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I have been a self employed bathroom fitter for the last 10 years there is nothing I don't know when it comes to bathrooms. I can do anything from a leaking tap to a full bathroom re fit. Can show pictures and give references upon request.

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

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Reviewed by Pankaj on 18/2/2018

Great job .. professional and friendly. Would definitely recommend Paul.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Burglar Repairs, CCTV installation, Conservatory, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Shereen on 18/2/2018

Installed a lock on a internal door Quick and efficient, also comes with a 2 year guarantee Very friendly person I would recommend Adam

Hi my name is joe Carlucci I have had over 30 years experience, my key field is carpentry. I am also availed to do fencing, flat pack furniture, decoration, door maintenance fitting and adjustment.

Trades serviced: Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting, Door Replacement, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Geoff on 18/2/2018

Very satisfactory experience.

Renovations or Repairs, trust our service to deliver on quality and budget. Let's face it, quality and affordability don't always come together, we think they should! So whether it's small or big jobs you can trust our service to deliver.

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

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Reviewed by Emma on 18/2/2018

Great job thank you.

We are a  family run business and pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and a friendly approach. Our focus and main objective is to provide our customers with only the very best quality of work and we promise to complete all works to your satisfaction. We work with our customers throughout the project to make sure that the finalised product is what you had imagined.  (You can find us at checktrader)

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Cary on 18/2/2018

Please be advised that after Junior failed to arrive on the said date (he couldn't make it!!) I emailed you to say that the job had been completed by A.N.Other. He did turn up two days later to look at the job and was going to complete it and when I asked him how much it would cost he relied "it doesn't matter".It did to me hence I got somebody else to do the job. Thank you. Cary Barnes

we are a plumber & joiner team and have worked together for 20 years on a lot of projects house & flats refurbishing we have done basements to loft conversions roof windows doors out buildings

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Sean on 18/2/2018

Many thanks Ted.top job, good price, work was top quality. On time, left the place as he found it totally recommend him to anyone..

HandyManLuxy offers professional Handyman Services in the entire London and surrounding area as minor Electrical, Decorating, Painting, Plumbing, Odd jobs, all household and commercial interior and external repair and installation services.

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

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Reviewed by Pramod on 18/2/2018

He had to carry several repairs after the job was completed as job was not perfectly done initially. So, it took much longer time to complete the job.

Our plumbing work includes: radiator repairs and servicing. Taps repaired and leaks, fixed burst pipe repairs, showers, toilets repaired. Refurbishment on properties, experienced and reliable.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Lock fitting / Repair

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Reviewed by Catherine on 17/2/2018

Very fair and reasonable even though it took a “second leg” to finish the job.

Trades serviced: Door Replacement, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Kristin on 17/2/2018

Jack fitted and altered two doors, he did an excellent job, He also quoted and erected my back fence with his colleague Paul, very friendly, good job, good value for money and will be requesting quotes for further work in the future. I would recommend.

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 James on 17/2/2018

Simon was very professional, polite, and punctual and did a great job on replacing our back door. Sourced quality materials at a very reasonable price and fitted the door very quickly. I would definitely recommend Simon and would not hesitate to use him again.

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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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