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

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

  1. Rocky Sullivan

    Rocky Sullivan New Member

    Can anyone recommend a local "glass cut to size" shop/unit? Just need a small replacement panel for a door (I don't need a glazier). Thanks.
  2. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Aliglass in West Norwood do it. There maybe somewhere closer to you though.
  3. Rocky Sullivan

    Rocky Sullivan New Member

    Thanks Colacubes: cut to size in the shop - and only took him 5 mins.
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  4. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Any recommendations for a local building surveyor? We're moving to Streatham!!
    Thanks in advance
  5. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Did you get this sorted? I can recommend a Brixton based painter/decorator who does excellent work for a very fair price and is utterly trustworthy. He's done a couple of urbs homes now.
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  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I've got in touch with John who was recommended here and he's quoted a fair price.
  7. Rocky Sullivan

    Rocky Sullivan New Member

    If you need a good, local plumber I can recommend Niko. Called him about a blocked loo and he arrived same day. Quick, efficient and reasonable rates. Niko's number is 07818 607583
  8. madshadow

    madshadow Well-Known Member

    Is there a place anywhere near Brixton/Herne Hill that sells sheet materials cut to size, rather than by the whole sheet? Need some bits of ply and 2x2s... Acre Lane Timber will do 2x1s, 2x2s etc... but wont do ply by measure, only by the whole sheet... there used to be a place near Herne Hill Station but its long gone.....

    Also is there anywhere locally a community woodworking workshop on hire by the hour/day, etc..?

    Any tips much appreciated.... Tnx!!
  9. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Morans in Kennington sell sheets of ply and MDF cut to size. Think you have to buy the whole sheet and pay per cut.
  10. madshadow

    madshadow Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I will give them a call on Monday.

    Acre Lane Timber also do full sheets... ideally I need a shop that will sells offcuts.
  11. rlw

    rlw New Member

    I took Michael's details from this forum, and he did a cracking job painting most of my flat and more last year. Really responsive and high quality - 07908827255
  12. rlw

    rlw New Member

    Hi all - can anyone recommend a good tiler? Nothing extensive, just removing some old tiles from a bathroom and replacing with new. Thanks
  13. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Blissets at the oval end of Brixton Road have a wood yard and normally a few off cuts of ply hangng about, bit of a gamble tho' re thickness and size.

    Blissetts Builders Supplies & DIY
  14. madshadow

    madshadow Well-Known Member

    Thanks, sounds like what I'm looking for!
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  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Fulham timber will cut to size but you pay per full sheet.

    Depending what size and how many offcuts you want, ebay and gumtree can sometimes be worth a look.
  16. madshadow

    madshadow Well-Known Member

    I need to add ventilation to the bathroom, need a simple cheap solution, any suggestions are very welcome, anyone that can do this for me please contact me!!

    I think there are two options:

    1 - to move the hinge on this window to the bottom, so it opens downwards; I would add some sort of stopper so it does not open all the way. Any suggestions how to do this myself / anyone that can do this for me for reasonable fee?
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    2 - to take the glass to the glass shop to drill through 100mm hole and add permanent vent from both sides, something like the one in the photo. Any suggestions on this?
    Currently window opens to the right, it is not convenient and can not leave it open so stays closed most of time.

  17. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    I need a bit of help sorting out my garden. Can anyone suggest a local and reasonably priced gardener?
  18. megabunch

    megabunch New Member

    I'm looking for a plasterer urgently - any got a good local recommendation to skim a few rooms?

  19. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    John FitzPatrick
    +44 (0) 7889 413377
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Does the trickle vent at the top of the window work (sometimes people don't realise what they are)?
  21. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Locally based gas safe plumber, anyone?

    (Simply to reconnect a gas hob)
  22. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Not brixton based but works in the area
    Mark Newlove
    07971 824567

    He has fitted 2 boilers for me ( in different places ) and now use him for annual service, safety certs etc

    However, if it is a new hob, why not pay the seller their fitting fee - normally a bit cheaper
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  23. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Local and with an interest in Lambeth issues but has been threatening to retire
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  24. madshadow

    madshadow Well-Known Member

    Can anyone recommend an electrician, I'm in SW2

  25. discobastard

    discobastard edited

  26. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Thanks discobastard, very kind! Yesterday I moved to SW16 but still covering Brixton.
  27. discobastard

    discobastard edited

    Hope the move went well!
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  28. Ms T

    Ms T Honey-coloured ramparts

    Matt Ayres 07971 920355
  29. nagapie

    nagapie Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much. I have not managed to find anyone and I really need a hand.
  30. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Can anyone recommend a driving instructor?

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