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

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

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I also need a man with a van - and preferably two strong blokes - for the 9th Oct...
  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Anyone got any suggestions here for the above - need it next Sunday...
  3. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Depends exactly what you need doing, but I've always used these guys to move house and they've been great. They also do other moving work.

    Shirley's Removals

    Other Services

    Probably not ideal if you're looking for a really cheap quick job, but they were great the two times I used them.
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  4. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Lino, as ever, is great. His number should be on the thread somewhere.
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I canlt find his number on here. Anyone have it?
  6. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Will pm it to you.
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Disappointingly he hasn't got back to me as promised. Any other suggestions folks?
  8. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Hi all
    Just wanted to give a recommendation as I have finally found a new (good) decorator. His name is John 07578 256628.
    I thought he was very reasonable and did a great job of our external windows and some brickwork, He does inside too. Great attention to detail, does the little extra things that make a difference, reliable and really nice friendly chap. He also does other general small building work.
    And as an added bonus he allowed me to practice my terrible Spanish and even texted me in Spanish so I could practice!
  9. henwood

    henwood Member

    Hi all,

    Are there any small appliance repair shops in Brixton or Clapham or anywhere else nearby? I've got a portable dehumidifier which has given up, I think probably just an internal fuse gone. Don't want to pay an appliance engineer to come out though, as it will end up costing more than the unit did in the first place...

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance.
  10. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    You could try RJ Electrical Herne Hill.
  11. Michael555

    Michael555 Member

    Hello, my name is Michael and I live at Hayter Road. I am at present offering very reasonable rates on all aspects of both Interior & Exterior Painting & Decorating. Almost 20 years experience, clean, tidy & professional. Numerous local/recent references available upon request . Please call me for a free, no obligation quotation


    Thank you
  12. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    Can anyone recommend someone for a sewing machine service?
  13. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...


    Wimbledon sewing center - here.:

    Other Services

    Not in Wimbledon, but Tooting of course!

    I've never seem so many machines in one place! And the proprietor (complete with fat cigar and sheepskin coat!) told me there's another 3 warehouses full!
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  14. wheelie_bin

    wheelie_bin Well-Known Member

    Recommend Maurice as a plumber (07720648273); turned up within 2 hours to fix a leaky toilet and some leaky taps; efficient, very friendly and good value.

    While I'm here, I should also recommend the best and nicest electrician Denis Fournier of SW9 Electrics (07912220169).

    Fortress locks on Brixton hill were good, repaired the spring on an old victorian bathroom lock in just a few minutes. I took it up there, so no idea about call-out.
  15. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Please recommend me a carpet shop and fitters. I've been burnt by the likes of carpetright in the past where the fitters are subcontracted, then demand extra, do a shoddy job anyway only for the shop to deny all responsibility.

    Anyone got any experience of Picture House Interiors in the old Streatham cinema? They look kosher, but I'm a bit put off by the yahoo email address?

    May go with floorsforthought in Cla'am junction - despite the puntastic name: they did a good job for me about 5 years ago, but may not be the best value.

    PS - in reply to a 3 year old carpet disposal question - I can confirm that Vale Street does take carpet - you need to not be in a van and need proof of Lambeth address. The secret password to the magic question "is it commercial" is "no'
  16. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Can I have a few recommendations for plumbers as we have a broken boiler, a very cold weekend coming up (already not had heat for 3 days) and generally find that it's tough to get a plumber to do such a big job (possibly replacement boiler as this is not a new problem) so quickly and near the weekend!
  17. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Emergency Plumbers, Electricians & Heating Experts in London - The Hamilton Group

    Helped me out. V professional and efficient, do emergency callouts etc. I then got them to install me a new one which they did very quickly and very well.

    Would use them without hesitation again, wouldn't even bother scrabbling around for quotes.

    They are based on Effra Road.
  18. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Sounds good as long as they are reasonably priced!
  19. technical

    technical stripey

    We've used a bloke called Len (sorry never found out his second name) 07956 877 376. Based in Nunhead - was really good. Done several jobs for us
  20. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    I think callout charges are on the site. I don't mind generally mind paying a few extra quid for quick fast and clean, which there were, but didn't think they were unreasonable.

    New boiler (one bed flat) was about £2,400 I think. Inc warranties and a bunch of extras like system flush etc and Nest thermostat.
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  21. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Martin on 07960 896469
    He does gas too.
    I know Len, great guy. Not sure he does gas? Best to check as I might not be remembering correctly!
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  22. technical

    technical stripey

    Actually I don't know that either - just saw question about plumber without reading the rest too carefully. So worth checking
  23. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Thanks, discobastard. They gave us a slot for this morning, turned up early and fixed the hot water. Couldn't do the heating but gave us a competitive quote and moved things around so that they can fit a boiler for us on Monday after I explained that my youngest has respiratory issues. Very good, thanks.
  24. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    Glad it worked out! I knew they were good 'uns.

    The guy who fitted my boiler was a really nice bloke (Luke I think he was called).
  25. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    He did ours too, was really lovely.
  26. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Help, our fence is about to be blown down the street! I've asked on here before and we got someone in to look at building a new fence in front of our house but it was coming to between £2000 and £3000. Is this really what we should expect to pay? I know it probably depends on what work needs doing but it's only about 3 meters long.

    Any recommendations for someone who could do this? And reasonably priced?
  27. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Crikey. No recommendations but sounds like one, max two day's work and about £250 materials.
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  28. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    £2-3K for a 3 metre fence is a blatant pisstake. It would be less than that to built a 3m WALL ffs. Get another estimate and yell some abuse at whoever told you 2-3k.
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  29. big_dave

    big_dave Member

    Hello all,

    I'm in need of someone who can replace the decking on my tiny roof terrace - anyone used anyone that would be suitable? Would also like to put up a metal railing as well.

    Many thanks in advance
  30. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Anyone know a good IT support person who could help with sorting out an ugly mess in MS Outlook? Proliferation of old accounts, PSTs and OSTs all over the place which seem empty when imported. Lost data. Etc..


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