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We have been in the plastering game for 32 years and work to the highest standard to mack customers happy with what E & M Plasterers do for you, we do all plastering like skimming, rendering, dry wall, floor screening, and lots more we do for customers.

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Reviewed by Jack on 14/4/2022

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Reviewed by Christopher on 7/12/2021

The guys arrived as arranged and carried out the work required they were very courteous and cleaned up after themselves, would recommend and I will be using again for future projects.

Hadley Building Services The work we carry out is from small single stories too larger projects. Fully experienced builders , who can carry out any type of job. Carpentry, Ground Working , Bricklaying , Landscaping, Patios , Roofing, Driveways, Loft Conversions

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Reviewed by Gina on 7/1/2022

Hadley Building services were fantastic. Neil completed all the jobs we had in record time and was very reliable. Nothing was too much trouble & we will definitely be using their services again in the future.

AMT Property Solutions is a family run business providing double and triple glazed windows, doors as well as a wide range of rooflights and conservatories. We are Fensa registered. We pride ourselves on our excellent range of aluminium and UPVC windows and doors, offering a comprehensive range of styles that are ideal for a modern and period style properties. We provide building, repair and maintenance services for residential and commercial properties within Luton and the surrounding counties. Our team of highly skilled craftsmen are dedicated to providing a professional, friendly service to ensure every step of your project, no matter how small or large is a positive experience. At AMT-PS we understand that your home is precious. This is why we focus on delivering high quality products and services to ensure the project runs smoothly to your timescales and specifications, together enabling us to maximise the potential of your property. Although a new project is often an exciting prospect, having trades people entering your home or premises can be quite intrusive. To minimise the disruption we will guide you step-by-step through the process, from the initial visit where we will discuss your requirements in full, through to completion. Be it an extension, a conservatory, a barn conversion or something more involved, we pride ourselves in our ability to understand and deliver upon any client requirements - our breadth and depth of skills allows you to leave the project in our capable hands.

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Reviewed by Martin on 23/4/2022

Excellent response, helpful first visit, rapid submission of a very reasonable quote.

The Business offers a range of Joinery & Small Building Work*Loft Conversions*Decking*Fencing Laminate Flooring*Kitchens fitted*Guttering/Pointing*Doors/Windows fitted*Staircases & Spindles* Painting & Decorating *No Job too big or too Small*

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Reviewed by Vincent on 5/5/2022

Based in Bath, Father's House Carpentry is a trusted, rated and reliable team of Carpentry specialist.

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Reviewed by Alan on 21/4/2022

Hello my name is Huw Sargeant from Connah’s Quay and I been a plasterer for 7 years now, worked on big sites like ASDA and Morrsisons, im a hard working person who likes to get the job done properly no short cuts, my work is of high quality no matter the size of the job, I do all aspects of plastering and have a flexible diary for work Also do Machine render for external works

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Reviewed by Edward on 10/4/2021

Huw arrived promptly and immediately started work. He carried out a first class job and all in one day. I have no hesitation in recommending Huw for his plastering service.

Changing light and ensuring other fixtures and fittings are in good working order Rewiring, changing fuses, junction boxes etc. Minor plumbing and carpentry Clearing or cleaning general areas Shifting furniture or equipment Assembling furniture or equipment Garden/landscape installation and maintenance Footpath maintenance Painting and decorating Clearing gutters Changing filters on air conditioning systems Maintaining property exterior through the different seasons

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Reviewed by John on 20/2/2022

Fast and reliable communication throughout and a good job completed. Recommend.

We are an experienced roofing & leadwork company offering a range of services with Over 10 years experience.

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Reviewed by denis on 9/2/2022

This company offered prompt service at a very competitive price, explained what was necessary and why, showing photos of the problems and completed their work efficiently tidying up their mess as they went along . Very pleased and would strongly recommend them.

We have 11 years experience in a carpentry work . Loft convention. roofing. Kitchen specialist. Bathroom fitting .Extension . Doors. Architrave. Skirting.engineering floor. Laminate floor.staircases.kitchen. All the construction work

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Reviewed by Sophia on 18/4/2022

Nik did an amazing job on my kitchen installation, totally transforming it into a beautiful space. Very pleased and looking forward to using it and showing it off.

Welcome to RHI Developments Ltd. RHI Developments Ltd provides a full range of construction services including Double Storey Extensions, Single Storey Extensions, Orangeries, Conservatories, Garage Conversions, Window and Door Conversions, Fascia & Sofits, Porches & Renovations. RHI is also a leading supplier of fitting Windows and Doors throughout the South Yorkshire region including Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield and Rotherham. RHI Developments Ltd has a 100% customer satisfaction rating with Independent Warranty which gives you confidence from start to finish. For all extensions, orangeries and conservatories we can arrange all stages of your project from design to completion. Also you can be confident in the quality of our work by requesting references from our all our satisfied customers and view our recent projects.

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Reviewed by Chris on 16/10/2019

An Absolute pleasure to worth with. Communication was 100% I will not hesitate to recommend RHI and in fact already have done, Also just contacted them about another job I need doing

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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Reviewed by Arjun on 17/5/2021

There was additional work conducted on some leaks through my window and I have noticed that this was not foxed. I have just noticed that the leak for the work done on the window has come back. This is therefore not been fixed.

hi my name is maurice I have been in this business for 30 years and have lots of recommendations.its just me and my son we are a family run business with lots of experience and lots of very happy customers. I give out a free quotation with no obligation please feel free to ring or message any requests many thanks.

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Reviewed by Rose on 12/4/2022

Would recommend highly the job was done super fast and efficiently very pleased with the results. Service was polite and friendly and at a reasonable price.

Specialists in replacing roofs, slates or tiles. I source and supply all materials saving the customer time and hassle researching the materials. All of the materials I use are of the highest standard. I always supply samples of tiles or slates to ensure we get what suits best for your property and price range. I also do new build houses from wall plate to finish and fit fascia boards and soffits. Other jobs we regularly complete include full loft Conversions and replacement of old roof windows due to them becoming drafty or if they have been fitted for 25 years and over and need a upgrade. All of my jobs are completed to a high standard and come with a 10 year warranty.

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Reviewed by Val on 13/2/2022

Johnny and his team did an excellent job for us on roof replacement. Work done efficiently in advance of schedule.

We are Friendly and polite self employed painter and decorators and Ames tapers. Over 16 years experience and always willing to make time for customers. Prices are always negotiable and will leave a 1st class job every time.

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Reviewed by Summer on 10/4/2022

First time using ‘Rated People’ and came across these guys. Really pleased I used the site to find them. Gave me a call, came out for a chat, sent over quotes quickly, fixed a price and got started! Really easy process, and found the guys to be really personable and friendly throughout. Scott checked in a lot via text and in person, and made sure we were happy with the work. The painting was done as we wanted and has made such a difference to the house. Our neighbours have now hired Scott and the guys too!

DIRECT BUILDING,HEATING&ROOFING We are a local family run business with a great customer base. We cover all aspects of building,roofing,heating systems,boilers and anything to do with your home. We cover all aspects of building from small repairs to large extensions. We also offer boilers and heating services boilers with up to 10 years parts and labour guarantee. Roofing is in our blood our father is a roofer of more than over 45 years both me and my brother followed in his footsteps in the building and roofing trade I have been gas safe for nearly 10 years. We have a large portfolio of work that we can show you of a previous jobs and we aim to keep our five star rating exactly where is. We work to our customers budgets and we work and strive for customer satisfaction. Please feel free to have a look for some of our work on my page or if you would like to get in contact with me I have a large portfolio of work I can show you. ???

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Reviewed by Russ on 20/2/2022

Very efficient service and work from Tom, solved our roof leak, after coming round to do an emergency repair, returned as promised to complete the works, would highly recommend

I usually work in my own, and I’m able to do carpentry, plastering,tilling, painting and much more

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Reviewed by paul on 21/3/2022

Catalin carried out a couple of plumbing jobs (replace kitchen tap / install new shower). Both jobs were completed to a high standard , and Catalin was very prompted in his communications from first contact till works were completed.I could highly recommend him as a tradesperson .

16 years in trade, a lot experience in decorating business apply texture and all sorts of finishing you wish Apply stains,varnish Exterior AND interior painting Painting UPVC windows doors Commercial/Domestic /warehouses /spraying roof all metal work shopping centres Professional spray painter

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Reviewed by Allan on 12/5/2022

Alex was excellent. He worked every day without taking breaks for tea etc. His work was very professional and he used very good materials. Clean and tidy and very helpful. I'll use him again.

Floem

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Floem Renovation LTD is the group of professional, qualified trade workers, with many years of experience on most of the fields around property maintanance, improvements and renovations. Focused on the best customers experience. We are specialised with Bathrooms and Kitchens renovations projects, also doing whole house makeover projects. Free quotes. Fully insured

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Reviewed by Andrea on 19/2/2022

VERY GOOD WORKERS, PUNCTUAL AND A VERY PROFESSIONAL JOB AT A REASONABLE PRICE. VERY PLEASED WITH END PRODUCT. THEY ORGANISED SOURCING ALL THE MATERIALS AND DELIVERY AND CLEARED AWAY ANY RUBBISH

I am a small company specialising in roofing problems, new re roofs , refurbishment of older roofs and general maintenance, no job is to small. I am a relatively new company on this site , and my work is above standard, I would also add that liaising With new customers is vital and throughout the work schedule, regards to all james, Jamesfredrickroofing

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Reviewed by Michael on 30/4/2022

James and his team were excellent and job completed satisfactory.

Artur

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Hi I'm painter and carpenter since 2003. Working in USA, Europe and now in London. I'm also B&Q approved kitchen installer.My company provide high standard of work and flexible approach to customers. There is no jobs to big or to small for me.

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Reviewed by Jason on 22/2/2022

Artur did a great job. Very clean, efficient and friendly. Good quality work.

Best choice contract to Ltd we specialise in top and quality construction project in Wiltshire and London we cover all areas of building work from renovation and extension and conversion through to entire managed construction project whether you want a larger kitchen open plan living area and extra bedroom a house extension we could take you one step closer to having the home of your dream we work throughout Wiltshire and London area providing reasonable price quality construction and building services to a wide range of satisfied clients we pride ourselves on our reputation by offering a high standard of workmanship friendly and professional advice and making your project with us as hasslefree as possible Valentino

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Reviewed by Pranav on 7/11/2019

Valentino has done a fantastic job of bathroom and kitchen refurbishment. He has delivered what he had promised no hidden charges and no false promises. Very reliable and soft spoken. He uses the best material in the market so quality of product is very good. He did the facia as well which is also of very good specifications. Overall he is a fantastic builder and I would 100% recommend him.

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Reviewed by Eshagh on 11/4/2022

Ion is very professional and hard working .finished all of her work on time and paid attention to the details. I am very pleased with his quality of work. Eshagh

hi there welcome to my profile our business is very smal run by myself and dad who have 10+ years in the building trade. no job is too big or too small free no obligation quotes we undertake any jobs from stone walls, patio's, plastering many other jobs

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Reviewed by Claire on 26/10/2017

A quick response, work completed the next day. A nice clean finish.

We are a friendly and efficient carpentry team who strive to offer customers the best service at an affordable price. Experienced in all aspects of carpentry and gardens. You will not be dissapointed with CKB

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Reviewed by Andy on 30/5/2013

turned up on time, good service, but quote was for a job under £1000, they came back with £1900, which was not what we wanted..

ibuild bespoke roofing landscaping and house renovations is very different from your average building company We are here to help you get the overall finished home that you have always dreamed for we offer free architecture design. and free no obligation quotes. We specialise in providing you complete satisfaction in every step of the way. no upfront deposit and no overspill charges. Services we offer includes: *complete roofing installation *driveway installation *resin/blockpaving/tarmac/gravel/concrete,ect *patio installation *fencing *tree care and removal/hege triming are pruning *bespoke outbuildings/home office/garden shed *house footings/brick walls/rendering walls *house extensions and roofs *complete re,roofs/felt batton/tiles replacement. *electric gate entrance commercial and domestic *and many many more Services we have to offer.

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Reviewed by Jo on 17/5/2021

Noah has done an excellent job where access to the back garden was difficult. He totally delivered what he promised and the results are brilliant.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 25/6/2021

Superb from start to finish. Came up with aesthetic ideas & did what they said on time, to budget. Would strongly recommend.

We would like to offer a quality fitted furniture and installation service. We manufacture all types of furniture all made to fit perfectly within your space. All types of finishes and materials available. Go to the website to get more information. We have many happy clients. References on request. Easy process! Contact person Chris

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Reviewed by Duncan on 23/3/2022

Oaktree Home Improvements provides a complete renovation service. All aspects of your project can be completed by qualified and competent craftsmen to a very high standard. All aspects of work are undertaken however small or large.

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Reviewed by JOANNE on 29/1/2019

Richard and his team did a wonderful job on our bathroom, they were very tidy, the workmanship is fantastic and nothing was to much trouble, we also added the utility room to the job and again they surpassed all of our expectations

I am a builder with many years experience in home improvement an specialise in carpentry, plumbing and electrics. I am proud of my work and I want you to be too.

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Reviewed by Marvin on 3/11/2020

Csaba and his team are fantastic. They completed the work within the timescale agreed to a high standard. Csaba communicated very well and suggested solutions to issues that arose during the project. They have all the required tools and take care in clearing the property down each day. I have a second project which I will use Csaba and his team.

Hi,my name is Wally my company is old oak building & landscaping we cover a very wide range of the building trade and work to a very high standard,and we always look to work with our clients to get the best finish we can for all thank u for looking

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Reviewed by Susan on 7/5/2022

Im a builder/plumber with experience.

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Reviewed by Joe on 17/1/2022

New Bathroom was fitted and Work was to a very high standard and many unforseen problems were overcome.

Here at F.Scott Roofing and Roughcasting we are highly experienced & highly qualified tradesman. My name is Fraser Scott, owner of of the company. I am a fully qualified roofer & roughcaster with an svq level 3 & sqv level 4 advance roofing.

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/4/2022

Welcome to ACG&sons Building ( Bi fold door specialist supply and fit 3 week turn around ) We are a gang of bricklayers with over 25 years experience each. With combined over 75 years The three us make up a team of experienced builders with a wide variety of skills. We hold nvq and city and guilds. in drainage foundations /ground works /slabbing /block paving /concrete floors /underpinning damp damage and all other structural works . we hold levels 1 /2/3 city and guilds in brickwork and stone work We also have many years experience building houses extensions garden walls garages any thing that involves bricks and blocks and mortar We hold full insurance and public liability Also all work carried out will be warranted for 8 years All quotes are free with no obligations But there will be charge for any insurance quotes (this will be for extra office work) Works will be subject to legal contract on certain projects and £10k and over Please take time to view the gallery for pictures of previous projects

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Reviewed by Martyn on 7/5/2022

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

What We Do Our commercial projects include both new construction and repairs/restorations. Occupied and fully operational job sites are never a problem. And we can also plan, manage, and build multi-phase jobs. Working Together We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, on-site organization, and solid, quality handiwork every time. Why Choose Us? We work with architects and designers to produce beautiful, functional structures. Call us today and bring our project management skills and extensive construction experience to your next project

We are a Northwest Based Company and have 35 years professional experience Building and External works in the U.K and have a detailed knowledge of all aspects including the following: New builds from design to build Houses / Bungalows Garages single or double Extensions Hard and soft Landscaping Excavators for hire Reduce level excavations and removal Foundations and steelwork New installation of drainage Land or residential Drain repairs Inspection chambers and main sewer pipes Driveways and Paving inc Indian Sandstone and Block paving etc Artificial Grass and Turf new Lawns Decorative stone Topsoil Brickwork and Blockwork Rendering Bulk haulage Grab lorries available Please contact us for details Free quotations available on request Good rates of works quoted to hopefully meet your required budget Please call now for any questions regarding any jobs no job to small Owen skeffington Director

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Reviewed by David on 15/5/2022

After a while chatting back and forth a price, date, and time was agreed. Owen arrived on time and did a good job removing the shed and tidying up afterwards. I would hire again if I needed other work to be done.

Hi, we are a general building company undertaking all aspects of building work. We specialise in extensions and associated external landscaping. With more than 25 years experience in the construction industry. We are able to call on a large working history within the civil engineering and groundwork domains and offer our clients peace of mind regarding all structural matters including different types of foundations and the placement of structural steel beams when our customers seek that open plan look. We can also carry out garage, basement and loft conversions. We can work to your drawings or supply you with a design and build service. Kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and general maintenance services are also available. Yours sincerely, Mr J Lilley Director- StoneOak construction

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Reviewed by Sue on 2/3/2019

Jay of Stoneoak Construction Ltd provided exceptional service with real value for money. Using skilled trades people he kept us well informed making sure we were happy throughout. Our porch has met our expectations and we are thrilled with the quality and finish. We highly recommend using this conscientious and experienced building company.

We are a family run company, we have a reputation for excellence and attention to detail, not only in the quality of work we do, but also in the high standard of customer service we provide. You only have to read our ratings on rated people to know that we are competitively priced. But we don't cut any corners - quality and value are what we offer. We liaise with you every step of the way, are knowledgeable and willing to give advice, before, during and after your work. You will always find us willing to help and answer any questions you have.

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Reviewed by David on 2/1/2021

Maurice was helpful and polite at all times. He arrived at the agreed times and always kept us informed throughout the project. After completing this small project to our satisfaction we re-engaged him on a larger project to completely refurbish the main roof of our property which he did in a timely and professional manner with plenty of before and after photos. Highly recommended.

DoT Joinery . Is a traditional company but all so as a modern edge to design Work undertaken modern and traditional and we Specialising in interiors. Bedroom,offices,kitchens, liveing room , All so good solving difficult spaces . Finishing sevrvice

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Reviewed by Elia on 12/1/2022

We absolutely love our alcove shelving units. Phil was excellent to deal with throughout. Always on hand to answer any questions and his expert advice really helped us get the end product we wanted. Such a superb standard and we couldn't be more over the moon.

Need a hand? Someone friendly, reliable and cost-effective? We are Able4you !

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Reviewed by Jon on 9/1/2021

Excellent job, reliable, kept to quote, quality workmanship, very pleased with the work and Overall finish, would definitely recommend.

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

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Reviewed by caroline on 22/4/2022

Excellent professional manner. Polite and prompt. Job done was perfect very competitive price.

Roofing and building professionals in Edinburgh At Premier Roofing and Building we provide services to domestic and commercial customers for all roofing and building projects. With over 20 years' experience, we guarantee quality workmanship and excellent service on all our work. All roofing, chimney repairs and building estimates are provided with a photographic report providing you with clear and concise details of work we will do.

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Reviewed by Neil on 12/5/2022

I am a diligent worker with over 10 years experience. I am proficient in all areas of roofing. I complete my work to a very high standard and my quotes are reasonable. Customer satisfaction is of great importance to me. Please do no not hesitate to contact me.

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Reviewed by Ali on 29/6/2020

Joe has done an exceptional job with our roof. He came on time and finished the job at the time he promised. He has extreme attention to detail at a reasonable price. I strongly recommend to hire him. Ali Emerson park

We are at highest quality builders. All aspect of building work. Please book appointment at our show home in a Caversham

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Reviewed by Lorraine on 4/11/2021

Wojciech was a delight to work with. He was meticulous, honest, sincere and very good craftsmanship with the beam installation. His price was unbeatable and his communication, professional and neatness after the work done exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend him for any house improvements and would rehire him for all my projects in future. Thank you Wojciech and team you are not only good tradesmen but also lovely human beings to work with. So glad to have worked with you all!

What We Do . Pitched Roof . Flat Roofing . Fibreglass roof . Bitumen felt roof . Repointing . Repointing chimneys . Pressure washing service . Guttering fascias soffits . Exterior painting Who We Are Protect Roofing London is a family run business we have 20 years experience in the trade we are good time keepers very reliable we give 100-percent on all our products we work with the customer we are a member of the Quality mark protection we have a 2 million liability insurance and a 10-year insurance backed guarantee we are one of the major roofing companies in Surrey and in London and the surrounding areas we have a workforce of 30 employees at all times we recycle 90% of all waste materials We Got 25Years Experience In The Industry. We Are Fully Insured And All Work Is Fully Guaranteed We Work Closely With Our Customers In Order To Guarantee Satisfaction and Peace Of Mind. No Job Is To Big or To Small We offer Free Non Obligatory Quotes And Estimates. If You Are Interested In Any Of Our Services Please Contact Us For Friendly Professional Advice full liability insurance with a 10-year 25 year guarantee we are member of the quality trademark group complete new roof comes with 30 year guarantee and a 25-year insurance backed guarantee

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Reviewed by Keith on 12/4/2022

Quick response to my chimney repair and a good clean job done.

I am a decorator, who believes in offering my customer's a cost affective service which delivers a high standard of workmanship tailor made to meet the individual needs of each customer.

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Reviewed by Sarah on 31/3/2022

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Traditional Craftspeople - what you need to know

Traditional craftspeople, or artisans as they’re often called, have a variety of skills, many of which are now performed by machines. Creative at their heart, the work they do is broad, ranging from handcrafting ornaments for the house, to designing and building bespoke furniture. If you want something that’s truly unique, they can help bring that vision to life.

What a traditional craftsperson can help with

  • Designing and building bespoke furniture.
  • Handcrafting household ornaments.
  • Decorative cornicing/plasterwork.
  • Decorative glazing.
  • Decorative ironmongery and metalwork, e.g. creating ornamental gates.
  • Working on fireplace features.
  • Creating murals.
  • Restoring period properties, e.g. by cleaning stone.
  • Creating and restoring stonework/ stone cladding.
  • Repairing and fitting thatched roofs.
  • Installing wooden doors inside a home.
  • Building a wooden shutter for a window.

Different craftspeople will have skills in different areas so a tradesperson who specialises in creating murals may not also have the skills to carry out stone cladding work.

It’s therefore important that when advertising the job, you’re as clear as possible with the details of the work you’d like done. Also, to reiterate this when you speak to the tradesperson, in order to get the right craftspeople quoting for the work.

Many craftspeople deal with a lot of period property work. Often that can be to clean stone on an old building and carry out essential repairs but it can also be to reproduce period features in a modern home. Sometimes, older houses are stripped of their authentic period features and it’s not uncommon for new owners to want to recreate some of their original charm. They can do this by working on decorative gates and fireplace features to make sure they’re appropriate in style.

A traditional craftsperson is particularly skilled at working with metals and wood, so they can take on a lot of carpentry jobs, such as building you custom cabinets to give you more storage and introducing wooden doors into your home. Some craftspeople will also work with thatched roofs. Although the roofs tend to last 50 years, they can get damaged over time by wildlife or high winds. If this happens, they’ll need expert care by a tradesperson (either as a specialist craftsperson or roofer), who has the skills to restore them.

The qualifications your traditional craftsperson needs

There are no specific qualifications needed. Most traditional craftspeople learn on the job by becoming apprentices.

Planning permission for craftsperson jobs

Whether or not you need planning permission depends on the work you’re having done. You may need planning permission for work on a listed building, e.g. a thatched roof. If you’re erecting or adding to an ornamental fence, wall or gate, you’ll need planning permission if:

  • It would be over 1 metre high and next to a highway used by vehicles (or the footpath of the highway); or over 2 metres high somewhere else.
  • There’s an article 4 direction or planning condition that takes away your right to put up or alter a fence, wall or gate.
  • Your house is a listed building or in the land immediately surrounding a listed building.
  • The fence, wall or gate, or any other relevant boundary, forms a boundary with a neighbouring listed building or the land surrounding it. 

Building regulations for craftsperson jobs

You don’t need building regulations approval for fences, walls and gates. If you’re working on a garden wall which is classed as a 'party fence wall' and it’s not a wooden fence, you may need to notify your neighbour of the work under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996.

You may also need building regulations approval for work on listed buildings, including thatched roofs. For building regulations relating to other jobs that a craftsperson may carry out, visit the Planning Portal https://www.planningportal.co.uk/.  

Insurance for craftsperson work

There’s no legal requirement for craftspeople to have insurance but it’s a good idea for them to buy public liability insurance to cover themselves against any property damage and personal injury claims.

Questions you should ask a traditional craftsperson

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading?
  • Will it be themselves that carries out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Can they show you examples of their work and have they worked on projects similar to yours?
  • Will they give a guarantee for the work and how long does that last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking traditional craftspeople.   

Craftsmanship ideas

Learn more about the different trades that fall under traditional craftsmanship  and get some tips on creating a period perfect home.  You can also find some ideas for custom builds, such as a built-in wardrobe or a breakfast bench to maximise space in a kitchen diner.

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Ceiling, fix water damage,

New ceiling, plastering, joinery work, decorating. Insurance job

Boxing in my toilet

Builder to boxing in my toilet so could you please email me back

Passive Fire Protection

Fire Stopping is typically used in buildings to prevent the spread of a fire. The fire is contained by creating fire resistant compartments throughout...

Recreation of an Expanding...

I created an expanding dining table 27 years ago, and my parents have been using it ever since. I now need to move that table to my house, but I would...

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