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I come from a long line of roofers and damp proofing I have vast amount of experience of roofing since I left school I deal with domestic. Commercial and industrial taking on all aspects roofing works

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Reviewed by Christine on 23/2/2022

Job posted Monday, Andy contacted me within the hour, and came to inspect damaged ridge tiles, and quote for the job the same day. Ridge tiles replaced, and inspected the remaining tiles on Wednesday. Brilliant service.

Established in the Caribbean 20 years ago, Frank Construction Services relocated to Brighton, UK in 2009. We offer a complete range of building services for domestic and commercial projects and pride ourselves in quality workmanship. Fully Insured.

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Reviewed by Wayne on 23/2/2022

Cost was maximum budgeted but he came quickly and did a good job so pleased overall

We are a family run plastering and damp proofing specialist with over 30 years in the trade. We offer all aspects of plaster and renovation work and can offer guarantees for up to 20 years.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 20/2/2021

Lee, Joe & Jamie were great. Works were of a great standard and they were all super reliable. Recommend.

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

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Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

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 Louise on 24/11/2021

ACG and sons, provided us with a much needed single story extension to our house, the quote was fair and they went above and beyond to ensure we were satisfied at every stage, when problems did occur they quickly had a suitable remedy. The size of the steels that were required were daunting for us, but ACG made the installation look easy. Would definitely use them again.

We are North London Based Building Company offering the following services: Carpentry/Joinery,Painting/Decorating,General Builduing work. Our motto is : ALWAYS AIM FOR PERFECTION

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Reviewed by samar on 20/3/2021

Zoltan was great. He took the time to design and plan with us, had a lot of patience for working out the detail... he was very clear in giving us timing brackets and delivering within that time. He loves what he does, and that is very visible in the quality of the carpentry and joinery he delivers. We would definitely recommend him to anyone as we are very happy with the results.

Hi there we are a plastering and building company We are a family run business Our aim is for customer satisfaction on every job Over 30 years exp All trades back up No job to small or big We cover Edinburgh lothians Fife Scottish Borders Kitchen & bathroom specialists the complete home improvement specialist Same day estimates Free estimates and advice

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Reviewed by Amy on 9/2/2022

Great guys, was finding it difficult in today's climate to find a builder for a small job so came to rated people and found IC plastering. Would definitely hire again and probably will do soon

Calling me to quote via Rated People is the best way to contact me for the quickest reply and best prices. If I happen to miss your call, please leave a message and I'll call you back on the same day In light of the current situation we have made a few changes to how we are now working. Quotes where possible can be given via pictures, contact can be kept to a minimum, gloves and masks can be worn during any time spent in your home and all payments can be made via bank transfer upon completion of all works. With over 20 years’ experience in the plastering trade and 8 years of Rated People positive feedback, I provide a first-class plastering service, including damp proofing and ceiling repairs. I have exceptionally high standards of workmanship, which is reflected in my 50+ positive reviews

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Reviewed by Molly on 21/2/2022

Sean did an amazing job on our house. He skimmed the house top to bottom, opened up a fire place, added new damp proof course into our living room & added two stud walls. Absolute flawless finish on all of his work & didn’t miss a spot. Our house has gone from looking like a building site to a blank canvas with silky smooth walls. He travelled to Bristol & even stayed in a hotel to make sure the storms didn’t cause delays. Couldn’t recommend him enough! Honest plasterer, reasonable prices, flawless work

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 Simon on 31/12/2021

Amazing

Dedicated to our craft. We cover all aspects of building work including: - home extentions - renovations - conversions - plumbing and heating - kitchens - roofing - all general building work

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Reviewed by Claire on 13/5/2021

Great job, lovely guy, professional job and responded very quickly.....Will definitely be using again for future jobs. Thanks James

NWBPS is a local business specialising in the plastering and building trade with over 13 years experience in the trades we offer a high end job from a patch in the wall to an extension.We are highly skilled in our field we pride ourselves on giving 100% to our customer

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Reviewed by James on 24/1/2022

Quick service, reasonable price with great communication. Couldn’t ask for better service.

Dedicated tradesmen who carry out quality assured work and will not leave until the clients are 100% satisfied with the work that's been undertaken.

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Reviewed by Sally on 8/2/2022

Marlee was very good. On time completed the task quickly and efficiently. Was friendly knowledgeable and cleaned up. I would use Marlee again and would recommend to others

With over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, we know how to deliver work that looks good and lasts. We work on properties of all shapes and sizes, commercial and domestic, turning your dreams into a reality.

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Reviewed by Sohail on 15/12/2021

What an amazing guy!, another 2 weeks and he would have become a member of our family!. You can set your clock with George, he was at our door an 8am on the dot every morning. He gave us so many different ideas which really helped us. His workmanship i, totally flawless. We know what quality looks like now. George is a loyal, honest and hardworking individual who will always be our first choice when getting work done.

hi my name is lee my company is ljb- builders can take on most jobs from roofing plumbing tileing painting and decorating damp problem's fencing kitchens plastering, I've got over 25 years experience in the building trade with good tools will do a good job for you, plus i have public liability insurance you can ask to see on your request many thanks lee from ljb- builders

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Reviewed by ramzan on 24/2/2022

Prompt at first, and it was decided to do some further work. However, the original leak wasn’t fixed and the new work has resulted in further leaks too. There was one original return to look at the problem, but after a number of chasers I’ve not heard back since.

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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.

The main focus of our company is providing our clients with the best construction solutions, environment friendly at the highest standards. We have started this company because we felt that there was a real need for a construction company that would deliver the expected result/product, not only ahead of the deadline, but havingone of the highest quality on the market. Our team had gathered specialist from various construction fields groundwork, masonry, carpentry, gas safe engineers and more) , trained in U.K. Together we are working and delivering the best services to suit your need and requirements.

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Reviewed by Gail on 29/5/2020

5 star work

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.

www.kbaconstruction.online MAKE YOUR HOUSE INTO A HOME TODAY WITH KBA CONSTRUCTION'S We are a building company with many years combined experience. working as Builder in London (UK), we help to make your house a home or property investment you can rely on.

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Reviewed by Ola on 6/2/2022

Happy with the job. Brilliant job.

PW building and roofing ltd We are a medium family run business, with 30 years experience in all building and roofing. We also do loft conversions, conservatories, windows and doors. Kitchen and bathroom. All works are carried out to a very high standard.

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Reviewed by Tony on 15/12/2021

Came the next day, job done Smashing friendly people

17 years of experience of construction industry.Educational training at Industrial High School.

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Reviewed by Abhijith on 23/1/2020

He was excellent and the only trade person who was able to confidently say that he could build this toilet and delivered it on time. Not only that he also helped us with other fittings around the house with minimal charges. He is definitely a go to person for any of our future building works

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

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Reviewed by Simon on 29/11/2021

Excellent service , fast , efficient , friendly , I will be hiring them again

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 Robert on 14/12/2021

The guys did an outstanding job with my garage conversion. A few addition were add while the job was on going which was not a problem for them. Would highly recommend, they go above and beyond, work quality is exceptional and very clear on prices and costs. Will be using them again in the future.

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)

A-S-Taylor established in 1994. specializing in drylining,plastering,demolition and alterations. we are a family run company with many years experience in all aspects of building works.profile picture and photos will be uploaded shortly.

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 27/1/2022

Aaron completed soundproofing and plastering for us. He provided a very quick service with a great standard of work. No complaints and would recommend to others. Thanks

Checked & Rated family run and trusted for over over 30 years we have a great knowledge of all plastering aspects and damp proofing specialists with hundreds of positive reviews on checkatrade and also proud members of which trustatrader Our aim has always been to give the best possible service from start to finish with the most up too date competitive prices. We work to a high standard and take great pride in our work which is very important to us. Our Services include: Damp proofing , Rising damp, Rendering, Skimming, penetrating damp, mould removal, water damaged ceilings Condensation Control Damp Investigation Damp Survey Dry Rot Treatment Mould Control Penetrating Damp Treatment Structural Water Proofing Please give our friendly team a call for all your plastering and damp proofing needs, no job to big or small. We look forward to hearing from you

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Reviewed by Ria on 27/11/2019

George is an excellent plasterer, very reliable and personable. He plastered 90% of our house which included wallpaper on the ceiling , dreadful walls overall to a mirror finish at a very reasonable amount compared to the market. I would highly recommend him.

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 Friederike on 23/1/2022

Very reliable, and excellent customer service - very happy with work and would use them again.

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

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.

An established construction company covering Hampshire and Surrey. Friendly, reliable and trustworthy tradesman. With over 11 years experience within the construction industry. All work is finished to the highest standard.

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Reviewed by Aisling on 11/1/2022

Jordan recently re finished my damaged beech worktop. He did an excellent job with minimal mess and disruption. There were some issues afterwards with the reconnected sink plumbing , but he responded really quickly and came back immediately to resolve the issue. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jordan and his work.

I'm a solid plasterer with 16 years experience from Ireland. I specialise in all systems of internal and external plastering and other works in relation to the the trade.

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Reviewed by David on 14/2/2022

Had a call within a few hours of posting. Free quote at a time that suited and job was done quickly to a high standard, exactly what we were after. Thank you!

Richard mellor Roofing - property maintenance. All Roofing & Guttering work undertaken plus work on your Home & Gardens too..

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Reviewed by Robert on 10/1/2021

JOB WELL DONE. BY R MELLOR PROPERTY SERVICES. clean and tidy very polite . highly recommended

EJ Service has 15 years of experience in painting, decorating and paint spraying. Our customers are always very satisfied with the results. We make sure our job is done to perfection!

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 11/3/2021

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Specialist in block paving tarmacadam of drive ways and patios and also include exterior house hold work finance services offered available

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Reviewed by Neil on 16/9/2021

PD Paving created a concrete patio area at the bottom of my garden. I was very happy with the work performed and would be happy to engage them again.

Hi i am a local plastering company established in 1994. I am time served and have been in the trade for 32 years I have extensive experience in all aspects of internal and external plastering damp proofing and decorative plastering as well as tiling and floor screeding

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Reviewed by Not on 18/2/2022

Genuinely lovely man, came at 8am worked hard and fast, very polite, very tidy. Nothing was too much for him. Will definitely use him again for any plastering needs..

Excellent time served Plasterer with 14years building experience all over the UK .No job to small and always to highest standard possible. Experienced with:Skimming,Boarding,Damp proofing, wall removal (Steel work), extensions, Rendering, roofing, tiling, bathroom fitting Coving,brickwork , joinery. All work is guaranteed . Give us a call for your free quotation

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Reviewed by RAY on 30/5/2021

Shaun and his team have just completed 4 weeks to completely refurbish our bungalow and we cannot praise them enough, punctual tidy and professional in every way we could not have chosen anyone better, attention to detail was incredible nothing too much trouble, and they were a pleasure to have in our home we would recommend them highly to anybody thank you Shaun, James, and James.

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 Lisa on 28/1/2022

Lovely chap, great communicator, did a great job, turned up when he said he would. Very reliable. Would recommend.

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.

I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new properties. We specialise in Garage Conversions start to finish, full renovations and all building alterations. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Fully insured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by James on 11/12/2021

Great job on a garage conversion. Clear communication throughout and went out of his way to support with additional small jobs. 100% recommend.

London Development uk ltd is our company, we have been trading for over 12 years in the construction business. - We are a fully insured company with a big portfolio of jobs completed and we are friendly and reliable on any work and business that is coming across. - We can do big jobs as new buildings or full refurbishments, basements, extensions, lofts conversions etc and also we can do small jobs as bathroom refurbishments or even smaller is always space and time for a new job. - We guarantee you that you will get the best workmanship on your job with best skills and acknowledge in the construction industry, time effective and costly effective for customers. Try our company and you will gain the benefits!!!

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Reviewed by Angela on 20/2/2021

Seriously so impressed by professionalism, work ethic, quality of work, expertise and advice when i was designing my bathroom. I really cant fault ANYTHING about Peter and his team. Very respectful with my home, they prepared the areas to limit the mess and then at the end of the job, they left the area clean and tidy. I would recommend this company to anyone, and i will definitely be using again - 5 STARS

damp proofjng business in essex and east london

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Reviewed by Salma on 2/11/2021

Steve did my internal wall Damp proofing.worked very effeciantly and was reasonable. Plus guaranteed workmanship. Well done ??? worth every penny.

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.

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

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Reviewed by Jason on 17/11/2021

Great service and fair price. Turned up on time agreed price and done the job there and then. Would definitely recommend

We are a period property restoration company. Specialised in lime pointing, brick restoration/paint removal and lime rendering. We also cover property services with our other main trades including painting and decorating, damp proofing and chimney works.

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Reviewed by Deborah on 24/11/2021

Marcus was knowledgeable about the property and what was needed. His quote was also very reasonable. We will definitely be using this company for the work we need.

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

Osborn Builders. local building company where quality and customer satisfaction is our priority.

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Reviewed by Tina on 15/12/2021

What can I say, Michael goes above and beyond when doing work for you, He is thorough, professional, So So helpful, doing more jobs for you than the original job entailed, I can not recommend this guy enough, I genuinely have not had a workman like it, and sing his praises to everyone, A genuinely nice guy who is fantastic at his trade

We are family-based firm that pride ourselves on top quality workmanship for affordable prices all our work comes with a 10 years guarantee free quotations given?

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Reviewed by James on 10/2/2022

Joseph and his lads came out promptly, gave a reasonable quote after inspecting the roof and carried out the work then and there. Quick and professional.

JDL Builders is a small local business that offers the highest standards of work at a fraction of the cost of all these big company's. we are proud that are customers can read this profile and see what we as a company stand for. CORE VALUES 1) RELIABILITY. you can always rely on JDL to meet target dates or do everything in are power to make sure we take any of ur stress away. 2)CONSISTENCY. Is key having a high standard of work.. an old man once told me ur only as good as ur last job. Employ the best and don't have the job done twice. 3) PASSION. JDL has a real passion to be the best in what we deliver. And hopefully all are reviews reflect this. and most of all HONESTY. JDL Builders will always be totally honest with you..

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Reviewed by Peter on 11/11/2021

Great, fast and professional work.

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Reviewed by Cheng on 28/6/2018

Kestutis is very professional and friendly. He refurbished my flat throughout including plumbing, plastering, painting, flooring, heating, built-in wardrobes, tiling, etc. The finish of work is perfect. We highly recommend him to all of you.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

Sweet Plastering & Carpentry is a small local business who pride themselves on carrying out a high standard of workmanship with a reputation of great customer service. We carry out all aspects of building work internal and external by qualified tradesman.

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Reviewed by PRAVIN on 1/4/2021

Very professional, punctual tried to accommodate all of our demands.

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Damp Proofing specialists - what you need to know

What is damp proofing?

Damp proofing protects your walls, flooring and ceilings from moisture or water intrusion. If damp gets into your home, it can cause unpleasant stains, and structural damage in more severe cases. You might hear terms like rising damp, penetrating damp or simply condensation mentioned – they all involve degrees of moisture penetration into a building.

Damp proof coursing essentially involves creating a waterproof layer, and the exact approach or materials used will depend on where the treatment is being applied. The first step to installing damp proofing is to identify the wall, ceiling or floor where the problem is, before drying it out to remove all residual moisture. Depending on the type of damp and the location, a damp proof membrane, injectable silicone solution or painted layer (essentially a barrier) can then be applied to keep moisture or water out.

Older buildings or those with specialist construction (such as timber-framed homes) will usually need more attention, but every structure will require some form of damp proofing. These treatments will help to prevent flaking plaster, stained walls or more serious structural degradation in the longer term. By correctly applying damp proofing, you can also preserve timber by blocking moisture and preventing outbreaks of dry and wet rot.

Cost of damp proofing

There are a number of causes for damp issues, and often one of the trickiest pieces in the puzzle is finding out which location (or locations) water or moisture is entering the building from. As the reasons can be wide-ranging, the costs to resolve damp issues can likewise vary significantly.

Excavating a soil layer to help a damp proof course do its job can be one solution. Fees for this type of work typically range from £200 up to £2,000 (if an existing garden, driveway or patio needs to be removed and then reinstalled).

For buildings that don’t have any existing damp proof treatment in place (or those where the current coursing is damaged or defective), installing a new membrane or injecting a silicone solution can cost from £300 (for a single wall) up to many thousands of pounds for an entire home.   

How to damp proof your home

The damp proofing treatment your tradesperson recommends will depend on the cause of damp in your home. A minor damp problem may be simple enough to remedy – fixing a broken roof tile, replacing guttering or just applying a specialist stain blocking paint.

But more intensive damp proofing will require your tradesperson to first locate the leak or other issue that’s creating the problem, so the appropriate solution can be installed. In situations where the ground level has risen above the damp proof coursing, soil excavations can solve the issue. Here it may be necessary to bring ground levels down to 15cm below the damp proofing.

Installing a damp proof membrane to a floor or wall is another common method of protecting against potentially damaging moisture entering your home. Damp proof membranes are typically polythene or plastic sheeting which prevent warm air meeting cold air inside your home, causing condensation, as well as blocking out rising damp from entering.

Damp proof membranes must be fitted underneath insulation material. It’s also important to make sure the membrane is carefully sealed and all joints and staple holes are covered. Where membranes aren’t possible, or cost effective, walls can also be damp proofed by drilling holes and then injecting a special silicone solution.

What causes damp?

One of the main reasons for damp in a home is the lack of a damp proofing course or a broken membrane, leaving you without protection from moisture. However, damp can arrive in your home for a number of reasons.

  • Plumbing – leaking internal pipes, even if it’s just small drops, can create wet patches over time. If the moisture doesn’t dry or drain away, eventually the affected wall, ceiling or floor will become saturated and damp will spread to surrounding areas.
  • Leaking gutters or downpipes – water spilling out of guttering, or seeping through cracks in downpipes might seem innocent enough, but splatter onto window sills or trickling water down onto exterior brickwork can cause water to accumulate and penetrate into internal walls or ceilings.
  • Holes in roofing or cracked chimney stacks – it might sound obvious, but it can be easily overlooked: damp on a ceiling or internal wall is often the sign of a broken roof tile or a cracked chimney stack. Rain will find its way through the tightest of spaces, and if the moisture doesn’t dry out it can cause a damp problem that will need addressing.
  • Moss and vegetation – moss on roofing and climbing plants on walls can soak up water to prevent surfaces from drying, as well as forcing water away from intended drainage points (like guttering and downpipes). Keep your roof and your walls clean and you’ll reduce your chance of encountering damp issues.

The qualifications your damp proofing specialist needs

Unlike some of the more common trades, damp proofing experts won’t necessarily need to hold a qualification or formal accreditation. The most valuable quality for a damp proofing specialist will be experience – for two reasons.

Firstly, the more experience they have, the more knowledge they can call upon to not only find the cause of your damp problem, but also the most effective way to resolve it. And secondly, it should mean they are able to provide a number of references from previous customers to prove their capability.   

Insurance for damp proofing

Damp proofing treatments may require extensive work to be conducted within your home, so it’s wise (even before an initial inspection of the damp issue takes place) to make sure whoever you hire has full public liability insurance.

It’s also worth investigating whether you may be eligible for grants towards your damp proofing work. For some properties in certain areas, government contributions may be available for work that improves a building’s energy efficiency.

Questions you should ask your damp proofing specialist

  • Are they specialists in damp proofing, rather than general building?
  • Can they provide examples of previous damp issues they have solved that are similar to your scenario?
  • Do they provide a warranty on their damp proofing work?
  • For the damp proofing of walls, would they recommend silicone injection or installing a membrane (and why)?

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I just bought a property that has signs of dump & salt. I need a specialist to come and diagnose and offer solutions

damp course

we think we have got damp so we was wounding if someone could come and have a look please

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Need a specialist to come and have a look at a front room wall that is damp, and to make the wall good after, and paint the room when all repaired.

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A damp patch has appeared on an internal wall

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One corner of the house can have problems with mould. I need to know if there is a problem with the damp proof course or if the guttering needs to be...

back porch/ old coal cellar....

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