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MB services offer an experience of 5 years as HANDYMAN like painting , reparations , maintenance and more.. MB services will try to satisfy the customers needs! It’s a new company born from a young man full of goodwill! MB services also make you feel protect; ensuring a 12 month of warranty in any service done!! Any problem just let us know to sort it out straight away!

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning

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Reviewed by Y on 23/2/2018

Punctual. Reasonable labour charge. Above average work. Clean.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Burglar Repairs, Demolition, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Gemma on 23/2/2018

Lovely guy, super efficient, great service. Will definitely keep Lee's business card for the future.

Single & Double glazing repair specialist. In 2010 I set up my own business based in Rayleigh. With 9years experience within the glass and glazing industry, I am able to offer competitive prices along with a great service.

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Emergency / 24 hour locksmith

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Reviewed by Henrietta on 23/2/2018

Cleaned and repaired gutters, very happy with the work

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by Chris on 23/2/2018

Excellent service. Everything as hoped for.

WJS Home Improvements is a family run business. The business offers a wide range of services. With a fast, friendly + reliable team, we are happy to provide a quote. We carry out internal and external works within properties & businesses.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by gwen on 23/2/2018

Fitted locks at a time that suited me. Turned up on time and did the job exactly as agreed. Would use this firm again.

I have experience with most of the housework maintence jobs.I finished vocational high school and passed EU certicate exams in locksmith and welder occupation. I also worked for construction company for 2 years. I even have builded my own house..

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Demolition, External lighting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Paul on 23/2/2018

Exelent I recommend this person I wouldn't hesitate to use again in the future

RB JOINERY is a 5 star rated company.Well established relationship with the top suppliers of materials for the trade.We offer a professional qualified effective / clean & tidy service.Check out the ratings for your self & see customers experiences.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Disabled Access / Mobility Service, Door Replacement, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by KEN on 23/2/2018

Could not have had a better craftsman in any respect. Roger is a gentleman who I would always welcome into my home again . Superb craftsman and I am so pleased with the quality of his work. Above board with his prices and very reasonable. Turned up to the exact minute , cleaned up so well, even bought his own vacuam cleaner. Thank you Roger--well done. KEN

Experienced tradesmen in all aspects of construction.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Andrew on 23/2/2018

Great guy, very reasonable price, great job done all round. Will definitely contact George for work in the future.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Dear customers, I would like to take this opportunity to briefly introduce our company GF Building and Refurbishment Contractor Ltd is an insured company and is engaged in a wide range of services in the construction field.

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

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Reviewed by Jackson on 22/2/2018

The work was fine for a couple months, but I ended having to reseal the entire shower because the caulking separated in several places and leaked. Inspecting the work, it's obvious that there wasn't sufficient caulking / contact in the first place. The drywall was damaged again, which is another to-do item for me now.

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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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