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We are a family owned & operated Building and Maintenance company based in Sheffield. Specialising in PVC and BiFolding door installations. We have a dedicated team of Joiners, Roofers & Bricklayers. Check out our gallery to see what we can do for you.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Burglar Repairs, Carpet Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Matthew on 21/4/2018

Very happy with the work Chris carried out. He is reliable , fair priced and the quality of his work is excellent .

All aspects of roofing works from minor repairs to full re slates and tiles. Guttering services including gutter replacements, downpipes and uPVC fascias and soffits. Professional, punctual and reliable service.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Shehryar on 21/4/2018

Brilliant job. First class service. First class job. Came to give a quote the same day that l requested, Repair job done on the day agreed. On time. No pfaffing about. Would definitely recommend.

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 Ibrahim on 21/4/2018

Professional job. Highly recommend

Hi we are a family run business that covers the east midlands we have qualified plumbing and heating engineer and qualified electrician we carry out anything from a loose or dripping tap to a full installation of a central heating system also carry out minor and major electrical work also do emergency callout but most of our work is a covered by a free no obligation quote

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Stephen on 21/4/2018

Great job, fixed leaking stop tap, and came straight away on Saturday evening on the bank holiday weekend. Thanks so much!

good afternoon, I can help you with tiller, carpentry,solid timber flooring,laminate,bathroom repair, end mo jobs. I have experience in this field for many years. Thanks best regards Egidijus

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by waqar on 21/4/2018

Arrived when he said he would. Did it fast and well. Could've been a bit better at tidying up at the end but overall happy with the work completed.

We are a small company that brings honesty and affordability as well as a professional tradesman Finnish due to 30 years experience in the building industry..

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Tracey on 21/4/2018

Very nice man, spent ages making some parts fit but stuck with quoted price. Would definately recommend.

Fast and reliable services allways to high standards

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Carpet fitters, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Hannah on 21/4/2018

Very hard working team. Nothing was too much trouble and did extra jobs that I asked to be done on the day as they went along. Will use again.

Hello welcome to LG carpentry. I am a sole trader living in Canterbury and offer all aspects of carpentry, kitchen fitting and general building. I offer free estimates at a time convenient to you. Very competitive prices.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing

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Reviewed by Jodie on 20/4/2018

Prompt contact made, discussed all aspects of the job thoroughly beforehand so I knew exactly what it would entail. Lee done a great job with minimal mess and disruption. Really pleased with the end result.

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

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Reviewed by Michael on 20/4/2018

Did job quickly as requested and left it all tidy after he finished. Very pleased and happy to recommend ??

Pink Maintenance provide an exceptional quality in home maintenance and comercial services. With over 35 year experience we can guarantee your complete satisfaction on price, professionalism and quality.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Neil on 20/4/2018

Job incomplete. Phoned twice. Wa told that hed call back. No response.

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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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