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We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services from lawn care to patios, railway sleepers and much more. Please contact us for more in depth information and advice or for a no obligation quotation.

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Reviewed by Moss on 25/1/2020

My daughter and her husband have just moved house. S and E Garden and Property maintenance came to clear a huge load of rubbish and dead plants from the back garden, They weeded the gardens and dug it over beautifully. They cleaned the patio that was black and transformed it - it looks like new. The whole job was magnificent and was done by two hard working guys who were great and considerate to deal with. They did more that we thought. What a fantastic job and what a great company to deal with.

We are professionals that take great pride in the work we do. "Do it right do it once"

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Reviewed by Daniel on 20/2/2019

Very good, arrived early and did a very good job

Big Van Removals offers a professional and quick service for removal and storage throughout Sheffield & South Yorkshire and across to West Yorkshire and Derbyshire .We are a highly recommended removal service and we provide value for money .

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Reviewed by Tracie on 20/11/2019

Professional, careful with items, timing perfect, chatty, friendly. Would highly recommend xx

Hello its jordan Ive been doing removals now for about 7 years plus i have done all my packing course and we do take good care in all your stuff also i can sort out storage for you aswell it doesn’t matter if it big small short or a far distance we will do what ever you want us to do Also i been in the building trade for a while now roofing cladding stud walls and floor laying and house repairs I do have a ipaf license with 3 years experience

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Reviewed by Stephen on 15/8/2019

They arrived on time, coping calmly with traffic on a narrow road; dealt with deconstructing, moving and constructing furniture without complaint, and managed the whole quite cheaply!

We specialise in both Logistics and construction. We provide first class workmanship and service to our customers.

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Reviewed by Catherine on 20/10/2019

Very happy with our kitchen floor tiling. Perfectly finished.

If you are looking for a reliable, efficient, and affordable team of specialist tradesmen to help you move home or relocate a few bulky items from A to B, we have the skills and experience to guarantee a gold-standard service that will take all the stress out of a moving day. Prior to branching out and establishing our own company working with The National Theatre and some of the biggest names in London’s hospitality industry. We know the removals business inside out and have the ability to cope with even the most complicated logistical challenges. Our clients appreciate the level of care that goes into our removals service: we create a completely bespoke solution for every job, listening closely to your needs and ensuring we deliver exactly the results you want. We’re polite, professional and punctual, collecting and delivering on time, every time, and always aim to exceed expectations. We offer expert packaging services to make your life as easy as possible and we treat your home and your property with absolute respect. You can rest assured that while your furniture and possessions are in transit with us, they are in the very safest of hands. We’re proud of the fact that we have never had a single complaint about our work, and we are always happy to go the extra mile to ensure we maintain our reputation for excellence. We aim to be unbeatable both on quality and on value for money and can offer discounts for larger jobs and repeat business. To find out more about our services, and to discuss your own requirements, please get in touch. We specialise in the following: - Domestic House Moves - Office Moves - Furniture Moves - Waste Removal / Clearance - International Moves - Man & Van

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Reviewed by Jon on 20/9/2019

Great service, friendly and professional Would use again

Worked within the structual engineering sector for over a decade, learning a vast and in-depth knowledge of many trades and their contributing factors within the construction industry. Having worked in renovating homes, extension works, lofts, basements, garage extensions and the installing of home lifts and platform lifts for disability clientele to properties all over Dorset. We specialise in: * Brick works * Plastering * Painting and Decor * Stud wall installation * Soundproofing & Insulation * Woodwork skirtings and arc * Summerhouse and beach hut works * Flooring We work hard and enjoy a variety of projects to indulge in. Please consider us for your project

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Reviewed by Mike on 3/12/2019

Very capable and and willing to adapt to a few changes. Great job.

J brooks and son are a local family run business that cover all aspects of general building,Maintenance and landscaping from driveways patios and decking to new builds and extensions. We are a Fast and friendly group of guys and we aim for maximum customer satisfaction. There literally is “no job to big or small” for us !.

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Reviewed by Alan on 2/10/2018

Friendly, efficient and fair price for work carried out

in London. Our company specializes in providing high quality finishes. If you need reliable , profesional and tidy service please do not hesitate to contact us. Our goal is customer satisfaction , so we do our job with passion. We are confident that you will take into consideration our proposal and discuss the possibilities of cooperation.

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Reviewed by Asta on 31/3/2019

Firstly let me say Thank you to PLP decorators, that are highly knowledgeable and experienced professionals with passion for what they do. They did an amazing and thorough job at my house with a great 'no problem' attitude, always showed up on time and what they said and did stood expectations. They worked hard and I could feel straight away my flat was in good hands. They explained the job to me in details and discussed options beforehand. I recommend them easily with pleasure and confidence to anyone.

Hey there!! Always ready to get work done fast, efficient and good quality.

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Reviewed by LORRAINE on 27/4/2019

The two guys that came, were, quick, clean, polite, took extra rubbish for no extra money, kept in contact throughout the day, recommend highly, will use again, good thing is they are part of a team that do most work that needs to be done in or out of the house. Very happy.

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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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