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Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Burglar Repairs, Demolition, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Raheela on 24/2/2018

Lee is such a lovely man who was extreamly friendly and helpful, he sorted out my problem within 10 minutes. Great work and knows what hes doing..didnt waste any time what so ever. Very proffesional too..!!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Alex on 24/2/2018

Brilliant workmanship. Left a little mess on top of my wardrobe. Couple of nicks in my furniture but overall very happy

I have been in the building industry for over 40 years and have done work for many company's as a subcontractor

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

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Reviewed by Rachel on 24/2/2018

Courteous, prompt and good value. Didn't let some issues in his home life effect and excellent job. Will definitely be saving his details for any future jobs.

We are a local firm, offering all aspects of property maintenance we cover a large area and offer a high level of service. We can quote for a large range of jobs, and give you many different solutions for your works.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by rob on 24/2/2018

Good service, and nice guy (engineer).

12 years of roofing experience (on the tools). Specialist in pitched roofs and flat roofs, we are a hard working team, polite, friendly, professional, punctual and determined to keep our customers happy. We look forward to hearing from you.

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

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Reviewed by Julia on 24/2/2018

Jack and Sam came and gave us a competitve quote really quickly and completed the job at a weekend to enable us to have this done promptly. They have kept in touch regularly since the quote was given and completed the job on the date agreed and to a high standard. Both really friendly and helpful. We will definitely be using them again when we are ready for further work on our house!

Over10years in Landscape Garden Design & BuildingTrade: Driveways;Patios;Decking;Timber/Brick RetainingWalls; Fences;ArtificialGrass;Turf. We pride ourselves in quality work & ability to complete finished product to a high standard with optimum efficiency

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, External Rendering, External Tiling, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Rossella on 24/2/2018

We highly recommend Al Driveways & G.. The existing front garden area with an old driveway was transformed in a superb block paving driveway with a brick wall. The quote was affordable with no unexpected costs and the job was completed at the highest standard. Al was always ready to meet our further unplanned requests. The team were professional, hard workers, reliable and very polite. Claire in the office was always doing her best to find materials solutions. We definitively will use Al and his Team again.

I am a qualified time served heating engineer /plumber with gas qualification .complete heating systems , boiler breakdown repair , servicing and bathroom fitting. Also have have access to other tradesmen who can carry out work along side myself .

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

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Reviewed by John on 24/2/2018

My first time of using this site and Alex came up first . He was on time on time & A’ 1’ . Definitely use him again! . Great guy ! Thanks . J . ?? efficient

AAHeating based in and around London, have been operating since 2008 we cover all aspects of plumbing & heating services efficiently, INC Repairs New Installations and maintenance all work is carried out by fully qualified engineers according to BS.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Syed on 24/2/2018

Cheapest and quick and fixed leakage

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

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

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Reviewed by Ellen on 24/2/2018

Speedy repair. Came on time and did a very professional repair

Here at J&c design & build we make your dreams come to life . We can do design work to suite your exact requirements or offer you a complete building service . We do minimal jobs from rooms of skirting right up too loft conversions and extensions .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Uzma on 24/2/2018

The tiling grout were not filled between tiles properly or enough because of which the kitchen tiles edges were sharp while you walk on them. I also purchased the material to go over the grout to prevent moisture or water mess up the grout but it was not been used in bathroom. The lights were not fitted properly in my living room and i had to take it down again and get it done from someone else. The base of the chandelier needed 4 screws to secure but there was only 2 because of which it was not stable.

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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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