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

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

  1. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Can anyone recommend an electrician to install an extractor fan in a shower room? Thanks.
     
  2. playghirl

    playghirl Well-Known Member

    I need a TV repairman who does house calls. Any suggestions?
     
  3. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    I know a painter/decorator. He's not exactly cheap, but his work is top-notch.

    He's local as well
     
  4. playghirl

    playghirl Well-Known Member

    I like Binrak...could also do with a gardener for a couple of hours a week. Any suggestions?
     
  5. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I am also looking for a plumber to unblock a sink. Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  6. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    My ex-housemate David Payne:
    TELEPHONE 020 8671 5050 /mobile 07776 131 292
    email: sales@davidpayne.co.uk

    (although do you really need a plumber to unblock the sink? Have you tried unscrewing the u-bend and cleaning out your pipes?)
     
  7. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    I am not a plumber but I could unblock your sink. So could most people! I'd get some willing urbanite to do it for a fiver. If I was a plumber, I would charge you 30 quid minimum for that! Many would charge far more.
     
  8. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I have put every kind of toxic sink unblocker down there and it doesn't seem to be working.

    don't think I am game to try it myself, I can just visualise flooding downstairs flat. My DIY skills leave a lot to be desired and the sink is fitted quite awkwardly.

    I will give David a try, thanks for the suggestion
     
  9. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    We had exactly the same problem. I bought all kinds of bleach and Mr Muscle type stuff down there to no avail. In the end it just meant unscrewing the U-bend.. which is really very easy, you won't flood anything as long as the tap is turned off - and cleaning it out. We had lots of Ecover powder down there which had clogged it up and have since moved to liquid washing detergent.
     
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  10. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I will give it a try then, expect tales of flooding and devastation in the next few days, along with urgent calls to plumbers

     
  11. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    Caustic soda? Beware tho, u need to wear gloves and a protective face mask as it burns!
     
  12. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Anyone able to recommend a cleaner who is looking for an extra client? (our current one is emigrating to Cyprus after 5 years with us).

    We are at the top of Brixton Hill and are looking for about 5 hours per week (incl. a bit of ironing).

    cheers
     
  13. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I'll ask my neighbour...she's very good, but has very poor english.
     
  14. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Thanks Mrs M
     
  15. supercity

    supercity Back, and readjusting

    Hello there. I'm looking to hire/borrow an Escort van or similar (not a Transit) for a day on Saturday to pick up an armchair in Essex. Anybody know of a cheap van hire place around Brixton with small vans, or anyone got one they'd care to lend me for cash? I've got my own insurance, BTW.
     
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    There was a van that used to be for hire (£15 per day I think) outside the old television repair shop next to Poleo Dry Cleaners. Now the shop is a furniture shop of unbelieveable naffness, I'm not sure whether the van's still for hire. You could ask them though
     
  17. supercity

    supercity Back, and readjusting

    Thanks Minnie. I'd forgotten about that. Hadn't realised that the old TV shop was no longer empty.
     
  18. Errol's son

    Errol's son Well-Known Member

    Most fully comprehensive insurance policies cover you third party to drive other cars with the oowner's permission. However, if your policy is for a car it is unlikely it will cover you on a van. Even if you have a Ford Escort insured fully comprehensively, you would, most likely, not be covered third party to drive someone else's Escort van! When I got done for this, my insurance said that vans are more difficult to drive than cars so whilst I could drive any car, I wasn't covered on a van.
     
  19. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Locksmith non emergency

    Looking for a locksmith in Loughborough Junction area. To install and service some locks. Any recommendations?
     
  20. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    My friend's a locksmith. He lives in Brixton but operates his shop from Wandsworth.

    Let me just dig out the number


    PS: There is a locksmith on Brixton Hill but I'd never give money to them. I'd rather recommend my friend who used to work for them before setting up independently
     
  21. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Capital Locksmiths - 0800 975 8805


    Get back to me if that number doesn't work and I'll PM you a different number
     
  22. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Thanks Minnie, he sounds lovely and is very helpful.
     
  23. ChrisSouth

    ChrisSouth Well-Known Member

    Carpenter

    Looking for a reliable carpenter (ie, turns up when he/she says) in Herne Hill area. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  24. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Was it a foreign guy or an English guy?

    If he sounded foreign, then that's Gabby who owns the business. He's from Uruguay and he's absolutely lovely.

    He used to work at Fortress Locksmiths but set up on his own years ago, so I always pass business to him. Oh, and of course, he's a Brixton resident
     
  25. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    I think it was Gabby I spoke to, but they are sending someone else out to do the actual fitting.
     
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Ah that's a shame. You better hope you don't get Paul :D
     
  27. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    Dum dum is a locksmith! PM me and I'll give you his number.
     
  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox


    Oi, I've already given her a number! :p
     
  29. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    Thanks Minnie

    Paul the locksmith turned up at 9sharp, job done, very professional
     
  30. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    Wanna fight? ;)
     

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