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Small garden - will a grass trimmer / strimmer suffice?

I have a small grass lawn (approx 5x5m, 16x16ft). However, I have a lack of storage space (no external shed or garage) so either would have to store a tool indoors or get a small garden box to house it. Is it worth getting a lawn mower for such a small lawn? I have seen there are garden trimmers / s...
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:52 am

Re: Aeroplane noise between the commons?

I live in the Nightingale Triangle, and haven't noticed any increase in the aeroplane noise, despite keeping windows open pretty much all the time during the day over this summer. Could be the flight paths are more North (towards Clapham Junction, so affecting the between the commons and Northcote R...
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:56 am

Re: Aeroplane Noise

I live in the Nightingale Triangle, and haven't noticed any increase in the aeroplane noise, despite keeping windows open pretty much all the time during the day over this summer. Could be the flight paths are more North (towards Clapham Junction, so affecting the between the commons and Northcote R...
Replies: 3
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:54 am

Re: Builder Recommendation in Clapham??

I can recommend Riga Interiors, owner is Vitaliy Gromov. Have used them for two properties in the last 9 years. One was a 2 bedroom flat, the other was a 5 bedroom house. Did a great job in both. Everything from minor structural (internal wall removal, structural beam installation) to decorating, co...
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:48 am

Regular garden maintenance - recommendations?

Just about to get my garden revamped, with new grass turf and new flower/tree beds. Looking for a regular gardener to come, maybe once every two weeks, to do standard maintenance - mow the lawns, pull out weeds, tend to the flower beds and trees. Garden isn't that big - about 45sqm - in the Clapham ...
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:27 pm

Re: Local Businesses - Part Time Opportunities

Depends where you are in the southwest, but there's a growing and sizeable eCommerce company called Spoke London based out of Richmond. I've met the founder before while considering a role there, and was impressed by him and the vision of the company, as well as what I perceived as a family-friendly...
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Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:52 pm

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: Made.com 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