Our Edwardian house has some missing and slipped roof tiles that need replacing, particularly along the gable ends. In addition, we no longer use several of our chimneys and we'd like to cap these off to reduce drafts, rain and animal ingress using a vented cowl or similar (note the fireplaces...
Feedback for Principle Home Developments
James was very polite, quoted promptly and helpful. He and his team completed the work: replacing missing tiles, capping off the chimneys and fixing a minor leak as soon as the weather permitted. They were quick, efficient and tidy. I'd recommend...
mel_amoeba 17th Apr 18 Positive feedback
We are refitting the family bathroom in our Edwardian property at the end of February. We'd like tongue & groove panelling fitted around the new sanitaryware by a carpenter/joiner with experience of this technique. We are happy for the panels to be made from scratch or from a provider like...
Feedback for CJB Property Maintenance
Connell knew exactly what he was doing when fitting the tongue and groove panelling in our Edwardian property and understood the effect we were keen to achieve. He provided all materials, was very polite, worked diligently and cleanly and the...
mel_amoeba 19th Mar 17 Positive feedback
As part of the refurbishment of an Edwardian property, we'd like to sand the floorboards in the master bedroom which measures approx 4.5 x 4.8m.
The job requires inspection of the floorboards and making good of any defects, sanding and filling the gaps between the boards and then finishing with...
Feedback for ACROSS Property Solutions
Alex was extremely hard working and keen to take on my job at short notice - juggling other commitments and working in the evening to meet a deadline so that other trades could come in as scheduled.
He provided a competitive quote; was very polite...
mel_amoeba 1st Nov 16 Positive feedback
Skim walls in two double bedrooms in Edwardian property undergoing renovation/redecoration.
Bedroom 1 (approx 4m x 3m): Walls are lined and painted. Finish is uneven and requires smoothing prior to repainting. There is also an area of cracked/blown plaster (c. 0.5m x 0.5m) under window which...
Feedback for JC Plastering and Construction
Jay is, without doubt, the most helpful tradesman I've ever hired!
He asked plenty of questions before providing a detailed, itemised written quote including areas where I could save money (for example by stripping wallpaper myself). He...
mel_amoeba 1st Nov 16 Positive feedback
(i) Add 6 new wall sockets in Edwardian property and move another (living room, landing and bedrooms).
(ii) Alter an existing light switch to control an additional (but existing) light.
(iii)Re-route existing cabling from house to garden shed (i.e. to be attached to garden wall rather than...
Feedback for Eden Electrical Ltd
Tony was personable and prompt. He visited to provide a quote quickly and broke the price down item by item. The work was completed to a good standard, with minimal disruption and mess and Tony and his colleague (his dad, Alan) were always very...
mel_amoeba 12th Jul 16 Positive feedback
Prepare and lay encaustic patterned cement tiles (Fired Earth) on concrete kitchen floor (approx 3.6 x 3.7M). Tiles are very decorative and will be laid in a "patchwork" style. Appropriate sealing required before, during and after laying.
Experience with encaustic tiles / Fired Earth products...
Feedback for Blackberry Tiling
David was polite and courteous, prompt and tidy. He tiled our kitchen floor with encaustic tiles in a patchwork fashion and did a fantastic job. The joints are neat, pattern looks great and grout a good match. He was very diligent - applying...
mel_amoeba 18th May 16 Positive feedback
Paint full height exterior front walls of Victoria terraced house (already painted so probably only one coat required to freshen up).
Sand, make-good and paint all masonry around windows (front and back).
Paint rear wall of Victorian terrace (ground floor height only). Poorer condition so...
Feedback for London Victorian Interiors
Brian and Marek were polite and professional. They completed the work swiftly (although it took a little while to fix a start date due to the weather!) and to a very high standard. They used a portable scaffolding tower rather than fixed scaffolding...
mel_amoeba 7th Apr 15 Positive feedback
Service and gas safety check of Potterton Suprima 80L boiler and Megaflo CL125 hot water tank, fitting of thermostatic valves to five radiators and lowering of one radiator to below window sill.
* Added 2nd September, 2013 :
Additional gas safety checks required: Gas hob (Smeg) and Gas fireplace...
Paint internal hallway walls, ceiling & woodwork (doorframes, skirting, bannisters) of Victorian terrace. Spread over three floors (ground floor, first floor landing and stairs/ small landing to loft conversion).
Ceiling height approx. 8.5 ft on ground and first floor, 6.5 ft on second...
Feedback for A Reid Building & Refurbishment
Antony was polite, dilligent and took pride in his work. He completed the job in the timescales originally advised, offered to do an extra coat of paint to ensure a good finish and left the house clean and tidy each day.
I'd recommend him and...
mel_amoeba 6th Nov 12 Positive feedback
Tile splashback in kitchen. Approx 6.1m x 0.4m. Rectangular, Victorian style "metro" tiles. Four double plug sockets to be tiled around.
Feedback for Creative Fitting Company
Mark arrived bright and early, completed our tiling to a very good standard, was very tidy and personable. Would definitely recommend him.
mel_amoeba 5th Aug 11 Positive feedback
Sand and varnish a solid wood kitchen floor approx 15m square.
Minor repairs (nailing loose boards, replacing a couple of damaged boards), sanding and varnish of wooden floorboards in bedroom approx 10m square.
Available for site viewings on afternoon of Friday 10 June.
Feedback for The London Wood Flooring Co.
Jamie and his colleague completed the job on time, to a very high standard and were courteous and conscientious throughout. They explained any variations in the scope of the work versus their quote and there were no unexpected surprises.
mel_amoeba 12th Jul 11 Positive feedback
Internal wall in Victorian house damaged by removal of built in wardrobes. Requires filling and smoothing or possibly replacement of 2.5m x 1m section of wall and plastering. Can provide photographs if required.
To be completed before 2 June.
Feedback for MPS Building Services
Paul provided a competitive quote, was prompt and very polite. The work was completed to a very good standard - I've never seen a wall so smooth!
When the scope of the work required increased, Paul accomodated the changes without complaint -...
mel_amoeba 6th Jun 11 Positive feedback
Paint (matt emulsion)interior hallway walls - ground and first floor including stairway. Woodchip wallpaper, high ceilings. Estimated 39 sq.m
Paint (brilliant white matt emulsion) interior hallway ceilings (high) including cornicing (period property). Estimated 8.75 sq.m.
Feedback for T.M.DECOR
Tom was keen to complete the decoration job I posted, being quick to request a viewing and to visit to provide a quote. He completed the work to a high standard at a very reasonable price, was prompt every day, tidy and personable.
mel_amoeba 16th Sep 08 Positive feedback