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

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

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Just gave them a ring before I saw this, as it happens.
  2. Metroman

    Metroman Active Member

    Hello all

    I wonder if someone could give me so advice on which trades person and what this is.

    So high up on my parents bedroom wall, where it meets the ceiling there is what looks like a damp/condensation patch.

    So whats caused it and what needs to be done to fix it?

    Could it be a leaking gutter?

    Any advice greatfully recieved please

  3. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    If you are lucky it's just a full or loose gutter.
    I've got a couple of customers who ignored the patches are they were infrequent. And then came the floods.
    It could be a few broken tiles, or flashing, or the pointing, or wrong cement mix on the outside wall.
    A friend, whose neighbour had built an attic extension, had more water was coming into the gutter, and overwhelming it. Could be lots of things.
    I'd call a roofer first. Lots of them do their quotes on Saturdays so you may be lucky.
    If you send a few texts tomorrow or emails tonight, you might be lucky and get a response.
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  4. Metroman

    Metroman Active Member

    Perfect, thank you
  5. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Can anyone recommend a handyman/decorator who could sand a set of stairs and varnish them? The stairs are mostly done and probably only need a light sanding before they are varnished. TIA.
  6. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    After going round the houses to find someone who would even answer the phone (see upthread) - and needing to get the evil Pimlico plumbers out on new year's eve for a central heating disaster, I finally found New Gas Boilers - Mark Newlove. New Gas Boilers Limited Bromley | Boiler Repairs In Bromley And The Kent Areas. ‭07971 824567‬

    Replaced entire central heating system and chased down / fixed a leak in the heating pipes (under a floorboard). Turned up when he said he would and did the whole job in 2 days (6 FTE days). I will use again
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This reminds me: there's probably quite a few local urban folks with all sorts of skills who may not look in this thread. Do people reckon a ''skill swap' thread (or something similar) would be worth a go?
  8. catriona

    catriona chickweed

    I can recommend Dennis Hopgood who installed a thermostat and did a combi boiler service for me last year. denhop@talktalk.net
    By the way it's GasSafe not CORGI now
  9. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Great idea but put in Community because there's a tax issue (it counts as income) which makes bartering tricky. And not just Brixton as I want to offer a free weekend in Bournemouth in exchange for help demolishing my greenhouse!
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'd be surprised if the taxman would trouble himself with trying to work out the identities of essentially anonymous posters!
  11. Boudicca

    Boudicca Seaside Queen

    Well yes, but I think that's why no-one has launched a barter site as HMRC might take an interest in the site (rather than individual posters).
  12. lordnoise

    lordnoise Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a builder or perhaps super capable handperson to open up 2 doorways in existing walls in my flat. Happy for the work to be done over a period of time if the quote is a good one ...
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  13. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    Any recommendations as to who could fit a new radiator? Thanks
  14. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Give Len a call. Super guy
  15. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member


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