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Carpenters4u provide a professional, friendly & cost effective service in carpentry/joinery, painting/decorating, plastering, tiling, plumbing, etc. We are flexible with time & are happy to carry out maintenance to our works as a good will gesture.

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Reviewed by Colin on 12/11/2018

Ola is polite, friendly and did an excellent job!

Gypsophila has over 20 years of experience in garden maintenance and landscaping, quality work and reasonable prices, Friendly,City Guilds Qualified Hard Landscape, public liability insurance on request and Waste Licence.

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Reviewed by derek on 30/10/2018

I received an email to say PIERRE COMIN would arrive between 2to 2-30 and at 2-15 he was here which i congratulate him he and his mate did a excellent job and i was very happy would hire them again no trouble thanks PIERRE

A&O Maintenance offer a range of services from property maintenance to Improvement painting& decorating, carpentry, plumbing, tiling, flooring, cleaning, removals and more. If you choose A&O you will definitely be happy from start to finish.

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Reviewed by Maddy on 4/10/2018

The service from Sam was faultless. I asked him to do a pretty complex job with no direction in a very tight timescale. He was polite and courteous and made sure I was informed every step of the way, even video chatting and sending photos to confirm what I wanted. Can't recommend enough.

At Alex Rus Gardens we are proud to offer the best services when it comes to gardening/landscaping your garden.We offer a full range of services starting from all new designs garden makeover to full garden clearance, fencing, patio, block paving, tree care, lawn, and also a full range of maintenance deals. If you will like to know more about please give us a call and arrange your free quote today.

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Reviewed by Henry on 15/10/2018

Excellent find! Alex is very easy to work with, kept everything transparent and did the job well within the expected time. We had just had a little one so didn't want the hassle of removing a skip full of decking and concrete ourselves, and just our luck some fences had also deteriorated just before our babies arrival. He was very accommodating on the date the job started, and Alex and his wife were able to provide a very swift self sufficient service, getting the job done within a day! Highly recommended

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

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Reviewed by David on 2/11/2018

Turned up when he said, did job well and quickly and tidied afterwards.

We specialise is all aspects of garden maintenance, landscaping, tree surgery and property maintenance. Please check out Facebook page out. Facebook/Landpro or type Landpro Nottingham into Google to check out all of our latest work.

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 1/10/2018

Prompt reply, reliable, did the job and to a good standard, reasonable cost, no hidden charges. Would recommend. Thanks! :)

at j.s.j reputation is everything! thats why we deliver quality tradesmen to ensure top quality work, at affordable prices, with over 17 years experience, we cover all aspects of the trade ,property maintenance 2 new builds,no job too big or small

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Reviewed by Simon on 18/10/2018

John was excellent from start to finish. Within two days of posting the advert, John had measured the floor, provided me with a quote and agreed when the work was to be completed. The quote was competitive and very reasonable. John was also able to source flooring for me, which was a better match for our house than we had seen. John arrived on time and left the house tidy. He completed the work to a high standard and helped with additional work that came up. Extremely happy with it. Thank you!

J&S take on a lot of different types of job. And if wee can't do the job we have trade workers who can do it for us.

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Reviewed by Margaret on 26/10/2018

I would recommend J&S handyman services highly, communication was very as regards when they would arrive to complete work and hopefully I shall have them back for some more work soon.

Tom's Trees is a small business which specialises in typical garden work, stump grinding and climbing and felling trees. At this time of year he also does a lot of garden work - lawn mowing, hedge cutting and hedge trimming. Tom's Trees is very friendly, experienced and great value for money!

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Reviewed by Jacky on 14/11/2018

Highly recommend Tom. He’s done a great job clearing overgrown hedges and bushes and taking them away. He’s also helped mow a very overgrown lawn! Will definitely be saving Tom’s details for future use.

I am the proprietor of riverside property services. we specialise in all types of rubbish removal,.Licences to take and carry all types of rubbish from household to bi hazard and asbestos.We are a reliable company based in Surrey covering all areas.

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Reviewed by nimesh on 17/10/2018

Steven carried out a full strip out/removals for a Victorian terraced house for us. He was punctual, his price was fair and work completed in double quick time! Excellent service.

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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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