5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

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Yes winter is coming sadly and for construction workers the most important thing is Health and Safety.

And winter means snow, ice and cold temperatures.

For companies like us, we do not shut down for the season so we need to make sure that our working area is safe as possible.

This blog will outline 5 top tips to ensure your sites are safe for winter:

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

5 Top Tips To Prepare Construction Sites For Winter

#1 Prevent Workers From Slipping On Icy Surfaces

At LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work we like to make sure that our workers have the correct footwear for icy conditions.

Have you got the correct footwear for icy conditions?

#2 Operating Vehicles And Equipment Safely

Because we have workers working in areas such as Aberdeen this means they need to travel up there on a weekly basis.

To ensure that they are fit for purpose we make sure that they are stocked up on emergency items like flasks, blankets food and water.

Vehicles are also checked before heading off to make sure that tyres and lights are working to full condition.

#3 Ensuring Structure Of Materials

Winter construction cold-weather operations aren’t just about safety. While most construction tasks can be carried out with enough strategically placed warming equipment, some operations — such as concrete and masonry-related work, painting and drywall finishing — can take much longer and even fail if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

Contractors should follow manufacturers’ guidelines to ensure that the finished product functions as expected.

#4 Keep Track Of Weather Forecast

In Scotland we can get 4 seasons in one day so it’s a good idea to track the weather when heading out to work.

Because we cover all aspects of roofing, this is one area we need to be careful on in the winter.

Roofs can freeze over and make it difficult for repairs/replacements to be carried out.

Monitor the temperature and make sure you know when its safe for workers to be outside.

#5 Review Work Sites Every Day

Before work begins, they should monitor area to make sure it is safe to work.

Things to look out are snow and ice.

Over To You …

We’d love to hear from you.

How do you make sure your sites are safe for winter?

Have you ever had any disaster?

Pop your comments below.

Roofing Cost Guide: How Much Does It Cost For A New Roof?

Roofing Cost Guide | How Much Does It Cost For A New Roof

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This of course is always the first question we get asked when customers ask us to quote for a new roof.

“How much is this going to cost me”

The answer to this question is that it depends, and we take various factors in to consideration when giving you a quote.

Investing in a new roof especially in Scotland, where we do not really get a summer, it is wise to note that price fluctuates on many factors.

Roofing Cost Guide: How Much Does It Cost For A New Roof?

Factors We Consider When Quoting You For A New Roof

Roof size

Type of application




Number of layers

Do you have skylights, chimneys, pipes that need to be addressed in the installation?

There is a lot of time, effort and materials involved in keeping your roof in great condition.

Outlined in this blog are some more in depth prices to give you a more realistic roof installation cost and what is involved in the process.

If you are not looking for a new roof, then it may just be a roof repair you are looking to get done.

Related content:

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roofing Needs 

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It’s possible to keep costs down by shingling over an existing roof, rather than replacing it.

It is a good idea to have your roof and gutters checked once a year so we can assess whether any repairs need doing or, to determine whether the roof needs replaced.

We can look at this for you for free and give you our best estimate and professional advice.

How Do I Get The Best Roofing Price?

It is important that you check with roughly 3 roofing companies to see what they can offer you.

Make sure you ask the company what is driving the prices up – for example scaffolding can be expensive to assemble.

Also material used will determine price range. Are you looking for long-term quality or are you just looking for something to tick you over?

We always recommend quality material and we always use quality materials.

Are You Looking For A New Roof?

Get in touch with us today on 01592 747047.

We make sure you get what you want.

How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Kitchen (Cost/Price)

How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Kitchen (Cost)

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This of course is always one of the first questions you will think about when considering renovating your kitchen.

Cost matters, and will certainly dictate what supplier/contractor you will decide to use for supply and fit of your new kitchen.

So how much will it cost you?

The answer to this question is that is depends.

Getting a new kitchen can be expensive and sometimes way over your budget, and it all depends on the following three factors:

  • Shape (design layout)
  • Size
  • Appliances

Kitchens can vary from roughly £7,000 to anything over £10,000 depending on what you are looking for, but if you are looking to keep your costs low, then the following tips will help you get started.

Related content:

Should You Use A Local Builder

How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Kitchen (Cost/Price)

#1 Set A Budget Before You Start Planning Your New Kitchen

This is the most important thing to do before you start planning your dream kitchen.

Although you will have your heart set on what you want, sometimes it does not always work like that and we need to consider what our budget actually is.

#2 Research Appliances & Worktops

Research is the second most important thing you should consider when trying to keep your costs down low.

Are you looking for standard products? Or are you looking for something more expensive which is rounded or has a glass inlay in it?

Are you considering granite, marble or laminate worktops?

You may be able to negotiate with suppliers on prices, but the most expensive part of a kitchen is the appliances.

So where do you start?

#3 The Flooring

Laminate or vinyl would be the best tip from us if you are trying to save money.

This would give you extra money to spend in other areas if the flooring is something that you are not too fussed about.

And last but not least …

#4 Use A Local Kitchen Fitter To Renovate Your Kitchen

Local kitchen fitters have great relationships with kitchen specialists too so this may allow you to get discount on units and worktops which again will save you money.

Kitchen fitting is something that we specialise in for our customers and would be more than happy to install a new kitchen for you.

Get in touch with us today on 01592 747047 – we make sure you get what you want.




5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roof Repairs

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roofing Repair?

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Why should you choose LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work for your roof repair over the rest of roofers in Fife?

There are so many to choose from and this blog post will outline the reasons why LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work are the best for your roofing needs.

5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Us For Your Roof Repairs

#1 Been In Business Since 2008

Now you may not think this is a long time, but it is coming up for our 10th year anniversary and in an industry like this, there are a lot of businesses who are in and out every single day.

It is unusal to find a business like ours with the experience and proven record of quality and reliability.

#2 We Have An Excellent Roofing Warranty

Some companies offer warranties as long as their business has been going for, but is it all about that?

No, a guarantee is only as good as the company behind it.

#3 We Do A Final Inspection On Every Job

This may seem straight-forward, but not every company will offer this.

All of our projects are given a final inspection when the job is complete to make sure that both parties are satisfied with the quality of work produced.

#4 Honesty

There are a lot of businesses out there who go chapping on your door to try and sell you a new roof when all you really need is a roof repair.

These people need to be watched.

We will never try and sell you a new roof unless you really need it, as a roof repair is just as good quality.

#5 Our Number One Priority Is You

We want you to love the roof repair you have had done and we want you to recommend us to a neighbour, friendly or family member.

Some companies offer incentives for referring a friend but we do not want to put you under pressure in referring us, if you wish to then we would love that and your referral would be much appreciated.

Workmanship, Quality & Reliability

Those three words mean everything to us.

You can be sure of unmatched workmanship, quality material and reliable service every time you choose us for your roof repair.

Get in contact today on 01592 747047 and we look forward to working with you.

Who Manufactures Bespoke Kitchens In Fife: Bespoke Kitchens Fife

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You are looking for an amazing bespoke kitchen but you just don’t know who manufactures for them?

You’re looking for the best.

You’re looking for the best bespoke kitchen in Fife.

It’s all down to design, and above all best price? Thought so.

So you have probably typed into Google “Bespoke Kitchens Fife” or “Bespoke Kitchens Manufacturers Fife” or something along those lines that you have popped on here!

So! Why not let me help – yeah?


LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work

Of course you have us for all your kitchen work.

At LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work, we offer a full planning supply and installation service on modern and traditional kitchens from our various national suppliers.

These include Howdens, Wickes, John Lewis, Ikea & B&Q to name a few.

We also use our local kitchen manufacturer to build bespoke kitchens.

Sound like we are the right fit for you?

Get in touch!!

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David L Douglas: Handmade Kitchens

David L Douglas are a Scottish family based business who have strong family values throughout their company

David L Douglas pride themselves on being first-class Scottish manufacturing business that combines technology with traditional skills to bring their clients the very best fitted furniture that will last generations.

Click the link here to take a look around their website.

Kitchen Choice: Bespoke Kitchens

Kitchen Choice have a wide range of kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms.

From classic wood to painted wood, from contemporary to high gloss. With granite, solid surface, laminate and wood worktops the combinations are endless.

Kitchen Choice feel that buying a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom should be an enjoyable experience whilst never forgetting, that it is a major investment and therefore careful planning and advice is essential.

If you are interested in speaking to Kitchen Choice then visit their website by clicking here

Are We A Right Fit For You?

Hopefully this short blog post have giving you a few options as to your suppliers list. Please give LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work a call however we understand that we may not be the right fit for everyone hence the other two options listed in this blog.

Should You Use A Local Builder Or National Builder? Local VS National Builder

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When you are looking for a builder to carry our a project how do you know which one is right for you?

There are a lot of options to consider when trying to decide weather a local or national builder is better.

This blog post will outline the following

Local builders

National builders

What is the difference

What one is right for you

A key decision in the process of choosing a builder is working out if you would like to work with a local or national one.

So what are the key things you should look out for?

Local Builders VS National Builder: Which One Is Right For You?

Local Builders: Are They The Right Fit For You?

A local builder is normally a small building group of about 10-20 workers.

They mostly carry out work in a local area but some can also cover other parts of the country or perhaps all.

A lot of people find local builders a better option to go with for many reasons:

  • They can start your job quicker as they don’t have as much work on their hands as national builders
  • As they are local you can see some of the jobs they have done yourself and speak to people in your area to get a reference.
  • If there happens to be any issues after the job, they are close by so they can more or less see your job straight away
  • Local builders don’t have as much money going out as national builders so there prices may be more ideal and suit your budget.

National Builders: Are They Right Fit For You?

National builders are bigger building groups and can be anything from 20-100 workers.

They normally cover a whole country or more and again there are many reasons people find national builders a better option to go with such as:

  • Regional and local builders are similarly diverse in their level of options.
  • Larger builders are more likely to have a design centre where you can make your selections, but small builders can usually allow you to see your options on display in a model home or recently completed homes.
  • Regional builders often have a good sense of local design trends and will display them in their models.

Local Builder VS National Builder: What Is The Difference

So you are probably wondering what one is best for you right now, but there are some key considerations you should make when deciding who is the best fit for you.

Local Builder – You Get More Of A Say

National builders typically have established floor plans with set choices.

By working with a local company like LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work, you may have more of a say in the overall design concept.

You can have a greater role in the building process and you may be able to request changes to meet your specific needs.


National builders have local representatives, but ultimately they report to the home office.

With a local builder, the representatives and crew building your home are based nearby.

A local builder like LC Joinery Roofing & Building Work is focused on constructing high-quality homes for residents of Fife, Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

Local builders rely on happy customers.

Your satisfaction and ability to interact with members of the business is invaluable.


Yes probably  the most important one for everyone.

Local companies tend to have leaner structures and less redundancy.

On a national level, with more offices and greater payroll, many of the costs built into the construction of your home are necessary to cover overhead.

So What Is Best For You? Local VS National

There are no right or wrong answers here, and you will have your decision for a reason but we’d love to hear from you so

Have you ever worked with a local builder? What was your experience? Did you like it?

In summary, when you work with a local builder this can completely strengthen your relationships within the community, so we would love to hear from you.

Are You Looking For An Approved Local Roofer In Fife?

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When working in the construction  industry, clients need to be aware what companies are approved so they can be at ease when choosing a company to work with.

So how do customers know which companies are approved traders in Fife?

Finding a trust worthy trader may be difficult but at LC Joinery, Roofing and Building work we have the accreditation and skill to complete the job to a very high standard.

If your roof needs fixed or even an emergency repair you can be assured that we can fix it.

This blog will outline the following approved accreditations that we have been recognised for. This includes:

  • Which Trusted Traders
  • Federation Of Master Builders Build
  • The Guild  Of Master Craftsmen

Approved roofing and slating services in Fife.


Quality Workmanship That You Can Be Proud Of

Our tradesmen take immense pride in the quality of work. Our customers should not have to compromise on quality or value.

We do not cut corners and this is why we use good quality materials

We are proud of our reputation and enjoy the long lasting relationships with our customers.

We are happy to undertake a wide range of projects from supplying reliable tradesmen for the job.

Which Trusted Trader

Which trusted traders have been testing services like LC Joinery, Roofing and Building Work for over 60 years.

Which Trusted Traders gives you the confidence to choose local reliable traders. So are you looking for a local builder?

As part of this accreditation this means:

  • We are punctual and trust worthy
  • We produce quality work
  • We always stick to the pre arranged quote

As part of this process, we have had assessments involving credit reference and admin checks.

To help you choose the right trader you can view pictures of our work carried out and also read reviews from our recent customers.

Federation Of Master Builders Build Assure

LC Joinery Roofing and Building work are Federation of Master Builders Assure which means:

  • We work to government standards
  • We can offer warranty
  • Our skills have been checked through regular on site inspections
  • Our trading record and financial status has been checked
  • We include insurance and health and safety practices for our customer care

Federation Of Master Builders Build

The Guild Of Master Craftsmen

The Guild Of Master Craftsmen provides the public with skilled local tradesmen you know you can trust.

Being part of The Guild our widely recognised by customers for the following reasons:

  • Demonstrates our skill and experience
  • Stands out from the competition
  • Gives us the reputation in our local area

What Are Our Customers Saying About Us?

LC Joinery Roofing and Building Work have been established for many years and we can safely say we are recognised for the work we do.

See below a list of only some of our testimonials

Testimonials of Approved roofers Fife

“Very good job.

Roofing repairs carried out timely & professionally.”

− Iain, Fife. 21/02/2015

“Fantastic job.

Workers arrived on time, were polite & courteous. Excellent workmanship & very tidy job. No fault at all & would highly recommend the company. Would use the company again.”

− Pearl, Fife. 01/05/2015

“Pitched roof.

Very professional job done. Very pleased with work done by Lee and his team. Would recommend to others. Very efficient service. Would use them again.”

− Which? Trusted Traders Consumer. 16/06/2015

Contact Your Approved Roofer In Fife Today

Hopefully this has given you peace of mind about choosing a reliable approved tradesmen in Fife.

If you are looking for any projects no matter how small or large it is please contact us today on 07773402213 – 01592 652173.

Roofing Services Edinburgh: What Can We Do For You?

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As one of the best roofers in Edinburgh we do anything from new installation to complex roofing repairs. However we don’t only serve the capital we also do the whole of Scotland.

As part of our professional service we will consult with you on what your roofing job involves.

If you need us to perform flat roof repair, our local roofers will explain in more detail what is required as  it is a lot more complex.

Roofing Services Edinburgh

LC Joinery & Roofing Edinburgh can provide a various amount of services when it comes to your roof including, flat roofs, traditional slating and guttering. 

To give you a little more understanding and perhaps an insight as to what you may need please read the following:

Flat Roofs Edinburgh

A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. There are nine different kinds of flat roofs, felt & asphalt, fibreglass, single ply, rubber, TPO, TPE, PBC and PIB. Edinburgh roofing mostly do felt & asphalt flat roofs as we have found over the years they have been more common. However we specialise in all kinds of flat roofs.

Traditional Slating Edinburgh

Traditional roofing slates are manufactured from natural stone which is formed under intense heat pressure underground. Therefor is fire proof and very hard, it also does not saturate with water. Traditional roofing slates are very cost effective as they are resistant to mould, mildew and other sources of contamination. LC joinery & roofing Edinburgh have fully trained craftsmen with a wealth of experience, which makes us the perfect choice for jobs of this type.

Guttering Edinburgh

Your roofline is important to ensure your home and roof stays free of water and damp.

LC Joinery & Roofing Edinburgh can help ensure that is the case.

Needing a roof done in Edinburgh?

If you are thinking of getting any of the above done we can ensure LC Joinery & Roofing Edinburgh will leave you very pleased with the results.

Call us today on 0131 3000 494

What Type Of Extensions Can We Do For Our Customers

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Extensions are very popular these days and its one thing our clients always ask about.

Thinking of extending  your home, let us tell you what we can offer you ;

We cover:

  • Porches
  • Conservatories
  • Single storey extension
  • Double story extension
  • Loft conversion
  • Garage conversions

Porches Fife

Porches are usually smaller extensions joint onto the front of a house.

They are generally simple structures of only brick dwarf walls and columns, windows and a door.

They can be plastered or left as bare brick.

Most porches do not require planning permission due to their size, although some do.

As long as the porches is separated from the house by an internal door, and it is not heated, then it will be totally fine!

Conservatories Fife

Fairly simple structures are usually made of UPVC, although they can be timber or aluminium.

A conservatory is a cost effective and enjoyable way to add light and space to your home.

And – because most domestic conservatories are exempt from mainstream Building Regulations and Planning permissions – they can be bought and installed with the minimum of fuss.

Single Storey Extensions Fife

Single storey extensions are simple, an extension built onto a part of the house whereby one side (or more) of the extension adjoins the property and there is only the ground floor.

What do you need to consider when getting a single storey extension?

Main considerations here must be the size of the extension and its impact upon neighbours.

We can make sure the roof will work with the existing building and specifically weather the same type of roof covering of the existing property can be used on the extension.

Double Storey Extension Fife

A multi storey extension can, like a single storey extension, also be built to any part of the existing building.

A two storey extension could be the perfect way to transform your home

It is the best way of increasing living space and bedroom accommodation at the same time.

If you find that your home is too small, or you have a growing family, a spacial increase like this could be the right solution for you.

The rear of a property is usually the best position to add a two storey extension on a terraced house or semi-detached property.

Where a property has a large outdoor area, as many houses on a street corner do, there may be the potential to extend over two storeys at the side.

In some instances, an extension can wrap around multiple sides of an existing property.

Loft Conversions Fife

The most obvious advantage of a loft conversion is that it will offer you and your family an additional amount of living space.

Lofts conversions are often performed to free up storage space within a home.

If you are interested in having one of these then give us a call today on 01592 652173.

What Areas Do We Cover For Our Roofing Services

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One of the most asked questions we get asked from prospect customers is:

“What areas do you cover for roofing services?”

But we understand, this is a question that we need to answer for our customers.

This blog post will outline what areas we can cover for roofing services.

Roofing Services

Roofing Services Fife

LC Joinery Roofing & Building specialises in all aspects of roofing, with no job too large or small. We are based in Kirkcaldy, Fife and cover Fife, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.

We have extensive roofing experience and a wealth of knowledge in the field.

As a team we take pride in our quality roofing work and can offer you free expert advice to evaluate the best option for your individual circumstances.

Our professional services also include converting flat roofs to pitched ones, for a longer lasting solution to felt roofing.

We provide a quality service with the experience and expertise you would come to expect from a well-established company.

Roofing Services Edinburgh

Our roofing work includes the use of natural slate, concrete tiles, artificial slate, clay tiles, second hand tiles and slates for both domestic and commercial properties in Kent and London. Whether it’s an existing roof, extension, conversion or refurbishment, we are the roofing specialists to call.

Our positive reputation throughout Fife, Edinburgh and Aberdeen means we have a strong client base and we are proud to say that most of our roofing projects come from recommendations from previous customers.

Roofing Services Aberdeen

We have an impressive portfolio of many satisfied customers and we would be happy to provide references should you require them.

My team of hard-working individuals ensure quality work is carried out and we aim to provide an excellent level of customer service in all work that we undertake.

As well as our quality roofing services, we also take pride in the little extras, respecting the privacy of your home by being tidy, reliable and courteous.

Our company is also fully covered with employer’s liability and public liability insurance.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of roofing, contact Gary who will be more than happy to provide FREE ADVICE and FREE ESTIMATES.

We feel confident that we can provide a suitable solution to your roofing concerns and if you choose us as your roofing company, we guarantee to provide quality work at competitive rates.

Each project we undertake has the same expert care and attention applied to it, so let us cover your roofing needs and see how impressed you will be with the end result.

If you require any more information, please leave us a comment below.

Give us a call on 01592 747047 or Contact Us