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ITMP is a family busines located in London, offering most of property decoration services, including interior painting, decorative paneling, bespoke furniture, flat packed furniture, separation walls, garden decking & landscaping to both residential and commercial clients. . At ITMP we focus on what's right for our customers. While being a family business allows us to keep our prices the most competitive in the industry, our experience in the business always delivers a high quality product in whatever job we undertake. We guarantee to make our customers satisfied by delivering great services according to their exact specification, on time and to a high quality standard.?

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Reviewed by ethan on 18/8/2018

Roberto and Kerry is a very nice couple and they work hard for my wardrobe and extra work I added. I have a very awkward site so there were some difficulties before but they managed to sort them. This project is still ongoing and will update once the job is complete.

We are group of professionals from east of Poland. We offer full service of finishing interior works also our experts are specialised in internal and external painting, paperhanging and gardening services. Follow us on facebook/KPRDCrew for more gallery

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Reviewed by Dwain on 18/8/2018

If you need someone who is quick, reliable, neat, and does a really good job. I would use this guy over and over.

Trade developments is a family run multi trade firm and all our work is done to every clients satisfaction. No job to big or small, look through my profile of previous work.

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Reviewed by Austin on 18/8/2018

Bill was perfect, got in contact very quickly, was incredibly professional and done a great job. Arranged to meet for a quote at short notice and managed to work to timescale we needed with no fuss. Would certainly recommend and would 100% use again. Thanks Bill!

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Reviewed by Matt on 18/8/2018

Steve did a fantastic job converting our lean-to into a conservatory. The quality of the finish and the materials he used are excellent. He is friendly and reliable and is totally upfront about costs. I would thoroughly recommend his services and would use him again in the future.

Property maintenance pressure washing patio roofs driveways painting and decorating fencing gardening sheds flat roofs covered all aspects

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Reviewed by Jock on 18/8/2018

Excellent job - on time to the minute - took great care over the job - all just about as perfect as it could be.

We are a new up and coming domestic plumbing service which are trying to build a strong and dependable reputation for ourselves.

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Reviewed by michael on 18/8/2018

The price was right what he told me it would be, clean some of the mess up.He was a 20mins late as he did not know the area had a long way to come.

we are company services, that does work for yourself , tiling of bathrooms, bathroom fitting, also gardening services ... we are fully qualified in these fields, fully 100% guaranteed feed back also offer free call out services... please call for any information if needed many thanks weve have been running many years ...

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Reviewed by Ian on 17/8/2018

Initial contact was not the person who came round and gave a quote, yet another person turned up to do the work who was great, fantastic job. The day the job finished another totally different person turned up for payment. He did not give me a receipt but said txt him my email and he would send one, after 3 reminders he has used excuse after excuse and 5 weeks later I still have no receipt for the cash I handed over. You have been warned

Hit me up if you need work doing all kind of jobs is no problem

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Reviewed by Richard on 17/8/2018

Great communication and an honest quote

We are a family run flooring company established in 2007, We supply and fit domestic & contract flooring such as carpet, Vinyl, wood floors, Karndean, amtico, Seagrass, Sisal, Jute, Polyflor, altro, Unnatural flooring, and much more. We are fully insured.

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Reviewed by Hannah on 17/8/2018

Excellent - even sourced the carpet I wanted cheaper than the shop. great job and really nice people

Carpenters4u provide a professional, friendly & cost effective service in carpentry/joinery, painting/decorating, plastering, tiling, plumbing, etc. We are flexible with time & are happy to carry out maintenance to our works as a good will gesture.

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Reviewed by Hazel on 17/8/2018

I will definitely use Ola again. He was quick to respond, punctual & did a great job. Thanks Ola, much appreciated.

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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

We surveyed 2,000 people about their experience of moving home. See the results here.

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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.