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PJR is a Closely Family Run Business Run by Father and Son based in Essex. With over 35 years in the Plumbing and Heating Industry we have built an extensive reputation for our Perfected work. We have a wide range of both Residential and Commercial clients, including homeowners, landlords, architects, surveyors, designers, managing agents, schools, churches, property developers and main contractors That we offer a complete property maintenance service. In addition to offering Our Plumbing Services we have expanded over the years and now take on many other service such as Electrical, Building and Roofing Work

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Reviewed by Praveen on 28/2/2021

Got a pump fitted as we have very low pressure in shower, due to gravity fed system. Jamie had to visit mulutple times to suggest alternates and finally fitted a silent pump, due to which we all are happy with the setup - get to do proper shower. Job was done neat, and with patience. Took care in covering with mask, and also maintained distance for safety.

Hi my name is Jeremiah and I am the owner of prestige roofing service’s We are a Norwich and Norfolk based company offering the finest of home improvements covering anywhere from pitch roofing .fibreglass flat roofing .rubber flat roofing .new fascia soffits gutters .dry ridge system. dry valley .dry verge system all of our staff has at least 10 years plus experienced very high talented Kind regards Jeremiah Connors

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Reviewed by RAYMOND [JOHN] on 14/4/2021

JERIMIAH AND HIS TWO YOUNG MEN DID A FIRST XCLASS JOB, GOOD WORKERS,ALSO XCHEERFUL, SURE YOU XCOULD HIRE WITH CONFIDENCE. JUST WAITING FOR INVOICE TO SHOW WORK DONE. WELL PLEASED R.J.CHAPMAN.

Welcome to Lockie's Brick Restoration. We are a family run business offering our expert services in Brick cleaning and pointing. We specialise in period properties restoring Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian brickwork. We use meticulous techniques along with lime mortar mixes ensuring we always keep your refurbishment in line with the age and character of your property. Some other services we offer are render and pebble dash removal, paint and graffitti removal, exterior painting and stone/brick repairs. We also pressure wash exterior surfaces such as patios, decking, roof tiles, gutters, forecourts etc. If you have a tired looking exterior or a weathered period property, rest assured we can bring it back to life. We are skilled within the industry and offer competitive pricing, we take great pride in our service and workmanship! All jobs undertaken, no job is too big or small for Lockie's Contact us for a free inspection and quote. Thank you!

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Reviewed by Zachary on 9/3/2021

Lockies have been efficient and flexible throughout. Stephen & Alan came to do the repointing and pointed out a few other things they thought needed doing and gave a quote quickly when we agreed that we'd like it done. The work completed has been done to a high standard and I would use them again in the future.

Total Landscaping completes work to customers standards. We don't leave until we please! All work is carried out to high standards, currently rated 5 stars. Check out our customer reviews for details of our results.

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Reviewed by Leonard C on 9/11/2020

James had to cope with scaffolding which was still in place and had not been planned for. Still he done a good job. Have ask him to do other work for me .

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by Lloretta on 25/3/2021

James and Adam worked hard on our garage conversion, quicker than we expected. We had the garage made into a living area and a stud wall put in so we could have a pantry too. They were infomative and went the extra mile to help us achieve what we wanted. James is quick to communicate and great at overcoming any issues. We are over the moon with their work and can't wait to decorate. Highly recommend JMR. Thank you again.

As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

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Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

Handy man !!!

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Reviewed by helen on 12/4/2021

Very good quality work

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 property development and refurbishment, 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

Garth Builders Ltd. for building and roofing services Building and roofing contractors provide a range of domestic and commercial building services. But we are not your average building and roofing contractor. Call us for a building or roofing service. We might just surprise you. We can undertake all kinds of building and roofing works. Building and roofing services are also known to charge exorbitant prices. However, our aim is to provide all customers with affordable building and roofing services. So if you are a homeowner or a commercial enterprise who needs a building or roofing work done, we are the company to call. We also work for the local authority so we understand the necessity of doing a good job. We are are fully compliant with safety and health regulations. Why Garth Builders Ltd. for these services? For more than 40 years, we’ve become a trusted and established name in building and roofing work around the city and nearby places. Rest assured we can meet your building and roofing needs with our safe work systems, use of superior materials and quality workmanship. We have the skills, expertise and the knowledge to work on any type of building and roofing project. We are always investing in and embracing new techniques so we are up to date with recent advancements in products and services. It also means we can provide a range of building and roofing services, all of which can meet your specific requirements. We also accept insurance for our building and roofing work, so please call us for the details. Our aim is to achieve great results and to ensure our customers requirements are reached with efficiency. Contact Garth Builders Ltd. today Thanks to our attention to detail and quality workmanship, we have a number of customers who rely on us for their building and roofing requirements. For any building or roofing work in this city, depend on Garth Builders to deliver quality services at very competitive rates. You can take our word for it. The services we offer are as follows All types of building works undertaken Extensions Conservatories All types of ground works Drainage Joinery works Plastering Flagging Roofing repairs Re-roofs Windows doors Pointing Dry verge systems Fascias & soffits All types of guttering works

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Reviewed by mike on 2/8/2018

Nice guys and very reliable.

We are a family business that take pride in every job we do we are reliable and fully insured

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Reviewed by geoff on 24/2/2021

Prompt efficient

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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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