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Drayton tree care are a local, professional aborist (tree surgery) company based in Cambridgeshire, offering a wide range of tree care maintenance to both residential & commercial clients. ? Our team of qualified & fully insured tree surgeons & highly skilled groundsmen provide a high quality, reliable service including 24-hour emergency cover Projects of any size undertaken from pruning to felling & include full risk assessment, to ensure work is carried out safely & to the satisfaction of our clients. I’m addition to these services we also offer all fencing services to an extremely high standard.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/2/2020

Ben of Drayton Tree Care arrived on time and quoted a fair price, The work was done on time and well. The garden was left very tidy. I would happily recommend him.

Family run business. Services include grass cutting, hedge cutting, weeding, planting. Garden clearance and maintenance. Landscaping, brickwork, decking and fencing. Turfing and lawn treatments.

Bristol House Extensions is a family owned business. Our workforce is fully qualified and experienced at working in domestic and commercial properties and carries out work for our customer, customer satisfaction is our main priority.

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Reviewed by Anne on 12/2/2022

Was given 10 year guarantee but repair work not done- a top stone that came off less than a year after wall was built. Have been asking since October 2021 first it to be fixed (it is now Feb 2022) and just getting strung along. Would not recommend. Dishonest

Dear Customers, due to COVID-19 we add additional precautions, we are still helping with safty service, So if you need professional people who will take care of your home, offices, retail property, hotel, restaurant, pub, leisure facilities, apartment blocks or refurbishment project? We always with satisfied clients, always on time, always to advise and help with clear and good prices. We're on the market for almost 10 years, learning new things, maintaining the highest quality standard and building a base of regular satisfied customers, If you need more information about us, we are ready to help and answer your questions.

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Reviewed by Brian on 17/3/2020

These guys are superb, Thomas did a brilliant job and I'd have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone. Thank you Matt too, you're a true gent and I wish you all the best.

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.

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Reviewed by Linda on 8/4/2022

Excellent job. Clean and professional

Busby's Landscapes are the full package from the design table to the final finish. With a wealth of experience and knowledge of design, landscaping and maintenance, our craftsmen have been in the trade for over 15 years. Professional and friendly service.

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Reviewed by Sue on 27/1/2022

These guys are the absolute best. They were so tidy and polite, I couldn’t ask for nicer people to do work for me. The finished article is superb and I would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending them to friends and family - they really have earned their 5 star rating

Welcome to Local Luke's landscaping that provides a landscaping service for over 5 years based in South West London. We have just joined Rated People, so offering a 10% discount on all work. For more recent reviews please search my name : Local Lukes landscaping and can find on google, Facebook, my builder and bark. We specialize in garden design, fencing, lawn care, cabin builds and artificial grass. Customers rely on us to build, design, maintain and enhance the exterior appearances of their homes. Our unparalleled knowledge and technical capabilities allow us to change a typical everyday look into a completely unique design Thanks for reading and speak soon Luke

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Reviewed by Ashleigh on 14/1/2021

What a great building app this is. I was able to find a landscaper quickly in my area. Highly recommended

Welcome!   We love gardens and the beauty they bring to your surroundings, however, gardens require work which we understand you may not have the time to invest.  This is where we can help.   Our family run business offers reliable, friendly and affordable garden services which will make the most of your garden and outdoor space.  We carry out the work enabling you to simply enjoy the pleasure of a well maintained garden. What we offer Whether your garden is small or large, simply needs mowing or a complete overhaul, we can assist to ensure you get the most from your garden.  Here are just some of the services we offer: Clearing overgrown gardens, tidying, managing shrubs   One off garden clearance Regular maintenance Lawn care Flowerbeds,  Containers & Baskets Hedge Care Decorative Coverings Wood protection Fencing Patio & Drive Maintenance Overall care for your garden including planting, pruning, weeding and mowing   Regular mowing, aerating, feeding and scarifying to maintain and improve your lawn   Creating raised beds, digging new borders and care for existing flowerbeds including planting, weeding and pruning    Trimming, reducing or planting new hedges   We can provide and install gravel, slate, bark or pebble to compliment or transform the look of your garden   Care for fencing, decking, sheds and other wooden garden features to enhance their look and provide weather protection   We repair and install new fences, or can simply replace panels or posts to your requirements   Pressure washing and weeding to maintain a quality appearance

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Reviewed by Lynne on 12/4/2022

Still waiting for him to turn up and give a quote.

I am a small company and i carry out a variety of work from garden maintenance grass cutting Hedge cutting Strimming . i carry out landscape works aswell big or small jobs .I Am a city of Guids Brick Layer so carry out small Building works to Garden walls Boundary walls small Extensions. also general Handyman services

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Reviewed by Dylan on 22/4/2022

Did a great job on a small jungle. A friendly professional

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

Hi there, I am J Smith Landscapes Ltd offering sevices form a wide range all my work is guarenteed and done to a very high standard. I am new to this builders site but I have account on bark which has a very good number of 5* reviews on. I am looking forward to hear off you.

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Reviewed by Kathy on 9/4/2022

Jack and Ryan came and removed a full tree and half of another today in the rain they never stopped it took them 4 hours in total which was amazing n so quick they are both very polite respectful and very professional there is no mess as they cleared all the tree away they even chopped up some wood for my wood burner I would highly recommend them ????

I have many years of experience in renovating , construction works. high standard of work, fast, clean.

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Reviewed by Peter on 15/2/2022

Karol was outstanding - fast work - great quality - left the place cleaner than when he started - polite - approachable - will definitely be using him for all sorts of jobs. Very highly recommend - best trades person I’ve found on this app!

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.

Dovetail Building has been established for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the building trade. From plumbing to joinery you can be assured of a first class service at a competitive price.

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Reviewed by DOT on 28/4/2022

David carried out the repairs to my tap and radiator very efficiently as it turned out to be a bigger job than first thought but he was able to deal with that.

We are a well established family business with many years experience within the home maintenance industry. We pride ourselves on being, friendly, trustworthy and reliable, leaving every job to a high standard at an affordable price. Read our ratings they speak for themselves.

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Reviewed by Janine on 24/4/2022

Excellent, swift service! Jo helped source a replacement tap and it was picked up to do the job next morning. Arek arrived when said and good job done. Thank you team

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

Painter and Decorator Located in the South West, i have been painting and decorating now for over 30yrs,specialities include new builds,start to finish and making good on older properties.External work and internal work,no job to big or small.i have painted many public houses,hotels to a high standard.I also have a lot of call backs off customers i have done work for,which is very pleasing.I guarantee my work is to a high standard.I have also now moved into the domestic and commercial cleaning side,again,all work is to a high standard.

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Reviewed by Roger on 14/5/2022

Five stars from me. A wonderful job of painting, cleaning gutters, facia boards and everything in-between of my bungalow by a very hard working team. You supply the tea and coffee and they don't stop. Lots of experience and I'm very grateful for repairs done along the way.

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

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Reviewed by James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

We are a small family run business that offer Carpentry and joinery services in and around Oxfordshire. We have been running for around twelve years and have completed a variety of building tasks such as extensions, kitchen fitting and also 1st and 2nd fix Carpentry. We strive on having a great reputation and completed work to a very high standard!

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Reviewed by Krystina on 26/2/2022

Not happy, an expensive mistake. Finding lots of issues that need rectifying.

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..

Are you in need of a quality construction service to work throughout your home or business? Looking for some remodeling/renovation, door frame repairsor change, flooring laid, kitchen units constructed and installed? As qualified joiners based in the local area we have a wealth of experience working across a selection of different properties fitting and constructing quality work. At V & H Joinery, our skills are diverse and can be turned to an exceptional range of repairs and home renovation.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 31/1/2022

Thank you

We are a family run landscape gardening business , with 19 years of experience . Ranging from garden tidy ups to regular weekly / fortnightly monthly to suit your needs we also are a well established grounds maintenance company. no job is to small

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Reviewed by James on 10/2/2022

Great job, easy to deal with and fixed my broken fence within a few days of quoting. Will use roger again!

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.

I am a fully qualified Carpenter/Joiner with City & Guilds qualification after completing a 5 year apprenticeship and have over 35 years experience covering all aspects of carpentry. I give a reliable and professional service and friendly advice.

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Reviewed by Annette on 23/2/2022

Sidney was really great, he had to redo a lot of work not done properly by the previous builder, also from Rated People. I have had to pay out twice for the job to be finished. Sidney tuned the job around and put the flat forward towards letting.

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!

KCL Design is a company striving for quality and customer satisfaction. The use of new innovative methods allows us to be creative and give advice to our customers, suitable for all joinery situations. We specialise in: Carpentry: Bespoke Kitchen fitting Bespoke Furniture fitting Internal and External wood doors Wardrobes Hardwood flooring Landscaping: Decking Sheds

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Reviewed by Cassius on 19/5/2022

Very efficient. Helpful and polite, very happy with his work looking forward to future work

high quality work ... and serioziti about my work

J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

Greens builders and home maintenance

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Reviewed by dennis on 4/7/2021

Top quality and service

I have worked as a handyman for 4 and a half years and I am also a carpenter by trade, also have a range of power tools in are inventory. Happy to get your job done no matter the size small or big we will have it done efficiently and promptly

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Reviewed by Tom on 18/5/2022

Karim was punctual, very easy to chat with via message and very friendly. Open and reasonable about costs and materials and did a very nice job wallpapering our hallway.

We are Commercial and Domestic glazing contractors covering all of Northern Ireland. We provide a 24hr boarding and securing service. We also carryout all types of joinery and minor building works up to 15k.

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Reviewed by Shauna on 11/3/2022

John replied to my advertisement very quickly. He arranged a home visit. Gave me a quote. We agreed on cost and he said he would be in contact with me within 1 week. He call me back a few days later to say he was ready to complete the job. John was very efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend John’s services

TCL building and landscapes, friendly proffesianal service

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Reviewed by Vic on 17/3/2022

Fast helpful and tidy. Good job, will use again. Thanks

I am very serious worker and many years to be. Big team to make any thing to do Free quote for the all my costumer

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Reviewed by Clare on 12/5/2022

I was so impressed by Sorin & his team. From first meeting Sorin gave me confidence that he’d do a good job & he certainly didn’t disappoint. The team worked super hard, were very friendly, polite & respectful. They really made sure everything was done well, nothing was too much trouble & the end result is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much to all the team!

Thank you for checking our profile. We are Dani and Robert and we have been working together for more then 4 years. We cover anything from carpentry,joinery,tiling ,painting and much more .Please drop as a message. We will be more than happy to help.

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Reviewed by Paul & Sarah on 10/3/2022

Daniel did a fantastic job of tiling our kitchen. He took extra effort to provide all the materials which saved us a lot of time. Daniel was really professional and it was a pleasure to meet him. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and would contact him again in a flash if we had another job for him to do.

Hello All, Here at Carin's Support Services we offer a great variety of services. We have multiple teams out of hardworking individuals offering different services from waste removal (fully licensed) and garden clearances to landscape & garden design driveways and patio’s. Here at Carin's we also run a jet washing service team for both domestic & Commercial clients. We are a family run business and take pride in all our work to ensure it is finished to a high standard,. Carin's Support Services are fully insured with excellent references upon request. We supply all materials from local companies. All our landscaping jobs come with the option of a free digital garden design so you can really see it is going to look like. Our friendly team are here to listen to your requirements and offer advice on how to get the maximum out of your garden. All quotes for landscaping, waste clearance and jetwashing are free and non obligation. Thank you for taking the time to read and we look forward to hearing from you. Stay Safe All Carin's Support Services

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Reviewed by Rose on 10/5/2022

We're thrilled with the work Carl and his team have done. It was a big job and from the get-go the communication was great, all the guys were an absolute pleasure to have around and they worked very hard and long hours to get the job done. The fencing looks fantastic, so smart, and all the neighbours are very impressed!

Artisan Builders are a small company who have been trading for over 30 years around the Essex and Cambridgeshire area. We have a wealth of experience with a range of building works and trades. We aim to provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

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Reviewed by Lynda on 2/4/2014

First Class Company. We found Trevor and his people very courteous and friendly and they are most reliable.We are very satisfied with the work carried out.

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.

Here At P.D.M We Aim To Provide The Best And Most Competitive Services. Although As A Company We Are New, We Boast 30+ Years In The Industry. Our Prices Are Competitive But Also Fair For The Quality Of Work Provided. Unlike Many We Offer Night Shifts For Those Needing Our Services For Commercial Jobs Such as Schools , Gyms , Garages Etc To Prevent Hold Up On Work And Targets. We Can Also Offer The Same Shift Pattern For Those Looking To Sell Or Rent Properties Out And Are Working On A Tight Schedule. P.D.M (Painting, Decorating & More) The ‘& More’ Stands For The Added Services We Have To Offer. We Can Take On Jobs That Require Multiple Services, Please Get In Touch Today.

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Reviewed by Andy on 4/4/2022

Quick to respond to initial post and was efficient with their quote. The work was done professionally to a higher standard and we are really pleased with the results. They were happy to answer questions in the build up to the job and throughout the time they were here. Would definitely consider for future work and happily recommend to anyone

Garth Builders Ltd. for building and roofing services Building and roofing contractors provide a range of domestic and commercial building services. But we are not your average building and roofing contractor. Call us for a building or roofing service. We might just surprise you. We can undertake all kinds of building and roofing works. Building and roofing services are also known to charge exorbitant prices. However, our aim is to provide all customers with affordable building and roofing services. So if you are a homeowner or a commercial enterprise who needs a building or roofing work done, we are the company to call. We also work for the local authority so we understand the necessity of doing a good job. We are are fully compliant with safety and health regulations. Why Garth Builders Ltd. for these services? For more than 40 years, we’ve become a trusted and established name in building and roofing work around the city and nearby places. Rest assured we can meet your building and roofing needs with our safe work systems, use of superior materials and quality workmanship. We have the skills, expertise and the knowledge to work on any type of building and roofing project. We are always investing in and embracing new techniques so we are up to date with recent advancements in products and services. It also means we can provide a range of building and roofing services, all of which can meet your specific requirements. We also accept insurance for our building and roofing work, so please call us for the details. Our aim is to achieve great results and to ensure our customers requirements are reached with efficiency. Contact Garth Builders Ltd. today Thanks to our attention to detail and quality workmanship, we have a number of customers who rely on us for their building and roofing requirements. For any building or roofing work in this city, depend on Garth Builders to deliver quality services at very competitive rates. You can take our word for it. The services we offer are as follows All types of building works undertaken Extensions Conservatories All types of ground works Drainage Joinery works Plastering Flagging Roofing repairs Re-roofs Windows doors Pointing Dry verge systems Fascias & soffits All types of guttering works

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Reviewed by Pat on 24/1/2022

Excellent job. Friendly and helpful. Although items in the hall had to be moved it was all put back, even swept up and left the place clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

straight to the point

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Reviewed by Mahbubul on 11/1/2022

Really good service and very friendly. Went above and beyond with this job.

We are a family business that take pride in every job we do we are reliable and fully insured

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Reviewed by Warren on 25/4/2022

Good fast communication

Family run business with over 25 years experience. We provide outstanding services and amazing value to our customers. We work together across boundaries to meet needs.

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Reviewed by Paul on 11/5/2022

A very hard working team who were all very polite and courteous, would highly recommend very pleased with the results

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.

16 years experience in wood trades. Starting as a workshop machinist, following that spent some years doing first and second fix carpentry. After that did a foundation in furniture making for two years. Since I have been doing anything from high end bespoke fitted furniture to complete refurbishments.

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Reviewed by Catherine on 7/11/2021

Patrick did a great job. He was professional, responded quickly, and did a really good job of repairing some old fitted cupboards in my house. Thanks Patrick!

Here at BBtrades we specialise in gas installation and bathroom renovation. Our team of professionals have over 50 years of experience and ensure top quality results. Check out or Facebook page @BBtrades for photos and reviews of our work.

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Reviewed by Chris on 29/4/2022

Did the job quickly and to a high standard

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

family business for over 25-year a quality job for an affordable price

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Reviewed by Ian on 26/1/2022

No one has the courtesy to even reply

Building for your comfort!

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Reviewed by Phebe on 20/5/2022

Great job done on my garden. Punctual and very professional service. I will happily recommend and use again. Thanks Andrei

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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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hi I had a patio done last week. as a cheap option to bricks they dis part of the stairs with treated wood now a few days later I really don't...

35 square meters of raised...

35 square meters of raised decking

Renew joists for timber...

The area of the timber deck is 2.350m x 5.470m. The timber decking is sound but the joists supporting the deck have some wet rot in a number of areas,...

Build 1no. 2m x 3.2m x 0.4m...

Build 1no. 2m x 3.2m x 0.4m ramps • 3x2 timber framework will be clad to top and sides in 18mm Ply • Top of ramp and top and front face of step will...

Job to be completed, I need to...

Job to be completed, I need to do floor board repair/ replacement. Thanks.

Fix nosy floorboards in in...

Fix nosy floorboards in in bedroom

Within 3 days, laminate...

Within 3 days, laminate flooring required laying in sitting room, underlay and flooring purchased. Also room prepped ready for flooring.

need decking done

need decking done in SE26 area.

Wooden balcony

To put in place a raised wooden platform or balcony with railings and steps into rear courtyard from double patio doors. Planning in place. Plans...

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