About Ashtons Handyman Property Services

Handyman. Ashton's Handyman Property Service. Helping to keep properties well maintained. Clean tidy and respectable. Hourly and day rates. Free quotes given. Decorating and small plastering home improvements carried out. Flooring laminate, skirting, repairs to door frames external and internal. Kitchen sinks replaced. 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. Effective problem solving and attention to detail, Chris's goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of every customer. Working for property services and landlords in Teesside area North East.

One of those butterfly bushes.

Oasis Dental Care wanted a large bush removed. Now you see it.

Now it’s gone!

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Base cabinet fitted in kitchen.

The customer wanted to use the space available by having a base cabinet fitted with access to the existing corner cabinet already in place.

I suggested a 400 mm cabinet with door to match. I will cut the side panel to access through to the existing cabinet.

Once fitted and screwed in place a shelf was added and the surrounding trims fixed in place to cover the gaps.

The customer wants to paint the cabinet and trim, nice and tidying with minimal cost. Cabinet £45 from Howdens and £65 to fit.

Plastering ceiling

The customer does not like the textured ceilings in his house in Ingleby Barwick.

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That’s not a problem. Having scraped of any extreme high points I applied a PVA coat. Right, let’s get a mix on and start plastering.

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There, just one more smoothing over before the plaster dries.

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That looks better.

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Plastering & skimming over. Contact Chris. 07947125983

Lintel replaced over garage door

The old wooden lintel over the garage door has rotten away leaving the brick work over to sag and bow. It’s in quite a dangerous state.

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First thing to do is hire an acrow bar, from Andy Hire, and get that brick work back to it’s level position & supported.

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Having cleared out the old rotten lintel, I took the measurements for new concrete & wooden lintels, the wooden to sit behind the concrete one under the second course of bricks and over the garage door frame. I used wood so that I can screw the door frame back under to straighten.

Both lintels had to cut down to size.

Time to fit the lintels into place, I use slate to pack under, at the ends, and above to the brick work so I can get cement into the gap. It meant lifting the bricks further, so cranked up the acrow.

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All looking good. Time to remove the acrow and get cement in. I use a method to get the cement into the space’s by using a builders bag and a sloppy mix, a bit like funneling icing onto a cake.

All good. Time to clear up and the brush off the drying cement.Ashtons Handyman ServicesAshtons Handyman Services

Looking good, certainly level & without the bow.

Covered damp chimney breast

This chimney breast had damp coming through the plaster and the customer wanted it covering over with new. So I suggested dry walling over and plastering.

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I used 3×2 stud wall timber to the breast area keeping the timber spaced away from the surface with plastic so that the wood would not absorb the moisture.

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I also made a cut for ventilation.

Next I added the plaster board.

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Corner trim is added

Next part of the job is to plaster.

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Then finish of with skirting and cover over the air vent.

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Nice job

 

Removed laminate flooring and replaced with tiles

As you can see the leak had affected the laminate flooring, so time to replace. The customer wanted floor tiles and for the pipes to be boxed in under the towel rail.

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Old flooring

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Once l had the tiles stuck down, l was ready to grout.

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I boxed in the pipes read to tile over.

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Nice job. Completed in a day and half. Floor tiling by Chris.