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To keep your home and your possessions safe, hire a security specialist for a tailored solution. CCTV installation, burglar alarms, and security fencing can provide you with the peace of mind you need.

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With years of experience I specialise in general plumbing repairs and the fitting of complete bathrooms, shower rooms, en-suites and cloakrooms. General Plumbing - Including repairs and replacement toilets, taps, basins, showers, radiators etc. Also emergency repairs to leaking pipes and waste systems. BATHROOMS - From partial makeovers to complete replacements I can deal with the entire project from initial strip out right through to tiling, floors, lighting and final decoration..

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Reviewed by Mark on 19/8/2018

Needed help with an emergency. Came out as agreed. They were friendly and reliable and very good value for money.

Welcome to CFC Limited ### Building & Landscaping services### ******************Simple Quality********************** All Building, Fencing and Landscaping construction & maintenance under one name CFC LTD. CFC LIMITED- "About Us" CFC Ltd. based in Bushey, Watford-Hertfordshire established in 2007 and become a registered LIMITED company in 2011, we pride ourselves in quality services and workmanship that will meet any expectation .Being nearly 15 years in the building and landscaping trade industry we have served the local commercial and residential clients on all sort of requests. CFC LIMITED- "Our Operators" All our operators are Health and Safety Accredited under the construction scheme CSCS, fully insured and highly experienced on a multi trader level using the latest tools and technology we will deliver high quality services as standard. """"Fed up having to deal with unprofessional and under skilled traders """""HIRE US""""" With every job we produce - #Scanner detection where applicable indoors & outdoors #~Method statement & Risk assessment where applicable #~Written Estimates & Invoices-Receipts #~We accept safe payments via online BACS Regards Peter Capital Fencing Ltd

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Reviewed by Soumi on 19/8/2018

Very good. He worked very efficiently and will definitely be using him again.

Over 10 years in the electrical industry providing domestic and commercial service, allways working to satisfy the customers requirements.

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Reviewed by Colm on 19/8/2018

Very satisfied not just with Kenny's fault investigation and replacement of parts for job but also consideration given to other issues, flexibility and value. Will be using K H Electrical for any electrical needs in the future and happy to recommend to others.

We at L.R.B offer a full range of services. We take pride in offering competitive services at competitive prices. Services ranging from painting and decorating to general home and garden maintenance. I have many years of experience in the construction trade.

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Reviewed by Victoria on 19/8/2018

Kieran was punctual and got started straight away. He took the time to discuss my needs and all was going well. 4 hours into the job we hit a major problem Kieran informed me of the problrm and gave me loads of advice and even tried to come up with solutions but unfortunately Kieran had to pack up and go till I could sort problem. Can not recommend him enough as soon as problem sorted we will be retaining his services again.

Domestic Electrician registered with Stroma as a Part 'P' certified installer. All work under taken is fully certified and registered with local building control.

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Reviewed by bob on 19/8/2018

Reasonable price, turned up on time, completed the work as agreed and resolved a couple of other issues while he was there without charge. What more could you ask for? Overall an excellent service.

Although I am new to Rated people I have 18 years experience In the building trade, Specialising in brickwork, joinery and groundwork.

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Reviewed by david on 18/8/2018

Did the Fence Repair Fast, looks great, very strong and secure. Please with how he did it. Thank you.

We are a family business within the Surrey area. Have been establised for over 25 years .We can assure you of a great job and very competiveness prices. Bathroom & Kitchens a speciality. Tiling also carried out .Have references if required

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/8/2018

Would recommend him, on time and excellent job.

DPW Electrical and maintenance is a reliable and efficient company! Competitive rates, all electrical works covered and guaranteed. Fully insured and qualified. All works covered electrical, plumbing and property maintenance

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Reviewed by Lisa on 18/8/2018

Good job done on time. We needed to update bathroom light fixtures to get certificate but Dan got these and fitted them at same time. Good advice given too. Thanks.

A fully insured and Stroma certified company backed up with the TrustMark scheme for customer confidence. My firm, qualifications, insurances and policies are certified.

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Reviewed by Ian on 18/8/2018

Highly recommend. Came out on short notice on a Saturday and got our power back on. Friendly, helpful and efficient. Will definitely be using him again when we next need some electrical work done. Can’t recommned him enough.

We are based in SA1 covering all of Swansea and surrounding areas.A small family business offering the highest standards of work guaranteed.

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Reviewed by brian on 18/8/2018

Dave and Alan did great job of laying a patio and putting up fencing.Charged a reasonable price and turned up on time every day.I would highly recommend them.

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Security systems / Alarms - what you need to know

Broadly speaking, security specialists carry out assessments and design security systems and processes for use at home and in the workplace. They cover a lot of areas, like information security (making sure data’s secure online) and physical security (where you can hire bodyguards to protect a building, person or object). When it comes to home security, a security specialist is someone who carries out work in your home to make your property more secure. A lot of the work they do involves fitting burglar alarms or fire alarms. They can also install CCTV so that any suspicious activity is captured on film.

What a security specialist can help with

  • Installing alarm systems - burglar or fire alarms.
  • Installing CCTV.
  • Fitting a garage door (often involving a roller shutter).
  • Fitting a new lock on a door.
  • Fitting security fences/gates/bollards.
  • Fitting security grilles to windows or doors.
  • Increasing door security by adding extras like deadlocks, a reinforced door frame, peep hole, door bolt or a security chain.
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Aside from alarms, they can work on your external doors to give you more protection against would-be thieves. If a front door doesn’t look secure, it’s going to be less of a deterrent. Reinforcing the door frame will make it less appealing and fitting new locks, plus adding things like deadlocks, a door bolt or a security chain can boost your security by putting further obstructions in the way. It stops becoming as simple as just getting past a locked door.

If you’re worried about people gaining entry to your home or the home of a vulnerable relative, a security specialist can add a peep hole so you can see who’s standing outside your front door before you choose to open it. This can not only help with thieves talking their way into a home, but also help you avoid all sorts of unwanted callers.

Burglars want an easy time of it. If they can see that it isn’t going to be quick to get into a home and there’s a high risk of drawing attention to themselves, they’ll be discouraged from trying. Placing grilles on your windows or doors is one way to send this message and if you have a larger property, a security specialist can erect a fence around your home to stop thieves getting anywhere near your front door.

Costs for common home security jobs

We surveyed our tradespeople to give you an idea of the amount you can expect to pay for common security jobs. The costs below are an approximate national average.

Some typical jobs Low High
Replacing or installing locks £30 £50
Fitting a security chain £20 £40
Fitting a door bolt £20 £40
Installing deadlocks £20 £60
Reinforcing a door frame £40 £80
Fitting a peep hole £20 £40

Types of burglar alarms

Bell-only alarms – these are alarms that go off when they detect a break-in. An external alarm will go off outside the building for a set time, while an internal alarm will go off and stay on until the alarm system’s turned off. You’ll often find that a flashing light will be turned on outside and stay on until the system’s turned off even if the external alarm is deactivated.

Monitored/speech dialler alarms – a speech dialler system contacts you or a nominated individual when the alarm goes off. You can also take out a monitoring contract with a security company where you pay them monthly or annually to respond to the alarm being triggered. They would normally call you, ask for a password and check that everything’s okay. If you or your nominated individual doesn’t take the call or give the right password, they can call the police.

Insurance for security work

There is no legal obligation for security specialists to be insured but it’s recommended that a security specialist purchases public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of an injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a security specialist

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • What kind of jobs do they tend to do the most? Can they give you references for previous work?
  • Will it be themselves carrying out the work? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Do they have a separate servicing team to deal with any problems as well as an installation team?
  • Do they offer 24-hour phone support?
  • Can they tell you about the latest security technology?
  • How long does the warranty for the work last?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking security specialists.

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