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We are a small company doing mainly fencing and brickwork. And Brickwork repairs and pointing.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Sarah on 22/9/2017

Chris was very good at coming back with a quote on time that I could use for the insurance company. He was helpful in advising on the right sort of fence which was tricky given we have a different ground level to next door. Delighted with the new fence.

Central Trading Uk are a famliy run business with 25 years experience in all aspects of roofing and building services.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by russell on 22/9/2017

When it eventually stopped raining and Bradley was able to build our extension, the work was top quality and at the end of each day it was tidier than I kept the place before the building started. I had an idea of what I expected for my money, Bradley told me what he could do for the same price and it was far more than I could have hoped for. Would recommend him and have already asked him to price some other work for me.

Gas safe registered with over 8 years experience, I am also fully insured up to £2million, Unbeatable prices with highest quality of work on every single job.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Loft Conversion, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by catherine on 22/9/2017

Excellent service. Heating wasn't working and sink plug had jammed so I was freezing cold and the bathroom was unuseable. Nathanial sorted these all out at the price original quoted. I couldn't be happier.

We are a small family run business who pride ourselves on giving our customers a quality product at a reasonable price. Our main area is specialising in gas boilers and we can guarantee to beat any genuine writen quote by 5%.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Radiator, Water Tanks and Immersion Heater

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Reviewed by Esther on 22/9/2017

Impressive service, quickly responded to our post, flexible in planning, arrived early to get a big job done in one day. Very fair price, very tidy and well organised and our dog liked him. Highly recommended

Resolution Roofing and Property Specialists. Speacialising in new roofs , cladding,UPVC fascias, soffits gutters, chimneys, jet washing and coating and much more. Free quotations cscs registered. Specialising in drives patios and tarmac drive's

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Brian on 22/9/2017

Derek was very helpful and gave a sensible quote for our job. However we also looked elsewhere, including the contactor who landscaped the garden originally - four years ago, and have asked them to do the work. We are very grateful to Derek for his interest, and coming to look at the job. But cannot give a proper rating since he did not actually do any work for us. There is no N/A option on the feedback report. So this matter is now closed.

With 20 years experience in Construction and Landscaping, I have both the skills and the knowledge to ensure any job is completed to a very high standard, Trained to CSCS level, Chas registered and fully Insured.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Teresa on 22/9/2017

Excellent job completed, very satisfied with the completed work, quote given and speed of arranging to complete the job, would recommend.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Graham on 22/9/2017

The tradesman failed to complete the agreed job,saying that he didn't fully understand what needed to be done for a window that needed external access / scaffolding. Admittedly he reduced the price by £60. My wife paid him. I most definitely would not have until he had completed the agreed work to my satisfaction. Lesson Learnt.

We are a family run business with 25 years experience.We take pride in a vast knowledge of the construction industry from small repairs to total house builds. All our tradesmen are fully Qualified,insured and professional. Covering England & S.Wales.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Margaret on 22/9/2017

An excellent job in the end after a few dates of cancellation.

We are a friendly specialist roofing company with over 30 years roofing experience. All types of roofs catered for with full guarantees. We specialize in moss removal and paint spraying roofs,also pressure washing driveways.Free quotations.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Porch / Canopy, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by David on 22/9/2017

Would recommend him.

Alan and Barrie owner of AB Joinery all aspects of joinery work undertaken. All trades can be supplied for your hassle free renovation. No job to big or to small.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Conservatory, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Claire on 22/9/2017

Alan & Barrie delivered a major refurbishment of an apartment, working to my detailed designs and instructions. The end result is impressive. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with, always quick to respond offering positive feedback and guidance where needed. They brought in additional expertise when needed and were 100% reliable. The project was completed ahead of time and they worked hard to incorporate additional items as the scope was extended once work was underway. Would highly recommend.

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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