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Being a third generation plumber & having been Corgi and then Gas Safe registered for 19 years, I have gained an in depth knowledge of all heating and hot water systems which has enabled me to offer a diagnostic and repair service second to none.

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Reviewed by Phil on 20/7/2018

Good service. Replaced towel radiator an toilet cistern. On time and met requirements. Would recommend.

Hi. At SMI Building & Maintenance we cover all aspects of property maintenance and building works. With 13 years of experience you can rely on us. We provide 24/7 call outs. Both commercial and private properties. Insurance work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Janet on 19/7/2018

Punctual, efficient & friendly. Would recommend him

J&L Services Has Over 6 Years Experience In The Building Industry Which Covers All Aspects Of Building Work , Garden Maintenance, Groundwork And Rubbish Clearances.

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Reviewed by Chez on 17/7/2018

Jordan was such a hard worker, clean neat and tidy and curtious!

• Polite Carpet Fitter • Free Quotes • Experienced • Complete Service • Carpet, vinyl, underlay and accessories all supplied

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Reviewed by rebecca on 17/7/2018

Excellent service and skills, Christian laid replacement carpet to my office which looks brilliant. I would definitely recommend.

We are a family run business in and around the Widnes area we are a very good and reliable team so any questions don't hesitate to ask a member of the team and remember DONT MOVE JUST IMPROVE

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Reviewed by tim on 16/7/2018

cheerful and competent

Greenacre Gardening Services is a well established gardening and landscaping company that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 20 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work. We are a Local Gardening Service in Manchester we cover all the Manchester areas we provide the following services below if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or message us for any information you may need. NEED WORK DONE IN YOUR GARDEN LOOK NO FURTHER FULLY QUALIFIED, REGISTERED, INSURED. 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WE WORK WITH ALL TYPES OF BUDGETS!! NO JOB TO BIG OR SMALL!! Services Available: Grass Cutting - Hedges and Trees Topped, Trimmed Shaped and Expertly Pruned General Gardening Maintenance and Tree Service Lawns Rotavated and Seeded New Lawns Laid - Weeding Flagging Block Paving Gravel Driveways Raised Flower Beds Walls Built Paths & Patios Laid Old Driveways Repaired Wide Range of Coloured Gravel and Kerbing Supplied and Fitted Garden Fencing Erected Gutter Cleaning Repairs/Replaced Old Sheds Removed New Sheds Erected New Decking Supplied and Laid WE ALSO POWER WASH SEAL & SAND ALL DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS ETC. IS YOUR GARDEN OVERGROWN? DO YOU NEED A GARDEN TIDY UP? CUT ALL UNWANTED OVERGROWTH BACK. GARDEN TIDY UPS. It can include: Full Garden and Site Clearance Trimming and Cutting Back of Any Messy Hedges Scything Down Of All Long Grass and Shrubbery Pruning of Overgrown Trees That Block Sunlight Weeding and Turning of Plant Beds and Bordersnok Removal of Specific Plants and Shrubs You Don’t Want Grass and Leaf Clearance

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Reviewed by Marina on 15/7/2018

Friendly, honest and flexible. A pleasure to work with. We have requested quotes for more jobs to be done.

Our mission at Greens London is simple: to provide high-quality services for our valued clients. Our team goes above and beyond to cater to each project’s specific needs. Through open communication and exceptional service, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for with our Company. For more information or general inquiries, get in touch today.

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Reviewed by T on 15/7/2018

Polite and very helpful. Thank you so much.

Hello my name's jordan I am a 1 man band, taking on jobs such as garden walls. Garden work, digging,painting ect free quotations please give me a call

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Reviewed by Keith on 13/7/2018

Jordan contacted me promptly after placing my job requirement for clearing and tidying up my front garden. The job was done very much to my satisfaction so I then requested if he could do the same around the back of the house. I am extremely pleased with the results. I would have no problem in recommending Jordan for future work.

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Reviewed by Michael on 12/7/2018

Very good

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Reviewed by sarvadaman on 11/7/2018

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Storage specialists - what you need to know

Below you’ll find information to help you understand what’s involved in putting things into storage. This includes the licences your removal company might need, what you can and can’t store, and how to insure your belongings against accidental damage.

What does putting your belongings into storage involve?

Self-storage facilities are normally warehouses divided into smaller units or shipping containers. You pay an ongoing fee to rent the space, and you can access your stuff whenever you like. Some even have 24-hour access. As the name suggests, you’ll be loading and unloading the items yourself, unless you pay someone else to do it for you.

Alternatively, removal companies sometimes have their own storage available if you need to move out of your house before your new home is ready.

They tend to pack everything in large, sealed boxes, and will stay sealed until they’re safely inside your new home. This cuts down on the number of times your belongings are handled, and makes accidental damage less likely. If you think you’ll want access to them while they’re in storage, you might be better off with self-storage instead, and asking the removals company to take your possessions there. 

Is there anything I can’t store?

Anything that’s illegal to possess under British law can’t be stored.

Most self-storage facilities won’t allow you to store plants, money or anything flammable like paint. Food can sometimes be prohibited too. If you’re using a removal company’s storage facilities, they’ll have their own policy for what you can and can’t store there before you move into your new home.  

How do I prepare fridges and freezers for storage?

If you need to store fridges and freezers, they’ll need to be disconnected, cleaned and dried out ahead of the removal company arriving. If not, you risk leaks and water damage to other items while it’s in storage, not to mention the smell it will cause inside the appliance itself.

The qualifications your removal company needs

Removal companies don’t need any specific qualifications but their drivers will need to have large goods vehicle (LGV) licences.

What is an LGV licence?

An LGV licence states that the driver’s qualified to operate a vehicle under one of the four LGV categories:

  • Category C+E – The driver can operate vehicles with a maximum authorised mass of more than 7.5 tonnes, with trailers heavier than 750 kg.
  • Category C – The driver can operate vehicles including tipper trucks and heavy box trucks.
  • Category C1+E – The driver can operate vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes with trailers of 750 kg or more. This might be a large cargo van with a trailer.
  • Category C1 – The driver can operate transit vans and small box trucks. They’re not permitted to tow trailers.

Insurance for putting belongings into storage

Your removal company isn’t legally required to have insurance to store your belongings but it’s a good idea for them to have public liability insurance to cover themselves against accidental injury and damage.  

It’s also a good idea for you to have your own insurance to cover your possessions should there be a fire, flooding or theft. The easiest way to do this is to extend your home contents insurance to include objects in storage and in transit as part of a house move. If you already have this included, you’ll normally be given a set number of days that your belongings are covered while in storage. It’s worth checking that number beforehand and looking into additional insurance should your move-in date change and you need to keep your belongings in storage for longer than you originally planned.

Questions you should ask your removal company

  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Are they a member of the British Association of Removers?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Do they have an LGV licence and what category is it?
  • What can and can’t I put in storage?

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