General Builder

Apprentice trained,City & Guilds bricklayer with extensive experience, since 1972, in all aspects of building work on commercial & domestic properties & for the authorities with reliability & efficiency. Call me for a quotation for your pointing, flagging, all brick/stonework & general maintenance to your property.

Trades

  1. Repointing
  2. Bricklaying
  3. Stonemasonry
  4. Fencing
  5. Landscaping
  6. Garden Maintenance
  7. Decking
  8. Driveways (Paved & Loose Surface)
  9. Tarmac Surfaces

About General Builder

1972-75 Apprentice trained, City & Guilds qualified bricklayer. 1975 - 2008 worked for family business(estab.1922) -bricklaying, stone work,pointing,flagging,concreting,dry stone walling,wall ties,plastering, extensions, house new build, refurbishment(including on listed buildings) & general repairs & maintenance. Took over business in 1992 as a working Director. Continued the business as main contractors working for Local Health Authorities, County Councils, commercial & domestic properties employing around 15 people at the time.Attended all meetings with Architects,Clerk of Works and Clients, reading all relevant drawings & submission of formal tenders and providing written quotations for all jobs, large or small, invoicing upon satisfactory completion.Developed a back problem & had to stop work in 2008 and fold business but went on to have an operation which was a success and am now looking for work. Would ideally like pointing, bricklaying, general repairs & maintenance, including for small garden landscaping.

Qualifications

Apprentice trained 1972-75 and City & Guilds qualified.
Fully time served on large projects, including refurbishment and new build through to the small property repairs & maintenance side.
Mentor to two Apprentices on the Apprenticeship Scheme.

Latest reviews

  • Small Patio repair

    Michael and Carl came over to relay my patio area and repoint the surrounding wall.

    They both worked extremely hard and ensured every aspect of the job was completed to a high standard. They were punctual, polite, knowledgable and ensured they left the site clean and tidy.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Michael and Carl, and would be happy to use their services again.

  • Extend my paving slab patio

    Michael and his son did a good job for a fair price, even returning quickly to correct something I wasn't entirely happy with.

    Recommended.

    (Sorry this took so long - it completely slipped my mind until I needed to post another job!)

  • Repointing a lower house wall

    Turned up on time. Done a good job