- Kingston Upon Thames
- Member since May 2012
- 87 feedback comments, 99% positive
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Paint front outside house Painting & Decorating
Great job - looks lovely, thank you!
sarah90745 - 10th Dec, 2020 Positive feedback
Refurbish, redecorate, small electrics Restoration & Refurbishment
Excellent. Michael and his team did an excellent job of refurbishing a room in our house, this included fitting brick slips to two walls (which look excellent), painting, electrics, some plumbing work and damp works. He and his team were always there on time, very polite and hard working as well as great attention to detail. At the end they tidied up and took away all the excess building debris. I am very pleased and would 100% recommend them.
piers36030 - 20th Jul, 2020 Positive feedback
French doors, flooring and general refurb Restoration & Refurbishment
We engaged Home Services to repair and update the entire flat. Works carried out:
Prep'd, repaired (lots of repairs) and decorated the whole flat
Fitted new laminate flooring throughout the whole flat
Fitted new skirting throughout
Installed new radiators throughout
Installed new gas hob and serviced the boiler
Installed new toilet and basin and laid new tiled flooring, and tanked the walls
Renovated a rotting french door
Repaired cracked masonry and applied weather proof sealant
The standard of work was very good and we are pleased with the transformation.
Both Theo and Dan (who did most of the work) were professional and thorough, and Michael was always on hand to pick up any issues. Considering the amount of work needed there were very few issues that came up, and when they did they were easily resolved.
Home Services provide a wide breadth of trades and services and each is carried out to a high standard. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would definitely use again.
damian_24 - 6th Jul, 2020 Positive feedback
Bathroom renovation Restoration & Refurbishment
Michael and team did a fantastic job with our bathroom installation. Great communication throughout and work carried out to a high standard. Would highly recommend Home Services and we will be using again.
edhunter123 - 20th Jun, 2020 Positive feedback
Plaster and Restore Walls and Ceiling - Bedroom Restoration & Refurbishment
Michael and team were great throughout whole job. Competitive in price but great in quality. A few bumps as expected due to lack of materials because of COVID which delayed job by 1 week - but overcame this and the work was finished with great quality and really pleased with job.
Lads were quiet and discrete throughout job.
leemakinson - 31st May, 2020 Positive feedback
Paint exterior of mid terrace house Painting & Decorating
We hired Michael to do exterior painting of our house. He started the work in a short notice and completed quickly. He has done what we asked for and cleaned the place after completing the work. He charged a reasonable price.
We are happy with his services and recommend him for similar services.
kandeep - 15th May, 2020 Positive feedback
New Turf and Flower Beds Landscaping
Could not be more pleased with Michael and his team. They finished our project in two days to a high standard. They were professional from start to finish, not only keeping us informed on timings, delivery of materials ect, but left the property clean and tidy when complete. Will be hiring them again for future work.
snook_41 - 22nd Apr, 2020 Positive feedback
Paint main rooms in house Painting & Decorating
Brilliant team. Job completed to a high standard and the team were extremely friendly and conscientious.
Will definitely be using again for other jobs!
jemimavdh - 11th Apr, 2020 Positive feedback
Home gym conversion / assembly / installation Restoration & Refurbishment
Whole team were brilliant. Very meticulous and conscientious all the way through the job. Always suggested best / better ways to do things and the result looks great. Pleasure to deal with, communicated well, always knew what was going on. Highly recommended
mark_8w1 - 2nd Apr, 2020 Positive feedback
Paint Walls and ceiling Painting & Decorating
friendly and very professional
fatiha73049 - 28th Mar, 2020 Positive feedback
Professional Preparation & Painting of Small Bedroom Painting & Decorating
Responded quickly. Prompt and effective communication. Booked job for next day and completed it exactly as requested. Excellent service, fair price, very happy to recommend and use again.
celia82911 - 25th Feb, 2020 Positive feedback
Refurbishment job in Richmond Restoration & Refurbishment
cotsfurb - 27th Jul, 2019 Waiting for feedback
Refurbishment of 3 Bedrooms Restoration & Refurbishment
user_25g2 - 27th Apr, 2019 Waiting for feedback
Painting and decorating Painting & Decorating
We hired Michael Brebe and his team from Home Services to decorate our bedroom and ensuite bathroom, cut to size and replace a bath side panel and replaster and redecorate a section of wall in the kitchen. This involved repairing cracks in the ceiling and sanding and repairing the windows before repainting.I was impressed with the care the team took to protect our existing carpeting. Leo and Dan, and later Michael, worked hard, carefully and skilfully without causing any noise, dust or disruption. They cleared up after themselves every night and did an excellent job. The job took a day longer than they estimated but they worked until late into the last evening to get the job finished. When we discovered on Whit Sunday that we could not close one of the newly painted windows, Dan and a colleague came round promptly to fix the problem.
I found all members of the team polite, honest and a pleasure to have around. They have done an excellent job which I am very pleased with. I will not hesitate to use them again for other projects and thoroughly recommend them to other clients for general home services.An excellent job at a good price Home Services. Thank you very much.
b_rampley - 1st May, 2018 Positive feedback
Complete decoration of large bedroom. Walls, ceiling, Painting & Decorating
A good job was done by Michael and his team. Theo was excellent.
Very clean and quick workers with the minimum of disturbance.
Always polite and helpful.
paul_d4a - 12th Apr, 2018 Positive feedback
Bathroom refit Bathroom Fitting
We hired Michael and his team (Niko and Jonny) for complete refurbishment of our Bathroom and Kitchen. Niko and Jonny have done a great work for both the bathroom and the kitchen. They were very professional throughout, kept an eye on every little detail and many a times they came out with a better idea. This is what I liked most about them - they treated as if they are working on their own projects and every little detail was taken care of. Though the refurbishment took a lot longer than expected but it was not their fault at all. I will highly recommend Michael and his team to anyone who is interested.
Thanks Michael, Jonny and Niko for a great work!!!
kumar_531 - 18th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Plastering, carpentry, tiling Restoration & Refurbishment
We hired Home Services to undertake our kitchen refurbishment and we couldn't be more delighted with our decision. Michael and his team were very professional throughout. They adhered to the quote and didn't push us for any extras. The attention to every detail in the finish was impeccable. When we encountered any issues they came up with alternative solutions for us. We also really liked that they were very mindful about maintaining our property in good order. We will almost certainly use Kingston Home Services next time we need some work done and would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending them to others.
paola_p - 11th Mar, 2018 Positive feedback
Painting, plastering, rubbish removal Restoration & Refurbishment
Michael and his team were brilliant, fast to come to the property when called, gave a prompt quote and did a really good job!!!!
Highly recommend them!!!
Finally someone to trust!!!
alice_131 - 13th Feb, 2018 Positive feedback
Michael and his team did a fabulous job. Their work is of a high standard and nothing was too much trouble.
I would highly recommend Michael.
kim_921 - 2nd Feb, 2018 Positive feedback
Having recently migrated out of London, I needed a trustworthy and reliable tradesman who would complete a job to a professional standard and use his initiative to address any hidden issues they encounter. After struggling for a few months and being disappointed by some tradesmen, I came across Michael.
Job completed whilst I was abroad with no issues. Went above and beyond of what was requested and look forward to using his team again in the future.
awaisq - 13th Jan, 2018 Positive feedback
I posted a job for a plasterer at £200 a day . Michel left me with a guy that did not speak English which caused some communication problems immediately. The worker proceeded to apply bonding coat to the walls. Day one was ok and the quality of the work was just passable as a base coat.
Day two was a disaster . The guy supplied to me whome I left on site made a total screw up of the skimming work. Absolutely appalling.
In Michels favour he did respond and attend with two guys for several hours as they sanded and applied polyfiller to areas. The repair work was a fail I'm sad to say. I have been a plasterer / Builder for 30 years and have never seen such a poor job done .Even after the repair effort I have had to fully 're skim several areas before we could decorate.
I would not hire again for any job.
Beware of the Romanian plasterer !!
stephen_crowe - 8th Jan, 2018 Negative feedback
Home Services's reply:
I’m sorry about your frustration Stephen and the fact that it made you leave this unfair feedback. Although I understand you were under pressure in terms of timings and the state of your job was when we got involved.
The initial agreement was to try to get as much bonding and skimming done as we can in a day’s work and the rest would be done by Stephen. So we step in to do work for a competitor builder making sure the job is done in a day without needing any more instructions and we are being criticised that the worker doesn’t speak proper English. Why does that matter when you are in a situation that you are delaying your project? I though you needed a man to work and not a man to chat with.
After the first day, Stephen was surprised of how much my worker has done and tried his best to convince us to come back the next day which I then agreed to even though the work had to be carried out on a Sunday. Again, we did an exception and a favor he clearly did not deserve.
After the 2nd day he come up with complaints of minor marks on plaster and insisted to return, so we did and we made some extra plastering and repairs free of charge but all Stephen wanted was to come back for a 3rd day and to try to finish his project when he clearly knew we are unable to continue as we had other commitments.
I’m happy to provide the client as a reference as he appreciated the job we did!
We always endeavour to look after our clients and go the extra mile as part of our commitment!
Re-tiling a bathroom Bathroom Fitting
Michael and his team did a superb job on our bathroom and he was very easy to deal with. They take real pride in their work, going above and beyond to make sure the job was done to our exact requirements. Very refreshing!
td_chris - 5th Jan, 2018 Positive feedback
Removal of shower cubicle and install a new one . A Bathroom Fitting
Wonderful job carried out with precision
ravi_906 - 10th Dec, 2017 Positive feedback
Michael and his team are just incredible and I cannot recommend them highly enough! They are little gems and have finished everything off to an amazing standard - I couldn’t be happier and they are great value for money. I will be using them again and again!
rachelrambo - 8th Dec, 2017 Positive feedback
Bricks need repointing and air brick unblocked Bricklaying
Job was quoted for within 48 hours, workmen arrived on time and I was kept informed when the quote needed to be adjusted due to additional material and labour costs - the work was completed promptly and to a high standard.
tomkenrick - 5th Dec, 2017 Positive feedback
remove brick interior wall not load bearing Conversions - General
Worked with Michael's team on a different task and I am very satisfied with the work completed (Kitchen refurbishment - cabinets/ electrical/ plumbing- I can recommend Michael and his team and I Intend to use Home Services for other projects and look forward to working with the team again.
pm2017_28 - 27th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Refurbishment 5 Bedroom Mid-Terraced House Restoration & Refurbishment
Mike and his team has been working hard through-out the project. Any extras (costs) were made me aware beforehand. The quality of the work was good, we are happy with the work been done. Specifically, the following work were carried-out:
- New bathroom
- New decorative coving throughout the ground and first floor
- New flooring (wooden floor, tiles), include levelling the first floor
- New painting (including wall paper)
- New plastering for walls and ceilings in the living room and entrance hallway.
- Front garden, new Victorian tiles for the pathway, and pebbles for the rest)
- Rear garden, new flower-beds, new artificial grass and repainted the fence.
zhun_71 - 23rd Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Fitting wooden panels in the attic Handyman
Michael did a professional job. His cost and time estimation was good and he completed the job as promised. It was a neat piece of work and would be happy to hire him again.
anand_64 - 20th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback
Removal of wallpaper, painting and fitting new lights Painting & Decorating
John and team were excellent. Their quote was market average. We were on a relatively tight timeline and they managed to complete all the work within the agreed schedules. There were some delays with materials from our side but John came back at a convenient time to finish the work. Our only negative experience was dealing with Michael himself, who was singularly unpleasant to deal with - he took 3 days to give us a quote despite knowing that we are on a tight schedule, never responded to messages on time, never returned calls, (but would expect me to drop everything to respond ASAP to his attempts to increase the price post-quote for things like "removing and replacing radiators" - for a plaster and paint job!), would talk over me and not listen, & above all, had the most unnecessarily rude, brusque and aggressive manner of talking regarding the smallest of issues (perhaps not used to a woman client calling the shots?). After about a week of tolerating this, I strongly told him off, at which point he handed over to John in a huff - best result ever, because John is an absolute pleasure to deal with - professional, efficient, polite and good at his work. The work was completed to a good standard and any niggles were efficiently attended to. John communicates well - he kept us informed at all times. All in all, job well done, in spite of Michael who truly lets his excellent team down. We would certainly hire John and team again for future jobs, and recommend these guys.
sbrtweybridge - 1st Jul, 2017 Positive feedback
Paint the whole house Painting & Decorating
jimc_78 - 13th Feb, 2017 Waiting for feedback
Decorating 2 Bed Flat Painting & Decorating
Michael and his team are very professional and friendly with a can do attitude. We hired them to paint our 2 bed flat as well as re-tiling the kitchen walls and we are very happy with the results and they always left the flat clean and tidy.
yaser_54 - 24th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Painting , Mould treatment and Skirting Painting & Decorating
prompt, reliable and neat work. Highly recommended
vinnyk - 23rd Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Bathroom to be fit Bathroom Fitting
Highly professional team, Jhonny, Radu, Zoltan and Theodor did a great job.
We will hire them again for our extension later in the year.
vince_22 - 14th Jan, 2017 Positive feedback
Caulking Gaps/house painted Painting & Decorating
John and his team were fantastic. We had most of our 2 story flat in Richmond painted (all except bedrooms/bathrooms). Caulking was also part of the job. John was very professional from start to finish. He was always available if I had a question during the job. He asked me how I felt things were progressing. His team (two men) were professional and arrived on time every day. They worked hard. John went above and beyond our expectations and our place looks fresh and lovely. We would 100% use John again in the future. Thank you for your hard work! - Haleh and Simon
halehyari - 24th Aug, 2016 Positive feedback
After initially contracting Michael and the Home Services team to plaster and skim our semi-detatched 3 bed, we were so impressed, we asked them to do the painting, decorating and a bathroom too. Very friendly, prompt, reasonably priced and good quality work from all parts of the team, from plumbing to painting. Recommended.
paulmathew_26 - 21st Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Redecoration of 4 bedroom house prior to sale Painting & Decorating
Excellent customer service and attention to detail. No short cuts the time needed was spent on the job. Michael was brilliant to deal with and ensured his team did the best job possible.
nush_campbell - 6th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback
Painting fence and shed Painting & Decorating
Michael and Theo were excellent. Arrived on time, worked hard and did a very professional job. I was also very grateful that they were able to accommodate the job at 1 day's notice. Wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
jm76567 - 3rd May, 2016 Positive feedback
Fitting vinyl flooring and other jobs Restoration & Refurbishment
scaverhill - 6th Apr, 2016 Waiting for feedback
2 br home painting Painting & Decorating
Happy with the work, would use again.
alketm - 30th Mar, 2016 Positive feedback
Changing layout of internal partition walls in flat Restoration & Refurbishment
pcdwyer - 8th Jan, 2016 Waiting for feedback
Replacing a shower and it's supply pipes and retiling Bathroom Fitting
Michael is the best tradesman we have ever dealt with! He is very friendly, result oriented and has a great team. We had an urgent bathroom fitting job and he came around with Chris to assess the work needed and dealt with it in a very prompt and professional manner. Chris came the next day exactly at the time he promised and did an AMAZING job! Very professional, tidy and a real expert in his area. We just called Michael again for another job we need doing and will definitely use their service again. I can't recommend them enough.
user_u9j - 24th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
BOLTED SECURITY POST Handyman
This guy John came and done this job in a very professional manner left everything clean and tidy and also very helpful in putting in right position Also Michael Brebe knew what was involve and done in good time This firm is SIMPLY THE BEST not silly prices either well done best people i have dealt with in a long time
louis4259 - 4th Aug, 2015 Positive feedback
Restore and Refurb 2 bed house Restoration & Refurbishment
leeeekiat - 4th Aug, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Painting interior 1930s semi Painting & Decorating
Michael and his team were great. They have started on time and completed on time. The quality of work was very good and they also cleaned after the work has been completed.
His pricing was also very reasonable.
I would recommend Michael to everyone and no doubt will be using him for any future works at our house.
sofya - 22nd Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
Job done very quickly. Sorted out our problem perfectly!
elena_nevzorova - 8th Jun, 2015 Positive feedback
Replacement of Kitchen Units + Appliances Kitchen Fitting
We had Michael and the team take on a kitchen replacement for us and there work was more than satisfactory. It was not a straight forward kitchen replacement as we had already got the kitchen units from a previous property but with Adrian's smart thinking we where able to re-use almost all of the kitchen units we had.
The finish is of a high standard and I would use them again.
martin88_90 - 3rd May, 2015 Positive feedback
Great job. Helpful and fast. Arrived on time and cleaned up afterwards. No complaints.
homeowner - 25th Mar, 2015 Positive feedback
Replacement of Water tap in kitchen Plumbing
homeowner - 19th Mar, 2015 Waiting for feedback
2 bathrooms, an ensuite & cloakroom fixtures & fittings Bathroom Fitting
homeowner - 27th Feb, 2015 Waiting for feedback
Install Electric Shower Plumbing
Replaced our broken electric shower, which is now working well. Good service, although had to come round a few hours later than initially planned, due to a previous job over running. Overall happy with job, competitive quote, would use again.
stuclarke - 19th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Window repairs and painting quote Handyman
reliable and good quality work carried out
user_26cs - 11th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
downstairs toilet room refit. Plumbing
adrian was happy to work around my schedule, was polite and helpful. in terms of work carried out, the quality and finish far exceeded my expectations. a truly excellent job done.
mrs_cooke_23 - 11th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Good job well organised and good communications.
roseann_74 - 10th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
odd jobs Handyman
Delighted with the work that was carried out. Work included putting up blinds, large&heavy mirror, radiator covers, shelves&hooks, shaving doors to fit with new carpet etc. Very impressed at the standard - care was taken that jobs were done properly to last. Will definitely recommend and use again.
islab - 6th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Exterior work on front of 2 story house Restoration & Refurbishment
The workmen were puctual, tidy and efficient, and the work was done in good time as per instructions and to my satisfaction. Would use again.
robstew - 6th Nov, 2014 Positive feedback
Compact bathroom Bathroom Fitting
shazel - 29th Oct, 2014 Waiting for feedback
Sash window painting Restoration & Refurbishment
Good team. Some unfortunate but significant damage to the glass during the decoration process but Michael took responsiblity, paid for new glass and made the damage good. So overall a very professional attitude and a very friendly team who made the disruption much more bearable
dts1001 - 3rd Oct, 2014 Positive feedback
Remove existing and replace with new bathroom suite Bathroom Fitting
Did a good job. Completed on time and on budget.
rogers_93 - 1st May, 2014 Positive feedback
Skirting boards and kick boards Carpentry
Job done ok. Not perfect but fine.
lindsay_butlin - 6th Mar, 2014 Neutral feedback
Home Services's reply:
We are very sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations.
Irrespective the given circumstances - job was in progress by a previous incompetent tradesmen and skirting provided for one of the rooms not meeting adequate measurements and not willing to provide us with new material - we made sure that our work is done to the highest standards.
Regarding the kick boards, even though no material was provided on the day you were booked in, we guaranteed to do it for free of charge and we were flexible enough to do the job for you whenever you received the kick boards even though you requested us to do so at an unreasonable time.
install bath pump shower valve Bathroom Fitting
Nice job done by Adrian the plumber however materials were more expensive than quoted
keith_136 - 2nd Mar, 2014 Positive feedback
Replace bath tub Plumbing
Michael and his team (Adrian and Colin) did a great job. The job needed to be done quite urgently and Michael was happy to oblige and got it done in a timely fashion.
Will be happy to use Michael and his team again in the future.
gj05 - 18th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Excellent very quick & efficient.( However still awaiting quote for another job which my husband showed them when they finished last saturday.)
homeowner - 14th Feb, 2014 Positive feedback
Bathroom fitting Bathroom Fitting
Very impressed by the team's honesty, skill, hard word and patience. Adrian has been great in managing the fitting of a brand new bathroom (wall and floor tiles, underfloor heating, fitting a fan, changing sink, bath and toilets). Would definitely recommend! I will certainly ask them to help us out in the future.
benoitn1 - 26th Jan, 2014 Positive feedback
Very polite and helpful , friendly . Finish the job in high quality. Thanks! Heidi
heidi_30 - 18th Dec, 2013 Positive feedback
Fit a small bathroom, including tiling and flooring. Bathroom Fitting
Michael and Adrian did a great job fitting my bathroom. Within 5 days they had stripped out my old bathroom including the tiles, retiled the walls and floor, and fitted a new suite and radiator. The job was completed well, on time and the budget was as expected.
alexsmith241 - 16th Dec, 2013 Positive feedback
Family bathroom in Teddington needs renovating Bathroom Fitting
I used Kingston Home Services to renovate my bathroom.
They offered the best quote but did a splendid job too.
They were on time, efficient, flexible and friendly. I got exactly what I wanted.
dan_coles - 7th Dec, 2013 Positive feedback
install new dishwasher Plumbing
homeowner - 11th Nov, 2013 Waiting for feedback
A selection of handyman jobs Handyman
Excellent and professional service. Got on with the list of jobs very quickly and efficiently and completed to a very high standard...will not hesitate to use this company again.
homeowner - 14th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Quick, Efficient and Honest and the job was done very well. We will certainly be using them again.
homeowner - 9th Oct, 2013 Positive feedback
Job nicely done. Ovi was polite and efficient
poka79 - 4th Sep, 2013 Positive feedback
Fix leaking shower waste pipe & replace plaster ceiling Bathroom Fitting
We hired Michael and his team to fix a leaking shower, plaster the ceiling in the kitchen below the shower where the water was coming through and also complete a few odd jobs. They were extremely professional to deal with and completed the work to a high standard. Our tenant was incredibly grateful that they turned up on time, cleaned up after themselves and caused little disruption to her use of the kitchen and bathroom. We will definitely be using them again for any future jobs.
homeowner - 31st Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
Bathroom sink blocked Plumbing
Ovi got in touch really quickly once the job was posted and came round that evening to see if the blockage could be fixed. It took a little more effort than first thought and Ovi came back the next day and worked hard to remove the blockage and the problem is now resolved for us.
He was courteous, polite and very helpful in improving the plumbing that we have, giving us some good advice for the future too. No hesitation in going back for any future jobs we may have.
stuhough - 28th Aug, 2013 Positive feedback
new fence posts and new garden gate Handyman
Work undertaken was completed in a timely manner. Time was taken before the job was started to discuss options on how to go about installing my new gate. I was pleased with the final result, the area wad cleared, cleaned after the job was completed. I do intend to use Kingston home services again.
homeowner - 27th May, 2013 Positive feedback
I'm delighted with the work the guys did this morning and will definitely be using this business again.
homeowner - 13th May, 2013 Positive feedback
1 Deacons Court - painting/minor repairs to 2 bed flat Painting & Decorating
Kingston Home Services did an excellent job redecorating and minor handyman work on my flat in Twickenham. As well as being competitive on price, the quality of the work was excellent and they were dependable and responsive. As I was managing the work from Singapore this was especially valuable. I'll have no hesitation in using KHS again for all my handyman/redecoration and home service needs in the future, in preference to the tradesmen recommended by my property management agent.
homeowner - 12th May, 2013 Positive feedback
Painting hallways Painting & Decorating
ellsbells - 8th May, 2013 Waiting for feedback
HandyMan Required Handyman
Great service - good communications, excellent work good value.
roseann_74 - 6th May, 2013 Positive feedback
Backyard Deck to be built Carpentry
Excellent work! Courteous, efficient, hard working. Obie (sp) is great fun! Will use them again for sure!
chillie - 25th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Painting decorating Painting & Decorating
wblane - 19th Apr, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Quick reply from them (I posted the job at 1-30 pm, they called me at 2-30 pm and they agreed to come to my house later in the afternoon for a quote). Price was good so job started on the same day by Ovi. He needed extra equipment during the job so drove back to his office but adequately only charged for the time he was at the flat. Ovi also clearly announced what the cost of the materials would be. I rate him with good standards of work and good presentation/professional behaviour also (a proper invoice was sent by email later on the same day). I will hire them again if the need arises.
homeowner - 19th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Fit shed door, fix small garden wall Handyman
Michael and Ovi were both very pleasant and professional in their communication and their work.
They estimated the job would take between 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and it took Ovi 2 1/2 hours to complete the work. If I had known that I would actually be charged for 3 hours I would have asked him to stay and complete the paintwork on the door, and perhaps some other odd jobs since I have paid for this time.
I was slightly disappointed that Ovi only glued the brickwork on the wall, rather than cement it as was agreed. I am also worried that the quality of the shed door he chose to fit is not good enough to withstand the weather without warping. Unfortunately Ovi arrived an hour later than we had agreed to start the work.
However, Ovi was very helpful in fitting a lampshade upstairs which was not part of the job, and I felt very comfortable with him working in my home. He also kindly left a paint brush and palette so that I could finish the paintwork.
homeowner - 16th Apr, 2013 Neutral feedback
Home Services's reply:
I was surprised for this feedback as client was happy at the end of the job, sometimes people are very strange anyway:
1."The client" knew that we charge on hourly basis, we Did Informed Before that we will charge 3 hour labour just to avoid this.
Just to add that we spent over an hour of our time to get the materials which we did not charge like others.
But having this said after 2.1/2 hour "The client" said that needs to go out and we could not finish the painting on the back side of the door.
2.Job Was Done by gluing the bricks with adhesive we had, where was the problem?
After seeing this feedback we actually went back to please "The client" another hour at no charge.
We are focused on providing good customer service.
Bathroom refurb Bathroom Fitting
homeowner - 11th Apr, 2013 Waiting for feedback
Repairs in Bathroom and Kitchen Handyman
The initial job changed as advertised as I only wanted to get a new worktop counter installed into my kitchen.
Ovi came around assessed the job very quickly and gave me a reasonable price.
He was pleasant and took pride in completing the work to a good standard. He was very particular about catering to my requests and made sure I was happy with the work.
He came up with a good idea of making a small cabinet to cover up the unsightly boiler wires which he was able to do quickly with minimum of fuss and only at a small extra charge.
I would not hesitate to use them again.
im13 - 9th Apr, 2013 Positive feedback
Very quick and responsive, get the job done as said on time and very well done too. Very happy on the standard of the outcome, would definitely go for them again when i come up with my list of small jobs again!
boo3000 - 24th Jan, 2013 Positive feedback
Very good no nonsense service. Quoted at 4.30pm on a Saturday then back to start work at 9am on Sunday.
We wanted them to rehang some doors and put some new locks in the front door. This is an excellent conscientious team who seem to turn their hands at anything with very good results.
We'll be getting them back for some other jobs in the future and will recommend them to our friends.
jh_newmalden - 18th Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
finish newly fitted kitchen Handyman
very happy with the standard of work. turned up on time ,corrected problems caused by previous fitter and worked efficiently and tidily. Will definitely use again
homeowner - 12th Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
Paint built-in wardrobes and general glossing Painting & Decorating
Excellent job. Punctual and accommodating.
martys2011 - 10th Dec, 2012 Positive feedback
Multiple jobs Handyman
homeowner - 10th Dec, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Maintenance of Sash Windows - Sanding & painting Windows & Doors (Wooden)
homeowner - 4th Dec, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Several small jobs Handyman
Good standard of work, reasonable price. Job was perhaps bigger than anticipated, would recommend being clearer than we were with expectations and quote before start of job. We were out when work was done but the two guys appeared very hard working and were very keen to get the job done. Overall would recommend for all types of small jobs.
mikerogers_11 - 15th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
radiator to wall Plumbing
excellent work, thanks for all the support. Great price and done to a good standard
steve3639 - 8th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
fixing a radiator to the wall Plumbing
steve3639 - 7th Nov, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Overall positive - score 7/10
Michael sent one of his guys to help me out on this job.
I orginally had the job schdeuled in for a Wednesday but Michael asked to change to a Friday (as he had a bigger job on) so being a flexible / reasonable person I rescheduled all heavy machinery, plant equipment and the expert installer I had commissioned to fit his schedule..
The chap was keen to work and got stuck into the simple jobs I asked him to do. The standard of work was ok but not tip top (i.e. he is not a perfectionist), for example, Ovi installed some guttering and he did a reasonable job. I asked him to cut up a desk for the skip which he could have done in the time but didn't for some reason.
Positives: hard working, affable, adapted quite well to doing work he hadn't done before (Rainwater Harvesting System Install) & eager to learn.
Negatives: a bit of an attitiude on him, turned up with no tools, turned up a 15 minutes late, didn't want to do more than his 'contracted' 8 hour day. £180 daily rate was too much for what he was able to do on this job.
I will be happy to use again but I will be clearer on what I expect next time.
homeowner - 7th Nov, 2012 Positive feedback
Box work around pipes under toilet/sink approx 70cm Joinery & Cabinet Making
Great communication, workmanship and attitude. Would hire again.
homeowner - 22nd Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Ceiling Spotlight installation Electrical
The lights I had installed look great. Many thanks
homeowner - 17th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Re-tiling bathroom area Tiling
Michael's workman arrived promptly at 9am on Monday. Work was carried to a very satisfactory standard, and at a price that was very reasonable (which I kept apprised off throughout the job). I particularly appreciated workman's creative suggestion to overcome problem of some missing tiles that couldn't be sourced in any local shops. Michael checked in periodically to make sure work was proceeding well. I will certainly be using Michael's business again
An extremely satisfied customer in TW1
homeowner - 6th Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Putting up shelving Handyman
I was very pleased with the speedy and efficient service, and a good job too!
homeowner - 1st Oct, 2012 Positive feedback
Very happy with the job, will use them again!! Many thanks.
homeowner - 28th Sep, 2012 Positive feedback
Exterior Painting - Small Area plus Gable Painting & Decorating
Excellent job. Quick, efficient and a good price. Highly recommended.
martys2011 - 12th Sep, 2012 Positive feedback
Fitting wooden bath panel Handyman
It was very easy to fix up this job, with Mike being available to communicate and discuss it with and he was able to book it up nice and quickly at a time that suited me. He gave an accurate quote, both in terms of the time it would take and the pricing.
Ovi arrived exactly when he arranged and was well informed and made suggestions. He did a very neat, professional job- exactly how I'd pictured it. He tidied up once he'd finished. My flat now looks much better! It seems excellent value and I'll certainly use KHS next time I need a handyman.
homeowner - 22nd Aug, 2012 Positive feedback
Paint a Bedroom Painting & Decorating
samjalij - 2nd Aug, 2012 Waiting for feedback
Was very happy with the price, quality and speed of service. Would recommend.
homeowner - 24th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Paint 2 Outside Window Sills and Area Above Window Painting & Decorating
Mike and his team were prompt and did the job quickly and to budget. They also did a few extras!
ffcfc - 18th Jul, 2012 Positive feedback
Replace kitchen handle Handyman
Mike responded very quickly to my enquiry and sent round his colleague Adrian within an hour. It was a fiddly little job but Adrian was polite, efficient and got the job done quickly. I'd recommend using them.
homeowner - 23rd May, 2012 Positive feedback
Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Painting & Decorating
We asked Michael to decorate a house which was in a very poor state as the previous owner was a heavy smoker and owned a few dogs. The KHS team planned the project and managed it very efficiently. They were very proactive and helpful sorting unplanned improvements that the house required which was great. We are now moving into the house which looks much better, the finish is great too. A decorating and plumbing job very well done. Will be contacting them again!
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Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder Handyman
I have used Michael on several occasions for a variety of handyman jobs and I have nothing but praise for him. He is extremely helpful and polite and is always conscious of budget and will try and resolve problems using his initiative and skills rather than looking for an expensive solution. He is extremely reliable, practical and a perfectionist with his work.
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