Recommended tradesmen

Recommended tradesmen People who are handy to know

You’ve just moved in and found the guttering is leaking – who do you turn to? It’s tricky knowing who to use when you move into a new area. Recommendation is always best which is why we would encourage residents to nominate people they have used for plumbing, decorating, window cleaning – you name it. We’ll need you to provide us with your contact details as well as those of your tradesperson so residents can discuss with you the standard of their work, rates of pay and reliability. Use the contacts page to send us details.

Julie Mutton, A1 Plumbing and Heating (from kitchens to bathrooms)

Tel: 01865 327732

Here's what Judith and Tony Atkinson think of their service:

"We came across this modest-sounding firm by accident when our boiler urgently needed servicing. Our house had been let for some years and we knew that a lot needed doing, but weren’t sure in what order or by whom. Then, in discussion with A1, we realised that they could do almost everything we needed and find reliable subcontractors for what they couldn’t do.

 This is what they have achieved:

A new energy-efficient central heating system.

A shower room in the attic in a space we had not thought useable.

A beautiful oak floor from front door to back

A superb new kitchen designed and fitted to our specification

A new modern bathroom

An attractive brick wall to replace our tired front hedge.

All the work was done to a high standard and by people whom it was a pleasure to have working in the house. We can wholeheartedly recommend them."

A C Window Cleaning Services (cleaning, guttering, garden maintenance)

Charges as at October 2007 are £20 a month for a three-storey town house without a conservatory. Tel: 01993 882454.

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Nick Butler (painter and decorator)

Charges as at December 2007 are £120 per day for labour plus materials. Will take approx 2 weeks to paint the walls and ceilings of a three-storey town house (excluding wood and gloss). Mobile: 07759911185.

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Steve Bailey (bathrooms and kitchen plumbing)

No call out fee. Tel: 01865 326901 and Mobile: 07748502427

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Alex Painter and Decorator

Does some of the Zurich warranty insurance work on the development.

Tel: 01993 773671 or 07976 383351

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