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W Harris Garden and Tree Services is a fully insured, company based in Southampton, (Hampshire) with a safe and professional approach to all aspects of tree and garden work.

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by JANE on 18/2/2018

Wayne was very efficient and helpful. His quote was precise and he kept to it although the work was pretty arduous and actually made a brilliant job of clearing the overgrown shrubs, a border and taking everything away. I asked him to return the following day to do even more jobs, again at an agreed price, and the completed work including spraying weed killer and a ton of weeding was done so well. I was very impressed and wouldn't hesitate to call him again - and will this time next year if not before!

The task of finding reliable people who do not charge you a small fortune for their services can be a tricky business but now you can rest-assure that you have found a reliable, trustworthy and cost-efficient company. please check my ratings on mybuilder

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas boiler - installation / service / repair, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair

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Reviewed by Cath on 17/2/2018

Craig responded very quickly to my request and we kept in touch by text. He arrived on time on the agreed day, worked thoroughly and efficiently in checking all appliances in order for a Landlord's Certificate to be issued. Delighted with his humour and professionalism and will certainly be using him again for servicing and certification. Craig doesn't mind travelling further than 'local' which is a godsend to us in Kidderminster. I would be more than happy to recommend Craig for your 'gas' jobs!

have over 20 years experience in supplying satisfied customers all over Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire with quality workmanship. We offer fair and competitive prices for the products we install and all work is guaranteed.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Debbie on 17/2/2018

You never bothered to quote and it seems you told the Rated site that I didn’t give opportunity to quote! Not happy at all!

General builder,all types of walling, Harling, pointing, slabbing, drainage and groundwork .Free quotes

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

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Reviewed by Mhairi on 17/2/2018

Very easy going and accomodating. Very good job.

We are a family run business with over 20 years experience in roofing and exterior services. We carry out all works from a single tile repair, school roofs and larger developments. We specialise in roofing services which include the following: Flat roofs, tile/slate repairs, lead work, chimney repairs/replacements, guttering clearance, moss removal, Velux windows/roof lights, ventilation/insulation, repointing, facias, soffits and tile hangings. We have completed a number of courses on the various roofing techniques. We aim to leave every customer extremely happy with every part of the process and offer great customer service/communication from start to finish. We offer to take photos of before and after and these can be sent to you with the relevant paperwork if required. Thanks for considering Willerby Roofing & Exteriors Ltd.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, External Tiling, External wall painting

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Reviewed by John on 17/2/2018

I had some lost tiles replaced and a tile-vent put into my pitched roof. Both were done quickly, cleanly and to a good standard. Stuart did the work, he was polite, friendly and professional. Very happy. Many thanks!!

We at Elite Building Services North undertake all electrical, plumbing, joinery and plastering work. Quality work at reasonable price assured.

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

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Reviewed by Kirsty on 17/2/2018

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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 Richard on 17/2/2018

Very professional approach and good workmanship as well.

G and D building services. We have 30 years experience. Our projects have ranged from small works up to barn conversions. No job is too small. We are a very friendly company and offer advice when needed.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Demolition, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by Mark on 17/2/2018

Excellent job. Knowledgeable, tidy and and skilled. We're already thinking of other projects they can do for us in the house.

We provide the best kitchen & bathrooms service in London Free designs advices on any projects www.cezaryrennovare.co.uk Marble, natural stone,onyx, travertine, Slate ,bathstone & granit restoration end instalation .Fully insured Friendly & helpfully service

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 17/2/2018

Cezary is a very skilled and versatile tradesman, his work was of a very high standard and finish I would highly recommend him

A.s joinery and maintenance ltd all aspects of joinery lock smithing and maintenance work undertaken at grate rates

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Geoffrey on 17/2/2018

Andrew did a good job - I am happy with the result.

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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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