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professional tiler more than 15 years experience.

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Reviewed by Peter on 23/3/2022

Klinton did a very good job on my bathroom renovations retiled and painted. He was competitively priced and put in extra time when my tiles were delayed to make sure bathroom completed on time Highly recommended.

offer services to painting decorating tiles laminate flooring and maintenance carpenter

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Reviewed by Lee on 29/4/2022

Excellent external painting job done!

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Reviewed by Nikita on 22/3/2019

Very unprofessional. He called, asked what needs doing and agreed to send a quote even without asking if it’s possible to come and visit the side like any other professional landscaper will do. The fact that he never sent a quote proofs that his call was a waste of time as he had no interest in doing the job .

We specialise in all type of carpentry services in London and surrounding areas,from installing shelvs,fitting doors, to fitted wardrobes and new storage units,fit kitchens,flooring,decking etc. Don't hesitate to call us for a free quote!

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Reviewed by Nicolas on 24/1/2022

Excellent work. I will happy to use his services again.

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods covered (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

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Reviewed by Sheila on 16/11/2021

Arrived promptly. Efficient service. Would use again.

GS Landscapes is an experienced Landscaping Company based on the Wirral. Over 15 years experience, in paving, walling, fencing artificial grass and decking etc. GS Landscapes offer a professional and high quality service.

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Reviewed by James on 15/3/2021

Gary and his team did an excellent job on our garden, installing some decking with lights and clearing out a pebble area and replacing it with turf. He also did a few minor clean up jobs for free whilst he was working in the area. All rubble/rubbish was cleared away at the end and we are chuffed with the results.

Windows,Doors and Conservatories we are a reputable one stop company for all pvc and aluminium related products, we can supply and install any size project domestic or commercial we offer free advice and quotations with a relaxed sales approach, we do not use sales people unlike many of our competitors we have over 20 years experience in the trade so you know you will be in safe hands Fensa registered fully insured with insurance backed guarantee's

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Reviewed by Chris on 15/9/2021

Good price, and great quality workmanship. Would recommend, and also will be retaining Robs number for some potential future work too

JW Property Services Ltd are committed to a friendly, reliable, highest standards Property Service for both Domestic & Commercial property's in Dorset & surrounding areas. Whether you need minor Electrical repairs to Home Improvements, you can rely on JW Property Services Ltd to listen to your needs to offer a quick quotation. Call today for your free quotation on any work you need doing. JW Property Services Ltd are insured for peace of mind (in fact, up to 5 million). JW Property Services Ltd Services we offer are: Electrical work TV & Satellite to CCTV, Painter and Decorator, Home Improvements, Concreting, Exterior Painting, General Building and many more.

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Reviewed by Nigel on 8/4/2022

Very pleased. Excellent work

Home maintenance, Wood , concrete , metal Fencing ! wood / composite deking Paving, we are open and able to do any kind of work both outside and inside

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Reviewed by Paul on 2/4/2022

Samual did a great professional job for me replacing some fence posts and rehanging a gate. Everything was done to a good standard and the price was fair for the work carried out. I would recommend him

I've been a Painter & Decorator now for 8 years and mostly work through recommendations from previous customers. I use RP inbetween. I've a high level of craft and take pride in my work, but just in case any issue should arise I'm fully insured with AXA PLC and to date, never claimed.

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Reviewed by Brenda on 12/5/2022

James fitted 2 roller blinds in my living room. He was professional, reliable, polite, helpful and he went above and beyond, to ensure I had quality blinds. I would recommend James. Will be calling him again, to do some more jobs for me. Thank you James!

jandlroofsmart local family run company for over 20 years in the roofing trade

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Reviewed by Andrew on 6/5/2022

Quick response, quote and job finished within a week. Kept informed all the way on the job and did a few extra jobs for me. Work non stop until job is done and you are happy. Great team.

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Reviewed by ALAN on 19/3/2022

Yet another month on from agreed start to work and still nothing. Originally planned for sept 2021. Then was Feb 22. No communication at all. Would definitely NOT recommend this person for any work.

Hi my name is mark palmer I have been in the building game for about 28years my profession is a bricklayer and I’m available to do most brickwork

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Reviewed by Harminderjit on 3/4/2022

D.McGuigan Roofing contractors are a family run professional roofing company based in Northumberland with years of experience in the trade. All our work is carried out to a high standard and customer satisfaction. Anything from a single cracked tile to a complete new roof we can help. We undertake all aspects of roofing work such as new roofs roof repairs slating tiling pointing flat roofs rubber roofs grp fibre glass dry verge dry ridge facia soffits guttering lead work chimneys moss removal Call Dean for free estimates and friendly advice All work guaranteed

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Reviewed by Bob on 15/11/2021

I received a phone call from Dean within 15mins of posting my job. His son came that afternoon, surveyed the roof and provided me with a quotation. A couple of days later I contacted Dean, accepted the quotation and agreed a date for completing the repairs. 3- roofers arrived on the agreed date and completed the works in a timely manner. Many thanks.

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

We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

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Reviewed by Oluwakemi on 23/3/2022

Alan was just the man for the job, very good with the job. I am very pleased with the job and I will recommend him again and again. His price his reasonable and affordable. He was very specific of when he will finish the job! And he did before the day! with a good Job...very happy with his job.

Hi Everyone and welcome to PD Pavers a family run business for over 30years. We pride ourselves in making sure all customers are left with 100% satisfaction that’s what grows our business. When a project is left in our hands we ensure that we are reliable and that all work is done to best of our ability. We care about your specifications when we do work for you. We have countless of choices for you to choose from with knowledgeable advice on what options that are available. All work is fully Guranteed

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Reviewed by Lubna on 16/7/2019

I was very impressed with PD Pavers. It was a stress free experience. They started the job at a short notice and came on time every day. The job was done to a high standard and completed very quick. There was an issue with the drains being blocked but that was put right the very next day. Overall I would definitely reccomend PD pavers.

Hi I'm Jerry. I am married and live with my wife Sue near Ware, Hertfordshire. I have worked for many years as a multi skilled engineer in industry. I am starting this handyman business as I am now looking to work for myself. The photographs I have included on my profile are a sample of projects that I have successfully completed in various properties. These should give you an insight into my capabilities, skills and enthusiasm for completing a wide range of projects to an excellent standard.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 27/4/2022

Jerry, was amazing! Very professional, turned up on time! The work was too quality! Very happy to recommend! Great service!! :-)

At O.B.Build we want to make your home look amazing inside or outside.We take pride in our work and can handle any job or task.We are clean tidy, polite and always deliver a quality finish.

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Reviewed by Lucy on 2/5/2022

Hi my name is Paul, I have 10 yrs experience in all aspects of plastering with a high quality finish. I do a 2 coat skim not 1, I am always clean and tidy and I always protect floors and furniture. I have worked on many sites and residential properties.

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Reviewed by Fern on 7/10/2021

Excellent job!

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 Richard on 26/8/2021

Did a good job, would hire again.

Our company was established in UK 9 years ago,Before that we have worked in Portugal,France.We are experienced in refurbishment work,all carpenter work,bathroom fitting,all kinds of external insulation and rendering finishes.We are all certificated.Our work is supported with references. We will do our best to satisfy everyone with the quality of the work we can offer.

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Reviewed by Graham on 1/2/2022

Slavi and his guys carried out external insulation to our property. The work was finished to a very high standard. Slavi took time to explain specifications of work before it commenced and during. The work has transformed the house both visually and from an internal temperature perspective. Very courteous team, always clearing away spent materials whilst the job was ongoing. Thank you guys would definitely recommend to anyone.

I have over 30 years experience call for all your joinery needs new builds renovation new bathroom and kitchen all flooring jobs small and large jobs friendly service and fair prices can supply all trades as well to complete the job on time also do double glazing windows and doors

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Reviewed by Carol on 12/4/2022

Attended very promptly & did a very good job. Would hire him again.

Performing various household tasks installing,Doors and appliance. Painting ,tiling international and exterior, carpentry jobs, repair. Furniture assembly

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Reviewed by Joanne on 4/4/2022

Amazing work completed, very professional and would highly recommend

Machado services is a family business stared in 2002.We offer property maintenance services, wich includes Bath fittings and repairs, shower cubic installation,Door fitting, and floors. AT MACHADO SERVICES, WE Will make your HOUSE a HOME!!

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Reviewed by Chris on 14/3/2022

Punctual and done the job very good made the room homely again

Welcome to JBLB plumbing and gas Services . We are a small family-run plumbing company who specialise in domestic plumbing repairs and installations, radiator and boiler upgrades,bathroom installation and mobility / walk in showers. As a company, We pride itself on delivering all of our customers with a prompt and reliable service, no matter how small the job may be. We also offer discounts to OAPs for most small plumbing repairs and installations.

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Reviewed by Neil on 19/5/2022

Graham came and declared our heating system is far too old, and would not be economic to keep on servicing. He gave us a good estimate to fit a new combi boiler, and update the shower and one of the radiators. His team will be doing the job in 48 hrs next week. We were impressed by his knowledge and honesty, especially when he ascertained through phone calls that there was no chance of getting spares for our existing 30 year old system. We will update the review once the job is done.

Been a tradesman for over 40 years so have tons of experience with being in the trade

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Reviewed by Peter on 3/5/2021

I would highly recommend Bill Very experienced and reliable.

i have over 20yrs experience in the building trade .have nvq level 2 brickwork qualification also work with various types of building companies to gain more knowledge in the industry ..i am firm believer in letting my work speak for itself.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 21/1/2022

Paul is excellent worker. Communicated well and the quality of work is good. Polite and reliable. Would highly recommend and definitely use his services again.

Keystone Builders Sw is your local bricklayer offering high quality work and also a specialist in stonework. At Keystone Builders Sw - We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. We have a proven track record of innovative designs, effective problem solving and attention to detail and our goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. We take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to larger projects, all carried out to the highest standards, and at very competitive prices.

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Reviewed by Robert on 2/5/2022

Hired Keystone Builder SW (Daniel) to remove a chimney and chimney breast and an internal dividing structural wall. Daniel was very helpful in his advice on how to proceed with the project and did a wonderful job. His safety whilst doing the job was first class and his invoice came in right on the quote. Would defiantly recommend for similar work. He also has a network of colleagues for related work such as electricians, plumbers etc.

We are small firm with big resources specializing in property renovations starting from Planning & Design through to Management and Installation. Whether you are looking for a Full Renovation and Refurbishment. Building Work like an extension or Out Door Building such as a Garden Office , Garage or Out Door Storage. New Bathroom, Tiling , Wooden or Laminated Flooring, Plastering , Carpentry & Joinery, Electrics or Fitted Bespoke Furniture installation we can help. With our 15 years experience we provide full work coverage & management for your project

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Reviewed by Vasileios on 8/4/2022

Very professional at all times and very good result. Will certainly use again.

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Reviewed by Paul on 3/3/2013

A pleasure to deal with. Reliable and flexible in their approach. Gave good advice and suggestions throughout. Well recommended!

Family run business for the past 15 years very reliable worked very honest to the customer satisfaction

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Reviewed by JOHN on 7/3/2022

After weeks of trying to find someone reliable to fix some leaking guttering I found Anthony through Rated people. He came out quickly and gave me a full explanation of what needed to be done and an estimate. He returned two days later and did a very satisfactory job. Throughout he was efficient and courteous and I would highly recommend him

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.

are you looking for professional building company? all building jobs undertaking contact

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Reviewed by Kanwaljit on 2/5/2022

We are a professional team of Carpenters & Joiners. We have been established for many years servicing all sorts of clients. Kitchens, Stair Bannisters, Wooden Flooring, Cupboards, Furniture you name it we make it.

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Reviewed by Arran on 24/2/2022

We found Craig to be a friendly, helpful and skilled carpenter. Every step of the way he did all he could to help us. Communication was excellent and we couldn't be happier with the finished result, exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended.

I have over 30 years of painting and decorating experience. I am 'time served' and City and Guilds qualified. I can provide you with the quality and standard you expect, at a reasonable fixed price. So whether you need the external or internal areas of a property decorated, I can help and I can provide you with a free non-obligation quotation. Work undertaken: Domestic, commercial, insurance, new builds and re-decoration.

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Reviewed by Steve on 17/1/2022

Turned up when expected. Very impressed with paint and wallpaper finishes. Always polite . Cleaned up and put things back in their place at the end of ever day. Would highly recommend and have asked for a further quote for other rooms. Loves his tea !!

pro-fix builders ltd, we are a one-stop building & property maintenance. we undertake all your needs, including: paving, fencing, roofing, painting & decorating, upvc facias & guttering, & general property maintenance.

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Reviewed by Colin on 15/10/2021

Efficient, punctual and did the job (despite difficult access, as had the necessary gear)

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

Www.LambardeCarpentry.com Lambarde carpentry is located in the Sidcup area and covers most of the South east, we have a combined experience of 45 years, I started carpentry as soon as I left school then going to college for two years becoming a fully qualified carpenter with Levels 1,2 NVQ Diploma. All of our team carry public liability insurance, so you’re in safe hands. We also work alongside other fully qualified trustworthy tradesman for our refurbishment works. We pride ourselves on: • Workmanship • Time keeping • Honest communication Portfolio on Instagram: Lambardecarpentry Director: Scott Kempster We specialize in: •.Loft conversions • Kitchens • Internal and external doors • Skirting and architrave • Roofs cut/pitched • Decking • Flooring laminate/herringbone • Ironmongery • Cladding • Refurbishments • Painting and decorating Free quote available

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Reviewed by Chris on 3/5/2022

Scott committed to the date he’d undertake the project and stuck to both the budget and timescales. He gave some great advice and was friendly and helpful at all times. No reservations at all with recommending.

Decorating & Maintenance, including carpentry work

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Reviewed by Anthea on 27/2/2021

I am very pleased with the work done in my utility room-Mr. Lambert completed the work efficiently and to a very high standard.. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone requiring interior work in their home- Anthea Davies

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.

No matter what’s the job we will do for you. LeHuAr construction have experience in domestic and industrial building projects. Domestic: -extension -loft conversion -roofing -tiling -refurbishment -kitchen and bathroom -basement project -even new built house Commercial -restaurant refurbishment -office refurbishment We are fully insured. Registered company VAT registered Plenty of references from previous clients not just photos but call or even visit (when COVID let us) Professional service from the start to the end. We are the kind of builder who’s understand building project it’s alway a difficult and painful for every family or businesses and we make it smooth and easy much as possible. We are new on this site but I’m in trade for 20yrs You can trust on us. We deliver quality every time.

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Reviewed by ABDULAZEEZ on 17/5/2022

Nationwide installation contractor. We supply and fit following: Bespoke Wardrobes, Kitchens, Kitchen cabinets and appliances, Individual work top installations. Solid Surface work tops. Furniture fitting. Carry out metal stud works and partitioning, suspended ceilings, plastering, flooring, tiling, painting and decorating. Provide all range of gas, heating, electrical and mechanical works.

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/5/2022

Excellent service and the finish was superb. Couldn’t recommend Igor more highly .

Surrey Hills Plastering and Damp Proofing are based in Dorking. We travel all over Surrey and the surrounding areas, offering plastering and damp proofing services. I am a PCA qualified technician we can also offer insurance backed guarantees. We take immense pride in being honest, polite and reliable. We won't leave your home until you are totally satisfied with both the end result AND our workmanship. We rely on our excellent reputation and we are always mindful of maintaining it.

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Reviewed by Stephen on 18/2/2019

Surrey Hills did an excellent job on the rising damp in my dining room. Tidy, friendly and extremely efficient. Fair price too. Absolutely recommended.

ELT plastering and rendering are a team of plastering contractors who offer fully comprehensive plastering services taylores to each of our clients needs. our expertise also extends to full decoration and refurbishment projects making our tailor made packages a hassle free solution to getting your project completed to the highest possible standard and within budget. customer satisfaction is a core aspect of the service we provide and we utilise all of our abilities and expertise to meet your expectations .

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Reviewed by Lisa on 5/5/2022

ELTON did a fantastic job, was on time and just focused on doing the job. Would recommend his professionalism and workmanship 100%

I have been a decorator in Bath for over 10 years. Our work has covered everything from residential to commercial and period properties. All jobs are considered, I have a good network of other trades to help complete most projects. Sash window replacements and refurbishment available.

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Reviewed by Emma on 30/3/2022

Dave did an amazing job at mums house,worked very quickly and did lots of extra little bits,thankyou so much!we are very happy with it!

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.

We are C&C plumbing and drainage services. We cover all plumbing work from little fast fix jobs to full bathroom and kitchen installation including tiling. All our bathrooms and kitchens and designed to the customers specification and 3D cad designs produced and adjusted to customers liking. Our professional team take each customer through each job step by step from start to finish. We use local suppliers so have fantastic relationships that have blossomed over years of repetitive custom, our suppliers know the high quality work that we carry so only the best materials are supplied for a competitive price from budget to high end bathrooms and kitchens all our work is 100% perfect every time. All drainage work is also covered from blocked toilets to new drainage layouts and high pressure water jetting is also available. All our work is covered with a guarantee and insurance too which can be produced if asked for. We have worked hard over the last few years to get to where we are to become a highly recommended company within the Wakefield and surrounding areas. All engineers are fully trained and qualified within there field of expertise. All quotes are 100% free with no call out fee or hidden extras. Fully insured for upto 5 million pounds Thankyou C&C plumbing and Drainage services

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Reviewed by Gyanendra on 21/3/2021

The time taken to finish the job was less for doing the downstairs cloakroom however the work finishing was not up to the mark. The basin is wobbly and the basin pipe is leaking since 2nd day, called him several times to fix that leaking sink pipe, however he mentions will come but not yet came till now! Disappointed with this part of service.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

Hi, Let me introduce myself. My name is Armin from Sula Construction & Building Ltd.I’m a carpenter by trade, with 13 years of experience on Construction . I have been working on Loft Conversion, Garage Conversion, Extension, Refurbishment and new buildings. I have mates who are experienced on Gardening, Decking , Paving, Drive way, Flooring, Painting and Decorating . I’m doing quality work with 100% responsibilities.

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Reviewed by Asal on 29/10/2021

Great job on building the brick wall, good communication and swift delivery. Armin was very responsive and offered solutions. Would definitely recommend

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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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