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30 years of experience in Italy, with UK certifications and italian style in plumbing and heating,water implants, Springling systems, pipe fittings,Tiling, Flooring, Extension house,General building for interior and exterior

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Terrance on 8/8/2017

Antonio and Peter worked very hard and got us out of a mess with a previous installation. We were happy with the end result, couple of issues with some grout cracking but Antonio will happily come back and fix any issues. Communication was good as I was kept in the loop with decisions. They are also flexible around your schedule Tiling was great and plenty of original ideas to hide pipework and bath panel access. The bathroom looks great so spoken about a potential future kitchen job.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Ashish on 8/8/2017

Excellent work. Will definitely use again.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Ross on 8/8/2017

Pawel and his team painted our house over three floors, we only have good words to say, good workmanship and completed job on time. We are very happy about the quality of their painting and we are happy to recommend them to anyone.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Pippa on 8/8/2017

George and his team have been fantastic - very reliable, hardworking and did a great job. Will definitely be using you guys again! Thank you!!

At Lichfield Property Repairs we ensure a job is well done at a fair price. I have a vast knowledge of Roofing, 6035 in plumbing and due to over 10 years experience in property maintenance and renovation i am multi skilled, Fully registered and insured.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 8/8/2017

Very friendly and punctual. Sorted the job quickly and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend

Father and sons Building.Team with international experience can do the makeover for your house. We believe that good service and good price is compatible. We can do small things and such a large jobs as well. You will be happy when the job will be done.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Whole Internal Refurbishment, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Sedat on 8/8/2017

Very clean and tidy work done by polite gentelmen. Highly recommended.

Welcome to Top Coat Decorators. We are a small business based in Plymouth. We specialize in quality home painting, ceramic tiling, pressure washing, drywall & textured repairs, floor restoration, concrete staining and more. - Owner Cody Johnson.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/8/2017

Cody was contacted to paint the exterior of our house. There were no hidden costs. He was courteous, reliable and hard working. He regularly checked any requirements we had throughout the work. We would be happy to recommend his work and use him again for any work in the future. Thanks Cody

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Power Showers and Pump, Radiator

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Reviewed by John on 8/8/2017

Stuart was first to call me about the job and he came to look at it immediately after discussing it with me on the phone. On accepting his quotation he diagnosed and subsequently repaired the problem within the hour. Would definitely use again.

Experienced and qualified joiner, specialising in fitting doors, wardrobes, fencing. No job too small.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Mick on 8/8/2017

Tarique also corrected a couple of the previous carpenters poor jobs and we will will definitely be asking for his help in the future. We would highly recommend him.

Loft Conversations , Side & Back extensions, Full House Renovation, Bathrooms & Kitchens Instalation

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Jorg on 8/8/2017

Adema did a brilliant job. Cannot fault them at all. The communication was great and I would recommend them to anybody who needs work done. I am already planning to have them back next year to do some more work for me.

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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

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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