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We undertake all joinery work but specialise in doors

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Demolition

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Reviewed by Elizabeth on 24/4/2018

Andy and his Son were pleasant, professional, friendly and worked quickly and efficiently. They also cleaned up and left everything tidy. I would recommend them to all.

We offer complete construction and landscaping services.More of our work can be seen at:.cnconstructionscouk

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Andrew on 24/4/2018

Chris & his team were excellent, reliable, hard-working, undemanding and cleaned up really well. My first job request on Rated People and pleasantly surprised. A well deserved Thanks!

Painter and Decorator

Trades serviced: Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, External Rendering, External wall insulation, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Jon on 24/4/2018

Martin has been excellent for us. He ticks all the boxes. Schedules the work to suit you, turns up on time, works incredibly quickly but accurately, at a good price and has done a really good job on all we’ve asked him for so far.

Cf floors have been specialising in hard wood, ceramic tile and laminate flooring installations for over 20 years. we take great pride in our work and the customers satisfaction.

Trades serviced: Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling, Home maintenance /Repair, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring

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Reviewed by Fiona on 24/4/2018

great job would recommend highly

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by melanie on 24/4/2018

Excellent service and brilliant value. Daniel kept me updated at all times. Wouldn't hesitate to use or to recommend dnb drainage services again.

Welcome to cb builders specialist building and roofing contractors no job too small all work garenteed a wide range to offer we are people who care about your home Quality honest building work

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/4/2018

Cam turned up when he said he would. The price he quoted was very reasonable. He did exactly what he said he would do to repair the roof. They tidied up after themselves. I'm very pleased with the job.

KTM Services looking after people’s homes

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Alex on 24/4/2018

Great job - arrived on time, delivered as promised, for the quoted price. Very friendly.

I have 24 years experience of roofing. honest an reliable reasonable prices

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe

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Reviewed by Jean on 24/4/2018

Ian responded to my advert straight away and visited on the day agreed to inspect the work required. The following Monday he arrived, as promised, with a colleague and new fence panels. These were replaced, others repaired and some other jobs done as agreed. Total satisfaction with a good job done promptly and at a fair price. Would definitely use Apex Roofing again for various maintenance/building jobs.

At Owens building services we have over twenty years of experience in the building trade as well as roofing and landscaping we also provide expert opinions and free impartial advice. All work guaranteed. With free no obligation quotations. Many thanks.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Suzie on 24/4/2018

Owen's Building Services were very quick to contact me. They arrived promptly and on time to quote. The quote was reasonable and within budget. They started the job straight away, were very efficient and hardworking. They completed the job promptly and I was very pleased with the results. They carried out all the work exactly as I had requested leaving the property very neat and tidy. They were courteous and professional and I would recommend them for this work. Thanks guys!

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Rosalind on 24/4/2018

Great job painting windows and doors. Some windows quite rotten but a great job was done on bringing them back to looking good. Job done on time and Graeme and Kenny very friendly and gave great advice on products used etc. Would definitely recommend and use again.

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Handymen - what you need to know

A handyman can carry out a range of small "odd jobs" around the home that you can't or don't want to do yourself. They're skilled at a wide range of repairs and maintenance work. If you bought some flat pack furniture and you've been frantically typing 'how to put up IKEA furniture' in an online search engine ever since, a handyman can take the task off your hands. They can also hang objects on walls - like shelves, mirrors, TVs and photos - so you can finally get that photo wall you’ve been dreaming of.

What a handyman can help with

  • Assembling flat pack furniture.
  • Hanging photos/mirrors/TVs on a wall.
  • Mowing a lawn.
  • Hanging shelves on a wall.
  • Small paint jobs that don’t require a painter/decorator.
  • Cleaning a driveway.
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Sometimes, there are things that need doing in the house but they seem too small to justify hiring someone to get them done. It could be a small area that needs painting, or you might want your lawn mown and your driveway and garden path hosed down. These are the kinds of jobs a handyman can take care of. They tend to charge by the hour so they can carry out a number of tasks on one visit.

Questions you should ask a handyman

  • How long have they been trading?
  • What work can they do? (It’s a good idea to ask about extra skills, such as electrical.)
  • What experience do they have carrying out similar work to your job? Can they show you pictures?
  • What have their favourite jobs been/what jobs do they like doing?
  • How will they make sure the heavy object won’t fall off the wall?
  • Will they supply the materials for the job (e.g. nails/screws)?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they be carrying out the job themselves or sub-contracting it? If the job’s being carried out by someone else, what experience do they have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does this last?
  • Is the cost of the job per hour or per finished job?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking about help with general DIY.

Handyman ideas

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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

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    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.