I have over 25 years experience of working as a building contractor with hundreds of satisfied clients.
I had an extension about 6 years ago, but the roof has been leaking for at least 3 years. The original builder was next to useless, wouldn't respond to calls and when he did look at roof he just put some sealant on the ridge tiles. This did not solve the problem. Decided to get another builder. Used Trusted Traders and got in contact with Chris. I arranged for him to look at the roof. He turned up on time and after inspecting the roof he said that he could not be certain of the problem without removing a section of the roof tiles. We initially decided on the cheaper option for Chris to extend the lead flashing on the ridge. Unfortunately this did not resolve the leak. As Chris had initially indicated we had to get him back to remove the roof tiles - Chris quickly identified the problem, which was a hole in the felt and several cracked tiles. Chris repaired the roof and it is no longer leaking. I highly recommend Chris and would use him again.
Reviewed on 28/01/2018
We were lucky that Chris looked at our roof. We were getting a second opinion from him after another firm of roofers advised us we had 1000 pounds at least of work needing doing, following an initial fix of slipped tiles. He identified what did need doing. We were lucky he had a day between jobs where he fitted us in. He came on time and completed the job perfectly. The extensive roof re-work wasn't needed. Chris and Oliver took care as they worked and finished off by offering to dislodge a precarious bit of loose stonework that could have come down at any time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them as honest and knowledgeable experts.
Reviewed on 14/01/2018
Chris was very attentive and answered all my questions clearly and quickly and kept me updated throughout the process as to timescales. Our re-roofing work was done to a high standard and in very good time. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris for further work on our property, or others.
Reviewed on 30/11/2017
Excellent service. Came earlier than expected and started urgent repairs immediately. Kept us informed throughout the work, including photos of roof that needed fixing. Gave quotation and stuck to price. Impressed by his friendly, professional manner. Cleaned up and removed all debris.
Reviewed on 29/11/2017
How refreshing - a reassuring, no-nonsense approach to work at a fair price! Chris identified the cause of my leaking roof and resolved the problem quickly and efficiently. Arrived as promised to both quote and carry out the repair. I would definitely recommend Chris and his son.
Reviewed on 11/11/2017
Chris managed our garage conversion into a single-storey extension. His contribution was invaluable right from the start of the project as he made some very useful suggestions. The quality of the work was excellent throughout and the build came in on budget. Chris and his son Oliver can take pride in their work and we would not hesitate to use their services again in the future.
Reviewed on 31/10/2017
Very pleased with Chris he was very efficient dealt with my roof problem and cleaned all my gutters out at the same time. He arrived when he said he would and sorted me out straight away no waiting for weeks on end.
Reviewed on 20/09/2017
Chris gave a quote, carried out the work when he stated he would. He was very friendly and professional and I am very pleased with the new roof he did. I would have no hesitation in using and recommending Chris for any roofing or building work in the future.
Reviewed on 05/09/2017
On spotting a damp patch on our ceiling, we contacted Chris who came to our house that evening to assess the problem. He identified the problem, fitted us in at short notice and turned up when promised to repair the damage. I would not hesitate to use Chris's services again and would recommend him.
Reviewed on 19/06/2017
Chris came round to see us initially and talked us through what was involved giving timescales and what to expect. Every thing he said was carried though in a polite and professional way. We are highly delighted with the result and have no hesitation in recommending his services, excellent workmanship.
Reviewed on 18/05/2017
Very knowledgeable and personable gents - came the same day and wouldn't hesitate in using again.
Reviewed on 24/04/2017
Chris replied to my initial enquiry quickly and gave a clear quote for the work. He completed the repair on the roof quickly and to budget, and was very professional and friendly throughout.
Reviewed on 11/04/2017
Chris did an excellent job replacing a flat roof. He kept us informed on progress, finished the work ahead of time and left everything clean and tidy. Would certainly use his services again.
Reviewed on 10/04/2017
Due to all the heavy rain we discovered that we had a small leak in the roof. We were lucky that Chris and his son managed to fit us in at short notice and fixed the flashing round the chimney and repointed the ridge tiles as well. He gave us some really good advice about other areas of the house and I was really impressed. When our flat roof needs replacing we will definitely be getting them back to do the work.
Reviewed on 02/03/2017
Chris was very friendly, polite, well spoken, knowledgeable, and has done a good job promptly and completely, without any interruption: partial demolition in an afternoon, rebuilt the following morning.
Reviewed on 01/03/2017
Chris is one of the most professional tradesmen we have employed while renovating our house. He came to provide a quote at short notice and provided a detailed written quote later that day. He braved the snow to come out when we had arranged and completed the job quickly. He even removed some waste left by another tradesman!
Reviewed on 09/02/2017
He was great. Came and did the job on time and efficiently and also had some really good ideas about another potential building project I discussed with him.
Reviewed on 30/01/2017
This was an excellent friendly firm to engage for this work. They are local - so important to us. The work was done quickly and efficiently and they cleaned up after themselves. In a Victorian house like ours it is so important to use the right materials and Chris found slates and ridges of the right age to finish the roof. We will certainly make Chris our first choice for any other work we need doing.
Reviewed on 23/01/2017
Turned up when he promised and did a nice, efficient job. Definitely a man to keep in view for any further work we may have.
Reviewed on 03/12/2016
Probably the best builder we've used
Reviewed on 09/10/2016
Chris Nickisson is a very reliable and friendly professional, who will go out of his way to help his customers. No job is too small or too big. I would recommend him to anyone, knowing he is trustworthy and does what he says he will do, and much more!
Reviewed on 09/09/2016
Having had a waterfall onto the conservatory roof for several weeks and no response from the original installer, I phoned Chris. Luckily he was in the area, came round the same morning and fixed the guttering very quickly and efficiently. In hindsight I wish I'd used him for the original roofing job. I highly recommend him and would certainly use him again.
Reviewed on 06/07/2016
Chris kept us informed at every stage of the job. We were worried about the risk of costs escalating if problems arose and in our case Chris could assure us he'd done this exact job many times and would honour his quote no matter what. He came exactly when he said he would and finished on time. The work is to a very high standard. We are delighted with the work done and will definitely use him again.
Reviewed on 30/04/2016
He turned up to give me an estimate when promised and the repair was done the next day, also as promised, and at the agreed price. It was only a minor repair but I couldn't ask for more.
Reviewed on 29/03/2016
Excellent rapid response and appraisal of problem. Work explained in detail and completed very effectively and quickly. Highly professional manner and we have already engaged him and his son for further work. Very pleased indeed and delighted to use a and #39;localand#39;. Highly recommended!
Reviewed on 10/03/2016
We were extremely satisfied with the service that we received from Chris and his colleagues. We had quite a wait (months) for a date for the roofing following the original quote, however it is understandable that skilled trades people are in such demand. When the team got underway with the job they were extremely professional and courteous to our neighbours. They arrived on time each day and got straight on with the job, and when leaving for the night they always left the roof sufficiently weather -proofed for the time of year. Following the completion of the job, we had both a Velux technician and a plasterer in finish the internal work around the Velux window. Both independently commented on the professional job that had been done installing it. I t has now been 6 months, and a lot of rain has fallen, and we have had no problems whatsoever.
Reviewed on 20/02/2016
Chris re-leaded our chimney stack after a cowboy roofer had had a go at it and failed. Chris did a great job at a fair price. I have no hesitation in recommending Chris and his team to anyone. We will using him again if any more jobs crop up.
Reviewed on 08/01/2016
Chris and his team did an excellent job of re-roofing our house. He turned up on the agreed day and tidied up each evening before leaving and kept us fully informed of the progress he was making. I would have no hesitation in recommending his work to others.
Reviewed on 18/10/2015
Chris Nickisson was helpful and pleasant all through the re-roofing of my house, the workmanship of the job is fantastic and it has been a pleasure having Chris and his team working on our property
Reviewed on 30/07/2015
Over the past few years, Chris has completed several jobs for us - from refitting a bathroom and rebuilding a wall to building a small extension. Chris has provided us with fantastic service from start to finish. He is very professional to deal with and his work is of the highest standard. Furthermore, all work is completed on time and his prices are very fair. I would not use any other builder in the area and would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Reviewed on 12/05/2015
Chris and his team did a fabulous job on my two storey side extension. My boring, compact house is now a fantastic, spacious, modern, family friendly home. Many thanks Chris and team. Gayle
Reviewed on 24/04/2015
We have used Chris for many jobs over the years including refitting a shower room and outdoor building work. He is always reliable and friendly and his work is of a very high standard.
Reviewed on 02/04/2015
Chris has done many jobs for me over a long period of time and has recently cleared my back garden which amounted to approx 30 tonnes of earth removal and re-laid a new patio. This work as always with Chris was carried out with complete professionalism and nothing was too much trouble for him. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris.
Reviewed on 13/03/2015