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My name is Stuart White I am the proprietor of PREMIER DECORATING SERVICES . I Have been Plastering , Painting and Decorating for 9 yrs now , we only accept 100% customer satisfaction ,I am very clean ,hard working professional , you won't b disappointed

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Reviewed by CHERYL on 18/2/2020

Premier Decorators completely replastered my horrible Artex ceilings throughout the house. They did a brilliant job and nothing was too much trouble for them. I will certainly be using them 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 Jessica on 15/2/2022

Dan did a great job on repairing our front wall and building a new gatepost including helping me work out what would look best. He kept me updated on progress with the project and did the work within the estimated time and for the amount quoted. I was really pleased with the quality of Dan's work and have already asked him to quote for another job.

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

RS plastering has been trading for 33 years and I have experience in all aspects of internal plastering and external render work. All work is undertaken by myself and punctuality and cleanliness is of utmost importance to my clients. Unable to upload photos... I have contacted rated people regarding this

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Reviewed by Lee on 1/11/2021

Great price and job done on schedule as agreed. Great work too.

20 years of experience in all aspects of plastering/rendering - Traditional flat render - Pebble dashing - Tyrolean - Dry lining - Skimming - Reskim over artex - Coving - k rend coloured renders Clean and reliable honest tradesmen

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Reviewed by Kenny on 10/2/2022

Asked Leon to render the top of the house, and he's done a excellent job, wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anybody, couldn't fault a thing, honestly brilliant job. Thanks again, Leon, Roy and Mark. Kenny L39

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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 .

Alfa Consturation london limited is a registered home improvement company offering huge range of services from extension to loft conversion with highest standards. We take great pride in our reputation for superior client satisfaction. We strive to satisfy owners and consistently deliver projects on time, within budget and to a high standard of quality. Our business has always been renowned for excellence in craftsmanship and we continue that focus today. Our services include design and build extensions, loft conversions, kitchens and bathrooms, and all aspects of building work. All our work is insured and Guaranteed. We provide one year maintenance and 10 YEARS structure Guarantee to all our clients. We are so proud that the majority of our work comes through referrals, which is a testament to our company and our commitment to offer the best workmanship. Why choose us? . We provide architecture drawings, plannings and structure calculation services · Free Quotation · Local reference available · Fixed price, No Hidden Charges · Professional Service, Speedy Build, Highest Standards · Single Point Contact from start to finish · Full Building Control Approval guaranteed Contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

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Reviewed by Ihor on 1/6/2021

Perfect job all good

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Reviewed by Jeewan on 11/2/2021

Good team, very good, helpful, courteous. I was very happy about the way they left the place, Clean and tidy. I would recommend them to anybody because of their high standard work. Thanks Nazim.

Level 3 qualified plasterer of 17 yrs have experience in all aspects of plastering commercial and domestic Get in touch fir free advice and quotes

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Reviewed by John on 27/11/2019

I would recommend Lee. He removed some kitchen tiles and replastered the area. He did a great job at a good price. Communication was good and they protected the carpets and worksurfaces while they worked and cleaned up really well when they had finished.

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!

DKL property services Ltd are a family run company, based in the home counties. We provide our customers with the complete property improvement package. Together with trusted trades persons and partners we have built up many years of experience, and we always provide a professional and reliable service.

All aspects of plastering Years experience Competitive honest prices References given if asked — Check out my pages LT Plastering Services / Facebook @ltplastering_ / Instagram

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Reviewed by Lizzy on 25/5/2021

Lee did a great job, reasonably priced and reliable. Will be calling on him again for future jobs

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

Ashford SolutionsGroup is a family run business established in 2012. We pride oursleves on value for money and quality of work. This reflects on being able to provide my customers with a two year guarantee for the internal plastering work underwritten by British gypsum. British Gypsum and the main maker of plaster in the uk who have inderpendently assed my work. Our services we provide are as follows. Plastering. Internal plastering, skimming over artex, overboarding, internal solid walls, magnetic walls, performance plasterers. External- rendering sand and cement, coloured render systems Painting and decorating. Wall paper stripping, internal and external painting, gloss work, We provide free quotes and advice on all out work. We also indertake Insurance work. We look forward to hearing from you. Paul Reynolds

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Reviewed by Robert on 9/3/2021

Paul turned out to be a great find. Very professional, COVID safe and did a fantastic job covering dated Artex in the whole property. Accommodated a short notice addition to the job. No issues recommending or using again in the future. Great work.

We are a family run building company, we cover a wide range of works from joinery , building, landscaping and maintenance, We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional ability to adapt to each of are customers needs Thank you ,,and hope to help you with your job whatever the size big or small

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Reviewed by Mark on 20/2/2022

Raymond was very quick to respond and extremely helpful, will use again

Hi my names Tom, I have a team of 4 highly skilled decorators who are available to complete your decorating requirements to a very high standard. We cover Hampshire and surrounding areas in all aspects of decorating works and we use dustless sanding system to eliminate up to 95% of dust which means keeping your homes/business premises clean and tidy. I guarantee all my work is of a high standard and always only a phone call away if any problems/queries arise.

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Reviewed by Colleen on 7/12/2021

Tom kept in touch well until the job was completed as due to illness the job took a little longer than expected.

PT Plastering offers a clean and reliable service with very competitive rates and FIVE STAR ratings. With over 13 years experience our services include plaster over artex, coving, dry lining, rendering. All work to a high standard with a smooth finish.

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Reviewed by Karen on 26/1/2022

Fabulous job; professional; went that bit extra ; a really terrific team ; would recommend them to everyone who needs a plastering job; highly recommend;

At Premier Plastering Services we bring you all our work at a very high standard with hard working honest Scottish tradesmen

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Reviewed by James on 15/11/2020

Disappointed that they indicated interest then did not respond.

We at K&M property maintenance are a growing business covering all types of roofing and roughcasting work from repairs to full replacements , from driveways to building work We Have it covered we are fully insured and all work comes with a guarantee .

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Reviewed by Elaine on 9/11/2021

Came out quickly to do an estimate, which was emailed to me that day. Work was carried out efficiently and neatly and all rubbish was cleared up. Would definitely use them again.

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)

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

hi, my name is Anthony from aberslate building 20years experience on all work from full re,roof to miner repairs cement point work harling walls build or repair paving and so on. we have many years experience of working in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas. We are proud to boast that the business provides a thorough and professional service and are fully committed to total customer satisfaction. The company is covered with Liability Insurance and will guarantee that all of their work will be completed to the highest quality and standard, in compliance with the most up-to-date Building and Health and Safety Regulations.

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Reviewed by Gareth on 3/12/2021

Turned up quickly to quote and was able to carry out the work earlier than expected after the strong winds in Aberdeenshire at the end of November 2021 caused damage to my house roof ridge tiles.

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.

We are a family owned roofing and building company with 25 plus years of experience in the trade We specialise in all roofing work from a loose tile to complete renewal please have a read through our ratings to se customer satisfaction

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2021

When KR closely examined our roof it was in much worse condition than anticipated. This is a converted church. The roof is 170 years old, large and steep and misaligned because of a past partial collapse. We decided to strip the roof back to the rafters, and tile it. As work progressed we found supplementary rafters need to be added to fix shape and decay. Nelson and Andrew informed us of issues and agreed resolutions. A big, difficult job well executed. The end result - superb. Highly recommend.

We are fully compliant with BS7671 & are guided by IET regulations to ensure we deliver the most accurate & up-to-date information possible. We follow all electrical safety regulations. Outstanding knowledge of commercial & residenstial installations.

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Reviewed by Debbie on 9/2/2022

The lights in all our rooms except the kitchen, wouldn’t come on straight away, were erratic, so we needed to have them looked at. We also needed our old fuse box replaced with a modern one. They were absolutely amazing and showed up very promptly. Felix dealt with the lights, while his colleague replaced the fuse box. Both guys were extremely polite and worked steadily. Felix also put trunking on loose wiring for our landing light. Will definitely be hiring them again in future, thoroughly recommended.

East Anglian Services Ltd have been trading in the building industry since 1990 and has been the family trade for over 30 years, we are a family run company that combines both new and old techniques to form a superior level of bespoke construction skills. Throughout the years we have undertaken every aspect of construction across Norfolk. Our unique skills and elite project management services provide customers with a complete package, we provide fully detailed quotations listing every detail of the work to be undertaken, we also work consistently to one project at a time assuring our dedication to each customer. We guarantee all our work to the highest standard and work with a reputable group of trusted tradesmen to achieve our known expert status, we possess a generous list of former customers that would be more than happy to provide detailed references for potential customers within the future. We offer a free consultation and estimating service. So if you’re looking for an established, local and reliable Building Contractor to take on your dream project or just need a small job completed get in touch. From new builds and extensions to garage or loft conversions, including kitchens, bathrooms and much more.

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Reviewed by Ernie on 17/9/2020

Superb workmanship , cleanliness and value . Came in on budget and timescale and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. A big thank you to Andrew and his team !

Welcome to Lockie's Brick Restoration. We are a family run business offering our expert services in Brick cleaning and pointing. We specialise in period properties restoring Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian brickwork. We use meticulous techniques along with lime mortar mixes ensuring we always keep your refurbishment in line with the age and character of your property. Some other services we offer are render and pebble dash removal, paint and graffitti removal, exterior painting and stone/brick repairs. We also pressure wash exterior surfaces such as patios, decking, roof tiles, gutters, forecourts etc. If you have a tired looking exterior or a weathered period property, rest assured we can bring it back to life. We are skilled within the industry and offer competitive pricing, we take great pride in our service and workmanship! All jobs undertaken, no job is too big or small for Lockie's Contact us for a free inspection and quote. Thank you!

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Reviewed by MICHAEL on 6/11/2021

Lockie's were really helpful. Charis gave a prompt response to my enquiry and within a short time Stephen had visited the site to check what was required. The work commenced shortly afterwards, the job was well done and was completed quickly. I was very impressed and I will use Lockie's again. I can thoroughly recommend them as reliable and carrying out what they need to do with no problems at all.

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

Bramhill construction is a privately owned building company with over 20 years experience. Fully qualified, insured and registered members CSCS. Cob, Lime and Stone Laying, Eco Buildings, Barn Conversions / Extensions, Re-pointing Listed Buildings, ...

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Reviewed by Adrian on 15/4/2020

Worked well for me, recomend.

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.

Team of builders who are willing to take any project from tap replacement to house building. Give Quote for insurance . External the wall painting. no for waste time Thanks & greetings from Kris

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Reviewed by Mark on 10/10/2021

Came out over the weekend to carry out emergency repairs. Very pleased with his work and would highly recommend

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.

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.

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

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Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

First Renderers is proud to be a family business, with quality expertise and experience. We have done jobs for celebrities like George Clarke and John Terry as well as the Tv show Grand Designs so you can be certain that our focus is Quality, Hardwork & Ultimately Customer Satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Lucas on 31/1/2022

Disappointed - Kas didn't return to fix the roof tile the men broke during works and front porch was left with mess from the rendering.

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.

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.

We believe superb installation is key to finishing your kitchen & Renovation to the highest standard possible We cover following areas: - Sheffield - Rotherham - Doncaster - Chesterfield - and more . ? Full House Renovation ? Small extension ? Garage Conversion ?Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation ? Garden work ? and much more.. Kitchen Dry fitting: Kitchen “dry fit” refers to a stage in kitchen installation where the kitchen is installed to a certain level of readiness for the complete installation. This might include worktop or backsplash and even installation of appliances but does not include plumbing, wiring, gas or other services connection and relevant certification. Our Team have full project capability and will be happy to quote for any electrical work, plumbing, gas, tiling or plastering you may need. Kitchen furniture installation usually takes around 3-6 days, during this time our team will be on hand should you have any questions. Completed Kitchen Installation & full house renovation Complete is a fully comprehensive service that we offer to our customers. The service includes any preliminary preparation for the installation of the kitchen, provision of services according to design such as plumbing, electrical wiring, gas, and wastewater services. Installation of appliances and certification. We can also take care of any preconditions that might stand on the way of your kitchen installation, such as making good of walls, provision of a reinforced structure where necessary( hanging wall units, suspended units such as extractor hoods, etc.) ceilings and floors. References available.   Please get in touch for a great reliable and professional service

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Reviewed by Dave on 30/12/2020

Andrea did an excellent job in installing brand new kitchen units into our utility room/garage. His workmanship, attention to detail and work ethic is second to none. On top of that we was extremely competitively priced and completed all work half a day ahead of schedule and he did a great job tidying up before he left. This guy is top notch??

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Reviewed by David on 22/7/2021

A tidy and excellent tradesmen Called and looked at the job, gave me a competitive price, gave a date and time and completed the job on that date. Would recommend for any plastering job big or small You would be well satisfied David

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

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Reviewed by Heather on 5/2/2022

Great job very tidy workers Noel and Luke. My daughter is now getting them to do a job for her. Would definitely recommend Wally and his team.

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.

As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

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Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

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 Richard on 3/2/2022

Very happy with the service received. worked to our schedule and carried out the work efficiently and to a high standard. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend

Mira Refurbishments offer highly experienced trade professionals,all with a minimum of 10 years experience in their respective trade. All tradesmen have experience of working on projects of various sizes and complexity.I'm to provide the highest quality work at minimum cost.

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Reviewed by benjamin on 7/9/2020

Great work and communications, recommended!

Here at sterling paving & landscaping solutions we are a trusted professional company with a great reputation to uphold.and have over 20 years experience in the trade.

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Reviewed by Colin on 16/4/2020

Sean did an excellent job. Although his quote was slightly more than others we were impressed by him and he did everything he promised. The finished work has already received compliments from neighbours, He was very reliable and did everything he could to complete the job to our satisfaction. He was a good communicator and kept us informed at every stage of the project. We are very pleased with the completed wall, mono blocking and driveway. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sean.

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.

M&C builders. We have over 20 years plastering and roofing experience,nvq level3 plastering, nvq level 3 painting and decorating and nvq level 2 roofing..All building/renovation work undertaken. Full public liability insurance. All work guaranteed.

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Reviewed by Michele on 30/7/2020

We wanted a section of decking raised and two nice guys responded promptly - but.... They quoted for the job but once finished they said it was just the labour charge, it was more than double the quote and they spent lots of time at the builders merchant. They used over a thousand screws and used untreated wood around the skirt. They are NOT skilled at working with wood - the quality of cutting and joints is atrocious, so much so we have had to pay for remedial work. Would not recommend for decking.

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

I have over 10 years experience as a plasterer,trained and worked for Taylor Wimpey, Persimmion Homes, I used to have lots of private clients as well.I`m fully qualified and have our NVQ level 2 in all aspects of plastering. I have alIso CSCS card.

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Reviewed by Steven on 9/2/2022

Prompt quote and very helpful

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External Rendering specialists - what you need to know

There are few building services that have such an instant and striking impact on the look of your home as rendering external walls. Even the most dated of facades can be revamped and modernised in a matter of days with a smart, newly-rendered finish.

Any home can be rendered, but you (and your rendering professional) will need to bear in mind a few factors before applying the new surface. First, look at the existing substrate – the material that your render will sit on top of. Does that substrate provide enough adhesion to render onto?

Next, have a think about the type of finish you’re looking for. Different types of render offer specific styles. Some are traditional, others are more contemporary. It’s usually a good idea not to “force” a style on your home by trying to make a modern property look older, or vice versa.

And while talking about the age of your home, this also comes into play. As well as steering the type of finish that’s most appropriate, it also determines how much preparation and ongoing upkeep may be required, and how much substrate movement your new rendered surface will need to handle.

How much does it cost to render a house?

The cost of house rendering jobs are typically based on the surface area to be covered. But the type of render you opt for will also affect the overall price.


Standard sand and cement rendering should cost anywhere from £30–£50 per sqm. K Rend (a more resilient and smoother render) and other silicone or acrylic renders are pricier, with costs ranging from £45–£75 per sqm.

How to render an external wall

Trusted, reliable house rendering experts know there’s no shortcut to the perfect finish. So, they’ll usually follow this five-step process:

  1. Scaffolding – your local rendering company will need a base to work from, so they’ll begin by putting up scaffolding with a few levels. This will let them access all areas of each wall to be rendered. They should protect your windows with plastic sheeting too.
  2. Remove old render – the next step (only necessary if covering an existing rendered surface) is to get rid of any old render. Your tradesperson will usually do this with a dedicated vibrating tool. There may be an additional cost to re-render a house. 
  3. Keying – to provide maximum grip and adhesion, your pro will then key the existing surface. This simply involves making grooves in the substrate.
  4. First render layer – your renderer can then apply the first coat. This layer is referred to as the “scratch layer” because it’s scratched to give a rough surface that provides adhesion. The scratch layer consists of a 4-to-1 sand and cement mix, and is usually around 7–8mm deep.
  5. Final render layer – once dry, the second topcoat render layer can then be applied. Like the first layer, it will be around 7-mm thick but this time your pro will probably use a 5-1 sand and cement mixture. This final layer will be screeded and wiped a few times to help ensure a smooth finish.

Types of external wall render

  • Sand and cement render - the most common and cost-effective option. Made using Portland Cement, it’s also a strong, resilient render. However, because it’s so tough, sand and cement render is prone to cracking when applied to substrates that move or flex. For that reason, cement renders usually aren’t recommended for older buildings. Cement renders aren’t waterproof either, so they usually need a waterproof masonry paint applied to protect against moisture penetration.
  • Lime render - this render has two main advantages over cement: it’s both breathable and very flexible. That makes it well suited to older homes, which can suffer from substrate movement. Lime render isn’t waterproof, but it can provide an effective moisture barrier as it absorbs water and stops it from passing through the wall. And, because lime render is breathable, the moisture then gradually evaporates.
  • K Rend and polymer renders - you might have read about or heard the name K Rend mentioned when researching your options. K Rend is the product name of one of the leading modern render finishes. Like rival products, K Rend is essentially a cement-based mix which incorporates specially engineered polymers to improve the durability and finish. Silicone water repellents help to block out moisture while retaining breathability. That means the surface keeps its freshly rendered appearance for longer and is more resistant to algae growth and lime bloom (a natural discolouring). As well as silicone-based options like K Rend, alternative nylon and glass fibre options deliver stronger coats while ensuring breathability.

The qualifications your external rendering expert needs

Rendering is essentially another form of plastering. City & Guilds qualifications, apprenticeships and diplomas in plastering and rendering are useful in showing your tradesperson has invested in their skills. Formal qualifications are not required to become a plasterer, however.  

The most important consideration when finding renderers near you is experience and evidence of completing similar jobs to a high standard previously.

Insurance for external rendering

While renderers won’t need to enter your home, that doesn’t mean things can’t go awry. With scaffolding going up and your windows, vehicles and garden furniture all at risk (not to mention the tradesperson’s own safety), it’s crucial that your pro holds full public liability insurance. Ask for a copy of their cover before your tradesperson begins work.

Questions you should ask your external rendering expert

  • What type of render would they recommend using, and why?
  • Is K Rend an option for your home? If so, how much extra will it cost?
  • Will they organise scaffolding for you, or do you need to arrange this?
  • Will they paint the render (if necessary), or is this down to you?
  • What ongoing maintenance will your rendered surface require?

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External old door has been...

External old door has been removed and blocked up. This now requires rendering.

External Rendering

Removal of old rough render - some quite loose New render applying - would like quote for both K-Rend and normal rendering please. Two story...

Repair of external wall render

Crack in external rendering - survey said to hack off and re-render

APEX OF HOUSE HAD WHITE...

APEX OF HOUSE HAD WHITE PLASTIC STRIPS FITTED.. WIND BLOW OFF THE WHITE PLASTIC STRIPS - WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A QUOTE ON HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO...

rendering part of the front...

to render the front part of my house and to plaster celing bedroom

Hello, I own a ground floor...

Hello, I own a ground floor flat which has failing render. This needs to be hacked off and re-rendered as there is some penetrating damp. I am...

Remove pebbledash & render...

Removing pebbledash from the front of our victorian terrace and also the side return and section of back area. Part of the back as been done with sand...

Repair and repaint external...

We need a quote for the repair and repainting of rendering and brickwork on a Grade II Georgian House.

Old terrace house needs window...

Old terrace house needs window edges and arch above door rendered

rendering 4 bed detached

outside of our house rendering, plus fire surround plastering

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