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Dorset surfaces is a family run business that cover all all aspects of general building and landscaping from driveways patios and decking to turfing tree work and pressure cleaning Fast and friendly group of guys .we aim for maximum customer satisfaction

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Conservatory, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Carolyn on 20/6/2018

Jack and his team were very good, they cleared the rubbish quickly and efficiently. Thankyou will definitely use again. Leading up to the job Jack kept in touch scheduled a time convinient to me, explained everything and stuck to arrangements. I’m very pleased

We have the EXPERIENCE to handle any size job. professional painting. We have the EXPERTISE needed to fulfill even the toughest jobs. Interior & exterior. no job too small. Work in all the London area. specialise in painting, decorating and Our firm was established in 2013 and soon became famous as a reliable and professional service provider. Our aim is to satisfy the customers not just being price competitive but also delivering high quality service of work.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Reshma on 20/6/2018

Turned up late but kept me informed. Job done fine. No issues

Trades serviced: Home maintenance /Repair, House Removals, Man with a Van, Specialist Removals, Storage

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Reviewed by Anne on 20/6/2018

Reliable, trustworthy, Good job done.

JIB Electrician with over 15 years experience in domestic, commercial and industrial work

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Christine on 20/6/2018

Will definitely use him again

Hi, having spent 9 years in the Royal Navy Submarine service as a fully qualified electrical and mechanical engineer I have left due to family circumstances and have set up MILITARY MAINTENANCE ltd which is fully insured. Over the past six month I have completed numerous projects including four full house painting and wallpapering, two full garden clearances and many projects for family and friends. Having just set up my account on rated people I look to expand and hopefully take my business to the next level. I appreciate there is no ratings as of yet but having three projects in progress this will be updated soon. I am punctual, professional and always put the customer first. I OFFER 10% AUTOMATIC DISCOUNT FOR EX MILITARY AND OAPs. Also I donate 2% to Help For Heroes. Please feel free to call me on 0x 7x 5 x1 4 6x 9 x0 x7 x9x 6 Thank you for reading my profile and hopefully I will hear from you soon. Richard

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Home maintenance /Repair, Internal Painting & Decorating

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/6/2018

Richard is polite, prompt and flexible. All work was carried out as requested and to a high standard. Nothing was to much trouble and the price quoted was fair and did not increase, even though Richard provide extra equipment and had to replace items that had not been anticipated. I would definitely us him again.

Hi my name's craig I'm a really hard worker with a good team ready to make your garden stand out from your nabouirs

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Ian on 19/6/2018

I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM CRAIG WITHIN MINUTES OF POSTING MY ADVERT. HE CAME OVER TO MY HOUSE SHORTLY AFTER, DISCUSSED THE SCOPE OF WORKS AND GAVE ME A COST. HE THEN ARRIVED AT MY HOUSE AS PLANNED, CARRIED OUT THE WORK AND REMOVED ALL DEBRIS. IN ADDITION TO THIS, HE CARRIED OUT ADDITIONAL WORK FOR MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR I WILL USE CRAIG AGAIN FOR ALL RELATED WORK AND BE HAPPY TO RECOMMEND HIM AS A VERY RELIABLE BUSINESS

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Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by vini on 19/6/2018

best to ever

I'm a sole trader,with 5 years experience and orientated to a quality finish of every job.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Raymond on 19/6/2018

Did not appoint this person to do the job. He had a long way to come and price quoted was too high.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Celia on 19/6/2018

Very pleased with George's work, jet washing an extensive area of paving, preparing beds for planting, cutting back and edging. Will be using George again for erecting a shed and helping with getting a flat roof ready for treatment. Very pleasant guys to work with.

Small Construction firm offering an excellent finish to all aspects of building work. We have over 30 Years experience.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by jim on 19/6/2018

Landscaping Gareth is a very experienced, skilful, polite and professional tradesperson. Carried out work in a cheerful manner with great attention to detail. Utilised time efficiently and finished job to my complete satisfaction. I highly recommend the use of his expert services. Jim HR2

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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

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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