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Dfc brickwork has been successfully running company with many happy customers quality finish assured

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Reviewed by Andrew on 13/10/2018

Excellent job. Good communication throughout and honest pricing.

I'm specialized in the field of civil and industrial electrical systems, with over 30 years of experience; in the building of conditioning, water and heating systems.As I live in Glasgow from September, my certifications are still waiting to be recognized

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Reviewed by Fiona on 13/10/2018

Prompt and pleasant service.

Hi we are very reliable team an set our standards very high two make the job in hand the best it can be. Guttering. Slate work. Handyman. Re-roofs. Gardening. Tree work.

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Reviewed by Emma on 13/10/2018

Excellent service. Came on time and fixed new tiles on the roof which was causing the leak there and then. Definitely recommend

Waterford building services are a family run business and feedback from many of our customers can be found on web sites such as checkatrade and trustatrader as well as on here please feel free to check us out and I'm sure you wont be disappointed . thanks

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Reviewed by Allen on 12/10/2018

Very good response and fair pricing. Thanks.

R and J services cover many different jobs from plastering to handy man jobs

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Reviewed by jayne on 12/10/2018

Really pleasant chaps, Did a great job, no mess, no fuss and by helpful. Would use them again and recommend them. Fantastic blokes and quality of work.

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.

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Reviewed by Rod on 12/10/2018

Cost was a little more than I expected. Contract was to remove all wood from my premises but some logs and branches were left on ground the other side of my fence. As this is a designated badger run I am having to pay for this to be taken away. Apart from this the job was completed satisfactory and within a day.

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Reviewed by Theo on 12/10/2018

Great job

Whether you require the painting and decorating of a commercial office, a retail outlet, or a large residential home, our team is the perfect choice.We are working around your needs and your times, causing minimum disruption to your business or home life.

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Reviewed by Richard on 12/10/2018

Viktor quoted for a very complicated job, not just painting but involving plastering, plumbing, stripping walls, moving very heavy furniture. It was started on time to correlate with my holiday, also with a floor fitter and a tiler. He engaged a team of colleagues where the work was outside his expertise. He quoted a fixed price, with only a very modest increase when he had to hire external workers for additional jobs. He returned for a very small remedial work needed afterwards. I would use him again,

7 years experience, reliable and friendly service.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/10/2018

Great experience. Agreed revised quotation following negotiation and job auctioned within days. Friendly and professional throughout

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.

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Reviewed by Steve on 11/10/2018

Really pleased with his work and left it all tidy. Will definitely have. him back.

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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.

Everyone has a story about moving house and our staff are no different. Watch this video to see why most people recommend getting help, along with a few tips for the big day.

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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.