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

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

  1. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    I need someone to refurb some patio doors.

    It's a four pane curtain door and it needs to be stripped, sanded, filled and repainted, and potentially the lock adjusted as it sticks. And some of the wood at the bottom of one pane on the outside has come off.

    Any ideas!?
  2. Jus sayin

    Jus sayin Member

    I am looking to remove a chimney breast from an upstairs and downstairs room. Any one able to recommend someone please?
  3. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Can't recommend anyone but make sure that they are able to deal with the building control and structural calculation side of things (unless you have someone else lined up). You will almost certainly need a new steel in the ceiling from front to back of the room to pick up the weight of the remaining chimney (it could possibly go in the loft or you could consider removing your half of the stack entirely and repairing the hole in the roof). Worth discussing with neighbours first too and recording condition of their side with photos in case of damage (the brickwork at the back of the flues is often totally unstable once the front is removed, so cracks may become visible). It is quite normal for perfectly reasonable neighbours to suddenly notice cracking which has been there forever! If you have to repair the back wall you may need a party wall agreement (strictly speaking).
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  4. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    Thanks sparkybird another top bloke that just off to Italy for a well earned holiday back in his homeland. And who would blame him.
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  5. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    Thanks for the heads up but they don't do it - for any price it would seem - get a chippie was their recommendation. A developer / builder mate of mine has finally offered to do it for a meal out but tis difficult to get anybody.Went on rated people offering a ton for two locks (around two hours work max - no-one can be bothered to qoute).
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Sorry about that
  7. phillm

    phillm Trolling through Life (TM)

    No need for the sorry and many thanks for the suggestion - you would have thought but they must have so much work on they can pick and choose their own sweet spot - which is probably emergency lock-outs and beefy security systems.
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  8. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    Ok I need

    someone to replace a cooker hob for me_ pref and supply it

    Hang two internal wooden doors

    Put up some blinds and curtains

    Fix some masonry holes in my front outside wall,

    Fit a carpet runner on the stairs

    Some of those jobs are more important than others. ;) If you have any recommendations for any of them please let me know
  9. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Is the hob gas or electric?
  10. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    are there any carpenters out there who can do an emergency job on part of the set for a theatre show can pay £20 per hour
  11. zzande

    zzande Z Z A N D E

    Hi everyone...can anyone recommend a local cafe/restaurant/caterer who will do finger food for a small drinks thing at my flat in Brixton Hill, for a reasonable price?
  12. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Mimosa in Herne Hill are excellent.
  13. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    They are
    My running club got sarnies and nibbles from sesame in Herne Hill and it was very good
  14. Hello, does anyone know of a reasonable and reliable painter/decorator in the Brixton area? Thanks in advance!
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  16. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Yes I can recommend Michael. He's local and has always done a great job for us.

    07908 827255
  17. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Anyone know of a good boiler/gas engineer for central heating power flush and filter installation?
  18. discobastard

    discobastard _____Ϯ_____

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  19. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

  20. Arran87

    Arran87 Member

    Hi there. I need a plumber to replace a dodgy radiator valve (and probably drain the system at the same time). Can anyone recommend before winter? Thanks!
  21. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Try Carrie Andrews on 02086700342
  22. Arran87

    Arran87 Member

    Great. Thanks SparkyBird
  23. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    A really decent plumber is also Anthony:
    07951 538977
  24. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Can anyone recommend a roofer?. Just some repair work.
  25. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Yes, just had mine done. Looks really smart now! Robbie on 07825 213652
    Really nice chap
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  26. stockwelljonny

    stockwelljonny Wait here I have gone to get help

    Anyone have a recommendation for small building job - sorting out front steps, re building a small wall, some re pointing. Thanks.
  27. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Anyone used a good Ikea collect-and-assemble service which they'd recommend?
  28. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Warning. Hot potato.

    Can anyone recommend a local cleaner who could handle Airbnb change overs? Would include bed making and ironing. Needs to be able to work without a lot of guidance and speak decent English or Spanish.

    Irregular work depending on when bookings come in.
  29. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Colin Walters. CPW roofing. cpidesign [at]aol[dot]com
    He put a new roof on for us (in 2011), having patched it up for a few year before that. It hasn't fallen apart yet, which I view as a good thing
    He is based in Cheam so may not be able to travel specially for a small job, but you may be able to schedule for if/when he is in area
  30. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Urgent: man with van needed! Anyone local to Tulse Hill.


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