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January 25, 2018

Plastering and Screeding

Filed under: DIY,England,Scotland,Services — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:16 pm

Plastering and Screeding – Often when you are doing improvements to your home you will need some repairs to the plastering of your existing walls or even the skimming of ceilings or new dry lined studding. Sometimes handyman type tradesmen will offer this service, but generally it is advisable to call in a proper experienced plasterer for this kind of work. If you employ an experienced professional plasterer he/she will breeze through the work and the result should be a smooth and level finish with no lumps, bumps or trowel marks, and this is exactly what you want. Plasterers usually tackle a number of other related jobs including screeding, rendering and pebble dashing, so if you have other work in hand talk to them and see what services they provide. If you do not know of any good plasterers you can always check on a site like Rated People, where your job will be sent to trusted local tradesmen, who will contact you directly. As there are no actual plastering qualifications, you will need to look for someone with plenty of experience, and shy away from novices and rogue traders who will probably “bodgit and scarper”.

You could look for local plasterers here: http://www.plasterer.hirey.me/

January 10, 2018

Home Help Aylesbury Area

Home Help Aylesbury Area – If you are looking for home help services in the Aylesbury area, we may be able to help you. This service is especially useful for the elderly and the disabled. We can help you to keep your home clean and tidy and allow you to continue living independently in your own home for as long as possible. We can help with all your housework including things like cleaning, dusting, polishing, vacuuming carpets, window cleaning (internal and downstairs external), rubbish removal, light gardening, cooking you a meal, doing the shopping, picking up parcels, library books, prescriptions etc and many more of those daily chores that can be so difficult when you are old or not physically able. We are based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire but can also visit surrounding area such as Stone, Aston Clinton, Stoke Mandeville, Haddenham, Bishopstone, Weston Turville, Bierton, Dinton, Wendover and Broughton.

To find out more visit: http://www.homehelpaylesbury.co.uk/

January 9, 2018

Get a Proper Electrician

Get a Proper Electrician – When you have electrical work that needs doing in your home, especially if it concerns your consumer unit, rewiring or installation near water it is now necessary to call in a registered electrician to do and sign off the work in order for it to be legal. This is a safety requirement and has been put in place to protect you and your loved ones from accidents caused by incorrectly installed electrics. Smaller jobs can perhaps be entrusted to a handyman style tradesman or even perhaps done by yourself if you are confident enough but the serious stuff should be handled by an expert electrician. These serious jobs are now notifiable (since 2013) and are covered by the relevant building regulations. When you are looking for an electrician who is appropriate for your electrical work you could always give Rated People a try and get some free quotes for the work in hand. You will be able to read customer feedback before you decide, which is really helpful.

Also check out this site: http://www.electrician.hirey.me/

January 5, 2018

Need a New Kitchen

Filed under: DIY,England — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:03 pm

Need a New Kitchen? – When your old kitchen is getting tatty and worn out you need to make a decision about whether to replace it with a brand new one, tart up the old one or maybe replace the unit doors to make it look like new. While it might be possible for you to do this yourself if you are a DIY freak, it is more likely that you will want to call in a local kitchen fitter to do the job. These days kitchen fitting is a trade all of its own, whereby in former times it would have been a carpenter who did this job for you. While carpenters are often still quite capable of fitting a kitchen, specialist kitchen fitters are used to the many designs and styles of modern fitted kitchens and will be aware of the many problems that may occur when fitting them. So specialization is the key here and your local specialist kitchen fitter will be the best person for the job. Some makes of kitchen may throw up so many problems that your kitchen fitter may even refuse to fit such a kitchen, I have heard of this happening with B&Q kitchens in particular. But in most instances your local kitchen fitter will tackle whatever kitchen you have ordered or may design and help you order the kitchen on your behalf.

Find local kitchen fitters here: http://www.kitchenfitters.hirey.me/

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January 3, 2018

Plumber or Heating Engineer

Filed under: DIY,England,Scotland,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:42 pm

Plumber or Heating Engineer? – When you have some plumbing work that needs doing in your home you might at times be a bit confused as to who you should call in to look at the job. Especially when the work involves gas appliances or your central heating system. Generally speaking when you need work doing on your central heating system (in particular your gas boiler) you will need to call on the services of a heating engineer, but more importantly one who is Gas Safe Registered. If you have not used such a tradesman in recent years you might get a bit confused as these specialist tradesmen used to be called Corgi Registered but this was changed to Gas Safe in 2009. That is not to say you cannot call in a regular plumber for this type of work since many who simply call themselves plumbers have still gained Gas Safe registration, because if they do not do this them they are no longer qualified to work on gas systems or appliances. The main checks that you need to make before making a decision on who to employ is that they are Gas Safe Registered and that they have the necessary public liability insurance.

Find a UK plumber here: http://www.plumber.hirey.me/

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