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17 years of experience of construction industry.Educational training at Industrial High School.

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Reviewed by Abhijith on 23/1/2020

He was excellent and the only trade person who was able to confidently say that he could build this toilet and delivered it on time. Not only that he also helped us with other fittings around the house with minimal charges. He is definitely a go to person for any of our future building works

Platinum Roofing & Building Ltd offers a range of repairs carried out to an extremely high standard. Free qoutes & Inspections. Professional roofing team!

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Reviewed by graham on 16/6/2020

They were in contact quickly and the work was done . the unexpected cost was to remedy other work that was not done properly by the builder. I also have a 10 year guarantee which was the deciding factor in choosing them. Graham Evans

Property Maintenance.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 21/6/2022

Thank you to Chris and his team for their hard work relaying my patio and making it look like new. They also removed all the weeds from my driveway and relayed the gravel. I would recommend the team

Specialists in all aspects of roofing, whether it be a pitched or flat roof we cover it all..... With over 40 years experience between us you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands. Competitive prices and free quotations also.

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Reviewed by Kuljinder on 25/1/2021

The process with Simon was fantastic from the start. His communication is clear and he explains his knowledge in a way that is honest and understandable. The quality of his work is exemplary and I have no hesitation in recommending him.

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

JW Construction Joinery Building Roofing We are members of the Lancashire SafeTrader, Trust a Trader, Competent Roofer, we can self certify all our projects to building control, All our work is carried out to the highest of standards.

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Reviewed by Faruk on 29/10/2019

Very quick response and attended job on time as promised. He was polite and completed the work in time.

I am a builder with many years experience in home improvement an specialise in carpentry, plumbing and electrics. I am proud of my work and I want you to be too.

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Reviewed by Marvin on 3/11/2020

Csaba and his team are fantastic. They completed the work within the timescale agreed to a high standard. Csaba communicated very well and suggested solutions to issues that arose during the project. They have all the required tools and take care in clearing the property down each day. I have a second project which I will use Csaba and his team.

Rds roofing specialist is family run business with 30 years in the industry. We are experts in all aspects of roofing have a look at my profile and reviews 5 star work we are new roof specialist have a look at my profile on my builder I look forward to hearing from you . Thanks Russ

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Reviewed by Trev on 24/6/2022

I used this company again for an extension roof. I was going on holiday in October and he was a ridge tile short to complete on the day that I went away. He gave me his hand and his word that the job would be completed on my return. It took until the following May, after many unanswered calls and texts, for the job to be completed unsatisfactorily which I know will never be done correctly by him. Do not take his word at all and do not give him any money until you are 100% happy.

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Reviewed by joseph on 29/10/2020

The rating for the roof leek above the garage. Very well examined. . good materials used and efficiently repaired. Polite and quick service, Thank you , Anna

Home solutions a trusted business which has been serving the roofing & building industry for over 20 years.

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Reviewed by Sean on 14/3/2022

Professional and high quality service. Good availability and workmanship flawless. Reasonable price. A pleasure to deal with and highly recommended. Thank you. Will definitely use again!!

I am a diligent worker with over 10 years experience. I am proficient in all areas of roofing. I complete my work to a very high standard and my quotes are reasonable. Customer satisfaction is of great importance to me. Please do no not hesitate to contact me.

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Reviewed by Ali on 29/6/2020

Joe has done an exceptional job with our roof. He came on time and finished the job at the time he promised. He has extreme attention to detail at a reasonable price. I strongly recommend to hire him. Ali Emerson park

We are a trust worthy roofing and home maintenance company specialising in the south London and Surrey areas with 15 yrs of experience in the roofing and building trades and I always do my up most best to achieve customer satisfaction with good work at competitive affordable prices

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Reviewed by James on 9/9/2021

Worked quickly and efficiently and were clear about the extra work requirements as they went along the job.

Coveroof Plus are a specialist rubber roof company. Established in 2009 we provide a service across the midlands as well as locally. When a flat roof area is covered in EPDM it is a permanent solution to a leaking roof.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 12/6/2022

Great service, quick, efficient, polite and tidy in both the finished product and the area they worked in.

We have 11 years experience in a carpentry work . Loft convention. roofing. Kitchen specialist. Bathroom fitting .Extension . Doors. Architrave. Skirting.engineering floor. Laminate floor.staircases.kitchen. All the construction work

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Reviewed by Sophia on 18/4/2022

Nik did an amazing job on my kitchen installation, totally transforming it into a beautiful space. Very pleased and looking forward to using it and showing it off.

jandlroofsmart local family run company for over 20 years in the roofing trade

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Reviewed by Andrew on 6/5/2022

Quick response, quote and job finished within a week. Kept informed all the way on the job and did a few extra jobs for me. Work non stop until job is done and you are happy. Great team.

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

Over 30 years roofing and property maintenance experience. No job too big or too small. A good standard of workmanship and will guarantee all our work. Reliability is key. we have expanded the area's we will work to Monmouth and Herefordshire, has we want to give customers peace of mind when looking for a reliable roofer with a wealth of knowledge, experience and satisfaction knowing that a professional job is carried out . cpm roofing is the first name you should be looking for when choosing a reputable roofer.

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Reviewed by Gwyneth on 14/6/2022

Ian and his team spent time and had the expertise to repair a leak in my roof. They actively looked for the cause of the leak and carried out the necessary repairs keeping me informed at all times about what was wrong and what they were going to do to prevent the roof leaking again. Ian gave detailed quotes and invoices listing all work that was needed and that had been done. The team always turned up on time and when they said they would. I would use this company again and thoroughly recommend them.

At Shropshire garden and property services offers a wide range of ground work. that some of u don't av the time for such as- all types of tree trimming shaping lopping and removal of weeds destroyed. Also Slabbing, gravelling, fencing planting, mowing, seeding and turfing with real or artificial grass, this choice is yours! all types of low maintained gardens made.on all frontages of ur home.making ur garden a pleasure to see wen ur at home.we am to please for customers now job to big or small we ar ready to go to work at all times sow for them jobs that u ant got the time to do we can help u All waste is removed and no mess left behind, overgrown gardens brought back to life! I also offer power washing on all outside paving and slabbs blockpaving an Guttering cleaned or replaced, also painting: sheds/fences/Fascia boards At Shropshire gardening and property services we aim to make your dream garden come alive, with 25+ years experience you hopefully won’t be disappointed with the outcome :)fz

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Reviewed by Jak on 7/5/2022

Great job from Lee and team! They laid a slabbed extension to my patio as well as a new slabbed garden path and shed base. They matched the slabs as close to the originals as possible and worked within my budget. The overall quality has been excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services to others and would certainly use them again for any future garden related work.

All aspects of work are carried out to a high standard working alongside clients to insure all needs are catered for.

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Reviewed by Sarfraz on 12/9/2020

Very unreliable- Disappointed because they agreed on a price and time scale.Dropped tools and then never showed up. Called and agreed to come but again never showed up. Took all his tools away the following day without informing us leaving a lot of mess in the garden.

We make any tipe of brickworks, lofts, extensions and fence!

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Reviewed by Dan on 19/6/2022

Helped me when another company let me down and left the job unfinished. I'm very grateful and will use again.

We are a small roofing company with 25 years experience based in Seaham . All our roofers are fully qualified slaters and tilers . We believe in getting the job right first time . We provide a free assessment with every quotation . We are a very dependable company .

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Reviewed by Patrick on 17/5/2022

I am very pleased with the new roofing work done at my house at Rossall Street Hartlepool by Lynne and the team at True Roof Direct Ltd. They are very reliable team and did very good work. I'm very impressed. I Lynne and team five stars and recommend True Roof Direct Ltd

Mns Flooring specialised of supplied and professional fitting all types of flooring: Laminate, Engineered wood, Solid wood, Upvc skirting boards, underlay, ETC.

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Reviewed by Mick on 3/5/2018

I found Martin to be an excellent tradesman, he was polite, punctual and did an absolutely fantastic job, we couldn't be more pleased, and would recommend him to anyone. Mr M Morris.

Elite roofing are highly trained and professional, ready to face any new project handed to them. We will perform all the previously mentioned roofing work with expert precision, confidence, the up most professionalism and the highest levels of health and safety.

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Reviewed by Pete on 24/1/2022

Great service.

Thank you for considering PG Home improvements. We are a caring, concentious and skilled company that undertakes all home improvements... from small repairs 2 larger extensions and conversions. On every job we do as we say. We strive for repeat business

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Reviewed by James on 22/4/2022

Couldn’t be more pleased with Paul and his company! We are thrilled with the finished work which has exceeded our expectations! Having been given a fixed price at the start, he has honoured the commitment with no hidden extras. Paul has always communicated well during the build. All the tradesmen on site have been a pleasure to work with. The quality of the work has been excellent. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

Small family run building company with over 40 years experience over 2 generations as a premium general building company. All types of building work carried out to the highest standard. A one stop shop for all your building needs right from the design and planning stage to completion. Joinery, roofing specialising in flat roofs Building and Plastering A wealth of experience in remodelling and renovations, extensions and sunrooms. Landscaping and paving. All areas covered. Fully insured, trained and certified tradesmen

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Reviewed by david on 17/4/2022

Paul from apex was true to his word from a start date to finish date and done a fantastic job very happy with his work ,and recommend apex for any brick driveway work . THANK YOU.

We are local based company with many years experience. Covering a wide range of home improvements. We specialise in all aspects of roofing. We undertake a wide range of projects. Very competitive rates. Free estimates and advice. Fully insured and all works guaranteed. Building on our reputation.

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Reviewed by Neil on 25/5/2022

Great job from Revamp replacing our decking from the ground up. Carl was always very responsive from first contact and easy to work with as we’re his professional team. Very pleased with result

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

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Reviewed by Cheng on 28/6/2018

Kestutis is very professional and friendly. He refurbished my flat throughout including plumbing, plastering, painting, flooring, heating, built-in wardrobes, tiling, etc. The finish of work is perfect. We highly recommend him to all of you.

We are small family run business providing building and landscaping, in Great Yarmouth & Norwich, sourounding areas, with in the company there’s over, 8 years experience if different parts of the trade,

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Reviewed by Jacquie on 4/4/2022

Brilliant service - Tried hard to fit me in when really busy which I appreciated as many builders didn’t even bother quoting ! Really clear and fair payment process with payment schedules making me feel safe handing over funds. Finished the loft conversion this week and looks lovely .. really pleased would recommend and would use again- above all - lovely personable guys (especially Cameron and Dan)

I am a small company specialising in roofing problems, new re roofs , refurbishment of older roofs and general maintenance, no job is to small. I am a relatively new company on this site , and my work is above standard, I would also add that liaising With new customers is vital and throughout the work schedule, regards to all james, Jamesfredrickroofing

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Reviewed by Michael on 30/4/2022

James and his team were excellent and job completed satisfactory.

Specialist Roofing are a full service, maintenance and restoration company with remarkable customer satisfaction and high client retention rate. Specialist Roofing has had a track record of providing reliable and superior roofing services to both residential and commercial properties. Our company has done roofing for local authorities, letting agents and major building contractors in Edinburgh, West Lothian and throughout Scotland, we have expertise in Slating, Tiling, Leadwork, Built up Felt roofing and Single Ply membrane.  At the core of Specialist Roofing is client satisfaction and flexibility, we work with the highest possible ethical and professional standards.

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Reviewed by Martin on 25/9/2020

Graham was great, got a good quote and explained everything well. Scaffold was up quickly, unfortunately weather was not permitting so job took longer than expected, but can't be helped. Roof looks great, happy with the work.

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

My name is Mr. Baker, company name "Ivory property service" Ive been a roofer for over 30 years , im city and guilds approved We offer a free no obligation estimates , every job from a new roof too a single tile are fully guaranteed. All our staff are friendly and polite, we are also on Mybuilder and Bark if you would like to see some more reviews and more importantly more work that we carry out. We are trading standards approved, fully insured, so please call for a quick no obligation quote, Regards Mr T Baker

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Reviewed by Cressida on 20/6/2022

Mr Baker was so helpful and resolved the issue in no time. We had quite a steep roof, but Mr Baker was happy to do the job and resolved the issue and a few extra bits too, to ensure the roof was all ok. Can’t recommend enough and would definitely hire again if anything else was to happen. Thanks again

We are a company with experience in domestic installers we offer all type of general building services.You can be assured that your job is in the safe & professional hands! FREE estimates and call out of charge.Visit us on Facebook for more info: @2BROTHERSCCONSTRUCTION. Thank you!!!

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Reviewed by Elias on 31/1/2022

We're so delighted that we went with TBC. TBC completed major works on our property - structural works, full electrics/re-wiring, plumbing, tiling, decorating, new flooring, new bathroom etc. etc. TBC were so professional throughout and had all the relevant knowledge with regards to certificates and approvals needed. They worked incredibly hard and to the highest quality. They have been readily available to come over and finish off the final snags. We look forward to working with TBC again for our loft!

We cover a wide range of experienced roofing and building services. we cover trades such as: commercial/domestic painting and decorating, internal/ external. pitched/ flat roofing, tile replacements to complete new roofs. chimney repair/ removals. fascia/ soffit and gutter repair/replacements, upvc cladding. lead flashing renewal/ repairs. plaster/ rendering. gutter cleaning and skyvac services, domestic and commercial. extensions/ conversions. Brickwork repair to replacements or complete new builds. we also cover ground work such as fencing/ top soil and turf/ patios and driveways. competitive quotes guaranteed. full public liability insurance. works guarenteed for 15 years

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Reviewed by Gary on 22/6/2022

Here at Manchester Flatroofs Solutions we offer a complete flat roofing service. We specialise in GRP ie glassfibre as it is one of the most durable flat roof resurfacing material available we also manufacture and install flat roof Ascot skylights, lanterns and pyramids

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Reviewed by Mellor on 28/4/2022

5 stars more if could. Friendly informative helpful honest genuine fast and cost effective what more could you ask for ! Thanks for your help

Osborn Builders. local building company where quality and customer satisfaction is our priority. We specialise in extensions Garage conversions and alterations.

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Reviewed by Brenda on 2/4/2022

Did the job more quickly than anyone else which was my priority. Thanks again

My Hull Roofer offers a wide range of roofing services and upvc fascias, soffits and gutters! We cover all aspects of roofing: pitched roofing, flat roofing, upvc fascias soffits and gutters, chimney rebuilding and much more! All our work is done safely and correctly with no details spared we have 20 years experience in the trade, the thing that sets My Hull Roofer apart from the other market leading companies in the area is that we our sometimes up to 40% cheaper and the quality of our work Speaks for itself. We are not the biggest company but we’re far from the local 1 man band handyman. all our work is given with a insurance backed guarantee and do not require any payments or deposits until the work you have had done is finished and your completely satisfied.

We offer 24/7 solutions to all your property maintenance needs, whether it’s a small task such as assembling a desk or a seemingly daunting full house refurbishment. It is our extensive experience within the industry, combined with passion, innovation and dedication that makes our clients choose us for all maintenance or building services required. Our professional staff will guide you from your first encounter with us all the way to billing and subsequent repairs and we guarantee that you will look nowhere else for assistance!

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Reviewed by Tom on 19/5/2022

The team did a brilliant job plastering our new room. They did it on time and to budget. Definitely recommend

General builders,kitchens,bathrooms,plumbing,extensions,roofing etc

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/5/2021

Dougie and his team came to our house to completely renovate a bathroom and a downstairs toilet (that wasn't even in use as a toilet at the time). He gave a fair quote for labour and materials. His team worked really hard (without rushing the job). We always felt in safe hands with this team and any extra bits and pieces of work that came up as the job proceeded were charged fairly once agreed upon. They were respectful and tidy. The standard of work was really good. We love our new bathroom and toilet.

I’ve been working in the roofing industry for 18 years now doing domestic and site work . The work includes all aspects of roofing from tiling and slating to lead work and flat roofing .

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Reviewed by Lynne on 14/10/2021

Would recommend Simon, very knowledgeable and helpful. Reasonable rates too. We would definitely use him again.

Prime Property Improvements is a family run busniess having been established for over 15 years. We have a wide range of clientele covering the UK from private home owners and landlords to comercial businesses. We pride ourselves on having a wealth of knowledge and experience, delivering value for money projects on time and to the highest standards. Our clients value our reliable, friendly, yet professional service. If you are looking for a quality builder you can trust to extend, renovate or repair your property please contact us by phone, email or through our website

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Reviewed by Mark on 11/2/2022

Robert from Prime Property was very accommodating and responsive. Quote was competitive. The roofers turned up on time every day and the work was completed efficiently and to a good standard. Their attention to detail was good - even finding another issue (perished sarking felt on the main roof) which was quickly quoted for and remedied along with the dormer roof repair. All work came with documented receipts and a guarantee. Excellent.

We pride are selfs as professional trades men who provide a high quality standard of work and use the best material on the market at low prices all are work is fully guarenteed we dont ask for a deposit and dont expect payment until job is fully complete

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Reviewed by Paul on 7/3/2015

Jake was prompt and gave a very detailed estimate (In fact it was the total price). The lads turned up on time and just got on with the job. They were clean and polite. I was totally satisfied with the workmanship and the professional attitude of all involved. I will certainly use them again. Highly recommended.

Welcome to CBRoofing and Maintenance. CBR is a small family business with knowledge of the roofing industry since the early 1970s. I, Colin Burton, have learned my trade from my dad's business since 1982 so I have a good knowledge of the roofing industry and will give you a fair price for the work that I carry out. So give us a call, Regards, Colin from CBR. Customer Service is our priority as my reviews will show you. We cover Glasgow and Edinburgh.and surrounding areas no job to far with CBR. We are also on the database for the Holyrood Parliament buildings,@cbroofing our main concern is for reviews as it keeps us in work and to make sure that the customer is happy with the service carried out regards Colin from cbroofing.

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Reviewed by Emma on 25/6/2022

An excellent service provided. Great initial response very quick, very punctual arrived on time, repairs done were of an excellent standard, all in all a great experience of excellent workmanship and customer service.

We are an experienced roofing & leadwork company offering a range of services with Over 10 years experience.

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Reviewed by denis on 9/2/2022

This company offered prompt service at a very competitive price, explained what was necessary and why, showing photos of the problems and completed their work efficiently tidying up their mess as they went along . Very pleased and would strongly recommend them.

We are a family run business based in wellington Somerset. We offer a great range of roofing services - from small domestic work to larger commercial projects. * DOMESTIC - Whether you need to replace broken tiles for your pitched roof or construct a new slate or tile system for your property. * COMMERCIAL -We can help with any commercial roof work that needs to be undertaken from Box Profile to Asbestos removal * ROOF & CHIMNEY REPAIR - From leaks and weather damage to broken gutters, broken bricks on chimneys we can fix any issue you are dealing with. * LEAD WELDING - Qualified in lead welding so whether you need flashings around a chimney, a large gulley or more complex work we can help. * FLAT ROOFING - Flat roofs are a popular choice for garages and extensions. We can install all types including liquid, GRP and torch-on felt. * FASCIA, GUTTERING & CLADDING - We can supply and install fascia, guttering and cladding. * ROOF & CHIMNEY REPAIR - From leaks and weather damage, broken gutters, broken bricks on chimneys we can fix any issue you are dealing with. * VELUX WINDOWS - We can install Velux windows to your roof. * BUILDING SERVICES - We offer a wide range of building skills and can help with your building projects. For more information about our company and what we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade. Bricklaying, Groundwork's,complete restoration. I pride my business on customer care, and aim for 100% customer satisfaction. PTS construction will provide qualified experienced and honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Carol on 27/1/2016

Pleasant man, good at his job.

Hi, we are a general building company undertaking all aspects of building work. We specialise in extensions and associated external landscaping. With more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. We are able to call on a large working history within the civil engineering and groundwork domains and offer our clients peace of mind regarding all structural matters including different types of foundations and the placement of structural steel beams when our customers seek that open plan look. We can also carry out garage, basement and loft conversions. We can work to your drawings or supply you with a design and build service. Kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and general maintenance services are also available. Yours sincerely, Mr J Lilley Director- StoneOak construction

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Reviewed by Sue on 2/3/2019

Jay of Stoneoak Construction Ltd provided exceptional service with real value for money. Using skilled trades people he kept us well informed making sure we were happy throughout. Our porch has met our expectations and we are thrilled with the quality and finish. We highly recommend using this conscientious and experienced building company.

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

Small family run buissness priding ourselfs on a reliable service

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Reviewed by Ashley on 12/2/2021

Great service and honest assessment of the work actually required. Quick and efficient, good local tradesman. Would definitely recommend and use again for future repairs. Thank you so much for fixing our roof.

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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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