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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.

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This is the shed before work has started.
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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.

Laura

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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.

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Garden Fence added to give more privacy.

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The extended part of the upper fence was added to to creat more privacy from the onlooking neighbours.

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Guttering Needs Replacing

The guttering has fallen off and is not now positioned under the tiles to catch the water.

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Time to get a ladder and take some measurements. The fascia board is partly missing at the end.

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Now the board allows for the guttering to fit under the roofing tiles.
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There job done, and the rain water is running off into the gutter which has a gentle gradient towards the down pipe.

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Home Gym Kit

The assembly of one gym muscle building equipment.

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The boxes are opened and the parts are displayed. The instructions are always hard to read and one needs to think ahead as how the unit it going to work with regards to how the various parts are to be fitted together.

Three hours later, the unit is assembled. If I was to assemble another same unit, I recon I could do it half the time.

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Bath seal and shower pole fixed

The shower pole attachment is broken and the bath need resealing around the edge.

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So off the B&Q to source a new fitting. This can take a bit of time and persistance to find the right item & at a reasonable cost. There where items costed at over £50 and not always the best solution.

The seal around the bath also needs attention, as you can see the seal is messy and probably not affective. So now I have the old shower fitting removed from the wall I will remove the old silicon and clean up the area, this is quite a time consuming job as all the old silicon should be removed.

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There that looks better now the new silicon is added. Now to fit the new shower pole.

Shower fitted

Great job! Now let’s give everything a clean.

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Drive Way Bricks

The bricks on the drive have come loose and need re positioning correctly and securing.

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So, time to remove all the loose bricks and sort the background out. Having found all the bricks and cleared the base out, I re laid the background and levelled with sharp sand. The edging bricks are to be set in cement to hold everything in place.

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There that’s better. I later added some top soil to cover over the sand, just need some grass seed and all will look fantastic in the summer.

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Ikea wardrobe to fit.

Ikea Wardrobe to assemble and cut down to fit floor to ceiling height.

This is an interesting job, the wardrobe from Ikea is 30 mm higher than the floor to ceiling height.

So, we have to cut the sides of the unit from the base end so we can get it in to fit between the floor and the ceiling. Luck is on our side as there is an area under the baseboard we can cut, which will mean there will be no base plinth cover at the front but that’s okay because the base will be 12 mm off the floor anyway.

Also, to bear in mind that the unit will have to be assembled upright, not lying on the floor, as we will not be able to tilt it back to the wall, the height of the top side will hit the ceiling.

Having assembled the unit we cut away the skirting to the edge of where the wardrobe is going to be positioned so the back of the unit is flush with the wall. We now secure the unit to the wall with the system Ikea provides checking the vertical level first.

There, the job is done. It actually took longer to fit, assemble all the shelving, draws and internal units than to assemble and fit the wardrobe carcass itself!

Wardrobe Fitted

Now that’s a flush fit!

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Going up a Ladder

Sometimes a job requires going up a ladder.

The customer needs the guttering cleared and at this time of year, it’s the leaves falling off the trees that need clearing out. I personally don’t mind going up to a ladder but care must be taken to make sure the ladder is placed correctly and on a level hard surface.

 

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Here I am going up, I have a standoff attached and a person to be at the base of the ladder to add weight and stability.

Right, let’s get those gutter cleared.

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Front of shed paneling needs replacing

The customer wants the rotten timbers replacing with new boards to the front of his shed.

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So let’s get to it, take some measurements and get the timber from JT Atkinson builders merchants. Having removed the old boards from the front I can see that the timber frame is also rotten along the base and up the 3×2 stud work. I will have to cut the old and replace with new.

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The 3×2 frame is rotten along the base and up the vertical studs.

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There now it’s time to fit the boards to match in with the existing Shiplap.

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Job done, including using up the leftover shiplap board and replacing it on the door to match in.

Now to get the rotten timber to the skip. All in a day’s work.

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Office furniture assembly at Enappsys

Enappsys Ltd have moved to their new office and have rather a lot of office furniture to assemble as it’s all flat pack! Over 50 items to assemble, tables & office chairs, cabinets & cupboards. Well, let’s make a start.

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Two solid days to get this lot built. Job done.

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Got shot of all the cardboard packing & boxes aswell. Good job!

 

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Kitchen Tiling Job

The customer wanted to tile around the kitchen cooking hob.

So here we go. I’ve made a start having prepared the area.

Next to carry on and leave for the adhesive to dry.

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Now time to grout, which is a light grey and finished off with a trim to go around the edge.

Nice job, looks great and the customer is very pleased.

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Basin in Bathroom

The bathroom basin is coming away from the wall & a tap needs replacing.

So, removed the basin and cut back the water feeds to allow me to fit the flex pipes.
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After cleaning up the wall and removing the old trim, I fitted the basin back and attached the water supply, making sure the hot & cold were connected to the right tap, they were not before. Fixed the waste back and turned on the supply, checking there were no leaks.
Finished off with white silicone around the back of the basin to the wall. Job done.
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Laminate flooring & skirting

The customer wanted new laminate flooring put down and to replace the skirting, which is a good idea to hide the edging of the laminate floor as a gap should always be left at the edge to slow for expansion.

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Finished job.

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The old laminate flooring and skirting is removed.

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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