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Hello there! I perform a wide variety of odd jobs at residential properties and businesses both indoors and outdoors. My day-to-day tasks include general maintenance, plumbing, painting & decorating, gardening, installing appliances and oven repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Demolition, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 21/2/2018

Luke came in with a competitive price and delivered an excellent job. He was very tidy in his work. Very pleased with the finished job. Highly recommended.

Our company consists of two people, who value the needs of our customers. Customer service is the most important thing to us. In everything we do, customer service is more important than personal gain!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Door / Window painting, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Jane on 21/2/2018

Sorin and Robert were very professional, efficient, willing and polite.

Keysafe Wales provide a reliable and high quality Domestic & Commercial Locksmith service covering the South Wales and Bristol area. We combine honest pricing with a conscientious work ethic to provide a professional level of service to each customer.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar Repairs, CCTV installation, Door Opening, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by michael on 21/2/2018

kevin came to my house and had a look at my back door. he stripped down the lock and took out the gearbox, and fitted a emergency lock so I could lock the door overnite.he came back next and fitted a new gearbox and latch and new barrel with 3 keys , he also re adjusted my front door at no extra cost to me he was very good and cleaned up after himself , I would recomened kevin Maddox of keysafe wales to any one.Thanks kevin .

Over 30 years experience in glazing and can supply and install any windows, doors and conservatories. FENSA registered and fully guaranteed. Free no obligation quote.

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Nicki or Peter on 21/2/2018

Mr Doherty carried out a roof repair / replacement at the end of October 2016. Unfortunately the work carried out was not satisfactory and although he came back to try to rectify the work his time keeping and reliability was poor. Water is not running into the gutter and we still have a leak. We have given him lots of chances to sort out the problem but he is now refusing to respond, this includes a letter of intention to sue! His accreditation to Fensa is limited. Do not pay him until you are satisfied!

ARC Consulting has a wealth of experience in Telecoms, Access Control,Data Networking, CCTV ,Electrical,Alarms and Technology based solution.Our Engineers have received extensive training from Avaya, BT,Panasonic,Vodafone,etc..So are very knowledgeable.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Burglar Repairs, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Sara on 21/2/2018

Allan was excellent. Good communication, great workman's ship. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Allan.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Burglar Repairs, Demolition, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Andrew on 21/2/2018

Turned up quickly. Great price. Done in no time. Friendly and trustworthy.

1 Fix :Studwork,door frames, window boards, pipe casings,staircases,joists,flooring and decking.2 Fix :Hanging doors, fixing skirting boards and architraves,stairscase ballistrauding.Refurbishments,Kitchens.

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by Paul on 21/2/2018

Vad turned up on time at 7.30am as agreed. His workmanship was excellent and he cleaned up thoroughly during and after completion of the job. Very courteous and friendly young man. Would highly recommend him for any carpentry work.

Your Local Independent Maintenance and Repairs Service

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

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Reviewed by Kate on 21/2/2018

Excellent service. Contacted me within half hour of me submitting the job. Made a temporary fix while he went to get a replacement shower which he fitted the same day. Will certainly consider using James again for other work.

Qualified/Timeserved joiner & handy person available for any jobs you may have/want doing around your home no job to big or small!

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Burglar Repairs, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Melanie on 21/2/2018

Liam came back to me and got the jobs done all within a few days. He’s really pleasant, friendly, chatty and polite. He carried out the work efficiently and cleaned up afterwards. I’m very pleased with the work which was to plane some internal doors which were sticking, following some new carpets being laid. Well done Liam, I would certainly use him again.

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Chris on 21/2/2018

Dale you are a true gent. Arrived early, got on with the job of putting a keter 8x6 shed up no messing or stalling. Excellent communication very friendly and honest person keep up the good work buddy we will keep you in mind for the future.

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Locksmiths - what you need to know

What a locksmith can help with

  • Fitting a new lock.
  • Opening a locked door.
  • Replacing a door with a lock.
  • Emergency locksmith services if you’re locked out of your house or need the locks replacing quickly (normally 24/hr).
  • Burglary repairs where there’s damage from forced entry.
  • Key cutting.
  • Auto locksmithing (helping you get back into a locked car).
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What should I do if my key’s hard to turn in the lock?

Over time, dust and dirt can build up on the internal mechanisms that control the movement of a lock. You can try applying dry graphite to lubricate it or if you think it might be more than just dirt affecting it, a locksmith can assess the mechanism and tell you if you need a new lock.

Wooden doors can also expand and contract which stops the lock from fitting into the door frame. This can happen if the lock was installed during hot weather or in the middle of winter. Once the temperature changes, the door can shift slightly. In most cases, the lock will still work if you wriggle the key around and get it engaged, but you can ask a locksmith to adjust the lock for you to stop this from happening.

Should I have all of my locks changed if my keys are lost or stolen?

You won’t always need to replace your set of locks if your keys are stolen. If you choose to replace your entire lock, the lock itself and the knob will be replaced but it can be cheaper to have your locks re-keyed. In a re-keying job, the tumbler’s replaced so that you keep your old lock but only a new key would be able to open it. Your old keys would stop working in the lock.

Insurance for locksmith work

There is no legal obligation for locksmiths to be insured but locksmiths may choose to purchase public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a locksmith

  • How long have they been trading?
  • 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?
  • How long is the warranty period for the work?
  • Do they have a call-out charge (particularly for emergency repairs) and how much is this?

Locksmith ideas

Find out how to secure your home and add burglar deterrents. Also learn how to look after your locks to prevent them from seizing up. 

 

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