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Reviewed by Anthony on 25/10/2019

Patryk and his team really stepped up to the mark and completed an excellent job after the decorator who was booked and confirmed (several times) did a no show. With a window of just two days, Patryk repainted my lounge ready for a new carpet to be laid. I accept I paid marginally over the odds, but given the very short notice, I am not too disappointed on the price. I have further decorating work to be commenced in the New Year. Patryk and his guys are the ones that will be doing it. Highly recommended.

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services from lawn care to patios, railway sleepers 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 jane on 20/1/2020

Brilliant job and super flexible, will be using in future

Williams landscapes is family run landscape gardening company based in bristol. We also provide a garden maintenance service and we specialise in fencing, tree work and turfing. We cater for gardens of all shapes, styles and for all budgets.

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Reviewed by tandy on 14/1/2020

Turned up on time. His team did a great job. Professional

We offer a range of services from, conditioning reports, building control notifications and general electrical works such as garden out building supplies, fuse board replacements, new light fittings/sockets and rewires. A fully NAPIT registered company.

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Reviewed by Mike on 4/12/2019

Maurice connected 4 outbuildings in our garden to mains electricity. The whole job took 3 days. Every day he kept me informed of when he would be there, He was polite, friendly and professional at all times. He did a fantastic job and we are very pleased. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him and will be contacting him again soon about the next electrical job I have coming up.

Smartways, taking pride in our work, ensuring all jobs are completed to the highest standard. Offering a clean, friendly and reliable service. Qualified tradesmen with 10 years experience. All interior and exterior projects and maintenance.

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Reviewed by Caroline on 15/6/2019

Hard working guys, I would recommend, they left the place very tidy and even helped me out my washing machine back in! did a good job of the floor and recommend good options for my flooring with a. variety of pricing for me to choose from.

We at Green Man Gardens offer the highest standards within the industry, covering all aspects of tree surgery, landscaping and garden maintenance for an honest and affordable rate. With over 10 years experience, we take pride in our professional approach. Fully qualified and insured. VAT registered.

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Reviewed by Tony on 17/1/2020

Excellent professional and friendly service

Excelsis aims to provide customers with nothing but reliable, honest and trustworthy property care. Par excellence!

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Reviewed by Matthew on 24/11/2019

Great guy - really easy to communicate with when setting up the job. Very prompt and got on with the work. When he came he was a really friendly chap and just cracked on with the work. Highly recommended.

Simply Removals and Storage are based in Hambrook, Bristol. We specialise in office and home removals for any size of property, Domestic and Commercial Removals, Delivery and Collection service, and the movement of large or valuable possessions such as Pianos and Artwork. We also have a large Storage facility for short and long term storage of any item(s) you require. When you are looking for a local man with a van in the Bath and Bristol area, look no further than simply removals. Ask about our complete removal service in Bristol, which includes the safe collection and delivery of all your items from one place to another. We will also clean the property you are vacating to the required standard it needs to be left in, and help to assemble and unload all of your possessions into the new property.

A local firm who will go the distance to privide quality service everytime. Were a flexible, one or two man team depending on what is required.

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Reviewed by Keith on 19/12/2019

Very helpful and job done well - just what I needed!

At Katso Cleaning and Removals, we offer professional house and business removals to domestic customers and companies in Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Wellingborough. If you are thinking of moving home/office, you can contact us for end of tenancy cleaning, packaging and storage services. We are pleased to offer handyman services to homeowners in the area at competitive prices. Our house removal services are personalised to your needs and we offer the movement of your furniture anywhere in the UK. Contact our removals team with your requirements for a free quote today! We also specialize in the following services; -end of tenancy cleaning -driveway cleaning -window cleaning -gardening -fencing

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Reviewed by Rosalie on 8/1/2020

Excellent job done on same day. Such a relief to clear the garage. Would highly recommend thank you

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Removals - what you need to know

They say the 3 most stressful things in life are death, divorce and moving house. We can’t help with the first 2 but we can definitely help with the last one.

Removal companies supply a range of services. They can simply arrive and put all your boxes and furniture into a suitably-sized vehicle, then whisk it away to your new place, unloading the boxes into the desired rooms.

 

What a remover can help with

  • Moving house.
  • Moving business premises.
  • Full packing and moving service.
  • Packing down furniture and re-building at the other end.
  • Partial packing and moving services.
  • Man with a van.
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Many removal companies also offer full and partial packing services. With a full packing service you don’t have to lift a finger – they’ll arrive with bundles of boxes, bubble wrap and tape, before packing everything up. They'll even dismantle furniture and build it again on the other end – which is a godsend when you need to get to bed at the end of a long day moving house.

Partial packing services will sort anything that hasn’t been packed by the day of the move, so you can do as much as you can and leave them to take care of the rest. This is great if you’re not confident enough to pack up fragile items and valuables yourself.

The qualifications your remover needs

This isn’t a technical requirement by any means, but being a member of the British Association of Removers is a good thing to look out for with your removal company.

Companies who operate goods vehicles over a certain weight need to have a goods vehicle operators’ licence and lorry drivers need to have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). If you want to be diligent you can ask to see these.

What is a goods vehicle operators' licence?

You need a licence to carry goods in a lorry, van or other vehicle with either:

  • A gross plated weight (the maximum weight that the vehicle can have at any one time) of over 3,500 kg.
  • An unladen weight of more than 1,525 kg (where there is no plated weight).

Find out more here.

What is a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)?

For removals companies who use lorries, their drivers need to have a CPC, which is a professional driving qualification for large vehicles. They also need to be over 18 (with some exceptions) and have a full driving licence.

Insurance for removal jobs

Removals companies should have public liability insurance that covers them against injury or damage.

Information a removal company needs from you

  • Where do the goods need to be picked up from?
  • Where are the goods moving to?
  • How many bedrooms does the current property have?
  • How many bedrooms does the property have where you’re moving?
  • Do you require storage, and if so, for how long?
  • Do you need mobile storage?
  • Timing and date of the move (if possible). The earlier you can provide this, the better.

What is mobile storage?

With mobile storage, a removals company will arrive with a secure trailer for you to put anything you want stored. They then take this trailer and store it as it is, so the boxes don’t need to be moved or handled multiple times. The next time the boxes move from the storage trailer, it’s into your new home.

Questions you should ask a removals company

  • What services do you provide? Full / part packing. Re-building furniture at new house etc.
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Are they a member of the British Association of Removers?
  • Do they have a goods vehicle operators’ licence?
  • Do their drivers have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)?

Using a professional removals company

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