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MASTERhand A small local business, we have been providing high-quality home improvement and maintenance service for more than 10 years now and have many happy customers.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Demolition

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Reviewed by Muthu on 24/2/2018

Marek did his job very well.

I am an experienced Joiner/Kitten Fitter with 23 years experience from fitted kitchens laminate flooring hanging doors flat pack furniture butt and scribe joints sliding doors pelmets boxing in pipe work skirting architrave banisters spindles handrails

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Demolition

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Reviewed by Alan on 24/2/2018

Arrived early but waited in car until he saw we were up. Did a very good job clean and professional. Offered to cut old doors in half (no charge) so I could get them in the car to take to tip. I would have him back to do any other jobs I needed done in the future.

Replace and fix locking mechanism on windows and doors like door lock, letterbox, door panel, anti snap barrel, door knocker, spy holes, door handles, windows handle, locks, hinges, gaskit and glass. Condensation in glass can be fixed together with problems with draught. 13 years of experience.

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

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Reviewed by Paul on 24/2/2018

Excellent service would recommend a nice easy transaction job done in quick time reasonably priced as well keep up the good work

We are very competitive and replace Windows and doors with a great price on composite doors.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Tom on 24/2/2018

Glen was very throughly and offered and very personally experience to myself , he was very knowledgable and sorted out a price, measured up sourced the door and fitted it to a high standard.

All rounders with over 20 years experience mainly in electrical and alarms but all round maintenance except for gas and major plumbing. Any jobs welcome no job too small or beyond our capabilities. An honest open approach as for us our work does the talking and a recommendation is worth a fortune in advertising. Give us a call or mail and be assured of the service you deserve when spending your hard earned money.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Repair, Burglar Repairs, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by Dean on 24/2/2018

Very good and neat service. A++++++

Hi there, My name is Mark Grocott. I offer all aspects of a Handyman service. I have only been in business since July 2014 but have already completed jobs on some very nice properties,one of which has won a prestigious award for the builder that built it.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by Daniel on 24/2/2018

Mark did an excellent job, friendly demeanour would hire again.

We take great pride in providing a reliable, efficient and cost effective service that delivers great value for our clients.We'll refurbish your house, or change a light bulb - and everything in between! Our job is to respond to your property maintenance

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

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Reviewed by Linda on 23/2/2018

Dawid did a superb job in all respects. He arrived punctually, cleaned up and removed all the rubbish before he left and was very helpful. Cannot recommend too highly.

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

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/2/2018

I think Mick's work has been excellent and I would have no hesitation in engaging him again

Hello I'm Sean the director of MAC BUILD LTD. I have over 12 years experience in Carpentry and Building and we cover a large variety of works no matter how big or small. All our tradesman are fully qualified and we are a fully insured company.

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

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Reviewed by Jane on 23/2/2018

We hired this company to fit our kitchen based on all their positive reviews. We agreed the job back at the start of January, with a start date of Monday 26th Feb. Sean contacted me on the morning of Friday 23rd Feb to cancel the job, saying he had "problems on another job" and problems with labour. All our units and appliances are being delivered on the Monday (which he was aware of) and we have been completely left in the lurch at the very last minute.

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Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Door Opening, Door Replacement, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Gloria on 23/2/2018

Very professional job, would use again, highly recommend,

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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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