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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.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Maria on 22/6/2018

Rez was fantastic! We needed someone to come in and help us clean up our carpets, fix some cabinets and fix an outdoor storage unit which we had assembled terribly. He arrived promptly, did the work extremely quickly and he was so friendly. We have hired other handymen in the past who have been terrible on the job, unreliable and late. Rez is extremely professional and likeable so I would very much recommend him!

Hi. My name is Ferenc but just Frank for everybody in London because more easier to say for the customer. I'm professional handyman and working in and around London. I have more than 17 years work experience about the property maintenance . I'm very efficient insured and flexible .I always try find the best solution about every problems . 2500 home and happy customers the last year . I can help you repair: * Any electrical problems Light change replace the light fitting or the light Bulb chgange any socket or plug* * Fixing TV with bracket, Gun cabinet, Safe, Safety key box on the wall* *Plumbing repair or replace any bathroom or kitchen tap repair toilet flash system plumb in Washing machine disc washer and repair any leak.* *Painting repair the holes cracks water damaged walls* * Carpenter jobs Door repair Locks Hinges replace Kitchen cabinet repair fixing and Doors positioning Windows paint handle replace cord change * *Furniture assemble* *Hanging art and Pictures Mirrors and Clocks.* *Installing Binds and Curtains* *Odd Jobs* *Same Day Appointments* *Available Monday to Sunday* *I bring All The Tools* *No Hidden Charges* *Fully Insured* *Highly Skilled,Fast And Efficient* Let me know if you need any help and I will be there for you . Many thanks. Frank

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Repair, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Garden Design, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Victoria on 22/6/2018

Frank was perfect. Polite, tidy and really nice! Price was reasonable too. He did the job very well. I recommend!!

hi . and welcome . I have 30 years experience in plumbing and heating . I am very qualified in all fields . with gas and oil fired boilers , I am gas safe registered and oil oftec , I year written guarantee , only pay on completion , thanks

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Electric boiler - installation / service / repair, Electric underfloor heating, Fireplace

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Reviewed by Lauren on 21/6/2018

Within two hours of posting on here the job was done. Very happy. Thanks

Dorset surfaces is a family run business that cover all all aspects of general building and landscaping from driveways patios and decking to turfing tree work and pressure cleaning Fast and friendly group of guys .we aim for maximum customer satisfaction

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Carpet Cleaning, Conservatory, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning

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Reviewed by Carolyn on 20/6/2018

Jack and his team were very good, they cleared the rubbish quickly and efficiently. Thankyou will definitely use again. Leading up to the job Jack kept in touch scheduled a time convinient to me, explained everything and stuck to arrangements. I’m very pleased

I am a professional in the building field. I specialise in plumbing, electrics, carpentry with emphasis on bathrooms, especially tiling.

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by David on 20/6/2018

Tomasz is a very good work man clean and tidy. would recommend him to any one.

Time served plumbing heating and ventilation engineer, 16years experience

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by Amanda on 19/6/2018

Friendly. Prompt. Inspired confidence. Thorough. Very neat. Reduced agreed price when found job to be less than expected. Would book again without hesitation.

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Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by vini on 19/6/2018

best to ever

Small Construction firm offering an excellent finish to all aspects of building work. We have over 30 Years experience.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by jim on 19/6/2018

Landscaping Gareth is a very experienced, skilful, polite and professional tradesperson. Carried out work in a cheerful manner with great attention to detail. Utilised time efficiently and finished job to my complete satisfaction. I highly recommend the use of his expert services. Jim HR2

Hello and thanks for paying me a visit. I’ve been self employed now for the past 18 months. I offer a wide range of skills from decorating to decking to flooring. I am a Reliable tradesman here to please you I look forward to hearing from you thanks.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by elizabeth on 17/6/2018

Polite and just got on with the job

We are a local family company , specialising in Gas and oil Heating work and Plumbing, We are Oftec registered and Gas Safe registered business. 40 years experience ,Time served .

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Douglas on 16/6/2018

First class job at a great price and well mannered and pleasant. I would recommend

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Swimming Pool Specialists - what you need to know

Swimming pools are a serious construction project, especially if you go for an indoor pool which requires an extension, a new building, and appropriate ventilation.

What a swimming pool specialist can help with

  • Indoor swimming pools.
  • Outdoor swimming pools, along with associated buildings and extensions.
  • Overflow and infinity pools.

There are four basic types of pool construction:

  1. A reinforced concrete shell, finished with tiles, marblite or special paint.
  2. A blockwork or prefabricated panel shell supporting a tailor-made PVC liner.
  3. A glassfibre or ceramic one-piece shell.
  4. An above-ground pool.

Your swimming pool specialist will need you to think about a few different things that’ll determine your requirements. It’s good to think about these things in advance of talking to them.

  • How much are you prepared to pay to run your pool? Heating costs can vary significantly depending on your insulation and structure of the pool. Ask your specialist about the options and budgets for running your swimming pool.
  • How will you be using your pool? Do you want to swim lengths or just have somewhere to relax? This will affect the length and dimensions.
  • Who’ll be using your pool? If you’ve got young children you’ll need to think about safety devices, covers, or fences to keep them safe.
  • How tall, or short, are the people who are going to be using the pool? This will affect the depth of the pool.
  • How much space is available in your garden or property? You need to be practical about the space a pool could occupy.

If you’re interested in having one installed it’s always best to use someone who specialises in pools. Not only will they have the experience to take on the construction, they’ll also be able to advise on the best way to insulate, heat and line the pool. You’ll need them to give you tips on maintenance and chemicals too, which a specialist company are better placed to do.

The planning stage will be hugely important in any swimming pool installation. You’ll need to make sure all designs have been finalised, so that you know the exact costs involved. Making changes at a later date will probably be very difficult.

As part of the planning, make sure your swimming pool specialist has done a proper survey – it’s important they know the lay of the land, including where all services pipes are. The last thing you want is a burst water main or a gas pipe being damaged. They should also cover off any necessary planning issues and building regulations.

Swimming pool maintenance

pH

The pH of the water is very important – it should be ever so slightly alkaline, between 7.2 and 7.4 so that the water isn’t irritable to people using the pool, and won’t damage the pool itself.

Chlorine

Chlorine is a bactericide and oxidiser. It’s used in lots of water treatment processes, including in the plants that produce drinking water. Using chlorine will help keep your pool clean, safe and hygienic to swim in.

Health and safety for children

It’s crucial to think about safety devices for children – covers, fences, gates etc, so there’s no risk of danger. Your specialist will be able to talk you through the options on this front.

As a general rule, it’s important to insist that everyone learns to swim properly – for safety, exercise and fitness. 

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA)

SPATA are the body who represent the swimming pool industry and have the latest information about swimming pool construction, depths and safety standards.

Swimming pool cost

Costs can vary dramatically. A circular, above-ground, unheated pool, with a diameter of about 5 metres, could cost around £1,500. Larger outdoor pools, depending on insulation and heating options, can be between £25,000 and £40,000. If you’re having an indoor pool that requires an extension or a new building then it’ll be substantially more.

The qualifications your swimming pool specialist needs

It’s not a requirement but being a member of the Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) is a good start. Other than that, you’ll be wanting to look for the same qualifications and experience you’d find in builders who take on large projects like loft conversions and extensions.

Other trade bodies - your swimming pool specialist might be a member of other trade bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). These bodies have criteria that must be met in order to become a member, demonstrating the extent of their experience.

For example, with CIOB membership they look for things like degrees, technical qualifications, military training and educational backgrounds. 

Gas Safe and Part P - the company you choose to take on the work will almost definitely be using a team of specialist tradespeople, whether they’re sub-contractors or fully employed by the builder. Anyone working with gas needs to be registered with Gas Safe, and anyone working with electricity (in England and Wales) needs to be registered with Part P. These tradespeople will have a valid membership ID, which they’ll be happy to show you.

Competent person scheme - for any work that requires planning permission, your builder can take care of all of this if they’re registered with the competent person scheme. You can search the Competent Persons Register to check they belong to a scheme.

Planning permission and building regulations for swimming pool jobs

There are 2 kinds of permission and approval you might need, which you can read about in more detail on the government’s website.

  • Planning permission – usually for major changes or new parts to your house (loft conversions, basement conversions, extensions etc).
  • Building regulations approval – this can apply to even small changes to your house, and is to make sure that all homes have the same safety and design features set out in the latest government legislation.

A couple of extra things you might need to consider - If you’re in a conservation area or live in a listed building, you’ll need to check with your local council about any further considerations. Also if you’re a leaseholder rather than a freeholder, you may need to get permission from them to get the work done.

Just remember you might need more than 1 kind of permission or approval to get cracking on the work. Use a builder who’s a member of a competent person scheme and they’ll take care of everything for you.

If you don’t have the right approvals and permissions, this can result in fines, penalties, or serious issues if you want to sell your home. You may even have to pay to undo the work, so it’s important to get it right before you start.

Insurance for swimming pool installation work

Public liability insurance - your builder definitely needs to have public liability insurance, which will cover you and them if someone gets hurt or if the property is damaged.

Insurance-backed warranties or guarantees - you can get this as part of the cost of the work, if your builder offers it. Check exactly what’s covered - it should include the cost of finishing or fixing the work if there are any issues.

Home and contents insurance - if you have home or contents insurance, check with your insurer to make sure you'll be covered while the work is going on. You might have to pay more for your insurance during and after the work. Your insurer will probably want to know what builder you’re using and what insurance they have.

Questions you should ask a swimming pool specialist

  • Can they provide an itemised list of costs for the full project?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Are they registered with a competent person scheme and will they take care of all planning permissions / building regulation approvals?
  • Do they offer insurance-backed warranties?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they give you up to 3 references of recent work they’ve completed?
  • Do they use sub-contractors or their own employees?
  • What experience do their sub-contractors/employees have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

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