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Hole in plaster board covered

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.

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Boxing over area in bedroom

Boxed in area to make bedside table

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.

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Internal portion wall taken out.

The customer wanted to remove the wall dividing the sitting room and the diner.

Dividing partition wall to be removed.

The scars are plastered and made good. Nice…

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Summer House built on decking.

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.

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Summer House

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.

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Clearing and dismantling an old decking area

The customer wants this old decking dismantled and cleared away.

Old decking

Using a chain saw and a circular saw l quartered the area and stacked it ready for the rubbish collection.

There’s a shed in that pile too.
Area cleared

Now it time to get the rubbish removed. These are the guys and girls to get the job done.

Rubbish Busters.

Job done.

This was the shed that used to be on the decking.

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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.

Good as new.

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.

Boxed in boiler using a kitchen unit fixed to the wall.
With selves added the cabinet is also able for storage.

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.

Covered furniture, I’ve made a start on the walls and have painted the ceiling.

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.

Finished with furnishings back as they where.

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..

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3rd year voted as best 3 Top Handyman Services in Stockton on Tees.

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Bedroom Decorating

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.

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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 lifted

Carpets, underlay and grippers are removed from the property in Ingleby Barwick and removed from site using a reliable local family run company, ClearAway.

The waste material is stacked neatly outside ready for collection and disposed of responsibly.
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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.

Damaged bricks on wall
Brick wall repaired with new

There job finished, and tidied up, not a bad match..

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Floorboards need covering.

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.

Boards broken and uneven.

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.

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Top 3 Best Rated

I have just received this award for being in the top 3 of best rated Handyman in Stockton on Tees.

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Garden Shed Renovation

The customer wants to have the garden shed renovated within the budget. This will include new felt on the roof with replaced roof sidings, painted and any rotten timbers replaced.

Garden Shed
This is the shed before work has started.
Garden shed renovated
With the work finished all in a day by Ashtons Handyman Services

Good Evening Chris,
Thank you so much for all of your hard work today. We are so happy with all you have done.