys, very focussed on finishing every job to the best standard. Would very much recommend and will be using them again for a number of jobs moving forwards.

Time served full carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with advanced craft qualification. 25 years experience in the building industry mainly kitchen and bathroom floor and wall installation. Working to exacting standards at all times.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by andrew on 18/2/2018

Fantastic Job, very professional quote and no unexpected costs. The guys turned up bang on time and finished on schedule. I have asked them to come back and do my 2 bathrooms I am that pleased with their work ! Thanks so much chaps .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/2/2018

Dean did an excellent job with my TV wall. Would thoroughly recommend his services.

I'm Leon. I'm a time served carpenter with NVQ 1,2 and 3 qualifications.I have more than 10 years experience in Construction, I am new to rated people that's why I have no ratings.I can garantee quality, reliability. I look forward to your business.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Tina on 18/2/2018

Leon, did a great job of correcting shoddy workmanship by a previous so called joiner. He basically put the both of them to shame. He was professional from the outset from the initial quote and communicating timescales, materials etc. I was so impressed, I've asked him to do a few more jobs for me. I would highly recommend Leon, you will not be disappointed A*

OSK plumbing drainage & surfacing's is a family run business with over 25 years experience in solving all your plumbing drainage and surfacing problems. Fully qualified. We undertake all types of work from plumbing maintenance to new bathroom installations. Blockages and drain cleaning to rain water gullies installed. All types of groundworks & surfacing from tarmac to paving. No job to big no job to small. Free advice and quotations we are here to help.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Jaya on 18/2/2018

Ollie fitted my toilet quickly and efficiently with minimal mess. He was very friendly and I would highly recommend him. Thank you

The quality and beauty of a work go hand by hand.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet fitters, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by Craig on 18/2/2018

Great job by a very skilled tradesman. I’m very happy with the end result.

Plumbing heating & Tiling

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

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Reviewed by Kate on 18/2/2018

Rang only a couple of minutes after I’d posted the job, out within half hour and everything done within a few hours!

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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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