Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Mrs Magpie, Jun 22, 2005.
I had a good experience with Fortress Lock Co on brixton hill, nice bloke and knew his stuff.
Thanks. I did call them but before they could call back, my neighbour came round and offered to fix it for me.
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?
annoyingly that probably depends on why it isn't draining. Is your kitchen sink draining ok?
Not as well as it should be.
Then you should sort that first, which is a plumber job if you're not able to do it yourself.
Always worth cleaning the filter first. It's easy, instructions online. You may need pliers to open and close the lid.
It might just be leaves in the drain outside. That's what happens to me.
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.
I got him to paint the whole flat and he did a bit of diy as well, great job.
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.
Can anyone recommend a good local electrician who can perform a Electrical Installation Condition Report?
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.
I'd recommend Henderson Williams. Does a good job and is always entertaining.
Electricians in Brixton Lambeth (SW2 1LJ) - Henderson Williams
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.
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
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.
Anyone got a good gardener to to relay a lawn?
That's because you're just spamming your own business, which isn't even based in Brixton.
Tony - 07961 453395
He's lovely. Not the cheapest but he's very good and reliable.
Cheers - have left a message
Need a window person. To fit new double glazing...but also fix up rotten framework and just make good surrounds....
hi looking for a plumber in sw9 / 02 academy area thanks in advance
I need to get a bathroom floor tiled and grouting around the bath redone, any recommendations?
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?
Yes. He's very trustworthy.
Expense wise- he's slightly more than average I'd say.
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?
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.
having rarely employed a gardener I recall paying £10ph ages ago - what is average in £s now?
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