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Luxury,VIP,Personal and Office cleaning company based in London

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Reviewed by Kamila on 3/8/2020

Reliable service

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services from lawn care, garden designing, pressure washing, patios, driveways and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Akanksha on 28/3/2020

We hired Emma and Shane after unfortunately having a bad experience with a previous gardner. Bearing in mind this was a period Corono made all trading difficult they managed to complete the job to a great standard. Turned up early worked till late. Was very communitatie, courteous friendly. Felt like they went the extra mile, did all the things we asked. Gave good advice and managed to complete in just few days. We would honestly recommend.

Hello I’m Jordan I’m a very proud landscaping garden design manager of Tjhughess. We take full pride in every job we do. My business has now been running for 9 years now and everyday still brings excitement and happiness in everything dealt with. We are sure to bring smiles to your face with every finished job that’s done. Please do take a look at my photos of work and ratings I’ve received over the years. Always here to help Thank you

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Reviewed by David on 3/8/2020

I identified this job late on Friday. I was delighted that I had an immediate reasonable quote and the work was completed by mid-morning on Monday to my total delight and satisfaction! Jordan Hughes and his assistant were first class in every aspect of the brief given to them. They work with immense skill, precision, and care. Two further requests were undertaken with no hesitation. This was exceptionally good value for money. I can highly recommend this company. I wish them great success in the future.

Laminate,carpet,wood,tiles,vinyl

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Reviewed by Kartik on 2/4/2020

Terrible service. Confirmed a job and then did not turn up and then did not respond to calls or texts. Do not use. Completely unreliable.

Domestic Rubbish & Waste Clearance • Recycling, • House Clearance, • Office Clearance, • Salvage, • Scrap Cars, • Scrap Metal, • Warehouse Clearance, • Garage & Garden Waste • Single Items to Full Loads Fully Insured Registered Waste Licence Carriers Vetted Members of Checkatrade & Trustatrader.

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Reviewed by Gareth on 7/6/2020

Great quick service, great comunications

A highly competent, enthusiastic and hardworking team with ability to adapt to any environment. We are flexible guys who enjoys of challenges of meeting deadlines and targets. We have excellent communication skills and attention to details. Positive and highly self motivated professionals with proven excellent work skills.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 28/6/2019

Truly excellent honest reliable and helpful service and team. Highly highly recommended

I have a long wheel base Reanult Master that I used for garden clearance, home removals man with van service and any other service you may require. A two man team is also Available at the customers request. Just say it and I remove it, i meet the needs of every customer.

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Reviewed by David on 14/6/2020

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Small family business. Very friendly and reliable. Keeping customers informed all way. Trading for over 25 years. All work guaranteed from completion. No job to big or too small. Liability insurance. Free quotations.

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Reviewed by Phil on 2/7/2020

Andrew was very prompt in responding and providing a quote. Communication was excellent and he problem solved as the job progressed explaining clearly what he proposed or had done. They worked very industriously and gave a progress report at the close of play each day. The site was left spick and span at the end of the job. I would fully recommend Andrew.

Been doing roofing and building for 15+ years since i left school We take a lot of pride in our work and make sure we give you 100% satsifaction Please check out our instagram page and follow us mjbbuilding Services we offer -repairs to roofs -leadwork -driveways & patios -any sort of building work -garden clearence -carpentry

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Reviewed by Jaleel on 20/6/2020

Matt and Jamie visited the site and provided a detailed quote. I reviewed their past projects on facebook page and awarded the job. Team was punctual, started early and the quality of work they delivered exceeded my expectations. During the 2 weeks, they completed a lot i.e., covering the swimming pool, sloping garden to 2 levels, build two retention walls with steps, patio work, concrete shed base, fence panels & posts, and laying turf. They left the site clean and neighbors happy. Thoroughly Recommended.

I am a decorator, who believes in offering my customer's a cost affective service which delivers a high standard of workmanship tailor made to meet the individual needs of each customer.

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Reviewed by James on 23/7/2020

Very professional and thorough punctual considerate friendly well 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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