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Hi, I am Stefan. It is always very important for me that my clients are satisfy with my help, therefore I always make sure that l have done all my best. I have got experience of over 13 years in different fields, such as kitchen and laminate fitting, etc.

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

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Reviewed by Laura on 18/9/2017

Good quality wardrobes built, precise and well built. Always on time, kept areas clean and tidy. Highly recommended

We specialise in gas boilers,fires,cookers & other gas appliances. GAS SAFE,WARS & BPEC registered. We also have a Cleaning and Maintenance Dept, CsCs card cleaners covering domestic, site & commercial contracts. Gardening & garden/waste disposal. Try us

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

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Reviewed by Robert on 18/9/2017

James and his colleague turned up later than scheduled but it was ok as i was phoned and kept informed. On arrival he was polite and got straight to work. The fault as I suspected was traced to the diverter valve. What really impressed me was the fact he tried to repair the part rather than just replacing it! Unfortunately a repair wasnt possible so he purchased and fitted a new one. He then bled all the radiators and thoroughly tested the system before leaving. Very impressed.

I have been doing carpenter for 20yrs and I take every job serious as if it was my own home I really enjoy doing my job and aim for the highest of standards.

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 Anne on 18/9/2017

I've never left a negative review before but this was the most disappointing piece of work I've ever had done. On the day he was supposed to do the job, the doors hadn't been delivered to his supplier. When he came a few days later, he'd only brought half the doors and the hinges were wrong. Next visit the doors and hinges were fitted and HALF the laminate edging and NO closures. Foolishly we paid when asked. No receipt. Me: 4 calls chasing.. James: 3 promises to return. Over a week later - nothing.

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter

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Reviewed by Tim on 18/9/2017

Great job, very conscientious and clean. Highly recommend!

We are a team of experienced builders, plumbers and electrictions. We undertake full property renovations, complete home and business builds from plan. We also do small jobs from decorating to fitting a new bathroom. Referances are available on request

Trades serviced: Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Porch / Canopy, Wooden staircases

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/9/2017

Kris has done a fantastic job for me and will be using him again. I would recomend him to any one

We are a small family builders specialising in kitchens and bathrooms we cover all trades plumbing. electrics . plastering, tiling. painting joinery ,roofing we undertake all repairs and maintenance.New extensions loft garage,cellar conversoins quality

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

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Reviewed by Daniel on 18/9/2017

Thomas and his team did a great job fitting my new bathroom, the quality of work was high and they were communicative throughout. Would use again

Edinburgh based time served heating engineer. All aspects of heating & plumbing undertaken.

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

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Reviewed by Robert on 18/9/2017

excellent in all quality, value, and reliability

L&G Total Maintenance is a well established all round building and maintenance contractor that is working along side some of wales top estate agency companies to date as we can provide an invaluable, friendly and reliable service.

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

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Reviewed by Jenny on 18/9/2017

Lee came to quote for the work on a Friday and, as we had a water leak, was able to fix the issue the following Monday. He was extremely helpful and explained exactly what he thought the problem was and how he would fix it. The finish is excellent and Lee came back the next day to clean up and take away the rubbish. We would recommend him.

Hi, I am a Plumber from Carnforth. I carry out all aspects of Plumbing, from new boilers to fixing leaking taps.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Bathroom

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Reviewed by Jean on 18/9/2017

I cannot recommend Dave highly enough. Everything about the work he's done for us has been first class. Dave serviced our boiler and managed to solve a tricky problem he also did a fantastic job installing a bathroom suite. All work was done promptly, turning up exactly when arranged and very cost effectively. Would not hesitate to recommend Dave.

Secure Developments is a family business dedicated to getting the job you want done, the way you like it. We have been running for over 10 years and we specialist in landscaping and roofing. We pride ourselves in being trustworthy and reliable.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Harry on 18/9/2017

James and his team came round and gave me a very sensible quote. I wanted other work doing which they did also I was very impressed with their reliability and quality of work I hugely recommend them. Thanks again guys.

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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