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Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
There’s a woman in reliance arcade with a machine. She’s great with clothes. I think she’s Eritrean - anyway about 1/4 way down on left of coming from the high street.
Seconded. Queenie. She’s lovely.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
Does she have a place where you can change into the thing that needs to be altered?
(I semi-urgenty need a dodgy bridesmaid dress taking up by about a foot).:facepalm:
She does! It’s a bit cramped - a curtained-off bit on the left - but I was able to change there and I’m 6’4”.
 

Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
Can anyone recommend a general handyman who can replace some rotten decking and tidy the garden up a bit? I’ve had a couple of flyers through the door recently (one of which is a poem so I’m quite tempted to give him a try!) but I’d rather have a recommendation.
 

AmyW

New Member
I’m looking for someone to sand back and repaint some windows and fit them with new glass and someone to fit carpet in 2 rooms. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thank you
 

organicpanda

cat herder extraodinaire
any builders of walls out there? at least two sections of wall need replacing plus one maybe two pillars, it will be an insurance job (not sure who's yet)
 

colacubes

Well-Known Member
May I ask how much he charged?
It was about £250 from memory. But we went for a microchip catflap as there’s load of invaders round here which you probably wouldn’t need, plus it’s in a bigger piece of glass as it’s a door, so would probably be cheaper for you. He’ll come out and quote so worth dropping him an email to find out. It’s still all good 2 years on.
 

molpol

New Member
Hi there,

I live in a flat in a listed building in north Brixton and need a contractor with experience of submitting listed building consent for flooring replacement/repairs. Soundproofing experience would also be very helpful. I'm really struggling to get people to reply/come out and quote so any local suggestions would be grand.

Thanks all!
 

technical

stripey
Can anyone recommend a general handyman who can replace some rotten decking and tidy the garden up a bit? I’ve had a couple of flyers through the door recently (one of which is a poem so I’m quite tempted to give him a try!) but I’d rather have a recommendation.
I'm after someone very similar - if anyone has any helpful suggestions .....
 

friendofdorothy

Solidarity against neoliberalism!
I want to not recommend Edward Payne - tree surgeon.

Fairly expensive and his crew, when they eventually turned up, were headache inducing. One stripped down to his trolleys on my patio to put his work clothes on (why hadn't he dressed for work in the first place) and they all traipsed through my flat shirtless. They all shouted and yelled things 'NO NO NO! STOP! STOP!!!' and were laddish in the extreme, but according to their boss 'what did you expect?' They damaged shrubs and left loads of debris behind. The tree looks like a denuded, unbalanced, mishapen thing to me - but apparently thats ok too. So for over a £1000 aestetics don't come into it.

We have to have it inspected and carry out recommended safety works on it ever 3 years according to our building insurance. I won't be using them again.
 

Rushy

AKA some / certain posters
I want to not recommend Edward Payne - tree surgeon.

Fairly expensive and his crew, when they eventually turned up, were headache inducing. One stripped down to his trolleys on my patio to put his work clothes on (why hadn't he dressed for work in the first place) and they all traipsed through my flat shirtless. They all shouted and yelled things 'NO NO NO! STOP! STOP!!!' and were laddish in the extreme, but according to their boss 'what did you expect?' They damaged shrubs and left loads of debris behind. The tree looks like a denuded, unbalanced, mishapen thing to me - but apparently thats ok too. So for over a £1000 aestetics don't come into it.

We have to have it inspected and carry out recommended safety works on it ever 3 years according to our building insurance. I won't be using them again.
Next time try Rob Threadgold. Lovely guy. Not in the least bit laddish. Closely associated with Trees for Cities (or used to be). Was a green candidate at recent elections. Used to live locally but moved quite a few years ago. 07730 666 396.
 

trabuquera

Modesty Bag
Sorry for your woody nightmare friendofdorothy. The workers do sound crap but (if it's any reassurance) - all recently pollarded/ hard pruned trees and shrubs look alarmingly crap, but (if the pruners knew what they were doing at all) the plants bounce back amazingly fast. Sounds like you have plenty of grounds for complaint, but don't be too alarmed by things looking "denuded, unbalanced, misshapen" - they nearly always do after this sort of work. So no, a grand doesn't necessarily buy you any pretty.
 
Next time try Rob Threadgold. Lovely guy. Not in the least bit laddish. Closely associated with Trees for Cities (or used to be). Was a green candidate at recent elections. Used to live locally but moved quite a few years ago. 07730 666 396.
Ah i wondered why I hadn't seen him for a while - friendofdorothy you'll recognise him from the reej.
 

catriona

chickweed
I want to not recommend Edward Payne - tree surgeon.

Fairly expensive and his crew, when they eventually turned up, were headache inducing. One stripped down to his trolleys on my patio to put his work clothes on (why hadn't he dressed for work in the first place) and they all traipsed through my flat shirtless. They all shouted and yelled things 'NO NO NO! STOP! STOP!!!' and were laddish in the extreme, but according to their boss 'what did you expect?' They damaged shrubs and left loads of debris behind. The tree looks like a denuded, unbalanced, mishapen thing to me - but apparently thats ok too. So for over a £1000 aestetics don't come into it.

We have to have it inspected and carry out recommended safety works on it ever 3 years according to our building insurance. I won't be using them again.
Re tree surgeons: we also have to have a tree cut back every 3 years for our buildings insurance. Last time we used Christian t/a Respect Your Elders, he was busy this time so we've had a quote for £300 from Tom t/a Roots Manouevred. Both are small local outfits & nice non-laddish guys, recommended.
 

Winot

I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint
Re tree surgeons: we also have to have a tree cut back every 3 years for our buildings insurance. Last time we used Christian t/a Respect Your Elders, he was busy this time so we've had a quote for £300 from Tom t/a Roots Manouevred. Both are small local outfits & nice non-laddish guys, recommended.
Great business names :D
 

sleaterkinney

Well-Known Member
Can anyone recommend a builder, we have a crack in an external wall that needs fixing - it's letting in water, it's up a story too but we don't want to go down the scaffolding route - it's only a small crack.
 
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