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lefteri

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.
I really want to go in there but am concerned I might end up spending a ridiculous sum I can't afford on a Japanese knife cos I really want one
 

donkyboy

Crazy cat man
Can someone please recommend a reliable laptop repair shop in brixton? the mains charger connector on my laptop is fucked.
 

quimcunx

protestant traybake
Can anyone recommend a driving instructor? Preferably one with a car that can accommodate a rather tall person. :hmm:
 

ash

Inittogether
Hi - did you find someone to sort this? I've got a similar problem. Ta.
It was shut of an odd one!
We eventually found it was the water tank in the attic which had an overflow pipe that should stick out beyond the wall. It had slipped and was gushing the water down the wall. It must have been happening for some time as there was green slime on the outside wall.
Anyway easily resolved if that is the issue but lots of redecorating needed.
 

brixtonblade

Well-Known Member
It was shut of an odd one!
We eventually found it was the water tank in the attic which had an overflow pipe that should stick out beyond the wall. It had slipped and was gushing the water down the wall. It must have been happening for some time as there was green slime on the outside wall.
Anyway easily resolved if that is the issue but lots of redecorating needed.
Ah glad it was all sortable
I'm going to call round some buikdets
 

MissL

Well-Known Member
bit of a random one this... does anyone know who may be able to make us a new spindle for the bannister? have tried to find one 'out of the box' but the design we have doesn't seem to be standard. it's such a small thing but needs sorting as i'm worried small child will fall through the hole sooner or later.
 

uk benzo

أنا ليس أمريكي
Hi All,

Can anyone recommend a good divorce solicitor in the SE24/SE5/SW2 area that will try to prolong a divorce case?

Thank you for your help.

Benzo
 

nick

Pleomorphic Adenomas R us
Looking for a plumber to diagnose / fix / replace a shower/bathroom pump with an annoying intermittent fault: sometimes it gives pressure, sometimes not (though always seems to make a pumping sound).
Top of Brixton Hill
Thanks
 

Metroman

Member
I've used Colin, hes been mentioned on here before - very reasonsonable prices and all round good guy
His number is 07949095184
 

nick

Pleomorphic Adenomas R us
Colin may be good but the phones haven't been answered in the last 24 hours and I've had no response to the voicemails I've left. Guess it's a bad time of year. Had to go with another bunch now.
 

Cat Fan

New Member
Hello everyone.

We have a rather interesting situation in our roof, where some pigeons have managed to get in and cause mischief.

Does anyone know a suitable local tradesman who could clean up the mess and fix a covering over the hatch that they are getting in from?
 

catriona

chickweed
Hello everyone.

We have a rather interesting situation in our roof, where some pigeons have managed to get in and cause mischief.

Does anyone know a suitable local tradesman who could clean up the mess and fix a covering over the hatch that they are getting in from?
I can recommend roofer Steve who did some repairs in the summer for us & also for friends - nice experienced reliable old-school guy - tel 07476599909 or 07719080311. He's not really online. I don't know how he'd feel about cleaning though.
 

nick

Pleomorphic Adenomas R us
Not quite Brixton - but a recommendation for Balfes bikes on Streatham High Road
The manager repaired the puncture on a tubeless tyre and resealed it etc for me as a walk-in today. £15 all in for probably 30 - 60 minutes work. He didn't mock me once for being an incompetent for not being able to do it my self. Also showed me all his tricks of the trade so that I can try to sort it myself next time
 

madshadow

Well-Known Member
Can anyone recommend Corgy registered gas engineer, we need someone to replace an overflow pipe on Vaillant Ecotec boiler. (currently in copper, needs to be in plastic)

Thanks!
 

Nanker Phelge

Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
On the recommendation of the guy that replaced our roof I used Steve Armstrong Aerial Installation | Satellite Installation | Digital TV | London | Surrey | Middlesex.
Back in 2011 an aerial and points into 5 different rooms cost £390
The aerial is still there
Steve sorted this for me. Prices have gone up a bit since 2011, but he has done a great job for me (despite accidentally breaking a window when his tools fell out of his tool belt and landed on my glass porch roof - which he is sorting out). Thanks for the recommendation.
 
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