HELPING TO KEEP YOUR PROPERTIES AND HOMES WELL MAINTAINED. CHRIS AT ASHTONS HANDYMAN SERVICES PRIDES HIMSELF ON COMMITMENT TO PROVIDE A PROFESSIONAL AND SPEEDY SERVICE AT ALL TIMES, WHILST MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST QUALITY OF WORK. CLEAN, TIDY AND RESPECTABLE.
Chris’s goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. Working for property services, home owners and landlords in Stockton on Tees and surrounding Teesside areas in the North East England.
Floor joists need fixing
Here you can see how the joist by the front door have rotted slightly over the years.
So of the get some timber and a new board.
I have used plastic spacers to raise the new timbers from the old joists to prevent the slightly damp getting through and to get me to the right level fro the new board to sit on.
There job done and the new board is level with the existing.
It’s unfortunate but in a new build the pipes for the heating system run through the walls.
It’s impossible to see where the pipes go so if l’m going to hang or fit something to a plaster board wall l always check with a professional detector to see if there are any pipes or electrical cables.
Unfortunately for the BT engineer they didn’t check and drilled through these pipes. It took a month for the home owner to release water was slowly dripping out and damaging the floor.
My job was to simply cover over the hole made by the plumber who mended the leak.
Leave that to dry then after a little sand down your ready to paint.
Where the old built cardboard was covering over the stairwell hight. The scars made good with plaster and plasterboard. The boxing over was requested to make a bedside table to which the bed will be placed. Finishing off with the skirting.
The customer wanted to remove the wall dividing the sitting room and the diner.
The scars are plastered and made good. Nice…
The customer wanted the decking extending and have a summer house built on it.
Here is a photo story of the work in progress.
Looking great. No not me, the decking and summer house. Just needs painting.
The front step to the Summer House has rotted away and need replacing.
So after measuring up and removing the rotten timbers, some of the main suports and frame had to be replaced aswell, l finished off with the end result.
I reckon there’s another 20 years of life there.
The customer wants this old decking dismantled and cleared away.
Using a chain saw and a circular saw l quartered the area and stacked it ready for the rubbish collection.
Now it time to get the rubbish removed. These are the guys and girls to get the job done.
This was the shed that used to be on the decking.
Garage lintel replaced
The wood is rotten on the old lintel.
So time to cut out the old lintel and replace with new timber using g an acro bar hired from Andy Hire.
Once lve cleared and cut the new timber to size, fitted and replaced back the tiles that had come loose, it was time to paint and finish off the job.
Boxing in Boiler
The customer wanted to cover over the boiler and the pipe work. So I suggested boxing in the unit with a standing cabinet that can be used for storage. It’s important the boiler can be accessed for serving, allowing for easy access.
There, much neater and smarter, with plenty of space to access the boiler for serving.
Painting of Sitting/Dinner
It is always best to paint a room that is clear of furniture and furnishings but that’s not alway the case, in fact it is mostly the case, after all we live in our homes! It took me nearly 2 hours to get this sitting and dinner clear and under dust sheets with the sofas, tables and TV having to be moved and covered.
Once I have finished all the painting, I applied two coats to the walls, I have to put everything back, TV on wall curtains etc.
There, job done. The customer can come home from work and everything is back to how it should be, just put the kettle on then..
Mostly I am working in lived in homes, it’s great when you have and empty house to decorate but that’s not very often the situation. So, it’s important to have the room cleared as much as possible and get those dust sheets down covering all surfaces including the bed!
Clean and good quality dust sheets are alway used.
I move the heavy furniture to the centre of the room so I can work round and be able to reach the middle of the ceiling with an extended poll.
There, job done.
Bathroom shower Leak
By the looks of things this leaking has been going on for sometime as the water has now soaked the plasterboard and the skirting, which in made of MDF.
So, time to get to work. I have removed the damaged plaster and skirting and pulled back the flooring to allow to dry. I have also removed the shower screen as this is where the water is getting through. The shower screen needs a new seal and lowering a bit as the gap between the screen on the bath is too big.
There, job done, just needs painting.
Carpets, underlay and grippers are removed from the property in Ingleby Barwick and removed from site using a reliable local family run company, ClearAway.
Brick Wall Repair
The few bricks have been damaged here and the customer wants them replaced with new. So of the MKM to get new bricks to match in with the existing. Might be a little tricky as there are thousands of different colours and sizes.
There job finished, and tidied up, not a bad match..
The carpet is to be fitted but before this can happen the floorboards are in a bit of a state after the pipe work was fitted for the central heating.
So time to messure up and get some 6mm ply.
Having measured and cut the ply into the edges and around the door entrance it’s time to screw down.
There, job finished and all ready for the carpet to go down.
Top 3 Best Rated
I have just received this award for being in the top 3 of best rated Handyman in Stockton on Tees.