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Barbeque, sunbathe and dine in style, with an impressive, modern wood deck. Get a made-to-measure, expertly crafted deck by selecting an experienced carpenter who can turn your garden into the ultimate relaxation station.

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Reviewed by Frank on 6/9/2020

I would recommend Catalin to anybody, he turned up on time to do the job and did an excellent job. He left my premises spotless after finishing the job. He also charges a reasonable rate.

We are a family run business providing a friendly and prompt service to all our customers throughout The province with over 40 years experience in roofing & driveways & all aspects of home maintenance ./ plastic facias/gutters / ect. Timber decking / All types of specialised coatings Industrial . Agricultral. Demestic Slurryseal on asphalt drives. Sealmaster for tarmacadam. Fibreglass & butyle rubber For flat Roofs supplyed & fitted. one call does it all . We also now do guttervac cleaning And Sanetiser & disinfectant spraying On & around houses yards drives stables dog kennels ect

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Reviewed by TERRY on 23/10/2020

Very quick response and quote with explanation of what was required. Painted exterior render to a good standard and no mess. thanks again

Our building company is extremely versatile. We can convert your carpets to beautiful wood or laminate flooring and bring you an up-to-date modern floor. Painting and decorating is also one of our specialities. Partitioning , kitchen and bedroom fitting furniture. We have a team of highly specialised workman who will make sure you get exactly what you want for your new or existing home. No job is too small. We are here to help. Our main priority is to make sure our customers are happy with the end result.

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Reviewed by Ferenc on 4/1/2021

These guys done an amazing job in my house with the lamainate flooring?? All i can say they are dedicated about their job, we need more tradesman like these boys, well done guys and thanks for taking on the job with such a short notice????

All aspects of landscaping work undertaken.we are a family business here to help with all your garden needs. we are honest lads doing everything we've agreed keeping you happy from start to finish. WE DONT SAY WERE THE BEST OUR CUSTOMERS DO. We are fully insured

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 20/5/2020

Rubbish

hi welcome to my company , ive been in the building trade for 15 years with a vast experince in the building and tree surgey/landscaping industry,all my work is always carried out to the highest of standards to over exceed to customer expectations

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Reviewed by Luke on 14/9/2020

The team did a great job of taking down our garden room. They worked quickly and efficiently and left the place in good shape once finished. We would recommend them.

Hello and welcome to our account . We have just joined rated people , please don’t let this put you off, we have over 30 years of experience within the kitchen industry , and also within the construction industry . If we can’t do it, we know someone who can , who will like ourselves be skilled,proffessional , and foremost trustworthy . No job too big or small , and yes we will attempt to put that square peg in that round hole . We have a can do attitude and have solutions not problems . Also pay special attention to customer requirements . Our existing customers are more than willing to speak to new clients on request , to reassure if required , many thanks hope to speak soon ??

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Reviewed by Daniel on 1/9/2020

After reviewing our options for a new Kitchen we actually went on Lee's advice for a refurbishment with some new worktops and a few other features. They also completed a full floor installation across the whole of our downstairs and did some lovely tile work in our bathroom as an additional request i made during the build. We love what we have achieved and thanks to Lee's advice saved a few thousand on the project. Lee's honesty and open approach was welcomed. He priced the job well and we are ecstatic

I am a self employed joiner based in Staffordshire/Cheshire and have 8 years experience in the the trade. I am a hard worker and good value for money. My focus is a quality finish at reasonable prices.

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Reviewed by Gary on 26/8/2020

Good job

Welcome to our profile, Commercial and Residential Refurbishment and Flooring Contractors Experienced construction company, who is able to provide customers with a wide range of exterior building construction services. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver high quality results based on the specific requirements set by our customers. We are a business run by a skilled floor layers, with over 10 years of experience in various flooring projects from residential to commercial properties. We specialise in: · Resilient flooring (Linoleum, LVT, Rubber) · Safety vinyl in wet areas · Carpets · Carpet tiles · Wooden flooring We only use the best materials to prepare the sub floor and bond the floor coverings to ensure it not only looks good but lasts long as well. Our services offer free site survey/ quotation, floor fitting with or without supplying the materials. We are proud to offer high quality services at competitive prices. Planning our time efficiently we aim to get the jobs done soon after quotation/ tender approval. We cover most of the London and Essex areas.

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Reviewed by Ayesha on 2/9/2020

Very committed, flexible and fast

I'm dedicated builder who started the business in '06 in New York City. From '12 I've moved my company here. We're specializing in all interior and exterior works. If you're looking for responsible workers with passion, worldwide experience and quality, we're the perfect choice. All our works are full guaranteed and done safe with a great precision. For more feedback please visit our partners websites or contact me directly.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 16/5/2020

Krystof and Marius were excellent. The quality of their work well exceeded our expectations. Would 100% recommend!

VAF LTD are expert domestic and commercial joinery and building contractors. We have a long tradition of producing quality building services. We offer a host of carpentry and joinery services to private and commercial clients; incorporating design, manufacturing, finishing and installation for large volume work as well as 'one off' jobs. Our carpentry services to be more precise include creating, manufacturing and fitting bespoke furniture designs to your requirements. We have a great reputation and are well known for our quality joinery work, which is also fantastic value for money and is built to last. Also we are members of the Checkatrade,and earn perfect reviews during the years.

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Reviewed by Shoaib on 22/10/2020

Very Clean Superb job Polite honest Will definitely recommend

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Wooden Decking specialists - what you need to know

Wood decking can transform your outdoor space – providing a smart, durable and easy-to-maintain surface to enjoy those (hopefully) long summer months. On the face of it, building and installing a deck might look straightforward, but it can be an involved and demanding job. To ensure your deck is fitted securely (and looks great), there’s a tried and tested approach that you’d expect an experienced professional to follow.

Your deck can be laid on an existing patio or another solid base (like tarmac or concrete). If you want to build your deck where there’s turf or soil, you’ll need to add a layer of gravel or aggregate to provide a firm base and lay paving stones on top to help provide additional support for your joists. Decks that need to run alongside a house or wall will need a plate (essentially a piece of timber designed to take the weight of the deck when it meets brickwork). Your wall plate should allow for expansion too.

The next step is the main part of this job – fixing internal joists to create the structure your deck will sit on. Formed using treated timber, internal joists provide the support for your deck and are usually spaced around 400mm apart. Once the joists are laid and a complete frame has been created, deck boards can be fitted. An experienced professional will ensure this is done without the wood splitting, and with the neat finish of countersunk holes to hide screws. Deck boards will usually be spaced around 5mm-8mm apart.

Cost of wood decking

Wood decking jobs are usually priced per square metre (sqm). Unless you’re looking for a specialist decking board (plastic or composites are available, which require less maintenance than standard timber), you can expect to pay:

  • £15-£20 per sqm for budget decking
  • £40-£60 per sqm for medium-quality decking
  • £90-£100 per sqm for premium-quality decking

How to clean wood decking

There are a number of ways to clean your wood decking, and the method you select will depend on whether you want to simply tidy up a grubby surface or prepare it to be stained and treated.

If you have access to a pressure washer, this will be the quickest and easiest way to clean your wood deck. Take care not to use too much pressure on the wood – jet washing can actually chip away and damage it. Either adjust the power, hold the nozzle far enough away from the deck, or use a dedicated decking and paving cleaning head. The latter is usually an additional accessory that clips onto your pressure washer and allows you to apply the correct pressure while cleaning a larger surface area.

Most DIY stores will also stock deck cleaner, a solution which can be painted on to wood to remove dirt, grease and stains.

Finally, the most drastic (and labour intensive) option is sanding the deck. This can be done manually or with a belt sander, but whatever you use make sure you select the right grade of paper. You may need a coarser sand paper for hand sanding and a finer paper if you plan to use a machine. The drawback of sanding is that it won’t be easy to get into the grooves of the deck board. You may be able to use a steel wire brush to clean out those hard-to-access areas.

How to maintain your wood decking

Cleaning and regularly treating your wood deck isn’t only important to help preserve the board. It keeps your deck looking pristine and (most importantly) makes it safe – free from moss and mildew that can cause it to become slippery.

Your main options when it comes to maintaining your decking are oil, stain and paint. Before applying any of these finishes, your deck must be thoroughly cleaned, and any leaves or surface dirt swept away.

Decking oils are easy to apply and offer durable weather protection. Unlike stain and paint, oils won’t crack or peel. If you’d like to retain the natural colour of your deck board, clear oils are available. It’s worth remembering that even clear oils will colour your wood slightly – the same effect as if the wood were wet.

Deck stains and paint provide a tough finish. Besides the broader range of colours and shades you can achieve, both stains and paints offer one main advantage over oils – they are available with a non-slip finish. This slightly textured or gritty effect will keep your deck safe during the wet winter months.

The qualifications your wood decking specialist needs

Your wood decking professional shouldn’t need any specific qualifications. Apprenticeships or City & Guilds qualifications are useful, but experience is the most important criteria to seek out. If your deck is to feature any electrical, heating or plumbing elements (for example, if a shed or log cabin is to sit on or near your deck), you may require your professional to hold NICEIC or Gas Safe registration.

Provided your wood deck is ground level (and not part of a balcony or elevated extension), planning permission won’t be required.

Insurance for wood decking installation

Public liability insurance will be your main ask of a professional – ensuring both you and your property are protected from any damage caused by the work. Your tradesperson may also offer a warranty on their work ­– it’s worth asking whether this is available.

Questions you should ask your wood decking professional

  • Can they show you examples of decking they have installed previously?
  • What type of timber would they use for your deck?
  • Would they recommend plastic or composite deck board instead?
  • Can they also treat the deck with oil, stain or paint as part of their service?

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