Elmer Building Services Ltd

  • Replacement window on pitched roof or replacement tiles

  • Fix the roof tiles

  • Side door removal and window fitting

    Helpful, on time and on budget. Good quality workmanship. I would definitely use Richard again.

  • Leaking Flat Roof

  • Where is rain getting in the roof?

  • External door bricking up

    Highly recommend
    Very professional
    Friendly and tidy workman

  • Repair to bungalow roof ... smallish job

    Really pleased with the result. The work was carried out just as described & in a professional manner. All comunication was pleasant & friendly. Would recommend this business & will use again if needed.

  • Replace bungalow roof

  • Convert living room french door into a window

  • New flat garage roof needed

    Richard did a great job re-felting a leaking flat garage roof and replacing a rotten wooden facia board with a plastic one.

    The work was exactly as quoted and carried out to a high standard. I am happy with the quality of work.

  • Garage flat roof replacement - Merley

    Unfortunately they were never able to find the time to fit in the garage re-roof between other jobs. After 3 months of waiting we had to get new quotes and get the work done by someone else

    Elmer Building Services Ltd's reply:

    Hi Richard. I`m upset that you felt it necessary to leave me negative feed back for a job that I haven't even done. At the time of supplying you a quotation I did tell you that we are booked 6 months ahead with work, Your reply was "that's not a problem I`m not in any rush." Good tradesmen are booked months in advance, knowing that maybe you should of chosen another roofer in the first instance. Fitting you in between jobs is something I just can`t do. I can`t let someone else down to make you happy. Accepted jobs go in the diary in the next available space. This feed back is unfair and certainly unnecessary. Any one reading this just look at my work pictures and feedback on this site and checkatrade. Very disappointed you felt this was necessary based on the fact I'm very busy and booked months in advance.

  • New roof to a porch

    Excellent work carried out by Richard Elmer. Would highly recommend.

  • Garage Roof replacement/repair

    Good work done on time and kept informed of progress.

  • Create new doorway

    Very happy with the work carried out.
    Richard did a great job,very friendly,professional and will use again in the future.
    Highly Recommend Elmer Building Services!

  • Fix leak in roof where flat roof joins pitched roof

    Given Richard some more work at my mother's so obviously happy with what he's done for me.

  • Disused Chimney needs capping

    Richard was very quick to reply to the job request. He completed the work efficiently and at a fair price. I will use his services in the future.

  • Kitchen ceiling dampness / possible roof leak

    Fast efficient response to investigate the problem. Extremely helpful - will definately be first for consult in any future work

  • Replace 5 bungalow roof tiles; spare tiles provided.

    Job done promptly and neatly and one extra tile was replaced by Richard than described in the job advert.

  • Frenchdoors

  • Leaking roof

    Richard did an excellent job at replacing our roof felt, battons and tiles to stop our leaking roof. He provided us with a very professionally indepth and fair quote.
    He arrived on time and worked in a quick and tidy manner..I would not hesitate to.recomend him and will be using him again in the future.

  • Bitumen Flat roof replace and repair main house roof

    Perfect job done on time and on budget. This is a company you can trust to do a good professional Job plus ,at the same time being very user friendly.


  • Garage renovation/ rebuild

    Richard made a fantastic job of our garage roof and all rubbish was taken away. I will definitely be using him again.

  • New flat roof on porch

    Richard Elmer completed the work quickly and the roof has been completely dry during the wet weather we have had.

  • Covering over chimney on a bungalow

    Man came to see the job and what was involved. Came today with the chimney covering and fitted it. Satisfactory completion.

  • Small roofing repair work

    Very pleasant owner Richard Elmer and work carried out promptly

  • Roof overhaul on bungalow.

    Despite delays caused by rain, the job to my roof is now finished. They have done a very good job of it. They were polite, clean and professional. They left no mess.

  • Replace existing felting under roof tiles of bungalow

    Richard was very professional in his approach to discussing what was involved in re-felting the bungalow roof. He went through the steps in detail - scaffolding, removal of existing tiles, new breathable felt, battens, dry verge, ridge, valley and hip system on the roof, disposal of old felt and removal of scaffolding at the end of the job. We were very happy with the work carried out and would recommend Richard and his team in the future.

  • Knock down wooden partition wall

    Richard is friendly and did a great job knocking down a wall and making good ready to paint and re positioning a light switch after the wall was knocked down. Disposed of old fitted wardrobes and making good and pulling out an old fireplace and blocking it off all ready got painting. All left clean and tidy with all rubbish removed. Very reasonable as far as price also.
    Thanks Richard, will def. use your services again and recommend you highly.


  • Chimney repair

    Rich was professional and friendly. His assessment and work advice was the most sound of all those I had scope the work and proved to be spot-on, identifying and subsequently repairing faults to my chimney. Highly recommended.

  • Blocking gaps in my roof under windows' flashings

    Very friendly person, professional, easygoing & reasonable pricing. Happy to use him again & recommend him.

  • Soil vent pipe seal and hip tile repointing

    Richard arrived when expected and did a great job of sealing my soil vent pipe on my flat roof - he is returning when the materials are available to re cement and point my hip tiles

  • Roof tile repointing

    Very good. Came to re-point the roof verges, back and front. Arrived on time and cleared up after him.

  • Chimney repoint

    Very good price and excellent workmanship.

  • Roof edge repair

    Job completed very efficiently and satisfactorily. Pleasant and helpful tradesman.

  • Check and repair felt below some tiles on roof

    Very professional chap.

  • Builder needed to install cavity wall tray

    Excellent work.
    Will definitely hire again

  • Brick repair on house

    Richard, is a refreshingly approachable builder following my last builder. He did an excellent job on pointing the brickwork on my old house. I will be getting further quotes from him for some more work. thank you Richard.

  • Put cowell on chimney

    I would highly recommend using Mr Elmer. He completed the work within 24 hours of saying he could do it and very happy with what he did for us.We had a family emergency at the time and he did everything he could to complete the job for us rather than delay doing it.Thank you

  • New side door

    First class job very pleased

  • Garage Roof Repair

    Very professional and did a great job. Good communication throughout and price paid was as quoted. Would happily use again and would recommend to others.

  • Vent pipe leaking

    Very pleased with the quality of the work from Richard Elmer and his team.

  • Gable wall and Garage repair

  • Replace a roof on a brick built shed roof

    Excellent job thank you

  • Replacement porch roof

    Richard was quick to respond with a reasonable quote for our fairly small but awkward job. He was as flexible as we needed to be about dates and times and arrived on the allotted day and got on with the work with a couple of cups of tea along the way. We are very happy with the high quality of the work and his easy going confident manner. We can highly recommend him.

  • New felt roof

    The guys did a great job!
    Richard was very prompt in arranging to come and price the job.
    He arrived at the time agreed and gave us plenty of advice on our project and was quick in providing a detailed quotation.
    The work was completed to fit in with us and everything explained along the way.
    The guys were very neat and tidy and provided a very neat finish on the roof and extra cladding which we decided to have fitted.
    I highly recommend Richard.

  • Fencing

  • Roofing and Chimney repair

    I agreed to meet at my place to go through jobs / works to be carried.
    Date and time was nominated by the Builder, it was Saturday morning between 9:00 and 9:30 am.
    I rearranged my other commitments to accommodate a builder time.
    I noticed him arriving at front of my property, being on the mobile and drove away short time after that without entering my property and introducing himself.
    I left a couple of messages but no reply.

    Elmer Building Services Ltd's reply:

    i arrived at the customers property on the day and time arranged. There was no response, i called the number given which there was no answer. I waited outside for sometime assuming he was out or running late. I decided to leave, before i had got home he had left this negative feedback. Not sure i understand why if he was watching me through the window. All i can say is look at the hundreds of happy customers on this site and checkatrade.

  • New Tiled Porch Roof

  • Re pointing and filling in.

    Richard did an excellent job of pointing and filling in holes. The colour match to the existing mortar was very good. He also kept me informed as to when he could do the job as the weather was bad on the original planned day.

  • Laying of 16 600x600 paving slabs

    Richard discussed the work I wanted done and suggested a few minor alterations to make it more attractive.
    A good job quickly and reliably done and Richard cleaned and tidied up afterwards

  • Garage flat roof check

    Quoted for job on 30/08/2018 and said work would start approx 10 to 14 days. Had to chase after 2-3 weeks and then work did not start until 10/10/2018. Window ordered was wrong size. Given choice of waiting for replacement window or modifying the one sent. Agreed to accept modified window as winter weather fast approaching and didn't want situation left any longer. Actual work carried out was to good standard, but cost rather high considering problems experienced and no discount offered.

    Elmer Building Services Ltd's reply:

    all windows are made to order leed times are usually 10 to 14 working days and i cant book a job in until it has been made and then has fit in to my diary. window company did make it to small and i did offer to have another one made. customer accepted window and modification offered and i fitted it to the garage. at the time the customer was very happy with it and made me many cups of tea, thank you. also carried out some brick work repairs for them free of charge. bit disappointed in negative feed back considering the mistake was the window manufacture not mine and i came up with a modification solution that they were happy to accept.

  • Chimney cap

    Very quickly and efficiently done. We would definitely be happy to recommend Richard.

  • Garage conversion with ensuite

    I had a garage conversion by Richard of Elmer Building Services. It entailed building a wall with an access door across the garage, so I still had a small area of garage left. A doorway was cut through an internal wall to make an en suite of a storage room. A window was then cut with a view to the garden in the en suite. I am very pleased with the standard of work delighted with the new bedroom and bathroom.
    Richard is a good worker he explains all that is being done and is very happy to be flexible with any minor details that I might have liked.
    Richard fitted and tiled the shower enclosure to an excellent standard and I am very happy with all the work.
    I would highly recommend this builder and have been very pleased with all the work. Richard is also happy to carry out any extras that might need doing and is very helpful with advice.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Elmer Building Services.

  • New stud wall & doorway in old stud wall

    Very pleased with the work, high standards and very friendly. Also stepped in to repair a floor joist for us last minute.
    Since this job we have also had Richard in to do a false ceiling for us which we're really pleased with too.
    Fair pricing, not the cheapest but does good quality work which we appreciate.

  • Re-installation of tile cladding

    Richard came very promptly and completed the job very quickly and satisfactorily.

  • Move 4x3m shed to new garden location

    Excellent job! Tidy, professional and courteous tradesmen.

  • Re-felt roof of porch

    Job completed quickly. Looks good.

  • install 2 roof vents

    Good job, fair price.

  • re felting the roof of a garden shed

    Prompt service very pleased with outcome . I have to quote for further work

  • project bathroom

    helped with imaginative suggestions, and completed the jobs on time.

  • Leaking flat garage roof

    Flat garage roof replaced. Very pleased with Emler building services. A good reasonabley priced job completed promptly and efficiently. I would recommend without hesitation.

  • installing a shower in downstairs toilet

    Excellent service from richard elmer. He turned up as arranged and carried out the work to a high standard coupled with sensible suggestions to minimise cost. He worked alone in my house for a number of days and everything was clean and tidy when I returned. I have already booked him for more work.

  • Removing Built-in Cupboard

    Richard made a really good job. Worked quickly and cleanly and at a very reasonable price.

  • Builder

    We had a timber frame garage built and also roof work undertaken and were extremely pleased with the standard of work carried out. We would highly recommend Elmer Building Services as a reliable and quality builder.

  • Refelt my garage roof

    Very efficient. Did a great job on my garage roof and would be happy to use again in future.

  • Shed base

    Richard and his team did a great job on my shed base. They were extremely tidy and punctual.

  • Re-felt lean-to shed

    Quickly finished and seems like good quality, friendly team arriving when expected.

  • Check Flat Roof

    Despite the job being carried out last year I am still waiting for the Guarantee Certificate.

    I have contacted Richard numerous times for this by text and email but to no avail. I need the Guarantee to supply to my house buyers' solicitors and told Richard of the urgency. The last time was in June and he said sorry but he's been busy.. I'm still waiting!

    I am concerned that if anything did go wrong with the roof that the lack of Guarantee would mean I have no redress. I don't like to leave negative feedback but what choice do I have.

    Very disappointed.

    Elmer Building Services Ltd's reply:

    Mrs Barker 2 square meters of porch roof was was carried out on the 9th December 2014. Which was invoiced stating this paid invoice is your 10 year guarantee. Mrs Barker has asked repeatedly for a guarantee that has been issued. Mrs Barker also chipped my quote down £25, then asked me to replaced missing and slipped tiles FREE of charge which i did for her. This negative feed back is unnecessary and certainly not deserved. I cant see how a new porch roof would put of a sale. The roof was done 8 months ago which has not and dose not leak and she has a guarantee.
    To all those reading this simply look at the positive feed back on this site and over 100 positive feed back on Checkatrade.com.

  • Remove supporting wall fit room divider

    The job was carried out in a professional manner and has made a huge difference to the look and function of my 2 rooms. All of the Trades involved were pleasant,efficient and polite. I would use this firm again.

  • Replace side door to Outside Garage

    Job done as agreed. Loos good

  • Small repair to damaged wall.

    Good job done, without fuss. Thanks Richard.

  • Repaint 3 bedroom terrace house

    Richard was given a narrow time window for the job and finished within in. Clean, couteous and didn't expect payment until the works had been signed off by the managing agent of our rental property. Thanks.

  • Seal brickwork

  • replace lead flashing on garage roof

    Richard replaced the leading on my garage roof in professional manner, I am pleased with the work he has done and have asked him to quote for another job on the house.


    Richard gave a very reasonable quote for guttering, soffits and fascias. He carried out the work the following week. It was all fitted the same day to a high standard. His workers were friendly and polite and cleared up after the job was completed. He inspected the work and made sure I was completely satisfied before payment. I would recommend this worker for reliability, good workmanship and quality materials used. I would not hesitate in using this company again for future work. Thankyou for a hassle free job.

  • Work to dormer window

    Richard Elmer did an excellent job and we have no hesitation in recommending him he was professional, showed his experience, tidy in his work, polite and swift in his execution. After a hold up on our part meant we were not able to give him access when we accepted his price in October he still held good to his original quote. He was also good on the communication front.

  • front porch

    excellent finish, highly professional would recommend to anyone

  • internal walls removed

    richard was very promt with his quote and started the work of removing

  • Construct Dormer and balcony

    An excellent standard of workmanship, carried out with cheerfulness. Met quoted timescale and cost. Would have no hesitation in using again or in recommending to others. Very cost effective.

  • re-pointing house brickwork

    Elmer Building Services were excellent. They attended site exactly to the time they said and completed the job to a high standard. During the work the site was safe, well secured, self-contained and caused minimal disruption. The building staff were polite, pleasant and non-intrusive. The price was very fair and compared favourably with the many other quotations. The pre-declared statement of work was adhered to exactly. I will certainly ask EBS to tender for other works. Thank you very much!

  • Property maintenance - replace garage lintel

  • single storey flat roof extension

    Despite appalling weather conditions, Richard and his team completed the extension on time and to a high standard. A few little snagging items took a while to resolve but these did not hinder being able to use the new room, and were minor. Congratulations to all the team for a brilliant job. I have no hesitation in recommending them for value and finish.

  • Construct New Patio to rear of property

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Richard has just completed the installation of a new kitchen for me including replastering the ceiling, tiling and laying a new floor. Richard's workmanship is excellent. He's very reliable and his prices are fair. He does exactly what you ask of him. I would use him again and would recommend him to others.