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We are a small company who offer many services,you name it we cover it.With years of experience in all building and maintenance.We specialise in plumbing,building [internal and external],patios ,decorating as i said you name it .We aim to please.

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Reviewed by Jenny on 24/12/2019

Steve was punctual and professional. He was organised and left the bathroom tidy, gave updates throughout the job and the job was completed to a high standard. will definitely recommend Steve to friends and family

My name is Dean. I am a good reputable builder. I am a bricklayer & roofer by trade. I am reasonable on price but we don't cut quality we only use the best materials.Being a general builder I offer all services , roofing, brickwork , groundwork, fencing

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Reviewed by Stuart on 24/7/2019

Dean responded quickly to the job post, visiting the same day. We agreed a price for the work and set a start date & time. Dean communicated via SMS to confirm his arrival time on the morning of the job. Dean and his team worked solidly through the day and got the significant tasks completed over a long day with a late finish. Their work was accurate, neat & tidy. They were polite and friendly around the young family. I would have no hesitation either recommending or employing Dean and his team again.

We are a family owned kitchen and bathroom specialist company of 20 years of experience we can also supply any tile for your kitchen, bathroom, walls & floors we can also instal your new bathroom suit from start to finish We also can fit new kitchen and bathrooms

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Reviewed by Christine on 3/1/2020

They worked hard and did a good job but didn't help with issues around wrong fittings being sent so, although I now have a sort of working kitchen, I still have to go back to the suppliers and negotiate returns/replacements of fittings and get them put in. Apart from that, I was pleased with the work.

Smartways, taking pride in our work, ensuring all jobs are completed to the highest standard. Offering a clean, friendly and reliable service. Qualified tradesmen with 10 years experience. All interior and exterior projects and maintenance.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 15/6/2019

Hard working guys, I would recommend, they left the place very tidy and even helped me out my washing machine back in! did a good job of the floor and recommend good options for my flooring with a. variety of pricing for me to choose from.

WE SPECIALISE IN ALL ASPECTS OF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE WHICH ALSO OFFER CLEANING SERVICES FOR DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES..... Enviro-Gleam are not only your best option to preserve or upgrade your property appeal, but we are also a trustable ally with a flawless reputation to maintain or increase the value of your premises and assets. Whether you need property services or cleaning services, Enviro-Gleam has many options to choose from.   With a wide range of specialised property services, such as all aspects of Joinery, Tiling, Brickwork, Exterior painting, Decking, High-pressure cleaning services, Window cleaning, Solar panel cleaning, we give expert solutions and advice to the most common problems in the built environment. COMPANY SERVICES Joinery Exterior painting Tiling Brickwork Driveway Cleaning Patio Cleaning Block Paving Cleaning Conservatory Cleaning Decking Cleaning Solar Panel Cleaning Window Cleaning – including all uPVC fascias SkyVac Gutter Cleaning

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Reviewed by Steven on 1/3/2020

I contacted for a quote and Tom got in touch straightaway to arrange a time for the job, he actually offered to do it the same day but this wasn’t suitable for me, we arranged yesterday and they turned up and did the job as arranged, there was no mess left from the job and everything was taken away, the price was also fair as well, I would recommend these guys for any jobs that you need done.

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 committed to creating places and spaces that are defined by our clients personality and taste. Our goal is to exceed all of our clients expectations, from creative design to actual construction at a price that suits you.

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Reviewed by Pam on 25/11/2019

We are really delighted with the fish pond that Tom created for us. Nothing was to much trouble for him to do and he cleared up after himself once the job had been completed

We specialise in tree and garden services. We cover all aspects of garden maintenance. Which includes Tree felling, stump grinding, And laying new turf. We pride ourself in customer satisfaction. And we aim to give the best quotes. Fully Qualified and Insured.

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Reviewed by Wendy on 1/3/2020

Really easy and friendly service all good experience

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...

Hi me and my team working very hard always come on right time looking after customers

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Reviewed by Ben on 27/1/2020

Patryk and his team did a good job and were respectful. I would use him again for any future jobs.

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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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