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1st Oak Building Preservation & Maintenance

Member of Checkatrade for over 4 years
1st Oak Building Preservation & Maintenance Feedback Scores
76 feedback reports
with an average score of 9.8 out of 10.
Works in
Southampton, Romsey, Eastleigh, Brighton, Lyndhurst, Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex, Hants
Contact
name: Kevin Whitfield
address:
Southampton, Hants, SO16 9AG
telephone: 02380 485734   Enlarged for easy dialing:
02380 485734
mobile: 07984 866774
email:
Company Profile

                                                                  1st-Oak

1st-Oak is a small Business and Pride ourselves on Reliability and Honesty, with over 23years experience in building Preservation ( Remedial works ) and Property Maintenance works, we also carry out total Building and Property Refurbishing to Commercial and Domestic Properties.

Specialist/ Remedial Works

Epoxy Structural Resin repairs to Timber/ Masonry, Remedial Wall Tie Replacement, and Masonry Crack Stitching.

Damp Proofing Treatment

Water Proofing to basements, Rising Damp and Condensation control.

Timber Treatment

Fungi/Insect Infestation control, Floor and Roof Repairs.

Plastering and Dry lining works

The advantage we have over the bigger companies is smaller over heads. One to one consultation no middle man, these savings are passed on to our clients, we can offer you the customer the experience and service needed to complete works to your satisfaction at a complete price.

All Remedial works are carried out with a long term Guarantee

Team
removed dry rot timbers before masonry treatment
dry rot treatment and floor repairs
dry rot treatment and floor repairs
Skills
Main work undertaken
Condensation Control, Damp Proofer, Dry Rot Treatment, General Building, Mould Control, Wall Tie Replacements, Woodworm Treatment
Also skilled in
Period Property Restoration, Timber Resin Repairs
Accreditations and Memberships
Checkatrade


Company Information
Interviewed on: 7 April 2010 Public Liability Insurance: Current - Verified on 20 March 2014
Limited Company: No Insured by: Chaucer
VAT Registered: No Coverage amount (£): 5,000,000
References 4 received by Checkatrade

As part of our vetting procedure, these references consist of the first 5 processed feedback submissions which have been spot-checked/verified by Checkatrade.com when 1st Oak Building Preservation & Maintenance joined in April 2010.

Building Services.
Kevin is very professional, reliable and very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend them.
Customer in Southampton, 15 April 2010
Damp & Condensation.
Mr Whitfield has helped us with many of our tenanted properties that suffer with damp & condensation.  He has a good rapport with landlords and tenants that he meets and his prices are very reasonable.
Trader in Southampton, 15 April 2010
I found him a helpful and knowledgeable tradesman who has carried out work for me in a reliable manner. I would be happy to recommend this company.
Customer in Southampton, 15 April 2010
Building preservations and maintenance.
Kevin is completely trustworthy, he carried out a thorough assessment of work required and applied his trade skills (damp work carpentry brickwork rendering plastering etc) in a professional way to a high standard. I would be happy to recommend this company.
Customer in Southampton, 15 April 2010
Feedback Reports Showing 10 out of 76 (reviews based on work commenced)
Total recommendations: 76, average score 9.8 Last six months: 9 reports, average rating 9.8
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Survey on suspected dry rot outbreak
I contacted Kevin Whitfield yesterday afternoon as my builders suspected to have stumbled on an outbreak of dry rot whilst working on my new kitchen. He offered to come to the house this morning and have a look at it. He inspected the woodwork, masonry and adjacent shower room with care and attention. He informed us of his findings and explained that there was not dry rot on the wall. No charge was asked for the survey and I am grateful for the very prompt visit and very easy explanation that he gave us all. Thank you!
Customer in Southampton, 11 April 2014  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 9Timekeeping: 9 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
9.8
Combined score: 9.8 out of 10
9.810
Hacking off plaster in 2 rooms, water membrane fixed to wall and re plastered, also cleaned out the cavities.
The work was first class, completed on time and to the agreed price. I have never met builders who were so tidy bearing in mind it was a messy job hacking off the old plaster. I would thoroughly recommend them.
Customer in Lymington, 24 March 2014  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Damp proofing and additional air bricks.
Excellent work. Friendly and reliable. Knowledgeable and experienced. Very tidy and polite. I would definitely recommend Kevin and Darren and would use them again myself.
Customer in Southampton, 16 January 2014  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Damp proof injection into internal walls.
Damp came as a shock on our house sale survey, so we contacted Kevin for a quote. He was able to commit to a quick timescale and did everything he promised on time and to budget. Really friendly and trustworthy, cleaned up well and the walls looks great now - he even artexed to blend in the new work with the existing wall which was over and above the quote, so no hesitation in recommending him to others. If I need any work doing on the new house, I wouldn't use anyone else. Thanks Kevin.
Customer in Southampton, 14 January 2014  
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Scores:
-Tidiness: Not Applicable -Timekeeping: Not Applicable -Courtesy: Not Applicable 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Damp treatment - replacing decayed floor.
Excellent work at all stages - assessment, removing decayed timbers and replacing with treated timbers.
Customer in Eastleigh, 21 November 2013  
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Scores:
9Tidiness: 9 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 9Workmanship: 9 out of 10
9.5
Combined score: 9.5 out of 10
9.510
Damp in kitchen on all walls.
Called Kevin got back to us very quickly. It was an urgent job as old kitchen taken out. Kevin called round on Tuesday and work started Wednesday. The job turned out to be a bigger than first thought but Darren Kevin' son has done a fantastic job. Would recommend them and would use them again.
Customer in Southampton, 15 November 2013  
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Scores:
9Tidiness: 9 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 9Workmanship: 9 out of 10
9.5
Combined score: 9.5 out of 10
9.510
Restructure damp course on one wall
Timely, punctual and courteous, would recommend.
Customer in Brighton, 13 November 2013  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Remove bricks from bay clean out cavity air brick in.
Very clean, also sealed windows when asked.
Customer in Southampton, 7 November 2013  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Build a utility room
This truly is a father and son company as they work really well together, a brilliant job done.
Customer in Southampton, 25 October 2013  
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Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Damp in conservatory
As good a job as the last one they did for us.
Customer in Southampton, 6 September 2013  
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