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.
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