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Hi, I'm Darren with 16 years experience in the double glazing industry. I am capable of doing all UPVC, conservatories, guttering, and fascias. Not only that my partner and I have also been doing painting and decorating for the last 8 years.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Rahul on 22/2/2018

Excellent work done. Turns up when he says. Highly recommended.

Costa & Robert Ltd provides specialist for complete building solutions: house extension/loft conversion/replacement windows/doors/shops front/home improvements/tanking slurry solutions/Helical stainless steel reinforcing bar for masonry repair and new construction/garage conversion/porch/canopy/conservatory /garden shed/wooden decking/parquet/painted house/water leak/Brick & Stone Cleaning/ 21 years experience building site/all team have CSCS card/NVQ Level 2/NVQ Level 3 supervision/Level 6 NVQ/SMSTS/Quality Management.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by James on 22/2/2018

Costa and his team came to quote and instantly I new they new their stuff. Quote was higher than expected at £1000 to install a glass roof in one day, however when I later found out that the sealent they needed was over half of the quoted price and labour of three people was needed it was very fair. Complex job installing very heavy glazzing units into a bespoke cieling at over 2.5m from ground and into a bespoke corner window. Job went well without any issues and looks fantastic. Highly recomend...

Professional reliable building and repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by Robert on 22/2/2018

Very good quality finish on my small plastering job. Clean and tidy, I would be happy to use again or to recommend.

I have worked in the tree/garden industry for over 20 years, this is what i love to do and take great pride in work, i also like to complete the job to the customers satisfaction, and won't leave a job until this is complete.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Stan on 21/2/2018

Duncan turned up on time and did an excellent job in a professional manner. Well done Duncan it was a pleasure to meet you. As an aside this quote was very very competitive Give him a go you won’t regret it. Thanks Duncan.

Hello there! I perform a wide variety of odd jobs at residential properties and businesses both indoors and outdoors. My day-to-day tasks include general maintenance, plumbing, painting & decorating, gardening, installing appliances and oven repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Demolition, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 21/2/2018

Luke came in with a competitive price and delivered an excellent job. He was very tidy in his work. Very pleased with the finished job. Highly recommended.

Our company consists of two people, who value the needs of our customers. Customer service is the most important thing to us. In everything we do, customer service is more important than personal gain!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Door / Window painting, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Jane on 21/2/2018

Sorin and Robert were very professional, efficient, willing and polite.

BV services offer a wide range of garden, maintenance and repair work, our aim is to reach 110% customer satisfaction from start to finish on every job.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, External wall painting, Garden Clearance, Garden Design, Garden Maintenance

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Reviewed by PATRICIA on 21/2/2018

Excellent, great guys did exactly what I wanted

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by Chris on 21/2/2018

Dale you are a true gent. Arrived early, got on with the job of putting a keter 8x6 shed up no messing or stalling. Excellent communication very friendly and honest person keep up the good work buddy we will keep you in mind for the future.

I'm a small company with 25 years experience working locally and cover most aspects of general building. From fitting a tap to installing a kitchen, or decorating a house to laying a floor.. always happy to advise and help client

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Andrew on 21/2/2018

Superb all round service. Arrived on time and completed the light very quickly. A very polite and competent guy.

Friendly , Many years experience, Good price with Quality. Specialise in work as: Painting(Internal & External), Decorating, laminate flooring, plastering, flooring, shelves , Concrete, Patios,Slabs,Fencing and general renovation.we do domestic cleaning

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Brick / Block Paving, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

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Reviewed by David on 20/2/2018

Came immediately. Worked tirelessly. Excelllent job for a good value. We would highly recommend!!

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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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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.