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

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

  1. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I had a good experience with Fortress Lock Co on brixton hill, nice bloke and knew his stuff.
  2. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I did call them but before they could call back, my neighbour came round and offered to fix it for me.
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  3. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I've got a question before I ask for a recommendation...

    If my washing machine isn't draining properly (and I've tried all I can) am I better off calling in a plumber or someone who specialises in washing machines?
  4. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    annoyingly that probably depends on why it isn't draining. Is your kitchen sink draining ok?
  5. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    Not as well as it should be.
  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Then you should sort that first, which is a plumber job if you're not able to do it yourself.
  7. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Always worth cleaning the filter first. It's easy, instructions online. You may need pliers to open and close the lid.
  8. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    It might just be leaves in the drain outside. That's what happens to me.
  9. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    What I tried first. There's a screw that locks the filter, it's completely stripped so I can't get to the filter. And I've tried a few ways that are meant to get stripped screws out.
  10. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    I got him to paint the whole flat and he did a bit of diy as well, great job.
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  11. stevebradley

    stevebradley Well-Known Member

    Can anyone recommend a reliable builder who's reasonably priced in the area ?

    My neighbours and I are looking to get a few garden walls partially rebuilt and rendered.

  12. schantel

    schantel New Member

    Can anyone recommend a good local electrician who can perform a Electrical Installation Condition Report?

  13. catriona

    catriona chickweed

    I don't know if this is the right thread, but I want to recommend the knife sharpening service at Kanada in Pop Brixton (yes, a useful service in Pop). The guy transformed 2 blunt old kitchen knives for me - the tips were bent & broken from levering lids off (a knife crime) and he ground them back so they're like new, for £10 the pair. He can also fix broken handles, and he's going to renovate a friend's ancient garden saw. Nice man, too.
    It's called Kanada, unit S17 Pop Brixton.
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  14. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

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  15. Casaubon

    Casaubon Well-Known Member

    For ages I've been looking for someone to sharpen two knives that are rather precious to me.
    I don't really ever go in Pop, so I probably wouldn't have found this guy without your recommendation.

    He's absolutely fantastic, not just a knife-grinder but a proper, serious craftsman (and a lovely bloke, too). He's done an absolutely beautiful job on my knives.

    The shop's called Kataba. It's on the ground floor, follow the passage to the left from the entrance and it's on the left.
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  16. TomoT

    TomoT New Member

    Tried to provide some help, but wasn't allowed for some reason. Used -- myself the other day. Always worth having a 24 hour number in case your neighbour is asleep or not in next time! Then again, maybe you'd wait if it was always going to be free ;)
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  17. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Can anyone recommend a Herne Hill-ish handyman please?

    Simple jobs (but complicated by needing to drill into reinforced concrete walls) a little bit of electrical, but mostly mounting shelves etc.
  18. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Anyone got a good gardener to to relay a lawn?
  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That's because you're just spamming your own business, which isn't even based in Brixton.
  20. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Tony - 07961 453395

    He's lovely. Not the cheapest but he's very good and reliable.
  21. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

    Cheers - have left a message :)
  22. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Need a window person. To fit new double glazing...but also fix up rotten framework and just make good surrounds....
  23. mattmerch

    mattmerch New Member

    hi looking for a plumber in sw9 / 02 academy area thanks in advance
  24. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    I need to get a bathroom floor tiled and grouting around the bath redone, any recommendations?
  25. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I'm looking for a gardener - and as there is no access to garden except through my living room it has to be someone I can feel comfortable with going through my house eg honest, not flirty, not wanting to chat a lot or to pop out every two mins. Would you say Tony fits that description? how expensive is he?

    or can anyone recommend a female gardener?
  26. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Yes. He's very trustworthy.
  27. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Expense wise- he's slightly more than average I'd say.
  28. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Tony does like to chat though! Not in a bad way :)
    One of my clients is a gardener (female). She's lovely. I'm not sure if she's taking on new work, but I can check
    friendofdorothy roughly where are you based and what needs doing?
  29. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    brixton end of SE24. Loads of shrubs, a climbing rose and other climbers along a 40ft border have gone all jungly and are pushing my fence into the neighbours garden. Everything that I can't compost needs bagging and bring out through the house. Thats the most urgent bit anyway - maybe more stuff on a regular basis in future, if I can afford it, to keep it under manners. This garden is getting to be too much work for me.
  30. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    having rarely employed a gardener I recall paying £10ph ages ago - what is average in £s now?

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