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Brixton tradesmen recommendations: plumbers, electricians, locksmiths, van drivers etc

Mrs Magpie

On a bit of break...
If you need a man with a van, plumber, electrician, locksmith or whatever post on this thread and hopefully someone can give a recommendation. I used to have a list myself, but they've retired/moved on/changed contact details.
 

Mr Retro

Beware hedgehogs
Very good idea.

What may be equally good is for people to let you know or (post on the thread) bad experiences and people to avoid?

We're saving up to change our bathroom at the moment and are all too aware of the costly experience it could be if we get a cowboy or even somebody whose standars are not too high.
 

carolina

New Member
Handyman

My housemate Ben works as a handyman and has very good rates for any work in the local area, generally on evenings/weekends. We live Elm Park/Brixton Hill.


He's a friendly and frank Aussie and he'll be happy to have a chat about anything you need doing (garden clearing/man with a van/painting/odd jobs).


<edited by Mrs M. I've edited out the phone number as it's not a good idea to stick phone numbers up on busy bulletin boards, but I've added it to my local tradesmen file.>
 

Neko

Kat napper
Contact Details

Mrs Magpie said:
If you need a man with a van, plumber, electrician, locksmith or whatever, PM me.
Similarly, if you have a recommendation for someone good locally PM me. I am compiling a list, as this subject comes up often.
Hi there, can you PM me the number for your nice butcher please, I've just moved to midway between Streatham and Tulse Hill and honestly the choice either end doesn't seem great but would be nice to have the contact for a good butcher for those days when I want to taste somethings flesh!

Also if you had the number for a reliable van and man that would help. I've just bagged myself a new wardrobe and dresser from Freecycle, I don't drive and I received a quote of £85 to bring the free goodies from West London to Streatham Hill, yegads!

Much appreciated.

Kathryn
 

Leighsw2

strictly off the record
bathroom needs doing

hi there - I've been meaning to get my bathroom done for ages. Know of any reliable local plumbers/tilers I could get in? :)
 

Mrs Magpie

On a bit of break...
Only just seen all these...
People were meant to PM me.....

Mrs Magpie said:
If you need a man with a van, plumber, electrician, locksmith or whatever, PM me.
Similarly, if you have a recommendation for someone good locally PM me. I am compiling a list, as this subject comes up often.
 

madshadow

Well-Known Member
Plumber / chimney flue sweeper for combination boiler needed

My combination boiler needs attention, someone had a look at it and reckons that flue needs to be cleaned - anyone out there that can attend this or recommend someone?

Most of yellow pages tradesmen recommended I buy a new boiler - thanks guys, but - £1500 is not an option at the moment...
 

Bob

Rusesabagina for a nobel
madshadow said:
My combination boiler needs attention, someone had a look at it and reckons that flue needs to be cleaned - anyone out there that can attend this or recommend someone?

Most of yellow pages tradesmen recommended I buy a new boiler - thanks guys, but - £1500 is not an option at the moment...
I've used a guy called David Payne in the past who has in several occasions sorted me out when I've had dodgy boilers. Very professional 020 7501 9897 - his numbers on Yell.co.uk so no problems about posting it.
 

playghirl

Well-Known Member
plasterer needed

I need a good plasterer. My oter half can plaster but there is a section of wall which he wants a decent plasterer for.

I have a very good plumber.
Martin <ed: please PM poster for phone no>
I think he lives in the Streatham Hill area. All my mates have used him and are pleased.
I know I should have pm you directly. ( sorry mod)
 

binrak

New Member
garden help?

hiya

do you know anyone u can recommend to help out with gardening? Looking for c2 hours a week

Mark
 

binrak

New Member
Boiler

hi

I agree about David Payne. He is very good, well organised, pleasant, knowledgeable. I have recommended him to a few of my friends. Importantly (for me at least) he also turns up exactly at the time he agrees with you!
 

liberty

Secret Smile
Bob said:
I've used a guy called David Payne in the past who has in several occasions sorted me out when I've had dodgy boilers. Very professional 020 7501 9897 - his numbers on Yell.co.uk so no problems about posting it.
This is great to know for when we move to Camberwell :)
 

gaijingirl

Well-Known Member
Bob said:
I've used a guy called David Payne in the past who has in several occasions sorted me out when I've had dodgy boilers. Very professional 020 7501 9897 - his numbers on Yell.co.uk so no problems about posting it.
OMG.. if this is the same David Payne I'm thinking of, he used to be my housemate when I lived off Acre Lane.... very friendly, grey hair, mad as cheese by any chance? Absolutely lovely lovely man! :) And actually I'm pretty sure that was my phone number too - if so, he doesn't live there any more! :D In fact yes having checked, that was definitely my old phone number - he doesn't live there any more - so I wouldn't call there. His new contact details are: TELEPHONE 020 8671 5050 /mobile 07776 131 292
email: sales@davidpayne.co.uk
 

Elvis Parsley

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Woodnting
Nickster said:
Does anyone know of someone local who can supply or make a wrought-iron front gate?
got a mate who was making these a while back, not sure if he's still doing it. will ask in a fews days when i see him
 

oryx

Sitting on the bock of the day
Nickster said:
Does anyone know of someone local who can supply or make a wrought-iron front gate?
I used a wrought-iron workshop off Clapham High St a few years ago to adjust a wrought-iron sofa frame - just by Clapham High St. BR. They were very good and as far as I remember not too expensive. If Elvis' mate can't do it you could try these - PM me if you need details. It was about eight years ago so don't know if they are still going, but may be worth a go.
 

moyeen

New Member
Can anyone recommend a painter/decorator please

Can anyone recommend a painter/decorator please? We need to get the outside of our house and one of rooms painted. We live off Brixton Hill - any good local firms that anyone can recommend?

thanks in advance for your help

Moyeen
 
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