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

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Mrs Magpie, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Mrs Magpie

    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.
  2. Mr Retro

    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.
  3. carolina

    carolina New Member


    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.>
  4. RizziB

    RizziB New Member

    Hi, I need a Tiler or Handyman to re-tile my shower. Can you make any recommendations?
  5. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

    I need a window cleaner. Don't suppose you can recommend anyone?
  6. Neko

    Neko Kat napper

    Contact Details

    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.

  7. Leighsw2

    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? :)
  8. Leighsw2

    Leighsw2 strictly off the record

    sorry, forgot to say i'm in central brixton if that helps.
  9. reubeness

    reubeness Well-Known Member

    Do you have a contact for a carpet fitter? I need a reliable and reasonable one very soon.

  10. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Only just seen all these...
    People were meant to PM me.....

  11. Neko

    Neko Kat napper

    Ended up using Grham from Bigvan co, can recommend, was very helpful though very late!
  12. madshadow

    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...
  13. Bob

    Bob Rusesabagina for a nobel

    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 so no problems about posting it.
  14. playghirl

    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)
  15. binrak

    binrak New Member

    garden help?


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

  16. binrak

    binrak New Member



    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!
  17. salaryman

    salaryman lost in transmigration

    I've just booked David Payne for a job - I'll post feedback but it sounds like he'll be great.
  18. liberty

    liberty Secret Smile

    This is great to know for when we move to Camberwell :)
  19. Disco Squirrel

    Disco Squirrel Active Member

    Can anyone recommend a good carpenter? I need someone to build a cupboard for me.

  20. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    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
  21. Nickster

    Nickster hippocratic oath

    Does anyone know of someone local who can supply or make a wrought-iron front gate?
  22. Elvis Parsley

    Elvis Parsley

    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
  23. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    anyone know a reliable man with van type? i gotta move in!
  24. brix

    brix spinster of this parish

    Bluestreak, I've used a guy called Claudio a couple of times now and he's always been very reliable and reasonably priced. Contact details are on the website -
    Hope that helps.
  25. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    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.
  26. bluestreak

    bluestreak HomosexualityIsStalin’sAtomBombtoDestroyAmerica

    cheers dude!
  27. RushcroftRoader

    RushcroftRoader Well-Known Member

    Anyone know a good, cheap plumber to unblock a sink?
  28. rascal

    rascal chilli chocolate + cheese

    man with van mmm would be useful for very quick job - from mayall road to clifton
  29. moyeen

    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

  30. playghirl

    playghirl Well-Known Member

    I lost the number for doubles for the plasterer doubles. Could you please resend it.

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