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Professional reliable service with 10+ years experience in property maintenance & installation. Services include; General home maintenance & installation. Electrical, Gardening & Carpentry. Fencing, Sheds & Decking. CCTV, Audio and visual. Loftzone loft boarding. Blinds & curtains. Signage. Fully insured and qualified electrician to NVQ level 3 & 17th edition wiring regulations.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, CCTV installation, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Fire alarm installation

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Reviewed by david on 23/6/2018

Charlie did a very good job on my roof. his quote for the job was a lot cheaper than other tradesmen nearly half of the price. Will use him again.

Property Maintenance company with over 15 years experience in Painting and Decorating, flooring, plumbing repairs, joinery. We specialise in painting and decorating and carpet/vinyl fitting. Polite, friendly and affordable. Free quotes

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters, Door / Window painting, External Tiling, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Margaret on 23/6/2018

The work was carried out to a high standard and in a very quick time. Very impressed indeed. Thank you lads

low cost,hard working man with tipper truck for all garden waste removal,hardcore and soil removed,general tidying up and all heavy work undertaken.All work is carried out in East Sussex with the customers needs in mind, from start to finish.

Trades serviced: Carpet Cleaning, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Demolition, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by clare on 23/6/2018

Responed to add quickly . With no fuss. Good descent working team

Complete Property Development service in one company.. Kitchens. Bathrooms. Bedrooms. Carpentry & Joinery. Plumbing. Electrics. Plastering. Tiling. Structural Alterations. Extensions. Loft conversions.

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

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Reviewed by Bernard on 22/6/2018

The stair handrail needed replacing and Andy did a terrific job of sorting out the damaged wall left by the old handrail and installing a new one. The new rail looks far better and is much stronger giving me all the support I needed. Everything was neatly installed with the whole job done in one day. Very happy with the result and would recommend his services.

Hi, and thank you for visiting our profile I’m a tradesmen with over 15 years experience in property maintenance including all aspects of interior and exterior maintenance and renervation. My 5 man team of skilled tradesmen will complete work to budget.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bespoke kitchens, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, CCTV installation

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Reviewed by Archi on 21/6/2018

PAUL IS VERY UNPROFESSIONAL HE DOENT NO HOW TO DO A JOB TIMING IS AWFUL MAKES TO MANY EXCUSES QUOTED ME A PRICE DIDNT COMPLETE JOB AND STARTED TO ASK FOR PAYMEMT PEOPLE BE AWARE OF A GUY NAMED PAUL

At Pristine, we have brought together over 25 years of experience within the Property Services industry to provide our customers with 1st class property management to include cleaning solutions, plumbing, joinery & handyman services for your convenience.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet Cleaning, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, End of tenancy cleaning

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Reviewed by Sharon on 21/6/2018

My job was carried out by GDS pluming. I had a outdoor tap installed and I am very happy with the result. The plumber arrived on time and the job was done quite quickly. He cleaned up after himself too which was a bonus. I would highly recommend this company and will use again in future if I need any other pluming work done. 5stars*****

Hi, having spent 9 years in the Royal Navy Submarine service as a fully qualified electrical and mechanical engineer I have left due to family circumstances and have set up MILITARY MAINTENANCE ltd which is fully insured. Over the past six month I have completed numerous projects including four full house painting and wallpapering, two full garden clearances and many projects for family and friends. Having just set up my account on rated people I look to expand and hopefully take my business to the next level. I appreciate there is no ratings as of yet but having three projects in progress this will be updated soon. I am punctual, professional and always put the customer first. I OFFER 10% AUTOMATIC DISCOUNT FOR EX MILITARY AND OAPs. Also I donate 2% to Help For Heroes. Please feel free to call me on 0x 7x 5 x1 4 6x 9 x0 x7 x9x 6 Thank you for reading my profile and hopefully I will hear from you soon. Richard

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Home maintenance /Repair, Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by Anthony on 21/6/2018

Really nice guy, very thorough and organised. Would recommend to friends and family.

Dorset surfaces is a family run business that cover all all aspects of general building and landscaping from driveways patios and decking to turfing tree work and pressure cleaning Fast and friendly group of guys .we aim for maximum customer satisfaction

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Conservatory, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Carolyn on 20/6/2018

Jack and his team were very good, they cleared the rubbish quickly and efficiently. Thankyou will definitely use again. Leading up to the job Jack kept in touch scheduled a time convinient to me, explained everything and stuck to arrangements. I’m very pleased

We have the EXPERIENCE to handle any size job. professional painting. We have the EXPERTISE needed to fulfill even the toughest jobs. Interior & exterior. no job too small. Work in all the London area. specialise in painting, decorating and Our firm was established in 2013 and soon became famous as a reliable and professional service provider. Our aim is to satisfy the customers not just being price competitive but also delivering high quality service of work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Reshma on 20/6/2018

Turned up late but kept me informed. Job done fine. No issues

Trades serviced: Home maintenance /Repair, House Removals, Man with a Van, Specialist Removals, Storage

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Reviewed by Anne on 20/6/2018

Reliable, trustworthy, Good job done.

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Man with a Van specialists - what you need to know

What does a man with a van do?

“Man with a van” might sound a bit vague, but it essentially describes a removals service. It’s very much “does what it says on the tin” – typically involving a vehicle, the person driving it and the time involved to lift and shift your goods.

They’re typically a cheaper option than a large removals company, ideal if you’re moving from a rental property where you’re not taking big items of furniture, or if you’re a 1-2 person household with not too much stuff.

Here’s why a man with a van will take the stress out of a moving day:

  • You won’t have to worry about hiring a van – or returning it after a long, stressful day of moving. You might only need it for 3-4 hours, so spending that extra time picking up and returning a hire van is time that could be better spent unpacking (or opening prosecco).
  • You’ll have someone who’s used to driving vans, as well as knowing how to pack the back of the van to make the best use of the space – it’s harder than it looks.
  • 1-2 extra pairs of hands on moving day.

You’ll get a door-to-door service; loading up the van with your belongings or rubbish, and delivering it to your new home, (or disposing of unwanted items).

A man with a van can be a one-man band, a family business, or even part of a larger company. Many offer a range of services, from office removals and garden waste, to transporting heavy or specialist goods – like a fancy motorcycle, or even bulky machinery.

Cost of a man with a van 

Most who offer this service will have an hourly rate, and usually impose a 2-hour minimum charge. The cost will vary depending on how many pairs of hands you require, as well as the distance involved.

Bigger moves will likely warrant a more detailed quote, with a survey being carried out ahead of the move to ensure the right-size van is available. For these larger jobs, a fixed cost can be agreed, which is often preferable as the clock won’t be ticking.

The average costs for the use of a Transit van are below. If you need a larger Luton-style van or lorry, then costs will likely be higher. Always ask your man with a van about additional fuel expenses too.

  • Budget (1 person): £40 per hour
  • Medium (2 people): £50-£60 per hour
  • Expensive (3 people): £75+ per hour

Things you should consider before finding a man with a van

There are lots of factors that can affect a quote. To help them provide an accurate costing, tell your man with a van exactly what you need. Here are some considerations:

  • Extra help beyond removals. Do you need help packing? Or disassembling furniture? And how about unpacking at the other end? Some will offer these services for an additional fee.
  • Quantity and size of items. It’s important to accurately estimate what you need to move, as this will determine what type of van is required. Be careful not to forget things in the attic or garden shed. And equally, don’t overestimate what you have, as this could lead to you paying for a larger van that isn’t necessary.
  • Day of the week. Weekends and Fridays are always the busiest time for a man with a van so, if you’re able to make your move earlier on a weekday, it could result in a cheaper quote.

The qualifications your man with a van needs

A man with a van doesn’t require any qualifications to be able to operate. However, they should be a registered business, and not just someone from the local area who has a van handy. Many are also members of the British Association of Movers (BAM).

Insurance for man with a van work

First and foremost, a man with a van will need a suitable commercial motor insurance policy that covers the vehicle being used for transportation. It’s also important that they provide public liability insurance, and goods-in-transit insurance to protect your belongings in the event of damage.

Parking permits should also be considered, as removals aren’t exempt from parking fines if operating in a restricted area.

Questions you should ask your man with a van

  • Do they have commercial motor insurance?
  • Do they have liability insurance?
  • Can they help with packing and disassembling?
  • Will protective covers be used on items?
  • Will packing boxes be provided?
  • Will they organise parking permits?
  • Will there be extra costs for fuel?

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