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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

Multi skilled tradesman time served plasterer and joiner can also tile, lay bricks, fit windows and odd jobs in between .10 years hands on experience building extensions etc as part of a team . Just set up my own page on rated people to get my own jobs

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

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Reviewed by Bsrbara on 21/9/2017

Paul arrived at our house on Monday prompt as promised - he has done a fantastic job plastering our dining room & lounge to a very high standard. He is a clean worker and I could not believe the fact that everywhere was left spotless - I would recommend Paul to anyone looking for a reliable plasterer - thanks Paul it was a pleasure to meet such a polite young man who takes pride in his work.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Emma on 21/9/2017

Lee was in touch immediately after I placed the listing, out the next day to quote the job and all completed within the week. Really nice person to deal with, we struggled matching the paint colour so him and his lads corrected it without bother. Will definitely use again for future decorating work etc. Thanks :)

I do all sorts of plumbing works.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Laminate Flooring, Wooden Doors - External, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Bethany on 21/9/2017

Responded same day, work completed on the next day. Polite, clean, got the job done,

We are a locally run business, I've been in the trade for 15 years, recently started on my own 7 years ago and I've been growing ever since. We are a friendly, reliable and trustworthy company, we like to give honest reliable prices and work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Tony on 21/9/2017

friendly to deal with arrived on time cleaned up and removed waste excellent

We are a family run company based in the West Midlands. We cover all aspects of property maintenance including electrical work, plumbing, carpentry and painting/decorating.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting, Door / Window painting, Internal lighting, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Sultan on 21/9/2017

Matt did an excellent job with ceiling light fittings. Came on time and even fitted my bulbs in all the lights. Did an ace job. Very happy with the work.

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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  2. Get quotes

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