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Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

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Reviewed by Paul on 17/11/2019

Put the job out there. Ben texted me staright away. Called the next day. Did the job a few days later. No fuss or drama. Excellent job. I would highly recommend. Paul Prestonpans

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

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Reviewed by phoebe on 24/3/2021

Amazing service. On time, helped me dismantle a table. Really amazing service would highly recommend. Would use them again in a heartbeat.

I have been in the trade for many years & I'm very experienced, I'll give the best quoteation no job to big or small!

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Reviewed by Patrycja on 15/4/2021

Just admiring my new floor ?? very satisfied with the quality of work that Jamie provided. He is full of passion and pride of his work, very driven to make his business successful. Besides that you couldn’t ask for nicer person to meet. Not only great job but also a great Customer Service. Totally recommended ??

At Yorkshire smart paving we take pride in our work from full garden landscapes too grass cuts. we work all year round sun or rain we try our best too make the customer happy. we are a quality reliable gardening / building service that are here too help in any way too turn a project garden in to the garden that you want. call today for a free quote

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Reviewed by Robert on 18/3/2021

Good communication throughout did an excellent job. would recommend

We are a removal company specialising in domestic removals. We operate Luton vans and offer our services across London and nationwide. We offer packing, removal and storage service. You can get a price based on hours or a fixed price quote, depending on a job size and your preferences. We offer a tailor-made service for a full flat, house or a mansion removal. Free of charge survey can be arranged either by visiting your home or via video chat. We hold a full range of insurance covers required to do a removal work in UK. Your goods as well as the buildings and the work environment are in a safe hands with us.

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Reviewed by Romoke on 12/3/2021

I had a very smooth move- the men that attended were hard working and pleasant. They made the experience a very good one compared to the removals I’ve had before. I’ll recommend.

Allin1Trades operate in and around the Greater Manchester Area. Our team of multiskilled specialists have built a reputation for professionalism and workmanship over the last 8 years. Our repeat customers and customer referrals are a credit to our specialists. We also give you the best possible price on your project, which is why we offer our customers trade discount (subject to the type of project). We are a multiskilled team that will to go the extra mile to meet all your project requirements so get your free quote today. For the best, long lasting finish Allin1Trades only use the highest quality materials that conforms to European standards, so let us make your home sparkle and add value to your property with the superior craftsmanship from Allin1Trades. We work on private property and business premises. Our multiskilled work is our guarantee and we know that you'll be satisfied with the results. Look at our testimonials and feel confident to let us improve the appearance and value of your home, shop or business. Please take time to view pictures of our work in the gallery further down the page. Kind Regards, Tommy @ Allin1Trades.

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Reviewed by Effie on 19/3/2021

Excellent service, very friendly and a decent price considering it was not a nice job. Thank you very much! Also sorry it took me so long to leave this feedback, oops

Just give us a call and we'll make it for you!

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Reviewed by Latiya on 23/3/2019

I would definitely recommend ionut. He was very punctual and got straight to the job. He is reliable and talented within his sector

Total.property maintenance is a family run business we under take all home & gardening And specialise in landscaping work we aim to make your house a home

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Reviewed by Anthony on 30/12/2020

Fantastic company. Excellent communication, quality and general service

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

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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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