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London/ Essex - Surrounding areas I am a hard working with great attention to detail, I ensure all the work I carry out is to a high standard and I take pride in what I do. I make sure that I am fully equipped for the job and make sure customers are always happy.

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Reviewed by mike on 5/10/2020

Craig and Lee arrived nice and early. They were extremely friendly from the very start. They explained what was what, what the plan was and what it would cost. I was very happy with that. They got on with the job straight away, in the pouring rain. I couldn't fault them. Great lads. Hardworking. I 100% recommend them. Thank you gents.

Hi I’m Craig, I have 10 years experience in stonmasonry and have a NVQ level 3 in fixer and banker masonry. Also recently qualified site supervisor. I have experience in stonework, brickwork, tiling (natural stone and ceramic) and pointing.

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Reviewed by Shazad on 29/9/2020

It took a while for them to start the works, finished a lot sooner than expected and scoffolding came down not long after. Once the job had been completed, it looks great and very pleased with the outcome. They still have holes to fill in where scaffolding was attached to, they did say they will return to fill holes but yet to see them return, it has been around four weeks since scaffolding came down. Apart from that, overall happy with workmanship

Here at Apex Construction we constantly strive for perfection, from the first contact, through to our outstanding after sales care,a combination of quality workmanship and a truly customer focused attitude see people returning time and time again.

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Reviewed by Beverley on 22/5/2020

Ben done a great job, He turned up on time, Very polite. He done such a good job that my next door neighbour asked ben to do for him. I have asked him to price up another job for me.

Q B DRIVEWAYS & CONSTRUCTION SPECIALIST, is a family business with over 20 years experience and we guarantee quality and value for money. We specialise in all types of construction work, only using the highest quality materials of all kinds and highly experienced and qualified tradesmen with over 20 years experience. No deposit is required and payment is requested on completion of work to the customers 100% satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Barry on 13/10/2020

Great work and very accomodating- worked round my schedule. Nice people to do business with.

Keystone Builders Sw is your local bricklayer offering high quality work and also a specialist in stonework. At Keystone Builders Sw - We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. We have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

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Reviewed by ALISON on 17/4/2020

Polite, very communicative, helpful and willing to answer any questions that we had. He even gave us some advice on some damp in our conservatory and helped to move the neighbour's woodstore into place. Dan did the work during the Coronavirus lock down period as we were concerned that the wall was falling down. He was very careful about distancing and avoiding any contamination when he used that outside tap etc. We were happy with everything and definitely would recommend him.

The core of our business is providing our customers with honest hard work and integrity. At CT-3 we place an emphasis on modern methods – traditional values. Covering Kent/Essex & The South East, CT-3 provide a quality service to both commercial and private markets. For us customer satisfaction is key. Since joining Rated people CT-3 has built a strong client base with a high rate of satisfied and returning customers. This can be demonstrated in our solid 5 Star ratings. Aspects of work carried out as follows: Garden Clearance Garden Maintenance Lawn Services & Re Turf Landscaping Brickwork, Re Pointing & Full Patio Restoration Groundworks Planting New Borders Clearing Existing Borders Tree Surgery, Stump Removal & Crown Reduction Pressure Washing - Block Paving Driveways & Patios Please feel free to contact us on our literature page in our photo gallery for more direct contact information or if you have any questions moving forward.

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Reviewed by Len on 17/10/2020

Turned up when they said they would, explained everything in detail. Highly skilled Professional team, clean and efficient all cuttings shredded. Fast and friendly service. Excellent Job carried out Highly recommended.

We specialise in painting,decorating and building services for commercial as well as residential buildings. We are known for providing excellent quality painting,decorating and building services and with years of experience, we aim to use our extensive knowledge and brilliant craftsmanship to serve our customers. Being professionals, we ensure that we provide quality materials, clean and tidy place once we are done with our job and respect the client's deadlines.

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Reviewed by Denise on 1/10/2020

They came and did a great job of painting my hallway.Very pleased with the work they carried out very reliable and clean hard working men and tidy at all timesI .Would recommend these guys for there attention to detail in there work.Thankyou.

I'm David. and I am at your disposal to help you with the best I can

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Reviewed by Reuben on 24/10/2020

Amazing work, clean job,tidied up after he had finished, even arrived earlier then expected. Would highly recommend. Thank You David!

Hi I'm Asher brickwork a family run buissness with over 20 yrs experience we take on all aspects of the building trade from extensions to garages,garden walls,repointing,chimney work and repair work.I have 3 NVQ'S in Bricklaying dating back from 1999 I take alot of pride in my work and finish every job to a very high standard,thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/1/2020

Reliable and friendly. Looked at pictures submitted and prioritised work due to urgency of supporting structure.

b M tree services Are a family run business with 25 years experience In the tree and garden industry fully public liability insurance here to help free quotations and advice

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Reviewed by Oliver on 23/10/2020

Did exactly what was needed and worked hard. Would recommend these guys to get your job done.

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Stoneworkers & Stonemasons - what you need to know

Stonemasonry is one of the oldest and most traditional trades. Stoneworkers or stonemasons typically fall into one of two categories – but some can be perfectly proficient in both. Banker masons design and craft specialist items such as memorial stones, archways and other ornamental features. Fixer masons focus on the installation of stone walls or cladding and work on customer sites to fit or repair sandstone, limestone, slate, marble and granite materials.

What a stoneworker or stonemason can help with

  • Installing or renovating a stone fireplace.
  • Building a dry stone wall or stone paving.
  • Cutting and fitting a stone kitchen worktop.
  • Polishing concrete and cleaning bricks or stones. 
  • Stonework and stone cladding.

Costs for common stonework jobs

The cost of stonework varies significantly depending on the job. Specialist structures such as self-supporting staircases can be more than £30,000, while natural stone walling work will typically cost from £100-£150 per m2. Simpler jobs such as repairs or repointing stone paving will be lower, usually coming in at £25-£50 per m2.

The qualifications your stoneworker or stonemason needs

Practising stonemasonry doesn’t require formal professional qualifications, but it’s a specialist trade and experience is crucial. There are a few vocational qualifications, and anyone coming into the trade more recently may hold a Level 1 Award in Stone Masonry Operations, an NVQ Diploma in Stonemasonry, or something similar.

But, as we suggest above, there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to stone working. You should expect your stonemason to have several years of experience and a proven track record of delivering the specific service or job you’re looking for help with.

Certain jobs can be delivered by trades whose main services aren’t purely stonework related – think stone fireplace installation, pre-cut stone worktops fixed by kitchen fitters, etc. But for banker masonry (where skilled stone craft is crucial) or dry stone wall building (again, specialist work) you’ll need an expert.

Stone Federation GB is the trade body for stoneworkers and stonemasons in the UK. Membership of this association, which promotes best practices, is a big plus and suggests you’re speaking with an expert.

What tradesperson should I use to build a dry stone wall?

To build a dry stone wall, you’ll need a fixer mason. Their specific expertise is crucial to get something that both looks great and is structurally sound.

Do stonemasons fit stone kitchen worktops?

When it comes to stone kitchen worktops, use a stonemason. They’ll be able to measure up the dimensions of your kitchen, allowing for your sink and hob, and precisely cut the stone so it fits perfectly. Stone worktops can be pricey – it’s worth getting an expert in to handle them properly.

Can a stonemason solve a damp issue in my stone wall?

Damp in stone walls can be a tricky problem to fix, but stonemasons often have the expertise to solve the riddle. The key is allowing the wall to breathe before finding the right type of membrane, considering repointing (only if appropriate) or resolving an issue with the core of the wall.

Planning permission for stoneworker or stonemason jobs

There are no major planning permission requirements for stonemasonry, over and above those you’d need to be thinking about for standard building projects.

If you plan to build dry stone walls, the usual considerations will apply – anything over 1 metre high if it’s next to a road or footpath, and over 2 metres will need permission. And, of course, you’ll need to make sure you know your property’s boundaries precisely before you begin building a wall along a perimeter.

It’s also worth considering whether there are any aesthetic restrictions on your property. Stone cladding or stone walls may sound attractive to you, but may attract the ire of neighbours (or planning officers) if it’s considered out of place in its surroundings. Planners refer to this as “visual amenity”, and it’s worth being aware of this in case you get any objections to your project.

Insurance for stoneworker or stonemason work

Stonemasonry doesn’t usually require anything other than public liability insurance, protecting you and your property from damage.

Building regulations for stoneworker or stonemason

The main building regulation that’s likely to affect stonework is thermal efficiency – in other words, insulation and the conservation of fuel and power in new or existing homes. Various techniques can be used to address thermal regulation requirements, and for projects where this is a consideration it’s usually going to fall under the remit of a house builder to address the issue.

Beyond thermal regulations, load-bearing or structural stonework will need to adhere to the standard stability demands placed on any ordinary building project.

Questions you should ask a stoneworker or stonemason

  • Are you a banker stonemason, a fixer stonemason, or both?
  • When should I use a stonemason versus a general builder or other tradesperson?
  • Do you charge per square metre or per day?

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