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Re: Looking for a good joiner to do a front door

This is a relevant topic question and I'm hoping someone has an answer! I want to keep my existing front door, but it hasn't been painted / looked after since installed 11 years ago. Who should I seek out? A door company? An individual carpenter? Or just a general decorator/handyman? Looking for: - ...
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Mon May 27, 2019 11:40 am

Re: Recommendation for a good builder

Your works has probably already started, but this is more for others reading this thread later on! I can recommend Riga Interiors - I've used them twice for a 2 bedroom flat and also a 5 bedroom house. Not for big structural works (e.g. extensions, etc) but small structural works (knocking through w...
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Mon May 27, 2019 11:36 am

Re: Best commute to City from northcote road?

The city mapper app is really good for giving you all the different options available. Also consider, if you have a bit more money to spare and also can do work emails on your phone, the shared "minicab" services. They are like Uber, but you may or may not share your ride with others. And you pay mu...
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:26 pm

Re: Pros and cons of a first floor maisonette

Presume it is a leasehold? In which case there is the freehold vs leasehold disadvantages.

If you have a loft, it is great for storage. Not so great is if you have a leaking roof.

Also first floor maisonettes get more sunlight than ground floor. A big plus in my view.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:52 pm

Re: issue flatpack nightmare

I recommend Task rabbit. It's a website to find a while range of services. You can often find someone to come on the same day.

I've used them for anything frompvong large furniture to assembly to plumbing.
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Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:48 am

Re: Balham Dental Care - aghhhhhhhhhh!!!

The Dentist in Balham is excellent. Opposite from HSBC and Waitrose, at the corner of the junction.

They're not NHS, although their checkup prices are (£20ish). Scale and polish is £40ish.

Excellent service, friendly dentists, able to get appointments within a week or two, and no complaints so far.
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Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:54 pm

Indoor plants, succulents, and planters?

Looking to decorate my home with some indoor plants, as well as some small succulents here and there. I've heard the best place to get them are garden centers? Any recommended ones in the Clapham area? Also been looking for stylish planters and containers for the new plants and succulents. Seen a fe...
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:31 am

Quality but affordable garden furniture?

Looking for some garden furniture (table and a set of chairs, storage) that doesn't cost the earth but will last for at least a few years. Indian ocean is nice, but way too expensive. Homebase and B&Q look good, but I question how good quality they are. Any other recommendations and options for gard...
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Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:15 pm

Re: Refreshingly simple, green and cheap(er) energy company recommendation

Just wanted to give a heads up that Bulb is now doing a special refer-a-friend offer, where you can get £100 free credit if referred by an existing member (like myself), and the existing member will get £100 credit too. This is double their usual £50/£50 refer a friend scheme. Do consider switching ...
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Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:21 pm

Re: Need New windows. Advice?

Depends on the window, but if you're looking for a more modern style (or just need panes replaced), try FJ Nash Double GLazing ( ). I used them twice to replace double glazing windows. Very friendly, minimal mess, quick and professional work, and the windows have been working well...
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:45 pm


If you're struggling to find, give TaskRabbit a try. Its a platform with lots of tradespeople on there, including movers. You can find someone available for your date and time you want, and see their rates as well as all the feedback/ratings up front. I've used TaskRabbit for numerous house things o...
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:42 pm


Warning: Lucy Gardening Lady keeps spamming the forums every week (look at her post history) with only one purpose - to promote her business.
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:40 pm

Re: Mini cab company recommendations - to take a woman in labour to hospital

Thanks everyone! I've only ever hailed a black cab off the street, is there a number I can call them to book when I go into labour? How long do they usually take to get to you? There's two apps for that now in London. MyTaxi and Gett. Both only have Black Cabs and you can order with the app on your...
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:37 pm

Re: Mobile Phone Carrier Nightingale Triangle

I'm on Badminton Road and inside the house, here are the networks in terms of strength I see: 1) Vodafone 2) O2 3) EE 4) Three (non-existent unless by the window) Many of the networks now support Wifi calling (also your phone has to support), where if your phone is also connected to your home wifi n...
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:35 pm


This will sound wasteful, but it might be cheaper just to buy a new one. New printers start at £25 and you can get a heavy duty one for under a £100.

Printer companies heavily subsidise printer prices because they make their money on the ink.
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:21 pm