Hi, I am Steve (The General) Griffiths trading under the name of
Homeworks, there are a number of firms with the same name but only one headed by "The General" so only choose this one to get the best.
I have been in the building trade for thirty years plus, starting off all those years ago plastering, throughout many years in the trade I have gain vast knowledge in all methods and materials, traditional and modern.
My knowledge of cob (chalk walls) and lime plastering is very large and only use traditional materials and methods. Many cob walls have been damaged to near disrepair over the last 40 years due to neglect, bad workmanship, the use of wrong materials and in the main a lack of knowledge, to keep your cobs in prime condition or advice on repairs and new cobs please go to the free advice and helpline page. remember, it costs a great deal more to build a new one than maintain one.
Look out for the cob page (coming soon) this page will be dedicated to chalk cobs, how to maintain, repair, build, render and paint them and give you some idea of the problems you might meet. This page will by the way of text, diagrams and photographs form a library of facts for you to use as a help guide
Over the years i have enlarged my skills list and now carry out many more aspects within the building trade from carpentry and solid wood flooring to kitchen fitting and design advice.
With the economic climate as it is nowadays people are trying to save every pound they can whether it is on the weekly grocery bill, holidays, leisure and almost everything else too, the homes we live in, the maintenence, repairs and alterations have come under the daily pressures of looking after the household budget too. Many people do not have the time or knowledge to organise individual contractors to carry out work they require done so they use a larger contractor that have all the different trades working for them, there is nothing wrong with this and the standard of work is usually very high, but, there is a cost, larger building firms have very high overheads and this has to be passed on to the customer, some firms charging well over £250.00 per man per day and some even a lot higher, plus the fact they have many different workers in their home over the course of the contract it sometimes becomes hard to keep up with who is who. Plus when the client needs to contact the builder or seperate tradesmen it can get to be a big headache.
THERE IS A BETTER WAY, one person doing all the jobs, the same person at the end of the phone or replying to your e mail, no headaches, plus for this personal service you actually save a great deal of money, spend the money you save on yourselves not builders overheads.
Below is a map of the areas i work in but do go beyond