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Hi,my name is yasir and We are based in east London but cover the whole London,We offer a survey,supply,fitting and finishing service.I do High quality upvc and aluminium, doors composite, doors,patio doors, by folding doors, porches, conservatory,fascia,guttering,cladding and many more... all product and work guaranteed for 10 year.

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

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Reviewed by Steven on 19/2/2018

We were very pleased with the standard of work carried out and the constant help provided from yasir. We had new back door fitted which looks really nice.

We are a local company with over 20 years experience in the construction industry . Honesty and reliability are a big part of our make up along side quality workmanship and products we know we have everything you need to get the job done right & on budget

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

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Reviewed by Karen on 19/2/2018

Pleasant and got on with the work. I would use him again for future jobs

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Patricia on 19/2/2018

Martin came out and quoted a good price very quickly for a plastering job we had. He did a excellent job, was on time, cleaned up, very professional. No problems would recommend Martin.

Hi we are a small team of painters and decorates who can paint your dream house how you want it professional and on time. Our work is including : painting ,plastering,laminated floors,tiles,wall paper.etc

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, Door Replacement, External Tiling, External wall painting, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Shabana on 19/2/2018

Absolutely fantastic team. Can’t fault a thing. Julian and Peter exceeded our expectations continuously. Job was originally to paint a large three storey hallway but to our delight of their finish we ended up including a further three large period Victorian rooms (plastered, painted & wallpapered) included installing our Lincrusta wallpaper & frieze border. They were punctual, tidy and efficient. I Would 100% recommend them to anyone. Well done guys! Look forward to calling you again for more future work.

Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Reza on 19/2/2018

arranged quickly and easily. tuned up on time. job done within half hour. thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by lynne on 19/2/2018

Would recommend. Turned up on time. Worked efficiently and professionally. Job well done for a good price.

WDT Alarms Ltd specialize in the installation, repair and maintenance of intruder alarm systems,Access control and CCTV and our staff offer quality and reliable services you can count on.

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

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Reviewed by Richard on 19/2/2018

Friendly very good alarm engineer. Quickly sorted a tricky problem with no fuss Many thanks

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

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Reviewed by Michael on 19/2/2018

Friendly guy.

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

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

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Reviewed by duan on 19/2/2018

Billy came on time, fixed the leaking around the chimney . He took photos before and after which was always helpful . I wasn’t sure if the type of the cap on the top of the unused chimney was correct one as it appeared to be no gap for ventilation . Billy assured me that there was already a ventilation hole at the side of the chimney . I will have to trust him on that , as only time will tell . I can not comment on the price as I did not get other quotes.

A small family run Business that carried out all forms of work to your Domestic and commercial needs in the Glass and Glazing Industry. From traditional glazing methods to modern double glazing. If it is Glass then we do it

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Home maintenance /Repair, Single / Double glazing

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/2/2018

Sean was fantastic. Called me immediately. Sent me a quote (and stuck to it) and got the job done that afternoon. Fantastic service. Highly recommend and fairly priced. Helen

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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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