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Hi my name is nigel i have been in the building trade most of my life my farther was a builder and I learnt all I know from him. I am a seasoned builder and landscape gardener. No job is too big or too small.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Sarah on 20/2/2018

Excellent communication and always turned up when he said he would. Quoted accurately and did a thorough and conscientious job. I’m very happy with my new guttering, fascias and downpipes!

Working within the drainage sector for the last 15 years working with key customers like Southern Water and Thames Water we bring a wealth of knowledge from simple blocked drain to sewer reline ' cctv surveys ' excavation '. All drainage problems covered

Trades serviced: Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Septic tanks - installation / emptying / cleaning

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Reviewed by Norman on 20/2/2018

Very good did the job and was very professional,would highly recommend this person to do any ground work..

Hello,my name is Justin Nixon and i have been in the industry for over 20 years.I specialise in full heating installations,boiler renewals,bathrooms (and dripping taps and pipes!!).I am Gas Safe registered,and am on their website.Regards Justin.

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

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Reviewed by Sarah on 20/2/2018

Justin came to fit a radiator in my loft he was on time did a brilliant job from start to finish was competitive with the price. Highly recommended will use again Thanks Sarah Hartley

John Ingram. Over 25 years experience, bathroom installing, tiling and repairs. lots of my work comes from recommendations, tidy worker. Insured and CRB checked. No job too small, thanks for looking.

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

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Reviewed by Richard on 20/2/2018

John installed our en suite shower room and tiled the floor and walls. We provided the sanitary ware and John helped source tiles with his trade discount. The work was done on time and to a high standard. We would recommend John to anyone looking for a reliable, quality tradesman.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Alison on 20/2/2018

Fantastic service from quote to finish! Our new decking is just beautiful and while Matthew was with us we asked him to do some other jobs which were done with the same care and high standard as the decking. When the jobs were finished the whole area was left clean and tidy. Would highly recommend and he will definitely be our first port of call for any future jobs.

"Cutting Costs Not Corners"

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Lisa on 20/2/2018

The lads came out to quote. Received quote as advised. Pricing as what I thought. Lads supplied materials. Work excellent and clean workers. Will be using again in the future. Thanks

Welcome to Changes . The home improvement company Chosen by people who want to make their dreams and wishes come true . We can provide a wide range of services to meet your needs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Francesca on 20/2/2018

Friendly helpful attention to detail, Would use again

We are a WRAS certified plumbing maintenance company serving in the Bristol and Bath areas. All qualifications obtained via training with Access Academies in Cardiff. To discuss your job, get an estimate and / or arrange a quote, call Steve on the number above.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by maz on 20/2/2018

came back to sort issue out within 24 hours

Experienced, friendly self-employed electrician with public liability. Happy to do any job - big or small! Skills include plastering, painting and decorating, fitting bathrooms and kitchens as well as electrics

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/2/2018

The job was completed very quickly and efficiently. The plumber showed me the parts that needed replacing and offered to get the parts and complete the job straight away. He told me the price to complete the job before he commenced it. I will use his service again whenever possible.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Derek on 20/2/2018

My job(s) grew after my original post but Dan took this in his stride. All work was carried out in a professional manner, finished on time and within budget. A skilled tradesman for whom nothing it seemed was too much trouble. I am hoping he will be back again this year for phase 2. Highly recommended.

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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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