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apprentice trained plumbler and gas engineer over 15 years experience always happy to help

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Gas Fire, Gas Cooker / Hob - installation / repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Daniel on 20/9/2017

Could have done with a lottle more thought so cooker doesn't need to sit 50mm off side but it's as asked and was partly myself for not working that out too. Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

Having worked for myself for 30 years in most aspects of construction and maintenance my good reputation means everything to me. I pride myself on leaving a satisfied customer who will recommend me to family and friends.

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

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Reviewed by Val on 19/9/2017

Paul arrived at specified time and completed the work to a high standard.

London Roofing is a Ltd sole trade company, we have experience in roofing, painting, flooring, fitting windows, plastering, We don't take deposit up front however it depends on the scale of the job Thank you.

Trades serviced: Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting

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Reviewed by sarah on 19/9/2017

Ali and his colleagues came to work on time did a really lovely job nice painting I was very happy with the look .tidy and clean up nicely after wards will use London roofing again in future.

100s or satisfied customers just ask and we'll give you their numbers so you can ask them for yourself. We are a small team of electricians, carpenters and builders with experience ranging all through the domestic and industrial sectors, completing turn-k

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, House extension, Metal staircases

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Reviewed by Oksana on 19/9/2017

Good communication, good job.

With a combined experience of 25 years and all relevant qualifications and accreditations, we at Select feel we are very capable of providing any sort of electrical service you may need; whether it be domestic or commercial, feel free to call us anytime.

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

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Reviewed by Scott on 19/9/2017

Total lifesaver. Select Electric helped me out with my project which was being filmed, and did as great job getting it all working. Nice guys, totally reliable and completely professional.

The best Upvc windows doors and glass units pluss upvc remedial work at the lowest prices around with a professional friendly service

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Lock fitting / Repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Decorative Glazing, Single / Double glazing, uPVC Windows & Door

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/9/2017

Quick to come back with a quote, excellent service and everything completed to an exceptional standard. Discussed various options for the job, enabling us to get exactly what we wanted for the budget we had.

We specialise in decorating and tiling, and work to the highest standards. We recognise that every client is valued no matter if fixing a leaking sink or building a new house.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Metal staircases, Wooden staircases

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Reviewed by rubel on 19/9/2017

Done very good job. thanks Ben

Plumbing, Heating and Boiler Specialists / Professional Plastering, Painting and Decorating services serving the northwest

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

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Reviewed by Ben on 19/9/2017

Mick was absolutely fantastic. he did an amazing job at very short notice and was really competitive on price. I cannot recommend him highly enough! thanks

rowan roofing is a family run business for over 40 years we do all roof repairs.exterior painting .upvc cladding.gutter repair or renewed high power washing wall driveways and roofs. we are also full time tradesmen we are public liability insured

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

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Reviewed by Graham on 19/9/2017

Good price good job done would recommend.

We at K3 Property Solutions are a group of Tradesman which cover ALL aspects of property maintenance, from full property refurbishments, right through to a variety of smaller jobs. We pride ourselves on detailed customer service from start to completion.

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

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/9/2017

Andy was very polite, started on time and finished when he said he would! Excellent

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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