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Hi I am Kevin a friendly hard working reliable tradesmen who takes pride in all aspects of his work I am multi skilled tradesmen who can guarantee my work.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Gordon on 16/2/2018

Efficient good value reliable tradesman

Trades serviced: Demolition, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Floor Tiling, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Damian on 16/2/2018

Oskar and Ruslan were both excellent. From the quotation to the application of their work, they constantly requested our comments to ensure the job was meeting our requirements, to be honest they smashed our expectations.. Such a great couple of Professionals who we have already booked for more work.. You won't go wrong with these Gentlemen.

At ATG&maintenance I have over 18 years experience in glazing and window fitting also I offer all kinds of maintenance work from painting to general repairs around the house and office, all work is carried out in a professional manner at a cheap rate

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting, Door Replacement, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by Iftekhar on 16/2/2018

Mark is a great guy. Highly recommended.

a company of great name and respect to the clients formed by great professionals and is a great team

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

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Reviewed by Vic on 16/2/2018

Great guy. Arrived quickly. Did the job without any problem. Thank you.

I provide a variety of Carpentry and Joinery services, from hanging doors and fitting skirting boards, refurbishment of windows doors etc, I offer a bespoke handmade joinery and furniture making service, I am a city and guild qualified craftsman

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by katie on 16/2/2018

We were really impressed with the work, it was good value for money and we would use him again. Thanks Dean!

I am a friendly local tradesman who has been trading for 20years. I am a full y qualified carpenter, internal & external work undertaken. free quotes available for joinery, plumbing, fencing, kitchens, double glazing, fascia and guttering and more!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by Sharon on 16/2/2018

Good communication, good quality work, great value for money, used on other jobs and will use again. Thank you

I've had over 10 years experience. Jobs I undertake are are general handyman work, electrical, plumbing, power flushing central heating, painting and kitchen and bathroom refit, fencing and gardening.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Burglar Repairs, Door Opening, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Kevin on 16/2/2018

Very quick to respond and arrive. Clearly know's his stuff, but due to a previous plumbers incompetence we could not recitify the matter there and then. Would recommed Perry based on everything.

carpentry and locksmith sevices throughout the southwest . and specialists in laying laminate flooring .

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bespoke furniture, Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Jon on 16/2/2018

Very good service

Abode building contractors London is a highly recommended company with great customer satisfaction. Also we are a great work force who deliver top quality workmen-ship on time and on budget with the respect you would expect towards your project no matter how big or small. From our workforce hope we see you soon!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control

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Reviewed by Tanka on 15/2/2018

I am really pleased. Finished on time as promised. Place was cleaned and tidied up after job completion.

Over 10 years experience in everything that means building constructions. Interior work(Tiling,Carpentery and Joinery,Plumbing,Fitting,Plastering,Painting,...).Exterior work(Drainage,Brick/Block paving,Stone/concrete paving,Pointing,..).

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by James on 15/2/2018

alex done a good job

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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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