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First choice Tradies we specialise in driveways landscaping and all property improvements over 35 years experience in building and construction industry.friendly reliable and extremely professional new to rated People

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Reviewed by June on 16/5/2020

Richard got in touch with me straight away and came out to the house within the hour. The job needed Richard to use rope because of an error I had made when describing what needed doing but that was no problem to Richard. Richard has high standards and does a great job and is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Would highly recommend First Choice Tradies Limited and will be using them again for future work.

hi welcome to my company , ive been in the building trade for 15 years with a vast experince in the building and tree surgey/landscaping industry,all my work is always carried out to the highest of standards to over exceed to customer expectations

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Reviewed by Philip on 4/5/2020

Darrel and his team did an excellent job in removing old rotting deck and rebuilding it th a very professional standard. They work hard from eary morning to the evening. The finished job was amazing and overall deserved the 5 star rating for all areas. Highly recommended.

We are a family run business that offer all aspects of block paving and landscaping services including driveways, paths and modular paving to natural Indian sandstone patios. Also pressure cleaning services. All types of fencing supplied and installed, turfing supplied and laid. All types is landscaping work. We can offer inspiring ideas and individual designs to suit all types of buildings from traditional to modern, domestic and commercial. City & Guilds qualified.

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Reviewed by David on 25/8/2019

First cut on the lawn today, looks great. Very happy with service and quality of turf supplied and layed, good advice on aftercare. Hard working Father and son team. Highly recommended.

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

Leodis Landscapes has 10 years experience providing Landscaping and Gardening services to North Leeds and the surrounding area.

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Reviewed by Mark on 11/2/2020

More than happy to give Dave a 5 star rating. A very competent tradesman, honest in his pricing and thoroughly knowledgeable about his trade. The job became challenging due to the weather conditions but Dave soldiered on and completed the job on time and to the quoted price. The site was cleared and cleaned on completion. A very good worker and I would highly recommend.

Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and get on with living.There's more to life than decorating.If you looking for help,solutions to make your interior design ideas come alive I'd be happy to support,advise or simply do it for you.

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Reviewed by ROBERT on 8/5/2019

Jimmy and his team were first class, excellent standard of work. Also clean and tidy as the job progressed.

Hi I’m Rod Furness. Ex parachute regiment solider turned bricklayer. I cover all aspects of brickwork. I run a honest hardworking business with year’s of experience to meet the needs of your project. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 25/6/2020

Rod was the first and only person to quote . I would use Rod again as his work has a nice finish he was helpful in sourcing the right materials and did a fair cleanup job at the end. Happy all round.

A&Z construction.. We have over 15 years experience in extension & plastering . Tiling.wood floor . Landscaping. Fencing. Roofing.. and painting & decoration...... Design your perfect driveway by getting inspiration from our image gallery created and providing natural stone and block paving and concrete driveway to perform perfection.

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Reviewed by Jim on 28/5/2020

Masud and his team did an excellent job in our garden, they turned our tired old patio into somewhere we can now enjoy our free time. The work rate was fantastic, I didn't expect the job to be done so quickly. Many thanks Jim

An established and friendly business offering a fully comprehensive service to customers old and new. GHS offers customers a complete suite of services to improve and maintain their properties. GHS offers a full range of services including but not limited to the following. Electrical Installations and Maintanence. CCTV and security system design and installation. Home network Installations. Sound and Audio visual equipment installations. Home automation. External security lighting. Fire and Intruder alarm installation and servicing. Here at GHS we are proud of our past, as reflected in our perfect five rating here on Rated People, but at the same time we like to innovate and would be delighted to discuss your plans with you regardless of what they entail, as we are confident that we can assist in making your projects a reality. We pride ourselves on ensuring that our customers are happy with the delivery and finish of any project that we undertake, and we are fully insured to undertake all work that we accept a commission for. Here at GHS we ensure that all of our technicians are suitably qualified and experienced in any work that we undertake, and we undertake all of our work with a eye on customer satisfaction and value for money. So whatever you have in mind call us for an informal chat, and we will arrange a visit to discuss your requirements, in detail. Call or message us today.

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Reviewed by Jon on 11/6/2020

Gavin was the only one that wanted to quote for the job & said he would have someone here the next day at 10am. It turned out he arrived at 10.30 but we are a long way from where they normally work. Mike was the engineer & he followed all the Covid19 distancing rules, diagnosed the problem, a broken pump, got it sourced & picked it up within the hour. When he returned with the said pump he disconnected the old one, not an easy job as it was really old, fitted the new one and tested the system. Brilliant job

I'm dedicated builder who started the business in '06 in New York City. From '12 I've moved my company here. We're specializing in all interior and exterior works. If you're looking for responsible workers with passion, worldwide experience and quality, we're the perfect choice. All our works are full guaranteed and done safe with a great precision. For more feedback please visit our partners websites or contact me directly.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 16/5/2020

Krystof and Marius were excellent. The quality of their work well exceeded our expectations. Would 100% recommend!

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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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