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I am a sole trader that has been doing this type of work for most my life and can aford to do jobs cheaper because im copetative it has been a family trade and i am fully insured. I cover all aspects of property maintainance i will aim to beat quotes

Trades serviced: Wooden Decking, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting, Stone / Concrete Paving, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates

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Reviewed by Dipesh on 23/8/2017

Spent a lot of time on the garden made it look much better. I finished off the work.

We are a 2 man fit out...With over 26 years experience combined...We are very competitive with our prices with a maximum high standard of finish....We are hoping to achieve happiness from as many customers on here as possible and hope to see you soon.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Jamie on 23/8/2017

Quick, reliable and fantastic standard

I work in trade 15 years all ways living costumer happy from my job I specialist in a lot of different things

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

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Reviewed by Lee on 23/8/2017

Slawomir did a great job with my kitchen, really helpful getting the materials. He installed a new skunk & tap, new worktop and tiled. Really friendly would hire again.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, General Fitted Furniture, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Mike on 23/8/2017

Mike is a great worker turns up on time, clean and tidy, loads of experience very pleased with the work he had done for me would highly recommend to anyone ,will definitely be using Mike again for future projects.

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

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Reviewed by Steven on 23/8/2017

Excellent service from Andy.

Carpentery, paint and tiling ,change locks, kitchen ,hard wood floor staircases , door's

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Loft Conversion, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter

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Reviewed by marco on 23/8/2017

We had been let down recently in a number of areas regarding our kitchen extension so had to pick up the rains and find new skills to come in. This has hirtorically been unreliable but cannot speak highly enough for ioan. He has done such a fantastic job of laying our wood floor especially as the joists were not level at all, nor were they all running in the same direction. The floor looks amazing which is all due to Ioan's eye to detail and hard work! He was punctual, friendly and tidy. Would use again:)

Our skilled and experienced team is located in Liverpool, Warrington, Wigan, Manchester, Preston and many other locations. Our work is carried with a 6 months warranty, to make client safe and relaxed.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by John on 23/8/2017

Have postponed the work for now ,but was very impressed with the advice given .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by chris on 23/8/2017

They did what they said they would do at the price they stated. They also did a couple of extra jobs which were unexpected by them. Although these did not take very long, they were very obliging. I would recommend them to anyone. They also cleaned up any mess made so there was nothing left for me to do. Happy days!.

We are family run business with over 30 years experience in the roofing and general building trade. All roofing work carried out no matter how big or small and all general building works undertaken.

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

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Reviewed by Mike on 23/8/2017

If you need a job done just call Steve if you want a job done right clean and tidy my roof looks great will use again thanks Steve and his mate

South West GRP is a Berkshire based business specializing in GRP Roofs, balconies and walkways

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 Colin on 23/8/2017

First class would recommend SouthWest GRP to any body who needs a new flat roof I have even lined up another job for them

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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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