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Reviewed by Azim on 1/12/2020

Prompt and completed the job

Griggs Builders will cover all types of building work - bricklaying - carpentry - drylining - groundwork - plastering We take pride in the work we do and work at fair prices.

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Reviewed by Ricardo on 2/11/2020

The floor is really well done and good communication throughout the process. Thanks, Ricardo

We are a family run business specializing in various types of gardening/landscaping/tree/property maintenance services/roofing, lawn care, garden designing, pressure washing, patios, driveways 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 Amanda on 8/11/2020

Fantastic! Emma and Shayne of SE Landscapes delivered a beautiful patio garden to me with flower and vegetable bed, central decorative stone and new trellis fence and new front patio. I was consulted and kept informed throughout the works. They were very professional and friendly and kept my neighbours happy too! The rain delays did not affect quality or finish. I am fussy and am relieved and very pleased and would use S E Landscapes again.

Plum Property Services is a building company based in London. We work for both landlords and private home owners on new builds, extensions, refurbishments, repair and maintenance. No job is too big or too small. Quality is our guarantee.

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Reviewed by Peter on 7/7/2020

If you want a job done properly and you want the person to treat it as if it was his home, look no further.

Hello welcome to O’neill Carpentry & Joinery. I have over 7 years of experience covering all areas of carpentry and joinery. I specialise installing custom fitted wardrobes, cupboards, kitchens and under stair storage all designed to benefit you. As well as this I also cover all second fix carpentry. I only use high quality materials and tools so that I can guarantee the work is finished to a high standard at a competitive price. I can also be found on checkatrade under Oneill carpentry and joinery. W W W. oneillcarpentryandjoinery . Co. . Uk

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Reviewed by Dawn on 27/7/2020

I required a bespoke cupboard to be made to cover and electricity metre and fuse board. Matt understood what was needed and what he provided far exceeded my expectations I’m very impressed with Matt speed, professionalism and quality if his work. Would highly recommend and would use him again

I am a sole trader and have over 10 years experience. I specialise in Carpentry, Painting & Decorating and many more..

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Reviewed by Raja on 24/7/2020

Guy was great patient kept his word and did additional services will definitely will hire again. Trustworthy guy.

Construction and brickpaving company...we have been In bisness since 2005 with over 100 happy customers to date no job to small....

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Reviewed by Paul on 26/10/2020

Brilliant professional friendly work man, highly recommend

PAINTER AND DECORATOR WITH 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE TRADE - UK & EUROPE. GENERAL BUILDING MAINTENANCE. ALL ROOFING COVERED - SPECIALISING IN SLATE ROOFS. CITY & GUILDS REGISTERED

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Reviewed by Rachael on 8/8/2020

We asked Leon to paint our outside area, he is hard working, tidy and efficient. He noticed that birds had been nesting under our solar panels, in spite of the wire netting, he gave us a quote to put stainless steel mesh around the solar panels, which we have also had done by him, would definitely have him back to do more work.,

Hello My name is Costel Dumitras. I am a professional kitchen fitter. I have aquired my skillset over the course of a long career both on the Italian and British market. Although my main focus is kitchen fitting, I also undertake carpeting jobs such as build in furniture, doors fitting, laminate, skirting boards, architrave, etc., and general furniture assembling.

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Reviewed by nadeem on 14/1/2021

Very Nice and very reasonable person. Excellent Job

Registered with company house, we do everything the right way, we comply with rules and regulation by the government as well as contracted jobs, any transactions will be with the office, our staff only carry out the jobs thanks. our Instagram page sandc_cleaning_services Gallery pictures please have a look. We specialise in Oven clean Carpet clean Stairs carpet clean Tiles clean Sofa clean Hard flooring cleaning Stain removal cleaning Bathroom End of tenancy home clean All Essential domestic cleaning Waste Removals, House Move Woman with a Van Handyman Gardening

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Reviewed by Roger on 7/1/2021

Excellent job done, speedily

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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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