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I am a qualified time served heating engineer /plumber with gas qualification .complete heating systems , boiler breakdown repair , servicing and bathroom fitting. Also have have access to other tradesmen who can carry out work along side myself .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by carol on 20/6/2018

alex got in touch within hours of posting my job description, we agreed a day and time of the work to be carried out..... on his arrival i found him to be very pleasant, we clarified what we wanted done. he got on with the work in hand informing us of what he was doing. when alex completed the job he tidied and cleaned up the mess. thankyou alex a very happy customer and wouldnt hesitate to hire again....... mrs carol tuck

Dorset surfaces is a family run business that cover all all aspects of general building and landscaping from driveways patios and decking to turfing tree work and pressure cleaning Fast and friendly group of guys .we aim for maximum customer satisfaction

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Conservatory, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Carolyn on 20/6/2018

Jack and his team were very good, they cleared the rubbish quickly and efficiently. Thankyou will definitely use again. Leading up to the job Jack kept in touch scheduled a time convinient to me, explained everything and stuck to arrangements. I’m very pleased

We have the EXPERIENCE to handle any size job. professional painting. We have the EXPERTISE needed to fulfill even the toughest jobs. Interior & exterior. no job too small. Work in all the London area. specialise in painting, decorating and Our firm was established in 2013 and soon became famous as a reliable and professional service provider. Our aim is to satisfy the customers not just being price competitive but also delivering high quality service of work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Reshma on 20/6/2018

Turned up late but kept me informed. Job done fine. No issues

we are company with just over 6yr experience, house and garden maintenance, clearance, painting & decorating, housekeeping etc..!! Fully insured!

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by Lesley on 20/6/2018

Very pleased, neat tidy job

A modern take on Landscaping and Tree Care trades, New Acre offer a variety of bespoke services to meet and exceed our customers needs and expectations.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Zac on 20/6/2018

Absolutely amazing service - cannot recommend New Acre highly enough. Jack, the tree surgeon was professional, hardworking and clean. Have since recommended him to three other people...

I am a professional in the building field. I specialise in plumbing, electrics, carpentry with emphasis on bathrooms, especially tiling.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by David on 20/6/2018

Tomasz is a very good work man clean and tidy. would recommend him to any one.

Hi, we are a well established company with vast experience in all plumbing related jobs. Full bathroom re-fit specialists with a great eye for the small details and final touches. Friendly but professional service and always tidy.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by aravind on 20/6/2018

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From Flat to Pitched Roofs, we offer new builds, maintenance and repairs, including guttering With over 20 years experience in roofing, windows, plastering decorating , Richardson Roofing and Building Services can provide expert property maintenance.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/6/2018

Never heard a thing back so job has never been completed Certainly would not recommend this person

I have been working for more than 13 years in all carpentry jobs related. Can provide a great service and excellent results. My customers satisfaction has always been my best reference.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Patricia on 20/6/2018

Professional work great communication at every stage, very friendly people. Highly recommend.

We are professional and reliable Essex based company with over 15 years experience in affordable alterations to your home or business,we are proud of our workmanship and always carry out work to the highest standard, No job is too big or small.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Demolition

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Reviewed by Laura on 20/6/2018

We were really pleased with the work Mike did on our garden. It looks great! Would highly recommend Mike for gardening.

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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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