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We offer a wide range of services from landscaping,decorating,building works and more please ask what other services we provide

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Home improvements, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Bikhram on 23/9/2017

came to quote, agreed a deposit for materials and day to start, never came on the day as had a family death and would come the following day. Following day never turned up. Arranged to start in a further 2 days time as he assured me he would be able to start despite the death. 2 days later never turned up again and said he was sorry and would give my deposit back, 3 weeks later no deposit refund and not contacted me again. Thankfully small deposit. Stay away. Unreliable

"Here at LT Construction we pride ourselves on delivering high quality building projects on time and within budget. Contact us today and see how we can help you to complete your projects as you imagine, regardless of size big or small"

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

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Reviewed by Adam on 23/9/2017

Oliver responded quickly, completed work as expected and left the job with no mess. Will be using again!

Family run & fully insured business with over 15 years experience in Plumbing Drainage & General Maintenance From burst pipe's or block drains !WERE IDEAL FOR YOU! with no callout charge and free quotation for all works undertaken find us on Facebook.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Home improvements, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Ed on 23/9/2017

Can't fault. On time, no mess, job done. And all for very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and use again.

Neil's Carpentry and Decorating

Trades serviced: Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Akshay on 23/9/2017

Neil was extremely professional, with good quality work and very tidy. Would recommend to others.

We recognise that undertaking home improvements can be a stressful time,which is why we minimise any uncertainty you may have. Each member of the team specialises in there respected trade, our staff are fully insured committed to high level of workmanship

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

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Reviewed by hassib on 23/9/2017

Turned up to quote but changed his mind and leaves the job after I reject all other quotes.

New to ratedpeople 16th Sep 2017 CCG Joinery and all other trades provided! based in Edinburgh, cover the whole of Edinburgh,lothians and Fife,we have been offering years of high quality workmanship! to customers by completing projects on time and budget.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by ALI on 22/9/2017

Would not hesitate to hire again in fact took his number, Ali

I am a self employed Carpenter with over 10 years experience. I pride myself on producing high quality finishes for affordable prices.

Trades serviced: Garage Conversion, Loft Conversion, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter

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Reviewed by Wendie on 22/9/2017

Will is a lovely person who did a good job on the flooring and replacing the skirting boards. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. We left him to do the work while we were on holiday and came back to a room ready to furnish. He was also a hit with our neighbour!.

Local general builder, competitive prices, all 5 star reviews and references

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Gill on 22/9/2017

Dan was excellent. Arrived on time completed the job fixed the guttering even on a windy day, very polite and courteous. Will use Dan again as we now know he has many other skills we can call upon. Dan was professional. Great job thank you, will also recommend to others.

0800 Plumbing and Gas are a multi trade company that provides all services for your property . We are gas safe and carry out all works to your requirements. We have no call out charge and provide detailed estimates

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

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Reviewed by Chris on 22/9/2017

Quick reply from Ryan. Great manner, no fuss. Job done well for good price. Would be happy to recommend and will use again.

I am a fully timed served carpenter with over 25 years experience. i am city and guilds trained having served a full apprenticeship.I cover all aspects of carpentry work from property refurbishments to simple little jobs.

Trades serviced: Porch / Canopy, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Claire on 22/9/2017

This tradesman was very helpful the quality of the work was 100% he was very tidy and cleaned up after the job was completed. I will be recommending him to family and friends

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

  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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