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A Reid garden services fencing hedge cutting tree trimming hard landscaping gravel supplied and lead turfin all types of paving to general tidy up thanks for looking please visit my Facebook page. A garden services for pictures of off jobs we have done

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Lisa on 19/2/2018

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We have been in business for 30 years.We are Specialists in all aspects of roofing UPVC fascia,soffits,guttering,down pipes,dry verge, if it’s just a gutter leaking,a lose tile or a full reroof no job is beneath us, we’re here for you and want to build a ongoing and life long relationship with all our customers.10 year guarantee and price beating promise that we will beat any like for like written quote.We strive to improve our services so feed back from our customers is well appreciated.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Amy on 19/2/2018

Shaun and his son are a family business, reliable, informative and very helpful!! I would definitely recommend them!! Thankyou for your help Shaun!!

Finishing Touch provide a friendly service from supplying to fitting your new flooring. We specify in carpet, vinyl to laminate flooring at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Demolition, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Vaishalee on 19/2/2018

Jamie was extremely professional and fitted my carpet to a very high standard. Would highly recommend him.

Lee Henderson garden services has been going since February 2016 I have nearly 20 years experience in garden maintenance pruning tidy ups one offs only the best equipment used

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Garden Shed / Playhouse

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Reviewed by Helen on 19/2/2018

Lee did a fantastic job clearing the ivy that had run riot in my garden, replacing fence panelling, pruning and removing other shrubs. He was prompt, competitively priced and always responded to messages quickly. All rubbish was taken away and he cleared up afterwards. I can highly recommend

@CARPNTRY @ALL ABOUT WOOD. @ ALL ABOUT WHORDROBE. @ALL ABOU FLORING. @DOORS @STAIRS @ ...... and many others

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Michael on 19/2/2018

Friendly guy.

We are a family run business with lots of experience no job is too big or too small many thanks onestop team

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by duan on 19/2/2018

Billy came on time, fixed the leaking around the chimney . He took photos before and after which was always helpful . I wasn’t sure if the type of the cap on the top of the unused chimney was correct one as it appeared to be no gap for ventilation . Billy assured me that there was already a ventilation hole at the side of the chimney . I will have to trust him on that , as only time will tell . I can not comment on the price as I did not get other quotes.

C and N property maintenance we are a small family run business 30 years of work experience on gardening tree felling and all other areas in property maintenance always professional and reliable customer satisfaction number one priority

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by iolanda on 19/2/2018

Clean work ; efficient and task carried out in as little time as possible. Will certainly use again their services as and when needed.

Reliable and Professional services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 18/2/2018

A great service at a great price. Two really nice guys, very focussed on finishing every job to the best standard. Would very much recommend and will be using them again for a number of jobs moving forwards.

R.L.G property services are here to help, we take on outdoor and indoor work. Range from landscaping your garden to doing your patio or decorating your property and much more, no job to big or small. specialize in paving

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Door / Window painting, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, External wall painting, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Sue on 18/2/2018

Would thoroughly recommend Ryan

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Great Job. Thank you. Would recommend again - prompt service and fair pricing.

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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

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  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.