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Hi, I am Andy of BPD Services. I have 12 years experience in the building and decorating trades and able to carry out most work. I have worked for relatives and friends by word of mouth since Jan 06 and cover all of East Anglia, many of my clients ask me back to carry out more work for them (these jobs not reflected in feedback). I work alone most of the time though occasionally employ a helper who will work to my standards. I enjoy the variety of work and look forward to hearing from you. Andy.
- 1.Painter & Decorator
- 5.Extension Builder
About BPD Services
Started self employment as a jobbing builder in Jan 06 having retired in Dec 05 from the Royal Air Force after 31 years service. The enthusiasm for building came from building a single storey, hipped and lean to extension to my own property shortly before demob from the Royal Air Force.
Projects have been varied and range from hand digging out to level to laying 120sq mts of Indian Sandstone slabs to random pattern. For the same client I erected an interior block wall, floor to ceiling and dry lined it. I was then asked to decorate the whole house. This client then wanted me to work on another property in Norfolk. The job; to build a porch 2.5mts sq on the front of the house, an old chapel converted to a domestic dwelling. This was quite a challenge as the client had purchased hand made bricks, wanted the porch built to Flemish Bond matched in with the original brickwork using lime mortar. The client wanted me to knock down and build a new brick wall to the front of the house also in Flemish Bond.
Other jobs for this couple were: To renew a roof membrane and tile battens to the rear extension, renew stepped lead flashing to a pitched roof, renew all cast iron guttering around the house, prepare the ground floor in its entirety, make box skirting boards, emulsion walls, paint skirting boards and paint the interior and exterior of all windows. I have worked in the Savoie region of France for this client and there I have dug out and laid concrete slabs, the largest being 17mtrs x 4mtrs cast two sets of concrete steps and laid floor tiles to a specific and repeated pattern in a large extension and the surrounding area outside.
I have converted a flat roof extension to pitched roof and joined it in at 90deg to another pitched roof, rectifying others mistakes.
In Lincolnshire I assisted in converting a garage to a music room and was asked back to turn a room at the rear of the old garage into a study and to fit a solid oak floor, this I finished with secret nailing.
My last major project was to build a single storey extension, 4mtrs x 5mtrs in brick and block with stud walls to the interior at the rear of a terraced house in Writtle, Essex. During this project I was asked to make the extension into a utility room and a ground floor toilet/wet room. Fitted a Velux window into the roof and finished the roof void with 300mm cross laid insulation, joined in to the neighbours roof with smooth concrete tiles to match their existing tiles.
Most recently I have been painting/decorating domestic and business properties around Suffolk and Essex, have occasionally worked in London; St Marys Church Paddington Green, renewing insulation and Harley St, strengthening basement walls, setting steel joists and re - pointing exterior brickwork. I am a self taught plasterer being able to skim ceilings and walls or hand finish walls from bare brick. Pictures of my work can be sent.
Honest, punctual and conscientious, I get on with young and old alike.
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