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Woodland gardening care is a family run business and we thrive on keeping every customer happy and doing the best job we can. We take on any job no matter how big or small and offer professional service we are more than happy to come and give free quotes

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Veronica on 25/9/2017

Very disappointed. Paid extra cost to get the job done. Their equipment was inadequate. Kept breaking down. Turned up late or did not turn at all. Left job uncompleted.

Family run business for over 22yr local and reliable plumbers covering edinburgh and surrounding areas . We repair/replace pumps valves cyclinders boilers storage tanks radiators taps flush valves in wc and much more... full central htg,bathrooms

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Septic tanks - installation / emptying / cleaning

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Reviewed by Collette on 24/9/2017

Arrived on time, very professional, am happy with the job, would use again

From minor repairs to full heating installations you can trust your local Dyno franchise. Your one stop plumbing, drainage & heating service, with expert engineers local to you. Don't leave it to chance trust the professionals.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Bathroom

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Reviewed by Tim on 24/9/2017

Did a fantastic job of replacing my Bath, kept all appointments on time and finished the job as advised

Hi my name is oliver kent I am a fully qualified carpenter I work for a company called concept carpentry. I am looking to take work on for myself at evenings and weekends but willing to work week days depending on Job .

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 Tracy on 24/9/2017

Had 5 doors and a stair rail fitted , oliver is a tidy worker and finished in good time . It's was a pleasure to meet him .

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 Ryan on 24/9/2017

Great service, well priced and very tidy job. Highly recommended.

We are a family run business with a father and son team working with the customers. We have over 30yrs experience and there's no job we havn't seen. We are willing to take on any work within a 35mile radius of Milton Keynes.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Power Showers and Pump, Radiator

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Reviewed by Trevor on 24/9/2017

Excellent job - many thanks - I would recommend these guys to anyone.

Hi ,I m hard working ,and work very tidy.i m very friendly and always finish the job very good .my brother Luan help me when I needed him 16 years experience

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Garage Conversion, Bespoke kitchens, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by alex on 24/9/2017

Good work for plastering of a small area but I think the pricing was on the high side. They came back to resolve a client concern immediately which was great.

Laynes Roofing is a reliable and trusted business with 20 years experience in epdm flat roofs and are fully competent in all aspects of the roofing trade, and specialise in EPDM and one piece flat rubber roofs.

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

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Reviewed by Robert on 24/9/2017

The old asbestos cement roof was removed and replaced with OSB3 covered with EPDM. The work was carried out in just two days and when completed the work area was left clean and tidy with all the old roof panels removed. The new roof looks very good and superior to the original intention of plastic coated steel sheets. Wesley made this alternative offer and we are very pleased with the new roof and especially the guarantee on the EPDM. Well done and would recommend Laynes Roofing to anyone.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Chris on 24/9/2017

Good job done. Would use again.

small family business, i work on my own don`t have any overheads, 30 years experience, I believe in giving people a good and reliable service

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Bathroom

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Reviewed by Andy on 24/9/2017

To be honest, the engineer came across as if this job was beneath him and something he was doing between other work. He removed the gas pipe fine, but we weren't too impressed with his servicing of the gas fire. Left it very dusty and it takes an age to get it to light.

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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