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Oakwood Tree Services provide a complete range of tree care and tree surgery services to homes and business across Nottingham and Surrounding Area's

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Mark on 8/8/2017

Very Dissapointing. Said you had fixed the roof and today it rains and the leak is still there further damaging our walls that now the insurance has to come out. At this point we can't give you a good recommendation as we still have the problem and we haven't been able to get hold of you as the mobile is always switched off Don't like giving bad reviews but on this occasion I have too because now we have further damage which could of been prevented if tiles were fixed.

Here at F.Scott Roofing and Roughcasting we are highly experienced & highly qualified tradesman. My name is Fraser Scott, owner of of the company. I am a fully qualified roofer & roughcaster with an svq level 3 & sqv level 4 advance roofing.

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 robert on 8/8/2017

A first class job was done to our large chimney stack which was in very poor condition. Looks very good. I would not hesitate in recommending Fraser Scott to anyone, Great job well done Fraser and his team. Very pleasant to deal with. Mr Swan, Musselburgh.

1 Fix :Studwork,door frames, window boards, pipe casings,staircases,joists,flooring and decking.2 Fix :Hanging doors, fixing skirting boards and architraves,stairscase ballistrauding.Refurbishments,Kitchens.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring

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Reviewed by Marian on 8/8/2017

Not recommend

JK BUILDING LONDON LTD is a well-established company working in London and the surrounding area. Having completed many successful projects, we have the experience and the expertise needed to realise the construction or renovation project of your dreams!

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

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Reviewed by Debra on 8/8/2017

Jacek delivers quality workmanship and the results exceeded expectation. He is friendly, professional and reliable and we now have a beautifully finished bathroom! I could not recommend this company highly enough! Thank you

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

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

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Reviewed by Ruskin on 8/8/2017

Great guy, polite, punctual, worked hard to get the job done on time. I'm very pleased with the result and would recommend to others.

Joinery and kitchen fitting specialists

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Porch / Canopy, Wooden staircases

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Reviewed by Caroline on 8/8/2017

Fitted my flooring beautifully! Quick response, good value for money, came on time and got the job done quickly but not rushed. Got him back to do other jobs and have no complaints, would reccomend 100%!!

over 30 yrs in the trade , still a small tightly run family company ,take a look at our reviews , I rest my case with that , thanks

Trades serviced: Digital Home Network, Sound & Audio Visual Installation, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/8/2017

Great work from Mike. Even took some ivy down while he was up there. Will recommend to friends and family. Thanks

20 yrs of experience.Small workforce and fully competent.always ready to work! Cover all aspects of roofing slate,tile,felt fibreglass also take down chimneys pvc facia,soffit,guttering and roofleaks.no job to big or to small.fully insured!!!

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 Sandra on 8/8/2017

Very polite, punctual and clean workers. Explained everything in detail from start to finish. I recommend them 100 percent.

A friendly and reliable service with over 15 years experience in the trade , I cover all outside works from little jobs to full garden designs, I have experienced tradesmen that work along side me , I aim to complete the work to a High standard .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Paul on 8/8/2017

5* Garden and tree service. I highly recommend. Found this company on Rated people and they were great. . Thank you Kane and John

Accurate roofing and building ltd offer a complete roofing package from complete new roofs to a simple tile replacement. •complete new roofs •flat roofs •lead work •chimney rebuilds •repointing upvc fascia, soffits & guttering •all repairs welcome

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Liz on 8/8/2017

The job was finished the same day, there were no hidden extras, photographs were taken before, during and after to explain fully what work had been completed. They were very nice, friendly, hard working people who did an excellent job. I would recommend them 100%.

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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.

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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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