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MP PROPERTY MAINTENANCE providing internal and external painting & decorating, plastering and tiling services. We offer a high quality work for decent price, free estimates and decoration advice available.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Tiling, Home maintenance /Repair, Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by Colin on 23/2/2018

Great professional job done. Would recommend!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Ruth on 22/2/2018

Very happy. Thank you. Prompt, friendly, knew what he was doing, went over and above the basic job. I would definitely recommend.

Jc landscaping is a family run buisness with 100s of happy Customers no job to big or to small all aspects of landscaping & roofing

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/2/2018

Work was carried out to satisfaction the original job was for repointing the chimney however we were pleased how the job was done and decided to go ahead to have the Roof of the house cleaned and treated which now looks like new and also the block paving driveway Was grubby with weeds growing and they cleaned that it now looks like it's just been laid and treated with weed killer and sealed really good job .

Hi, I'm Darren with 16 years experience in the double glazing industry. I am capable of doing all UPVC, conservatories, guttering, and fascias. Not only that my partner and I have also been doing painting and decorating for the last 8 years.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Rahul on 22/2/2018

Excellent work done. Turns up when he says. Highly recommended.

Your local electrician for Slough, Windsor, Reading and west London area. If you are in need of an electrician for breakdown and electrical emergency services with no call out fee, you needn't look further than me...Jas Dhillon

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by George on 22/2/2018

Jas and his team did an excellent job in what turned out to be an electrical wiring nightmare. They maintained their professionalism throughout, and were cordial and hardworking. Highly recommended, and will use again.

We are a family business, specialising in high quality bespoke plastering. We are committed to providing excellent customer satisfaction for both plastering and building services. We have many years experience and have full public liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Ian on 22/2/2018

Did an excellent job. Was a very presentable person, A prompt and conscientious worker. I would highly recommend.

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Liz on 22/2/2018

Gary was professional, punctual and has done a brilliant job on our bedroom and lounge. A completely trustworthy guy who was willing to offer advice and explain everything to me. I couldn't recommend him highly enough and will not hesitate to call him for any future work. Thanks so much for your hard work on our house.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

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

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Cornwall based electrician, networking, CCTV and freeview engineer with 8 years experience in all aspects of installations no job too small!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Mark on 22/2/2018

After missing the original appointment Mark turned up on time for the second. He was very friendly and has hopefully fixed our RCD tripping issue. He is also returning to fix a part we need as he didn't have one on his van. Thank you Mark.

Dear customers, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce our company GF Building and Refurbishment Contractor Ltd is an insured company and is engaged in a wide range of services in the construction field.

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

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Reviewed by Jackson on 22/2/2018

The work was fine for a couple months, but I ended having to reseal the entire shower because the caulking separated in several places and leaked. Inspecting the work, it's obvious that there wasn't sufficient caulking / contact in the first place. The drywall was damaged again, which is another to-do item for me now.

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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?

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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

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  5. Job done

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