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Re: (Wedding) dress designer/maker

I completely second the recommendation of Melanie Baker – she is fantastic. She made me a dress to wear to my daughter's wedding and it is just gorgeous. She is incredibly talented, and will take your friend's ideas (no matter how vague!) and sketch them into the perfect dress – it's amazing to be p...
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 am

Re: Picture Framers

If you don't want to spend too much, I have used www.eframe.co.uk for precious photos (graduation etc) and they offer a great bespoke service. You can choose the kind of frame – material, thickness, etc – and put in your photo's measurements, and the price is calculated for you, so you can play arou...
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:26 pm

Can anyone recommend a local minivan and driver company?

Can anyone recommend somewhere reliable I could hire a minibus and driver? It's to transfer wedding guests from a Balham church to a Wandsworth reception venue – probably about twenty people (mainly older relatives – we are expecting most of the younger folk to get themselves there via uber etc., an...
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Fri May 18, 2018 4:44 pm

Re: Employment lawyer recommendations?

Try Florence Brocklesby at Bellevue Law. I found her on here a few years ago – she is local and excellent. Good luck.
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Thu May 03, 2018 10:24 am

Re: Glass replacement

I used Good News Glazing, a local company,a few years ago following several recommendations on here. Jamie was excellent, good value and did a great job. This is the number: 07939 435452. I hope they're still going!
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:05 am

Re: Hairdresser recommendation

GNJ on Lavender Hill (closest turn off is Thirsk Rd, I think) are lovely. My hair is reasonably thin, and Nando performs miracles with it. I travel from Balham, and wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:02 pm

Re: Looking for Christening Party Venue Ideas

Le Gothique in the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building? It's set in a beautiful private court-yard - a perfect, safe place for children to run about.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:09 am

Re: Builders for garden wall and decking

We have just had our front garden wall replaced by a company called Bright Seasons. They were recommended by our neighbour, for whom they did a beautiful job of paving the front garden and side return. We are so happy with the work they did for us: fast work, a good price, very tidy, and they went t...
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:55 am

Re: Gutter Clearing and damp specialist

We had the same problem - guttering terribly blocked, and I couldn't find anyone to do it (even asked window cleaner but his ladder wasn't high enough). I eventually called Multiserve (one of those local job-by-the-hour, all-areas-dealt-with companies you often see either recommended or advertised o...
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:48 am

Re: burst water pipe in front entrance/garden?

If it is the pipe to the street is it not Thames Water's responsibility? I recently had to check their website for similar and there is a helpful diagram that shows which you have to call your own contracter for, and which you need to call them for.
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Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:12 am

Re: One for the Balham folk - Cliff the postman

That is so good to know - Cliff is a darling, and always cheerful!
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:04 am

Re: Bifolds dilemma/ escalating costs!

If you're wanting to rein in costs (and I feel your pain), you might want to forget bi-folds. Your neighbour's kitchen looks similar to ours - do you live in the Hyde Farm area? When we were extending our kitchen years ago bifold doors were very new and too expensive for us. We have a similar-width ...
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:42 pm

Re: Garden office/studio

We have one, and it was a brilliant move. We used Homelodge, a family-owned business in Winchester, and they were (and continue to be) lovely to deal with. You can go down there and see a range of the studios on site. We preferred the style they offered - they are not the standard stained-wood, flat...
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Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:30 am

Re: Jane Ellison Article 50

Also, fabulous email, Paddy.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:56 am

Re: Jane Ellison Article 50

I feel so fed up with hearing people say 'the people have spoken, this was democracy', etc. (Incidentally, I wonder if Farage and the Tory Eurosceptics would be taking that view had the vote gone a very few percentage points the other way...). It's so disingenuous.This was a travesty of a referendum...
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:54 am