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30 years of experience in Italy, with UK certifications and italian style in plumbing and heating,water implants, Springling systems, pipe fittings,Tiling, Flooring, Extension house,General building for interior and exterior

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

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Reviewed by Terrance on 8/8/2017

Antonio and Peter worked very hard and got us out of a mess with a previous installation. We were happy with the end result, couple of issues with some grout cracking but Antonio will happily come back and fix any issues. Communication was good as I was kept in the loop with decisions. They are also flexible around your schedule Tiling was great and plenty of original ideas to hide pipework and bath panel access. The bathroom looks great so spoken about a potential future kitchen 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 Ashish on 8/8/2017

Excellent work. Will definitely use again.

JJB Roofing are one of the first Which? Trusted Traders and take pride in being trustworthy, efficient & great value. A free consultation and quote will be provided and we have many years experience in the industry and fantastic ratings from our customers

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

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Reviewed by Terry on 8/8/2017

job completed as requested and looking good.

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

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Reviewed by Pippa on 8/8/2017

George and his team have been fantastic - very reliable, hardworking and did a great job. Will definitely be using you guys again! Thank you!!

At Lichfield Property Repairs we ensure a job is well done at a fair price. I have a vast knowledge of Roofing, 6035 in plumbing and due to over 10 years experience in property maintenance and renovation i am multi skilled, Fully registered and insured.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 8/8/2017

Very friendly and punctual. Sorted the job quickly and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend

Welcome to Top Coat Decorators. We are a small business based in Plymouth. We specialize in quality home painting, ceramic tiling, pressure washing, drywall & textured repairs, floor restoration, concrete staining and more. - Owner Cody Johnson.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/8/2017

Cody was contacted to paint the exterior of our house. There were no hidden costs. He was courteous, reliable and hard working. He regularly checked any requirements we had throughout the work. We would be happy to recommend his work and use him again for any work in the future. Thanks Cody

Plumbing and heating company in the Tidworth and surrounding areas. Covering all aspects of domestic plumbing and heating, oil boiler installation, commission and service. Also includes guttering, and water mains repairs.

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

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Reviewed by Kay on 8/8/2017

Excellent service, managed to solve our plumbing dilemma. Highly recommended and Jason will be coming back to plumb the new bathroom. ????????????????????

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

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Reviewed by John on 8/8/2017

Stuart was first to call me about the job and he came to look at it immediately after discussing it with me on the phone. On accepting his quotation he diagnosed and subsequently repaired the problem within the hour. Would definitely use again.

Experienced and qualified joiner, specialising in fitting doors, wardrobes, fencing. No job too small.

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 Mick on 8/8/2017

Tarique also corrected a couple of the previous carpenters poor jobs and we will will definitely be asking for his help in the future. We would highly recommend him.

Loft Conversations , Side & Back extensions, Full House Renovation, Bathrooms & Kitchens Instalation

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Jorg on 8/8/2017

Adema did a brilliant job. Cannot fault them at all. The communication was great and I would recommend them to anybody who needs work done. I am already planning to have them back next year to do some more work for me.

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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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