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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 Stephen on 21/7/2020

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Hi there,We from THT construction are kitchen fitters with 20 years of experience in the installation of kitchens and bathrooms, also we can help you with wooden floors (exterior and interior) including engineering wood, laminate and many others materials. We have extensive experience in installing kitchens Ikea, Wren, Howdens, B&Q.We have team of specialists in the field of construction of lofts, bathroom extensions and more. We are equipped with the types of tools and our own transport.

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Reviewed by Deborah on 14/12/2019

I was very pleased with the work carried out. They were very tidy and got the job done to my satisfaction. The team arrived punctually and were willing to carry out other small jobs for me at the same time. My overall rating is that I would highly recommend them and will be contacting them in the future for other jobs I have. They are more than helpful and very polite nothing was too much for them.

C & N Constructions is a well-established company offering construction and landscaping services for both residential and commercial clients. Our faith: We believe in open and honest communication and shared goals which will generate greater continuity in workload and thereby provide sustained improvements in quality, efficiency & delivery. Our mission: To safely deliver any project, any time, in any environment for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees and the communities we serve. Company vision: C&N Constructions is committed to building long-term relationships based on integrity, performance, value, and client satisfaction. We will continue to meet the changing needs of our clients with our quality services delivered by the most qualified people. Get in touch and we can start asap! We offer free and no obligation project estimate.

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Reviewed by Palgudi on 8/8/2020

Prompt on time quote and perfect execution next day itself. Totally satisfied with work Would recommend

We are an established company covering all aspects of domestic and commercial renovations covering all aspects from design to finishing

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Reviewed by Adam on 8/10/2019

Thank you great job

We are a small, established business serving Derby and the surrounding areas. We offer a range of professional garden services from basic maintenance to whole landscaping projects. Whatever your needs are, just sit back and let us do the hard work.

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Reviewed by Luke on 11/7/2020

Joe did a great job of trimming our hedges and trees. Thank you Joe.

We are a company whom specialise in boiler breakdown and repair. We also carry out all types of gas repair work ranging from old school back boilers and gas fires to modern combination boilers. We are here to help you

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Reviewed by Adam on 16/7/2020

A very decent and friendly guy who went the extra mile to ensure the job was done well, on time and on budget. Recommend him to all

Swift Property Solutions is friendly, professional and reliable. Make us your first point of contact for any job large or small in and around your home or business. All work to the highest of standards by qualified tradesman with guarantee documentation

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Reviewed by Deborah on 23/5/2018

excellent man despite his cable breaking he did the best he could and only charged me half price. Will be asking him to do more work as I need to

We are a small family run business in Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees. We have six members of staff who will work alone or together as a team, depending on job requirements. With over 50 years experience and knowledge in landscaping,maintenance and Garden design.

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Reviewed by Steve on 19/3/2020

Glen provided all the plants as he suggested, and completed the planting, apart from a few plants that were unavailable, he will plant these in the next week. Very good communications, and I would recommend.

Family run business and take pride in every job

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Reviewed by sn on 21/3/2019

Yesterday I got a call from James CARRINGTON to do the job of home improvement/refurbish and he would come today and give me a quote at 9.00 a.m.. I sent him a text with the property address which needed work to be done.. Soon got a confirmation text from James. From 8.45 til 9.30 a,m today I waited in vain. I rang james and he casually said he had issues with phone?? and his vehicle . He didnt even apologise. i did 20 mile round trip and had done some arrangement for kids to be taken to school...

South-East and london number 1 swimming pool installer and dealer. The main reasons to use Hilden pools. Honest and Reliable. Quality workmanship. 25 years experience in the pool trade. Only the best materials used. All work fully guarantee.

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Reviewed by Russell on 2/5/2020

All delivered as promised, would use again for sure.

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Swimming Pool Specialists - what you need to know

Swimming pools are a serious construction project, especially if you go for an indoor pool which requires an extension, a new building, and appropriate ventilation.

What a swimming pool specialist can help with

  • Indoor swimming pools.
  • Outdoor swimming pools, along with associated buildings and extensions.
  • Overflow and infinity pools.

There are four basic types of pool construction:

  1. A reinforced concrete shell, finished with tiles, marblite or special paint.
  2. A blockwork or prefabricated panel shell supporting a tailor-made PVC liner.
  3. A glassfibre or ceramic one-piece shell.
  4. An above-ground pool.

Your swimming pool specialist will need you to think about a few different things that’ll determine your requirements. It’s good to think about these things in advance of talking to them.

  • How much are you prepared to pay to run your pool? Heating costs can vary significantly depending on your insulation and structure of the pool. Ask your specialist about the options and budgets for running your swimming pool.
  • How will you be using your pool? Do you want to swim lengths or just have somewhere to relax? This will affect the length and dimensions.
  • Who’ll be using your pool? If you’ve got young children you’ll need to think about safety devices, covers, or fences to keep them safe.
  • How tall, or short, are the people who are going to be using the pool? This will affect the depth of the pool.
  • How much space is available in your garden or property? You need to be practical about the space a pool could occupy.

If you’re interested in having one installed it’s always best to use someone who specialises in pools. Not only will they have the experience to take on the construction, they’ll also be able to advise on the best way to insulate, heat and line the pool. You’ll need them to give you tips on maintenance and chemicals too, which a specialist company are better placed to do.

The planning stage will be hugely important in any swimming pool installation. You’ll need to make sure all designs have been finalised, so that you know the exact costs involved. Making changes at a later date will probably be very difficult.

As part of the planning, make sure your swimming pool specialist has done a proper survey – it’s important they know the lay of the land, including where all services pipes are. The last thing you want is a burst water main or a gas pipe being damaged. They should also cover off any necessary planning issues and building regulations.

Swimming pool maintenance

pH

The pH of the water is very important – it should be ever so slightly alkaline, between 7.2 and 7.4 so that the water isn’t irritable to people using the pool, and won’t damage the pool itself.

Chlorine

Chlorine is a bactericide and oxidiser. It’s used in lots of water treatment processes, including in the plants that produce drinking water. Using chlorine will help keep your pool clean, safe and hygienic to swim in.

Health and safety for children

It’s crucial to think about safety devices for children – covers, fences, gates etc, so there’s no risk of danger. Your specialist will be able to talk you through the options on this front.

As a general rule, it’s important to insist that everyone learns to swim properly – for safety, exercise and fitness. 

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA)

SPATA are the body who represent the swimming pool industry and have the latest information about swimming pool construction, depths and safety standards.

Swimming pool cost

Costs can vary dramatically. A circular, above-ground, unheated pool, with a diameter of about 5 metres, could cost around £1,500. Larger outdoor pools, depending on insulation and heating options, can be between £25,000 and £40,000. If you’re having an indoor pool that requires an extension or a new building then it’ll be substantially more.

The qualifications your swimming pool specialist needs

It’s not a requirement but being a member of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) is a good start. Other than that, you’ll be wanting to look for the same qualifications and experience you’d find in builders who take on large projects like loft conversions and extensions.

Other trade bodies - your swimming pool specialist might be a member of other trade bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). These bodies have criteria that must be met in order to become a member, demonstrating the extent of their experience.

For example, with CIOB membership they look for things like degrees, technical qualifications, military training and educational backgrounds. 

Gas Safe and Part P - the company you choose to take on the work will almost definitely be using a team of specialist tradespeople, whether they’re sub-contractors or fully employed by the builder. Anyone working with gas needs to be registered with Gas Safe, and anyone working with electricity (in England and Wales) needs to be registered with Part P. These tradespeople will have a valid membership ID, which they’ll be happy to show you.

Competent person scheme - for any work that requires planning permission, your builder can take care of all of this if they’re registered with the competent person scheme. You can search the Competent Persons Register to check they belong to a scheme.

Planning permission and building regulations for swimming pool jobs

There are 2 kinds of permission and approval you might need, which you can read about in more detail on the government’s website.

  • Planning permission – usually for major changes or new parts to your house (loft conversions, basement conversions, extensions etc).
  • Building regulations approval – this can apply to even small changes to your house, and is to make sure that all homes have the same safety and design features set out in the latest government legislation.

A couple of extra things you might need to consider - If you’re in a conservation area or live in a listed building, you’ll need to check with your local council about any further considerations. Also if you’re a leaseholder rather than a freeholder, you may need to get permission from them to get the work done.

Just remember you might need more than 1 kind of permission or approval to get cracking on the work. Use a builder who’s a member of a competent person scheme and they’ll take care of everything for you.

If you don’t have the right approvals and permissions, this can result in fines, penalties, or serious issues if you want to sell your home. You may even have to pay to undo the work, so it’s important to get it right before you start.

Insurance for swimming pool installation work

Public liability insurance - your builder definitely needs to have public liability insurance, which will cover you and them if someone gets hurt or if the property is damaged.

Insurance-backed warranties or guarantees - you can get this as part of the cost of the work, if your builder offers it. Check exactly what’s covered - it should include the cost of finishing or fixing the work if there are any issues.

Home and contents insurance - if you have home or contents insurance, check with your insurer to make sure you'll be covered while the work is going on. You might have to pay more for your insurance during and after the work. Your insurer will probably want to know what builder you’re using and what insurance they have.

Questions you should ask a swimming pool specialist

  • Can they provide an itemised list of costs for the full project?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Are they registered with a competent person scheme and will they take care of all planning permissions / building regulation approvals?
  • Do they offer insurance-backed warranties?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
  • What experience do their sub-contractors/employees have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

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