Posts Tagged ‘Caerphilly’

Builder In Cardiff Finds HiddenTreasure

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Do you ever dream about finding some hidden treasure…. 

Demand for our services is growing by the day which is great news since it gives us the opportunity not only to prove what a good builder in Cardiff we really are but also the opportunity to get involved in a variety of different and exciting projects…

Reputable Builder in Cardiff South Wales finds TreasureBeing such a 1st class quality builder in Cardiff  has meant that demand for our services now stretches across more and more areas within South Wales  including places like Caerphilly, Bridgend, Porthcawl and then along the M4 Corridor down to Swansea.

This means that we get to work in all sorts of terrain, beautiful landscapes, some historic, some within the Welsh Valleys and others along the amazing Welsh coast line…

Derwood Homes… An Honest, Reputable Builder In Cardiff

Offering a 1st class quality building service, is not just the key factor customers look for…. honesty also plays an important part which is why we are keen to share with you some exciting news about a small treasure box that we found during some excavation works on a recent building project in Cardiff. Highly reputable builder in South Wales

I imagine that most builders  dream about finding some hidden treasure.

Well, that is exactly what happened to us whilst carrying out some building work in Cardiff for one of our customers.

Many of our building projects  need some excavation work to be carried out, whether we are building a new ‘self build home‘ for a customer or a new House Extension, an Orangery or maybe during  the renovation or refurbishment on a property …

You see whenever excavation work is carried out, you have to be vigilant and extremely careful at all times to ensure that you don’t cause any damage to any underground utility services such as electric cables, gas or water mains or even tree roots or nearby foundations of an existing property….

Hence why whenever we see something that looks unusual whilst  excavating or constructing foundations for a project, we have to check what it is before before proceeding…  which is exactly what we did when we uncovered what looked like a small treasure box ……

What we found was very unusual indeed and yes we did think that we had struck Gold !!!

Reputable Builder In South Wales Covering Cardiff Bridgend Porthcawl and SwanseaWhat we found inside was a large amount of live ammunition including a German Officers Luger Pistol dated 1916 in prestige condition !!!

Well, we couldn’t believe our eyes… It was an amazing sight…. Then of course reality kicked in…

Not only were we excited to break the news to our customer we also knew that we would have to inform the Police so they could deal with the large quantity of ‘live ammunition’ for obvious safety reasons. It wasn’t long before we discovered that the Pistol, to our customers delight was worth a considerable amount of money…

No doubt there is some exciting historical story behind our find …..

Strike It Lucky With A Reputable Builder Cardiff

So, if you are looking for a Reputable Builder in Cardfiff or anywhere else in South Wales, that offers an honest , high quality standard of work, then look no further. ‘Derwood Homes’ is just the builder you need… Although we can guarantee you a 1st class service with excellent workmanship at competitive prices, sadly we cannot promise that we will find some hidden treasure for you… !

Although we will try our very best !!

For a FREE No Obligation Quote, Feel Free To Contact Us At Any Time..

Quality and Professionalism Guaranteed

 

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How To Find A Good Reputable Builder

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Are You Looking for a Good Reputable builder?

Have you ever been in the situation where you have struggled to find a good reputable builder or has anyone ever asked you if  ‘ you know a good builder?’

How to find a good reputable builderFinding a good reputable builder is not always easy because people are very often skeptical due to the bad press and TV Programmes that portray some builders as being rouge builders, but don’t let that put you off… It’s not as bad is it all sounds.

If you’re looking for a good reputable builder to build a new house extension say for example in Cardiff, Bridgend or South Wales, then word of mouth is always a good starting point. Another way is by looking on the Internet to search for a recommended and reputable builder within your area

A Good Reputable Builder – Find one ‘Online’

One of the easiest way to find what you’re looking for is to go ‘online’ and type in ‘I am looking for a good reputable builder’ in Bridgend ‘ Cardiff,  Porthcawl , Caerphilly, Barry or South Wales for example. Naming the town where you live will help narrow down the search so that you can find a good reputable builder near you. Internet Search engines such as Google will then highlight a few options for you to consider.

Arrange a free no obligation meeting with a few of the builders that look reputable to you. This will give you the opportunity to meet them in person and see whether they are someone who you feel comfortable in developing a working relationship with.

A Good Reputable Builder – Should You Trust him?

Building a rapport with a good reputable builder before committing to any type of contract is definitely a good idea. Believe it or not there are lots of people that have and continue to deliberately deceived builders in the same way some builders have deceived their customers, which is why both parties may be nervous about one another other to begin with.  Communication and ensuring that every aspect of a project is discussed is extremely important before it even starts.

How to Avoid cowboy buildersMost good reputable builders have an open, friendly and honest approach about them and are usually very trust worthy towards their customers being able and in a postion to them paying for their services.

There has to be trust between both parties, but at the same time it is still wise to draw up a contract that you are both comfortable with and include stage payments for the work that is being carried out. This will help nurture the relationship between you and provide you a written schedule of the work that is included in your quote.

Despite there being some ‘rouge builders’ there are also some very dishonest and ‘rouge’ customers out there too.

A Good Reputable Builder – Deserves Some Credit

Builders are generally hard working individuals who love what they do. They are skilled mutli-tradesmen and women who take pride in the service their offer and know all to well that the best way for them to advertise is through word of mouth. Just like any other service or business, they have to pay for building materials supplies, wages and other overheads.So be sure to pay them on time and don’t expect them to be your bank.

Although there are a lot of builders who don’t operate their business in full compliance with tax and other legal obligations good reputable builders do. It is for this reason their services may well be more expensive than your so call ‘bob the builder’ who loves working for cash. If a builder offers his services for cash only, walk away !

With building regulations, planning laws all changing only a good reputable will be able to offer you the expertise and advice you deserve.

A Good Reputable Builder – Derwood Homes

Derwood Homes and Developments for example, understand how important it is to offer a first class service to it’s customers and create confidence. They also appreciate that construction terminology and building schedules may not be looked upon or understood by their customer’s in the same way as themselves.

Good reuptable builders This is why it is so important for both parties to communicate openly as possible to ensure that the working relationship develops into a good one from the outset… just like in any marriage!

If you’re looking for a good reputable builder, what very often stands out is a builder that turns up every day to carry out a good hard days work, is clean, efficient, professional and very helpful in talking through each stage with their customer.

Regardless how good and reputable a builder may be, having construction works done in and around your home can be stressful. Again, don’t let this put you off having building works done on your property.  Discuss any concerns you have especially if it is going to disruption to your day-to-day activities and what can be done to minimize the effect on you and your family.

Most builders are keen to help and please their customers so don’t be afraid to sit down and have a cup of coffee with them to discuss progress.

Derwood homes believes that developing a good working relationship will keep everyone happy and make a good job worthwhile. That is why finding a good reputable builder is so important.

Remember… not all builders are bad..!

Feel Free to Contact Us At Any Time

ROY DERRICK

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Loft Conversions And The Extra Living Space They Create

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

I just love loft conversions

2013 is well and truly upon us and people are already calling us about converting their loft into some extra living space. With the cost of moving house being so expensive loft conversions offer a great alternative towards creating that much needed living space you and your family if room in the garden is limited to enable you build a new house extension.

Loft conversions are one of my favorite rooms because they are often the most unusual and most exciting room of any house if done properly.

Our home is what we make of it, the way it feels, its function and the amount of space it has depends on how it is designed and laid out.  Think about it… most rooms in our homes are generally boxed like, whereas when you enter into a loft conversion it can have some exciting and unusual roof angles and slopes all of which create character.

A loft conversion can have as many roof lights or dormer windows as you like with views overlooking the surrounding roof tops and spectacular scenery all the reason why it makes them so unique.

I don’t know about you, but being up there in sky being able to look out at the sun and stars feels special, like a little hideaway or refuge away from the rest of the house or the screaming kids.

Loft conversions are a great way to add more space, bring more light into your house and if you can afford to do so give you a new roof that will last for many years to come.

If you are thinking about creating some extra living space in 2013 for your home, don’t rule the idea of having a loft conversion as you may well be pleasantly surprised at what can be created in the dark old, creeping looking attic space.

There are quite a few regulations that need to be complied with but don’t worry about those because a good builder will be able to take care of them for you. You can find some of the important do’s and don’t for loft conversions here.

If you would like to learn more about loft conversions and how they could add value and extra living space to your home you might find this article helpful.

Learn more about loft conversions here

Kind Regards
ROY

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Derwood Electrical Services

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Electricians in Cardiff, Bridgend and South Wales
Offering a First Class Electrical Repair and Electrical Installation Service

Whether your property needs a partial or complete rewire, an electrical upgrade or an electrical test and certification, Derwood Electrical Services can offer and point you in the right direction. Our Electrical services include repairs and installations for Domestic And Commercial Properties, so you need look no further.

It’s true… we are now priviledged to annonouce that due to public demand we have expanded our Electrical Services within the Cardiff, Bridgend and South Wales area.

Accredited Electricians At Your Service !
Our professional team of electricians are available to carry out all types of Domestic and Commercial Electrical work including

  • Electrical Design
  • Complete Installations
  • Electrical Rewires & Upgrades
  • Electrical Fault Finding Service
  • Extra Socket and Lighting
  • Wiring Designs for Loft Conversions and Extensions
  • Electrical Testing, Inspections & Certification
  • Lighting Requirement
  • Outdoor Lighting / Power Supplies
  • Electric Shower Installations
  • Intruder Systems
  • Fire and Smoke Alarm Systems
  • Replacement Sockets & Switches
  • Upgrading & Replacing of Electrical Fuse boards
  • Insurance Work
  • Minor Electrical Works Certification
  • Wiring Design and Extensions
  • Electric Cooker Installation and Maintenance
  • Emergency Call out
  • Landscape lighting Installations
  • Earth bonding, testing and upgrading

Whether your looking for an electrician in Cardiff or an electrcian in Bridgend, our qualified and experience electricians cater for all types of Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Domestic electrical work. You can rest assured that we will provide you with a friendly and efficient service at all times, guaranteed ! Whether you’re looking for a electrician to find an electrical fault, install a new electrical supply or to simply ensure that your electrics are safe, Derwood Electrical Services are the Sparky’s you need !

Electric Can Kill.  So Please don’t take any risks

Always be sure to call an experienced electrician to carry out your electrical work. It’s Best to be Safe than Sorry !  Did you know that is is an offence to carry out any type of electrical work unless you are qualified to do so. Derwood Electrical Services is Registered with the NICEIC and the Electrical Safety Register. So call in the experts !

 

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